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MEET THE DIRECTORS
Jonathan is an accomplished director, performer, teacher, composer, and playwright. He has taught Acting and Musical Theatre for San Clemente Dance, Focus Dance Center for the Performing Arts, and Insurgo Academy as well as music classes for Gymboree Play and Music. Favorite directing credits include: Much Ado About Nothing - Paw Paw Days Uncorks The Arts, Hallelujah Broadway! – Trinity Presbyterian Church, Richard III – Insurgo Theatre Movement, and The Sound of Music. – The Warehouse Theatre. Jonathan has performed all over the United States. Favorite credits include Man Of La Mancha - Cervantes/ Quixote, Falsettos – Marvin, Much Ado About Nothing – Benedick, and the title role in Cyrano DeBergerac. His album, A Father's Prayer, is available on iTunes. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts, Acting Emphasis from CSU Fullerton. In addition to directing and teaching for Opening Act, Mr. Talmadge writes and composes our original musicals.
Angela is a veteran teacher and performer who has spent over 20 years teaching kids to love performing arts. Before moving to Lawton, MI she taught Musical Theater, Voice, Jazz, Ballet, and Tap for South Coast Performing Arts, Focus Dance Center for the Performing Arts, and the world renowned Crystal Cathedral. She designed an after-school theatre program for Nohl Canyon Elementary, ran musical theatre camps for the College for Kids program at Santiago Canyon College, taught Play and Music classes for Gymboree, and toured with the Young Americans. Angela has a BA in Musical Theater from California State University, Fullerton and also studied voice with Eric Futterer in Orange County, California and Tony winner Victoria Clark in New York City. Angela currently teaches private voice lessons, dance, and musical theatre for Opening Act and for Momentum Dance in Kalamazoo, MI. She also spent over two years as the permanent guest teacher at Mattawan Later Elementary School and continues to guest teach in the district.