Meet Katie Karas!
South Pacific Spotlight: Marking her return to the stage for the first time since high school, Katie portrays a nurse
Katie Karas is making her Summer Place Theatre debut and will be taking the stage for the first time since high school. Like many of the cast and production crew for South Pacific, Katie is an educator, working for Northwestern Medicine. She joins a talented ensemble cast, where she will be playing a Nurse.
Katie shared some thoughts on her love of theater, her inspiration, and what is like to be back on stage and in this production.
South Pacific opens on June 7!
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QUESTION: Who or what inspired you to start doing theater?
KATIE KARAS: My nana did theater/community theater her whole life - and she has always been my inspiration do to theater.
Q: What was the musical that had you fall in love with musicals?
KK: Hamilton!!! LOVE.THAT.SHOW!
Q: What is the favorite role(s) you've ever played?
KK: My favorite role I have ever played was the witch in Into the Woods.
Q: What is the dream role you still want to play?
KK: I’d love to play Velma Kelly from Chicago - she’s all that jazz! ;)
Q: What is the most challenging part about brining South Pacific to life?
KK; The most challenging part about bringing this show to life is respecting the story/issues in the play while making it relevant today.
Q: Do you have any performance superstitions?
KK: The only superstition I have is don’t ask actors before a show: “Are you nervous?”
Q: If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would you want to play you?
KK: If someone were to make a movie about me I would love Kate Winslet to play me!
Q: What do you do when you’re not doing theater?
KK: When I’m not at rehearsal I work as an educator for Northwestern Medicine and spend time playing with my dog Rudy!
Q: Which character from South Pacific would you most like to have dinner with and why?
KK: I’d like to have dinner with Luther Billis - he’s a hoot!
Q: Why should people come see this production of South Pacific?
KK: South Pacific is the perfect mix and has something for everyone to enjoy!!
Come see Katie and the rest of this talented cast when South Pacific opens on June 7.
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