Sheri Sanders News

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho's 2016 - A Year In ReviewBWW Blog: Christopher Castanho's 2016 - A Year In Review
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 31, 2016

I'm often a very positive person, being able to see the silver lining of every situation, and do not like to admit or submit to hardships in my life. But to be completely honest, 2016 has been a difficult year. As life can be tumultuous sometimes, it can also be magnificent. Alas, here we are, at the conclusion of our year, and I thought I'd do a little 'Year In Review' of my 2016. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders and Christopher Castanho present 'Musical Theatre: The Wild Side'BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders and Christopher Castanho present 'Musical Theatre: The Wild Side'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Musical Theatre educator and performer Sheri Sanders is teaming up with young trailblazer Christopher Castanho on a series of articles called 'Musical Theatre: The Wild Side' The pair will talk about 'tricky to discuss, but necessary' social topics through the lens of Student and Teacher in the Musical Theatre community. (more...)

Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Get ready to kick off your Monday nights with the sounds of some of the region's most popular musical theater stars, accompanied by a 17-piece big band orchestra. Philly's favorite musical theater star Jeff Coon is bringing his Summer Club to Manayunk's Venice Island Performing Arts Center for a series of swinging shows throughout 2017. (more...)

La MaMa in Association with SuperYou FUNdation Presents CHIX 6La MaMa in Association with SuperYou FUNdation Presents CHIX 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

La MaMa in association with SuperYou FUNdation will present the pop/rock musical CHIX 6 by Lourds Lane (book, music, lyrics) for four performances only. Directed by Jackson Grace Gay, musical direction by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett and choreographed by JoAnn Hunter, will play December 1- 4, 2016 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E 4th St). Tickets are $35 (adults), $30 (seniors/kids) and can be purchased by visiting  www.lamama.org or calling 212-352-3101.  (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders Rocks In Musical Workshop of CHIX 6BWW Feature: Sheri Sanders Rocks In Musical Workshop of CHIX 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Sheri Sanders is not only a trailblazing educator when employing pop/rock music in Musical Theatre, but she has also been surviving death-defying acts as the 'Company Cover' in the workshop of a new Broadway-bound musical 'Chix 6'. While Sanders is about to launch exciting things in January for her online training program 'Rock The Audition', she's been embodying a plethora of comic book superheroes by day. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Launches New Web Series BROADWAY OUR WAYVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Launches New Web Series BROADWAY OUR WAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Tony Award nominee and Grammy award winning Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices launches 'Broadway Our Way' , a video series celebrating some of Broadway's greatest tunes performed the BIV way,  August 1st on Youtube. The series will present Broadway songs performed in the Gospel style and will feature original arrangements by Michael McElroy and appearances by special guests. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young & More Take Part in CHIX 6 ReadingExclusive Photo Coverage: Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young & More Take Part in CHIX 6 Reading
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 14, 2016

Earlier this week,  La MaMa  hosted a 29-hour Equity reading of Chix 6, with Book/Music/Lyrics by Lourds Lane. The event featured direction by Jackson Grace Gay, music direction by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, and assistant music direction by Julie McBride. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Rocks Out with Sheri Sanders' Rock the Performance!BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Rocks Out with Sheri Sanders' Rock the Performance!
by Ben Cameron - Apr 4, 2016

Broadway Sessions was thrilled to welcome Sheri Sanders' and friends on March 31 to celebrate the launch of RockthePerformance.com. Sanders, the world's premiere rock music coach, took a break from her demanding teaching schedule to party Broadway Sessions-style with some of her pals and students. After a killer opening number, Sanders invited students, turned Broadway stalwarts, Joey Taranto (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man, Kinky Boots), Hernando Umana (Kinky Boots) and Courtney Bassett (upcoming Natasha, Pierre...) to the stage to show the excited room just how it's done- Rock the Performance-style. Sessions also welcomed 'Rising Stars' Gaby Hornig, Sean Green and Toni Thompson. Check out these rocking performances below. (more...)

Rock Musical Audition Expert Sheri Sanders Featured on Latest Episode of THE SET LIST PODCASTRock Musical Audition Expert Sheri Sanders Featured on Latest Episode of THE SET LIST PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

On episode 13 of 'The Set List' podcast, Rock Audition Guru Sheri Sanders sits down with Victor Legra to talk about her new online rock audition platform. RockThePerformance.com is the only site with sheet music customized and arranged specifically to sound fantastic on a piano for a rock audition or performance. The 1950s, 60s, 70s folk/rock, Disco, 80s, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hip Hop, Country/Bluegrass and Faeries are all currently represented on this site! Additionally, you can become a member and receive exclusive access to instructional videos and performances.  Sheri demonstrates  'Barton Hollow' as cut and arranged perfectly for an audition live on The Set List. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Sheri Sanders' ROCK THE PERFORMANCE, 3/31BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Sheri Sanders' ROCK THE PERFORMANCE, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, March 31st, Broadway Sessions will celebrate the launch of Sheri Sanders' Rock the Performance with a night of music, live coaching, games and more. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: LES MIZ Cast Brings the Barricade to BROADWAY SESSIONS!BWW TV Exclusive: LES MIZ Cast Brings the Barricade to BROADWAY SESSIONS!
by Ben Cameron - Mar 28, 2016

Cast members from Les Miserables headed over to Broadway Sessions at the 'End of the Day', Thursday, March 24th. Before the cast took the stage, audience members got to channel their inner revolutionaries with an ALL LES MIZ open mic pre show. After which Julian R. Decker started the night off right with a stirring rendition of 'Memphis Lives in Me.' Matt Rosell and Melissa Mitchell dueted 'All The Wasted Time' from Parade before being egg'ed into an impromptu 'Tonight' from West Side Story. Joshua Morgan and Beth Kirkpatrick bared their souls in 20 questions and diving into their 'Where were you when Broadway called?' stories while Andrew Love brought the country, nailing Garth Brook's 'Baton Rouge' AND 'Friends in Low Places,' alongside host/country music fan Ben Cameron. Wardrobe staffer, Maggie Glass, delighted the audience with a duet of 'The Prayer' with cast member J. Michael Finley. The evening ended with gorge performance by up and comers Jennifer Brady (14 years old no less) and Mary Grace McGiveny. And what night at Broadway Sessions would be complete without a 'Shloppy' Plot Shynopsis' wherein the Les Miz cast members attempted to narrate the show's plot in under 3 minutes will downing shots... you know, sophisticated. (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 BelowPRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Cessalee Stovall Is Helping Teens Follow Their Dreams with Music Dance Theatre WorkshopsBWW Interview: Cessalee Stovall Is Helping Teens Follow Their Dreams with Music Dance Theatre Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Cessalee Stovall has been chasing her Broadway dreams since she was 4 years old and she still hasn't stopped. After booking The Book of Mormon, her NYC dreams were finally realized!! Then, she decided to give back! She started the Music Dance Theatre Workshop to help teenagers get on the right path to realize their own Broadway dreams.  (more...)

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekAlice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Daniel Reichard & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead & More Set for EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightLesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead & More Set for EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents an evening with Paul Williams, Lisa Howard, Cass Morgan, Steven Booth, Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead, Robb Sapp, Daniel Torres, Stephen Bienskie, Kevin Covert, Leo Daignault, Kevin Zak, Jeff Hiller and Sheri Sanders as well as muppeteers Tyler Bunch, Anney Ozar, David Stephens, Matthew Furtado, Kristin Feeney and James Silson in 'Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas In Concert' tonight, December 15, 2015 at 9:30 pm (doors at 8:45 pm). (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekMichael Feinstein, Norm Lewis & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead & More Set for EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 BelowLesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead & More Set for EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents an evening with Paul Williams, Lisa Howard, Cass Morgan, Steven Booth, Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead, Robb Sapp, Daniel Torres, Stephen Bienskie, Kevin Covert, Leo Daignault, Kevin  Zak, Jeff Hiller and Sheri Sanders as well as muppeteers Tyler Bunch, Anney Ozar, David Stephens, Matthew Furtado, Kristin Feeney and James Silson in 'Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas In Concert' on December 15, 2015 at 9:30 pm (doors at 8:45 pm).  (more...)

NEWSical The Musical Celebrates 2,000th Performance Tonight at Theatre RowNEWSical The Musical Celebrates 2,000th Performance Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

NEWSical The Musical, the 2011 winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award, is excited to celebrate its 2,000th performance tonight, November 2nd, at Theatre Row. (more...)

I AM, I WILL, I DO Set for 10/12-13 Readings with Amas Musical Theatre LabI AM, I WILL, I DO Set for 10/12-13 Readings with Amas Musical Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings for the New York premiere of I AM, I WILL, I DO, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company to Host Evening of New WorksTranscendence Theatre Company to Host Evening of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Transcendence Theatre Company, now in its 4th season presenting summer concerts in Sonoma Wine Country, is perhaps best known for 'Broadway Under the Stars,' an award-winning series of Broadway-inspired concerts featuring performers from Los Angeles and New York - artists who come to the Sonoma stage directly from recent Broadway appearances. More than a standard musical revue, each show weaves popular Broadway songs into a spectacular themed performance presented in the open-air 150-year-old Winery Ruins at Jack London State Historic Park. (more...)

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