ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Diane Jones directs and choreographs, with musical direction by Brian Hammond.
Jones has worked extensively in professional theaters including Starlight (including choreography for last year's CRAZY FOR YOU) and Lyric Opera, as well as with young people, teaching drama at Mt Carmel High School. She’s an ideal fit with ART’s mission to offer professional quality training to young performers. Hammond’s performance credits include roles at the San Diego Rep, Sea World, Legoland and Starlight, as well as touring nationally and internationally with VEE Entertainment's Dragontales Live! He received the 2008 Aubrey Award for Best Musical Direction, has held teaching positions with the Coronado School of the Arts and Young Audiences of San Diego, and is currently a teaching artist for the La Jolla Playhouse
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
The cast of over 30 is comprised of working professionals, experienced student actors and a few newcomers to stage. ART management decided early in planning to double cast the show with an adult cast and a youth cast (ages 7 to 24), with the intent to provide the student actors an opportunity to work side by side with the professionals in a teaching environment. Each cast will perform 5 shows each; with the student actors appearing as ensemble actors in the adult show.