Tell us a little bit about your past theatre experience. Ever performed at Centre Stage?
I attended the SCGSAH for Voice in high school and then went on to get my B.M. in Vocal Performance at Furman University, so the performing arts have been with me for a while, though not always in the musical theater capacity. After college I took a brief pause from singing and moved to Chicago to study improv theater at The Second City! Last season I was fortunate enough to play Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act here at Centre Stage, and I’m excited to be back this season for a few shows!
Tell us about your character in the show. What was your process in getting prepared for the role?
As an ensemble member I get to play 7 different characters in the show! I get to go from being a teenager in love, to a ghost from the 50’s, to a bank officer, and there and back again. Finding out what my costumes are always helps me get prepared, especially when I’m playing multiple roles! I like to know what I’ll be wearing from head to toe before I can really envision how a character is going to walk and talk and move about the stage.
“Ghost: The Musical” is based off the hit 1990 movie with Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. What’s it like recreating such a loved story and characters?
It’s really exciting! I think those that know and love the movie, and those that have never seen it, are both going to love the musical. The music, choreography, lighting, projections, atmosphere – the message – you guys really don’t want to miss this show!
This show takes place in the 90’s, which seem to be making a huge comeback lately. What is your favorite 90’s fashion trend that is coming back today?
One word: FLANNEL. It’s the absolute best. I wait all year for fall and winter to arrive just so I can pull out my piles of grunge flannel button ups! (And believe me, I have PILES)
Centre Stage is producing the Regional Premiere for “Ghost: The Musical”. What is it like working on and bringing a brand new show to the Upstate community?
It’s a lot of really hard work! This show requires so much from everyone involved, and I think the final product is going to be something no one in the region has ever seen before (so be sure you don’t miss it!). I’m really proud to be a part of such a unique show!
Anything else you’d like our audiences to know about you?
I just want to give a huge “THANK YOU” to Glenda and the Centre Stage team for having me back this season! You can see me again here at Centre Stage in the annual rock show, Rockin’ The Keys (January-February 2018), and again in Red Herring (May 2018)! Shout out to my husband who I get to share the stage with this time (Josh Thomason, playing Carl)! Follow me on Instagram to see a glimpse into my crazy life!: @morganjvogue