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Synopsis

Back by overwhelming popular demand, get ready for The Beat Goes On, a rock ‘n’ roll musical revue that travels through decades of pop, with pit stops at malt shops, surf spots, disco lounges and the studios of MTV. From Vanda Eggington, creator of long-running musicals like Boomers, American Rhythm and Love Makes the World Go ‘Round, The Beat Goes On is an energetic, family-friendly revue of the hits that defined the latter half of the 20th century. Fun and accessible, the revue will turn back the clock and turn up the volume on some of the best rock to ever appear on LPs, eight-tracks, cassette tapes and CDs. Suitable for ages six and older.

Venue

All performances are on the Ed & Dixie Arnold stage in the Vanguard Lyceum Theater.

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Dates & Times

Performs May 31, 2019 – June 30, 2019

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices

General: $25

Senior/Children: $20

Groups 10+: $18

Cast

Josiah Dominguez is thrilled to be back with ACTC’s The Beat Goes On! He also attended Vanguard University for his bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater. When not in Theatre, Josiah can be seen performing with a professional percussive dance group called “Brian Bons POWERHOUSE!” and he recently joined as the artistic director for “Lifetime Day Program” for young adults with special needs. Josiah would like to thank his Heavenly Father for the opportunity to serve and perform.  1 John 4:18-19


Scott Roberts is incredibly excited to be returning to the American Coast Theater Company in The Beat Goes On! His recent credits include Twelfth Night: A Galactic Farce (C3-πO) at The Wayward Artist. He thanks all who have supported his work in acting and a special thanks to his friends, parents Jeff and Sandie Roberts, and his girlfriend, Heather, for their love.


Coryn McGowan is overjoyed to join the cast of The Beat Goes On with ACTC! She just completed freshman year at Concordia University Irvine where she was in She Stoops to Conquer and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing (Irene Ryan nominee). Other treasured roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Christian Arts and Theatre), Marian Paroo in The Music Man (Crossroads) and Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher (Crossroads). Coryn is abundantly grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to perform, and to her family, friends, and directors for challenging and supporting her every step of the way.


Gabrielle Incremona is thrilled to be back with ACTC for this production of The Beat Goes On! She is a recent graduate of Vanguard University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. Some recent credits include Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Marcy Park (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Rapunzel (Into the Woods), Martha (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), and Featured Dancer (All Shook Up)Regional credits include Lina Lamont (Singin’ in the Rain) and Rhoda (White Christmas) at Pechanga Resort and Casino, and Featured Ensemble in American Coast Theater Company’s production of The Beat Goes On back in 2017. She would like to thank her family, friends, and fiancé for their constant love and support. All glory to God! IG: @gabrielle_incremona


Nick Lazaris is honored to be able to return to the Ed & Dixie Arnold Stage again with American Coast Theatre Company. Previous credits with ACTC include Winter Wonderland Christmas Cabaret, Love Makes the World Go ‘Round, The Taming of the Shrew, The Beat Goes On (2017), and Grey Gardens. Nick graduated from Vanguard in 2012 with a concentration in Musical Theatre. Since then, he’s continued to act in commercials and industrial work in Orange County and LA. Nick would like to thank Vanda, his amazingly talented wife, Bretlyn, and the fantastic group of interns that work so hard to help put on this wonderful production.


Bretlyn Schmitt-Lazaris is a graduate of Vanguard receiving her degree in Theatre with a concentration in Performance and Directing. Favorite past credits on the Ed and Dixie Arnold Stage include; Myrrah in Metamorphoses, Penny in Hairspray, Pilar in Legally Blonde, and Gladys in The Pajama Game.  She is an alumnus of The Open Jar Institute in New York City and received the 2015 Woman of the Year in Theatre award from the LA Times’ Huntington Beach Independent for her original choreography in The Beat Goes On, and portrayal of Bianca in Kiss me Kate. She would like to thank Vanda, her amazing family and loving husband for all their support. Bretlyn couldn’t feel more blessed to be back working on this amazing show.


Megan Fox feels incredibly blessed to join the cast of ACTC’s The Beat Goes On! She recently received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts at Vanguard University. Some of Megan’s favorite past credits on the Ed and Dixie Arnold stage include: The Addams Family (Bride Ancestor), Into the Woods (Little Red), The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly). Love to her supportive family and friends, and glory to God always. IG: @_therealmeganfox_


Robert Ball is thankful to be performing with American Coast Theater Company and is so excited for the opportunity to be in The Beat Goes On. Currently a student at Vanguard University, his recent musical roles include Adam (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Dennis (All Shook Up), and Major General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance). Robert would like to thank his family back in Colorado, his friends, and his professors at Vanguard for being so supportive and encouraging to him throughout his college experience to grow and thrive in the world of art, carrying the love of Christ with him.


Natasha Reese is excited to be making her American Coast Theater Company debut in The Beat Goes On.  She was previously seen on stage as Gary Coleman in Avenue Q at the Costa Mesa Playhouse. Some of her other credits include: Lula Buffington (Violet), Witch (Into the Woods), Joanne (Rent), Sr. Chontel (BARE), Mother Wolf (The Jungle Book), and Dionne in Hair, for which she won an ITL award.  Natasha would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support, and hugs and kisses to the cast and crew for making this such a wonderful experience.


Connor Berkompas is thrilled to be back! His previous credits with American Coast Theatre Company include Macbeth, The Cotton Patch Gospel, and Love Makes the World Go Round. He graduated from the Boston Conservatory’s B.F.A. program with a concentration in Directing and Classical Acting. He currently teaches acting and musical theatre at the Orange County School of the Arts and the Boys and Girls Club of Fountain Valley. As an actor and director, Connor has worked with companies on both coasts including Opera North, 3-D Theatricals, New Repertory Theatre, and Musical Theatre West.