Next to Normal Creative Team
Adding to his MTS directing credits of: Hunchback of Notre Dame, Newsies, Nine, Jekyll & Hyde, Clue, Last 5 Years, Sweet Charity, Swingtime Canteen, Always...Patsy Cline, I Love You-You're Perfect-Now Change!, Tommy, Bat Boy, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, Civil War, Tapestry, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde, and Beauty & The Beast; along with his numerous performance credits and four terms on the Board, he has created a 35+ year history with MTS/ACLOA. Robb received a Musical Theatre BFA from the College of Santa Fe and lists theatrical credits with La Compania, La Zarzuela, Adobe, ALT, Greer Garson Theatre, UNM, Vortex, SW Rep, Matachine Productions, Fusion Theatre, and New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus. He is also president of the NM High School Enchantment Awards.
Music DirectorColin Burdge
Colin Burdge (Music Director) is thrilled to be a part of this production team. Previous MD credits include Carrie (MTS), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (MTS) and Nine (MTS). As an actor, notable appearances include Bruce (Fun Home, MTS), Jack (Newsies, MTS), Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (Jekyll & Hyde, MTS), Bobby (Company, MTS), and Drew (Rock of Ages, MTS). Colin holds a BA in Music Performance from Gonzaga University. He is Assistant Music Director of the NM Gay Men’s Chorus, Artistic Director of the Rio Rancho Youth Chorus, and has performed with Polyphony: Voices of NM, the NM Symphonic Chorus, the NM Philharmonic, and Opera Southwest. Love to Mom and Dad, always
Stage ManagerLinnea Mae
Linnea has had her feet on the hallowed ground of the theatre since she was a child; she loves nothing more than being in the space and digging through the work however possible. She danced for the Collin Dance Ensemble (company member, choreographer) and North Star Dance Project (founding member, choreographer) in Texas. Her recent work has included Sound Board Op for FRANKENSTEIN (UNM), Fly Rail Op for CABARET (MTS), and Lighting Designer for WILLY WONKA JR. (MTS), ARISTOCATS KIDS (MTS). She is pursuing a BFA in Design and Technology for Performance conc. Lighting Design at UNM. Endless thanks to Mom, for leading her here, Marissa, for keeping her here, and Milo, for finding her here.
Assistant Stage ManagerMadeline Bilan
Madeline Rose Bilan is thrilled to be working with Musical Theater Southwest along with an amazing cast and crew for Next to Normal. Next to Normal will be Madeline Bilan's fifth production at MTS, others include, Newsies, American Idiot (Revival) and Sweeney Todd. She has worked for Landmark Musicals and The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival as both stage management and crew, and is a student at UNM pursuing a degree in Design and Technology for Performance. Madeline would like to thank the stage manager Linnea Hagler for making this process a wonderful and fun learning experience, and her parents for always supporting and encouraging her to chase her passions.