10 on Tuesday with Emily Goldberg

10 on Tuesday with Emily Goldberg

As Isabelle in the Chicago premiere of the Tony-nominated musical AMOUR (running Sept. 2 through Oct. 8 at the Athenaeum Theatre), Emily Goldberg plays an unhappily married woman kept under lock and key by her controlling husband. Fortunately, Goldberg's passion for the theatre (and horror movies and bad puns) cannot be contained. She sits down with us for this week's 10 on Tuesday.

1) Show you first auditioned for (and did you get the part)? OLIVER at Village Players. I was ten years old and was cast as an orphan. I got to sing a two word solo line in "Food Glorious Food." Proudest moment ever...

2) Where Are You From? Oak Park, IL

3) When did you know you wanted a career on the stage? As far as I can remember, I was always certain that musical theatre was what I needed to do with my life. In my earlier years, I did entertain the idea of becoming a Pegasus. But that seemed even less economical than theatre.

4) What's your dream role/production? The answer to this question is constantly changing. But since I was a kid, The Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS has been a dream role.

5) Favorite post-performance haunt? After spending some time at Theater Wit last year, Will's Northwoods Inn has become a favorite of mine. They have outdoor seating and free popcorn... What could be better?

10 on Tuesday with Emily Goldberg

6) Living or dead, who would you drop everything to see perform? Gene Kelly.

7) What's your guilty pleasure/vice? My guilty pleasures include horror movies/books/podcasts and horrible puns.

8) What do you value most about acting? One of the best things about acting is when you are so invested that you lose yourself in the character. Regardless of what is happening in your real life, you get to drop it all and play and connect in this imaginary circumstance.

9) What is the one song you never want to hear again at an audition? Never again do I want to hear anything from JEKYLL & HYDE at an audition. Or anywhere.

10) Fill in the blank: "The thing I'd never change about theatre in Chicago is ..." There is this humble focus on the work here. Chicago theatre artists don't do it for money or fame. We do it for the art. And all of these passionate, talented artists in our theatre community truly support one another. It never feels like a cut-throat environment in Chicago. We raise each other up... Josh Groban would be so proud.

Black Button Eyes Productions' Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical AMOUR plays September 2 - October 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. Tickets, $30 (student tickets, $17 with ID). Visit amourchicago.com or call (773) 935-6875.

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