Member Spotlight: Liz Urschel Chudwick
An SHN member for 7 years, Liz Urschel Chudwick of Rohnert Park shares her favorite theatrical experiences from The Phantom of the Opera to The Book of Mormon. Learn more about her life, below.
- Les Misérables
- The Phantom of the Opera
- Mamma Mia!
What was the first Broadway show you saw?
The Phantom of the Opera. in the mid 90s. I grew up listening to the songs, but I remember being surprised to learn the Phantom was the villain! And who can forget the chandelier?!
Have you ever performed on stage?
I was Alice in Alice in Wonderland in the 6th grade, I was underwhelming. I am pretty sure I got the part because I’m blonde!
What does Broadway mean to you?
Broadway just makes me happy. I can listen to the songs every day, but it’s amazing to see them sung on stage, the actors have amazing talent. The dancing makes me want to dance, the sets take me to a different place, and something about being at the theater is magical in itself. I’m so happy I get to go to the theater as often as I do and I’m lucky that my husband enjoys it too!
What is one thing that someone would be surprised to know about you?
My music preferences range from Broadway to country to punk. I like upbeat music you can move to and meaningful lyrics.
I wanted to be an astrophysicist when I was a kid. Space fascinates me still to this day and I stargaze when I can. We need a musical that takes place in space!
Why did you decide to become an SHN Member?
I heard The Book of Mormon was coming to San Francisco and a membership would guarantee tickets. I had never heard of the membership before, but I knew it would be a great personal investment and kept renewing, it’s like pre-paying for date night!
What do you like best about your membership experience?
Other than getting to see all the great shows, I find customer service so helpful! I’ve been able to change show dates for when I have other commitments and was able to request aisle seats after a couple of seasons which has worked great for my 6’5” husband!
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