In this week’s 5 questions, we spoke with Strauss veteran actor and director Terri Cunningham.
1. What first drew you to the theatre?
I was on the junior high forensics team and got to watch play reading and play acting categories and was fascinated. From that moment on, I knew what I wanted to do.
2. What type of theatre are you drawn to?
I wanted to do serious drama, but my professor kept nudging me towards comedies and musicals, and I found that I really loved that genre.
3. What is your favorite show?
Favorite show I’ve been in: Company. Love the show and Stephen Sondheim. Favorite show I’ve seen: Well, the one I will always remember is Strauss’ version of Godspell. Hamilton and Something Rotten are close.
4. Why Strauss?
I met Chris Ringham shortly after moving the Monroe and he reeled me in and gave me a purpose. I’ll always be grateful to him.
5. What’s the most absurd thing you’ve seen on stage?
Well, me. During a college production of A Little Night Music, I was accidentally left on stage (but behind a small partition) naked. No nightgown, just a robe sitting on the bed and open to the waist. So my stage hubby handed the robe to me and I sang an entire song while holding my robe closed at the chest. Always check your props, people!