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Contemporary Broadway, American musical theatre. Broadway at the Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia

About Us

Virginia Musical Theatre has emerged as a leading theatre company dedicated to nurturing artists in a creative environment. VMT is driven by an innovative spirit that constantly seeks new management and artistic models. Current hallmarks of its management are resourcefulness and collaboration.

In addition to producing musical theatre revivals and new works, VMT prides itself on a wide variety of community outreach initiatives and educational programs.


  • Alli Award 2002 "For outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Greater Hampton Roads".
  • Port Folio Award 1999 "Career achievement in professional theatre" awarded to Jeff Meredith.
  • Designated "The Official Professional Theatre of the City of Virginia Beach" 1995.


Media SpecialistAdministrative Staff
Founder Jeff Meredith
Managing DirectorMark Hudgins
AdvertisingTele-Video Productions
Media SpecialistJohn Langlois
Web MasterGreg Womack
Graphic DesignerGreg Womack/Pure Imagination Corp.
Office AssistantsMary Blair
Project Angel CoordinatorEd Hart

Artistic Staff
Directors Jacques-Pierre Brault, Chris Blisset, Dennis Edenfield, Chip Gallagher, Mary Jane Houdina, Mark Hudgins, Dan Knechtes, Stephanie Lang, Gary John LaRosa, Michael Licata, Brian Marshall, Jeff Meredith, Ann Nieman and Alan Souza
Musical Directors
Andrew Austin, John Bell, John B. deHaas, August Eriksmoen, David Kunkle, Nathan Matthews, Mark McLaren, Steven Purdy, R. Mark Snedegar, Jesse Vargas and Frederick Willard
ChoreographersJacques-Pierre Brault, Dennis Courtney, Vic DiMonda, Dennis Edenfield, Mary Jane Houdina, Dan Knechtes, Stephanie Lang, Kristen Madden, Karen Mason, Ann Nieman, Tim Smith and Alan Souza
Executive Stage ManagersJohn Keith Hall, Wesley Jack, Robert Levinstein, Jacqi Loewy and Sean Szaller
SceneryBen Needham/Digital Squirrel Technology,
Richard Blankenship/The Blankenship Co.,
David Olson/Beach Scenic, Virginia Scenic
Lighting Designers
Paul Miller, Joel Schier, Matthew Schlieff, Brenda Veltre
WardrobeLisa Stewart, Wardrobe Supervisor; Costume Collective: Jan Been, Shirley Hollandsworth, Joan Hart, Gloria Lyon, Phil Siple

For The Company
InsuranceRichard Freebourn/Brown & Brown Insurance
Legal CounselStephen G. Test, PC/Williams Mullen
AccountingRoy Anderson, CPA/Anderson & Associates, PC
Offices & StudiosBeach Events/The Neptune Festival
Production ShopBeachtown Reality, Inc.
Cast HousingAtkinson Realty
Travel, USAirways
TransportationVirginia Auto Rental
PhotographyPaul Wesolowski, Broad Bay Images
MerchandiseArtistic Impressions, Keith Betts
Media SponsorWVEC-TV / Wendy Juren, Director of Public Affairs & Community Marketing

Board of Directors

President....Mark Batzel
First Vice President....Barbara Lewis
Second Vice President....Nancy Creech
Treasurer....Robin Harvey, CPA
Secretary....Joan Bryan
Past President....Margaret Eure
Directors....Elizabeth Cake, Chip Gallagher, Nicole Hedrick, Judy K. Jewell, John Langlois, Martha McClees, Stephen G. Test, PC

Executive Advisory Council

Frank Batten, Jr....Chairman Landmark Communications
J. Morgan Davis....President Towne Bank Financial Group
Michael Dudley....President & CEO, Optima Health Plan
Lawrence Goldrich....Chairman, Larrymore Corporation
Norman Hoffmann....CFO, Dominion Enterprises, Retired
Louis Hadaad....President & CEO, Armada-Hoffler
William D. Sessoms....Mayor, City of Virginia Beach