Randy Boyd is a seasoned performer, having appeared in countless productions with theater groups all over Connecticut and Massachusetts. His favorite roles include “Jesus” in Godspell and “Billy Flynn” in Chicago. He has worked with Manchester Musical Players, Little Theatre of Manchester, Suffield Players, Northampton Opera Company and the Montage Theatre. Currently, he is working on Hole in the Wall’s current production of LINT as Henirch Von Baddie.
“Henirich is the owner of the Laundromat (the setting of the play),” said Randy. “He has some desires for Phoebe (the female lead). It’s a great character role. I can step outside of my own skin and be somebody crazy.”
Randy describes LINT as being a story about “actors who get caught in a show and don’t know how to get out of it.” He can relate to the main character who finds herself caught in a musical and spends the better part of the play trying to get out of it. “Being in theater for a long time, I see how one can get drawn into a show.”
Randy’s love affair with theater began almost 40 years ago. He played “Wally Webb” and “Si Crowell” in his high school’s production of Our Town. He grew up in small town Montpelier, VT and saw a lot of high school shows as a child. He mostly performed with chorales.
“Being on stage gives me a chance to sing. Growing up, I had a good voice. I got to use it by doing theatre. Once I left high school and college, there weren’t many chorale groups. Musical theater has always been there for me.”
Theater has always been a hobby for Randy, but he has no desire to make a career out of it. “I wouldn’t want to make it a profession,” he said. “I’d be afraid it would stop being fun.”
Come see Randy and the rest of the cast when LINT opens on January 22nd. Performances run Fridays & Saturdays from January 22nd through February 13th at 8:00pm with one Sunday matinee on January 31st at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 (General Admission) and $20.00 (students & seniors). They can be purchased at the door and online at www.hitw.org. The January 29th performance will be our Pay-What-You-Can performance where you name the price of your ticket. Tickets purchased online before January 13th for the January 22nd performance are only $17.00.