Aiming the Right Direction
Highlands Playhouse directors are known for their legendary leadership.
Year-after-year they deliver high-quality performances with sold out-shows. Theater-lovers salute the Playhouse’s success with the highest of praise: “Just when you think it can’t get any better, they raise the bar!”
Playhouse directorship is unparalleled. Artistic directors and assistants climb the creative ladder learning from the theater’s masters. 2020’s new Artistic Director, Marshall Carby, and Assistant Artistic Director Jimmy Lewis rose through the ranks wearing a variety of hats.
Jimmy is a long-time fan favorite, most recently starring as Cabaret’s lead in addition to playing the role of the Big Bopper in Buddy. Oh, baby, he knows what you like! Jimmy’s a New Yorker, a Disney Tour regular, and an overall supremely-talented performer/director.
Marshall Carby, Bill Patti’s protégée, has directed several performances for the Playhouse. With Bill’s support, tutelage, and blessing, Marshall skillfully steps into the artistic director’s spotlight.
Lance Matzke, Highlands Playhouse managing director, says, “Marshall’s an exceptional educator who’s pumped … excited to accept his new role. You’ll remember his outstanding performance in Guys and Dolls last season. He’s ready to launch 2020 with the crowd-pleasing Mama Mia, a delightful show based on ABBA’s captivating melodies, tight harmonies, and unforgettable lyrics.”
Tickets are on sale right now. Check Highlands Playhouse website for more details. While you’re at it, think about taking your own spotlight as a 2020 Playhouse volunteer. Catch a movie. Or inquire about becoming a patron. No matter what level of participation you choose, continue to follow Highlands Playhouse successes on Facebook and Instagram.