The production is led by guest director, Linda Kerns. While Linda is making her directing debut at APU, her extensive directing and acting credits include: The Spitfire Grill and The Goodbye Girl for MTG, Pride and Prejudice, Going to St. Ives, The Traveling Lady (LA Times Critics’ Pick), And Then There Were None (both Ovation Recommended), all for The Actors Co-op. As an actor: Broadway-NINE (original cast), Big River. National Tours of Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast (LA), Wicked (LA). Into the Woods (LA WEEKLY AWARD). Titanic (the Movie), Voice Actor: Mulan, Avatar, Enchanted. Adjunct Professor UCLA, Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program.
Professor Christopher Keene will design the sets, Gavan Wyrick will design the lighting, Andrew Nagy will design the sound and Beckette Ogden will design the costumes.

Theater Arts Dept. Chair, Jill Lincoln, explained “The lights went dark for APU at the beginning of the pandemic. Audiences and artists across the nation did not engage in the timeless ritual of live storytelling for over a year. May we allow ourselves to come together as a community through this season’s stories and be grateful for the opportunity to share sacred space together once again.”

The 2021-22 Season will continue in the Spring Semester with Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Chekov’s The Three Sisters, A One Act Festival and the blockbuster musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. An original short film called Super Hero Complex will also be included in the season.

The plays and musicals are produced through a program of rigorous training. The Department of Theater Arts prepares outstanding, innovative, and influential artists in an ever-growing and multi-faceted performing arts profession.

Waiting in the Wings will be presented on the East Campus of Azusa Pacific University in the Wynn Amphitheater, November 4-7 at 7:30pm. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and low lawn chairs to participate in the event. Tickets are $19 and $16 for Seniors, Students and Alumni. To purchase season or single tickets, visit or call 626/815-5494.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.