Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Dreaded Q&A with...Matthew Menendez

Name: Matthew Menendez

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Education: Associates in Dramatic Arts / Film and Television

Who do you play in Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: Terence

Describe your character in three words: Sassy, Classy, and Bold

Tell us about Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails: Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails is the stereotypical comedy you have always wanted to see. You take the best regions of the USA to poke fun at and a few gay jokes and you have a good time and a lot of laughs. On top of that you have it all taking place in a beauty pageant. That’s the cherry on top of “the very moist cake”.

Describe Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails in three words: Bawdy, Hilarious, and Ridiculous

What beauty pageant would you win?: Seeing as how I don’t have the face or genitalia for Miss America, I would say, is there a pageant for Miss Skinny ass?

What pageant portion are you most likely to dominate?: The Pageant portion I would dominate would have to be evening gown wear.  I look great in a dress. It would be fitting up top with shimmer all over, and a slit up to my thigh.

Which company member is most likely to lie, cheat, or steal their way to glory?: I’m going to say Brian Collins, Joey from Jersey Shore. Maybe not so much Brain himself he’s a sweetheart but his other half Joey… not so much.

Most likely to commit a beauty fail?: Beauty fail goes to … damn… me. Not my other half, Terence he’s flawless but me… oy.

Most likely to be involved in a scandal?: I feel like Jay Yoder would be the one to be in a scandal. Just does.

Most likely to win Miss Congeniality?: Miss Congeniality has to go to the hilarious Alexis. In and out of character she’s just the most original, funny, sweet heart around.

Most likely to be a future stage parent?: This maybe Terence talking but I don’t see anyone being a bat shit crazy pageant mom. No, nada, no way.

Most likely to have a showmance: Oy vey… I guess I got to say me and Yoder, I mean we do hard core make out. Also given the fact more than half our cast are girls and the few boys we have are well... not interested in those parts, makes things a little difficult.

Who’s the most offensive?: Most offensive…. I guess character wise Miss New Jersey, but Samantha is a sweetie. Represent!

Most ruthless?: No doubt most ruthless would be Heather Cadarette. She will stop at nothing to get her way. Nah, she’s a angel. Now her other half Bonnie Rae, she’s a different story.

Best pageant cry?: This hands down goes to Miss Utah, Julia. You will just have to see why when you see the show.

Sash, bouquet or tiara?: Tiara all the way, what little gay boy doesn’t dream of owning a tiara.

What is your favorite moment of Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: Oh geesh, my favorite moment would have to be… the cat fight. Best!! Makes me laugh every time I see it.

What is the most rewarding part about being a member of Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: The most rewarding part Is working with such a beautiful and talented cast. It’s not every day you get to work with such a great cast and I’m loving every moment.

Why should we come see Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails?: You should come see it because you will regret it if you don’t. This is going to make waves in the theatre and you are not going to want to miss this piece of theatre history. Trust me.

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