Performer,and,Musical Arrangements,Musical Direction,Musical Direction / Arrangements,Musical Director,Original Music to "Who is Sylvia",Properties Master,Rap,Vocal Coach
Vanda is a graduate of California Lutheran University and the Sherwood Music Academy. She was on staff at Lamb’s Players Theatre for almost 25 years. For the past 11 years she has been living in Orange County. Vanda and Kerry also co-created the critically acclaimed hit show Boomers. Vanda is an Adjunct Professor at Vanguard University and Concordia University Irvine where she teaches classes in Musical Theatre and directs productions at Vanguard University. She is the sole author of Love Makes the World Go Round and The Beat Goes On which have received critical acclaim in Orange County. Directing highlights include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Oklahoma Rigs, Alice, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray and Legally Blonde. She is thrilled to be working at LPT again and it has always been her home. Her husband, Paul and two teenage kids, Paul Jr. and Tabitha are incredibly supportive of all her crazy schedules and they are truly a blessing.
Performer:
- Boomers( 2004 )
- Hometown Christmas 1913 Hotel Pattee Perry, Iowa( 2002 )
- Boomers at the Lyceum( 2002 )
- Hometown Christmas 1913 Hotel Pattee Perry, Iowa( 2001 )
- American Rythm At the Lyceum Theatre( 2001 )
- Boomers( 2001 )
- Hometown Christmas 1913 Hotel Pattee Perry, Iowa( 2000 )
- American Rhythm( 2000 )
- Hometown Christmas 1913 Hotel Pattee Perry, Iowa( 1999 )
- An American Christmas 1898 Feast & Celebration Hotel del Coronado( 1998 )
- Till We Have Faces( 1998 )
- An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado( 1997 )
- Boomers( 1997 )
- An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado( 1996 )
- Boomers at the Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre( 1996 )
- Boomers( 1996 )
- Smoke On The Mountain - Lyceum Space, Horton Plaza( 1995 )
- She Loves Me( 1995 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Angel's Arms( 1994 )
- Pippin( 1994 )
- Festival Of Christmas - The Perfect Christmas( 1993 )
- Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lyceum Space Theatre( 1993 )
- Festival Of Christmas - A Cristmas Waltz( 1992 )
- Dickens,Dining and Song - Great Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal( 1991 )
- Dickens,Dining and Song - Great Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal( 1990 )
- Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lyceum Space Theatre( 1990 )
- Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat( 1989 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Angel's Arms( 1987 )
- Godspell( 1987 )
- The Miser( 1986 )
- Festival Of Christmas - A Christmas Waltz( 1985 )
- Once Upon A Mattress( 1985 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Victorian Holiday( 1984 )
- The Taming of the Shrew( 1984 )
- Festival Of Christmas - A Renaissance Christmas( 1983 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Angel's Arms( 1982 )
- Festival Of Christmas - A Christmas Waltz( 1980 )
and:
- Boomers at the Horton Grand( 2008 )
- Boomers( 1997 )
Musical Arrangements:
- Festival of Christmas - All I Want For Christmas( 2015 )
Musical Direction:
- Boomers at the Horton Grand( 2008 )
- Smoke On The Mountain( 2004 )
- Boomers( 2004 )
- An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado( 2003 )
- Festival Of Christmas - It's Christmas and It's Live( 2003 )
- 1776( 2003 )
- Cotton Patch Gospel( 2003 )
- An American Christmas 1902 Feast & Celebration Hotel del Coronado( 2002 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Spirit Of Christmas Present( 2002 )
- 1776( 2002 )
- Godspell( 2002 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Angel's Arms( 2001 )
- Tarantara! Tarantara!( 2001 )
- Festival Of Christmas - The Perfect Christmas( 2000 )
- You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown( 2000 )
- An American Christmas 1899 Feast & Celebration Hotel del Coronado( 1999 )
- Festival Of Christmas - All I Want For Christmas( 1999 )
- Smoke On The Mountain California Center for the Arts, Escondido( 1999 )
- My Fair Lady( 1999 )
- An American Christmas 1898 Feast & Celebration Hotel del Coronado( 1998 )
- Festival Of Christmas - A Christmas Waltz( 1998 )
- The Secret Garden( 1998 )
- An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado( 1997 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Northern Lights( 1997 )
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood( 1997 )
- An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado( 1996 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Once Upon A Time...( 1996 )
- Boomers at the Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre( 1996 )
- An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado( 1995 )
- Festival Of Christmas - It's Christmas and It's Live( 1995 )
- Smoke On The Mountain - Lyceum Space, Horton Plaza( 1995 )
- Tintypes( 1995 )
- She Loves Me( 1995 )
- An American Christmas - at Hotel del Coronado( 1994 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Angel's Arms( 1994 )
- Godspell( 1994 )
- An American Christmas - at Granger Hall( 1993 )
- Festival Of Christmas - The Perfect Christmas( 1993 )
- Smoke On The Mountain( 1993 )
- An American Christmas - at Granger Hall( 1992 )
- Festival Of Christmas - A Cristmas Waltz( 1992 )
- Smoke On The Mountain( 1992 )
- The Utter Glory Of Morrissey Hall( 1992 )
- Dickens,Dining and Song - Great Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal( 1991 )
- Festival Of Christmas - The Lake Forest Prophecy( 1991 )
- Dickens,Dining and Song - Great Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal( 1990 )
- Festival Of Christmas - It's Christmas and It's Live( 1990 )
- Festival Of Christmas - The Perfect Christmas( 1988 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Angel's Arms( 1987 )
- Godspell( 1987 )
- Festival Of Christmas - Once Upon A Time...( 1986 )
- 1776( 1986 )
- Festival Of Christmas - A Christmas Waltz( 1985 )
- Fiddler On The Roof( 1985 )
- Once Upon A Mattress( 1985 )
- Tintypes( 1984 )
Musical Direction / Arrangements:
- Boomers at the Lyceum( 2002 )
- Boomers( 2001 )
- Boomers( 1998 )
- Boomers( 1998 )
- Boomers( 1997 )
Musical Director:
- Joyful Noise at the Lamb's Theatre New York, New York( 2000 )
- Hometown Christmas 1913 Hotel Pattee Perry, Iowa( 1999 )
- Joyful Noise( 1999 )
Original Music to "Who is Sylvia":
- The Two Gentlemen Of Verona( 1985 )
Properties Master:
- The Crucible( 1979 )
Rap:
- Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lyceum Space Theatre( 1993 )
- Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lyceum Space Theatre( 1990 )
Vocal Coach:
- Cotton Patch Gospel( 1988 )