17 Nov 5-Star Journeys – Natalie Storrs
Meet Natalie Storrs.
Q: How old were you when your journey with 5-Star began
A: My journey with 5-Star began long before it WAS “5-Star”…I was ten years old, and was cast in the 1998 production of Cabrillo Music Theatre’s BYE BYE BIRDIE, alongside my younger sister, Adrienne and mother, Tania! Shortly after, I performed in the children’s ensemble of GYPSY with my sister and father, Richard.
Q: What makes 5-Star so special?
A: 5-Star/Cabrillo has always been a professional theatre company that goes above and beyond in their community involvement, engagement, and outreach. For large-scale productions, 5-Star casts talent of all ages from its local communities (like ten-year-old me!) alongside professional actors, crew, and artistic teams.
My absolute favorite part of being in the 5-Star family, however, has been participating in the many Community Outreach programs and performances that are central to 5-Star as a company. From performances at Senior Centers and Libraries, to the Port Hueneme Naval Base Holiday Shows, to animal adoption events, to student matinees, 5-Star has always been incredibly involved in giving back to its community. It is an unbelievably special theatre company that I feel so lucky to continue to be a part of…and I hope that one day, my children will be so fortunate to be cast in their first 5-Star show to experience the magic of professional theatre, as well!”
Q: What has your experience with 5-Star taught you?
A: My early experience in professional Cabrillo shows taught me an incredible amount as a child, and kindled the fire within me for acting and theatre. I went on to receive my Bachelor’s in Theatre from the University of Southern California, and have been very fortunate to enjoy over a decade of professional acting since then.
Q: Tell us about your most memorable roles?
A: I have performed in NYC and all over the country, but two of my fondest professional experiences were returning to the Cabrillo stage to play “Lucy” in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, as well as “Vivienne” in LEGALLY BLONDE.