Solid Gold, Club MTV, Soul Train, and now the world has Dance TV!
DANCE TV is a live theatrical production that takes you behind the scenes and into the lives of the cast and crew of the number one show on the planet, DANCE TV. When cameras are rolling, the characters perform over the top production numbers, reveal the countdown of the latest hits, and share all the hottest gossip… but when they break for commercial, the backstage comedy, chaos, romances, and relationships all come out. In addition to being performed for live audiences, DANCE TV will also be filmed and distributed on digital platforms.
Andy Frye – Director/Producer
Andy Frye is a Minnesota based filmmaker and theatre artist. Creator/Writer credits include; Take it With You: Live Radio Theatre from Duluth, MN, Thanksgiving: The Musical (TIWY), Stay Tuned: A New Musical (Yellow Tree Theatre), Dance TV (The Brewers Garage at Catalyst Film Festival ’19, Lush Bar ’20). Director of commercials, promotional trailers, workout videos, full length productions, and training videos at Health Partners Institute (Opioid Stigma), University of Minnesota Medical Center (Change That Matters), The Norshor Theatre (Annie, Spamalot, Matilda, Thanksgiving Play, Xanadu, Ragtime), Lake Superior Youth Choir (Summer Sing), Lyric Opera of the North (Little Loon) and Yellow Tree Theatre (CLASS). Director/choreography credits include; The Duluth Playhouse (Footloose), University of South Florida (Hair, Hairspray, Rocky Horror Show), The Mine Theatre (That’s Showbiz!), The Playground (Rocky Horror Show), The Brewers Garage (Dance TV), Lush Bar (Dance TV), Home Base Theatre (Spelling Bee Theatre), Normandale College (Title of Show, Big Fish), Yellow Tree Theatre (Circle Mirror Transformation, Still Life with Iris, Next To Normal, Violet, Flowers for the Room, Title of Show), MN Rep. (Godspell). Some performance credits include; The Guthrie (West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol, The Great Work), The Ordway Center (A Chorus Line, West Side Story), Carnegie Hall (The Menhattans). www.andyjfrye.com
Christine Pfeiffer Stocke – Co-creator/Screenwriter
Christine is an award winning screenwriter who studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Not one to take herself so seriously she went on to study improv, comedy and skit writing at The Groundlings School for Theater and Comedy located as well in New York City.
After a brief stint doing audience warm up and writing for Nickelodeon, she moved on to dance on Dancing USA and Club MTV. She would later use her dance training to teach Zumba to students of all levels.
She and her screenwriting partner Dan Stocke recently had their screenplay Unconditional Love purchased and is scheduled to go into production mid 2022. Their award-winning screenplay First Runner Up was optioned and after the producer requested some changes, it is now being shopped as the holiday themed script Miss Christmas City.
Christine, along with Andy Frye, is the co-creator and co-writer of Dance TV. In October of 2019 Dance TV premiered on stage at The Catalyst Content Festival to a standing room only crowd. Dance TV moved to Minneapolis where it enjoyed sold-out audiences in January and February of 2020.
Lucas Wells – Director of Photography
Lucas is a professional director of photography based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Commercial and promotional work include; Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Minneapolis, Best Buy, Target, Lissie, Theater Latte Da, Collide Theatrical, Artistry Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Lakeshore Players, Music Connection, Bloomington Public Schools, and more. Music Videos for Kasano Mwanza, Aliya Mukamuri, MN Arts Grant, Honey Ribar, and Dance TV. Performance credits include; National Tour (Spring Awakening), Off-Broadway Theatre at St. Clements (The Red and the Black), Pre-Broadway Workshop (On A Clear Day You See Forever), Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (Newsies, Music Man, Mama Mia), Yellow Tree Theatre (Next to Normal), FreeFall Theatre (Assassins, Bright Light Big City, Marie Antoinette, Peter and the Starcatcher, Fiddler on the Roof), Meadow Brook Theatre (I Love A Piano, Forever Plaid, Altar Boyz, Atomic), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (The Who’s Tommy) and can be seen on the History Channel in I Was There and multiple commercials around the country.
Brandon Jackson – “Miss Dick”
Brandon A. Jackson, a native of Ore City, Texas, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Since his debut in Penumbra Theatre’s Amen Corner, Brandon has gone on to appear in a variety of roles on stages throughout the Twin Cities. Brandon’s most notable credits include: Dance TV (Brewer’s Garage at Catalyst Film Festival) Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol (Ordway Center), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Duluth Playhouse), Hairspray (Artistry), Songs For A New World (Artistry), French Twist (Flying Foot Forum), Mary Poppins (Artistry), Songs For A New World (Minneapolis Musical Theatre), and Little Shop of Horrors (Daleko Arts and Artistry). As Isaiah Sturdevant (Leap of Faith), Brandon earned recognition as Lavender Magazine’s 2016 Best Supporting Musical Actor. He credits his love of music to Etta James, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. Brandon would like to thank his family and friends for their continued encouragement, love and support. “You are responsible for the energy you bring into a space.” – Jill Bolte Taylor
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