Young Brookfield resident shines in First Stage's BIG, THE MUSICAL

Nov. 1, 2012

Young Brookfield resident and sophomore at Brookfield Central High School, Jenn Jarecki takes on the role of Cynthia Benson in First Stage’s production of BIG, THE MUSICAL at the Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee through November 11, 2012.

When she’s not acting, 15-year-old Jenn enjoys playing volleyball at Brookfield Central and also club volleyball. She also enjoys reading and makes time for focusing on schoolwork. We recently caught up with Jenn and here’s what she had to say.

How did you get involved with First Stage? In grade school I remember coming to see First Stage shows. I saw the kids up on that stage and I said to myself, “I want to do that!” I enrolled in First Stage Theater Academy three years ago and have been in THE MAGIC BICYCLE as Mille and I was an Ant in DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY. I am cast as Cynthia Benson in BIG, THE MUSICAL, my third First Stage show.

What has been your favorite role to date? I would have to say Cynthia Benson is my favorite role because I love playing a character that is sort of full of herself. It’s a lot of fun and this musical, in general is extremely well-written and scored. And the choreography is exceptional.

What do you like most about this play? I love the high energy and fun dance numbers. I also love the message it sends to kids and adults alike – that we should always keep our inner child alive.

What have you learned by being a part of this particular production? I’ve learned so much from our amazing director, choreographer and music director. They have really helped me develop as an actress, singer and dancer.

In the play, Josh wishes to be “big” then lands a dream job at a toy company. What’s your dream job and why? My dream job is to be an actress on Broadway because I just couldn’t imagine not doing this for the rest of my life. I love it more than anything.

Any thing else you’d like our audiences to know about you? I’ve been performing since I was three when I began dance, and being on stage is the best feeling in the world!
See Jenn perform in First Stage’s BIG, THE MUSICAL now through November 11.

More about BIG, THE MUSICAL
When frustrated 12-year-old Josh Baskin makes a wish to become “big” and wakes up the next morning to find his wish has literally come true, he discovers there’s much more to being an adult than he’s bargained for – and learned we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. Come see this new version of the Tony® award-nominated musical comedy, created just for our family audiences. For everyone ages 7 and up.

Visit www.firststage.org for tickets and information.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Brookfield Suites announces reflag to Embassy Suites, multi-million dollar renovation 03:39 PM

» Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield plans improvement to outdoor dining Updated:  11:00 AM

» Uber, Elmbrook Humane Society team up to deliver puppies Friday 02:44 AM

» What residents in Southeast Wisconsin need to know to prevent the spread of Zika virus Updated:  2/11

» Blackfinn Ameripub to welcome first guests at Brookfield Square location this month Updated:  2/10

» Sport Shorts: Feb. 11, 2016 2/9

» Bruggink, Malensek spark Brookfield Central boys in wins over West Allis Central, Hale 2/9

» Brookfield East girls basketball team rallies to beat Sussex Hamilton, 66-54 2/9

» Brookfield's Rumpit, Attenberger win multiple swim events at Classic 8/GMC tourney 2/9

» Brookfield gymnastics team keeps on rolling 2/9

» Grasch's in Brookfield will become a Balistreri Sendik's Updated:  2/8

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/8

» Brookfield Academy 2/5

» Elm Grove police continue search for two TCF Bank robbery suspects Updated:  2/4

» Brookfield Square already planning another expansion, including parking structure Updated:  2/3

» Brookfield man charged with shooting neighbors arrested again for assaulting hotel manager 2/2

» Town of Brookfield man faces possible prison time in domestic violence case 2/2

» Armed robbers make off with cash from TCF Bank in Elm Grove 2/2

» Sport Shorts: Feb. 4, 2016 2/2

» Lineup change leads to victory for Brookfield Central wrestlers 2/2

» Brookfield East Junior Spartans set football registration 2/2

» 10 college-bound Brookfield student-athletes sign letters of intent 2/2

» New Starbucks to lead Boulder Venture redevelopment project in Brookfield 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Interactive: Brookfield lights that drew complaints are shut down Updated:  1/28

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Election center 2016

Election overage from from the MyCommunityNow coverage area covering suburban Milwaukee County and the eastern half of Waukesha County.

Suburban Milwaukee election center 2016

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement