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Spotlight On: Annika Gustafson



Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Cabaret. Get to know Annika Gustafson who is portraying one of our Kit Kat Girls!



Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hello!  I’m Annika!


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

Cabaret holds an important mirror up to society and I think it’s time for us to reflect on who we really are in this story.


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

I take traits from the context of the show and fill in the gaps with what makes sense to me.


What do you love about your character?

I love that Helga is the baby.


What challenges did you face bringing the script to life?

I feel as a Kit Kat girl, I don’t carry a lot of the weight of the show because I am the distraction from the “politics” of it all.


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

I don’t tend to idolize people, but I love Bernadette Peters.


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

The last thing I do before curtain is check my costume and makeup in the mirror.


What is your favorite film or theater production and why?

I love “Chicago” because it was the first musical I obsessed over.


Cabaret opens July 19th and runs through August 4th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!


“A stunning musical… this marionette’s-eye view of a time and place in our lives that was brassy, wanton, carefree and doomed to crumble is brilliantly conceived.”– Walter Kerr, The New York Times

“Stunning… a masterpiece of musical theater penned as a cautionary tale and not at all leavened by the embrace of paradox.” – Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune