Archive: Mar 21, 2023, 12:00 AM

Tom Kamenick Announced As Co-Music Director

We are happy to introduce one of our Music Directors for this summer’s production of Bye Bye Birdie, Tom Kamenick.  Tom returns (with family members) for his 5th summer with LPI!  Although he dabbles with other theater groups in the area, he has done more shows with LPI than any other theater company.  Bye Bye Birdie will mark his third show as music director, having previously music directed Little Shop of Horrors and Seussical.  He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education from UWM, but is now a practicing lawyer with a J.D. from Marquette University Law School.  He plays piano and sings, but also has a background in cello and french horn.  Past LPI shows include Annie Get Your Gun (Charlie Davenport), Wizard of Oz (Emerald City Guard), Shrek (Donkey), and Guys & Dolls (Nicely Nicely).  Prior to law school, Tom taught two years of high school music (two choirs, two handbell choirs, African drumming, and a theater workshop) and a bit of middle school (choirs and general music).  He also directed a church choir in Germantown for 14 years and sings with his current church, Grace Lutheran in Grafton.  During law school, he worked as accompanist and assistant choir director for the Marquette University choirs.  We at LPI could not be more excited to welcome Tom into this production staff position for this summer’s production.  Tom will be teaming up with Nikki Anderson as Co-Music Directors for this summer’s production of Bye Bye Birdie.

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Nikki Anderson Announced As Co-Music Director

We could not be more excited to welcome back Nikki Anderson to our production staff for this summer's production! Nikki is returning for her 4th stint as music director for an LPI show (her 11th overall). Nikki will be teaming up with Tom Kamenick this summer to assist in the music director position. She has been a music teacher at Random Lake schools for the past 16 years and has directed over 25 plays and musicals in that time - all of them in her home away from home, the Random Lake District Auditorium.

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