We’re continuing our special double header, taking a look at the boys of summer — summer theater, of course. After tumbling head over heals for yesterday’s buff, today’s talented performer is sure to leave you singing…
Christopher Johnstone. Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia for NEXT Magazine.
Name: Christopher Johnstone
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Recent & Upcoming Shows/Roles: Just closed “South Pacific” at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine playing Lt. Cable. Two upcoming concerts with the Indianapolis Symphony on July 20th & 21st featuring broadway classics such as “Music of the Night”, “Some Enchanted Evening” and more!
The best part of doing summer theater is: Getting out of the hot city and exploring a new place.
The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: Performing Pirates of Penzance at Glimmerglass Opera one summer in 102 degree weather on a two show day without air-conditioning. Most of us had on thick wool costumes and boots, the ladies: corsets and full dresses, all of us drenched in sweat, actors dropping like flies while everyone in the audience panted and fanned themselves like crazy people.
If I wasn’t an actor, I would be: Dead, rotting in my grave.
Places, Intermission or Curtain Call? Curtain Call. Sometimes it’s the first time in the show when everybody in the show is onstage at the same time and you get to celebrate all the hard work. I love seeing the audience’s response and seeing who’s out there.
When I’m working out of town, my suitcase always has: Gym clothes. I’m very active. Love playing sports and working out.