South Pacific Spotlight: Laurie Kauzlaric
Laurie Kauzlaric is a school-based speech language pathologist making her Summer Place Theatre debut. Previous ensemble credits include Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Annie, and Brigadoon. Laurie’s beautiful voice and stage experience joins a talented cast of talented theater veterans in celebration of the 70th anniversary of South Pacific opening on Broadway.
South Pacific opens on June 7!
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QUESTION: Who or what inspired you to start doing theater?
LAURIE KAUZLARIC: I have always enjoyed singing and really liked being able to bring that aspect to the stage.
Q: What was the musical that had you fall in love with musicals?
LK: Les Misérables. I was always fascinated by the story of a hardened criminal who transformed into a virtuous, selfless man.
Q: What is the favorite role you've ever played?
LK: A townsperson in Brigadoon.
Q: What is the dream role you still want to play?
LK: Lucille Debray in The Count of Monte Cristo
Q: What is the most challenging part of bringing this story to life?
LK: I think trying to truly place myself in that time period/season in order to understand the day-to-day dilemmas, like waiting for the hot water to be delivered for a shower.
Q:Do you have any performance superstitions?
LK: Not really, but I like to keep my eye on any issues with a final run-through, costumes, and/or makeup.
Q: If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would you want to play you?
LK: Claire Danes.
Q: What do you do when you’re not doing theater?
LK: I work as a speech language pathologist, but also enjoy singing in a chorus, traveling, bike riding, reading, and swimming.
Q: Which character from South Pacific would you most like to have dinner with and why?
LK: Emile. He had to make some difficult decisions in his life that involved a lot of sacrifice.
Q: Why should people come see this production of South Pacific?
LK: It is a fun and lively performance infused with light-hearted humor, romance and a commitment to truly entertain the audience.
Come see Laurie and the rest of this incredibly talented cast when South Pacific opens on June 7.
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