Bobby Goderich plays eccentric director Bela Zangler, who is also the victim of some hilarious identity theft! Read below about some of his favorite roles, theatre memories, and TV shows!
Have you done a show with Middleton Players Theatre before?
Yes. I was in Ragtime 2005 and 2017, Company, Into the Woods, and Chicago.
What do you enjoy about your character Bela Zangler?
My favorite aspect of Zangler is his personal journey way through the show. How he grows from beginning to end.
What is your favorite part of the rehearsal process?
Sitz probe by far is the favorite part. Hearing the actors and the orchestra come together for the first time. Gives me goosebumps every time!
What do you do when you're not performing/working in the theatre?
By day I work for BMO Harris Bank.
What would you like audiences to know about this show?
This show will make you smile! The music, the dancing, the one-liners, and the overall message is sure to bring a smile to your face.
What is your favorite theatre memory?
When I had the opportunity to cover Pirelli in Sweeney Todd with San Francisco Opera, it was a very accelerated, AWESOME, process! Walking Onto the stage of the War Memorial Opera House was absolutely beautiful and astounding! (It’s the opera house featured in the movie Pretty Woman.)
What is your strangest experience in theatre?
During a performance of Company, the light board decided to reset itself and ALL of the lights came up. Stage lights, house lights, everything.
What is your favorite Broadway musical?
Not a fair question... so I will give a top five (in no particular order): Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, Hunchback of Notre Dame (it never made it to Broadway but I still love it), Into the Woods, Falsettos.
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
My favorite TV show is basically anything cooking related but I LOVE "The Great British Baking Show"; I cannot juggle as hard as I try; I taught myself how to play 8 instruments; and I am very ambidextrous when playing sports.