” I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap, and I see why. There is a certain slickness – there’s nothing better than an amazing musical, but an okay musical can be one of the worst times you’ve ever had. “


” Of course I wanted an agent from the time I was like 5, but my mother was like, ‘No, you’re going to be normal, you’re going to go to school, you’re going to get good grades, you’re going to play soccer, and if you do well, if you keep your grades up, you can do one community-theater show a year. “


” I actually enjoy Britney Spears. Not as a singer but as a performer. I just enjoy watching her. I think, ‘You are so brave.’ “


” A lot of times, when you’re the leading lady, you get to sing heartwarming songs and that’s it, and people don’t get a sense of who you truly are. “


” I think that people are most comfortable when they can put you in a box – and that’s very easy to do that when someone can put you in more serious roles. I’m not blaming them for that – it’s just up to me to show people what I can do. “


” Usually, in musical theater, if you sing operatically or if you sing in a legit style, you’re the heart of the show. You maybe get to be moving and do dramatic stuff, but it’s very rare to be that funny. “



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I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap, and I see why. There is a certain slickness - there
Of course I wanted an agent from the time I was like 5, but my mother was like,
I actually enjoy Britney Spears. Not as a singer but as a performer. I just enjoy watching her. I think,
A lot of times, when you
I think that people are most comfortable when they can put you in a box - and that
Usually, in musical theater, if you sing operatically or if you sing in a legit style, you

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