Hello dear readers. I tend to have a lot of curiosity about my fellow human beings, especially those who have talents that I don’t. That is why I was excited at the opportunity to speak to some of the wonderful performers who will be appearing in the Madison Theatre Christmas show. One of the people I got to interview was Angela Strausman. It was lovely to meet her and to find out more about [him/her]. Without further ado, let’s get into the interview.

What is your favorite thing about performing?

“Being able to tell a story and create some sort of emotion for the audience. I love making people feel something or have a different point of view on life. I love making people laugh.”

What’s your favorite role or performance you’ve done?

“My senior year of high school I was in a professional production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas in the Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My other favorite role is Ermengarde in German in Germany. That was a really cool experience. It was challenging because I didn’t speak German and I had to do a whole show in German. Those are my two favorites so far.”

What inspired you to start in the theater?

“Watching theater as a little kid. Watching shows at the Children’s Theater. I never started performing until I was in seventh grade. I actually refused to perform when I was younger.”

What is your dream role?

“I would love to be Glinda in Wicked. I would love to be anything in Something Rotten, especially a tap dancing egg. Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. I’d love to be in A Chorus Line. I’d love to be Ruby in Dames at Sea.”

What are you looking forward to the most about performing in the Christmas show?

“It’s Christmas. That’s it.”

What made you choose Molloy/CAP 21?

“It was because of Ricky Oliver. In all other auditions, you would sing your song and then be done. With him it was like ‘before you do anything or sing anything, let’s sit down and have a conversation.’ It was awesome.”

Who is your favorite actor/actress? What is your favorite movie?

“In musical theatre, Mara Davi. Helena Bonham Carter is my favorite actress [in movies]. My favorite movie is Elf. Or Clue. Or White Christmas. Or Singin In the Rain. And the Harry Potter series.”

What is your favorite Christmas song?

“All of them.”

And that’s all,dear readers. I hope you enjoyed reading this interview as much as I enjoyed giving it. Look forward to more exciting interviews with performers in the Christmas show coming up soon!