"Learn Your Lessons Well" with Greta Kleckner

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

Greta is a force to be reckoned with in GODSPELL.. energetic and versatile in her many portrayals... see what makes her tick: 

     

I grew up in Annapolis, MD raised by a single mom. We lived in a cute and quiet neighborhood with two crazy SPCA reject dogs, and we both did community theatre for fun all throughout my childhood.

My mom was the one who got me into theatre, spending time backstage as she did various community theatre shows, and eventually us doing those shows together as I grew up. I never planned on doing musical theatre as my career, I was on track to be a professional classical violinist. Theatre was just something we got to do together that was fun. Boy, how things change!

I first heard of Godspell as a very young child, when I fell in love with the movie (or really, I fell in love with a young Victor Garber. What a hunk!). I haven't done the show before, but I grew up singing the songs, doing the silly dances, painting my face, and going to see any production of it in a 50-mile radius.It's a dream show for me, and I can't believe I get to be a part of it now!

I LOVE the movie. I think movie musicals, though they have to go through a lot of changes to transcend entertainment mediums which sometimes loses the magic, expose the masses to something they may not otherwise be able to experience, which I fully support.

Favorite shows: Godspell (Duh!), Batboy, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mame, too many to count! Dream roles: Gooch in Mame (check!), Penny in Hairspray... and really any opportunity to make art is a dream!

When I'm not on stage, I really love entertaining. I know that sounds silly, but I love bringing people together, making new friends, playing games, etc. In general, community is really important to me, so spending time with people and connecting others into a network of support and love is something I am passionate about. Also baking. And coffee.

My music taste is a mix between hipster indie folk and top 40. Last song played was "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears. No shame. 

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