As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom, sharing memories of favorite subjects and activities and describing their younger selves. On stage Patrick Page is tormenting New York City and the famed title web-slinger of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark as boisterous villain the Green Goblin, but Page reveals he was once just a shy kid afraid to ask out the pretty Mary Jane Watsons of his class. Take a look at Page's school reflections below!
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My third grade teacher, Mrs. Flug. She cared enough to try to bring me out of my shell.
What advice would you give to your school-age self?
Play more if you can. And ask the pretty girl out. She might say yes. If she doesn't, you'll live...really!
In school you would have been named "most likely to…"
What song sums up your school experience and why?
"A Freak Like Me Needs Company" [Page's second act opener in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark]
What’s your favorite back to school item?
What class did you dread and why?
Math because I convinced myself I had no aptitude for it.
What is your most embarrassing school moment?
In college, I went to the front of a 200-seat lecture hall with my fly down. No one told me.
In which extracurricular activities did you participate?
Speech, debate, drama and magic.
Describe your school-age self in three words.
Afraid to fail.
Keep checking back for more School Days memories from your favorite stars.