Andrew Ceglio (Director) is a California native who has been working in and around the Santa Cruz and Bay Area for the past 13 years. This year marks Andrews tenth season as an Actor and Production Staff Member with Cabrillo Stage. CS directorial/choreography credits include: Forever Plaid, both versions of Scrooge and I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, Full Monty, Plaid Tidings, Night at the Nutcracker and LUNCH. Some other regional credits include: Into The Woods with SVPA and The Little Prince with Tabard Theatre. Andrew has spent most of 2014 in Los Angeles working as a Co-Producer and Director on a new stage adaptation of a popular children's television pilot entitled: Lilly's Light. In addition, Andrew is also a private Acting Coach who just took up residence as Artistic Director of Spotlight Youth Conservatory here in Santa Cruz. SYC is a new non-profit organization founded on Andrews teachings and
dedicated to providing professional training in the theatre arts for ages 10-17.
Ashley Rae Little(Choreographer) is a Bay Area native trained in tap, jazz and ballet since age 3. She has worked as a choreographer, dance/show captain and instructor for numerous facilities including California Sports Center, SmARTs Unlimited, Dartmouth Middle School, California's Great America, Broadway By The Bay and many more, most recently joining the Pacific Arts Complex staff. Visit www.pacificartscomplex.com or www.ashleyraelittle.weebly.com for more details of Ms. Little's specialization in training actors, dancers, gymnasts and cheerleaders. When not teaching, Ashley Rae works as a professional musical theatre performer and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and is Screen Actor's Guild eligible. Ms. Little has been a Cabrillo Stage company member since 2007, performing in many productions such as The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Hairspray (Penny) and many more, most recently portraying Sophia in last winter's production of LUNCH.
Michael J. McGushin (Musical Director / Vocal Director) has worked with Cabrillo Stage since 1985 and served as Music Director for the following productions: Anything Goes, The Last Five Years, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, The Fantasticks and The Music Man. In the summer 2014 season he served as director and music director for Putting It Together, and provided the "Heavenly Voice" for Altar Boyz. Some other shows he has music directed for other companies include The Threepenny Opera, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, A…My Name is Alice, and Oh Coward!. This year he worked with Tom Lehrer on the premiere of a revue conceived by Mr. Lehrer featuring skits and songs inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Michael is also a composer, and two movements of his new String Quartet were premiered in February by the Santa Cruz-based ensemble NewMusicWorks. He is the coach/accompanist for UCSC's music department, an instructor of music at Cabrillo College, and a frequent performer as a pianist and conductor with numerous area ensembles.
Maria Crush (Costume Design) Maria Crush has been working with Cabrillo Stage since 1988, designing such shows as The Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, Honk, Some Like It Hot, West Side Story, The Music Man, Swing!, Cabaret, The Full Monty, Hairspray, Plaid Tidings, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, A Night at the Nutcracker, and most recently Oklahoma!, La Cage aux Folles and LUNCH. She was the designer for the first Cabrillo Stage Holiday production of Scrooge. 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, Twelfth Night, The Magic Flute, Oedipus Rex, The Importance of Being Earnest, Seussical, The Marriage of Figaro, The Mikada and Shakespeare's "As You Like It". Other Credits include Bernstein's Mass and The Tender Land with the Cabrillo Music Festival. Maria is the resident Costume Designer of Cabrillo Stage. She also is the costume shop manager at Cabrillo College. In 2007, she received the Gail Rich Award, as well as being a two-time Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship nominee.
Michael Meek (Sound Designer) his in his third 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 Playhouse’s 2004 production of Continental Divide: Mothers Against and Daughters of the Revolution. He is a drummer and sound engineer.
Kyle Grant (Lighting Designer) Kyle Grant (Lighting Designer) Select Regional Design Credits: Jason Invisible, Elephant & Piggie's: We Are in a Play! [John F. Kennedy Center]; The Winter's Tale, Camelot [Texas Shakespeare Festival]; Agon, Apollo [Suzanne Farrell Ballet, JFKC]; A Few Good Men [Ireland National Tour]; Symphonie Concertante [Balanchine Trust]. Select Cabrillo Stage Design Credits: Oliver!, Lunch, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma!, The Full Monty. Other credits: Washington Ballet, Juilliard School of Drama, Washington National Opera, Martha Graham Dance Company, Trinity Rep, Humana Festival, The Laramie Project Cycle, directed by Moisés Kaufman, Stickfly (Bway, assistant to Beverly Emmons). Kyle is a freelance designer based in Washington DC. He serves as resident lighting designer for Intermezzo Dance Company in NYC. Upcoming: Doubt [1st Stage Virginia]; Taming of the Shrew, [University of Rochester].
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 Düsseldorf) and Austria (Seefestspiele Mörbisch). 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.
Katie Key (Production Stage Manager) is the resident Production Stage Manager at Cabrillo Stage in Santa Cruz, California where she has most recently worked on Oliver!; Lunch, a Modern Musical Myth; Oklahoma!; A Night at the Nutcracker; Anything Goes; Plaid Tidings; The Last Five Years; Cabaret; and Forever Plaid. She is thrilled to be joining Cabrillo Stage again this holiday season! Other production credits include Lean N HungryTheater; Oedipus The King, Arena Stage; Loveland, Diablo Theater; Shrek The Musical, Quotidian Theater; A Walk in the Woods, JCC NV; Corner of the Sky, Spooky Action Theater; Kafka on the Shore, Reckless, Adventure Theater; Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Little Light Productions; Under Covers, Life as Normal,How to Build Your Boat. She has written, directed and performed her own original work Breech, Have a Brownie, andI Need. Most recent writing credits on Hilary Kascers one woman show Disord.
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