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WizardofOzPoster
Book & Lyrics by
Joe DiPietro
Music by
Jimmy Roberts

Originally Produced in New York by James Hammerstein, Bernie Kukoff and Jonathan Pollard Original Direction by Joel Bishoff Originally Produced by the America Stage Company, James N. Vagias, Executive Producer

  • Production Team
  • The Cast
  • Press
Andrew Ceglio
Andrew Ceglio (Director/Choreographer) is a native of San Jose and hasfound much joy and success working as a local artist in the Bay Area for the past nine years. He began his training under Professor Janie Scott of San Jose State University and her troupe Company One, where he spent two years. Andrew made his directorial debut right here at Cabrillo Stage with 2008ճ production of Forever Plaid. In January հ9 he adapted and directed The Little Prince for The Tabard Theatre Company of San Jose, where he continues his work there as an Associate Artistic Director. Last summer he returned to Cabrillo to direct I Love You, Youղe Perfect, Now Change. Shortly after, he received the opportunity to direct Cabrillo Stageճ inaugural winter production of Scrooge in the new Crocker Theater. Andrew is thrilled to be back collaborating with the great team at Cabrillo Stage and is excited about the remounts of I Love You, Youղe Perfectɠand Scrooge. Andrew would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support, and he looks forward to continuing to bring the arts to theatre lovers everywhere, be it on stage or behind the scenes.
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Drew Lewis (Music Director) is returning as the music director and accompanist for I Love you, Youղe Perfect, Now Change, and did the same for the 2008 production of Forever Plaid. He has been involved in theater around Santa Cruz for twelve years, playing in pit orchestras and working as music director for a variety of theater productions. Most recently he directed GBK Preparatory Schoolճ production of The Spitfire Grill. Drew is the music teacher at GBK Preparatory School in Santa Cruz and directs the three award-winning choirs and teaches musical production with the schoolճ drama teacher. He is a member of the California Choral Directorճ Association (ACDA), the California Music Educatorճ Association (CMEA) and is a board member of the Central Coast Section of the CMEA. This year he was voted CMEAճ ҏutstanding Music EducatorӠfor the Central Coast Section.
Dustin Leonard
Dustin Leonard (Managing Director/Production Manager/Sound Designer) 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.
Skip Epperson
William "Skip" Epperson (Scenic Designer / 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 childrenГara, Zack, Anna-Katherine, and GenevieveСges 22 to 5.
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Mark Hopkins (Lighting Design) has been with Cabrillo Stage since 1992. He has designed scenery and lighting for many local theatre companies including Bear Republic Theater, SEET Theatre and Friends Of Gus. He has designed scenery for Cabrillo Stageճ Little Shop of Horrors and lighting for Forever Plaid. Mark has designed lighting for the Cabrillo Theatre Arts production of Grapes of Wrath, as well as designed Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestraճ production of The Three Penny Opera, ActorsՠTheatreճ current production of Rabbit Hole and lighting for Jewel Theaterճ recent production of Doubt.
Maria Crush
Maria Crush (Costume Design) has been working with Cabrillo Stage since 1988 and designed such shows as 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 Music Man. She has designed costumes for West Bay Opera, New Music Works as well as Cabrillo College productions including Much Ado About Nothing, Three Penny Opera, A Man For All Season, Rashomon, School For Scandal, The Visit, Twelfth Night, Magic Flute, Oedipus Rex, Importance of Being Earnest and Suessical. Other credits include Bernsteins 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 and won the Gail Rich Award in 2007 and was also nominated in 2008 for a Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.
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Melisa Totten (Stage Manager) is honored to be a part of this ground breaking season for Cabrillo Stage. She is returning for her third summer season of stage management and feels privileged to be the first stage manager for Cabrillo Stage to have a show returning for a second season. Melisa has been a part of the stage management team since 2008, having worked on Jesus Christ Superstar, I Love You, Youղe Perfect, Now Change and Scrooge. She loves working in the local theater community and has recently stage managed for Twilight Zone 3 (Mountain Community Theater) and designed the set for The Sweepers (Fox Productions). She would like to thank Cabrillo Stage for giving her this opportunity to work with her wonderful cast and crew again and her friends and family for their support. She would also like to dedicate this show to her Grandfather who recently passed away. His kindness and love will live on in her heart forever.
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Ron Koinzan (Technical Director / 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 Stageճ 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.
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Catherine Patton (Master Charge Artist) has a BFA from the University of Santa Clara, a teaching credential from UC Berkeley and her MA in PRODUCTION STAFF - Love...Change 18 Cabrillo Stage ճ Summer 2010 Electronic Communication Arts from SF State University. While an undergraduate, she spent a year studying art in Rome, Italy, at Loyola University. In past years, she has worked as a teacher (Carondelet High School, Bentley Elementary, and Piedmont Adult School) and as an artist. Summers, she assisted set designer John Hull painting scenery for Piedmont Light Opera by day and performing with the company by night. She also painted sets for: Woodminister Theater, Oakland; Alameda Light Opera, Alameda; the Douglas Morrison Theater, Castro Valley; the Village Theater, Danville; and the Ohlone Theater, Fremont.
Max Bennet
Max Bennett-Parker is originally from Fresno, CA. Maxճ regional credits include Les Mis (Valjean), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Grease (Teen Angel), Tommy (Capt. Walker), Anything Goes (Moonface) and others, with such companies as Good Company Players, Childrenճ Musical Theatreworks, and Roosevelt School of the Arts (his alma mater). In addition to performing, he has served as vocal coach for shows ranging from Into The Woods, Sideshow, and Tommy. Heճ played keyboards with bands based in the Central Valley, including Los Hooligans, The NoTones, Beach Party Blockade, and currently with the Santa Cruz outfit, James Rabbit. This is his second Cabrillo Stage production after last summerճ Forever Plaid.
Ariel Buck
Ariel Buck is thrilled to be returning to Cabrillo Stage, having appeared in last summerճ I Love You, Youղe Perfectɬ Scrooge (Mrs. Cratchit/Christmas Past) and 2007ճ Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey). Other Regional credits include: Fox/Snake in The Little Prince (Tabbard Theatre) 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/teaching.
Nick Ceglio
Nicholas Ceglio is extremely thankful that he has found a home at such a welcoming place as Cabrillo Stage. This marks his fifth production with the company. You might have seen him in the inaugural winter show, Scrooge, as Bob Cratchitt. Currently stationed in Los Angeles, he spends the majority of his time writing songs and performing in his rock band, George Glass, as well as numerous other bands in the Southern California area. Nick would like to thank his brother Andrew, his mother Marie, and his Grandmother Josephine for their unconditional support.
Sara Stein
Sara Stein is so happy to be back on stage with three of her favorite castmates. Sara has recently graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Foothill College in Los Altos and is looking forward to starting her new life as an RVT in Los Angeles next month. Most recently seen as Kathy Selden in Marquee Productions, SinginՠIn the Rain, other favorite roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Violet in Sideshow, and Susan in Tick, Tick, Boom! where she was fortunate to act alongside the wonderful Ceglio brothers. Sara hopes to pursue a career in shelter and rescue medicine while continuing to indulge in her love of performance.

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