Knowing that the theater had always been in my blood, I began directing plays and musical productions in my school since the fall of 2001. Our first year we had 60 students participate in our production, and because of the overwhelming rave reviews of our first two shows, we had over one hundred and thirty students join up by year three. I have directed or co-directed a theatrical and/or musical production almost every year since. Plays such as Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Momma Mia, Hercules, Little Mermaid, Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White, and many others including a few I wrote. I have also put on Numerous themed Broadway type productions such as; “On Broadway”, “Through the Years” (Music, TV shows, and Movies of the different decades), “Let’s Go to the Movies” (Consisting of various bits from Movies), and “Broadway Kidz” (Bits from Broadway and Off-Broadway productions). I have also put on several professional style Talent Shows and written, produced, co-directed, and directed musical productions of my own.
Here at NEAT, every student is an important part of every day, every skit, every Improv. routine, every moment, every musical production, and in every aspect of what we do here at NEAT!
No one will feel left out because no one will be given the part of a tree or a rock just to stand on stage!
Yes, it is the cold hard truth that there are only so many so-called “Main Parts” in each production, but there are other ways to get EVERYONE more involved.
Conversely, we also will never put any child on stage who feels they are not “ready” yet. We don’t ever want to see a child be so overwhelmed with the stage, that they lose their interest before they ever get going. I know personally I’ve never let that happen in the past, and our goal here at NEAT is to ensure that will never happen at our studio.
To learn more about us, we invite you to stop in at any time and see what’s going on at our studio.