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 Madeline Corcoran. It was lovely to meet her and to find out more about her. Without further ado, let’s get into the interview.

What is your favorite thing about performing?

“My favorite thing about performing is the rush of it. Walking on stage and knowing that there’s people in the audience and you can’t see them. I just love performing. It’s so much fun.”

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

“Mama Bear/Mama Shrek in Shrek the Musical.”

What inspired you to start in the theater?

“When I was 6 or 8, I came into the city with my mom and my aunt and saw Beauty and the Beast, which is one of my all time favorite shows. I wanted to be Belle. I always loved to sing and dance. I started doing community and school shows and now I’m here.”

What is your dream role?

“Elphaba [in Wicked].”

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

“Definitely the dancing. Swing dancing in one of the numbers which is new for a lot of us. I’m excited for the costumes. I love Christmas music. In high school, we did Caroling Fridays in my choir, which started in September. I’m used to the fall being full of Christmas.”

What made you choose Molloy/Cap 21?

“I applied to school for a variety of majors: fashion design, costume design, and performance. This is one of the only schools I applied to for performance that also gave me a chance to do costumes. I like that it’s a small campus but that the city is also available to me. I love the city but am glad to get the campus feeling as well.”

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

“My favorite movie is Singing in the Rain. My favorite actor is Gene Kelly.”

What is your favorite Christmas song?

“Carol of the Bells.”

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!