Director - Producer
Sarah Jane has directed many different styles of performance. With all her industry experience and knowledge projects come together quickly with outstanding results.
Her style of direction encourages actors to explore their characters and find the truth within the story. She has a clear vision but knows that what happens in rehearsals is an exciting chance to bring fresh ideas to a production.
Sarah Jane has found her passion in Production and Direction and has co Produced with DGM Entertainment (Dinner Ladies, Birds of a Feather) the National Tour Songbird The Music of Eva Cassidy to critical acclaim.
Sarah Jane directed POPSTARS THE MUSICAL for the Degree performance students at Poole College at the Jellicoe Theatre. This was a chance for her to use her skills as a director to give the students an industry level production experience of the highest quality.
She adapted the script and took the students through the audition process giving them tips and tricks to navigate this often difficult situation. During the rehearsal process they learned the etiquette needed to become a good company member and how to get to a performance level.
She also guided the lighting and sound students through their roles and brought the whole production together using her skills in these different departments to produce a show that the students could be proud of. The audiences loved the finished product and it was received with standing ovations every night.
Songbird - The Music of Eva Cassidy
Songbird tells the story of legendary artist Eva Cassidy, through performance, narration and a live onstage band. It takes the audience on a powerful musical journey from Eva's humble beginnings to her untimely death at 33.
The press said of Sarah "She plays Eva to perfection. She has an amazing voice herself and I found her performance of Songbird and Fields of Gold mesmerizing." "A tour-de-force performance that is nothing short of phenomenal."
If you're a fan of Eva's or just discovering her for the first time, this is a chance to hear over 25 of her unique interpretations of well known songs including Songbird, Fields of Gold, Rainbow, Cheek to Cheek. As a vocalist and guitarist Eva interpreted melodies from a wide variety of musical categories - jazz, blues, soul, gospel, folk, country, and pop - infusing all of her songs with authentic emotion and a wonderful warmth, purity, and power that made them both moving and a memorable.