Let’s see… Mari… when did I first meet Mari. I think it was Annie get your Gun. I was privileged in meeting her when she was in middle school. This girl can sing! Watch out for Mari these next three years because she will be going places, either at HHS, in Milwaukee or beyond.
1. What inspired your journey into the Arts?
My grandparents. They exposed me to musicals at a very young age-I saw the movie/musical Chicago when I was 4.
3. What are your funniest and worst experiences performing in front of an audience?
My funniest and worst experiences are combined- during Junie B. Jones (a musical) a set piece was a bus that stuck out from the back of the stage. I was supposed to hop onto it while screaming, “Recess!” but instead ended up banging into it and falling on my butt because I ran with my eyes closed.
4. If you had a chance to work with anyone of your choosing, who would it be?
Bernadette Peters and Aaron Tveit just because I love him.
5. What are you most proud of and what dreams or goals would you like to fulfill?
Most proud of having the opportunity to play the roles Junie B. Jones and Bell in the same year. My dream is to eventually be on Broadway. My ultimate goal is to have to honor to play Eponine in Les Miserables.
After high school, I would like to continue my study of Musical Theater in college.
7. Which three famous people would you invite to dinner and why [dead celebrities included]? And what tasty treat would you prepare?
Marilyn Monroe, Aaron Tveit, and Ben Franklin, just for kicks. I would order Chinese because cooking really isn’t my thing.
8. What is your favorite genre of music? Why?
Well I always like to let out my inner musical-theater nerd. But mostly, what I listen to depends on my mood. Definitely not a hardcore rap or fan though.
9. Have you read any plays lately? What are your favorite?
Yes. Almost, Maine is my favorite at the moment.