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HairsprayPoster
Music & Lyrics by
Cole Porter
New Book by
Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
Original Book
P.G. Wodehouse &
Guy Bolton &
Howard Lindsay &
Russel Crouse

 

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  • The Cast
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  • Gyspy Robe
Kikau
Kikau Alvaro (Director & Choreographer) Kikau Alvaro is thrilled to be working at Cabrillo Stage and on one of his all-time favorite shows, Anything Goes! Kikau is a California native, but currently lives and works in New York City where he was the choreographer of American Bard Theatreճ production of Pericles: Prince of Tyre, which is currently running. Last year, he was the Choreographer/Assoc. Director for Theatreworks, West Coast Premiere of [title of show] and also provided musical staging on a new musical called Fly By Night. As a Director/Choreographer for CMTSJ, he has also created original work for their productions of Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, Once on this Island, Babes in Arms, Leader of the Pack, High School Musical, Oklahoma!, and Godspell, and has assisted on productions of Chicago, Evita, Annie Warbucks, Disneyճ When You Wish, and The Whoճ Tommy. He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and holds a Theatre Arts degree from San Jose State University, where he directed and choreographed a production of Urinetown in 2009. As a proud member of Actorճ Equity, he was seen in AMTSJճ productions of A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Christmas Dreamland, Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, and in their final production, Flower Drum Song. He would like to thank his family and friends for supporting a lifetime dedicated to being a theater artist.
Michael J. MchGusion
Michael J. McGushin (Music Director) is a professor of music at Cabrillo College and coach/accompanist for the UCSC Music Department. He is well known in the Santa Cruz area as a pianist, composer and conductor. He is currently the conductor of the chamber choir Ariose Singers and of Cabrillo Collegeճ Westside Choir. He has served as Music Director for productions with Cabrillo Stage (Little Shop of Horrors, The Fantasticks, The Music Man), Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and the UCSC Opera Theater. Michael has performed regularly with New Music Works since 1985, and is a frequent performer
Dustin Leonard
Dustin Leonard (Managing Director/Production Manager) has had the honor of working with Cabrillo Stage since 1998, including Annie, Honk, Peter Pan, Music Man, Scrooge, Forever Plaid, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wizard of Oz, just to name a few. Dustin has directed, produced and starred in a number of shows in the Monterey Bay area, most recently directing Little Shop of Horrors and West Side Story for Cabrillo Stage. Dustinճ diverse directing credits include The Laramie Project, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummerճ Night Dream, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Outsiders and Romeo & Juliet. Dustin has managed and produced diverse shows such as A Street Car Named Desire, A Christmas Carol, Art, Carousel and many more. A versatile performer, Dustin has been in shows as diverse as Shakespeareճ R&J to Guys And Dolls. Dustinճ most beloved performances on stage have been Mercutio in the return of the West Coast premiere of Shakespeareճ R&J, Jeff in The Sum of Us, Mark in Mass Appeal and the Barber in Cabrillo Stageճ Man of La Mancha. His Musical Direction & Scenic Design credits include West Side Story, Honk, Annie, Crazy for You, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof and Oliver.
Katie Key
Katie Key (Assistant Production Manager / Production Stage Manager) first experience with Cabrillo Stage was as Deck Manager for the 2007 seasonճ Kiss Me Kate. She has previously Stage Managed Forever Plaid at Cabrillo and is thankful and excited to be involved with Cabaret. Other productions Katie has Stage Managed include When Things Stopped, Nora and The Moon Came Down. Katie has designed lights for Sweeny Todd, The Pillowman, Once On This Island, Woyzeck, Werenմ You That Girl, Giants, Nijinsky in Asylum, The General of Hot Desire, Iphigenia 2.0, and Mountain Language. She has written and directed the showճ Breech, Have a Brownie, and I Need. Her other directing work includes My California, Crave, The Importance of Being Earnest, Suddenly Last Summer, Enchanted April, and The Crucible.
Jim Culley
William ғkipӠEpperson (Resident Scenic Design) has been teaching theatrical design and backstage theatre for the past 19 years at Cabrillo College and currently serves as the Theatre Arts Program Chair. Holding a MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University, he has had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented directors, designers, and technicians across the country, and has had many artists appear on his designs as actors, singers, and dancers. His work has appeared on the stages of many theaters and venues including Cabrillo Theatre Arts, Henry Street Playhouse, Washington and Lee University Theater, Santa Cruz Actors Theater, Santa Cruz Bible Church, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo Stage. Skip is the proud recipient of a 2008 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. Together with his beautiful bride of 26 years, Mary Jo, his most precious productions have been his four childrenГara, Zack, Anna-Katherine, and GenevieveСges 23 to 6.
Kyle Grant
Kyle Grant (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be back in Santa Cruz and with Cabrillo Stage once again. For Cabrillo he has previously designed The Fantasticks! and Little Shop of Horrors. Kyle is currently pursuing his BFA in Lighting Design at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he has recently designed ԍaster HaroldՉand the Boys, Fences (for the renowned Ms. Michele Shay) and Picnic. Other bay area theatrical credits include PYT, CMT and MBRT. Kyle is also designing a new work for the international choreographer and Kennedy Center fellow, Mollye Maxner, to premiere in Brooklyn, NY in 2010.
Maria Crush
Maria Crush (Costume Design) has been working with Cabrillo Stage since 1988 and designed such shows as The Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, Man of La Mancha, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, Oliver, The King & I, Peter Pan, Honk, Some Like It Hot, West Side Story and The Music Man. She has designed costumes for West Bay Opera, New Music Works and Cabrillo College Productions including Much Ado About Nothing, Three Penny Opera, A Man For All Seasons, Rashomon, School for Scandal, The Visit, Twelfth Night, The Magic Flute, Oedipus Rex, The Importance of Being Earnest and Seussical. Other Credits include Bernsteinճ Mass and The Tender Land with the Cabrillo Music Festival. Additionally she has designed for the Actor's Theater. She is the costume shop manager at Cabrillo College, won the Gail Rich Award in 2007 and was nominated in 2009 for a Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.
Michael Meek
Michael Meek (Sound Design) This is Michaelճ second season with Cabrillo Stage. He is a student in the music department at Cabrillo College and is the teaching assistant for the recording arts program. He has been the intern to the engineer at Kuumbwa Jazz for the past year. Michael has worked as the ASM for La Jolla Playhouseճ 2004 production of Continental Divide: Mothers Against and Daughters of the Revolution. He is a drummer and sound engineer, and is pleased to be on the production team for Cabrillo Stage's 2012 Summer Season.
Marcel Tjioe
Marcel Tjioe (Resident Technical Director) has been working for Cabrillo Stage for the last four years. He has had a great time crucifying Jesus, hanging Judas, melting the Wicked Witch, killing all The Plaids and scaring the dickens out of Scrooge. Some of the other local companies Marcel has worked for include American Musical Theatre of San Jose, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He has also worked internationally in Germany (Capitol Theater in Dճsseldorf) and Austria (Seefestspiele Mճrbisch). Marcel was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a German citizen and he lives in Santa Cruz with his beautiful wife Myriam and 6 year old daughter Sofia. He is the Performing Arts Technician for Cabrillo College.
 
Briana Michaud (Reno Sweeney) marks her ninth Cabrillo Stage production with Anything Goes, having appeared in both productions of Scrooge, Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music. She is a graduate of UCSC with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and works as a director/choreographer/instructor for local children’s theatre company All About Theatre. Many thanks to her Fiancé and family for their continual love and support. Kudos to the casts and crew of Cabrillo Stage.
Andrew Ceglio (Billy Crocker) is honored to be back with Cabrillo Stage after appearing as Jamie Wellerstein in last season’s The Last 5 Years. Favorite past roles include: Jon in Tick, Tick…Boom with Theatre On San Pedro, Tateh in Ragtime with Marquee Productions, Seymour in Little Shop… and The Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz with Cabrillo Stage, Willy Wonka in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory with Tabard Theatre, and Snoopy in Charlie Brown with Jewel Theatre. Aside from his work on the stage, Andrew is also an active voice over artist and can be heard on a number of video games for the Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo DS game consoles. Nowadays, Andrew spends most of his time as the Founding Artistic Director of Spotlight Stage, a new youth theatre company whose mission is to provide quality professional training in the arts for Santa Cruz youth ages 9 - 17. www.spotlightstage. com.
Nina Feliciano (Hope Harcourt) is honored to be a part of her first professional production with Cabrillo Stage. After taking dance lessons for twelve years, Nina began musical theater in March, 2008 at Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose, where she has now performed in thirteen productions. Nina is the 2011 recipient of CMT’s Frank Frye Award for Vocal Excellence. She is thrilled to have another opportunity to work with Kikau Alvaro after he directed The Drowsy Chaperone in which she played Janet Van de Graaff. This summer she is also working as a dance instructor at CMT’s summer camp for the second year in a row. She hopes you have a “De-lovely” time watching the show!
Max Bennett-Parker (Moonface Martin) performance credits include Tommy, The Music Man, Footloose, and Les Mis, as well as the Cabrillo Stage productions Plaid Tidings, Forever Plaid, Scrooge and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. An accompanist and private music instructor, Max has also worked as music director for such shows as Tommy, Starmites, The Wiz, Sideshow and Into the Woods. He has recorded and toured with local pop-soul band James Rabbit since 2004.
Robert Coverdell (Sir Evelyn Oakleigh) is thrilled to be setting sail for his first time with Cabrillo Stage in Anything Goes! Before this show, his favorite regional rolls have been Bobby in A Chorus Line (Arizona Broadway Theater, AZ), Production Tenor in Singing in the Rain (Arizona Broadway Theater, AZ), Mary Sunshine in Chicago (PCRT, CA), Alonzo in CATS (The Palace Theater, NH), and Isaachar in Joseph…Dreamcoat (Davis Musical Theatre, CA—recipient of the Elly Award for best supporting actor). Robert grew up in Half Moon Bay and graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity. He would like to thank his family and his boyfriend for their support.
Anethra Moura (Erma) is thrilled to be playing Erma in this production of Anything Goes. She is currently the Dance Director at Archbishop Mitty High School where she is also the resident choreographer and Royals Dance Team coach. Anethra has appeared in numerous stage productions at American Musical Theater of San Jose, Broadway By The Bay, Ohlone Summerfest, Cabrillo Stage and Marquee Productions. She has also performed with University Dance Theater, Company One and Visual Rhythm Dance Company. Some of her favorite role credits include: Charity in Sweet Charity, Val in A Chorus Line, Frenchie in Cabaret, Graziella in West Side Story and Agnes in Gypsy.
Nick Bilardello (Elisha Whitney) is delighted to be back at Cabrillo Stage, having appeared last summer in The Full Monty. He has been acting for over 30 years in Santa Cruz, and has appeared in Cabrillo College productions of Kind Lady, Our Town, The Crucible, Marat/Sade, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Oedipus Rex, and The Grapes of Wrath. At the Actors’ Theatre he has been in the 8 Tens @ Eight Festival, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and Cat’s Paw. He has also performed with Shakespeare Santa Cruz in The Marriage of Figaro, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Kean, As You Like It, King Lear, She Stoops to Conquer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar and in the SSC Holiday Show, Sleeping Beauty. Additionally, he has appeared at The Broadway Playhouse in productions of ART and A Number.
Cynthia Pariente (Purity/Asstistant Choreographer) has danced throughout the Bay Area for the last 20 years, and has performed in over thirty musicals onstage. Favorites include Chicago (Liz), Hairspray (Brenda), West Side Story (Anita), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette), and CATS (Demeter). This past year, Cynthia worked with Children’s Musical Theater San Jose to choreograph their productions of The Wiz and Seussical, and assisted with Legally Blonde and 9 to 5. Cynthia graduated from San Jose State University with her bachelor’s degree in Dance and minor in Child Development. While earning her degree, she was selected as one of the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders and recently completed her third season with the team. As a Gold Rush Cheerleader, Cynthia was blessed with the opportunities to interact within the community and perform at Candlestick Park in over thirty home games, including this past season’s NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants. She also traveled to Osaka, Japan and London, England to promote the Gold Rush, the 49ers and the National Football League.
Macy Ann Tolleson (Chastity) is returning to Cabrillo Stage after first appearing in Scrooge in 2010. She has appeared in past productions of Anything Goes, Footloose, CATS (Victoria), and Beauty and the Beast (Babette) with All About Theatre as well as The Mikada and Sweet Charity (Betsy) with the Cabrillo Theater Department. Macy has studied ballet since Cabrillo Stage • Summer 2012 29 age four, training most recently with Monterey Bay Academy of Dance. She then branched out into jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary with Steps Dance Studio. Having been home-schooled since kindergarten, she is now a high school junior and is studying at Cabrillo College majoring in music and absolutely loves it. Macy plays the piano and cello and is a member of Santa Cruz Chamber Players. She would like to thank her incredible mentors and teachers, who have been a huge inspiration, and gives special thanks to her family for all of their love and continued support.
Caroline Noel (Charity) After returning from a year in Italy and completing her B.A. degree in Creative Arts at SJSU, Caroline is excited to be making her debut with Cabrillo Stage. Caroline trained in theater with Center Rep’s Young Rep training program and The Performing Arts Studio in Walnut Creek. She has also trained and performed in ballet across the country with New Jersey Civic Ballet, Carolina Ballet, American Ballet Theater summer intensive and The Ballet Joyeux. Past theater credits include Cinderella (Contra Costa Musical Theater), 42nd Street (Contra Costa Musical Theater), and White Christmas (Diablo Theatre Company).
Katie Dostalek (Virtue) is very excited to join Cabrillo Stage for the first time as Tricia in A Chorus Line and Virtue in Anything Goes. She has been dancing for 20 years and just graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors in Occupational Therapy. Katie has performed with South Bay Musical Theater in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum as Vibrata. She was a member of Company One for two years at San Jose State dancing and singing in CSI:CVU and Of Corpse! Big shout out to her mom and her dad! Thank you for all of your love and support.
Jomar Martinez (Luke) is excited to be working on his first show at Cabrillo Stage. He recently has been seen as Dan in Company One’s Purple Thunder. Jomar is very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a diversely talented cast and crew. He would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him.
Andrew Kracht (John) is ecstatic to return to the stage after a brief hiatus. Having been blown away by the recent Tony award winning revival while in NYC, he feels honored to be a part of Cabrillo Stage’s professional production of the show! Andrew graduated with a BS in Political Science and a BA in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University, where he won the Award for Achievement in Musical Theatre Performance during his senior year. Favorite SCU credits include Man 1 in Songs for a New World and Margaret Mead and Walter in Hair. By day, Andrew is the Administrative and Sales Support Associate for Broadway San Jose, where he is proud to have been a part of presenting such shows as West Side Story, In the Heights, and Mary Poppins. Andrew would like to thank Kikau, Kate, Mary, Chip, and JC. For Emily.
Jeremiah B. Clauss (Captain) is thrilled to be at the helm of the SS American! His last voyage with Cabrillo Stage was portraying Lt. Ward in Annie. Most recently, Jeremiah was seen incognito as a Pastry Chef in WVLO’s The Drowsy Chaperone. Some of his greatest hits: Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, and Fagin in Oliver! By day (and most evenings), Jeremiah teaches 6th grade Language Arts and History at St. Mary’s School in Los Gatos. Along with performing, teaching is his passion and loves when his students come to see Mr. Clauss in lights!
Steven Guire Knight (Henry T. Dobson/Quartet/ Crew/Passenger) is a recent transplant from the Midwest to Santa Cruz. He is excited to return to the theatrical stage after appearing years ago with Minnesota’s baroque opera ensemble, Ex Machina. He has specialized primarily in early music, having performed and recorded as a founding member of the Rose Ensemble, and having studied medieval music with members of the ensemble Sequentia. He has also performed and toured with the Dale Warland Singers. He performs locally with Ariose Singers and is a member of the Saint Cecilia Society for the Preservation and Restoration of Gregorian Chant and Peking Opera.
Sally Adams (Passenger) is very excited to make a return to the stage after 13 years! Sally received her BS in Drama from Syracuse University and was last seen in the Marin Mountain Play production of West Side Story (1999). She has over 20 years of dance training. Sally is the proud mother of two beautiful boys (ages 10 and 7) and she is the founder/co-owner of Village Yoga in Santa Cruz (since 2001).
Vanessa Alvarez (Passenger) most recently appeared appeared as Kathy in 9 to 5 at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose. Some of her past work includes the World Premiere of Love in American Times (u/s Sophie/Female Ensemble) at San Jose Rep; Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly Tate) with SVPAA; The Sea Gull (Masha) at San Jose State University; Filthy Rich and Of Corpse! with San Jose State University’s Company One; and Dog Sees God (Marcy) and Urinetown (Josephine Strong) with TRFT Independent. Vanessa earned a BA in Radio, Television and Film at San Jose State University, receiving the Dusty Reed Award for Best Actor. Mucho love to her family and friends for their support on and off stage.
Sutton Arabe (Quartet/Crew/Passenger) is a recent UCSC alumn, getting his undergraduate degree in Theater Arts. He performed in two musicals in his senior year of high school which included roles as young Ebenezer in Scrooge and Reverend Shaw in Footloose. For the first two years of undergrad Sutton declared a Marine Biology major. It wasn’t until his junior year of college, when he auditioned and was cast as Cajeme the deer dancer in Luis Valdez’s Mummified Cabrillo Stage • Summer 2012 31 Deer, that Sutton realized performing was his passion. He made the decision to change his major and work hard to complete his theater degree in less than a year and a half. Since then he has performed in productions such as Let’s Murder the Moonshine, The Thinning Veil, and most recently playing Chang in the UCSC production I Dream of Chang and Eng. Sutton would like to thank all his friends and family who have supported him in pursuing his dream, and for the cast and crew of Anything Goes for this amazing experience!
Antony Avila-Dillon (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be joining Cabrillo Stage for Anything Goes after a twoyear absence. Coming back from a year at Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, he is ready to jump into this summer season with this high-energy, happy-go-lucky show! Some of the shows Antony has appeared in: All About Theater : Grease (Roger), Fame (Nick Piazza), The Producers (Max Bialystock); Cabrillo stage: Scrooge (Bisset the Butcher), Cabaret (Kit Kat Boy); P.C.P.A.: My Life = Art (Student). Thanks to my parents for all the support they have given me in my career. Special appreciation to my grandma (who just passed away). Grandma, this one’s for you!.
Kevin
Michael Becker (Purser) is a senior Theater Arts undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz and is very grateful to be here. Notable college performances include Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night) with Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Shakes-to-Go, Good John/Abel Coffin/ Father Yates (I Dream of Chang and Eng), Moss (A Body of Water), and Chorus (Orestes Terrorist). Anything Goes marks Michael’s first production at Cabrillo Stage. He would like to thank his friends and family for the constant love and support.
Alex
Sarah Bylsma (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Cabrillo Stage premier in Anything Goes! Sarah attended college at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois where she obtained a BA in Theater and a minor in dance. She was last seen portraying the role of Margaret in Marquee Productions’ West Coast Premier of 9 to 5. Some of her favorite past roles have been Chiffon, Mary Magdalene, Sheila and Sally Simpson. Sarah is currently the Dance Coordinator at the Cambrianna location of California Sports Center where she runs the dance program and teaches preschool gymnastics for kids ages 2-13. When she isn’t on stage singing her heart out or teaching youngsters, you can find her shaking her groove thing with Soul Con Dance Company, a local contemporary hip hop dance group. She would like to thank her friends and family for always supporting her and helping her succeed!
Katie
Tiffany Cesarin (Old Lady in Wheelchair/Passenger) was last seen at Cabrillo Stage in Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar and Funny Girl. Other credits include CATS (Jennyanydots-West Valley Light Opera), 42nd Street (Sunnyvale Community Players), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (South Bay Musical Theater). She has also performed with the Cabrillo Theater Department in Inherit the Wind and the Actors’ Theater Eight Tens @ 8 Festival. Tiffany has been dancing since the age of three and currently dances at Dancenter in Capitola and has studied acting at Cabrillo College. Tiffany is a registered nurse at Monterey Peninsula Dialysis and El Camino Hospital in Mt. View. Tiffany recently completed her Masters of Science degree in nursing education.
David
Teddy Fenster (Quartet/Crew/Photographer/Passenger) is delighted to be spending his summer in his fourth Cabrillo Stage show. He first experienced musical theatre when he was nine years old in Cabrillo Stage’s The Music Man. He also performed in Cabrillo Stage’s 2010 production of Scrooge as an Urchin and Principle Dancer, as well as a Kit Kat Boy in Cabaret. His favorite roles include William Barfee in GBK’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. In the fall he will be attending Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and hopes to continue studying theatre and dance.
Mathew
Rudy Fuentes (Crew/Passenger/Reporter) is a San Jose native. He began his career as a community theater performer at the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose with his first role as Chino in West Side Story. Other roles include Guard/Minister in Aida, Nikkos/ Principal Dancer in Legally Blonde, and Lenny in the stage play Marisol. He also has been in professional Marquee productions at CMTSJ including Hairspray, Chicago and Disney’s Tarzan. Rudy currently attends San Jose City College and Anything Goes is his first professional show outside of San Jose. He is excited to begin his career and looks forward to pursing his dreams.
Nahshon
David V. Guzman (Crew/Passenger/Reporter) discovered his love of dance at the age of 10 at the Benny Smith Academy of Dance in San Jose. He has performed in three local Nutcrackers as the lead Cavalier, the Snow Prince, and the Arabian Prince. He performed on stage at the Sahara in Lake Tahoe at the age of 16. David moved to Santa Cruz at the age of 19 and is married to a ballet teacher. Theater experiences include Tommy Cool in Raison D’être, A Reason to Be and Kent Clark in Murder in “Reel” Time. David has been in three plays at the famous Eight 10’s @ 8 Festival: The Duel in 2008, The Quest and A Show of Hands in 2010. David has also written sketch comedy pieces performed by the improv/sketch comedy troupe You Had To Be There. Besides dancing and acting, David is a professional funk bass player.
Caroline
David Jackson (Fred/Crew/Passenger) has been doing theatre around the Bay Area for some time. His most recent role was Koko in Cabrillo Theatre Department’s The Mikada. Other credits with the Cabrillo Theatre Department include the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Vittorio Vidal/Charlie in Sweet Charity and a Wickersham Brother in Seussical. You may remember him as Young Ebenezer and Nephew in Cabrillo Stage’s 2009 production of Scrooge. Other memorable roles with Cabrillo Stage include Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar and ensemble roles in Kiss Me Kate, Wizard of Oz and Cabaret. He has performed in the Bay Area with West Valley Light Opera in shows such as Aida (Radames) and Big River (Tom Sawyer). He has also played the role of Brad in Rocky Horror Show with Actors Theatre Center in San Jose, and Solyony is Checkov’s Three Sisters. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support.
Matt
Nahshon Marden (Quartet/Crew/FBI Agent/Passenger) is thrilled to be partaking in this classic musical. Including this summer’s production of A Chorus Line, Anything Goes marks his fifth production with Cabrillo Stage, having also appeared in The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun and the 2010 production of Scrooge. In addition, he has appeared in a number of productions with Kids On Broadway including Beauty and the Beast, Crazy for You and Singin’ in the Rain. Nahshon is currently a dance major at Cabrillo College where he is working towards acquiring his A.A. degree. He would like to take this chance to express how grateful he is to be appearing in two of this season’s productions, and also thank his family, teachers and mentors for their continued support!

Backstage of Anything Goes Part 1

June 2012
 

Backstage of Anything Goes Part 2

June 2012
 
Nahshon Marden
Nahshon Marden (Quartet/Crew/FBI Agent/Passenger) is thrilled to be partaking in this classic musical. Including this summer’s production of A Chorus Line, Anything Goes marks his fifth production with Cabrillo Stage, having also appeared in The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun and the 2010 production of Scrooge. In addition, he has appeared in a number of productions with Kids On Broadway including Beauty and the Beast, Crazy for You and Singin’ in the Rain. Nahshon is currently a dance major at Cabrillo College where he is working towards acquiring his A.A. degree. He would like to take this chance to express how grateful he is to be appearing in two of this season’s productions, and also thank his family, teachers and mentors for their continued support!

What is the Gypsy Robe:
An old Broadway tradition, a “Gypsy” is a member of the dancing and singing chorus of a musical who moves from one show to the next, much like gypsies of old. A robe is awarded to a member of the chorus, which then becomes the “good luck” charm of the show. The winner adds a piece of memorabilia from their show to the robe, and then it is passed on to the next production.

At Cabrillo Stage the Robe is traditionally awarded to a chorus member, and once in awhile to a unique lead, who exemplifies the spirit of Cabrillo Stage through dedication and commitment to the production. The Robe selection process, chosen by the director and producer, also takes into consideration someone who has the greatest number of Cabrillo Stage credits in the cast. The winner, awarded on opening night, must wear the Robe and bless the stage, the scenery, the props and all the cast members before each performance in order to bring the production luck.

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