Showcase 2019: From the Heart
"Participating in local community theatre has created a space for my creativity to run wild! Being part of a tight-knit theatre ensemble is the perfect embodiment of true hometown theatre. We create magic on-stage, happiness in the seats, and friendships all around. I am eternally grateful for the opportunities I have had to grow and develop my theater skills right here in the community where I live."
Youth Academy Program Director
Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble
Enjoy the amazing talents of local singers, dancers and actors at this fundraising show supporting Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble, featuring special guest artist and notable 1998 Liberty alum Carl Pantle, along with an appearance by Bart Schneider that you won’t want to miss! You’ll also hear about Ghostlight’s upcoming shows and activities, including Festival 10, our inaugural 10-minute play festival, our performing arts academies for youth and seniors, this summer’s main stage production of HONK!, as well as our announcement of our 2019-2020 season!
Highlights of the event will include performances by East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) musical theatre class, the Freedom High School Dance Team, female barbershop quartet Replay featuring Susan Stuart, previews of upcoming local shows (Liberty High School’s Bring it On and Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble’s HONK!), and numerous solo and duet performances of Broadway hits from actors associated with Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended, as we expect that tickets may sellout.
Carl Pantle is a vocal coach, music director, accompanist and singer who frequently works with the San Francisco Opera, West Bay Opera, Opera San Jose and the Bay Area Opera Institute. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Merola Program at the San Francisco Opera Center. Carl studied voice and choral conducting at Brigham Young University and soon after, returned to the Bay Area to pursue vocal coaching and accompanying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mr. Pantle has collaborated with some of the finest talent Broadway has to offer, including Daniel Reichard, Keala Seattle, Julia Murney, Alysha Umphress, Laura Benanti and Patti LuPone. Carl was raised in Oakley and is a 1998 graduate of Liberty High School in Brentwood.