John Boggs - Music Director, Theory of Relativity
John is a pianist, composer and vocalist based currently in Thornton, Colorado. He holds a DMA in Composition from the University of Colorado Boulder, a M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.F.A. from Bard College.
John is an active performer and music director. He’s performed as Jamie in The Last Five Years, the Lecturer in Reefer Madness, and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. He music directed productions of Pippin, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Gypsy. His first music director position with Centerstage was the 2017 production of Godspell.
He also has experience teaching students with developmental disabilities. He
provided accompaniment for Tapestry Theater’s productions of Elf, School
House Rocks and Shrek Jr. He was previously employed with Imagine’s CORE
day program, where he instructed group music classes using midi over wifi to
create the feeling of being in a band and orchestra.
John is incredibly proud of the cast of Theory of Relativity. They are so excited
to be performing live after a very difficult year for the arts, and their dedication
shows. “I am nothing without you” TOR cast!
Rachel Brooks - Summer Camp Director, Annie Kids
Rachel is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. After graduating from AMDA, Rachel began her theatre career in Wisconsin, along the Lake Michigan Border, and has now expanded that love beyond to her new home of Boulder, Colorado. As an actress, her favorite credits include: Eva Peron in Evita, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins. When she is not performing, she spends her time directing and choreographing shows and youth productions such as: Puffs, Mama Mia, The Addams Family, and Noises Off, just to name a few. Rachel is beyond excited to be joining the Colorado theatre community and more specifically the CenterStage Theatre Company family!
Cammie Kolber, Camp Director, Fame Jr!
Cammie has been singing and performing for most of her life in many different capacities, including musical theater, opera, and being a singer/songwriter. Most recently, Cammie toured with the international education and performance group Up with People, where she performed throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. She graduated from CSU with a degree in music education, and is currently teaching K-5 general music at Monaco Elementary School. Cammie has also served as the stage manager, musical director, and director for many CSTC productions and camps. She grew up performing in CSTC productions, and feels so lucky to be able to continue working with such a wonderful group of people.
Ian Mattheson - Music Director, 13 The Musical!
Ian has always had a strong passion for performing and finds himself happiest behind a piano. He started playing piano at a very young age and continued to explore music by singing in choir and acting in musicals. He has been a part of CenterStage productions since 2012 when he moved to Boulder from Glenwood Springs and was an actor in "Hot Mikado". Not only did "Hot Mikado" introduce Ian to some life long friends, but it also created relationships with the directors at CenterStage to enable him to play for future musicals. Since then, Ian has worked with CSTC on multiple productions as a rehearsal pianist, keyboardist for the band, and music director. His most recent productions with CSTC include the music director for "Into the Woods" and "The Wizard of Oz" as well as the pianist for "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Ian graduated from CU last May and is working as a software engineer in Boulder when he is not playing music for CSTC or various schools and churches in the Boulder area. He is excited to be back after a short break and ready to spread the joy of music.
Elena Maldonado-Dunn - Summer Camp Director, Pirates Past Noon
Elena has been involved in the arts in Northern Colorado since she was six years old, when she played a lobster in Alice in Wonderland. She is a playwright, director, performer, poet, and musician, with a passion for sharing her love of the arts with young people. She has worked with kids and teens as an accent coach, assistant director, improv teacher, and choreographer.
She also wrote, directed, and produced a musical version of the beloved children’s book The Tale of Despereaux. Elena has always credited the arts with enriching her life, increasing her confidence, and cultivating her creativity, and hopes to be able to pass these experiences on to the young people she works with. She is currently obtaining degrees in Directing, Creative Writing, and Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
Megan McDonald, Co-Director, 13 The Musical!
Megan is thrilled to be co-directing at CSTC! As a Middle School Counselor at Eldorado PK-8, Megan cherishes her role in helping to support students as they work through life transitions and discover who they are. She is also honored to have directed the annual school musical at Eldorado for the last 22 years and believes that theatre and the arts are integral to our growth and development as humans. Some of her favorite shows to direct have been Lion King, Jr., Mulan, Jr., & Mary Poppins, Jr. (many of which starred current and past CSTC students!). While Megan’s time to perform is more limited, she most recently played the role of Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods with Breckenridge Backstage Theatre and enjoys being able to connect to this creative side of herself. Megan also enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado. Megan looks forward to partnering with Melissa and sharing her passion for theatre and working with youth with CSTC!
Stefanie Raccuglia - Choreographer, 13 The Musical!
Stefanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Registered Dance/Movement Psychotherapist, and owns a private practice in Denver, CO.
Stefanie’s first passion has always been dance and musical theatre, which not only played a hugely healing role in her own life, but fuels her desire to support others in defying limiting expectations and beliefs through creativity, self-expression, and empowerment. Through her expansive world travels, Stefanie has experienced the healing power of movement, ritual, and community with other cultures.
Informed by all of her experiences, Stefanie’s private practice specializes in somatic (body-based) psychotherapy for complex trauma, relationships, body-image, self-esteem, and personal empowerment. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Stefanie also works as a coach supporting women in career development, life purpose, and feeling empowered to effect the change they wish to see in themselves and their communities.
Stefanie continues to work as choreographer for various theatre companies around the Front Range, teaches private and small group creative dance and movement classes, and continues to perform now and again. Stefanie also enjoys spending time in the mountains with her fiance and back in NYC with her family whenever she gets the chance!
Madeline Shaffer - Director/Choreographer, Theory of Relativity
Madeline grew up teaching and performing in southern Illinois. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Jacksonville University and then began working in NYC. While there, she choreographed the Off Broadway production of By Jupiter, worked for 2 years with the cult classic production of 420: The Musical, performed in a national tour, choreographed and directed a new musical, performed a piece that she wrote in front of the UN, and worked with several high schools and children’s programs choreographing shows and teaching classes. These high school programs include Stagedoor Manor where she has spent her summers choreographing for the past 6 years. While there she was able to work directly with the writer of Evil Dead the Musical to develop the World Premiere of a high school version for that show. She has been on the creative team for over 40 musical theatre productions and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She moved to Denver in September of 2019 and is now the Director of Dance for a performing arts academy. She recently wrote her first musical which had it’s Zoom debut in June 2020. She had the pleasure of working at CenterStage on We Will Rock You the Musical in 2020 and she is overjoyed to be returning to direct this very special musical "Theory of Relativity" this Spring!
Melissa Williams - Program Coordinator / Director / Instructor - Co-Director, 13 The Musical
An active performer and teacher in Colorado, Melissa is at home in front of the footlights as an actor or working backstage as a director, stage manager and designer. She teaches a busy private vocal studio - South Boulder Vocal Studio and was last seen on stage as Margaret White in Carrie the Musical with Longmont Theatre Company. Melissa directed CSTC mainstage productions of Avenue Q, Into the Woods & the regional premiere of A Little Princess and many other camps and CSTC productions. Melissa believes in the power of the performing arts in developing people's confidence, creativity and sense of community.
Brandon Warren - Music Director, 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee
Tracy Warren - Director, 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee