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Les Miz Star Andrew Varela on the Horrors of Taiwanese Halloween Candy

October 27th, 2011 | By Staff

Halloween is the most theatrical holiday, so it makes perfect sense that Broadway actors—who know a thing or two about rocking a costume—would embrace the spooky season. We asked your favorite stage stars to share their memories of yummy treats, silly tricks and the best and worst costumes they ever wore. Read on for inspiration, and Happy Halloween!

ANDREW VARELA (Javert in the national tour of Les Miserables)

What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Mini Butterfingers.

What was the worst Halloween "treat" you've ever gotten?

I grew up in Taiwan and was given prawn-flavored candy one year.

What will your costume be this year?
My wife and I are going as Gomez and Morticia from The Addams Family.

Keep checking back for more Halloween memories from your favorite stars.


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