Q&A: Disney on Ice's Elsa talks about life on, off the ice
Posted December 1, 2014 8:45 p.m. EST
Updated December 1, 2014 9:59 p.m. EST
Becky Bereswill was a college student in Michigan before she became the star of many a little girl's favorite story these days.
Bereswill is Elsa in Disney on Ice presents Frozen, touring the country with a cast portraying the hit movie's other favorite characters like Anna and Olaf. The show is scheduled for 10 performances at the PNC Arena from Dec. 10 to Dec. 15.
The show also stops at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7. It's at the Crown Center of Cumberland County in Fayetteville from Dec. 17 to Dec. 21.
Tickets for these shows have been selling extremely fast!
I checked in with Bereswill by email. She shared information about life before Elsa, life off the ice and her favorite parts of the show. Here's our Q&A:
Go Ask Mom: What were you doing before Disney on Ice presents Frozen?
Becky Bereswill: I have been skating for 15 years and have competed nationally and internationally on Team USA. Before joining the cast of Disney On Ice presents Frozen, I was studying business at the University of Michigan and pursuing an internship with a global investment firm in New York City.
GAM: What's life like off the ice with the rest of the cast? How long is the tour? How much downtime to you have?
BB: Life on tour has been exciting! We don't have a lot of time off, but we enjoy sightseeing as much as we can, visiting local hot spots and jogging with friends. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to travel and meet up with family and friends across the country.
GAM: Tell me about performing for thousands of Frozen-loving fans. What is the audience reaction like?
BB: It is truly inspiring and I am so grateful for the opportunity. Our favorite part of performing is hearing thousands of voices singing all of the Frozen songs with us. We have been selling out on all of our performances and it is beautiful to see so many happy families.
GAM: How often do you practice? Or are all of the repeat shows all of the practice you need?
BB: We had a six week intensive rehearsal period to build the show in Ellington, Fla., over the summer, and I train every day to keep my skills up and am always looking for dynamic ways to enhance my performance with speed and energy. It has been incredible to see the story of Frozen come alive on the ice through the choreography and stunning effects.
GAM: What's your favorite part of the show?
BB: My favorite number to perform is “Let It Go.” It is an honor to portray the role of Elsa and this moment is really triumphant for her and an important part of the story that I love sharing with the audience. The finale is also an awesome number. I love skating with Taylor Firth, who portrays Princess Anna. She brings so much energy to the show and is an incredible performer!
Bereswill, along with the rest of the cast, performed on Good Morning America last month.