My name is Carly Tamer and I also play Cindy Lou Who in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, coming to ASU Gammage, November 17-21. I am in fourth grade and I am nine-years-old. I am so thrilled to be part of this great Christmas show! We rehearsed in New York City and had a blast working together. The cast and crew are such a talented bunch and we have quickly become a family of Whos!
I actually saw Whoville come alive as we danced and sang our hearts out. The song "Whatchamawho" is particularly fun to perform because the dancing is crazy and fast and just about the whole cast is in it. We use some very unusual Who toys and props! I can’t wait to bring it to Gammage and for you guys to see it for yourselves!
I remember when I got to see Stefan Karl in full makeup as the Grinch for the very first time -- my jaw really did drop! He became even more Grinchlike! He may seem scary at first, but as you’ll see in the show, Cindy Lou Who makes his heart grow and change. While performing is extraordinarily fun, there is still other work to do for the kids. We have school each day with our fabulous tutor April. In addition to our schoolwork, she plans field trips for us in each city we go to. I can’t wait to see where we go in Tempe. I have heard so many wonderful things about Gammage and how pretty the campus and city are.
Keep an eye out for a bunch of Whos around town. You’ll notice us by the way we walk and talk! “Whoooooo!”