Savannah Clayton, 14 years old, has been a student at Stagelight Performing Arts since our first season. She has performed in many Stagelight Productions’ shows, but she recently played the coveted role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. We wanted to know all about her experience “over the rainbow,” so we caught up with her to ask our questions!
SPA: What was your favorite thing about playing Dorothy?
SC: I liked that little kids looked up to me, like I look up to the kids older than me. I also liked that I got to be on stage most of the time and share the talent God gave me.
SPA: What did you do to prepare for this role?
SC: I wrote out my songs and wrote what they meant to me to help me with my emotions. I watched the movie and previous Stagelight versions of the show.
SPA: What was the most challenging part about playing Dorothy?
SC: The most challenging part was probably trying to balance my school work and memorize all my lines.
SPA: In what ways are you similar to Dorothy?
SC: I am similar to Dorothy because she is brave and adventurous.
SPA: In what ways did your classes at Stagelight help you with this role?
SC: Ms. Danielle and Ms. Lindsey helped me grow in acting and have really helped me over all. Ms. Rene helped me prepare all my songs and know them well.
Well done, Savannah!