Chicago “the Windy City”, my home town. The second I got the call from my agent saying I booked the role of Oda Mae Brown in Ghost the Musical I immediately checked the itinerary. I waited until then because I didn’t want to get excited about the itinerary if I wasn’t going to be a part of the production. There it was, this tour was heading to my home, Chicago, and I couldn’t be happier!
Performing is one thing, but to do it in Chicago has a whole other type of excitement. There are so many people here who have encouraged, supported, and helped cultivate my talent and gift, so when I hit the stage here it’s for all my family and friends.
Chicago has so much to offer – one of my favorites to talk and rave about is THE FOOD! Now I will admit I am biased, but rightfully so. I’ve been to quite a few cities so far but none can compare. I’m all for real local, eating pizza from Beggars, Home Run Inn, Italian Fiesta and other places like Harold’s Chicken, going to Greek town, and oh you can’t forget a staple like Garrett’s Popcorn. Needless to say I better stick to my workout regimen because I’m hitting up all my favorites! Chicago…my home town.
You can catch Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown in GHOST The Musical, now playing at the Oriental Theatre through January 19, 2014. We’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Carla at 12:30pm today! Ask any questions you might have for her using #GhostBIC and she’ll reach into the great beyond for the answer you seek.