Joseph Cullinane is Greg in A Chorus Line

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 am

I grew up in a town called Westwood, a suburb 20 minutes outside of Boston. I am 1 of 6 kids and now the proud uncle of 9 incredible nieces and nephews. My family loves to be surrounded by children. 

I saw a local production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and knew that I wanted to perform when everyone began dancing to “I have a golden ticket”. My sisters also took dance lessons and I used to look forward to watching their recital every year. 

My first experience with A Chorus Line was performing and choreographing a teen production while I was in high school. At the time I didn’t know any of the original choreography, and I can still remember a lot of the ridiculous dances I made up. 

This is my 5th show at WBT. The best part of working here is all the incredible friends I’ve made. I’m still very close with many cast members from my first show here, The Sound of Music. The backstage crew is fantastic and has truly made me feel so at home at WBT. The baked potato and penne ala vodka are also pretty stellar.

I have seen the film version of A Chorus Line once. I remember I faked being sick so I could stay home from school to watch it. I watched the female dance solo in the opening about 5 times in a row. I couldn’t get enough of her! While it’s a great film, I don’t think anything can quite compare to seeing A Chorus Line live in the theatre. Watching dancers do the opening combination is so thrilling. When they charge at you in the first phrase it can really take your breath away. To go through the entire show and then get to see the Finale is so moving for me still. 

I love MGM style musicals with lots of tap dancing. I’d love to play Phil Davis in White Christmas or Bobby Child in Crazy For You. I’ve also wanted to play Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors ever since I saw the movie with Rick Moranis. 

I love to read. I love all genres but mostly teen science fiction like the Hunger Games and Maze Runner. The Giver is my favorite book of all time. I also love to cook and subsequently…eat. When Connie says “dance around in my kitchen and enjoy getting fat,” Greg thinks she is crazy, but Joey completely agrees! 

I have 5 Kelly Clarkson albums and never get sick of them (especially her Christmas album regardless of it’s Christmas or not). JENNIFER HUDSON, Owl City and Maroon 5. When I want to dance…Katy Perry

 Joseph (center, in striped sweater)

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