Hello THAC Friends & Family,
We asked, and ‘Anything Goes‘ Director Nick Sugar answered! Check out our fabulous Q&A session (below) where this legendary director talks dogs, bad acting habits, and directing at Town Hall Arts Center.
Get to know: NICK SUGAR
LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
NAME: Nick Sugar
BORN: in Denver Colorado, grew up in Bear Valley. Also lived in Hong Kong, LosAngeles and New York.
EDUCATION: Attended John F. Kennedy High School and received a BFA from Loretto Heights College. Also attended UCLA, Actors Center International in Los Angeles and Tarkio College in Missouri.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
MUSICAL? Cabaret, worked on the production six times. Do I hear seven?!?
DOGS OR CATS? Love dogs and have two, Olive, a one year old Scotty mix I recently rescued and Tin Tin, a cavapoo (king charles and poodle mix). I also volunteer with Colorado Puppy Rescue. So come visit me if you are looking for a new puppy at coloradopuppy.org!
CITY? New York is one of my favorite places and I return to the city several times a year.
THE BEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? The coffee maker!!
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? Listen to a musical!
YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND… perfect, love warm weather and tan very nicely.
WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? My two dogs!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DIRECTING AT THAC? This will be my ninth season!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST? Life, warm sunshine, gardening, photography, color, dancing, I love directing and choreographing all theater! I love knowing that I am a small part of sustaining this amazing art form and hopefully inspiring other people in the process.
WHAT ARE THE WORST HABITS AN ACTOR/ACTRESS CAN DEVELOP? Forgetting to have fun. Settling.
HOW DO WE GET A ROLE WITH NICK SUGAR? Audition and keep auditioning. Everyone is not right for every show and when people audition and come to call backs I am also thinking about casting shows in the season ahead. Keep studying and strive to be a better artist. Do something every day that is feeding your art and spirit!
WHO/WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION? I draw inspiration from the world around me and the art and talent from the people who influence me in a positive way.
CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? FB? TWITTER? My website is NickSugar.com and you can find out about all my theater projects, news and photos.
WHY SEE ANYTHING GOES? The music alone is worth coming to see Anything Goes! It is a fantastic score by Cole Porter. Plus it is filled with great comedy and the cast is full of talented artists! You will not be able to resist tapping along and cheering our live band!