Alex Russo: How are you feeling about the show?
Sarah Wojcik: I’m so excited! This is going to to be a great show!
(Kelsey Wiley, who plays “Flounder” interrupts to say, “I can’t wait!!!”)
I know that you had a shorter timeframe to prepare for this show. Do you think you’ll be ready opening night?
I believe we will be ready. Rehearsals have been going great. We’ve spent tons of time over the weekend and during Tech Week getting ready.
Is this your first starring role?
While I did have a starring role in middle school, this is my first time having the star role at a Concord production. I have had many smaller roles over the years but I’m so honored to get to play the character of Ariel.
What made you choose to dye your hair red instead of just a wig?
I thought about wearing a wig, but it just looked too fake, so I decided to take the leap and dye my hair red [Sarah’s hair is naturally dirty blond]. Anyway, I get to be Ariel all week in class, so that’s fun too!
How long does the dye last?
I hope not long. I would miss my hair.
That’s a pretty serious commitment. What makes this show special?
There’s something about theater that sticks with you through high school and throughout life. It’s a very special thing to share the stage with your peers and it’s something that I’ll always treasure.
Describe to me the character of Ariel.
She is a young woman navigating the waters between many people, and she’s simply trying to find love and acceptance. She’s a very special character who provides inspiration for everyone.
Is there anyone who helped you along this journey that you want to thank?
I just want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way: my family and friends, my music teacher Ms. Conrad, and voice coach Mr. Curry, especially.
Anything else you want to say about the show before opening night?
I am just so proud of this wonderful cast. It was extremely hard to make this show what it is. Everyone is just so terrific, and I can’t wait to share the stage with them!
Concord Players presents “The Little Mermaid” at the Concord High School Auditorium
Thursday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. (Opening Night)
Friday, March 4th at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 5th at 2 p.m. (Matinee)
Saturday, March 5th at 7 p.m.