Meet Lt. Joseph Cable!
South Pacific Spotlight: Sam Martin returns to Summer Place Theatre
Sam Martin found his way to Summer Place Theatre again from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, where he is studying musical theater. Sam was last seen at Summer Place as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee in 2017. The Schaumburg native bring years of acting and musical theater experience to the challenging role of Lt. Joseph Cable.
South Pacific opens on June 7:
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QUESTION: Who or what inspired you to start doing theater?
SAM MARTIN: My older brother’s 7th grade performance of The Music Man. I was a fourth grader, and my mom had volunteered to do photography for the production, so I would go with her after school to the rehearsals. I loved the environment and the performance so much that when I made it to 7th grade I decided to try it myself.
Q: What was the musical that had you fall in love with musicals?
SM: The Music Man. That was the show my brother was doing in 7th grade. I loved the lyricism and the exciting music.
Q: What is the favorite role you've ever played?
SM: The Baker in Into The Woods!
Q: What is the dream role you still want to play?
SM: JD in Heathers for sure. Also Sweeney Todd.
Q: Do you have any performance superstitions?
SM: I don’t have any superstitions but I’m always nervous that my fly will be unzipped when I go onstage.
Q: If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would you want to play you?
SM: Benedict Cumberbatch except blond. Because it would be funny.
Q: What do you do when you’re not doing theater?
SM: I make music, play video games, and play DnD! Look me up on Spotify if you’re interested :)
Q: Which character from South Pacific would you most like to have dinner with and why?
SM: Emile. He just seems like a pleasant and interesting guy.
Q: Why should people come see this production of South Pacific?
SM: Because it’s a lovely cast of very enthusiastic people that are going to bring a lot of life and energy into this story! Everyone involved in the production has a heart of gold and a lot of passion for the show.
Come see Sam and the rest of this incredibly talented cast when South Pacific opens on June 7.
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