Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part 4: Megan Mostow

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s The Wedding Singer, meet Megan Mostow.

Megan Mostow singing
Megan Mostow singing “Saturday Night in the City.” Photo by Jim Littlefield.

Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform before on our local stages. Where did you get your training?

My name is Megan Mostow. I was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. I am a new member of the Damascus Theatre Company, and just recently returned to the stage. I received acting training through Round House Theatre in Bethesda growing up, had dance training through Jane Debnam Studio of Ballet Arts for 13 years, and am currently taking vocal lessons with Sandra Dean, a local star and a huge inspiration. I choreographed Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical the Musical, and assisted in choreography of Pippin at Sherwood High School’s productions after graduating in 2008. I last performed in The Producers with Sandy Spring Theatre Group as a featured dancer & usherette.

Why did you want to be part of this production?

Being in my mid 20’s, I have struggled finding time to do what I love while still being able to make a living. When I found out DTC was doing this show, I knew I had to be a part of it no matter what it took. Holly has always been a dream role of mine.

Have you ever appeared in a production of The Wedding Singer before and who did you play?  What makes this production so special?

I have never been a part of this production before, but I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t audition for it again!

How would you describe the score that Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin have written?

The score is so energizing & upbeat, with major attention to detail.  Every minute has something special.

Who do you play in The Wedding Singer and how do you relate to your character? Do you share any similar traits? Which character is so much like you and why and how?

My character is Holly, Julia’s cousin and best friend, played by Taylor Campbell. She is a bit of a promiscuous party girl who just doesn’t have her priorities in order. She can’t seem to see past cute boys, their wallets, & Saturday nights.  Holly reminds me a lot of a younger version of myself; A heart of gold, but very confused.

Taylor Campbell and Megan Mostow as Julia and her cousin Holly. Photo Jim Littlefield.
Taylor Campbell and Megan Mostow as Julia and her cousin Holly. Photo by Jim Littlefield.

Tell me about your big solos and what do we learn about your character as you are singing the songs?

The first big song of Holly’s is called “Saturday Night in the City.” That song has been so much fun to perform. I mean, who wouldn’t love dancing on a platform in the middle of the stage? My favorite song comes later in the show called “Right in Front of Your Eyes.” The song starts with her at work setting up for a party, then becomes a fantasy world filled with pink sequins & a line of boys to dance with. This is when Holly realizes that all along she has been in love with Sammy, played by the amazingly talented Tim Kurtzberg.

What did you know about the 80s coming in and what have you learned from doing the show?

As a 90’s kid, I had little to no knowledge of any of the references that were made in the show. Now, after two months of rehearsal, I feel like I could have been an 80’s kid myself. I’m getting used to the chunky jewelry & big hair!

What are some of the themes of the show that today’s audiences can relate to?

No matter when you were born you can relate to this show. It’s about finding out what really matters to you  Is it becoming famous, or performing and having fun with your friends? Having a wealthy security, or finding true love. The choice is yours.

What do you want audiences to take with them after seeing DTC’s The Wedding Singer?

The entire show’s epicenter boils down to the importance of being true to who you are. I want the audience to be reminded of that. Just be yourself, and “Love will always find you”!

The Wedding Singer Digital Ad_728x90_v2The Wedding Singer plays at Damascus Theatre Company performing at The Arts Barn Theatre – 311 Kent Square Road, in Gaithersburg, MD. For tickets, call (301) 258-6394, or purchase them online.

LINKS
Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part 1: Taylor Campbell.

Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part 2: Gabriel T. Potter.

Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part 3: Tim Kurtzberg and Cam Sammartano.

Review of The Wedding Singer by Paul Bessel and Barbara Braswell on DCMetroTheaterArts.

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