Theater Instructors

Anne Brummel

Theater Director 

 

Anne has spent the last 7 years on and off playing Elphaba on Broadway in the hit show Wicked, as well as the National Tour. Other National Tours include Evita, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Funny Girl. Anne has worked at numerous regional theatres, and is currently working on several new Broadway shows that are in development.

Anna Hentz

Theater Director, Performer, Educator

 
Anna is a certified teacher K-12 with a double masters in Instructional Technology, and Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of Penn State University and has been a child educator, and director for over 30 years. Ms. Hentz is an avid performer; some career highlights include playing Rose in Gypsy, Eva Peron in Evita, Marmie in Little Women, Dolly Levy in Hello Dolly, and Paulette in Legally Blonde. She is the recipient of many awards and accolades for her involvement, and dedication to arts education throughout her career. Anna has directed over 50 musical productions and is very excited to work with our young actors at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts.

 

Neal Tracy

Competition Instructor 

Neal has a BM, MM, DM, Indiana University; with a doctorate in vocal pedagogy with doctoral minors in speech pathology and music history. Voice studios in New York City, Rider University, and Bucks County. Current students are active as lead and ensemble roles in Broadway productions (Allison Case, Miss Honey in Matilda), national and international tours (Beth Glover as Madame in Cinderella), and regional theater nationwide. Students include a wide range of professionals (comedians and NYC theatre director/producers), vocalists (Kacie Sheik); opera singers (Zach Borichevsky, 

Metropolitan Opera debut in Manon Lescaut) to Cirque du Soleil soloists to pop/rock recording artists and cabaret circuit performers. Neal has been a regional opera and musical theater performer and director. Metropolitan Opera Awards national finalist. Member of NATS, MTEA and NYSTA. Neal also had the privilege of teaching a couple of well-known Ann(i)e's that you might know.

 

Mari Linder 

Theater Director 

Mari Minette Linder is a Musical Theater graduate from the University of Tampa. She currently teaches voice, piano, musical theater and audition coaching at the Garden Street School of the Performing Arts while actively pursuing her acting career. Some favorite roles include Cinderella in the Sarasota premier of "Disenchanted" at the Golden Apple Dinner Theater and Crissy in "Hair" produced by South Florida company Entr'acte theatrix. Mari has also performed in, and produced her own cabaret, "Broadway for Building", along with husband Torrey Linder that benefited Habitat for Humanity. She was a company member of the Humor Mill Orlando sketch comedy troupe that preformed many shows in the Orlando area as well as their company developed show "Hysteria Repeats Itself" at the Orlando International Fringe Festival. Other productions include: Mrs. Soames in "Our Town" Stacey in "A Hoboken Tale" "Side by Side by Sondheim", "A Midsummers Night Dream", "Sweet Charity", and "Les Miserable". Mari also works as a director/choreographer, most recently working with the Palm Beach Gardens High School chorus on their annual variety show.

Kimberly Bunker

Theater Director 


Kimberly is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and a graduate of Brigham Young University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music, Dance,Theater (MDT). She has recently returned from a national tour with the Chamber Theater Company. Some of her favorite roles include: Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz, and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew. She also enjoyed touring South Africa, Swaziland, and Botswana with the globally recognized performing group ‘The Young Ambassadors.’ She first developed a love for singing, dance, and acting by participating in show choir and classical voice lessons. She has always been passionate about arts education because of the self-mastery, confidence, and creativity it instills in children.

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