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Monday, March 14, 2016

Interview With "A Little Night Music's" James Holley

   The ARTS musical A Little Night Music wraps up its run this weekend with three more shows in Huntington (I saw it last week, by the way - it’s a terrific show)!

   Let’s continue our interviews with the cast by talking with leading man James Holley- he plays an older man who has married a much younger woman, but may not be over the love of his life yet.

    Here’s our interview with James: 

Q: Tell us about the musical A Little Night Music.

James: It's a story focusing on one man's midlife crisis. Because the show takes place in 1903, social suitabilities are quite different than what they are today.

Q: What part do you play?

James: I play Frederik, the man who is actually experiencing the midlife crisis. He is 46 years old, however, following the death of his wife he remarries to an 18-year-old girl.

Q: What's your background in theatre? 

James: I have been doing plays and musicals theater since 2011. I have been in 14 productions but this is only my third musical.

Q: What's your favorite song in the show?

James: My favorite song and the show is called "You Must Meet My Wife." I like the scene because it is layered. It is funny yet very sincere. 

Q: What's been the most challenging thing about the show?

James: The cast is so incredibly talented as well as seasoned it has been hard keeping up with them. It's both motivating and intimidating.

Q: What makes this show so much fun?

James: Everything about this experience has been fun. Working with this cast, working with Bil Neal as our director, the challenge of such complicated music… there's been no part of this that was not fun.

   Thanks, James!

    ARTS presents A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler at the Renaissance Theatre at 900 8th Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the show only, and $30 for dinner and the show. Call for reservation 304-733-2787.

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