The Addams Family - October 20 - October 28, 2017

Rock Ridge Perf Arts

 Adult Production Team 

  • Tony Cimino-Johnson: Artistic Director head shot

    Tony Cimino-Johnson: Artistic Director

    Mr. Cimino-Johnson received his Master of Arts from New York University in Drama Therapy and his Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Arts with a minor in Psychology from McDaniel College. Over the past seven years, Mr. Cimino-Johnson has utilized theatre as a vehicle for self-expression, while creating a safe space for a diverse group of students within the academic venue. Mr. CJ founded Rock Ridge Performing Arts at Rock Ridge High School. Over 20% of the school is engaged in the theatre program. Additionally, in 2015, his production of "Ernest and the Pale Moon" won the Virginia Theatre Association State Festival and became State Champions that has represented Virginia at the South Eastern Theatre Conference in 2016. In 2016, Mr. CJ received International Inspirational Theatre Educator of the Year, and Virginia's Theatre Teacher of the Year from the Educational Theatre Association.

  • Rebekah Hess: Chorographer head shot

    Rebekah Hess: Chorographer

    Miss Hess joined Rock Ridge Performing Arts for its inaugural season as a member of the audition panel for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. She continued her involvement with Rock Ridge as a choreographer and member of the directing team for Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid and as a member of the audition panel for the main stage productions. In the fall of 2016 Miss Hess joined the Fine Arts department as a full-time theater teacher, teaching both acting and technical theater classes. In the after school program, she directs, choreographs, and oversees the costume, hair, make-up and props designers. This past summer she directed the Broadway Bound Summer Camp production of The Wizard of Oz. She is looking forward to the rest of this year's season and hopes you enjoy the show.

  • Peter Johnson: Technical Director head shot

    Peter Johnson: Technical Director

    Mr. Johnson originally hales from Minnesota, but lived in Florida, for the last 15 years. In Florida he built and designed furniture. Then, he opened a custom furniture and design company in 2006. In 2013, he transferred careers and began teaching technology, engineering, and design in Orange County, Florida. This will be his second year as the Technical Director.

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