PHILIP DAVID STERN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Philip has composed original music, scores and orchestrations for live theatre, film, television, concert and dance. His scores for live theatre have played Off-Broadway "Scrooge" (Lamb's Theatre NYC and Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre), toured nationally ("Scrooge", "Dream") and internationally, including the highly acclaimed show "TAP KIDS" (winner of a five star review at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Stern has been commissioned to create original music for dance (Canada's prima ballerina Karen Kain, Gypsy Project NYC, Extended Dance Co. , Off-Center Dance Co) Jazz orchestra (BMI Jazz Orchestra) and classical ensembles (Hora Decima Brass) and has written and produced chart topping instrumental music for saxophonist Michael Massaro and harpist Sandra Fann. Film and television credits include multiple-Gemini award-winning series The View From Here, Human Edge and Saturday Night at the Movies. Masterworks, Sunday Night at The Cinema, History, From the Heart, Vista, as well as "The Spacewatch Club" Series for Houston PBS. Philip holds an ARCT in Composition from The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
LISA HOPKINS, PRODUCING CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Lisa recently directed and choreographed "Heart Of Stone" at Proctors' Addy Theater in Schenectady, NY. She is director choreographer and co-writer of the new musical "Young Dr. Jekyll" and conceived, directed and choreographed the internationally acclaimed show TAP KIDS. Other Director/Choreography credits: Scrooge (Lambs Theater NYC, Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre, NYC), Dream (Spencer Theater, NM) Choreography credits: The Drowsy Chaperone (Schimmel Center, NYC), Dames at Sea (LA Scenie Award and Ovation nominee) & Falling For Make Believe (The Colony Theatre, Burbank, CA) ,White Christmas (San Diego Music Theatre). Lisa assisted choreographer Kathleen Marshall on the Broadway revival of Follies where she also acted as dance coach for leading man Treat Williams. Lisa is co-founder of New York Stage Originals, a theatrical production company dedicated to creating original live theatre, music and dance. With her creative partner composer Philip Stern, Hopkins has created and produced a roster of original musicals and live theatre that have toured nationally and internationally. Lisa is Adjunct Professor of Dance at PACE University in NYC where she teaches Tap, Jazz and Theatre Dance in both the Commercial Dance and Musical Theater Programs .