Bloody Mary (Joanne Javien) Is The Girl We Love!

Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Joanne Javien Plays Bloody Mary in our Production of South Pacific. Before heading out to Bali Ha'i, she shared some thoughts with us!

"I grew up in Southern California, in a town called Cerritos, about 10 minutes from Disneyland.  My family has a love and an appreciation for music.  I was a very active, young girl.  I wanted my Mother to get me a piano, so I was in piano lessons, dance lessons and singing lessons.  My parents saw the love of singing and music that I had and they support me...they still do to this day.  I'm very lucky.

bloodyJoanne as Bloody Mary with Bill E. Dietrich as Luther Billis.
I love singing! When I was little I sang along with Whitney Houston's albums.  I looked up to Lea Salonga, with her role as Kim in "Miss Saigon."  Seeing a Filipino-American on stage gave me the confidence that I can do it too!!

I heard about "South Pacific" at a young age, I actually played Ngana when I was about 9 years old at a local college's production.  This year, I've done "South Pacific" at Paper Mill Playhouse and Music Theatre Witchita, marking Westchester Broadway Theatre my third production of the show this year!!!!

Yes, I watched the movie years ago.  I wish they made more movie musicals, especially the contemporary ones, just like they did back in the day.  It would expand theatre into the mainstream...look at Chicago, Les Miserables...we need more of that out there in the world.

My favorite shows are Here Lies Love, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. One of my dream roles is to be Estrella in Here Lies Love, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot and Sharon in Masterclass.
I'm watching Netflix!!! I get obsessed with a TV series and cannot stop watching it.  I also love to work out and to eat!!!
On my Ipod? Here Lies Love, Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Adele, Avenue Q, and Sara Bareilles!!"


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