Name: Bethany Gauthier
Title: Marketing Specialist, Sr.
Years at Miller Auditorium: 15
Hobbies: Reading, writing, seeing movies, napping, tap dancing (but not very well) and going for walks with my husband, kids and our dog, Cletus.
Favorite Miller Shows: RENT, Once, Les Miserables, David Sedaris, Wicked, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, The Scarlet Pimpernel and many, many others.
One of the craziest experiences you’ve had while at Miller: Back when The Soup Kettle was still on the downtown Kalamazoo Mall, we had Larry Thomas at Miller while he was in the cast of The Odd Couple. If you know your Seinfeld trivia, you know that Larry Thomas played the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld, so we had him make a guest appearance in character at The Soup Kettle. People loved it and he was really fun to meet in person. Plus, as I drove him back to Miller, I got to ask him many Seinfeld-related questions.
One of your favorite experiences while working at Miller: When David Sedaris was at Miller in 2014, I was right next to him for three hours while he had a conversation with every person in line for his post-show meet and greet. He’s just as hilarious in person as he is in print. He was eating his dinner as he chatted with everyone. He even shared his dinner with some of the people in line—and he gave one person a bone to take home to their dog.
-Compiled by Clayton Dusendang