Kristine Lewis founded Theatre Arts Center (TAC) in Bucks County in 1985 to prepare young actors for professional theatre. Previously she served for three years as Director of the Times Square Bid Kidz in Manhattan, a performance ensemble that entertained at various Times Square Broadway events. Kristine has taught at North Carolina School of the Arts and throughout the U.S., as well as workshops in London. Her own training began studying with Uta Hagen at H.B. Studios and at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for Drama. As a dancer and choreographer, she studied with Phil Black, Matt Mattox, Gus Giordano and toured with the American Ballet Theatre.
Kristine’s career in show business spans the gamut. Her professional theatre credits are extensive and her work has appeared in national tours, summer stock, regional theatres, dinner theatres, and cabaret rooms throughout the U.S. A partner in Lewis & Fox Casting, Kristine is a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and has cast for many New York and regional theatre productions, as well as for film, television, music videos, commercials and industrials.
As a theatrical producer, Kristine worked with one of the most prolific songwriting teams, Richard and Robert Sherman (MARY POPPINS, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BAND, JUNGLE BOOK +), when she and her producing partners undertook a revival of the brother’s show BUSKER ALLEY, starring Jim Dale. Additionally, Kristine was managing producer on BURLEIGH GRIME$, associate producer on the NY production of VIGIL, and on Broadway’s ENCHANTED APRIL. She has produced numerous stage productions in Bucks County, including TAC favorite, THAT’S WHAT KIDS DO!
Kristine has directed shows too numerous to mention. Among the names, she has directed William Conrad, Lucy Arnez, Andrea McArdle and many others. Her creative staging of FIORELLO at the Players Club in New York was hailed by the show’s writer Sheldon Harnick. Additionally, she has directed well as over 200 children’s shows in Bucks County.
Stephen Casey was Artistic Director and resident choreographer at the Bucks County Playhouse from 1996-2010. He has directed and choreographed over seventy mainstage productions and has restaged the original choreography for numerous productions of A Chorus Line, 42nd St., The Will Rogers Follies, Oklahoma, Carousel, Sweet Charity and Hello Dolly. He has also choreographed for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University, the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Lehigh University, Pennsbury and Neshaminy School Districts, as well as Acting Naturally of Morrisville and Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre. He has performed in the national touring companies of 42nd St., A Chorus Line and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as well as the European touring companies of 42nd St., Golden Musicals and the Rocky Horror Show. He has had the great fortune of performing in many of the top regional theatres in the country including Papermill Playhouse, St. Louis M.U.N.Y, Atlantas Theatre, Under the Stars, Dallas Musicals, North Carolina Theatre, Artpark and the Cleveland Opera. On the high seas he performed for Holland America and Commodore Cruise Lines. Mr.Casey is a member of Actors Equity Association and holds a BA in theatre and dance from DeSales University. Summer 2013 Stephen directed and choreographed 3 hit shows, the full length version of “Legally Blonde”, the premiere school version of “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Honk Jr.” Stephen continued in 2014 by directing “Into the Woods Jr” and “Jungle Book”. He also choreographed the full length version of “Throughly Modern Millie”. Stephen is excited to share his love of dance with the students at Theatre Arts Center and looks forward to teaching additional classes this year including Musical Theatre and Boys Tap.re to add images, text and links, or connect data from your collection.
Adriane Orcutt – Fraser began her study of ballet at Dance Theater of Pennsylvania in Doylestown. She studied on scholarship at BalletMet Academy and Joffery Ballet School where she discovered her love of modern/contemporary dance. In 1996, Adriane went on to study in the school of Philadanco, Philadelphia’s premier modern dance company, and in 1997 she was accepted as a member of Danco II, Philadanco’s second company. Later that year she toured internationally with the Forerunner’s International Institute, a youth performance company. After graduating from Pennridge High School, Adriane attended to Fordham University where she studied in the Alvin Ailey-Fordham BFA program, and graduated with a BFA in Philosophy and Urban Studies. Adriane has over a decade of teaching experience both in NYC and PA.
Bruce Kirkpatrick graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in acting, and has not stopped since, (acting that is).
The early part of his career was highlighted with mostly theater. He has acted in plays such as “The Hairy Ape”, and “View from a Bridge.” Later in his career he appeared on Broadway in the first 3 Act play that Tennessee Williams had ever written, “Not About Nightingales.” It proved to be a moving and educational experience for him.
Bruce has been fortunate throughout his illustrious career to have worked with great people on great projects including “The Wire”, “Law and Order”, “Law and Order SVU”, “NYPD Blue”, and “Life on Mars.” Movies of the week include “Blindspot”, “For I Have Sinned”, “Against Her Will”, and “Silent Witness.” Feature films include “The Lovely Bones”, “Little Children”, “Twelve Monkeys”, “The Dark Half”, and the original “Day of the Dead.”