Stage Players: Heidi Kettenring
Heidi Kettenring is equally at home performing in musicals, Shakespearean comedies, and adaptations of classical literature, and appears on stages around the Chicago region as well as on national tours.
- [Heidi] There is an assumption that all Chicago theater
is gritty, store front, ensemble-based
and there is a lot of that but it's not just that.
I'm Heidi Kettenring and I am an actor.
In the last three months I've gotten to do
(singing) Before the rising sun
Karen Carpenter tribute concert.
Love Karen Carpenter.
Jane Austen play.
Footloose the musical,
(singing) Dances out the door
and I'm getting ready to do the Music Man.
If you had told me in 1995 when I graduated college
that I would get to do all of those things over the
course of a year I truly would not have believed that
because I didn't have a whole lot of confidence in myself.
I had a friend who said this is ridiculous.
Everybody is afraid so come with me to this audition.
Such a present from a man so little...
The day I stopped being scared that I'm not giving my
best is the day that I need to stop.
That's your bodies way of saying look
at what you get to do today!
Isn't that thrilling?