Bridgette Sanders, 12 year-old Stagelighter, recently played the role of Timon in her school’s production of Disney’s The Lion King. Bridgette takes four classes per week at Stagelight Performing Arts, including Musical Theatre, Tap, Acting, and she is a member of the Stagelight Improv Team, the Lumberjack Baristas. As often as she can, Bridgette is fulfilling her makeups in Ballet, making sure she gets as much technique training in as she can! We caught up with Bridgette during her busy schedule to ask her all about her experience of playing one of the funniest characters to grace stage and screen: Timon.
SPA: What did you do to prepare specifically for this role?
Bridgette: I watched the movie almost every week to understand and copy Timon’s characteristics and to watch how he interacts with other people–or animals!
SPA: What surprised you about this role?
Bridgette: The makeup surprised me a lot, and the hair. The makeup really made me look like a meerkat!
SPA: What was your favorite part of playing Timon in The Lion King?
Bridgette: My favorite part was doing the Luau song. We got to run into the audience, and it was really fun!
SPA: What is a really special memory you’ll take away from this show?
Bridgette: A really special memory would be that my fellow castmate Pumbaa and I had so much fun and became really good friends.