J. SCOTT LAPP (Artistic Director)
J. Scott Lapp has been working in the theater business for over 29 years. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Director’s Lab West, a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist and a proud member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Recent projects include working with Dreamworks Theatricals on a reading of The Prince of Egypt which will have it’s World Premiere this Fall at Theatreworks in San Francisco. He recently returned from a trip back East where he staged Murder for Two: Christmas Edition at Bucks County Playhouse. He also directed the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date at San Diego Musical Theatre. Upcoming projects include directing Sweeney Todd at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and productions of Murder for Two in Calgary, Vermont and Cape Cod! Since May 2012, he has produced Cabaret at The Merc in beautiful Old Town Temecula with his co-producer and friend, Jordan Beck, along with many special events featuring Eden Espinosa, Shoshana Bean, Stephen Schwartz and many other amazing talents! In the Summer of 2015, they launched The Barn Stage Company, a new professional Theatre company in Temecula, California.
JASON WESLEY GREEN (General Manager)
Jason Wesley Green is an Actor and Producer and has been involved with many theatrical productions for almost 30 years (Plays & Musicals). He has studied with South Coast Rep, as well as Warner Laughlin Studios in Hollywood. Favorite roles are: Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Harry in Company and Father Mapple and Capt. Boomer in the Play Adaptation of Moby Dick. Jason has been involved as a producer on several productions including 1776, A Sparkle that is Ernie, Savior of the World and Fiddler on the Roof. Jason has helped leverage several partnerships with many corporate organizations from the Houston Astros (MLB) to Cox Business, as well as some of the largest education organizations in North America. Jason plans to help grow The Barn Stage Company into the Premiere Entertainment Venue in Temecula Valley.
EVAN D’ANGELES (Casting Director)
is a master of talent recipient in choreography from Chapman University where he received the Best Choreographer Award for his contemporary piece on domestic violence. Associate Director and Choreographer of two productions of Spring Awakening at the Barn Stage Company. Mr. D’Angeles first collaborated with J. Scott Lapp on RENT at the Old Temecula Theater. Other creative credits include choreographer for the west coast premiere of Magdalene – a new musical, director/choreographer/actor in Songs For A New World at Three Trees Theatre in Costa Mesa, and assistant choreographer for Walt Disney Creative Entertainment Special Events. Performance Credits include: Broadway: Miss Saigon, Pacific Overtures (Revival). National Tours: RENT (Angel), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cats. Regional: His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse), Here Lies Love (Williamstown), Disney’s Tarzan (Terk), Dennis DeYoung’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo), Miss Saigon (Thuy), Finding Nemo (Crush), Crazy For You, West Side Story, The Who’s Tommy, The King & I, My Fair Lady, Phantom, Fiddler On the Roof, among others. He is thrilled to be part of the Barn Stage Company’s commitment to cultivating new talent and bringing professional Broadway theater to the Inland Empire.
CHELSEA NICOLE LAPP (Conservatory Director)
Chelsea is thrilled to be joining The Barn Stage Company as a member of their staff after having choreographed and stage managed a handful of shows for them! Chelsea started off her theatre career as a performer, but soon switched gears when she discovered her love for choreographing and teaching. Early on she spent a number of years working for a children’s theatre company (CYT) and as the resident choreographer at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. Since then, Chelsea has traveled the nation choreographing shows for various companies; her work has been seen all over Southern California as well as Illinois, Washington, Idaho and New York. In NYC, she had the opportunity to work for Theatreworks USA putting on national tours geared towards kids and families. Chelsea has since moved back to Temecula to help start The Barn Stage Company Conservatory and pursue her passion of helping students develop their theatre skills. Working with youth has been a long time passion, to her there is nothing better than seeing her students grow and succeed as they pursue and follow their dreams. A big thanks to J. Scott, Jordan and Jason for bringing her on and trusting her with this endeavor.
JONATHAN SANGSTER (Associate Producer Cabaret at The Merc)
Jonathan is thrilled to continue being part of the artistically cultivating and inclusive vision of Cabaret at the Merc and the Barn Stage Company. An actor and singer originally from Las Vegas, he has been playing and creating around Southern California for four years now and is loving it. Jonathan has been no stranger to the Barn Stage and Cabaret at the Merc stages having appeared in Spring Awakening (both the original at the Merc and the remount at the Truax), Urinetown, and of course as one the Hosts of The Cabaret at The Merc. Jonathan’s other recent credits around Southern California include Rocky in Damn Yankees, Man 2 in First Date, and Ragtime (San Diego Musical Theatre), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma (New Village Arts, Craig Noel Award Nominee), Seussical the Musical Starring Cathy Rigby (3D Theatricals) and Eugene in Grease (Welk Resorts Theatre). Big thanks to J. Scott Lapp and Jordan Beck for their continued trust in him and for the many opportunities they provide for performers, audience members, and beyond.
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