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The Pirates of Penzance – MWSU – 2014

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The Pirates of Penzance

This gallery also serves as my little homage to a tremendous colleague, Don Lillie. Don was an incredible man who enriched the lives of nearly everyone who had the great fortune of getting to know him. I count myself as lucky to have been able to join this cast as an Equity Guest Artist in the last show he directed, The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to this great honor, I am happy to say that I was able to do so along side the students in the Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance and Department of Music at Missouri Western. This was an experience I shall not soon forget.

And, yes, those muttonchops are the real deal.

RIP Don Lillie

Direction: Don Lillie

Musical Direction: Erik Angerhofer

Conductor: Rico McNeela

Choreographer: Amy Hurrelbrink

Photography: Jeff Rumans

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Music Man – Western Playhouse – 2014

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The Music Man

In the summer of 2014, I was invited to direct The Music Man for Western Playhouse in Saint Joseph. I was very happy with the result!

Scenic Design: Jeannie Beirne

Lighting Design: Jeff Stover

Music Direction: Mark Pennington

Choreography: Randy Davis

Photography: Jeff Rumans

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Spamalot – Robidoux Resident Theatre – 2014

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Spamalot!

In the Fall of 2014, I was invited to direct Robidoux Resident Theatre’s production of SPAMALOT! In addition to being on my Musical Theatre Bucket List, much mayhem was created and a tremendous production was the result!

Scenic Designer: Frank Pollack

Lighting Design: Jeff Stover

Choreography: Amy Hurrelbrink

Photography: Jeff Rumans

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile – MWSU 2014

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Personally, this was one of those “mountain” shows.  I had to climb it to prove to myself that I could.  As an undergrad, this play intimidated me because of its depth, complexity and sophistication – all the while hanging on to it’s sense of sophomoric humor.  It worked on so many levels and I knew it, I just didn’t know how or why.

This cast and crew was the equally up to the challenge with me and I’m glad they came on this journey.

Credits:

Photos: Brian Paulette

Design Team: Don Lillie, Jeff Stover, Michael Scroggs

Costume Design: Kelly Vogel

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The Drowsy Chaperone – MWSU 2013

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The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone marks one of my proudest moments thus far in my collegiate career.  The Regional Selection Team selected our production to perform as one of eight productions during the Evening of Invited Scenes at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Lincoln, NE in January of 2014.  Sebastian Smith, Thomas Delgado and Erik Burns-Sprung performed one of the scenes to a theatre full of hungry and eager theatre students.  It was awesome.

Credits:

Photo Credits:  Jason Brown

Scenic Design: Don Lillie

Lighting Design: Shaun Allison

Costume Design: Kelly Vogel

Choreography: Amy Hurrelbrink

Musical Direction: Shaun Agnew

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Miss Saigon – Western Playhouse 2013

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Miss Saigon

For the second season of Western Playhouse, I was handed a seemingly insurmountable task for our fledgling company.  I put together the best production team I knew and set about the task of putting this thing together.  We attended auditions in Kansas City, St. Joseph and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

What an outstanding production experience! I’m so proud to have been part of it. We all made some really great new friends and made some amazing theatre in the process.

Credits:

Photography: Jason Brown

Scenic Design:  Joe Gourley

Lighting Design: Russell Langdon

Costume Design: Kelly Vogel

Musical Direction: Mark Pennington

Technical Direction: Michael Scroggs

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Sweeney Todd – MWSU 2013

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd was definitely number one on my bucket list of shows.  I can honestly say that I have checked this one off the list.  (Not that I wouldn’t do it again…)

This was, quite literally, the perfect storm of cast, crew, and production team.  This show turned out exactly as I pictured it in my head.  I take that back.  It was better.

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MWSU Theatre – J.B. – 2012

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J.B.

This was definitely the most rewarding theatrical experience I’ve ever had. And, I’m happy to report that our cast and crew were able to rack up a few awards and recognitions for our work at the Region V Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival this January in Lincoln, NE.  Grant Adkins took 2nd Place in the Region for his Sound Design for the show and Shaun Allison was also recognized for his work on the Lighting Design.

I’m very proud of this production and everyone involved with it.  It was not an easy piece to produce and the actors were really up to pushing themselves with this new challenge.  That was inspiring to me.  I’ll never forget it.

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MWSU Theatre – Arsenic & Old Lace – 2012

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Arsenic & Old Lace

One of my favorite theatrical experiences ever.  This cast and crew was an absolute dream to work with and they were definitely some of the most talented and funny individuals I’ve come across in a long time.

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MWSU Theatre – Phantom – 2011

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Yeston & Kopit's Phantom

This was the first production I directed at Missouri Western.  It was a collaboration between the Theatre and Music Departments.  This was, to that point, the largest production I’d ever directed, but we were very proud of the outcome.  Not only was a beautiful production, it was also the first production in the modern history of Missouri Western that was a complete sellout.

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MWSU Theatre-Romeo & Juliet-2011

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Romeo & Juliet

I directed the first production of the 2011-2012 Season at Missouri Western and we opened it with a production of Romeo & Juliet.  I was especially proud of everyone involved.  Many of these students have never even read Shakespeare before, let alone performed his text.  They tackled this with a hunger and passion I’ve rarely seen before.

Needless to say, I chose the Civil War as the backdrop of for our Romeo & Juliet.  Celebrating the 150th Anniversary in one a city that prides itself on being the starting point of the Pony Express and it’s history from this era helped with the success of this production.

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