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Spotlight On: Staci Battle



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




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hi there everyone, my name is Staci Battle. I’ve been involved in shows with CTC for just over three years now, starting with the “original” production of Guys & Dolls back in 2020.


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I was quite nervous about joining this amazing cast, mostly because I had only done musicals up until this point. I really wanted to continue my initial journey of opening myself up to new experiences and jumped at the opportunity when it arose.


What sort of person is going to love this show?

I truly believe that this show can appeal to all types of people. It is such a beautifully heartwarming story that anyone could find a part to connect to. It is a beautiful and comedic story about loss and grief, all while portraying growth and love; anyone in the audience would feel drawn to it.


What do you love about your character?

Lawrence is an absolutely amazing character and full of so much compassion. He initially comes off as a nervous wreck but really pulls through and shines when he has to.


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

“The last phase of the flower is the most glorious.”


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

Jeremiah Core, a close family friend, initially inspired me to start down this theatrical path. Watching his journey of self-discovery over the years inspired me to take more risks as an actor and a person in general. I continue to look up to him and all that he has accomplished throughout the years as I continue down my own path.


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

Every night on opening night, I double tap the top of the doorframe leading onto the stage at CTC. What started out as a nervous/anxious twitch has kind of evolved into a ritual of sorts.


What’s going to surprise people about this show?

I honestly think the amount of humor packed into this show is going to surprise the audience. It surprised me for sure.


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