STAGE VIEWS: Wonderland and "The X Factor" Star Carly Rose Sonenclar

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20 Oct 2012

Carly Rose Sonenclar
Carly Rose Sonenclar

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 young Broadway singing actress Carly Rose Sonenclar, who recently advanced to the live voting rounds of Fox TV's "The X Factor" as part of Britney Spears' team.

What show recently impressed you?
Well, I recently saw Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark for the second time. I love that show!! Rebecca Faulkenberry and Reeve Carney are spectacular. I also saw Bring it On, and I loved it. I am a huge fan of Lin Manuel-Miranda, and I love the music – and In the Heights is my favorite show of all time!

What production are you most excited to see?
I was very excited to see Rebecca with my friend Karen Mason (who was in Wonderland with me). I hope that they are able to overcome their problems and get it to Broadway.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Ever since I played Young Cosette in Les Miz, I have wanted to play Eponine. It's probably too soon to revive it now, but maybe by the time I get old enough!

What are your current/upcoming projects?
Well, I have been very busy with "The X Factor"! I was able to squeeze in a reading recently of a new musical called Merman's Apprentice. I played the apprentice, and Klea Blackhurst played Ethel Merman. It is a great project, and I hope that it gets to Broadway, too! And, I have also been in the studio working on my original music. But hopefully I will be busy with "The X Factor" for a lot longer!!!

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