Meet Alexandra Amadeo Frost in MAMBO ITALIANO!
I grew up in Coral Springs, Florida. A cute suburb outside of Fort Lauderdale...with my mom, dad, and two younger brothers. My parents were very big on my siblings and I being involved in the arts. So from a very young age, I was exposed to theatre and music. Along with theatre, I was also a competitive figure skater, which is where I think I get a lot of my discipline and drive. I had a super fun childhood and I can’t thank my parents enough for that.
My grandmother was the one who saw that I had a flare for the dramatic. She told my mother to put me in voice lesson at age 7 and the rest is history. My cousin is a professional actor and he definitely inspired me to pursue a career in musical theatre. Growing up and seeing him in plays and musicals had a huge influence on my brothers and I. It’s a family affair, both my younger brothers and I are all pursuing careers professionally in theatre. It’s a really wonderful feeling knowing that you are fully supported by your family and getting to experience it with them as well.
I first heard about the show when my agent sent me in to audition in New York City. Immediately I knew I wanted to be a part of this process. Getting to create a character and relationships is truly incredible and artistically fulfilling. This cast and creative team was such a joy to work with. It was a lot of hard work and focus, especially with the fast rehearsal process... but everyone was so on board and ready to work that the process was really enjoyable.
I had heard about the movie but did not see it until I started rehearsals. I think it’s hysterical and heartfelt. I’m so glad that this has been made into a musical.
It’s my first time working here and I am having a blast! I love how close the theatre is to NYC. Also getting to work on a thrust stage is always a fun challenge.
My dream roles are Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde, Ella in Cinderella, and Fantine in Les Miserables.
I love going to spin class and Pilates. I'm also a big fan of binging episodes of the Great British Baking Show and eating lots of Half Baked Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. I've been listening to a lot of Joni Mitchell lately.... my go-to music is Sara Bareilles, Maggie Rogers, and Dave Mathews Band.