As we are getting ready for our upcoming performance of An Evening of Kander and Ebb, we get to know long
time SRO performer Beth Buczkowski who is performing in the show. Beth has done many shows with SRO, she was Charity
in Sweet Charity, Sally in You're AGood Man Charlie Brown and Amy in Company to list a few.
given name: Beth Jenkins Buczkowski
Where you were born/raised? Born in Georgetown Ohio and raised in Apalachin, NY
First Broadway show you ever saw: Bob Fosse – Dancin
When did you first get involved in theatre? In High
When did you first start performing with SRO? I believe it was 2001. (Editor's note: "Company" 1997)
If you had to pick
which show would you say has been your favorite you've done with SRO?
Oh Boy... that’s a tough one… I guess it would have to be a tie
between playing Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and playing Charity in Sweet Charity
If you could go back in
time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?
1964 to see Barbra Streisand play the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl… Love
her… She was and still is my “Idol”
Some favorite modern musicals: Next to Normal; Mamma Mia; Songs for a New World; Last
Some favorite classic musicals: Gypsy; Sound of Music; Music Man
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: Don’t Rain on my
Parade from Funny Girl; Diva’s Lament from Spamalot; Climbing Uphill from Last 5 Years; Maybe This Time from Cabaret;
I Don’t Know How To Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar
First stage kiss: SUNY Cortland’s Theater Production of Three
Penny Opera. I played sweet Polly Peachum… and that first stage kiss is NOT a good memory but I will not elaborate on why.
you're REALLY bad at: Sadly... I do not do well in sports…..any sport…with the exception of “tether ball” (for those who remember
what that is)
Last book you read: Same Soul, Many Bodies by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
Must see TV shows: I don’t know if they are
a “must see”… but I will admit that I do love Survivor and The Walking Dead
Last good movie you saw? I actually
just watched The Preacher’s Wife. Great Music and such a good message
Some films you consider classics: Well I’m not really
a “Classic” movie watcher…but let’s just say that I can watch Jaws over and over again; as well as Waiting for Guffman and City
Do you have Pre-show rituals or warm-ups? Gotta find “alone time” to just be with myself and pray, drink lots of water
and no food for at least 5 hours before a show, listening to positive uplifting music, and I hang my Rosary Beads in the Dressing
Pop culture guilty pleasure: I really don’t have any. Call me a Jesus Freak… but I love my Contemporary Christian Music
- so that is my non-guilty pleasure.
What song is the most played on your iPod? Anything by Laura Story, Watermark, or Nicole
Three things you can't live without: How about I re-word that to 3 things I simply Cherish: My Faith….My Family…. and
my Starbucks Vanilla Chai Latte
Favorite Kander and Ebb musical? Cabaret and Chicago
What are some of your dream roles? Diana
in Next to Normal; Gypsy Rose in Gypsy; Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar, Donna in Mamma Mia; Lady of the Lake in Spamalot;
Sally Bowles in Cabaret
What are some shows you'd love to see SRO to do? Cabaret; Jesus Christ Superstar; Songs for a New
World; I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change; Nine; Mamma Mia; Chicago; Last Five Years.