Meet The Directors

Elizabeth and Kyle Burson met in 1991 doing a production of Li'l Abner for a Theatre company in Long Beach, and were married 2 years later. They have four children: Jesse, Kayla, Mikey, and Rachel, all past and current participants in each production. 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-Artistic Director, her credits include over 250 shows across the nation. Some of her favorite performance credits include Peter in “Peter Pan”, Maria in "The Sound of Music", 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/Plant in "Little Shop of Horrors", Will Parker in "Oklahoma", Abner in “Li’l Abner”, the Lion in "The Wizard of Oz", and many others. Kyle is happy to combine his knowledge both on stage and off to bring a more professional experience for the children. Over the last 15 years of ESCAPE, they are living the fulfillment of a dream. They bring their love of musical theatre, energy, creative passion, and more than 35 years experience to this partnership. Elizabeth and Kyle's goal is to continue to teach throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, providing quality educational theatre for many years to come.