Category: Production Sub Pages

Kristin Walter (Director/Jane Eddy)

Having spent much of her professional life directing and working with youth, Kristin Walter is thrilled to be working with such an amazing groups of adults. A graduate of Santa Clara University, she co-founded Spirit Productions, for which she directed, musical directed and choreographed after-school plays for Bay Area elementary, middle and high schools. She toured the country for a year with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, directing 50-60 children each week in a production of Pinocchio, and both directed and taught for the California Theatre Center Summer Conservatory Program. A produced playwright, Kristin’s adaptations of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant and Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ran to sold-out houses at Off-Off Broadway’s Vital Theatre Company. As an actress, Kristin performed with the Bay Players, South Hills Players,Missoula Children’s Theatre, California Theatre Center, and as one fourth of the Bits and Pieces Cabaret which toured Montana and Idaho. She currently works as the Education Director of Peninsula Youth Theatre, where she runs the School of Performing Arts, the Outreach Program and the Stories on Stage Program, and for which she has directed over 30 shows, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Once On This Island, and Schoolhouse Rock Live!. She would like to thank Sharmon and Joan for trusting her with this beautiful show and Chris and Max for their never-ending inspiration.


Michael Temlin

Michael's Bay Area credits include the Padre in Man of La Mancha atPacific Alliance Stage Company, Cornelius in Hello, Dolly! (Dean Goodman Choice award) and Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the Mountain Play, Marvin/Sydney/Stu inCalifornia Suite at the California Conservatory Theater, Big River atAmerican Musical Theater of San Jose, Sweet Adeline and Dearest Enemy with 42nd Street Moon, Morris Bobrow's hit revue Party of One in San Francisco and on tour throughout California,Tea and Crumpets at the 450 Geary Studio, City of Angels (Shellie Award) andCandide with Diablo Light Opera Company, Once Upon a Mattress(where he played the wicked queen Aggravaine!) at San Francisco'sCalifornia Club, and numerous industrial musical revues. Michael also created the role of God for the off-off-Broadway premiere of The Perfect Daydream, an original musical comedy. Los Angeles audiences saw Michael in Promenade (LAVC Best Actor award), The Fantasticks, Equus, My Fair Lady and Camelot. He holds a degree in theater from Lehigh University, studies voice with Meg Mackay, moonlights as a technical writer, and is the proud owner of the world’s most handsome rottweiler, Titus.


Kelly Balch

A native Tennessean, Kelly is very proud to be a part of this production. She was recently seen as Margery Pinchwife in The Country Wife for Foothill Drama Theatre and as Clarice in The Servant of Two Masters at Marin Shakespeare Company, where she also choreographed As You Like It. Kelly spent three years withCalifornia Theatre Center, performing the title roles in Cinderella,Puss in Boots, The Little Mermaid, and Pocahontas – and enjoyed touring extensively around the country. Favorite roles include Jessica in Communicating Doors and Ariel in The Tempest. Kelly has performed in the ballets The Nutcracker and Cinderella and danced in the outdoor drama Unto These Hills. When not onstage, Kelly enjoys photography and daydreaming.


Solange Hilfinger-Pardo

Solange brings her performance skills to the stage from many avenues. She has studied modern dance since the age of six at theJudith Komoroske Studio and at DanceVisions with Laura Zweig. She sang with the Cantabile Children’s Choir for three years and currently studies voice with Janis Wilcox. As a violinist, she studies with Susan Freier and has played with the El Camino Youth Symphony. Her theatre training includes summer conservatories at the Peninsula Youth Theatre, California Theatre Center, and Camp Winnarainbow, Wavy Gravy’s clown camp. She appeared in the Peninsula Youth Theatre productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Peter Pan. This production offers her the first opportunity to combine all of her passions: acting, singing, dancing, and playing a stringed instrument.