Alumni Spotlight: Cameron Zona
Cameron was able to travel with the Mercury Theatre Company to perform in the National Performing Arts Festival on February 21-24. Cameron and his group were judged on national standards by four world class judges. They performed an original 20-minute cabaret, Disney on Broadway, composed of 14 songs from different Broadway musicals like Mary Poppins, Frozen, Aida, and Aladdin.
The group placed first in their division and second overall and were able to perform half of their show on stage at Disney Springs. Cameron received an award for his singing, dancing, and acrobatic skills during “Seize the Day” from Newsies.
While at the Festival, Cameron was also able to participate in master-class workshops run by employees and actors at Disney, including former and current Broadway and National Tour actors and actresses.
- The Bridges of Madison County
Western Reserve Playhouse
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 2:00
Synopsis: This musical tells the story a love story between a woman and a photographer who has come to town to take pictures of the famed bridges of Madison County, Iowa. Cameron plays the son, Michael.
April 11-May 5
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 2:00
Synopsis: This classic musical recounts the writing and ratification of the Declaration of Independence. Cameron plays The Courier, who closes Act One with a song that reminds the audience just how even when there are arguments happening within congress, the real problem lies on the battlefield.
This is a good one to bring middle/upper school students to, great music and very historically accurate.
- The 10-10 Festival of New Plays
June 21-July 13
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre (River Street Playhouse)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, select Sundays at 2:00
Synopsis: Ten original one act plays, each ten minutes long! Cameron will be directing five of them selected from nearly 800 submissions.
- Himalayan Dreams (a Tale of Nepal)
September 14-October 6
Talespinner Children’s Theatre
Fridays at 7:00, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 (Possible 10:00AM school matinees on Fridays)
Synopsis: The story of a Sherpa boy’s humorous coming of age adventure that teaches him about himself, and about his father, a porter.
This is a great show to bring lower/upper elementary students to, entertaining and original play that teaches about another culture and preaches equality between all children.