Meet the Cast: Payten Blake, "The Narrator/Mrs. Potts"
Meet the cast of Beauty and the Beast, playing at Children's Theatre of Annapolis from January 12-28, 2018!
Payten Blake, a 15-year-old sophomore from Bowie, plays the Narrator and Mrs. Potts.
What do you love about your character? I love that my character’s main purpose is to keep everyone calm and level headed.
Why did you want to be involved in this production? Many of my friends had told me that CTA had wonderfully talented people involved.
What is your favorite song in the show? Beauty and the Beast is my favorite song from this show due to the fact that it highlights a very special moment that would otherwise be overlooked.
If you could play any other character in the show, who would it be? The Wardrobe is hilarious; I would love to play her.
What's your favorite thing about playing your character? I enjoy speaking in an English accent and singing the theme song of the show.
What do you do when you are not doing theatre? I spend hours of time doing makeup and participating in competitive speech.
When did you first perform on stage? The first time I performed on stage was in an elementary school play when I was eight years old.
What is your favorite show outside of this show and why? Mary Poppins has many lessons in it that can be applied to real life—not to mention the fact that it has a lovely score.