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Amy Rebecca King – Director

Amy Rebecca King is a Visiting Professor of Acting at Southwestern University. She teaches several performance and creativity based courses in the Theatre Department, including Directing, Theatre Dance, Theatre History, Movement and Voice, Clown, Playwriting and Devising. Recent directing credits include Stage Kiss and Witch at SU. There, she also choreographed Ride the Cyclone and How I Became a Pirate. With her BFA from New York University and her MFA in Acting Pedagogy from California State University at Long Beach, Amy focuses her research and practice on centering the voices of historically underrepresented peoples. Her current research focuses on multiracial Asian casting and representation. She is dedicated to objectively communicating the complexities of intersecting identities and how commonality is not necessarily equal to shared experience. This is her first production with The Palace, and she is unendingly grateful for dedication and hard work from this cast, crew and production team.

Evelyn Joy Hoelscher – Choreographer

Evelyn Joy Hoelscher is overjoyed to be at the Palace for her third production. Her choreography of Cabaret and Sound of Music at the Palace were nominated for Broadway World Austin’s Best Choreography. Evelyn launched her contemporary dance and choreography career in NYC, where she worked with choreographers such as Smashworks, Tiffany Mills, Rod Rodgers, Isadora Duncan and served as dance captain for Off-Broadway’s She A Choreoplay. In 2016, she founded her own professional dance company, Spaces of Fontana, where she was awarded several grants and nominated for Best Choreographer by Ballet Inc..

In May 2023, she relaunched Spaces of Fontana here in Austin with weekly contemporary partnering classes and recently produced their Texas debut of BECOMING, an artistic journey through the seasons of motherhood, which was met with remarkable reviews and sold out performances! Evelyn also serves as a Guest Artist Lecturer for Texas A&M’s dance program and Co-Chair of the Performance Arts Professional Partner Program.

With her degree in Dance Kinesiology from Texas A&M, as well as many certifications in Pilates and yoga, she has taught well over 1500 fitness classes, trained top executives, been flown around the world, and served as VP of People for a NYC wellness-based start-up. She has abundant gratitude for her overly supportive husband, James, and adorable little dance partners, Sophie Joy and Elliott.

Michael Rosensteel – Music Director

Michael Rosensteel earned his Bachelors of Music degree and teacher certification from San Diego State University in Music Education.  He received his Master’s degree, in Choral Conducting, from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.  He has directed numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles in schools, churches and in the community. These ensembles range from children’s choir, youth choir, adult choir, chamber ensembles, handbells, and orchestras. Michael has been Music Director/Conductor for nearly 50 staged theater productions and is regularly asked to be the pit conductor for musical theater productions in the area.

Michael has performed in several musical theater and opera productions, and has been a guest soloist and conductor for several choir tours to France, Ireland, Austria, Canada, Hungary, Germany, Czech. Republic, Ukraine and Russia. He has performed with the University of Texas’ Early Music Ensemble in Washington D.C. for several Latin American embassies. He has been a member of Texas Choral Director’s Association (TCDA) and Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA). 

He has taught in churches and schools for over 25 years.  He currently serves as the Director of Music Ministry and Worship at First United Methodist Church of Round Rock, TX. He also served as the Artistic Director for the Round Rock Community Choir (2014-2022).  His choirs have toured throughout the United States, Europe, competed in NATS (National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing) vocal competitions, participated in All-State Choir, and have performed at Carnegie Hall and The National Cathedral. While being the Artistic Director for the Round Rock Community Choir, his choir performed at the D-Day Commemoration ceremonies in Normandy, France.  Michael and his wife, Stacey, have two wonderful children, Allison and Luke. 

Stage Manager:
David Poynter

Scenic Design:

Costume Design:
Kayla Bennett

Makeup Design:
Faith Castaneda

Lighting Design:
Deanna Belardinelli &
Becca “Lemon” Bradford

Nick Wigg