Soubrette /soo-bret/ noun
A comedy character who is mischievous, lighthearted, and coquettish— often a confidante of the ingenue, she displays a flirtatious nature.
Famous examples are the characters Ado Annie in Oklahoma and Ellie Mae Chipley, who sings "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," in Showboat.
Also, leading ladies such as Chicago's Roxie and Damn Yankees' Lola.
I am so honored to have been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical from BroadwayWorld.com for my role as Tessie Tura in GYPSY this summer! BWW Awards are unusual, because anybody can vote as long as as they have an email address. Each city has its own nominations, and being that this is my first full year on the Madison scene, I'm just thrilled. If you could take a few moments to register your vote for me, it would mean a lot! VOTE HERE! THANK YOU :-)
Get into the Holiday spirit with MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Palace Theater (Nov 9- Dec 28) http://www.dellspalace.com/nowplaying/miracle-on-34th-street
Returning to the same show 12 years later, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fireside (March 2- April 16) https://www.firesidetheatre.com/Beauty-and-the-Beast
On November 14, I took my students for a very special performance opportunity to the Aster Senior Community to give a ballet class demonstration and talent showcase. The dancers did beautifully and residents loved it and have asked us back for more! Still accepting students for the remainder of the school year... http://mononaacademyofdance.squarespace.com/sun-prairie-schedule/
I've been chosen as part of an elite team of teaching artists to launch a program that begins in Madison area schools in January, 2017 as part of the Overture Center for the Arts. Disney Musicals in Schools initiated by giving a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the program to the Madison area. The program is an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Group to create sustainable theater programs in under-resourced elementary schools. http://www.overture.org/programs/disney-musicals-in-schools
I have been asked to choreograph for the Tommy Ensemble's spring cabaret performance on March 3. Catch Me If You Can! http://www.overture.org/programs/tommy-ensemble
See you in the summer... and don't forget to vote!
Absolutely delighted to be cast in GYPSY as Tessie Tura in Capital City Theatre's production at the gorgeous Capitol Theatre in Madison's Overture Center for the Arts. Broadway's Michelle Ragusa plays
Mama Rose (and lighting design by Brian Weinkauf). June 17-18
Bunheads branching out... Sabra will be teaching a jazz intensive for the ballerinas at Central Midwest Ballet. June 20-23
Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM) is bringing Sabra back to choreograph in their Summer Stage musical series July 5-29
Looking for a soubrette/leading lady? She's right here and available starting in August... Book now for fall/winter productions!
She. Is. Everywhere...
Thrilled to announce that Sabra will be playing Morticia in THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical at the Show Palace in Hudson, FL from February 27- April 3.
Sabra will be modeling artist Lon Michels' hand-painted gowns at Madison's premier benefit for the arts. The FROSTIBALL annual gala will be at the Overture Center on January 30.
Students at Monona Academy of Dance have really started to blossom. Looking forward to their recital in June to show off what they've learned.
Sabra had a fantastic masterclass with Mimi Quillen to learn some of the original Bob Fosse choreography of "If They Could See Me Now" from SWEET CHARITY at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Dancing with a hat and cane is harder than it looks!
Looking forward to GYPSY at the beautiful Capitol Theatre, June 17-18.http://www.capitalcitytheatre.org/auditions/
It's official- I have relocated to Madison, WI. (For the right price, I am still accepting contracts for performing in NYC and around the country. Heck, around the world!)
I just finished assisting Michael Blatt (last year's Cougar Ball director) with some choreography for his new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Oslo, Norway, which opened to rave reviews!
On Faculty with Monona Academy of Dance- home of Dance Wisconsin and MADCity Dancers. http://mononaacademyofdance.squarespace.com/faculty/
Joining the 50th Anniversary year of Children's Theatre of Madison (CTM), teaching the Broadway Masterclass series "Musical Theater DANCE!" and "Best of Broadway: Songs About Friendship" http://www.ctmtheater.org/take-a-class/theater-classes-2015-2016
Don't forget to hire http://www.CelebrationsEntertainment.com/ to make any event better than you imagined!
Gearing up for Cougar Ball, holiday edition... stay tuned!
Sabra is thrilled to be sharing her musical theatre dance knowledge as a guest faculty member at 3 different acclaimed dance schools this summer: The Madison Ballet and the Monona Academy of Dance in Madison, WI, and VF Dance in Gaithersburg, MD.
As the premier DJ and event services company for weddings and corporate events in Madison, WI, Celebrations Entertainment has brought Sabra on as their dance manager to hire and train their new team of Party Motivators to bring their events to a whole new level. www.celebrationmastersentertainment.com
In theatre, it helps to be well-rounded. Not only does Sabra sing, dance, and act, but she's been working as a Stagehand for some of Broadway's national tours. It pays to be more than just a pretty face ;)
THE annual COUGAR BALL ("3rd Time's A Charm") brought in $3200 this year to benefit The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative! A full house enjoyed the speakeasy theme at The West End Lounge at Broadway and 107th Streets in NYC on March 29. https://www.facebook.com/CougarBallNYC/info
Sabra continued to delight audiences with her Gypsy Rose Lee-inspired opening act for Jesse Luttrell's BAWDY at the Triad in NYC. http://www.bawdyshow.com/
Adding a new special skill to her arsenal, Sabra became a stiltwalker for NYC's premier event and entertainment company Chez-zam! http://chezzam.com/ (The can-can dancer on the home page is me)
I am returning to The Allenberry Playhouse (near Harrisburg, PA) to play Vera in MAME Sept 3-28
If you happen to be in the Wisconsin area for the holidays, check out this featured dancer in the Fireside Theatre's A Fireside Christmas in Fort Atkinson (between Madison and Milwaukee) October 30- December 21
Look for the return of Drag Queen Puppet Bingo in NYC in October! (a kickstarter for The Cougar Ball, produced by CATCH)
I am very proud to announce that the CATCH Organization, LLC (Choose Action To Change Humanity) has made me their Chief Operations Officer and will be taking on many projects in the coming months.
CATCH has a number of goals, but creating community-outreach based theatrical works and housing for actors is at the top of the list!
CATCH will be taking over the producing responsibilities for my annual fundraiser The Cougar Ball and is currently managing shows off-Broadway, at colleges, and heading onto cruise ships.
Do you CATCH?
Your final chance to see a NYC performance of BAWDY! will be Saturday, June 21, 7pm at the Triad, NYC
The most incredible annual one-night only burlesque show in the world blows the roof off its new venue (and I will be part of the opening number)- BROADWAY BARES 24: ROCK HARD! will be Sunday, June 22, 9:30 and midnight at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Please donate to the StripAThon Campaign to help support the essential social service programs and provide medications, nutritious meals, health care, counseling, emergency financial assistance and so much more to men, women and children across the country living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.
I will be making a much-anticipated return to The Allenberry Playhouse to play Vera in MAME Sept 3-28
The 2nd Annual COUGAR BALL was a great success, raising over $1500 for The Actors Fund and The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. If you would like to contribute toward next year's event, you may still donate.
And we're out of the gate like a flash! :~)
Sunday, January 5: A Tribute to Diane Laurenson, a Fosse extravaganza! (shh- it's a surprise...)
Saturday, February 8: I'm the opening number of "BAWDY! off-Broadway's Biggest Little Vaudeville" and then the last Saturday of each month at 10pm at the Triad Theatre, NYC (doing a Gypsy Rose Lee-inspired routine)!
February 20 through March 30: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, PA... I'm thrilled to be working at this historic theatre with some of my favorite artists that I've wanted to unite with for many years!
April 1,3,8,10,15,17: JestMaster presents... Sherlock Holmes' Misadventures with Abbott and Costello in Totowa, NJ
Sunday, APRIL 27: ***CB2- The return of THE COUGAR BALL***
It's back, and better than ever! For info, tickets, and to make donations to this fantastic gala celebration, see:
I will be going out for another short tour with the Christmas favorite MOOSELTOE starting at The Gateway Playhouse in November.
I am running rehearsals for the performing companies at Fancy Feet Dance Studio (Allerton) in the Bronx.
Workshopping with Jestmaster for a new 1940s comedy show
Writing the script for a new song & dance cabaret with 2 of my besties, Robert Micheli and Anthony Giorgio.
Find me in Times Square promoting Broadway shows JANIS JOPLIN, MAMMA MIA, or at Circle in the Square Theatre after most performances of SOUL DOCTOR.
I am teaching TAP masterclasses at Fancy Feet Dance Studio (Allerton) in the Bronx in August and THEATRE-DANCE masterclass at ComMotion/VFDance in Germantown, MD in July.
Photoshoot with Jestmaster for a new 1940s comedy show being produced next year! Stay tuned...
Find me in Times Square promoting Broadway shows FOREVER TANGO, ANNIE, and SOUL DOCTOR.
So fun teaching the itty-bitties at Fancy Feet Dance Studio ballet, tap, creative movement.
SUCH A BUSY SPRING SEASON!
"Miss Sabra" has joined the faculty as a ballet teacher at Fancy Feet Dance Studios.
I'm the opening number of "BAWDY! off-Broadway's Biggest Little Vaudeville" the last Saturday of each month at 9:30pm at the Triad Theatre, NYC (doing a Gypsy Rose Lee-inspired routine)!
I've been assisting one of my favorite choreographers, Christopher Noffke, in a new off-Broadway production of "BARE"which will play the York Theatre and St. Peter's June 6-16.
See me flaunt my stuff in the Greatest Burlesque show in New York: Jerry Mitchell's "BROADWAY BARES 23- THE UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA!" on Sunday, June 23 at 9:30pm and Midnight at the Roseland Ballroom, raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
"THE COUGAR BALL" was a huge success- raising over $1100 for The Actors Fund! http://sabramichelle.com/cougarball_information.html
I LOVE playing Lola at Broward Stage Door Theatre's production of DAMN YANKEES in Coral Springs, FL Jan 11- Feb 10
Big plans for THE COUGAR BALL strong> Friday, March 1 at 9pm at the Triad Theatre!