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WizardofOzPoster
Music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by
Tim Rice
  • Production Team
  • The Cast
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David Cox
David Cox (Director) is delighted to return to Cabrillo Stage as the director for Jesus Christ Superstar. Mr. Cox began his foray into stage directing in 1993 for Pacific Repertory Operaճ Don Pasquale. Since his successful debut he has directed several other shows for PRO including: Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Faust, Rigoletto, and Die Zauberflote. He returned to PRO in March of 2007 to direct Verdiճ La Traviata. For his first directing assignment for Opera San Jose, Mr. Cox began with an original language Eugene Onegin followed by two critically acclaimed pieces from the French repertoire: Faust and Pearl Fishers. Most recently for OSJ he directed sold out performances of Carmen and La Boheme in the new California Fox Theater. Mr. Cox helped initiate, performed and sang in the first opera at the San Luis Obispo summer Mozart Festival. He directed and sang in Magic Flute, Cosi Fan Tutte and assisted with Le Nozze di Figaro. In the summer of 2004 Mr. Cox directed Rigoletto for Festival Opera in Walnut Creek to great audience and critical acclaim and was asked to return in 2005 to direct a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera. Most recently he directed Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Boheme, and LՅlisir dՁmore for Opera Idaho and La Traviata for Pacific Repertory Opera. In addition to his work in professional opera, Mr. Cox takes great pleasure in working with young singers. He is a frequent judge and adjudicator for voice competitions and has directed numerous workshops and sung thousands of outreach operas in Bay Area schools. He was the musical director of Company and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown for Soquel High School. As the stage director for University of Southern California, Mr. Cox directed a double bill of The Impresario/Gianni Schicchi in 2003 and Cosi Fan Tutte in 2004.
  Cassie Nordgren (Choreographer) is thrilled and honored to join the Cabrillo Stage team for this summer's production of JSC! After completing two years as Theater Major at CSU Fullerton, Cassie has spent the last two years performing and choreographing professionally all over the country. Cassie choreographed the 2006 and 2007 Miss Teenage California Pageant and was the tap choreographer and dance captain for Sierra Repertory Theatre's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Also at Sierra Rep, Cassie and her best friend/business partner/muse, Roddy Kennedy, choreographed Paint Your Wagon last summer, as well as their winter benefit, Songs of the Season, for the last two years. For the past 9 months, Cassie has been touring the country as the title role in the new children's musical, Arthur, Live!, where she also served as dance captain. She has been a guest performer in the National Dance Festival for Equity Fights AIDS, The Christmas Ballet with Smuin Ballet, and The Nutcracker with Oakland Ballet. Cassie feels truly blessed in her life to constantly be surrounded with people who challenge and support her in everything she does, and the people of JCS have been no exception. it's been wonderful sharing this experience with you all! Thanks to mom for training me, dad for giving me a chance, Gia for your guidance, and Roddy for being a constant source of inspiration! LOVE!Ӽ/div>
Jon Nordgren
Jon Nordgren (Producing Artistic Director, Music Director) is in his seventh year with Cabrillo Stage. 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 woodwin musician, conductor, and arranger including stints with the Santa Cruz Symphony, Great America, Princess Cruise Lines and for 13 years at Steve Silver's musical revue, ҂each 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 etc. As musical director, Jon's credits include dozens of productions spanning over the past 34 years. Jon would like to thank his daughter Cassie and his brothers Scott and David for their inspired collaboration. He 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, son Nick and daughters Natalie and Linnea.
Dustin Leonard
Dustin Leonard (Managing Director) 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.
 
Patrick Klein (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to have the opportunity to see his favorite show about 24 times this summer. Patrick has been seen three times under the lights as an actor at Cabrillo Stage in Some Like It Hot, West Side Story (Lt. Schrank), and Guys and Dolls (Lt. Brannigan). Other favorite roles include The Boys Next Door (Norman), One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (Billy Bibbitt), Joseph Dream coat (Reuben), and City of Angels (Buddy Fiddler). He has stage managed locally and assistant stage managed the National Tour of Menopause, the Musical! He is also an accomplished scenic designer, having drafted acclaimed designs for Bay Area performances of Tommy, Little Women, Little Shop of Horrors, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and many others. Patrick would like to thank Jon, Dustin, and David for their confidence and direction, his parents for their unyielding support, and his amazingly talented and beautiful wife Izetta Fang for being such an inspiration
Skip Epperson
William "Skip" Epperson (Scenic Design) has been teaching theatrical design and backstage theatre for the past 16 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 more artists appear on his designs as actors, singers, and dancers. His works have appeared on the stages of many theaters and venues including Cabrillo Theatre Arts, Henry Street Playhouse, Washington 10 Cabrillo Stage Ӡ Summer 2008 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 20-3.
Ethan
Ethan Hoerneman (Lighting Designer) previously designed the lighting for the Cabrillo Stage productions of Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Honk!, and Some Like It Hot. In the Bay Area, he has also designed 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 numerous other theater companies. In the past 12 years he has designed animation, projections, lighting, and scenery for more than 300 theatrical, touring and commercial productions, across the US and in Great Britain, France, Turkey, and China. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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, The Crucible, A Man For All Season, Rashomon, School For Scandal, The Visit, Twelfth Night, Magic Flute, Oedipus Rex, and the Importance of Being Earnest. Other credits include Bernstein's Mass and Tender Land with the Cabrillo Music Festival and directing at Actors Theater as well as Cabrillo College's mainstage. She is the costume shop manager at Cabrillo College and won the Gail Rich Award in 2007 for contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz County. She was also nominated in 2008 for a Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.
Skyler Kirby
Skyler Kirby (Sound Designer/Engineer) has been with Cabrillo Stage for three years now. At age 20 he started his music label Supply & Demand Entertainment. His first album released was earth or Success 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.
 
Izetta Fang (Vocal Director) is thrilled to be back, on the other side of the table with Cabrillo Stage, after portraying the role of Anita in 2003ճ production of West Side Story. Her path to vocal direction began shortly after starting her own vocal studio in San Jose and as a guest teacher to Michele Rivard's class. Izeta's love for musical theatre began as a performer and some of her New York credits include: Tour: Evita; Off Broadway: Zanna Donմ (Candi), Caligula; Regional: Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Miss Saigon (Mimi), West Side Story (Anita); Film: Altars In The Streets, and Comedy Comedy Central's Touch Crowd with Colin Quinn. Izetta would like to thank Michele Rivard, Jon Nordgren, and Dustin Leonard for giving her the opportunity to explore another job the world of musical theater, and for the endless support of her loving husband Patrick Klein.
  Roddy Kennedy (Fight Choreographer) is honored to be creating for Cabrillo Stage with his best friend Cassie. Although it is their first time on this stage, you may have seen some of their work last year at Sierra Rep where they choreographed Paint Your Wagon and Songs of the Season. Roddy has held many fight and dance captain positions from San Diego to Seattle. Some of his favorite credits include West Side Story at the 5th Avenue, the world premiere of One, the Rock Musical, Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing, the Russian soloist in Fiddler on the Roof, and Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. Most recently he played a giant bunny named Buster in the national tour of Arthur Live! In the Fall he will be joining the national tour of Pajama Game. Roddy counts his blessings daily for the opportunities to do what he loves while being surrounded by the support of loved ones. Thanks go out to his family and friends for their love and strength, to Cassie for putting up with his weirdness and her infectious passion, to Cabrillo Stage for taking a chance, and to whatever god that has granted us the power to love
Adam cambell

Adam Scott Campbell (Jesus) is thrilled to return to Cabrillo Stage where he was last seen as Frank Butler in 2005ճ Annie Get Your Gun. Adam has been involved in Bay Area theater for 15 years performing such roles as Judas in City Lights Theatre Company's Jesus Christ Superstar and Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty. He has also been seen as Jinx in Theatre on San Pedro Square's Forever Plaid and Schroeder in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Other credits include The Beast in CMTSJ's alumni production of Beauty and the Beast and CMTSJ's Marquee production of Chess as Freddie Trumper. Adam is the producer, writer and front man of the San Jose based theatrical Hip Hop group Mean ol Lion (www.meanollion.com). He dedicates his performance to the memory of Abbey.

Jarrod Washington
Jarrod Washington (Judas) is no stranger to the theater world. He has performed in over 25 musicals in his lifetime, his first being at the age of 8. Jarrod has spent most of his time performing with the Children's Musical Theater of San Jose under the wonderful direction of Mr. Kevin Hauge. Some of Jarred's favorite productions Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Full Monty. When he's not doing shows, Jarrod works as a Fire and Water Restoration Specialist for Servpro of Campbell. Also, Jarrod makes up one third of the Hip Hop group called Mean ol Lion whos other members include Mr. Adam Campbell and Mrs. Colette Phelps. Jarrod would like to thank his family, God, and the entire Cabrillo Stage staff for this amazing opportunity.
Ashley Little
Ashley Little (Mary Magdalene) is a California native, born and raised in the Bay Area. She began dance training at age 3 with Lana Wright, formal singing lessons with Heidi Henderson at age 7 and performing in musical theatre at age 6. Ms. Little has attended Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO, and boarding school in Woodstock, Connecticut, where she choreographed throughout the school year. Ms. Little is a graduate of both Teen Stars Academy and Theatre Artists Institute at American Musical Theatre San Jose where she received the Triple Threat Award and was trained by Gary Martinez, Anthony LoCascio, Dottie Lester-White, Greg Fritsh, Marc Jacobs, and many others. She is currently working with the teen productions at All About Theatre as choreographer and is also employed with the City of San Jose teaching K-5. Her past credits include: Beauty and the Beast, NERDS (Fern), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), AIDA (Amneris), Once Upon A Mattress (Larkin), Footloose (Ariel), Les Miserables (Fantine), Chicago (Annie), The Wiz (Dorothy), Oklahoma! (Kate), Oliver (Charlotte), and many others. All my love RMR and RCL.
Steven Berlanga
Steven Berlanga (Caiaphas) is currently a voice major at Cabrillo College and has been studying voice for two years. While studying choral and operatic literature, he has sung with Cantiamo!, Cabrillo Chorale, Symphonic Chorus, and the combined Cabrillo Touring Chorus performing the choral masterworks of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Schubert, Handel and premiering The Peace of Wild Things by Imant Raminsh at Carnegie Hall in 2007. Steven plans to continue his studies in voice as he transfers to California State University at Long Beach in the fall of ԰8.
Ben Holk
Ben Jammin Holk (Annas) is an educator, choreographer, vocal coach, and actor in the Santa Cruz and bay areas. A free-lance artist and teacher, he has over 20-years experience, teaching live-performance classes to youth of all ages. Ben is also a SPECTRA Artist, and is active in various after-school programs where he has produced dozens of musical theatre productions. Ben Jammin is a founder and has been the Artistic Director for local non-profit Kids on Broadway which recently celebrated its 13-year anniversary with the Santa Cruz premier of Annie. He has been the director of KOB's outreach program, bringing the performing arts to at-risk and minority youth at Barrios Unidos and the Boys & Girl's Club. As an actor, Ben has performed with The Easy Street Players in San Jose, the Eight Tens at 8 Play Festival in Santa Cruz, and for several years has enjoyed playing the role of the Witch in Bay Shore Lyric Opera's annual production of Hansel and Gretel. Ben most recently played the role of Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, which marked his Cabrillo Stage debut, and is now thrilled to be a part of his all- ime favorite musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.
David Cox
David Cox (Pontius Pilate) has received high praise for his performance of many of the leading baritone roles with opera companies in the United States and the Far East. He has appeared with Opera San Jose, Nevada Opera Association, Eugene Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Tulsa Opera, Music From Bear Valley, Sorg and Whitewater Operas as well as many other regional opera companies and music festivals. In August of 1994, Mr. Cox traveled to Sakai-City, Japan to sing the title Role in Rigoletto. He returned to Japan in July of 1999 to sing Haydn's Creation for the Mozart Chamber Orchestra and again in September to sing the role of Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and the Emperor of China in Stravinsky's Le Rossingol for Sakai- City Opera. In 2000 he returned to Osaka to record Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle for Polygram of Japan and Belgium. Mr. Cox has recently been specializing in the great comedic roles of opera, to great critical acclaim and audience response. Of particular note have been the title roles of Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi, Don Pasquale, and the Bel Canto buffos: Bartolo, Dulcamara and Don Magnifico. During the summer of 1994, Mr. Cox made his European concert debut as soloist in Carmina Burana with the Lvov Philharmonic in Krakow and with the Northern Bohemian Symphony Orchestra in Teplice (Czech Republic). In 1992 Mr. Cox was baritone soloist in the Wes 36 Cabrillo Stage ճ Summer 2008 Coast premiere of Dave Brubeckճ Mass, conducted by Mr. Brubeck. He has performed the Requiems of Brahms, Faure and Mozart, as well as the Magnificat, the St. John Passion, the St. Mathew Passion and numerous cantatas of J.S. Bach. In addition to his operatic and concert performances, Mr. Cox has frequently performed roles in musical theater, including the title role in Sweeney Todd, Juan Peron in Evita, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Judd in Oklahoma. He will be directing his first musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, this summer for Cabrillo Stage.
Andrew Ceglio Andrew Ceglio (Herod) is a native of San Jose and is thrilled to be back on the Cabrillo stage after portraying the role of Seymour in last season's Little Shop of Horrors. Since then, he has continued to follow his love for the theatre and the art of story telling. Some favorite roles include: Jon (Tick, Tickɂoom), Tateh (Ragtime), Henry (The Fantasticks), Seymour (Little Shop...), and Willy Wonka (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory). More recently, Andrew was honored with the opportunity to direct and choreograph Cabrillo Stage's first show of this season, Forever Plaid. In addition to theatre credits, Andrew is also a voice over artist and can be heard on many games for the Xbox and PS2 game consoles. Some include: Redmond (Whiplash). Hyuga (Phantasy Star Universe), and Jake (Time Crisis 3). Andrew would like to thank the wonderful team here at Cabrillo Stage, to those on the stage and those behind the scenes. To Mr. Jon Nordgren & Dustin Leonard: Thank you both for your support, respect and the opportunities to create.
 
Cory Jones (Simon Zealots/Judas Understudy) is proud to be a part of his first show with Cabrillo Stage. He has been doing musical theater since he was 11 years old. His favorite roles consist of Jake (Side Show), The Plant (Little Shop of Horrors), and Mr. Hasler (The Pajama Game). He is very excited to take this giant step into the big leagues.
 
David Jackson (Peter) a Santa Cruz native, is happy to be joining Cabrillo Stage for his second season playing the part of Peter. He has played Tom Sawyer in Big River (2004) and Radames in Aida (2006) with West Valley Light Opera, Brad Majors in Rocky Horror Show (2006) with Actor's Theatre Center, and Joseph in Joseph...Dreamcoat (2005) with Cabrillo College. He will soon be transferring to San Jose State University to study Liberal Arts. He would like to thank his friends and family for their ongoing support.
 
Christopher Albrecht (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back with Cabrillo Stage for the fourth time, with his appearance in Jesus Christ Superstar. Other roles you may have seen him in on this very stage are Dancing Teenager in The Music Man, Dancing Crapshooter in Guys And Dolls, and the critically acclaimed and his personal favorite, the role of the Haberdasher in Kiss Me Kate. Other credits: Eddie in Damn Yankees, Cabrillo Stage ճ Summer 2008 37 George Gershwin in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Frank in Stage Door, and his award-winning portrayal of Dancing Lollipop in the Brook Knoll Elementary School production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He is currently studying World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, and in this past year has been involved in seven dance shows, two musicals, two contemporary dance films, and a whole lot of reading. In his Philanthropic adventures down in LA, he has helped raise over $10,000 dollars for the No Limits Foundation, which helps children with hearing disabilities, and over $1,600 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Christopher would like to dedicate this show to his absolutely incredible family who has been there since the very start.
 
Natalie Ballenger (Ensemble/Mary Understudy) is thrilled to return to Cabrillo Stage after playing Luisa in the 2005 production of The Fantasticks. Natalie just finished up her freshman year at the Eastman School of Music in NY, where in her first semester she won the Bea & Irving Solomon Award in Syracuse, NY, and this spring was selected as the Top Female Vocalist in the class of 2011. Past competition wins include: 2007 SFBAC NATS Emerging Artist Award, SFBAC NATS Aria Division 8 winner, Pacific Music Society Vocal Competition Winner, and honorable mention in N.F.A.A in both Opera and Musical Theatre. In 2006, Natalie was featured on NPR's From the Top radio program performing with both Christopher O'Reilly and the Metropolitan Opera's Angela Brown. Past Credits include; Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Theatre), Mrs. Squires/Teen Dancer in The Music Man (Cabrillo Stage), Fluff in Honk (Cabrillo Stage), Sound of Music (AMTSJ), Joseph Dream coat (AMTSJ), Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), and Melissa in Princess Ida (Lyric Theatre).
 

Tim Buxton (Ensemble) is new to the theatre with JCS being the first production he has ever been involved with. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and attended UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz where he graduated with a degree in biology. He has worked as a carpenter and a field biologist and traveled extensively through Central America. He is currently studying music at Cabrillo College and very much looks forward to being part of the Theatre W.

 
Tiffany Cesarin (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Cabrillo Stage after being seen in Funny Girl in 1997. Since then she has not shaken the theater bug and has been in Cabaret and Thoroughly Modern Millie with Saratoga Drama Group, Guys And Dolls with Mountain Community Theater and Jesus Christ Superstar with Sunnyvale Community Players, to name a few. Some favorite rolls have been with Actors Theater 8 Ten's @ Eight and playing the Ҩot dogӠvendor with Cabrillo College's Drama Dept in Inherit The Wind. During the daylight hours she has a career as a registered nurse with Well Bound/Satellite Dialysis in Watsonville. For fun she stays active dancing with Dancenter in Capitola, working out and practicing Bikram Yoga when she gets a parking spot. She's like to thank Geri for her mad dance skills, Ron 38 Cabrillo Stage's Summer 2008 for helping her practice singing, her parents for overall moral support and Cristina for being her cheerleading squad.
 
Monique Hafen (Ensemble) currently studies theatre and musical theatre at Santa Clara University where she recently played the role of Dionne in Hair. She has also be seen in A Piece of my Heart (MaryJo), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Fuenteovejuna, and Coriolanus at SCU. A Las Vegas native, Monique is happy to be able to join the Bay Area theatrical community. In Las Vegas, Monique participated in summer stock productions, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Seussical: The Musical, and Joseph and Dreamcoat at Super Summer Theatre. Recognizing that she could never achieve her dreams without the guidance and encouragement of others, Monique wants to thank the many teachers she has been privileged enough to have and especially her family for all their love and support.
 
Geoffrey Richard Horvath (Ensemble) is a professional actor who has performed on stage, television, radio, and in film. He has appeared in a remake of the Last Detail, made by San Francisco State University Film School, and Kill Jane Doe, a Frances Hamada Production, Directed by Thomas Farhner. He has appeared in television, as well as television commercials. Most recently he appeared in a music video by up coming rock band Flamingo Gunfight. He will be appearing in Gus Van Sants Milk, about the assignation of San Francisco's First openly Gay Politician.
 
Hannah Jacobs (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Cabrillo Stage debut with Jesus Christ Superstar. Hannah grew up in Sonora, California and moved to Santa Cruz after high school to attend Cabrillo College for their music program. Since attending she has been actively involved in the Cabrillo College Jazz Singers. Over the past few years she has performed in Joseph ...Dreamcoat (Cabrillo College, 2005), Aida (West Valley Light Opera, 2006), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Actor's Theatre Center, 2006), and most recently she played Columbia in Rocky Horror Picture Show (Mountain Community Theatre, 2007). She would like to thank all of her amazing family
and friends for their support over the years
 
Heather Klobukowski (Ensemble) graduated from Castro Valley High School in 2007 and is now attending San Jose State where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. She is thrilled to be participating in her first production with Cabrillo Stage. She was most recently seen as Ethel Peas in the Pleasanton Play House production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and as a Principle Dancer and Ensemble member in Castro Valley High School's production of Grease. She also took part in Camp Broadway's opening number for the Marcy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Heather has been dancing since she was three years old and has loved every minute of it. Most Cabrillo Stage's Summer 2008 39 of her training took place at Castro Valley Performing Arts where she studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and pointe. This has been a great experience for Heather and she hopes you all enjoy the show!
 
Christine Kremer (Ensemble) is very pleased to be performing in her first Cabrillo Stage production! She was seen most recently as a dancing sheep in Shakespeare Santa Cruz's 2005 production of Cinderella. In the process of earning her B.A. in Theater at UCSC she appeared in several student productions, including the Emopera, and a 90219 TV night. Christine's love of theater began at Petaluma High School with her role as Margie in Bye Bye Birdie, followed by appearing as Patsy in Crazy for You and Barbara Allen in Dark of the Moon. She also enjoyed participating in the choir and has continued to pursue her love of music through study of guitar and piano and voice. Christine hopes to continue chasing the dream and would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support!
 
Mitch Lang (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is very excited to be back at Cabrillo Stage for his second season after having performed in last years production of Kiss Me Kate. His professional dance career began on the Las Vegas stage in shows such as Siegfried and Roy in Beyond Belief, Melinda The First Lady of Magic, Spellbound The Illusion Continues, and Glitz starring Allen and Rossi. He also performed with Magician Sherry Lukas in Pigeon Forge, Tennesee; Monte Carlo; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Bangkok, Thailand. Mitch also performed with Miss Lukas in World's Greatest Magic 4 for television filmed at Creaser's Palace in Las Vegas. For several years Mitch also performed on Holland/America Cruise ships. Mitch grew up in Davenport, Iowa where his love for the stage began in the high school musical theater productions of Mame and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His musical theater credits also include Lil Abner and Gypsy where he played Tulsa.
 
Tim Leaser (Ensemble) is making his debut at Cabrillo Stage but has been performing in musicals around the Bay Area since he was a teen. He has been seen as Miles Gloriosis in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Conrad Birdie in Bye-Bye Birdie with the Sunnyvale Community Players and as Dr. Frankenfurter in Rocky Horror with Gavilan College, as well as many others.
 
Hayley Lovgren (Ensemble) is excited to be in her first show at Cabrillo Stage. She recently graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in Musical Theatre. While there she appeared in Hair, Fuente Ovejuna, A Piece of My Heart, Once On This Island, Metamorphoses, and Crimes of the Heart. In addition to acting, she has also designed costumes for SCU's productions of A Piece of My Heart and Hair, and assistant designed Les Liasons Dangereus.
 
Briana N. Michaud (Ensemble) Miss Brie is a local Santa Cruz-ian and a proud veteran of Cabrillo Stage, having appeared in Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music. Other credits also include performances with Pisces Moon, Soquel Creek Community Theatre, and Pigtail Productions. She would very much like to thank all Cabrillo Stage's casts, crews and production staff of for all the wonderful opportunities. Also she thanks her parents and sister for all the loving support and constructive criticism, Diane and Mary for teaching her so much, friends Elsa, Patty, FIDM and Nathan for being my biggest fans, and most of all FishyѦor everything she could ever think of thanking someone for! ҉ love you all so much! This show is for you!
 
Shawn Miller (Ensemble) is excited to make his debut with Cabrillo Stage. He was born and raised in Brookdale and is excited to be able to come back and be in Jesus Christ Superstar. He is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a degree in Psychology, but his true passion is performing. He was recently able to be in his favorite musical, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, at Hillbarn Theatre playing Mereb. Other past credits include Guys And Dolls, Tommy, and SLAM (a musical theater ministry group). He wants to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support!
 
Mike Millot (Ensemble) is appearing for the second time with Cabrillo Stage, having been seen previously in 2006ճ smash production of Guys And Dolls in the role of Big Jule. He's very excited to have the opportunity once again to work with such a unique and diverse theatre group. Notable past roles include Freddie-Eynsford Hill in East Street Theater's production of My Fair Lady and Frederick/Charles in Noises Off for the Lake Tahoe Community Players. A graduate of UCSC's Theatre Program in 1994, Mike was active in student-produced plays and experimental videos and film both as a director and performer, 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 theater, Mike also contributes to comedy sketches shown locally on Santa Cruz Community Television. He would like to thank Jon, Dustin, David and the pesky Patrick Klein for their faith in his abilities.
 
David Moore (Ensemble) is very pleased to be making his Cabrillo Stage debut. He has performed with UCSC Opera, Ensemble Parallele and Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra. David studies voice with Patrice Maginnis.
 
Darrian O'Reilly (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Soquel High School. She is attending New York University next year and plans to study choreography and premedicine. Darrian choreographed The Boyfriend, Anything Goes, and Urinetown at Soquel High, as well as playing Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes and Little Sally in Urinetown. She has been dancing for fifteen years at practically every studio in Santa Cruz, studying ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and break dancing. She also attended the California State Summer School for the Arts twice with a major in dance. Darrian was a member of the Concert Choir and Jazz Singers at Soquel High. She would like to thank Maggie Kline and Mark Bidelman for their never waning encouragement
 
Archie Smith (Ensemble) been performed at Creston High School in Iowa for four years. He performed as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz where he received Best actor award at his school. He was also Reverend Hale (The Crucible) and Beast (Beauty and the Beast).
 
Michael Stark (Ensemble) returns to Cabrillo Stage for his third season, having appeared as Harry/Baptista in last season's Kiss Me Kate, and as Harry the Horse in the previous season's Guys And Dolls. Michael pursued an acting career for many years in San Diego and Los Angeles, including performances with the LA Connection Comedy Improv Troupe. Locally, he has performed with the a cappella group Naked Voices and the Santa Cruz Improvathon. Other recent performing experience included entertaining his students as an instructor in the Computer and Information Systems Dept. at Cabrillo College from 1999-2003. Michael is excited to be back for another summer and is looking forward to playing a character that is not named Harry.
 
Yahel Townsend (Ensemble) is a Santa Cruz native. He is happy to be working with the Cabrillo Stage for a second time. Last season he was the pupeteer in Cabrillo Stage's production of Little Shop of Horrors. Yahel has been involved in theater in Santa Cruz for the last five years, working both behind the scenes and on stage. Yahel feels very lucky to have discovered his true passion in acting and hopes to continue working in theater for many years to come.
 
Kevin Wulf (Ensemble) is a graduate of Soquel High School and has been a part of\ the Soquel High Knights of the Square Stage for all four years of his high school career. Kevin has been involved in many different realms of the performing arts discipline including concert and jazz bands as well as concert and jazz choirs and, of course, the theater program. Kevin has scenic designed and performed in such shows as Hotel Paradiso, The Boyfriend, Our Country's Good, Anything Goes, Tony & Tina's Wedding, Scapin, and Urinetown. Kevin will be attending San Jose State in the fall, where he will be majoring in Business and Performing Arts.
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Superstar is Part Human, Part Divine - Matthew Cragg, Metro Santa Cruz 7/16/2008
   

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Monique
Monique Hafen (Ensemble) currently studies theatre and musical theatre at Santa Clara University where she recently played the role of Dionne in Hair. She has also be seen in A Piece of my Heart (MaryJo), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Fuenteovejuna, and Coriolanus at SCU. A Las Vegas native, Monique is happy to be able to join the Bay Area theatrical community. In Las Vegas, Monique participated in summer stock productions, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Seussical: The Musical, and Joseph.......Dreamcoat at Super Summer Theatre. Recognizing that she could never achieve her dreams without the guidance and encouragement of others, Monique wants to thank the many teachers she has been privileged enough to have and especially her family for all their love and support.

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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