F-M senior Joe Cambareri plays Jack, a lead character in the musical, "Into the Woods." He has been a cast member in F-M's spring musicals since his freshman year, which included performances in "Les Miserables," "Oklahoma," and "Jekyll & Hyde."
What does this musical mean or represent to you?
This musical means a lot to me because I see the idea of going "into the woods" similar to what I am experiencing in my own life, like I am going to college and starting my future on my own and discovering what exactly will become of me.
Have you ever played a lead role in a musical before?
Nope, this is my first lead role in a musical.
Do you aspire to become involved in professional theater some day?
The business of professional theater is one of great uncertainty and luck, and the rare few who manage to succeed have been preparing for a career in theater for much longer than I have. I just began my involvement in theater four years ago, and my experience pales in comparison to that of a performer who has taken years of voice, dance and acting lessons.
But I enjoy theater at an unprofessional level very much and hope to continue similar styles of participation in musicals through college as I prepare a professional career. I have narrowed my future plans to a career in medicine, foreign languages or music composition.
Lane Brenner, or Rapunzel, to us audience members who see next week's "Into the Woods" musical, who has been acting in middle school at age 11. Her resume consists of "Bye By
e Birdie," "Oliver," "Beauty and the Beast," "Anything Goes," "Oklahoma," and "Jekyll & Hyde." Here, Brenner talks about her love for theater, what this musical means to her as well as her plans after high school.