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Alan Zachary (Music/Lyrics) co-wrote music and lyrics for Secondhand Lions (Book: Rupert Holmes/Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures). As a frequent songwriter for Disney, Zachary co-authored book, music and lyrics for the stage musical Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story, and has written songs and developed projects for Disney Animation, Disney Cruise Line and theme parks around the globe. Together with Michael Weiner, Zachary has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington. D.C., and their songs have been translated into over 20 languages. Other credits: music and lyrics for DreamWorks' The Time Machine, the Folgers Coffee hit viral commercial "Happy Morning," and projects for 20th Century Fox, VH1, Universal, Hanna-Barbera and Disney Channel. Visit www.zacharyandweiner.com.
Bill Berry (Director) has served as the producing director of The 5th Avenue Theatre since 2010. His 5th Avenue Theatre productions of West Side Story, Wonderful Town, Smokey Joe's Café and The Wizard of Oz garnered public and critical acclaim, two Seattle Times Footlights Awards among them. His work as a freelance director was seen in the noteworthy production of On The Town at Paper Mill Playhouse, and his award-winning re-imagined production of Cabaret has been performed at The Ordway, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Theatre Under the Stars and The 5th Avenue Theatre. He finds passion in The 5th Avenue Theatre's Education and Outreach program, for which he directed and wrote the book for Klondike, the story of the Alaskan Gold Rush, and Journey West!, a musical based on the Lewis and Clark expedition.