PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Bring It On: The Musical Star Taylor Louderman

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18 Sep 2012

Taylor Louderman
Taylor Louderman

Taylor Louderman, who is making her Broadway debut as Campbell in Bring It On: The Musical, fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

She joined the show following her sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Other theatre credits include Aida, Legally Blonde and Footloose.

She has appeared onscreen in "Shadowland" and "Alice Upside Down."


Full given name: Taylor Elizabeth Louderman
Where you were born/where you were raised: Born in Madison, WI raised in Bourbon, MO.
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
What your parents did/do for a living:My dad is in executive management with Wal-Mart distribution, and my mom and dad operate two small businesses.
Siblings:Four younger sisters: Olivia, Hannah, Madison and Morgan (youngest two are twins)
Current audition song/monologue: Good question. I'm not sure. I haven't figured that out yet. I really like doing "That'll Show Him" from Plain and Fancy.
Special skills: I can juggle, I can cheer stunt, milk a cow and I like to do Miranda Sings impressions.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Relaxing, break dancing, being on time
First Broadway show you ever saw: Glengarry Glen Ross
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? Pajama Game. I just love it! grin
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Book of Mormon
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: "Dance of the Robe" from Aida
Some favorite modern musicals: Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wicked
Some favorite classic musicals: Pajama Game, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Annie
Broadway or screen stars you would most love to perform with: Barbara Cook, Dick Van Dyke
What performers inspired you when you were a kid? Shirley Temple, Julie Andrews
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Godspell at the Muny! It was my first time going to the Muny and it was magical!
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Country music
Most played song on your iPod: Right now… "Shake It Out" by Florence and the Machine
Most-visited websites: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter
Favorite Tweeters: Lin-Manuel Miranda @lin_manuel
Last book you read: "The Innocent" by David Baldacci
Must-see TV show(s): "Gossip Girl"
Last good movie you saw: "Tangled"
Some films you consider classics: "The Sound of Music"
"The Notebook"
"Pearl Harbor"
Performers you would drop everything to go see: Kelli O'Hara, Rachel McAdams
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "Glee" cast albums!
Favorite cities: Chicago, St. Louis, San Diego
Favorite sport/team/player: Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: Backstreet Boys
First stage kiss: Hope in Urinetown in high school.
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Wendy in Peter Pan (I got to fly!)
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living: Performing as a kid in the Muny's Aida
How you got your Equity card: Ensemble Summer Stock at the Muny
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: Strawberry Poppyseed Salad from Panera (which was originally "St. Louis Bread Company")
Favorite liquid refreshment: Starbucks' iced tall nonfat vanilla mocha
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: Ten pushups, ab workout and our stunt call. And then my hair supervisor and I usually speak in a very obnoxious Russian accent.
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