VOICE, MUSICAL THEATRE
Andy Planck is a proud graduate of Ball State University and member of Actors' Equity Association. New York Credits include: National Tour of MAN OF LA MANCHA (Captain of the Inquisition, Muleteer), National Tour of THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE (King George III, Dr. Joseph Warren), Gallery Players (NYC) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Trevor Graydon).
Selected Regional Credits include: Paramount Theatre (Chicago) - CATS (Old Deuteronomy); Marriott Theatre (Chicago) - CATS (Old Deuteronomy, Gus, Bustopher Jones U/S), PRINCESS AND THE PEA (Papa/Biff U/S), THE NUTCRACKER (Uncle Drosselmeyer, Henry U/S); Barn Theatre (Michigan) - 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), THE FULL MONTY (Teddy Slaughter), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Avram), LI'L ABNER (Hairless Joe), HAIR (Electric Blues Soloist); Festival 56 (Illinois) - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Minstrel), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Dentist), TWELFTH NIGHT (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING **World Premiere** (John Absolute)
Directing/Music Directing/Choreography Credits include: Three Rivers Music Theatre - THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HAIR, and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Director); Arena Dinner Theatre - THE APPLE TREE (Director, Choreographer), THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Music Director); Bishop Luers High School - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Choreographer, Asst. Director), LES MISERABLES (Choreographer, Asst. Director, Scenic Designer), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Choreographer, Asst. Director), HELLO DOLLY (Asst. Director, Scenic Designer), GODSPELL (Music Director), ANYTHING GOES (Choreographer, Asst. Director, Scenic Designer)
Andy was recently honored as the winner of the 2018 "Emerging Leader" Arts United Award. Andy has been teaching voice and performance since 2007. His students have been admitted to some of the nation's most prestigious musical theatre and music programs/universities; won many regional and national awards and competitions; are consistently working in professional musical theatre and opera. Andy was also the Assistant Performing Arts Director at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, IN from 2009-2012. While at BLHS, he directed the KNIGHT STARS Women's Show Choir and assistant directed THE MINSTRELS, assisting them to many regional and national Grand Champion trophies.
Andy is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
MUSICAL THEATRE, VOICE, PIANO, MUSIC THEORY
Brandon is an accomplished music director, educator, arranger, vocal coach, and pianist, born and raised in the Fort Wayne area. He did his studies in choral music education and Music Direction for Musical Theatre at Indiana University.
Brandon was recently named the Director of Education at Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. He is also a full-time faculty member, teaching private voice, piano, and musical skills, as well as four levels of musical theatre. In addition to his work with TTPAA, Brandon is the Resident Music Director at Three Rivers Music Theatre.
His voice students have garnered grand champion solo competition awards across the Midwest, landed leading roles in musical productions, and auditioned for some of the most prestigious musical theatre program’s in the nation.
Brandon Porter began arranging in college for the Grammy-nominated Indiana University Singing Hoosiers and has now expanded his work as a full-time arranger, consultant, and educator. Brandon has been active in the show choir circuit for over a decade, having held positions as assistant director, vocal coach, and staff arranger with numerous grand champion choirs. He is the owner of BP Music Productions, LLC. For more information, visit bpmusicproductions.com.
Bobbi Jo Carroll is the music teacher at Shambaugh Elementary School and a proud musical theatre faculty member at Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. She is a graduate of Ball State University, and has been a frequent performer on many local stages. Selected credits include: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA & many Cabarets at TRMT; THE MUSIC OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, MARY POPPINS, SHREK, CINDERELLA, RENT, LES MISERABLES, 9 TO 5, among others.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
Olivia received her technical training (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, musical theatre) from the Fort Wayne Ballet beginning at the age of 6 under instructors such as Karen Gibbons Brown, Tracy Tritz, and Jeremy Blanton. With the Fort Wayne Ballet, she performed in productions including The Nutcracker (snowflake, flower corp. etc.) and Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse). She spent two summers training with the Radio City Rockettes at their intensive program. Olivia also performed in a 9/11 Tribute piece with the Buglisi Dance Theatre in New York City. In Fort Wayne, Olivia has been in many productions in the local theatre community. She appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (ensemble, dance captain) at the Civic Theatre, Catch Me If You Can (ensemble, dance captain) at the University of St. Francis, and Bat Boy at Arena Dinner Theatre. In addition Olivia performed as a dancer in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s production of Holiday Pops. As a choreographer, she has worked with Miami Middle School’s show choir (2012-2015) and with the men’s show choir at Bishop Luers High School (2013-2016).