Reu Stays Busy With Theater at James Madison

When Reu puts his mind to something he works hard and does it. He does not give up and expects success.

Q. You are an actor and singer? What have you had roles in?

A. I found out I wasn’t a bad singer in eighth grade. My school cast me as Marius in les Miserables and I soon found a passion for music. I quickly joined my schools choirs, found a love for musical instruments of all kinds, continued in my schools theatre program and joined a theatre troupe. Also in the eighth grade I got to play the title roll in Aladdin. In ninth grade I played the villain, Snake Eyes Johnson, in Anything Goes. In 10th grade I was Taeteh in Ragtime. I was given the privilege to star in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying as Jay Pierpont Finch. I’ve been in the plays; Midnight in Paris, Sense and Sensibility, Waiting for Guffman, and Much Ado about Nothing as minor characters. I also got to star in both The Importance of Being Earnest as Algernon and in Groundhog Day as Phil Connors.

Q. We heard you play some instruments too? Which ones?

A. I can only say in earnest that I play the bass guitar and both the acoustic and electric guitar. I’ve tried my hand at piano, ukulele and the drums. I also played the tri-toms adequately enough to be in my schools drumline junior year.

Q. What are some other things you like to do for fun?

A. If on some rare occasion I find I have any free time, I spend it either playing guitar or hanging out with the crazies I call my family and friends.

Q. You are a busy guy, how do you manage your time with all of your activities?

A. I honest to god don’t know how I do it. I just take things one at a time and put one foot in front of the other one. Keeping a planner and having a girlfriend that seems to know everything I have going on in my life is also helpful.

Q. What plans do you have for the future?

A. My plan right now is to go to college at either ASU or NAU and major in business or economics.

Reu is a senior at James Madison Preparatory School.

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