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Cabrillo Crocker Theater

6500 Soquel Dr.

Aptos, CA 95003

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Interviews & Behind The Scenes of Cabrillo Stage

STORY
of The Stars Of Cabrillo Stage

THE STARS OF CABRILLO STAGE is a series of episodes posted every Thursday. A look back at the history of Cabrillo Stage through interviews with Directors, Designer & Actors that created some of your favorite musicals. Behind the scenes look at past productions with some archival photos and videos, all hosted by the Artistic Director, Jon Nordgren.

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VIDEOS
for The Stars Of Cabrillo Stage

Camera & Video Editing by Armen Boyd Creative Digital
Photos by Jana Marcus, Steve DiBartolomeo & RR Jones

INTRODUCTION: THE STARS OF CABRILLO STAGE

Jon Nordgren introduces our new video series to bring you weekly video episodes including interviews with Directors, Designers & Actors. Visiting some of our past productions through archival videos, production photos and a behind the scenes look at how our beloved musicals are created every summer!

EPISODE 1: WHAT IS CABRILLO STAGE?

Jon Nordgren discusses the history of Cabrillo Stage, who and what we are, and a look back at our 2003 Production of West Side Story through an archival production video.

EPISODE 2: THE WIZARD OF OZ!

Greg Archer interviews Director & Choreographer Trevor Little on this inventive "Steam Punk" approach to the Wizard of Oz.

EPISODE 3: TALK WITH ANDREW CEGLIO & REVISIT

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!

Jon Nordgren & Andrew Ceglio take a look at our 2007 production of The Little Shop Of Horrors with past interviews with Director Dustin Leonard and Choreographer Trevor Little.
(2007 Interviews and production archival videos: 1:50  /  2020 Interview with Andrew Ceglio:18:25)

EPISODE 4: URINETOWN WITH SKIP EPPERSON

Jon Nordgren & Skip Epperson revisit Stage's popular.....but dirty 2014 production of UrineTown, The Musical. Director Andrew Ceglio joins the conversation on the design and concept of the show.

MEMORIAL FOR THE FOUNDER OF CABRILLO STAGE

LILE O. CRUSE

On October 28, 2018, performers and musicians gathered from across the country to pay tribute to the beloved maestro, Lile O. Cruse. Lile was a jazz musician, Band Director, Chair of the Performing Arts Division at Cabrillo College, and Founding Producing Artistic Director of Cabrillo Stage.

EPISODE 5: RENT WITH CAST & DIRECTORS

A Conversation with Director Dustin Leonard and Musical Director Michael J. McGushin of Stage's 2018 production of RENT. Highlighted production photos and video clips of the production, with a special performance by actors Ronald Johnson Jr. & Vinh Nguyen.

EPISODE 6: A CHORUS LINE WITH JANIE SCOTT

A Conversation with Director, Choreographer & Actor Janie Scott as she re-visits her production with Cabrillo Stage, A Chorus Line as well as her on stage broadway experience with the show.

EPISODE 7: SOUNDS OF SUMMER

Artistic Director Jon Nordgren speaks with Geoffrey Ward, Bobbie-Lynn Ward and son Blake Ward about an original Musical submission, Sounds Of Summer written by Blake Ward.

EPISODE 8: OLIVER!

We look back at our 2014 production of Oliver with Director Dustin Leonard, Choreographer Brance Souza, Actor Andrew Ceglio who portrayed Fagin. View production photos and archival video footage along with Scenic Designer Charles Murdock Lucas & Lighting Designer Kyle Grant.

EPISODE 9: A NIGHT AT THE NUTCRACKER!

We look back at our 2012 winter production of A Night At The Nutcracker with Director Andrew Ceglio, Writer Billy Van Zandt & Composer Ed Alton. See some memorable production photos and Archival Video footage.

EPISODE 10: MARY POPPINS! 

Take a look behind the scenes with Technical Director Marcel Tjioe, Scenic Designer Skip Epperson and Director Janie Scott on how all of the magical effects came to life in the production of Mary Poppins! Geoffrey Ward re-visits his role as George Banks and discusses his approach to the character.

EPISODE 11: THE LAST 5 YEARS

We revisit our heart breaking production of The Last 5 Years by Jason Robert Brown. Andrew Ceglio talks about the emotional challenges of playing Jamie and the joy of working with his talented co-star Ariel Buck as Cathy. Musical Director, Michael J. McGushin discuss the beautiful music and the directorial approach of less is more.