Audience of One Productions began with the vision of having Broadway quality theatre available in Wilson County. Angie Dee, founder and director, walked into Capitol Theatre and envisioned talented young actors performing Broadway shows on this remarkable stage. With a dream and the help of the Holy Spirit, Angie began to take flight with launching Audience of One’s first production 2015 Into the Woods followed by sold out productions of Beauty and the Beast and A Christmas Carol Musical 2016. The summer of 2017 was a huge success with our first Jr. Show: Peter Pan Jr. Broadway version followed by the outstanding 10 show run of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! Our busy 2018 season of shows included Singin’ in the Rain, Little Women, Seusical Jr, West Side Story, and Mary Poppins. With another amazing year in the books, we are working hard in preparation for She Loves Me the broadway musical and many more shows to follow.
Angie Dee is the Founder and Director of Audience of One Productions. Having the honor of directing in this amazing venue is a dream come true for Angie. Some of the highlights of her acting career: Wicked Witch of The West in The Wizards of Oz, Spokesperson Model, TV and Commercial work, voiceover work and Improv Tour Company. Although she took a break from acting for a career as a Neuromuscular Therapist for the past 20 years, Angie enjoyed teaching drama and theatre class. She has written and directed many original plays before moving into Musical Theatre Productions.
John Ray holds the degrees Doctor Of Musical Arts In Voice Performance and Master Of Arts In Counseling, and uses his many years of training and experience to assist performers in improving their art technically, psychologically, and artistically through his private studio, John Ray Voice and Music Services, located in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. As a performer, John’s career has taken him to both national and international venues in concert, opera, studio work, and musical theatre. His students continue to garner awards and careers of high renown as they perform in virtually all genres of music, including appearances on Broadway, theme parks such as Disney, opera companies, cruise lines, as both background singers and lead singers in rock/country/pop music, and as educators. John is honored to work with Angie and the outstanding casts of this show! For further info on John’ studio please visit: https://raycreation3.wixsite.com/johnrayvoiceandmusic
For over 10 years, Brett was a leading performer at the Tennessee Williams Theatre with Keys Kids Productions in Key West, Florida. Highlights include: Annie, The Sound of Music, Once on This Island, and Fiddler on the Roof. Since moving to Nashville 8 years ago, she has worked in artist management, song publishing, editorial and stage hair and makeup artistry, and as a recording session vocalist. She currently practices law in Franklin, TN, and serves on the Board of Directors of both Audience of One Productions and the Tennessee Women’s Theater Project.
Tosha has a passion for performance and has been dancing, singing, and acting since the age of 5 on stage and screen. She has been in numerous stage productions, industrials, commercials, TV shows, music videos, and films throughout her career. She’s blessed to be able to perform at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Rocketown, The End, Nashville Shores, Nissan Stadium, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, and many other great local stages in Nashville. Other favorite roles include: Anne Sims in The Greatest Show, Nehebkah in AIDA, Charity is Anything Goes, Ursula Merkle in Bye Bye Birdie and Features Dancer in everything else! Thanks hubby for letting me do even more things! Although she enjoys performing, Tosha feels called to be a dance teacher and choreographer. She started as an assistant teacher at The Bellevue Dance Center and has now been teaching dance for 13 years. She has choreographed for music videos, concerts, film, and television but loves Musical Theatre the most! You may have seen her critically acclaimed choreography most recently in Hair or Newsies with Circle Players Theatre, as well as other venues such as: Street Theatre Company, Pull-Tight Players, Gaslight Dinner Theatre, Larry Keeton Theatre, Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, and for CoPlayers Theatre where she recently stepped into the directors chair. She has taught dance at Lipscomb University, Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, Columbia State Community College, Centennial High School, Father Ryan High School, Nolensville High School, Brentwood Academy and is the choreographer for the award-winning Ravenwood High School Musical Theatre Program. Tosha is also the Director of Lower School Dance Company at Christ Presbyterian Academy, and is a Teaching Artist in TPAC’s Education program for Disney Musicals in Schools.
We are so very thankful to have Mrs. Lena Boyd. She directed Peter Pan Jr. and is returning for Seussical Jr. Lena stepped in as Musical Director for A Christmas Carol the Broadway Musical and is currently co directing Music for Annie. We look forward collaborating with Lena on many Broadway Productions at AOO.
Jenny Youngman is a classically trained vocalist and pianist, a singer/songwriter, an author, and currently serves Providence Church in Mount Juliet as the worship pastor. For twenty years, Jenny has taught voice lessons, organized and led youth choirs, and been the music director for her church’s worship teams. Jenny is passionate about seeing young people find their voices and discover their God-given gifts. Her latest book is Scrambled Starts: Family Prayers for Morning, Bedtime, and Everything in Between (Upper Room Books). She has also released two full-length albums: Glimpse of Glory and The Girl with Good Intentions.
Rebecca Poole was trained classically from a young age, and continued her study at The School of Nashville Ballet, Vanderbilt Dance Program, and various summer intensive studies such as North Carolina Dance Theatre and Nashville Ballet. While a student, she was selected to perform with the Nashville Ballet Youth Ensemble and Vanderbilt Dance Theatre. Upon graduation from high school, Rebecca began her professional career with Dance Theatre of Tennessee until a third knee injury and surgery led her to resign. She continued her dance studies as a dance minor and performed with MTSU Dance Theatre. After graduation from MTSU, Rebecca began a career as a professional Ballroom Dancer and instructor.
Rebecca is passionate about sharing the gift of dance, because she knows it is given from God. She has been blessed to not only share in the United States, but abroad as well. Her first experience teaching ballet internationally was in 2011 on a mission trip to Haiti with the organization myLIFEspeaks. In 2014 Rebecca studied abroad independently in Uganda, where she taught ballet and photography classes at a school and home for orphaned children. She loves how God uses dance to break down language and cultural barriers and allows people to connect, celebrate, and worship together as children of God.
Having been described by her last voice teacher as a “freak of nature” for her expansive vocal range, Katharine Boettcher’s career has spanned from television and musical theater to concert and oratorio. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Vocal Performance and a minor in theatre. While living in New York, she studied with Metropolitan Opera renowned soprano, Suzanne Marsee. Katharine has had the privilege of singing in concert throughout Europe with many world-class musicians and orchestras. She also enjoys an extensive career as a musical theatre performer, choreographer and director here in Nashville. Some of her favorite roles Anita – West Side Story, Mrs. Lovetts – Sweeney Todd, The Witch – Into the Woods, Lady Thiang – The King and I and most recently as Sister Hubert – Nunsense and last summer was seen as Ursula, in Circle Players Regional premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This season she can be seen as Mrs. Brill and The Bird Woman in Disney’s Mary Poppins at the Keeton Theatre and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as the Baroness at Expression City. In her spare time Katharine owns, and operates a thriving voice and acting studio in Mount Juliet where she lives with her husband Dr. John Ray. A&F.