Blog Archive - February 2018

André Brown as Basilio in Sueño / Photo by Isabel Le

From now until the end of the school year, we will be introducing and celebrating our graduating MFAs, looking back on the work they've done during their time here, and sharing their reflections and wisdom as they head off into the professional world. First up, a mini-interview (minterview?) with graduating PATP André G. Brown!

Andre Brown / Photo by Danielle Barnum

What do you know now that you didn’t know when you started this program?
I am enough. Just me. Enough.

What are you looking forward to being able to do now that you won’t be in class or rehearsal 12 hours a day?
Um…Happy Hour? Yeah, definitely been missing that. Spending time with my boyfriend. Seeing children’s theatre. Seeing my family. And, breathing. And, thinking, and processing....

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Check out this interview with Anything Goes Director, Kelsey Thorgalsen! Kelsey spent several years in the School of Drama while pursuing her undergraduate degree before moving forward to become the Casting Director for one of the nation's leading musical theatre houses, The 5th Avenue. In this interview Kelsey discusses her professional journey, advice to emerging musical theatre actors, and what she is most excited for in Anything Goes. 
When did you love of musical theatre begin?
KT: I believe the first musical I saw was Beauty and the Beast on Broadway at age 4. My grandma lived 15 miles outside of Manhattan and when we would visit her she would take us into the city to see a show. She was an artist herself and I think she was a massive influence in my love of musical theatre. 
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