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Adam York lives in North Carolina with his wife Melanie, and stepdaughter, Maggie. Adam is a highly experienced Production Electrician and Touring Technical Director. He is the former House lighting technician and visual arts specialist at the North Carolina School of the Arts and an award winning Filmmaker. Adam is graduate of Catawba college, a certified Moving head tech, and proud member of the local stagehands union IATSE - 322.
Joey has been working in the theater industry for over 40 years. Joey has a vast knowledge of theater management, sales, and marketing. He has served as Managing Director of several Community Theaters . Joey also knows his way around backstage was well. He has served as production stage manager, as well as Designed Scenery, Lighting and Sound. Joey also just retired from teaching in the public school system in Charlotte, NC. His experience with educational theater is invaluable working with Vance Entertainment.
Tom is a theater legend . He founded and served as the executive Producer and Director of Central Piedmont Summer Theater, Charlotte's Professional Theater Company. He has won numerous awards, including recently being awarded the Metrolina Theater Associations Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom has launched the careers of many in the theater industry. His impact is far reaching. He currently has 22 people that he was worked with on Broadway right now. Tom is a active novelist and playwright. He as written many original chilldren's musicals and had his own TV show "The Tom Vance Show" which played for over a decade.
Jean served as the head of the box office and marketing for Central Piedmont Summer Theater for over 30 years. She really helps our company with terms market demand and audience feedback. With her wealth of knowledge, we are able to make sure our scenery captures what makes the audience talk, because word of mouth marketing is the best form of marketing.
With over 30 years in professional theater Michael has worked in NYC with the Broadway Division of Nederlander Producing Company of America, and has produced many large scale musical theater productions in the Charlotte, NC. He has won Best Director, Best Musical and Theater Person of the Year award by Creative Loafing. He has even directed Emmy award winning actress Rue McClanahan ("Blanche" on TV's Golden Girls).in the musical, OKLAHOMA! )
Michael is the son of Tom and Jean Vance, who founded, produced and directed Central Piedmont Summer Theater for 35 years. Michael was lucky to be exposed to so many musicals. He went on to graduate with a BFA in Musical Theater from The Florida State University. Later, Michael become the General Manager for Central Piedmont Summer Theater managing and growing the company. During his time there, he produced and directed the sold out American Premiere of METROPOLIS THE MUSICAL. as well as an award winning production of Grand Hotel, that featured three Tony nominated performers (Christopher Fitzgerald, Montego Glover, and Mark Bakker) Michael opened his own company, Vance Theatrical Organization, which produced many hits including RUTHLESS!, THE MUSICAL, which won the Best Production of the Year Award in Charlotte by Creative Loafing.
Kathy as been in the theater business for over 25 years, both on and off stage. Kathy is from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Even though she lives in the south, she is a die hard Greenbay Packers fan. Kathy has worked with the Vance's for over two decades. She is truly an amazing props and specialty scenic artist. Kathy's work can be seen in THE JUNGLE BOOK, WILLY WONKA , DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE NUTCRACKER and ALICE IN WONDERLAND.