This week we feature Eli Carlin who plays Mr. John Brooke; Meg's love interest. Eli has been with SRO for
the past year performing in the Halloween Cabaret and All Shook Up.
Full given name: Eli Michael Carlin
were born/Rasied: Johnson City, NY, Raised in Greene.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
First Broadway show you ever saw? Well, I've
never seen a legit Broadway show, so I guess the closest I'd say would be Beauty and the Beast with the Broadway touring
company at the Forum.
When did you first get involved in theatre? In 8th grade in High School. Before that, I never saw myself
on stage performing and singing and dancing and everything. Now, it's probably the thing I love the most.
When did you first start
performing with SRO? Last summer, I was a chorus member in All Shook Up!
If you had to pick which show would you say has been
your favorite you've done with SRO? Definitely All Shook Up, but I'm really looking forward to Godspell.
If you could go back
in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Spring Awakening.
Some favorite modern musicals: Spring Awakening,
Sweeney Todd, The Lion King, STOMP
Some favorite classic musicals: Beauty and the Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
showtune(s) of all time: Well, it's not in a musical. But I still count it; Go the Distance, from Hercules.
First stage kiss: Actually,
this show (Little Women), with Mackenzie.
Something you're REALLY bad at: I'm horrible at not getting excited over stupid little
Most visited websites: Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest (I'm addicted to motivational quotes)
Last book you read: The
entire Hunger Games Trilogy
Must see TV shows: Whose Line is it Anyway, Criminal Minds, Two and a Half Men (w/ Charlie Sheen),
Last good movie you saw? From Hell (Johnny Depp, 2001)
Some films you consider classics: Well, I'm young, soo...
Beauty and the Beast, Jurassic Park, The Rugrats Movie.
Do you have Pre-show rituals or warm-ups? I like my iPod and a quiet place.
Maybe some motivational music or speeches.
Pop culture guilty pleasure: I really like anything involving Emma Watson… anything.
song is the most played on your iPod? Right now? Um... Payphone, by Maroon 5.
Three things you can't live without: My iPod,
Food, and Friendship.
What are some of your dream roles? Sweeney Todd, Melchior in Spring Awakening, The Beast in Beauty and The
Beast, and Dennis in All Shook Up!
If you could trade roles with anyone in Little Women for one performance who would you pick? I'd
say Josh, because I love Laurie's solo.
What are some shows you'd love to see SRO to do? Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, West
Side Story, South Pacific