Friday, February 19, 2010
Doug Santana: Archbishop Mitty drama teacher debuts as back end of cow
Doug Santana (Photo: Doug Santana)
What do you do when a jailhouse collapses during a performance, leaving the prisoners in the open minus their bars? If you’re a CMT performer, you improvise. When 9-year-old Doug Santana heard the unscripted yell “jailbreak” in Anything Goes (1985)he rushed onstage, picked up the cell and held it until the scene ended.
Doug has many stories of his CMT years that began as the back end of a cow in Jack and the Beanstalk in 1981. He went on to direct 10 shows, most recently Into the Woods in 2008 and he continues to perform in Marquee shows.
“My fondest CMT memories are working with amazing young people as a director and seeing them grow as people and performers,” said the Archbishop Mitty High School drama teacher and performing arts assistant director. “Whether watching them in Broadway shows or pursuing other careers, they’ve all had a profound impact on my life."