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Sutton Steensma

Role: Chiffon

What are you most excited about?

“I really love performing on stage and being able to play dress up for a little bit. The fact that we, as a cast, have the ability to hold an audience’s attention for a couple hours and take them away from reality is such a special gift.”

What makes you fit your role so well?

“I think that I share many similar motives that my character does when regarding striving to achieve success and going for your dreams. The passion and drive my character has is something I can very easily relate to.”

What is your favorite part about being involved in musical?

“The people in the cast really become family and you get so close with them over the course of the show. We are able to come together as one and use our talents to create a beautiful production, and it’s really an amazing feeling.”

What should the audience be excited for?

“This show has such a fun story line and contains so many aspects of genres, like comedy, thriller, and romantic all wrapped into one. It has a little bit of something for every taste.”

What is your favorite part of your role?

“I love that this show is led by three strong woman. We can bring so much to the stage, whether it’s singing, acting, or dancing, and we have so much fun while doing it. I love that my character is able to bring out the sassier side of me; it’s such a blast putting on that ‘strong independent woman’ facade.”

What similarities are there between you and your character?

“Chiffon and I are about the same age and we see the world in a very similar way. We are always thriving to be better and dream the biggest dreams. She and I are not afraid to speak our minds and love to be bold in our personalities.”

What other activities/clubs do you participate in besides theater?

“I’m the President of my class for Student Council, and I’m also very active in my church.”

Do you think theater has affected your overall high school experience? Why or why not?

“Yes. Theater is something I have always done. Even as a little kid, every day I would be playing dress up and singing along to an old Paula Abdul cassette tape and performing for my Barbies. Being comfortable and expressive through music is something I have always done, and starting theater in high school has really helped guide me into the direction I want to go into in the future. Without the encouragement and love I have received from Mrs. Demeester, I would not be in theater today. This program is truly an incredible thing in my life and has shaped me in so many ways.”

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