Paraphrase Productions Presents:

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jAN 5-7

New Wharf Theater

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8 pm

1 Wharf II, Monterey, CA 93940

This exciting and hilarious benefit concert is a must-see for theater lovers on the Peninsula. This production will make you laugh until your sides hurt and give until your wallet aches.

Join past seasons' cast members as they tell the tale of Paraphrase's humble beginnings as a small theater company with lots of ambition ... but not a lot of money. Paraphrase has been expanding over the last three years, guided by its mission to Shine a New Light on Theater.  

At Give & Take, you will be inspired to reach for the stars and "Dream the Impossible Dream" - and help Paraphrase achieve its biggest dream so far. All proceeds from this event will go toward the 2018 season featuring The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Sweeney Todd, their most ambitious season yet.

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Cast & Crew

Get acquainted with the Cast and Crew of Give and Take!



Ty Barrett -  Linda Felice - Justin Gaudoin - Jessica Liang - Audrey Moonan - Taylor Rhoades - Collin Skerrit - Dale Thompson



Directors - Paul Davis & Audrey Moonan

Stage Manager - Maya Aizenman

Lighting Design - Paul Davis

Lights - Michael Meheen

Sound - Maya Aizenman

Stage Hands - Drew McCornack & Lauren Pick


Paul Davis - Director

A few of Paul's past performances include Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely), Into The Woods (Jack), Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie), as well as An Inspector Calls (Eric Birling) at Biola University. Beyond his acting experience Paul has directed two original works Python and Poison and Grimhilde. In addition to these, Paul has directed a multitude of Paraphrase shows including Little Shop of Horrors, Addams Family: A New Musical, and Pippin. Paul Curently serves as the Executive and Artistic Director of Paraphrase Productions. He strongly believes in the mission of Paraprhase and knows that this company can do great things. He is currently a student at Biola University studying Performing arts and hopes one day to make a name for himself doing what he loves.

Audrey Moonan - Assistant Director

Audrey is 18 years old, and is attending Orange Coast College to study Theatre Arts. She has participated in Paraphrase Productions past summer shows as ensemble in both Little Shop of Horrors and Addams Family, as The Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha, and as Catherine in Pippin. This is her second Give and Take, and she has loved codirecting this show. She is extremely excited for the performance, and hopes you enjoy it as much as she does. Please give us skrilla (money).

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Justin Gaudoin

This is Justin’s third season with Paraphrase Production. A Monterey local Justin Gaudoin graduated from Monterey high school in 2010 and from San Francisco Conservatory in 2016 with a Bachelors in Music. At the Conservatory Justin performed roles such as the Vicar in Britten's Albert Herring and Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen. Musical theater credits include Don Quixote in Man Of La Mancha and Leading Player in Pippin. Justin recently started a new voice studio in Monterey teacher private voice lessons. Justin’s next performances include the title role of Hamlet at MPC as well as the title role in Boy with the Van Antwerp theater company.

Jessica Liang

Jessica is excited to be part of Paraphrase Productions. Past productions with Paraphrase include Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), and The Addams Family (Alice Beineke). Jessica attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, where she graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Theatre. She performed in several plays and musicals in the Theatre and Music departments during her time at PLNU. She currently enjoys being on the worship team at Cypress Community Church and is a Special Education Resource Teacher. During 2017 she completed her Master's degree in Special Education, and got married! Jessica is enjoying married life with her husband, Eric, and is loving not having to write her thesis anymore.



Ty Hawthorne

Ty Hawthorne (Barrett) is a student at NYU Tisch School of Drama, studying at the New Studio on Broadway. @tybo831

Taylor Rhoades

Taylor Rhoades is a junior at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. With over twenty productions under her belt, some of Taylor’s favorite roles include Aldonza in Man of la Mancha, Katherine/Lilli Vanessi in Kiss me Kate, Morticia Addams in Adams Family, Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors, Marty in Grease, Sharpay in High School Musical, Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, and Margareth in Woyzeck. Recently, she has been in workshops at NY Theatre Workshop and will make her New York Theatre debut in My Perfect Pet off-Broadway.  As a third-year Paraphrase veteran, she is excited to see what is to come for the future.



Collin Skerrit

Colin was born and raised in Monterey, California. He discovered his love for theater in elementary when he saw his brother perform in the school musical. He attended Monterey High School and was an active part of their theater program. In 2016, he was awarded The Ede Sabotage Drama Scholarship for his achievements as a student of drama at Monterey High School. He has performed in Amadeus (Amadeus Mozart), Addams Family Musical (Fester), and Man Of La Mancha (Sancho) to name a few. Colin is currently studying at Monterey Peninsula College and plans to have a career in the performing arts.

Dale Thompson

From his very first performance as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at the age of four, Dale has demonstrated great enthusiasm for theatre! He graduated UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts and has been performing around the Monterey Peninsula for over 10 years. Dale has performed with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Western Stage, Pacific Repertory Theater, Forest Theater, and Monterey Peninsula College. Dale has also performed in family musicals during the summer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he played a Penguin, Sea Turtle, and Albatross. Notable recent productions include Tin Man in Pac Rep's The Wizard of Oz, Rapunzel's Prince in The Western Stage's Into the Woods, Thomas Weaver in Odyssey Theatre Company’s The Story of My Life, Dr. Seward in MPC’s Dracula, Curly in MPC’s Oklahoma, Sir Bedevere in Pac Rep’s Spamalot, Marius in MPC’s Les Miserables, and Warner in Pac Rep's Legally Blonde the Musical. Aside from acting, Dale also works as the Technical Director at St Francis High School in Mountain View. This is Dale’s first production with Paraphrase!

Christiana Meeks

Christiana Meeks was most recently seen in The Western Stage's Young Frankenstein musical as Inga, and PacRep's Madagascar Live! as Gloria the hippo. Christiana received her Masters Degree in Opera performance ('16) and BM in Vocal Performance ('14) from The Boston Conservatory. Christiana has also studied at the American institute of studies in Graz, Austria. Christiana was a Young Artist in the 72nd and 73rd Carmel Bach Festival. For two years, Christiana was as a part of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, where she sang with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming performances include MPC's Hamlet as Guildenstern and The Forrest Theatre Guild's Into the Woods as The Witch. Christiana teaches music and performing arts at Bay View Academy Charter School and PacRep's School of Dramatic Arts.

Lauren Pick

Lauren Pick is a freshman at CSU Fullerton this year and is back after making her Paraphrase debut in this summer’s production of Pippin. Lauren has participated in local and school musicals and drama productions for years- some of her favorite roles including Eponine in Les Mis and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Lauren is now a musical theatre major at Fullerton, planning to pursue a career in the performing arts.

Linda Felice

After teaching English for 35 years and directing more than 50 plays, Linda Felice is finally living her dream of becoming an actress. 50 years after her last acting experience, Linda debuted at Paper Wing Theater as "Mother Superior" in Nunsense. Other favorite roles include “Hedda Hopper” in Golden Girls of Hollywood, and "Grandma Berthe" in Paraphrase Productions’ Pippin. Most recently she appeared as the Cockney maid A Christmas Carol in Prose at Paper Wing. She is delighted to be working with Paraphrase again in the Give and Take.

Run of Show:

Magic To Do - jUSTIN gAUDOIN & Company

Corner of the Sky - Ty Hawthorne

No Time at All - Linda felice & coMPANY

Ordinary Woman - Audrey Moonan

I like him - Colin Skerritt

It's all the same - taylor rhoades

i'm only thinking of him - jessica liang, audrey moonan, colin skerritt

dulcinea - justin gaudoin & boys

out there- ty hawthorne

god help the outcasts - christiana meeks

hellfire - justin gaudoin

someday - christiana meeks & dale thompson

prelude - company






Aprox Run Time: 90 Minutes

No Intermission

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Where Your Donations Go:


Past Donors

Ensemble ($5-$90)

Sheila & Pete Albers - Zachary Bortot - Kate Brandon - Emily Castro - Maureen Colijn-Colyn Morris - Samantha Davi - Naomi Gomez

Alex Gutierrez - Nathan Harney - Neil MacLaren - Krisanta Silva - Cassidy Silva-McGranahan - Maddie Stander


pRINCIPAL ($100- $400)

Dana & Kathryn Annereau - Julie Armstrong - Lori Barnett - Terry & Betsy Davis - Karminia Gomez - Kathleen Johnsen - Kathleen Lares

Toni Marderian - Laura Selin

Principal ($500-$900)

Kert Davis - Bill & Sally Kadell - Michael Legan

Lead ($1,000+)

G. Robert Evans - Bob and Lorraine Sanford - Melissa Siemer


What Your Donations Have Done:

Funded 2 Productions (and counting)

Provided Paraphrase with an ever expanding costume collection

Printed 800 Programs

Sold 1,400+ Tickets

Purchased 200+ yards of various tapes

Built flats and sets galore