Actor’s successful career started on a dare

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CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI, Managing Editor Entertainer Magazine

Photo courtesy Patrick Lose

Patrick Lose started his career on a dare in high school. He has pent hi life on stage and behind the scenes. He’s back on stage Dec. 6 in “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.”
 

When Patrick Lose was a high school senior in Iowa, his friends dared him to audition for a play. His talent outshined his fear and he was cast. His star power stunned his teacher.
“She said, ‘What have you done? You wasted four years of shows for me,’” the Peoria resident said with a laugh.
His love of theater continues, and he stars in the Scottsdale Musical Theater Company’s “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” as the Ghost of Jacob Marley, with soap opera/sitcom star Charles Shaughnessy as Ebenezer Scrooge. Lose is ready for the challenging production that starts Dec. 6.
“It’s mostly music and it’s a lot of music,” he said. “In addition, I’m playing the ghost of Marley. I also play townspeople and incidental parts. I’m having to learn all the choral music in the show and sing that also. Even if I’m not on stage, I’m singing backstage on a mic.
“Alan Menken wrote the music and it’s very much like other things he’s done. It totally has mass appeal.”
The arts are in Lose’s blood. After his Dowling Catholic High School production, he pleased his drama instructor by appearing in her community theater plays. From there, he pursued acting and singing in college.
“I had to take the technical courses, too,” Lose said. “I had to take a course in costume design. I really fell in love with that. My career has been 50/50, part acting and part costume design.
“I’ve done a lot of really fun parts, but I’ve been picky. I decided I didn’t want to rely solely on theater, so I became a designer and worked as a textile designer. I could be picky about roles because it wasn’t my day job.”
A renaissance man, Lose is an accomplished actor, singer, artist, illustrator, author, fabric designer, pattern designer and quilter. Lose designed his costume for “A Christmas Carol.”
He isn’t a stranger to design. He has spent the last 23 years designing cotton fabric collections as Patrick Lose Fabrics. His quilts, crafts, clothing and home decorating accessories have graced the pages of magazines like Quilting Celebrations!, Better Homes & Gardens, American Patchwork and Quilting, Country Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Halloween Tricks & Treats and Love of Quilting.
He returned to the stage earlier this year to appear in the Scottsdale Musical Theater Company’s presentation of “42nd Street,” which also starred Shaughnessy. The two were involved in the same East Coast theaters.
“‘A Christmas Carol’ is a show I’ve done a couple times before,” he said. “I’ve designed costumes for it. My whole family is excited about seeing it.”

 

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