" Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre Team
Sharing the joy of professional musical theatre since 1967
Idaho's oldest performing arts organization
We are a 501(c)(3) arts organization

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 Chuck Ethridge
Executive Artistic Director 

Chuck has been a performer since he was 4 years old. He performed in his first professional musical when he was 19 and has been hooked on Musical Theatre ever since. He studied vocal performance at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and did graduate studies in voice at the University of Idaho. He has worked extensively as a performer, music director, conductor, and as a private voice teacher.

In North Idaho he has worked with nearly every performing arts organization in the region, including: Aspire Community Theatre (Music Director, Performer, Orchestra Manager, and Board Member), The Lake City Playhouse (Music Director, Performer), Chorale Coeur d'Alene (Performer, soloist, Board Member), Inland Northwest Opera (Performer), Christian Youth Theatre/Christian Community Theatre (Performer, Director, Music Director), Spokane Valley Summer Theatre (guest performer), as well as serving in past positions at the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre (Performer, Music Director, Orchestra Manager, Associate Artistic Director). Chuck has been a paid vocal soloist and collaborator with many additional organizations regionally, nationally, and internationally, and frequently produces his own performances.

Outside of the performing arts, he has worked as a Realtor, office manager, and a business owner among other things. Chuck has lived in Coeur d'Alene since 1994, and loves the community of artists and the culture that North Idaho has to offer. The Coeur d'Alene Summer theatre is central to this community, and he is so proud to be part of it.

 Joel Cummings
Business Manager 

 Christina Ethridge
Director of Marketing 

 Michelle Croyle
Executive Assistant 

Joel Cummings is a lifelong performer on the operatic and music theater stage. A graduate of New England Conservatory in Boston and Pacific Lutheran University, Joel holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance. 

He has worked with multiple arts organizations throughout his career as a performer and teacher, and is honored to be a part of the team at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. He can be seen frequently on local stages in the Spokane - Coeur d’Alene area, including with the Spokane Symphony, Inland NW Opera, Spokane Civic Theatre, and, of course, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre.

Outside of music, Joel has built multiple million dollar businesses in real estate and construction. He is an entrepreneur at heart and loves business building. He is very excited to have an opportunity to apply his business knowledge and skills to the industry he has passion for and has served over his life.

As the Director of Marketing and a dedicated member of the Board of Directors (Marketing Committee Chair) for the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, Christina plays a pivotal role in shaping the marketing strategies that connect the theatre with its audience and performers. With a diverse background as a Business Consultant, Author, Speaker, and Digital Creator, she has a track record of transforming disorganized and chaotic businesses into streamlined successess.

A serial entrepreneur at heart, Christina has founded and grown several ventures, applying strategic planning and execution to turn visionary ideas into reality. This journey has equipped her with a deep understanding of how to overcome challenges and seize opportunities for growth.

In her role with Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, she leverages her comprehensive expertise to lead marketing efforts that effectively communicate the unique value of the theatre's productions. As the Chair of the Marketing Committee, she guides the team in creating engaging narratives that resonate with a diverse audience, enriching the cultural offerings of the community.

Throughout her career, Christina's objective has remained consistent: implement strategic initiatives that foster growth, create revenue, and streamline chaos. Whether it's through crafting compelling marketing campaigns, sharing insights as a speaker and author, or leading by example in the digital creation space, Christina is committed to contributing positively to the industries she's passionate about.

Michelle was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene and has fond memories of attending a few Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre productions throughout the years. Learning the theatre business since joining the team has been a fascinating experience. Keeping everything organized and on track is her specialty.

 Charis Warr
Director of Patron Services 

 Ashley Tetzlaff
Fulfillment Coordinator 

Charis Warr is new to the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre family but has been enjoying their performances for years. She is the owner of Virtually Infinite Results where she enjoys helping busy business owners find the time to do more of what they love.

Growing up in Texas, Charis was lucky enough to have parents that encouraged her love of the arts. As a child, she attended countless plays, ballets, & symphonies. She believes those experiences made a huge impact on her as a person.

Charis lives in Spokane with her husband Jason & son Jagger. She loves spending time with her family, reading, baking, & sewing. Charis & Jason can’t wait for their son to be old enough to attend the theater with them in a couple of years and pass on their love of the arts.

Ashley is a wonderful, amazing person who wears several hats at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, including: Office and Fulfillment Coordinator, Producer's Club Liaison, Group Sales Liaison, and Sales Lead. She loves her job and the team at the theatre. When not at work, she enjoys acting, singing, cooking, and romping with her family.

 David Eldridge
Artistic Associate 

 Ethan Williams
Artistic Associate 

David holds a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Oklahoma City University, and has been performing professionally in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area since 2017.

He works full time at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, and teaches classes at the Musical Theatre Training Institute. In his spare time, he does freelance photography, and spends time with his family and friends.


Phyllis Meyer
Assistant House Manager

Joshua Lewis
Concessions Lead

Laura Beyer
Emily Burke
Ticketing Assistants

Charlie Monte
Technical Director

Scott Martinez
Sound Engineer

James Landsiedel
Eric Roberts
Phil Male

Alana Shephard
Lighting Designer

Costume Designer
Erin McSwain

Costume Assistant
Johanna Sprecht

Jamie Sciarrio
Props Master

Hannah Hopkins
Props Assistant

Timothy Madsen
Savannah Johnson
ASL Interpreters


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Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre
4951 N. Building Center Drive #107
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

PHONE: 208-254-0504
EMAIL: info@cdasummertheatre.com
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at North Idaho College
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Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization #82-0386992
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