Shirley Johnston

Shirley Johnston (Director/Choreographer) is happy to be back in San Diego and working with her dear friends once again. She recently moved back from New York City where she worked as a Director, Choreographer and Production Stage Manager for Dicapo Opera Theatre and she recently made her San Diego Directorial debut with Point Loma Nazarine University's highly acclaimed production of "The Most Happy Fella." Currently she is the resident choreographer for the California Youth Conservatory. As a performer, some of Shirley's favorite roles include: the Fortune Teller in "Sideshow" (Vista's Broadway Theatre), Brenda in "Smokey Joe's Cafe," Dominique in "Lucky Stiff," Charlaine in "Ain't Misbehavin'" Moonlight Stage Productions, Bonnie in "Anything Goes," Charlotte in "A Little Night Music" Lyric Opera San Diego. She has choreographed such shows as: "Mame," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Cinderella," "The Music Man," "The Pirates of Penzance," "Amahl and the Night Visitors," all for Lyric Opera San Diego, "Sideshow," "13 the Musical," and "Annie," "Shrek," "The Secret Garden," "Litlle Shop of Horrors" for the California Youth Conservatory. Shirley would like to thank Bodhi Tree Concerts, the talented cast and crew for their hard work and dedication to this project, and her family for their love and support, especially her husband, Robert.