Meet Rock City
Get to know the folks of See Rock City and Other Destinations who brought you along for the ride
Feb 23 – March 24, 2013.
Steve’s last few productions included “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (Lawrence Jamison), “Little Shop of Horrors” (Mr. Mushnik) and “Fools” (Dr. Zubritsky). While at UCLA, he was a founding member of the Bruins Care musical theater revue and a four-year member of Medleys a Cappella. Steve was also a two-time member of Company at Spring Sing, where he helped write and sing the legendary “Club B-Cafe.” When he’s not on stage, Steve is a contributor to the film website Indiewire.com and the Criticwire blog as well as a trivia host at various establishments around Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone involved in making the show and everyone able to come see it!
Courtney appeared in numerous theatre productions in New York and regionally before moving to Los Angeles in May. Some of her favorite roles include Belinda in Noises Off, Muriel in Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite and Loraine in A History of Cobbling, a play she co-wrote for the NY Fringe Festival. Courtney co-created, wrote and starred in the web series Quarterz (available on YouTube). She has also appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Team Umizoomi and has performed stand-up comedy in LA and NY at The Comedy Store, Flappers, Broadway Comedy Club, and NY Comedy Club. She is a graduate of NYU’s CAP21 musical theatre program. Follow her on twitter @RIPDaveThomas (seriously).
A native of Washington State, Kristofer Sundquist is excited to be involved in his first Color and Light Theatre production. Kris holds a Bachelors of Music from San Francisco State University and an artist’s diploma from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He also attended The Second City at the conservatory level and studied the Meisner Technique under the skillful tutelage of Josh Biton. Having just returned from a cruise ship contract last spring, Kris was pleased to have gotten the chance to perform the role of The Courier in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of 1776. Other highlights include: Tony in Westside Story, Tamino in The Magic Flute, tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kris is here in Los Angeles to continue pursuing he dream of a career as an actor and singer.
It’s the joy of her life to use the body and soul God gave her to create music and art. That such art has the power to captivate audiences and bring somebody a smile, a laugh, or a new thought is an honor. Megan has had the thrill of playing various and exciting roles in great musicals including Belle in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Percy in The Spitfire Grill, and Mother Superior in Nunsense! Recently, she originated a role in the new musical Snow by Sean Hartley (Little Women). A loving and hilarious family has steadfastly supported her in her actress’s journey, along with dear friends without whom she’d not have gotten this far (you know who you are). It’s a blessed privilege to be directed by the amazing Joanna and to perform alongside this fantastic cast. I hope seeing See Rock City inspires you to be unafraid in the uncertainties of life and to keep on laughing, loving, and living, amen!
Emily is incredibly excited to be part of this production. Working by day at an LA law firm, she has loved being able to pursue this “night/weekend job” and her love of theater. Emily had a grand old time playing the Storyteller in Color and Light’s last production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. She graduated UCLA in 2010 with a degree in Communication Studies while managing to participate in plenty of theater, including past productions of the original Color and Light Theater group. Emily would like to thank her friends, family, and Aubrey for all their support, this amazing cast for challenging and inspiring her, and to Joanna for having faith in her and giving her this opportunity. I owe you an eternity’s-worth of boba!
Caleb attended the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Theater and appeared in multiple main stage productions there. He moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2011 after studying abroad in Spain for three years. He has appeared in such plays as Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Round Rock at the 2012 Hollywood Fringe, as well as Macbeth and As You Like It with The Trinity Shakespeare Festival. He was also recently featured in the Mark Cuban produced web series The Vault.
Katharine’s most recent roles include Julia in The Wedding Singer, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century, and Lane in The Clean House. While attending Pepperdine University, she created and co-directed the annual CONTEMPO Musical Theatre Revue and was a 3-year member of the Pepperdine Improv Troupe, heading up the Troupe’s first ever full-length improvised musical performance. She also created the role of hypochondriac secretary Tracy Thurman on the web series, The Beacon. When she’s not performing and needs to give her left-brain a workout, Katharine tutors SAT Math with Compass Education Group.
Rhys is thrilled to be working with Color and Light Theatre Ensemble! An accomplished actor, vocalist, and pianist, Rhys began his stage training at a young age within his mother’s vocal and piano studio while performing in local show choirs. As he entered his teenage years Rhys started performing with local arts organizations in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ, including the renowned Valley Youth Theater, training and performing alongside such notable performers as Emma Stone, Jordin Sparks, and Chelsea Kane. Rhys continued to perform locally with regional theaters Nearly Naked Theater, Arizona Broadway Theater and Phoenix Theatre, earning an AriZoni Theatre Excellence Award along the way for his portrayal of TOMMY, in The Who’s, Tommy. 2009 brought a move to New York City where he found continued success in regional theaters, the New York Cabaret scene, and national tours. He has recently relocated to Los Angeles to try his hand at film and to work within the reputable Los Angeles stage community. Some of his favorite roles include TARZAN in Disney’s,Tarzan, RADAMES in Aida, KENO in The Full Monty, and DEAN HYDE in All Shook Up. Follow his shenanigans online at rhysgilyeat.com and on Twitter, @RhysGilyeat.