Sharon Strich and I met years ago when we did Coast Kids Theatre in Oceanside, CA. She and I both acted along with our siblings in countless musicals. We reconnected a few months ago over a little theater reunion party.
The Playbill Collector (TPC): When did you decide to quit acting and start tech?
Sharon Strich (SS): In middle school I did both acting and tech. However, in 9th grade, I made the transition to only tech. I did my last show at Coast Kids in 9th grade and started doing tech at my school.
TPC: Where did you go to college and what was your degree in?
SS: George Washington University in DC. My degree is in theater.
SS: After school I came straight back to San Diego. My first gig was a PA at North Coast Rep. Then Intrepid Shakespeare Company hired me.
TPC: When did you start working at Moonlight?
SS: Summer of 2012 I was hired to be on the electrics crew and assistant stage manager for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
TPC: You are currently working on WORLD GOES ‘ROUND at Moonlight. What is your official title?
SS: Stage Manager
TPC: What should we know about the show?
SS: It’s a musical revue of the songs of Kander and Ebb. There are five actors and the show is just over two hours. It’s a unit set. Another cool thing is the show is at the Avo Playhouse in Vista. That’s where I did my first Coast Kids play.
TPC: What’s your dream job?
SS: I love working with smaller theaters. There is more of a family feel. My dream would be to be a resident stage manager for a smaller company.
For more information on WORLD GOES ROUND and the Moonlight season check out: http://www.moonlightstage.com/