Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kaitlin Williams in The Delta Optimist

Another article featuring GODSPELL cast, this time season apprentice Kaitlin Williams. She's been hard at work all year running the box office and front of house, as well as starring in the student matinees of THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE. Now she's taking on the mainstage! Find the original article by Dave Willis here.

This is what theatre apprentice Kaitlin Williams has been looking forward to all year.

The local actress has a role in Pacific Theatre's upcoming production of Godspell, a musical comedy.

"This is sort of the payoff at the end of the year, to be in an actual show. It's what we apprentices look forward to the whole year. I'm loving the fact that I get to be in rehearsal now, work with this wonderful director and be in a great cast with my peers," says Williams, a Delta Secondary grad who studied theatre at the University of Victoria.

Director Sarah Rodgers is setting the play, which is based on the story of the gospel, in an episode of Laugh-In, a sketch comedy TV show that aired in the '60s and '70s on NBC.

"It fits really well with Godspell and the improvisation and fun that's in the original script," says Williams.

She plays Pam Austin, "a fun and a bit of a ditzy blonde kind of character" from the TV show.

"I grew up watching Laugh-In and what's exciting about Godspell is that the same humour, delight and fun from that 1970s variety show era is in this play," says Rodgers, who's at the helm for this finale to Pacific Theatre's season.

Godspell runs from May 28 to July 3 (Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday) at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W12th Ave., Vancouver.

Call 604-731-5518 or visit for tickets.

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