THE HIVE: Meet the Cast (Spring 2019)

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Actors in the Northbrook-based Bright Star Theatre Company (BSTC) are buzzing with activity preparing for their upcoming March performances of this year’s original musical, THE HIVE. Starring nine actors with disabilities and their volunteer Creative Companions, rehearsals began in September. 

The setting of the show is a beehive rocked by change, the story of two struggling young bees on their path to self-discovery. The story is a lighthearted one, jammed with kooky puns, tongue-in-cheek dialogue and catchy music. It is sure to inspire and bring a smile to your face! 

Performances will take place at Northbrook Theatre on Saturday, March 16 at 5:00 pm and Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 pm. Click here for details.

Katie Baeckelandt

What role do you play in THE HIVE? 
Rubee
How many years have you been with BSTC? Three years
What is one word that describes you? Friendly
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? A honey bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? Justin BEEber
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? Misunderstood

 

Callan Cox

What role do you play in THE HIVE? Queen Elizabee
How many years have you been with BSTC? Six years
What is one word that describes you? Wonderful
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? A bumble bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? Justin BEEber
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? Misunderstood

 

Kathleen Dreger

What role do you play in THE HIVE? May Bee
How many years have you been with BSTC? Seven years
What is one word that describes you? Nice
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? Queen bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? BEEyonce
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? Misunderstood 

 

Will Karp

What role do you play in THE HIVE? Lord Buzzkill
How many years have you been with BSTC? Four years
What is one word that describes you? Funny and calm
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? A honey bee that protects the hive from bears who want to steal honey
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? Justin BEEber
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? Misunderstood, the bees all make a mistake about him

 

Lisa Krupinski

What role do you play in THE HIVE?
Honey Bee
How many years have you been with BSTC? Eight years
What is one word that describes you? Funny
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? Queen bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? Justin BEEber
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? Bad

 

Arsheel Lalani

What role do you play in THE HIVE?
Hucklebee
How many years have you been with BSTC? Seven years
What is one word that describes you? Happy
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? King bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? Justin BEEber
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? Misunderstood

 

Melanie Martinez

What role do you play in THE HIVE?
Buzzette
How many years have you been with BSTC? This is my first year
What is one word that describes you? Fun
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? A honey bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? BEEyonce
Do you think BUZZKILL is really bad or just misunderstood? Bad and misunderstood

 

Jay Slotnick

What role do you play in THE HIVE? Johnny Bee Goode
How many years have you been with BSTC? Two years
What is one word that describes you? Funny and happy
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? A friendly bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? Justin BEEber
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? I think he’s actually nice but no one understands him

 

Jonah Townsley

What role do you play in THE HIVE?
Bixbee
How many years have you been with BSTC? Two years
What is one word that describes you? Happy
If you could bee any bee, what kind of bee would you be? Honey bee
Justin BEEber OR BEEyonce? BEEyonce
Do you think Lord Buzzkill is really bad or just misunderstood? Bad