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Spotlight On: Claire Fracasse



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



Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hi!! My name is Claire Fracasse. Although this is my first production with Connecticut Theatre Company, I’m no stranger to the stage. I’ve been performing as a drag queen under the name Frizzie Borden since 2017. I’m very excited to be in my first ever musical!!


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I had always been such a huge fan of musicals, ever since I was a kid. I’ve wanted to be in a musical for as long as I can remember and with my friend Seth assistant directing, I thought this would be a perfect time!


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

My experience as a drag performer has helped me tremendously prepare for this role. With every number, I love taking on different characters and personalities.


What do you love about your character?

My favorite thing about performing is being able to be goofy and silly. I think the Germans in Nine are such fun characters and I can’t wait to help bring them to life!


What challenges did you face bringing the script to life?

Because this is my first musical, the amount of things that I have to memorize started off very daunting to me. The more I work however, the easier and more fun it’s become!


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

My two biggest comedy inspirations are Fran Drescher and Noel Fielding. They are two people that are so unapologetically themselves and I aspire to be just like them. 


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

The last thing I do before going on stage is center myself and remember that everyone is here for a good time. If I’m having a good time on stage, the audience can see that and they’ll have a good time as well. 


What is your favorite film or theater production and why?

My favorite musical is Cats which makes so much sense if you’ve ever met me. I love dancing anything over the top. I also love a show where you can have a lot of different interpretations of the material. 


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