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Friday, November 25, 2011

Red Carpet's Artist Spotlight:Rick Doetterl discusses his role in A CHORUS LINE

Red Carpet's Artist Spotlight:
Rick Doetterl discusses his role in A CHORUS LINE 
RICK DOETTERL (Greg) is thrilled to join the cast of A Chorus Line through Red Carpet Theater Productions!  Rick is a baritone/countertenor that hails from West Seneca.  Some of Rick’s most memorable roles include: Mrs. White (Clue the musical), Fred/Petruchio (Kiss me Kate), Brad Majors (Rocky Horror show) Senator Fipp (Urinetown), Man 2 (Songs for a new World).  Outside of theatre, Rick is a member of the theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, a past member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Bassoonist, Bass Clarinet/Contrabass Clarinetist, student Harpist, graduated Cum Laude from SUNY Fredonia with his B.F.A in Musical Theatre, Lead director for Life on Campus, a production taught to colleges across the nation and holds a certificate in unarmed stage combat and certificate with recommendation in Broadsword by the Society of American Fight Directors through J. Allen Suddeth.
RCTP: Tell me about the first time you saw A Chorus Line , did you ever think you would have the opportunity to be cast in the show, and what makes you want to be a part of this production?
RD: "The first time I saw A Chorus Line was at a college with a renowned dance program, and these dancers were moving and shaking! I was in awe! Ever since then, I wanted to be able to participate in such a show. Stacy Zawadzki-Janusz, the choreographer, has been a dream to work with! She expects nothing but the best and has a terrific eye for detail! We're moving and shaking, indeed!  I want to be in this production because A Chorus Line is the brainchild of a Buffalonian! What's better than being able to perform a HUGE musical by a fellow Anchor Bar loving, Tops shopping, Niagara Falls watching western New Yorker! Can't get any better."
RCTP: What Character do you play in A Chorus Line and do you have any similarities in common with your character?
RD: "I play the role of Greg and come to find out...I AM Greg. We are so similar, it's a bit scary! Greg doesn't really care about what people think of him, and with Greg, it's "what you see is what you get." He is blunt and doesn't use "fluff" to sugarcoat anything. I am very happy to have the opportunity to bring Greg to life once again!"
RCTP: A Chorus Line was conceived and originally Directed/Choreographed by Buffalo’s own Michael Bennett.  If he were here today, what do you think his thoughts would be about the level of talent in this current production, with most of the talent coming from the Western New York Region?
RD: "If Michael Bennett were still around, I think he would be a proud western New Yorker! This cast is enthusiastic, professional, and has such a high level of energy, he would be proud to have his work portrayed by this cast. Western New York is such a wonderful theatre area with a lot of talent!" 
RCTP: What to do you like the most about working with Red Carpet Theater Productions?
RD: "Red Carpet Theatre Productions is a dream to work with. Having a complete adult cast, the production team had to create a full rehearsal schedule around 20+ lives. This was done successfully on day one! The Red Carpet Theatre Productions team is a very organized and very understanding group of professionals and I am truly honored to work with them!"
RCTP: What is your next project?
RD: "Next plans...Going to continue doing local theatre while getting my BSN in nursing. After that, move to NYC, be nurse by day, and actor by night! That's all the world needs, an acting nurse...yeesh! Enjoy A Chorus Line!" 
A Chorus Line  will be performed at the Lancaster Opera House from January 20,2012 -February 4, 2012.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 716-683-1776 or by visiting the Lancaster Opera House website at

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