Q: How did you feel when you were told you got the role of Peter Pan? A: I was actually really shocked. I hadn’t expected to get the role at all. I was originally going to try out for Wendy & Tiger Lily but then the day of the audition I was like, “what have i got to lose” and I made the last minute decision to try out for Peter as well.
Q: What is the most difficult/stressful part of playing the role of Peter Pan?
A: Aside from the 9:30 rehearsals, I think it’s the fact that the role of Peter Pan is so high energy because he’s an adventurous young boy. When I’m playing him I have to be really high energy all the time, so by the end of the first act I’m drained. And I have to do it 6 days a week so it kills.
Q: What’s your favorite scene from the play?
A: I really like this one scene where Tiger Lily is being captured and I save her by pretending to be hook. So it’s like my mouth is moving but Samir is actually saying the words from off stage, like a ventriloquist.
Q: Have you ever been in a Mark Keppel theatre production before? If so when and what character did you play?
A: I’ve been in haunted auditorium all 3 years, I’ve been in the senior one acts. Freshman year I played a Kleptomaniac & a mime in Check Please, last year I was Naomi in Naomi in the Living Room. For mainstage productions I was an ensemble member for Flower Drum Song, last year I was a villager and Babette for Beauty and the Beast
Q: If you could have any super power what would it be?
A: Probably the ability to read minds
Q: Do you participate in any extra curricular activities?
A: I juggle being on the soccer team, a rocketry team, NHS board stuff, and Girl Scouts.
Q: What do you think is the most interesting thing about the musical?
A: I think the whole flying thing is gonna be really cool. We’ve never done anything like that so I’m looking forward to being strapped up and thrown across the auditorium
Q: Is there anything you would like to say to the audience?
A: Enjoy the performance!