Front Seat series to have online format


Students and other viewers can register now for the new season of the Carmel-based Center for the Performing Arts’ Front Seat series, which invites high school and college students with interests in the performing arts to talk with seasoned performers and production professionals about the influences and experiences that shaped their careers.

Launching Aug. 24, the 2020-21 season of Front Seat is taking place online through Zoom teleconferencing. A limited number of students can participate in each live discussion, but anyone interested in the performing arts and the entertainment industry can register to watch the conversation and submit questions through the chat function. Registration is free.

The initial schedule and registration links are available now at For more, interested students and teachers can email

Los Angeles-based sound designer Cricket Myers will be the first speaker. She received a Tony Award nomination (the first in sound design for a woman) and a Drama Desk Award for “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” on Broadway. She also has received 23 Ovation Award nominations.

Michael Stiggers Jr.

The second presenter, Michael Stiggers Jr., made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and most recently has been performing in “Disney’s The Lion King.” He also is a voiceover artist with national campaigns and projects for Adidas, Uber and Nickelodeon Network.

The schedule:


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