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Spotlight On: Brooke Owens



Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Calendar Girls. Get to know Brooke Owens who is portraying Elaine!




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

I’m Brooke Owens. I am a 27 year old actress in the Connecticut theater scene. My favorite role I’ve ever played was Little Red Riding Hood in “Into the Woods” (Castle Craig Players). When I’m not a slave to capitalism or acting in a show, you can find me as a party princess with Sugar & Spice Fairytales.


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I absolutely adore Tony as a human and as a creator. Once I found out he was directing, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.


What sort of person is going to love this show?

Women of all ages. This show is very much a commentary of the hardships and trials of being a woman from every walk of life. I think everyone will really find a character that they connect with.


What do you love about your character?

Elaine is just trying her best much like I am. She doesn’t give a lot in the script, but the backstory I’ve created for her I think really brings her to life onstage.


Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?

“We’re going to need considerably bigger buns.”


Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?

TONY PALMIERI! An absolute angel of a human being. Working with him has been a dream.

I also look up to the women who have stepped up as pseudo-mothers. They have individually crafted me into the woman I am today and I am so thankful for them everyday.


What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?

I will ALWAYS do the shake out from Dance Moms. I am very superstitious and have found that doing that shake out helps loosen me up before a show.


What’s going to surprise people about this show?

How absolutely HILARIOUS it is while being so heart warming at the same time. The women (and men) in the show have put so much of themselves into it and it really shows.


Calendar Girls opens March 8th and runs through March 24th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!


“It’s a show full of poignant moments – about friendship, determination and hope; about loss in many forms; about the importance of acceptance; about knowing when to let go. But it also offers plenty of humour, as the six friends and WI members decide to pose nude for a calendar” – Liverpool Daily Post