Andrea Berting is excited to return to The Cuckoo's Theater Project after assisting with costume construction for THE WATER CHILDREN. Andrea is a Chicago-based costume designer and technician, as well as the Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor at Drury Lane Theatre. Most of her design work is in the world of burlesque. Favorite design credits include THE BUTTCRACKER: A NUTCRACKER BURLESQUE (Tom Boi Theatricals/The Cuckoo’s Theater Project); GHOSTBUSTY: A GHOSTBUSTERS BURLESQUE and DD7 IN THUNDERBALLS: A JAMES BOND BOYLESQUE (Gorilla Tango Burlesque); and PETER PAN: THE BOY WHO HATED MOTHERS (Stage B Theatre Company). Andrea also designs for several independent burlesque performers around Chicago.
Get to know Andrea!
TCTP: Jonathan Larson also wrote RENT. What’s your go to RENT song to belt when you’re alone?
AB: I cycle through a lot of them, but lately I've had "Another Day" stuck in my head.
TCTP: The main conflict of the show is dealing with not accomplishing what you thought you would. Have you ever struggled with that?
AB: Definitely. I made a big career change a few years ago, and while I'm proud of what I've accomplished since then it's hard not to fall into the trap of wondering how much further along I could be right now if I had gone down this path sooner.
TCTP: What’s your favorite lyric in the show?
AB: It's so hard to choose! Probably "Cages or wings, which do you prefer? Ask the birds" from Louder Than Words.
TCTP: Susan doesn’t love being a dance teacher and John doesn’t love working at a diner, while Michael eventually gave up the arts for corporate America. What’s your relationship with your survival job?
AB: I'm very lucky and don't need a "survival job" at this point, but I do occasionally walk dogs through the Wag! app for extra money. It's great because I can pick up walks here and there without needing to make a long-term scheduled commitment, and I get to hang out with puppies!
TCTP: Jon is ashamed of his Twinkie obsession. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?
AB: I'm definitely a junk food fanatic and relate to Jon's love of low-quality sweets!
Come see Andrea's work in TICK, TICK...BOOM!, running November 17 - December 16 at Prop Thtr.
Get Tickets Here: https://dime.io/events/tick-tick-boom