Sunday, July 28, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sherie Rene Scott
Sherie Rene Scott is a veteran Broadway performer who has had success for several years. Unlike other similar performers, she doesn't seem interested in TV or movies. So in 2009, she wrote Everyday Rapture based on her own life. It did very well in a limited run and Sherie owns her own record label and released a cast album. She was born Feb. 8, 1967 in Kentucky and grew up in Topeka, KS. At age 18 she moved to New York. She was an understudy in productions of Grease and Rent. Her first big role was as Amneris in the 2000 production of Aida. That show ran until 2004. She was also in the very successful productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Little Mermaid. When The Little Mermaid ended, Sherie decided to write a show based on her own life with Dick Scanlan who wrote the 2002 show Thoroughly Modern Millie. Everyday Rapture is mostly about Sherie growing up in a Mennonite household. Another odd thing about the show is there are no original songs. Get Happy is the song made famous by Judy Garland. Sherie is a big Judy Garland fan. Those are called Jukebox shows. It's a one woman show with one segment featuring Eamon Foley. Lindsay Mendez and Betsy Wolfe are the backup singers. The show only ran for six weeks in 2009 but it was successful. It was only supposed to be a limited run. It was nominated for several awards but didn't win any. With her husband, Sherie owns her own label Sh-K-Boom with Ghostlight Records distribution. So you can get a cast album for Everyday Rapture on CD. Sherie Rene Scott appeared in the 2010 musical adaptation of Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She has written a new show Piece of Meat and has been testing it in limited engagements. Here's Sherie Rene Scott performing Get Happy from Everyday Rapture.