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Shelley Sanders


Shelley Sanders appears in the role of Henrietta Leavitt in The Women Who Mapped the Stars, which is being performed at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.

Shelley’s acting credits include both dramatic, comedic and musical theater roles, including the role of Petunia in Clown Bar (twice), John Wesley Powell in Men in Boats, Amy Lee in the Alliance for the Arts’ outdoor production of Laundry and Bourbon, Brooke in the filmed theatrical production of Realish Housewives of Fort Myers for Lab Theater (during COVID pandemic), a variety of roles in Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig, Columbia in Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show (New Phoenix Theatre), the lead in Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood (Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance), Minka Lupino in Murderers, Marjorie in Hand to God (Lab Theater), Marjorie Pinchwife in The Country Wife (Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance), Bitsy Mae Harling in Sordid Lives (Lab Theater), Miss Georgia Katherine Chelsea Hartford in The Taming (Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance), 39 Steps (Cultural Park), Lulu in Cabaret (Lab Theater), Cassie in A Chorus Line (Creative Theater Workshop) Dinah in South Pacific (Cultural Park), Grace Farrell and Lilly St. Regis in Annie, Mona in Chicago and Fermina in Man of LaMancha.

She also reprised the role of Bitsy Mae for SoDis (Lab) Theater’s virtual reading of Sordid Lives during the shut-down in May of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and made her Off Broadway Palm debut in Farce of NatureĀ and starred with Anna Grilli in Steven Michael Kennedy’s short film, Enough, for the 2021 Lab Theater 24-Hour Screenwriting Project.

September 23, 2019; updated January 28, 2024.


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