Category Archives: SCT People

Tap Dancing Workshop Begins Wednesday

Tap your way into Stock­ton Civic Theatre’s pro­duc­tion of 42ND STREET, directed by Jim Cole­man! Audi­tions for the show are March 27–28, and per­for­mance dates are June 29-July 24, 2011. If you haven’t seen 42ND STREET, rent the movie, and you’ll see how vital great tap danc­ing is to the show.
Con­se­quently, SCT, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Elaine Orimo’s Stock­ton Bal­let School, is offer­ing a 6 week tap work­shop for those inter­ested in audi­tion­ing. The chore­o­g­ra­pher is Eve­lyn Bar­ney, a fab­u­lous tap dancer her­self, who works for Elaine at the school. Work­shops will take place on Wednes­day evenings from 7:30–8:30. The dates for the work­shop are Feb­ru­ary 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 9 and 23. The fee is $60.00 for all 6 classes. A small num­ber of par­tial schol­ar­ships will be avail­able, but you should apply imme­di­ately. The work­shop is open to dancers and actors ages 16 and over. Some pre­vi­ous knowl­edge of tap is pre­ferred, but not manda­tory. If you don’t think you need the whole work­shop, drop-ins to classes are $15.00 per class. This offer is avail­able only to peo­ple inter­ested in audi­tion­ing for 42ND STREET. To join in the fun, call Stock­ton Civic The­atre, (209) 473‑2400.

SCT People — Richard Garvin

Well-know to our audi­ences as both a direc­tor and an actor, Richard Garvin is cur­rently direct­ing the smash com­edy hit Run for Your Wife. In recent Sea­sons, he also directed Bare­foot in the Park, and played the roles of Roger Eliz­a­beth De Bris in The Pro­duc­ers and the vil­lain­ous Jud Fry in Okla­homa. Richard grad­u­ated from Stockton’s Edi­son High School, where he stud­ied with Stock­ton Civic The­atre stal­warts Dono­van Cum­mings and Judy Caruso Williamson. He then attended Pacific Con­ser­va­tory of the Per­form­ing Arts in Santa Maria, where he was a stu­dent of Dono­van Mar­ley. After spend­ing 12 years as an equity player in pro­fes­sional the­atre, Richard returned home to Stock­ton and has worked on our stage ever since. He is mar­ried to the daugh­ter of a well-known SCT fam­ily, Liz Kast­ner Garvin. We’re very proud to have Richard as a mem­ber of our company.