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Joining the SHOW… Michael Cartwright

We sat down with trumpet extraordinaire Michael Cartwright, who will be joining us at the ballpark for 5 nights this summer!

WHO IS MICHAEL CARTWRIGHT?
I am a man of the world. I’m a person who is constantly seeking adventure and new things to a fault. I’m always adding something to my quiver of skills in life. I love music. I love the outdoors. At the top of my bucket list is to attend a high-performance driving school and learn how to be a race car driver. I’d also like to learn how to be a salsa dancer. The ultimate bucket list item of what
I’d like to do, though, is I want to see our Earth as a
globe in the palm of my hand from space. I want to go to space just like everybody’s doing these days.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER WITH THE LARKS?

This is a completely new realm of performance for me. I’ve done musical theater, which is usually a rehearsed
style of doing things. I’ve done live full performances. I’ve done improv, I’ve done recording sessions, but with this whole sports game idea, mixed in with a little bit of comedy and my natural talents — it’s really all about igniting the audience. At the end of the season, I know I’ll be like, ‘Man, that was a blast.‘
WHAT SHOULD LARKS FANS LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN THEY’RE AT THE BALLPARK?
The freshness of somebody who’s new. I’m not your typical North Dakotan — I don’t walk, talk or act like
your typical North Dakotan — so they should come ready to have some fun with me. I always like people and this is perfect. I like people who throw the ball back, I like throwing you a conversation and you throw some conversation back with me. I’m looking for the audience to throw the ball back with me. Let’s play catch.

WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO LARKS FANS?

I’m on a big journey from A to B and I’m happy that the Larks have shown up somewhere on my journey.
And I’m glad to be part of that with everyone else.

WHAT NIGHTS WILL MICHAEL BE PERFORMING AT THE BALLPARK?

Thursday, June 2nd | 6:35 PM
Tuesday, June 21st | 6:35 PM
Sunday, July 10th | 5:35 PM
Tuesday, July 26th | 6:35 PM
Saturday, August 13th | 6:35 PM

The Larks are excited to welcome Michael to the ballpark this summer! His musical ability will be on display
during the National Anthem, the 7th-inning stretch, and more throughout the game. PLUS join Michael throughout the game as he turns up the volume at the ballpark!
This story appeared in Edition One of the Larks Playball program.