London and Broadway actress coaches North Country performers

Professional singer, actor, and teacher Alisa Endsley has played the lead role in many major productions, and now she’s playing a leading role in shaping the lives of young people who dream of stardom.

This summer marks the third year Endsley will coach young actors in the “Book and Blanket Players” program in Keene Valley, as a Voice Master Teacher. Endsley, producer Kathleen Recchia, and other adults serve as mentors while children and teens learn how to stage a musical with just five and a half days of rehearsal.

Endsley says she remembers a time when she had very little rehearsal herself, before she found herself on the London stage as the lead performer in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Blvd. View Endsley’s interview with Spotlight producer Paul Larson here.

Coaching and courses:  You may learn more about Endsley’s vocal coaching for teens and adults, audition master classes, and a new online vocal course called Freeing Foundations, at

Hearing Alisa Endsley sing in person: This March 28th, Endsley will transform the Heritage House in Westport, New York into a New York City Cabaret, performing songs from Broadway and beyond with pianist Russell Ames.

For more information about the live performance “Endsley and Ames: Cabaret Style Broadway at its Best,” head to

Finding Your True Voice: You may also enjoy a story produced by our Will Houle, showing Endsley leading a vocal empowerment workshop to help Girl Scouts become more confident speakers.

Discovering the Book and Blanket Players: Learn more about the summer program for young actors in the North Country by viewing this video story and reading this article on how to contact the group.

Shining the Spotlight: Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Spotlight is also supported by Hill & Hollow Music.

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