Julianne Katz here, currently playingHodelin the National Tour ofFiddler on the Roof.
As a Native of Tucson, I cannot even tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to perform in Arizona.I can’t wait to get to Tempe in March and bringFiddlerto theGammagestage! Many of my friends and family have actually never seen me perform, and now that I am coming home they can finally see me.
It is surreal to be returning to my old stomping grounds, where I used to sing and dance in shopping malls and with children’s theater groups as a child.Growing up, my parents took me to see touring Broadway shows, and I remember fantasizing about one day being like those actresses I watched on the stage.I would always make my way to the stage door after the shows to see the performers up close and get autographs on myPlaybill.I can only hope that there are kids in our audiences that are getting bit by thetheaterbug; I hope we inspire young artists just as I was once inspired as a child.
After touring the country for the last five months, I have realized how lucky we are in Arizona to have such incredible theaters that bring in so many wonderful shows.ASUGammagehas brought 11 fantastic, diverse Broadway shows in this season- ELEVEN! No other theater I have been to this year has had that kind of season.Not even close!
THANK YOU,GammagePatrons, for continuing to support musical theatre and touring Broadway shows.It is your supporting of the arts that allows us to do what we love every night.I am so grateful and honored to join the long list ofGammageperformers.