PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Bring It On: The Musical Star Taylor Louderman
Taylor Louderman, who is making her Broadway debut as Campbell in Bring It On: The Musical, fills out Playbill.com'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! |
| 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|
| MAC or PC? || MAC|
| 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"|
| 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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