The Theory of Relativity - May 14 - May 16, 2021

Nordhoff High School

 Production Team Who's Who 

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    Brian McDonald


    Brian McDonald is an award-winning actor and director who appeared in the national tours of Miss Saigon and Forever Plaid. Directing credits include the World Premiere of A Charles Dickens’ Christmas CarolOther Desert Cities, A Tuna ChristmasThe Sunset Limited, It’s a Wonderful Life, Bus Stop (5 Ovation nominations), Master Harold… and the boys (Independent Award and StageScene LA Award for Best Director), the World Premiere musical, Hello! My Baby and the celebrated holiday musical revue, A Rubicon Family Christmas. As an actor, Brian has performed all over the country but his most recent work on stage garnered an Independent Award for his performance in the one-man-show, Buyer and Cellar. TV credits include the ABC Afterschool Special "In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story" and "Gilmore Girls." Brian is the Director of Education for Ensemble Theatre Company. He holds a B.F.A. from Boston Conservatory and is a member of SAG, SDC, and AEA.

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    Bill Wagner

    Music Director

    Bill Wagner is excited to be working with such a great cast and production crew on this timely musical. Mr. Wagner began teaching in Ojai in 1988. He currently teaches music classes at Nordhoff High School and Matilija Middle School. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and is active as a trumpet player, clinician and adjudicator throughout Southern California. Under his direction the Nordhoff Music Department has performed at Carnegie Hall three times - including two premieres of his own compositions, traveled to New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, Vancouver and a European tour in Austria and Germany. He would like to extend special thanks to his wife, Anna and daughter, Charlotte for their continued support of the Nordhoff Music Department.

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    Jim Halverson


    Jim Halverson has been involved with the Nordhoff Spring Musicals in many capacities since 2001 as a parent, musician, set builder, left spotlight operator and producer since 2007. Why? Because our public schools need music, dance, and drama in their curriculum. Bringing you Theory of Relativity this year has confronted our production team and students with many unique challenges and opportunities. Thank you so much for supporting the efforts of all involved.

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