Meet the "Enchanting" George Dvorsky..
Posted by: Pia Haas on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:30:00 am
I grew up outside of Pittsburgh PA in a little town called Irwin. I was the youngest of five. My family loved the arts. My Dad sang in a barber shop quartet in the army but I'm the only one who left home to pursue this business we call show!
When I was in ninth grade I broke my arm playing football. I needed something to take up my time so I joined the chorus. I found out that I could sing and then they asked me to do the musicals. THE REST IS HISTORY!!!
My parents bought all of the movie soundtracks and it seems that they were mostly Rodgers and Hammerstein ones. When I was in High School we went to see South Pacific at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. I'll never forget it. It starred Anita Gillette and Stephen Arlen. I was lucky enough to meet and work with them both years later. I did the concert version of the show in November and was thrilled when I was offered this role at WBT. It's good to be back. I did two shows in the old theatre, An Evening Dinner Theatre but this is my first time in the NEW space.
George Dvorsky as Emile de Becque in South Pacific
I know the film very well and I always thought it bizarre that they used the different color washes in some of the scenes. I, of course, had seen it on TV as a child and I thought something was wrong with the TV when the whole screen went Blue, then Yellow, Then Red... But I LOVED the film. And since my favorite movie is THE SOUND OF MUSIC and I love OKLAHOMA! and CAROUSEL, I think the movie musicals are wonderful. Especially the R&H ones.
For years my favorite show was CAROUSEL. That score is one of the best ever written, but, when I was in the ensemble of the Pittsburgh CLO right out of college the season included CAROUSEL and a gem of a show, SHE LOVES ME. I had never heard of it but have done it four times since and I feel like the role of George Novak was written for me. I feel the same way about Capt Von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
When not on stage, I enjoy taking care of Nine year old rescue, Zeke. He's a Pomeranian who thinks he's a bulldog.
On my Ipod? Just added this week is CHEEK TO CHEEK the new Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga project. It's pretty wonderful as is Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS. But people are always surprised to see complete libraries of Olivia Newton-John and Linda Ronstadt. I have everything they've ever recorded!