Hey there THAC Friends & Followers,
Today we get to know yet another recognizable THAC talent, Gabriel Morales, starring in our 10 year anniversary of West Side Story. Check out my Q&A below with Chino… Cheers!
GET TO KNOW…
LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Gabriel Morales
DOB: July 10th
Hometown: I’ve lived here the longest, otherwise I’d say Burbank, CA., or Mexico.
Education: Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Colorado Christian University
Day Job: Administrative Assistant for two radio stations
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Animal: Does Snoopy count?
Book: “Stranger with My Face” by Lois Duncan
Band: Anything by N*Sync
Song: “If It’s Over” by Mariah Carey
Musical: So many to choose from…
Smell: After it rains
Beverage: Tea, Red Bull (sugar free) or anything caffeinated
Pastime: Love to read, run, hang out with friends, movies.
THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or Cats? None. They would die of loneliness since I’m never home.
Lover or Fighter? Definitely a lover
Boxers or Briefs? Boxer Briefs
Sweet or Sour? Both
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Frozen Yogurt
Spring or Fall? Spring
Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset
Beach or Pool? Beach any day
Sharks or Jets? Sharks
ANSWER ME THIS…
Do you feel pretty? LOL not really
When life hands you lemons? Know that the first few bites will be sour, but it will get better.
You’re stranded on a deserted island… What two items do you bring? Suntan Lotion and a big book to keep me occupied
How long have you been performing? Started in Kindergarten (my parents thought I was too shy as a kid so they put me in theater and Karate).
What’s your favorite role that you’ve played? Molina in “Kiss of the Spiderwoman”
What’s your dream role to be cast? Angel in RENT
Who is your hero? Biggest inspiration? My parents. They have thought us the value of hard work.
Where are you in 10 years? Hopefully doing theater back in California
Why see West Side Story? How is the story relevant today? It’s definitely a cautionary tale of what happens when people are ignorant and/or scared of what is “different” and give in to their impulses to fight against it all. It’s scary to see how relevant this piece still is today. We’ve made huge advances on some things (Medicine, Technology) yet we are still unable to do something as simple as to see past a person’s skin color.