Seussical Jr. - January 20 - January 21, 2018

TOR Coastal Youth Theatre

  Behind the Scenes  

  • Lunda Cornelius  (DIrector) head shot

    Lunda Cornelius (DIrector)

    Lunda has been teaching and directing children’s theater for over 15 years. She was the Executive Director of the Children’s Theater for the Doylestown Conservatory, Buck’s County Playhouse, Pennsylvania Youth Theater and the Hope Academy, of Pennsylvania. She  holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education for K-12 and earned a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance with a Minor in Drama.  She has performed leading roles in over 75 musicals and more than 25 operas, in Europe, as well as in the US. Lunda has studied and coached in NYC at the Metropolitan Opera as well as the Rome Opera in Italy. She has performed on the TOR main stage  She has a private vocal and acting practice.

  • Bonnie Ryerson  (Choreographer) head shot

    Bonnie Ryerson (Choreographer)

    Bonnie performed in theaters in the New England area, including Gloucester Stage Company, The Lyric Stage, Dover Rep, The Alley Theatre, and two National Tours with The Hampstead Players. In NYC, she worked Off-Broadway in Perfect Crime at The Duffy, The Clurman and The Samuel Beckett Theater. She attended The Boston Conservatory. Along with her husband, John Ryerson, Bonnie co-founded the Pied Piper Youth Theater, where she produced, directed and choreographed more than 100 productions. Mounting both original productions as well as classic American musicals, PPYT has been the recipient of many National Youth Theatre Arts awards.

  • Brandon Davis  (Backstage Manager) head shot

    Brandon Davis (Backstage Manager)

    Brandon is excited to be stage managing CYT's production of Seussical! Besides being a senior at Carolina Forest High School, Brandon is a veteran of the CYT program, having appeared in various shows prior to his transition to working backstage, including Babes in Toyland, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, and The Lion King. He has also frequented the TOR stage in such productions as Gypsy, Sister Act, Twelve Angry Men, Clybourne Park, and Scrooge. Outside of the theater, Brandon is a member of several honor societies in addition to being a recognized writer and director of independent films. 



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