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Book Music & Lyrics by
Leslie Bricusse
 
  • Production Team
  • The Cast
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Andrew Ceglio
Andrew Ceglio (Director) is a native of San Jose and has found much joy and success working as a local artist in the bay area for the past nine years. Andrew made his directorial debut right here at Cabrillo Stage with the 2008 production of Forever Plaid. Shortly after, Andrew teamed up with the Tabard Theatre Company of San Jose, where he adapted and directed the classic tale by Antoine De Saint- Exupery, The Little Prince. More recently, Andrew was thrilled to be apart of Cabrillo Stage’s successful summer season where he directed and choreographed the musical comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Cabrillo audiences may remember Andrew as The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Seymour in Little Shop..., and Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar. Andrew is thrilled to be back and honored to be collaborating once again with the amazing team here at Cabrillo Stage. Andrew would like to thank his family and friends for the constant love and support, and he looks forward in continuing to bring the arts to theatre lovers everywhere, be it on stage or behind the scenes. Andrew would also like to dedicate this wonderful production to his late Grandfather Carmen Gingerelli.
Trevor Little
Trevor Little (Choreographer) Scrooge marks Trevor’s 9th production with Cabrillo Stage, having directed 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 LaMancha, 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 Innitiative. Trevor is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
Jon Nordgren
Jon Nordgren (Producing Artistic Director, Music Director) is in his tenth year with Cabrillo Stage and fourth season as the Artistic Director. Since 2002, he has also 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, and arranger including stints with the Santa Cruz Symphony, Princess Cruise Lines and for 13 years at Steve Silver’s musical revue, Beach Blanket Babylon...! He has performed in concert with Manhattan Transfer, The Ink Spots, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Little Anthony, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Bobby Rydel, Joanne Castle, Julius LaRossa, Donald O¹Connor, Jack Jones, and the Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus. As musical director, his credits include countless productions spanning over the past 35 years. Jon would like to thank his family for their support, his brother Scott, for his inspired collaboration, and his daughters Cassie and Linnea, for their unending enthusiasm for art, music and theater. 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.
Alice Hughes
Alice Hughes (Assistant Musical Director) has been teaching voice, conducting musicals, and choirs in the Santa Cruz area since 1981. She was musical director for the Shakespeare Santa Cruz productions of Princess And The Pea and Wind In The Willows. She has worked for Cabrillo Stage as vocal director and performer. She is the Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair at Pacific Collegiate School (PCS), where she is also the head of choral activities. Ms. Hughes teaches weekend seminars and workshops for church choir directors in the Western states. Ms. Hughes is the co-producer and director on six compact disc recordings. Other recent musical directing credits include: Honk! (Scotts Valley Performing Arts) Starmites (PCS), No No Nannette, (PCS), and Les Miserables (PCS). Onstage she performed as Foster Wilson in the Cabrillo Stage production of Annie Get Your Gun and as the Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods. She has also performed locally in A My Name Is Alice (Actor’s Theatre), Bread! The Musical (Ortiz Productions), My Fair Lady (Cabrillo Stage), and The King and I (Cabrillo Stage.
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, The Fantasticks, Forever Plaid, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wizard of Oz, just to name a few. Dustin is the Managing Artistic Director and founder of The Monterey Bay Repertory Theatre and has directed, produced and starred in a number of shows in the Monterey Bay area. Dustin most recently directed 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. His credits include both on and off stage at MBR Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo Stage. Dustin has managed and produced diverse shows such as A Street Car Named Desire, Christmas Carol, Art, Carousel and many more.
Skip Epperson
William “Skip” Epperson (Scenic Design / Props Supervisor) has been teaching theatrical design and backstage theatre for the past 17 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 who’s who - PRODUCTION STAFF Cabrillo Stage • Winter 2009 27 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 24 years, Mary Jo, his most precious productions have been his four children–Sara, Zack, Anna-Katherine, and Genevieve–ages 21 to 4.
Ethan
Ethan Hoerneman (Lighting Design) previously designed the lighting for the Cabrillo Stage productions of The Wizard of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys & Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Honk!, and Sugar. In the Bay Area, he has also designed theatrical lighting for Theatreworks, Opera San Jose, The Willows, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, the Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra, Teatro Vision, Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose, and a number of other theater companies. In the past thirteen years he has designed animation, projections, lighting, and scenery for more than 350 productions, across North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a graduate of the InterArts and Technology program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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 four years now. At age 20 he started his own music label Supply & Demand Entertainment. From live sound to studio recording, from rap to jazz, Skyler has been around it all behind the mixing board. Having just graduated from Cabrillo College, Skyler is looking forward to continuing his career in the music recording business.
Jennifah Chard
Jennifah Chard (Production Stage Manager / Assistant Production Manager) has been a member of the Santa Cruz arts community since the summer of 1989, 28 Cabrillo Stage • Winter 2009 Jennifah has been working on fulfilling her destiny to be a Jill of All Trades. A few of her favorite jobs have been: landscaping and voiceover work, candy maker and nanny, security guard and Santa Claus, radio producer and personal assistant, DJ and sous chef. After finding a home away from home in the theater, she has participated in as many areas of production and performance as time has allowed, including stage and house management, producing, directing, set construction and design, and acting. Favorite roles include the wigmaker in Rashomon (Cabrillo Drama Department), Spaceship Girl in Ants Plants and Bob (DA Productions) and Runner in Roach Motel (Sisyphus Project). Jennifah is the House Manager for Cabrillo Music Festival and the Company Manager at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director to Spike Wong in producing the Los Gatos High School production of K-2 & Lifeline. Jennifah wishes you and your loved ones a warm and laughter filled holiday season.
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.
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Joseph Ribeiro
Joseph Ribeiro* (Scrooge) has years of experience as an actor (stage, TV and film), director, musician, academic instructor and voice coach. His musical roles include Fagin in Oliver, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar and the Mysterious Man in Into The Woods, Lord Brockhurst in The Boyfriend, Judge Pitkin in On The Town, Governor/Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha, and Pickering in My Fair Lady. He has starred in world premiers of Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s pantomimes over the last ten years. These have included Mrs. Baden-Rotten in Cinderella, Carmen Monoxide in Gretel and Hansel, Belladonna in Sleeping Beauty and Ratatouille in The Princess and the Pea. Other roles include The Duke in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, Prince Escalus in Romeo and Juliet, Mr. Smierda in the world premiere of My Antonia, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Feste in Twelfth Night, Lucio in Measure for Measure, the Dauphin in St. Joan, Dr. Rank in A Doll’s House and Monjoy in Henry V. An instructor in the Theater Department at Cabrillo, he is delighted to perform the title role in Scrooge for Cabrillo Stage’s very first musical in the new Crocker Theater.

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Nick Ceglio
Nicholas Ceglio (Bob Cratchit) is extremely honored to be involved in the very first winter production at Cabrillo Stage, as well as the first Stage production in the new theater. This marks his fourth show with the company, including last Summer’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change as well as 2003’s West Side Story and 2000’s Peter Pan. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Nick spends the majority of his free time writing and performing original music in numerous projects throughout the greater California area (www. myspace.com/georgeglass). He would like to dedicate this performance to his grandfather Carmen and his father Ron.
Morgan Cree
Morgen Cree (Tiny Tim) is nine years old, and Scrooge marks her first professional show. Morgen appeared in the Scotts Valley Performing Arts 2008 production of Honk!, and has been dancing since the age of three. Morgen loves to draw and when she grows up wants to be a designer and do more theatre.
Mike Stark'
Michael Stark (Jacob Marley/Ensemble) is excited to be performing in his fourth production with Cabrillo Stage, having appeared as a Priest in Jesus Christ Superstar, as Harry/Baptista in Kiss Me Kate, and as Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls. Michael pursued an acting career for many years in San Diego and Los Angeles, including performances with The L.A. Connection comedy improv troupe. Locally he has performed with the a cappella group Naked Voices and the Santa Cruz Improvathon. Michael feels very thrilled and privileged to be working with all of the tremendously talented people involved in this production of Scrooge, the very first musical to be performed in the fabulous Crocker Theater.
David jackson
David Jackson (Young Scrooge/Nephew/Ensemble) This marks David’s fourth show with Cabrillo Stage and he is thrilled to be back for the first winter show, Scrooge. You could have seen him last as an ensemble member in The Wizard of Oz (2009), Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (2008) or as an ensemble member in Kiss Me Kate (2008). Other shows you may have recognized him in are Aida (Radames, West Valley Light Opera), Rocky Horror Show (ATC), or in Seussical, as a Wickersham Brother (Cabrillo Theatre Arts Dept.). He would like to thank his family and friends for their on going love and support. And, the cast and staff of Stage for making this such pleasurable show to be a part of.
Ariel Buck
Ariel Buck (Christmas Past/Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble) This marks Ariel’s third production with Cabrillo Stage, having appeared in last summer’s I Love You, You’re Perfect…(Woman 2) and 2007’s 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 working towards a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. She would like to dedicate her performance to her late grandmother who lived every day like it was December the 25th!
Ben Holk
Ben Jammin Holck (Christmas Present/Ensemble) is a free-lance artist and teacher. He has over 20-years experience, teaching live-performance classes to youth of all ages. Currently, he is the Artistic Producing Director for his own non-profit, The Ben Jammin Academy of Performing Arts.. Benjamin is also a founder and previous Artistic Director for local non-profit, Kids on Broadway, and has taught in their outreach program, bringing the performing arts to at-risk youth at Barrios Unidos and the Boys & Girls’ Club. Ben is also a SPECTRA Artist, and is active in various after-school programs where he has produced dozens of musical theatre productions. As an actor, Ben has performed with The Easy Street Players in San Jose and in the 8 10s @ 8 Play Festival in Santa Cruz. Ben played the title-role in last summers The Wizard of Oz. Benjamin is looking forward to directing Annie this spring with his own theatre company.
Lizzie
Lizzie Shipton (Christmas Yet To Be/Beggar Woman/Ensemble) has been a musician and dancer since age five, and got her start in musical theatre at age fifteen, playing Nancy in the Aptos High School production of Oliver! She was hooked immediately and appeared in every Aptos High School production thereafter. After graduating she went on to study at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood. This is her first Cabrillo Stage professional stage production, though she has been a singer and drummer for numerous gigging bands throughout the last six years – most notably the all-female Santa Cruz punk band Jade Banger, and the Hollywood-based indie group, Band Noir. She currently attends Cabrillo and fronts a local band with her brother and other Cabrillo students.
Gabrielle
Gabrielle Aguirre (Urchin) is nine years old. Scrooge is Gabrielle’s first experience with a professional musical theater company. She has performed with All About Theater’s youth productions in the last four years. Her very first theater experience was playing an orphan in Annie when she was just six years old. She has since performed in Jungle Book, Peter Pan and CATS. Gabrielle has also done choir and was part of TLC music and drama camp. She is excited to be performing in this production with her brother.
Tiffer Aguirre
Tiffer Aguirre (Urchin) is eleven years old. His first experience with professional musical theater was last summer as a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Tiffer has performed with All About Theater for the past four years playing the roles of Mr. Mistofolees in CATS, Indian Chief and pirate in Peter Pan, and ensemble in Jungle Book
Antony D
Antony Avila-Dillon (Bisset the Butcher/Ensemble) appeared with Kids on Broadway’s Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Li’l Abner (Earthquake McGoon), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero). All About Theatre: Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), Oliver (Mr. Bumble), and 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Seussical (The Mayor), Urinetown (Mr. Caldwell Cladwell), The Producers (Max Bialystock), Grease (Roger), and Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson). Cabrillo Stage: Guys and Dolls (Angie the Ox), and The Wizard of Oz. Antony enjoys musical theater for the opportunities it provides with singing, dancing, and the enrichment it adds to his life. He would like to thank his family for the support they give him in theatre arts.
Shashona Brooks

Shashona Brooks (Isabel/Helen/Ensemble) graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a theater arts degree in June 2009, and is very excited to be joining Cabrillo Stage for it’s first winter show. Shashona was an acting intern for Shakespeare Santa Cruz in 2007, where she was Iris in The Tempest directed by Kirsten Brandt and Ariel in the Mock Tempest directed by Alex Harvey. Favorite roles include Cinderella from ShakespeareSanta Cruz’s Cinderella (2005), Benvolio from Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Shakes to Go: Romeo and Juliet (2008), and Willy Lohman in Death Of A Salesman (2009).

Christina Cree
Christina Cree (School Teacher/Ensemble) was seen last summer in Stage’s The Wizard Of Oz. She was Ida in the Scotts Valley Performing Arts 2008 production of Honk! and in 2007 she performed in Oliver as the rose seller. She is the lead female vocalist in an Irish band that performs throughout the Bay Area. Christina is excited about performing with her daughter. This is their second show together. She’d like to thank her amazing husband and children for their love and support.
Robin
Robin DiCello (Mrs. Fezziwig/Jocelyn/Jolly Goode/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Cabrillo Stage, having been seen in last summer’s production of The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble). Other shows include, Seussical The Musical, Urinetown, Hair (Dionne) and Cabaret, (Frenchy). Robin traveled to Newfoundland, Canada in the summer of 2008, where she worked with college faculty on an experimental movement piece with the Blue Canyon Collective Theater Company. Robin is a student at The University of Santa Cruz where she is studying Theater Arts and Psychology. She would like to thank everyone who made this production possible, and a special thanks to each one of you who holds a special place in your heart for the arts. In memory of Stanislavski, “Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.” Enjoy the show!
Maray Fisher
Maraya Fisher (Urchin) is ecstatic to return to Cabrillo Stage after she participated as a munchkin in last summer’s Wizard of Oz. She has performed in many Kids on Broadway productions including Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, and Dora Bailey in Singing in the Rain. In addition, she has done three years of CCS honor choir. She is a sophomore at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory where she was in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and is currently in the school’s chamber choir.
Caiti Hendrix
Caiti Hendrix (Martha Cratchit/Ensemble) is thrilled to have the opportunity to be doing another Cabrillo Stage production, having performed in The Wizard of Oz as a Munchkin this past summer. Other productions she has enjoyed doing include All About Theatre shows such as: Annie (Ms. Hannigan), Urinetown the Musical (Little Becky Two Shoes), and Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney). Productions at her school, Harbor High, including, The Battle of Bull Run (Linda), Crazy For You (Polly Baker), and her favorite role yet, as Little Red, in Into The Woods
Makai Hernandez
Makai Hernandez (Peter Cratchit/Ebby/Ensemble) has been performing in local theater and dance productions since age five. He has appeared in All About Theater’s Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Aladdin (Aladdin), CATS (Munkustrap), Scotts Valley Performing Arts’ Oliver (Oliver), Honk! (Ensemble), The Sound of Music (Kurt Von Trapp), Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Wind in The Willows (Rabbit, Weasel) and Cabrillo Stage’s Wizard of Oz (Munchkin, Winkie). Makai also sings with the Calvary Episcopal Church Youth Choir under the direction of Murray Walker and with his 7th grade class at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School under the direction of Michael Hall.
Asha
Asha Kancherlapalli (Ensemble) has performed as an actor, vocalist, dancer and violinist on stages around the globe, including Chicago’s Symphony Center and the Sydney Opera House. This show will be Asha’s first Cabrillo Stage production. Asha would like to thank her friends and family for coming to see the show and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday!
Aviva Keynton
Aviva Keynton (Kathy Cratchit/Jenny/Ensemble) caught the theater bug a few years ago and has since performed in many local productions. She was most recently a Munchkin in Cabrillo Stage’s production of The Wizard of Oz. She has performed in Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Wind in the Willows (Rabbit, Mouse), and Scotts Valley Performing Arts production of Honk! (Beaky the Duckling). Aviva, at age 13, is an accomplished musician in violin, viola and voice. She also loves dance and gymnastics and currently takes classes in ballet and acrobatics. Aviva is thrilled to be back again with Cabrillo Stage and working with this fantastic cast!
Joey Louis Kruse
Joey Louis Kruse (Hugo Hearty/Ensemble) has been acting since the age of five appearing with Santa Cruz Children’s and Teen’s Theatre, including Pinocchio (Pinocchio), Schmo White and the Seven Dwarfs (Sleepy) and Sleeping Beauty (Prince Charming). He has performed with All About Theatre in Moby Dick the Musical (Ahab), Bang, Bang You’re Dead (Grandpa/ Prosecutor/Student) Footloose (Coach Dunbar), The Producers (Mr. Marks), Grease (Eugene) and Guys and Dolls (Arvide). He has also worked with Cabrillo Theatre Arts in Seussical as a Who and in SLV High School’s Urinetown as Officer Barrel. When not on stage Joey can be found writing poems, songs, stories, and plays, including creating his own musical called Move Along. Joey is currently taking professional voice with Lindsey Chester. Joey would like to thank Cabrillo Stage for giving him this opportunity. He also thanks all his past directors for preparing him for Cabrillo Stage. Joey thanks his mother for having faith in his acting and driving him around to rehearsals the last ten years.
Zendrx Llado
Zendrex Llado (Punch & Judy Man/Ensemble) is very excited to be in his first Cabrillo Stage production. Previous roles include Roger DuBris and Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in All About Theater’s productions of The Producers and Anything Goes. Before graduating from Soquel High School this past summer, he was part of several Knights of the Square Stage Productions, including Scapin, Urinetown, The Diviners, and Cabaret, where he played such roles as Leander, Hot Blades Harry, Basil Bennett and the Emcee.
Brandon Martin
Brandon Martin (Boy/Ensemble) is happily returning for another season with Cabrillo Stage. Brandon, 13, has always been interested in performing. His most recent accomplishment was with the Cabrillo’s Children’s Choir for the grand opening of the Crocker Theater. He has also been in The Wizard of Oz at Cabrillo Stage as a Munchkin, and The Wizard of Oz with Ben Jammin’s Academy as the Wizard. Brandon is excited to be back for more.
Brie Michaud
Brie Michaud (Mrs. Dibler/Ensemble) Scrooge marks Briana’s sixth Cabrillo Stage production, having appeared in Sound of Music, West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Wizard of Oz. She is extremely grateful to be a part of the first Cabrillo Stage performance in the new Crocker Theatre, not to mention the first winter production. She hopes the tradition will continue on and looks forward to many more shows with the company. Many thanks to her Cabrillo Stage family and to her own family (Mommy, Daddy, Os & Timmy). To all our beloved Cabrillo Stage patrons and lovers of the arts - “A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”
Colby Morrison
Colby Morrison (Urchin) is thrilled to be returning to Cabrillo Stage after appearing as the Mayor of the Munchkin City in Cabrillo Stage’s The Wizard of Oz. Scrooge will mark Colby’s third professional play as he also appeared in Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s production of The Wind in the Willows. He was one of the main children in Tandy Beal’s Listening to the Earth. The rest of Colby’s acting experience has been with WEST where he preformed in over 20 productions since the age of five. Some favorite roles were Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz), Mr. Beauregard (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood), Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web), and Chief Weasel (The Wind in the Willows). Colby has also performed professionally in a radio commercial.
Maya Ross
Maya Ross (Urchin) has performed in numerous musicals with Kids on Broadway, All About Theatre and Pacific Collegiate School, including Anything Goes, Ragtime, Sweet Charity and No, No, Nanette. After performing in The Wizard of Oz as a Munchkin, Maya is very happy to be back with Cabrillo Stage. Born in New York City, she has studied at the Alvin Ailey School and currently takes several dance classes at Dancenter. Tap and jazz are her favorites. Maya attends Pacific Collegiate School and is a sophomore.
Zoe Schneider-Smith
Zoe Schneider-Smith (Miss Dibler/Featured Dancer/Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of her second show at Cabrillo Stage, having appeared in the enemble of The Wizard of Oz. She has been dancing since the age of three and doing musical theater since the age of eight. Her most recent role was Adelaide in Guys and Dolls with All About Theatre.Other roles with AAT include 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 the Cabrillo Theatre Arts Department she appeared in Seussical. For SLV High School Zoe was a Kit Kat girl and assistant choreographer for Cabaret and co-choreographed Urinetown. At the age of 17, Zoe is currently attending Cabrillo as a full time student.
Geoffrey Ward
Geoffrey Ward (Mr. Fezziwig/Topper/Ensemble) As a member of SAG and AFTRA, Geoffrey has been involved in theater, film, and music since the late ‘70s. Geoffrey started his career in the theater as Takaberry in Sunnyvale Community Theater’s production of How to Succeed… He later went on to star in the role of Jesus in San Jose Civic Light Opera’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar with Heather MacRae, while at the same time leading a top 40’s rock and roll band for 12 years. Moving to Southern California in the early ‘80s to complete his Bachelors’ degree in communications and to pursue acting, he would regularly have five and under bit parts on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives and the action series, Vegas. Geoff eventually moved back north where he married and settled in Scotts Valley. There he opened a digital sports photography business, Quick-Pix/Sportshots. Today, Geoffrey is a 5th grade teacher at Baymonte Christian School in Scotts Valley where he resides with his wife Bobbie Lynne and his two children, Blake and Blaire. Geoff would like to thank his family and friends for their ongoing love and support.
Jarrod Washignton
Jarrod Washington (Tom Jenkins/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at Cabrillo Stage to perform again, after playing the part of the Lion in The Wizard of Oz and of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. Jarrod got most of his musical theatre experience performing with the Children’s Musical Theatre of San Jose. Some of his favorite roles include John in Miss Saigon, “Horse” in The Full Monty, The Plant in Little Shop of Horrors, The Hawker in Tommy and Horton the Elephant in Seussical the Musical. In his everyday life Jarrod works as a fire and water restoration specialist for Servpro of Campbell. In his free time, Jarrod performs with the hip hop group Mean Ol Lion. You can check him out at www.meanollionsden.com. Jarrod would like to thank God, his family and his friends for all their support. Jarrod would also like to thank the Cabrillo Stage staff and crew for givinghim yet another opportunity to perform with such a wonderful, professional and all around talented company.
Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson (Mr. Pringle/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble) is excited to be joining Cabrillo Stage for the first time, after last performing in musical theatre during high school. Born in Los Gatos, he has performed in a wide variety of productions since he was a small child. A singer/songwriter, Dan plays over 20 different musical instruments, specializing in the guitar and bass. During his junior year of high school he wrote and produced an original pirate rock musical, entitled A Ship Without A Plank. Dan is currently on hiatus from CSU Monterey Bay to pursue his music career. This summer he performed a concert at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma for NASCAR. Dan will be releasing his solo album “Miniature Cities” this December. His music canbe heard at www.myspace.com/dancatomusic. Past favorite roles include Bela Zangler (Crazy for You), Boris Kholenkov (You Can’t Take it With You), Barnaby Tucker (Hello, Dolly!), Bishop Henry T. Townsend (Anything Goes), Mac (42ndStreet), and Cabrillo Stage • Winter 2009 23 Balthazar (A Comedy of Errors). Dan enjoys spending his free timemountain biking.
Sky Wilson
Skye Wilson (Mary/Featured Dancer/Ensemble) is delighted to be appearing in her second production with Cabrillo Stage, having been seen this past summer in The Wizard of Oz. A Bay Area native, she has been performing since the age of three. Skye graduated summa cum laude in June 2009 from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in Music and Theatre Arts and a minor in Musical Theatre. While at school, she performed extensively with the Music, Dance, and Theatre Departments and gave two senior recitals, one in voice and one in dance. Skye also served as the choreographer for several productions while at Santa Clara University, the most recent being 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. 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 is excited to perform with her brother again for the first time in four years!
Emily Zimmermann
Emily Zimmermann (Featured Dancer/Ensemble) received her formal dance training at Professional Ballet School taught by Carmela Zegarelli Peter and Zoltan Peter, and spent summers at Academy of Ballet with Richard Gibson and Zory Karah. She has performed with Peninsula Ballet Theatre under the direction of Carlos Carvajal and later Michael Lowe, in such productions as The Nutcracker and Carnival of the Animals, and with Young Artists Ballet Theatre in a variety of ballet and contemporary works including Swan Lake Pas de Trois, Enigma, Impressions of a Dark Moon, Scoo de Ooop, Stabat Mater, and Rapid Eye Movement. Emily is a student of Physical Anthropology at UCSC, and has taught ballet to children and adults for the past 5 years.
Sky Wilson
Skye Wilson (Mary/Featured Dancer/Ensemble) is delighted to be appearing in her second production with Cabrillo Stage, having been seen this past summer in The Wizard of Oz. A Bay Area native, she has been performing since the age of three. Skye graduated summa cum laude in June 2009 from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in Music and Theatre Arts and a minor in Musical Theatre. While at school, she performed extensively with the Music, Dance, and Theatre Departments and gave two senior recitals, one in voice and one in dance. Skye also served as the choreographer for several productions while at Santa Clara University, the most recent being 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. 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 is excited to perform with her brother again for the first time in four years!

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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