BAPA Board

Joe Colgate

Vice President
Annie Lindt

Cyndi Nicholson

Recording Secretary
Lori Wenger   

Advertising Coordinator
Melanie Funsten

Social Secretary
Susan Seger

Jackie Jecmen

Message from our President


Four years ago a handful of us realized that the performing arts at Corona Del Mar High School and Middle School were going to need a new level of support to take full advantage of the extraordinary new theater under construction at the time on campus. The all volunteer Backstage and Performing Artists Company ("BAPA") was founded based on the premise of enabling any student to have a rich and rewarding experience in live theatre whether they are "backstage" or "onstage". BAPA is a backend financial and planning resource providing funds, accounting and operational resources so that the talented directors at CDMHS/MS can concentrate on what they do best, teach the art of live theatre and produce outstanding shows. The pictures scrolling on our website are from past CDMHS productions including "Into the Woods", "Seussical the Musical", "A Christmas Carol" and "You Can't Take it With You" as well as CDMMS production of "Guys and Dolls Jr."; all supported by BAPA. We are extremely excited about the upcoming CDMHS production of "Footloose" and the CDMMS production of "Oliver"! We also give a heartfelt "Bravo!" to the donors and volunteers who have contributed along the way and especially those of you who have made it to any one of these very special performances. Please consider a donation and/or volunteering and remember, 100% of the funds donated to our registered 501c3 non-profit goes to the performing arts at CDMHS/MS...see you at the shows!

Joe Colgate, BAPA President