Saturday, August 13, 2016

Spotlight On...Adam Roberts

Name: Adam Roberts

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC

Education: BFA in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina University

Select Credits: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Pippin on Broadway, Dirty Dancing (Tour)

Why theater?: Being born into a musical family, I knew from a very young age that theatre was inevitably my destiny. There was no other option.

Who do you play in Cyrano?: Christian

Tell us about Cyrano: The show is a modern-day adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac that is a funny and poignant commentary on gay life in NYC.  It questions values, what motivates us,  and the lengths we go to for love, even if it means the potential of ruining a friendship.

What is it like being a part of Cyrano?:  Personally, it is an emotional roller-coaster.  You get on, buckle in, and take the journey with the character, which covers a lot of ground and enters into some tricky territory.  It's challenging to strike the balance between relating to Christian while also being able to remove myself enough to take on a new personae.  I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Eamon and the rest of this talented cast in adding movement, nuance, and really giving this piece a voice.  

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?:  Theatre that takes risks interests me.  Story-driven choreo, actors that give themselves fully and bravely, directors with a vision and a way to catch my eye as well as make the book interesting.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys.  Someone call Tara Rubin please.

What’s your favorite show tune?: My favorite one to belt out is Gethsemane from JCC.  Epic!

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I just wanna play opposite of and sing a duet with Tituss Burgess.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:  Jake Gyllenhaal and it would be called, "Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It"

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Babs in Funny Girl or Jennifer Holiday bring the house down in Dreamgirls.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Curious Incident floored me.  I think everyone should run and see it before it closes.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:  Copious amounts of coffee and just all the pastries.

What’s up next?: I'm working on my own little record.