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Bridie Carroll is an award winning performer to be heard! She can belt the roof off a building and has the personality and stage presence to keep you captivated! Bridie has traveled the country regionally in North Shore Music Theatre’s “Disney’s High School Musical” and “Hairspray” (for which she won the Irne Award), Arundel Barn Playhouse’s “I Love A Piano,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” and “42nd Street,” The Boston Conservatory’s “City of Angels” and “The Rivals,” New London Barn Playhouse’s “The Music Man,” “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” “A Chorus Line,” “Annie,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers,” Aurora Theater’s “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” and “Godspell,” Mercyhurst College’s “The Apple Tree,” “Assassins,” and “The Fantastics,” and Conventry Conservatory’s “Anything Goes” and “Oklahoma.” Bridie has also been a soloist with the Boston Pops and currently she can been seen in the First National Tour of “Grease” as “Jan” alongside American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks through May 23. For more on Bridie, be sure to visit www.bridiecarroll.com!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Every musical I listened to as a little girl! I never really knew who anyone was I was just attracted to the music and the lyrics! I lived in Hong Kong so wasn’t around to know who and what was popular. It was just the thrill of performing! Today it’s Audra McDonald, Marin Maize, Christiane Noll, Lisa Howard, Laura Osnes, Lauren Kennedy, Christine Ebersole, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Quentin Earl Darrington, Brad Bass, Adam Armstrong, Jon Gealt, Ben Roseberry, Alice Ripley, Debra Monk, Bernadette Peters, lets be honest my list could go on and on and on.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? I think a low E flat to a high E flat… but not sure it sounds good! Currently I sing to a high E flat in the show.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Just my silly Minnesotan accent, which I think everyone knows about 🙂

4. What is the best advice you’ve given, but not taken for yourself? Oh gosh…well if you ask my friends I give a lot of advice! And I should practice what I preach! We all deserve the best and to be patient because everyone has their own journey in life. Everyone’s individual path is unique and special and we should stay focused on our own journey and not wish we were on someone else’s.

5. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Well it used to be Starbucks! But I am no longer allowed coffee or caffeine! So I am now a tea drinker, and I love TeaVana!

6. Books or Magazines? Books.

7. Favorite TV Show? Currently…..LOST and The Biggest Loser.

8. Favorite play/musical? “Follies,” “Man of LaMancha,” “Aida,” The Deaf West Theater’s production of “Big River!,” “August: Osage County.”

9. Favorite website? Facebook.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? um…..the perfect man? Whoever that is? Does that even exist….maybe just in my dreams!

12. Who do you consider to be your hero? My parents.

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Natascia DiazTwo on the Aisle, 3 in a VanBe sure to catch fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Natascia Diaz starring in the NYC International Fringe Festival “Two on the Aisle, 3 in a Van from August 16-29. For tickets and show times visit:http://2ontheaisle3inavan.com/

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Natascia Diaz Award Winning actress Natascia Diaz has been dazzling theatre audiences for years, especially with her pristine and powerful vocals. She received the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Washington DC Signature Theatre’s production of “Rooms, A Rock Romance”. Natascia was also featured in their 2008 production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”. In addition to the Helen Hayes Award, Natascia is also the recipient of Chicago’s 1996 Joeseph Jefferson Award for her performance as “Anita” in the National Tour of “West Side Story” as well as the 2006 Kevin Kline award for the same role at St. Louis’ Muny. On Broadway Natascia has been featured in “Man of LaMancha”, “Seussical”, & “Carousel” while Off-Broadway she has delighted audiences in “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris”, “Tick, Tick…Boom” (for which she received an Ovation Award Nomination), and Stephen Sondheim’s “Saturday Night”. In addition to theatre, Natascia has also lit up the screen in TV’s “Law & Order”, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, & “Damages” as well as the films “Tiny Dancer”, “How to Seduce Difficult Women” and the current documentary “Every Little Step”, which recounts the journey of Broadway’s “A Chorus Line”.  Check your local movie theater for times!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My parents. Opera singer dad, ballerina mom. They were both incredible storytellers in each of their professions and filled me with respect and awe of all things theatrical.

2. What is the hightest and lowest note you can sing? Highest; A flat. Aldonza. “It’s…all….the SAME!!!!!!” at the end of Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA. Lowest; every note in KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN. lol

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I’m a great mimic.

4. Is there ever a time you thought about quitting? Been thinking of quitting now for over a year. Still do.

5. Favorite kind of sundae (ice cream flavor & toppings)? Don’t like sundaes. Prefer anything dark chocolate.

6. Favorite kind of shoes? Dansko’s.

7. Favorite holiday? Christmas. There is magic and holiness in it. and Easter. for the sense of renewal. And rebirth.

8. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Winter retreat. It’s when we need it most. If I had a choice, both.

9. What skin care products do you use? Aveeno. I am blessed with very good skin, though. Don’t need much fussing.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? I made a figure of her out of a bottle when I was very little. WONDERWOMAN. ALL THE WAY.

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