EAST COAST   704 - 342 - 5885

WEST COAST  714 - 992 - 0710


Sales Representative


Vince has had a long history in theater performing in many musicals, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The King and I , and Barnum. He is an accomplished  acrobat as well. In addition to performer, Vince excelled in the food and beverage industry to become the general manager of the five star restaurant at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. We are pleased that Vince has returned to become a Sales Representative for Vance Entertainment.

Director of West Coast Operations


Nicholas is Vance Entertainment's new Director of Operations. He is originally from Virginia. Nicholas has worked with the top theaters in Virginia, including Virginia Musical Theater and Virginia Stage Company. Nicholas also taught technical theater for the Governor's School of the Arts. He recently was the Technical Director for Mercury Theatre Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Nicholas is thrilled to be an integal part of Vance Entertainment's nationwide expansion. He will be overseeing the restoration and expansion of the company's inventory, while giving great customer service to all of our West Coast clients.

Autocad/3-D Modeler


Adan is  originally from  Albemarle, NC and holds a professional degree in Architecture  degree from  the University  of North Carolina - Charlotte. Adan has studied Architecture in Rome, Italy as well. He has a tremendous skill with computer aided design and helps Vance Entertainment's clients make their dreams a reality.  Adan's work is mostly behind the scenes, however he solves many problems before they happen, and always with a smile!

Sales Representative


Darlene is a proud mother who has been actively working for over 25 years in Theater. She has been working at Childrens' Theater of Charlotte as an professional actor and has toured professionally across the United States with the Tarididdle Players, the touring arm of the Childrens' Theater of Charlotte. Darlene is enjoys with children working as a theater educator , which she has done for many years. Darlene is a true theater professional and is looking forward to helping theaters across the United States with their productions.

Producing Consultant


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.

Business Consultant


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. 

Company Mascot


Percy is the owner of Michael Vance. Percy is a nine year old Boston Terrier.  He loves cookies, playtime  with his two sisters, Katie Bell and Lilly Rose and lots of attention! We love him a bunch!


Michael Vance

With over 25 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.

Office Manager/Props Designer

Kathy Kvernen

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.


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