GET TO KNOW: Heather Fritton

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Heather Fritton. Once Upon A Mattress Ensemble. 

LET’S GET TOT KNOW YOU…
Name: Heather Fritton
DOB: September 15
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Education: BS in Theatre – University of Evansville, IN
Day Job: Landscape Design Studio Production Manager 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Color: Orange & Yellow
Movie: Amelie
Animal: Fox
Book: The Power of One
Band: U2
Song: How can anyone choose just one favorite song?
Musical: Into the Woods
Restaurant: Luca d’Italia
Beverage: Prosecco
Season: Fall
Holiday: Every holiday is my favorite
Pastime: Is drinking wine on a patio a pastime? 

THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or cats? Cats
Sweet or Sour? Sweet
Cake or Pie? Cake
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? FroYo
Coke or Pepsi? Yes, both please.
Boxers or Briefs?  Wouldn’t you like to know.
Coffee or Tea? COFFEE
Soup or Salad? Salad
City or Countryside? City
Spring or Fall?  Fall
Mountains or Ocean? Mountains 

ANSWER ME THIS…
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? My 2 kids J
When life hands you lemons? Make a lemon martini
Favorite role you’ve been cast? Olive in Spelling Bee
Dream role to perform? The Witch in Into the Woods
Who is your hero? My dad
What inspires you? People’s resilience.
Are you living happily ever after?  I think happiness is learning to be okay with life’s chaos, so in that case, I definitely am.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  Sky’s the limit
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Facebook
Why should we see Once Upon A Mattress?  Hello…Golden Nightengale!

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GET TO KNOW: Peter Elliott

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Peter Elliott. Cast as Jester in Once Upon A Mattress

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Peter Elliott
DOB: 11/15/82
Hometown: Miami Springs, Florida
Education: University of Miami (BM & MM) – Music performance and music education
Day Job: Music teacher at Shrine of St. Anne Catholic School & St. Bernadette Catholic School

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Color: red
Movie: The Dark Crystal …I can’t believe I just wrote that…
Animal: Deer
Book: The Wizard of Oz series
Band: Israel Houghton & New Breed
Song: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Musical: my favorite To perform in is Hairspray but to watch is Wicked
Restaurant: Jacques-Imo’s in New Orleans
Beverage: Ginger Ale
Season: Summer
Holiday: Mardi Gras!!!
Pastime: writing music and playing instruments

THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or cats? Cats
Sweet or Sour? Sweet
Cake or Pie? That’s too difficult a choice…
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Ice cream
Coke or Pepsi? Yuck!! Neither!
Boxers or Briefs? Hehe…briefs
Coffee or Tea? Coffee!!!
Soup or Salad? Yes, please.
City or Countryside? City
Spring or Fall? Spring
Mountains or Ocean? Ocean

ANSWER ME THIS…
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? I would bring the Bible and my glasses… I’m actually blind as a bat and you know my contacts would come out in the water, in the crash… You can tell I’ve thought about this before…
When life hands you lemons? Mmmm, lemon cake!!
Favorite role you’ve been cast? Billy in Anything Goes
Dream role to perform? Burt in Mary Poppins
Who is your hero? Jesus Christ
What inspires you? My wife, my son, Jesus, people that are just plain honest and the endless potential of children
Are you living happily ever after? You better believe it!!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still singing, hopefully dancing and enjoying my family.
Why should we see Once Upon A Mattress? If you came just because of Mark (Prince Dauntless) & Taylor (Princess Winifred) and their hilarious, incredibly physical performance it would be enough but all the cast is showing up and showing out!!

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GET TO KNOW: Kayla Mally

Kayla MallyKayla Mally. Cast as Larkin in Once Upon A Mattress.

LET’S GET TOT KNOW YOU…
Name: Kayla
DOB: 10/17/93
Hometown: Arvada
Education: I’ll have my BFA in Musical Theatre this December!
Day Job: Student/Birthday Party Princess with My Enchanted Birthday

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Color: Orange
Movie: Pocahontas
Animal: I don’t have one… Can I choose Baymax from Big Hero 6?
Book: The Princess Bride
Band: N*SYNC or Simple Plan
Song: Currently it’s “Candy Store” from Heathers. A lot of my favorites change day to day.
Musical: At this particular moment in time? Hamilton. (I know, I’m so basic)
Restaurant: The Heaven Dragon
Beverage: Anything that you mix St Germain into
Season: Season 1 of Sherlock
Holiday: Christmas
Pastime: Baking

THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or cats? Please don’t make me choose
Sweet or Sour? Sweet
Cake or Pie? Cake!
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Ice Cream
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Boxers or Briefs? What? I don’t wear those. 
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Soup or Salad? You can’t pick only one. They pair them together for a reason.
City or Countryside? City
Spring or Fall? Fall
Mountains or Ocean? Ocean

ANSWER ME THIS…
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? I suck at this question. Pass.
When life hands you lemons? *Dr Drakken Voice* I COMPLAIN ABOUT THE LEMONS!!
Favorite role you’ve been cast? It’s a tie between Sandy in Grease and this One Act I did where I played a Disneyland Employee/Fairy.
Dream role to perform? What a stressful question… there are so many amazing parts out there. I guess one I’ve wanted for the longest amount of time would be Glinda from Wicked.
Who is your hero? Lucille Ball
What inspires you? My family and my fiancé
Are you living happily ever after? Yes 🙂
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Married to Knight #2 and still doing theatre together all across the US
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? I’m not super active on my Twitter but my Instagram is kaylatido_mally
Why should we see Once Upon A Mattress? This cast blows my mind. Everyone is a joy to work with and their talent is so humbling. Plus they are all too funny for their own good.

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Get to know: CASHELLE BUTLER

Hello THAC Friends & Followers, 

I can’t tell you how excited we are at Town Hall for the opening of The Marvelous Wonderettes! To tie you over till this Friday, we have another marvelous cast Q&A with Cashelle Butler…

CHEERS,

COREY BROWN

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Cashelle Butler

Wonderette: Cindy Lou

Cashelle Butler as

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Cashelle Butler

DOB: April 2nd

HOMETOWN: Denver, Co

EDUCATION: BA in Musical Theatre from University of Northern Colorado 


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

…What’s My (Current) Favorite – I’m too indecisive to have the pressure of an all-time Favorite…

COLOR: Turquoise

MOVIE: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

BOOK: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

BAND: Are bands a thing still?

SONG: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne

DESIGNER: LuluLemon. Or maker of anything that feels like pajamas on my body.

PLAY: “August Osage County”

MUSICAL: “Parade”

BEVERAGE: Wine

SEASON: Spring and Fall

HOLIDAY: All the Holidays. Even National Pizza Day.

RESTAURANT: City O’City


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Dogs. Specifically tiny poodles.

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical.

GOLD OR SILVER? Sparkly Things

COKE OR PEPSI? Kombucha.

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Sleep.

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Longjohns.

PIERCINGS OR TATTOOS? Both?

TAN OR PALE? Well, I’m Irish.

SKI OR SNOWBOARD? Ski. But mostly sled.

CALIFORNIA OR FLORIDA? Whichever has shade. (Once again, the Irish thing).

LEATHER OR LACE? Um… I like both in moderation?


ANSWER ME THIS…

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS? Squirt them in someone’s eye.

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Kettle Chips

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND. WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? Umbrella and Puppy.

WHAT DID YOU WEAR TO PROM? COLORS? A dress, but wished I was wearing stretchy pants the entire time. Nobody was really looking at me, though, they were looking at my adorable date (see photos below).

HOW WERE YOU ASKED TO PROM? If I recall, I was mostly asked over text. Which was not very creative, nor memorable!

IT’S YOUR PARTY, WHY ARE YOU CRYING? Because there’s pizza and I’m allergic to everything!

IF YOU COULD LIVE IN A DIFFERENT DECADE OR TIME PERIOD, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? I’m not sure exactly. But my diet reflects that of the Paleolithic era, so… Cavewoman?

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? As long as I can remember!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE THAT YOU’VE PLAYED? Paulette the hair lady in “Legally Blonde”

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? Brienne in a Game of Thrones musical (yet to be written).

WHO IS YOUR HERO? BIGGEST INSPIRATION? My parents! They are such hard working, kind, fun, talented individuals and I truly admire them.

WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? Still cuddling puppies and eating kettle chips.

CAN WE FOLLOW YOU?… Yes, but only if you want to see a lot of pictures of my toy poodle.

FB? https://www.facebook.com/cashelle.butler

Twitter? @CashelleBrianne

Instagram? @cshellbutler

WHY SEE THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES? It has such fun music! There are so many awesome songs of the 50s and 60s that will make you laugh, sing and dance along, and wish you were the prom queen! 


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Get to know: CARA LIPPITT

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

We have another wonderful Wonderette Q&A to share with you today! Let’s get to know Cara…

CHEERS,

COREY BROWN

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Cara Lippitt

Wonderette: Suzy

Cara Lippitt as Suzy

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Cara Lippitt

DOB: March 21st

HOMETOWN: Denver, Colorado

EDUCATION: Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theatre Performance and Strategic Communication (PR/Advertising emphasis)

DAY JOB: Assistant Account Executive at The Integer Group (Advertising) 


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: Pink

BAND: The Beatles

SONG: Changes daily!

DESIGNER: Does Lululemon count?

PLAY: Crimes of the Heart, The Last Night of Ballyhoo

MUSICAL: Too many to choose!

BEVERAGE: Arnold Palmer

SEASON: Fall

HOLIDAY: ALL of them

RESTAURANT: Linger


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Both

COFFEE OR TEA? Tea

COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical

GOLD OR SILVER? BOTH

COKE OR PEPSI? Neither

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Is there such a thing as an late morning/early afternoon owl?

TAN OR PALE? The real question should be Pale or Burnt?

SKI OR SNOWBOARD? Ski

CALIFORNIA OR FLORIDA? California

LEATHER OR LACE? Lace


ANSWER ME THIS…

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? Grab a tea bag and make an Arnold palmer

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Musical Instruments

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? A magic lamp and sunscreen

WHAT DID YOU WEAR TO PROM? COLORS? One year I wore a long pink dress and the other year I wore a long blue dress.

HOW DID YOU ASK/ WERE YOU ASKED TO PROM? My date had our jazz choir change the lyrics to one of our songs during rehearsal. Naturally, I thought the song was for someone else and started to try and sing along.

IT’S YOUR PARTY, WHY ARE YOU CRYING? The birthday cake isn’t gluten free….:((

IF YOU COULD LIVE IN A DIFFERENT DECADE/ TIME PERIOD, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? 1920s!!!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? For as long as I can remember!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? I cant decide!

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? Ditto to the above question…

WHO IS YOUR HERO? BIGGEST INSPIRATION? My parents!!

WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? Happy and enjoying life with my friends and family!

CAN WE FOLLOW YOU?… Sure!

FB? TWITTER? INSTAGRAM? BLOG? Facebook

WHY SEE THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES? You will leave the theatre with a smile on your face and a fabulous 50s or 60s song in your head! 


 Cara with her parents before Senior Prom!

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GET TO KNOW: Margie Lamb

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

After an amazing opening, I have one more  Q&A Session with the amazingly talented Margie Lamb, cast in the lead role of Diana. Margie delivered a weekend full of moving performances that were anything but next to normal. Peep our Q&A below to get to know Margie, cheers!

For more info follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


 

Margie Lamb as Diana
Margie Lamb as Diana

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Margie Lamb

DOB: September 29th

HOMETOWN: Littleton, CO

EDUCATION: Private Vocal  and Acting Training;  Loretto Heights College. Also studied privately under the direction of Terry Dodd and Dr. Lee Gallup

DAY JOB: Executive Assistant Events & Marketing at Platte River Networks, IT Management


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: Orange

CITY: That’s hard because I use to be a flight attendant so I have many favorites, top two; Monterrey and Nashville

MOVIE: I’m a movie freak!!  The Proposal, The Notebook, Burlesque

BAND: Rascal Flats

MEAL: Chili Rellenos, beans, rice or any Mexican food!

MUSICAL: Once

BEVERAGE: Margarita, no salt

SEASON: Spring

HOLIDAY: Christmas Eve

DESSERT: Anything with caramel on it or in it


WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COMEDIAN: Ellen DeGeneres

ACTOR: Anthony Hopkins but the “Ryans” (Gosling and Reynolds) are my favorite to look at!!

ACTRESS: Judi Dench

DIRECTOR: uh, Nick Sugar, of course


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Large Dogs all the way

COFFEE OR TEA? Hot; Coffee Cold; Tea

COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical

CRUSHED ICE OR CUBED? Crushed

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Night Owl, which makes it tough getting up at 5:30 every morning.

KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? Mustard

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Boxers

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Chocolate

TAN OR PALE?  I like the look of tan men and admire the skin of pale women

ICE CREAM OR YOGURT?  Ice cream


ANSWER ME THIS…

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Chapstick

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? You flatten them into the ground and say “Next?”

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? Chapstick and water

WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME?  Any time after 11:00 pm

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING?  Since I was twelve

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? Diana Goodman

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST?  Donna or Tanya in Mama Mia

WHO IS YOUR HERO?  My two sons

CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? FB?  Margie Lamb TWITTER? Maggie Lamb

WHY SEE THE NEXT TO NORMAL?  To just once, step away from the saccharine sweet musicals they have seen over and over and experience the most incredibly written script of its time.  To face a little reality that we as human beings turn our heads to so many times.  To maybe understand a little better the lives of the individuals and their loved ones, who struggle mental illness every second of every day of their lives. To start conversations in their own homes, with their own loved ones and friends which I hope someday will make the subject of mental illness a little more palatable.  


 

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FEB 13 – MARCH 15, 2015

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GET TO KNOW: Ethan Knowles

Happy Valentines Day THAC lovers,

After last nights fabulous opening, it’s time to get to know another of NEXT TO NORMAL cast member! Peep the Q&A below to see why Ethan Knowles knows you must see Next To Normal before close. For more info follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram… CHEERS!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


 

Ethan Knowles as Henry
Ethan Knowles as Henry

 LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Ethan Knowles

DOB: 05/10/1992

HOMETOWN: Westminster, CO

EDUCATION: Bachelor of the arts from Colorado Mesa University

DAY JOB: Actor/Educator: Kaiser Permanente’s Theatrical Tour


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: Blue

PLAY: Beauty Queen of Leenane

MUSICAL: Little Shop of Horrors

BEVERAGE: Anything carbonated

SEASON: Winter

HOLIDAY: New Years Eve

RESTAURANT: Heaven Dragon

DESSERT: Anything with Caramel


WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COMEDIAN: Robin Williams

ACTOR: Ian McKellen

ACTRESS: Meryl Streep

DIRECTOR: Peter Ivanoff


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Dogs

COFFEE OR TEA? Tea

COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Musical

CRUSHED ICE OR CUBED? Cubed

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Night Owl

KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? Ranch

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Briefs

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Vanilla

TAN OR PALE? Pale

ICE CREAM OR YOGURT? Ice Cream


ANSWER ME THIS…

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK? English, and a tid bit of Japanese

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? Rejoice.

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND,

WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? A fresh pair of underwear, and a magic lamp

WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME? Usually 11:00 pm

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? Since I was a little tot

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? Major General Stanley

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? Elder Cunningham

WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? Somewhere doing something

CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? FB? TWITTER? No. I can’t keep up with any of that.

WHY SEE NEXT TO NORMAL? It’s a beautiful show.


 

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FEB 13 – MARCH 15, 2015

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GET TO KNOW: Daniel Langhoff

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

I’ts OPENING NIGHT at Town Hall Arts Center, and the cast of Next to Normal (N2N) is ready to rock. Get to know cast member Daniel Langhoff in our special Q&A Session below! For more info follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram… CHEERS!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

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Daniel Langhoff as Dan
Daniel Langhoff as Dan

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Daniel Langhoff
DOB: 11/08/1975
HOMETOWN: Denver
EDUCATION: University of Northern Colorado, Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance
DAY JOB: day job rotates…


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: deep blue
CITY: Denver (or London)
MOVIE: unfair question
BOOK: Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
BAND: Pink Floyd
SONG: ‘Ella giammai m’amo’ from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi
MEAL: steak, asparagus, fries, malbec or petite syrah
PLAY: King Lear
MUSICAL: too many
BEVERAGE: coffee, water, bourbon
SEASON: Autumn
HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
RESTAURANT: too many
DESSERT: car-bomb cupcakes


WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COMEDIAN: Eddie Izzard
ACTOR: too many, partial to Kevin Kline, David Tennant, John Hurt, Robert Shaw, Leonardo Dicaprio
ACTRESS: too many, partial to Judy Dench, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Lange, Sally Field, Angela Lansbury
DIRECTOR: too many
PERFORMER: too many (this cast)


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? dogs
COFFEE OR TEA? coffee AND tea
COMEDY OR MYSTERY? comedy
MUSICAL OR PLAY? musical
CRUSHED ICE OR CUBED? cubed ice
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? night owl
KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? ketchup
BOXER OR BRIEFS? boxer briefs
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? chocolate
TAN OR PALE?  indifferent to tan or pale
ICE CREAM OR FROZEN YOGURT? ice cream


ANSWER ME THIS…

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK? I speak bits of German, French, Spanish, and English
THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? The greatest invention in history is music. It speaks with or without language and lets people tap into emotional truth.
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? peel lemons for zest, add to marinade, roast chicken with black pepper and cumin, add lemon juice periodically
YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? On a desert island… I need a book. And a pillow.
WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME? Bedtime is when I’m done.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? I’ve been acting since 3rd grade (over 30 years)
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? Favorite role before now- Younger Brother in Ragtime, Balladeer in Assassins.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? Dan Goodman.
WHO IS YOUR HERO? BIGGEST INSPIRATION?  I’m surrounded by inspiration; I have amazing family, friends, and loved ones. I look up to all of them.
WHERE ARE YOU IN TEN YEARS? In 10 years- I’ll be here in Denver with my lovely Rebecca, raising my lovely daughter, petting puppies, still making whatever art I can.
CAN WE FOLLOW YOU? FB? TWITTER? Facebook…
WHY SEE NEXT TO NORMAL? Next To Normal is a true piece of art, using story, visuals, and music to challenge the heart, the mind, and the higher intellect by making the viewers (and the performers) really think and question and forcing them to tap into their own emotional lives. Audiences should enjoy art, but it has to occasionally challenge them the way this show does in order to be truly life-changing. That’s why you see this show- it reminds everyone that they’re human beings, and that that is a wonderful truth.


 

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GET TO KNOW: Jacquie Jo Billings

Hello THAC Friends & Followers!

It’s Preview Night for Next To Normal (N2N) at Town Hall Arts Center! Industry and community partners will get a special sneak peak at our next main stage show this evening. For those of us that must wait until after opening night… we have a special cast preview! Peek the Q&A Session below to see why Ms Jacqie Jo (Billings) says YOU should see N2N!

For more info follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram… CHEERS!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

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Jacquie Jo Billings as Natalie
Jacquie Jo Billings as Natalie

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU… 

NAME: Jacquie Jo Billings  

DOB: 9.02.1987

HOMETOWN: Golden, CO 

EDUCATION: Denver School of the Arts & AMDA (The American Musical & Dramatic Academy)

DAY JOB: Collections Manager for Skyline Property Management


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE… 

COLOR: Violet 

CITY: New York City

MOVIE: “Forrest Gump” 

BOOK: The Harry Potter series (I can’t pick just one)

BAND: The Beatles 

SONG: “Wheel” by John Mayer

MEAL: Anything to do with brunch 

PLAY: “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller

MUSICAL: Too many to pick one 😉

BEVERAGE: Coffee

SEASON: Fall

HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving

RESTAURANT: Snooze

DESSERT: Doughnuts


WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE… 

COMEDIAN: Jimmy Fallon

ACTOR: Andrew Garfield

ACTRESS: Meryl Streep

DIRECTOR: Martin Scorcese

PERFORMER: Sara Bareilles


THIS OR THAT… 

DOGS OR CATS? Dogs

COFFEE OR TEA? Coffee 

COMEDY OR MYSTERY? Comedy

MUSICAL OR PLAY? Both 🙂

CRUSHED ICE OR CUBED? Crushed 

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL? Night owl

KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? Mustard

BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Briefs

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Vanilla

TAN OR PALE? Pale 

ICE CREAM OR YOGURT? Gelato… does that count? 


ANSWER ME THIS… 

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK? One. Buuut do accents count?

THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HISTORY IS? Selfie stick… just kidding. 

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS? I didn’t ask for lemons, I ordered an espresso! 

YOU’RE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, WHAT TWO ITEMS DO YOU BRING? The cast of LOST and coffee 

WHAT’S YOUR BEDTIME? 11pm

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ACTING? Since the age of 5 when I used to sing to myself in the bathroom mirror

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROLE YOU’VE PLAYED? I feel very fortunate to have played so many of my favorite roles

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ROLE TO BE CAST? Any Disney Princess 

WHO IS YOUR HERO? My family

BIGGEST INSPIRATION? My guy, Cody Schuyler 

WHERE ARE YOU IN 10 YEARS? Happy, surrounded by people I love  

WHY SEE NEXT TO NORMAL? This show addresses the important issue of mental health in a bold and unapologetic way. Breathtaking talent brings to life some of the most entertaining and thought-provoking lyrics of our time.  


 

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THAC PREVIEW: Next to Normal

Hello THAC Friends & Followers,

The next main stage production in THAC’s 2014 – 2015 Season will be Next to Normal (N2N), music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey (interview below). Winner of the 2010 Pultzer Prize for drama, this contemporary rock-musical explores how one suburban household copes with love and crisis. With electrifying LIVE music and lyrics, N2N shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact. Ben Brantley of the New York Times n2n-webcalled it, “A brave, breathtaking new musical. It is something much more than a fee-good musical: it is a feel everything musical.”

N2N seems to be a critic favorite! Nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards, N2N took three for Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance for a leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley. As I mentioned previously, N2N also won the 2010 Pultzer Prize, becoming the eighth musical in history to receive the honor. Winner of the the Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Score and nomincated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actress (Alice Ripley) and Outstanding Score, N2N is sure to please patrons of THAC.

Featured in this production is Margie Lamb, reprising her role as Diana after performing at the Aurora Fox for Ignite Theatre. Daniel Langhoff cast in the role of Dan, returns to Town Hall most recently seen as Daddy Warbucks in the 2013 production of Annie. Jacquie Jo Billings is also returning to THAC in the role of Natalie. You may remember her as Thea in last season’s performance of Spring Awakening. Making their THAC debuts, are Josh Bess as Gabriel, Ethan Knowels as Henry, and Jared Ming as Dr Madden/ Dr Fine. Understudying the roles of Gabriel and Henry is Carter Edward Smith; also seen in THAC’s productions of Spring Awakening, Music Man, and 9 to 5. Carter is scheduled for perform 2/26/2015 for the role of Henry and 3/5/2015 for the role of Gabriel.

N2N is directed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winner for THAC’s 2012 production of The Who’s Tommy and 2010 production of RENT, and most recently seen directing and choreographing Anything Goes for Town Hall in 2014. Donna Debreceni (2012 Henry Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction for The Who’s Tommy) returns as musical director leading a live band with keyboards onstage. Joining her onstage are Austin Hein (Bass), Kevin E. Johnson (Cello), David Paul (Violin), Scott Alan Smith (Guitars), and Tag Worley (Drums/ Percussion).

THAC’s production of Next to Normal open’s Friday 2/13 and runs through Sunday 3/15 (2015). We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a truly moving performance and rockin’ time at the theatre.

Be sure to check the Town Hall Arts Center Blog TOMORROW 2/10 for a special Q&A session with cast member Carter Edward Smith!

CHEERS!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


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CAST:

Margie Lamb (Diana) | Daniel Langhoff (Dan)

Jacquie Jo Billings (Natalie) | Josh Bess (Gabriel)

Ethan Knowels (Henry) | Jared Ming (Dr Fine / Dr Madden)

Carter Edward Smith (Gabriel & Henry Understudy )

PRODUCTION CREW:

Nick Sugar (Director) | Donna Debreceni (Music Director)

Tina Anderson (Set Designer) | Linda Morken (Costume Designer)

Curt Behm (Sound Designer) | Seth Alison (Lighting Designer)

Becky Toma (Props Designer) | Steven Neale (Production Stage Manager)

Cara Wallingford (Sound Operator) | Melissa Sipes (Run Crew)


Check out these amazing photos from rehearsal:


Interviews featuring Next To Normal author & lyricist Brian Yorkey:


n2n-web TICKET INFORMATION:

THAC Box Office

303.791.2787 x 5 | 2450 West Main Street Littleton CO

MON – FRI (10 – 5) + one hour before showtime.

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