Hooked On Theater

Hooked On Theater

Will Guilford
Will Guilford: (Artistic Director) has been directing musicals for San Lorenzo Valley Middle and San Lorenzo Valley High Schools for the past 20 years. This marks Will's 14th year of collaborating with Dustin Leonard's Youth Productions. Presently, Will teaches 7th Grade Drama Appreciation, 8th Grade Drama Production, and World History classes at SLV Middle School. Moreover, Will heads up the new Performing Arts Academy at SLV Middle School. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Davis in 1985, received his Teaching Credential from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1988, and earned a Masters in Radio, Television, Film, and Theatre from San Jose State University in 2001 and his second Masters in Educational leadership & Administration in 2008. His thesis, "Adolescent Self-Esteem: The Role Theatre Plays," focused on the importance of the art of drama in bolstering self-confidence and self-esteem in our youth. Will has also completed extensive research on why it is imperative for schools to provide students with an array of extracurricular activity options. His musical credits, over 50 directed and produced, include Little Shop of Horrors, Wizard of Oz, Dracula: The Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Damn Yankees,The Pajama Game, Annie, Grease, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bye Bye Birdie, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Cinderella, Honk!, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, and Peter Pan.

Dustin Leonard: (Managing Artistic Director / Production Designer) founder of MBR Theatre & Co-Founder of Hooked On Theater, has directed, produced and starred in a number of shows in the Monterey Bay Area. Dustin has most recently directed Little Shop of Horror & West Side Story for Cabrillo Stage, Lord of the Flies, Beautiful Thing, The Breakfast Club, A Christmas Carol, & Romeo & Juliet. A versatile performer, Dusitn has been in shows as diverse as Cyrano de Bergerac to Guys and Dolls. His credits include both on and off stage at MBR Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Cabrillo College. Dustin's most recent onstage appearance was as Student #3 in the return of the West Coast Premiere of Shakespeare's R&J, Jeff in MBR Theatre's production of The Sum of Us, Mark in Mass Appeal and the Barber in Cabrillo Stage's production of Man of La Mancha.

Dustin is currently the Managing Director & Production Manager for Cabrillo Stage, a professional summer stock musical theater company based at Cabrillo College. Dustin has also taught musical theatre and dramatic arts at the SLV High School and has been an active promoter of youth theater for the past twelve years. Some of Dustin's Musical Direction credits include West Side Story, Annie, Guys & Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, Pajama Game, Crazy for You, Grease, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver and many more. Dustin has worked as technical consultant & Designer for a number of production companies including Cabrillo Stage, Company One, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Kids on Broadway, Numerous High Schools and Paramount Pictures on the Titanic film on tour starring Leonardo Dicaprio.

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