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Gia Monterusso

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Gia Monterusso

Name: Gia Monterusso

Grade: 10th

Role: Stepmother

Why did you decide to try out for the musical?

“Well, I did the musical last year, and I did the play this fall. I just wanted to keep doing it. It was really fun. So, I wanted to do it again.”

What are you most excited about?

“I’m just excited to do a musical on stage again. It’s been a while.”

Why should people come see the show?

“It’s gonna be a really fun time. It’s a really hilarious show. I definitely think anyone’s going to be able to enjoy it.”

What’s been your favorite memory associated with the show?

“I think just the collective funny moments from our blocking and staging rehearsals. They make up a lot of really good memories.”

What do you and your character have in common?

“Nothing, I hope—good grief. I’m the stepmother. So, she’s pretty terrible. I don’t think I want to have anything in common with her.”

Do you have any pre-performance rituals to get into the zone?

“I just drink a lot of water.”

What’s your favorite part about being associated with the theatre program?

“It’s the family aspect. It’s such a togetherness feeling. Everyone [belongs to] one big family. It’s really great.”

Which Disney character do you think you’re most alike and why?

“I’ve always felt like Timone from the Lion King just a little bit.”

Who would you like to thank?

“I want to thank my parents and my brother a lot. They’ve been such a great support system for me, and everyone in the cast and crew.”

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