Betsy Farrar makes her Lyric debut in  The Sound of Music  as Liesl. This multitalented actress graduated from Indiana's Ball State University and has been seen locally in Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theater and Gypsy at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. When not practicing her choreography for "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," she likes to relax with some Beyoncé and a great whiskey ginger cocktail.

Betsy Farrar makes her Lyric debut in The Sound of Music as Liesl, the eldest von Trapp child experiencing her first love with telegraph delivery boy Rolf. This multitalented actress graduated from Indiana's Ball State University and has been seen locally in Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theater and Gypsy at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. When not practicing her choreography for "Sixteen Going on Seventeen,"—complete with bicycles and fountain!—she likes to relax with some Beyoncé and a great whiskey ginger cocktail.

Movies 

Life is Beautiful, Dan in Real Life, It's a Wonderful Life

 

 

 

Books 

I love to read. One of my all time favorites is The Cider House Rules by John Irving.

TV shows 

 I watch way too much TV. Mad Men is one of my favorites. I love the time period costumes and hairstyles. New Girl, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, and Project Runway are more favorites.

 

 

 

Singer 

Beyoncé is one of my favorite performers. I wouldn't say I'm a nerd about many things, but I'm a big nerd about Beyoncé. I own all of her concerts on DVD and watch them way too often. I love her confidence and sass.

Pop song 

Speaking of Beyoncé … Love on Top.

 

Musicals 

The Sound of Music is one of my favorites to be honest. It was the first musical I was exposed to as a little girl. My grade school teacher used to play the movie soundtrack during naptime, and I learned all the songs. I asked for the movie for my birthday and I was obsessed. He-he! I also love Into the Woods, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Gypsy.

 

 

Food 

Chocolate (I have to limit my intake when performing!)

Cocktail 

Whiskey Ginger! 

Hobby 

I like to draw. I got a sketchbook for Christmas with human silhouettes for drawing fashion. 

Website 

Pintrest

Vacation spot 

Rosemary Beach, Florida

Animal 

I love sea lions. As a little girl, I used to collect money in hopes of buying my own sea lion. Haha!

Childhood toy 

I had a baby doll named Lucy and a stuffed animal cow named Moo Cow that I adored. 

Photo credits:

- Betsy Farrar potrait (credit Claire Buffie)
- Baby sea lion (credit Refractor)

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