Tom Shelton

Tom Shelton has appeared on myriad Southern California stages including South Coast Repertory (Trip To Bountiful, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, A Christmas Carol, An Italian Straw Hat, The Wind in the Willows, The Only Child, Galileo, Hotel Paradiso, and more); Pasadena Playhouse (Pygmalion, South Street); Musical Theatre West (White Christmas, South Pacific, 1776); International City Theatre (The Threepenny Opera, Twentieth Century and Loot); La Mirada Theatre (All My Sons ); and Laguna Playhouse (Red Herring, The Constant Wife, The Woman In Black, Company, Bedroom Farce, Travels with My Aunt, The Underpants, Inspecting Carol and more). At Los Angeles’ Hillside Repertory he was a company member for 11 seasons, appearing in Shadowlands, Harvey, Travesties, As You Like It, The Devil’s Disciple, HMS Pinafore and many more. He appeared Off-Broadway in The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Jesse James and Soho Theater of the Air. Mr. Shelton is on the faculty of SCR’s Adult Conservatory, and is an accomplished playwright and composer. For Orange County’s Gourmet Detective he has co-authored several comic thrillers including Darling, You Slay Me and Get Cartier. The musical Caddie Woodlawn, adapted from the American juvenile classic of the same name, co-authored with Susan Hunter,is published by Samuel French. He is also the co writer with Diana Burbano and Chris Shelton of “Silueta” a selection of the Great Plains Theatre conference 2013. You can hear Silueta at read by Nancy Rodriguez and Anthony Heald.



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Tom Shelton
(949) 436-1933

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Caddie Woodlawn (2014)
Carol Ryrie Brink’s Newbery Award-winning novel, Caddie Woodlawn, is brought to exuberant life as a musical Caddie (the iconic, high-spirited Wisconsin pioneer girl beloved by generations of readers) leads her willing siblings in a series of thrilling adventures, not always with the approval of her traditional Bostonian mother Her father,

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Darling You Slay Me (2016)
The time is 1928, the place is New York City It is the opening night party at a swank Times Square restaurant for a particularly dreadful new Broadway musical With each new review comes a mysterious death, and so it falls to Anthony Badger, food critic and amateur sleuth, along

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A Change in the Wind from Caddie Woodlawn (2015)
www.caddiewoodlawnmusical.comAvailable at Samuel French. the musical Caddie Woodlawn by Susan C. Hunter and Tom Shelton.Sung by Erica Schaeffer.Sheet music available at www.sheetmusicplus.comA Change in the Wind was chosen by Chrysalis Youth Theatre and Kidstar competition as one of the top audition songs for girls.

A Change in the Wind - Caddie Woodlawn

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Tom as Brackett in MTW's South Pacific (2015)
Tom Shelton play Brackett.