Krista Kim Co-Artistic Director
Krista has a B.A. in Music Education from James Madison University where she studied voice. She spent her college years performing with the JMU Madisonians which only deepened her love of glitzy showchoir. After moving to CA, she began teaching general music at Beverly Vista Elementary School in Beverly Hills. While teaching in the public school system, she was fortunate enough to teach musical theatre at YADA (Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts) in West Hollywood, CA where she realized her true passion was putting on stage shows for children. Krista has served as the Arts and Enrichment Coordinator for The Friends of West Hollywood Elementary School where she directed/coordinated productions of Annie, Aladdin and Alice In Wonderland. Krista has always found time to volunteer her time at the local schools, feeling like every child should have a fantastic holiday show! Other directing credits include: High School Musical, School House Rock, Peter Pan, Chorus Line, Bugsy Malone, Little Shop of Horrors, and Fiddler on the Roof, Jungle Book Jr, Little Mermaid, Jr., Alice In Wonderland Jr, and Aladdin Jr. Krista is the mom of 7th grader, Keaton, 5th grader, Peyton, and 2nd grader, Hudson. Krista’s main mission is to give children a safe and fun environment to explore and be exposed to musical theatre. Her proudest moments are watching nervous auditioners turn into confident performers.
Frank is a 1990 graduate of Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri,
where he received his BA in Communications. After several years as a writer and on-air personality in the broadcasting industry, he returned to the University of Missouri
and completed his post-degree teaching certification in English and Speech
& Theater Studies. Having his summers free while teaching high school English and Speech, he began volunteering for Insight Theatre, a summer-stock theatre company in St. Louis. For the last two seasons Frank served as the Director of Patron Services
with Insight until moving to Ojai in the fall of 2011. His duties included the assistant
directorship of Insight’s educational outreach program which produced Musical of Musicals, The Musical; Free To Be You and Me; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; and A Year With Frog And Toad.
Kat is a new resident of Ojai, has been involved in children’s theatre for 22 years. Starting as a company member of Kidskits in Denver, Colorado, she continued her career as a Director of the Performing Arts Academy of Lakewood and Kidstage in Littleton, Colorado, Theatre 150, Oak Grove and Assitant directed at the Ojai Art Center. She has run technical theatre workshops for the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, and recently completed a year on tour with Kaiser Permanante’ s theatre education program. You might remember Kat as Lily St. Regis in “Annie,” or Minnie Fay in “Hello Dolly,” at the Ojai Art Center. She holds her B.A. In Theatre from Metropolitain College of Denver, and has started the M.O. Town Acting Troupe. Kytriena believes that everything happens for a reason, and you are exactly where your supposed to be.