Name: Alex Putney
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a smaller cast compared to other years?
“We are all a lot closer than I feel we’ve been in past years; I feel like [I now get to] know the other cast members a lot better than I did for the musical last year. A disadvantage is that we are running all over the place for a lot of the show because most of the cast [members have] multiple roles, but I also feel like that makes it more fun and chaotic.”
2. What makes you fit your role(s) so well?
“I think [it’s that] I’m able to easily go between the ‘diva-obnoxious’ actor to acting like I’m always hurt and sad.”
3. What have been some difficulties in your role(s) at rehearsals?
“Not breaking character to smile or laugh at all [at] the funny jokes throughout the whole show.”
4. What is your favorite part of being involved in the play/theatre program?
“The family we created through learning the script and the songs and all of the movements and the journey through auditions all the way up [until] the closing show and how much we all grow with each other.”
5. What is your personal favorite Brother’s Grimm story?
“Hansel and Gretel.”
6. In what ways has the experience influenced your high school career?
“I feel like it has brought me out of my shell and made me more comfortable with myself because everyone is just so accepting and so loving.”
7. What has been the most surprising thing to you about this year’s show?
“How much we are able to pull [the show] off with such a small cast and how entertaining we’ve made it.”
8. What should audiences be excited about?
“The funny takes we put into every story and the way the actors and narrators really pull the story together no matter how chaotic it gets. This show is absolutely hilarious.”