Posted on 04 February 2016.
Limelight Theatre, in an effort to provide the community with high quality live community theatre performances, has made recent staff changes and promotions.
Kristin Pidcock, formerly Box Office Manager, is now the Director of Education and Audience Services. On staff for 13 years, Kristin graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College in 2003. She interned at Limelight Theatre during her college years, then eventually became box office and house manager.
“Moving into the Director of Education position was a natural progression for me, as I have enjoyed being a parent and participant of the program for many years,” Pidcock said.
“I look forward to providing a fun, safe and comfortable environment for our students to play and create, and learn all the aspects of the business of theatre.”
Pidcock also enjoys performing on the Limelight stage. Her roles include Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Proof (Claire), The Spitfire Grill (Effy), and Criminal Hearts (Ada).
Jacksonville native and recent graduate of Florida State University’s School of Theatre, Amanda Arany is Limelight Theatre’s Production Manager, opening Limelight’s 24th season (2015-16).
The Production Manager is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the production are completed within budget, according to the designer’s and director’s wishes, and in time for the first public performance.
Executive Director Beth Lambert is proud to welcome Arany onboard.
“Amanda’s spunk and dedication is contagious. She’s a powerhouse and has definitely made my life easier and brought youth and energy to her position. Her organizational skills are perfect for our demanding schedule,” Lambert said.
“She enthusiastically manages the multiple hats that her job requires her to wear. We’re so happy she’ll be an integral part of our upcoming 25th Anniversary.”
In addition to production manager tasks, Arany also is stage manager for some of the Limelight productions, including The Grapes of Wrath, currently on stage through Feb. 14.
She has stage managed 14 shows in the past few years, the last four at Limelight Theatre. Limelight credits also include Assistant Stage Manager for Hello, Dolly! and Ring of Fire, and Stage Manager for Beyond Therapy.
“I love the process of watching a production go from ideas and concepts to the thrill of opening night, which is why I love my job,” Arany said.
At Florida State University, she worked on Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke, the children’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh, southern feel-good Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and Almost, Maine.
Arany’s college courses allowed her to explore playwriting and dramaturgy as well.
“I was able to explore how to take a pressing issue, past or present, and work with grad students and directors to turn these ideas, facts and viewpoints into a powerful piece of theatre,” she said.