February 27, 2020
“High School Musical” was senior Sophia Sturiale’s 21st show and yet she has never played a role as bold as Sharpay Evans.
“Normally, I play the sweet, ingenue girl or a mother figure,” Sophia said. “Sharpay has a really big personality and I’ve never played a character that’s so over the top like she is.”
Nevertheless, Sophia has had years of theater experience. She started at theater camp as a child and eventually acted in productions at local theater companies such as the Peninsula Youth Theater, the Los Altos Youth Theatre and the Los Altos Stage Company. Sophia is also a current Broken Box student.
“I started theater at a summer camp when I was a kid,” she said. “I think I did it because I’ve always really liked singing and music so I thought it’d be interesting to try out musicals.”
Sophia’s love for singing and performing arts has stemmed into a passion that she doesn’t plan to say goodbye to anytime soon. She plans to double major in theater in college.
“Performing is exhilarating and it’s something I feel like I can look back on and be really proud of,” she said. “If, in future years, other people are not sure whether or not they should try out, definitely try out because it’s a really really fun experience.”