Thursday, July 17, 2014
Spotlight On...Nathan Brewer
Hometown: Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Education: M.F.A., Penn State; B.A., Westminster Choir College
Why theater?: I didn't have any other options.
Tell us about Propaganda! The Musical: It is a hilarious, quirky, original musical with an incredible cast and creative team.
What inspired you to direct Propaganda! The Musical?: A few years ago, the star of our show (Dale Sampson) was called back for the role of The Cat In The Hat for the Theatreworks/USA National Tour of Seussical, for which I was the Assistant Director and Music Director. Dale was two inches too tall to fit in the pants, and the team almost passed on him. I convinced the director to beg for a new pair of pants, and Dale got the role! Years later, he recommended me for this gig, and I am thrilled to collaborate with him again.
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Aladdin! (OK- I have to admit that I assisted Casey Nicholaw on the show in Seattle, Toronto, and on Broadway-- but I adore it, and I recommend it to everyone!)
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Angelina Jolie/"Maleficent"
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Sandi Patty
What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: "Goin' Up Yonder", Walter Hawkins
If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Homeless
What’s up next?: The Drowsy Chaperone (Long Island Musical Theatre Festival), Hair (Westminster College of The Arts), Bubble Boy (in development).