May 13-June 11, 2023


Winner 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Scott Viets

The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintain a relationship with his lover, Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat’s artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes. A century later, Seurat’s descendant – named George and also an artist – finds himself burnt out and in search of what artistic path to follow, but he finds the answer to his future in the past.


Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee *


Jerry Lee is Sierra Rep’s Artistic Director. He’s appeared in the SRT productions of Misery, Sunday in the Park with George, Elf The Musical, Shrek The Musical, Camelot, Cabaret, Route 66, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man of La Mancha, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair, and The Drowsy Chaperone. As an actor: I Love You…Change, Forbidden Broadway (California Musical Theatre); Life Could Be a Dream, A Christmas Carol (CenterREP); A Little Princess, The Fantasticks (Sacramento Theatre Company); West Side Story (Mountain Play); Orlando, An Iliad, A Tale of Two Cities (SacImpulse Theatre). As a soloist: Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration (Sacramento Choral Society); Billy Bigelow in Carousel in Concert (Sacramento Philharmonic). As a director: Little Shop of Horrors, Mean Girls JR., Sh-Boom! A Christmas Miracle (World Premiere), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Twelfth Night, Jersey Boys, Clue, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS, Elvis The Musical (West Coast Premiere), Dogfight, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Steel Magnolias, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS, I Love You…Change, The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Jukebox, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Robber Bridegroom (SRT); I Love You…Change (STC). Lee began his association with Sierra Rep in 2010 when he stepped in as a replacement in Guys and Dolls.

In 2019, Lee created SRT in Schools, a touring program that brings live professional theatre to Tuolumne County schools at no cost to the schools, students, or their families. In 2023, the program branched out to include Stanislaus and Calaveras counties.

Camryn Elias

Camryn Elias *

Dot / Marie

Camryn is thrilled to return to SRT this season as an Artistic Associate! Previous SRT credits include: Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie), Cinderella (Ella), Jersey Boys (Mary Delgado), and Elf (Jovie). Camryn has had the pleasure to perform at several regional houses including Casa Mañana and Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. Camryn received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. She would like to thank her friends, family, and SRT for their endless love and support. Enjoy the show!

Cody Gerszewski

Cody Gerszewski *

Jules / Denis

Always happy to be back! Previous SRT credits include Sunday in the Park, Love/Perfect/Change, and (…)Trailer Park Musical. Off-Broadway: Edgar and Marie (NY Theater Festival), On The Right Track (AMT Theater), Rio Uphill (The York). Select Regional: Jane Eyre (New City MT), Great Comet of 1812, Shining In Misery: A King-Size Parody (Capital City), Titanic the Musical (The Fireside). Hugs to Mom, Dad, Tyler and Grandma. Immense thanks to Scott and Jerry. Love you, Juliebird!

Courtney Glass

Courtney Glass *

Yvonne and Ensemble

Courtney is originally from nearby Sacramento, but now calls Sonora home. In between those locations were years spent in New York City, traveling the American regional circuit, sailing the high seas, and touring through Australia.  Favorite credits include the original Broadway company of The Woman in White, the Australian tours of Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George, and many shows right here at Sierra Rep, Murder on the Orient Express, Shrek, and Camelot, to name a few.  She was most recently seen as Aunt Sarah in The Christmas Foundling.

Laurie Strawn

Laurie Strawn

Old Lady / Blair Daniels

Laurie Strawn is delighted to be back at SRT! Recent SRT roles: Clairee in Steel Magnolias, Princess Dragomiroff in Murder on the Orient Express. Past SRT favorites include Noises Off, Picnic, and The Man of La Mancha. Regional roles include Tessie in Gypsy, Jean Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Miss Shingle in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Laurie gives love and thanks to Lee Strawn, another SRT alum, and their wonderful daughter, Julia.

Dyan McBride

Dyan McBride *

Nurse / Mrs / Harriet Pawling

Ms. McBride is a performer/director/educator currently residing in the Bay Area. Dyan has worked with prominent theatres all over California. Favorite roles include Dolly Levi, Mama Rose, Lucy van Pelt, Miss Mona, Flora the Red Menace, Desiree Armfeldt, Madame Thenardier, Nurse Ratched, Patsy Cline and Stella!! She also works in film, tv, voice-over, print and web. Ms. McBride is the original director of the new award-winning holiday classic, Scrooge in Love, available at Concord Theatricals/Tams-Witmark. Theatre Professor-Las Positas College. BA-Musical Theatre-Cal State Fullerton. MFA-Acting-UC Davis. SAG/AFTRA, AEA. Representation-Boom Models and Talent. She likes to read, garden and rock out.

Greg Parker is a California native spending most of his theatrical career on the west coast. He studied at The Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts and holds a BFA in Performing Arts from UC Santa Barbara. As, an accomplished performer and storyteller, he has appeared in regional theaters such as Oregon Cabaret, Sierra Repertory Theater, B Street Theater, and PCPA Theaterfest. Some of Greg’s favorite roles: CPT. Walker, in The Who’s Tommy, Luther Billis, in South Pacific, Malvolio, in Twelfth Night, and The Poet, in An Iliad.

Sergio is thrilled to be returning to SRT as a company member. He graduated from UC Irvine where he spent 5 years mastering his craft. Favorite credits include: Off-Off Broadway Staged Reading: Worlds Apart, Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Welk Resort), Elf (SRT), West Side Story as Bernardo (TPAC) and Chino (Glendale Center Theatre), In The Heights (Lewis Playhouse), Legally Blonde (Performance Riverside), Carousel (MTW). Huge thanks to Scott, Jerry, mom, Dayanara, Brisa, & my best friend Sarahi. Love y’all. All glory be to God.

Charlie is thrilled to be returning to Sierra Rep with Dogfight, after appearing in and choreographing this summer’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Charlie is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and a Broadway World nominated choreographer for his work on Mamma Mia!, Elf: The Musical and Young Frankenstein. Charlie has been seen performing across stages both in Australia and the United States, credits include Matilda (Rudolpho), Mary Poppins (Neleus), The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke), Mamma Mia (Eddie), Cabaret, Damn Yankees, and Bright Star. Charlie would like to thank his incredible family in Australia as well as his friends and mentors.

Jackie is thrilled to be returning to SRT once again! She has most recently been seen in SRT’s production of Cinderella as Charlotte. Jackie is a graduate of PCPA and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts. Favorite credits include: Cinderella, Sunday in the Park with George, Elf, Shrek, and The Wizard of Oz (Sierra Rep); Men on Boats (Cornish College); Freaky Friday (PCPA). Jackie would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support.

Justin Burr

Justin Burr


Justin Burr (Prince Eric is a NYC based actor thrilled to be making his Sierra Rep and West Coast debut! Select Regional credits include: Forever Plaid & Plaid Tidings (Smudge), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Those Canaan Days), Scrooge, The Musical (Bob Cratchit), Peter and the Starcatcher (Mrs.Bumbrake), and Bright Star (Stanford Adams). Justin is originally from Rochester, NY and is a proud BFA graduate of Fredonia State University of NY. Love and thanks to his family and friends.

Based in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, Christopher is incredibly grateful to finish out the season as a resident company member at Sierra Rep in Cinderella! You may remember him from a number of 2023 MainStage shows, SRT in Schools shows, as well as director/choreographer for SRT Jr. Favorite credits: Buddy the Elf u/s (SRT’s Elf the Musical), Louis/Franz u/s (SRT’s Sunday…), Tobias (Sweeney Todd), Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid), among others. Additionally, he teaches at Mother Lode Dance Academy. Rep: FSE Talent Agency. Love to Kevin.

Taylor is thrilled to be making her Sierra Repertory debut! Most recently seen as Priscilla Presley in the U.S. Premiere of Elvis The Musical (Arrow Rock). Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Taylor was the 2020 2nd Place National Competition Winner in Musical Theatre (1st Place St. Louis Regional Winner) with the NSAL. Taylor holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Additional regional credits include: The Sound of Music (MUNY); The Sound of Music, Clue, Sweeney Todd, The Greenshow (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Jobsite); Pride & Prejudice (St. Louis Rep); My Fair Lady (Ozark), The Little Mermaid (Variety Theatre). Love to my wonderful family for their unending support. Thank you to everyone at Sierra Rep!

Olivia is pleased to be back rockin-n’-rollin on the Sierra Repertory stage this season! Her previous SRT credits include last year’s productions of Steel Magnolias and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. These shows are accompanied by her other selected roles; Sheila in Hair, Macy in The Cake, Lorraine in All Shook Up, and Sarah in Ragtime. Olivia would like to thank SRT’s fantastic creative team as well as her supportive friends & family back home!

Quinn Igoe

Quinn Igoe


Quinn Igoe (Louise) is 13 years old and in the 7th grade at Connections Academy. She loves theater and is excited to be on the SRT stage again. Previously with SRT, Quinn has performed in Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Youth Ensemble) and Shrek (Young Fiona/Baby Bear). She also just wrapped up performing in Newsies (Katherine) at Mountain Youth and Community Theater and in Connections Academy’s Dear Edwina (Edwina). Quinn is kind, thoughtful, and so genuinely passionate about life’s experiences; especially reading, singing, and dancing. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her and hopes you enjoy the show!

Artistic Team

James Laine is a playwright and director. On Broadway he has worked with Stephen Sondheim on Sunday in the Park with GeorgeInto the Woods; and Passion. He also conceived and directed the musical review Sondheim on Sondheim. With William Finn he created Falsettos recently revived by Lincoln Center Theater; Little Miss SunshineMuscle; and directed Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other Broadway credits include his play based on Moss Hart’s memoir Act One(also LCT), AmourThe Diary of Anne FrankGolden Child, and Dirty Blonde. He has written the plays Table SettingsTwelve DreamsThe Moment WhenFran’s Bed and Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing. Lapine has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning on three occasions. He has also been the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, SDC’s Mr. Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater, and inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

Music and Lyrics

Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for Saturday Night (1954), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday In The Park With George(1984), Into The Woods (1987), Assassins (1991), Passion(1994) and Road Show (2008) as well as lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959) and Do I Hear A Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Anthologies of his work include Side By Side By Sondheim (1976), Marry Me A Little (1981), You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983), Putting It Together (1993/99) and Sondheim On Sondheim (2010). He composed the scores of the films “Stavisky” (1974) and “Reds” (1981) and songs for “Dick Tracy” (1990) and the television production “Evening Primrose” (1966). His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: “Finishing the Hat” (2010) and “Look, I Made A Hat” (2011). In 2010 Broadway’s Henry Miller’s Theatre was renamed The Stephen Sondheim Theatre in his honour; in 2019, London’s Queens Theatre was also renamed the Sondheim.

Scott Viets

Scott Viets *


Scott Viets is Sierra Rep’s Executive Producer. He has directed over 60 shows for SRT since his arrival in 2002. As a director, his SRT favorites include The Wizard of Oz, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Story, All My Sons, Shipwrecked, The Robber Bridegroom, and The Glass Menagerie. Thank you for supporting live theatre and continuing (or beginning) your journey with us!

Sean Paxton

Sean Paxton

Music Director

Sean is a composer and pianist based in Los Angeles. Originally from Sonora, he attended USC for Jazz Performance studying with Milcho Leviev and Cedar Walton. After finishing his degree, Sean spent a year in Glasgow, Scotland, playing in hotels and working with the Lothian Gaelic Choir. Then, after working in San Francisco with jazz and pop groups, he returned to Los Angeles and a career as a composer and pianist. He has music directed dozens of productions at various theatres including Sierra Rep, Milwaukee Rep, PCPA, The Odyssey, The NoHo Arts Center, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and has played and produced music for Disney and Universal Studios. Sean recently scored the award-winning feature Refuge, SMP’s production of Deathtrap, and received ASCAP’s Harold Arlen Award for film scoring.

Josh Christensen

Josh Christensen

Scenic Designer

Previous SRT credits include Sunday in the Park with George and the world premiere of Roger Bean’s Sh-Boom! A Christmas Miracle. Previous regional highlights in NY, Connecticut, and California include: K2, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, Disgraced, Papermaker, Shear Madness, Ripcord, The Roommate. Josh currently serves as Resident Designer and at Gallo Center Repertory Company with previous and upcoming credits including Murder on the Orient Express, Winter Wonderettes, 12 Angry Jurors, and Born Yesterday.

Janetta Turner

Janetta Turner

Costume Designer

Janetta is very pleased to be working once again in a loving and professional theatre! She received her MFA from New York University. Coming from a broad base she has managed several costume shops, worked as an assistant for Broadway and numerous regional theaters. Additionally, she was a member of Elsen Associates, the wig and makeup company. Some of her favorite work venue’s include Washington Opera, Sesame Street Live, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Alice Tully Hall, The Denver Center, Philadelphia Street Theater, Jacobs’ Pillow and Central City Opera.  Favorite shows which she has been able to design are: The Comedy of Errors, The Threepenny Opera, Tartuffe, Electra, The Turn of the Screw, Blood Wedding, Noises Off and Ragtime.

Peter Leibold

Peter Leibold

Lighting Designer

Peter Leibold has designed across the country at The Kennedy Center (DC), Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), The Great American Melodrama (CA), Dance Place (DC), Andy’s Summer Playhouse (2018 New Hampshire), and more. Peter got his start here at Sierra Rep, and now holds a BA in Drama from UC Irvine and an MFA from the University of Maryland.

Tatiana Covington-Parra is thrilled to be diving into another season at Sierra Rep after a whirlwind 2021 return. Beginning as a sound engineer at Modesto Junior College, she is grateful to have found a community and the opportunity to grow as an artist thanks to the guidance and support of the SRT company. Her favorite design work at SRT includes Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. She would like to thank her Mom, Grandma, family, friends, the MJC Theatre staff, and all her mentors for always allowing her to create, explore, and grow with love.

George Deavours

George Deavours

Wig Designer

George is delighted to working with Sierra Rep. An actor as well as a professional hair and wig designer, he has created hair designs for more than 350 shows such as Mamma Mia!; Anything Goes; DreamgirlsThe Producers; 42nd Street; Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret; The Mikado; la Cage aux FollesWhite Christmas; A Little Night Music, and Gypsy to name a few. He recently was Hair Department Head for LEGO Masters, Season 3.

Alicia Dooley

Alicia Dooley

Properties Designer

Alicia Dooley is excited to be back at SRT for the season! Her previous props credits include Elf, A Christmas Foundling, Man of La Mancha, Noises Off, and Cyrano. Alicia has a degree in Theater Arts from Azusa Pacific University, where she was Prop Master for the Theater Department. She would like to thank Jerry for the opportunity to do what she loves, and her husband Kyle and kids Finnegan and Daisy for their love and support.

Maggie Braun

Maggie Braun *

Stage Manager

Maggie Braun (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at her theatre home! SRT: Steel Magnolias, Murder on the Orient Express, Route 66, The Wizard of Oz, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and Million Dollar Quartet. With her associate degree in Theater from Modesto Junior College, she is proud to have her dream job here in Sonora. She would like to thank her family, best friends, and Connor for supporting her in her journey of chasing her dreams. “Look ma, I made it!”

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)