It's Who the [tos] Is...? Tuesday! Get to know the cast & staff behind the Brown Paper Box Co.'s Chicago storefront premiere of Hunter Bell & Jeff Bowen's Tony-nominated [title of show].
Full Name: Anna Elizabeth Schutz
Where you were born/where you were raised? Skokie, IL
Your role within the [title of show] family: Heidi
How would you describe your character? Talented, driven, questioning
If 5 words, how do you describe [title of show]? Four friends and a keyboard
Favorite obscure musical referenced in [title of show]: Change in the Heir [see below]! We did this show my senior year of high school. It's a wacky, gender-bending farce, in which I played Duchess Julia. I remember wearing leopard print leggings, an over-sized red robe and singing "Bishop, Hold That Crown," while twirling a crown with my foot.
Favorite musical: Sunday in the Park With George
Favorite show tune: "Defying Gravity"
First musical you remember seeing: The National tour of Rent in the 90s [with 1 't', not 2]
Who would play you in the Broadway musical of your life? Probably Lea Michelle
Who would write the score? Jeanine Tesori
Something you're REALLY bad at: winking, whistling, burping, flirting
Current local show you have been recommending to friends: A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook with musical direction by the brilliant Aaron Benham
Three things you can't live without: Ginger peach green tea, love, iphone
Check out Anna in [title of show] July 17 – August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre [5779 N Ridge Ave. Chicago, IL 60660]. Thu–Sat @ 7:30 P.M. & Sun @ 2 P.M. No performance Thursday, July 23. Additional performance on Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. $25 General Admission and $15 Industry with headshot/resume or other proof of industry status.
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