By Lynn Geyer
Lakewood resident Sharry O’Hare is being honored by Tacoma Little Theatre and scores of her friends and previous theatre companions for her 50 years of dedication to theatre.
O’Hare first appeared on the local theatre scene in 1960 in “Carousel” at the Fort Lewis Playhouse. The prolific singer/actress has since been in more than 97 plays and musicals at theatres including Lakewood Playhouse, Pierce College Theatre, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, The Renton and Bellevue Civic Theatres, Burien Theatre Live, The Bob Denver and the Falstaff Dinner Theatres as well as Olympia and Seattle theatres, including the Seattle Civil Light Opera.
O’Hare possesses one of the best singing voices available in the Pierce County area.
The talented red-haired performer’s roles are completely eclectic in nature. She has played everything from a flying Peter Pan to the murdering prostitute in “Nuts;” a “Funny Girl” to a funnier nun in “Nunsense.”
Most recently, O’Hare was seen at Lakewood Playhouse in “Lucky Stiff” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, “Glorious!” and Tacoma Little Theatre in “Auntie Mame” and is currently in TLT’s two person show, “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,” with her equally talented husband, Micheal O’Hara.
Tacoma Little Theatre is hosting an evening of remembrance at the close of the couple’s run in “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” with refreshments, a very mild roast and happy memories of a life filled with living other people.
Outside of O’Hare’s singing and acting ability, the lady is one of the best liked local talents. She is always ready with a helping hand or gentle advice for one in need.
Anyone with a memory to share about O’Hare or if one just wants to be a part of a moment in history is welcome to attend the tribute to Sharry O’Hare at Tacoma Little Theatre Sunday, February 21. The reception begins at 6 p.m.; the sharing of anecdotes takes the stage at 6:45 p.m.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact TLT at 253-272-2281.Print This Post