In dedicating this book, a list of names comes immediately to mind—people who opened doors to me, gave me my first breaks, and supported me in my career. Always, however, there is one person who stands above the others. I don’t think they will mind taking second place to her.

I dedicate this book to my wife, Toby, who shares my life in all my endeavors.

For this second edition, there is another dedication I would like to make:


To the Pasadena Playhouse—State Theatre of California, in thanks and appreciation for my scholarship, formal education, and early professional experience.

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