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July 6-16, 2023​


ENCORE! Theatre

9620 Campo rd. 

Spring Valley, CA 91977



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Marisa Musgrove is a San Diego based Director and Theater Arts teacher. Marisa has worked with many local theaters as an actor, dancer and director since the age of 5 years old and she is thrilled to be back at Young Actors' Theatre! Marisa has worked with YAT wearing many different hats over the years as a teacher, director choreographer and camp director. Currently Marisa is teaching 5th grade and musical theater at Mt. Helix

Music Director


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Matt Ignacio is an accomplished singer and choir director. He is the Artistic Director for Tremble Clefs San Diego, La Costa Glen Glenaires, as well as the Music Director at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church. He is also a teacher with T3 Triple Threat. His previous YAT credits include Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Mulan, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Matilda, and more! Watch him sing as "Marsh Meadows Matt" at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife



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Brice is thrilled to be the choreographer for Newsies! Brice started performing at a very young age, and has trained in all styles of dance including tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and contemporary. Brice is thrilled to be choreographing again at YAT after previously choreographing You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Jingle all the Way, Little Mermaid, and Beauty & the Beast. Other choreography credits include Fame (SCHS) & Rock of Ages (SCHS). Favorite performing credits include Shrek (Shrek), Adam (Freaky Friday), Marius (Les Miserables), and Squidward (Spongebob). Brice is currently studying Theatre Arts at Grossmont College, in hopes to one day be a theatre teacher. Teaching is Brice’s passion, and he strives to always encourage and uplift students in his teachings. 

Stage Manager
Elliot Laughlin 


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Elliot Laughlin has been involved in many areas of technical theatre for the past 5 years, including high school and college leveled training in lighting, sound, set building, and costume construction. Elliot started working with Young Actors' Theatre in 2019, beginning as a spot light operator and later joining more shows as technical assistant and assistant stage manager. His previous YAT stage management credits include Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street, SpongeBob the Musical, and most recently, Popstars: The 90’s Musical. He is excited to share this wonderful production with you all and hopes you enjoy the show!

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