Best Chorus Girl - 2010
If you attended any musical theater productions in or around Dallas over the past 12 months, you probably saw 21-year-old SMU theater major Katharine Gentsch singing and dancing somewhere just behind the lead actors. Since September 2009, she has appeared in a remarkable string of shows: as a "Hot Box Girl" in Guys and Dolls at WaterTower Theatre, in the chorus of Breathe at Uptown Players, playing the little sister in Sanders Family Christmas at the Bath House Cultural Center (a role she'll reprise this fall), singing and dancing in Lyric Stage's Showboat, in Bye Bye Birdie at Richland College and in a different, professional production of the same show at Lyric, hoofing it in Uptown's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and in Garland Summer Musicals' 42nd Street, and most recently in Lyric's big-budget My Fair Lady. When she's not onstage, Gentsch is tweeting about how much she loves musicals. One day soon she'll get that starring role, but until then save a little applause for the pretty redhead just out of the spotlight.
Not only is she multi-talented on stage, she is a great 'Shoe Artist' as well. I Love the 'My Fair Lady' tennies she painted for me. And the best part is.....Katharine is a sincerely nice person and a job to be around. Yes, she's got it all!!
Katherine is like a child to lots of us around the Rowlett & Garland area as her family has been close friends for over 40 yrs. We have watched her grow up and so proud of her. You are right in saying she is going to make the starring role one of these days and soon, I feel sure. She deserved the spotlight as she is very talented.
I've seen her in theater productions since she was in grade school and always enjoyed it. No doubt she'll have the leading roles soon, and she's good at carrying a play too. Terrific to hear about her.