DIRECTORS

St. John’s Lutheran School’s Theatre Department staff is offering this educational theatre experience. Students will be divided into groups to work with each director daily on a rotation schedule. Students will also learn about, and get hands-on experience with, some of the technical aspects of putting on a production, such as painting the set, creating costumes and props, and working with lighting. We will be using the St. John’s stage and our professional stage lighting and sound system for this production.

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Music Director

Angela D’Angelo

*Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy with a concentration in piano and a minor in Psychology

*Sixteenth year as Music Director of SJLS musical theatre program. Eighteenth year teaching PK - 5th grade General Music Education and sixth year as middle school choir director at SJLS 

*Twenty-two years of experience teaching music through general music education groups, music therapy sessions, and private piano lessons

*Currently employed at St. John's Lutheran School and maintains a private piano studio

*Music Director for St. John’s musicals, including Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Mary Poppins, Singin' in the Rain, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, The King and IThe Jungle Book, and The Adventures of Louis and Clark

 

*This is her 14th year running the summer program. 

 

Artistic & Technical Director

Sarah Kramer

*Dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre/Communications and Education

*Acted in, directed, and served on tech crew for 48 shows over the past 23 years

*Voice Actor/Voice-Over Artist and Stage & On-Camera Actor

*Director of Theatre Arts Program at St. John’s Lutheran School

*Taught fourth grade for 7 years and middle school drama class for 2 years

*Artistic & Technical Director for St. John’s musicals, including Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Mary Poppins, Singin' in the Rain, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, The King and I, and The Jungle Book and Zion Lutheran School's musicals, including Alice in Wonderland, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, and Oliver Twist 

 

*This is her 12th year running the summer program. 

 

Choreographer

Cindy Powers

 

*Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a focus in Acting

* 20 years dance experience in jazz, tap, ballet, and musical theatre, both competitively and professionally

*Professional actor/singer/dancer in Chicago (pre-kids of course!). Favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, Lois/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate, Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, and Velma in West Side Story.

*Choreographer for St. John’s musicals, including Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Mary PoppinsSingin' in the RainThe Lion King, The Sound of Music, The King and IThe Jungle Book, & The Adventures of Louis and Clark

 

*This is her 7th year running the summer program.