Q&A: Aaron Cappello (11)

Radosav Mihajlovic, Author

Q: How many years have you been involved in theater?

A: [I have been involved in theater for] nine or 10 [years].

Q: How many shows have you done throughout your theatre career?

A: [I have been in] 34, auditions for the 35th show are tonight.

Q: What are some memorable shows you have been in and where?

A: I was Eddie Ryan in Do Black Patent Shoes Really Reflect Up? at The Towle Theater.  I was J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at LCTG in Cedar Lake and Sebastian in The Little Mermaid [at Lake Central].

Q: What shows did you do over the summer?

A: I was in Clue the Musical at LCTG in Cedar Lake, and I was Mr. Boddy. Then I did Assassins at CPCT, which is in Crown Point, and that was when they needed a replacement two weeks before the show, so they called me.

Q: Do you plan to further your career in performing after high school?

A: Yes, in college, then after that.

Q: Where do you plan to attend college?

A: I have a lot of dream schools, the biggest one being Northwestern University.

Q: What is your favorite thing about acting?

A: [My favorite thing about acting is] getting into someone else’s skin and understanding them.

Q: What inspired you to do theatre?

A: Me and my cousins, when we were younger, used to put on little plays in our basement for our parents, and that’s kind of where it started, then it just progressed.

Q: Is theater your only extra curricular?

A: Yes, I’m too busy to do anything else.