Sheree Owens is beyond excited to be playing Heather in the NH premiere of American Idiot. She started performing in the Student Actor's Program at Beaver Meadow Elementary School in Concord at the age of 10 and never stopped. She got her AA in Musical Theater from Dean College in Franklin, MA and has completed two national tours professionally with educational theater companies. She lives in Pembroke and got involved in Nashua Theater playing Marta in Stagecoach's production of Company in 2013. She was cast as Eponine in Actorsingers' Les Miserables later that year and won the NH Theater Award for best supporting actress. Although she lives in Pembroke, it's worth the drive to be a part of Nashua Theater and she has done several shows with both companies since then.
Sheree and a few fellow cast members fondly remember rocking out to the American Idiot soundtrack in the Metzger's basement and talking about how awesome it would be to do the show. So when she found out that Donna actually got the rights, the choice to audition was a no-brainer. The whole cast and production team has been passionate about this project from day one and the show is going to be amazing, from both a performance and technical standpoint.
In the show, Heather finds out she's gotten pregnant just as her boyfriend is planning to leave town and pursue his dreams with his friends. She keeps the baby and both she and her boyfriend deal with the unexpected changes in their lives as best they can. Sheree can definitely identify with Heather; she and her husband Elliot welcomed their first child, Sam, into the world at the end of April. Although that family expansion was planned, it was still a huge adjustment and it's easy to imagine what it would have been like had it happened before they were ready.
Outside of the theater, Sheree works as a manager at an animal hospital. After American Idiot closes, she plans on taking a break from theater for a bit to focus on spending time with her family.
Show Dates Aug 28, 29, 30 and Sept 3, 4, 5 Tickets available here
Photography by: Stephanie Pappas Photography