- Two Future Stars Shine in Act Two’s Cabaret
- Josh Holober-Ward and Tracy Ramsay
- Interviewed by Joel Markowitz
Wilkommen to Act Two’s production of Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award winning musical Cabaret. Joel Markowitz schmoozed with 17 year-old Tracy Ramsay and 18 year-old Josh Holober-Ward who burned up Olney Theatre Center Stage as Sally Bowles and The Emcee.
After seeing Tracy’s heartbreaking and vocally riveting performances as Eponine and Lucy in Act Two’s productions of Les Miserables and Jekyl and Hyde, Joel couldn’t wait to see Tracy as Sally Bowles. And what a performance she gives! And Josh’s emcee is equally powerful, sympathetic and vocally astounding.
What is their favorite song in the show? For Tracy, it’s, of course, “Cabaret”.”I really feel that it’s the moment that I am most true to Sally.” For Josh, it’s the haunting “I Don’t Care Much.” “It’s so beautiful..and it has that downtrodden thrown-out feeling.”
And why do they love performing in the theatre? For Tracy, “It’s such a great gift to embody another person and I can pass that to the audience in my personal way.” For Josh, “every musical and play was written by someone who had a story to tell. It’s great to be one of those storytellers.”
Act Two’s production of Bye Bye Birdie plays June 12 – 15 at Olney Theatre Center, Olney, MD. Performances: Thurs, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. . More information on the website.
martin brown says
This was a great interview. You really appreciate the piece so much better after hearing the podcast. Hats off to DC THEATRE SCENE.
Emma Sheffer says
Thank you for doing another fantastic interview! Your support is very much appreciated and we hope you keep seeing and enjoying our shows!
Sam B. says
What a great podcast Joel. These two young actors are amazing and so personable. I saw Act Two’s production of 42nd Street and it was if I was in a Broadway theatre. The sets and lighting and orchestra were exceptional and that cast of young performers danced and sang up a storm. Bravo Tracy and Josh! I’ll be there at Bye, Bye, Birdie
with my friends this weekend. I hope all your readers will join me and buy tickets and support this fantastic group.
Judi Sheffer says
Joel–thank you AGAIN for taking time from your busy schedule to attend Act Two’s performance. Your interviews always remind me of why I support this group. They show our children at their absolute best and your interest and support is very much appreciated.
Once again another brilliant interview, probably the best yet! We thank you for your enthusiasm and support of our programs… and for supporting youth theatre.