Hello THAC Friends & Followers,
Today we get to know Ms Carolyn Lohr, leading the production of West Side Story as Maria! To get a feel for how this gorgeous talent has stolen our hearts on the main stage this season, check out our Q&A below… Cheers!
GET TO KNOW…
LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Carolyn Cecelia Lohr (or CC)
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Education: BA Music Performance/ BA Theatre from Briar Cliff University, MA Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver
Day Job: 1st-grade Teacher at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Color: “and it was all…YELLOW”
Movie: What Dreams May Come (R.I.P. Robin)
Animal: …absolutely any animal besides a cat
Book: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (I’m sure that sounds disturbing if you’re not familiar with the book!)
Band: Martin Sexton (solo artist)
Song: There’s a gorgeous symphonic piece from the City of Angels soundtrack (yes, the one with Nicholas Cage) by the same name – it pulls on my heart strings!
Musical: by far…no contest… West Side Story
Food: I’m mildly obsessed with fresh pineapple
Smell: peony flowers or lilacs
Beverage: depends on the time of day…
Season: Today was pretty idyllic – today I’m digging late summer/early fall
Holiday: Halloween! Growing up, my parents hosted big, obnoxious, themed Halloween parties. I usually have my costume planned a year in advance! 🙂 Plus my little first graders really pull out all the stops – our Halloween parade is always a highlight of the year.
Pastime: besides theatre? running, volleyball
THIS OR THAT…
Dogs or Cats? As stated before: DOGS!
Lover or Fighter? Lover
Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs!
Sweet or Sour? Sweeeeeet (Caroline… ba ba baaaa)
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Ice Cream
Spring or Fall? Spring for the summer-vacation anticipation; Fall for the beauty
Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset
Beach or Pool? Beach
Sharks or Jets? I’m so conflicted!
ANSWER ME THIS…
Do you feel pretty? …and dizzy… and fizzy… and fine!
When life hands you lemons? Boost the ol’ immune system – no prayer of hitting that high C with a chest cold!
You’re stranded on a deserted island… What two items do you bring? ukulele and a knife
How long have you been performing? 3rd grade – I performed in the play, “Cupivac.” My third-grade teacher gave me a copy of the script when I graduated with my Theatre degree.
What’s your favorite role that you’ve played? Maria!
What’s your dream role to be cast? Can I say Maria again? “I’ll never stop saying… Maria!”
Who is your hero? Biggest inspiration? My teacher colleagues and all heros. My grandpa is my hero. I draw a great deal of inspiration from my students, family, and my boyfriend.
Where are you in 10 years? I’ve been staring at this question for a solid five minutes. Moving on…
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Facebook (CLICK HERE)
Why see West Side Story? How is the story relevant today? West Side Story is, in my very unyielding opinion, the greatest musical of all time! The story will always be relevant, because whatever manifestation of fear we face as a society, love will always attempt to rise above the chaos and inspire joy. <3