People at the Theatre

 Photo by Christa Tandana

Photo by Christa Tandana

Q: What would you say to a young person who thought that theatre wasn't for them?
A: (woman on left) I’d say they’re wrong! Going to the theatre is one of the most important things you could do as a kid. I grew up watching plays as a kid and it was a huge, important part of my childhood and I want it to be part of my kids’ childhoods. I think it informed who I was as a human being and continues to inform me as an adult and my appreciation of the arts has only been expanded by my experience.
Q: Was there one show that changed your life?
A: It was ‘Les Mis’! I grew up in Texas and when I was in high school and college, I was in a group of friends that was very theatre crazy. We had a lot of access to local theatre. When I finally got up here, this was the first show - you know, we all listened to the soundtrack; we sang it to each other - and this was the first show that I took my own money and bought a ticket to that was the thing I wanted to see the most.