Come enjoy an evening of musical theatre and pop music with singer Sarah Ambrose on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6-10pm. It will be a night filled with incredible music, surprise guest singers, and loads of talent and passion to raise funds and support Sarah as she brings her talents to New York City. CLICK HERE for tickets.
A little about Sarah… She discovered her passion for musical theatre during her participation in the very first Academy for Young Performers at Arizona Broadway Theatre and has been performing ever since. Throughout high school and college, she performed in a variety of shows with ABT as well as around the country. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona in 2016 and went on to perform all over the globe as a vocalist with Aida Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines. This winter, Sarah plans to move to New York City to pursue her dream of performing on Broadway.
We sat down with Sarah to dig a little deeper…
Arizona Broadway Theatre: What particular songs might be people be expected to hear at your event?
SARAH AMBROSE: Well, not to give too much away, but there will be many Musical Theatre-style songs, from more contemporary shows such as Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Last Five Years. There will also be some more classic songs that people will recognize that are by Carole King. There will also be some pop songs by artists people might not know, so I will surprise them with those. I have chosen many “story” songs, since that is the theme of the concert, and stories are what we live for as humans, I mean, who doesn’t like a good story? But, to reveal one song that I will for sure, be singing is “The Story Goes On” from the amazing Broadway musical Baby.
ABT: What year was that first summer camp at ABT you attended?
SA: I believe it was 2006! That makes me feel very, very old but it was for The Jungle Book and I was proudly Wolf #1 and I totally rocked it. Ever since that camp, I did every summer camp possible at ABT and I never looked back. I caught the theatre bug and I am so fortunate I did!
ABT: What shows have you been in at ABT?
ABT: What is one memory that stands out from your cruise line stint?
SA: One memory, or let’s say, destination, that sticks with me the most is when we visited Italy! We spent a lot of time in the Mediterranean while on my cruise ship contract and I was lucky to visit this one town called Lucca in the southern part of Italy. I instantly fell in love with that place. It felt like I was in a movie and I never wanted to leave. I also took the train on a whim one day to Florence to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David. That was incredible. Fingers crossed I get to go back to Italy sometime soon!
ABT: What made you decide to move to NYC?
SA: In my career, you have to move to New York to audition and be seen by the best casting directors and perform on the best stages, so it has always made sense for me to move to New York. I booked the cruise line jobs right after college and spent over two and half years traveling the world, so that delayed my move initially so I am ready now to take this next step in my journey. I also made it to the finals for a National Tour this past spring where many of the auditions took place in NYC, and that lit a fire in my heart and rekindled my love for Musical Theatre, and it inspired me to dive fully into it, which requires the move to the Big Apple!
SA: I do! I plan to take as many dance classes as I possibly can, work on getting an agent who will help me secure the auditions I would like to be seen for, and I will have a part time job at Walgreens since I already work for them part time out here and can transfer to New York. My dream shows that I hope to audition for are Frozen, Wicked, and any production of Big Fish or Light in the Piazza! I will also sublet a friend’s apartment and keep doing that once I get more comfortable with navigating such a big city.
ABT: What specifically will the fundraiser help you pay for?
SA: This will help pay for my acting/dance classes, voice lessons, new dance shoes, agent showcases, new sheet music for my repertoire book, my flight out there, and basically anything that will be going towards my career. Being an actor is expensive, so anything would help! It just means the world to me that I can put on an event like this and share my favorite songs with people I care about to raise money to chase my dreams — it really is awesome.