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We are thankful to each of you for your love and support of this company. It is our honor and pleasure to bring Broadway level productions to the stage at Capitol Theatre.
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, Seussical Jr, West Side Story, and Mary Poppins. This incredible troupe continued to dazzle audiences in 2019 with She Loves Me, Newsies, Shrek Jr., A Christmas Carol Musical, 2020: You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Guys and Dolls, Willy Wonka Jr., Sound of Music. Our anticipated 2022 season will be the best yet to come!
Audience of One Productions is a community group of actors collaborating in the arts to express one heart to do all things unto Him.
Director Angie Dee
The greatest Christmas gift that I ever received was in 2015. Bob and Pam Black asked me to join Capitol Theatre as a full time director. Audience of One Productions was just in the infant stages as a company and I could not imagine being anywhere else but on the stage at Capitol Theatre. The marriage of our companies was such a beautiful gift that felt otherworldly. I remember each time I walked into the space feeling an overwhelming love and presence that moved me to tears. By the way, I still feel this way all these years later. Bob and Pam have become like family to me and I treasure their friendship and am forever grateful for the trust of this treasure of a theatre. We put on Broadway shows, year after year, season after season, show after show… and the feeling I had Christmas 2015 still feels fresh. I am in a space that has an open heaven over it. I am in a space that kids come to and learn about so much more than theatre skills… they learn how to love themselves,. See themselves through the eyes of Christ…how to see others through those same eyes and we create something bigger than one person. We are able to create art with an incredible team of artist, music directors, and choreographers, costumers, set designers, builders, and crew and now have an immense capacity to continue to grow with the help of generous sponsors. It all began with the gift of trust from Pam and Bob Black … it all began with a dream… I am forever thankful.
While teaching drama class, Angie was inspired by a desire to help young people see themselves through the eyes of Love. She saw a need for a healing in this generation… a need to learn how to be present with one another, be comfortable in their own skin and how to thrive in their God given gifts. The arts is such a beautiful place to teach collaboration, goal setting, problem solving and a love for the human heart. She has written and directed and produced 11 original works before moving into the musical theatre arena. She has directed over Twenty Two shows at Capitol Theatre to sold-out audiences. Her credits include: West Side Story, Little Women, She Loves Me, Mary Poppins, Addams Family, Matilda and Newsies…just to name a few. Angie is excited for the 2022 season and looks forward to what the Lord will do as she continues to follow his calling.
John Ray holds the degrees Doctor Of Musical Arts In Voice Performance (University of Alabama), Masters in Music-Voice and Bachelors of Music Education-Vocal/Choral (both from Samford University), and Master Of Arts In Counseling (Trevecca University). He is currently on faculty at Austin Peay State University as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre-Voice and previously served on the faculties of Belmont University, Trevecca University, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the owner of 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. As an educator, many of his current and former 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.
Julie Eicher is excited to now be able to call Nashville home! Previous performance credits include…Broadway Tour: Miss Saigon (u/s Ellen), Phantom of the Opera (corps de ballet, u/s Meg Giry); New York Workshop: All Star: The Best Broadway Musical; Regional: “Lise” in An American in Paris (IRNE Award Best Actress, Music Theatre Wichita, Ogunquit Playhouse), Rob Ashford’s Carousel at Lyric Opera of Chicago (solo dancer), Houston Grand Opera, Theatre by the Sea; TV: “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 2014); Commercial: “Under Armour” (w/ Misty Copeland, 2014); Ballet Company: Nashville Ballet II, Dayton Ballet, Ballet Neo, Artisan Dance Company. Julie received her BFA in ballet from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (Magna Cum Laude) and her high school diploma from Interlochen Center for the Arts, where she studied ballet. She currently works as an inside sales representative for strategic medium business at Dell Technologies, achieving an average quarterly quota attainment of over 165% with 731% Y/Y revenue growth. She is a member of Mensa.
Sandy Elliott is not only a classically trained vocalist and music educator, but she has been involved in musical theater and ministry most of her life. Sandy is a graduate of Samford University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Cumberland University. She holds a Master’s of Church Music in Vocal Pedagogy and a Master’s of Education. She studied voice with Eleanor Ousley, Rebecca Russell and Jay Wilkey. Her conducting studies have been with Timothy Banks, Milburn Price and John Dickson. Along with her layers of study, Sandy brings years of professional theater experience. She has performed in multiple musicals and operas as well as directing the music for “Bye, Bye Birdie”, “Footloose”, “Hairspray”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. “Little Women” and “West Side Story”. Mrs. Elliott has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Birmingham and Louisville. She has served as a music missionary in Lake Placid, NY, Hawaii, Hong Kong and South Korea to name a few. One of her most memorable performances was singing with Dave Brubeck in the premier of his Mass. Sandy has served as the Director if Choral Activities at Mt. Juliet High School where she started and has grown their successful Choral department for seventeen years. She and her husband Scott live in Mt. Juliet and have two grown children and two beautiful grandsons. Sandy is thrilled to join Audience of One productions for a second season.
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.
Alex Dee Tap Choreographer/SNOOPY
Alex is a senior in High school and is currently in the application process for a Musical Theatre degree. He has been performing on the Capitol Theatre stage since Audience of One’s debut in 2015. Some of his favorite roles include: Race in Newsies, Bert in Mary Poppins and Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Memorable accomplishments in the past year include Mike Costa in A Chorus Line at Circle Players and training with the Broadway Collective in New York. He was able to serve as Dance Captain in West Side Story and equally enjoys the choreography side of this art. Alex’s love for dance and tapping is evident as he created the Tap Choreography for A Christmas Carol. Alex has dazzled us with incredible choreography in Guys and Dolls and Grease.
Reed Steplowski has been dancing and tumbling all of her life. Her favorite style of dance is jazz and loves to teach it as well. Reed was in the production of Newsies as Katherine Plumber and Capital Theatre’s production of Grease as Cha-Cha. She has a love for musical theatre and teaching choreography. Not only is Reed a choreographer, but she is also a full time student at Cumberland university. We were all dazzled by Reed's incredible choreography for Matilda.
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.
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.
Keith Heim has been a public school music teacher for 22 years, and is currently director of bands at Gladeville Middle School. His passion for musical theatre can be seen both on stage and in the orchestra pit. He has performed as a cast member, pit musician, or conductor in more than 30 musicals. Keith studied vocal and instrumental music at Western Illinois University, and was active in the choir, band, and theatre departments. In addition to teaching, he regularly performs live and in the recording studio as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist around Middle Tennessee. When not performing, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, going to Nashville Predators games, and playing adult hockey (poorly) at Ford Ice Center.
Josh Burfeind is wrapping up his Choral Music Education degree from Liberty University (anticipated graduation in May of 2022) with student teaching placements in Mount Juliet. Originally from the suburbs north of New York City, he is an accomplished pianist across a variety of settings, including classical performance, worship leadership, musical theater, and solo and ensemble accompaniment, along with a few endeavors in original compositions. His top performance credits include soloist and accompanist at the Collegiate Virginia Music Educators Association Conference (2021) and solo concerts of worship and original works at Hope Community Church and Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Westchester, NY (2019-2021), plus various opportunities in musicals to co-music direct and conduct from the piano. Josh most recently worked with the Alluvion Stage Company (rehearsal and performance piano, Fiddler on the Roof) and the Liberty University Department of Theatre Arts (rehearsal piano, Oliver!) in Lynchburg, Virginia, and piano accompaniment for Green Hill High School and other Wilson County choirs. He lives with his bride, Maizie, and their two excitable cats. Josh is beyond excited to begin his involvement with Audience of One.
Consistent with the core mission of Audience of One, Inc., we are committed to maintaining a safe, cultural environment that promotes diversity and awareness (social consciousness), embraces inclusion and advocacy, and fosters equity and accountability among its programming, board members, staff, constituents, and the community at large in the effort to increase and enhance artistic excellence.