Getting to Know…

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    We are so lucky to have snagged a bit of time with Andrea Martinuk, the Manager of Leduc's Maclab Theatre, as our first Getting To Know You article of 2013! We are very thankful that Andrea was able to sneak us into her crazy schedule and we hope you will have as much fun getting to know her a little bit better as we did!

Q: What is your favourite candy? 

A: Ooh, I'm not supposed to eat candy! (Smiles) But chocolate is my weakness.

Q: Cat person or dog person?

A: Cat.

Q: What is your biggest fear? 

A: Having nobody attend a show! It hasn't happened yet thank heavens! 

Q: What was the last movie you watched?

A: Les Miserables.

Q: What is your dream vacation?

A: (Laughs) I'd like to have one! I'd go anywhere really.

Q: Do you participate in a sport?

A: I do TRX (suspension training) but I don't know if that's really a sport.

Q: What is your favourite colour? 

A: Green. 

Q: What is your favourite season and why? 

A:(Said with a self deprecating little laugh) Actually I like winter. I'm happy when the first snowfall happens. There are no bugs and it is beautiful.

Q: What is the favourite pair of shoes that you own? 

A: Probably my black high heeled boots.

Q: If we were buying, what would you be having for dinner?

A: Hmmm…salmon or ribs.

Q: What is your favourite thing to do in Leduc? 

A: Wow, that's a tough one! I don't live in Leduc but I do a lot of things here. Going to the Chamber luncheons I guess. I really enjoy those.

Q: Do you have a hobby or collect anything?

A: I don't have a hobby but I do have a collection of frogs. People keep giving them to me and I'm not really sure why! (Laughs) I have them everywhere. (Shows off a couple on her desk) Now my two year old daughter collects them too and her favourite shirt is her Kermit The Frog shirt. She's always asking to wear her "Kermie" shirt!

Q: Who is your hero?

A: Oh boy, there are a lot of people I admire but no one I would call my "hero".

Q: What is playing on your car stereo right now? 

A: The Good Lovelies CD. 

Q: What is the best dish that you make?

A: Soup! (Laughs) I don't cook but I do make a good home made chicken soup.

Q: What is your proudest moment? 

A: Ooh boy, that's really hard! (Thinks for a while) Well, I'm always proud when I make it through another season at the theatre and survived motherhood at the same time! (Laughs)

Q: Movie or live theatre? 

A: (With an ironic head tilt and a sideways look) Live theatre!

Q: Name one item on your bucket list.

A: We're actually going to be able to scratch one off the list because very soon my husband and I are going rock climbing for the first time!

Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?

A: Well, I always knew what I didn't want to be; I never wanted to be a teacher because both my parents were teachers and I saw how hard they had to work, grading papers late into the night. I guess I have always known that I wanted to work in theatre. Not necessarily as an actor but something for sure. And here I am!

Q: If you could do any job other than the one you have, what would you do?

A: Had I been good at math I would have been a dentist, but I came to the early realization that wasn't going to happen. (Laughs) 

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