What sort of person is going to love this character?

Many younger siblings will love the character Amy, because she is easily jealous of her older sister’s privileges. She wants what everyone else has and doesn’t realize that her time will come, which is a common mentality of many of the younger audience members.

How is this character like you? Different?

Amy and I are very similar because we both are very romantic and love to hear about other people’s romances 😉 One difference between us is that Amy is an incredible artist who loves to draw while I tend to use more of the stick figure style in my artwork.

Is it easier to play this character or to be yourself on stage?

I’ve always found that it is easier to play a character onstage, like Amy or even the Troll. When I play a character, it’s like I get to be someone else for a couple of hours and making people believe that I really am that person is the most incredible experience.

What’s the biggest challenge about taking on this role?

The biggest challenge I have with playing this role is that Amy goes through a big change from act 1 to act 2 because she becomes a woman, but that is not seen onstage.

Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?

My favorite line of dialogue is by far, “You know? Oh we were trying to be SO discreet about it!”

If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?

If I could play any other character, it would be Jo because that has always been a dream role of mine. I love how she is full of passion and very headstrong, which I can relate to.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a stage actress when I grow up. I can’t imagine not doing what I love for a living!! I want to go to my job every day and not think of it as work, but as a privilege.

If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?

I would have Emma Stone play me in a movie about my life because she is just amazing and hilarious and I would be honored to have her playing me.

When did you first perform?

I first performed when I was in first grade. I beat out my classmates and played the title role in our musical The Gingerbread Man 🙂

Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?

I look up to Laura Benanti as an actress because she becomes every character she plays and makes the audience believe the story.

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?

My perfect Sunday afternoon would be going to see a Musical Matinee with my mom and sister.

Who’s the funniest person in the cast in real life?

The funniest person in the cast… Well maybe it’s because I’ve worked with him before but Jarrod always makes me laugh with his sass.

What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?

When I’m not doing theatre, I’m hanging out with friends and watching movies.

If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next?

If I had a magic wand, I would do the show Heathers the Musical.

What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?

Before I step out onstage, I always grab a sip of water. Always. It’s definitely my nervous habit.

LITTLE WOMEN the broadway musical opens Friday, Dec. 19 for a limited run of 4 performances only!

Performances will be held at Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Seat reservations: call 949-707-2692 or email dwalezak@ci.laguna-hills.ca.us.Seat reservations will not be taken after 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15.Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

More information about On the Edge Theatre Productions go to www.otetheatre.com