Costume & Film Festival
The Unconventional Convention!
April 25th Doors open at 6pm, Rocky Horror at 8pm
April 26th Registration at 9am, Events from 10am to 6pm
April 27th Panels from 10am to 1pm
Jack Stauffer has worked professionally in the television, film, and stage industries for the past forty five years.
For many years Jack performed regularly in many Southern California theatre venues. He co-starred in “My Fair Lady” with Broadway and Los Angeles “Phantom of the Opera” star Dale Kristien. Other favorite starring roles include “The Music Man “ (four times), “Oliver”, ”Annie Get Your Gun”, “Guys and Dolls”, “Fiorello”, “Can Can” and ”Mister Roberts” which he has starred in three times and directed twice.
In late 2000 Jack left his home of twenty-five years in Los Angeles and relocated to the Monterey Peninsula. There, he quickly established himself as both an actor and a director. In 2001 he starred at the Magic Circle Center in their productions of “Sylvia” and “Accomplice” breaking that theatre’s attendance records on both occasions. Since then he has starred in “Philadelphia Story” at Western Stage, in William Mastrosimone’s “Cat’s Paw” at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, and in “The Retreat From Moscow” for Pacific Repertory Theatre. In 2008 Jack became associated with the Hapgood Theatre in San Francisco. He starred in the 2008 season opening production of “Death of a Salesman” which area reviewers acclaimed as “unforgettable”, poignant, and a top notch production”. These same critics also hailed Jack’s performance as “electrifying and riveting”. Jack also directed Hapgood Theatre’s 2009 season opening production of “The Odd Couple”.
On the Monterey Peninsula Jack was a resident director for the Magic Circle Theatre from 2002 until its demise in 2005 and resumed that position when the theatre was resurrected in 2010. His productions include : "Lend Me A Tenor", "Black Comedy", "Over The River And Through The Woods", "Don't Dress For Dinner", "Nobody's Perfect", "Lettice and Lovage", "Rumors", The Fox on the Fairway", and "Deathtrap". These productions, garnering smash reviews and hailed by more than one newspaper as being among the best comedies ever presented on the Monterey Peninsula, completely sold out and had to be extended. In 2006 he was at the helm of Pacific Repertory Theatre's "The Full Monty". This production broke the attendance record for the theatre and was hailed as one of the best productions in the theatre's history. Other musicals include "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" which Jack directed for Monterey Peninsula College and "Messugah-nuns" which Jack also directed for Pacific Repertory Theatre..