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Carly Moffie Spotlight on Stars Beverly, MA

How did you get into theater?

I’ve been performing since I could walk and talk, maybe even before that. My sister and I put on tons of shows in my kitchen in my house. We’d make up songs and sing and dance in extravagant costumes. My cousins and I used to make our own "American Idol" videos. (Unfortunately for me, this major blackmail is saved on tape!) Throughout my childhood, I got to do solos in the elementary school concerts, and my first role was the Wicked Witch in my fifth grade play, "The Wizard of Oz."

Tell us about your family.

My mom was a singer and went to Berklee College of Music in Boston… She has a great job in the music industry today but never sang on stage. My dad started playing drums when he was seven and played through high school… He originally went to Babson, but later left there to pursue his love of music at Berklee. He studied drums, and eventually went on tour with the Platters.

Who are some of your role models in entertainment?

I love Sutton Foster, the original Millie Dillmount. She is an amazing role model and is so passionate and talented… I also have heroes outside of the musical theater. Meryl Streep is one of the most phenomenal actresses I think I have ever seen in my life — she really knows how to put herself in a role and become her character, and I long to learn to do that as well as she can.

Special Skills

Play piano, intermediate music reading skills, Cockney and British accents, some break dancing skills

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