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Dirty Blonde - meet Makeup Designer Larissa Norris

What do you find appealing about Dirty Blonde?
I love shows where I have to do research about a time period.  Once challenge in this show is that it spans over 70 years, so we couldn't just do an old age makeup or a specific time period.  But the other challenge, of course, is learning how to have the lead actress look like Mae.

How does this show differ from other shows you have worked on?
The is the first time that I've had a specific person that we've had to imitate or try to replicate their look.

What surprised you about Mae West?
I will say that I didn't know that much about her before doing my research for this show.  Mostly just knew the famous "come up sometime and see me" line.  But she was so bold and a real trailblazer for women.  She set the bar as to what is sexy, what is acceptable or not.  She was smart, funny, and bawdy.  I really am looking forward to continuing my Mae education.

Jo and Charlie are fans of Mae West.  What are you a fan of?

Dirty Blonde - meet Co-Stage Manager Lynn Lacey

What do you find appealing about this show?
That it's part play, part musical, part biography, part romantic comedy.  It has everything... well almost.

What surprised you about Mae West?
That she was a savvy business woman.  She was way ahead of her time in many ways.

Jo and Charlie are fans of Mae West.  What are you a fan of?
Good quality theater.  I love well produced shows which is why I love LTA!

What made you get involved in theater? How did you get involved with LTA?
A friend asked me to help out with a show she directed with a group in Woodbridge in 1998.  I started stage managing then designing sound and have been doing both with several area groups ever since.  A dear friend of mine asked me to co-stage manage for Sweeney Todd at LTA and I fell in love with this theater and everyone here.  It is, by far, my favorite place to "work".

What advice would you give others who are interested in working in theater?
Jump in!  There is always something that needs doing and mo…