DEAN SOBON (DIRECTOR)Dean Sobon has worked for Prather Entertainment Group for over 10 years. Ironically, one of his earlier roles for the company was Feydka to his now wife's Chava. He is thrilled to now have the opportunity to direct one of his favorite shows with his wife once again along side of him. Some recent PEG directing credits include. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, The Wizard of Oz, Big River, The Sound of Music, and Guys & Dolls. Acting Credits include International Tours: On The Town, West Side Story and Guys & Dolls, National Tours: Man Of La Mancha with Ron Holgate, West Side Story, and 50th Anniversary Tour of Annie Get Your Gun. Dean is also a writer, an acting teacher and a proud Papa to his most rewarding work of all, his daughter, Piper. Dean would like to thank Prather Entertainment Group for giving him the opportunity, to the wonderfully talented cast and crew for their hard work and talents, and to you, the audience for supporting the arts. L'Chaim!!
LAUREN SOBON (CHOREOGRAPHER)Lauren Sobon has been a part of the Prather Entertainment Group for over 20 years and has either produced, choreographed, directed, or performed for over 70 PEG productions. She is thrilled to work side by side her husband and revisit this wonderful family classic that has been a favorite in their lives. Most recent production credits include: Annie Get Your Gun, Miracle on 34th Street, Seussical The Musical, Wizard of Oz, Nunsense, Sound Of Music, and Oklahoma. National Tours: Gypsy and The 50th Anniversary Tour of Annie Get Your Gun. Regional favorites: A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Annie, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Fiddler on the Roof. It is an honor to carry on the tradition that this beautiful musical embodies and collaborate on a theatre piece that will continue to transcend throughout the decades to come. Mazel tov to the talented cast and crew and to you the audience for supporting live theatre. For my Papa and Bubala, Piper!
A. SCOTT WILLIAMS (MUSICAL DIRECTOR)Since earning his BA in piano performance, and his MM in choral conducting, he has music directed, played piano and conducted in many venues in Chicago. Scott was nominated twice for a Jeff Citation for best musical direction and received an After Dark Award for Best Music Director. Scott would like to thank God, his family and friends for always being there for him.
RUSSELL A. THOMPSON (GENERAL MANAGER/ LIGHTING DESIGNER/PRODUCTION MANAGER)Recent designs include the national tours of Footloose, The Wedding Singer and Beehive the 60s Musical, the world premiere of Around the World in 80 Days at the Fulton Opera House and High School Musical, Peter Pan and All Shook Up for the Prather Entertainment Group. Previous tours include Tango X2, Moysiev and The Don Cassacks for ICM Artists. Other PEG designs include Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Rent, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jekyll & Hyde, Swing, Ragtime, Cats and the regional premiere of The Civil War. His designs for West Side Story, Aida and Miss Saigon have earned him three Ari-Zoni Awards. Prior to joining PEG, Russell lived in New York where his credits ranged from Club MTV to the Geraldo Show to Manhattan School of Music. Originally from Luckey, Ohio he now resides with his wife Alecia in Cape Coral, Florida. Russell hopes you enjoy his work.
JOHN P. WHITE (COSTUME DESIGN)costumed the national tours of The Wedding Singer, Beehive, The 60s Musical and Footloose, 10th Anniversary Tour. He has served as the National Costume Designer for Prather Entertainment Group for the past five years creating some his favorite designs for Hairspray, Hello Dolly, King and I, My Fair Lady & Molly Brown (Ari-Zoni Award nominations) and Guys and Dolls (Ari-Zoni Award winner).
DAVID TEMBY (SOUND DESIGNER)has designed productions and systems for Phoenix Theatre, The Fulton Opera House, Childsplay Theater, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The White House Communications Agency, Coca-Cola, IBM, CNN, the NFL, and the United States Air Force. He is also the General Manager for Clearwing Productions, Arizona. David makes his home in Phoenix with his loving wife, Jenifer.
BRIAN J. ENZMAN (CASTING)serves as Artistic Producer for PEG. For the past twenty-four years he has been acting, directing and choreographing. Directing credits include Hairspray, Aida, The Music Man, Cabaret, The Civil War, Phantom, Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy, Mame, The King and I, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Evita, Annie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Annie Get Your Gun, Funny Girl and Jekyll and Hyde.
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