Thursday, July 17, 2014

Spotlight On...Nathan Brewer

Name: 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).