"You just have to go out there and give it everything you got ...
even if you mess up. It's the only way."
- sarah charles lewis
Sarah Charles Lewis is currently creating the magical role of Winnie Foster in the World Premiere of Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance Theatre (January 21 - February 22, 2015). Based on the beloved best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is an exhilarating story about everlasting love, never-ending life, and discovering what it means to truly feel alive. Tuck Everlasting is brought to life on stage in a wholly original production, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), music by Chris Miller, (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys), and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot). Sarah is thrilled to be working with this talented company and thinks it's terrific to share the stage with some of her favorites including Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Terrance Mann.
Prior to beginning her work on Tuck, Sarah starred as Annie, in Annie at the Atlanta Lyric Theater in 2014. She was also a Suzi Bass Nominee (youngest ever) for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for this role. In 2013 she was additionally awarded the National title of "Miss Junior Access Broadway" as a triple threat competitor.
Sarah is ten years old and starting singing before she could talk. The daughter of musical parents and a talented brother, Harrison McCall Lewis, she began her first communications humming to anything and everything ... right on pitch.
Before she could verbalize how music made her feel in words, one could often see a tear drop sliding down her rosy cheeks when listening to some of the greatest composers like Beethoven or Mozart; it moved her as a very young child. Music is a part of who Sarah is as a human being. It's deep, deep inside her soul.
She's a happy, free spirited little girl that loves being outside, playing with her friends and being creative. Sometimes referred to as "Chi-Chi" (a nickname given to her by her daddy) Sarah greets every morning with music in her heart and a twinkle in her eye.
Formal lessons for Sarah began at the young age of four, when she took her first ballet class. When not in a show, Sarah spends 15-20 hours weekly training in tap, ballet, jazz, and modern styles of dancing, as well as vocal, acting and piano lessons.
As a true triple threat, Sarah already knows that her forever home is being an entertainer. Whether on stage, in front a camera or in a music studio, she feels most at peace when expressing herself through her artistic gifts.
She's a regular performer in her hometown, where she can be seen in local theaters, community festivals, church worship, neighborhood parties or in her living room. But her biggest dream is to be on Broadway.