Thursday, September 1, 2011

(Day 4) Meet the Cast

Meet the cast. From left to right, this is Rachel R, Jenna, Josh, and Matt. As busy as everyone is, I won't be interviewing each of them as thoroughly as our production assistant, but here are some comments from the group.

How did you decide to become involved with the Orientation Show?

Josh: I've never worked on a O-show before, and as a rising senior, this was my last chance to experience the whirlwind. And when I saw what a great group of people would be involved, I decided to audition!

Matt: It was after a final and I really wanted to just do something crazy and fun. It sounded like a great experience, and I wanted the freshmen to be able to know who I was.

Rachel R: I had a really fun time doing The Fantasticks last semester. I wanted to do another show and I wanted to be here during orientation.

Jenna: I was going through theater-withdrawal at the end of Pippin last semester, and when I heard from upperclassmen there was this crazy fun experience I decided to audition. And it didn't hurt that I got to return to Tufts a week early for rehearsal!

How did you prepare over the summer for the hectic Orientation week?

Josh: We got our music during the summer and we were expected to come into rehearsal with it all memorized.

Rachel R: I listened to the CD a katrillion times and sang along with it, and then memorized all my music and such.

Jenna: I listened to the music basically every day because I was so excited!! I would be hanging out with my friends and randomly change the music to the Ordinary Days CD for them..... I'm sure they loved that.

What is your favorite part of the production?

Matt: I just love seeing the growth process and just seeing if we can really do this in one week.

Jenna: I've loved getting to know everyone in the cast and working on the show. I've made a lot of new friends!

What's your favorite part of the show?

Rachel R: I like having the opportunity to act like I'm freaking out in the song "Calm."

Josh: I have a lot of favorite parts. I love getting to act out my character's breaking point and we have some great harmony parts.

Are you a drama major/minor?

Jenna: I think I'm going to minor in drama! I'm taking "The American Musical" this semester so we'll see how that goes.

Josh: I'm a drama major with a minor in child development.

Rachel R: No! My majors are clinical psychology and child development. It's really awesome how at Tufts you can be involved with theater even if its not academically.

Now you know a little bit more about the cast and the O-Show!

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