Mixed Up and Miscast!
By Megan O’Connor
The 4th Annual Miscast Concert opened last weekend to wonderful audiences! A Brelby favorite, the Miscast Concert gives artists to opportunity to take on roles they don’t typically play. Comedians get serious, gender means nothing, ensemble members take center stage and everyone brings their A game to show us what they’ve got. Some of the cast and directing team took some time to show us how creative they can be! And with answers like this, we’re more than excited to check out their second weekend of shows!
Brelby Buzz: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Shelby Maticic: Spitfire Blue. A calming color overall, but with flecks of red sparkles that keep you on your toes.
Kayla Cook: If I was a new addition I would be Amethyst. I know it’s usually a crystal or even a precious gemstone but we’re using it as a crayon color today. It’s a light warm purple color or a deep rich purple color depending on if you find it as a raw material or refine it to fit into a setting in a piece of jewelry. It’s for two different sides warmth and richness that blend together so well. Plus purple colors are just soothing to me and I tend to wear amethyst more than any other jewel because it’s comforting and grounding for me.
CJ O’Hara: My crayon would be red and blue intermixed. They are my favorite colors and I love to mix the two. However they wouldn’t the standard mix, they would be next to each other when you draw things.
Sara Walton: I would be a purple/bluish color with perhaps a hint of glitter… These colors may cooler in color but shows that even in our darkest times there is always a glimmer of hope. That’s why this would be my crayon of choice.
Robert Andrews: I’d be a mix of red and black, but swirled because it’s weird.
Ben Cleaveland: ooOh the crayon would be a weather-sensitive crayon, so if it was rainy outside, the crayon would be like a grey misty color, but if it was sunny it would be bright and shiny. Maybe I’d call it Weathervane or Moodnight.
Megan O’Connor: I’d be a swirly crayon color called Beguiling which is a blend of a bright vibrant purple, pink and black with glitter, because I can be very charming and sparkly but I’m passionate and I have a temper and I can change on you very quickly.
Brelby Buzz: A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
Allison Bauer: He’d probably ask if our ice chest is working then attempt to climb in.
Karson Cook: The penguin says “I heard Chelsea made pico!Is there any left???”
Chelsea Jauregui: The penguin says, “What kinda taco you want? I got chicken, beef or potato?” He’s the penguin that feeds you tacos!!!
Brelby Buzz: Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rises up and takes over?
Melody Chrispen: Ooh this is a tough one. I have a deep love for all animals and think that each of them deserves their chance in the moonlight. However, I have to say a Siberian Husky. Probably a female because yay equality. Kind, fierce, brave, loyal, strong, hard-working, playful, vocal. All great qualities possessed by the Siberian Husky. I think our country needs a strong leader who can make the tough decisions, but also one who knows how to put a smile on people’s faces. Also…Huskies are the most photogenic creatures on the planet.
James Beneze: My first instinct is that the lion would be the best president, but then when I stop and think it over I believe the wolf would be best. Wolves have a distinct hierarchy that benefits every member of the pack with the Alpha taking charge and protecting all of them. Sounds like great leadership qualities to me…
Ricco Machado-Torres: If the animals took over, I think the best animal to run things would be a giraffe. Giraffes are tall so will be able to oversee things very well. They also seem reasonable and not too mild mannered or hot tempered.
Sophie Chavez: The animal that would best make president, would be an elephant!!! i see these crazy videos of elephants just overall being incredibly smart and sweet creatures!
Jonathan Perry Brown: Horses because they are wise and fierce. And they have the best chance of being a unicorn.
Brelby Buzz: What would your autobiography be called?
Allison Bauer: No time, no sleep, no money: a memoir by Allison Bauer
Karson Cook: My autobiography would be in a trilogy – “SHOOKETH: A Memoir”, “REALLY?: Trash, Tea and More!”, and lastly “But, Like Seriously? Really??”
Chelsea Jauregui: Pero like, Why am I like this?
Brelby Buzz: If you could redesign the food pyramid without any dire health consequences how would it look?
Melody Chrispen: Oh man! Ok. Well first of all, chocolate would get it’s own level. All the chocolate forever. And then, because I’m a selfish person, I would give Mexican food it’s own section as well as Italian food. Clumps of food are good. I would keep grains where they are. Annnnnnd I live on fruits and vegetables, so I would keep those too! There’s so much I can’t have now that I know that I am diabetic, but there is so much delicious food out there!
James Beneze: Pasta, rice, and bread would be the majority of the pyramid with meat taking another large chunk. Then fruit and vegetables would take most of the rest with dairy and sweets taking just a small section… Actually, mine would pretty much be what is already established, so I guess I wouldn’t change it.
Ricco Machado-Torres: For my food pyramid (just doing top and then 2 and then 3) I would have the top be In and Out, the two below it as throat coat and honey and then the 3 below that would be mac and cheese, avocado and gluten free toast. I had gluten free toast last week and it was a stupendously marvelous experience. I had Gluten free toast for the first time last week
Sophie Chavez: The food pyramid should consist of just two things. mac n cheese & pancakes. if i could eat those two foods(separate of course) everyday & all day, i would be so happy.
Jonathan Perry Brown: Vegetables would be replaced by soda and candy. Fruit would be replaced by meat. Meat would be replaced by fruit.
Brelby Buzz: You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
Shelby Maticic: I’d figure out how to get a small plot of land nearby and have Brian build a little sanctuary for Ellie. She’ll have a pond to swim and soak in, lots of food, and a little art corner where she can learn to paint amazing pieces.
Kayla Cook: Obviously have adventures with it. I mean if I had a pet elephant I would clearly care for it to give it’s the best life ever. Plus I can use it to travel and enjoy the world at an elephant’s pace. They are such gentle and beautiful creatures who we need to respect and protect.
CJ O’Hara: I would teach the elephant to fly and ride it everywhere!
Sara Walton: I would train my elephant to be a therapy animal. Then I could travel to other places and bring joy to others through my new pet.
Robert Andrews:I will train the elephant like a guard dog to protect my land.
Ben Cleaveland: Sounds like a good energy efficient, environmentally-friendly mode of transport! And if i teach the elephant how to get around town, it will be like having a built-in gps that I can sleep while he carries me around.
Megan O’Connor: If I had an elephant friend, I would want us to have our portrait painted and I would paint their toenails with an elephant friendly toenail polish and take them on lots of adventures in a hot air balloon.
Brelby Buzz: What’s the worst musical ever?
Melody Chrispen: Ughhhhhh my first response to that is Oklahoma. Cannot stand it. But Mamma Mia, Cats, and Batboy also deserve recognition for being awful. I try to love all musicals…but I just can’t with those.
James Beneze: Worst musical ever… I’m going to go with when Disney tried to make Tarzan a stage musical. They kept the same music from the animated movie and that ruined it. It’s a great soundtrack, for a movie, but the songs just didn’t work for a stage musical where the music should be the main way of advancing the story.
Ricco Machado-Torres: Ok, the worst musical of all-time is the Rocky musical. I’ve only ever seen one performance of the Rocky musical and it was on the Tony’s like 5 years ago or something. My only beef with it is that there is clearly a myriad of Stallone films to turn into a musical, and at the top of that list….that’s right…Over the Top. There is no good reason there isn’t a musical based on the greatest movie about arm wrestling ever made which is equal parts, testosterone, a coming of age story and an amazingly awful performance by a kid that I’m still only moderately sure is Jared Leto. It is ripe for Broadway.
Sophie Chavez: The worst musical ever… oh man. that’s a tough one. I’ve heard some pretty bad ones… but I’m going to go with the generic response to that question: CATS. What’s the point of a musical about people dressed as cats jumping around complaining about their life as a stray??? Personally, I don’t like any of Andrew Lloyd Webbers musicals.
Jonathan Perry Brown: Urinetown. Or Cats.
Brelby Buzz: Describe your life using musical, play, and film titles.
Allison Bauer: Current life: the skin of our teeth. A long day’s journey into night. A little night music. The play where everything goes wrong. Groundhog’s day
Karson Cook: “Don’t Worry We’ll Think of A Title” or “The Gay Life”
Chelsea Jauregui: Aida the demon barber of Fleet Street
Brelby Buzz: If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Shelby Maticic: Uptown Funk. I know it gets on some people’s’ nerves…but not mine. It always makes me smile and I can’t help but groove when it comes on.
Kayla Cook: Be Prepared from the Lion King. Either movie or broadway version. Hands down. The reason? I cosplay Scar.
CJ O’Hara: I think my one song would have to be “Piano Man.”
Sara Walton: I’d probably have to go with ”We’re Not Gonna Fall” by Daughtry or ”Just Like Fire” by Pink.
Robert Andrews: I want “No Good” by Kaleo every time I walk into a room.
Ben Cleaveland: Oh no, this sounds horrible. I have this thing where I hate having a “favorite” anything (song, movie, food) because I’m afraid that I’ll get sick of it eventually. I guess I would choose Napalm Death’s 1987 hit single You Suffer (you can listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybGOT4d2Hs8) It would be like an aggressively moody door chime signaling my entrance. Or I guess a more “real” answer would be just the Motif from Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” because I sing that to myself pretty much any time I enter a room.
Megan O’Connor: “Who Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce.
Our thanks to the Miscast Concert team for having fun with us! The 4th Annual Miscast Concert is back this weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2PM. Tickets are available!