Chatting with ‘Dandy Dan’

Sventh-grader Tucker Chinn plays gangster Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone Jr. Caitlin Walker | Herald Times

The HT has been on location for the first two showings of Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s Bugsy Malone Jr. this week. We chatted with seventh-grader Tucker Chinn, AKA dapper gangster Dandy Dan, about the play and the drama program.

Here’s a transcript of our short conversation (lightly edited for clarity.)

HT: This is Caitlin Walker with the Herald Times and I am interviewing Tucker Chinn. Tucker, who’s your character?

Chinn: I am Dandy Dan.

HT: And what are some things Dandy Dan likes to do?

Chinn: Well, he manufactures the splurge which is a weapon in the play and it’s a gun that shoots silly string.

HT: Very nice! How long have you been in drama?

Chinn: I’ve been in it for about three years. I did it first in fourth grade.

HT: What’s your favorite thing about it?

Chinn: I like the dancing part, and the singing.

HT: And what’s your favorite thing about this play? Is it the splurgers, or is it something else?

Chinn: The splurgers and probably my song that I did.

HT: Well, thank you so much. We’re excited to see you tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 20) for the last performance at 2:30 p.m. at Meeker High School!

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Above, a few snaps from the first two performances of Bugsy Malone Jr. Look for more photos in next week’s paper. Caitlin Walker | Herald Times