Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spotlight On...Kara Guy

Name: Kara Guy

Hometown: Carroll, Iowa

Education: BFA Musical Theatre - Millikin University

Select Credits: Footloose National Tour (Rusty), Hairspray (Penny)

Why theater?: I decided in high school that I really loved performing. I didn't even know at the time that you could actually get a degree for it and as soon as I found Millikin, I knew I was gonna be able to really go for it.

Who do you play in Clinton the Musical?: I play several parts in Clinton; Ensemble, Paula Jones, and Callista Bisek

Tell us about Clinton the Musical: It is a musical comedy romp about the major events during the Clinton's time in office.

What is it like being a part of Clinton the Musical: This is my first time off- Broadway in New York, so I am just ecstatic that long years of hard work has lead me to such a unique and rewarding piece.  I have also been apart of the project since it came to NY with the NYMF production. Being able to see it through has also been a dream come true.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love all kinds of theatre. Anything that moves me. I do tend to love the more kitchy and comedic pieces like - Xanadu, Urinetown, Hairspray. I have always been a huge fan of my cast-mate Kerry Butler.  

Any roles you’re dying to play?: I've always wanted to play Eponine in Les Miserables and Cynthia in Beautiful.

What’s your favorite showtune?: “Something Wonderful” from The King and I

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

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Amy Poehler - "Let's Get Weird"

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Dale Hensley in Anything Goes

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Beautiful

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Candy and reality shows

What’s up next?: Nothing coming down the pipe yet. I am just hoping to be employed for a while.