Cinderella Cast Interview with Morgan Celeste Paley

Morgan Celeste Paley (Maiden) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: I want to attend NYU for performing arts or the Boston Conservatory of music. I would like to be a successful performer preferably on Broadway.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: I am pretty sure I would teleport and float in to the room like Elphaba but probably not green.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: Lin-Manuel Miranda would be my prince and I don't think I would care if anyone else attended. Because. Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I am new in Memphis and so excited about the performing arts opportunities here. I really like the people at Stage Door and really appreciate the mission and the way it is run. I hope to get to know Stage Door better and make theatre kid friends.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Mia Ottinger

Mia Ottinger (Villager) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: If I could wish for anything I would like to go to an amazing art school and study to become an actress and/or animator.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: I would take a circular carriage made of bronze, steel, and copper curled together like vines, drawn by two beautiful Clydesdale horses.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A:I would invite: Cyrano de Bersiac because he is the most charming and witty man I've ever seen. J.K. Rowling because she is creative and fun, and I bet she is fun to talk to. Cast of LaLaLand because their choreography and their acting skill. I loved the movie. The cast of Hamilton because they're so creative and talented.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I am looking forward to the music, dance, lighting, and set for the play. I am also exited to become friends with the directors, fellow actors, and actresses.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Sydney Prather

Sydney Prather (Stepmother) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: My biggest dream is to own my own theater company some day! Once this dream becomes real, I would want to spend my whole life trying to reach as many children and families as possible through the shows.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: I would want my carriage to be made of beautiful twisted vines and branches and have fairy lights woven through it.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite all my closest friends so that we could have the best party ever before a bunch of us go to college.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I have always wanted to be in Cinderella so I'm excited to be a part of this production. I'm also excited to make new friends and form a family with this cast I'm most looking forward to getting to share an interesting new take on such a classic story with so many people around Memphis and I hope you guys are just as excited to see it as we all are to share it!

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Vivie Myrick

Vivie Myrick (Second Girl) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: If I could make any one of my dreams into reality it would be to become a Schuyler sister in Hamilton. If this happened I would get free tickets for all my friends and family.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: My magic carriage would be rose gold with white fluffy sheeting with diamond stairs. It would get around by flying instead of being pulled by horses.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite all of my friends and family because I love being around them.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I can't wait to see how this set and costuming will turn out. I am also looking forward to learning all the dances. I am most excited about the music.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Madelyn Smith

Madelyn Smith (Queen) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: I wish to travel the world! I want to go everywhere and see everything!! If it were to become real, I would want to live in a new country every month!

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: I would want to stick with the traditional pumpkin carriage! But modernize it a little! I would want it to be able to move like a hover board and have a couch inside. The outside would be blue and white. It would have tons of sparkles with lace on it!

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would want to make it accessible to everyone! But f I had to choose someone I would really want there, It would be Lucille Ball or Judy Garland. I would love to meet both of them and have Judy sing or Lucy do a comedy sketch!

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I am looking forward to the costumes!! I have always loved huge princess ball gowns!! I'm just excited to see my dresses! I am also excited to see Oakley and Caroline work together as the prince and Cinderella because I think they will play off of each other really well!

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Caroline Morath

Caroline Morath (Cinderella) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: I have always dreamed of being able to take my wonderful parents to the Tony Awards one day. I would make sure they have the nicest clothes and be with me for all of the red carpet activities. They have always supported my passion to pursue theatre, and I would love to be able to thank them by giving them an amazing experience that we have only ever seen on TV!

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: Most people do not know this about me, but I have a huge sweet tooth! I love to bake (and eat) any dessert or candy. My carriage would be made out of dark chocolate, molded with the most intricate and beautiful patterns! The special feature would be a fully stocked dessert bar, along with a kitchen for baking more treats. The wheels would be made out of my favorite cookies, Girl Scout samoas! The carriage would probably be pulled by giant animal crackers. The only problem with this carriage is that I would eat it all before midnight!

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would first invite my entire family and all of my friends! Also, the amazing SDP staff! Next, I would extend an invitation to the wonderful Orpheum Staff, and my fellow star council and student cabaret members. The AHS theatre and choir departments would also have guaranteed invitations! (Shoutout to the MEC Theatre!) As a theatre kid, the guest list wouldn't be complete without some of my theatre role models, Sierra Boggess and Lin-Manuel Miranda. I have to invite the British royal family at a royal ball! Lastly, Meryl Streep, because she is also royal. Sounds like a perfect ball to me!

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: My favorite part of any show is getting to experience it with people I love. Just the thought of spending my evenings and weekends with my #sdpfamily makes my heart full! This cast is incredible, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of my favorite people on the planet.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Harper Steinmetz

Harper Steinmetz (Daughter) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: More than anything, I wish I could turn into a real kitty because I would have a tail and whiskers and paws and be able to do kitty things. Once my dream came true, I would go and live in an alley and be brave.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: It would be a big orange circle, it would have kitty ears on the top, a kitty tail at the back and whiskers on the side, and the wheels would be sideways kitty paws. It would crawl down the street really sneaky. When you pull the lever in the side of the carriage, wings pop out and it can fly!

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite Degas, because he is an artist that painted ballerinas, and would like to paint the dancers at the ball. I would also invite Hazel and Runa Moore because they like Degas, too, and they are fun to have around and they are great dancers. All of SDP would be invited, of course, and all of my family, and from heaven I would invite Gigi and Mimi and Gandy.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I am most excited about having a solo singing line and being in Cinderella, because I love the movies and the play.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Molly McFarland

Molly McFarland (Dessert Chef) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: One of my biggest dreams is to perform on Broadway as an actor. I would love to spend everyday doing what I love with other people who share the same dream as me.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: My magic carriage would be gold and sparkly and in the shape of pineapple. It would play Broadway showtunes and it would be able to take me to New York City in 5 minutes. It would also have a magic box that was always full of tickets to Broadway shows for my friends, family and me!

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: If I were to throw my own Royal Ball, I would invite the cast of Hamilton! You know we would have a great time!

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I have always loved the story of Cinderella! I am really excited about performing with my friends and sharing this show with my family!

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Tyanni Tate

Tyanni Tate (Maiden) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: My biggest dream is to become an actress and a professional dancer. I would work to maintain relevance in the world of performing arts and give to community based theater's to allow other children to experience acting, dancing and singing.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: My carriage would be pink and gold with Hello Kitty print and fairy glitter. My carriage would be pulled by unicorns so it can fly to get me where I want to go quicker.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite Keith Powers to be my prince charming, my best friend from school and my big cousin (best friend), my close friends. I want the people that are important in my life to experience this fun filled event with me.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: Meeting new people and making more memories that I can look back on.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Lucy Belle McFarland

Lucy Belle McFarland (Young Sister) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: I wish I could live in a mansion on a farm and have a big barn with lots of horses! I would ask my family to come live with me because I might be scared all alone in that big mansion. I would ride my horses everyday! I would name my horses after the months of the year. December would be my favorite horse because it's my birthday month and it would be a beautiful white horse!

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: If I had a magic carriage it would be in the shape of a horse. It would be sea foam green and have lots of comfy beds in it with lots of soft blankets. It would poop out real horses for us to ride.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite the cast of Hamilton to my ball! Everyone would have to wear sea foam green and bring Sonic mozzarella cheese sticks to get into the ball. At midnight we would all do the smoothie challenge!

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A:I am really looking forward to spending time with my friends! I can't wait for my family and friends to see this show!

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Holden Taylor

Holden Taylor (Villager) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: I want to be on Broadway! I would give the money I got paid to some charity like an orphanage or St. Jude.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: My carriage would have wings and it would sparkle when the moon hit it. It would have 2 windows on the side and you could look out of them and see whatever you wanted to see. The inside would have velvet seats and the driver would be the person of your choice and there would be a few birds on top who would sing a special song when it flew!

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite all my friends because I love them! I would also invite Alexander Hamilton because I have always wanted to meet him (and see what he looks like)! I would also invite my family, of course, because they love to have fun and my ball would be super fun!!

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I am most looking forward to the "ball scene" because it would be cool to learn how they danced at balls!

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Marianna Luce

Marianna Luce (First Girl) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: One of my biggest dreams that I wish to become a reality is to someday publish a children's book. I love reading, and writing is also a favorite pastime. I would hopefully continue more books after my first one is published.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: If I had my own magic carriage to take to the ball, it would be made of silver. It wouldn't touch the ground, but it would glide around without wheels. My carriage would not have any horses. It would be a motorized carriage! The carriage would have very little design, but it would be shaped like a tent with a domed roof, or a turtle shell. It would have a shiny gloss on it. That is what my carriage would look like.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: If I were to throw my own royal ball, I would invite George Washington because I think that he is an important figure in our history, and I admire him very much.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?                    

A: I am looking forward to being with all of my friends that I only see during shows. They are fun and make me laugh. Being with the cast and making memories is what I consider to be the most important part in a show.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Hayden Thornton

Hayden Thornton (Villager) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: I've always loved acting and I feel it comes naturally to me. One of my biggest dreams is to be a star in a TV show, movie, or Broadway production. If I could make acting my career, that would be my biggest dream because I love it so much. Other than that, a dream of mine would to just be happy and successful in life, whatever I do with my future, just being happy is important to me.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: My magic carriage would be like the carriages you can see in downtown Memphis because they allow you to see everything your passing. I love travelling because of all the new sights you get to see, so it would be imperative that I can look at everything I pass. Also, they would have really comfortable seats so you could ride for hours without complaining or being uncomfortable. I guess I would add cup holders, seat heaters, and maybe a microwave to make food while you ride because I love food.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: That's a tough question because there are so many people I would love to invite. I would obviously invite my family and closest friends from social groups like school and church like Kennedy, Chinnu, and James then some people from past shows like Cade and Sara, and so many others that have been such great friends. Then I would invite my grandfathers because they both died when I was little, and I would love to hear everything I've missed. Next, I would invite Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Kathy Bates, and Annaleigh Ashford because they are all very successful women I look up to. Finally I would love to invite the whole cast of The Office U.S I'd love to talk to them.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?                    

A: I love the dancing, and meeting new people. People I'd never think to talk to outside of acting have become my closest friends backstage. It's surprising how many things you have in common with people you'd never meet otherwise because of different schools and lifestyles. Normally I'm a geeky dancer, so the fact that we can choreograph a dance and have it be fun and complex is really exciting and one of my favorite parts of being a part of Stage Door Productions.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Laura Ann Lothrop

Laura Ann Lothrop (Godmother) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: I would absolutely love to spend a day in Kavala, Greece. It's so beautiful and relaxing. I would probably spend some time in the markets eating and splurging on cultural delicacies, and then finish my day by the sea. I wouldn't last five minutes without taking a picture, everything is so stunning.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: I'd want mine to be covered in bright flowers and twisting vines! Flowers in every color from light blue to yellow to pink to purple surrounded by leaves and butterflies! The inside of the carriage would be spacious and comfortable with fuzzy blankets and pillows. The best part would be the hot cocoa dispenser for chilly trips to the ball.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn, and Keira Knightley would definitely be on my list! These ladies have influenced me my entire life with their talent, grace, and intelligence. I especially blame my affinity for sarcasm on Katherine Hepburn, who I would say perfected the art. I would give anything and everything for a conversation with them. It would be an understatement to call them my biggest inspirations.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I'm looking forward to the creativity! My favorite part of every show is the period right after everyone has everything memorized and comfortable, and you get to start playing around with your character and their motivations! I think it's when the show really gets its magic and starts coming together. It makes everything so exciting to make creative choices and take some risks.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Oakley Weddle

Oakley Weddle (Prince/Assistant Director) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: To run my own children's theater company, to impact the lives of children and young artist through educational theater, just like Stage Door has done so well for me.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: My carriage would be a giant panda on wheels. This panda is sitting contently, bamboo in hand. The magic of the carriage would be due to the fact that when you open the side door, you come out the panda's mouth, so he would obviously have to move. And as we pass by the pensants, he would slightly judge them. Look, I'm trying my best with this...

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite Snow White, Mulan, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Elsa, Tiana and all the other Disney princesses. I'm just that kind of Prince.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?                    

A: Every time I get the opportunity to work/be with Stage Door, I take it and cherish every moment as it is fleeting. I always meet new friends and enrich previous friendships with others. I'm also thrilled to learn from the staff and take on a role that I would have never played otherwise. I thank them for giving me this opportunity and believing in me, and I can't wait to see what comes out of this production, as I know it will all be fantastic.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Ethan Klosky

Ethan Klosky (Villager/ Server) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: My biggest dream is to have a personal menagerie containing every animal in the world. Once I get it, I would go in there a lot and play with the animals, and study them and maybe make some new discoveries.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

AL It would be a giant lion carriage, with wheels under its paws. Its tail is a lever you can pull to make a paw come out to become a staircase so you can climb in. There would be a motor in the belly. And to get out, the mouth would open and the tongue would come down so you can climb out.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite everyone who is important to me, and everyone who I feel has done good to the world.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I'm looking forward to dress rehearsal because I feel like it's really fun. Some of the costumes are surprising and very cool.

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Cinderella Cast Interview with Mollie Wexler!

Mollie Wexler (Villager) will be performing in Cinderella May 4-14!

Q: What is one of your biggest dreams that you wish you could make into a reality? What would you do once this dream became real?

A: My wish would be to end all wars. Once this dream became reality I would reward everyone who served our country.

Q: If you had your own magic carriage to take to the ball, what would it look like?

A: My carriage would be decorated with Harry Potter things, Disney things, and lights. It would be made of silver. Magic would help my carriage fly.

Q: If you were to throw your own royal ball, who would you invite and why?

A: I would invite my family, friends, and Lin Manuel Miranda!! So we can talk together.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most in this production and why?

A: I am looking forward to sharing this show with my family and friends! I also can't wait to be a part of the show!

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