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The State Theatre Acting Company

State Theatre Acting Company,
State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603


Directed by Ray Ashton

Performance Dates: April 7th-22nd, 2018
At the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
Rehearsal Dates: Monday – Thursday beginning January 16th, 2018, 6:30-9:30pm

The State Theatre Acting Company

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Are you interested in being part of STAC? Become a member of the team that fits your skills or aspirations: Financial/Funding, Publicity/Marketing, Properties (sets, props, costuming, etc), Creative/Artistic, and Volunteer/Community. Whether you know what team you want to be on or not, drop us a note at We would love to meet you!

Our 4 team members have a wide variety of expertise in all aspects of theater, both on and off stage. They also bring a range of professional talents, experience, and local social and professional networks. They each have a love for live theater and wish to see it grow and thrive in our community.

Patti Baker has lived in the Auburn area for 35 years. She spent her professional years teaching at Roseville High School, where she was hired to teach English. While there, she created a dance program which grew to be the largest public school dance program in the country, with two plus full time teachers and over 300 students enrolled when she retired a few years ago. During those years she produced hundreds of dance shows while choreographing, teaching the dances, and handling all aspects of shows. During her career she was named Placer County Teacher of the Year and honored with an American Teacher Award from the Walt Disney Company as a national Performing Arts Teacher of the Year. She was said to have “changed the culture of Roseville High School from a sports oriented school to an arts oriented school.” The 500 seat theater on the campus of RHS is named after her. Since retiring she has choreographed and danced in 5 musicals at The State Theatre and has acted in a variety of theater productions. She serves on the APPAC Board of directors and is on the Future Programing and Film Committees.

Beth Gillogly is a long time Auburn resident, parent, and performer who is also a seasoned marketing professional. Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Music from Santa Clara University, and a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from New York University. She has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of marketing including project management, event planning and management, fundraising, writing and editing publications, and website development. She is also a local business owner of Sierra Foothills Music Together where she has taught music to children and their parents for 10 years. For several years now she has performed with Colla Voce and as the lead singer with Crackerjack Jazz Band. Beth has a deep passion for the arts and loves to connect people and ideas and help make things happen.

Debra Oldziewski began working with APPAC during the renovation of the theater. She was interested in the technical side of the theater and initially drawn to sound mixing, a long time interest of hers. Surprisingly, to her, she fell in love with theatrical lighting and is a regular volunteer in the Tech booth at The State. She is actively pursuing her new passion and has enrolled in a theatrical lighting class at Sierra College. Her professional career as an attorney is in its end stages and she is gradually winding down her practice. She spent most of her career as a prosecutor for the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. She has since retired from that and started her own criminal defense and juvenile dependency firm.

Rick Schlussel has served on a number of boards of directors, held executive positions and served on committees in a number of organizations. He has owned and run businesses, been an educator and maintained a chiropractic practice in Auburn since 1992. Drawing from his years of private practice and business partnerships, he brings experience in serving clients, collaborating with leaders, and supporting employees, as well as how to start, grow and maintain a business. Rick has also been very active in local community theaters from Sacramento to Grass Valley, offering and developing his varied talents as an actor, director, producer, and jack of all trades (construction, marketing, networking, organizational development, etc.)