It is thrilling to step onto the musical theater scene here in Chicago! I'm excited to play the role of Jenny Hill (and understudy to Sandra) in Theatre at the Center's upcoming production of Big Fish! Yes, like the Tim Burton Motion Picture ...just the musical version! I look forward to making some wonderful friends in this new cast & crew family! This is also my first time performing an Equity level role, so it is terribly exciting.
I have been experimenting and LOVING pushing the envelope singing various genres. I feel like the nonsense about having to pick just one type of music that you are allowed to specialize in is just that: nonsense. Musical Theater has been calling my name, and here we go! (Don't worry... I still love opera.)
Make your plans to come see the show! Playing May 7th-June 7th, 6 shows a week, 30 mins south of the Chicago Loop.
"Becoming a mother changed me. I have more love, passion, and fulfillment in life; which in turn, enriches my artistry. Please join me in normalizing motherhood within the performing artist's culture."
- Rachel Sparrow
Rachel Sparrow is a professional singer, musician,(violin, piano, ukulele) actor, teacher, arranger, writer, and most importantly: a wife and a mommy of two littles. She loves to help parents make everyday life musical with their kids as well as share backstage stories, and performance experiences here. She earned her Master's degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds two Bachelor's degrees in Voice, and Music Education (certified to teach k-12 vocal & instrumental music) from Idaho State University. She is also a certified Music Together Director (music class for birth-5 yrs). See about Rachel.
"Think Outside Your Box" means 3 things:
1. Be Selfless - think beyond your own "box". (and for singers, there's more to life than your voice box!) You're capable of helping and healing others.
2. Feel Empowered to bust out of the proverbial
"box" made of societally-induced-parameters.
3. Be Bold. Innovate. Stretch yourself. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.