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Local student, Sage Taylor, is back on stage.
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Local actress back on stage

SAN MARCOS — For actress Sage Taylor, a San Marcos resident, Ovation Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods” this month will mark her first time back on stage since the start of the pandemic – this time in her dream role as the witch.

“It’s my first time being in a show in three years, so this is my first show in a long time,”
she said. “This is my dream role, and I just love the music and the story and it’s just
everything I could ever want in a role for my first show back.”

A senior in high school, Taylor placed in the top three in the 2022 Broadway San Diego Awards where coincidentally she sang as the witch for the closing Stephen Sondheim medley just a few months before being cast in Ovation’s production, “It’s just a cool full-circle moment and something I will always cherish.”

Although Taylor is new to Ovation Theatre, she’s been performing since the age of six and plans to attend college to pursue a career in acting, singing and theater. “It’s truly my passion,” she details. “No matter how stressed I may feel outside of rehearsal, as soon as I’m performing, I’m completely focused on that moment and the stresses of my everyday life fade away.”

Taylor took a hiatus from in-person school and performances to protect a family member who is immunocompromised, taking time to cultivate her craft and focus on developing a strong
foundation. It was after working with Ovation Theatre alumni during the Broadway San Diego
Awards that they decided as family it was time for her to return to live theater. She said of her
fellow performers, “They’re both so talented and kind, and I just wanted to be around more
people like them.”

“Into the Woods” will be playing at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College Jan. 27 through Jan. 29. Get your tickets now at Get a
sneak-peek into the production and rehearsals on Instagram @ovationtheatreshows and
Facebook @ovationtheatre.