South Pacific Spotlight - Christina Peck plays one of the nurses
Christina Peck is a high school special education teacher in Bolingbrook and is making her Summer Place Theatre debut this summer as a Nurse in South Pacific, but she has been dancing and performing since she was a child.
South Pacific opens on June 7.
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QUESTION: Who or what inspired you to start doing theater?
CHRISTINA PECK: My love of music and dance is really what got me into theatre. My parents signed me up for dance when I was young, but I had an amazing music teacher in elementary school who really ignited my passion for music and the arts.
Q: What was the musical that had you fall in love with musicals?
CP: One of my first musicals was Cinderella. We auditioned, rehearsed, and performed all in a week! It was my first taste of theatre and was very fun!
Q: What is the favorite role you've ever played?
CP: My favorite role was playing Margy in a production of "State Fair," but I have a feeling being on stage alongside my husband will become one of my new favorite things!
Q: What is the most challenging part of bringing this story to life?
CP: I think the most challenging thing about portraying South Pacific will be to characterize the sometimes harsh realities of racism and sexism that still permeate society today.
Q: If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would you want to play you?
CP: I would most want Anna Kendrick to play me in a movie.
Q: What do you do when you’re not doing theater?
CP: When not performing in musicals, I am a high school special education teacher. I also sing weddings on the weekends and love spending time with my family and watching Netflix.
Q: Which character from South Pacific would most like to have dinner with and why?
CP: I think I would most like to have dinner with Emile de Becque. I think the story of his life would be the most interesting to hear.
Q: Why should people come see this production of South Pacific?
CP: You should come and see South Pacific because in such a short time, this cast has created such a personal and professional bond. Everyone has been focused and fun. Each and every cast member is Incredibly talented and their energy and passion for theatre shines through them. This show, although celebrating its 70th anniversary, has themes that are relatable to many of us still today. It is a heartfelt story that celebrates diversity and overcoming adversity.
Come see Christina and the rest of this talented cast when South Pacific opens on June 7.
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