BRANDON BAUMANN (MR. B)
Music & Acting Instructor
Brandon Baumann holds a Master’s Degree from Kent State University in Music Education and a Vocal Pedagogy Certificate from Somatic Voice Works the LoVetri Method. He has had dance training in Ballet and Contemporary through MVBT, Artesan Dance Company, and Redding City Dance Company.
His directorial credits include:
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast
The Spitfire Grill
The Music Man
Our Miss Brooks
Music direction credits include:
Phantom of the Opera
Smoke on the Mountain – Home Coming
Pirates of Penzance
The Little Match Girl (a musical written by the staff and students of Cincinnati Christian School which includes his composition work).
Performance credits include:
Burl Sanders in Smoke on the Mountain
Amore with Artesan Dance Company Horizons of Gold
The Nutcracker with Miami Valley Ballet Theatre (MVBT)
Sleeping Beauty (MVBT)
Tony in Westside Story
The Magic Flute
Marcellus in The Music Man
The King and I
Charlie Bates in Oliver
Meet Me In St. Louis.
In his free time he enjoys traveling with friends and family, tending to his (many) plants, and attending other theatrical performances throughout the country.
Brenna Yeary is an actor, singer, director and educator recently relocated to California from NYC. She has studied with Douglas Davidson, Claire Warden (The Shakespeare Forum), Andrew Borthwick-Leslie (The Humanist Project), and Dianna Shoenborn (The Linklater Center), as well as intensives with The Central School of Speech and Drama and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Favorite New York credits include Juliet and Tybalt in R+J, Lil in Dust You Are, and Henry in Henry V. Select regional credits include Zelda, Noises Off, Guys and Dolls, Our Show of Shows, Witness for the Prosecution, Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life, The Drowsy Chaperone, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cabaret, and Much Ado About Nothing in Reading, UK.
Brenna loves people watching, finding treasures on Craigslist, caramel cone ice cream, and light bulb moments.
Acting & Writing
Jessica Fletcher is an actor, experienced director, published playwright and a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at Shasta College, Redding, Ca. Jess holds a BA in Dramatic Art from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Script Writing at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Jess offers group courses and workshops to actors, directors, artistic designers, theatre technicians and script writers of all ages and skill levels and is dedicated to each student’s individual goals for growth and development, personally and professionally.
With over twenty years of practical theatre experience (both locally and internationally), Jess strives to teach the fundamental theories and practices of theatre and storytelling. But more importantly, she aims to celebrate students as emerging playwrights and actors, honoring the creative and collaborative elements of theatre on-stage that translate to greater concentration, present mindfulness, self-confidence, honesty, and empathy that enriches our relationships and lives off stage.
CHRIS LIGHTLE FACILITIES & CONCESSIONS DIRECTOR
Chris is a Northern California native and has over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He and his family operate three restaurants Oroville, California. Chris has been involved in RPAC since the beginning, working behind the scenes to ensure our facilities and technology function day-to-day and our productions are successful. His hats include; set building, audio tech, facility remodel/construction, running our snack bar, IT, marketing, etc.
In his free time he enjoys traveling, scifi, new cuisine, and graphic design.