5/5/09

Profile of the Month: Steffi D.

Sorry for the delay in getting this video to you, folks. It's been hectic. Steffi D found time on opening night of our Boston engagement (a day after her 20th birthday!) to sit down with musician extraordinaire Freddy Hall who does triple duty for us as interviewer and videographer.

Thanks for all your great questions! We wish we could have answered them all. We chose 10 of our favorite questions. Enjoy!




Here are the questions asked in the video:


1) Tiffany said...

Do you feel any pressure to represent Canada when you are performing?

Does the cast ever make fun of you or tease you because you are Canadian?

Being a Canadian in an almost all American cast, do you find that they approach certain aspects of performing differently?

2) Cameron said...

How would you compare being on stage in 'Spring Awakening', and being on stage on 'Canadian Idol'? And which one (if any) made/makes you more nervous?!

3) Mark said...

If you were a Broadway producer, which musicals would you cast some of your cast members in (including yourself) and why?

4) Stephi D. said...

What is your favorite song, and if you could ever record with anyone, who would it be with and why?

5) Psychopathic Sanity said...

Has there ever been a moment on stage when something has gone wrong (aka props breaking, etc) when the cast has had to ad lib? If so, tell us about it! What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you on stage?

6) Olivia Me. said...

these are some questions that you ask other cast members in your Hot Minutes:

What's your full name?
faves: color? animal? song to perform and/or to listen to?
And what quirks do you have?

7) Aubrey Marshall said...

In a life or death situation, what's plausibly the largest animal you could take down with your bare hands?

8) Nicole said...

If you could live in any other time period, what would it be?

9) Antonio said...

How would you describe yourself in high school?

10) Rhianne said...

If you were found in a refrigerator, what would you be and why?


What do think of Steffi's answers? What shows would YOU cast our actors in? We're curious. Leave your comments below!


As we've previously posted, Steffi was honored with an invitation for her and her mother to have a luncheon with MPP Phil McNeely and Premier Dalton McGuinty at Parliament while she was in Toronto. In Canada, the Premier is the federal head of government for a province or territory, akin to the Governor of a state in the United States and the MPP would be like a US Senator (except that there are only 13 provinces/territories in Canada so these positions hold even more prominence).

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Premier Dalton even came to see the show at The Canon Theatre, making the local papers. Here he is with our happy company:

Spring Awakening Cast with Premier Dalton McGuinty of Canada


More pics on our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery

15 comments:

Little Debbie said...

I pretty much agreed with all of Steffi's choices for casting, but I'd have to say that I would love to see Sarah Hunt as Elphaba in Wicked and Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero in Wicked.

L said...

She is so adorable! So weird that she said she'd like to live in the 20's because at the very beginning of the vid, I though, she looks like a flapper with that outfit. XP

Happy belated birthday Steffi (with 2 f's!) =D

Danny said...

I love Steffi! She's just too awesome. I think Krystina would make a great Nina or Vanessa in "In the Heights"

Irene (from Guam) said...

OMG I can totally see Kyle playing that guy in Little Shop of Horrors! I love that play and Kyle'd be awesome in that role.
and i'd ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see Ben Moss as Boq in Wicked!

Anonymous said...

I think Anthony should be in Children of Eden, although I don't really know what the show is about. But simply for the fact that when he sang "Lost in the Wilderness" he was absolutely amazing!
And Sarah should be Elphaba.
I'd like to see Shishi as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera! :P <3

Anonymous said...

Anthony Lee would be a great Bobby Strong in Urinetown

Psychopathic Sanity said...

lol, thanks for the answer? XD

Hannah said...

Oh my God, Extraordinary Machine is probably my favorite song of all time. Good choice, Steffi; you just got about a thousand times more awesome.
Great profile, guys!
<3

Psychopathic Sanity said...

Oh yeah, quick question, what was Steffi going to say about my username? XD

Stephi D. said...

Hey thanks for answering my questions!!! And no, I don't have a PhD..... yet.

Anonymous said...

Can you do one on Freddie?!

Antonio said...

THANKS FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION!!!!! :)

Rozzie said...

does the tour cast have a twitter?

Pun said...

Psychopathic--Steffi edited this herself, so I have no idea what her reaction to your name was, sorry.

Nonny--we'll take it into consideration. He's originally from DC, so the DC stop may be ideal for his Profile.

Rozzie--we're setting one up! Stay tuned.

Rozzie said...

ok, one more question-
when does gabby do her profile of the month?

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