Who is Samantha Leigh Dodemaide?
I am a musical theatre performer. So yes, as a job I get to dress up in costumes and sing, Dance and act! At the moment I can be found performing in the award winning show, Violet at Chapel off Chapel – playing the title role, Violet.
What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’ve thought about this a lot, because as performers we spend a lot of time between jobs, so the thought ‘what else could I do’ comes up a lot, the answer is simple – work on improving and expanding my skills so I don’t have to do something different. I really love being a performer and think I’m very lucky to be able to do it as a profession!
Who inspires you and why?
People with a great work ethic and passion for what they do. I love the quote, ‘hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard’.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’m a vegetarian. I hope that can make a small difference in the world.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
New York City! Being a musical theatre performer I think it’s pretty obvious why… starts with B ends in Y.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
At the moment I live in Sydney… I love taking people to see the Opera House, the bridge and Sydney’s gorgeous beaches. There also also a couple of other places I love taking taking people to including Crown Street in Surry Hills. There are some great cafes! Another cute place that always impresses visitors is the grounds of Alexandria. It’s a beautiful cafe with a gorgeous garden, animal farm, and little food and flower stalls.
What are you currently reading?
The Cuckoo’s Calling – it’s a crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
What are you currently listening to?
Hamilton – the new Broadway musical!
Any time spent with my boyfriend! He makes me very very happy!
What does the future hold for you?
Lots of fun, happiness and good health I hope!!! I’m a big believer of manifestation!
Samantha will be starring in Blue Saint Productions’ Violet at Chapel Off Chapel: 3 – 20 March 2016. For more information, visit: www.violetthemusical.com.au or www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.
Image: Samantha Leigh Dodemaide