Mark Pearson, Executive & Artistic Director, Originally from Hull, Massachusetts, Mark received his BA in theater and philosophy from Boston College and his MFA from Boston University. Mark has been a member of the ClOC family since 2003 and has held several different positions including costume designer: set designer and technical director: and stage director. Mark has also appeared on the Highfield stage as a last minute cover. In addition to his dedication to ClOC, Mark has also kept up an active theater career designing, stage managing and assistant directing in Germany at several opera houses including the Aalto Musiktheater in Essen and the prestigious Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf.
Beth Burrier, Associate Artistic Director, as well as Music Director, is thrilled to be back in Falmouth this summer. Beth holds degrees from both Otterbein University and Ithaca College, and has over 150 musicals to her credit, including the National Tours of RENT and The Full Monty.
Joan McDonald, General Manager, lives in South Dennis, MA and is a clay artist–primarily sculpture and hand-building and describes her work as biomorphic. She says that she has “not one iota” of musical talent but grew up listening to opera and musical comedy. She received a BA from Lesley University and studied at Andover Newton Theological School. She has worked in a variety of roles on and off the Cape, from the Director of Religious Education at Unitarian Universalist congregations in Iowa and Massachusetts, Director of Operations at the Dennis Chamber of Commerce, Training and Office Coordinator for the Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition, consulting and managing workforce development and school to careers programs.
Charles Jodoin, Production Manager/Technical Director, currently holds production and design credits for over 20 shows. He is a faculty member at American International College, Springfield, MA, and is an instructor of Stage Craft and Technical Director at Falmouth Academy.
Madeline Chandler, Work Director, a woman of many different hats, Madeline has been most recently working in body positive fitness, a bagel shop, and the magazine industry. She also never stops talking about her time spent living in Scotland. Madeline is thrilled to see what this summer will bring!
Miles Plant, Music Director, is thrilled to be back at CLOC for a fourth summer. Miles recently closed The Sound of Music National Tour as Associate Conductor, and in the fall will be the associate conductor on A Bronx Tale national tour. Miles holds a Master’s in Musical Theatre/Opera Music Direction from Arizona State University, under the tutelage of Brian Demaris. Miles has worked, conducted, and performed with numerous groups, including the Milwaukee Symphony, the Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir, The Singing Statesman, the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Bands, and Arizona Broadway Theatre, The Phoenix Symphony, Baldwin Wallace University and The University of Memphis.
James Mills, Stage Director, is delighted to be returning to CLOC for a fourth summer. He previously staged the 2016 production of The Yeomen of the Guard, 2017’s Patience and Hunchback of Notre Dame, and last summer’s Pirates of Penzance and Jubilee Gala. Having performed in the Vocal Company of the 2004 CLOC season, James made a special appearance in Stable to Stage II, the 2010 Benefit for the Highfield Theatre Restoration Project. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, James makes a living in New York City as the principal comic baritone, or “patter man,” with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. In his time with NYGASP, James has performed in all 13 of the surviving G&S comic operas either in NYC, on tour across the country, or in the UK at the International G&S Festival. Most recently seen as Jack Point (The Yeomen of the Guard), favorite G&S roles include Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B (H.M.S. Pinafore), the Lord Chancellor (Iolanthe), John Wellington Wells (The Sorcerer), Major-General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance), and Reginald Bunthorne (Patience). He is a proud member of AEA
Mo Cambell, Stage Director, has been dancing since the age of four, training in tap, ballet jazz and musical theatre. A three-time national tap champion, Morgan graduated from Dean College, majoring in Theatre. This is her third season at CLOC. Previously, you saw her choreography on the CLOC stage for the past two years!
Aileen Meier, Stage Manager, recently graduated from Purchase College where she was a Production Stage Manager for Earthquakes in London by Mike Barlett, Abigail 1702 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and The Antigone Project by Caridad Svich, Chiori Miyagawa, Karen Hartman, Sabrina Peck, and Tanya Barfield.
Sophia Baramidze, Costume Designer, recently graduated from Boston University with a BFA in Costume Design. She is excited to join CLOC this summer after a busy spring designing costumes for a mix of classic and new works: My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe and A Game of Life by Dev Blair.
Oscar Escobedo, Scenic Designer, is proud to be making his debut at CLOC. Oscar recently graduated from UCLA with his BA and will attend NYU Tisch for Graduate School. His credits include set designer (Vanya, and Sonia, and Masha, and Spike), set designer (The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Thank you and enjoy the show!!
Manley Gavich, Choreographer, is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam and is new to CLOC. His collegiate choreography highlights include Pirates of Penzance and How to Succeed… Trying. Recently, Manley choreographed and performed in Pendragon Theatre’s tour of Pride and Prejudice. Other credits include Dream Barn Productions' Rock of Ages.
Angela Mantel, Lighting Designer, is excited to be back for her second year at the CLOC! She will be a Junior at Emerson College this fall where she studies Theater Design/Technology with a concentration in lighting. Recent credits include The 38th Annual EVVY Awards (Master Electrician), Heathers (Lighting Designer), and Working (Asst. Projections Designer).
Gwen K. Mullaney, Director of Alumni Relations, first came to CLOC in 2014 as a member of the business staff. A native of New Orleans, she attended Lawrence University and is currently studying business at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She now works in Chicago for not for profit organizations which create free, family-friendly programming that promote the arts.
Chloe Moore, Costume Designer, is currently earning her MFA in costume design at Boston University. Past work includes The Lathe of Heaven and Angels in America Parts I & II at BU as well as The Scarlet Ibis with Boston Opera Collaborative. She is excited to be a part of CLOC's 2019 season!
Chase Anderson, Associate Conductor, is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Vocal Coaching at Oklahoma City University. He has worked the past eleven seasons at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and is thrilled to be working with the fantastic team at CLOC this year!
Andrew Chen, Pianist, is a senior in the studio of Professor Vincent Lenti at the Eastman School of Music. He performs as a soloist and collaborator throughout Western New York. Mr. Chen is pursuing degrees in Vocal Music Education and Creative Writing, with additional interests in choral music and conducting.
James Lorusso, Pianist, hails from Acton, Massachusetts and is in his first season at CLOC as a staff accompanist. A recent graduate of Ithaca College, where he was frequently in demand as a collaborative pianist, James is currently pursuing his Masters in Piano Performance at McGill University, under Dr. Ilya Poletaev.
Zachary Manlapid, Associate Conductor, is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley where he earned a BA in Music while studying voice and conducting. Originally from San Diego, CA, he attended community college where he switched his major five times before returning to his love for music and transferring out.
Anna Hlinomaz, Box Office Treasurer, is from Centerville, OH, where she grew up involved in theater, dance, and music. She is currently majoring in Voice Performance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she also studies music business. After graduating, Anna hopes to pursue a career in arts administration, as well as performing.
Emily Clark, Business Manager, is a recent graduate from Providence College with a double major in Theatre and Management. In the past, she has worked for her college’s production and box offices, and at the acclaimed regional theatres, American Repertory Theater, The Westport Country Playhouse, and Summer Theatre of New Canaan.
Mānoa Bell’s, Publicity & Marketing Director, ability as both an entrepreneur and musician distinguishes himself amongst his peers. Starting his own prosperous arts LLC at twenty years old as well as numerous performance awards of his own commercial, jazz and classical music, establishes himself amongst the leading artists of today.
Elaine Hudson, Box Office Treasurer, is a sophomore Vocal Performance major at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory where she studies with internationally acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano, Nancy Maultsby. At BW, Elaine is a Box Office Manager for Kleist Center for Art and Drama and a Head Stage Manager for the Conservatory.
Greg White is an actor, director, playwright, producer, presenter, and the Director of Musical Theatre at the University of Central Oklahoma. As an actor, he has appeared in Broadway National Tours: State Fair with John Davidson (Harry), A Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Forum with Rip Taylor (Miles Gloriosus). Greg also appeared as Amnesia in the Original NYC Cast of Nunsense A-Men! directed by creator Dan Goggin. Other credits include: The Producers (Franz), Private Lives (Elyot Chase), My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins), Scenes from an Execution (Ostensible), Assassins (Czolgosz), This Wonderful Life (The Entire Town of Bedford Falls), Big Fish (Karl), Hello, Dolly! with Sally Struthers (Cornelius), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), The Will Rogers Follies (Will Rogers), It’s a Wonderful Life (George Bailey). Greg appears regularly with the OKC Philharmonic. As a director Greg has worked all over the nation, including the historic Bucks County Playhouse. Greg premiered his critically acclaimed original musical Flipside: The Patti Page Story about Oklahoma’s Singing Rage, Miss Patti Page at UCO. He collaborated with Miss Page on the production he conceived, created, and directed that won 18 Awards (including Best Director) at the National Kennedy Center Festival in Washington D.C. Flipside then played Off-Broadway at the prestigious 59 E. 59 theatre to standing ovations. The show continues to tour regionally. Greg holds a PhD in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University, two fine arts degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma. Proud Okie! Proud CLOC Alum!
Robert Schneider, Stage Director, is an award-winning director and concert producer whose work has been seen throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to his directing Rob is, one of the producers at New York's acclaimed Feinstein's/54 Below having collaborated on projects with some of the century's greatest artists including Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Stephen Schwartz, Audra McDonald, Emma Thompson, Seth McFarlane, Bernadette Peters, Sutton Foster, and many others. As a director, Roberts credits include the premiere of Pasek and Paul's Edges and the regional the regional premieres of Memphis (LA Ovation Award/StageSceneLA Award for best Musical and Best Director), and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Regional credits: The Drowsy Chaperone, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Merrily We Roll Along, Nine, The Last five Years, Spamalot, A Man of No importance, The Good Doctor, Babes in Arms, Six degrees of Separation, WASP, The Actor's Nightmare, Company, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Rock of Ages, and over seventy others. Robert is also the co-host of the podcast Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, which launched on iTunes in 2016 and is dedicated to collecting the anecdotes of Broadway's greatest legends form yesteryear.
Andrew Bourgoin is a music director/keyboard player back for his 20th CLOC show! Broadway: Aladdin, Mean Girls. Touring: The Little Mermaid, Matilda, Something Rotten!. Highlights: Ogunquit Playhouse (Upcoming: Kinky Boots/Annie), Ordway Center for Performing Arts (2017 Best Music Direction), Children's Theatre Company, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theater Latte Da, Broadway on Game Day at Super Bowl LII, Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Celebration. Andrew is the Co-Producer/Music Director of SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE, a Minneapolis based training ground for young musical theatre artists. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from St. Olaf College and would like to thank St. Olaf/CLOC alum, Aron Accurso, for steering him toward show business in the first place.
Alison Morooney is thrilled to be returning to CLOC for a third summer. Past shows at the Highfield were Bells Are Ringing, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Pippin. Other directing and assistant directing credits include I Love You Because, High School Musical, Kiss Me Kate, and Altar Boyz. Choreography: Sweet Charity, Life Could Be a Dream, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Performing credits include National Tours: American Idiot and Nice Work if You Can Get It and regionally: Ever After, Beehive, A Christmas Story. Alison holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State and this fall she will return there to pursue her MFA in Directing.