kara’s stage

Kara Snyder has been performing since she began her theatre career as an orphan in the musical Annie with Pocono Lively Arts.  Graduating from Notre Dame High School in East Stroudsburg and the Double Degree program at The Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory, Kara earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Bachelor of Music in Voice.  From there she moved to New York City to pursue a career in opera, achieving roles in various companies through the 2000’s.

Locally, Kara has performed at The Shawnee Playhouse debuting in the 2010 production of It’s a Wonderful Life (Mary Bailey) and was seen in Nunsense II (Mother Superior), Sisters of Swing (LaVerne Andrews), Annie (Grace Farrell) and Cats (Grizabella).  At Theatrical Gems Kara has performed various roles in numerous shows including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), Seussical (Sour Kangaroo) and Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett) where she won the Nepta Award for Best Actress in a Musical. 

Notable Roles 

  • Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd   Theatrical Gems
  • Grizabella, Cats  The Shawnee Playhouse
  • Lady Beaconsfield, Jeckyll & Hyde   Theatrical Gems
  • Sour Kangaroo, Seussical   Theatrical Gems
  • Domina, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   Theatrical Gems
  • Housekeeper, Man of La Mancha   Theatrical Gems
  • LaVerne Andrews, Sisters of Swing, Story of the Andrews Sisters   The Shawnee Playhouse
  • Grace Farrell, Annie   The Shawnee Playhouse
  • Sister Mary Regina, Nunsense II   The Shawnee Playhouse
  • Mary Turner, It’s a Wonderful Life   The Shawnee Playhouse
  • Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos   Intermezzo Opera, Connecticut
  • Beatrice, Les Bavards   Intermezzo Opera, Connecticut
  • La Contessa, Le Nozze di Figaro   New York Opera Forum
  • Micaela, Carmen   New York Opera Forum
  • Donna Anna, Don Giovanni   Operesque Classical Concerts
  • Alice Ford, Falstaff   New York Opera Forum
  • La Ciesca, Gianni Schicchi   American Singers’ Opera Project
  • Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte   American Singers’ Opera Project
  • Female Chorus, The Rape of Lucretia   American Singers’ Opera Project
  • Mary Turner, Of Thee I Sing   Pocono Lively Arts
  • Irene Molloy, Hello, Dolly!   Pocono Lively Arts
Below shot of Kara in black singing with choir book in hand

Interested in hearing Kara perform? Check out the calendar for any upcoming performances or contact Kara for private events!

Kara alongside Ken McMullen at the end of their "Flipping Broadway!" performance at The Shawnee Playhouse.
Kara alongside Ken McMullen at the end of their "Flipping Broadway!" performance at The Shawnee Playhouse.