A Musical Interview


| Kaylie Barnes

The leads of “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder” perform together.

- Jaiden Suter, Fine Arts - Writer

On Friday, November 11th A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was put on at the Nancy O’Brian center for students. The week before, I interviewed Baylee Collett who plays Phoebe D’Ysquith, one of the love interests of the main character. Baylee began starring in musicals in high school, ” I knew high schools had musicals, so I asked my choir teacher about it and he happened to be taking over and directing for it.”

When Baylee was asked, “how did you get into this musical” she responded, “We had to do an audition, so we went in and did an acting audition where we just memorized a monologue [and] we also memorized an audition song. We did that in the audition, then we had callbacks to try out monologues with some people, and we had a dancing audition.” Afterward, Baylee explained what the musical was about: “A guy who figures out he is the heir to all this money, just after his mom passes away, and he is also trying to gain the attention of his childhood friend. Meanwhile, he also gains the attention of another girl named Phoebe, so he has to wait till they die [to get his inheritance].”

Baylee was then asked what her favorite part of the musical was, “when I met with the guy who plays Monty the main guy and the girl who plays Sabella and our backup the girl that is going to be Sabella if she can’t do it. And we went on a Saturday and hung out all day.”

Baylee Collet concluded with “It’s going to be really good. Like all the sets are really amazing, the costumes are amazing, everyone is doing a really really good job.“

The play ran from November 11th to the 13th.