Children’s Theatre of Western Springs Spotlight: Alex Wutzke

Alex Wutzke | Submitted
Alex Wutzke | Submitted

Get to know the community of Western Springs with our Children’s Theatre of Western Springs Spotlight feature.

This week, we meet 8-year-old Alex Wutzke of Westchester. He joined the CTWS last year to get involved in various classes and the summer camp program.

Q. Why did you join CTWS?

A. I had a role in a play, and the experience was so much fun, I knew I wanted to do more!

Q. What made you discover your interest in theatre?

A. When I was asked to audition for a role in a play, I thought about how much I liked to watch plays and that it would be fun to have people watch me.

Q. What is your favorite thing about theatre?

A. I love to be able to become or act like different characters, and have fun with it.

Q. At CTWS do you work on stage, behind the scenes or both?  Name some roles/crews that were your favorite.

A. I have been an usher for CTWS productions and I have also participated in two summer theatre camps! During the last year I really enjoyed playing Cousin Milty in Joe’s CTWS class for the fable “Country Mouse, City Mouse.” I also got to play “Jack,” as in, and the beanstalk, in our made up fable for Joe’s class.

Q. What is your favorite thing about CTWS?

A. I really like the teachers! They are all so nice and fun!

Q. Do you see yourself continuing to act?

A. That would be a big YES!

Q. What do you want to do when you grow up?

A. A lot of things! A fireman, an actor, an architect and an NHL player!

Q. What is your dream role?

A. I would like to play Romeo from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and, of course, it would be fun to play Alexander in ”Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”

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