Episode 18- May 26, 2014
Natalie Daradich is a Canadian actor who received great reviews for her performance as Glinda in the U.S. touring company of “Wicked.”
Natalie is currently appearing at The Stratford Festival in “Crazy For You” and “The Beaux’ Stratagem.”
In his review of “Crazy For You,” the Toronto Star’s Richard Ouzounian wrote “Natalie Daradich is truly channelling the young Judy Garland throughout and that’s a very good thing, because it means open-hearted emotion, a prairie-wide smile, a voice that belts its way into your heart and a combination of sweetness and sexiness that’s irresistible.”
This is Natalie’s debut season at The Stratford Festival. Check out the spectacular dancing and music in this promo video for “Crazy For You.”
Natalie and I discuss her journey to success. It all began at Newtonbrook Secondary School in Toronto. After the drama teacher pointed out Natalie’s natural talent, Natalie enrolled at Sheridan college. Prior to attending Sheridan, Natalie had no formal dance training. She gives a shout out to the dance instructor at Sheridan, who gave her the confidence to excel in dance class.
In this episode I give a shout to to the Theatre Geeks Podcast, who kindly me invited me to appear on their podcast last week. Broadway World called “Theatre Geeks” one of the top theatre podcasts, so give it a listen.