Frozen Jr. - March 20 - March 28, 2020

Benton Middle School Drama

 Production Team 

  • Jennifer Nitschke head shot

    Jennifer Nitschke


    Mrs. Nitschke has been directing shows for over ten years, & is so excited for her first musical at Benton! She grew up in Lakewood, CA, has a BA in Theater from UCLA, and volunteers on the Executive Board for CA Thespians. She has an amazing support system and couldn't do this job without the love of her parents, inlaws, husband Ted, and baby girl Eliza! 

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    Naomi Gamez

    Vocal Director

    Naomi Gamez has her bachelors in Music Education with an emphasis in choral studies from CSU Northridge. Ms. Gamez has been the choral director at La Mirada High School and Benton Middle School for the past two years. She has been singing in choir's since she was in elementary school and is a classically trained pianist. 

  • Toni Arizmendi head shot

    Toni Arizmendi


    Ms. Toni has spent her life dancing & spreading her love for dance to thousands. As the owner of And Dance, she's celebrating her 25th year as owner & artistic Director. She's received numerous awards for her choreography but her favorite thing is teaching & experiencing the “aha moments” of her students. Dance is about so much more than dancing & she is privileged & honored to be sharing this with the students at Benton.

  • Jim T. Mora head shot

    Jim T. Mora

    Technical Director

    Mr. Mora is excited to be able to add his extra special touch to this amazing production of Frozen Jr. With 20 plus years working in Musical Theatre, he has worked for La Mirada Theater, Musical Theatre West, 3D Theatricals, & the SFX department at Universal Studios. He has his CTE Credential in Tech Theater & currently teaches Stagecraft at Baldwin Park High School.

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    Jacob Grant

    Stage Manager

    Jacob Grant is only in the 7th grade, but he has already done more shows than he can count, both on stage & off! As stage manager, Jacob absolutely loves being here every day after school to help with this show. "I would like to thank everyone who has helped and all the cast for putting in the time to make this show great!"


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