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The Next Generation in Musical Theater

Janyssa Johnson
N.E.W. Lutheran High School

Area of Interest: Choir/Drama
Parents: Amber and Levi Johnson

Can you tell me a little more about your involvement in choir and drama?

I’ve been in choir all my life. I started musicals in sixth grade. I got the pleasure to be a part of a high school musical in sixth grade (at Southwest High). I do not wish to partake in anything related in the future.

What six words would you say describe you best?

Sarcastic, opinionated, kind-hearted, stubborn, spit-fire and compassionate.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I’m really good at cooking and baking.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve received?

I was once told “you could be the best tasting pear on the tree, but not everyone likes pears.” That changed my life.

Where do you hope to one day visit?

Japan, Thailand and the Netherlands.

What advice would you have to other students thinking of starting with choir or drama?

Watch Whose Line is it Anyway. Wayne Brady is your best friend.

What is your favorite thing you’ve ever done with your area of interest?

Being in the musical Les Miserables in sixth grade.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

To make people go away.

What are your plans for after high school?

Medical school

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl.

What is your first childhood memory?

Cutting my bangs off. They were ugly.

Apple or Android?

Android. It’s superior.

Starbucks, Dunkin or Scooters?

Starbucks. But I also really like La Java.

What are you listening to right now?

Myself reading these questions out loud.

Have you broken any bones?

No, but I’ve had stitches, a dislocated shoulder, torn groin, torn bicep and tricep and also my rotator cuff.

What is your favorite class and why?

Anatomy and Physiology. I love the human body.

Which statement do you agree with — the movie was better than the book or the book is always better than the movie?

The book is better than the movie.

Are you a Green Bay Packers fan?


Who is your biggest role model?

My aunt, Abby Frank.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A lawyer.

Cereal: Captain Crunch
TV show: The Vampire Diaries
Local restaurant: The Pancake Place
Pizza topping: Green olives
Guilty pleasure: Cheese (I’m lactose intolerant)
Marvel character: Loki and Tony Stark (DC is better)
Candy: Gummy bears
Color: Purple
Season: Fall
Shoe brand: Walmart
Candle scent: Eucalyptus and lavender
Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate caramel
Favorite book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Cookie: Molasses
Go-to snack: Soft pretzel

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