2018 Summer Drama Camp

 Summer Drama Camp 2018

Sponsored by Risk Press Foundation and Charles Pendergast

 Performances Friday, July 13 at 7:00

Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 and 7:00

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.

In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS features plenty of exuberant group numbers and a cast that can be expanded by adding additional alley cats to the chorus.

Registration & Application ARISTOCATS

 A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available based on need. Please inquire by calling 707.823.0177 and we will send a scholarship application.

Daily Sched 2018


Joel Shura – Master Teacher/Director
Joel Shura - MFA
Joel Shura – MFA

A small-town, northern-Californian boy with a lot of energy and passion, Joel received his MFA in Directing from the University of Montana in May of 2018. Past teaching positions include being the Resident Theatre Director & Acting Instructor at SPACE, the School of Performing Arts and Cultural Education, and Mendocino College teaching as an adjunct faculty member of theatre. A selection of past favorite directing credits includePeter and the Starcatcher, Million Dollar Quartet, The Little Mermaid, and The Laramie Project. 

Email Contact: jwshura@gmail.com

Emily Slike – Teacher/Choreographer
Emily Slike - J.D.

Emily Slike – J.D.


Emily hails from the small town of Sun Valley, Idaho and recently received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in May 2018. While in Montana, Emily taught kids’ ballet and hip hop at the Downtown Dance Collective. Prior to this, she taught at Spectrum II Dance Studio while in attendance at the University of Idaho. Emily has spent her whole life dancing and loves sharing her passion of movement with others.


Maureen O'Neil, Vocal Director

Maureen O’Neil, Vocal Director


A Sebastopol native and Analy theater grad, Maureen grew up in a wildly musical and theatrical family. She attended SRJC and later earned her BM in Music Therapy from Chapman University.  Maureen met her husband Bill at a National Pastoral Musicians Convention and they started teaching theater together. They later developed the Redwood City Community Youth Theater.  Some of the shows they co-directed include Seussical, Once On This Island, Annie, and Dear Edwina. In 2016 after having their daughter Charlotte they decided to return home to beautiful Sebastopol.