Name: Brittany Ann Meister
Principle Role: Sarah
Year at UW-Whitewater: Senior
Major: Theatre Performance
What is your favorite part of working on Muskie Love?
The show is so fun. I see a lot of my own family in the characters.
What is your characters connection with the other characters?
Sarah is Roy’s daughter and Bea’s cousin. She is also Claude’s love interest and DNR Doug’s subject of affection.
Did you have to do any research for your character?
Sarah grew up fishing and loving the Packers and is close to her dad. It’s my childhood in a nutshell!
What are the easy parts about working in the round? Difficult parts?
The easy part about working in the round simultaneously is the hardest part. Normally, in a proscenium setting, you have to adjust your body and movements to almost always be facing the audience. In the round, the audience is all around you, so you can’t always be facing all of them. It takes away the concern of having to “do things with an upstage hand instead” but adds in a new factor of playing things so that the most people can see it.
What is your favorite song to sing from the show? Is it catchy?
I love “Motorboat” because of the way the melody “walks up the stairs” with the other vocals. Each character has their own moment in contemplating love during the song. It’s almost dreamlike at times, but some of the character’s emotions get the better of them and they just have to burst out.
If this production were on Broadway, would you be able to do it 6 – 7 days a week? Explain why or why not.
I think I would be able to do this show six or seven days a week. It’s fun and lighthearted without anything physically straining like backflips.
Why should people come see the production?
Muskie Love is really lighthearted and fun. People from Wisconsin are serious about their Packers and their customs, so anyone who has even spent a little bit of time here can appreciate the characters and the jokes in this show.
July 15 – 19 at 7:30pm and July 20 at 2:00pm on the Barnett Theatre stage, students from the UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department will perform Dave Hudson and Paul Libman’s Muskie Love. Interested in seeing the show? Head to www.tickets.uww.edu or call 262-472-2222 and buy your tickets today!