June 1 - 24, 2018
Music By Alan Menken

Lyrics by Jack Feldman

​Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music Direction By Brent Crayon
Directed and Choreographed By Richard J. Hinds

John will be appearing in the Southern California regional premiere of NEWSIES at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. 

​​They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney will ignite the stage as a finale to our 40th Season. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you and your family will never forget!

August 3 - September 2, 2018
Music By Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

​Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music Direction By Don LeMaster
Choreographed By Jill Gorrie

Directed By J. Scott Lapp 

John will be starring as Edna Turnblad in San Diego Musical Theatre's production of HAIRSPRAY at the beautiful Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego, CA.

​​Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. You’ll be tapping your feet to the beat as Tracy and friends triumph over high school bullies, racism and enemies everywhere of big girls with big hair.

Upcoming Projects & Appearances

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