Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda in "Wicked," which plays through May 22 in Shea's Performing Arts Center.
Last Friday, we ran a brief interview with Amanda Jane Cooper, who is currently playing Glinda in the first national tour of "Wicked," which runs through May 22 in Shea's Performing Arts Center. Because of space, we can only print a selection in the print paper, but Cooper's responses were so fun, I couldn't resist reprinting them all on the Gusto Blog. Here goes:
Glinda’s worst feature: Too many heels = bunions.
Glinda’s best feature: Her inner sunshine!
How you stay occupied on the tour bus: I'm princess of sleep.
Currently reading: these questions. [Alternate answer: your mind.]
On your iPod: Jessie J and Adele.
Guilty pleasure: CHOCOLATE nom nom nom.
Your top-four musical theater composers: Schwartz, Sondheim, Porter, & Arlen (born in Buffalo and wrote songs like, "If I Only Had a Brain" and "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead")...okay that's way more than four words. Woops!
Where you voted ‘best’ or ‘most likely’ anything in high school? Yes, 'most well-rounded'!
“Legally Blonde” or “Mean Girls”: Omigod umm, "Blonde Girls"?
Skittles or Starburst: Strawberry Starburst for sure.
Favorite ‘Wicked’ song: Every song is "popular".
Your next dream role: Elphaba. SOME. DAY. PLEASE.