Brian Glick, Stage Director I Biography
Brian is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Revival Theatre Company. During the past 10 years he has directed more than 30 stage productions, earning him high praise for his dynamic and richly layered productions. The Gazette wrote, "Artistic Director Brian Glick has a knack for his wonderful elite talent for his productions on stage and behind the scenes..." and In recent seasons, Brian has directed the midwest premiere of Dogfight and staged the Iowa premieres of White Christmas and Grey Gardens. Brian has developed musical pieces in non-traditional spaces, creating intimate and contemporary experiences for the actors and the audience.
As a freelance director, Brian has worked on operas, musicals, and plays. Brian produced and directed Side Show as a fundraiser for Families Helping Families and Baby for The Young Parents Network. Most recent credits include: Jim McDonough's Holiday Grande tour, Victor/Victoria, Parade In Concert, Evita, and Funny Girl with RTC, Amy at the Opus, working with Orchestra Iowa on A Sondheim Cabaret, working on La Boehme, Carmen, Don Giovanni and La Traviata with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.
Brian spent nine seasons with Starlighters Theatre as resident director – Forever Plaid, Oliver, Some Enchanted Evening, Last Five Years, My Way, Scrooge, City of Angels, Anything Goes and Honk. The Music Man with Theatre Cedar Rapids & Orchestra Iowa (Collaboration Award Winner) and multiple concerts and fundraisers. Brian has also worked with the Cedar Rapids Follies as a designer and stage manager.
Brian was honored to work with The New York Drama League, where he worked with Tony nominated Director, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Opal with Broadway composer and lyricist Robert Lindsey-Nassif, Academy and First Stage teacher with the Omaha Playhouse. Brian's strong leadership and vision has caught the attention of industry professionals across the region.
In 2019 Brian staged a new world premiere of the musical Chaplin, before its London premiere. in 2020, Brian was the recipient of the CBJ's Forty Under 40 of most influential leaders.
Brian is the founder, creator, and producer of Iowa Concert of Hope, a relief concert to benefit those who suffered loss from the 2020 derecho that hit Cedar Rapids and the state of Iowa. Concert performers included most notably, Ron Livingston, Tim Shew, Linda Eder, Betty Buckle, Edwin McCain, Kim Scharnberg, Elena Shaddow and Chris Brubeck.
I find the musical theatre to be one of the greatest art forms that exists and I believe we are part of a new and exciting Golden Age in the American musical theatre since the 1940's