Hello THAC Freinds & Followers!
Today’s post is dedicated to Next To Normal cast member Carter. As Gabriel & Henry’s understudy, Carter is currently scheduled to perform Thursday 2/26/15 for the role of Henry and Thursday 3/5/15 for the role of Gabriel. Check out this Denver native’s thoughts on why YOU should see Next To Normal. Q&A below.
LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
NAME: Carter Edward Smith
DOB: August 30th, 1989
EDUCATION: Casper College and the New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts
DAY JOB: Busser at Snooze Union Station and Teacher for KidStage, an after school program.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
CITY: Grand Junction
MOVIE: Forrest Gump
BOOK: To Kill A Mockingbird
BAND: The Beach Boys
SONG: “Good Vibrations”
MEAL: My Dad’s home grilled hamburgers
PLAY: “King Lear”
MUSICAL: “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”
BEVERAGE: Snapple Peach Iced Tea
DESSERT: Ben and Jerrys Fish Food Ice Cream
WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE…
COMEDIAN: Louie C.K.
ACTOR: Tom Hanks
ACTRESS: Nicole Kidman
DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood
PERFORMER: Sutton Foster
THIS OR THAT…
DOGS OR CATS? Dogs!
COFFEE OR TEA? Coffee!
COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy!
MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical!
CRUSHED ICE OR CUBED? Cubed!
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Early Bird!
KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? Neither!
BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Briefs
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Chocolate!
ICE CREAM OR YOGURT? Ice Cream!
ANSWER ME THIS…
HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK? 1 and a half.
THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? The pooper scooper
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? Ask the Barista if they need some lemons, and if they don’t, put the lemons in the walk in fridge.
YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? 1- Grand Piano 2-My dog, ️Peep.
WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME? As soon as possible
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? I’ve been acting since I was in 4th grade, but professionally have been acting for about 2 and a half years.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? My sophomore year of college I got to play Bobby in the Gershwin Musical, “Crazy For You.”
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? Charlie Brown in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
WHO IS YOUR HERO? My Mom.
WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? Married, with kids maybe. Hopefully still acting professionally in Denver.
WHY SEE NEXT TO NORMAL? Because it’s an incredibly real show that tackles some really hard stuff, and yet relates to so many different kinds of people. Also because of this insanely talented cast and creative team. This show was meant to be done at Town Hall.