The news site of Hinsdale Central High School
Emma Gordon, sophomore, will be playing the role of Cinderella.

Emma Gordon, sophomore, will be playing the role of Cinderella.

Courtesy of Emma Gordon

Courtesy of Emma Gordon

Emma Gordon, sophomore, will be playing the role of Cinderella.

Emma Gordon, sophomore

Devils’ Advocate: What role are you playing in this year’s musical?

Emma Gordon: I’ll be playing Cinderella.

DA: How long have you been acting?

EG: Since I was five or six, so about 10 years.

DA: Why did you audition for the musical?

EG: I just really love the theatre program at this school. I’ve made a lot of good friends here, and I’ve just always been involved in theatre no matter what school I’m attending, and Central is no different.

DA: What were the auditions like?

EG: It’s always a little nerve-wracking, but it’s also exciting because you can pick the audition group with your friends in it and see how great they do. It’s just a really healthy atmosphere because you get to cheer everyone on, so it’s really awesome.

DA: Is there anything special you did to prepare for the auditions?

EG: Well, beforehand, they gave us a packet of monologues and songs, and we just prepared whatever we thought would fit our voices and whatever monologues we wanted to express.

DA: How are you feeling about performing in “Cinderella”?

EG: I’m a little nervous but for the most part excited because I think that the cast that they have chosen is really great, and I’m excited to work with everybody this year.

DA: Have you been in any shows with Central before? What were they like?

EG: Well, we’re doing the spring play “Rumors” right now too. Other than that, I think the only shows that I didn’t do while I’ve been here were “Rashomon” and “Save the Date”. So I did the freshman play last year, I did “She Kills Monsters”, I did the musical last year, and then I assistant directed the freshman play this year.

DA: What is it like to balance acting in both the spring play “Rumors”  and the spring musical “Cinderella”?

EG: Well, “Rumors” rehearsals are in full swing right now, but “Cinderella” rehearsals haven’t started yet. In the past though, I have acted in two shows at the same time, so I know that it might get a little difficult. But the directors always talk to each other when [students are involved in two shows] because it actually happens fairly often, and they are really good at balancing that.

DA: What has been your favorite theatre experience thus far?

EG: My favorite Central theatre experience definitely was “She Kills Monsters” so far because that was really fun last year, and we had a great cast; we all got really close, the script was funny, and it was super fun to learn all the sword fighting that went along with it.

DA: What is your favorite show or musical that you’ve gone to see?

EG: “The Book of Mormon”, for sure.

DA: What type of music have you been listening to recently?

EG: I’ve been a big fan of 21 Savage lately, but I don’t really know why.

DA: Which Disney or fairytale character are you most like?

EG: I would say that I’m most like Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” because I like to read and I think that it’s important to show everyone kindness and empathy.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Devils' Advocate • Copyright 2018 • FLEX WordPress Theme by SNOLog in