CAMP PENDRAGON DIRECTORS

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Matt Sorensen is a puppet artist, theatre performer, and director from Saranac Lake, New York. He received his BA in Theatre from SUNY Potsdam and a MFA from the University of Connecticut’s Puppetry Program. 

Matt is proud to have started Camp Pendragon with Little Shop of Horrors in 2014. Subsequent Camp Pendragon productions include Pippin (2015), Rags (2016), James and the Giant Peach (2017), Beauty and the Beast Jr. (2018), and Mary Poppins Jr. (2019).

Matt has been a company member of Pendragon Theatre since 2000, where he directs, performs, designs, creates, and educates.  Performance credits include:  Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), The Fantasticks (El Gallo), Ferdinand the Bull (Ferdinand), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), and Next to Normal (Dan).  Other notable roles include: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Ursula), Evita (Che), and Shrek the Musical (Pinocchio).

 

Matt's directing credits at Pendragon include: Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp,The Little Prince, and in 2015, he collaborated with Pendragon company members to create an original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen.

Musical Director, Elizabeth Cordes

Elizabeth Cordes has worked with Camp Pendragon for the past six summers. Additionally, she was music director for Pendragon Theater’s productions of Man of LaMancha and Sweeney Todd. She is the vocal music director at Tupper Lake Middle/High School, director of the MS fall musical, and music director for the spring musical, including this year’s Into the Woods. She has worked professionally as a coach/accompanist throughout New York, Massachusetts, and northeastern Ohio. She and her husband, George, live in Tupper Lake with their two children, Annachristi and Noah.

Choreographer, Terpsie Toon

Terpsie Toon’s professional career began at Radio City Music Hall with the Rockettes/Ballet Company after which she spent 13 years touring North America in a wide variety of musical theater productions including “Mame,” “Makin’ Whoopee!,” “Chicago,” “SeeSaw,” “No No Nanette,” and “Anything Goes.” Her Broadway credits include “Sugar Babies” and  “Whoopee”  She earned her M.A. from New York University and soon after moved to Lake Placid where she served as the managing director and primary teacher at the Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance for nine years before retiring last summer. While in Lake Placid she served as the primary choreographer for the North Country Ballet Ensemble’s annual productions of “The Nutcracker.” She has also staged and choreographed every musical at Lake Placid High School since 2011, the Community Theater Players  such shows as  “Chicago,” “Annie,” “Evita” and “Little Mermaid,” and  Camp Pendragon .  This will be Terpsie 6th year with Camp Pendragon.  She says she enjoys being retired “because I’ve never been so busy in my life.”

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