"Call Me Adam" chats one of the youngest producers he's met Alexander Baron about producing his show Vote For Me: A Musical Debate playing from August 7-16 at the Roy Arias Stage IV in NYC (300 West 43rd Street). Click here for tickets!
1. What made you want to produce Vote For Me: A Musical Debate? Originally, we had met with the writers regarding other pieces of work. However, once introduced to Vote For Me I fell in love with the musical. It is absolutely hysterical and the music is so catchy that I just couldn't resist.
2. How did you first get involved with this show? I had a meeting with the writers regarding another production, they also sent along a copy of Vote For Me and after reading it once, I saw visualized the production and was immediately hooked!
3. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing the show? I want audiences to walk away feeling like they witnessed a unique theatrical experience. I want them to feel that they can't miss the next show!
4. What has been the best part about working on this show thus far? The best part so far has been finally seeing the show come together. From sitting in the very first rehearsal to now, the actors have worked extremely hard with their roles and to see how much the show as developed and grown is incredible.
5. This run of Vote For Me: A Musical Debate, will be playing at the Roy Arias Theatre from August 7-16. What makes the Roy Arias theatre the perfect place for this run of the show? Roy Arias makes it the perfect place to run because the set doesn't require a lot of space. Additionally, with a smaller sized theatre is makes the performance much more intimate and personal.
6. At such a young age, you are already the founder of your own production company, Baron Brother Productions. What made you want to start your own production company? I wanted to start my own production company because theatre has become such a passion of mine that I know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have a ton of goals I hope to fulfill, and by making my own production company only helps me further my goals and passion for theatre.
7. What have you learned about yourself from running your own production company? From running my own production company I have learned that it's okay to reach out for help when its necessary. Delegation is one of the keys to success.
8. What's the best advice you've ever received? Open Your Ears and Close Your Mouth.
9. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? The ability to read peoples minds.
10. If you could be any life saver flavor, which one would you be? Spearmint - In my opinion that is the only good flavor!
11. How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered for the determination and passion I have for what I do. I want people to say: I have worked with him, and I have never seen someone work harder more than him while enjoying it all.
Alexander Baron is a rising senior at Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York. He has been acting on stage since the age of 5! This past September, a one-act play of his made its way to the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Stage. He comes to this production with extensive experience from Byram Hills HS Events. He currently is Resident Producer at BHHS, participates in the Stage Program, and plays Varsity Lacrosse.