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Book by
Joe Masteroff
Music by
John Kander
Lyrics by
Fred Ebb
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Trevor Little
Trevor Little (Director / Choreographer) Cabaret marks Trevor’s 10th production with Cabrillo Stage, having choreographed the winter production of Scrooge and serving as both director and choreographer for The Wizard of Oz last summer. He made his professional debut with Cabrillo Stage at the age of 15 in Fiddler On The Roof, followed by roles in Sweeney Todd, Man Of La Mancha and Annie. Inspired by his experience with Cabrillo Stage, and with the encouragement of long time Artistic Director Lile Cruse, Trevor attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music to continue his studies in Musical Theatre. He returned two years later to take a leading role as the Cat in Honk! After graduating, Trevor moved to the other side of the table to choreograph Cabrillo’s hit production West Side Story, followed by Little Shop of Horrors in 2007. Other acting highlights include the regional theater premiere of The Wild Party with Speakeasy Stage of Boston, Adam/ Aron Trask in East Of Eden (Western Stage), The Emcee (Cabaret), Nathan Leopold (Never The Sinner), The Screams of Kitty Genovese (world premiere), Oliver! (Westchester Broadway) and Charles Guiteau in Assassins (UCSC). As Director and/or Choreographer: Alice in Wonderland, Goblin Market, The Wild Party, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, UCSC’s Queer Fashion Show, and the New Opera and Musical Theatre Initiative. Trevor is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
Jon Nordgren
Michael 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 College’s 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
Jon Nordgren
Jon Nordgren (Producing Artistic Director/Music Conductor) is in his ninth season with Cabrillo Stage and fifth season as the Artistic Director. Since 2002, he has served as the Director of Bands at Cabrillo College. Jon is much sought after as a clinician, adjudicator, lecturer, and guest conductor at music festivals, conferences, and with honor and jazz bands throughout California. He has enjoyed a rewarding career as a freelance woodwind musician, conductor, and arranger including stints with the Santa Cruz Symphony, Princess Cruise Lines and for 13 years at Steve Silver¹s musical revue, Beach Blanket Babylon! He has performed in concert with The Chordettes, Manhattan Transfer, The Ink Spots, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Little Anthony, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Bobby Rydel, Joanne Castle, Julius LaRossa, Donald O’Connor, Jack Jones, Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus, and many more. As music director his credits include scores of productions spanning over the past 35 years. Jon would like to thank his children—Cassie, Nick and Natalie, his brothers Scott, Ken and David for their inspired collaboration, and his daughter Sydney Linnea, for her unending support and enthusiasm. He would not be here if it weren’t for a couple of the greatest fans Cabrillo Stage has ever had, his parents, Ardean and Lucille.
Dustin Leonard
Dustin Leonard (Managing Director/Production Manager/Associate Director) 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. Dustin’s diverse directing credits include The Laramie Project, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer’s 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 Shakespeare’s R&J to Guys And Dolls. Dustin’s most beloved performances on stage have been Mercutio in the return of the West Coast premiere of Shakespeare’s R&J, Jeff in The Sum of Us, Mark in Mass Appeal and the Barber in Cabrillo Stage’s 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.
Jim Culley
Jim Culley (Scenic Designer) Jim Culley Scenic Design: teaches in the Television, Radio, Film Radio and Theater Department at San Jose State University where he designs two or three production each semester. Spring 2010 he designed scenery for Bury the Dead and Yellow Face. Jim, also designs for the San Jose Children’s Musical Theatre. Among the productions he designed this season are Miss Saigon, Once on this Island and Spelling Bee. Professor Culley was guest lecturer and co-designer at the Shanghai Theatre Academy while on his sabbatical Spring 2009. Cabaret and Swing are Jim’s first designs for Cabrillo Stage.
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 ‘Master Harold’…and 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 Bernstein’s Mass and The Tender Land with the Cabrillo Music Festival. Additionally she has designed for the Actors’ 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.
Skyler Kirby
Skyler Kirby (Sound Design) has been with Cabrillo Stage for five years now. At age 20 he started his music label Supply & Demand Entertainment. His first album released was “Death or Success” by the artist Sleyv. As a student of James Durland, Skyler has excelled in the music department at Cabrillo, from live sound to studio recording, from rap to jazz; he’s been around it all behind the mixing board, and is looking forward to continuing in the music recording business after college.
Coming Soon
Katie Key (Assistant Production Manager / Stage Manager) first experience with Cabrillo Stage was as Deck Manager for the 2007 season’s 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, Weren’t You That Girl, Giants, Nijinsky in Asylum, The General of Hot Desire, Iphigenia 2.0, and Mountain Language. She has written and directed the show’s 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. Katie is currently in the process of rewriting and reinventing Breech and is looking forward to work shopping the show this upcoming fall.
Skip Epperson
William “Skip” Epperson (Props Masters) has been teaching theatrical design and backstage theatre for the past 18 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 25 years, Mary Jo, his most precious productions have been his four children–Sara, Zack, Anna-Katherine, and Genevieve–ages 22 to 5.
Marcel Tjioe
Marcel Tjioe (Technical Director) comes to Cabrillo Stage after working in professional theatre for the last eleven years. Some of the 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 work internationally in Germany (Capitol Theater in Düsseldorf) and Austria (Seefestspiele Mörbisch). Marcel was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a German citizen and has lived in Santa Cruz for the last 5 Years with his wife Myriam and daughter Sofia. He is the Performing Arts Technician for Cabrillo College.
 
Ron Koinzan (Master Carpenter) is a California native who is very happy to be returning for his 9th season with Cabrillo Stage. During his time at Cabrillo Stage he has served as a Carpenter, Master Carpenter, Technical Director, and Rigger. Among his favorite professional experiences were serving as the Technical Director for Cabrillo Stage’s productions of Honk!, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate. When not working for Cabrillo Stage, Ron is the Technical Director at the University of Northern Iowa were he is starting his 4th year of employment. Some of his past credits include serving as the Technical Director for the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the Production Manager/Technical Director for the Opera Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, The Redwood Curtain and Sacramento Theatre Company.
  David Eisley (Charge Artist) has enjoyed working with Cabrillo Stage since The Sound of Music in 1996. He has also worked with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Monterey Bay Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Theatre, Monterey Peninsula College, and various other venues in the area. He has also designed sets for Actors’ Theatre and other venues. He is looking forward to returning to Cabrillo Stage for this winter production of Scrooge.
roddey
Roddy Kennedy (Emcee) is a California native and is thrilled to be on the stage with the Cabrillo Stage family this time around. He helped assist/choreograph Jesus Christ Superstar in 2008, with the amazingly talented Cassie Nordgren. He is a proud 2005 Graduate from the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts (PCPA) whose credits have included The Pajama Game National Tour as a Steam Heat dancer, two international tours of Fame and most recently playing Sonny Latierri in Grease. Some of his favorites have been Borrachio in Much Ado, the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story at the 5th Ave Theatre, and he has held numerous dance and fight captain positions worldwide. He thanks his schooling and mentors for all their great advice and challenges; his friends and family for their unconditional love and support; and God for the strength to keep going. He looks forward to being able to share this great story of Cabaret in hopes that we can all learn from the past and find beauty in facing our own demons. Thank you for this opportunity.
Bri
Briana Michaud (Sally Bowles) feels thoroughly blessed to be in this, her seventh, Cabrillo Stage production! Past Cabrillo Stage credits include The Sound of Music (1996), West Side Story (2003), Little Shop of Horrors (2007), Jesus Christ Superstar (2008), The Wizard of Oz (2009) and the inaugural winter production of Scrooge (2009). A heart-felt “thank you” to family, friends, cast and crew for the love and support. Enjoy!
Andrew
Andrew Ceglio (Clifford Bradshaw) is honored to be back with Cabrillo Stage after appearing as The Scarecrow in last season’s The Wizard Of Oz. Favorite past roles include: Jon in Tick, Tick…Boom with Theatre On San Pedro, Tateh in Ragtime with Marquee Productions, Seymour in Little Shop… with Cabrillo Stage, Man #2 in Songs For A New World with Odyssey Theatre, 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. Some credits include: Redmond in Whiplash, Jake in Time Crisis 3, Hyuga and Shizuru in Phantasy Star Universe and Sgt. Hatter in Virtual On Marz. Andrew would like to thank the amazing staff at Cabrillo Stage for all of their hard work, dedication and support. Also many thanks to the family and friends who continue to support him in his artistic endeavors.
Katheryn
Kathryn Adkins (Fraulein Schneider) is pleased to return to Cabrillo Stage where she played Liza in My Fair Lady, Anna in King and I, Lucy in Sweeny Todd, Guinevere in Camelot and Elsa in Sound of Music. She currently teaches for the theater and music departments at Cabrillo and directs for the theater department including the popular productions: Seussical, The Musical and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This fall look for her direction of Sweet Charity. She also teaches voice in her home studio and at Bethany University. Last fall Santa Cruz audiences may have seen her perform in Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris for Public Theater. Kathryn has also performed with the Cabrillo Music Festival, the Santa Cruz Symphony, Santa Cruz Chamber Players, New Music Works and toured with Tandy Beal in Outside Blake’s Window.
Doug
Doug Baird (Herr Schultz) returns to Cabrillo Stage having played Bienstock in Sugar 30 years ago. Doug lives in San Jose and has appeared in over 80 productions in the South Bay. He was Michael in I Do! I Do!, Madam Lucy in Irene, Horace Vandergelder in Hello, Dolly!, Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Luther Billis in South Pacific, (West Valley Light Opera), Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Children’s’ Musical Theater of San Jose), Max in The Sound of Music, Jeff in Brigadoon, and Hysterium, in A Funny Thing…Forum, (South Bay Musical Theater), Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, (Broadway by the Bay), Charlemagne in Pippin, Hines in Pajama Game (Foothill Musical Theatre), Melvin P. Thorpe in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Mr. Parchester in Me and My Girl (AMTSJ), to name a few. He has received Best Actor and Supporting Actor awards for West Valley Light Opera and five Ginny Awards from AMTSJ. Doug has directed Barefoot in the Park, Baby, Annie, Mame, My Fair Lady, and will be directing Driving Miss Daisy for The Tabard Theater Company in the fall. Doug is a retired Kindergarten teacher.
Ariel
Ariel Buck (Fraulein Kost) is thrilled to be returning to Cabrillo Stage, having appeared in this year’s remount of I Love You, You’re Perfect… (Woman 2) as well as last year’s original production. Other Cabrillo Stage credits include: Scrooge (Mrs. Cratchit/Christmas Past) and 2007’s Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey). Regional credits include: Fox/Snake in The Little Prince (Tabard Theater) Mother in Ragtime (Marquee Productions) Meg (understudy) in A Christmas Carol (NorthShore Music Theatre), Ruth in Plain and Fancy (The Barn Theatre) and two years in Encore! at Tokyo Disney Sea in Tokyo, Japan. Ariel holds a BFA in Theatre from The Boston Conservatory and is currently pursuing her interest in coaching and teaching.
Josiah
Josiah Frampton (Ernst Ludwig) is proud to return to Cabrillo Stage after performing in the ensemble of last summer’s musical, The Wizard of Oz. Josiah is local to the Bay Area, graduating from Santa Cruz High School. Most of Josiah’s theatrical experience has been from his high school years performing in such shows as Little Shop of Horrors (Voice of the Plant), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero), Harvey (Dr. Lyman Sanderson), and Once On This Island (Daniel). Josiah has also appeared in All About Theatre’s Footloose as Rev. Shaw Moore and Cabrillo College’s production of Seussical as a Wickersham Brother.
Antony
Antony Avila-Dillon (Kit Kat Boy) is ecstatic to be joining Cabrillo’s production of Cabaret. You may have seen him last spring in All About Theater’s production of Kiss Me Kate as Bill. He has been involved with many other theater companies over the years such as Mountain Community Theater, Kids On Broadway, and of course All About Theater. He plans to attend Santa Maria’s PCPA Conservatory next year. Enjoy the show.
Tim
Tim Buxton (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing in his third summer show in a row with Cabrillo Stage (Jesus Christ Superstar, Wizard of Oz). Cabrillo Stage has opened up the whole world of theatre to this theatre newcomer, allowing him to work not only on stage, but backstage (Scrooge) and in the scene shop as well. He would like to thank the dedicated patrons of the arts, the amazing Cabrillo Stage family, his own family and friends...and especially Brie!
Tifany
Tiffany Cesarin (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Cabrillo Stage after Jesus Christ Superstar in 2008, and Funny Girl in 1998. She is especially honored to be working with Trevor Little again, since Cabaret in 1999 with SDG. Other credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie with SDG, Kiss Me Kate and CATS with W.V.L.O as Jennyanydots, 42nd Street and Crazy For You with SCP, and Guys And Dolls and Hot L Baltimore with MCT. When not performing, Tiffany is a registered nurse at Monterey Peninsula Dialysis and El Camino Hospital. She is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Nursing Science. For fun, she enjoys performing with Dancenter in Capitola; fitness, golf, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Thanks Ron, my parents and the most amazing friends, for all your support. You’re the best!
Blake
Blake Coelho (Kit Kat Boy) is so excited to be making his debut at Cabrillo Stage in Cabaret! Going into his senior year at Santa Clara University, he studies Theatre Arts and Communications. Blake has been in several university productions including Playboy of the Western World and most recently, Thoroughly Modern Millie as Trevor Graydon. Other credits include local productions of Smokey Joe’s Café, Smile! The Musical, Lend Me a Tenor and A Chorus Line in his home town of Tucson, Arizona. Some of his favorite roles have been Amos in Chicago, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. Blake would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support!
Darin
Darin Dailey (Max/Ensemble) returns to Cabrillo Stage for his second season with the company. You may remember seeing him in last year’s The Wizard of Oz as Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard. He is delighted to once again be a part of the wonderful family at Cabrillo stage! Originally from Norfolk Virginia, Darin studied acting at Va. Commonwealth University, earning a B.F.A. in Theater Performance. From there he served apprenticeships at the Lakewood Theater in Skowhegan, Me. and The Barn Theater in Augusta, Mi. Some of his past roles have been Sir Harry, in Once Upon A Mattress; Ciccio in The Most Happy Fellah; Hennesey in Biloxi Blues and most recently The Inspector in The Spider’s Web at The Market Street Theater in Santa Cruz. He has also performed as an ensemble member in productions of Chicago, South Pacific, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Brigadoon, and Sugar Babies. Mr. Dailey seems to be making somewhat of a comeback to the stage—Cabaret is his third show within the past year, after a 20-year absence.
Kayla
Kayla Desmond (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut this summer at Cabrillo Stage. Born and raised in Sacramento, she is entering her senior year at Santa Clara University, where she studies Theatre Arts with a minor in Musical Theatre. Recent credits at Santa Clara include Woman #2 in Songs for a New World and Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Kayla has been performing since the age of five, and other favorite roles include Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Cosette in Les Miserables, and Miss Pennywise in Urinetown: The Musical. Kayla also enjoys performing throughout the year with SCU’s co-ed a cappella group, Supertonic. Kayla would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support with all her theatrical endeavors.
Robin
Robin DiCello (Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to Cabrillo Stage to perform in the Crocker Theater once again. You may have seen Robin as Mrs. Fezziwig and Jocelyn JollyGoode in the winter production of Scrooge. She had her first opportunity to work with Trevor Little in the last summer’s production of The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble). This will mark Robin’s seventh musical production. She is a student at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is studying Psychology and Theater Arts. She works with children with autism and hopes to incorporate the arts into a new form of therapy. She would like to thank Cabrillo Stage for supporting her and for creating a company of creative and genuine individuals of whom she loves dearly. So, take a deep breath, and enjoy what we enjoy most, performing for you!
Alex
Alexander Faulk (Tenor Solo) performs regularly with UCSC Chamber Singers and UCSC Opera, and graduated from UCSC with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance this June. Performed roles include the Magician in Menotti’s The Consul, Basilio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore. He has traveled with Monte Vista Christian High School’s honor choirs to France in 2006 and Carnegie Hall in 2008, and with Cabrillo College’s Cantiamo to Carnegie Hall in 2007. Alexander also performs annually in Twin Lakes Church’s “Standards Under the Stars,” and Christmas productions. As a native of Santa Cruz, Alexander has performed and written music since the age of four. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Astrophysics, he plans to attend graduate school for composition and vocal performance studies in early and contemporary music.
TeddyFenster
Teddy Fenster (Kit Kat Boy) has performed with many theater groups in Santa Cruz County. Most recently he was in the production of Spitfire Grill as Caleb Thorpe at Georgiana Bruce Kirby, where he will be a junior in the coming fall. He was also in GBK’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown as Charlie Brown. Teddy has been in two other GBK musicals: Aida where he played the only male Nubian and in She Loves Me as Arpad Lazlo. He also played the Artful Dodger in SVPA’s Oliver! Before that he was in KOB’s Ragtime as the Little Boy and also in their Wizard of Oz as the Tinman. His very first acting experience was as an ensemble member in Cabrillo Stage’s The Music Man. He plays guitar and sings in both GBK’s Jazz and Chamber choirs. At the moment Teddy would like to pursue a career in sound engineering but as he knows all things change, this may be a temporary notion.
Makai
Makai Hernandez (Hitler Youth/Ensemble) is thrilled to be appearing in his third production with Cabrillo stage, having been seen as Peter Cratchit/Eby in Scrooge and a Munchkin/ Winkie in Wizard of Oz. Makai has also performed with SVPA in The Sound of Music as Kurt von Trapp, Honk!, ensemble, and Oliver!, in the title role, and also in Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Wind In The Willows as Mouse/ Weasel. Makai is a familiar face in many local children’s theater, dance and acrobatics offerings, and also sings in the Calvary Episcopal Youth Choir, under the direction of Murray Walker. Makai would like to thank his family, friends, teachers and classmates, Trevor and everyone at Cabrillo Stage for their love and support and for helping make my dreams come true.
Eleanor
Eleanor Hunter (Eleanor) has been performing with Cabrillo Stage for six years, where she has performed smaller roles including, Maud Dunlop in The Music Man, and ensemble in The Wizard of Oz and Kiss Me Kate (in which she also understudied the role of Kate). A graduate of UCSC, Eleanor puts her vocal performance degree to use working with teens and children at All About Theatre and teaching private voice lessons. She is beyond thrilled to be singing in Swing! Swing is her favorite musical style and she’s enjoying the challenge and honor of being a part of this show and collaborating with band and cast mates! Eleanor is also performing in the ensemble for Cabaret this summer. She has her work cut out for her doing both shows, but wouldn’t be left out of the sexy fun of Cabaret! The friends made at Cabrillo Stage become your family, and I’m so glad to be home!
David
David Jackson (Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning for his fifth show with Cabrillo Stage. You may have most recently seen him in Cabrillo Stage’s Scrooge (2009). Before that he was seen in Wizard of Oz (2009), Jesus Christ Superstar (2008) as Peter, and also Kiss Me Kate (2007). David starred in Cabrillo College’s Theatre Arts production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Seussical as a Wickersham Brother. He also appeared in a few shorts 7 Deadly Scenes. At Monte Vista Christian School he played the Baker in Into the Woods (2004), Papa Ge in Once On This Island, Godspell (2002), and Ewart Dunlop in Music Man (2001). He also performed in many plays as a child including: Grease as Dunny Zuco (Capitola Rec.), We Like Sheep as Grimey; Angels Aware as Gabriel. Thanks to all the people who have been there along the way, his family, and Jesus Christ.
Nadia
Nadia DeLeye Lewis (Kit Kat Girl) recently came to Santa Cruz from the North Shore of Kaua’i, Hawaii, where she was a popular Jazz and R&B vocalist. Originally from Los Angeles, Nadia started acting at age 15, when she played Willis’ girlfriend, Shari, on NBC’s Diff’rent Strokes. As a teenager, she continued working in television with credits that include a recurring role on NBC’S Amen, as Lynette, and starring in ABC’s Afterschool Special’s A Desperate Exit as Dominique with Malcolm Jamal Warner. Other TV credits include gueststarring roles on What’s Happening Now (syndicated), NBC’s Aaron’s Way, and ABC’s Mr. Belvedere. As a vocalist, Nadia has recorded and toured with Grammy Award winning artist/composer Michael Ruff as well as Howard Hewitt, Kevyn Lettau, and Flim and the BBs. Her many experiences have led her to perform in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York. She’s also toured throughout Europe, Scandinavia and Japan and has shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, Carl Anderson, Al Jarreau, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Chaka Khan. This is Nadia’s first production with Cabrillo Stage.
Zendrix
Zendrex Llado (Kit Kat Boy) is very excited to return for his second Cabrillo Stage production, after taking part in last year’s Scrooge as the Punch & Judy Man. He currently attends Cabrillo College. He has taken part in various local productions with All About Theatre and Soquel High School’s Knights of the Square Stage including: Kiss Me Kate, Beauty And The Beast, Guys And Dolls, The Producers, Footloose, Anything Goes and Sweet Charity with AAT, and a production of Cabaret with Soquel. Zendrex is very grateful to be performing this wonderful show again.
Cody
Cody Campbell Rogers (Kit Kat Girl) is 18 years old and has lived in Santa Cruz all her life. She has danced at Elaine’s Dance Studio for the last four years and one year at Teen Dance Company in Mountain View and has studied a variety of dance styles. Cody has been in All About Theatre productions such as A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Seussical (Mayzie), and West Side Story (Anita) from 2004-2007. She also has participated in two of the musicals at Harbor High and was cast as The Witch in Into The Woods as a sophomore and Mrs. Potts in Beauty And The Beast this past year as a senior. Cody plans to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy aka AMDA, this fall as a Musical Theatre Major.
Zoe
Zoe Schneider-Smith (Kit Kat Girl) is very excited to be a part of her third professional show with Cabrillo Stage. She has been dancing since the age of three and doing musical theater since the age of eight. One of her favorite roles was Adelaide in Guys And Dolls with All About Theatre. Other roles with AAT include Ensemble and Daphne in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ensemble in West Side Story, Helene in Sweet Charity, Gina and Dance Captain in Smokey Joes Café, Principle Clark and Dance Core in Footloose and Rizzo in Grease. With Cabrillo College Theatre Arts she appeared as Ensemble for Seussical. For SLV High School Zoe was a Kit Kat girl and assistant choreographer for Cabaret and co-choreographed Urinetown the Musical. With Cabrillo Stage she was Ensemble for Wizard of Oz and Miss Dilber and Featured Dancer in Scrooge. At the age of 18, Zoe is currently attending Cabrillo College as a full time student.
Lizzi
Elizabeth Shipton (Kit Kat Girl) marks her second Cabrillo Stage production with Cabaret, having first appeared in the winter production of Scrooge as the Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come. Lizzie is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatics Academy, and is currently studying at Cabrillo College as well as writing and recording an album at Mars Studios in Aptos (www.myspace.com/LizzieShipton). After finishing her AA she plans to move to New York to pursue theatre full-time and continue producing original music. Lizzie would like to thank everyone at Cabrillo Stage for welcoming her into the family!
Brance
Brance Souza (Kit Kat Boy) is thrilled to be back with Cabrillo Stage, this marking his second show after performing last summer in The Wizard of Oz (Featured Dancer/Ensemble). Mr. Souza was born and raised in the small town of Los Banos where he began performing at the age of 10. He has been associated with theatre groups such as the Young People’s Acting Association, Missoula Children’s Theatre and Los Banos High School Performing Art’s Group. After graduating high school he began performing with All About Theatre. You may recall seeing him in Footloose (Ren McCormick), Guys And Dolls (Principle Dancer), Smokey Joe’s Café (Chris/Quartet), and most recently Beauty And The Beast (LeFou). He has now begun working with the company as a choreographer, having done Once On This Island and Kiss Me Kate. Brance attends Cabrillo College as a full time student majoring in Business and Marketing. He would like to transfer to either San Francisco State or Cal State Fullerton in spring of 2011. Brance would also like to take this opportunity to thank his friends and family for all the continued love and support!
Zina
Zina Urquhart (Ensemble) is making her debut with Cabrillo Stage this summer. She is a regular performer with West Coast Voices, one of the vocal jazz groups at Cabrillo College, and has performed professionally with Opera San Jose, playing the role of Betty Parris in their Fall 2005 production of The Crucible. A graduate of the Masters Program in Music at UCSC, she actively participated in the Opera and Music Program during her years as a student, including performing the role of Monica in Gian Carlo Menotti’s, The Medium in June 2002, and the role of Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen in 2000. Zina has also worked on the production end of the stage, serving as stage manager, production coordinator and assistant producer for various productions at UCSC including Gianni Schicchi and The Medium in 2002, Le Nozze di Figaro in 2003, and Street Scene in 2004. Zina currently teaches full time with Santa Cruz City Schools as the choral director for Mission Hill and Santa Cruz High Schools and elementary music at Westlake and Bayview. She has recently begun conducting the spring musicals at Santa Cruz High School including Cinderella in 2009 and The Wedding Singer in 2010.
Adriane
Adriane White (Kit Kat Girl) has a degree in art, though performance has always been central to her creative expression. Among her more recent performance endeavors are dancing and singing regularly in a cabaret inspired theatrical restaurant, choreographing and dancing in a burlesque show and a two women act in last year’s National Dance Week. Her latest role was a lead in Golden Crow’s Murder Mystery Festival. Some past characters include a Hot Box dancer in Guys And Dolls, the devil in Damn Yankees and a dancer in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Deepening her understanding of theatre, she recently exhibited a series of paintings exploring performance and its influences in her life.
Sky
Skye Wilson (Kit Kat Girl) is delighted to be appearing in her third production with Cabrillo Stage, having been seen last season in The Wizard of Oz and Scrooge. A Bay Area native, she has been performing since the age of 3. Favorite roles include Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), Hansel (Hansel & Gretel), Dolly (Hello, Dolly!), Diane (HAIR), and Maggie (42nd Street). Skye received her B.A. summa cum laude in Music and Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University in 2009. While at school, she not only performed extensively but also served as the Choreographer for several productions, including Songs for a New World. Other career highlights include a trip to El Salvador as a member of Santa Clara’s Social Justice and the Arts Immersion team and performances with the University Choir in Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna on tour with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since graduating, Skye has also enjoyed singing with the Ariose Singers and the eXperimental Choir in Santa Cruz.
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Nic Yeo (Kit Kat Boy) is a theater student at Cabrillo and this is his first Cabrillo Stage Production. He is originally from Michigan where he played Friedrich in The Sound of Music and The Artful Dodger in Oliver! with the Calamut Theater Company. Nic also works as a Ford Model and a flight attendant for Delta Airlines.
Emily Emily Zimmermann (Gorilla/Ensemble) has studied ballet for over 20 years. She performed in the Bay Area from 1999- 2008 with Young Artists Ballet Theatre and Peninsula Ballet Theatre in such performances as Enigma, Swan Lake Pas des Trois, Stabot Mater, The Nutcracker and Carnival of the Animals. In the Summer of 2009 Emily joined Cabrillo Stage as a principal dancer in The Wizard of Oz. In Winter of 2009, Emily played the Toy Ballerina in Cabrillo Stage’s premiere of Scrooge, and danced as the Sugarplum Fairy in International Academy of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker. Emily studies Physical Anthropology at UCSC and loves performing in her free time.

Cabrillo Stage: Behind the Scenes of Cabaret

June 2010
 
Sky Wilson
Robin DiCello (Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to Cabrillo Stage to perform in the Crocker Theater once again. You may have seen Robin as Mrs. Fezziwig and Jocelyn JollyGoode in the winter production of Scrooge. She had her first opportunity to work with Trevor Little in the last summer’s production of The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble). This will mark Robin’s seventh musical production. She is a student at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is studying Psychology and Theater Arts. She works with children with autism and hopes to incorporate the arts into a new form of therapy. She would like to thank Cabrillo Stage for supporting her and for creating a company of creative and genuine individuals of whom she loves dearly. So, take a deep breath, and enjoy what we enjoy most, performing for you!

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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