Theater Arts Conservatory

Students age 7 – 18 are invited to audition for the spring semester of Troupe. The Troupe is the San Pedro Playhouse’s youth educational/performance program which meets once a week at the theater. Students will be placed in one musical production after the audition, depending on their age and experience.
Auditions for
Seussical, Jr. & 101 Dalmations! Kids
For students ages 7 to 18

Audition Date: Saturday January 27, 2007 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Performance Dates: TBA

Prepare a 32-bar song. Bring sheet music.. Dress comfortably, as students may be asked to repeat stage movements demonstrated by the choreographer. No other preparations, experience, or training is necessary.
Auditions will be held at the San Pedro Playhouse, 800 West Ashby.

Meet the Directors
Andrew Hendley (Music Director) has been teaching middle school choir for the past eleven years. He graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelors in Music and a Master of Arts in teaching. While teaching in NEISD after graduating, Hendley sang with the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers. He then relocated to Las Vegas, where he continued to teach and joined the UNLV Chamber Chorale, which performed at the MGM Grand Garden with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra as well as the Chapman University Choral Festival. Hendley was the Choir Director at Woodlake Hills for six years. He now teaches elementary-level music in Judson ISD. He was a section leader and soloist of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Choir and has been playing in the orchestra for the San Pedro Playhouse for the past four years. At the Playhouse, he has been the Musical Director for CABARET, THE MIKADO, and FOOTLOOSE.

Christopher Rodriguez (Director/Choreographer) has been performing on stage at the San Pedro Playhouse for over six years in various productions and now is also on staff here working in the box office. He graduated from the North East School of the Arts in 2001 where he majored in musical theater and was a musical theater/dance major at Sam Houston State University. In his spare time he has choreographed for various high school choirs and theater programs in the North East Independent School District. His favorite roles at the Playhouse have included Lefou in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Bobby in CABARET, Baby John in WEST SIDE STORY, Mark in A CHORUS LINE, and most recently as Tulsa in GYPSY. Credits elsewhere include OKLAHOMA (Sam Houston State University), DIVINERS, THE SHADOW BOX, THE MIRACLE WORKER, and WHEN PIGS FLY (Actors Theater of San Antonio).

Amy Suzanne Dullnig (Administrator/Assistant Director) has been involved with the San Pedro Playhouse for thirteen years. She has been in several Playhouse producitions over the years, including: ANNIE WARBUCKS (Tessie), THE WIZARD OF OZ (1997), THE KING AND I, MY FAIR LADY, SOUTH PACIFIC, and SCROOGE. She has been a very active participant in the children’s program over the years. Credits elsewhere include THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (Josephine Theatre) and I REMEMBER MAMA (Christine) and THE MUSIC MAN (St. Andrew’s Players). She graduated from Texas Christian University in May 2005 with a BFA in theatre performance. She is currently attending University of Incarnate Word as a graduate student, earning her Masters in theatre education. At TCU she worked technical crew on several productions and directed the ten-minute play SLOP-CULTURE. She has sung at Carnegie Hall with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops twice with the TCU choir: A Tribute to Rogers and Hammerstein in April 2002 and a Christmas concert in 2003. This past summer she was in charge of the Troupe’s Summer Camp Program and is currently working part-time at the Playhouse.

Frank Latson (Program Director), the Artistic Director of the San Pedro Playhouse Pedro Playhouse, is originally from Amarillo, Texas. Latson began performing at the age of three, and has been involved in some phase of theatre production ever since. Latson worked professionally in New York as an actor and director for 22 years, during which time he was a founding member of The Apple Corps Theatre, assisted on several Broadway productions, directed Off-Broadway, Off-off Broadway, Regionally, and in Stock, and earned his MFA in Arts Management from Brooklyn College. He also managed the prettiest boutique cowboy boot store in Manhattan, partner Al Martinez’ Pop Cowboy and served as Assistant to the Executive Director and Contract Administrator for the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the Professional Union of which Latson remains an active member. In 1997, Latson was brought to Sonora, California as Development Director of the Sierra Repertory Theatre, and became its Artistic Director shortly thereafter, serving through the end of the 2001 season. He was lured away from SRT to the position of Director of Entertainment Development for American Classic Voyages ten days before the company sank into Bankruptcy, and managed to swim ashore in Dallas. Freelancing from his Dallas base, Latson subsequently worked on both coasts, directing for the Dorset Theatre Festival, Playhouse Merced, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Oldcastle Theatre Company, and creating a new musical revue for Disney Live Family Entertainment. He is thrilled to have found a new Artistic Home in the San Pedro Playhouse, and is looking forward to a long and exciting run.

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