Director, Arts Manager, Educator

C. MICHAEL PERRY

ARTS MANAGER, EDUCATOR, DIRECTOR,

38 High Street, Newport, Maine 04953

801-550-7741 | cmichaelperry53@gmail.com

 OBJECTIVE – To work with a dynamic, cutting-edge, forward thinking Arts organization.

I put smiles on people’s faces and tears in people’s hearts.

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Vice President of Sales – General Theatrical Supply — Salt Lake City, Utah — 2003-2005
  • Managing Director — Starlight Theatre — Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — 2000-2002
  • Owner\Editor – Encore Performance Publishing – Orem & Salt Lake City, Utah – 1978-2007
  • Artistic Director – Alhambra Playhouse – Pleasant Grove, — 1984-85
  • Production Manager – Embryo Productions– Utah Cast of “My Turn On Earth” – 1977
  • Receiving Manager and Non-Foods Manager – Norton’s Food Store – Provo, Utah – 1979-1981
  • Bulk Foods Manager – Macey’s Food Store – Orem, Utah – 1982-1983
  • Sales Agent & Production Manager – KEYY Radio – Provo, Utah – 1982-1983
  • Facility Manager — SCERA Shell – 1983-1984
  • Manager – The Italian Place (restaurant) – Payson, Utah – 1976
  • Producer of 55 Theatrical Plays and Musicals for High School Stages

SELECTED DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

  • Utah Lyric Opera — “Amahl and the Night Visitors” (professional)
  • Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre – “Daniel” (Professional)
  • Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre – “My Travels With Cecil” (Dramaturg)(Professional)
  • Brigham Young University — “The Honorable Urashima Taro”
  • Pleasant Grove Players — “The Man Who Came To Dinner”, “The Mousetrap”, “On Golden Pond”,  “Kiss Me, Kate”,  “You Can’t Take It With You”,  “See How They Run” (State Representative to FACT/AACT 1989) “The Odd Couple”, “Dial M For Murder”, “Lo and Behold” (Semi-Professional)
  • Spanish Fork Area Theatre Productions — “Annie Get Your Gun”, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” “Anne … with an ‘e’: The Green Gables Musical (paid)
  • Alhambra Playhouse Theatre — “The King and I”, “Oliver!”, “Tom Sawyer”
  • Backstage Dinner Theatre — “Babes In Arms” (Professional)
  • Jedediah’s Outdoor Chuckwagon & Show — “Jedediah!”, “Curses, Foiled Again!” (Professional)
  • Pleasant Grove High School —  “The Wishing Tree”, “Dracula”, “A Christmas Memory”, ”Anything Goes”, “Roomers”, “Cagebirds”, “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Sherwood Hills Junior High – “Tom Sawyer”
  • Spanish Fork High School — “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Christmas Dreams”, “Take Five”, “Our Town” , “Kiss Me, Kate”, “Beowulf”, “Hamlet”, “Arsenic & Old Lace”, “Pippin”,  “The Tempest”, “The Outsiders”, “Over Here”, “Tall Tales”, “Steel Magnolias”, “Julius Caesar”, “Into The Woods”, “The Foreigner”, “Hello, Dolly!”, “Forever Plaid!” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!”, “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”, State Fair”, Marvin’s Room”, “As You Like It”, “West Side Story”, “The Foreigner”, “The Tempest”, “Onstage!”

SELECTED PRODUCER EXPERIENCE

“Broadway—Our Way”, “Frontier!”, “Where Freedom Strands”, “Jedediah!’, “Curses, Foiled Again!”, “Of Babylon”, “Elders and Sisters”, “Entertaining Mark Twain”, “Liberty Jail”, “Light Waltz”, “Old Hundred-New Hundred”, “The Music Man”, “Oliver!”, “The King and I”

SELECTED CHOREOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

“Big River” (Sundance Summer Theatre), Ace Hardware Salute to Vaudeville — “Very Soft Shoes” (Performer — Dick Van Dyke), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Babes In Arms”, “Onstage!”,” Kiss Me Kate”, “Anything Goes”, “Finian’s Rainbow”, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “The King and I”, “Oliver!”, “Godspell”, “The Music Man”, “Fiddler On The Roof”, “George M!”,“Brigham!”,”Man Of La Mancha”,  “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, “Over Here”, “Pippin”,  “Hello, Dolly!”, “Forever Plaid!”, “State Fair”

EDUCATION

  • Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois – 1967-1971
  • Brigham Young University — B.A. in Directing — 1982
  • Brigham Young University – Teaching Certificate – 1989
  • Brigham Young University – Work on Master’s Degree – 1986-1989

 TEACHING

  • Pleasant Grove High School , Pleasant Grove, Utah — Drama Director — 1986-1988
  • Sherwood Hills Junior High School, Provo, Utah — Drama Director — 1988-1989
  • Spanish Fork High School, Spanish Fork, Utah — Director of Theatre — 1990-2000

FOUNDER

  • PLANK ROAD PLAYERS – Youth Theatre Group in Chicago (Founded at age 15) 1968-1971 — President and Business Manager for 2 years
  • PAVILLION PRODUCTIONS – Semi-Pro Theatre Company (Provo, Utah) — 1978-1980
  • ENCORE PERFORMANCE PUBLISHING – Play Publisher and Performance Rights Licensing Agency – 1978-2007
  • LEICESTER BAY BOOKS, ZION BOOKWORKS — Book Publishers — 2012 to present
  • LEICESTER BAY THEATRICALS, ZION THEATRICALS — Play Publisher and Performance Rights Licensing organization — 2012 to present
  • SHINING SHARON MUSIC — Music Publisher — 2012 to present

AWARDS

  • EAGLE SCOUT – Boy Scouts of America – 1968 (also Order of the Arrow)
  • KSL OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD – Spanish Fork High School – 1994
  • EMMY AWARD & BEST OF WEST AWARD – Cinderabbit! – PBS Television Musical – 1978
  • BEST MUSICAL  & BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Utah Valley Theatre Guild Awards – Fauntleroy!
  • INDUCTED AS A MEMBER OF THE BERLIN BRIGADE for service on USO TOUR – 1974
  • INDUCTED AS A MEMBER OF THETA ALPHA PHI – Honorary Theatre Fraternity at BYU – 1974

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

New England Theatre Conference(current), ASCAP(current),  International Thespian Society, Utah Thespian Society/Utah Theatre Association (Board Member),  Educational Theatre Association, Theta Alpha Phi (lifetime honor), Theatre Guild Of Utah Valley (President, Vice-President, Board Member), American Association of Community Theatres(past), Associated Latter Day Media Artists (past), Utah Valley Association For The Performing Arts (past), Christians In Theatre Arts(past), Utah Teacher’s Association (past), Rocky Mountain Theatre Association, Southwestern Theatre Association(past)

REFERENCES

  • Elizabeth Hansen      Author     801-641-4488
  • Neil K. Newell         LDS Church                                        801-240-5097
  • Garrett Brown          Deseret Industries Manufacturing       801-240-5654
  • Michael Bahr            Utah Shakespeare Festival                  425-586-7880
  • David Whitlock        S.C.E.R.A.                                          801-225-2787 x 1024
  • R. Rex Stephenson   Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre                  Ferrum College, Ferrum VA
  • Nathan Criman         Mountain View High School              801-376-6199
  • Randy Barker           General Theatrical Supply                   801-485-5012
  • Agnes Broberg         Timpanogos High School                   801-223-3120
  • Steven Fendrich       Pioneer Drama Service                        303-792-2552