Trevor Bass takes the stage with MPT for the 12th time with his portrayal of Harvard grad student Emmett Forrest. Keep reading to find out more about Trevor!
Have you done a show with Middleton Players before? If so, which one(s)?
Yes! I have been in every MPT show since 2013 except for two (to get married).
What was your first stage show and who did you play?
I believe my first time on stage was in The Wizard of Oz -- I was very small, and played a member of the Lollipop Guild!
What is your favorite theatre memory?
I think playing Tateh in Ragtime last summer will hold the top spot for me in terms of memorable experiences for quite a long time.
What was your strangest experience in theatre?
During MPT's 2015 production of Miss Saigon, the prop gun wouldn’t always go off. So, for some performances, I would wait on the stage behind a curtain, ready to slam a big textbook on the floor to make the gunshot noise. After I did this, the curtain immediately came up, and I’d have to shove the book into my shirt, and do the next song with it in there.
What do you enjoy about your Legally Blonde character, Emmett Forrest?
What I really love about Emmett is his goofiness and honesty. He and I are very similar in those ways. We both like to be upfront with people, and we enjoy a good pun/stupid joke.
What is your favorite part of the rehearsal process?
I love to see people’s characters develop, and watching people find those little moments that make a word or phrase their own. Seeing that connection with the whole cast is very inspiring to me.
What is your favorite Broadway musical?
There are too many to choose from, but right now I really like Dear Evan Hansen.
Give us a fun fact about yourself—do you have any special/hidden talents?
I can juggle (kind of) and have a black belt in Karate!
What are people going to think about as they drive home from Legally Blonde?
They’re gonna feel super inspired, and feel like anything is possible with hard work! They’ll also be reminded how important it is to be true to yourself.