Angela Frost Baltezore email Angela
Angela is a long-time area resident. She served as Drama Instructor at Woodland High School and has an extensive background in education and theatre. She graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University with an emphasis in Dance. She owned and directed the Yuba City and Chico franchises of The Sunshine Generation Children's Performance group for twelve years. Angela teaches our musical theatre classes, directs the Rising Stars productions, and has directed and choreographed such WOH productions as; Suessical, the Musical, (Elly Award- Best Choreography, Elly Nomination- Best Youth Musical) Beauty and the Beast, (Elly Award - Best Set Design, Elly Nomination - Best Musical), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Chesley Award- Best Production.).
Eva Sarry email Eva
Dance Director & Ballet Instructor
Ms.Eva Sarry (Director of Woodland Opera House Dance Program) trained extensively in San Francisco at the Academy of Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, American Conservatory Theatre, and Pacific Ballet. She has been teaching for over 10 years. She is currently teaching ballet and jazz as well as choreography for “Broadway Bound” the advanced musical theatre performance program at the Opera House. Ms. Sarry has choreographed several productions at the Woodland Opera House and has earned Elly nominations for her work in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Peter Pan”. She is also choreographer/director of the Opera House summer musical theatre “Show Biz Kidz” program. Eva just recently made her directing debut of “Stuart Little” in the Theatre
for Families 2012 season.
Emily Jo Seminoff
Assistant to the Education Director & Instructor
Emily Jo has been active in the local theatre community since her elementary school days. After studying Creative Writing and Children’s Theatre, she graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Sacramento. She directs and choreographs Theatre for Families Productions and enjoys performing as well. For her performances, she has received fourteen award nominations and is the recipient of four Elly Awards, three Chesley Awards and an Arty Award. She teaches theatre arts classes at the Woodland Opera House and at schools in Solano and Yolo counties. She enjoys working with students of all ages and loves introducing them to the magical world of theatre.
Amy Shuman email Amy
Performance & Drama Instructor
Amy holds a BA in Theatre performance from San Francisco State University. Her studies include a year at the University of East Anglia in England. She is the recipient of a Chesley Award, two Elly Awards for theatre performance (as well as an additional nomination in that category), and nominations for direction, choreography and scenic design. Amy was formerly the Associate Education Director at Woodland Opera House, and currently directs musicals for the Theatre for Families season (past credits include Les Miserables: School Edition, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Broadway Musical, Alexander Who's Not... Going to Move, and Disney's High School Musical). She has taught locally at the Davis Art Center, Holy Rosary School, and various schools in the Woodland District, as well as developed an after school arts program at Grafton Elementary in 2006.
Wendy Harris Cunningham
Wendy holds a BA in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University. Wendy comes to us with an extensive background in musical theatre and dramatic productions. (Show Biz Kidz and the Beamer School Program Outreach)
Performance & Drama Instructor
Crissi has been performing on the Woodland Opera House stage since 1995. She has been a Drama Instructor at WOH since the fall of 2010. Crissi graduated from Woodland High School in 2002 and since has studied at Sacramento City College, Woodland Community College and Sacramento State University. Crissi spent six years teaching Pre-Kindergarten at a private preschool and has an extensive background in Early Childhood Education. Involved in musical theater since age eleven, Crissi has performed in numerous productions in the Sacramento area. She received an Elly Award in 1999 for Leading Actress and was nominated for her choreography in "Grease" at Woodland High school in 2003.
James C. Glica-Hernandez email James
Vocal Music Educator
James has music directed shows at the Woodland Opera House since 1998. He is a eight-time nominated and three-time Elly Award®-winning musical director in the Sacramento area. He taught vocal music and music directed the musical theatre productions at Natomas Charter School Performing and Fine Arts Academy from 2001 to 2008. His vocal music teaching experience dates to the late 1970s. He studied music and theatre arts at CSU, Sacramento, and was mentored in conducting by Maestro Monroe Kanouse of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He sang and music directed the small vocal ensembles for the
Sacramento Opera Association, an organization for which he was also Managing Director.
Staci has been teaching dance for over 20 years and choreographing musical theatre for the last 16 years. She spent 10 years dancing with The Lisa Clark Dancers and spent 20 years on their faculty teaching tap and jazz. Ms. Arriaga’s choreography has been seen in Solano, Contra Costa, and Sonoma Counties as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. She has earned two Dean Goodman Awards, one Elly Award and several Arty Awards as well as a Bay Area Critics Award nomination for her work. Her work was last seen at the
Woodland Opera House in the production of White Christmas.
Anna has been taking ballet since she was 4 and dancing for the Woodland Opera House with Miss Sarry since she was 14. Her work teaching ballet to younger students helped inspire her to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. She is currently taking classes at Woodland Community College and hopes to transfer to Sacramento State.
I am a junior at UC Davis majoring in genetics with the intent of becoming a genetic counselor. This will be my
fourth year teaching at Woodland Opera House but before I was a teacher, I danced here myself. Before I
began ballet with the opera house I danced hula for four years.