Chicago, Illinois, United States

(312) 358-7166

Musical Direction • Rehearsal Pianist • Artistic Direction

Musical Direction • Rehearsal Pianist • Artistic Direction

Musical Direction • Rehearsal Pianist • Artistic DirectionMusical Direction • Rehearsal Pianist • Artistic Direction

Samantha Westlake, BMus (Comp), Composer & Lyricist

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Music Composition & Theory [major], Theater [minor].



My Story

I'm writing my story and it's just beginning! From my hometown in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to my adopted home in Chicago, I'm having the best adventure.

At 15 years old, I formed my own theater company and wrote and produced three plays for Fringe Festivals.  From there, I studied music and theater at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Now, I'm experiencing a life that I could only have dreamed of years before!


Current and Recent Projects

2020 - Paper Swords

2019 - Super Jazzed

2018 - Liberators:  An American Musical

2017 - The Public Domain Show

2017 - Legally Blonde

2016 - Next to Normal


Salad Days Theatre - Windsor, Canada

Salad Days Theatre is my personal theatre company.  We have a successful history of shows presented at Fringe Festivals in Windsor, Ontario and London, Ontario.

•  Felonious Monk

•  Rosaline & Juliet

•  French Fried

Let's Work Together


Musical Direction

At the piano or in the pit, I demand excellence from myself and my fellow musicians and cast members.

We'll work together to bring out the absolute best in your performers and develop a show that you'll be proud to present!


Rehearsal & Audition Pianist

Have a show for which you're holding auditions?  Need a rehearsal pianist for your cast? Contact me and we'll discuss your project!

I'm also available for weddings, holiday and corporate events, and family celebrations!


Artistic Direction

Sometimes you don't need a musician, but could really use a director for your show. I can work with your vision for the show in keeping with your theme and partner with you to make opening night a success!

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Let's Talk!

Feel free to reach out with any questions, inquiries, or to discuss your project.

Samantha Westlake

Chicago, Illinois, United States

(312) 358-7166


By Appointment