McKenna Kreiling’s experiences as a Limelight performer were book-ended by productions of Beauty and the Beast, starting with the stage play in 2012 and ending with the Disney musical in 2018. Her magnetic presence & thoughtful approach make her a joy to watch and work with.
What is your favorite show that you did or part that you played with Limelight?
Belle in Beauty and the Beast (the musical)
How were you involved (acting/writing/tech)?
Acting & student/assistant directing
Most memorable Limelight experience?
Mrs Potts’ Tea Party & being able to meet all the little kids dressed as characters from the show!
What is something you learned from Limelight?
Everything Brian Brems ever taught me. How to be a well-rounded and artistically driven director, how to cast a show, how to let actors make their own decisions.
What are you doing now? How did Limelight help prepare you for that?
I’m majoring in Musical Theatre & Theatre Directing and Dramaturgy at North Central College!! Limelight taught me many of the primary skills I needed to be successful, especially regarding directing.
What is your advice for other theater artists?