Beth Buczkowski

 

Full given name: Beth Jenkins Buczkowski

Where you were born/raised? Born in Georgetown Ohio and raised in Apalachin, NY

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

First Broadway show you ever saw: Bob Fosse – Dancin'

When did you first get involved in theatre? In High School

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 5 Years

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.

Something 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)

Most visited websites: tinybuddha.com; Hayhouse.com; (and I have a shoe/boot addiction so any website that has footwear)

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 of Angels.

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 Room. :)

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 Nordeman

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.

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