Somehow, we don’t expect big voices to come from small packages. But they can—and do, as 13-year-old Olivia Kaufmann has been proving to local audiences. The petite singer/actress with the powerful pipes performs with Sacramento Theatre Company’s Young Professionals Conservatory and is becoming an increasingly familiar face in local theater, jumping from the STC stage to Magic Circle in Roseville to El Dorado Musical Theatre, based in her hometown of El Dorado Hills. It appears the critics like her, too: This year, she won an Elly award for her performance in Smile, The Musical with the Rocklin Youth Theatre Company.
Best Little Girl With a Big Voice