Director – Larry Dennis

Larry has been directing theater in the Treasure Valley for over 30 years. Into the Woods is his 58th production. He has directed for almost all the theaters in the valley, he has served on the Board of Directors for many of them and he has even helped found a few. He is currently President of Daisy’s Madhouse Theater. Into the Woods is the sixth show Larry has directed for Boise Music Week. His previous shows include Gypsy, The King and I, Brigadoon, Beauty and the Beast (co-directed with Wendy Koeppl), and The Wizard of Oz. Larry is also an award winning filmmaker. He is co-founder and Program Director of Colossal Cinematic Showcase, a Red Carpet event which twice a year screens a block of short movies made by local filmmakers. Larry received his Bachelor of Arts in Radio/Television Production from the University of Idaho in 1976.

Stage Manager – Dianna McAllister

Dianna has been involved with Boise Music Week for thirteen years and has done everything from stage crew to sword dancing. Dianna thanks her husband Chaz for his amazing support and time watching their very active ten-year-old Robbie and five-year-old Scott! Also, special thanks to the Morison Center crew for their hard work and dedication to making our show a success year after year. You may be in black but I certainly see you. 

Assistant Director – Mary Morris

Mary is thrilled to be working with Larry and this amazingly talented cast. She recently assisted Larry Dennis in the Christmas show Seasonal Allergies at Stage Coach Theatre, Boise ID. She has been directing theater for 24 years, starting in NYC with Love Creek Productions that specifically produced new plays and worked with new playwrights. Mary has been involved in theatre for 28 years and is currently serving as President of the Board for A Theatre Group in Silverton, CO. This is Mary’s second foray into assistant directing in Boise and her first with Boise Music Week. Some of the previous plays she has directed include Brilliant Traces, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Death on the Nile, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mary would like to thank Sue and Marianne for all the support and as always, this one is for her mom.

Choreographer – Nikki Wesselman

Nikki received her dance training in Boise, under the instruction of the beloved Kathy Lee. She has taught and performed at various dance studios in Washington and Boise and danced her way into the theater more recently. She performed in Boise Music Week’s The Music Man, Boise Little Theater’s productions of Pippin, Annie, and Matilda, as well as choreographed for Boise Little Theater’s summer youth productions of The Neverending Story and A Night of Many Stories-Unhappily Ever After. She is currently choreographing for Huckleberry Star Theater’s production of The Music Man later this summer. She has had so much fun working with this crew over the past TWO YEARS and is so excited to finally see them perform! I would like to give a special shout-out to my amazing husband for his grace and patience as I journeyed Into the Woods.

Vocal Music Director – Barbara Oldenburg

Barbara is in her fifth year of retirement after a 37-year career as a music educator. She received her Bachelor of Music from Boise State University in 1979 and her Master of Education in Creative Arts Integration from Lesley University in 2010. Her passion for acting in musical theater began with the BSU summer music theater workshops under the direction of William Taylor and Charles Lauterbach. Barbara continued her work for the next 30 years with music direction for several musicals for school and community productions. In 2018, she returned to acting – appearing as Eulalie Shinn in Boise Music Week’s production of The Music Man. She followed that in 2019 as the vocal music director for Thoroughly Modern Millie and is now thrilled to continue with Boise Music Week for this year’s production of Into the Woods. She is forever grateful to her children for their support and encouragement.

Orchestra Director – Kelley Smith

Kelley Smith is excited to be part of Into the Woods this year. After the last two years it’s great to be “back at work!” Kelley retired last June after teaching elementary general music and beginning band for 35 years. She has been involved in Boise Music Week in many ways, on stage, playing in the orchestra, conducting the orchestra and is also on the Boise Music Week Board as Co-Chairman of the Production Committee. She conducted her first orchestra with Larry as the stage director and is happy to work with him again this year. Musically, Kelley is a percussionist and involved in the Treasure Valley Concert Band and the Brass Band of the Treasure Valley. Her dogs are her greatest joy and pastime. Kelley would like to thank her mom and dad for supporting her love of music and misses them every day.

Costume Designer – Diane Kulin

Diane is a Professional Graphic Designer, Sign Designer, and Artist and moonlights as a Costume Designer. This is Diane’s 6th Boise Music Week as Costume Designer and she is thrilled to be back. Some of Diane’s productions have been The King and I, South Pacific, The Secret Garden, Gypsy, and The Music Man. Costuming a show truly takes a team and Diane is so thankful for the awesome costume team of Judy Zink, Stacey Cowan, Karry Fischer, and Diana Cross. Thanks also to On With The Show, Boise Little Theater, Meridian High, and KED. Diane also thanks her husband David and sons Christopher and Mathew for their support of this crazy endeavor.