A Staged Reading of the new original musical from Heather Reba,
Saturday, January 25th @7:30pm
Schulman Auditorium at the Dove Library in Carlsbad
1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011
The Dollmaker is a new original musical from Heather Reba based on the Charles Dickens' Christmas story 'Cricket on the Hearth'. Set in England in the 1860's, it follows a toymaker and his daughter over the span of one year from one Christmas to the next.
+ Producer, + Director, + Casting Director
Karenssa is a Meisner Trained Actress & Classically Trained Singer of both Stage & Screen. Daughter to an Australian Artist and an Officer of the United States Marine Corps, Karenssa holds both American & Australian Citizenship.
Highlighted Screen credits include: Lifetime Channel's delightful holiday movie musical, CHRISTMAS HARMONY, as well as, Warner Bros.' VERONICA MARS, Lifetime Movie Network's KILLER CAREGIVER, and most recently, Lifetime Channel's "Killer Contractor". Karenssa also stars in the Independent Feature Film, CARVING A LIFE, now streaming on Amazon & Tubi.
Theatre credits close to Karenssa’s heart include: Cosette in LES MISERABLES at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Antonia in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Musical Theatre West, and Christine Daae in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA conducted by Carmen Dominguez. And, of course, all of the Heather Reba original musicals she has been blessed to partake in.
Karenssa holds a B.A. in Music from UCLA, completed Meisner Training at The Ruskin School of Acting, and recently trained with Larry Moss.
When her work does not take her far and away, she splits her time between San Diego & Los Angeles.
Karenssa is now developing, producing, and directing!
Karenssa's first foray into directing was with a musical stage play very near and dear to her heart: Heather Megill Reba's "Welcome to Sleepy Hollow".
"Director, Karenssa LeGear ...magnificently directed this rendition of the classic tale. Her innovative direction and incorporation of recurring thematic elements ... is used tastefully and effectively. "
~ Ashley Twomey, NationalYouthTheatre.com
Since then, Karenssa has moved into Film. First she Co-Directed & Co-Produced, "Capture", a 15 minute psychological thriller with fellow filmmaker, John Freeman. The two teamed up once more to Co-Direct "In the Absence of Eden", a 5 minute short film and semi-finalist in the international film competition: Women Making A Scene.
Currently, Karenssa is in development with "In the Absence of Eden" writer, Erica Livingstone, on the feature film version of the story by the same name.
Karenssa is also Executive Producer on "Moving Out", a short film fiscally sponsored by Film Independent.
Karenssa has been lucky to work on a variety of film projects as a Casting Director and Casting Associate.
Karenssa served as Casting Director on "Sister Mercy", a thriller from filmmaker (and Sharknado editor), William Boodell and most recently, "Moving Out", a short film fiscally sponsored by Film Independent.
"Sister Mercy" had its world premiere at the Fantasia film festival in Montreal, Canada.
"Moving Out", is currently in post-production.
Karenssa has worked as a Casting Associate for several TV Movies.
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