Monday, October 27, 2014

The Princess Diaries with...Elyssa Renee Ramirez

Name: Elyssa Renee Ramirez

Education: BA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Geneseo

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Tell us about Royal Fables: This show is a really unique profiling of the archetypical fairytale princesses that we all thought we knew. We get to hear the stories we know from their own perspectives and what we learn about is often really surprising.

Describe Royal Fables in three words: Sexy, dark, unexpected

Who do you play in Royal Fables?: I play The Princess Who Wanted to Solve Riddles, a woman who takes the search for her soul mate into her own dark hands.

Describe your character in three words: Manipulative, intriguing, defiant.

True love is______?: Hard to find, even in fairytales.

The best thing about playing a princess is_____?: Claiming the power of the position.

Who is your celebrity Prince Charming?: Channing Tatum. *swoon*

If you could be any fairy tale princess who would you be?: She's not a fairytale princess, but I love Pocahontas' story. She is so strong and I love how she communes with nature.

Which company member is most likely to be an actual princess?: Shunori's long, gorgeous hair reminds me of a real-life princess.

What would be the most played song on your princess’ iPod?: "Maneater" by Nelly Furtado.

What is your favorite moment of Royal Fables?: I really love the very beginning of the show where Scheherezade introduces the concept of what we're about to do and we see all of the princesses' stories emerge from her imagination.

For more on Elyssa, visit