An Interview with Sarah Bockel, playing Genevieve in The Baker’s Wife in Concert

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Q: What drew you to the role of Genevieve in The Baker’s Wife?

Genevieve is very human- she’s makes big mistakes, but she’s doing the best she can in her situation. She’s a good person who’s going through a rough time. Her lover, Paul has just left her for his wife and she marries Aimable the baker, a good man who, at times, suffocates her with love. She is struggling to understand what real love feels like and what she wants out of a relationship – I think everyone can identify with her.

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your process as an actor? Where do you begin?

I feel I have a different process for every show. Generally, I like to read the script a million times to dig out all the clues about my character and the people around her. I try and find as many recordings as I can to hear the score in as many ways as possible then a few weeks before rehearsal I stop listening to them so I can start to make my own interpretation.

Talented people giving new voices to musicals in an intimate setting. Duh.

Q: Where do you hail from?

I grew up between Palos Park, IL and Princeton, IL but moved to the city when I was 14 for high school. I consider myself a Chicago girl.

Q: Where do you currently live?


Q: If you were a baker, what would you most like to bake all day?

Doughnuts. All the doughnuts.

Q: Favorite vacation spot?

Chicago in JuneQ: Do you prefer: a) Crumpet b) Danish c) Sourdough Roll d) Pretzel Roll e) none of the above?None of the above. Doughnuts, please.Q: Highway or take the long way home?

Sheridan road all the way home.