Who is your favourite character from The Wizard of Oz and why?
The Scarecrow. He's the first companion, such a genuine person (slash scarecrow?), and his opening number is so much fun.
What was your first show ever?
It was a high school production called "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...Nerdman?!" Also known to us as just "Nerdman". Tim Howe (The Last Five Years, Snoopy in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) was also in that one.
What was your primary introduction to the story of The Wizard of Oz, the movie, or the books? And - -what is your memory of your first impression of the story?
I knew the movie way before the books. I've actually still never read any of the books, or any of the "spin-off" or alternate version books. I loved that movie as a kid, my grandparents owned a copy so I used to look forward to watching it when we visited them. Though the monkey scene was always scary.
How long have you been working in your field for?
I actually work in theatre, so since that first production mentioned earlier it's been a little more than eight years. Aside from doing shows, I work for different theatres in the FOH realm and have been doing that (and getting paid) for about four and a half years.