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Larry A. Williams

 

Northern Lehigh School District, Slatington, PA 18079

Director of Support Services – August 11, 1975- August 11, 2000

I served in many different capacities during my 25 year career with NLSD.  From 1984 to 2000 however, I held the position of Director of Support Services for six buildings and a total student population of approximately 3000 students.  Served as Senior High School Choral Director from 1977-1985; Senior Class Play Director from 1977 to 1985; Junior High Drama Director from 1982-1984; All-school Musical Director from 1980-1995.

Municipal Opera Company of Allentown, PA Inc. (MunOpCo Music Theatre)

Book and Music Director, 1993-2001

Artistic Director, 2002-2015

 

Description    

Was responsible for the planning and implementation of all aspects of the stage and theatrical events of the company.  Responsible for the aesthetic statement of the theatre company. Served as liaison between MunOpCo Music Theatre and the Valley of Allentown.

Requirements 

Personal:  Possesses creative, research, planning and organizational skills.  Also possesses communication and interaction abilities in addition to quality decision-making and administrative skills.

Experience is required in directing, producing, acting, business management, marketing and technology.  Due to the nature of MunOpCo’s operations, musical direction, vocal and instrumental is required along with all aspects of musical performance.         

Personal Qualities

Possesses a creative vision to benefit the Theatre Company and is passionate about theatre and the arts.  A creatively fueled imagination is a must in order to visualize how scripts will finally appear on the stage.  Patience, persistence and persuasiveness must be funneled to produce a focused ability to work well under pressure.

Duties

  • Planned and executed artistic program season of the theatre company
  • Reviewed scripts and chose programs for each season
  • Conducted and supervised research.
  • Interviewed and recommended staff including choreographers, musicians and guest directors.
  • Made all production decisions.
  • Oversaw the function of the Production Staff
  • Assisted in the formulation of production budgets.
  • Assisted in marketing productions
  • Responsible for all auditions.
  • Directed or assisted Guest Directors for all shows.
  • Made application to secure Grants, Sponsorships, etc.
  • Managed the “Box Office.”
  • Established and maintained building schedule for MunOpCo Music Theatre and the Valley of Allentown (Masonic Lodge)
  • Event planning in conjunction with the Valley of Allentown.
  • Produced news releases in conjunction with Publicity Committee.
  • Assisted in the publication of periodic newsletters.
  • Kept current in all aspects of theatre performance.
  • Participated as a non-voting member of the board.
  • Was authorized by the Board to sign checks, makes deposits and enter into non-binding and binding contracts.

OUTREACH

Was responsible for all outreach activities and groups.  Founder and director of The Allstarz (Down Syndrome Theatre Arts Group), Music In Motion (All female show choir), The MunOpCo Heritage Choir (adults performing in concert).  Scheduled and oversaw all workshops offered by MunOpCo Music Theatre.

Theatrical Experience

Stage Plays (directed)

1977 –     Come Blow Your Horn                                  Slatington High School

1978 –     You Can’t Take It With You                           Slatington High School

1979 –     Barefoot In The Park                                       Slatington High School

1980 –     Cheaper By The Dozen                                   Slatington High School

1981 -      Heaven Can Wait                                            Slatington High School

1982 –     The Odd Couple                                              Northern Lehigh Little Theatre (NLLT)

1983 –     Oom, Pah, Pah                                                NLJHS

1983 –     Never Too Late                                               NLLT

1984 –     God’s Favorite                                                NLLT

1984 –     The Nervous Wreck                                        NLJHS

1985 –     Plaza Suite                                                       NLLT

Musical Productions

1980 –     Once Upon a Mattress                                    (Book & Music)              Northern Lehigh Little Theatre (NLLT)

1981 -      Bye, Bye Birdie                                               (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1982 -      The King & I                                                   (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1982 –     Mame                                                              (Music )                          Shepherd Hills Dinner Theatre

1983 –     Carnival                                                           (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1984 –     Gypsy                                                             (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1985 –     Grease                                                             (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1987 –     Damn Yankees                                                (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1988 –     Guys & Dolls                                                  (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1989 -      The Wizard of Oz                                            (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1990 –     Mame                                                              (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1991 –     Little Shop of Horrors                                     (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1992 –     The Sound of Music                                       (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1993 –     West Side Story                                              (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1993 –     Mame                                                              (Music)                           MunOpCo,  Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

1994 -      Brigadoon                                                       (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1995 -      Fiddler on the Roof                                         (Book & Music)              (NLLT)

1996 –     Damn Yankees                                                (Music)                           MunOpCo,  Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

1997 –     Guys  & Dolls                                                 (Book & Music)              MunOpCo,  Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

1998 –     You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown             (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, CedarCrest College

1998 –     The Pajama Game                                           (Music)                           MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

1999 –     West Side Story                                              (Music)                           MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown PA

2000 -      My Fair Lady                                                  (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2000 –     Grease                                                             (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Barristers Club Allentown, PA

2000 -      Oliver                                                              (Set Designer)                 MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2001 -      Brigadoon                                                       (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2001 –     They’re Playing Our Song                              (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Barristers Club Allentown, PA

2001 -      Joseph…..Dreamcoat                                      (Set Designer)                 MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2002-       George M                                                        (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2002 -      75 Years of Musical Magic                             (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2002 –     Camelot                                                           (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2003 -      Jekyll & Hyde (LV Premiere)                         (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2003 -      Victor/Victoria (LV Premiere)                        (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2003 -      Evita                                                                (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2004 -      Fiddler on the Roof                                         (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2004 -      Nunsense                                                        (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2004 -      Hello, Dolly                                                    (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Allentown, PA (& Harrington, DE)

2004 -      Miracle on 5th Street                                        (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, St John’s Luth. Comm. Ed. Bldg.

2005 -      The King & I                                                   (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2005 -      I Love America (Patriotic ReVue)                   (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2005 -      Godspell                                                          (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Allentown, PA ( & Harrington, DE)

2006 -      Children of Eden (LV Premiere)                     (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2006 -      Rockin’ ‘Round the Fifties (ReVue)               (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Allentown, PA (Jay Proctor, Spec. Guest)

2006 –     Sugar Babies                                                   (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2007-       Singin In The Rain                                          (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Allentown, PA (80th Season)

2007 -      The Sensational Sixties (ReVue)                     (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Allentown, PA (Jay Allan Spec. Guest)

2007 -      1776                                                                (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2008 –     Meet me In St. Louis                                       (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2008 -      Swing thru the 40’s (ReVue)                          (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Allentown, PA (The Royalaires, Guest)

2008 -      Man of La Mancha                                          (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2009 -      The Music Man                                               (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Allentown, PA (Southern Lehigh HS Band)

2009 -      Doo Wop to Hip Hop (ReVue)                       (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2009 -      Anything Goes                                                (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2010 -      Fifties Rockin’ Weekend (ReVue)                  (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2010 -      MunOpCo’s Best of Broadway (ReVue)       (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2010 -      MunOpCo’s Spectacular Christmas                (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2011 –     Pippin                                                              (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2011 –     MunOpCo’s The Wonder of Christmas          (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2012 –     Sugar, The Some Like It Hot Musical             (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2012 -      The Splendor of Christmas                             (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2013 -      SHOUT! the mod musical                              (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2013 -      MunOpCo’s, It’s Time for Christmas             (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2014-       Funny Girl                                                      (Book & Music)              MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

2014-       MunOpCo’s Christmas Classics                     (Wrote & Directed)         MunOpCo, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, PA

1994-2001                                     Producer/Director of Macungie Minstrelaires, Emmaus, PA

1994 –     Home For The Holidays  (ReVue)                  (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production

1995 –     The Wonderful World of Television (ReVue) (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production         

1996 –     Books By The Score (ReVue)                        (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production

1997 –     Backstage Broadway (ReVue)                        (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production

1998 –     Jivin’ With The Jukebox (ReVue)                  (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production

1999 –     Travelin’ Country Roads (ReVue)                  (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production

2000 –     Sing & Swing Thru the Forties (ReVue)        (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production

2001 –     The Endless Power of Love (ReVue)             (Wrote & Directed)         Macungie Minstrelaire Production