Behind the Scenes of The Other Side of The Pole: Sarah


Today, we have the pleasure of meeting one of the talented artistic team on the upcoming production of The Other Side of The Pole: the lovely Sarah Neiman! Sarah is a classically trained singer with a passion for teaching and performance. Sarah’s musical studies and performances have taken her throughout Canada and even to Italy. Now she is an active recitalist and performer in her home of Fort McMurray. Now, Sarah keeps busy maintaining a studio of voice students, leading the music component of Triple Threat Academy, working as an Artist-Educator for Learning Through the Arts and serving on the boards of Fort McMurray Music Teacher’s Association and Arts Council Wood Buffalo.


In The Other Side of The Pole, Sarah makes up one half of the musical team, along with Hilary Hornberger. She has been working as the music director and vocal coach throughout the production and Hilary, who is a familiar face at Keyano, will be the one-woman orchestra for the show.

"I grew up here and have some beautiful memories that happened at Keyano Theatre. I remember going to see my dad sing as one of the barbershop characters in The Music Man when I was very young, then I had a wonderful time singing Liesl in The Sound of Music when I was in high school."


"After a hard summer, being a part of The Other Side of The Pole has been especially rewarding. Not only is this show's message sweet and uplifting, but connecting with the theatre community has been energizing. There are so many lovely and talented people in our region, and community theatre is such a great way to meet and work with them.

The Other Side of The Pole is such a beautiful story! I leave rehearsal every night in such a cheery, Christmasy mood. I think audiences will leave this production feeling happier and ready to snuggle in beside a fire with some Christmas cookies!"

The Other Side of The Pole opens on November 25 at Keyano Theater. Tickets available here or at the Keyano Box Office!


Author: Hanna Fridhed