All this week, the Livingston Post will be profiling cast members of the Howell High School Performing Arts Department’s production of “The Dining Room.”
Nelson Hull, 17, is a senior at Howell High School. His parents are Cassandra and Gary Hull, and he has two siblings, Nathan and Norah. His hobbies include hanging out with his friends, gaming, music, driving and being active. His dream job would be as a NASCAR driver, but he says he wants to end up settling down and having kids.
The Livingston Post asked him some questions:
How did you get involved with the production?
I went on a field trip in elementary school to go see “Seussical,” and then I just wanted to perform, so I was pushed by my mom to do a play and that’s where it all . Fast forward and I am doing my third production at the high school, and I am excited to perform it since “Secret Garden” got shut down.
Have you been in any other theatrical productions? If so, what roles did you play?
I was very involved with Community Theatre of Howell as an actor, on crew and tech. I was an Oompa Loompa in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” I was also in “Superman,” “13 the Musical.”
What do you most enjoy about being part of the production?
My favorite parts of the production are the connections and relationships you create with your fellow actors, and it’s just such a good feeling to be performing on stage with each and every one of them.
Who is/are your inspiration(s)? Why?
My parents, simply because they worked so hard to get where they are today and I am so inspired by them both.
What’s your favorite part of the experience of being in the production?
My favorite part is probably the end of the show when you have worked so hard with your cast and you bow and get everyone in the audience to clap for your hard work, and that is just a rush of energy I get every time and love.
What can audience members expect when they see the show?
They will see the serious topics and the valuable lessons of each scene’s story, and they will enjoy every single one.
The Howell High School Performing Arts Department presents “The Dining Room” March 18-21, 2021. The production will be presented at 7 p.m. on March 18-20 and at 2 p.m. on March 21. There will also be a live-streamed performance at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Seating is limited to 150 patrons per show, with assigned seats. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2ZGF1HK.