Pamela Gallina – Executive Producer
Pamela Gallina, producer, has been operating LIA Consulting for the past 3 years, a company she founded in 2003, after spending fourteen years dedicating her career to nonprofit organizations. Prior to specializing in nonprofits, her work revolved around business management; as a result, she brings valuable expertise from both disciplines to the table.
Gallina earned her bachelor of science in journalism from Grand Valley State University, and her Master of Arts in communications from Michigan State University. Before creating LIA Consulting, she was president and producer of Western Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse, a position she held for two years. Prior to that she served as executive and development director for Opera Grand Rapids; senior consultant and project manager for Wondergem Consulting; and marketing and public relations director for the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Throughout her career, Gallina has written for numerous publications and corporations throughout the West Michigan area, as well as working and consulting with companies in the aviation industry. She is licensed and bonded by the State of Michigan as a professional fundraiser, and serves as an adjunct communications professor at Grand Valley State University. In the past, she has served on the board of trustees of the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Gallina is also a licensed pilot and the proud owner and avid rider of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
Dennis Edenfield – Producing Artistic Director
Dennis Edenfield, Broadway veteran, has been directing and choreographing since 1986. With over one hundred productions to his credit, he has been referred to as “one of the most prolific Director/ Choreographers in musical theatre today”.
Theatrefest, Montclair University, NJ
In 2002 – 2003 Dennis was Artistic Director for Western Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse. Continuing the theatre’s “star system” tradition, productions included Sandy Duncan in Oklahoma, Peter Scolari in Barnum, Eddie Mekka in Guys and Dolls and John Davidson in Chicago. Dennis directed both Oklahoma and Guys and Dolls. In spite of the artistic and box office success of the season the theatre company was forced to close its doors due to a lack of funding.
Since 1986, Dennis has Directed/ Choreographed for Off-Broadway, in Regional Theatres, Universities, Dinner Theatres and Summer Stock across the U.S. and Canada. In 2000 Dennis directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway musical Dressing Room. He also staged and choreographed the 30th Anniversary Tour of Mame starring Morgan Brittany of “Dallas” fame.
Dennis has more than 20 years of experience as a professional Actor, Dancer, and Singer on Broadway, Television and in Film. On Broadway, he appeared in the revival of Finian’s Rainbow (with Frank McHugh and Nancy Dussault), Irene (with Debbie Reynolds & Jane Powell) and the legendary A Chorus Line. In 1981 he had the honor of performing with the Broadway Co. of A Chorus Line at the White House for President Reagan.
He worked with and learned from the best, like Michael Bennett, Gower Champion, Sir John Gielgud, Peter Gennaro and Ron Field to name a few. At the age twenty he toured in the National Company of Hello Dolly starring Betty Grable. He was seen weekly on “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show” and has many “soap” appearances and national commercials to his credit. He appeared in several films, such as New York, New York, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Annie, Puff n’ Stuff.
Born and educated in New Orleans, Dennis continued his professional training in New York City in 1966. He studied acting at the famous HB Studios in Greenwich Village and the Film Actor’s Workshop at Columbia Films Studios in Los Angeles. He also studied dance with some of the best teachers the city had to offer.