BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - I'm the Greatest Star
As promised, we finish getting to know each and every cast member of "The Most Happy Fella" before we close up shop on December 1st.
This week we wrap up the interviews with the rest of our star ensemble, as I asked them the following questions:
1. What was the show that made you say, "Yup, I gotta do this for a living" ?
2. What's your guilty pleasure TV show? One that you'd never want someone to know you watch...except for this blog and its thousands (fourteen) of readers.
3. What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? What are some of your favorite parts of this holiday?
Ready, set, here we go...
1. Sweeney Todd. I was at a performing arts summer camp with a dance concentration and when the end-of-the-summer dance concert was finished we still had another week before we went home because all the acting campers still had to perform Sweeney Todd. Instead of hanging around and not doing anything the last week, I volunteered to be assistant props/run crew. It was awesome! I got to dress up in rags, smear brown makeup all over my face, black out my teeth (even though no one ever saw my teeth, cause I never spoke), and drag "dead" bodies off stage. I was hooked!
2. I've become obsessed with the Game Show Network. And my roommate (your beloved blogger) wants to kill me every time I turn it on. It's just easy, mindless entertainment that you can turn on while you're having a quick lunch break. As far as a certain show, I guess I'd have to say "Family Feud" because it's on about 80% of the time you turn GSN on.
**(Eric's Interruption- What Noah doesn't know is that I've set up parental controls on the TV to block this station forever and ever!)
3. This year, like most, I'll be having Thanksgiving with my family in Brooklyn. And you're all invited!!! The address is 352... Just kidding, sorry! I love Thanksgiving because I love to cook and help out in the kitchen. Some of my favorite dishes are this AMAZING mushroom bread pudding my mother makes that you have to fight people off to get to. And then there is this great cranberry upside-down cake that she makes with cornmeal that isn't very popular but I LOVE it and I force her to make it every year. I think it's more a sentimental thing because I remember it so vividly from my childhood and I get very upset if it's not there. After stuffing our faces at around 2 or 3 o'clock we usually take a power nap and then go to the movies. I think this year will be "Hunger Games" or "Dallas Buyers Club". We have to see how we feel and options are good!
Next we have...
Sarah Tranchina-Ensemble/ Famazing dancer (that's actually a real word that combines "fabulous" and "amazing")
1. There were two shows that got me for different reasons. When I was growing up my mom took my sister and I to see Broadway shows regularly, and I remember sitting in the audience of Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (I must have been seven or eight at the time) and thinking that I had to be on stage; but it wasn't until High School when my school did a production of Ragtime that I realized that I really needed to pursue Musical Theatre specifically. I would sit in my room day in and day out listening to the soundtrack and following along in my script, laughing and crying... I think I learned every single line in the show I was so obsessed with it. The rest is history!
2. Right now its "Revenge" ...don't knock it till' you try it, folks! It's totally addicting!