Posted by: Pia Haas on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:00:00 am
Hannah Jane Moore (l) and Julia White (r) play Young Dolly, alternately, in our production of It Happened One Christmas Eve. As fate would have it, Julia and Hannah were cast in 2 shows together this fall and became pals! We asked them to fill us in a bit about their Inspirations and their Holiday traditions...
Hannah: I am 12 years old and I attend South Orangetown Middle School. I was born in Englewood, NJ but we moved to Rockland County (Tappan, NY) when I was 4. I am an only child and really wish I had a sister! I absolutely LOVE animals and have a golden retriever, "Dallas" and two cats, "Dexter" and "Catchfool".
Julia: I’ve lived in Westchester my whole life and I’m in 7th grade.
Hannah: My mom is my mentor when it comes to performing! She runs a children's theater "Stage Left Children's Theater" in Rockland County so I literally GREW up at the theater! I was onstage for the first time when I was only 6 months old in a production of "Cinderella"! I haven't stopped performing since! I absolutely LOVE being at the theater!
Julia: All of my teachers and directors at Random Farms Kids Theater have inspired me to follow my dreams of performing. My role model is my voice teacher Dani.
Hannah: Working on an original Musical is really cool because unlike "known" musicals, the characters are not well known. It's been really fun to make "Young Dolly" my own instead of watching videos of other actors playing the role! I really love this story. I like how all the classic songs fit right into the story.
Julia: It is challenging working on an original Musical, in the sense that not everyone is already familiar with the story. But it is also nice in many ways because you can really create your own character
Hannah: When I am not onstage I am usually at the dance studio! I dance every day of the week except Friday! I LOVE to dance and have been dancing since I was 3! I am finally on pointe this year and it is SO much fun but it hurts your toes! I also love shopping and seeing my friends.
Julia: When I am not onstage I love doing all other types of art, like drawing, painting, and I especially love drawing sketches of outfits or different clothing designs, in addition to hanging out with my friends!
Hannah: On my Ipod you'll find: Frozen, Teen Beach Movie, Ariana Grande and Sunday in the Park with George (I just finished this show!) .
Julia: I love all different types of music, but broadway music is closest to my heart. I also like upbeat pop and singers like Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift and some alternative style bands as well.
Hannah: My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve! We go to my mom's friend Francesca's house and she makes the BEST chorizo & yellow rice! We have been going there since before I was born! I still bring my pajamas and change into them so I am ready for bed when we get home!
Julia: My favorite holiday tradition is decorating my christmas tree every year! It is super fun and we have lots of pretty ornaments!
Hannah: This is my favorite time of year. I love the Christmas tree, the music, the food and the fact that my family is all together. It is such a happy time. I even like the snow!!!
Julia: What makes the holiday season special to me is Christmas and everything about it. I love christmas lights, trees, stockings, presents, etc. I love how the holiday season brings everyone together and reminds people about what really is important!