Meet Our Stage Manager
We’ve reached the closing weekend of “The Secret Garden” and we’ve still got some Epic babies to show you!
Here’s our brilliant stage manager Jordan Angelo telling us all about her childhood favorites.
1. What was your favorite book as a child?
My favorite books were A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (all of them!)
2. What was your favorite film?
My favorite film was The Secret Garden (1993). I remember watching it all the time, singing along to the soundtrack for the 1991 Broadway Musical and loving the book, too. It’s been an absolute dream come true to work on this play at Epic!
3. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a teacher and a writer when I grew up.
4. Who is your best friend?
My best friend was my next door neighbor, Sara. We were inseparable!
5. Who was your favorite teacher?
My favorite teacher was Mr. Sangiuliano in third and fourth grade. He taught me to never say “I can’t,” which is something I still remind myself of daily. I am forever grateful that he never gave up on me.
6. What did you like to do during the summer?
Every summer until I went to college, my whole extended family would stay at a beach house in Delaware for a week. Ice cream, mini golfing, charades and the boardwalk; it was something I looked forward to all year long!
7. What were you afraid of?
8. What was your favorite food?
Pepperoni pizza! Still is!
9. What was your favorite place?
My favorite place was my maternal grandmother’s house in Maryland. I loved watching the musicals she had on VHS, pretending to play the piano and eating lots of chocolate!
10. Name somebody who changed your life.
Although this didn’t happen until high school, my drama teacher, Ms. Spaziano, changed my life. Before high school, I was adamant about enjoying theater from afar. My mother was very involved in theater and I was not interested in being a part of it. As luck would have it, I landed in an Intro to Theater class first semester freshman year. After my first class, Ms. Spaziano asked me to assistant direct the fall musical. Theater was always in my blood; I just needed a little push to find out for myself. I have been heavily involved in theater ever since.