We asked Miranda a few questions. Here's what she had to say.
TSR: What’s your role in our production of WAPAJ?
Miranda: I'm thrilled to be taking on the role of Vanessa. It's certainly going to be a wild ride!
TSR: Tell us the story of how you first got involved in the theatre.
Miranda: I was always a very...boisterous child. So, when my Aunt realized that Cotillion wasn't going to be the right activity for me, (an odd tradition for a family of cattle-ranchers) she decided it would be a good idea to get me involved with the local musical theatre scene. Suddenly I found myself playing Laurie Williams in Oklahoma! I was blown away by the experience, particularly my first taste of the terror and excitement that is live theatre. During one of the more energetic dance numbers, I somehow managed to kick a castmate right in the head. From that moment on, I was hooked.
TSR: What’s your funniest memory from High School?
Miranda: I may not have gone to an all girls catholic school, but there was nothing traditional about my schooling. For lack of a better description, I attended a hippy boarding school in the woods. It's a hard place to wrap your mind around so instead of trying to describe it, I'll just ask for a little willing suspension of disbelief. One fateful night, towards the end of my junior year, two of my best friends and I decided to sneak out. Cruising, as we called it at school, was usually reserved for the more nefarious midnight deeds (much like burying condoms in a carrot patch). Our motives however, were just a tad less sophisticated. Our plan was to hike a mile and a half away from campus, to a local reservoir on the property, for a late night skinny dip. The evening involved army crawling through a field, hopping fences, and dodging sleeping campers. But, what makes this my funniest memory from high-school is what we all decided to wear as we took this jaunt.On the off chance that we were to get caught, we thought it best that we should go down in style. We each donned a different colored pirate shirt (I went with black), and ceremoniously cut ourselves masks from an old bed sheet. Oh yeah, we were just that cool.
Where'd the pirate shirts come from, you ask?
Every Friday we would attend dinner dressed like pirates.
Like I said, super cool.
TSR: What would you be a Patron Saint of?
Miranda: Boss Ass B*tches
TSR: Why should we see this play?
Miranda: Who doesn't want to live in a world where anything is possible for an evening? We all need little miracles sometimes, and this play is full of 'em.