Pinewood Players Drama Camp
Names Music Director for 2021 Camp
Pinewood Players Drama Camp Administrator Nancy Cummings and Assistant Administrator Lu
Cross have announced the addition of Jennifer Adams to their creative staff for the 2021 camp.
Jennifer has been named Music Director for the original revue production of “Cheers to 20
Years!” Jennifer comes to us highly recommended by Dale Nakagawa, the award winning
children’s theater Director who has directed on our Pinewood Playhouse stage on multiple
occasions. Jennifer will round out our creative team of Micah Lawrence (Director) and Rebecca
Steiner (Choreographer) all of whom have strong ties to Dale.
An Arizona native, Jennifer has trained with world-renowned vocal instructors across the United
States. Her love has always been for the classical voice but music theater has definitely won her
heart over the years. A performer first, she has been seen on the stage in productions such as the
World Premier of Blackbeard: the musical (Mary understudy), the Arizona premiere of The
Secret Garden (Lily), an ariZoni Award for Brigadoon (Meg), She Loves Me (Amalia), Sweeney
Todd (Beggar Woman), Narrator (Joseph . . . Dreamcoat), Footloose (Vi), among many others.
She has worked extensively as a professional in both Operatic and Music Theatre repertory
across the southwest for over 30 years. Jennifer is also an accomplished pianist and renowned
music director for countless award winning productions for the past 25 years, primarily focused
in youth theater. She is the Music and Theater Arts Director for a private school and the
owner/proprietor of a private voice and piano studio in the valley.
Jennifer will bring a highly professional, experienced approach to drama camp music direction in
the Pinewood Playhouse. Jennifer, Micah and Rebecca have a common connection not only
through Dale, but also by way of their creative career paths having crossed previously in the
valley on multiple occasions. We expect this cohesiveness in our creative team and the perfect
combination of experience and youth will produce something special and magical on our Drama
Camp stage. We are all anxiously awaiting the collaboration of these outstanding talents which
will culminate in the Pinewood Playhouse this summer!
Stay tuned for more exciting news about Drama Camp 2021. No guarantees, but your Drama
Camp Administrators are working on another exciting enhancement to the camp which could be announced in March! By the way, if you have not pre-registered your child or grandchild in
Drama Camp 2021 please go to www.pinewoodplayers.com, scroll down and click on the
flashing icon to access the brief pre-registration form and guarantee a place in the camp and
production for your young performer. Official Registration materials will be mailed to all pre-
registered families in late February 2021.
We are looking forward to summer fun in the pines and hope you will plan to join us for Drama
Camp 2021 “Everyone is a Star” and our 20 th year celebration of Pinewood Players Youth
Drama Camps featuring the original revue production of “Cheers to 20 Years!”