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. www.bjglick.com 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


Alvon Reed | Choreographer


Alvon Reed is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa receiving his Master of Fine Arts in Dance with an emphasis in choreography. He began his dance training at Eisenhower High school under the direction of Evelyn Newman. He holds a degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Alvon was a fellowship student at The Ailey School and the Milwaukee Ballet School. He has played featured roles in Theatre of Cedar Rapids productions of “Smokey Joe’s Café” and “Follies.” Alvon has also toured the Caribbean and the Hawaiian Islands with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Mr. Reed has performed lead roles with Inland Pacific Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Opus Dance Theatre, and Jennifer Muller/The Works. He also had the distinct honor of working with renowned post-modern choreographer, Bill T. Jones on the Broadway workshop entitled “Superfly! The Musical.” He has also performed at the world renowned Apollo Theatre with tap dancing legend, Maurice Hines in a variety show called “Apollo Club Harlem.” In addition to his performance credits, he has taught master classes and workshops both nationally and internationally. Alvon has worked as assistant choreographer for Shrek The Musical at the Theatre of Cedar Rapids and choreographer for their productions of The Little Mermaid and Sister Act The Musical. Additional choreographic credits include American Idiot and Hattie Mae’s Juke Joint.  Alvon is currently working at Cornell College as their Artist-in-Residence in Dance. He is thrilled to be working with Revival Theatre Company’s production of 9 to 5 and Oklahoma!


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 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.


Matthew Allar | Scenic Designer -Nine to Five


A native of Pennsylvania, Matthew Allar is a scenographer based in Williamsburg, Virginia. An Associate Professor of Theatrical Design, Matthew is the resident Scenic Designer for The College of William Mary and creator of the Around The Edges play reading series.  Recent work includes production design for the L’elisir d’amore and Le Pescatrici for the Crescendo Music Institute, Tokaji, Hungary.  Additional scenic design work includes the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, As You Like Itand A Man For All Seasons in addition to productions of Shakespeare’s R and J (Michael Sexton, dir.), All My Sons (Victor Pappas, dir.), Arcadia, Hair (Elizabethtown College) A Lie of The Mind, Marat / Sade, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabaret (Cornell College), Top Girls (Albright College), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Three Sisters, Songs For A New World (Eastern Univ.), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Pillow of Kantan (Muhlenberg College) as well as the New York premiers of several works including East 14th, Samuel IV, Playing House, the Peccadillo Theatre Company’s revival of All God’s Chillun Got Wings, and the Metropolitan Playhouse Revival of The Drunkard. As a lighting designer, credits include the recent NYC productions of Baby With The Bathwater, Dancing at Lughnasa, You Never Can Tell and Studio 42’s annual The Starving Artist’s Ball.  Additional credits include design work, both here and abroad, for several television networks including MTV, VH1, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, and Noggin.  A former Associate Director of Design for the New York Television Festival, and co-founder of both M.A.D. Inc., and Cabana Creations LLC, Matthew’s education includes Muhlenberg College, The University of London, and New York University. Matthew has taught at Cornell College, Elizabethtown College, and Nazareth College and is a Member of the Education and Scenic Design Commissions of USITT and United Scenic Artists #829.


Adrian Danzig | Movement Coach for the character of “The Tramp”


ADRIAN DANZIG (Founder and Creative Director) Credits include Comedy of Errors at California Shakespeare Festival, The Feast: an intimate Tempest at Chicago Shakespeare, The Seagull at Lake Lucille, Orlando at The Court Theater and The Better Half with Lucky Plush Productions. Adrian regularly performs the shows in the 500 Clown touring repertoire: 500 Clown Macbeth, 500 Clown Frankenstein, 500 Clown Christmas, and 500 Clown Trapped. He has led workshops in physical theater all around the country and internationally for the past 10 years. He has performed in shows at The Goodman, The Second City, Steppenwolf Studio, Berkeley Rep, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Public Theater, The Court Theatre and with Shakespeare & Company and Lookingglass. He has performed his solo works at The Kitchen, P.S. 122, The Ontological Hysteric Theater and Soho Rep. He was an early Neo-futurist (1990) and a founding member of Redmoon Theater, Hubinspoke Theater and is the founding Producing Artistic Director of 500 Clown. He graduated from NYC’s High School of Performing Arts, received his BA from Oberlin College in Government and his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in Performance. He has studied clown with Ctibor Turba, Philippe Gaulier, Ronlin Foreman, Dominique Jando, Els Comediants, David Shiner, Avner the Eccentric and was a clown with Big Apple Circus Clown Care for 7 years. He is very slowly writing a book on physical theater with support from the Raven Foundation.


Kathryn Huang | Resident Costume Designer


Kathryn Huang has been designing and creating costumes for local productions in the corridor since 2014.  Most recently, she has done costume design for the 2017 Cedar Rapids Follies, Dead Man’s Cellphone at Theatre Cedar Rapids and Costume Coordinator for Cedar Rapids Opera Theater’s production of Turandot. Kathryn has also been commissioned to create signature costumes for TCR’s productions of Into the Woods and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Ms. Huang is thrilled to be a part of Revival Theatre’s 2019 season. 

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