Get to know Dillon Colagrosso



Dillon Colagrosso as Sketch in HAIRSPRAY

Dillon Colagrosso as Sketch

Name: Dillon Colagrosso
DOB: July 16th, 1993
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Education: BFA in Theatre Performance, BA in Communications and a minor in Dance from CU Boulder
Day Job: Lifeguard at Student Recreation Center at CU Boulder

Season: Winter.
Movie: Se7en. “WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!?!”
Musical: Either Big Fish or In the Heights.
Color: Orange.
Animal: Wolf.
Book: The Bible. Specifically, Romans has really shaped me as a person.
Band: So tough! My favorites are Killswitch Engage and Breaking Benjamin, but lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Passion and Upon a Burning Body.
Song: “Our God” by Chris Tomlin.
Sport: Don’t tell football, but basketball has always been my #1 sport.
Beverage: Orange juice.
Pastime: Working out, reading, playing guitar, listening to music and podcasts, getting together with old friends.

Dogs or cats? Dogs.
Beer or Mixed Drinks? Beer, no question.
Cake or Pie? Cake.
Sweet of Sour? Sour.
Coke or Pepsi? Coke is America. Coke for sure.
Spicy or Mild? Spicy.
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, but now that I’ve graduated my coffee intake may decrease.
Boxers or Briefs? Briefs.
Piercings or Tattoos? Neither, but no judgement.
City or Country? City!
Netflix or Hulu? My parents Netflix account. Not paying for either.

It takes two to…? Alley-oop.
You can’t stop the…? High amount of people moving to Colorado. But hey, who wouldn’t want to live here?
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? A flare gun and a pack of flares.
When life hands you lemons? You got vitamin C! Yay for no sickness!
Who is your hero? Jesus Christ, my parents, and the Dance MFA students at CU Boulder. Those grad students are the most kind and talented people you’ll ever meet.
What’s your biggest fear? Sunburns.
What inspires you? My heroes.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still listening to metal and cheering on my Denver professional teams.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Please do so! My professional page on facebook is “Dillon Colagrosso” (@dilloncolagrossoofficial) or my website
Why see HAIRSPRAY? Chrstiopher Whyde and Scott McLean are the cutest Edna and Wilbur.  The entire cast, crew, and creative team are the real deal.
HAIRSPRAY is set in 1962 Baltimore Maryland, what can this story teach us today? That the same racial tensions that are present in this play are still alive in 2017 America. It’s an awful truth that needs everyone’s attention and care to improve.


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