2022 Season Creative Team

VANESSA ALLEN
CO-MUSIC DIRECTOR

The Music Man, Get Ready: The Music of Motown

 

SCOTT PATRICK BELL
DIRECTOR / MUSIC DIRECTOR

Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond, Under Pressure: The Music of Queen & David Bowie

DARIUS COLQUITT
DIRECTOR

Get Ready: The Music of Motown

EMILY DIENER
DIRECTOR

Magic Circle
Dogs Love Cupcakes:
The Incredible True Story of the Life and Times of Jeff

 

ELLIE FRANCES
CO-DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER

Rent, Little Shop of Horrors

WILL GEARRING
DIRECTOR

The Music Man

KATHY GIBSON
DIRECTOR

Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond

BRANDON HARRIS
CO-DIRECTOR

Divine Divas: Iconic Women of Pop
 

MARCUS JORDAN
CO-DIRECTOR / VOCAL DIRECTOR

Rent, Little Shop of Horrors

TOM KAECHELE
DIRECTOR

The Play That Goes Wrong

LISA KNIGHT
DIRECTOR

Soul Groove: The Hits of Soul & R&B

CARRIE McNULTY
DIRECTOR

On Golden Pond

DEBRA PERRY
MUSIC DIRECTOR / CO-MUSIC DIRECTOR

Rent, The Music Man, Get Ready: The Music of Motown, Divine Divas: Iconic Women of Pop, Soul Groove: The Hits of Soul & R&B

TORREY THOMAS
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER

The Music Man

JENNA GROOMS
CO-DIRECTOR

The Music Man

ALICIA ROSARIO
CO-DIRECTOR

Divine Divas: Iconic Women of Pop

 

 

BRENDAN VINCENT
MUSIC DIRECTOR

Little Shop of Horrors

YESENIA COTTO
CO-DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER

Get Ready: The Music of Motown

MIEKE MOLL
CHOREOGRAPHER

The Music Man

 

CHRIS GROOMS
CO-DIRECTOR

The Music Man

 

Circle Theatre Staff

LYNNE BROWN TEPPER
Executive and Artistic Director

lbrown@circletheatre.org

(616) 632-1982

 

Don Wilson
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND RESIDENT SCENIC DESIGNER

wilsodon@aquinas.edu

(616) 632-2988

JOHN VESBIT
EXPERIENCE MANAGER

boxoffice@circletheatre.org

(616) 632-2997

OLIVIA BENTLEY
MARKETING & OUTREACH DIRECTOR

olivia@circletheatre.org

(616) 632-1983

LISA MATHIAS
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS COORDINATOR

lmathias@circletheatre.org

(616) 632-1984

BILL DUNCKEL
COSTUME SHOP MANAGER

circlecostumeshop@gmail.com

(616) 632-5887

jerry vesbit
Circle Theatre Liaison & Box Office Security Manager

Izzy Dowell
Marketing & Outreach Intern, CIRCLE POP UP CONCERT DIRECTOR

Shannon Heldt
Experience Intern

Box Office Staff

Zach Avery

Hunter Denkema

Grace Giroux

Jordan Malone

Hannah Morey

Meridian Pearson

Board of Directors

Executive Board

LYNN ATKINS-RYKERT
PRESIDENT

Coordinator, Aquinas College

Derek Call
PAST PRESIDENT

Director of Operations and Production/Special Events, ArtPrize

MARK SCHMIDBAUER
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT

Conferencing and Event Services, Aquinas College

JEFF KEMPERMAN
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT

Assistant Prosecutor, Kent County Prosecutors’ Office

BOB LOWRY
TREASURER

Retired Director – Global Audit Services, Steelcase Inc.

SARA DART
SECRETARY

Community Liason

Board Members

STATHI AFENDOULIS

Owner, Afendoulis

Cleaners and Tuxedos

Founder and Executive Director, Lainie’s Angels

Rebecca Dickenson

Residential Real Estate Agent, Cheryl Grant Real Estate

Shelly Irwin

Host and Producer, WGVU NPR/PBS

R. Scott Keller

Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd

Lisa M. Knight

CEO of DV Apple Logistics and COO Public Thread

Jeffrey Augustine Songco

Multidisciplinary Artist

LOU VANDERHAVE

Retired Educator