Dustin Leonard


Dustin is currently serving as the Producing Managing Director for Hooked OnTheater. Dustin has directed, stared and designed a number of Hooked On Theatre's previous equity associated productions as well as designed and managed their children's theatre workshop and held guest lectures with working professionals so the children of the program could gain valuable working insight to the craft and business of live theater.

The goal at Hooked On theater is to provide a professional, positive, and educational environment for students to learn all aspects of live theater. Self-confidence and self-esteem building are natural and visible effects of our workshop. Most importantly, our students have fun rehearsing, performing and meeting new friends. To meet and exceed this goal, we provide four professional instructors who come from various aspects of live theater.

Artistic Director: Will Guilford

Dustin is currently serving as the Managing Director / Production Manager for Cabrillo Stage. In the past Dustin has performed on stage at Cabrillo Stage as the Barber in Man of La mancha, Directed , Oliver!, The Full Monty, West Side Story and Little Shop of Horrors and has designed the sound enforcement for Honk, & Peter Pan to name a few. Dustin has been associated with Cabrillo since 1998.

Cabrillo Stage is a non-profit, non-union professional summer stock musical theatre company dedicated to presenting full scale Broadway musicals to the greater Monterey Bay Area. Producing a diversity of musical theatre works with the goal of educating as well as giving its audiences quality family entertainment, Cabrillo Stage is recognized as one of the three major annual performing arts events in Santa Cruz County.

Each summer since 1981, Cabrillo Stage has provided thousands of Santa Cruz county residents and visitors with unforgettable, critically acclaimed productions such as West Side Story, Annie, Man of La Mancha, and Funny Girl, to name a few, as well as regional premieres of new musicals such as Honk! Cabrillo Stage is noted for innovative sets, beautiful costumes, an outstanding pit orchestra and talented, professional performers. Cabrillo Stage is committed to providing a nurturing, supportive, artistic environment which allows all of its artisans, professional and non-professional, the opportunity to create musicals with high quality production values.

Producing Artistic Director: Jon Nordgren