Updated: Sep 21
Today we'd like to introduce you to Cat Sacksteder.
Current Location: Newport Beach, Ca
Cat, before we jump into it, why don't you tell us a little about your story.
I started singing at the age of 3. I have performed on stage, competed in vocal competitions, and even entertained at private parties. I didn’t start doing theater until I was in middle school. The first show I ever did was Annie and let’s just say- I was hooked! Now I’ve been involved in theater world for about 12 years!
Overall, has it been a rather smooth road? If not, what are some of the struggles you've experienced along the way?
It hasn’t always been easy, that's for sure. It hasn't been overly challenging, but it definitely has had its ups and downs. I would say I’ve struggled with my size and height. I might be 26 but I’m the size of a 12 year old. With that being said, the directors I have worked with, have seen past my small stature and have allowed me to do things in my career I never thought possible!
Can you tell us about what you are currently working on?
When I’m not working in theater I make my way down Main Street USA in the all new daytime parade, Magic Happens, at the Disneyland Resort!
Do you have an early childhood memory that you fondly remember?
My all time favorite childhood memory is seeing my first professional show, The Phantom of the Opera. I saw it at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa and I’ll never forget how I felt when the lights dimmed and that thunderous overture began. I instantly had chills. From there on out, I knew I had to be a part of the theater world!
What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
My proudest moment was when I was cast as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden. To be able to play such a complex character with lots of spunk was definitely an absolute blessing for me.
The upcoming Virtual Revue you are performing in is titled TOGETHER. What role do you think the arts has played in unifying people?
Unity means love and teamwork. The arts is a place where people can be transported into a whole other world. There are not a lot of industries that can achieve that. It’s a place where you can bring together people of any race, religion, and culture and can offer them a sense of peace and happiness within a a 2 and 1/2 hour show!