Take center stage with Bo Tracy | News, Sports, Jobs


Being on stage is a natural feeling for Bo Tracy.

When the Fort Dodge Senior High School senior gets the chance to perform, it’s a number that suits him perfectly.

“When I sing or perform, I feel like I can be myself and do what I love every day,” Tracy said. “That’s what’s great.”

Tracy performed in about 10 shows in her lifetime and this fall had a role in FDSH “While the Lights Were Out” like Tom Grogans.

“Fall play is always a fun time,” Tracy said. “I did the fall play every year in high school and made a lot of friends and memories over the years. Not only that, but I grew as an actor, being able to play different roles that require different styles of play.

“It was always a good experience.”

Currently, Tracy is preparing for the FDSH musical “Free from all ties” like Travis.

“This year with the musical, I just hope to have a good time with friends”,Tracy said. “With the pandemic, we haven’t had a musical since I was a freshman, and this musical was one of the highlights of my high school career.

“So I’m just happy to be back on stage in college and giving it my all.”

The love for the stage came from Bo’s mother, Nicole.

“My mother kind of launched me into performance” Tracy said. “I was watching shows with her and that’s when I wanted to start acting.”

Tracy has a busy schedule, performing in a choir, jazz band, concert band, marching band, speeches, musicals, and plays.

Along with her artistic background, Tracy is also a member of Fort Dodge’s basketball, football and cross country teams.

He is also part of his Arise youth group at Grace Lutheran Church.

Tracy admits being on stage can be nerve wracking, but once the lights are on, the nerves go away.

“It can be quite nerve-wracking” Tracy said. “After a while it becomes natural and you start enjoying every moment of it.”

While at Fort Dodge, Tracy came into contact with a number of influential people.

After graduation, Tracy plans to attend Iowa Central Community College.

“To be able to play and sing every day would be a dream come true”, Tracy said. “I plan to go to Central Iowa and do theater and choir.”

Place of vacation: Costa Rica.

People I’d like to have dinner with: Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster.

It would surprise people that I: played baseball.

Artist who inspires me: Jeremy Jordan

My daily role model: my parents.

I can’t go a day without: 2k.

Where do I see myself in 10 years?

play or teach.

Dream piece: “Who I Would Be” of Shrek the Musical.

A show you binge watch: Glee.

Favorites…

Musical: Rental.

Show: Theatre.

Musical genre: Musical comedy.

Song: “What You Own” to rent.

Instruments: Guitar.

Class: Choir.

Movie: Coach Carter or

Pursuit of happiness.

Book: Dear Evan Hansen.

Phone app: TikTok.


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