As our new Executive Director reaches the one-month mark of her tenure, let’s get to know her a bit better with a little Proust-style Questionnaire.
What’s the word that best describes you?
Probably eccentric, and I think it has been the same since I was 4.
What’s the word that best describes Lyric Theatre?
What is a Lyric memory that makes you laugh or smile every time you think of it?
Something that can be published? That’s the trick! Really though, the standing ovation after the Saturday night performance of The Full Monty is one of the coolest moments I have ever experienced. The people at Manhattan Pizza said they could hear the ovation from the Flynn that night, and wondered if U2 had shown up or something. It was just so loud and joyful, and to experience that from Director’s Row as a first time producer for Lyric was unforgettable.
What character from musical theatre do you most identify with and why?
Probably Patty Simcox from Grease. I think because she is so overly excited about everything she is doing and won’t shut up about it no matter how much other people would like her to be quiet.
What is your biggest indulgence?
Formerly it was Good Comida Cheesecake, but now it’s just the sheer amount of money I spend on ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s, of course.
What do you wish more people knew about Lyric Theatre?
How easy it is to get involved! Seriously, email me or just call. I’m a talker! (802) 658-1484
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Excited. Magic. Joy.
But I don’t think you can overuse joy.
Which living person or persons do you most admire?
My nieces and nephews. They do exactly what they want, and only do things because it brings them joy. We could all do a bit more of that.
What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of an orchestra tuning before a show.
If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My mom’s chicken and rice bake. It’s very specific, but I just love it!
If you were reincarnated as some other plant or animal, what would it be?
I would like to come back as my dog, Bennet, because he is living my same amazing life, but with zero responsibility.
What is your dream job?
I have it.
Well, until I take over the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in my retirement.