The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's professional staff are here to make your visit to the Cultural Arts Center a memorable one. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or special requests.
David Ralphe | General Manager
An award-winning actor, director and producer, David has been working from coast to coast in theatre, television and film for over 50 years. He served as a consultant to the restoration process of the Cultural Arts Center and was hired as the General Manager prior to the opening in November 1995. During his nearly twenty year leadership at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, David has both appeared onstage at SVCAC in such memorable roles as Ben Franklin in "1776" and King Henry in "The Lion in Winter". He has also directed numerous productions for both SVCAC and Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi including "Man of La Mancha", "Cabaret", "Songs from the Tall Grass", "Les Miserables" and "Jesus Christ Superstar". In recent years, David directed Oliver! at Cabrillo Music Theatre and Honour and Doubt, for the Santa Paula Theater Center, where he also serves as the Artistic Director.
Phone: (805) 583-7901
Fred Helsel | Assistant Manager
With a Masters in Theater Management from Penn State University, Fred has served as Assistant Manager for SVCAC since their opening in November of 1995. During that time he has also appeared both onstage in such roles as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof", ZaZa in "La Cage Aux Folles" and Lenny in "Of Mice and Men" as well as directing such SVCAC audience favorites as "Hairspray", "Pippin", "bare: a pop opera" and more. An award winning producer, actor, director and designer, Fred also directs and is the Managing Director for the Santa Paula Theater Center.
Phone: (805) 583-7902
Bets E Lastort | Office Manager
A former graphic designer and newspaper columnist, Bets hails from Altoona, Pennsylvania. She has been the box office manager and graphic artist for the CAC for the past 10 years and worked in the box office previous to that. Her experience in theater includes a very brief stint on stage, a long time member of the Board of Directors for the Santa Paula Theater Center, and some costume design work as well as encouraging her two daughters, son-in-law and brothers in their theatrical endeavors.
Phone: (805) 583-7905
Linda Sanhamel | Box Office Manager
Linda has been making people smile as part of the Cultural Arts Center staff for over five years. She is the coordinator for the theater’s volunteer usher program, and is your point of contact for any assistance with reservations and group sales. You will often see Linda in the lobby during intermission interacting with guests. A long time Simi Valley resident, Linda served for many years as a volunteer at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, and is a past recipient of the SVCAC Volunteer of the Year award.
Phone: (805) 583-7905
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