I attended the opening night performance of Shrek and I thought the show was fantastic. I’ve been attending children’s productions for years because my daughters all participated in CYT and San Diego Junior Theater productions. I saw Shrek when it was at the Civic theater, and I brought my granddaughters to Shrek for the third time because they just can’t get enough. They saw it in Carlsbad and then at the Jewish Community Center. Yours was the best by far. That dragon was amazing and a huge surprise! It just seemed to come out of nowhere. It was better than the professional one! Your guest actor who played Shrek was amazing. I also have to say the young lady who played Fiona was simply superb. She was also better than the professional one, and the other amateur Fiona’s we saw couldn’t compare at all. With those two on stage, your show did not seem like a children’s production at all. You are very lucky to have such great talents!
Thank you for a wonderful show, and keep up the very good work.
Another Hit For CYC!
"I had the thrill of working with Shaun’s incredible cast for CYC’s production of Les Miserables. Having been in the original cast of the first national tour of Les Miz many years ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a youth group’s production. But within minutes, my jaw was on the floor as I sat in awe of how full their performances were, how incredible their singing was, and how well directed the production was. There is some kind of magic happening between Shaun Evans and these 50 young people – he has a seemingly effortless ability to instill in them a commitment to the performing arts that is at least as serious as what I’ve seen in professional Broadway casts."
— Thomas James O’Leary
Title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for three years
Thank You, San Diego, For Voting Us #1!
"...It has been said that an actor must have the hide of a rhinoceros, the courage and audacity of a lion and, most importantly, the fragile vulnerability of an egg. It also has been said, and I'm not sure by whom, that the moment of not knowing is the moment that has the greatest potential for creativity. The professional and private lives of most Actors are filled to the brim with moments of not knowing. Actors are survivors and will continue to strive because they have the need to celebrate, in performance, that sacred communion between Actor and audience."
--Robert Prosky, 1930-2008