Ben Hilzer. Cast as the Wizard in Once Upon A Mattress.
LET’S GET TOT KNOW YOU…
Name: Ben Hilzer
DOB: July 17th
Hometown: Castle Rock, CO
Education: Colorado State University
Day Job: CPA
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Book: “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
Song: “Grace Kelly” by MIKA
Musical: “Spring Awakening”
Restaurant: I frequent The Delectable Egg often
Beverage: Sour beer…all of them.
Pastime: I play a lot of Rummikube and Trivia
THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or cats? Dogs…cats don’t look happy to see you
Sweet or Sour? Sour. See explanation for beverage.
Cake or Pie? CAKE.
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Ice Cream. I want all of the calories
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Boxers or Briefs? Boxers
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Soup or Salad? Soup. See explanation above for ice cream.
City or Countryside? City
Spring or Fall? Fall
Mountains or Ocean? Ocean.
ANSWER ME THIS…
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring? Pizza and “Castaway” on DVD.
When life hands you lemons? Squeeze those suckers and put it in your tea. Use the leftover fruit as paperweights.
Favorite role you’ve been cast? Moritz in “Spring Awakening”
Dream role to perform? Jamie in “The Last Five Years”
Who is your hero? My mom and dad. On stage it’s Norbert Leo Butz.
What inspires you? Good theatre and art.
Are you living happily ever after? Uh yeah…pretty, pretty good.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Acting. I don’t know what else surrounds that…but for sure acting and singing.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Why yes you can! facebook.com/ben.hilzer ; Twitter: @Ben_Hilzer ; Instagram: @benhilzer
Why should we see Once Upon A Mattress? “Mattress” is fun for everyone: kids, adults, and us performers on stage! It takes a simple idea and milks it for the most fun possible. A wonderful script, performances, direction, and overall product…I doubt that anyone will be disappointed!