Bringing theatre to the people and the people to theatre to
create a community both to entertain and to provide enhanced educational
possibilities and personal growth.
Founded by Robert Baker in 1998, A non-profit 501(c)3
corporation, donations fully tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
Corporate Sponsor: Alpha Estate Sales
Renaissance Theatre of Huntsville,
Standing By Tammy Wynette:
watch for future dates........
The new musical celebrating the life of
Tammy through a true story as told by Donna Chapel, who was 14 years old when
Tammy became her stepmother and they toured the US & Europe with Donna singing
harmony along side the future First Lady of Country Music. Suited for all
family members. If you love country music and a good story, this is the
show for you.
Anneliese Canada, the part of Donna is played by Decatur native
Kimberly Stone! Don't miss this exciting return event. Barry Norwood
at the keyboards and singing George Jones!
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Renaissance Theatre Biographies
|Our Artistic Director, Bob Baker
Bob has worked in community theater for over 28 years, directing
his first play with Twickenham Repertory Theatre, Inc. He moved
on to direct for Huntsville Little Theatre (now Theatre
Huntsville), Lee Deal Productions, and University Playhouse.
Along the way he has won several awards for his work in
directing, set design, and set dressing. In 1996 he joined a
group of investors and incorporated the now defunct professional
Theatre 'Round the Corner. He worked there for over 18 months
but left after board policy changes ended the productions of
SecondStage Theatre. He is originally from New Richmond, Ohio.
His introduction to theater was as a singing Bluebell in
kindergarten, then a Hambone dancer some years later. He made
his stage debut appearing as Mr. Smith in Meet Me In St. Louis
in the early 1960's, where he discovered his latent ability to
he developed both old and new scripts, directing for
the MainStage such hits as "Murder at the Howard Johnson's" and
"Della's Diner". For the now defunct SecondStage Theatre, he
directed "Steel Magnolias", "Beauty
and the Beast"
, many one acts, "Suddenly Last Summer" and
He set dressed many shows including "Driving Miss Daisy", "Lion
In Winter", "Dracula", "Sunshine Boys" and others. Some of his
most memorable sets include "Light Up The Sky" (HLT), "Trip
" (Lee Deal Productions), "Visit
To A Small Planet
" (UP), "Suddenly
" (UP & SecondStage), "Le
(HLT), the original and continuing "A
Christmas Carol" (Fantasy Playhouse), "Showboat
(HCC) and "Night of the Iguana" (TH). At Renaissance Theatre at
Lincoln Center, his work continues and so far includes set
design and dressing for Ars Nova's productions of "The Medium"
and "The Gift of the Magi". His most recent projects also
", and "Hatch", which he wrote, designed and directed,
and also "The Glass Menagerie" and "Master
For the Burritt Museum on the Mountain, he designed and directed
the original play "TimePiece", which ran for 5 seasons. When
not at the Renaissance Theatre you will find him busy at
Alpha Estate Sales
In 2001 his production of "Master Class" placed 3rd at the
Southeast Theater Conference (SETC), with Natalie Rushing being
nominated for Best Actress. In 2002 he took Widows and Children
First to the conference, winning a Judges Award for Set Design.
Renaissance Theatre has represented the State of Alabama three
years in a row with Renaissance Theatre productions at SETC,
winning Best Show for Holy Ghosts directed by Lane Hosmer in
In 2001 he was presented a Wings award for his set work on
Noises Off and Natalie Rushing was awarded Best Actress from his
production of Master Class. In 2002, he won another Wings award
for his set design for his production of The Tempest, which was
also nominated for lighting and costumes. Also that same year,
his production of The Last Rose of Summer was awarded Best
Supporting Actress with it going to Sherri Smith. He is a
recognized playwright with numerous citations for his original
|Our Production Manager, Gary Lee
Gary is a native of Madison County, Alabama. He left the area in
1970 for a career in the United States Air Force, and after many
years of continental and world travel, returned to the
Huntsville area to live in 1990. The first play he went to see
was "The Fantastiks" in the 1970's and was so impressed that he
decided to get involved. Gary's theatrical experience spans over
25 years and includes all aspects of theatre from Stage Hand to
Director and everything in between. He has performed locally for
Theatre Huntsville, Fantasy Playhouse, Huntsville Community
Chorus, Theatre Round The Corner, Burritt Museum, and of course
Renaissance Theatre, in various roles including the Spirit of
Christmas Present in "A Christmas Carol", King Henry the Eighth
in "Anne of the Thousand Days", Charlie Anderson in "Shennandoah",
Harry Mitchell in "The Sum of Us", Mancell Dean in "Second
Samuel", and Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street", just to
name a few.
He was also Technical Director for such shows as "Play it Again
Sam" for Theatre Huntsville, "The Foreigner" and "The Complete
Works of William Shakespeare Abridged" for Theatre Round the
Corner, and "Mill Stories" for Renaissance Theatre, plus others.
Gary has directed many types of theatrical productions from
comedies to serious dramas. Among some of his most recent are "The
Unsinkable Molly Brown
" for Huntsville Community Chorus,
"Jeffrey" and "Torch Song Trilogy" for Renaissance Theatre, and
"The Glass Menagerie" for Renaissance Theatre. Gary has won
several nominations for Wings awards for his acting skill. He
has appeared most recently as old Arnold in Torch Song Trilogy
(2002 Wings Nomination for Best Actor) and George in Edward
Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He recently directed
Land of the Dragon for Fantasy Playhouse and appeared in RT's
production of The Lion In Winter as King Henry in 2004. In 2010,
he directed the award winning Wedding Belles receiving a Wings
Award for Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design. Click
on the following thumbnails to view set.
As Renaissance Theatre's Production Manager, Gary would like to
extend a personal invitation to everyone to come down to our
quaint little theatre and experience something truly magical.
And as always Renaissance Theatre would like to thank our loyal
audience members and sponsors for their continued support.
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