This Is What I Do – Dustin Ceithamer Performer Spotlight

 

 

I am so excited to be onstage with this guy! He’s a performer and friend that I greatly admire. The last time we did a full show together, I was in the chorus of a production he starred in and this concert will be our first time as duet partners. Until I found out he has a heart of gold, I first thought he was too intimidatingly talented to approach: writer, director, choreographer, wonderful actor and dancer and a million other things! Just wait til you meet him. I am proud to introduce Dustin Ceithamer.

 

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Dustin Ceithamer is a southern California native who is is 6’8” (“no” he doesn’t play basketball and “yes” the weather is fine). He is always excited to get to perform and sees the rich value in the creativity that musical theatre produces. Dustin is always up for an interesting day’s work and so has been featured in commercials for Toys’R’Us, Comcast Cable, Blue Man Group, SureGrip and several other companies. He has also been featured on the hit T.V. show “Glee” and was made fun as a dancer on season 6 of “So You Think You Can Dance” where he learned you can’t win ‘em all. National/International Tours include: “Fame: The Musical” (Goody, the trumpet player), “Forever Swing” (Featured Dancer), “Sing-A-Long Santa” (Santa’s Musical Friend – The Baritone), “The Zoot Suit Tour” (Tap Dancer) and Sing-A-Long Santa Korea.  Some of his favorite regional credits include: “Hello Dolly” (In The Company where he first met Sarah Ayotte), “Cats” (Moonlight Amphitheater), “Joseph and the …” (the late Kodak Theater, Hollywood), “Bye-Bye Birdie” (Heartland Players), the regional premiere of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” (California Theater), and getting to be Puck in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Victoria Gardens). He is grateful to be performing at the LifeHouse Theater – a place he is happy to call his theatrical home. Volunteering and working at this theater since he was 13 years old, Dustin has made life long friends, worked on and created what he considers some of his favorite shows and hopefully lost some of his bad performance habits in front of their patient audiences. He’d like to note that he is honored (and a little bit scared) to be performing with this high-caliber group and would like to dedicate his performance to Wayne R. Scott who has believed in him since he was taller than him. Thank you Sarah Horn for this opportunity! Find out what Dustin is creating next at morethanthese.com  May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts….

 

Section 1 (Advance Purchase) $18.00
Section 2 (Advance Purchase) $14.00
Handicapped-Accessible (Advance Purchase) $18.00

 

Lifehouse Theater
1135 N. Church Street
Redlands, CA 92374

This Is What I Do – Nolan Livesay Performer Spotlight

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Nolan Livesay will be featured on the violin in This Is What I Do in several numbers with Sarah and a gorgeous duet feature with the piano.

Nolan Livesay grew up in Southern California and began studying the violin at age 8. He attended Azusa Pacific University and UCLA, where he studied violin, viola, composition, conducting, orchestration, and film scoring. His professional career began with THE AMAZING RACE for CBS, opening the door for scoring numerous independent films and movie trailers for every major studio in Hollywood.

Working as a team with his twin brother Jason, Nolan has worked as a composer, orchestrator, and conductor for numerous film, television, and musical theatre projects, including film scores by Alan Silvestri, John Ottman, John Paesano, John Bisharat, J.A.C. Redford, Nathan Lanier, numerous musicals at LifeHouse Theatre and the Redlands Bowl, concert orchestrations for Broadway composers Jason Robert Brown & Georgia Stitt, and Broadway stars Ashley Brown, Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, and Sierra Boggess. Nolan is one of the assistant conductors of the Golden State Pops Orchestra, a professional ensemble in Los Angeles dedicated almost entirely to film music. Nolan’s orchestrations have been performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Avenue Chamber Orchestra, the Golden State Pops Orchestra, the APU Symphony Orchestra, and recording orchestras in Los Angeles, London, Moscow, Germany, and Bratislava. Nolan and his brother have also traveled the nation and the world with their dueling violin act “Jason & Nolan: Electric Violin Twins,” with 5 albums on iTunes. As a violinist and violist, Nolan has performed with Josh Groban, Peter Cetera, and John Williams, and has played numerous musicals, including the national tour of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as concertmaster.

Recent orchestration projects include X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (20thCentury Fox), COSMOS: A SPACE-TIME ODYSSEY (Fox/National Geographic), NON-STOP (Universal), CRISIS (NBC), HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (Cartoon Network series), THE MAZE RUNNER (20th Century Fox), and JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (Warner Bros.).

Nolan lives in Burbank with his wife, actress and vocalist Lisa Livesay.

www.nolanlivesay.com

 

Section 1 (Advance Purchase) $18.00
Section 2 (Advance Purchase) $14.00
Handicapped-Accessible (Advance Purchase) $18.00

 

Lifehouse Theater
1135 N. Church Street
Redlands, CA 92374

This Is What I Do – A Note From My Music Director

I am so excited for my concert next month! Details are steadily being checked off the To Do List and we’re almost ready to go. I feel so blessed to have a wonderful team of super talented performers, musicians, and friends to share the stage with. Keep an eye out for posts about my fellow performers!

As I look at the program (almost ready to go to print), I am so thankful and a bit in awe that I have these wonderful people in my life. Here’s a word from one of those wonderful people, my friend and music director, Mike Kestler:

“When Sarah and I started talking about this concert a few months ago, it was based off of an idea I’d been kicking around for about a year, so we planned for an intimate concert of our favorite songs and just hoped a few people would show up. Well, it will still be a lovely concert of our favorite songs, but the scope of the concert has grown and I’m so happy with the cast and exciting moments we’ve been able to add.

We’ll have guest performers who’ve been in major productions, a couple gorgeous instruments to accompany the singers, and a song for kids 12 and under to sing on stage with Sarah (yes, the show is family-friendly, just use normal judgment since the concert is about 90-110 minutes plus intermission.)

As some of you may know, I was the friend in the audience who took the viral video of Sarah last year, so I am thrilled to announce that we have just added a special time for the two of us to tell the Hollywood Bowl story from our perspective, unedited, in a hilarious, honest way that only our families have heard. This is also the first time we’ve been on stage together in a concert setting, and I am so excited to bring our musical chemistry to you in this fabulous evening Sarah’s called This Is What I Do.

Look for the performer spotlights this week on Sarah’s website, and buy your tickets today to reserve the best possible seats for this evening!”

– Mike Kestler

 

Section 1 (Advance Purchase) $18.00
Section 2 (Advance Purchase) $14.00
Handicapped-Accessible (Advance Purchase) $18.00

 

Lifehouse Theater
1135 N. Church Street
Redlands, CA 92374

Watch me on YouTube at the Corona Symphony concert

So far, three videos from the Corona Symphony concert this past Saturday have made it to YouTube. Enjoy!

Moments in the Woods from Into the Woods

 

Astonishing from Little Women

 

Defying Gravity from Wicked