“In Summer” Heats Up Spring Show

Sara as Olaf the Snowman in "In Summer"

Sara as Olaf the Snowman
in In Summer from
the blockbuster movie Frozen

After completing her recent run as Alfia Scragg in Li’l Abner with the SFArtsEd Players, Sara went on to wow the crowd at her school talent show by singing and dancing to the song In Summer from the Disney blockbuster animated musical Frozen.

Sara has been performing in the talent show since before she even started at the school, grabbing a spot in her brother’s first performance as a tap dancer and, even then, stealing the show. This year was no different — she was a hit. In fact, six years later, it is simply assumed that she will take part in the show and parents and staff look forward to her number each time.

This year, with the success of the movie Frozen, it was an obvious choice as the source of material and In Summer, originally sung by the snowman Olaf as he wistfully contemplates the day when he can truly experience all that summer has to offer, simply demanded it become a tap number. Calling on the talent and skills of former tap dance teacher and choreographer Rachel Grilley for the dance choreography and veteran jazz and musical theatre pianist and arranger John Price, Sara definitely had a musical number worthy of her talents.

Sara began studying dance in 2008 and has been dancing at Star Dance Studio since 2009. She began her vocal training with the SFArtsEd Players and the SF Glee Kids in 2012.

Sara performs In Summer



Sara returns to the SFArtsEd Players

Li'l Abner -- Come on down to Dogpatch USA!

Come on down to Dogpatch USA!

This fall, Sara is returning to the SFArtsED Players for the 2013-2014 season, culminating in a production of Li’l Abner (Music by: Gene de Paul;  Book by: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank;  Lyrics by: Johnny Mercer) in the spring.  Sara will be portraying Alfia Scragg, a cousin of the lead Daisy Mae.

Founded in 2001, The Players consists of nine- to fifteen-year-old public school students who train and rehearse with musical theatre professionals.  Once again, Sara will be working with Danny Duncan, Sean Forte, Natalie Greene, and Erin Hewitt, and, of course, SFArtsED Artistic Director Emily Keeler.

Earlier this year, Sara was a part of the Players’ production of Bells Are Ringing (Music by: Jule Styne;  Book by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green;  Lyrics by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green), her first show with the group since being invited to join in 2012.  Sara had previously taken part in the SFArtsEd Summer Explorations Program from 2010 through 2012.



Sara Joins SFArtsED Players

In the fall of 2012, Sara was invited to join the San Francisco Arts Education Project’s theatre company, the SFArtsED Players.  Founded in 2001, The Players consists of nine- to fifteen-year-old public school students who train and rehearse with musical theatre professionals.  In February and March of 2013, The Players will be performing Bells Are Ringing, a classic musical comedy from the golden age of Broadway.

As Bells is her first show with the Players, Sara is, naturally, a member of the chorus but will undoubtedly go on to be cast in bigger and bigger roles as the years go by.  She is very excited to be working with and learning from such theatre greats as Danny Duncan, Sean Forte, Natalie Greene, and Erin Hewitt, as well as SFArtsED Artistic Director Emily Keeler.

In addition to working with the SFArtsED Players, Sara continues to study dance at Star Dance Studio and piano at the Community Music Center.



Sara Gets Noticed with “Notice”

Sara Sinasohn as Gertrude McFuzz

Sara as Gertrude McFuzz

At the fourth annual Sunset Elementary School talent show held February 24, 2012, Sara made the audience sit up and take notice when she performed Notice Me, Horton as Gertrude McFuzz from the musical SeussicalSeussical was Sara’s first performance in a fully staged musical; she played the part of a “Little Who” under the direction of Dan Kryston at the School of the Arts in San Francisco.

Previously, Sara brought down the house at Sunset with her renditions of Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid and Schroeder from You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and as part of a group performing a tap dance routine to Ballin’ the Jack.

Sara will undoubtedly continue to wow audiences, both at school and elsewhere.