Who We Are

About Us

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Ovation Theatre(501c3) was created in 2015 by professional singers,  teachers, and directors, Pamela Laurent and Scott Gregory (see bios below). O.T. grew out of their very successful North County School of the Arts theatre arts program.  After 8 years, and 16 productions, the next logical step was to create a non-profit theater that would enable the community to experience and grow youth and community theater in San Diego's North County.

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Performers of all levels and aspirations are welcome.  The spectrum of our performers ranges from beginners, gaining their first performing arts experience,  to experienced performers who want to sharpen their theater arts technique and prepare themselves for the professional world of theatre.  We warmly welcome all levels of performers.  

Our commitment to having on staff only working professionals / performers helps our instructors better relate to, teach and motivate our students.  We want our students to use their instructors as a resource for real-world performing situations.


Pamela Laurent

Artistic Director
Vocal Coach/Teacher

Pamela, along with her husband, Scott Gregory, co-founded the Voice Studio and North County School of the Arts (NCSA). She also oversees the Best of Broadway camps, classes and private music lessons for NCSA.

Ms Laurent  is  the Artistic Director for OT's Musical Theatre Productions and has directed over 16 productions for OT/NCSA: The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter PanShrek, the Musical, Oliver!, Seussical, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, Annie, Honk!, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  

Originally a professional singer and performer, Pamela has performed in musicals and operas in the US and abroad.  She sang the role of Mme Giry with the international cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, Germany for more than 500 performances. On the operatic stage, Pamela has performed leading roles with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Whitewater Opera, Seattle Opera, National Opera Company, and Lyric Opera of San Diego.  She has sung leading roles in Carmen, Hansel and GretelThe Marriage of Figaro, La CenerentolaThe Tales of Hoffmann and The Merry Widow, as well as many others.  

Ms Laurent began her career in Chicago with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  While there, she was a Metropolitan Opera district finalist and 1st prize winner for Chicago’s Bel Canto Competition.  

*Bachelor’s Degree (Theatre/Music) ~ MacMurray College (Jacksonville, IL)
*Masters of Music work ~ University of Illinois (Champagne/Urbana, IL)
*Member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)


Scott Gregory

Voice Instructor
Vocal Coach
Director
Professional Singer


Ovation Theatre is the creation of Scott and his wife, Pamela Laurent.  Together they have built one of North Counties premier places to learn from working professionals, the requirements of acting, singing and dancing on the professional stage and in front of a camera.

In addition to the acting, dance and singing classes that are offered through the NCSA, Scott, and Pamela, teach a select number of private voice students in their private studios.  

Scott serves as the Music Director and Set Coordinator for OT and it's Musical Theater productions.  He has musically directed 16 shows for NCSA: The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter PanShrek, the Musical, Oliver!, Seussical, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, Annie, Honk!, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown 

Scott Gregory started his career as an operatic baritone.  He has been seen throughout the U.S. and Europe.  He has sung extensively in San Diego, singing Figaro, in the The Barber of Seville,  the Father in Hansel and Gretel, the Father in the world premier of Rumplestiltskin, and many others.  He has been heard as Guglielmo, in Cosi Fan Tutte, Top, The Tender Land, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Dandini, in Cinderella, Mr. Ford in Falstaff and others.
He sang almost 1000 performances of Raoul, Vis. de Chagny and Msr. Andre' in the German production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities through the Voice Studio and the NCSA, Scott is on the Voice Faculty at the University of San Diego.

Scott's students have been seen on the professional stages in New York, London, and San Diego, etc. as well as in many Television shows.

Scott is a member of the National Association of Singing - NATS

★ (760) 487-8568 ★
pamela@ovationtheatre.org
scottg@ovationtheatre.org

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