Get A Taste Of: Kirsten Larson


Kirsten Larson will once again grace the MPT stage as the beautiful Johanna. Find out more about Kirsten below!

Are you a Madison native? If not, what brought you to the area?

I’m not a Madison native, but I fell in love with the city when I attended UW-Madison for my undergraduate degree, and I’ve recently moved back to the area!

Have you done a show with Middleton Players before? If so, which one(s)? If not, what made you audition for this season?

I have!  I’ve performed as Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel and as Celeste #1 in Sunday in the Park with George.

What do you do when you’re not performing/working in the theatre? Do you have a daytime job?

For my day job, I’m currently working in Data Analytics, organizing data into usable reports as a resource for social workers nationwide.  I’ll also be working as a Studio Artist with Madison Opera this season!

What was your first stage show and who did you play?

My first-ever show was our Kindergarten play, in which I played a Buttercup.  (I still remember all my lines!)  But my first real staged production was The Wizard of Oz, in which I played a (very tall) Munchkin.

What musical theatre song do you shamelessly belt in the shower or in your car?

‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked is one of my favorites!

What are people going to think about as they drive home from the show?

Sweeney Todd is a show that makes you reflect on your own life and your perception of the world. Every person you see on the street (a poor beggar, a high-profile judge, a barber) – they each have their own stories that may surprise you.  This show serves as a reminder that things are not always as they seem… For instance, do you really know what goes into the food you eat?...

What is your favorite part of the rehearsal process?

My favorite part of the rehearsal process is getting to sing with the orchestra for the first time.  It’s always exciting and makes everything feel that much more real. We’re lucky to share the stage with the Middleton Community Orchestra for this production! 

Where can people go to learn more about you and your projects?

Check out my website: