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  • Amelia Earhart, Flights of Fancy – 2017

    A slide show from AMELIA EARHART, a play produced, directed and performed entirely by these eighth grade girls. The play was written by Mchud. This production was produced in December of 2017 at Adda Clevenger School and featured Kaila Nobriga Allen. Thia Bronson, Alexia Crawford, Indiana Faulkner, Marsella Johnson, Jessica Rice, Eileen Schmitt. Ryan Stretch. […]

  • The Emperor and the Nightingale

    What if Marco Polo brought Commedia dell’Arte back from China along with silk and spaghetti? This is what it would look like. Scenes from 2013 CTC production of THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Gayle Cornelison. Staging and video by Will Huddleston. Choreography by Corinne Bupp and Logan Helm. Set […]

  • Madeline’s Christmas

    Scenes from MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS from Ludwig Bemelman’s book, adapted by Jennifer Kirkeby with music by Shirley Mier, directed by me and produced by the California Theatre Center. It’s my Christmas card to everybody. Merry Christmas! Set by Will Lowry, costumes by Jane Lambert, choreography by Kim Saunders, lighting by Ben Brotzman and Eric Johnson, props […]


    A collage of scenes from the play BEN FRANKLIN INVENTS AMERICA written and directed by Will Huddleston. When this production was produced by the California Theatre Center the play was titled: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN FRANKLIN and it featured Charlie Shoemaker as “Big Ben” along with Stefan Fisher, Justin Karr, Jenna Pinchbeck, Kelly […]

  • The Tooth Fairy

    A goldie but oodie. MCHUD directed this in 2008. In it you see Kyle Payne as “The Tooth Fairy”, Cynthia Zitter as the “Bunny” and Jonathan Shue as the “Mouse”.


    MCHUD has two plays for young audiences on tour this spring. Here’s a piece of MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. Scenes from MOST VALUABLE PLAYER on West Coast tour. Play about baseball great, Jackie Robinson, first African American to play in the Major Leagues, written by Mary Hall Surface, directed by Will Huddleston, produced by California Theatre Center. Featuring Charles Shoemaker, […]

  • AMELIA EARHART – Flights of Fancy

    Scenes from “AMELIA EARHART, Flights of Fancy” by Will Huddleston. Produced by California Theatre Center. Published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. Cast: Chris Eubanks, Alexandra Hensley, Taylor Jeffers, Justin Karr, Vivian Lamolli, Hilary Ann Stevens and Sarah Ondocsin as Amelia. Set: Jenn Scheller. Lights: John Keenan. Costumes: Jane Lambert. Stage Manager: Kyle Schuller. Sound and direction by Will Huddleston. It’s as much of the play as I could pack into a 10 minute clip.

  • Banksey on Valencia Street

    This haut-grafitti lasted only a few days before it was painted over. Hey, David Hockney can break into my house and paint my walls any time he wants. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: I have an interesting, old fashioned dresser that needs painting. I will prep the dresser, buy the oils, and pay $300 to […]

  • Further Adventures of TEDDY-WITHOUT-A-FACE

    The First Fairy-Dwarf carries the Moon-egg-changeling Child who is weeping because she has fallen from her place in the sky. Before she can return to her home Titania must make love with the Beast which you see here. But do not worry, the Beast will suffer love without harm, and Teddy-without-a-Face will steadfastly protect the Moon-Child until she can return […]

  • It is with great sadness…

    Brer Fox Dies

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