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Theater Scene Rod Pintello Written By Matthew Russell Hendrickson 100 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN THEATER Rod Pintello has been a fixture in the local community theater scene for many years. His first appearance on stage was right here in Gilroy. In 1982, Gilroy Community Theater (GCT) was putting on a production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and Rod was looking for ways to be involved in theater. He was not necessar- ily looking to be in a play, but was cast in the show as an ensemble performer as he put it”… just because I was there.” Thus began his now 25-year involvement with community theater. MARCH/APRIL 2017