Friends Playing Friends:
James Gardiner, Erin Driscoll, Sam Ludwig, Jenna Sokolowski, and Gabriel Mangiante
on starring in Signature Theatre’s [title of show].
They are friends and have worked together in other shows, and now they appear as friends in Signature Theatre’s zany [title of show] – a musical about trying to write a musical. James Gardiner, who plays Hunter, explained, “What the most important thing we talked about is how important it is that everyone is friends. That is something that cannot be contrived – you can’t make up friendships on stage”.
Joel Markowitz interviewed Erin Driscoll (Heidi) Jenna Sokolowski (Susan), James Gardiner (Hunter), Sam Ludwig (Jeff), and Gabriel Mangiante, who plays Larry and accompanies them on keyboards, who talked about their roles, working together in [title of show] and other shows, working with director Matthew Gardiner, and a future wedding.
Thursday, May 6th had already been a long day that started with talkbacks at the Arlington Library, several rehearsals and an 8 PM performance, but the cast – a little giddy, a little punchy – gamely sat down for these late night interviews. Like their real life characters, they do it for the love of musical theatre.
[title of show] plays through June 27th at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.