My name is Julia Rowe and I am a sophomore. I really only do theatre, dance, and marching band, and I love blending theatre and dance as much as possible. Currently, I am in the Tentac-gull ensemble and I am also Dance Captain! I have loved working alongside Figg and Lauren Hagerty (our student assistant choreographer) to create dances and just overall collaborate. I have tapped since I was 3 years old, so choreographing the tap dance for the top of Act 2 has been a super amazing experience.
Theatre has always been a huge passion of mine and I have been a part of every show so far in my high school career, so being a part of The Little Mermaid means that I have another opportunity to work and collaborate with my favorite group of people.
Do you have any stories from rehearsals, practices or crew sessions?
Whenever we run “Under the Sea”, the whole first part is just jellyfish dancing, so JT Snow and I just stand in the same wing getting super hyped up and jamming so we have a lot of energy for our entrance. If you watch some of the videos you can see us just moving and getting ready on the side because it’s such a high energy number we just bring all of that energy out of ourselves for the audience.
What do you hope the audience will be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show?
How amazing the costumes were! (shoutout to our designer Lisa Quinn and all our amazing costume people you guys are amazing!!!)
What’s one thing that is different in this play or rehearsal process than anything else we’ve done in the Homestead Theatre Department?
For me, the difference has been my role as Dance Captain, as it has required me to step into more of a leadership role than I have had to in past productions. It is so much fun and I love working with all my tentacle ensemble babes <333