Ekaterina is incredibly honored to be making her debut at the Melodrama! She's originally from Palmdale, CA. A recent graduate of PCPA, where you may have seen her as Little Red in Into the Woods, a Nun in The Sound of Music, A Forester in As You Like it, Lucius in Julius Caesar, and thankfully so much more. Ofcourse, none of which would be possible without her beautiful Family, partner Michael, and her sweet baby Pets. Ekaterinabouras.com
Noah is a graduate of PCPA Class of 2018 and he was born and raised in Santa Maria. So, he is incredibly thrilled and honored to be making his debut at the Melodrama, a place where he loves to go see shows as a kid and as an adult. While at PCPA, Noah played the role of M6 Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He has also been a part of two outreach tours with PCPA; The Circuit and Breaking Through, where he played the Papa track. He also dives into some professional wrestling as well, under the name Liam Price.
Born and raised on the Central Coast, Sydni is a graduate of Nipomo High School (Class of 2013) and PCPA-Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Class of 2015). She has been on the Melodrama stage since 2016 and loves every second of it. Some of her shows include Less Miserable, The Holiday Extravaganza, Frankenstein's Bride, Mark of Morro, Sand In Our Shorts, and Scary Poppins. A big shout out to her parents, sister, and husband for their never-ending love and support. Enjoy!
Meggie has spent the last 10 years traveling the country as a professional actor. She was last seen on the the Melodrama stage in the 2022 Holiday Extravaganza, Scary Poppins, Musky Love and more. A big squawk out to her tiny little brother.
Toby is honored to don his clam shell once more having previously played Bivalve DeVoe in the 2016 production of "Under The Boardwalk"! He has been a familiar face here at the Melodrama since 2015 and has performed in many shows over the years, most recently in "Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem" and "Lumberjacks In Love". Hailing from Ventura CA he has worked at regional theatres across the country including Rubicon Theatre, SLO Rep, PCPA, Sierra Rep, Lyric Rep, Ensemble Theatre and Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. Toby is a proud graduate of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Class of 2013). www.tobytropper.com
Michael is pumped and proud to be back at the Melodrama! Originally from Lancaster, CA, Michael is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. You may have caught his Melodrama debut in last year’s Scary Poppins as Jeeves/Dirt, or tapping for his life in the Holiday Extravaganza! Favorite credits include: ‘West Side Story’ (Action), Moonlight Stage; ‘25th…Spelling Bee’ (Chip), Cedar St. Theatre; ‘Spring Awakening’ (Melchior), Flying Monkey Productions. Love and gratitude to his family, to Katia, and to the whole Melodrama team!
Nicholas Houchin is a recent graduate of The University of California Santa Barabra with an BA in Theater and community. Being a Slo county native, Nick is ecstatic to be back home working with The Great American Melodrama and all the amazing actors and creative team behind this wonderful show. If you happen to be an old fan of the Melodrama, you may recognize him from The Holiday Extravaganza back in 2014 as the Narrator in A Christmas Carol. Some of his favorite credits include Moritz in Spring Awakening (Shrunken Heads Production Company) and Basilio in La vida es sueño (UCSB)
Anna is thrilled to be joining the Melodrama this summer. Originally from the San Joaquin Valley, she attended the melodrama every summer growing up. As a recent PCPA grad, you may have seen her as Frau Schmidt and a Nun in The Sound of Music, a Forrester in As You Like It, or as Snow White in Into the Woods (if you happened to catch the Solvang run you may have seen her performing one of the 5 roles she understudied). Lots of love to her family, friends, and mentors.
Joseph Ivan (music director) is excited to be making his Melodrama debut. A 2021 graduate of Miami University with a BM in Music Education, he is originally from Cincinnati, OH. He is currently based in State College, PA, where he is pursuing an MFA in Theatre Music Direction at Pennsylvania State University. Past credits as MD include Young Frankenstein, Heathers, Spring Awakening (Cincinnati Actor’s Studio and Academy), Family Album [world premiere], (Penn State), 21 Chump St., American Idiot, Twisted (Miami University). He has also played in pit orchestras around the Ohio/Pennsylvania area on piano, guitar, and electric bass.
Lacey is delighted to tickle the ivories once again at The Melodrama! Raised locally in a musical family, Lacey started playing piano at 4 and never stopped! She holds a BA in Business Administration from ULV and is a certified Music Together® instructor. She has worked with nearly every theatre company on the Central Coast from Solvang to Paso Robles including PCPA, SLOREP, and CCAT. She and her wife, Danielle, own Lyrics and Melodies Studio in Los Osos. In her (very little) spare time, she enjoys scuba diving, boogie boarding, and walking their dog, Dodge.