Hello THAC Friends & Followers,
Rachel Whyte is another fabulous talent making her THAC stage debut as Velma in West Side Story. Check out our Q&A below; I’m in love with her answer to why we all should see WSS… Cheers!
GET TO KNOW…
LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Rachel Whyte
DOB: March 23
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Education: BFA in Musical Theatre from Abilene Christian University
Day Job: Dance Teacher at Rocky Mountain Prep Charter School
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Color: Lemonade Blue
Movie: Mean Girls…The Princess Bride…and so many more!
Book: A Little Princess
Band:…Beyonce…no band needed
Song: Out of My League by Stephen Speaks
Smell: Pie. Any Pie.
Beverage: Grape Juice
THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or Cats? Allergic to both
Lover or Fighter? Fighter
Boxers or Briefs? Briefs
Sweet or Sour? Sweet
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Custard
Spring or Fall? Spring
Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset
Beach or Pool? Pool
Sharks or Jets? JETS!!!!
ANSWER ME THIS…
Do you feel pretty? Oh SO pretty…
When life hands you lemons? I call my husband
You’re stranded on a deserted island… What two items do you bring? A boat and my husband to row;)
How long have you been performing? Since I was 5. This will be show number 50!
What’s your favorite role that you’ve played? Susan in [title of show]
What’s your dream role to be cast? to originate a role
Who is your hero? Biggest inspiration? My little brother, Mark
Where are you in 10 years? Performing! Wherever the industry takes me
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Facebook- Rachel Whyte
Why see West Side Story? How is the story relevant today? Where there is a difference of opinion, there is potential to destroy. We might not go so far as to kill each other (as the show portrays) but we often aim to critically injure- careers, reputations, home life, self esteem, etc. After seeing this show, I hope people leave the theatre reflecting on where their opinions clash with others, perhaps politically, spiritually, ethically, or elsewhere. I hope that in their reflection they find that having different points of view is never worth destroying another person- in any way.