WED CAST: Rehearsals: Wednesdays 2:15-4:30pm*
Auditions: Feb 6, 2:15 - 5pm with mandatory parent meeting from 2:15 - 3pm
Tech June. 3 & 4 @4-8:30pm / Performances Friday June 7th 6:30 & Saturday June 8th 1pm
THU CAST: Rehearsals: Thursdays 4:15-6:30pm*
Auditions: Feb 7, 4:15 - 7pm with mandatory parent meeting from 4:15 - 5pm
Tech: June. 5-6 @ 4-8:30pm / Performances: Saturday June 8th 6:30 &Sunday June 9th 1pm
SAT CAST: Rehearsals: Saturdays 11:15-1:30pm*
Auditions: Feb 9, 11:15am-1:30pm with mandatory parent meeting from 11:15am-1pm
Tech: June 12-13 @ 4-8:30pm / Performances: June 14th 6:30pm & June 15th 1pm
*Leads and ensemble groups will be called for additional rehearsals on select Fridays.
Marcela Carmona is a native daughter of L.A., and an accomplished singer, songwriter, pianist, recording and performing artist, orchestra conductor, and a composer for film and theater. With 18 years of teaching experience in various instruments (including piano and voice), Marcela has developed methods to inspire the love of creative expression in students of all ages. PAST MINI POPs shows include Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Camp Rock and Little Mermaid. In addition to working with
the Mini POPs, she music directed Rising Stars Little Mermaid Fall 2017 as well as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this season. Marcela firmly believes that you are never too young or too old to learn. When not creating music, and music directing, Marcela also works as an instructor for TADA Stages, teaching voice and 3Arts combo classes to kids ages 3 through high school.
Ashley is proud to be the POPs Producer and Director of Tech Artisans. A child of humble beginnings, Ashley grew up doing shows at school and in community theater. After receiving her BA in Drama, Honors in Stage Management – Ashley freelanced as a stage manager; working with such companies as Dallas Theater Center and The Geffen Playhouse. Eventually Ashley landed at POPs where she found her home. Ashley recognizes the empowering and healing properties of theater and the family and community it creates. It is a dream come true to pass that gift along to the future generation of theater-makers both on AND offstage!
Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!
Evie Hutton, a native Austinite and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, performed in musicals around the world before moving to LA and falling in love with California. POPS has become her home away from home as she adores this team and these amazing actors and actresses who share their hearts and bravery with her daily. Select choreography and direction credits: The Little Mermaid, Camp Rock, 13, Alice in Wonderland, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Charlotte's Web, High School Musical 2, Mrs. Scrooge. Evie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ian, and her two sons, Caleb and Colin.
Kelly grew up in the SF Bay Area and started dancing at 3. After high school, her focus shifted to acting. She graduated from PCPA’s acting conservatory, and then earned her BFA in Acting from Utah State University. She taught acting and musical theatre at the Utah Festival Opera Conservatory before moving to the Southbay. She’s worked professionally in shows such as Noises Off!, Singing in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Spamalot, and Cyrano. She is also a registered yoga instructor. Kelly loves empowering others with the tools to help them grow as artists and as people.