Laurie is a 27 year live entertainment executive who has the unique ability to see big Picture 360 views of projects from start to finish, plus she handles with ease all details necessary for star driven entertainemnt. Laurie’s top clientes include David Copperfield (Worldwide Tour General Manager, 25 years), Donny & Marie (Worldwide Tour General Manager, 6 years), Blue Man Group Arena Tour (Worldwide Tour General Manager, 3 years), VeggieTales Live (Executive Producer), Walking with the Dinosaurs Spectacular (Tour General Manager) and Men are from Mars Women are from Venus Live (General Manager Touring and Off Broadway, 3 years). Previously, Laurie acted as the NYC based Director of Operations for Pace Theatrical (now Broadway Across America) having 23 Broadway market subscripitons. Laurie holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Directing from Texas State University and her entertainment passion revolves arond creating new, engaging live theatrical shows for the masses.
Mr. Terry is an accomplished executive with a 25-year record of accomplishment within media and entertainment as an C-Suite executive, corporate development professional, private equity professional and corporate financier. Most recently, as Head of Corporate Development for a Los Angeles, California-based media and entertainment company engaged in live events (“Jurassic World: The Exhibition”), feature film (“Hacksaw Ridge”) and television (“The Night Manager”), Mr. Terry has been responsible for corporate development, strategic planning, corporate finance and the evaluation of investment and content opportunities. Prior thereto, Mr. Terry served as a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of an entertainment venture he led with Stan Lee, NHL Enterprises LP and Comcast Corp. to create, develop, finance and exploit an original cross-platform, branded character entertainment franchise. Incidentally, Mr. Terry assisted in the formulation and provided managerial oversight of the test launch of the franchise in conjunction with a series of live events coordinated with the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina (e.g. in-arena audio/video live event, convention center themed events, broadcast television interstitials, and a 3 minute broadcast featured during the 2nd intermission of the All-Star Game). Prior to his media and entertainment industry operating experience, Mr. Terry served as a Partner with an Apollo Global Management backed private equity investment firm and began his professional career in investment banking as a member of the Beverly Hills based, Corporate Finance department with Drexel Burnham Lambert.
John was formerly President of Exhibitions Management and has over 20 years experience in the arts and entertainment industry. John has continued to breath new life into the traditional idea of museum exhibits. Instead of passive experiences, our traveling exhibits like massively popular undertakings for Jurassic World; King Tut (below); Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition; Diana: A Celebration of Princess Diana, , and Cleopatra: The Search for the Las Queen of Egypt; creating a feel more like a theatrical event experience, with careful attention being paid to the experiential details ultimately educating the visitors. John has lead multi-national teams in the design, production, marketing and sales of museum and fine art traveling exhibitions throughout the world. John Executive Produced two of the world-renowned blockbuster exhibitions dedicated to the treasures of King Tut, “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” and “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” with unparalleled success drawing over 11 million visitors over 4 continents during U.S. and international engagements since 2005.
Michael has been working in live theatre for 33 years and oversees residency productions in Las Vegas, Nevada such as TapeFace, Backstreet Boys, I Love The 90’s. Michael’s disciplined in working with the creatives elements for large scale theatre productions. He is experienced in working with productions in China to supervising the build and opening of a Hero
Memorial in Abu Dhabi, design and installation of a new outdoor water/effects show for a major theme park and worked on countless creative pitches including detailed budgets, Theatre designs, and equipment lists. Previously Michael led the Project Design for the Warner Bros Theme park in Abu Dhabi, was the Director of Production for the Hollywood Dolby Theatre and worked as Production Director with Franco Dragone Entertainment. Michael spent many years with the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil as the only American born Director of Production. Creating stage productions of THE BEATLES LOVE, VIVA ELVIS, and ZED, served as the Director of Technical Operations for Cirque du Soleil’s Asia Pacific Division and as Operations Production Manager for Cirque du Soleil’s production of Alegria.
Mr. Acton has experience and expertise in all material aspects of the live event production industry. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Acton has functioned in the following capacities: Artist’s Tour Manager / Production Manager; Venue Entertainment Director; Talent Buyer; Director of Operations for Cornerstone Technologies, Touring Sound Engineer, and Corporate Event Producer. Mr. Acton has collaborated with a breadth of music artists and touring theatrical productions inclusive of The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Donny & Marie Osmond, Julie Andrews and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Lastly, Mr. Acton has a robust roster of domestic and international corporate events clients including, but not limited to, Adobe, Novell Software, Symantec, Sage Software, Federal Express, Abbott Labs, Monster Energy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, MonaVie, Rodan & Fileds and 4Life Nutrition.
Cassie is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College’s prestigious Music Theatre program, has a broad range of experience that spans many different arts disciplines. Cassie has worked as internationally as the General Manager for Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, as the Road Manager for Blue Man Group’s How to be a Megastar Tour, and domestically toured with The Christmas Musico f Mannheim Steamroller. Cassie has also acted as the Touring Production Manager for Mars Venus Live and is the Associate Tour Manager for Donny & Maire domestic US Tours. Cassie also oversees the Creative Design elements for numerous residents and touring productions.