written by Lauren Carlos (Louise)
My name is Lauren Carlos and I'm 9 years old, and I am so excited to be part of this amazing show here at the 5th Avenue. My friend Keaton Whittaker and I both take turns playing Louise, the bratty daughter of Yvonne and Jules.
We worked a lot of long hours in the weeks leading up to opening night, and I can definitely say I've never learned so much from a production as much as this one! It has been so incredible seeing how bits and pieces of the show came together....I will always remember the first time I got to see how the scene "Putting it Together" looked on stage; with all the digital magic you almost don't know where to look first! My other favorite part was seeing the actors in their costumes and makeup for the first time; everyone looked like they'd stepped right out of the painting. (I think I'm glad I don't have to wear a bustle!)
I have to pinch myself whenever I realize I'm working side by side with the some of the best actors in Seattle as well as from Broadway. Keaton and I are even wearing the Louise costumes from Broadway! Everyone is so nice and really funny too - we have a lot of fun backstage. Keaton and I even have a quote list hung in our dressing room so we can write down and remember all the funny things people say.
Hugh Panaro gave us candy apple "Cromalumes" on opening night!
Keaton Whittaker, Hugh Panaro & Lauren Carlos
I hope everyone has the opportunity to go see Sunday in the Park With George, a show that I am really proud to be a part of. All the hard work that has gone into it, makes it really come alive and sparkle on stage!