Get to Know the Creative Team Behind the World Premiere Musical Drama BRIGHT BLUE SKY
The new dramatic musical will premiere on September 9th at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, California located at the heart of Orange County.
VINCENT ANICETO (Author of Book & Lyrics, and Director)
Vince is a two-time Emmy Award nominee for his work on Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, The Powerpuff Girls, and Desxter's Laboratory (Cartoon Network). His recent work includes working as a producer on the recently released Scooby Doo and Guess Who?, and newVeggieTales series.
As a performer, past credits include The King and I (King), Miss Saigon (Engineer), Twelve Angry Men (Juror #8), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Spamalot (Lancelot), The Secret Garden (Neville), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), Brigadoon (Jeff), and How to Succeed (Bert Bratt).
TIM NELSON (Composer, and Music Director)
Tim has been the Managing Artistic Director for the Rose Center Theater since it’s opening in 2006. A graduate from the University of Colorado with Post Graduate work at Boston University’s School for the Arts, Mr. Nelson has directed, musical directed, conducted, written and performed in over 300 productions from California to New York.
A resident Director of 3 different Production companies - Park Playhouse, Inc. In New York, Litchfield Community Theater in Minnesota & right here at the Rose, Tim holds degrees in both vocal and instrumental music, and as a composer has a variety of original musical shows and recordings to his credit. Most recently hits from all of his Musicals were compiled into the Musical Review TOGETHER as a fundraiser for the Rose Center Theater. Artists from all around the country contributed their talents to this amazing production! Visit his website TNTMusicals.com, where all of his original works are displayed!
He is most proud to be the Musical Theater Chair at Huntington Beach High School’s Academy for the Performing Arts and Director of their award winning Musical Theater Department. Many Thanks to all of the people who have been so supportive in making the Rose Center Theater a beautiful place for performers and audience members alike. “Quality in the Arts is the cornerstone for Quality of Life.”
JENNIFER MATTHEWS (Choreographer)
Jennifer has enjoyed performing in college, community, and dinner theater productions in such roles as “Joan” Dames at Sea, “Liesel” The Sound Of Music, “Connie Miller”, 1940’s Radio Hour, and “Cassie” A Chorus Line. She has choreographed for several parks and recreation programs, private dance schools, local schools, civic, community, and dinner theaters throughout Southern California and Albany, New York. She has choreographed such shows as, Hello Dolly, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Dames At Sea, Annie, West Side Story, Once On This Island, Grease, The Sound Of Music, Lil’ Abner, among countless others. Jennifer choreographed for the Orange County High School of the Arts “Kid’s Next door” group in 2005 and 2006 and is currently teaching Musical Theater and choreographing at Huntington Beach High School’s Academy for the Performing Arts. Jennifer also directed and choreographed seven original musical productions for the City of Cerritos that involved over 300 participants. Today, Jennifer enjoys being a mother of three beautiful young daughters. She is a credentialed teacher, with a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literature, and has been teaching for over 20 years.
CHRIS CAPUTO (Production Designer & Technical Director)
Chris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Arts from UC Irvine where he studied theatrical design. He has designed sets, lighting, and projections for over 250 shows over the past 30+ years, most of which over the past 13 years. Chris is currently the Resident Designer and Technical Director for the Rose Center Theater and is a freelance designer/Technical Director through his company Legacy Theatrical Design (www.legacytheatricaldesign.com). He designs all over Southern California and New York for such theater companies as The Laguna Playhouse, Rose Center Theater, Saddleback Civic Light Opera, The Covina Valley Playhouse, as well as The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), Orange Lutheran and Laguna Beach High Schools. Previously, he was the resident Designer/Technical Director for many theaters and theater companies including The Curtain Call Dinner Theater, Center Stage Dance, The Ballet Conservatory, as well as the Technical Director/Theater Manager and Technical Theater Teacher for Mission Viejo High School. Some of his favorite designs include Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Addams Family, Oliver, My Fair Lady, Spring Awakening, Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, Mary Poppins, Lord of the Flies, Little Mermaid, Joseph, Secret Garden, Side Show, Diary of Anne Frank, Evita, Annie, Urinetown, Anything Goes, The King and I, 42nd Street, Noises Off, Godspell, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Singin’ in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Carousel, South Pacific, Brigadoon, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom, Legally Blonde, and many more.
Bright Blue Sky is set to play at the Rose Center Theater September 9 - 18
Directed by: VINCENT ANICETO
Musically Directed by: TIM NELSON
Choreographed by: JENNIFER MATTHEWS
Production Design by: CHRIS CAPUTO
Bright Blue Sky is a new dramatic musical about a group of everyday people working on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. During these desperate hours, as they grapple with the possibility of not making it out alive, the characters come together to contemplate their differences and ultimately their shared humanity. In a series of charming, endearing, and deeply heartfelt episodes, each character relives moments from their past, revealing an uplifting story of the hope inside tragedy, the loss within love.
Rose Center Theater
14140 All American Way
Westminster, Ca 92683
DATES AND TIMES
Opening Night Friday September 9 at 8:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays September 10, 16, and 17 at 8:00 PM
Sunday September 11 at 2:00 PM
Closing Performance Sunday September 18 at 2:00 PM
For group discounts (15+), please email RoseCTBoxOffice@gmail.com