Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre (PCRT) began as a dream of founding member David Judson. Upon completing his MFA, David hoped to bring professional level theatre to the Tri-Valley area. David found a partner in award-winning musical director Pat Parr and shortly after Joy Sherratt and Scott Maraj joined the venture. David, Pat, Joy and Scott formalized their shared vision by incorporating Pacific Cast Repertory Theatre as a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and have been delighting audiences with professional-level musical theatre in Pleasanton since 2009. In 2011 PCRT was thrilled to be appointed the resident musical theatre company at Pleasanton’s newly-renovated Firehouse Arts Center and since then has been performing in that lovely space. PCRT strives to distinguish itself via the quality of its shows. Casts are composed of professional-level performers and include a mix of Actor’s Equity Association and/or long time experienced actors, singers and dancers and PCRT’s production team includes some of the Bay Area’s best-known technicians of theatre. In its brief existence, PCRT has produced several exceptional shows. Its production of Chicago was described by Pat Craig of the Contra Costa Times as, “a sassy, sexy and sometimes sultry production…a sensual delight” and its July 2012 production of Hairspray received 10 nominations for direction, choreography and individual performances in a local musical from BroadwayWorld.com.
To celebrate human life by engaging audiences with professional, innovative and inspiring theatre in the Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre partners young rising theatre professionals at the high school and college level with established theatre professionals in each of it’s productions. The mission of this program is to educate, train, and inspire a new generation of theatre professionals and give each young artist the experiences and tools needed to continue a career in the performing arts.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre has an exceptional leadership team and board that provides both theatrical and business expertise to ensure the company continues to delight audiences for years to come. Our board members are all prominent local citizens and each contributes their extensive business, corporate or non-profit expertise to ensure sound fiscal management and maintain a long-term perspective on all PCRT’s endeavors.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre
P.O. Box 176
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Meet the Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre Team
David Judson, Artistic Director / Co-Founder
David, a critically-acclaimed, professional actor and director who works throughout the Bay Area, is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. He is co-Founder of Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and previously served as co-Artistic Director of Golden State Theatre Productions. He has served the regional arts community for many years; currently he is Managing Director of the Castro Valley Center for the Arts and Chairs the Alameda County Arts Commission representing Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Sunol. He received his Master of Fine Arts (Acting) from U.C. Davis and teaches drama at Castro Valley High School. He resides in Pleasanton with his wife and three children.
Pat Parr, Co-Artistic Director Emeritus / Co-Founder
Pat has worked as musical director on over fifty shows in the Bay Area for Broadway by the Bay, Lamplighters, Golden State Theatre Productions and many other companies. He has received multiple awards including the prestigious Theatre Critic’s Award for musical direction of the Lamplighter’s production of Where’s Charley? Pat is well-known as a choral conductor, having conducted the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco for 11 years, and is involved with the multi Grammy Award-winningSan Francisco Girls Chorus. Today Pat heads the music ministry at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Danville, CA.
Scott Maraj, Co-Founder
Scott, well known as an actor, singer and director throughout California, performs and directs on stages all over the greater Bay Area. He has performed in numerous events at Disneyland, toured Europe where he sang at the Montreux Jazz Festival and has sung as a guest artist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He resides in Pleasanton, CA.
Joy Sherratt, Artistic Associate / Co-Founder
Joy, a native of the East Bay, began studying acting, dance and voice as well as performing in regional theatres at the young age of eight. She continued her formal training at U.C. Irvine where she focused on acting, dancing and directing. While there, Joy was asked to join an elite group of young performers to study in New York City with top directors and choreographers.
Joy always had a passion for teaching and in recent years has focused her energy in this area. She earned an M.A. in Education at the University of San Francisco and currently teaches drama and physical education in the Dublin Unified School District as well as private voice lessons for students of all ages.
Amy Franklin Leonards, Casting Director / Artistic Associate
Originally from Louisiana, Amy Franklin Leonards graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from Centenary College of Louisiana. Upon graduating, Amy moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the arts. After spending a few years in L.A., Amy moved to the Bay Area where she finished her MA in Education. Her professional career spans from the stage to the screen to the classroom. Some of her favorite stage roles include Cheryl in The Taffetas (Altarena Playhouse & Diablo Actors Ensemble), Ariel in Footloose! The Musical (CCCT), Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress (The Playhouse, San Anselmo), Jellylorum in CATS (Woodminster), Maggie in A Chorus Line and Marian in The Music Man (PCRT). Amy has international, national, and regional commercial and print credits including Ford, LegalZoom, LeapFrog, Salesforce, Rodney Strong Winery, and Silver Oak Winery to name a few. Amy is Director of Ballet at Lamorinda Theatre Academy where she teaches ballet, song & dance, and directs and choreographs for the children’s programs. Along with being a professional actor, singer, dancer, and educator, Amy is also a wife and a mother.
Craig Dunlap, Producer
Craig has been deeply involved with PCRT since its inception as producer of its shows. Craig cheerfully handles the business end of musical theatre. He deals with site rental agreements and the payroll service, he coordinates with Actor’s Equity Union (AEA), he manages hired technical and artistic staff and paid actors and coordinates photo shoots for promotional materials.
Professionally, Craig has been a self-employed dentist in Pleasanton since 1998 where he built his business from the ground-up. He has a B.Sc. from U.C. Davis, a D.D.S from U.C. San Francisco and an Endodontics Certificate from the University of Illinois. Married with two children, Craig enjoys musical theatre, guitar, football and hockey.
Anastasia Wirth, Company Stage Manager
A Bay Area native, Anastasia first became involved with the performing arts as a model at the age of 4 and continued in the film and modeling business until the age of 18, while also performing in various theatre productions. When she was a junior in high school, Anastasia developed a love and passion for technical theatre and particularly, stage management and has never looked back, continuing her education and training in theatre arts ever since. Anastasia has worked at various theatre companies throughout the Bay Area and graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, while also minoring in Human Development. In late 2012, Anastasia joined Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre as a stage manager for A Chorus Line and made PCRT her home and has stage managed every show since then as Company Stage Manager.
Founders, Officers and Board
|David Judson (Co-founder, Artistic Director)||Pat Parr (Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director Emeritus)|
|Scott Maraj (Co-Founder)||Joy Sherratt (Co-Founder, Artistic Associate)|
|Vice President:||Craig Dunlap|
|David Judson||Pat Parr|
|Steve Simonian||Randall Stoner|
“The Firehouse Arts Center is a visual treat. Its elegant space combines the intimacy of a classic small town civic building with a sophisticated, modern display for both visual and performance arts.”
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre performs at Pleasanton’s recently renovated Firehouse Arts Center, an elegant venue for art exhibits and theatrical performances. The theatre seats 227 in an intimate space that pulls the audience into the experience. Parking is free and plentiful and the theatre is only a short walk from the fine dining and other amenities of charming and historic downtown Pleasanton. The Firehouse is a perfect location to enjoy a performance and a full evening of dining and other entertainment!
Firehouse Arts Center www.firehousearts.org 4444 Railroad Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 Information: (925) 931-4850 Box Office: (925) 931-4848 Box Office Hours Wednesday – Friday, 12-6pm Saturday, 10-4pm The Box Office is also two hours prior to showtime