10 on Tuesday with Christea Parent
There is nothing like a dame! Especially when the dame in question is the talented actress Christea Parent. Currently appearing in LADY X: THE MUSICAL, we caught up with her for 10 on Tuesday:
1) Show you first auditioned for (and did you get the part)? The first audition I remember was for my fifth grade talent show. I sang I Will Survive and coerced some friends of mine to be back up dancers. We totally got in.
3) Currently working on / recently closed? Currently starring in "Lady X: The Musical", my fifth official show with Hell in a Handbag, where I am a company member. I'm also co-producing a variety show with Handbag called BAD TASTE featuring daring and bizarre performance art.
5) What's your dream role production? I'm mostly excited by new works, but I would like to play Dot in Sunday in the Park with George
6) Favorite post-performance haunt? I usually go right home! But if I've got some energy, Pick Me Up cafe is a favorite of mine.
7) Living or dead, who would you drop everything to see perform? Nina Simone.
8) What's your greatest vice/guilty pleasure? I watch a lot of cat videos on YouTube; sometimes, to spice things up, I watch bird videos.
10) Describe the Chicago theater community in three words: Not New York