Creative Team


Laurie Frey
Laurie Frey

(Co-Creator/Producer)

Laurie Frey has worked in live entertainment for the past 27 years. On Broadway she has worked on shows such as Legs Diamond, Romance, Romance, and David Copperfield: Dreams and Nightmares. As the Director of Operations for Pace Theatrical (now Broadway Across America) she promoted touring dates of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Fiddler on the Roof, and Cats. She has been the Executive Producer of the original VeggieTales Live and the co-created musical, Unbeatable. Laurie was the Tour General Manager, both domestically and internationally, for the Blue Man Group Megastar Tour, David Copperfield, Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus, Walking With Dinosaurs and Donny & Marie. As a personal manager, Laurie worked with singer and Broadway veteran Tony Vincent and pop-rock duo, Attack Cat. Laurie holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Directing from Texas State University and is a faith-based inspirational speaker, adjunct professor at The Agora School for Global Leadership, and a published author (Unbeatable: The Whole Story). Her passions involve disciple-making, mentoring, laughing, helping others gain a new perspective to achieve God-given dreams and spending time with friends. Laurie resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband, Don, and son, Andrew.

Michael Barnard
Michael Barnard

(Co-Creator/Director)

Michael has directed over 400 productions from New York to Los Angeles, working for such companies as Ashland Cabaret Phoenix Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, PCPA Rep, and as the Senior Show Director for the Disney Corporation, and Universal, Osaka, Japan; he also directed the national tour of VeggieTales Live for Clear Channel Entertainment. Currently Michael is the Producing Artistic Director at Phoenix Theatre in Arizona starting his ninth season and recently directed a world premier of Dream a Little Dream about the Mamas and the Papas and premiered The Lucky Star, a new musical, last season.

Eric Coble
Eric Coble

(Book Writer)

Eric Coble’s plays include Bright Ideas (MCC, directed by John Rando), Natural Selection (Humana Festival), and The Dead Guy, which have been produced Off-Broadway, throughout the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Alliance Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Laguna Playhouse, and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Awards include the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, and an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant.

Todd Schroeder
Todd Schroeder
(Composer-Lyricist)
 
Todd is an accomplished composer, producer and musical director. He has conducted and arranged for such artists as Angela Lansbury, Sam Harris, Jason Alexander, Rita Coolidge and the late Nell Carter. Todd also consults for the Walt Disney Corporation and Universal Studios Japan. He has written music for television and film and is the composer of “Brave Heart, das Musical” set to open in Germany in 2008. Schroeder has recorded and produced four of his own CDs. www.ToddSchroeder.net


Kevin Fisher
Kevin Fisher

(Composer Lyricist)

Kevin Fisher is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. His song "Crazy Life" hit the Billboard Top 40 for Tim Rushlow and is now the title track of the debut record from Home Free, the winners of NBC's The Sing Off. Danics Dora, winner of the Hungarian X Factor, released his song "Jelenido" as a single in 2014. Singles in Germany and Canada are coming in the fall of 2015. TV shows like True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, Brotherhood, and America's Funniest Home Videos have featured his music. His songs are also in movies like Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Dear Dumb Diary and Frozen Ground. He's written two touring musicals and a number of cartoons. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.


Kathryn Frawley
Kathryn Frawley

(General Manager)
 
Kathryn most recently co-produced Here Lies Jenny starring Bebe Neuwirth, directed by Roger Rees, and choreographed by Ann Reinking and Infertility, the musical that is hard to conceive based on the real-life stories of five would-be parents and the struggle to have a child. For twenty years, Kathryn managed Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that took top honors for Best Musical and Best Play on four occasions, as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Some of these productions include The Lion King, Rent, Master Class and Golden Child. Ms. Frawley guest lectured for four years at the Yale Graduate School of Drama.

Janet Foster Casting
Janet Foster, C.S.A

(Casting)

Broadway: The Light In The Piazza (Artios nomination), Lennon, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Taking Sides (Co-Cast). Off-Broadway: Brundibar, True Love, Endpapers, The Dying Gaul, The Maiden’s Prayer, Dream True, Trojan Women, A Love Story. Playwrights Horizons: Floyd Collins, The Monogamist, A Cheever Evening, Later Life and many more. Regional: The Intiman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theater, A Contemporary Theater, The California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Dallas Theater Center, The Pittsburgh Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, The Prince Music Theater, The Old Globe, Baltimore Center Stage and ART. Film/TV: “Cosby” (CBS), “Tracy Takes On New York” (HBO), “The Deal” by Lewis Black, and “Advice From A Caterpillar” (winner of Aspen Comedy Festival).