Hello THAC Friends & Followers,
Today we get to know Kaitlyn Althoff, another Town Hall newbie cast as Clarice in our 10 year anniversary of West Side Story. Peek our Q&A Session below…. Cheers!
GET TO KNOW…
LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Kaitlyn Althoff
DOB: May 12th, 1990
Hometown: Born in Columbus, OH; raised in Denver, CO
Education: BA in Theatre Arts: Music Theatre, and a minor in Dance
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Movie: V for Vendetta
Animal: Giraffes for their height and elegance; Elephants for their big ears and overall adorableness
Book: the Maximum Ride series
Band:Five Finger Death Punch
Song: I have a lot of favorites, so currently “I Am Machine” by Three Days Grace
Musical: Young Frankenstein the Musical, because…it’s Mel Brooks
Food: In a meal – a New York Strip steak with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli; in a snack – chocolate with caramel
Smell: Cinnamon Pumpkin
Beverage: Cinnamon Spice Tea with milk
Pastime: Writing, drawing, and watching TV with my two cats
THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or Cats? BOTH!!!!
Lover or Fighter? I have a Fighter spirit, but prefer to be the Lover in a confrontation
Boxers or Briefs? Neither 😉
Sweet or Sour? Sweet
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Ice Cream
Spring or Fall? Fall; I already love my birthday season
Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset; I’m a night owl
Beach or Pool? I’d say pool only because I haven’t had much experience with beaches; however, I would love to go scuba diving
Sharks or Jets? JETS!!
ANSWER ME THIS…
Do you feel pretty? Oh, so pretty!
When life hands you lemons? Make lemonade.
You’re stranded on a deserted island… What two items do you bring? An All-Purpose knife and chap-stick (I hate when my lips get chapped).
How long have you been performing? Actor: 7 yrs; Dancer: 19 yrs
What’s your favorite role that you’ve played?
Beth in ‘Beth’; it was an adaption of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play, and I played the title role. It was very bloody, bold, and resolute.
What’s your dream role to be cast? The Narrator from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Who is your hero? Biggest inspiration? My parents equally share the hero title because, well, they’re my parents; I’d say my biggest inspiration shave been my superheroines, specifically Wonder Woman because she reminds me to embrace my height (we both stand 6 ft. tall in heels). It’s harder to get work as a tall dancer when there are very few tall male dancers in the metro area, but it hasn’t slowed me down yet!
Where are you in 10 years? Working as a full-time Performing Artist and Yoga Instructor, living in my dream townhouse with my hubby and our four fur-babies (two cats and two dogs).
Why see West Side Story? How is the story relevant today? ‘West Side Story’ is one of the most classic shows you will see in your lifetime, and it is as relevant today as Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’. It is a show with a timeless theme people can relate to, whether it be good versus evil, overcoming the odds, or just the power of unconditional love. You may leave this show loving it or hating it, but it will be a show you never forget!