Q: You’re a returning Resident Actor! What are you most excited about with joining Charleston Stage for a second year?
I am so grateful to be back with Charleston Stage for a second season. The community of other artists we work with and patrons we interact with are so supportive. I am so excited to gear up for all of the upcoming shows. They’re all so different and entertaining. I am also so excited for another year of TheatreSchool classes and to get back to helping teach so many young theatre artists.
Q: You are playing the iconic role of Willard. What are you looking forward to with this experience?
One of my favorite things about Willard is how he is presented as such a big, loud personality, but really he’s very gentle. “Mama Says” is a BOP to sing, but I think what most excites me are Willard’s really quirky, fun and sometimes oblivious scenes he shares with other characters throughout the show.
Q: Why is Footloose still relevant for audiences to see?
Footloose is a show with crazy vocals and high-energy, challenging dancing. Audiences can’t sit still in their seats and not sing along to the songs. This production is well-known not just in the theatre community but also by so many that grew up watching the movie, so I think this is why audiences enjoy it so much.
Q: What other roles will you be performing with Charleston Stage this season?
Next for Charleston Stage, I can be seen as: Captain Nimrod in Nevermore! Voyage Into the Netherworld, the Manager in Elf The Musical, Mayor Josiah Dobbs in Bright Star, and I will also be in Our Town and Junie B. Jones: The Musical. I am also excited to announce that I will be directing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Q: What makes you “Cut Loose”?
Videos of otters sliding down water slides, feminism, and waking up a few hours before you are supposed to be awake only to realize you get to sleep a few more hours.
Final four performances of Footloose run Sept. 19th thru Sept. 22nd at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Tickets available online by clicking here.