get to know SJ
Originally from BC, Sara-Jeanne now lives in Stratford, Ontario and wears several hats in the creative world. She’s an actor, singer, director, choreographer and writer.
Her debut album, “In Case You Didn’t Know” was released on June 6th, 2011 on CD and instant download from CDBaby and iTunes. A cross between K.D Lang and Adele, with a hint of Bette Midler, the album offers ballads from the heart and tunes people can groove to. With a unique mixture of heartbreak, innocence, and humour, Hosie has stayed true to herself as a person and performer. She explains, “I didn’t want people to go home with a CD after one of my shows and say, ‘Whaaat? This is crazy heavy metal punk acid… NOT AT ALL the girl we just heard sing for 2 hours,’ you know?” I am confident that if people liked what they heard on stage (let’s hope) that they will enjoy my CD as I show them personal pieces of myself.”
As an actress, she has worked on stages across Canada and even traveled to Russia as a young performer. Sara-Jeanne started treading the boards as a young child, and has been acting professionally since the age of 16. The journey with a character, from the first audition to the last performance is something she cherishes deeply.
Acting credits include Mary Poppins, Chicago, The Odd Couple, Little Shop of Horros, White Christmas, The Number 14, A Chorus Line, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Guys and Dolls, The Will Rogers Follies, SUDS the Rockin’ 60′s Soap Opera, Cabaret, and many more. Theatre companies she’s worked with include The Arts Club, Vancouver Playhouse, Ophidian Entertainment, The Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, The Belfry, The Mayfield Theatre, Drayton Festival, Petrolia Playhouse, Blue Bridge Repertory, various co-operatives and others across the county.
As a director and/or choreographer she has created thrilling theatrical experiences in My Fair Lady, The Buddy Holly Story, Blood Brothers (co-director with Bob Frazer), Altar Boyz (Choreo), Songs for a New World (co-director with Shane Snow),Man of La Mancha (assistant director to Robert McQueen-Stratford Festival), Suds, Glory Days and more.
For her thoughts on directing and choreography please visit her directing page.
For her thoughts on acting please visit her onstage page.