Company Staff

Mark C. Hudgins

Executive Director

Mark Hudgins has been associated with live theatre in the Hampton Roads area since 1973, and has acted, directed, costumed or produced more than 200 separate productions in virtually every local theatre, including the now defunct Tidewater Dinner Theatre, Omni Dinner Theatre, and The Norfolk Savoyards.

Chip Gallagher

Artistic Director
Published Arranger and Composer.

Chip Gallagher is a published arranger and composer. He has served as director and/or musical director for Paramount’s Kings Dominion, Virginia Musical Theatre, the 19th Street Festhaus & Brewery, The Annabel Lee, First Night Virginia Beach and The Virginia Stage Company. Directing credits include Will Rogers Follies, Lucky Stiff, Aida, Legally Blonde, How To Succeed……., Chicago, Epic Proportions, All Shook Up, Swing, The Apple Tree, Chicago, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Carol, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Next To Normal, Jekyll & Hyde, & Catch Me If You Can. He has served as chair of the Musical Theatre Department at the Governor’s School for the Arts for 30 years.

Jeff Meredith

Founding Artistic Director Emeritus

Jeff Meredith is enjoying a successful professional career in the entertainment industry that has spanned 6 decades. He is a lyricist, producer, performer, director, scenic and costume designer, author and businessman. He began working as a performer in 1959 and continued until the early 1970’s. At that time he shifted the focus of his career to directing. He directed at regional theatres throughout the country and served as director for Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia for 2 seasons. Some of his favorite productions were Equus, Ah, Wilderness, On Golden Pond, the Cherry Orchard, A Little Night Music and Carousel. He directed such luminaries as Bob Denver, Joan Bennett, Dana Andrews, Anne Francis and Richard Roundtree, among many others. The 1980’s brought yet another career focus into arts administration when he was employed by the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. He founded his company, Meredith Marketing whose roster of clients included American Ballet Theatre, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ahmenson Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Joffrey Ballet. He holds a BFA in Theatre and a MFA in Directing. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Society of Directors & Choreographers. His poudest accomplishment is founding Virginia Musical Theatre in 1991.

Jeremy Bustin

Director, Digital Media Strategy

Jeremy Bustin has an accomplished career and is an extraordinary leader who specializes in public relations, digital communications and issues management. He supports our marketing and publicity efforts, and is also a casual performer on our stage. He is a PR and Communications Manager at Emerson and also serves as an adjunct assistant professor for The George Washington University’s Strategic Public Relations graduate program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from The George Washington University.

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