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Making Musical Connections

October 25 - 26, 2016

TKP New York Conference Center, 109 West 39th Street, New York, NY

NAMT’s Fall Conference is the networking event of the year, bringing NAMT members together to discuss the future of musical theatre. At this year’s Conference, we discussed innovative ways that members are building new bridges in their programming, with audiences and with artists in process. We explored ways to “create a culture of yes,” continued conversations we started the previous year related to accessibility and inclusion, looked at issues related to new work development and production, and more, all leading up to the 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals.

WHO ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE

Executive management, artistic directors, new works directors and staff, board members, commercial producers and anyone at your theatre involved with new work development and production. NAMT conferences can also be a great perk for engaged donors who are interested in learning more about how things work behind the scenes! All employees and board members of a member organization are NAMT members!

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Fall Conference registration included:

  • panels on how theatres create a culture of yes, break down barriers to working in the arts, and increase audience engagement
  • case studies from our members on accessibility and inclusion, and new musical development
  • vibrant discussion and break-out sessions
  • breakfast and lunch on both days
  • a pre-theatre cocktail party with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar
  • ample networking time
  • and more!
Detailed Schedule

REGISTRATION, RATES AND DEADLINES

  • NAMT Conferences are open to NAMT members in good standing and invited guests.
  • The more people you bring, the more you save!
    • Member regular registration rates (after September 25, 2016) were $595 – $625 per person.
    • Additional options are available for single day rates, Associate Members and invited non-members.
  • Deadlines:
    • Early registration ended on September 25. All prices increased $100 on September 26.
    • The last day to register for the Conference was October 16, 2016.
    • Cancellations were permitted through October 7. Fees were refunded, less a $100 service charge. We will not be able to provide any refunds after October 7, however you may transfer your registration to someone else if you are unable to attend.
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

We are very grateful to the sponsors and exhibitors of the 2016 Fall Conference. Please click here for information on supporting NAMT and the benefits of sponsoring or exhibiting at our events.

Sponsor or Exhibit at the Conference

Educational Resources Committee
Donna Lynn Hilton, Goodspeed Musicals (CT), Chair
Michael Ballam, Utah Festival Opera Company (UT)
Wayne Bryan, Music Theatre Wichita (KS)
Kathy Evans, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat (NY)
Mark Fleischer, Pittsburgh CLO (PA)
Phil Santora, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (CA)

Fall Conference Committee
Mark Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ), Co-Chair
Heather Schmucker, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL), Co-Chair
Renee Blinkwolt, Ars Nova (NY)
T.J. Dawson, 3-D Theatricals (CA)
Amy Rogers Schwartzreich, Pace New Musicals (NY)
Frank Ventura, CAP21 (NY)

Directions and Discounts

Attendees

11th Hour Theatre Company
Michael O'Brien
Executive Producer
11th Hour Theatre Company
Kate Galvin
Casting Director/Creative Producer
3-D Theatricals
T.J. Dawson
Executive Producer/Artistic Director
321 Theatrical Management
Tina Marie Casamento Libby
Producer
42nd Street Moon
Stephanie Rhoads-Bickham
Board of Directors
42nd Street Moon
Daniel Thomas
Executive Artistic Director
5-Star Theatricals
Will North
AMTP
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
AMTP
Ryan Cunningham
Art Career Cafe
Victoria Plettner-Saunders
Creative Director
Aurora Theatre
Anthony Rodriguez
Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board
Aurora Theatre
Ann-Carol Pence
Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre
Victoria Bussert
Director of Music Theatre
Barrington Stage Company
Branden Huldeen
Artistic Producer/Director of New Works
Berkeley Playhouse
Gretchen Feyer
General Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Rose Theatre
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Heather Schmucker
Associate Producer
Cinevative
Mark Ciglar
CEO
Creative Endeavor Office
Carolyn Miller
Producer
Creative Endeavor Office
Matthew Schneider
Producer
Disney Theatrical Group
David Scott
Director, Worldwide Licensing
Fredericia Musicalteater
Soren Moller
Creative Producer
Fredericia Musicalteater
Liv Stevns
Producer
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Artistic Director
Goodspeed Musicals
Rachel Tischler
General Manager
Goodspeed Musicals
Bob Alwine
Executive Assistant
Gorgeous Entertainment Inc.
Nami Okazaki
Project Manager
Gorgeous Entertainment Inc.
Karin Yamamoto
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Kenny Alhadeff
Lead Producer
Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance
Jennifer Korecki
Faculty, School of Theatre Dance
Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance
Terri Kent
Artistic Director, Porthouse Theatre
La Jolla Playhouse/Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
Ken Gargaro
Consultant
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Executive Producer
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Stephanie Dupal
Managing Director
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
BT McNicholl
Producing Artistic Director, La Mirada Theatre
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Tom McCoy
President/CEO
Montclair State Univ New Works Initiative
Mark Hardy
Coordinator of Musical Theatre/New Works Initiative, Montclair State University
Music Theater Works
Rudy Hogenmiller
Artistic Director
Music Theatre International
Matt Boethin
Professional Licensing Director, N. America
Music Theatre International
Richard Patterson
International Licensing Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Wayne Bryan
Producing Director
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Ciera Iveson
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Talmage Wise
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Imani Champion
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Tori Rezek
External Relations Officer
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Jen Whitton
Development Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Karin Nilo
Program Manager
National Endowment for the Arts
Greg Reiner
Theater & Musical Theater Director | Performing Arts
NC State University Theatre
Kyle Dougan
Producing Artistic Director
New York Film Academy - School of Musical Theatre
Kristy Cates
Creative Director
New York Film Academy - School of Musical Theatre
Mark Olsen
Chairman of Musical Theatre
NMI
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Brad Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
James Rocco
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Andrew Luft
VP Building Operations and Production
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Jamie Grant
President & CEO
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Reid Harmsen
Artistic Associate/Casting Director
Pace Musical Theater
Amy Schwartzreich
Paper Mill Playhouse
Todd Schmidt
Executive Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mark Hoebee
Producing Artistic Director
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Executive Producer
Red Mountain Theatre
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
Red Mountain Theatre
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Andrew Panton
Artistic Director & Joint-Chief Executive
Samuel French, Inc.
David Kimple
Director of Licensing
Samuel French, Inc.
Ben Coleman
Theatre Agent
SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program
Stephen Brotebeck
Professor, Musical Theatre
Seaview Productions
Jana Shea
Producer
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
Rick Edinger
Chair of the Acting/ Music Theater Option; Associate Professor of Music Theater
Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
Jacob Brent
Musical Theatre Coordinator
Sheridan College
Marc Richard
Coordinator
Sheridan College
Gail Hakala
Head of Vocal Discipline, Sheridan College
Somerled Arts
Scott Evans
Artistic Director
Starlight Entertainment
Michael Jenkins
President, Starlight Entertainment
TCG
Teresa Eyring
Executive Director
TCG
Adrian Budhu
Interim Managing Director
The Dramatic Publishing Company
Brad Lohrenz
Vice President Professional & International Licensing
The Dramatic Publishing Company
Linda Habjan
Vice President of Acquisitions
The Hollywood Pantages
Marty Wiviott
Vice President
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
President
The Human Race Theatre Company
Kevin Moore
The Marriott Theatre
Aaron Thielen
Co-Founder
The Marriott Theatre
Terry James
Executive Producer
The Muny
Megan Larche
Associate Artistic Director/Director of New Works
The Muny
Kwofe Coleman
President & CEO
The Musical Company
Sean Flahaven
Chief Theatricals Executive
The Musical Stage Company
Mitchell Marcus
The Musical Stage Company
Robert McQueen
Director of New Musical Development
The Old Globe
Karen Tanz
The Phoenix Theatre Company
Vincent VanVleet
Managing Director
The Phoenix Theatre Company
Michael Barnard
Producing Artistic Director
The REV Theatre Company
Brett Smock
Producing Artistic Director
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Dana Siegel
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Publishing
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Michelle Yaroshko
SVP, Professional Licensing (North America)
Theater Latté Da
Peter Rothstein
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre Aspen
Paige Price
Producer
Theatre C
Carlos Armesto
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre SilCo
Chris Alleman
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre SilCo
Joshua Blanchard
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
David McDougal
TRW ROCS
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Jameson McDougal
TRW ROCS
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Ken Dingledine
President
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Sean Cercone
Founder/CEO
Third Coast Creative/Show Shepherd Consulting NYC
Marley Singletary
Producing Executive Director
Third Coast Creative/Show Shepherd Consulting NYC
Matt Schicker
Show Shepherd
Transport Group Theatre Company
Lori Fineman
Producer/Owner
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Drew Williams
Tuacahn High School Principal
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Ryan Norton
Associate Artistic Producer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kevin Warnick
CFO
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kyle Lewis
Tuacahn High School Staff
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
Universal Stage Productions
Chris Herzberger
Senior Vice President
Universal Stage Productions
Lowe Cunningham
Director of Creative Development
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta
Head of Musical Theatre
Uptown Players
Jeff Rane
Executive Producer / Production
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
Village Theatre
Robb Hunt
Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment
Dana Harrel
Executive Entertainment Director, Disneyland Paris
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Zach Krohn
Associate General Manager
Winfield Murdock Creative Works
Scott Blanford
Director of Sales and Marketing
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Harriet Schlader
Producer/Executive Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Board Member
Wooran Foundation
Youchul Kim
Producer
ZACH Theatre
Abe Reybold
Associate Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Elisbeth Challener
Producer/Owner
Spencer Williams
Marsha Brooks
Partner
Buck Mason
lynnette barkley
Writer/Director
Kara Unterberg
New York SongSpace
Michael Einfeld
Owner
Susan Lambert Hatem
Judy Loseff
Commercial Producer
Lily Fan
Producer
Cheryl Kemeny
Spencer Ross
Producer
Justin Fortunato

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