What fun it’s been to sing some 80s throwback tunes for the Jobsite Theater production of Romeo & Juliet in the role of the musician! It’s also been a fun challenge to stretch my acting chops for the role of Lady Montague. There are lots of costume and hair changes in this show for me – I move from an 80s style dress suit into a Stevie Nicks inspired flowy skirt and hair scarf, courtesy of Katrina Stevenson.
Katrina also costumed the casts of Shockheaded Peter and Midsummer Night’s Dream, and provided the aerial choreography for those two productions as well. We joke around that it’s been weird not having to warm our bodies up for a full 30 minutes before having to go onstage! In this production of Romeo and Juliet, she plays one of her dream roles of Tybalt while getting to work fight choreography with a katana.
I always enjoy working with composer Jeremy Douglass in his Jobsite Theater ventures! He really set the aural scene with his clever music choices and underscoring for this 80s throwback version of Shakespeare’s classic tale of Romeo & Juliet at Jobsite Theater (which is not, in fact, a love story). The show closes on Sunday, February 6th, so I hope you can see it before it’s dead! I mean, over!