Summer Camp Staff
Beth McClain Schnell, is thrilled to be returning to work with CAPA students again this summer after directing Anything Goes last summer. Beth holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Wright State University and a Master’s in Education from Miami University. Beth has performed professionally in New York City as well as regionally, and locally here in Cincinnati. She has taught several theatre workshops and camps for the Artist’s Crossing in NYC and The Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio. During the school year, you can find her teaching Middle School English at Cincinnati Public’s Riverview East Academy.
Megan Ainsley Callahan performs with many local companies, including The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, The Carnegie, and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, among others. Recent performances include Tarzan (Tarzan’s Mother Ensemble), The Secret Garden (Lily), Hair (Sheila), Aladdin Jr. (Jasmine), Company (April), Into the Woods (Little Red Ridinghood), Next to Normal (Natalie), Les Misérables (Cosette), Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Hairspray (Amber von Tussle) and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey). Megan has two degrees in vocal performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She serves as section leader at Armstrong United Methodist Church. In the school year, she is an assistant teacher at Montessori Center Room.
Alice Bohn Bradford received her bachelor’s in Music Education with an emphasis in piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1995 and Master’s in School Counseling from Xavier University in 2008. She is a Level III Certified Orff-Schulwerk Educator, and teaches general music at Indian Hill Elementary School. She also directs and choreographs the grade level musicals and three choirs. She has worked in education for twenty-two years, with her first five in New Richmond Schools. Locally, she has performed at the Showboat Majestic, and played dueling pianos at Howl at the Moon Saloon. She has sang and played keyboards in local rock cover bands for 15 years, and retired from regular band work when her daughter was born in 2011. This is her 7th year music directing the summer camps with CAPA. Mrs. Bohn lives in Anderson township with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
Grace Wenstrup is returning for her seventh summer with the
Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camp creating costumes and make up. Grace has worked with children her entire life! She graduated from Transylvania University with a BA in Education, and a minor in Music. She is a mezzo-soprano and has performed in many musicals including Camelot, Annie Get Your Gun, Bye Bye Birdie, Little Abner and Shrek. She has been involved in writing, producing, directing and performing in musical fund raising shows. She has performed as a soloist with the Hyde Park Community Methodist Church Choir, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Choir and other groups in the area. Grace has taught children for 37 years and has worked with highly talent students in fun and interesting ways. She has extensive experience in bringing stories to life for children. Assembling a team of talented students, creative parents, teachers and staff, Grace has directed, produced, costumed and designed makeup for the sixth grade musicals at Pattison Elementary including Joust, Jungle Book Kids, Aladdin Kids, Cinderella Kids and Little Mermaid, Jr. Grace brings out the very
best in every production. “No matter what anyone says, this is Broadway!”