Q: What has been your favorite part of being in this cast?
EB: Creating the setting and developing my character – his mannerisms and how he would talk, walk or react.
Q: Who are your favorite characters in Guys & Dolls, Jr.?
EB: The hot box dancers, because they makes the scenes louder and more alive.
Q: How many shows have you been cast in to date?
EB: Around 9 shows.
Q: What other shows might people recognize you from?
EB: Most recently I was Jim Hawkins in Parkway Playhouse’s Mainstage Production of Treasure Island, and I was Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka Jr. and Mushu, the dragon, in Mulan Jr.
Q: What have you learned about yourself since participating in the Parkway Playhouse Junior program?
EB: I love to act, and I enjoy being around funny & interesting people. Lots of those are at Parkway Junior.
Q: What is your favorite musical?
EB: Newsies. It’s so energetic. It makes you feel young and happy.
Q: What is it like working with the Parkway Playhouse Junior instructors, directors and/or staff?
EB: I always feel supported at Parkway Playhouse. Every day, they teach me something new about my character and how I can improve.
Q: How has this show been different from previous theatrical experiences you’ve had?
EB: There’s more choreography, more songs, and more humor than any other play I’ve performed in.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge so far while rehearsing this show?
EB: This is the first time I’ve had so many songs to perform, and I’ve really worked hard to get them right.
Q: Why do you think folks should come and see this production of Guys & Dolls, Jr.?
EB: Come on… gamblers, hot box dancers, comedy and singing? It’s gonna be fun.
Q: Are you excited about the 2015 Junior Theater Festival?
EB: Yes, I’m super pumped! My experience last year was phenomenal, and I had so many opportunities which came from it. Also, I really enjoy becoming closer with my cast and making new friends.
Q: What is your favorite song from the show?
EB: Adelaide’s Lament, because her thick New York accent makes me laugh.
Q: Is there anything else you think people should know about Parkway Playhouse Junior or Guys & Dolls Jr.?
EB: It’s always a fun experience. Every time.