BEYOND THE INGENUE artists
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Wendy Jones-Hill (Director) has worked extensively in the Madison area as a singer, actress, director and teaching artist. Having been part of more than 200 productions, she has enjoyed working with professional theater companies, including Music Theatre of Madison, Madison Repertory Theatre, Children's Theatre of Madison, Four Seasons Theatre, Capital City Theatre, Madison Opera, Dance Wisconsin, and Madison College, as well as many community theater companies. She has extensive expertise in crafting and directing musical theatre revues. Directing credits include: The Matchmaker (Children's Theatre of Madison), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Children's Theatre of Madison), Man of La Mancha (Four Seasons), Side By Side By Sondheim (Four Seasons), A Grand Night for Singing (Four Seasons), Cole Porter Songbook (Four Seasons), Irving Berlin Songbook (Four Seasons) and The Gershwin Songbook (Four Seasons), The Drowsy Chaperone (West High School Performing Arts) and The Music Man (Oregon Straw Hat Players). Her favorite roles include: Kate/Lili in Kiss Me, Kate (Four Seasons), White Witch in Narnia-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Children's Theatre of Madison), Nettie Fowler in Carousel (Madison Repertory Theatre), Dot in Sunday in the Park With George (Strollers Theatre), the Witch in Into the Woods (Madison College) and Desiree in A Little Night Music (Strollers Theatre).
Lisa Mueller (Music Director) has amassed an impressive range of experience across a broad scale of the performing arts. After graduating from New York City’s prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2008, majoring in musical theatre performance, she continued performing and pursuing accompaniment and music directing opportunities. Accompaniment and music direction credits include work with Music Theatre of Madison, Madison Opera, Sun Prairie Civic Theatre, Four Seasons Theatre, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Kids From Wisconsin, and St. Bernard’s Players. She is also an ongoing accompanist for the School of Madison Ballet. Lisa established her own professional studio in 2013 in which she offers musical theatre coaching sessions, provides accompaniment and direction for Wisconsin School Music Association’s Solo & Ensemble festival, supplies piano tracks for studio recordings, and plays piano for weddings, events, and voice lessons. No stranger to the conception and development of musicals, Lisa was the accompanist and music director for Sun Prairie Civic Theatre’s original musical Caffeine Dreams – written by Wisconsin native Joe Vosen.