Sarah O'Brecht

SARAH O'BRECHT

Actor. Dancer. Singer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Newfipino.

Sarah is a Canadian actor, dancer and singer, eh, based in Toronto. She was born and raised on the East Coast of Canada in Saint John, New Brunswick, to a Newfie dad and Filipino mom. (Sarah is the palest Half-Asian you will ever meet. Just ask her Lola.) She attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, Broadway Dance Center, American Theater Dance and CAP21 in New York City before graduating a Dean's Scholar from the University of New Brunswick with a BA Honours in English and French and a BEd. in Secondary Education.

When she graduated, she realized that she wasn't done with performing and moved to Toronto to pursue a career in musical theatre. Since then, she has played Belinda in Johnny Belinda for Smile Theatre and appeared in Guys and Dolls at the Segal Centre in Montreal, Chicago at Stage West Calgary (Mona, Roxie cover), and in the Charlottetown Festival in the Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables (Sarah's childhood dream. Seriously.), Alice Through the Looking Glass and as Ali in Mamma Mia! In 2017, she made her small screen debut on Good Witch for the Hallmark Channel and also made her voiceover debut, as the voice of Bell's Back to School campaign. Most recently, she appeared in Neptune Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia, where she understudied Donna and ended up playing the role 4 1/2 times.

When she's not performing, Sarah can be found improvising, dancing at Metro Movement, writing her first screenplay, and teaching dance and acting to students of all ages. She is thrilled to be part of the incredible arts community in Canada! Catch her on stage this winter in Neptune Theatre’s production of Noises Off and read on below for more upcoming fun!

 

Next Up…

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OH what a night!

If you find yourself in Calgary, Alberta between Nov. 16, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019, you can catch Sarah in Jersey Boys at Stage West! She will be appearing in the ensemble as well as understudying Mary, Francine, and Lorraine… needless to say, it’ll be a busy winter!

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No fun at all

Sarah is tickled to be playing the role of Belinda Blair (and Flavia Brent!) in the classic comedy Noises Off at Neptune Theatre! This will be Sarah’s first professional (non-musical) play and she is pleased as punch to be spending February and March of 2019 back in Halifax!

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I’m Coming Home!

Sarah is thrilled to be heading back her hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick to play Margaret Harding (and work on her Scottish accent!) in Atlantic Repertory’s inaugural production, No Man is an Island, directed by Theatre New Brunswick’s new Artistic Director, Natasha MacLellan. Catch this play in early April!