Amy Palomino Actress
Dressed in blue sweats and perched at a table at the Portland Center Stage (PCS) Café, Amy Palomino furrows her brow as she pores over notes to the score for the theater’s upcoming production of Guys and Dolls, which opens September 23. What she really seems to need, though, is a map. A compact, remarkably animated woman, Palomino gestures with her hands as she recounts the many entrances and exits in store for her this fall: four dancing parts; a half-dozen costume changes; understudy work for one of the leads, Adelaide. Then there’s her role as company dance captain. Palomino looks up from her notes. “I’m wearing a million hats.” She pauses. “OK, maybe four.” A million or four, it doesn’t matter: She’s the most versatile actress/dancer/manager/singer currently working the Portland stages.