Monday, April 21, 2014

Spotlight On...Heather Cadarette

Name: Heather Cadarette

Hometown: Hemet, CA

Education: Bachelor of Arts specializing in Theatre from University of California, San Diego

Select Credits: Wrong Highway (Carla, NYC), The God-Shaped Hole (Jane, Chapman), PATTY (Jessica 2, Highways), Mrs. Scrooge the Musical (Miss Cratchit/Understudy Mrs. Scrooge, Highways), Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret, UCSD), Big River (Mary Jane, WOB), Seussical the Musical (Gertrude McFuzz, UCSD)

Why theater?: I love how theatre can touch our souls, whether we're on stage, behind stage, or in the audience.

Tell us about If the Saints Arrive in Germany:
This play is an exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of personal faith, specifically how the faithful react when faced with their own pain and suffering.

What is it like being a part of If the Saints Arrive in Germany?: We've been working on character and ensemble building exercises, which is my favorite way to approach a text. I'm excited to explore my own faith through the building of this piece.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: The kind of theatre that seeks the truth in the moments is the only kind of theatre I want to see or do. I believe this can be found in every piece, and I am thrilled to have seen it in recent Broadway productions I've had the pleasure of enjoying, musicals and straight plays alike. It is these artists, who manage to be so comfortable in themselves and their character, so that they can bring forth utter honesty, who inspire me most. Further, it is the directors who can demand this honesty from their actors. And finally, it is the artists who support each other no matter what, on and off the stage.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: I always seem to be cast in wonderful dream roles before realizing they're dream roles. So I'm dying to be cast by a director who sees my potential even before I do.

What’s your favorite show tune?: It depends on my mood, but RENT and The Last 5 Years were the two musicals that really drew me to a grown up life in musical theatre, so those musicals have a special place in my heart. Also, Sondheim is God. (She says, while interviewing for a very religious play...)

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Stephen Sondheim

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Any type-cast female side-kick- "Little Girl, Big City"

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I've seen some amazing theatre lately but the two that stick out are Glass Menagerie and Pippin. Breathtaking productions.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?:
"Oh, What a Day" by Ingrid Michaelson

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: FRIENDS

What’s up next?: I can be seen hostessing at Bareburger Hell's Kitchen or on the Special Events Team at the New York Kid's Club. As far as theatre goes, I'm auditioning my butt off, so sooner or later you'll see me on the stage again.