Full Name: Eric J. Vigo
Where you were born/where you were raised? Waukesha, WI
Your role within the [title of show] family: Lighting Designer
What does that mean/what do you do? I create locations and support emotions using light and I help to draw focus to important elements of the show. If I've done my job right, you won't even notice I've done anything.
In 5 words, how do you describe [title of show]? Meta, very meta. And hilarious.
Favorite obscure musical referenced in [title of show]: I haven't found all the references yet and therefore can't make an informed judgement.
Favorite musical: Les Miserables
Favorite show tune: "Defying Gravity"
First musical you remember seeing: Les Miserables
Go-to audition number: Designers don't have to audition! (Thank goodness.)
Your personal idols: My dad, my wife, and a little bit Nikola Tesla.
Who would play you in the Broadway musical of your life? Viggo Mortensen.
Who would write the score? John Williams.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Auditions.
Current local show you have been recommending to friends: The Birds produced by Griffin Theatre at Theatre Wit (and [title of show] of course).
Most played song on your iPod: 'Test Drive' from the How to Train Your Dragon sound track.
Three things you can't live without: My wife, music, and video games of some variety (also air).
"I'll never understand why…" deep fried cheese curds aren't available everywhere.
Check out Eric's work in the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell. 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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Making theatre. Writing about it. Maybe some hilarious Youtube cat videos in between.