Meet ANOTHER one of our fantastic young performers who is currently in Something Rotten AND Something Rotten Teen!
1. How did you find out about TNP?
I heard about TNP in 9th grade, when one of my friends told me about auditions for their summer production of Mamma Mia Teen. This sounded like a great opportunity to expand my skill sets in the performing arts, and something to do over the summer.
2. What is your role in the adult and teen production of Something Rotten?
For the adult production, I’m a member of the ensemble where I sing, dance, and act as different characters throughout the musical. In the teen production, I play the role of Nigel Bottom, who is one of the principals in the show.
3. What’s the best part about being in the adult production and the teen production of Something Rotten? And, also, what’s the most challenging part?
The best part about being in both the adult and teen production of Something Rotten is the various opportunities you are given.
Ciaran (center) in Something Rotten
My track in the adult production is very different compared to the one in the teen, and it’s fun to bounce back and forth between the two. The adult production has a lot of great people that I’ve met, and the experience overall from it is amazing. The teen show lets me showcase my creativity and abilities to story tell. The challenge of performing in both shows is stamina and memorization required for both shows. Although this is a challenge, the reward is incredible.
4. How has your work at TNP shaped who you are today?
Without TNP, I would not have gained confidence in discovering my potential as a musical theatre performer. I have gained a lot of experience in singing, dancing, and acting. If it weren’t for Dawn, Charlie, and the entire staff of TNP, I wouldn’t be the person who I am today. I have grown as a person by learning to work as a team, accepting challenges, working with constructive criticism, and learning to trust others. Without TNP, I would not have had the confidence to pursue a degree in musical theatre starting this fall.
5. What are you most excited about for the future with the skills you have gained at TNP?
I’m excited to expand my talents in college with what I’ve learned. I’m looking forward to making new friends and performing with them while in New York City. I can’t wait to explore and expand my abilities so I can one day get into Broadway.
All of us at TNP are so excited to foster young talents to become outstanding individuals and performers. To find out more about KidzAct, contact Maya Kleinsorge at (239) 434-7340, ext. 136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.