Our newest Spotlight recipient is the lovely Nicole Langdon!
Nicole is a passionate actress with a number of different theatrical productions under her belt; as far back as elementary school she was involved in productions of Dear Edwina, Alice in Wonderland, and Seussical: The Musical. During her middle school career she was involved in both The Music Man and Guys and Dolls, and in high school she played the tough and sassy Rizzo in a school production of Grease.
Nicole has been acquainted with QAAW for roughly nine years. The first QAAW show she ever saw performed was 2006's King Island Christmas. It's been so long that she has known about QAAW, however, that she has a harder time remembering how she came to first be involved in a Quick As A Wink production herself. “I was in elementary school and I was pretty obsessed with theatre and stealing attention in general,” she says. “I had started voice lessons when I was seven-ish and loved it. I think someone must have recommended Quick As A Wink to my mother as a good outlet for me, because I auditioned for and got the role of Joanna, a village child, in the dinner theatre Sleepy Hollow: The Musical in 2007!”
Since Sleepy Hollow, Nicole has been involved in several other Quick As A Wink productions, including The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Pied Piper, King Island Christmas (2010), and A Little Princess. Her most recent performance with Quick As A Wink was as the fabulous street urchin Crystal in last fall’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. Nicole also worked backstage as a stage hand during this summer’s production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.
While Nicole is proud of all her theatre involvement, she considers her greatest theatre accomplishment to have been Little Shop of Horrors. “[Little Shop] was the first time I tentatively got my hopes up for a specific role,” says Nicole, “and the audition I went to saw a lot of talented teen girls for a show with only four female roles. When I got the role of Crystal, I was beyond happy!” Nicole especially values this show thanks to its tight-knit cast and the way in which they all had to work together to make the show great. “Singing in a trio with really awesome three part harmonies, not to mention with two seriously crazy talented singers, was phenomenal,” she says. “It has made du-wop style background vocals among my favorite to sing, ever. The careful time we spent on blending, brightness, and even our synchronized movements made it feel like such a special thing to be able to contribute to.”
Nicole plans to remain involved in theatre and work on her growth as an actress. She even has her eye on a few roles in particular! “I think maybe I would love to be Tracy in Hairspray one day, or essentially anybody in Les Miserables,” she says. “But really I would love any opportunity that allows me to grow and explore range. I feel like I have a ton to learn and I intend to in any way possible!”
Outside of theatre, Nicole loves reading, as well as watching movies and television series. “I might just be fascinated with storytelling in any form,” she says. Nicole also has a passion for music. “I really love music. Many genres of music. I enjoy being involved with the Annapolis Valley Honor Choir and singing solo sometimes too. I also have some cool friends that I like to bother and stuff.”
Thank you for all of your hard work with Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, Nicole! We cannot wait to work with you again and to see how you continue to learn and grow as an actress. We see great things ahead for you!
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