It's a very colorful and playful show with live music and lots and lots of toys! It's a great show for young kids and their whole family!
I like all kinds of music, and depending on the project I'm writing I am influenced and inspired by different things. For Little Critter I often turned to the work of Flaherty and Ahrens - musical theatre writers who wrote shows like Seussical and School House Rock.
The teachers during the first few years of the Academy were big inspirations to me as a young actor, and I'll never forget the lessons they taught me. Ron Anderson, Jim Buchard, Tyne Turner, Ray Jivoff, Deanne Phillips, and Raeleen McMillion. The fact that these professionals gave the gift of their time and experience to us young people was generous and invaluable. I think of them often and fondly.
The most important skill I've learned is how to go with the flow. There's a lot in this career you can't control and you have to be willing to be flexible and change course, while keeping one eye on the big picture. Kinda like life.
What advice would you give a young person just starting out as a performer?
Discover, nurture, and then pursue your passion. This profession requires a lot of passion, but so does everything. So no matter what you're passionate about, let that be your guiding force.