Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Spotlight On...Sariah

Name: Sariah

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Education: I attended Carnegie Mellon University's Pre-College program and I graduated from Marymount Manhattan College.

Select Credits: I have released three dance singles on iTunes which have each hit in the Top 10 on the Billboard Charts! My recent cover of Pharrell's "Happy" video duet with Sam Tsui hit over a million views on YouTube too!  I am working on a new EP which will be released in September of this year.  I can't wait for you to hear it!

Why theater?: The thrill of being on stage LIVE and opening my heart to a new audience every night is an absolute high!

Who do you play in Zombie Strippers?: I play Jinx, a haunted and dangerous woman with a past.

Tell us about Zombie Strippers: Zombie Strippers is a powerful musical where theater meets DANCE music.  With sexy dancing zombies, banshees, love triangles, and break dancers, this musical is sure to have everyone in the audience at the edge of their seat!

What is it like being a part of Zombie Strippers?: It is the best cast I have ever been a part of.  I absolutely love everyone's passion for the music, especially the writer Mark LaPierre.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love more of the pop/rock style for theater.  As an artist I am inspired by absolutely everything.  Zombie Strippers has been inspiring me so much to create new, sexy, dance floor anthems!

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Elphaba from Wicked, Maureen from RENT, and Kate from The Wild Party.

What’s your favorite showtune?: Oh there's SO many to choose from but my absolute favorite is "Skeletons in Your Closet" from Zombie Strippers!

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I would love to learn from Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, Shoshana Bean, Idina Menzel, and Barbra Streisand. Their talent and stage presence is absolutely beautifully breathtaking. 

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I think a young Catherine Zeta Jones would play me in a movie called, "Aphrodite.”

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I just saw the first episode of "The Leftovers" and I LOST my mind.  That and "Sex and the City," of course. 

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Sam Smith's "Latch."

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Champagne with a touch of St Germaine. Always puts a smile on my face!

What’s up next?: Zombie Strippers!  We will be performing on July 21, 25, and 26.  I believe in this musical with my whole heart and know that it is going straight to the top!  In September I will be performing live with my band to celebrate the release of my EP as well.  So excited for what's to come! Be sure to keep in touch and communicate with me on my social networks!

For more Sariah, visit www.SariahMusicNow.com and www.Facebook.com/Sariah and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at SariahMusicNow