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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ROCK OF AGES' Carrie St. Louis
Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on!
What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?The first Broadway show I ever saw was HAIRSPRAY! My Girl Scout troop took a trip to New York, and we had tickets to the show! I remember I cried during the finale because I loved it so much. What is your most unique pre-show ritual? I can't show up to the theater without a medium iced hazelnut coffee from Dunkin' Donuts and a bottle of aloe juice. It's a little sad. Other than that, dance parties are a must! What is your most memorable "the show must go on" moment? I had a moment on around show 200 of ROCK OF AGES in Las Vegas. I walked onstage for the beginning of "Waiting For a Girl" and as I was getting into the car, I completely blanked on the words to the song. Immediately, I started panicking, and when we got to my verse, I sang a series of unintelligible words at full volume. My costar, Justin Mortelliti, turned and looked at me as if I was having a stroke. Naturally, once that verse was over, I picked right back up where I left off and continued the show. Although it was utterly terrifying, I will never forget it and my cast got a good laugh out of it. Strong and wrong, baby! What is the one role you want to play before you die? My ultimate dream role is 'Mama Rose' in GYPSY. Just to be able to stand on the stage and sing "Rose's Turn" at the end of a (hopefully) long career. That is the ultimate dream. It's gonna be a while though!
Who is your Broadway crush? Kelli O' Hara. She is breathtaking on stage and I have such a girl crush on her! Who doesn't? Where can people 'stalk' you online?