Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with Trip of Love Star Tara Palsha
January 11th, 2016
by Tara Palsha
Award-winning triple threat Tara Palsha left a career in Las Vegas (which included more than half a dozen shows like Peep Show, Vegas! The Show & Jubilee!) to work in NYC, and now she makes her New York stage debut as Crystal in the 1960s musical extravaganza Trip of Love. Get to know Tara a bit better as she talks Trip of Love, the Vegas lifestyle, and her treasured glow in the dark heels.
1. Before friends and family see Trip of Love, I tell them:
I tell them to sit back, relax and enjoy the "trip." It's a visual feast for the eyes. The dancing, singing, costumes & scenery transports you directly into the 1960s. Singing, clapping and dancing along is encouraged ;)
2. Song from the 1960s I’d use as my theme song:
"I'm a Believer" by the Monkees because my dreams have come true. I am singing and dancing on a NYC stage! I took a huge risk, left everything I knew in Las Vegas to follow my dreams of performing here, and it has come true.
3. The moment in Trip of Love I look forward to most is:
Every time I step on stage! I get to sing the most amazing songs: "White Rabbit", "Venus", "You Don't Own Me" & "Somebody Love". I can't pick just one moment.
4. Favorite film from the 1960s:
My favorite film of the 1960s is a tie between Sound of Music (my favorite childhood film) & Viva Las Vegas (favorite adult film). The '60s had some of the best films ever produced.
5. Celeb from the 1960s I’d love to go back and meet:
Grace Slick. I love her unique sound and enjoy singing her tunes every night.
6. One thing everyone who visits Pittsburgh has to do:
Ride the Duquesne Incline (a historic inclined plane cable car) to see a panorama view of the beautiful city from Mt. Washington.
7. Favorite thing about performing in Vegas:
My favorite thing about performing in Vegas is the fun audiences. Tourists in Vegas are ready to have a good time and they display their excitement freely while watching shows.
8. Least favorite thing about performing in Vegas:
The rigorous schedule. 12 shows a week! Also the dry air is difficult to sing in.
9. Dancer who inspires me:
Cyd Charisse all the way!
10. Coolest thing I have kept from a show I’ve been in:
The coolest thing I have kept from a show is our very own Trip of Love costume designer's, Gregg Barnes, rhinestone, glow in the dark ballroom shoes that he designed for Jerry Mitchell's Peepshow that I performed the feature role of Red Riding Hood in Las Vegas.
See Tara Palsha in off-Broadway's wild and crazy 'Trip of Love' at Stage 42.