Diane Feldman — (Founder/Artistic Director/Musical Director/Producer)
Diane founded Children's Civic Light Opera (CCLO) in 1987, and has directed, musical directed and produced all productions for the company since its inception. Prior to receiving her Masters Degree in Educational Theatre from NYU, Diane studied theatre at UCLA's School Of Theatre, Film and Television for four years and received her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from CSUN.
Diane has been teaching acting, voice, musical theatre, creative dramatics, educational theatre and piano for 24 years, and has directed/musical directed several youth theatre projects in Los Angeles and New York. She is an audition coach, as well.
In 1987, Diane founded the Drama Camp at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center in Los Angeles, and in 1996 she founded Shining Star Musical Theatre, PS87's after-school musical theatre program in Manhattan; both programs remain in operation today.
In 2007, Diane founded and continues to direct Mini-Players, an educational musical theatre program for grades K – 2 at Westwood Charter Elementary School, and most recently, she co-created Musical Theatre Production, an after-school educational musical theatre program she directs at Culver City Middle School.
In 2008, Diane was contacted by The Oprah Winfrey Foundations' Education Department to design and implement a performing arts program for the students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
In 2009, Diane won a National Youth Theatre Award for Best Direction of Musical for Once Upon A Mattress.
Diane is an Educational Theatre specialist and has designed and implemented a variety of topic-specific theatre workshops for various organizations in both Los Angeles and Manhattan. In 2008, she was invited to present one of her workshops at the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) Conference.
Diane was a drama and musical theatre teacher and director/musical director at the Hamilton High School Academy Of Music in Los Angeles for two years where she directed Bye, Bye Birdie and Babes In Arms, and musical directed Promises, Promises and Some Like It Hot. Additionally, Diane has been performing since the age of six, and became a member of the Actor's Equity Association after completing two national tours. Some favorite roles include Diana Morales (A Chorus Line), Princess Winnifred (Once Upon A Mattress), Carmella the Cat (Pinocchio) with National Theatre for Children; Irving, the Big Bad Wolf's son (Wolftales) with Golden State Children's Theatre, and The Mouse (If You Give A Mouse A Cookie) with Serendipity Theatre Company.
Diane feels beyond lucky to work so closely with so many dedicated, enthusiastic and sensationally skillful young people and their phenomenal and unbelievably supportive families each and every year, and she always looks forward to welcoming new members into the CCLO family! Diane has no doubt that the CCLO kids, parents, staff and crew are the most devoted, hard-working, multi-talented, fun, compassionate, capable and creative ensemble of colleagues in the world and wishes to thank them for EVERYTHING they have done and continue to do. firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Winnie – (Associate Director, Just Kidding Ensemble)
Emily received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern California, with a major in Music Industry and a minor in Business Administration. After working for several years doing music licensing for television, Emily decided that what she really wanted to do was teach, and is now pursuing her Masters in Education through UCLA's highly esteemed Center X Teacher Education Program. Emily spent this last year student teaching in South Los Angeles and is on the hunt for a full-time teaching position for the fall. Emily is also a proud alumnae of Children's Civic Light Opera! She trained and performed with CCLO for ten years, playing roles such as Bebe in "A Chorus Line," Lady Larken in "Once Upon a Mattress," Rosie in "Bye Bye Birdie," (and most notoriously, Humpty Dumpty in "Alice in Wonderland.") After graduating from CCLO's Mainstage Ensemble, Emily joined the staff and has enjoyed playing various behind-the-scenes roles for the past nine years. In addition to teaching, Emily operates a custom baking business called Baking with Abandon, where she specializes in cakes and other delectable treats baked especially the way you like them! Feel free to contact her for more delicious information! (The CCLO staff can attest to her delectable expertise….)
COURTNEY BRADSHAW — (Choreographer)
Courtney has been in LOVE with dance since the tender age of 4, when she won her first of many dance contests at a family event. She has since integrated her passion for dance and education of young people by becoming a choreographer and has been choreographing for more than 15 years. Courtney began her study of dance in Chicago, Illinois when she was 8 years old and has trained with world renowned instructors such as Homer Bryant (Artistic Director of CMDC, Chicago, Former principal dancer for Dance Theater of Harlem under Arthur Mitchell, NY), Joel Hall (Artistic Director, Joel Hall Dance Center), and Lou Conte Studios (Founder of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago). Throughout her 20 plus years in dance, Courtney has won prestigious awards and scholarships from prominent establishments in the entertainment world. Additionally, she is a performer and has been cast in numerous musical theatre productions across the country: Mamma Mia! (Ali), Once On This Island (Timoune), Ain't Misbehavin', Oklahoma (Dance Captain). She has also sung backup for a pop star or two and shared the screen with the likes of Will Ferrell and Jeremy Piven. Courtney has much to be thankful for! Running dance studios/schools and teaching musical theater classes has been very rewarding for her. She loves helping to set free the minds and hearts of youth so they can have a positive and productive impact on society and she takes her responsibility as a mentor very seriously. She thinks it is amazing to watch young people develop in their personalities, self-confidence and self-expression through exercises or tasks assigned to them by thoughtful instructors. Courtney is THRILLED to join the CCLO family and looks forward to many wonderful pas de deuxs of the mind with the students, parents and the CCLO Team!
Alyce Tawil — (Stage Manager/Assistant to the Director and Choreographer)
As a CCLO alumnus, Alyce is thrilled to return as a staff member for her third year. Since age 8 Alyce has been a part of the CCLO family and has had unbelievable experiences and training that she will use for the rest of her life. Alyce is returning to Santa Monica College in the fall for her 2nd year as a Musical Theatre major to further her training. In her 9 years with the CCLO Company some shows include Crazy For You (Mitzi), Annie (Annie), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie). Other credits include Alice Through The Looking Glass (Alice), Damn Yankees (Fosse Dancer), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Seussical the Musical (Bird Girl), and The Wizard of Oz (Glinda). Musical Theatre has always been a huge part of Alyce's life and she looks forward to continuing her studies in college and beyond. Alyce loves working with the kids and pushing them to new levels she was once pushed to as CCLO shaped her into the performer that she is today. email@example.com
Miriam Dafford – (Art Direction, Mainstage Ensemble And Young Adult Enemble / Scenic Painting / Set Dressing / Props)
Miriam Dafford, a Louisiana Native, has been painting professionally for many years. She grew up traveling around the country painting by the side of her father artist Robert Dafford. She has been working as a staff artist for Dafford Murals since the age of ten painting enormous trompe l'oeil murals. In 2006 Miriam graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dafford is currently the art director for JPL Designs and KMD Artistry. At present, Dafford is the Scenic Painter for Hamilton High School, having painted sets for the shows Merrily We Roll Along, The Grapes of Wrath, and Oklahoma. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicholas Hirata — (Costume Design)
Nicholas, a Southern Californian native, quickly found a niche within the theater, film, and television community, enjoying the magic of design and bringing characters to life. He received his BA in theater design from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. He has been fortunate enough to work with some of the industry's top designers. Mentored by such talents as textile expert, Francine Lecoultre, acclaimed designer, Bob Mackie, Oscar nominated, Joe Tompkins, Tony Award winning, Judith Dolan, along with Academy Award winning designer, Deborah L. Scott.
He most recently worked on a costume team led by Oscar nominated Jeffrey Kurland (INCEPTION, OCEAN'S ELEVEN) for Chevy and Hertz Rental Car commercials and as assistant costume designer on THE TONIGHT SHOW with CONAN O'BRIEN. Past projects include MACBETH (Pacific Resident Theater), MYSTERIOUS SKIN (East West Players), SEUSSICAL the MUSICAL, THE GOATWOMAN OF CORVIS COUNTY, the original play, IN THE COMPANY OF JANE DOE (UCLA's new play festival), RANDOM ACTS, and the short films THE HAWK and PIANO FINGERS.
Along with designing Nicholas has also worked as a wardrobe member on the national tours of MAMMA MIA!, THE PRODUCERS, and most recently, LADY GAGA'S MONSTER BALL, PRINCE WELCOME TO AMERICA, and BRITNEY SPEARS FEMME FATALE tours.
Allison Weintraub — (Asssociate Director, Mainstage Ensemble And Young Adult Ensemble / Acting Coach)
Allison, a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S. in Theatre/Musical Theatre Performance and Communications, is a CCLO alumnus! Allison spent 9 years with CCLO where she skillfully played roles such as Cassie in A CHORUS LINE, Gloria Thorpe in DAMN YANKEES, Brigitta in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Alice in ALICE IN WONDERLAND. In addition to training and performing with CCLO, Allison is a graduate of the Hamilton High School Academy of Music in Los Angeles where she performed in musicals such as SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and JOSEPH…. .Other musical productions include 42ND ST and FOOTLOOSE. At Northwestern, Allison turned to more dramatic material and starred in productions such as BASH, KING LEAR, and SUBURBIA. More recently, she has worked with actors such as Cheryl Hines, and Lacy Chabert in an independent film, and pilot, respectively. She can also be seen in a national commercial for Sam's Club/Mastercard. She is thrilled with the opportunity to return to the home she knows as CCLO and join the staff as an Assistant Director and Acting Coach with the mainstage company and Instructor with CCLO's JUST KIDDING theatre program for children ages 3 - 6. She loves spending time with the children and staff at CCLO, and hopes to continue coaching here for years to come. email@example.com
Rebecca Pappas – (Choreographer)
From 1997 to 2001 Rebecca Pappas attended Connecticut College where she studied dance under Dan Wagoner and Jeremy Nelson. Upon graduation Pappas moved to Oakland, CA where she began choreographing under the name Pappas and Dancers. There she created 12 original works and was presented at venues including The Yerba Buena Gardens, ODC Theater, The Cowell Theater, and Theater Artaud. Her company also appeared in the Monterey Dance Festival, Westwave/Summerfest, The Underserved at ODC, The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and twice at the Women on the Way Festival. During this time she developed a style whose hallmark was delicate, self-contained movement worlds and idiosyncratic gesture. Since moving to Los Angeles her work has been called "mesmerizing" and "compelling" by the Los Angeles Times and has been presented around Los Angeles as well as in Orange County, Massachusetts,Connecticut and at Movement Research at Judson Church in New York City. Pappas' choreography has received support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Clorox Company Foundation, the UCLA/Mellon Initiative for Research on the Holocaust in American and World Culture and a commission from Saint Joseph’s Ballet in Santa Ana. Pappas has taught dance and choreography at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Saint Joseph Ballet, ODC School, ACT San Francisco, for the Oakland Fine Arts Summer School and in public schools throughout the Bay Area.
(Costume Design And Construction)
Sarah holds a bachelor's degree from USC's School of Theatre, and she is currently pursuing an MFA in costume design at UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television. At USC, she was the Artistic Director of Brand New Theatre (BNT), a company devoted to new student work. Through BNT, she had the chance to act, design, write, and produce. She also costume designed productions of Cabaret and Measure for Measure for USC's Take the Stage. At UCLA, she is wrapping up her first year with assistant design credits on Achilles and a musical production of Lysistrata. She grew up performing in community and youth theatre outside St. Louis, where her mom always helped with the costumes. Favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Gloria in Bye Bye, Birdie. Those community theatre roots are part of why she is so excited to join CCLO this summer. Who doesn't want to go back to drama camp? firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilary Andrew – (Art Direction, Just Kidding Ensemble / Scenic Painting / Set Dressing / Props)
Alex Ring – (Prop Master)
JP Luckenbach – (Owner, JPL Design Production – Set Design / Technical Director, Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall)
John Paul is the Technical Director for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department’s Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, and for the Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall at the Hamilton Academy of Music. After studying English and Theatre Arts at Hartwick College in New York, J.P. has been working as a producer, set designer, lighting designer, and technical director for such organizations as the Robey Theatre Company, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Fountain Theatre, the BET network, ABC, and Buena Vista television. As an associate artistic director of the American Renegade Theatre Company in Noho, John Paul produced eleven plays. Of these productions, seven were world premieres, highlighting the company’s emphasis on new play development. Along with Nerissa Williams, John Paul has recently been nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award for their lighting design on For the Love of Freedom: Part III Christophe. Many thanks to Diane for her vision and unending love of children and theatre. JPL Design Productionsjp@cclo.org
John Ong — (Master Carpenter / CCLO Company Photographer)
After an extensive career as a biomedical researcher/educator in the university academic environment, John has become a serious photographer focusing on stage photography. In addition, he has also found a niche in stage set building offering him a unique opportunity to photograph and document actors and performances in stage sets he has great familiarity with. This unusual situation has provided him with an interdependent awareness from views of a set builder and a stage photographer leading to better fulfillment of both tasks. In the past year, John has built theatrical sets at Hamilton High School Music Academy, Los Angeles Theater Center and Washington Preparatory High School for such productions as You Can’t Take It With You (2007), Merrily We Roll Along (2007), House with No Walls (2008), The Grapes of Wrath (2008), The Lion King (2007), OKLAHOMA! (2008), and The Wiz (2008). Further, his photographs of many of these productions have been used for theater display and promotion. With a daughter who attended CCLO for many years, John is a passionate and active supporter of CCLO’s approach of inspiring, mentoring and challenging students to grow artistically and personally. John is thrilled to work with the CCLO kids, parents, staff and crew and looks forward to an exciting and successful production of Little Shop of Horrors. email@example.com
James Robert Fritz – (Owner, Air Light Design – Lighting Design And Programming / Lighting Director)
James is a Los Angeles Based Lighting and Production Designer with more than 175 design credits in theatre, dance, concerts, and special events. Notable designs include: ‘’Dreams,’’ directed by Debbie Allen; ‘’The Emperor and The Nightingale’’’ (Lighting (and Scenic Design), directed by Madame Adrienne Dellas Thorton; ‘’Pepito’s Story,’’ at the John F. Kennedy Center directed by Debbie Allen; The 2004 and 2005 Literacy in Media Awards, (Lighting and Scenic Designs); The AnimAction Team Awards; ‘’Bound I & 11,’’ choreographed by Terry Beeman; ‘’The illusion,’’ (Lighting and Scenic Design), directed by Elizabeth Mestnik for the Lonestar Ensemble; ‘’Atmosphere,’’ choreographed by Terry Beeman (Nomination for Lester Horton Dance Awards - Best Lighting Design, 2002); Lou Rawls in Concert; E-Town Featuring Johnny Cash; E-Town Featuring Willie Nelson. Rob currently serves on the board of directors for the Lonestar Ensemble, one of the LA Times ‘’Faces To Watch’’ for 2004. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Lighting Design from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000. ‘’Where’s the light switch?’’firstname.lastname@example.org
Coby Chasman-Beck — (Associate Technical Director/Master Electrician)
National Tours: Spectrum Dance Theater: Theater of Needless Talents and Interrupted Narratives/War (Lighting Director); choreography by Donald Byrd. Previous work includes Seattle Theater Group & Spectrum Dance Theater: Icono-Clan (Lighting Director), 5th Avenue Theatre: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Spectrum Dance Theater Studio Series: Seattle Moves! Lighting Design: Chop Shop: Sexing In The Right Flow (Donald Byrd), He Said, She Said (Corialis Dance Collective), SDT Studio II: The Theater of Needless Talents and Interrupted Narratives/WAR, SDT Advanced Academy Showcase ‘09, Los Angeles Tap Festival 2008, Giving Back Arts and Music To Schools, Press Conference (Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger), Street Angel Diaries, and Shabbat Alive! Additional work with the Odyssey Theater Ensemble, Fountain Theater, Cabrillo Music Theater, Skylight Theater, and Beverly Hills Playhouse. Coby has provided lighting and technical assistance for LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell and Debbie Allen Dance Company. Coby currently serves on staff at the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, FNP Lighting Design, and is currently the Production Technical Director for Children’s Civic Light Opera and Resident Lighting Director for Spectrum Dance Theater. email@example.com
Matthew Shulman – (Associate Technical Director, CCLO)
Matt has provided technical support for CCLO for the past six years, and just keeps coming back for more. Past CCLO Shows: Thoroughly Modern Millie(Technical Director), Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Damn Yankees, and Annie. Technical Direction: Urinetown: The Musical(UCSD), Notes fromA-11: A Tribute to Richard Schraier (Hamilton). Lighting Design: Les Misérables (with Rob Fritz, Hamilton), I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change (UCSD), Hamilton Gala XX: Let the Good Times Roll (Hamilton). Stage Management: Notes from A-11: A Tribute to Richard Schraier (Hamilton), Friends of the Academy Benefit Fearturing Kenny G (Hamilton). Other work: Saba Dance Company, Hamilton HS (Asst. Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, Special Effects, Stunt Coordinator). Keep Movin’ On (Youth Arts Initiative), Scenes from The Wiz (LAUSD Beyond the Bell Branch), City of LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. In addition to theatre, Matt is an avid musician, having performed with various groups at Hamilton High, LA Opera, The UCSD Pepband, and professionally throughout LA. A graduate of the Hamilton High School Academy of Music, Matt is currently an Engineering major at UC San Diego. Thanks to my family and friends for understanding that theatre takes time, to my mentors (you know who you are), and to the entire CCLO family for always making me feel welcomed and appreciated. Remember: “Happiness is anyone and anything at all that’s loved by you” –Charlie Brown. firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Patton – (Associate Stage Manager)
Alex Aronoff – (Sound Design And Engineering)
Mimi Rodriguez – (RF Technician)
Kara Hart - (RF Technicican)
Ben Lowe – (Sound Design And Engineering, 2001 - 2007)
Jeff Markgraf – (Conductor)
Roberto Pasquariello – (Guest Conductor)
Kelly Todd Robinson
(Resident Choreographer / Dance Instructor, 1992 – 2007)
Kelly has been the resident choreographer for Children’s Civic Light Opera since 1992 and has loved every production. In addition to being a performer throughout her life, she graduated from UCLA’s school of Theatre, Film, and Television and went on to complete her Master’s of Education in Teaching at UCLA. She taught mathematics, dance, and drama at Washington Preparatory High School in South Central Los Angeles for three years where she choreographed nearly 200 pieces including Guys and Dolls, and Dreamgirls and was the technical director of numerous productions. She has also been teaching dance privately throughout Los Angeles studios since 1994. In 2001, together with Diane Feldman Turen, Kelly co-founded and launched CCLO’s sister company, Young Adult Civic Light Opera; a one-of-a-kind professional training program designed to accommodate the busy lifestyles of young adults ages 18 - 25 who wish to refine and enhance their theatrical skills and practice their theatrical passions. Kelly was the lighting designer for A Shrine to Junior at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood for which she received a 2002 NAACP theatre award nomination. In New York City, she performed with and choreographed for The Village Light Opera and had the opportunity to train at the Broadway Dance Center. She choreographed Keep Movin’ On, an original musical featuring the music of Sam Cooke, written by director Mark Swinton and she is currently the Managing Director and Choreographer for The Chance Theatre in Anaheim where she has choreographed Cabaret and Into The Woods, and choreographed/directed And The World Goes ‘Round and It’s A Grand Night For Singing. Some favorite roles include Cassie in A Chorus Line and Country Girl in Most Happy Fella. She thanks the CCLO kids, staff, crew and parents for being such amazing people and is tremendously proud of everyone! email@example.com
(Guest Choreographer / Dance Instructor)
Jason holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in Choreography from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. SMU’s Dance Program is one of the top 5 in the nation and Jason was one of four, internationally, to be accepted as a 2007 candidate; he was awarded a Full-Artistic scholarship for the duration of his studies by the Meadows School of the Arts. During his tenure he had the privilege of studying under award winning jazz dance legend Danny Buraczeski and contemporary jazz master Max Stone. Throughout his graduate studies Jason created 3 new, fully produced, dance works and taught Jazz for three semesters. While in Dallas he served as the Assistant Artistic Director for Collin County Ballet Theatre. He was also the Director of Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance at Hathaway Academy of Ballet, one of Dallas’s premiere pre-professional performing arts schools teaching classes in Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre and Acting. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from the Professional Training Program at Elon University in North Carolina. Jason has taught master classes at the University of Indiana-Bloomington, Elon University and The Dance Center in Cape Town, South Africa. Jason has been commissioned to create new works for Everybody Dance, Elon University, Collin County Ballet Theatre and the Beverly Hills High School Dance Company for which he currently serves as the Assistant Artistic Director. Jason has choreographed musical productions of The Music Man, Ain’t Misbehavin and Return to the Forbidden Planet and is currently directing and choreographing Cabaret at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. As a performer Jason has worked regionally in over 20 professional theatrical productions including the National Tour of Kiss Me Kate. Highlights include: The Full Monty, Singin’ In the Rain, How To Succeed…Closer Than Ever, King Island Christmas, On the Town, Annie, West Side Story, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Anything Goes, The Secret Garden, Crazy for You, You Can’t Take It With You, and Music Man to name a few. As a vocal artist he has shared the stage with Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and Jo Dee Messina as well as Broadway veterans Chuck Cooper and Norm Lewis. Jason has had the privilege of being invited to sing for dignitaries such as Ehud Barak, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and Shimon Perez. In the summer of 2006 Jason was selected to attend the prestigious Cabaret Conference at Yale where he worked, intensively, one on one with Broadway legends such as Tovah Feldshuh, Amanda McBroom, Sally Mayes and Sharon McNight. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Set and Costume Design)
Andrea is CCLO’s original set and costume designer. She moved to Georgia in 1995, and after a hiatus, returned to design for the company in 2006. Andrea graduated from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre. For CCLO, Andrea has designed FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2006), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (1997), JOSEPH….(1995), BIG RIVER (1994), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1993), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1993), DAMN YANKEES (1992) ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1992) Andrea likes to design sets that provide many involvement opportunities for program participants and she enjoys teaching young people about "how" and "why" design decisions are made for productions. Andrea currently lives in Georgia with her husband Rob and her son Everett. She has her own Home Staging business and has done set design for her local community center. Andrea is thrilled to be back with CCLO. email@example.com
Traci LaDue — (Costume Design)
Traci is very excited to be part of the CCLO family as the costume designer for Anything Goes. She is currently a student at UCLA where she is getting her MFA in costume design. She has done costuming throughout California over the past 13 years for such places as American River College in Sacramento, St. Mary's High School in Stockton, (where she won a SARTA award for Best Costume Design in an Educational Musical for Anything Goes in 2008), and for Disneyland where she was costumer for "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade in 2006. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support and encouragement over the years (thanks mom!). This is her first year with CCLO and she is having a blast!
(Assistant Costume Design)
Rebecca, a recent graduate of Hamilton High School’s Academy Of Music, is thrilled to be joining CCLO for her thirteenth year (her second as a staff member). She performed in nine shows with CCLO including DAMN YANKEES (Meg), ANNIE (Lily St. Regis), CRAZY FOR YOU (Irene), and many others. Prior to becoming a staff member, Rebecca volunteered as a costume and sound assistant during Summer Theatre Workshop tech week and worked backstage during the performances. Though Rebecca enjoyed being on stage, she has had a wonderful experience working behind the scenes, and will continue to do so when she attends college to study theatre and costume design in September.
Melissa M. Becker
(Alumni Liaison/Guest Instructor)