Brian J. Marcum

Brian J. Marcum
Artistic Director

 Brian’s relationship with Music Theatre Wichita spans almost 30 years as a performer, director/choreographer and now Artistic Director. Originally from Lexington, TN, Brian graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Dance Performance. While attending OCU Brian made his professional musical theatre debut as a member of the resident ensemble at MTWichita. After graduation, Brian moved to New York City to pursue his dream of dancing on Broadway. He performed in six Broadway musicals, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, Saturday Night Fever, the TONY Award-winning revival of 42nd StreetThe Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman, The Drowsy Chaperone and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Brian was the Associate Choreographer of the original Broadway production of ELF- The Musical. Brian also toured nationally with State Fair and Annie Get Your Gun and internationally with The Who’s Tommy. He has danced all over the world at various regional theatres and theme parks including Walt Disney World and Toyko Disneyland. He has been seen on television on the TONY Awards (twice) and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (thrice) and is in the movie of The Producers. After 15 years in NYC, Brian got the opportunity to go back to his alma mater, Oklahoma City University, to teach in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management. While there he was invited back to MTWichita as a choreographer and then as a director/ choreographer. After teaching at OCU, Brian spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Syracuse University before getting the call of all calls to become the new Artistic Director of Music Theatre Wichita following the man who had changed his life forever, Wayne Bryan. Now Brian and his wife, Jennifer and their two wonderful kids Sophie and Felix happily call Wichita home and love it oh so much! Brian is proud to be leading this organization with Managing Director, Angela Cassette and so grateful for the wonderful staff and patrons of this one-of-a-kind establishment!

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Angela Cassette

Angela Cassette
Managing Director

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Arizona State University, Angela joined Music Theatre Wichita as development director in 2013. Prior to coming to Wichita, Angela was artistic operations director of The Florida Orchestra and general manager of the Omaha Symphony. At MTWichita, Angela enjoys working directly with donors and friends of the organization to create incredible art and educational opportunities for the Wichita community. She and her husband, David Hunsicker—who is a trumpet player and WSU professor, have two sons, Noah and Luke.

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Marco Benitez

Marco Benitez
Marketing and Communications Manager

Born in the Bay area of California, but raised in the Midwest, Marco’s home will always be Kansas. He is a graduate of Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication and he completed a Master’s Degree in Business from Emporia State University. Marco has a passion for theatre and performing. He performed on stage from the ages of 11-19 where he then took his talents from the stage to performing behind a microphone. Before coming to Music Theatre Wichita, Marco hosted the afternoon-drive, night, and weekend shows on KZCH Channel 963. He is thrilled to return to the theatre, and is excited to share the vibrant art crafted by Music Theatre Wichita.

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Amanda Bowman
Company/Office Manager

Amanda joined the Music Theatre Wichita team full-time as development and marketing coordinator in 2019. She started her career with MTWichita as an apprentice in 2005 and has had numerous titles in the years since, most recently as production stage manager. Amanda is a Wichita native and Wichita State alum. She has worked all over the country as a stage manager and is thrilled to be back home.

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Michael Cole
Director of Production

Michael is MTWichita’s newest year-round staff member, after working as Lighting Director and a Lighting Designer in 2021 and 2022. He is relocating from New York City, and has worked internationally on dance, opera, musical theatre, corporate events and more. His credits include productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, international tours, and regional theatre across the USA.

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Mary Sue Dymak

Mary Sue Dymak
Rentals & Inventory Director

Born and raised in Nebraska, Mary Sue started her career with Music Theatre Wichita in the summer of 1976 as assistant property master. Today, Mary Sue is MTWichita’s rentals and inventory director where she oversees a 60,000 square feet facility and more than 70 rental packages.  Mary Sue’s work assists professional and non-professional  theatres as well as educational institutions around the country.

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Charity Hoffman

Charity Hoffman
Finance Assistant

Charity joined MTWichita as the Finance Assistant in March of 2023. She holds a BBA in Accounting from Wichita State University, which she earned in 2001. After working in the Wichita area for over a decade, she decided to take a hiatus from her career in 2012 to stay home and care for her children. In 2021, she resumed her professional journey and is thrilled to have found a role at MTWichita. Charity brings extensive expertise in accounting and finance to her new position. She is excited to apply her knowledge and support MTWichita’s financial operations. Charity currently resides in Wichita with her husband, Scott, and their two sons, Nic and Jake. 

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Joshua Larson

Joshua Larson
Education Director

Joshua is excited to be the first-ever Education Director with Music Theatre Wichita! He is eager to take his experience over the past 15 years and create a robust educational program at MTWichita. Joshua is also a choreographer and director and at MTWichita he has worked as the staging director for the Teen Choir (2006-present); director/choreographer of Festival of Broadway (2008-2010, 2014-present) and Curtain Up! (2013-2019); and choreographer/adjudicator for the dance portion of MTWichita’s national audition tour (2013-2019). Joshua has also worked as a choreographer at Wichita State University, Friends University, and at various high schools, studios, organizations, and theatres in and around the Wichita area. Joshua received his undergraduate degree in dance performance from Oklahoma City University and his Master of Liberal Arts (with a theatre concentration) from Baker University. In his free time, Joshua enjoys taking pottery classes and traveling.

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Jeremy Littlefield 2023

Jeremy Littlefield
Technical Director

Coming from his home in Pennsylvania, Jeremy started working professionally behind the scenes in 2006. He has his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and BFA from Oklahoma City University. Jeremy started with MTWichita in 2016 and has enjoyed advancing the technical level of its productions and educating future generations of workers behind the curtain. He has worked across the country on many tours and is always in search of a new challenge to overcome. In his free time, Jeremy likes to adventure with his camera and take photos of the uncommon perspective. A firm believer that learning never stops, he loves to both teach and learn and is dedicated to improving the industry.

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Jacob Locke

Jacob Locke
Costume Coordinator

Jacob became an official staff member in 2019, but has worked in the costume shop as a stitcher since 2015 and has been part of the rentals team since 2016. Jacob enjoys immaculately clean costumes that are impeccably constructed. A Wichita native, he is passionate about art in all its forms and is proud to contribute to Wichita’s vibrant arts scene.

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Cheyenne Queen

Cheyenne Queen
Patron Services Manager

Cheyenne started with MTWichita in October of 2021. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre from Baker University, Cheyenne moved to Connecticut. While there, she was a Stage Management Intern/Stage Manager for the 2014/2015 National Playwrights and Cabaret and Performance Conferences at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and a Production/Stage Manager and Teaching Artist with HartBeat Ensemble. After moving back to Kansas, Cheyenne started working with Theatre Lawrence as a Stage Manager and Front of House Volunteer.

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Kim Storer

Kim Storer
Finance Director

Kim started her career with Music Theatre in September 2021. She is absolutely thrilled to be part of the MTWichita team after being a season ticket holder since 1988. Kim earned both her Bachelor’s of Business and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Emporia State University and has spent the entirety of career working in Finance for Not For Profit organizations in the Wichita area. Kim and her husband Doug have two children JD and Josie.

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Carter Tholl
Development Manager

Originally from Tempe, Arizona, Carter enjoyed a dual career as a singer (performing a wide range of repertoire from baroque to musical theatre) and voice teacher (serving on the faculties of Southwestern College, Butler Community College, and Bethany College) before pivoting towards arts administration in 2021. Prior to joining the full-time staff at Music Theatre Wichita, she served as the Manager of Marketing and Communications for the Wichita Symphony. Carter holds degrees from Arizona State University and Wichita State University and has called Wichita home since 2015. She is thrilled to be joining this organization and to help connect donors and corporate sponsors with the incredible projects MTWichita produces. Carter shares her love of musical theatre with her husband, Michael Mays, who is the choir teacher at Wichita Northwest High School.

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