Dennis Scott (Music and Lyrics) is a two-time Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer and producer. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Ray Charles, Faith Hill, Alison Kraus, Sugarland, Crystal Gayle, Amy Grant, The Muppets, and many others. His music has been featured on shows such as Sesame Street, Guiding Light, Who’s the Boss, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Magic School Bus. Dennis has also served as musical director for The National Child Safety Council and wrote and produced over one hundred songs for the BBC children’s TV series, Noddy, which aired on PBS. His composition “Songs” was featured on the Grammy award-winning recording, Elmopalooza and in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. His most recent Grammy was for “Songs From the Neighborhood – The Music of Mister Rogers.” Dennis is part of the popular Beatles tribute band, The WannaBeatles. Their album, “Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond” was a finalist in this year’s 54th Grammy awards. www.dennisscott.net
Jeremy Dobrish (Book) Jeremy’s other shows for young audiences include Curious George and Paul Revere (Theatreworks USA), and Virtually Me (Matt Murphy). His plays have been produced at the Vineyard and adobe theatres in NYC. As a director, Jeremy has worked all over NY including at Second Stage and MCC. Regionally, he has worked at Barrington Stage, Goodspeed, Hangar, North Shore, NY Stage and Film, Old Globe, O’Neill, Village. Jeremy is the Co-Artistic Director of Midtown Direct Rep, and was the Artistic Director of adobe theatre company for 13 years. He lives in Maplewood with his wife Beth and daughters Clea and Quinn. www.jeremydobrish.com
Daniel Seth (Director) happily returns to theater for young audiences, after working with John Tartaglia on Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train – Live (National Tour), Jim Henson’s Musical World (Carnegie Hall), and ImaginOcean (New World Stages). Based in New York, he mainly collaborates with writers to create new work on stage and screen, especially focusing on character driven stories. As an associate or assistant, selected additional projects include Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. When not directing, he can be found teaching at the Museum of the Moving Image. Daniel is an alumnus of NYU, associate of SDC, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Mark Fleischer (Original Director) is the Associate Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh CLO. Prior to the CLO, Mark served as Producing Artistic Director for Adirondack Theatre Festival from 2007 – 2014 and Plano Repertory Theatre from 1993 – 2002. His directing credits include Next to Normal, Shooting Star, Brush the Summer By, Ordinary Days, Superior Donuts, the national tour of Clifford’s Big Family Musical, All My Sons, Not About Nightingales, Talley’s Folly, The Diary of Anne Frank, Sunday in the Park with George, A Chorus Line, and Passion as well as Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest. Mark holds a BA in English Literature and Communication Arts from Austin College and an MFA in Directing from the Theatre School at DePaul University.
The Puppet Kitchen (Clifford Suit and Puppet Design/Fabrication) The Puppet Kitchen is pleased and proud to help bring Clifford and his pals to the stage! Possibilities (and lots of dogs) come alive at our full-service puppetry studio, located in New York’s East Village. Our design, creation and performance work has been featured by The Public Theater, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The Disney Channel, Walt Disney World Theme Parks, PBS, TheaterWorks USA, The HERE Theater, Feist, Dance Theater Workshop and more. For more info about us and puppet-making workshops for kids and adults, visit www.puppetkitchen.com
Keith Coughlin (Choreographer) Choreography: Singin’ in the Rain (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2013), Ragtime (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2012), The Drowsy Chaperone (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2011), Pirates of Penzance (NH Theatre Award, Best Choreography 2010), Clifford the Big Red Dog Live (U.S. National Tour), Hairspray, Spring Awakening (Dartmouth College), Into the Woods, White Christmas, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Thoroughly Modern Millie!, The Wizard of Oz. Directing/Choreography: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kiss Me Kate (NH Theatre Award nomination, Best Musical 2014), The Drowsy Chaperone (Cape Repertory Theatre), Click Clack Moo (Theatreworks , U.S. National Tour). Assoc. Choreography: The Toxic Avenger (Outer Critics Circle Best Off-Broadway Musical, 2009), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Detroit Company). Some performance credits: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (The Grand Ole Opry, Fox Theatre), Goodspeed Opera House, Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Geva Theatre. Keith is the Producing Artistic Director of the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, NH and serves as a Visiting Lecturer in the Dartmouth College Theatre Department.
Brian Glenn (Voice of Clifford) has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, The Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, and a performance for the White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2004. His singing and voice-over work have accumulated into nearly 2,000 songwriter demos as well as numerous local and national radio and television shows. A twenty year veteran of the Nashville entertainment scene, Brian was harmony vocalist and bass guitar player for NBC’s Nashville Star Band in 2008, and has worked as a harmony vocalist on the late night shows of David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Craig Ferguson. His six-year run with country legend Marty Stuart as one of His Fabulous Superlatives earned him credits on four albums with the Universal South record label, as well as an Americana Music Association nomination and a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in the bluegrass category.
David Miller (Set Design/Tour Manager/Company Manager) Tours: Cake Boss: Bakin’ with the Boss Tour, Cake Boss Homemade for the Holidays Tour, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live!, Last Comic Standing Live. Awards Shows: Fox Reality Awards, Movie Guide Awards for seven straight years; Asst. to Set Designer Keith Gonzales on Jane Eyre, Broadway. Regional: An Infinite Ache, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia.
Paige Selene Luke (Lighting Design) LA based Lighting Designer & Stage Manager. Select Tours: The Kids in the Hall, Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party, John Cleese & Eric Idle’s Together Again At Last… For the Very First Time, The Hungry Hungry Games. Select LA designs: Safe, 2nd Saturdays, (Six01 Studio), Perennial, Tennessee in the Summer (Sidewalk Studio Theatre), Ballet Folklorico Ollin (Ford Amphitheatre), Angels in America, Waiting for Godot (Stella Adler Theatre). paigeseleneluke.com
Isabel Rubio (Costume Designer) Theatre Design credits: Superior Donughts. Brush The Summer, Other credits include 13 NYC Center Encores; Metamorphis; Hamlet directed by John Gould Ruben; Peer Gynt directed by Andrei Serban; Billy The Kid directed by Jim Simpson; Moms Maibley And Her Ladies with Clarice Taylor directed by Walter Dallas; Kid Who Would Be Pope, Love Song; Tick Tick Boom. Ballet Dance Design credits: Beauty In Motion: Diana Vishneva; Kings Of The Dance Russian Tours; Kirov Ballet USA Tour. Opera Credits: Opera of Philadelphia; Gotham Opera; NY Opera Ensemble; Indianapolis Opera. TV credits: Assistant Designer, Late Night with David Letterman; Law and Order. Costume design for film features Nomadas with Lucy Liu; Mattie Fresno and The Holoflux Universe. Isabel’s honors include being chosen to be as a juried exhibitor at the Prague Scenofest Quadrennial USA National Exhibit 2007 and the recipient Virginia Museum Costume Design Fellowship.
Joanna Brumley (Marketing and Publicity) has been with Mills Entertainment for 5 years and has worked on an exciting roster of shows including Mel Brooks Back in the Saddle Again!, John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again at Last…for the First Time, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live and Cesar Millan Live.
BJ Marchini (Sound Designer) is a theatrical technician, manager, audio engineer, and musician. Credits: Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Live, Hungry Hungry Games, and Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! (all with Mills Ent.), plus nine tours with American Family Theater.
Greg Dassonville (Associate Choreographer) is thrilled to be joining Mills Entertainment, alongside Keith Coughlin, for Clifford the Big Red Dog. As a performer, his credits include: National Tour: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (Ensemble/ Dr. Frankenstein Cover). Regional: Hello Dolly! (Goodspeed Opera House), White Christmas (Northern Stage), Funny Girl (Riverside Theatre), The Music Man (Ogunquit Playhouse), Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees, Seussical (Weston Playhouse), They’re Playing Our Song, and Gyspy (Ivoryton Playhouse). Many thanks to Keith for this wonderful opportunity and to everyone at Mills Entertainment. Follow Greg on Instagram: Dassaburg. B.F.A., Syracuse University.
Denise R. Zeiler (Technical Director) has enjoyed the opportunity to work in practically every genre of live entertainment including dance, comedy, cooking, music and premier events. She will always call the theater, ‘home.’ With credits that include Off-Broadway, Regional and National Touring productions. Denise is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting with several cinematic and theatrical scripts being shopped.
Melissa Bondar (Stage Manager/Lighting Director) Previous work experience includes Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic, Dinosaur Train Live, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey present Built to Amaze!, and several years at sea with Holland America Line. When she’s not working in theater, she writes a personal finance blog for millennials and people in the arts at www.brokegirlrich.com. Thanks for all the support Mom, Dad & Tyler!
Andrew Ellis (Audio Engineer) Selected Theatre credits: Sid the Science Kid Live: Let’s Play! (TD), Mills Entertainment; Shakespearience (TD), Theatrical Education group; Twelfth Night (TD), A Noise Within; Noises Off (TD), A Noise within; Antony and Cleopatra (TD), A Noise within; Cash on Delivery (Master Electrician), La Canada Playhouse; The Odd Couple (TD/ME), La Canada Playhouse; 64 Hour Film festival (TD), LACHSA. Andrew is very excited to be joining the tour of Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! All my love to my family.
Nathan Dame (Music Director) Credits: Be More Chill (Two River Theater, Original Cast Recording); A Little Night Music (Berkshire Theatre Group); Pretty Filthy (The Civilians, Original Cast Recording); Dying For It (Atlantic Theater Company); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Geva Theatre); The Lightning Thief (Theatreworks USA). Music Supervisor: Mr. Burns by Anne Washburn, (Playwrights Horizons). Assoc. Music Director: What’s It All About? (New York Theatre Workshop); Fly By Night (Dallas Theater Center). Nathan’s play The Saints is being developed by Roundabout Theatre Company (NYC), and he is writing a musical based on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.
Sara Friedman (Production Manager) New York credits: Around the World in 80 Days (New 45th St Theater), White’s Lies (New World Stages), The Charity That Began at Home (Mint Theater). Regional: Saratoga Shakespeare Co, At Home in an Alien Land (Adirondack Theater Fest), Man of LaMancha (Capital Rep. Theatre)
Matthew Franzetti (General Manager) Selected credits include: Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (off-Broadway and tour), The Berenstain Bears LIVE! (off-Broadway and tour), Virtually Me! (tour), FAME (Tropicana Casino and Resort), In the Night Garden LIVE! (U.K. tour). B.A.: Muhlenberg College, M.A.: Goldsmiths, University of London.
Simone Gianfrancesco (Producer) is a Producer and General Manager with Mills Entertainment. Select Mills producing credits: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train, Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party, Lilly Singh’s A Trip to Unicorn Island World Tour and SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody. Select LA and Chicago credits: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Universal Studios, About Face Theatre. Founding member of Two Birds Casting (Chicago) and proud graduate of Smith College.
Michael Mills (President) is President of Mills Entertainment based in Saratoga Springs, NY. Mills Entertainment is a leading producer of live tours of branded and alternative entertainment. In addition to Clifford the Big Red Dog Live!, some current tours include Mel Brooks Back in the Saddle Again, John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again at Last…For the Very First Time, Theresa Caputo Live, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from Whose Line is it Anyway?, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live and Cesar Millan Live. www.millsentertainment.com.