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Two Minutes with…Valerie Ferris

She’s danced for the robe, been thrown into an oven, and donned a mustache as a member of the “Barnabaes.” No, it’s not Jefferson Mays as Salome D’Ysquith- it’s Valerie Ferris, one of the most well-known teen dancers on Staten Island. She’s currently enrolled at the University of Rhode Island and fast approaching triple threat status, having played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and a principal dancer in both Aida and Hello, Dolly! This weekend, Miss Ferris and I conversed on Facebook. Our Puccini thanks go out to her for being this week’s TWO MINUTES subject.

~Your birthday: April 4th

~Coffee or tea: Coffee

~Favorite Sondheim showSweeney Todd

~Favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein showCinderella

~Favorite Lady Gaga song: “You and I”

~Favorite operaAida

~Favorite playwright: Arthur Miller

~An underrated showOn the Town

~The dream role to end them all: Veronica Sawyer from Heathers

~Last movie you sawInside Out

~Was it any good: Yes (and she cried)

~The best ice cream flavor: Mint chocolate chip



"I am a seagull, I am an actress." -Anton Chekhov (And sometimes I like to write stuff, too.)

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