Act One Staff

side2SHARON DUCHI (Owner, Director, Musical Director, Producer) has Directed, Musically Directed, and Produced numerous award-winning productions, which include  Spring Awakening, RENT-School EditionLittle Women The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Footloose, “13″, The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Chorus Line, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aida, Oklahoma, Godspell, Into The Woods, Seussical The Musical, High School Musical, Jungle Book, Cinderella, Annie, Mulan, and Grease.  Sharon received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and fifth year Endorsement from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  She has been a certified teacher in the states of California and Virginia since 1992, and has written, directed, and musically directed numerous school-wide shows both large and small.  Sharon has been involved in various aspects of singing, acting, and musical theater since grade school, and has enjoyed performing in many theater venues and vocal groups in Michigan, Virginia, and Southern California since a very young age.    Some of her favorite acting credits include Adult Female (Spring Awakening), Rona Lisa Perretti (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), The Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing…), Sr. Hubert (Nunsense), Sylvia (All Shook Up), Mrs. MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie), Lady Beaconsfield (Jekyll and Hyde), and Mrs. Fezziwig (Scrooge).

 

PAUL KEHLER (Guest Director)  Paul is excited to be a part of  the production team of Act One (including “Spring Awakening” , “The Wedding Singer”, “All Shook Up“, and “Sweeney Todd“).   Some of his directorial credits include: “Parade”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Pippin”, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Joseph and the Amazing…” all at the Old Town Community Theater in Temecula as well as “Nunsense II”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Footloose”, “Into the Woods”, “Once Upon A Mattress”, “Oklahoma”, “Carousel”, “Grease”, and “Children of Eden”.  Paul has been performing for 23 years and has been seen in many productions throughout California including: “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (Adam), “Beauty and the Beast”(Gaston), “Sweeney Todd” (Sweeney) “Into the Woods” (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), “Sweeney Todd” (Judge Turpin),“RENT” (Collins), “Jekyll and Hyde” (Jekyll/Hyde), “Guys and Dolls” (Sky Masterson), “The Fantasticks” (El Gallo),“Assassins” (John Wilkes Booth), “The Music Man” (Harold Hill), “The Last 5 Years” (Jamie), “Songs for a New World”(Man 2), “The Pirates of Penzance” (The Pirate King), “Scrooge” (Scrooge), “Damn Yankees” (Joe Hardy) and “Godspell”(Jesus) with Act One!  Paul was recently on the 2009 Garland’s Critic’s list (BackStage publication for performers) for his performance as John Wilkes Booth in “Assassins” at The Chance Theater in Anaheim and has received 6 ITL Awards for various performances in the Inland Valley Area as well as an ITL for his Direction of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Old Town Community Theater.