is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Monday, March 26, 2012

BCTC's CHICAGO: Meredith Crutcher To Shine On Stage With Suraya Salash and the Fantastic Cast & Crew of BCTC

Meredith and Mylissa Crutcher
"Suraya happens to be my idea of a vacation! She's fun, she holds nothing back, and she's a pretty free spirit. I have enjoyed our growing friendship since Rocky Horror and look forward to hopefully doing more shows with her in the future." -- Meredith Crutcher, regarding her pal Suraya Salash

(both appear in BCTC's CHICAGO, opening March 28th!)  See previous blog (just scroll down) for details :) Meredith tells me she is playing the role of Liz in Chicago, "who happens to be one of the six merry murderesses of the Cell Block Tango. Liz is short tempered and allows her companion Bernie one last chance to kick his habit before she loses it. Thus, securing herself a place in the Cook County Jail."

The last part Crutcher played was Mama Nadi in BCTC's Ruined, who ran a brothel and bar in the bush of the Congo. Liz is quick tongued and vindictive like Mama Nadi, yet dressed scantily clad in black lingerie Liz brings a lot more sexy to the show.



"The biggest challenge of playing this role for me is combining singing and dancing in a way that is a lot more strict than Rocky Horror, the last musical I was in. "
Meredith as Mama in BCTC's Ruined




With Meredith's busy schedule, there is no doubt she will go far in any endeavor. "My hopes for the future are act long enough and well enough that it can one day become my career and sole source of income. I'd also like to get involved in Dramatic Psychology and expression through theater."



She's also quick to point out why she is so close to Suraya Shalash (see previous blog, below :) "Suraya happens to be my idea of a vacation! She's fun, she holds nothing back, and she's a pretty free spirit. I have enjoyed our growing friendship since Rocky Horror and look forward to hopefully doing more shows with her in the future. Suraya is also the perfect person to perform the role of the emcee because she's a natural host known for bringing people and fun together. That chick knows how to Razzle Dazzle!



Meredith Crutcher, Michael Baird and Suraya Salash
in BCTC's Rocky Horror Show last year


Working with BCTC's Coordinator of Film and Theatre, TimX Davis, is always a great experience for student and veteran actors...and Meredith agrees, "Tim has been awesome this production. We've had fun playing with the funny bits he comes up with in the show. Music and dance aside I believe the direction of the scenes are powerful and captivating. Our design team has done amazing as well!"







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