THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series
Performed by : Sara Jean Ford
THE BLACK BOX is proud to present the next concert in its Broadway Series: Sara Jean Ford on Friday, November 16 at 8 pm. In her solo concert, Generations, Sara Jean Ford explores all the many generations of music introduced to her over the years and how that music has come to shape and heal her as she made her way to the Broadway stage and beyond. Whether it was through her Grandmother’s love of cheesy soprano ballads, Her Mother’s love for Joni Mitchel and all things Beatles, or her Daughter’s love of Disney music and... Barbie, Sara weaves together a story of passion, perseverance, and positivity through a love of music, and the many generations that introduced it all to her.
Ford is best known for starring as Christine Daaé on Broadway and in the National Tour of the worldwide sensation The Phantom of the Opera. Also on Broadway she has been seen in Cats (Jellylorum), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Smitty), A Little Night Music (Mrs. Anderssen, Anne/Petra cover), and Finian’s Rainbow (Arlene, Sharon cover). Outside of New York, her credits include Wicked (Glinda/Nessa Rose cover), The Music Man (Marian), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Sunday in the Park With George (Dot), Candide (Cunegonde), Carousel (Carrie), and originating the role of Nellie Oleson in Little House on the Prairie: The Musical. Her concert work includes “Dream of Now Dream of Then” and "Anyone Can Whistle" at City Center Encores!, “Defying Gravity: the Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre” at Lincoln Center, and “Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings” at Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Sara is making her return to Franklin having performed as a special guest at Franklin Performing Arts Company’s annual Gala and Broadway in Franklin weekend. She has also guest taught multiple times at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. “Generations” is sponsored by Childs Engineering.