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Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction."

October 20 - 30, 2016


Joe Dionisio





Originally from the Bay Area, Joe moved to attend college at UC San Diego where he received his bachelor’s degree in Theatre. After receiving his degree, Joe worked with a few San Diego based theatre companies, including being stage manager for a production with Ion Theatre Company. He also was production stage manager for the Latin American Multimedia Company and their television production of Dos y Dos. For YAT, Joe has been both on stage and behind the scenes, and was stage manager for YAT’s productions of Grease, The Music Man, Hairspray, and Beauty and the Beast. In addition to theatre, Joe is passionate about special education, where he is currently a teacher in the Escondido Union High School District and recently received his master’s degree in special education from SDSU.

Music Director:

Matt Ignacio





Matt is a cantor and director of the Youth Choir at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, where he recently starred as Joseph in the SJC Drama Ministry's production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is always thrilled to musically direct in YAT productions. He loves being able to work with such talented students. Previous shows include Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Bye Bye Birdie The Music Man & Mulan.​


Alexa Cohen





Alexa Cohen is a current college student studying theatre and elementary education. She has had the pleasure to work and train with some amazing mentors at YAT and other companies in San Diego. After graduating as captain of her high school dance team, she has been able to continue her passion for dance by teaching. Recent work include choreographer for Peter Pan at Mnt Helix Academy, dance captain of YATs Beauty and the Beast and upcoming YAT camps/classes. She is thrilled and honored to be apart of this artistic team! 

Stage Manager:

Bailee Coleman





Bailee is thrilled to be working as Stage Manager. She has been involved in performing at YAT for over 5 years. Some performance credits include: Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in Spelling Bee, Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Ursula Merkle in Bye Bye Birdie, and Tammy in Hairspray. Bailee has been working with the artistic teams in recent years as Assistant Director and Assistant Stage Manager. Bailee would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous love and support. She looks forward to working with this amazing artistic team. 

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