Updated: Jul 1, 2018
Introducing Hannah Dunn as Clopin Trouillefou, 'The Leader of the Gypsies!'
* Some answers have been edited for length or clarity.
HANNAH DUNN: CLOPIN TROUILLEFOU (AGE: 18)
Favourite Musical: The Phantom of the Opera
Favourite Musical Character: Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera
Musical I Think is Underrated: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Favourite Song From a Musical: "Drink With Me," Les Miserables
Musical Dream Role: Christine Daae, The Phantom of the Opera
Favourite Musical Role I've Played: Fantine, Les Miserables
Q1: HOW MANY PRODUCTIONS HAVE YOU BEEN IN?
HANNAH: I've been in thirteen productions. This will be my sixth with Penny & Pound!
Q2: WHAT'S BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE ROLE YOU'VE PLAYED THUS FAR? WHY?
HANNAH: My favorite role has been Fantine in "Les Miserables," because her character was so deep and thoughtful which made becoming her an amazing experience. And, her songs were beautiful!
Q3: WHO IS CLOPIN TROUILLEFOU?
HANNAH: Clopin Is the leader of the Gypsies and Master of the Feast of Fools.
Q4: WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF PLAYING CLOPIN TROUILLEFOU?
HANNAH: Fleshing out a character without much to go on in the script, and giving Clopin her own personality.
Q5: WHAT'S THE STRANGEST THING A ROLE HAS REQUIRED YOU TO DO?
HANNAH: Paint my entire arms, neck and face pale grey for my role as Lady Joan the Graveless in P&P's 'The Canterville Ghost.' I also had to wear a full white contact that made me blind in one eye and drench my hair with gel.
Q6: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG IN 'THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME?'
HANNAH: "Made of Stone!" It is so relatable and touching, and has a powerful medley.
Q7: HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A PERFORMANCE?
HANNAH: Drink lots of lemon tea, do ALL the vocal warm ups, and I start getting into character long before I reach backstage.
Q8: WHAT DOES YOUR PRE-SHOW PLAYLIST LOOK LIKE?
HANNAH: It's full of classic musicals that make me cry, as well as a few 80's songs!
Q9: WHAT'S YOUR MUSICAL THEATRE DREAM ROLE?
HANNAH: I would love to play Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera!"
Q10: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING ACTORS?
HANNAH: Audition for everything! Even if you aren't cast, an audition is an experience on it's own. Besides, you never know if you'll get the job or not!
Q11: WHAT IS ONE OF THE MORALS IN 'THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME?'
HANNAH: "Don't judge a book by it's cover!"