Today’s we’re featuring the fantastic Julia Crump- let’s hear what she’s got to share!
Julia Crump is an actress from St. Louis. A graduate of Saint Louis University, she has appeared in many productions around the city. Favorite recent productions include: The St. Louis Rooming House Plays (St. Louis Tennessee Williams Festival), Moscow! (ERA), and The Sunshine Boys (New Jewish Theatre). She also enjoys film, and has acted alongside Cary Elwes and Florence Henderson. Julia also enjoys working in event entertainment and is the owner of a gourmet cotton candy company, Cloud Nine STL. She is, in fact, wearing clothing in this selfie.
Q: What was your first experience in theatre?
A: When I was in high school, I was a dancer in a production of “42nd Street.” It was my first play, and remains one of my favorites to this day!
Q: What’s the best career advice anyone has ever given you?
A: Stop saying sorry. Don’t apologize. Know your value, learn how to stand your ground, voice your opinion, and stand up for yourself.
Q: Tell us about an onstage or backstage mishap you have lived through.
A: Once when I was working on a production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” I was the dance captain and lead dancer. Every night, I would have a quick change for the big speakeasy dance scene. I had two dressers- one for my costume and one for my wig- and about 20 seconds to change. Every rehearsal went perfectly, but on the night of invited dress, my wig fell off during my big dance solo! I did my dramatic kick and layout…and popped back up to standing, wigless. I will always remember the look on everyone’s faces! I scooped up the wig with my finger, and shimmied offstage wearing my wig cap.
Q: What’s your dream role?
A: Any of Tennessee William’s leading ladies. I’m also dying to play Juliet.
Q: What’s your guilty TV pleasure?
A: I am OBSESSED with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I can’t help myself. I love it so much. (I’m a very committed fan- I listen to not one, but TWO Bachelor podcasts.)
Thank you Julia!!! (Best selfie yet!!)
Grace Austin is a local educator and director.
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