Now in its 14th season, CAMEO serves as the theatrical division of The Medina County Arts Foundation. Summer 2016 welcomes Godspell, the 2012 revival version.
Housed in the Medina Performing Arts Center at Medina High School, the organization and its world-class facility serve as the cornerstone of professional, school, and community performing arts events year round.
"I had the privilege of joining the CAMEO family for last summer's production of West Side Story. When I say "family," I truly mean that. I joined the rehearsal process much later than the rest of the cast and crew but was immediately welcomed with open arms and love; like you would at a family gathering. I also love that CAMEO caters to all levels of experience! Whether you are a seasoned pro or testing the waters for the first time, CAMEO creates an environment that fosters creativity and fun while producing top notch theatre."
"As an actress now working and living in New York City, I've performed at many theaters, both professional and community, and I can truly say that CAMEO is the best. From first rehearsal to the final show, a true family atmosphere is created. CAMEO offers a professional level production, for a fraction of the ticket price!"
"CAMEO helped cement my love for the theatre at an early age. I worked in many professional theatres and always think back to how lucky I was to work in a facility that amazing. CAMEO truly built the foundation for my success and led me to pursue a path in stage management. Since CAMEO, I have gone on to work at Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theater, The Signature Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and 4 Broadway shows. Without my solid foundation of the arts growing up in Medina, I would not be where I am right now in Brooklyn, NY."
Colin McCord previously assistant directed CAMEO’s RENT in 2014. He returns to Northeast Ohio after working as an actor/director in Indianapolis. Favorite directing credits include Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project’s Love Song, originating Snatch and Release at the IndyFringe’s Short Play Festival, and assistant directing The Penelopiad with the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s Richard Roberts. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Anderson University (IN).
Maggie previously directed West Wide Story (2015) and Rent (2014) with CAMEO. She has directed numerous productions for Copley High School and Medina High School. Favorites include: Les Miserables, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Beauty and the Beast, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Curious Savage, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Lost In Yonkers. Maggie teaches at Copley High School and resides in Medina with her husband, Ian, and their children, Jimmy and Mary Therese.
This is Geoffrey's second show with CAMEO following West Side Story in 2015. Geoffrey holds a BM in Music Education and an MEd in Educational Administration, both from Ashland University. His music directing credits include: The Secret Garden, Wonderful Town, The Sound of Music and Babes in Arms with Ashland University and Ashland Summer Theatre Festival, along with numerous other community theatre and high school/middle school shows. He is a member of MENC: The National Association for Music Education as well as the American Choral Directors Association. Geoffrey is the Director of Choirs at Green Local Schools in Smithville, Ohio.
Oksana has choreographed CAMEO's West Side Story in 2015 and Rent in 2014. In the fall of 2015, she choreographed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Medina High School. She has also worked with Claggett Middle School’s Drama Club, choreographed various numbers for Encore Entertainment Company and Men's Chorus in MHS’ Showtime and co-choreographed Spotlights, the women’s show choir at Medina High School. Oksana is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University, where she majors in Arts Management and Entrpreneurship and has a minor in Applied Music.
Congratulations to our announced cast:
Ensemble: VINCE MATIAS, ANNA BROWN, JOSHUA JOHNSON, MARCO COLANT, OLIVIA PETREY, JACOB SCHAFER, NATHAN HACH, TERRANCE WILLIAMS, KENDALYN MELILLO, P.J. LEYDEN
Over the last 14 seasons, CAMEO has produced many favorites including The Wizard of Oz and Songs for a New World (2013), Little Women and Macbeth the Rock Opera (2012), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2008), Oklahoma! (2007), The King and I (2006), Annie (2005), Music Man (2004), and My Fair Lady (2003).
West Side Story
Songs for a New World