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Brian Hilbrand
Brian Hilbrand

Brian Hilbrand's interest in musicals started when we watched Sound of Music, and his mom, and her parents were musical.  He started school musicals in lower elementary/ middle school, and then I saw my first community production in 7th grade when Lion Heart Productions did “The Sound Music”.   He was cast into the community production of “Oliver!” in fall of 2001, and he did a run of show after including “The King and I”, “Music Man”, and “Guys and Doll’s”, well writing the theatre column "Arts at Heart" for his High School newsletter.  He took a small hiatus from theatre to attend collage for radio broadcasting/ telecommunications where he did allot of singing in public as well as hosting karaoke on campus to fill in that void.

After collage he returned to acting for Lion Heart theatre for “Wizard of Oz” in Fall of 2011,  “Annie”, “Shrek the Musical”, “Fiddler on The Roof” and  “Mary Poppins”.   He has also assisted with many productions for Lion Heart off stage and back stage as a stage hand, rigging person (well being in the production), an animal handler, child wrangler, and stage manager for kids theatre, since he loves to stay buisy beween his times on stage. All of his past experiances around the stage, have lead him to stage manage for his other love out side the theatre, “Moose Fest” an all day country music concert for which he has done for 5 years so far (2015-2019) and will continue to do. 

Brian also LOVES to attend Broadway Grand Rapids tours, Grand Rapids Symphony events, special community "arts" events, in addition to community productions, and write on them.  By doing so he hopes to bring attention to the awesome shows we are blessed to have locally at the community level all the way to professionals.  If you would like to have your show considered for local coverage, please send me the info for the show and a way to get in contact with you.  To keep up on where I will be for BWW, and my other appearances in West Michigan, head on over and give my Media FB page a BIG “Like” and follow me there as well. 


Katie Laban
Katie Laban

Katie Laban is BroadwayWorld's Detroit Senior Editor and a freelance writer and photographer in the Detroit area. She is chronically ill, but has a strong passion for books and all things creative, especially theatre, and loves to support Michigan arts. Connect with her on Instagram at @niftyreads to talk about books and at @niftyk13 to see the Detroit theatre scene, and Twitter (@niftyk13) to chat about both!


Stefani Chudnow
Stefani Chudnow

Stefani Chudnow is one of BroadwayWorld Detroit’s Contributing Editors, as well as a freelance writer and part of the editorial team at PathologyOutlines.com. In her free time, she is a devoted theatre fan, creative writer, and television enthusiast. Connect with her on Twitter at @stefanichudnow, on Instagram at @stefani_ruth, or on LinkedIn.