Nancy Sasso Janis

Nancy Sasso Janis is a retired first grade teacher. She holds a BA in Spanish and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield CT.

She has long been a patron of the arts. She can often be seen singing in various churches and occasionally on TV on the daily Celebration of the Eucharistic on WCCT-TV. She got a lead harmony vocals and creation credit on a CD recorded by singer/songwriter Robert Jones entitled ‘Above Here.’

Nancy frequents local theaters for a wide variety of productions. She secured her first acting credit when she appeared in the 2006 Maple Hill production of ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.’ under the direction of Dave Gardino. Other community theater credits include Martha in the Phoenix Stage Company production of ‘The Last Supper: A Musical Enactment’ in March 2012 and Maria and Meg in ‘Bad Auditions by Bad Actors’ in the PSC-produced reader’s theatre at the Whittemore Library (May 2012.) Nancy is the author of a musical for children entitled ‘Lessons in Mother Goose’ that she hopes to produce in the future.

Nancy has been writing theatre reviews since 2012 as a way to support local theatre venues and posts reviews of well over 100 reviews each year. She continues to contribute theatre news, previews, and audition notices to local Patch sites. In 2016, she became a member of the Connecticut Critics Circle.

In May of 2021, Nancy became a contributor to the Waterbury Republican-American newspaper. Her weekly column and theatre reviews appear in the Thursday Weekend section of the paper. Reviews of all levels of theatrical productions are posted on Naugatuck Patch and the Patch site(s) closest to the venue. Follow the reviewer on her Facebook pages Nancy Sasso Janis: Theatre Reviewer and Connecticut Theater Previews and on Twitter @nancysjanis417