Monday, April 27, 2009

9 year old actress, Lauren Carlos

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!


Michelle said...

We're so excited to see the show! Auntie Michelle & Uncle Kevin

Amy said...

Lauren and the entire cast did an amazing job on this production. I am continuously impressed with your true talent Lauren. It is an honor to know you and to see you grow through your acting. Great job Lauren!

Anonymous said...

Lauren, it's so great to hear your unique backstage insight. We're really excited to see the performance!

Tom and Lauren said...

Lauren! I am so proud of you and can't wait to see your show! You are such a talented actress and I am blessed to know you!!! Love, Lauren

Sarah Berkley said...

Talented Lauren! I envy the amazing experience you've had participating in this production, but you gave me a little glimpse with this insightful blog post. The performance held me rapt the whole way through. You put your whole heart into it and the show was all the better for it. They're lucky to have you. What a star!

Sarah Berkley said...

By the way, you changed the landscape of the Seurat painting for me. I'll always see you in it now!!

Rosie Smith said...

sadly i was not able to see you when i saw sunday... my mom saw you and said you weree amazing and cute!!! i bet you were!!! i hope to see you again soon!!! :)
love- rosie