Rick Robertson, President
Kevyn Robertson, Director/Choreographer
Kevyn Robertson received her early dance and theatre training in Dallas and New York and graduated with honors in theatre and dance from The University of Texas at Austin. She was a featured performer with the Dallas Summer Musicals and taught at UT-Austin, St. Edward’s University, and Austin Ballet Theatre before returning to North Texas.
Kevyn has taught dance for over 30 years and has choreographed, produced, and directed numerous productions, including the previous McKinney summer musicals (1990-1996 and 2007-2011). Currently, she is on the faculty for Chamberlain Performing Arts. Kevyn lives in McKinney with her husband, Rick. They have two young adult children, Lindsay and Travis, and a son-in-law, Brice.
Steve Garms, Music Director/Orchestra Conductor
Steve Garms first fell in love with musicals while watching Robert Preston as Harold Hill in The Music Man on his thirteenth birthday. That event launched him into a lifetime of acting, singing, and dancing; a BMA and MA in choral conducting; USO tours; marriage to his best friend and accompanist, Beverly; 31 years as a high school choral director; Teacher of the Year for McKinney ISD; and musical director of over 25 high school musical productions.
Choirs under his direction have performed in a variety of venues, ranging from Carnegie Hall and Myerson Symphony Center to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. In retirement, Steve serves as Producer/Director of Technical Arts at First Baptist Church, McKinney and joins Beverly in their music services and consulting company Tunesmiths as an active clinician, judge, workshop presenter, and voice coach.
Noelle Chesney, Assistant Director/Vocal Coach
Noelle Chesney, a native Texan, graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor of music degree and from The Ohio State University with master and doctoral degrees, also in music. She has been a member of the music faculty at Whitman College, East Tennessee State University, Texas Wesleyan University, Lycoming College and Collin College, and has performed with several operatic companies and orchestras including the Mid-Columbia Symphony, Dallas Lyric Opera, Columbus Light Opera, and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has performed guest recitals and oratorios across the country, from New York to Santa Fe. Noelle has participated in McKinney Summer Musicals as a performer since 2007 and has also served as Music Director. Noelle lives in McKinney with her husband Thom, President of Brookhaven College, and their two children, Drew and Ellen.