E.S.C.A.P.E. Theatre

Educating children in the world of musical theatre.

Meet The Directors

Elizabeth and Kyle Burson met 21 years ago during a children's theatre production and with ESCAPE are realizing the fulfillment of a dream. They bring their love of musical theatre, energy, creative passion, and more than 30 years experience to this partnership. Elizabeth and Kyle's goal is to continue to teach children throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, providing quality educational children theatre for the entire family.

Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, with her B.A. in Music. As a classically trained pianist, she has played with several orchestras before turning her talents to the stage. As Musical Director-Pianist-Conductor, her credits include over 100 shows throughout the Southland. Some of her favorite performance credits include Maria in "The Sound of Music", Peter in "Peter Pan", Rizzo in "Grease", and Grace in "Annie". She enjoys spending time with her husband, and four children, and is grateful to have the opportunity to bring her family, teaching skills, and her love for theatre together.

Kyle has been performing since the age of 7. Theatre has always been his outlet for creativity for far too many years to mention. He has performed such roles as Rooster in "Annie", Dentist in "Little Shop of Horrors",Will Parker in "Oklahoma", Michael in "Peter Pan", the Lion in "The Wizard of Oz", and many others. He is the Project Manager for an Entertainment Company and is happy to combine his knowledge both on stage and off to bring a more professional experience for the children.

-- "With a loving and supportive family, anything is possible."



E.S.C.A.P.E. Board of Directors

Don Pittman

Elizabeth Burson

Scott Kern

Deborah Myers-Cregar

Robert Webb

Josh Shipley

Doug Kreuzberger

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"Favorite Play/Musical:Can't say I have one all-time, #1 favorite, but I am a huge fan of most Rodgers & Hammerstein's stuff. There will always be certain shows that hold a certain place in my heart for various reasons. There have been…"
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"1. Billy Elliot 2. Phantom of the Opera 3. The Little Mermaid (school musical I wasn't in) 4. Idina Menzel"
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Anyone from escape (including, but not limited to, Elizabeth, Klye, Berry, or any other staff), I require your assistance. As you may (or may not) know, I am in scouts at this time and have just gotten life. However, I have six months to work out a professional service project related to something I like. Seeing as I've been in E.S.C.A.P.E. a long time, I was going to see if there might be a project I could undertake with you guys. If't all possible, please inform me via E-mail or by talking…See More
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Email Elizabeth at elizabeth@escapetheatre.org

Call the office 661-299-5264

**Read below for updated news on
The Wizard of Oz, GREASE, and Summer Camp!

"The Wizard of Oz" Performances are June 20-22, 2014

Tickets go on sale May 12 at 5:30 at the Studio!


ESCAPE Theatre Summer Camp!
1st - 6th Graders
July 7th-18th, 2014
If you are looking for something fun for your child to do this summer, we have it!  
Singing, dancing, acting, hip hop, skits, games, and scene work on some fun scenes from new kids musicals!
Call the office with any questions.
Registration begins on Monday, April 14th at 5:45 at the ESCAPE Studio.

Bring your Summer Camp Registration Form with you to the Studio on Monday night, or....just mail it in.

*  Registration is full for GREASE, but we could use a few more teen boys! 
*    First Rehearsal is Tuesday, May 13, and there are TWO groups of kids.
6:30-8:00 pm (going into 6-8th grade) 8:00 - 9:30 (going into 9th grade, on up)
*       Ensemble rehearsal is every Tuesday evening  
*  Lead roles will also work on Thursday evenings
*  Shows will be July 25-27th, at Golden Valley High School
There are 4 shows, and all 80 kids are in all 4 shows!
* Production week begins on Monday, July 21.  No absences that week
Kids cannot have many absences in this 10 week period.  Talk with Elizabeth if you have more than 2 conflicts.
Call the office with ANY questions at 661-299-5264


Blog Posts

Top 10 Fings (Things) I learned from ESCAPE's Production of "Oliver"....

Posted by Leesa Veluzat on February 19, 2014 at 8:05pm 6 Comments

Top 10 fings (things) I learned from ESCAPE's Production of 'Oliver':

10. I have been closer to nostrils then I ever hope to be ever again

(thanks Charlie and Jack).

9. "Whose phone is vibrating?" said every mic mom in the building. Oh wait that's just

Evan or Jack or Charlie they know how to phone vibrate in harmony.

8. A few observations from the "Side Show": Bryan Johnson AKA Monopoly man, Sam is not

amused. Michael Shipley's robot dance. And Rose seller.....Go into the light!

Crab fights, instead of Jans choreography. "Hey stop putting your mouth on the mug...

It's empty, this is not real".

7. Black Box Moments/better know as "The Twilight Zone" - "What.. What" .... You want

some of this? "You do know you're in a play right?" Oh we got Trouble!

I am a afraid of the Green Room /better known as "The place I dare not go".

6. Who is that homeless man on the stage? Wait that's Kyle better known as Lucky

the leprechaun. Thank you for the nickel Ethan. You were the only person to give

the beggar any money. :)

5. If I ever hear the song "Never gonna give you up" again I may just give up and swim

with Nancy and Bill. Thank you D group boys.…



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