Behind The Scenes

Romeo and Juliet Cast Interview: Jacob

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Jacob Rankin Role in CB Productions’ Romeo and Juliet: Tybalt My name is Jacob Rankin. I am 18 years old and a senior in high school. Over the past two years, I have been involved in multiple CB Productions shows, played baseball at Liberty Classical Academy, and taken PSEO through the University of Northwestern St. Paul.  I am planning to major in business.  Regardless of my major, I will undoubtedly remain involved in theater in college and hopefully beyond. The past few years have taught me the importance and power of theater. Theater has enriched my life in countless forms.  First,...

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Romeo and Juliet Cast Interview: Bryce

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Bryce Bennyhoff Role in CB Productions’ Romeo and Juliet: Friar Laurence I am 17 years old and currently in 11th grade. Most of the classes I’m taking this year are PSEO classes through the University of Northwestern in Roseville. Being involved in the arts has been an amazing experience and is one of the biggest highlights of my high school experience. I really have no idea what the future has in store for me, but I definitely plan to keep the arts in my life by auditioning for different plays, taking music lessons, and attending a variety of shows. It’s impossible for me...

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Then and Now Interviews – Mercutio

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Maxwell Widstrom Mercutio 2018 Cast  List all the CBP shows you’ve been involved in. List any other theater experiences you have had since participating.  Alice in Wonderland (2014) A Legend of King Arthur (2015) Oliver Twist (2016) Emma (2016) Robin Hood (2017) Also, I’ve been in one musical outside of CB Productions. What has been one of your favorite memories of being in Romeo and Juliet? Getting down some of the crazy tongue twisters that I have to say as Mercutio in the show…. Well, I like to think I have them down anyway. Describe the character you play in the show and list some...

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Then and Now Interviews – Mercutio

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Robert Sieg  Mercutio 2005 Cast After school and CB Productions, I spent a few years in real estate in the Twin Cities and performed Shakespeare readings from time to time. In 2012, I got motivated to immerse myself in the Chinese culture and language and I moved to Ningbo, China. Here, I am pursuing a career in manufacturing and international trade and preparing to open my own American cuisine restaurant in the near future. I think everyone gets something different out of theater, depending on their life and personality. Being a shy introvert, theater challenged me to overcome some of my...

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Then and Now Interviews – Nurse

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Alyssa Stranz Role in CBP’s 2018 Romeo and Juliet: Nurse Hi, my name is Alyssa and I’m in 11th grade. I am a junior in high school and I am taking PSEO online at Northwestern University. I am hoping to be a teacher of first graders and someday I want to go to Africa. Although I don’t see a career in acting, it has been very beneficial in my life and I want to be a part of it when I can. Theater has boosted my self-confidence and forced me to be involved in something outside of my normal life. I’ve had to learn to see things from someone else’s point of view,...

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Then and Now Interviews – Nurse

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Behind The Scenes | 0 comments

Heather Judkins Role in CBP’s 2005 Romeo and Juliet: Nurse I live in the Sacramento Area with my husband and our six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. I work part-time in our family business and volunteer at my children’s schools and at our church. In my free time, I love to paint and read. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Westmont College, where I was able to perform in two international Shakespeare Festivals, intern for a women’s theatre company, and produce my own one-woman show. After college, I performed in several shows in the Sacramento Area. When I...

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