Terence Schmutz is an outgoing sophomore who came to school wide attention when he got cast as the much desired role of Edna Turnblad, Tracy’s mother in the play Hairspray who is typically played by a man. The Centinal recently got to have a one-on-one interview with Terence.
The Centinal: What originally drew you to the role of Edna Turnblad?
Terence: When I first heard about the show I wanted Hairspray I wanted Corny but I figured I’m pretty outgoing why not try something super fun like Edna!
The Centinal: How did you react when you got the part?
Terence: It took about 2 minutes to set in than when I really realized it I rolled the window down in my friend’s car and screamed for joy!
The Centinal: How has the overall experience being in the play Hairspray been?
EXHAUSTING! But so worth it i will never be able to thank everyone enough for all the help and encouragement especially from Marie and Riley.
The Centinal: What is the most important thing you have learned from Mrs. Aldridge?
Terence: Have fun. I needed to remember to cut loose because Edna is a silly role so I need to have fun and be silly!
The Centinal: What are some other hobbies you enjoy and why?
Terence: Any sports! I love being active!
The Centinal: What is your favorite childhood memory?
Winning the championship in my first year of travel hockey!
The Centinal: If you had to make T.E.R.E.N.C.E into a real life acronym based off of your personality, what would each letter stand for?
Cooler than most
The Centinal: Why should people see Hairspray?
Terence: People should see hairspray because I’m in it!