Meet Natalie …
“My favorite part about this show is the heart. On the surface it seems light and funny, but to actors this story is very true and hits home to a lot of us. I know when I’m feeling blue I can pull out my favorite records (or Spotify playlists) and imagine them just as the man in chair does and feel a little bit better about the world.” — Natalie
Q: What made you audition for “The Drowsy Chaperone”?
A: My senior year of high school we did The Drowsy Chaperone and I actually was cast as Janet! I auditioned again this year so that I could revisit a show I absolutely fell in love with.
Q: It’s early in the process. But, what’s that process been like so far?
A: The process is fun! Since we have only dealt with music so far I’m excited to start dancing and staging tonight!
Q: Will you tell us about your character?
A. I’m playing Janet van de Graaff. She has been a star show girl for years but is giving away her fame to get married.
Q: If you could be in any musical, what would it be?
A: f I could be in any musical right now, I would really love to be in something like Violet. It’s a show with tons of beautiful music, but the character of Violet is so grounded and strong. I love shows that have acting centric woman. But if I could be in any show ever, I can’t wait until I’m old enough to play Mama Rose in Gypsy. In my opinion, Rose is one of the best female roles ever written in musical theatre.
Q: What’s next for you after “The Drowsy Chaperone”?
A: I actually don’t have any shows lined up for after Drowsy! Since I have been involved in the past two Collin productions (Playing Heidi in The Heidi Chronicles and assistant directing STIFF), I will probably be catching up on my sleep and watching some Netflix to be quite honest!
Q: What’s something very few people know about you?
A: I play piano! I don’t play as much as I used to but I took lessons from a very young age and I absolutely love it!