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: 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 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.
Tommy Saul - Music Director
Tommy Saul is an accomplished musician who has been playing the piano since childhood. His lessons began in kindergarten and continued through the 8th grade, during which time he was trained in classical music.
A Fort Wayne native, Tommy attended Bishop Luers High School, where he was a leading participant in their reputable performing arts program. He was a member of their award-winning show choir, The Minstrels, and accompanied them to numerous championships. He took on piano responsibilities in their successful musical theater productions, including: Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Children of Eden, Hello Dolly, and Les Miserables. He returned to Bishop Luers as an alumnus to act as the music director for Little Shop of Horrors and Peter Pan. Tommy has also played piano for two productions at Fort Wayne Summer Music Theater: Sweeney Todd in 2010 and West Side Story in 2011.
In addition to classical music, Tommy is trained in jazz and has played professionally since 2006. His experience ranges from wedding receptions and cocktail parties, to the stages of local establishments such as The Friendly Fox, Curly's Village Inn, and Club Soda. At Club Soda he has shared the stage with other local acts, including Barry Minniefield, West Central Quartet, Cliff Webb Trio, and Soul 35.
Tommy serves as the Resident Music Director for Three Rivers Music Theatre, and you can hear him play in the production of Jason Robert Brown's "The Last Five Years", coming in April, 2016!
Olivia Ross - Choreographer
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).
Brennan Stillman - Choreographer
Brennan Stillman has trained in the Fort Wayne area since the age of 3 and was a competitive dancer until the age of 18. She has studied ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, passing grades six up through the Vocational Intermediate Foundation. Brennan continued her dance training with Joel Hall in Chicago, Spotlight Dance in Florida, and at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.
Brennan has taught and choreographed in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas since 2004. Her competitive dancers have won numerous awards regionally and nationally, including Judges Choice, Choreography, and Performance awards. This past year one of her groups received a “Golden Ticket” to the invitation-only World Dance Championship in New Jersey. Locally she has choreographed for the FWDC’s Choreographer’s Lab and for their annual Halloween show, as well as for Columbia City’s musicals and show choir.
Brennan was a full-time performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida, performing in shows, parades, and as characters throughout the parks.