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NICK PADGETT is an Award-Winning Producer, Director, Choreographer & Actor, who splits time between Kansas City, Las Vegas, New York & LA. He is the owner of Padgett Productions (currently in its 18th season) an Entertainment Company that produces theatrical productions, concerts, live events & experiences. Nick has been involved in over 200 stage productions & many concerts, special events, etc. too numerous to mention & has performed with virtually every professional theatre company in KC. He is the former Creative Director for Full Moon Productions, who own/operate the Nationally Acclaimed Haunted Attractions located in the KC West Bottoms. He spent a lucky 13 years with the Live Entertainment Dept. at Worlds of Fun (Cedar Fair Entertainment) where his many roles during that time included; Director, Choreographer, Performer and Designer. Nick has previously worked with both AMERICAN IDOL and THE X FACTOR. Through his years of work in the Horror industry, he has had the honor of working with an impressive list of Horror Icons/Celebrities, and being known for his work in the Haunted Attractions Industry, his work has appeared on both the Travel and Discovery Channel, and has traveled the country to work with some of the best Haunted Attractions and Halloween related events in the world, including working with AMC, Fremont Street Experience & TrioTech on the Grand Opening of the FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: SURVIVAL attraction in Las Vegas, where he handled Creative Direction & had the pleasure of working with the shows stars. Nick also had the honor of working on the Creative team for SCARE LA in 2017 & 2018, which was the largest convention of its kind on the West Coast, dedicated to all things Halloween. He was also a Producer for the epic Horror Documentary, IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS II, which features the most iconic names in Horror. New York credits include; Producing the highly acclaimed Actors Fund benefit that reunited the Original Broadway Casts of GREASE, NINE & GRAND HOTEL, Working on multiple developmental presentations of JAWBREAKER THE MUSICAL with such stars as Kate Flannery, Elizabeth Gillies, Diana DeGarmo, Jinkx Monsoon & Frankie James Grande, and various developmental productions of REEFER MADNESS THE MUSICAL with such stars as Lena Hall & Ethan Slater. Nick has worked with a long list of celebrity talent on cabarets, shows and special events, with one if his favorites being when he produced Cloris Leachman's one woman show. Film credits include; FULL COUNT, ALL ROADS LEAD HOME & RAISING JEFFREY DAHMER. For the stage, he had the honor of Producing the Midwest Premiere of DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL in 2006. He was also one of the first to present EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL outside of New York.



In Las Vegas he has produced and/or directed multiple award-winning residency shows on both the Strip and Downtown, including ONE EPIC NIGHT (a Robin Leach critic pick), ROCK FANTASY, Halloween on Fremont Street, NAKED BOYS SINGING (Winner of Best Musical in Vegas) as well as NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL (Winner of Best Musical in Vegas) and A MUSICAL ABOUT STAR WARS, both at Planet Hollywood. As an immersive experience creator, Nick has expanded his company to create & operate fully immersive pop-up bars.

During the Pandemic, he created a virtual fan connection platform for both Broadway and the Horror Industries, to keep icons of those industries working during the shutdown. In New York, Nick is currently on the producing team for Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman's new Broadway musical, HARMONY, (which during its Off-Broadway run won Drama Desk, Off Broadway Alliance, Broadway World and Outer Critics Circle Awards) starring Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess & Julie Benko and Directed by Tony Award Winner, Warren Carlyle. Off Broadway, Nick is currently on the producing teams for NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL and A MUSICAL ABOUT STAR WARS. He is also on the Producing team for the official 25th Anniversary Production of REEFER MADNESS THE MUSICAL, with details to be announced in the coming months.

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Photos: First Look at the Los Angeles Revival of REEFER MADNESS

Get a first look at the Los Angeles revival of Reefer Madness The Musical with all-new photos. The production features additional songs and material by the original creative team.
Anthony Norman, Nicole Parker & More to Star in REEFER MADNESS in LA

Reefer Madness is returning to LA in May. Learn how to purchase tickets.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, CABARET & More Lead in Nominations for 2024 Drama League Awards

Read the full list of 2024 Drama League Nominations! Nominations include Cabaret, Merrily We Roll Along and more.
Review: STRANGER SINGS, THE PARODY MUSICAL at The Black Box

But on the upside, there is always Hawkins, Indiana, nothing strange ever happens there. Unless you are in the upside/down and Hawkins is inside The Black Box, for Padgett Productions' phenomenal Kansas City premiere of STRANGER SINGS, THE PARODY MUSICAL.
Kristen Bell & Alan Cumming Join Producing Team of REEFER MADNESS LA Revival

The campy cult favorite musical Reefer Madness will make its triumphant return to Los Angeles for a special 25th-anniversary revival, with a starry list of producers.
HARMONY Broadway Cast Recording is Available on CD Today

The cast recording for Harmony – the new Broadway musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman – has been released on CD today, Friday, January 26. The album was released on digital and streaming platforms earlier this season.
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Kansas City Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Kansas City Awards; DREAMGIRLS, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; DREAMGIRLS, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Ludacris and Paula Abdul Join HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Producing Team

Multi-Grammy Award winning music icons Ludacris and Paula Abdul have joined P3 Productions, and Tony Award-winning entertainment mini-studio Level Forward, on the producing team of the new Broadway musical How to Dance in Ohio.
BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Video: Watch Barry Manilow Talk HARMONY on Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning

Watch Barry Manilow discuss composing Harmony on Broadway in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning!
Video: HARMONY Celebrates First Preview on Broadway

See footage from Harmony's first preview on Broadway!
HARMONY on Broadway to Offer $18.00 Tickets as Part of New Ticketing Initiative

A new ticketing initiative is launching for the new Broadway production of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony which begins previews at the Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday, October 18th. 
Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Opens at The Black Box

Fall has come to Kansas City, the leaves have begun to turn, the haunted houses are preparing for Halloween, and my favorite musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW has opened at the Black Box in Kansas City. The cult classic with book, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien only gets better with each production by Padgett Productions. This year is no exception, and each year I think it can’t get better, and then Nick Padgett comes up with a new formula that brings us all back year after year after year. What did our critic think of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW OPENS AT at The Black Box?
Video: The Cast of HARMONY Performs 'Stars in the Night' and 'Where You Go'

Rehearsals have begun for Harmony – the new, original musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman with direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Watch 'Stars in the Night' and 'Where You Go'!
Previews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at The Black Box

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns to Kansas City on Friday, October 6, and runs through October 31, at The Black Box in the West Bottoms Entertainment District. For the third year, the cult musical will be performed outside and will feature 2 bars, specialty cocktails, fire pits, photo ops, and special Rocky Horror-themed installations. In addition, a handful of vendors will be added to the experience. Audience members will be allowed to bring blankets, and are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.
A MUSICAL ABOUT STAR WARS Extends Into 2024

'A Musical About Star Wars ' is taking off-Broadway by force, and has extended performances into January 21st, 2024. Learn more about how to get tickets to the new dates here!
HARMONY Cast and Creatives Will Celebrate Rosh Hashanah at the Barrymore Theatre Tomorrow

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical Harmony will welcome one and all to their new home, the Barrymore Theatre to ring in the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Learn more about the event here!

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