first performed in musical theatre in 1976. His participation in the arts continued with the San Diego Gilbert and Sullivan Company, Pacific Light Opera, Pioneer Players, and a group he formed called Carmen Couldn't Make It. James enjoys working with Wine Country Theatre and Opera San Luis Obispo. Dr. Brescia is the San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools.
Singing has long been a part of Gretchen's life. She studied music and
singing throughout her youth and was very active in many school choral organizations including
District and Regional Choruses. In more recent years, Gretchen has continued to follow her joy
in singing with various local community groups. Gretchen first participated in the Cuesta College
Musical Theater Workshop this past spring and loves singing and performing with her fellow
Gretchen is a Pennsylvania native who relocated to San Luis Obispo county in 2016 via Los Angeles. In addition to being a mom to three adult children, she works as a hospitalist physician at Twin Cities and Sierra Vista Hospitals and is devoted to serving our local community. This is Gretchen's first appearance with Wine Country Theatre and she is thrilled and grateful to be sharing the stage with such wonderfully talented local artists of Schools.
is excited to be back at Wine Country Theatre. Tony is no stranger to the Wine Country stage, starring as Sky Masterson in their production of Guys and Dolls and later as Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias. His most recent production with Wine Country Theatre was the country musical revue Back in the Saddle. He is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Actor in a Musical Award from the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.
is eight-years-old and has been taking voice and piano lessons since she was three. Her first major production was in Opera San Luis Obispo's Carousel. She is on the Paso Aquatics swim team and enjoys riding horses, reading, and making dragons and ninjas out of Legos.
is thrilled to be back on stage with WCT! You may have seen her in Little Women and most recently, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. After having a long list of regional and community theater credits spanning coast to coast, Lindsey took a break from theater to raise her two sons, Jude and Oliver. While she is not running her kids around town or in rehearsal she is an esthetician in Paso Robles!
is thrilled to make his debut with Wine Country Theatre! Oliver is 11 years old and loves to sing and write songs. His favorite class is drama at Flamson Middle School but also enjoys playing basketball, baseball, and football with his brother, Jude, and friends.
is excited to be in this production with WCT; you may have seen him on the PRYAF stage in Tarzan, Young Frankenstein, and Snow White. In Jude's free time he enjoys playing sports and video games with his brother.
grew up along the Central Coast and was introduced to the performance arts at a young age. She participated In her first live performance with a group at five years old in Southern California. From then, she continued to be a part of the live performance arts, including dance, singing, and theater throughout elementary and high school. Her artistic endeavors did not end when she perused higher education in the San Francisco Bay Area. She continued to be a part of the arts while receiving her Bachelors and Masters Degrees through her university's choral groups and theater performances. Her artistic resume includes dance rolls in shows such as Cinderella and Dreamweaver, theater productions from Seussical the Musical to Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Choir performances including San Luis Obispo Children's choir, ASUSF Voices, and Jazz Choir. Along with her day job, she is also a local gigging musician and has played at various venues along the Central Coast. She is excited to be a part of Wine Country Theatre and looks forward to continuing her experience in the performance arts.
began his singing experience when he was part of the quartet in the Unity SLO production of Music Man more than 20 years ago. After those first bell chords, he was hooked on barbershop singing as part of the Gold Coast Barbershop Chorus, and now as a lead with the Central Coast Chordsmen. Rick sang tenor in the barbershop quartet of the SLO Little Theater's production of Music Man, and then as lead with St. Joseph's Music Man production this past year. He is currently in rehearsal for the Coastal Voices Chorus' spring performance in May. This is his first production with Wine Country Theatre, and he is excited to be performing again with his daughter Katie Hofstetter. He lives in Atascadero with his wife Dixie. He recently retired and now has time to spend with his grandchildren: Connie, Skyler, and Aurora.
is honored to be on stage with WCT again. She was last seen typecast as grumpy Aunt March in Little Women. When not singing on stage, she can be found on a favored trout stream with flyrod in hand. Big Thanks to WTC for this opportunity to ham it up in Stay Tuned.
is excited to work again with Wine Country Theatre. She has been in many productions on the central coast. Some of her favorite roles include Lilly Saint Regis from Annie, Dorthy from Wizard of Oz and most recently Tessie Turra from Wine Country Theatre's Gypsy. When she isn't on stage she's enjoying being a parent and a wife and running the karaoke program at Cass Winery. Katie is grateful for her family's support so she could do this show. Cheers!
First and foremost, Cynthia wants to thank Plymouth Congregational Church - her 'home' that brings her light and friendship. Cynthia helped establish Wine Country Theatre eight years ago and has been our dynamic leader since day one! She has been busy, serving as Executive Director, Board Producer, and Thrift Shop Hunter Extraordinaire, in addition to performing and directing. For Wine Country Theatre, she was last seen in the 2020 production of Love Letters. Her directing credits for WCT include the inaugural show, It Had to Be You, Guys and Dolls, On Golden Pond, Fiddler on the Roof and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Cynthia also performed in the Cambria Center for the Arts Reader's Theatre production of It's Only a Play and Hiding in Plain Sight, a radio drama for Cherent Theatre. Cynthia earned a BA in Theatre Arts Performance and has performed in over forty productions, a few television shows and even a horrible movie called The Wormeaters. She studied with Stella Adler and was a member of the prestigious Group Repertory Theatre in North Hollywood. In addition to performing, she pursued a career in Arts Administration. Cynthia served as Executive Director for SLO Little Theatre, Pacific Repertory Opera, Pioneer Players, Classic American Theatre and as Arts Grants Coordinator for the SLO Community Foundation. Cynthia is also a credentialed teacher and taught Drama at Paso Robles High School, Nipomo High School and the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy. Best production she ever did was creating a family with her husband, Andy Anthony, M.D. They have three great adult children who constantly keep them laughing. Cynthia loves TV and wishes the show could be four hours to include all the songs. But, in the interest of time, chose the songs that best showcases the outstanding talent in STAY TUNED.
has been active in theatre and music in San Luis Obispo County since 1984. She has worked as a Director, Musical Director, producer, director and musician for many local companies including SLOREP, Chameleon Productions, Pioneer Players and PCPA. In addition to the many shows she has worked in production, she has appeared on stage in many shows including Laurie in Oklahoma, Marian in The Music Man, and Grace in Annie. During the school year, Linda accompanies all of the choirs in the Atascadero School District, playing for concerts, festivals and event. Linda teaches private voice and piano lessons in Paso Robles and produces The Jingle Belles and The Uncommonne Carolers, premier Christmas Carolers on the Central Coast. She is thrilled to be part of this very creative production and thanks each of you who support Wine Country Theatre.