Elyse sat down with other members of the B Street Fantasy Festival School Tour and B Street Artistic Associate, Sean Patrick Nill, to talk about life on tour. Read the interview here:
This spring, Elyse Sharp will join the B Street School Tour for the 32nd Fantasy Festival.
For the past 32 years, B Street School Tour’s goal has been to foster an appreciation for live professional theatre in as many school children as possible. To that end, B Street School Tour performs 12 times per week, 36 weeks per year in schools, hospitals, and public places reaching approximately 200,000 children annually. B Street develops shows that relate directly to the curriculum, exploring themes in math, science, technology, history and literature. Free study guides are provided to help teachers connect theatre to Common Core State Standards. With many of the shows written by students, these performances are a great way to introduce children to the art of playwriting and the excitement of live theatre!
"Sharp and Kitchin are so endearing as the nerds in love that...you can’t help but cheer them on"
"Miss Bennet: Christmas as Pemberley is a perfect Christmas play"
This holiday season, Elyse will be starring as Mary Bennet in Capital Stage Company's special holiday production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Capital Stage co-founder, Peter Mohrmann.
In this charmingly imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love. This romantic comedy picks up two years after Jane Austen’s beloved tale ended, with a clever and captivating style that will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike!
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Elyse Sharp "skillfully disintegrates from love-struck to grief-stricken and finally goes insane in a breathtakingly chilling scene [...] Overall, the production at Brice Station is an engagingly provocative stop on any lifelong “Hamlet” journey, an unmissable production for anyone who cares about theater, and a truly fine introduction for the Shakespearean newbie."
This summer, Elyse will be seen as Ophelia in SHAKESPEARE ON THE VINE's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET.
Directed by Tara Kayton and performed under the moonlight on Brice Station Winery's Arden Stage, this production will transport audiences from the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas to Elsinore, circa 1933.
This production marks Elyse's second season with SHAKESPEARE ON THE VINE after appearing as Oliver in last season's production of AS YOU LIKE IT.
Elyse will be in Sacramento for a limited engagement with upstart theatre company, HUNGRY MOTH PLAYERS, for their debut production of Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
Elyse joins a cast filled with some of Sacramento's most up-and-coming young actors as Verges in a fresh take on Shakespeare's classic story about deception, corruption, exploitation, adultery, and treachery...Oh—and love! Mostly love, of course! This Shakespearean comedy is a favorite for its snappy banter and layers of intrigue that can either bring lovers together or tear them apart.
Appearing for ONE NIGHT ONLY at Kupros Crafthouse, this production embraces its contemporary setting and transports the action of the play to the heart of today's Midtown Sacramento. This company of innovative theatre artists invites its audience to join the party at Leonato's artist lofts to drink with the technorati of Aragon and root for the most unlikely of heroes in an immersive theatrical event.