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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Alissa Laderer
July 5, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Actor.

What is your show about?
The Tony-award winning musical based on Charles M. Schulz’ beloved Peanuts gang comes to Brooklyn! You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown shares the adventures of Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally, Charlie and everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I did theatre all over Long Island, and commuted into NYC for auditions for commercials and TV all throughout high school. Once I graduated, I moved into New York City to go to Pace University for Musical Theatre and to continue auditioning!

What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
Last summer I got to perform my DREAM ROLE of Kira in Xanadu here at Piper Theatre! Other favorite credits I have are Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Young Violet in Violet, Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Little Red in Into The Woods, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Lambchops in FAME;

Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
When Mollie asked me to be Sally in this show I didn't even have to think before screaming YES! After working at Piper last summer, I was hoping to be able to come back and work here again this year. It is such a fun, supportive, exciting place to work and the quality of theatre that is put on here is incredible. You can really tell everyone LOVES what they are doing and it shows. (also don't forget to check out FRANKENSTEIN which is running in rep with Charlie Brown, and is directed by the amazing John McEneny! )

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Smart.

Why are theater festivals so very important?
They give opportunities for up and coming actors, directors and playwrights to showcase their talents, push the limits and create art.