Electric enthusiasm buzzed the Ives Hall Dance Studio as Technology High drama students clad in black pants, bow ties and white shirts adjusted suspenders and recited lyrics gearing up for the first dress rehearsal. In two weeks, Emily Walters’ two drama classes premiere “Maniacal Madness Mysteries: Crime and Corruption” on the stage at the Lawrence Jones Theater.
Exciting news comes from Summer Rep Theatre Festival at Santa Rosa Junior College. Three musicals and two plays, something for everyone is on the program.
How do people in the theater get their starts in the business? Not sure about everyone but for Leslie McCauley, Artistic Director at Santa Rosa Junior College, who spent her Saturday afternoons as an eight year old in her living room choreographing every number to her parents’ vinyl “Jesus Christ Superstar” LP, it’s no surprise that she ended up directing this iconic rock opera which opens Easter weekend.