Hairspray Interview with Rosey Pasco
June 2, 2016
Rosey Pasco is a 10th grader who was recently in the school production of Hairspray. She kindly agreed to do an interview with us about her experience.
How many drama company productions had you been in prior to this one?
This is my first one.
What was your role in Hairspray?
I was an ensemble member, so I sang and danced in the background, and I was an auditioner for The Corny Collins Show and a bell ringer.
Bell ringer? Did you already know how to ring the bells?
Nope. I learned. It wasn’t that hard.
What obstacles did you run into during production?
There was a lot of practice time. It basically overtook my life. It was hard to make sure you knew all your cues and you had to prepare for everything.
What was the best part about being in the play?
The people! I really liked everyone in there, and we got really close during the entire time.
Do you have any advice for students interested in joining the drama company?
Be prepared. Do your homework in advance, before tech week, because you will not have time to do it. Always warm up if you have time, whether it’s vocal or stretching or whatever. Just do it. Also, get to know the people at the beginning, so you don’t end up at the end not knowing people.
Will you be doing any more productions in the future?
What can you tell us about next year’s musical?
Next year is going to be West Side Story. I’m excited for it, but it’s going to be kind of difficult to put on, for several reasons. It’s a lot of dancing. I mean, Hairspray was, but this is still a lot.