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Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Presents:

“Zombie Prom”

At the CCA Black Box Theater

October 24, 25, 30, 31 & November 1, 2014  

SAN DIEGO (September 24, 2014) – Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre is thrilled to present  the musical "Zombie Prom"  by Dana Rowe and John Dempsey, October 24, 25, 30, 31 & November 1, 2014 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. Directed by CCA Envision Theatre Coordinator Jeannine Marquie with Guest Musical Direction by Leigh Scarritt and Guest Choreography by Max Gidaley, Costume Design by Janet Pitcher, Technical Direction/Set Design by Jeremy Sewell. With CCA Student Stage Manager Yarden Abed and Assistant Stage Manager Taylor Olson. *Due to adult subject matter, parental guidance is advised.  


This girl-loves-ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal-seeking reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.  



Canyon Crest Academy delivers not only an outstanding education but has the unique Envision arts program supported by donation dollars. Envision utilizes working artists as instructors.  These professional artists work with the visual and performing arts students to deliver an outstanding arts experience at a professional level.  CCA’s theater program has won numerous awards and recognition. Performances are known as above and beyond a ‘high school theater show’.  The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. The mission of CCA and CCAF is to "enrich the experience of every student, every day". Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at     


Ms. Jeannine Marquie is thrilled to return to Canyon Crest Academy after her recent awarding winning stint at San Clemente High School. A native to San Diego she has been active in the theatre scene performing at with Diversionary Theatre, Starlight Music Theatre, The San Diego Repertory Theatre, The La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, the former 6th at Penn and Sledgehammer Theatres, and North Coast Repertory Theatre.  

Ms. Marquie brings seventeen years of experience teaching Theatre Arts to students in Southern California from Kindergarten through Twelfth grade. As a teaching artist, Ms. Marquie has taught with Playwright’s Project, Young Audiences of San Diego, and La Jolla Playhouse’s YPW. She integrates Educational standards while developing innovative theatre exercises, identifying best practices for engaging youth, and enriching their educational experiences.  

Ms. Marquie holds a Masters in Education with an emphasis on integrating the Arts into education from Lesley University. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Loyola Marymount University, and is a credentialed teacher. Ms. Marquie has trained in International Baccalaureate Theatre Arts and has been involved in writing Arts curriculum. She is excited to bring CCA Theatre students to new heights of excellence as they learn the Art of Theatre.  


Miss Leigh Scarritt holds a degree in Voice Performance from Arizona State University, and has performed all over North America for over 30 years. A veteran of TV, film, and the stage, Miss Leigh brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Of the hundreds of students she has taught, many have gone on to perform on television, movies, theater, and commercials. Seventy-eight of her students have appeared in The Old Globes’ production of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. College Preparation should be an integral part of any young actors’ career and Miss Leigh has had students successful at acceptance into such prestigious universities as NYU, Yale, Boston Conservatory, UCLA, Syracuse, Berkeley and Emerson. Leigh Scarritt is San Diego's Premier Voice and Acting Coach.  


Max Cadillac is a dance instructor and choreographer at San Diego Junior Theatre, an actor at San Diego Musical Theatre and at Cygnet Theatre Company. He received a BFA in musical theatre from American Musical & Dramatics Academy and graduated from Coronado School of the Arts.


(Alphabetical Order by Last Name)

Riley Cavanaugh: Copy boy 3/Motor 3/Reporter 3/ Swing Josh 

Cameron Chang: Eddie Flagrante

Alyxandra Charfauros: Coco 

Michelle Cohen: Secretary 2/Makeup Lady/Reporter/Swing Coco

Julian Coker: Copy boy 4/Motor 4/ Father's Voice/Reporter 4/ Swing Eddie

Alyssa DeVries: Secretary 3/Ramona/Reporter/Swing Delilah 

Madi Rae DiPietro: Candy/Swing Toffee

Tyler Faison: Josh/Announcer

Emmy Farese: Ginger 

Kion Heidari: Jonny Warner

Halle Hoffman: Secretary/Mother's Voice/Reporter/Swing Candy/SM

Sammy Lurie: Copy boy 2/Motor 2/Reporter 2/ Swing Jake

Steve Macario: Joey/Swing Jonny

Constantine Mickens: Jake

Avery-Claire Nugent: Secretary 4/Reporter/Swing Ginger/Sheila

Adam Sussman: Copy Boy/Motor/Reporter/Swing Joey

Alyson Tharp: Toffee

Julia Vandeweil: Delilah Strict 


Student Technical Crew

Stage Manager: Yarden Abed

Assistant Stage Manager: Taylor Olson

Set Designer: Sydney Henderson; Set Crew: Stefano Zagara & Alex Gelland

Lighting Designer: Maya Abed; Lighting Crew: Alex Beal

Sound Designer: Gianni Zagara; Sound Crew: Wil Tyner

Publicity Lead: JennaThirston; Publicity Crew: Joseph Aste

Lead Costumes: Casandra Ramsey; Costume Crew: Hallie White

Lead Props: Amy Baron

Lead Makeup: Sarah Ruan  



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