(Stage Manager / Assistant Stage Manager) Becca is a California State University, Long Beach grad, an elementary school teacher by day, theater technician by night, working with Good People from the start on Closer Than Ever (Hollywood Piano), The Fantasticks (Hollywood Fringe 2014), A Man of No Importance (Hollywood Fringe 2013), as well as Barrymore (Greenway Court and El Portal). Becca is a fan of choreographing and performing. Recent projects: Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Fame.
(Graphic Design) Oliver is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles. He works across a range of disciplines from print to web to architectural spaces. His projects include work for UCLA, United Way and Whole Foods Market. Oliver’s has been recognized by AIGA, Type Directors Club, the One Show, and Communication Arts.
Gabriel made his Good People Theater Company debut with Closer Than Ever. National tours: Les Miserables (3rd National Tour), From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (ArtsPower). Regional: Big Fish (Musical Theater West), Christmas Carol (South Coast Repertory), The Magic Flute (Opera Pacific), Side Man (Repertory East Playhouse).
Los Angeles: The Golden Apple, Sweet Smell of Success, Wonderful Town, Titanic, Shenandoah, Rocky Horror (Broadway Barre), Panama Hattie (Theatre West), Little Shop (Orin) Snoopy!!!, Luck!, Cinderella (The Prince). NY/Regional: Evita (Magaldi/Che), Guys and Dolls (Sky), Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), Fiddler… (Perchik), Six Degrees…, Annie (Rooster) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Jasper). David also tours with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra as a member of the Pied Pipers vocal quartet.
(Costume Designer) Barbara was a theatre major at Immaculate Heart College, where she honed her talents in set and custom design. Eventually joined her sister, Kathy Gillespie, as a partner in The Costume House. She has been creating magic on stage for over 25 years.
Jessie Withers originally hails from Canada where she studied theater and opera. Jessie is a recent alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Credits include Young Little Edie, Grey Gardens (Broadway World Nomination Best Featured Actress Musical) opposite Broadway veteran Sara Gettelfinger, SoCal premier Jerry Springer: the Opera as Shawntel/Eve (Broadway World Nomination Best Featured Actress Musical, Susan in Nerve (Best Performance Lead Actress in a Play OC Registrar), Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, Pam Sakarian in Baby, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly!
Sara is an actor at home in any media. Her theater credits include Cabaret (Rosie Schneider) Big, Gay North Hollywood Wedding (Sarah), Company (Sarah), The Full Monty (Georgie), Gypsy (Tessie Tura) and Caught (Darlene). Film credits include Unmental Health (Martine), Loud & Clear (Nancy), and Savaged (Hanna). Sara’s television appearances include Heartbreakers (with Judd Nelson & Kevin Sorbo), House, M.D. and CSI: Las Vegas. She has also had Internet success in Split (Cheryl), Pairings (Jenny), and Alice & The Monster (Maria). Sara is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.
(Costume Designer) Educated at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles with a B.S. in Nursing. Kathy took on a second career in costuming in 1984, and started The Costume House, a theatrical costume design/rental company in 1990. Fifty musicals/plays later, including 17 built for shows directed by GPTC’s own artistic director, Janet Miller.
Michael is the former Artistic Director of Broadway Bound Orange County, the Star Theatre Company in Oceanside, The Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano, and Carbondale Repertoire Theatre in Pennsylvania. He has directed and cast well over 100 productions nationwide from NYC to SoCal. As a performer he appeared in 7 Broadway/National Tours including The Phantom of the Opera and Joseph. As the casting director for GPTCo, Michael cast our inaugural production of A Man of No Importance, which won the StageSceneLA Award for Best Ensemble. Michael now resides in Scottsdale, AZ, but frequents LA as often as possible and telecommutes for GPTCo anytime we need him!
(Music Director) Corey is an LA Drama Critics Circle award winner and LA Weekly Award nominee for GPTCo’s A Man of No Importance. A sought-after musical director and pianist in Southern California, this is Corey’s 16th musical production collaboration with Janet Miller. A graduate of The Juilliard School (BM Composition) and the University of Southern California (Adv. Cert. Scoring for Film and TV), Corey is a commissioned composer/arranger, assistant conductor for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, Adjunct Professor of Voice for the Theater and Dance program at CSUF, and Music Director and Vocal Coach for Disney. Recent MD credits include The Addams Family and The Full Monty (3D Theatricals), and The Pajama Game (Musical Theatre Guild).