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Andrew Fischer

Andrew Fischer

Theatre Instructor

For more than a decade, Andrew has taught vocal music full time at Heritage High School in Littleton. Having studied Music Education at the University of Colorado Boulder, he enjoy...

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Andrew Fischer

Andrew Fischer

Theatre Instructor

For more than a decade, Andrew has taught vocal music full time at Heritage High School in Littleton. Having studied Music Education at the University of Colorado Boulder, he enjoys tutoring music theorists and vocal coaching. When he isn't working to inspire new generations of performing artists, it's easy to find him singing and playing music for an array of special events throughout the metro Denver area.

Brekken Baker

Brekken Baker

Theatre Instructor

Brekken is a small-town, Wyoming girl who loves theatre and currently performs throughout the Denver area. She has traveled the world with the international nonprofit group, Up wit...

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Brekken Baker

Brekken Baker

Theatre Instructor

Brekken is a small-town, Wyoming girl who loves theatre and currently performs throughout the Denver area. She has traveled the world with the international nonprofit group, Up with People, and she has studied musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Brekken is thankful for the opportunity to pursue her passion in the performing arts and her love for working with children’s theatre.

Christopher Willard

Christopher Willard

Theatre Insructor

Christopher believes you’re never too young to tell a great story. For more than two decades, he has worked in the Denver area as a producer, director and actor with a special fo...

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Christopher Willard

Christopher Willard

Theatre Insructor

Christopher believes you’re never too young to tell a great story. For more than two decades, he has worked in the Denver area as a producer, director and actor with a special focus on children’s theatre because he loves to create inspiring, challenging and rewarding theatre experiences for actors of all ages. During his tenure as Artistic Director at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, he founded the award-winning Backstage Children’s Theatre (professionals performing for children) and the highly successful Student Theatrical Enrichment Program (S.T.E.P.), which provides musical theatre performance opportunities for students in grades 3-12. Christopher also has directed dozens of youth actor shows, including School of Rock, Heathers, Lion King, Mary Poppins, Dear Evan Hansen, and Matilda.

Jenna Moll Reyes

Jenna Moll Reyes

Theatre Instructor

Jenna is a full-time actor, director, and teaching Artist. You may have seen her on stage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Off Center/Educational Tour, the Arvada Ce...

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Jenna Moll Reyes

Jenna Moll Reyes

Theatre Instructor

Jenna is a full-time actor, director, and teaching Artist. You may have seen her on stage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Off Center/Educational Tour, the Arvada Center, Curious Theatre, Local Theater Company, Aurora Fox, Miners Alley Playhouse and Vintage Theatre. Most recently, she has directed at Denver School of the Arts and Toto Too Theater Company. She also has served as an assistant director at Miners Alley Playhouse, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, and Benchmark Theater. She teaches Musical Theater and Shakespeare at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and for Denver Public Schools. She proudly is represented by the Actors Equity Association and Radical Artists Agency. Outside of work, Jenna loves to mess around with photography, eat pizza, and use the Oxford Comma.

Jessica Swanson

Jessica Swanson

Theatre Instructor

Jessica grew up in the Town Hall Arts Center Education Program -- and now is honored to serve as one of our instructors. Since she was very young, she has worked on the stage and i...

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Jessica Swanson

Jessica Swanson

Theatre Instructor

Jessica grew up in the Town Hall Arts Center Education Program -- and now is honored to serve as one of our instructors. Since she was very young, she has worked on the stage and in the dance studio, specializing in tap, jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance. Though she loves performing professionally throughout metro Denver, Jessica finds the most joy in working with children and sharing with them her love for the theatre. She has worked with several theatre programs in the Jefferson County Public School District and with education departments from Evergreen to Colorado Springs.

John Mackey

John Mackey

Theatre Instructor

From the age of 3, John grew up as a competitive figure skater and a dancer in the genres of tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop. With his performance background, he fell in love with th...

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John Mackey

John Mackey

Theatre Instructor

From the age of 3, John grew up as a competitive figure skater and a dancer in the genres of tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop. With his performance background, he fell in love with theatre during his college days and has not stopped performing in musicals since! Although usually a highly introverted data analyst for the federal government, John thoroughly enjoys letting his theatrical side get the best of him. He has had the privilege of performing in theatres throughout metro Denver, including the Aurora Fox, Lakewood Cultural Center, PACE Center of Parker, Vintage Theater, Magic Moments Inc., and Center Stage in Evergreen. John has almost 20 stage credits right here at his beloved Town Hall Arts Center, where he also enjoys teaching and mentoring the next generation of performers in the worlds of musical theatre and dance.

LuAnn Buckstein

LuAnn Buckstein

Theatre Education Assistant

LuAnn Buckstein has more than 30 years of stage experience and has taught for more than a decade at the Town Hall Arts Center, where she also directs performance summer camps for c...

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LuAnn Buckstein

LuAnn Buckstein

Theatre Education Assistant

LuAnn Buckstein has more than 30 years of stage experience and has taught for more than a decade at the Town Hall Arts Center, where she also directs performance summer camps for children ages 7-13. She is a director and performer with a special love for comedy and the creative enthusiasm of kids of all ages. She has performed with improvisational comedy groups Chicken Lips and Plastered in Paris. Her Town Hall Arts Center stage credits include playing Ms. Hannigan in Annie and Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in Music Man.

Lynzee Jones

Lynzee Jones

Theatre Instructor

Lynzee has taught and directed children’s theatre since 2010. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, she moved to Los A...

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Lynzee Jones

Lynzee Jones

Theatre Instructor

Lynzee has taught and directed children’s theatre since 2010. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, she moved to Los Angeles, where she taught elementary theatre for a nonprofit organization for a couple of years before happily returning to her home state -- and to the Town Hall Arts Center.

Megan Van De Hey

Megan Van De Hey

Theatre Instructor

In addition to her work with the Town Hall Arts Center, you will find Megan on stages throughout metro Denver. She has performed with Arvada Center, Curious, The Aurora Fox, The Av...

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Megan Van De Hey

Megan Van De Hey

Theatre Instructor

In addition to her work with the Town Hall Arts Center, you will find Megan on stages throughout metro Denver. She has performed with Arvada Center, Curious, The Aurora Fox, The Avenue Theatre, Miners Alley, and Little Theatre of the Rockies. Megan is the recipient of multiple Henry, Ovation, True West and Marlowe awards since her relocation to Colorado from Chicago, where she was a three-time nominee for the prominent Joseph Jefferson Award, given for outstanding theatre arts produced in the Windy City. Megan is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association and feels deeply fortunate to have been embraced by Denver's talented theatre community.

Pamela Clifton

Pamela Clifton

Theatre Education Coordinator

Pamela Clifton has acted and directed professionally for more than three decades, her work gracing just about every stage in the Denver area, including The Arvada Center, Boulder's...

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Pamela Clifton

Pamela Clifton

Theatre Education Coordinator

Pamela Clifton has acted and directed professionally for more than three decades, her work gracing just about every stage in the Denver area, including The Arvada Center, Boulder's Dinner Theater, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the University of Denver. Throughout the years, she has become a mainstay in children’s theatre through her writing, acting, directing and teaching in various theatres and venues throughout the state; and through her own touring company, The Playmakers, which has taken performing arts in the forms of educational workshops and performances into schools since 1984.

Rebekah Ortiz

Rebekah Ortiz

Theatre Instructor

Rebekah, who works professionally in the metro Denver theatre community, was bitten by the theatre bug in high school while performing in Fiddler on the Roof -- and again more sev...

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Rebekah Ortiz

Rebekah Ortiz

Theatre Instructor

Rebekah, who works professionally in the metro Denver theatre community, was bitten by the theatre bug in high school while performing in Fiddler on the Roof -- and again more severely in college, while appearing in a production of The Fantastics. Rebekah especially enjoys finding the humanity in every character she portrays, whether the world sees good or bad. This has led to an extreme case of empathy for everyone she encounters. In addition to her work with Town Hall Arts Center, Rebekah has appeared at the Arvada Center, Starkey Theatrix, BDT Stage, Aurora Fox, Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, Candlelight Dinner Theatre, and Ignite. She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University in Denver with a bachelor's degree in musical theatre.

Robert Michael Sanders

Robert Michael Sanders

Chief Operating Officer

Robert Michael has worked in all capacities of theatre and theatre education for more than 25 years and is excited to head the growing THAC Educational Program. He has developed fo...

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Robert Michael Sanders

Robert Michael Sanders

Chief Operating Officer

Robert Michael has worked in all capacities of theatre and theatre education for more than 25 years and is excited to head the growing THAC Educational Program. He has developed for all ages programs and curriculum that teach life skills through theatre education. Robert Michael believes theatre should be an all-inclusive and safe place where kids can be themselves while they discover and explore.

For more than a decade, Robert Michael has worked consistently as a resident instructor and director at THAC, where he has directed more than 20 youth theatre musicals and numerous classes and interactive programs. He also has taught at many area high schools and colleges, and at most professional theatre throughout metro Denver. He has been honored to direct several critically acclaimed Equity, and Non-Equity productions throughout Colorado and has been recognized with several accolades, including multiple True West and Marlow Awards.

Robert Michael serves on the THAC Concert Committee, where he has been responsible for selecting bands, artists, shows, and other small Main Stage musicals. He is also a former owner of the Academy of Theatre Arts.

Professionally, Robert Michael's career also includes entertainment experience as a touring musician, writer, producer, actor, director and talent agent. He has directed the Denver Actors Fund annual fundraiser MISCAST for several years and has helped to raise significant support for the fund. He is also the co-director of the Annual Henry Awards, as well as being a regular director for most area theatres. Robert Michael has five albums, multiple films and commercials and several theatrical awards to his credit.

Robert Michael is a member of ASCAP, Actors Equity Association, Colorado Theatre Guild, and The Recording Academy.

Stephanie Hesse

Stephanie Hesse

Theatre Instructor

Stephanie has performed with several companies in Colorado, including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and Avatar Movement Dance Company. Her Denver-area stage credits include...

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Stephanie Hesse

Stephanie Hesse

Theatre Instructor

Stephanie has performed with several companies in Colorado, including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and Avatar Movement Dance Company. Her Denver-area stage credits include 9 to 5, Into The Woods, Mary PoppinsThe Producers42nd Street, and Crazy For You. Her Town Hall Arts Center stage credits include West Side Story and Legally Blonde. Choreography credits include: A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, Hello Dolly!, She Loves Me, 13: The Musical, Jungle Book Jr. and Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr. Stephanie is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University with bachelor's degrees in Theatre and Dance.

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Letter from the Board of Directors

“Town Hall Premier will offer Something for Everyone” was the headline just before the theatre opened its doors for the very first time. That was true in 1983 — and it is still true today.

Town Hall Arts Center 2013-14 Annual Report

THAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded to benefit the public good. We offer regular reports on our activities and finances. Our fiscal year is July 1-June 30. We invite you to review our annual reports in PDF file format. Please do not hesitate to...

Town Hall Arts Center 2014-15 Annual Report

THAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded to benefit the public good. We offer regular reports on our activities and finances. Our fiscal year is July 1-June 30. We invite you to review our annual reports in PDF file format. Please do not hesitate to...

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