Dustin Leonard (Director) has had the honor of working with Cabrillo Stage as Production Manager on the last eight productions, including Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, The Fantastics, Guys & Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate, Forever Plaid and Jesus Christ Superstar. 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.
Trevor Little (Choreographer) The Wizard Of Oz marks Trevor's 8th production with Cabrillo Stage as well as his joyous return to California after a ten year stint on the East Coast (too cold), proving that there is, in fact, no place like home. 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, both directed by Dustin Leonard. 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.
||Lile Cruse (Musical Director / Artistic Producer) Coming Soon...
Andrea Bechart (Scenic Designer) has designed scenery for over 250 productions and numerous world premieres at theatre across the country including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Cleveland Playhouse, the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, The Starlight Theatre, Wildwood, Marin Theatre Company, Opera San Jose, and many others. Her designs have been included in the 2005 World Design Expo and her scenic, costume, and projection designs for Mad Forest were selected for the 1996 Prague Quadrennial Recent Student Works exhibit. Awards include three Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a Denver Ovation Award, and more than 20 other regional design awards. She has taught at or been a guest at several universities including Stanford, Ohio University, and University of Wisconsin. Andrea is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, and resides in Chicago, with her wife, Mollie Stone.
Ethan Hoerneman (Lighting Design) previously designed the lighting for the Cabrillo Stage productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Honk!, and Some Like It Hot. 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.
Maureen Wilhelm (Master Charge Artist) is back for her 12th season with Cabrillo Stage. Some of her favorite past productions to paint include Into the Woods, Funny Girl, Guys and Dolls and Little Shop of Horrors. Its always great to work with such a talented group of artists and crafts people.
|Cast in Alphabetical Order