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Spotlight On: Ginamarie Garabedian



Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Nine. Get to know Ginamarie Garabedian who is in our Ensemble!



Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hallo! I’m Ginamarie. I love my 4 dogs, flamingos, concerts, bingo, and pizza. 


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

This show is so unique and rarely done so I wanted to be a part of something that I might not see come around again! Plus I had such a great experience being a part of the Drowsy Chaperone last year and I really wanted to be involved with CTC again. 


How do you prepare for a new role or character, and what techniques do you use?

Practice, practice, practice. I consistently listen to the soundtrack, review the sheet music and the script, and practice the dances at home. 


What do you love about your character?

As an ensemble member, I get to play multiple parts throughout the show and I love the variety of characters.


What challenges did you face bringing the script to life?

The music in this show is very challenging and has many intricate harmonies. Also, for some parts of the show, I’m a German. So attempting a German accent has been challenging as well.


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

I’ve always admired Lucille Ball. She has impeccable comedic timing and makes her performances seem so effortless. But I also admire and appreciate her as a pioneer of women in entertainment. 


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

Drink water, stretch, take a puff of my inhaler, and say a prayer. 


What is your favorite film or theater production and why?

That’s such a difficult question because there are so many wonderful shows! But Hairspray will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s one of the first shows I saw on Broadway and helped foster my love of theatre!


Nine opens May 17th and runs through June 2nd at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!


“A galloping fantasy [with a] ravishingly inventive and tuneful score.” – The New York Times