15 Dec 2012
Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from Christina Sajous, who co-stars in Forever Dusty — the new musical by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin about the life of late singer Dusty Springfield — which is now playing Off-Broadway's New World Stages.
What show recently impressed you? I was wowed by The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre main stage performance. The dancers at Alvin Ailey are stellar storytellers when it comes to movement.
What production are you most excited to see? I am most excited about seeing The Mystery of Edwin Drood!!! I'm obsessed with the concept of a show not only challenging its actors, but also its audience.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play? I would love to play Carmen in a revival of Oscar Hammerstein II's Carmen Jones.
What are your current/upcoming projects? I am currently playing the role of Claire in Forever Dusty at New World Stages. Also, my partner and I are in the process of writing an Ike and Tina Turner revue/concert/musical, which is a "work in progress..."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.