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Spotlight On: Susan Bailey



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




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

I’m Susan Bailey and I am playing Marie in my first production with The Connecticut Theatre Co. I recently moved back to CT after being in Atlanta for 8 years. I couldn’t be happier to be back in the Land of Steady Habits, great pizza, and old and new friends.


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I’m always a sucker for a good (and true!) “Feisty Women” story and Calendar Girls is that and more!


What sort of person is going to love this show?

Anyone who cheers for those who are creative, purpose-driven and who get out of their comfort zone to accomplish something wonderful.


What do you love about your character?

She is funny in spite of herself and is a foil for what the others are trying to achieve.


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

“NO, Chris!! Absolutely Not!! THIS is Victorian!”


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

I am always inspired by collaborative directors and actors who work together for the betterment of a show and the growth of all involved. You’ll see the results of that kind of ensemble work in Calendar Girls.


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

It’s rather pedantic, I know, but, I “put on” my character and think the lines through her lens.


What’s going to surprise people about this show?

That here in the middle of ol’ Steady Habits Land, we have some very bold and daring women and some great guys who support them.


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