About Pretty

The Reason for Pretty
This show exists because of a critical moment I had a few years ago. Through the pain of my emotional blocks, I made the decision to sort through the stories of my life and see where it all began. As the process took hold, I began to see similar themes that I allowed to define me.  Through creating this show, I have been able to better understand myself as a woman and as a spiritual being.

About the Author and Actor (middle left)
Victoria Lucido has been in love with performance ever since her first role in the kindergarten production of “Three Billy Goat’s Gruff.” Besides performing all through her school years, Vickie has been in many local theater shows.

She started teaching Drama and English in 1985, and during her tenure in education, she has directed students in countless shows, including producing a full-length musical production each year. She lives in Monterey, California with her husband, Frank.

The Women of Pretty

Pianist (middle right)
Barbara Vella has a long career accompanying soloists, vocal groups, opera workshops, and musical theater in the San Jose and Monterey areas. She received her degrees in Business and Music at San Jose State College and continued studies in Piano Performance at California State University, Sacramento. Currently, she is employed as Accompanist at Hartnell Junior College and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Saratoga and continues to accompany a vocal quartet in Salinas. She has served as organist for a number of years and is currently part-time Organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga.

Wardrobe Mistress (far left)
Cathy Poochigian has been designing and dressing for the stage since 1999. Born and raised in Monterey, California she has worked with Pacific Repertory Theater, Santa Catalina School and continues to design for Walter Colton Middle School’s drama program. Design credits include: Damn Yankees, Annie Get Your Gun, Bye-Bye Birdie, Annie, Guys & Dolls, and the Sound of Music. With a passion for ensuring the well being of children, she also volunteers for Circus Couture, a charity event that raises funds for pediatric cancer in Southern Nevada. She currently resides in Las Vegas and works as a Wardrobe Attendant for Cirque du Soleil’s KA at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Production Assistant (not in picture)
Sherilyn Bowens earned a BA degree in theater and dance from the University of Wyoming. She has been the choreographer for Colton Middle School since 1997, as well as choreographer for the show “Buddy” at Pacific Repertory Theater. She has been a choreographer for Trinity-Christian High School since 2001, where she also helps with costumes and sets. She currently teaches musical theater production class at TCHS and has been teaching aqua aerobics at the Monterey Sports Center since 1995. She has taught modern and tap at Carmel Ballet Academy form 1996-2006. Sheri is married with two boys.