Andrew Carson

Birth Place: Atlanta, GA

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Andrew Carson is a nationally recognized award-winning lighting designer. He has designed in theatres throughout the United States. He has won the Suzi Bass Award for best lighting design of a play and the regional BroadwayWorld Award for best professional technical (lighting) design in Atlanta. He was the lighting designer for the world premiere of the Grammy award-winning choral group, Conspirare’s Considering Matthew Shepard to be presented on PBS and was the lighting designer for the Savannah Music Festival. Notable designs for the regional theatre include A Streetcar Named Desire, Moon Over Buffalo, Spitfire Grill, Ghost the Musical, Rock of Ages, the regional professional premiere of American Idiot, Pippin, A Chorus Line, the professional regional premiere of Ordinary Days, Mary Poppins, and his multiple award winning production of Shipwrecked!: An Entertainment at the lauded Serenbe Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Opera designs include The Marriage of Figaro, as well as the upcoming Opera America Competition.

Andrew is on the faculty of Shenandoah University as Professor and Head of Lighting Design. Andrew went to graduate school at the University of Texas with a full Presidential Preemptive recruitment fellowship and earned his terminal Master of Fine Arts degree in theatrical design–lighting design. While in graduate school, Andrew received a substantial grant to present in the 2015 Prague Quadrennial (in Prague Czech Republic) in a performance “Horns.” During his time at PQ, he attended many symposia on theatrical design and technology, as well as international practices in pedagogy for theatrical design.

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12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Little Theatre of Virginia Beach Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; at Hurrah Players Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Little Theatre of Virginia Beach Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Holiday Highlights Announced At Chris' Jazz Cafe

December is shaping up to be a month of musical reunions at the legendary Chris’ Jazz Cafe, located at 1421 Sansom Street in Philadelphia. 

Winners Announced For The BroadwayWorld 2021 Central Virginia Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Wolfbane Productions's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Wolfbane's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Shenandoah Conservatory Announces U.S. University Premiere Of SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Shenandoah University has announced the U.S. university premiere of the musical a?oeSomething Rotten!a?? The Tony Award-winning musical opened on Broadway in 2015 and has already completed two major tours.

BWW Review: CABARET at Shenandoah Conservatory

BWW Review: CABARET at Shenandoah Conservatory, a brilliantly relevant and commanding journey that engages from beginning to end.

BWW Review: AD Players Offers A New Twist On GODSPELL

BWW Review: GODSPELL is goose-bumps-on-your-arms invigorating and filled with excellent performances in a provocative setting.

Photo Flash: First Look at A.D. Players' Unique Interpretation of GODSPELL

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, presents 'Godspell,' its final mainstage show for the 2017 season. Based on the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, this re-imagined, updated version of Stephen Schwartz's Broadway classic takes place in an untraditional setting, and includes the show's parade of beloved musical classics, including 'Day by Day,' 'Learn Your Lessons Well,' 'All for the Best,' 'All Good Gifts,' 'By My Side' and 'Beautiful City.' The show runs July 21 - August 13, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at A.D. Players' Unique Interpretation of GODSPELL

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, presents 'Godspell,' its final mainstage show for the 2017 season. Based on the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, this re-imagined, updated version of Stephen Schwartz's Broadway classic takes place in an untraditional setting, and includes the show's parade of beloved musical classics, including 'Day by Day,' 'Learn Your Lessons Well,' 'All for the Best,' 'All Good Gifts,' 'By My Side' and 'Beautiful City.' The show runs July 21 - August 13, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: Lessons Amid Laughter! First Look at YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at A.D. Players

You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman runs May 5 - 28, with previews May 3 & 4 at A.D. Players in Houston. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW Interview: Shenandoah University's Four Leading Guys & Dolls

Winchester, Virginia's very own Shenandoah Conservatory's production of Guys and Dolls runs this weekend only, from Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 27th in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. The boisterous and witty musical is led by Carolyn Coulson (Director), with Rick Edinger (Music Direction), and Jacob Brent (Choreography). I was lucky enough to sit down with four of the show's leading guys and dolls: Taylor Bloom (Sky Masterson), Adia J Seckel (Sarah Brown), Stevie Bovo (Nathan Detroit), and Freya Falkenstein (Miss Adelaide) and hear about their personal experiences working on the Shenandoah production.

Photo Flash: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Sets Stage Debut at A.D. Players' New Galleria-Area Theater 2/12 - 3/5

Set in the South in the depths of the Great Depression, Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning story contrasts the idyllic innocence of childhood with powerful themes of racial prejudice and injustice. When lawyer Atticus Finch defends a man falsely accused of a crime, the reverberations rumble through the entire town of Maycomb, exposing intolerance and quiet heroism alike.

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Shimmers at TUTS

What the cast and director are doing here is offering a solid, slick, and oh so faithful rendition of ROCKY HORROR. Director Mitchell Greco relies on the strength of the fortysomething year-old material, and lets his vision grow gorgeous images and sumptuous arrangements.

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory, a brilliant and commanding journey that engages from beginning to end.

Theatre Under the Stars Presents THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Theatre Under The Stars would like (if we may) to introduce the cast of the upcoming TUTS production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.

Theatre Under the Stars Introduces the Cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Theatre Under The Stars would like to introduce the cast of the upcoming TUTS production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters.

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