JRAY TEAM JUDGES

Neil Caplin– Technical background including set design, set construction, set execution, lighting, graphic design

Tiffany Dacuycuy– Youth Musical Theatre Director with additional experience in stage managing, backstage crew, choreography, makeup, hair, marketing, advertising, performance, and music.

Kyle Duncan – After nearly 30 Years teaching English at UCLA’s American Language center and a lifetime of musical theater (performing and directing), Kyle is grateful to be able to carry the FCLO torch for his parents, Jan and Griff Duncan.

Marilyn Gianetti – Produced regional theater at FCLO and served as VP of Development for 25 years.  She created FCLO’s Skyroom Dinner Theater and is proud to have supported and recognized the importance of employing actors, musicians and technicians.

Samantha Gianetti – Musical theater performance, production, backstage, and celebrity event planning.

Leslie Trayer Harvey(Lead Judge)– Leslie is a professional musical theater performer having 20+ years between Broadway, national tours and regional theater, in addition to currently being a choreographer,  a director and  a dance & drama instructor for kids and adults. She is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA .

Roberta Kay– Emmy award winner and Emmy nominee for her work on PBS SoCal/KOCE. Singer/dancer/actress who has worked with Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton, Andy Williams, Harvey Korman, Debbie Reynolds, Dionne Warwick, Big Bird, among others! She has 29+ years directing and/or choreographing musicals at all levels.

Theresa Parra KayStudied acting, voice and dance and traveled as a lead performer in the international group Up with People, an organization she is still involved with. She has worked as a casting director, talent manager and theatrical director, specializing in fundraiser concerts to raise money for arts education and arts scholarships. 

James OxleyJim was shop foreman and Technical Director for FCLO for decades; more recently he was running his own scene shop and building sets for schools like La Habra High School.

Holly Pearson-Chorengel– Professional musical theater performer and dancer.  Credits include Film, Studio work as a vocalist in Italy, Featured performer in Cats (Hamburg Germany) and countless productions in regional, professional, and dinner theater in the States.  Holly is currently a certified Music Together instructor, and she teaches Dance.

Erika Schindele– Professional actress/singer/dancer.  Has performed in many theaters all over California.  She has also spent numerous years choreographing, directing and teaching at various schools in Orange County.

Matthew J. Schwartz– Technical background including set construction and execution, prop design and construction, specialties construction, marketing, advertising, and design

Heather Stafford– Heather Stafford has spent the last 24 years at the Orange County School of the Arts. She began as a teacher, teaching acting, make-up, improv, and Shakespeare. She then became the director of the Integrated Arts Conservatory, that she created from it’s inception. She was the resident make-up artist for the Fullerton Civic Light Opera Company for 30 years, and she has a Master’s Degree in Theatre from University of California, Davis. She also studied Theatre in the doctorate program at Tufts University.  She is now happily retired.

Susan Takeda– Technical background assisting in costume design and wardrobe maintenance  for Youth Theater

Stan Wlasick – Stan trained with Pati Tambellini at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse. He has a Master’s Degree in Theatre Education and went to UCI and Cal State Fullerton. After 38 years of teaching, he recently retired from El Rancho High School, where his productions won numerous SCETA and MACY Awards.