Get to know Lisa Young

Lisa Young  as Motormouth Maybelle in HAIRSPRAY

Lisa Young as Motormouth Maybelle

Name:   Lisa Young  
DOB:  August 17 (LEO)
Hometown:  Baton Rouge, Louisiana (lived in Colorado for 36 years, now resides in Parker)
Education: Southern University at Baton Rouge and Southern University at New Orleans
Day Job:  Group Sales Manager at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Johnstown, CO

Season:  Fall
Movie:  Color Purple
Musical:  Hamilton, Caroline or Change (currently), Memphis, Color Purple, & HAIRSPRAY of COURSE!
Color:  Purple, Pink, Gold
Animal:  Otter or Elephants
Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Band:   Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox, Gregory Porter, Anthony Hamilton, 
Song:  Alabaster Box by CeCe Winans… Or almost anything by Tamela Mann, India Arie, Cassandra Wilson, Beyoncé & Adele
Sport: Football
Beverage:  La Croix Coconut flavored Sparkling Water
Pastime:  Reading, singing and making people laugh.

Dogs or cats? DOGGIES
Beer or Mixed Drinks?  Mixed VODKA Drinks!!
Cake or Pie? Neither Cookies or Brownies
Sweet or Sour?  Sweet
Coke or Pepsi? NO YUCK!
Spicy or Mild? Spicy  
Coffee or Tea?  Depends on my mood (Self-proclaimed TEA SNOB)
Boxers or Briefs?  On me? Boxers on hubby? Briefs
Piercings or Tattoos? Neither ow!
City or Country?  COUNTRY
Netflix or Hulu?  Depends on what I’m binge watching mostly Netflix

It takes two to…?  Build a friendship, or make a baby
You can’t stop the…?  World from spinning or Lisa from WINNING! (the beat)
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring?  Solar Powered Kindle and wifi for a library digital books (stuffed in a ziploc bag…) Nothing Practical… 
When life hands you lemons?  Juice them and lighten your hair (BLONDE!)
Who is your hero? Mostly Iconic Black Women… Maya Angelou, Eartha Kitt, Winnie Mandela, Lillas White, India Arie, Pam Grier, Oprah, Nina Simone, Queen Latifah, Maxine Waters, Shirley Chisolm, Ntozake Shange, Lynn Nottage, Lorraine Hansberry, Pearl Cleage, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Ava Duvernay, Shonda Rhimes, Josephine Baker… Njeri Jackson, my teacher RIP,  Shirley Broadnax, my god mother RIP,  My grandmothers RIP, Emma Carter Gice and Sarah Smith my mom, Ida Gice Smith and mother-in-law Flora Young.
What’s your biggest fear?  Living a bland life and having regrets…
What inspires you?  My family and people who persevere!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  On stage nationally/internationally, directing and running a successful diverse theatre for  all people and loving every minute of my life with my “Bear” Mike.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram?  Yes!  
Twitter: @LisaActress
IG: @bpantheress
FB: @Actress Lisa Young 
Why see HAIRSPRAY ?  The music, the dancing and singing!  But overall the story… the simple tale of loving each other no matter the size, shape, color or ANYTHING!  We can achieve harmony when we learn to appreciate each other in our similarities and differences. 
HAIRSPRAY is set in 1962 Baltimore Maryland, what can this story teach us today?  The optimism that Tracy Turnblad and the Coolest and Nicest kids achieved is still far from being a reality.  It is sad that the same fears, phobias and misaligned stereotypes that kept our country apart 55 ago, are still alive all these years later.  But I remain hopeful that if we continue to tell these stories and create this art then we will continue to strive for harmony, and unity with each other.  It amazes me that after all the sit-ins, marches, protests, and voices crying out for change, how far we are from the dream of the civil rights Era in America.  Now, Baltimore is still in an uproar (i.e. Freddie Gray) and the entire country is embroiled in turmoil and strife on every level.  Maybe we can learn from seeing how we haven’t come as far as we thought.


Get to know Maggie Angelo

Maggie Angelo as Dynamite in HAIRSPRAY

Maggie Angelo as Dynamite

Name: Maggie Angelo
DOB: August 18, 1997
Hometown: Denver!
Education: Currently getting my MA (Medical Assistant) certificate from Concorde Career College
Day Job: None at the moment

Season: Summer
Movie: The Little Rascals
Musical: I can only choose one? – Heathers
Color: Purple!!!!!
Animal: Donkeys
Book: I don’t read…whoops
Band: Adele..not a band but you get the point 😉
Song: Listen – Beyoncé
Sport: Football
Beverage: Water
Pastime: Singing

Dogs or cats?: BOTH!
Beer or Mixed Drinks?: Mixed Drinks
Cake or Pie?: Cake
Sweet of Sour?: Sour
Coke or Pepsi?: Pepsi
Spicy or Mild?: Spicyyyyy!
Coffee or Tea?: Water
Boxers or Briefs?: None
Piercings or Tattoos?: Both
City or Country?: Both
Netflix or Hulu?: Netflix

It takes two to…?: Make a thing go right!
You can’t stop the…?: Homework from rolling in
You are stranded on a deserted island, what two items do you bring?: My glasses and playing cards
When life hands you lemons?: Make apple juice
Who is your hero?: My mom and grandma
What’s your biggest fear?: BIRDS OMG NO STOP FLY AWAY!!!
What inspires you?: Making my mom happy and proud of me
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: Working in a pediatrics clinic taking care of the little ones
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram?: Of course! My FB – “Maggie Angelo” , Twitter – mangelo2015Instagram – maggz2015
Why see HAIRSPRAY?: The show is filled with energy and smiles and laughter plus you can watch my non dancing skills and laugh along with me as I crawl under benches and fall on my face!
HAIRSPRAY is set in 1962 Baltimore Maryland, what can this story teach us today?: This story can teach us a lot. Most of all, to love each other no matter how we look, who we like/don’t like, or what we want to do with our lives. Everybody is equal no matter the color of our skin or the size of our hair!