Amanda has been a trusted and impressive part of the Sensible Sitters network since 2012! She is a busy bee in NYC and loves all of the vibrant theater that the city has to offer. Amanda was able to connect with and work along side the production of a new Broadway show premiering this Summer. The show is Amazing Grace, and we are so proud to have one of our own behind the scenes.
SS: Tell us a bit about yourself and where are you originally from.
AD: I grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. I was put into dance class at a super young age–mainly because my mom loved Shirley Temple and thought it would be cute! Long story short, I fell in love with dance. When I was sixteen, I moved to New York City to dance on a full scholarship. Once I graduated high school, I decided to go to college. I am getting my degree from a small liberal arts school in the city called The King’s College. I am studying media and communications.
SS: How long have you been in NYC and a sitter through SS?
AD: In September, it will be my FIVE year anniversary with New York City! Time flies!! I have been with Sensible Sitters for three and a half years now! WOW.
AD: As a dancer growing up, I have always loved Broadway. Last year, I decided to start exploring different option, besides performing. I became an intern for one of the producers in January. After an amazing run in Chicago, Amazing Grace was waiting to find a theater on Broadway. I will never forget the day we got the Nederlander Theatre! After that, I officially become part off the production team!
SS: Tell us about the show!
AD: Amazing Grace is a new, original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. Amazing Grace is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom. This show is beautiful and will leave any audience member, no matter the age, inspired.
SS: How can the Sensible community get involved with Amazing Grace?
AD: This show is not only family friendly, but Amazing Grace takes the audience on a journey. It is both educational and entertaining. The acting is incredible. The singing is amazing. The story brings me to tears. This show needs our support! Being an original show, not a lot of people have heard of it. I can say from all of my experience, this show is something special. I would love to get the Sensible community to come out, with a discount of course , and see the show and help spread the word.
SS: What is next for you?
AD: Who knows! The great thing about NYC is that anything is possible! This summer, I have also been working in production on Entertainment Tonight/The Insider on CBS. I would love to work more in TV, maybe becoming a producer! I also got the chance to cast a show for New York Musical Theater Festival; that was so fun. Casting is something I have always been intrigued by and I think that would be such an interesting career to learn more about. I obviously love Broadway, so maybe I will continue on with that. I am so open right now to anything and everything. I am about to be a senior in college and I just want to see what is out there, because you never know what is going to be amazing
SS: You are a Sensible Sitters Veteran! What has been your favorite part so far?
AD: My favorite SS memory is simply meeting some amazing families. I have a few regular families, and I feel so thankful to have found such great people. I feel so connected with the kids and the parents, and that can be rare, especially in a place like NYC. Sensible Sitters really is like a family, and I always feel supported by my SS family.
Our amazing families and sitters get a 40% discount when they purchase tickets for Amazing Grace online with the Promo Code 5C2Hh9! Previews begin June 25th. Thanks, Amanda!