Meet the cast of Beauty and the Beast, playing at Children's Theatre of Annapolis through January 28, 2018!
Felicity Davis, who plays Madame de la Grande Bouche, is a 17-year-old high school senior from Davidsonville.
What do you love about your character?
Madame is my personality to the extreme, and she is a little bit of a showoff—which I’ll admit is a little like me in regards to my singing voice!
Why did you want to be involved in this production?
CTA has become my (no pun intended) “home." I love being here, you’ll often find me here a half hour before call time and a half hour after everyone’s left. The talented cast, crew, and artistic staff are also a major reason I come here. I am surrounded by so much love and talent when I come to the theatre.
What is your favorite song in the show?
My favorite song has to be “Tale as Old As Time.” My tears while hearing the amazing Payten Blake sing and watching the beautiful duet between Sarah Kalafos and Jake Wernecke with my fellow “object squad” members are genuine every night.
If you could play any other character in the show, who would it be?
I would definitely love to play Lumiere because of how much of an entertainer he is, but there is no way I could do it better than our talented Drew Sharpe.
What's your favorite thing about playing your character?
I love being able to stun audiences every night with my high C, and make them laugh when I pull my opera dress out of the drawers. Meeting my fans after the show and signing autographs and taking pictures is also extremely rewarding. “It’s my favorite part of the show, you know!”
What do you do when you are not doing theatre?
Unfortunately, I am stressing about my upcoming Ithaca college auditions and rehearsing relentlessly for them. I am also involved in Archbishop Spalding High School's production of “Cinderella,” where I have had the honor of being cast as the fairy godmother!
When did you first perform on stage?
My first show was The Nutcracker at the Ballet Theatre of Maryland when I was 8 years old. I was a tiny sugar plum fairy, and remember being so excited to dance with “real ballerinas” that I peed my pants on stage at the dress rehearsal.
What is your favorite show outside of this show and why?
Hunchback of Notre Dame is by far my favorite. It’s a story I can really relate to, as sometimes I feel like an “outcast.” I also had the honor of performing in the regional premiere of the show for Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts under the direction of Toby Orenstein.