PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Stephanie J. Block

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Stephanie J. Block Stephanie J. Block — star of the new Broadway musical The Pirate Queen — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block


Full given name: Stephanie Janette Block
Hometown: Brea, CA
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Audition song: Please don't judge..."Don't Rain on My Parade"...I know...it's time for a new song...really, I know.
First Broadway show ever saw: Crazy for You
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The original Sunday in the Park... and Jennifer Holiday in Dreamgirls.
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Grey Gardens
Favorite showtune: The entire recording of Once On This Island.
MAC or PC? MAC
Most played song on your iPod: Missy Elliott's "Get Your Freak On." I am so not kidding...this tune gets me going...I dance around like a crazy person.
Last book you read: "Paula" by Isabel Allende.
Must-see TV show: Ok...never saw "Lost." I just began watching the DVDs and now...ADDICTED!!! Sebastian and I will stay up until 3 AM watching 3-4 episodes at a time. I have no idea how people can wait a week to see the conclusions. This show is genius!
Last good movie you saw: I really dug "Factory Girl"
Favorite reality show: "Project Runway"...but I do tune into "American Idol" just to see how long Sanjaya will last.
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Was Missy Elliott not enough for you? Ok...I also indulge in the "trash" magazines. I believe nothing, but enjoy all of it!
First stage kiss: Local, community production...12 years old...dry and pinched...his mouth always seemed to tasted like deli meats.
Favorite post-show meal: Cereal and/or toast and peanut butter.
Pre-show rituals: 6:30 PM ... start humidifier, start tea, throw out dead flowers (nothing worse then old flower water smell), say hi to the folks around the theatre, start warming up the voice, sword-fight call, more vocal warm up and make up, some stretching and...there you have it, I'm a pirate!
Worst onstage mishap: Boy From Oz...I wore many different tights and panty hose throughout the play. One quick change, my tights decided to get stuck to the pants of my next change. During the scene they kept creeping out. I did not feel them until they were hanging out my pant leg and dragging across the stage. Hugh and I were tripping all over them. Finally, I had to tug these long tights out from my pants. There was no way of hiding it from the audience. Hugh and I were crying we were laughing so hard. I love moments like that!
Special skills: learning sign language, can play the glockenspiel (...google it), have the longest second toe in the world...it's freakish (I guess that's not a skill as much as a deformity)
Cats or dogs? Dogs!
Favorite pizza topping: Extra cheese and garlic.
Who would play you in the movie? Well, according to recent reviewers...I'm going to have to say Celine Dion (What?) But if all goes well, I'm holding out for Sanjaya.