Today’s “Spotlight” is on our amazing actress and dancer, Olivia Lee!
Olivia has been involved with Quick As A Wink from a very young age. Her early experiences with Quick As A Wink helped her first realize her passion for acting. “I did the very first Quick As A Wink summer camp many years ago, and I was then asked to assume the role of Gertrude in The Little Princess. It was an amazing experience that really got me hooked [on theatre]!”
Olivia has been involved in numerous Quick As A Wink productions since then. Most recently she starred as the sweet dreamer Audrey in our Youth Company Production of Little Shop of Horrors. This production in particular proved to be a very fulfilling experience for her, for a number of different reasons. “One of my dream roles was Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors, so getting that role was very rewarding,” she says. “Not only that, but a couple of acting agents came to a performance of the show and loved it; now I'm represented by Atlantic Talent Agency!”
Having achieved one of her dream roles has not stopped Olivia for dreaming big in terms of future roles. “I would love to someday play Eponine from Les Miserables, Bonnie from Bonnie and Clyde, or Penny from Hairspray,” she says. “I’d also love a chance to be Maureen from RENT or Elle Woods from Legally Blonde.”
Acting onstage with Quick As A Wink is not Olivia’s only performing outlet; she is also a dancer with Maritime Dance Academy.
If you feel it’s been too long since you last saw Olivia perform, you’re in luck! She’ll be taking part in Quick As A Wink’s Musical Theatre Camp Showcase this Friday at 7pm at the KES Fountain Theatre, which is open to the public by free will donation! Olivia is excited to finally perform the pieces she has been working on for an audience. “I can’t wait to perform Over the Moon [from RENT] since it’s so crazy and hilarious,” says Olivia. “I’m also looking forward to doing Still Hurting [from The Last 5 Years] because it’s so emotionally raw and heartfelt.” Olivia also choreographed many of the group dance numbers that will be featured in Friday’s show.
Thanks so much for all your contributions to Quick As A Wink, Olivia, and we cannot wait to see you perform later this week!
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