Thursday, July 22, 2010

On the Road with Jeremiah Frank Burch III

Young actor Jeremiah Frank Burch III, who plays the role of “Chip” at certain performances in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, has filled out a blog Q&A while on the road!

What city are you currently in?
Dallas, Texas

What are you most looking forward to in this city?
The Aquarium and “Which Wich” the best sandwiches ever

What tour stop has been your favorite so far and why?
I enjoyed Daytona Beach because we could watch the sunrise over the ocean!

Which upcoming tour city are you most looking forward to visiting and why?
San Francisco ~ getting some fresh clam chowder, seeing my family and the Golden Gate Bridge

What music are you currently listening to?
I love show tunes, right now I am playing “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

What are six things you couldn’t live without on tour?
iPod Touch, Computer - all my electronics, really!
My Friends on tour
My Razor Scooter
My Cash
My Sleep
My Mom!

What do you like to do when you’re traveling between tour stops?
Play my DS and IPod

Jeremiah as the Cowardly Lion
What made you decide to do theatre?
I enjoy theater because it’s live! The audience is real and new every night! I always enjoy all music.  Musical theater is positive and makes me feel good inside. I like having a live orchestra -- anything can happen. To me, that’s exciting.

What can you offer, share and discuss with kids across the nation who are considering musical theatre as a career choice?
For any kid considering theater, if you don’t get the part you have to KEEP TRYING! God will provide another/better part for you. Start small and try out for every school play and talent show you can find. If there’s not one in your town, start one! Do what you love for as long as you can. Work for free until the money comes. If you truly love what you do, the money will come. You have to be committed to YOUR DREAM!

What teacher had the most impact on your success? Why?

The Teachers that influenced me the most were:

1. Alexis Grausz worked in an after school program in Manhattan called “Broadway Bound.” She taught us things we needed to know about theater, such as terms (stage right/stage left), lighting and sets. She also cast me as JoJo in Seussical.  From there I got the confidence and skills to perform in small New York productions.

2. Nathan Warner was the music director at Geneva School and helped me develop my musical skills.

What is your favorite song/scene in Beauty and the Beast?
My favorite song is “Gaston” and my favorite part is the transformation, when I change into a little boy again!

Any memorable tour moments (on or offstage) you can share?
Seeing all the great local Zoo’s and getting to meet kids at the Children’s Hospital

Name one reason why people should see Beauty and the Beast.
Because I am in it! lol seriously though, it is “the BEST Disney Musical”…., there is something for everyone, romance, adventure, timeless songs, dancing and the most beautiful costumes you have ever seen!

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