Meet Madeline (Blue Cast) Miranda Tonsetic of Madeline’s Christmas

Double the fun! With a three-weekend long run, we have two actors cast as Madeline. We’re so delighted to introduce you to Miranda Tonsetic, who plays Madeline in the blue cast of Madeline’s Christmas!

Can you describe your first experience with theater? What sparked your interest?
Miranda:
When I was little, my mom used to take me and my brother to shows at Glen Echo, and I would be like “Wow, that’s so cool, I want to do that!” My first experience was when I did a local theatre camp and we did the Rainbow Fish, and I was the Rainbow Fish’s Mom, as a 6 year old! I was so excited to perform the show!

What encouraged you to audition for Madeline’s Christmas?
Miranda:
What encouraged me was that I was like Madeline. I feel like I’ve heard that before, and then I remembered vaguely watching the movies and reading the books, and I thought it would be a really fun musical to do. Musicals are my favorite type of show to perform.

What other roles have you played in Encore’s past productions? What is your most memorable one and why?
Miranda:
In my first show Much Ado About Nothing I played Balthazar, and the Sexton. In Hansel and Gretel I played the baby troll, in Treasure Island I played Anne, (a female pirate), in the Best Haunted House Ever I played Madge (a cheerleader), in A Little Princess I played Jessie, and in Night At the Wax Museum I played Violet Sneed.

The most memorable one was probably Violet Sneed, because she was such a fun character to play (evil characters are the best) and also I lost my voice during that show so I had to just power through and do the best I could, but it was okay since I was surrounded by so many awesome people in that show.

What do you enjoy most about playing Madeline?
Miranda:
She is not afraid of anything and won’t let anyone or anything, no matter how big, get in her way.

What similarities or differences do you have with your character?
Miranda:
We’re both pretty independent, and want to help others that are struggling, and we’re both pretty adventurous. A difference that we have is she has a lot more energy than me, how she can take care of all her sick friends is something I could not do, I would be out like a light before i could help all of them.

To get our audience excited for the production, can you describe the show in one word?
Miranda:
Exciting!

Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Miranda:
If you are discouraged that you have not been cast yet, keep trying and see what you can improve on, I didn’t get cast on my first audition, but I kept trying and got cast!

Thank you Miranda for sharing your Encore experience! Break a leg!

Just two weekends left of Madeline’s Christmas! Don’t miss out on this charming production!


Remaining shows:
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11 am
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3 pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3 pm
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11 am
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3 pm (SOLD OUT!)

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Photos by Larry McClemons and Aileen Pangan

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