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One spicy banana: Seattle's Billie Wildrick sings Sondheim and much more

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Author note: I have seen Billie in the all the shows listed below. She's not just "Seattle's favorite blonde bombshell" (as one smitten gent once described her to me), she's also a singing actress who is reliably funny no matter the part.
Seattle audiences have seen the lovely and often blonde Billie Wildrick in many musical comedy roles. Some standouts for me in recent years have been Columbia (Rocky Horror Show), Mayzie La Bird (Seussical), Eileen (Wonderful Town), and Cinderella (Into the Woods). Billie can be the goofiest of girls next door or the sultry singer luring the hero through the barroom door. Currently, she’s playing Dot in Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George at the 5th Avenue Theatre and she'll be back this summer as Brünhilde in the world's funniest Texan take-off of Wagner's Ring at ACT.Bille’s homepage starts off with the quote “couldn’t be more appealing if she were a banana…spicy enough to melt an iceberg.” An…