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Spotlight On: Julie Carvalho


Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Guys and Dolls. Get to know Julie Carvalho!




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hi! I’m Julie Carvalho and this is my first show with CTC. I’m a CT transplant, originally from Springfield, MA, but I moved here for work (tune into Ch.3, WFSB!). I’ve loved theatre my whole life and in the past couple of years I’ve taken part in Mamma Mia (LTM), Native Gardens (LTM), The Receptionist (LTM), Pippin (Rocky Hill Community Theatre), and Grease (Cirillo).


What character do you play?

I play a Hot Box Girl and Agatha in the Mission!


What makes you most excited about returning to the stage after the pandemic?

Theatre has always been my escape and it’s so great to be able to forget about work and stress and just focus on singing and dancing again! Especially after such a quiet year.


Who is your favorite character in Guys and Dolls?  And why?

My favorite character is definitely Big Jule. He has a real ambiance and great charisma. He’s a simple man, who just wants to play Craps. Our actor playing him is pretty cute too! 😉


What are you most excited for our audience to experience while watching our first production in over a year?

I think that being there in person and being able to interact with the actors will feel so different than the virtual productions this past year. I think people will be excited to laugh, cheer, and maybe sing along!


Who inspired your love of theater?  And why?

My mom has always been my biggest supporter. She was (and is!) an amazing dancer growing up and I think my love of performance comes from her. She’s my biggest fan and always made sure I had everything I need to pursue my passion. Thanks Mom!!


With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls opens June 11th and runs through June 27th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!