Meet Julie Bell Petrak – Camila Rosario

Meet Julie Bell Petrak – Camila Rosario

 

Petrak_Julie_Bell1. How would you describe your character?
Camila is the strong matriarch of her family…despite her high expectations of her husband and daughter- Camila has a big heart- and there is no doubt about her love and loyalty to the community. Rosario’s Dispatch is her work; however, the family is numero uno.

Camila is the strong matriarch of her family…despite her high expectations of her husband and daughter- Camila has a big heart- and there is no doubt about her love and loyalty to the community. Rosario’s Dispatch is her work; however, the family is numero uno.

2. How have you prepared for your role?
I dusted off my vocal cords after many years away from musical theatre. I’ve also been diving into the dialect…it’s all about bringing in an authenticity and truth to the story.

3. What is your favorite moment from the show?
Alabanza. Hands down. Celebrating a life and mourning a loss…it’s beautifully simple…show stopping.

4. What can audiences expect to take away from In the Heights?
This show encompasses all the things a musical should have… phenomenal music & vocals, gorgeous choreography, strong characters…but most importantly, it tells the story of the bonds of community…and that’s what we do as artists, right? I hope are audiences are lifted up!