ABOUT ME

SeaWorld
SeaWorld

An amazing perk that came with working with incredible trainers and their animal friends!

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Carrying the Banner Tag
Carrying the Banner Tag

NEWSIES - Village Theatre Mark & Tracy Photography

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Shipwrecked 5
Shipwrecked 5

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SeaWorld

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"As the cigar-chomping Race, Rico Lastrapes pulls off the impressive feat of moving like a downtown kid - relaxed shoulders, loose neck - and nailing his moves"

-Gemma Wilson: CityArts Magazine

"Rico Lastrapes's solo tap dancing ... is a joyous oasis"

- Bob Feldheim: St. Augustine Compass

"Smooth and debonair in the style of Fred Astaire ... Lastrapes should be destined for stardom."

-Alec Clayton: The Weekly Volcano

Rico Lastrapes is a Seattle based actor who has been fortunate enough to perform internationally. He toured the United States co-hosting SeaWorld Kid's Generation Nature LIVE with Bindi Irwin and has also appeared in Nantes, France, originating the role of Chief Saturiwa in La Caroline: A New Rock Opera. He spent a summer in Chillicothe, OH, riding horses and swinging war clubs as Kitate in Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama, danced and played saxophone as a “Wonderer” at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA and Idlewild in Ligonier, PA, tap danced in Gyspy (Tulsa) at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, FL and crossed swords with Lancelot in Camelot  (Ensemble) at the Baton Rouge Little Theatre in Louisiana.

Rico moved to Washington in 2015 after receiving his BFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida and has been very active in the Puget Sound theatre community, with five featured roles since his arrival. Most notably, he was featured as Race in Village Theatre's production of Disney's NEWSIES.

His Orlando theatre credits include RENT (Clandestine Arts), Dreamgirls (Mad Cow Theater), Godspell (The Vine Theater), and numerous events at the Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Resorts. He has understudied major productions at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater (including Peter and the Starcatcher) and also been seen in Little Shop of Horrors, Tommy, The Full Monty, Beauty and the Beast, and Schoolhouse Rock LIVE in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL.

 

As a director/choreographer, he has put together two successful flash mobs including “One Day More” from Les Miserables (which has over 185,000 views on YouTube). He has also musically directed productions of Legally Blonde: the Musical and [title of show]. Recently he choreographed Legally Blonde: the Musical for Spanaway Lake High School.

 

He is a saxophonist, composer, tap instructor, video game enthusiast, thrill junkie, and brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia who spends his time off-stage finding adventures, writing music, catching up on TV shows like Game of Thrones and House of Cards, learning Spanish, and reading Shakespeare.