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WizardofOzPoster
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a stor
and characters by
Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by
Frank Loesser
Book by
Jo Swerling and
Abe Burrows
  • Production Team
  • The Cast
  • Gypsy Robe
Janie Scott
Janie Scott (Director) graced the Cabrillo Stage last season as the lead in Annie Get Your Gun, and also Peter Pan in 2000. She has directed and choreographed Honk! and Some Like It Hot for Cabrillo Stage. Janie's professional career provided her the opportunity to work directly with many musical theatre greats including Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Trevor Nunn and Michael Bennett. She was seen in the original National and International touring companies of A Chorus Line as both Maggie and Diana Morales as well as the Broadway production of Peter Pan as Wendy opposite Sandy Duncan. After working on the Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along, she joined the original LA Company of CATS. In 2002, she returned to New York to perform in the 20th Anniversary production of Merrily We Roll Along, under the direction of Tony award winning director Kathleen Marshall. Janie has performed summer stock, dinner theatre, regional theatre, industrials and film over the years. Janie co-directs The Master Conservatory, a Musical Theatre Training program in San Jose with John McCluggage. Janie has been a professor in the School of Music and Dance at San Jose State University for the past 18 years.
Jon Nordgren
Jon Nordgren (Producing Artistic Director/Music Director) is in his first year in this position for Cabrillo Stage after playing in the show orchestra for the past 4 years. Since 2002, he has served as the Director of Bands at Cabrillo College. He was formerly Director of Jazz Studies and Director of Bands at San Joaquin Delta College, and Show Orchestra Director at Las Positas College. Jon has adjudicated and presented clinics at music festivals, lectured for the United States Academic Decathlon, and conducted honor bands throughout California. Jon has enjoyed a rewarding career as a freelance woodwind musician, conductor, arranger, and copyist including stints with the Santa Cruz Symphony, Great America, Princess Cruise Lines and for 13 years at Steve Silver's musical revue, Beach Blanket Babylon. He has performed in concert with the likes of The Chordettes, Manhattan Transfer, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Little Anthony, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Bobby Rydel, Joanne Castle, Julius LaRossa, Donald O'Connor, Jack Jones, and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus. As musical director Jon's credits include many productions spanning over the past 32 years. The first musical Jon ever played in was Guys and Dolls, at Aptos High School in 1973! Jon would not be here if it weren't for a couple of the greatest fans Cabrillo Stage ever had, his parents, Ardean and Lucille, and without the unending support of his wife, Kristin, and his four children.
Dustin Leonard
Dustin Leonard (Production Manager/Sound Design) is founder of Monterey Bay Repertory Theatre, and has directed, produced and starred in a number of shows in the Monterey Bay area. Dustin most recently directed Beautiful Thing for MBR Theatre and West Side Story for Cabrillo Stage, as well as The Laramie Project, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummers Night Dream, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Romeo & Juliet at various theaters. A versatile performer, Dustin has been in shows as diverse as Shakespeare's R&J to Guys & Dolls. His credits include both on stage and off stage at MBR Theatre, San Jose Repertory, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo Stage. Dustin's most recent on stage appearance was 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. Dustin has been an active promoter of youth theater in Santa Cruz for ten years, and is the Managing Artistic Director for MBR Theatre's summer youth workshop. His musical direction credits include West Side Story, Annie, Crazy for You, Grease, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver and many more.
Coming Soon
Lena Mason (Production Stage Manager) has been part of Cabrillo Stage for many years as a Front of House Manager. 2006 marks Lena's first year behind the scenes, as production stage manager. Her professional stage managing experience includes 10 years with Actors Theatre Eight Tens @ 8 Festival, and such productions as Center Coast TheatreWorks Angels in America, Cabrillo College's Gods Country, Rashomon, A Man For All Seasons, and Twelfth Night, Ghostlight Theatre's Hunting for Moby Dick, and five years with the Seventh Sense Fashion Show. She has also stage managed at the Mello Center for such performers as Tandy Beal, Bruce Lee, Phil Collins and The New Music Works, amongst others. Lena has worked at Cabrillo College in the financial aid department for 11 years.
Skip Epperson

Skip Epperson (Scenic Designer) returns for his 15th year with the company as Scenic Designer. Having designed many of the Cabrillo Stage productions in the past, including Honk! and Some Like It Hot he is excited to be a part of this anniversary season. With an MFA in Theatrical Design from Virginia, Skip came to the Bay Area to work in design and production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and ACT. In 1990 he was invited to design the scenery for Cabrillo Stage's Camelot and has been serving where needed ever since. Skip holds the position of Program Chair of the Theatre Arts Dept. at Cabrillo College, as well as instructor of technical theatre and design. Some of his most recent works have been Inherit the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Magic Flute. Skip and his bride of 22 years, Mary Jo, have four beautiful children ranging in age from 18 years to 18 months.

Ethan

Ethan Hoerneman (Light Design) previously designed the lighting for the Cabrillo Stage productions of Annie Get your Gun, The Fantasticks, West Side Story, Honk!, and Some Like It Hot. He has also designed theatrical lighting for Theatreworks, Opera San Jose, the Willows, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Teatro Vision, Children's Musical Theater of San Jose, Solano College Theater, and many others. In the past 10 years he has designed animation, projections, lighting, and scenery for more than 250 theatrical, touring and commercial productions. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Coming Soon
Thomas G. Marquez (Costume Designer) recently completed work on Gypsy, Phantom and Chicago (Musical Theatre of Wichita), Sweet Charity and Chicago (Northshore Music Theatre), the world premiere of Lullaby of Broadway (Tiffany Theatre); Showboat, Swing and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Musical Theatre West); Dreamgirls, Carousel, Into The Woods and Damn Yankees (CLOSBC); Bingo (World Premiere -Hermosa Beach Playhouse) and Evita, Pippin, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, City of Angels, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Grease and Singing in the Rain (AMTSJ). Marquez was nominated for the prestigious La Ovation Award for his designs of Once On This Island and Crazy For You (drama-logue award). Television credits as design assistant include: The Wonder Years, Third Rock From the Sun, The George Lopez Show, That 80s Show, and the WB series starring Jenny Garth and Amanda Bynes, What I Like About You. He has designed for such films as Bit Players starring Verne Troyer (Mini-Me; Sundance Film Festival), Outpatient, and the award winning Die Mommy Die starring Charles Busch.
Alice Hughes
Alice Hughes (Vocal Director) has been teaching voice and conducting adult, youth choirs and musicals in the Santa Cruz area since 1981. Her recent musical directing credits include: Cats, Jane Eyre, Guys And Dolls, and Anything Goes (Pacific Collegiate School), Mame (Scotts Valley Performing Arts) Sideshow, Music Man and Guys And Dolls (Kids on Broadway). She is the Choral Director at Pacific Collegiate School and also teaches weekend seminars for choir directors and workshops for choirs in the Western states. She has a degree in Choral Education from the Conservatory at the University of the Pacific. Ms. Hughes has also served as co-producer and director on five compact disc recordings with her church choirs. These recordings are sold throughout the United States and abroad and are sung entirely acapella, featuring amateur adult and youth choirs. Santa Cruz audiences will remember her in Cabrillo Stage productions of Annie Get Your Gun (Foster Wilson), Into The Woods (Baker's Wife), My Fair Lady and The King and I. She has also performed locally in A My Name Is Alice (Actor's Theatre), Bread! The Musical (Ortiz Productions).
Dohn Grube
Dohn Grube (Props Master) has a Bachelor of Music from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Design from the University of California, Davis. He is an instructor at Cabrillo College and has also taught at The Western Stage at Hartnell College. He has a private studio in Santa Cruz where he paints portraits
Coming Soon
Mark Hopkins (Technical Director) is back for his 14th season with Cabrillo Stage, having worked on Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man, West Side Story, Some Like It Hot, Honk!, Peter Pan, Annie, Man of La Mancha, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, Oliver!, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. He was the scenic designer for Cabrillo College's production of Playboy of the Western World. Other designs include: Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, From The Mississippi Delta, and The Immigrant with Sacramento Theater Company; All My Sons, Romeo and Juliet, and Big River for Solono College Theatre. Mark is the Performing Arts Technician for Cabrillo College.
David Curley

David Curley* (Nathan Detroit). World and regional premiers include The Haunting of Winchester (San Jose Rep), Memphis and Bat Boy (TheatreWorks). This year alone David was seen in Urinetown (Foothill Music Theatre), Gypsy (AMTSJ), John & Jen (BusBarn Stage) and the staged reading of Andrew Lipase Asphalt Beach (Theatre Works New Works Festival). Other credits: Ragtime (TheatreWorks), Cabaret (Theatre on San Pedro Square), She Loves Me and On The Twentieth Century (Foothill Music Theatre), The Goodbye Girl (BusBarn Stage), And The World Goes Round (Pear Avenue Theatre) and Hooray For What, Minnie's Boys and Miss Liberty (42nd Street Moon). His performance in Miss Liberty earned him a 2005 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award. David is also a voiceover and commercial actor and was seen on The Discovery Channel in 30 Roller Coasters in 24 Hours, which documented his successful attempt at a Guinness World Record. David is a member of the *Actors Equity Association.

Hilary Little
Hilary Little (Miss Adelaide) returns to Cabrillo Stage after previously being seen in back to back productions of Honk! (հ1), Some Like it Hot (հ2) and West Side Story (԰3). Regional credits: Ragtime (Foothill Music Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Pacific Repertory Theatre), Bye Bye Birdie (Woodminster), I Love You, You're Perfect...(Theatre on San Pedro Square), The Sound of Music (AMTSJ). Other favorites include: The Who's Tommy, Into the Woods, Singinin the Rain, Ruthless!, Songs for a New World, Once Upon a Mattress, Oliver!, Big, Sweeney Todd and The Pirates of Penzance. Hilary has musically directed H2$ and Mattress for SVCT and recently choreographed The Pajama Game for Odyssey Theatre Co. Miss Little has toured Japan and Korea with the GHS Chamber Singers and later toured Europe with SJSU's Dr. Charlene Archibeque and her Choraliers. At SJSU Hilary was a proud member of Janie Scott's Company One.
Adrian Valente
Adrian Valente (Sky Masterson) is currently an undergraduate at Santa Clara University where he is a Theatre and Dance major, as well as a Musical Theatre minor. His performances have included A Flea In Her Ear and Sweeney Todd (Hannon Theatre Company), Pirates of Penzance and Les Miserables (Citrus College Summer Conservatory), as well as Blithe Spirit and King Lear (Santa Clara University). Adrianճ musical theatre debut was in Sweeney Todd as the lead character, and he's been hooked on theatre ever since. Adrian grew up in Los Angeles and attended Loyola High School.
Danielle Crook
Danielle Crook (Sarah) is a Santa Cruz native, having spent the past four years at UCLA. She has been a soloist with the UCLA Chorale at Royce Hall, and performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, both under the direction of Donald Neuen. She recently performed at the Kodak Theater (home of the Oscars) under Tzvetanka Varimezova with Superdevoiche, UCLA's Bulgarian Woman's Choir. She has marched on the field of the Rose Bowl with UCLA's Marching Band, and performed in the world premier of the opera, Lorca: Child of the Moon with UCLA Opera. Other performing highlights include Anything Goes, Song of Norway, and Street Scene at UCSC. She has studied at the Institute of Voice Performance Pedagogy at Oberlin with Richard Miller, ballet and jazz at Santa Monica Dance Studio, and voice with Occidental College faculty member Alma Mora Ponce. In the past year Danielle has been featured on MTV's hit TV show, Date My Mom, and the Fine Living Networks TV show The Great Adventure.
 
Christopher Albrecht (Ensemble) has been dancing for 15 years. He loves everything about dance and theater and will be studying at UCLA next fall. Christopher first appeared at Cabrillo Stage in 2004ճ The Music Man. During his four years at Harbor High, he has choreographed and danced in musicals, worked on plays, choreographed and danced in Escapade Dance Company performances, and taken eight semesters of drama. Christopher has also been involved with the Crash Burn and Die/Moving and Storage Modern Dance Company and danced with Outrageous Dance Company for 5 years. He credits Annie Colbeck for his inspiration, creativity, and love of movement and will miss her immensely next year.
 
Donny Arelis (Ensemble) is originally from Manila, Philippines. He moved to the U.S. at the age of 10, residing in Monterey, CA. In high school he was introduced to dance and soon excelled, taking it up full time at Monterey Peninsula College and San Jose State University. His dance training includes summer intensives at the New York City Dance Alliance and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He appeared for the first time with Cabrillo Stage in 2002ճ Some Like It Hot. He is a recent graduate from SJSU, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Management). Donny would like to thank his mom, family and friends for their continuous support
 
Antony Avila-Dillon (Angie the Ox) is a triple threat actor: he sings, dances, and performs. With Kids On Broadway he was in Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Lil Abner (Earthquake McGoon), and A Funny Thing HappenedɨHero). With All About Theatre he was in Into The Woods (Rapunzel's Prince), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), Oliver (Mr. Bumble), and 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor). Antony is a student of dance at Elaine's Dance Studio, and the Palomar Ballroom, and is currently studying voice with Kathryn Adkins. Antony is planning a career in entertainment, in theatre, movies, or doing voice-overs.
 
Kristin Brownstone (Mimi/Ensemble) marks her first production with Cabrillo Stage this season. She was last seen in Cabrillo Theatre Arts production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Fall of 2005. Kristin considers herself a Astronomer the musical theatre world. Having grown up doing plays and musicals, she only recently made it a part of her life again, after a hiatus spent on her career and raising a family. At Cal Poly, S.L.O., where she received her B.S. in Journalism, she was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company. Kristin has worked in high-tech marketing for 13 years and is now a freelance writer, marketing consultant, and food reviewer. She also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and lives in Scotts Valley with her husband and two sons.
 
Lindsey Chester (General Cartwright) began her acting career at age 6, with a small part in Oliver Twist. Her theatre experience since then includes Damn Yankees (Lola), West Side Story (Maria) and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Helena). Recently, she has diversified her career with roles in Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, Tom Foolery, Hair. Lindsey was honored to have played an ensemble role in Cabrillo Stage's The Music Man in 2004. For the past 8 years, Lindsey has been a director of local children's theater, working with children ages 6 through 19. As Artistic Director of All About Theatre, she aspires to increase the caliber of the performing arts for teens and youth in Santa Cruz County. All About Theatre performs 6 full-scale productions a year and keeps Lindsey on her creative toes as Director or Producer of all of them.
 
Hilary Davidson (Ensemble) is excited to be making her debut at Cabrillo Stage. Credits: Crazy For You, Oklahoma!, and Escapade Dance Company. Hilary grew up in Santa Cruz, is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, and is thrilled to be back performing in one of her favorite musicals! Much love to everyone who has always supported me and helped me accomplish my dreams.
 
Glenn J. Davis (Benny Southstreet) played the roles of Levi and the Butler in the fall 2005 Cabrillo Theatre Dept. production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has been singing around Santa Cruz County churches over the past few years in the vocal ensemble For Heavens Sake. He has also done some solo work at Santa Cruz Bible Church. During his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond,Virginia in the early 1980ճ, he appeared as Angus McGuffie in Brigadoon and sang in the Schola Cantorum and with the Richmond Revelers, a male ensemble. Glenn grew up in Southern Connecticut and made his first appearance on stage at age 17 in Oklahoma! as Judd in the dream ballet, followed by a role in Bye Bye Birdie.
 
Jazon Escultura (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of San Jose State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. With his years there he studied modern, jazz, and ballet with Heather Cooper and Jill Yager. Under the tutelage of Janie Scott, he under went a course in choreographing musicals. For the past year he was part of University Dance Theatre, a performing dance company headed by Gary Masters. He also performed with sjDANCEco. In the same year, he performed a Hip-Hop improvisation at the American College Dance Festival in Sacramento. He has recently worked with an up and coming musical theatre company called Fused, in which he had a lead role.
 
G. Vaughn Forsyth (Calvin) is a practicing fine art painter who received a BFA from the University of Utah in 1974, where he studied ceramic sculpture with Marilyn Levine, Peter Voulkos, Dorothy Bearnson and Angelo Caravalia. He set aside his cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet for drawing. 32 years later, Vaughn studies band music here at Cabrillo College, renewing skills that led to becoming a soloist with the United Nations Honor Guard and 8th Army Band in Seoul, Korea. Vaughn was born in Provo, Utah to a Mom that had an All-Girl Band in college and various aggregations in Northern Virginia that included Vaughn on trumpet. His mom encouraged her children and their friends to participate in music and education just as she had with her parent's family band in Canada. As a teenager Vaughn played for almost every conceivable occasion: bars, circuses, dinner theatre musicals, and riots to weddings.
 
Ruthie Holmes (Ensemble) most recently performed in the lovable role of the Bear in the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of Cinderella (2005). Prior to that, she co-choreographed and was in the ensemble of Merrily We Roll Along directed by Danny Scheie. As well as having an immense background in dance, she has studied Shakespeare in London with the British American Dramatic Academy. Since then, she was cast as the female understudy for the Shakespeare Santa Cruz traveling group Shakes-to-go, which performed a 50 minute production of As You Like It for grade schools around the community. Ruthie has also just graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Theatre Arts. She grew up in upstate NY where she trained in ballet for years, and thanks her lucky stars everyday for that fabulous dancing childhood
 
Jon-Mark (Nicely Nicely Johnson) is a regional performer born and raised on the Central Coast. He holds the Master of Music degree from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) and the Bachelor of Arts in Music from Santa Clara University. Roles include Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Bay Area Singers Opera Theater Institute of San Francisco, Horton the Elephant (Suessical the Musical), Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit), Mr. Beaver (Narnia) and Alloysius A. Aesop (Aesops Fabulous Fable Factory). Currently, he studies acting with Bobbie Weinapple of Sedways Studios and voice with Brian Staufenbiel of UCSC. He serves as Minister of Music for Immanuel Presbyterian Church in San Jose and musical directing credits include Twelve Dancing Princesses and Redwall, The Musical (Ariel Theatrical Inc.). He has worked with the students of Harbor High School as vocal coach on South Pacific, Grease, and Guys & Dolls. As a singer/songwriter, he recorded his first CD in 2000 which received both national and international radio play. His songs have also been recorded by The Acapella Company. He dedicates this performance to his students, family, and friends.
 
Patrick Klein (Lt. Brannigan) is thrilled to be making his third appearance with Cabrillo Stage. He has experience as the pesky cop, having played Lt. Shrank in 2003ճ West Side Story, as well as 2002ճ Some Like It Hot! Other favorite roles: The Boys Next Door (Norman), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Billy Bibbit), Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely), City of Angels (Buddy Fiddler), and Joseph Dreamcoat (Reuben). Thanks to Dustin and Janie for keeping him in mind, the family, Lile Cruse and Michele Rivard, and international stage/screen star Izetta Fang for her love and support.
 
Kate Kumada (Martha/Ensemble) is currently a theater major at Cal State Long Beach and was last seen down south in Musical Theater Wests production of The King and I (Royal Dancer, Wife). She is ecstatic to return to her favorite company in the world, having previously joined the Cabrillo Stage family in Annie (Pepper), Peter Pan (Lost Boy), and Honk! (Billy). She is especially excited to work again with Janie Scott. Kate has trained in dance at CSULB, AMT, and at Motion Pacific with Curtis Caudill.
 
Emily M. Marsilia (Ensemble) is thrilled to be working with Cabrillo Stage again, having appeared in last summers production of Annie Get Your Gun. Favorite roles include Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street), Rosie Alvarez (Bye Bye Birdie) and Demeter (CATS) for which she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress by AMT. You may have also seen her as Cinderella (Into the Woods), Adelaide (Guys & Dolls), Annie (Annie) and Rosemary (How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying). Emily started dancing at the age of four and has been in many dance competitions since, including KAR Dance, I Love Dance, Tahoe Nationals, and Starlight Prod. At the age of nine, she won first place for the KWAV Star Search. Emily currently takes lessons at Elaine's Dance Studio and Dancenter. She thanks her family for all of their undying support and love.
 
Mike Millot (Big Julie) is returning to the stage after an 8 year absence. He was last seen in the Easy Street Theater's Christmas production of My Fair Lady (his first musical) as Freddie Eynsford-Hill in 1998. Previous to that he appeared in the Lake Tahoe Players production of Noises Off as Freddie/Charles. A graduate of UCSC in Theater Arts in 1994, Mike was active in student-produced plays and experimental videos and film, as well as contributing to mainstage productions during that period. Before that he was active in community theater and junior college productions in Los Angeles and San Diego. Originally from the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts, Mike got his first taste of the stage at the age of six while performing as the Cheshire Cat in a parochial school production of Alice in Wonderland. He has loved it ever since. Outside of the theater, Mike also contributes to comedy sketches shown locally on Santa Cruz community television.
 
Burr Nissen (Rusty Charlie) has spent the past two summers performing at Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Productions there have included 1776, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, and Man of La Mancha. Burr plays bagpipes with his wife Susan, in the Stewart Tartan Pipes and Drums of San Francisco. He also works part time as a guidance counselor with the Eastside Adult Education Program in San Jose. Burr has enjoyed his prior Cabrillo Stage seasons with memorable performances in Oliver!, Sweeney Todd, Funny Girl, Man of La Mancha, and Some Like It Hot. Burr's children have rewarded him with successful marriages and work in a variety of professions. Son Todd is a public relations Manager for Ford of Europe, Daughter Kim is a librarian in Orange County, and daughter Audrey is a physical therapist in Los Osos. Burr has seven grandchildren.
 
Kathleen Eschen-Pipes (Agatha) returns to Cabrillo Stage having debuted in the 2004 production of The Music Man. She began performing in musicals in high school, notably as Bonnie in Anything Goes and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! While she had sung in choirs most of her life and danced in plays and drill team, she received formal training in college, studying voice with Karen Smith and taking modern dance, ballet and jazz. At Smith College, she acted in The Three Sisters and The Three Penny Opera as well as directed the experimental play, Approaching Simone. She also performed in Bread and Puppet Theater's summer production, The Domestic Resurrection Circus. Since graduating with a B.A. in Theater in 1982, she has performed choral music from classical to gospel to Sacred Harp, not to mention solos and duets by Vivaldi and Bach, directed Christmas pageants, and done public speaking on Sunday mornings. She would like to thank Jon Nordgren for increasing her popularity with her neighbors by teaching her how to play the trombone.
 
Andrew Roubal (Ensemble) is proud to return for his third consecutive year with Cabrillo Stage, after being seen in Annie Get Your Gun and The Music Man. Andrew has been performing for the majority of this life, dancing and competing since the age of three. He has appeared in The Music Man and Damn Yankees with the AMTSJ. He has also appeared in Singing In The Rain and A Chorus Line with MCT. Andrew is a choreographer for All About Theatre, and has choreographed Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver and 42nd Street. Andrew is proud to be the Director and Choreographer for All About Theatre's summer 2006 production of A Chorus Line. Andrew has completed his first year as a Musical Theatre student at California State University, Fullerton, and was seen in their Spring 2006 production of Cabaret, being the only freshman cast in the show. CSUF is among the top sixteen most highly recommended undergraduate programs in the nation for musical theatre. This year Andrew became a world famous Disneyland Cast Member, performing for the Character and Parade Department.
 
Michael Saenz (Ensemble) is excited to be working with Janie Scott at Cabrillo Stage again, after appearing in 2002ճ Some Like It Hot. Currently, he is teaching Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Modern in San Jose where he has choreographed award winning routines for East/West Music and Dance. His performing credits include: Aida (Bus Barn), Godspell (Close the Light), original works with De Anza Dancers (Flint Center), as well as Company One (San Jose State University). He has danced professionally as a back up dancer for a number of Asian artists including CoCo Lee and several others during Jackie Chan's charity concert, 001 with Luv at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Michael grew up in Cupertino, CA., where his parents finally settled down after traveling extensively around the globe. He has trained for the past ten years around the Bay Area and is grateful to be continuing his dream of dance.
 
Aimee G. Shunney (Ensemble) has been dancing since she was 5 years old, and performing on stage in musical and dramatic theatre productions since 1980. Favorite roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Mary Shelley in Bloody Poetry, Estelle in No Exit and Celia in As You Like It. This is a special production for Aimee as it marks her debut performance in the Santa Cruz area, having recently relocated from New York City. It is also her first production after an 8 year hiatus during which time she attended and graduated from naturopathic medical school. Needless to say, she is thrilled to be back on stage! Aimee is a licensed naturopathic doctor, specializing in women's health and family medicine. She practices in Santa Cruz and Monterey. In her spare time, Aimee can be found taking jazz, hip-hop and samba classes, standing on her head with her favorite yogis, Dad and Jenni, being the muse for her artist husband, Mark, and loving her delicious pitbull, Lola.
 
Michael Stark (Harry the Horse) is returning to the musical comedy stage after a Brief of 25 years, when he performed in community theatre in San Diego. In the 1980s he pursued a career in acting and performed for several years with the L.A. Connection Improv Comedy group. Locally Michael has been performing with a cappella group Naked Voices since 1992, and performs semi-regularly at the annual Improvathon to benefit the Santa Cruz Actor's Theatre. Other recent performing experience has been entertaining his students, as an instructor in the Computer and Information Systems Dept. at Cabrillo College from 1999 to 2003
 
Megan Terry (Ensemble) just graduated this May from San Jose State University with her Bachelors in Creative Arts. She has performed with San Jose State's musical theater company Company One and in several student dance concerts. Megan grew up in Lakeport, California where she begin her training in dance and performing
 
Steven Walton-Hadlock (Arvide Abernathy) is a college English teacher and a writer. He has performed in the northern California region for the last thirty-five years. He is happy to be back at Cabrillo Stage where he was last seen in the 2004 production of The Music Man (barbershop quartet). He played Bellomy in the Santa Cruz Lyric Theatre's production of The Fantasticks, and roles in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas including the Police Sargent in Pirates of Penzance and the Notary in The Sorcerer (Gilbert and Sullivan Society/Lyric Theatre of San Jose). At Mountain Community Theatre he was seen as the title role in The Mikado, and the barbershop quartet in The Music Man. He was Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Sir Sagramore in Camelot, both at Monterey Peninsula College. He has sung solo recitals and with choral groups, most recently in the San Francisco based men's Russian choir, Slavyanka. This is his second time in Guys & Dolls, having played Arvide as a 19 year old in a UCSC production in 1972. Steve lives in Santa Cruz with his wife of 32 years, JJ.
  Annie West (Ensemble) has been dancing since the age of five. From that point on her interest in the art only grew stronger, and to her surprise led her on adventures not only across the United States but to other countries as well.
Michael Sanz
Michael Saenz (Ensemble) is excited to be working with Janie Scott at Cabrillo Stage again, after appearing in 2002ճ Some Like It Hot. Currently, he is teaching Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Modern in San Jose where he has choreographed award winning routines for East/West Music and Dance. His performing credits include: Aida (Bus Barn), Godspell (Close the Light), original works with De Anza Dancers (Flint Center), as well as Company One (San Jose State University). He has danced professionally as a back up dancer for a number of Asian artists including CoCo Lee and several others during Jackie Chan's charity concert, 001 with Luv at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Michael grew up in Cupertino, CA., where his parents finally settled down after traveling extensively around the globe. He has trained for the past ten years around the Bay Area and is grateful to be continuing his dream of dance.

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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