April 25, 2017

Backstage at the Egyptian: Interview with Susan Graham

Interview Conducted by: Kevin Ray -Egyptian Theatre Intern

Susan is the Director of Annie, Jr. and Vice President of CCT. I had a chance to interview her about the upcoming Annie Jr. musical being held on April 27-30th at the Egyptian Theatre.

Kevin: Tell me a little bit about the Children’s Community Theatre?

Susan: Children’s Community Theatre is dedicated to developing and fostering an interest in dramatic arts among people of all ages, but especially children and young adults. For over 50 years, CCT has presented many great musicals for community children. I think Children’s Community Theatre provides a fantastic opportunity for kids in our community. I am so grateful to be a member of the organization.

Kevin: How many people are in the cast, and where are they from?

Susan: The cast consists of 86 kids from the DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa, and surrounding communities.

Kevin: What are the ages in the cast?

Susan: The cast ages range from 7-18 years old.

Kevin: What are you looking forward to most about the Children’s Community Theatre performing at the Egyptian Theatre?

Susan: Getting to perform at the Egyptian Theatre, such a large and historic venue, is a great opportunity for the kids. They always get excited to be there, especially performing for their classmates, family, and friends. I feel blessed to be a part of their experience.

Kevin: What do you hope the audience walks away with after the show?

Susan: I hope the audience walks away having had a truly enjoyable time watching the performance. And, hopefully they gain a greater appreciation for theater and the enormously talented group of children we have in the community. And maybe, the kids in the audience will decide to join us on-stage next year!

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