2020 SummerFest Update
The end of the Summer presentations of The Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story were great fun as we gathered together at a distance on the Sun Valley Pavilion Lawn, to enjoy a couple special musical evenings with beautiful voices and good friends.
Thank you to those attending for wearing masks, socially distancing and being as responsible as possible!
If you were unable to attend, I hope you can join us in the future.
The screening of “The Phantom of the Opera” on August 26th was a night – wind gusts accentuating exciting moments in the film and the sky even got a little weepy at the ending! The picnics were delicious and masquerade masks were worn!
On September 15, we once again presented a “Movie Al Fresco” on the Sun Valley Pavilion Lawn – WEST SIDE STORY! There were costumes, picnics and viewers sang along!
Next on the agenda is a very special evening, a “Garden Concert Al Fresco”!
We hope you’ll join us!
Garden Concert – September 25thShow Sold Out!
Cayman is a proud Actors Equity member. Some favorite credits include: Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli Vanessi/ Kate, Gypsy Rose Lee Award Recipient) and Austen’s Pride at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Oliver! (Nancy) at Musical Theatre West, the world premiere of Beatsville (Natasha) at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, Gregory Award Nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), and Show Boat (Julie, Footlight Award) at Village Theatre, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Vanities– A New Musical (Kathy) at ACT, Always… Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline, Gregory Award Nomination) and the world premiere of Persuasion (Anne Elliot) at Taproot Theatre Company, and Annie, Oliver!, The Pirates of Penzance, Saving Aimee, Candide, and Buddy at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Cayman’s vocals can be heard on the Original Cast Album of Persuasion, and the Studio Cast Album of Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Music Director and Accompanist
Vocal Artist, Cayman Ilika
“In my own words”
I’ve had a wonderful career in theater for the past 15 years, wearing a lot of different musical hats, and I’ve been playing the piano for the past 22 years. I got my start as an actor, but soon discovered a stronger passion for music directing, and I have had the good fortune to musically direct over 300 productions in the last 15 years.
I recently spent a year abroad in Paris to work on my composing and vocal coaching skills.
Vocal coaching has been some of the most rewarding work in my career, and I get so much joy out of seeing my students succeed. My mentors have imparted to me so much valuable information, and I am truly passionate about passing that information on.
My Music Director credits include: 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle WA: Grey Gardens, Rosie The Riveter, Seattle Childrens Theater, Seattle WA: James and the Giant Peach, Northwest Premier, Artswest, Seattle WA: Dogfight, Northwest Premier, Judy’s Scary Little Christmas. National Tours: The Wizard of Oz, Assoc. Conductor, Annie: The 30th Anniversary Production, Assoc. Conductor.
We will have pre-placed and assigned socially distanced chairs on the lawn in groups of two and four.
Self Parking with masks required entering and exiting.
Space is limited to 90.
We look forward to greeting you at one or both of these fun events.
Thank you for all you do for Sun Valley Opera and Our Community.
Robyn Watson, Executive Director and The Sun Valley Opera Board of Directors
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