"Every so often we are fortunate to cross paths with somebody with that intangible spark that makes them stand out in a really good way. They bring enthusiasm to all they do, and they inspire others to reach far beyond what seems possible. I ran into such a person some years ago, and I’ve been amazed by what this young fellow has done and continues to do."
Read the article by Val's mentor, Ande Jacobson, music director and founder of A Good Reed Review here:
Val is an all-around theatrical artist, motivated to use creativity and the arts to help brighten lives, challenge
views of our world, and bring human kind together. Throughout the quarantine, Val has never let the rivers of creativity run dry, performing in, directing, writing, composing, editing, and designing many versatile theatrical and film projects all around the Bay Area. He even started his own production company, VZ Productions! Most recently, he directed and designed Falsettos at Upstage Theater.
Explore Val's resume here:
Peninsula Youth Theatre
Giving Individuals Fabulous Theater
JULY 14 - 17, 2022
Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle come to life, onstage. Featuring all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs from the hit Broadway musical!
Val is stage managing this production at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For the first time at PYT, a MainStage musical will feature an all-teen stage management team!
JULY 1 - 9, 2022
Since the start of 2013, GIFT has performed for local health centers, assisted living facilities, and children hospitals. GIFT performs a variety of short plays, musicals, songs and scenes for residents at these facilities, who are unable to attend live theater productions and may have never seen a live production before. GIFT is entirely led, organized, and run by students in middle school and high school.
Since its electric Broadway and West End debut in the early 1970’s, GREASE has remained one of the world’s most popular and enduring musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and “Summer Nights,” GREASE follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations.
Val is vocal directing this special production!
Sunnyvale Community Players
SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 2, 2022
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the workers that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and more.
Leading a four-person band, Val is music directing the production, becoming the company's youngest music director!
Tickets available soon!