2017 SUMMER DIRECTORS

Theatre West is pleased to announce:  

Patrick Newell – Artistic Director – 2017 Season

 Patrick Newell was the founder of the Musical Theatre BFA Concentration at the University of Wyoming. Patrick often serves as a Music Director, Conductor, and Director, sometimes all at the same time, and is a proud Teacher of Belt Singing styles. Recently he was the Music Director for Working, Chicago, A Chorus Line (University of Wyoming), Godspell (Off-Square Theatre), Les Miserables, Rent (Theatre West), The Last Five Years (Snowy Range Summer Theatre), and a new conception of Pygmalion/My Fair Lady titled Wouldn’t It Be Lovely at Theatre Elysium in the L.A. area. He has conducted numerous productions, including the premier of Rainy Day People (University of Wyoming). Direction credits include shows such as Carousel, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Songs for a New World. When opportunity allows, Patrick continues to perform, recently serving as understudy for Sky Masterson (Great Lakes Theatre), David in Company (Mt. Baker Theatre), and as a baritone on Opera Scenes tours with Emerald City Opera (Steamboat, CO.). Patrick returned to Theatre West  as the Music Director for Putnam County Spelling Bee and “Les Miserables” 2014,  for Godspell  and Addams Family in 2015,  and for The Buddy Holly Story and Willy Wonka in 2016.   Love to Lauren !  

James A Bond – 2017 Stage Director – “ALWAYS……….PATSY CLINE”

                           – 2017 Stage Director –  “LUCKY ME” 

From New York to England and regionally across America, James has directed more than 250 productions, including over two thirds of Shakespeare’s canon, numerous musicals and many new works. In 2012, he set a personal record with five separate productions running concurrently in four different states. In schools, summer intensives and privately, James has taught directing, playwriting, acting, comic improve, scene study, theatre history, musical theatre, Shakespeare and audition technique and preparation. He has held key directing and production positions on a number of independent feature films. This year he will be featured in upcoming film, The Other Fellow a documentary about living with the famous name, James Bond. A versatile artist, one of his favorite freelance gigs was judging the 2011 Miss Virginia United States Pageant. Previously at Theatre West he directed Spamalot, “Godspell”,  ‘The Addams Family”, “The Buddy Holly Story”, and “Willy Wonka”.   James holds a BFA in Theatre Management from Ithaca College and a MFA in Directing from the University of California at Davis. He is a proud member in good standing with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a national theatrical and labor union.  For more information, please check out his website, www.nycDirector.com.

 

Patrick Newell –  2017 Music Director –  “ALWAYS……PATSY CLINE”                                                                                  

                            –  2017 Co-Director/Music Director –  “THE SECRET GARDEN”   

Patrick Newell was the founder of the Musical Theatre BFA Concentration at the University of Wyoming. Patrick often serves as a Music Director, Conductor, and Director, sometimes all at the same time, and is a proud Teacher of Belt Singing styles. Recently he was the Music Director for Working, Chicago, A Chorus Line (University of Wyoming), Godspell (Off-Square Theatre), Les Miserables, Rent (Theatre West), The Last Five Years (Snowy Range Summer Theatre), and a new conception of Pygmalion/My Fair Lady titled Wouldn’t It Be Lovely at Theatre Elysium in the L.A. area. He has conducted numerous productions, including the premier of Rainy Day People (University of Wyoming). Direction credits include shows such as Carousel, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Songs for a New World. When opportunity allows, Patrick continues to perform, recently serving as understudy for Sky Masterson (Great Lakes Theatre), David in Company (Mt. Baker Theatre), and as a baritone on Opera Scenes tours with Emerald City Opera (Steamboat, CO.). Patrick returned as the Music Director for Putnam County Spelling Bee and Les Miserables 2014,  Godspell  and Addams Family in 2015, and The Buddy Holly Story and Willy Wonka in 2016.    Love to Lauren!

 

Lisa Betz Marquez –  2017 Dialogue Director /Co-Director – “THE SECRET GARDEN”

 

 

Kris Kontour –  2017 Set Designer / Technical Director  

 

 

 

Tiffany Tabor Mackrill – 2017 Choreographer – “THE SECRET GARDEN”