Meet 2018 Bobby G Awards Outstanding Actress nominee Dominique Smith-Lopez

Dominique Smith Lopez Bobby G Awards

The Bobby G Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in Colorado high-school musical theatre. The sixth annual awards take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Buell Theatre. (Reserve your seat here)

Today we conclude our daily rollout of the five students who are finalists for Outstanding Lead Actress. The winner will advance to represent Colorado at The Jimmy® Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (NHSMTA).

Dominique Smith Lopez Quote HyphenDOMINIQUE SMITH-LOPEZ

The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory in Aurora
Class of 2018

  • Twitter bio: Strong believer that we were put on this Earth for a purpose, and my purpose is to inspire people through musical theatre. I love acting, singing, and dancing, so why not do them all at the same time?  
  • What’s your handle? @reneadominique on Twitter and @issadom.23 on Instagram
  • College plans: Metropolitan State University of Denver to pursue a degree in Musical Theatre
  • First role: My theatre debut was my sophomore year in my high-school musical Beauty and the Beast. I played a silly girl and a napkin.
  • Why do you perform? Because I love to. I love receiving energy from an audience, and I love the adrenaline rush you get from the curtain opening and the lights beaming down on your face. I perform to change the demographic of musical theatre.
  • One time you saw greatness play out in front of you: In December, I saw Waitress the Musical at the Buell Theatre and I couldn’t stop singing the soundtrack for the next three weeks because the music, the acting, the trust on stage was impeccable. I have never seen such perfection and love for performing on stage. That was when I knew that musical theatre was what I wanted to do.
  • Ideal scene partner: Johnny Depp. He has played such a wide variety of roles, and he just seems like a really fun person to be around.
  • What’s playing on your Spotify right now?  I am listening to a lot of Daniel Caesar and the soundtracks to the musicals Dreamgirls and Waitress
  • Favorite moment from your show: It was when I cheated on The Baker (weird, I know!) because it was honestly one of the funniest moments in our entire show, and it allowed me to be more creative with my acting choices. It was a huge turning point in the show, as well as with my character.    
  • How does it feel to be nominated? I can honestly say that I have never been so excited about anything in my life. This is an incredible opportunity, and I think everyone should get the chance to experience the love and unity of this performing-arts family.

Reserve your seat for the May 24 Bobby G Awards

  • What has this experience taught you about the value of arts education and extracurricular activities at your school? The importance of having a passion for everything you do — and not just arts education. If you don’t have a passion for something, then it’s not enjoyable for you or the people watching. School has taught me to finish everything I start and to finish strong, and those are lessons I will cherish forever.

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