Touch me, feel me!!
I caught up with the hilarious Amy Griffin who plays several character roles in the show.
I grew up in Melrose, Massachusetts--a suburb of Boston. I went to college at Northwestern University out in the Chicago area.
My brother and I used to put on plays in our basement and force our parents to watch. I have had some wonderful teachers, especially Dawn Mora at Northwestern. I still use what she taught me basically every day.
Oooh, there are too many favorite shows to count! I will say PETER PAN was always my favorite growing up. I am incredibly blessed to have played the dream role of Peter Pan seven(!) times.
I grew up in a very funny family, so I think I was naturally inclined to be funny from following their example. I do think some of comic timing is innate, like having an ear for music. I am indeed a huge Mel Brooks fan--he's one of my dad's favorites, so I grew up watching all his movies. I think I first saw THE PRODUCERS when I was about eight. My brother and I used to run around the house yelling, "Bialystock and Bloom" in a Swedish accent, a la Ulla. .
My son Nicholas saw me as Peter Pan last summer when he was two and a half. That was a big thrill--I think it was even more thrilling for me than it was for him. He kept pointing and saying "Mommy flying!" My husband was desperately shushing him during the performance.
Most of the time I'm offstage, I am chasing my three-year-old son. I am a working mom, so any downtime I get is a huuuuge luxury! After my son is asleep, my husband and I snuggle on the couch and commune with our TiVo.