Sandra Bremer's Bio : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Sandra Bremer

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Sandra Bremer (Director) Sandra Bremer is an accomplished actress who has performed all over the United States, most recently at Farmers Alley Theatre lighting up the stage as Electra in Gypsy. Sandra toured the country in 4 different national tours; Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity, The Pajama Game, The Pirates of Penzance, and Tintypes. Settling down in Louisville Kentucky, Sandra spent almost 15 years as a resident company member of the renowned Derby Dinner Playhouse where she appeared in many roles including, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mame in Mame, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Sheila in A Chorus Line, and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. A favorite role was Grizabella in CATS, which she performed at the Derby and then again to critical acclaim at Beef and Boards in Indianapolis. After 25 years of performing and the birth of her best production ever, daughter Bonnie, Sandra set her sights on the other side of the boards and began choreographing and directing. Sandra's choreography credits started at Center Stage in Louisville with an ambitious production of Chicago. Other choreography credits included; Oklahoma, The Full Monty, La Cage Aux Folles, and A Chorus Line. Sandra's passion for children's theatre led to her next project, Director of the Children's Theatre at the JCC in Louisville. Credits include; The Musicians of Bremen, The Headless Horseman and Cinderella. At Farmers Alley Theatre, her director credits include Good Night Moon, Bunnicula, Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy, The Marvelous Wonderettes series, Ring of Fire, My Way, and most recently Honky Tonk Angels. Sandra has directed the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre productions of Hands on a Hardbody, Stepping Out, My Fair Lady, The Sunshine Boys with Jim Carver, Art Nemitz, and Ben Zylman, Annie Get Your Gun, Smokey Joe s Cafe, and All Shook Up. She is actively involved with the Civic Youth Theatre, having directed Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Crown Jewel, Nancy Drew: Girl Detective and The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Most recently, Sandra directed Shakespeare's The Tempest for their summer youth program. Sandra also coaches and teaches for the Academy of Theatre Arts. Sandra is a Theatre Teaching Artist for Education for the Arts, working in the Aesthetic Education program, the PACE program, and the Alternative Arts Initiative program. This past year Sandra wrote a Multi-Sensory theatre experience called The Snowflake Man which was produced by EFA's Alternative Arts Initiative. This successful production was warmly received by both students on the autism spectrum and students with other developmental challenges.