Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00
Natalie Rose, an 11-year-old future star of the stage from Carle Place, will be part of the cast in Hairspray at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester County, NY.
The fifth-grader at Rushmore Avenue School started acting in the second-grade and was pulled up from Cherry Lane to play the role of Gretl in the Carle Place High School production of The Sound of Music. The young actress enjoys the theater and was instantly hooked, according to her mother, Lorraine.
Natalie has played the following roles in the past three years: Gretl (The Sound of Music); Lil’Inez (You Can’t Stop the Beat/Hairspray); Lullaby Munchkin (Wizard of Oz); Elena (MamaMia); Lucifer (Cinderella); Sugarcube (Beauty and the Beast); Annie (Annie); Fyiero/Scarecrow (Wicked-WOZ); Princess Ying Yaolak (King & I); Lil Chef/Seahorse (Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.) Off-Broadway; and Tiny Tim (Christmas Carol). She has film credits for Latchkey Kid (release pending).
She has performed in musicals for the Carle Place High School, The Roslyn Theater Company, St. Gregory’s Theater Group, Broadway Workshop (off-Broadway for Disney) and most recently, the Random Farms Kids Theater in Westchester County.
Natalie recently sang at the Festival of Trees at the Cradle of Aviation and in the All County Music Festival at the Tilles Center. She studies dance at the Dancin’ Place on Westbury Avenue in Carle Place.
In her spare time she plays soccer with her twin sister on the Carle Place travel soccer team, The Thunderbolts.
The Random Farms Kids Theater will present one of the first Westchester productions of Hairspray at The Tarrytown Music Hall through Feb. 6.
The recent hit-Broadway musical and film delights audiences by sweeping them away to 1960s Baltimore, where the 50s are out and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love without denting her ‘do’?
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray explores relevant social and historical themes such as the civil rights movement, social justice, self-acceptance, tolerance, human solidarity and political struggle.
The production is made up of over 130 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film and television experience.
The final performances will be on Feb. 6 at 1 and 7 p.m. at the theater located at 13 Main Street in Tarrytown. Directions can be found at www.tarry townmusichall.org.
Tickets for Hairspray are $18 (adults), $16 (children under 12 and seniors), $14 (groups of 20+) and $10 (schools). To reserve tickets, go to www.tarrytownmusichall.org or call TicketForce at 877-840-0457. Tickets will also be available at the door.
For more information, visit the theater’s website at www.randomfarms.com.