ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
J. Scott Lapp
has been working in the theatre business for over 30 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an award-winning Director and Choreographer with over 100 productions under his belt, having worked across the United States as well as Internationally. He is an alumnus of the Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. He is also the Artistic Director of The California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Recent projects include directing the critically acclaimed hit, Once at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and serving as the Associate Director on the world premiere West End production of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre. He also recently directed a reading of Bottle Shock! The Musical and the Japanese Tour of Murder For Two that played in Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai & Matsumoto. He recently directed the world premiere production of Witnesses that has garnered rave reviews from the San Diego Union Tribune, Broadwayworld, Times-Advocate of San Diego and more at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Associate/Assistant Directing credits include Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde; International: The Prince of Egypt (West End, Fredericia Teater); National Tour: Murder for Two, Xanadu (La Jolla Playhouse, National Tour); Off-Broadway: Murder For Two (New World Stages, Second Stage); Regional: The Prince of Egypt (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Rain (Old Globe), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse), Into the Woods (Old Globe), Secondhand Lions (5th Ave), Somewhere in Time (PCS), Good People (Old Globe), A Room With A View (Old Globe), Somewhere (Old Globe), Bonnie & Clyde (NY Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Repertory), Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse), and workshops of The Prince of Egypt, Upstaged, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Somewhere in Time, The John Birch Society Musical, Secondhand Lions, Leap of Faith, A Room With A View, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, The Weathermen and Restoration.
Selected directing credits include International: Murder for Two (Japan, Calgary), Regional: Witnesses (World Premiere), Once, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Concert (CCAE Theatricals), Freaky Friday (Moonlight Amphitheater), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Farmers Alley), Minnie's Boys (Musical Theatre Guild), The Bridges of Madison County (Public Theatre San Antonio), Godspell, Disenchanted, First Date (Prima Theatre), Little Women, Peter and The Starcatcher, Chess, Carousel, Spring Awakening, Urinetown the Musical (Barn Stage Company), Sweeney Todd (North Carolina Summer Rep), Hairspray, First Date (San Diego Musical Theatre), Murder for Two: Christmas Edition (Bucks County), Murder for Two (Bristol Riverside Theater, NC Theatre, The Cape Playhouse, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, Red Barn Theatre, Farmers Alley), Zapata! The Musical (New York), Murder for Two (Denver, Pittsburgh), The Untitled John Mayer Project (World Premiere), The Temporary Man, Traditions of Christmas, Footloose, Sondheim Unplugged. He has worked for several major regional theaters including 5th Avenue, Arizona Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Cape Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, NC Theatre, Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Portland Center Stage, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and others. He is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patté, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director’s Choice awards.
Five Jewish teens recorded their experiences in diaries as the world around them descended into World War II. These memoirs are a testament to the human spirit during a period in history that must never be forgotten.
BOTTLE SHOCK! THE MUSICAL
Before Napa was synonymous with wine, Jim Barrett's new winery is struggling. When an English sommelier shows up looking for contenders for his “Judgment of Paris” - a blind wine tasting competition, worlds collide and wine will never be the same.
ONCE, THE MUSICAL
On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story.
S.A.T. A MUSICAL
A new musical by Lara Cody & Mark Vogel about the daunted High School Scholastic Achievement Test featuring a cast of 14.
LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE GALA
The Playhouse's ultimate VIP experience is back! An elegant supper club setting, featuring exquisite cuisine by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, spectacular live performances and the best afterparty in San Diego.
MURDER FOR TWO JAPAN
Arthur Whitney, a great American writer, was shot and killed at his birthday party. Marcus, a rookie detective, heads to the scene with his silent partner Lou. A musical that blends music, disturbance and murders with perfect distribution.