3Crosses Church presents

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PRESENTATION DATES

Friday, July 26 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 27 at 2:30 PM

Sunday, July 28 at 6:00 PM

Friday, August 2 at 7;30 PM

Saturday, August 3 at 2:30 PM 

Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 PM

TICKET SALES

In-person sales start Sunday June 23, 2019 after Sunday morning services

Online sales start Monday, June 24, 2019

 

Where can I purchase my tickets?

  • Sundays, in the lobby after church services

  • In the Church Main Office - Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM

  • Here! Click the “Get tickets here” button above.

  • Online at www.3crosses.org 

  • At the box office the day of presentations, if not sold out.


ALL TICKETS ARE GENERAL SEATING

ADULTS:$10.00 each / CHILDREN 12 & UNDER: $5.00 EACH

Tickets are non-refundable & non-exchangeable. 

Ticket holders must be seated fifteen minutes before each performance, at which time any open seats will be made available to others.

Free Childcare for ages 3 months – 5 years is available by reservation only


3Crosses church - 20600 John Dr. - Castro Valley - 510-537-4690

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN: JULY 26-AUGUST 4, 2019

MEET THE CAST

Photos by Breslow Imaging

James Koponen, playing the role of “Don Lockwood”.   James spends his days constantly amazed at the amount of traffic in the Bay Area as he lethargically commutes to Mountain View, where he works as a front-end developer for Intuit. He spends his sparse amounts of free time running senseless miles, or studying French. When the weather is nice, he flies to Europe and wanders around taking far too many photos.   Interesting Life Moments:  While studying abroad years back, he auditioned for and was cast in a London College production of the “The Hothouse.” After completing his master’s degree in English, he taught some college English, but somewhat returned to the field of tech. Fortunately, he’s been able to write five performed murder mystery dinner shows, and a musical libretto as well.   Favorite past time:  Having gotten a taste of electric bikes in Sorrento, Italy, last year, he returned home and built his own bike, though his 70-mile commute prevents any daily rides to work.   Favorite past role:  A tie between Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast” and Bobby Child in “Crazy For You”.   Favorite scripture verse:  Corinthians 13:13. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.   Favorite quote:  "We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”   Hamlet , Act IV, Scene 5

James Koponen, playing the role of “Don Lockwood”.

James spends his days constantly amazed at the amount of traffic in the Bay Area as he lethargically commutes to Mountain View, where he works as a front-end developer for Intuit. He spends his sparse amounts of free time running senseless miles, or studying French. When the weather is nice, he flies to Europe and wanders around taking far too many photos.

Interesting Life Moments: While studying abroad years back, he auditioned for and was cast in a London College production of the “The Hothouse.” After completing his master’s degree in English, he taught some college English, but somewhat returned to the field of tech. Fortunately, he’s been able to write five performed murder mystery dinner shows, and a musical libretto as well.

Favorite past time: Having gotten a taste of electric bikes in Sorrento, Italy, last year, he returned home and built his own bike, though his 70-mile commute prevents any daily rides to work.

Favorite past role: A tie between Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast” and Bobby Child in “Crazy For You”.

Favorite scripture verse: Corinthians 13:13. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.

Favorite quote: "We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

Jessica Piccillo, playing the role of Kathy Selden   This is Jessica’s first production back at 3Crosses after giving birth recently to her beautiful baby girl, Abigail Jane. She and her husband, Cody, couldn’t be happier! Jessica is currently working as an office manager for a chiropractic office in Danville, while at the same time training to become a doula.   Interesting Life Moments:  Jessica has been performing in musicals since she was 5 years old and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.   Favorite past time:  Playing the ukulele, singing Disney songs and making her Abbie laugh!   Favorite past role:  Princess Fiona in “Shrek the Musical”.   Favorite Scripture:  I John 4:16 – And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.   Favorite Quotes:  “Smile. Smile often. Smile regularly. Smile when you don’t feel like it and you will feel like it when you smile.” – B.J. Palmer  “All our dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Jessica Piccillo, playing the role of Kathy Selden

This is Jessica’s first production back at 3Crosses after giving birth recently to her beautiful baby girl, Abigail Jane. She and her husband, Cody, couldn’t be happier! Jessica is currently working as an office manager for a chiropractic office in Danville, while at the same time training to become a doula.

Interesting Life Moments: Jessica has been performing in musicals since she was 5 years old and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Favorite past time: Playing the ukulele, singing Disney songs and making her Abbie laugh!

Favorite past role: Princess Fiona in “Shrek the Musical”.

Favorite Scripture: I John 4:16 – And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

Favorite Quotes: “Smile. Smile often. Smile regularly. Smile when you don’t feel like it and you will feel like it when you smile.” – B.J. Palmer

“All our dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Jeannie O’Brien, playing the role of Kathy Selden   Jeannie has grown up and lived In Castro Valley since 1989. Her family all loves to sing and be a part of church ministry. Along with being busy with her family she plays Auntie to 6 nieces and nephews. Her day job keeps her busy working full time as a Dental hygienist in Castro Valley. Making friends with her patients is one of the best perks of the job- they become like family!   Favorite Roles:  Jeannie’s first role at 3Crosses was in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Since then she has played Mary at Christmas, a Mersister in “Little Mermaid”, and Kathy Selden in our “Singing in the Rain” production 15 years ago!   Favorite past time:  The traveling bug bit her many years back and she loves to explore high, far and near! Indonesia, Guam, Ireland, Italy and England and Disneyland are some of her favorites. She also loves long walks at Lake Chabot with her 2 dogs, hot or cold coffee, ice tea, nachos and cheesy Hallmark movies!   Interesting Life Moment:  On a trip to NYC she once got to meet the actor Zachary Levi in person - a true fan girl moment!   Favorite Scripture:  Phil 4:8 “Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praise worthy, think about such things...and the God of peace will be with you.”   Favorite Quote:  “Every day you make a choice to either have the joy of the Lord in your heart or to be angry, grumpy or moody. Choose the better choice!” – my wise momma

Jeannie O’Brien, playing the role of Kathy Selden

Jeannie has grown up and lived In Castro Valley since 1989. Her family all loves to sing and be a part of church ministry. Along with being busy with her family she plays Auntie to 6 nieces and nephews. Her day job keeps her busy working full time as a Dental hygienist in Castro Valley. Making friends with her patients is one of the best perks of the job- they become like family!

Favorite Roles: Jeannie’s first role at 3Crosses was in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Since then she has played Mary at Christmas, a Mersister in “Little Mermaid”, and Kathy Selden in our “Singing in the Rain” production 15 years ago!

Favorite past time: The traveling bug bit her many years back and she loves to explore high, far and near! Indonesia, Guam, Ireland, Italy and England and Disneyland are some of her favorites. She also loves long walks at Lake Chabot with her 2 dogs, hot or cold coffee, ice tea, nachos and cheesy Hallmark movies!

Interesting Life Moment: On a trip to NYC she once got to meet the actor Zachary Levi in person - a true fan girl moment!

Favorite Scripture: Phil 4:8 “Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praise worthy, think about such things...and the God of peace will be with you.”

Favorite Quote: “Every day you make a choice to either have the joy of the Lord in your heart or to be angry, grumpy or moody. Choose the better choice!” – my wise momma

Jordan Blevins, playing the role of Cosmo   Bay area born and raised, Jordan calls 3Crosses his home church and has loved being a part of the Music and Arts ministry. For work, he is helping fight cancer through research of new and innovative therapies. Not a scientist himself, he works cross functionally with various groups on the successful conduct of human clinical trials which...and you've moved onto the next question already...   Favorite Roles:  Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast) and Bert in “Mary Poppins” where I was able to walked up walls and tumbled in the air on cables while also learning to spell SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS in such a way that I will never ever forget.   Favorite Pastime:  Going to be very original here and say travel and eating, and its remarkable how often one influences the other. There is something transporting about hopping on a plane and waking up somewhere new, fighting jet lag to explore the streets and find some hidden restaurant off the beaten path.   Interesting Life Moment : Once drove 16 hours in one day in Iceland simply because it was summer, the sun never set and time lost any sense of meaning.   Favorite Scripture:  James 1:2-4 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing"   Favorite Quote:  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So, thrown off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover" - Mark Twain

Jordan Blevins, playing the role of Cosmo

Bay area born and raised, Jordan calls 3Crosses his home church and has loved being a part of the Music and Arts ministry. For work, he is helping fight cancer through research of new and innovative therapies. Not a scientist himself, he works cross functionally with various groups on the successful conduct of human clinical trials which...and you've moved onto the next question already...

Favorite Roles: Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast) and Bert in “Mary Poppins” where I was able to walked up walls and tumbled in the air on cables while also learning to spell SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS in such a way that I will never ever forget.

Favorite Pastime: Going to be very original here and say travel and eating, and its remarkable how often one influences the other. There is something transporting about hopping on a plane and waking up somewhere new, fighting jet lag to explore the streets and find some hidden restaurant off the beaten path.

Interesting Life Moment: Once drove 16 hours in one day in Iceland simply because it was summer, the sun never set and time lost any sense of meaning.

Favorite Scripture: James 1:2-4 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing"

Favorite Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So, thrown off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover" - Mark Twain

Jessica Allison, playing the role of Lina Lamont   Jessica has led a colorful life- experiences like touring the country singing and dancing, working in social services as a psychological evaluator, teaching English as a second language and calling five states home over the past fifteen years. She currently spends her days homeschooling her two young children Ryan and Twila and as a recording artist creating music at Groove33 Studios. Jessica has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She hopes to translate her passions into entrepreneurship, utilizing the gifts and talents God has given her to bless the world.   Favorite Pastime:  She enjoys spending time with the people she loves, living that beach life, expressing herself in some creative fashion, soaking up a good time and cooking delicious food.   Favorite Role:  “ Mrs. Banks in ‘Mary Poppins’ last summer at 3Crosses Church. She is such a multidimensional character with a beautiful growth arc that reminds us what it means to be human.”   Favorite Scripture Verse:  1 Peter 1:3-9.” It gives me such hope in the midst of an often messy and confusing experience on earth.”   3  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  4  and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5  who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.  6  In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  7  These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.  8  Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,  9  for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.   Favorite Quote:  As a huge proponent of having the courage to be one’s true self, she loves the quote, “Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.” - Unknown

Jessica Allison, playing the role of Lina Lamont

Jessica has led a colorful life- experiences like touring the country singing and dancing, working in social services as a psychological evaluator, teaching English as a second language and calling five states home over the past fifteen years. She currently spends her days homeschooling her two young children Ryan and Twila and as a recording artist creating music at Groove33 Studios. Jessica has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She hopes to translate her passions into entrepreneurship, utilizing the gifts and talents God has given her to bless the world.

Favorite Pastime: She enjoys spending time with the people she loves, living that beach life, expressing herself in some creative fashion, soaking up a good time and cooking delicious food.

Favorite Role: “ Mrs. Banks in ‘Mary Poppins’ last summer at 3Crosses Church. She is such a multidimensional character with a beautiful growth arc that reminds us what it means to be human.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: 1 Peter 1:3-9.” It gives me such hope in the midst of an often messy and confusing experience on earth.”

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Favorite Quote: As a huge proponent of having the courage to be one’s true self, she loves the quote, “Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.” - Unknown

Michael Lachina, playing the role of R.F. Simpson (The Producer)  In the Autumn of 1954, Michael was born in Buffalo, New York. Then in the Spring of 1962, his family packed everything up and moved to Hayward, California. He currently resides in Pleasanton, Ca. with his wife of 40 years and 3 children – (Daughter, Son and Daughter-in-law ). Michael has worked at PG&E for the last 42 years and hopes to retire soon – although enjoying the many challenges his work provides. Although he got a late start in 2005, at the age of 51 years old, he discovered the joys of live theater. “Being in front of hundreds of people is both thrilling and terrifying.”   Interesting Life Moments : Writing songs is a great passion of mine. I’ve very much enjoyed playing piano and trumpet for the last 45 years. In the 1980’s – while playing in a band with a friend of mine – we played a gig with Eddie Money.   Favorite Pastime : I love to draw and paint. Although I have neglected this talent over the years – I hope to re-connect with it when I someday retire.   Favorite Role : Joab from the Musical “KingDavid” by Tim Rice and Alan Menken   Favorite Scripture Verse  – “ Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is --- His good, pleasing and perfect will” ....... Romans 12:2.   Favorite Quotes : From the deep philosophy of ‘Star Wars’.  “Do or do not – there is no try” ....... Yoda.  “I find your lack of faith disturbing” ....... D. Vader.

Michael Lachina, playing the role of R.F. Simpson (The Producer)

In the Autumn of 1954, Michael was born in Buffalo, New York. Then in the Spring of 1962, his family packed everything up and moved to Hayward, California. He currently resides in Pleasanton, Ca. with his wife of 40 years and 3 children – (Daughter, Son and Daughter-in-law ). Michael has worked at PG&E for the last 42 years and hopes to retire soon – although enjoying the many challenges his work provides. Although he got a late start in 2005, at the age of 51 years old, he discovered the joys of live theater. “Being in front of hundreds of people is both thrilling and terrifying.”

Interesting Life Moments: Writing songs is a great passion of mine. I’ve very much enjoyed playing piano and trumpet for the last 45 years. In the 1980’s – while playing in a band with a friend of mine – we played a gig with Eddie Money.

Favorite Pastime: I love to draw and paint. Although I have neglected this talent over the years – I hope to re-connect with it when I someday retire.

Favorite Role: Joab from the Musical “KingDavid” by Tim Rice and Alan Menken

Favorite Scripture Verse – “ Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is --- His good, pleasing and perfect will” ....... Romans 12:2.

Favorite Quotes: From the deep philosophy of ‘Star Wars’.

“Do or do not – there is no try” ....... Yoda.

“I find your lack of faith disturbing” ....... D. Vader.

Psalm 149: 3   Let them praise his name with dancing; and make music to him with timbrel and harp.     PRODUCTION SHOWGIRLS: (from left to right in photo)    CHRISTINA ERDMAN   Former Corporate Finance Assistant Manager and UC Berkeley Statics major turned stay=at-home mom to her new baby girl born in March.     ERIKA LATOUR   Third-generation Oakland native who graduated with a Psychology/Statistics B.A. from CSU East Bay - Has been a Federal employee for the Department of Commerce for 8 years and teaches dance, Olé!     KAREN HICKS   Studied ASL/English Interpreting at California State University Northridge (CSUN) and has just begun her career as an American Sign Language Interpreter working at Ohlone College and Sorenson Communications.     JENNA GARCIA   Entering her fourth year teaching and currently teaches 1st grade in Castro Valley Unified School District. Graduate of University of Pacific with a B.A. in Liberal Studies. Recently married Ricky this past May.     ALIAH ANDERSON   Student at Grand Canyon University studying Graphic Design and Advertising.     KAYLA BRIONES   Currently working at Apple as well as doing freelance copywriting. Graduate of University of California Berkeley with a B.A. in Linguistics. Loves to travel and do photography in her free time.     ALYSSA PRIBBLE   Currently a student at California High School in San Ramon.     KARISSA TURNEY   Currently a student at CSUEB studying Hospitality Management with a focus in event planning. Works at SusieCakes in San Francisco.     NOT PICTURED:    SARAH KAMP   Currently a student at Azusa Pacific University majoring in Theater Arts. Over the summer she is working at Great America.     SARA SANFORD   Currently a student at Ohlone College studying social work for child welfare. She is a cheer coach for Little League and currently works at men’s warehouse house in the tuxedo rental department.     JACKIE SAYRE   Entering her fourth year teaching and currently teaches 2nd grade in San Jose Unified School District. Graduate of University of Pacific – B.A. in Liberal Studies. In her free time you can find her dancing!     KAYLA SCHELLING   Flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. Traveled to 35 countries and also serves as a puppy coach! Graduate of University of San Francisco in Design.

Psalm 149: 3

Let them praise his name with dancing; and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

PRODUCTION SHOWGIRLS: (from left to right in photo)

CHRISTINA ERDMAN

Former Corporate Finance Assistant Manager and UC Berkeley Statics major turned stay=at-home mom to her new baby girl born in March.

ERIKA LATOUR

Third-generation Oakland native who graduated with a Psychology/Statistics B.A. from CSU East Bay - Has been a Federal employee for the Department of Commerce for 8 years and teaches dance, Olé!

KAREN HICKS

Studied ASL/English Interpreting at California State University Northridge (CSUN) and has just begun her career as an American Sign Language Interpreter working at Ohlone College and Sorenson Communications.

JENNA GARCIA

Entering her fourth year teaching and currently teaches 1st grade in Castro Valley Unified School District. Graduate of University of Pacific with a B.A. in Liberal Studies. Recently married Ricky this past May.

ALIAH ANDERSON

Student at Grand Canyon University studying Graphic Design and Advertising.

KAYLA BRIONES

Currently working at Apple as well as doing freelance copywriting. Graduate of University of California Berkeley with a B.A. in Linguistics. Loves to travel and do photography in her free time.

ALYSSA PRIBBLE

Currently a student at California High School in San Ramon.

KARISSA TURNEY

Currently a student at CSUEB studying Hospitality Management with a focus in event planning. Works at SusieCakes in San Francisco.

NOT PICTURED:

SARAH KAMP

Currently a student at Azusa Pacific University majoring in Theater Arts. Over the summer she is working at Great America.

SARA SANFORD

Currently a student at Ohlone College studying social work for child welfare. She is a cheer coach for Little League and currently works at men’s warehouse house in the tuxedo rental department.

JACKIE SAYRE

Entering her fourth year teaching and currently teaches 2nd grade in San Jose Unified School District. Graduate of University of Pacific – B.A. in Liberal Studies. In her free time you can find her dancing!

KAYLA SCHELLING

Flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. Traveled to 35 countries and also serves as a puppy coach! Graduate of University of San Francisco in Design.

Brian Wigand, playing the role of Roscoe Dexter (The Director)   Brian is a full time adventurer and part time teacher. When he’s not digging up gold on his claim, backpacking in the mountains, camping on the beach or fixing his truck, he’s teaching 6th grade science in Pleasanton or hanging out with his family.     Favorite Pastime:  His absolute favorite pastime is spending time in nature whether hiking, surfing, fishing, or just looking at stuff. God put together a pretty cool world and Brian seems to enjoy it.     Interesting Life Moment:  One thing most people don’t know about Brian is that he had his left jaw removed when he was three and had it completely rebuilt with his own ribs. Holy cow!     Favorite Role:  He says that playing George Banks in “Mary Poppins” at 3Crosses last summer was the highlight of his short performing career. “It’s always been my favorite movie and I felt so blessed to be able to portray my favorite character. I love the way George transforms throughout the story.” However, he said playing Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast” at 3Crosses was a very close second.     Favorite Scripture Verse:  Brian originally majored in Old Testament Theology so it’s no surprise that his favorite verse comes from the book of Micah: “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”     Favorite Quote:  His favorite quote is from a personal hero of business that has been described as a spiritual mentor of his.  “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”—MIchael Scott

Brian Wigand, playing the role of Roscoe Dexter (The Director)

Brian is a full time adventurer and part time teacher. When he’s not digging up gold on his claim, backpacking in the mountains, camping on the beach or fixing his truck, he’s teaching 6th grade science in Pleasanton or hanging out with his family.

Favorite Pastime: His absolute favorite pastime is spending time in nature whether hiking, surfing, fishing, or just looking at stuff. God put together a pretty cool world and Brian seems to enjoy it.

Interesting Life Moment: One thing most people don’t know about Brian is that he had his left jaw removed when he was three and had it completely rebuilt with his own ribs. Holy cow!

Favorite Role: He says that playing George Banks in “Mary Poppins” at 3Crosses last summer was the highlight of his short performing career. “It’s always been my favorite movie and I felt so blessed to be able to portray my favorite character. I love the way George transforms throughout the story.” However, he said playing Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast” at 3Crosses was a very close second.

Favorite Scripture Verse: Brian originally majored in Old Testament Theology so it’s no surprise that his favorite verse comes from the book of Micah: “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Favorite Quote: His favorite quote is from a personal hero of business that has been described as a spiritual mentor of his.

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”—MIchael Scott

Melissa Stankus, playing the role of Zelda Sanders   Melissa has lived in the Bay Area for almost 2 years after spending most of her life in the Midwest. During the day she works for the office team at Dropbox, doing the least techy job a tech company could need.     Favorite Pastime: : When not commuting across the bay, she is exploring all the beaches in California with her husband, and never skips a chance to pet a passing dog on the street.     Interesting Life Moment:  When performing with a touring production of Robin Hood a few years ago, one of the performances was at the elementary school Gene Kelly attended.     Favorite Role:  Elmire in Tartuffe -“I've never been more challenged by anything in my life.”     Favorite Scripture Verse:  Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”     Favorite Quote:  “I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.” - Neil Gaiman, (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)

Melissa Stankus, playing the role of Zelda Sanders

Melissa has lived in the Bay Area for almost 2 years after spending most of her life in the Midwest. During the day she works for the office team at Dropbox, doing the least techy job a tech company could need.

Favorite Pastime:: When not commuting across the bay, she is exploring all the beaches in California with her husband, and never skips a chance to pet a passing dog on the street.

Interesting Life Moment: When performing with a touring production of Robin Hood a few years ago, one of the performances was at the elementary school Gene Kelly attended.

Favorite Role: Elmire in Tartuffe -“I've never been more challenged by anything in my life.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Favorite Quote: “I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.” - Neil Gaiman, (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)

Andrew Fellows, playing the role of Rod (The Publicity Agent)   Andrew is currently a student at Cal State East Bay. He also teaches 4th - 7th grade at an after school program in Castro Valley. When he isn’t studying or teaching he performs in musicals and operas.     Favorite Pastime:  When he isn’t at work, school, or rehearsal Andrew enjoys, walking, spending time with friends becoming a Pokemon master or binge watching episodes of Chuck.     Favorite Role:  Getting to play an insane retired Royal Navy Admiral in last years “Mary Poppins” was lots of fun. But hands down the two bit roles of Jack Dodger, and Gabriel from “Forever Christmas” were the best! Getting to rattle of Victorian slang in a thick cockney accent that no one understood was so much fun, and the duet between Mary and Gabriel was absolutely stunning music to be able to sing.     Favorite Scripture Verse:  Used as the text for one of Handel’s aria’s in Messiah, because it is exactly what we are promised as those who have been saved by Christ: Job 19:25-26 “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my kin has been destroyed; yet in my flesh shall I see God.”     Favorite Quote:  “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” - Victor Hugo

Andrew Fellows, playing the role of Rod (The Publicity Agent)

Andrew is currently a student at Cal State East Bay. He also teaches 4th - 7th grade at an after school program in Castro Valley. When he isn’t studying or teaching he performs in musicals and operas.

Favorite Pastime: When he isn’t at work, school, or rehearsal Andrew enjoys, walking, spending time with friends becoming a Pokemon master or binge watching episodes of Chuck.

Favorite Role: Getting to play an insane retired Royal Navy Admiral in last years “Mary Poppins” was lots of fun. But hands down the two bit roles of Jack Dodger, and Gabriel from “Forever Christmas” were the best! Getting to rattle of Victorian slang in a thick cockney accent that no one understood was so much fun, and the duet between Mary and Gabriel was absolutely stunning music to be able to sing.

Favorite Scripture Verse: Used as the text for one of Handel’s aria’s in Messiah, because it is exactly what we are promised as those who have been saved by Christ: Job 19:25-26 “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my kin has been destroyed; yet in my flesh shall I see God.”

Favorite Quote: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” - Victor Hugo

Janice O’Kelley, playing the role of Dora Bailey   Janice moved to the bay area in the fifth grade, and except for 5 years in the Sierra Nevada foothills, has lived here ever since. She loves being close to her parents, two of her three children (if only Rebekah lived closer) and her 4 grandchildren. Working full time for R&S Overhead Garage Door really cuts into her free time, so it’s a good thing she loves her co-workers so much!   Favorite Role:  Mrs. Smith in “The Bald Soprano” but also loved being the old lady with the Cane in 3 crosses production of “Beauty and the Beast”. Although a small role for the opening number she stretched it into a full character for the whole show. Love that ensemble life!   Favorite Pastime:  Janice loves taking yarn and/or thread and making it into something. Crochet, knitting and embroidery fill much of her free time. She enjoys reading about them, looking at the work of others, thinking, planning and eventually starts stitching.   Interesting Life Moment:  One time being sleep deprived upon landing in Belgium, she drove into a small village, got lost in a traffic circle to find the only policeman in Belgium, who happened to be on a bike and did not speak English, and had to follow the bicycle while driving her car to find the Hotel. Just one of those fun life moments.   Favorite Scripture Verse:  “A new command I give you: Love on another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35   Favorite Quote:  “A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.” – A.A. Milne

Janice O’Kelley, playing the role of Dora Bailey

Janice moved to the bay area in the fifth grade, and except for 5 years in the Sierra Nevada foothills, has lived here ever since. She loves being close to her parents, two of her three children (if only Rebekah lived closer) and her 4 grandchildren. Working full time for R&S Overhead Garage Door really cuts into her free time, so it’s a good thing she loves her co-workers so much!

Favorite Role: Mrs. Smith in “The Bald Soprano” but also loved being the old lady with the Cane in 3 crosses production of “Beauty and the Beast”. Although a small role for the opening number she stretched it into a full character for the whole show. Love that ensemble life!

Favorite Pastime: Janice loves taking yarn and/or thread and making it into something. Crochet, knitting and embroidery fill much of her free time. She enjoys reading about them, looking at the work of others, thinking, planning and eventually starts stitching.

Interesting Life Moment: One time being sleep deprived upon landing in Belgium, she drove into a small village, got lost in a traffic circle to find the only policeman in Belgium, who happened to be on a bike and did not speak English, and had to follow the bicycle while driving her car to find the Hotel. Just one of those fun life moments.

Favorite Scripture Verse: “A new command I give you: Love on another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

Favorite Quote: “A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.” – A.A. Milne

David LaTour, playing the role of the Production Singer   David was born in Hayward and raised with five siblings. His first role on-stage at 3Crosses was in the musical,” Hello Dolly”, during the summer of 2000. Over the years, he's continued to participate in the music and arts ministry with his beautiful wife, Erika. For his day job, David works as an Energy Engineer focused on reducing energy consumption in hospitals, labs, and other commercial buildings.    Interesting Life Moment:  A few years back, David visited hometowns of his Great-Grandparents in the Netherlands and deep in Southern Italy. It was meaningful to see where they lived, and reflect on their experiences - including what motivated them to make the journey across the world in search of new opportunities.   Favorite Pastime:  Exploring the outdoors, discussing new ideas, tasting new foods, while enjoying the company of family and friends. When relaxing at home, he enjoys reading history or binge watching Netflix with his wife.   Favorite Role:  “Godspell” - he loved the music!   Favorite Scripture Verse:  "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17   Favorite Quote:  "When the inexpressible had to be expressed, Shakespeare laid down his pen and called for music." from “The Rest Is Silence” by Aldous Huxley

David LaTour, playing the role of the Production Singer

David was born in Hayward and raised with five siblings. His first role on-stage at 3Crosses was in the musical,” Hello Dolly”, during the summer of 2000. Over the years, he's continued to participate in the music and arts ministry with his beautiful wife, Erika. For his day job, David works as an Energy Engineer focused on reducing energy consumption in hospitals, labs, and other commercial buildings.

Interesting Life Moment: A few years back, David visited hometowns of his Great-Grandparents in the Netherlands and deep in Southern Italy. It was meaningful to see where they lived, and reflect on their experiences - including what motivated them to make the journey across the world in search of new opportunities.

Favorite Pastime: Exploring the outdoors, discussing new ideas, tasting new foods, while enjoying the company of family and friends. When relaxing at home, he enjoys reading history or binge watching Netflix with his wife.

Favorite Role: “Godspell” - he loved the music!

Favorite Scripture Verse: "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

Favorite Quote: "When the inexpressible had to be expressed, Shakespeare laid down his pen and called for music." from “The Rest Is Silence” by Aldous Huxley

PSALM 150: 1-6   Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power, praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the LORD.   Meet the female dancing ensemble!!!    Standing left to right:  Caty Hung, Madison Watkins, Emma Neal, Marsha Wescott, Eva Alvarez, Ilyana Saueda, Nicole Bucciarelli, Stephanie Madrid   Sitting left to right:  Christina Erdman, Erika LaTour, Karen Hicks, Jenna Garcia, Aliah Anderson, Kayla Briones, Alyssa Pribble, Karissa Turney   Missing in Photo:  Danielle Estes, Sarah Kamp, Sara Sanford, Jackie Sayre, Kayla Schelling   Quote:  “The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.” –C.S. Lewis

PSALM 150: 1-6

Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power, praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the LORD.

Meet the female dancing ensemble!!!

Standing left to right: Caty Hung, Madison Watkins, Emma Neal, Marsha Wescott, Eva Alvarez, Ilyana Saueda, Nicole Bucciarelli, Stephanie Madrid

Sitting left to right: Christina Erdman, Erika LaTour, Karen Hicks, Jenna Garcia, Aliah Anderson, Kayla Briones, Alyssa Pribble, Karissa Turney

Missing in Photo: Danielle Estes, Sarah Kamp, Sara Sanford, Jackie Sayre, Kayla Schelling

Quote: “The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.” –C.S. Lewis

Richard Madrid, playing the role of the Diction Teacher   Richard is now an officially retired former music teacher. He has completed 34 years of teaching and encouraging students to continue a love for music. He is now busy working on the “Honey-Do” list his wonderful wife Nellie has prepared for him for the next 34 years. Hopefully , his young adult children, Drake and Stephanie, will be willing to help the old guy.   Favorite Pastime:  Richard loves singing and enjoys singing in the choir and other musical events.   Interesting Life Moment:  Richard was once an aircraft electrician while he served in the U.S. Air Force.   Favorite Role:  He has had the privilege of many enjoyable characters through the many years at 3Crosses and his most favorites roles were King Saul in “King David” and Aslan in “The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.”   Favorite Scripture Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”

Richard Madrid, playing the role of the Diction Teacher

Richard is now an officially retired former music teacher. He has completed 34 years of teaching and encouraging students to continue a love for music. He is now busy working on the “Honey-Do” list his wonderful wife Nellie has prepared for him for the next 34 years. Hopefully , his young adult children, Drake and Stephanie, will be willing to help the old guy.

Favorite Pastime: Richard loves singing and enjoys singing in the choir and other musical events.

Interesting Life Moment: Richard was once an aircraft electrician while he served in the U.S. Air Force.

Favorite Role: He has had the privilege of many enjoyable characters through the many years at 3Crosses and his most favorites roles were King Saul in “King David” and Aslan in “The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”

Linda Davis, playing the role of Miss Dinsmore   Linda is married with two children and one grandchild, who is the light of her life. Currently she works in Accounting, and has been with her current company for 22 years.   Favorite Pastime : Linda enjoys singing, performing and spending time with family. She has been involved in music and theatre in the bay area for the past 25 years.   Interesting Life Moment:  At age 11, Linda performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, reciting a poem with the Girl Guides. This is when she knew that she loved being on stage!   Favorite Role: . Mrs. Enysford-Hill in” My Fair Lady” was one of her most enjoyable roles.   Favorite Scripture Verse:  Psalm 23 which was sung at her wedding in England over 40 years ago! Time flies!   Favorite Quote:  ”God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers” – Rudyard Kipling

Linda Davis, playing the role of Miss Dinsmore

Linda is married with two children and one grandchild, who is the light of her life. Currently she works in Accounting, and has been with her current company for 22 years.

Favorite Pastime: Linda enjoys singing, performing and spending time with family. She has been involved in music and theatre in the bay area for the past 25 years.

Interesting Life Moment: At age 11, Linda performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, reciting a poem with the Girl Guides. This is when she knew that she loved being on stage!

Favorite Role:. Mrs. Enysford-Hill in” My Fair Lady” was one of her most enjoyable roles.

Favorite Scripture Verse: Psalm 23 which was sung at her wedding in England over 40 years ago! Time flies!

Favorite Quote: ”God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers” – Rudyard Kipling

Joshua O’Kelley, playing the role of Sid Phillips (Director)   Joshua's been performing faithfully in 3 Crosses dramatic outreaches since 2006, continuing a family legacy started with his mother and younger sister, and credits that decision as the keystone to his rekindled journey of faith. He now works at 3 Crosses as a custodian.   Favorite Pastime:  When not preparing the campus for the next event or busy with rehearsals, he spends his time playing, preparing, and designing games.   Favorite Role:  Favorite role was Caspar the Magi in the Christmas presentation.   Favorite Scripture Verse:  Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”   Favorite Quote:  "When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree next to the river of truth, and tell the world 'No, YOU move.'" - Captain America

Joshua O’Kelley, playing the role of Sid Phillips (Director)

Joshua's been performing faithfully in 3 Crosses dramatic outreaches since 2006, continuing a family legacy started with his mother and younger sister, and credits that decision as the keystone to his rekindled journey of faith. He now works at 3 Crosses as a custodian.

Favorite Pastime: When not preparing the campus for the next event or busy with rehearsals, he spends his time playing, preparing, and designing games.

Favorite Role: Favorite role was Caspar the Magi in the Christmas presentation.

Favorite Scripture Verse: Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Favorite Quote: "When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree next to the river of truth, and tell the world 'No, YOU move.'" - Captain America

Ephraim Winston, playing the role of the Sound Engineer   Ephraim is currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles majoring in Business and minoring in Chinese.

Ephraim Winston, playing the role of the Sound Engineer

Ephraim is currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles majoring in Business and minoring in Chinese.

JOEY BERUBE, JONATHAN AUSTIN and JOSHUA GUADARRAMA    Playing the roles of the Assistant Directors

JOEY BERUBE, JONATHAN AUSTIN and JOSHUA GUADARRAMA

Playing the roles of the Assistant Directors

Men’s Ensemble and Dancing Ensemble    Top row left to right:   Justin Yap, Fitzgerald Yabut, Joshua O’Kelley, Grant Liu, Joey Berube, David LaTour, Ben Gomez, Bill Ke, Joshua Gaudaramma, Luke McCutcheon, Phillip Morillo, Ron Latour   Bottom row left to right:   Andrew de la Vega, Eryson Moreno, Jackie Tyler, Ephraim Winston, Jonathan Austin   Not pictured:  Richard Madrid

Men’s Ensemble and Dancing Ensemble

Top row left to right:

Justin Yap, Fitzgerald Yabut, Joshua O’Kelley, Grant Liu, Joey Berube, David LaTour, Ben Gomez, Bill Ke, Joshua Gaudaramma, Luke McCutcheon, Phillip Morillo, Ron Latour

Bottom row left to right:

Andrew de la Vega, Eryson Moreno, Jackie Tyler, Ephraim Winston, Jonathan Austin

Not pictured: Richard Madrid

Lovenia Scott, playing the role of the Wardrobe Mistress   While taking care of her mother fulltime, Lovenia also serves in the church as a youth and praise & worship leader. She has also established a young adult women’s group called “Change of Element” which sets the standard for godly young women beyond the four walls of the church.

Lovenia Scott, playing the role of the Wardrobe Mistress

While taking care of her mother fulltime, Lovenia also serves in the church as a youth and praise & worship leader. She has also established a young adult women’s group called “Change of Element” which sets the standard for godly young women beyond the four walls of the church.