Dogfight - 2014 Midwest Premiere

Brian Glick | Artistic Director and Co-Founder


Brian is the Founder and Artistic Director of Revival Theatre Company. During the past 10 years he has directed more than 30 stage productions, earning him high praise for his dynamic and richly layered productions. The Gazette wrote, “Impeccable director Brian Glick allows fine actors with killer voices to explore the themes with equal parts sass and class.” In recent seasons, Brian has directed the midwest premiere of Dogfight and staged the Iowa premieres of White Christmas, Violet and Grey Gardens.  Brian has developed musical pieces in non-traditional spaces, creating intimate and contemporary experiences for the actors and the audience. As a freelance director, Brian has worked on operas, musicals, and plays. Brian produced and directed Side Show as a fundraiser for Families Helping Families and Baby for The Young Parents Network. Most recent credits include: Jim McDonough’s Holiday Grande tour, Victor/Victoria, Parade In Concert, Evita, and Funny Girl with RTC, Amy at the Opus, working with Orchestra Iowa on A Sondheim Cabaret, working on La Boehme, Carmen, Don Giovanni and La Traviata with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Brian spent nine seasons with Starlighters Theatre as resident director – Forever Plaid, Oliver, Some Enchanted Evening, Last Five Years, My Way, Scrooge, City of Angels, Anything Goes and Honk. The Music Man with Theatre Cedar Rapids & Orchestra Iowa (Collaboration Award Winner) and multiple concerts and fundraisers. Brian has also worked with the Cedar Rapids Follies as a designer and stage manager.   In 2015, Brian was honored to work with The New York Drama League, where he worked with Tony nominated Director, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Opal with Broadway composer and lyricist Robert Lindsey-Nassif, Academy and First Stage teacher with the Omaha Playhouse. Brian’s strong leadership and vision has caught the attention of industry professionals across the region. When Brian is not directing, he is working as an adjudicator with the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards and regularly speaks to area theatre programs. Contact: bglick@revivaltheatrecompany.com


Cameron Sullenberger | Musical Director and Co-Founder


Since his arrival from Texas in 2008, Cameron Sullenberger has been living and working in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area where he has quickly forged a reputation for musical excellence. Performers and students of every age are inspired by his unique and engaging style as a director and teacher.He has been affiliated with numerous recording projects, national broadcasts and musical theater productions in his varied musical career. He is in demand as a singer, pianist, accompanist, adjudicator, musical director, and choral clinician. He is regarded as a leader in the field of choral music at the middle school level where his choirs have been consistently awarded for their superior performances. His love and passion for musical theatre emerged as a young performer and then into adulthood as he performed extensively in musicals and was also involved as a piano conductor for countless shows. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree with honors in piano and voice from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Locally, he has had the opportunity to musically direct Theater Cedar Rapid’s production of Meet Me in St. Louis and was also the director for The Music Man in Concert in partnership with Orchestra Iowa at the Paramount last fall. The last two Christmas seasons has had him busily preparing the singers for Jim McDonaugh’s Holiday Grande. He has also had the chance to musically direct Baby mounted at Dowes Theatre at Coe College, Opal at CSPS, Urinetown at Kennedy High School, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Harding Middle School. While on the board and acting as Musical Director for Revival Theatre Company, he is also serving in the same capacity at Noelridge Christian Church where he maintains a private vocal studio. He is thrilled for what lies ahead for RTC and wishes to thank all the board members, patrons, performers, supporters and audience members for their unwavering support of this new and exciting venture that is sure to add to the vibrancy and energy of an ever thriving arts community. Contact: csullenberger@revivaltheatrecompany.com


Megan Helmers | Choreographer


Megan Helmers is a Des Moines-based artist who has worked with theatres across Central Iowa. She received the 2018 Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theatre Award for Best Choreography for Bring it On with Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre, for which she also received a Best Director nomination. Megan’s recent work as a Director/Choreographer includes Ordinary Days (Tallgrass Theatre), A Chorus Line (Des Moines Playhouse), Tick, Tick . . . Boom! and Murder Ballad (Noce), and many productions with DMYAT. Choreography credits include Oklahoma! Chaplin (Revival Theatre Company); Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Cedar Rapids); Elf, Billy Elliot, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Des Moines Playhouse); Fun Home, Company (Iowa Stage Theatre Company); and The Wizard of Oz (Kata Klysmic Productions).


Michelle Perrin Blair | Resident Conductor


Director of Orchestras and Assistant Professor of Music at Coe College, Michelle Perrin Blair is one of 85 women nationwide to be recognized as a leader in her field with the prestigious 2014 PEO Scholar Award. Blair’s other recent honors include the Richard and Nancy Schissler Fellowship in Orchestral Conducting and the Bernard Osher Scholarship (Monteux School). Blair holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Houston, where she studied with Maestro Franz Anton Krager and served as Assistant Director of the AURA Contemporary Ensemble for three years. Blair earned her Master of Music Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington under the tutelage of her lifelong mentor, Dr. Clifton Evans. In addition to directing the Coe College Symphony Orchestra, Blair is passionate about her work with educational ensembles and in the theatre. Blair begins her new post in Fall 2016 as Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, and she has been a regular clinician at both the middle school and high school levels for the Jefferson Orchestra Invitational, Kennedy High School, Linn-Mar High School, Fort Bend ISD, the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, and the Texas region circuit. Since moving to Iowa in Fall 2015, Blair has served as Music Director of Coe College’s production of Merrily We Roll Along and Conductor of RTC’s recent run of Funny Girl. She is thrilled to be returning to RTC for the 2018 season! Off the podium, Blair is an active violinist, and she holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Southwestern University. In November of 2014, Blair was invited to play in the Leipzig Academic Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Concert, for which the orchestra performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite in the Gewandhaus. Blair studied violin under Andrzej Grabiec, Martha Walvoord, Eri Lee Lam, and Rodica Gonzalez. Blair currently serves as the Violin Instructor at Coe College. When she is not playing, teaching, or conducting, Blair enjoys reading, arts-and-crafting, and going to concerts. Blair lives in Hiawatha, Iowa, with her husband, Aaron. For more information, Blair invites you to visit her website: http://michellepblair.wix.com/conductor


Scott Olinger | Lighting/Scenic Designer


Scott Olinger is the Head of Design and Production for the Department of Theatre at Cornell College.  Holding degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and Penn State University, his designs have been seen as near as Cedar Rapids and as far as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Texas.  Recent projects include the production design for Dan Gable; This Is Your Life at Fryfest ’11, scenery for Alice in Wonderland at Theatre Cedar Rapids, and lighting design for Cornell College’s Romeo and Juliet.  Scott has also worked as an associate designer on projects including DirecTV’s Nick and Artie Show and the 2012 London iTunes Festival.   He also served as the Best Boy/Programmer for DirecTV’s weeklong live broadcasts of the Dan Pattrick Show from New Orleans Superbowl 2013.


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