LUKE SHEPHERD

DIRECTOR/PIANIST

 

Luke is grateful to spend another Christmas with his Pickleville family and friends doing what he loves most during the time of year he loves best. He also loves his work as a director and music director for theatrical productions and finds his happiest moments there. Luke loves to travel to really exotic places like NYC and Tooele, and hopes to make it to Disneyland someday. He looks forward to his continued work in music and theatre, and hopes to change the world with beautiful music and honest story-telling.

SHOUT OUT

 

Big shout out to Christmas. Man, you are the coolest. You bring out the best in me and remind me to count my many blessings.

 

Recent Credits

  • Director/Music Director for 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration with Lyric Repertory Company
  • Music Director for Shrek with Pickleville Playhouse
  • Music Director for My Fair Lady with Music Theatre West
  • Music Director for Next to Normal with USU Theatre
  • Music Director for Singin' in the Rain with Lyric Repertory Company
  • Piano Man for Bandito's Christmas Carol with Pickleville Playhouse
  • Music Director for Mystery of Edwin Drood with Lyric Repertory Company
  • Piano Man for Love and Death vs El Bandito with Pickleville Playhouse

 

CHRISTMAS FUN FACTS

 

 

 

What's your favorite Christmas tradition?

 

What I live for every year is to enjoy that silent, still, snowy winter night. Snow is gently falling, the world is glowing white, and everything is peaceful, beautiful, and as it should be. It's even better when you have loved ones nearby to share it with you.

 

 

What's your favorite holiday food?

 

A glazed ham, baked to perfection, surrounded with mashed potatoes, rich gravy, complimented by a glass of sparkling cider, and that's just the first course...

 

 

If you could be one of Santa's reindeer, which would it be and why?

 

Rudolph, because he's... unique.

 

 

What's your favorite Christmas song and why?

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas because it perfectly echoes my sentiments on this time of year. When I play it at intermission every year I remember all of the happiest memories of my life and it makes me hopeful that there will be many more to come!

 

 

What's your favorite Christmas movie and why?

 

Elf, because Buddy and I are practically the same person. Smiling's my favorite! Singing's my favorite! I sing all the time!

 

 

 

If you could have one thing for Christmas this year, what would it be?

 

In my wildest Christmas dreams:

*ring ring*

Me: "Hello. Who is this?"

Broadway: "It's Broadway calling. Come on over."

Me: *audible gasp* "Broadway, do you mean it!?"

Broadway: "Yes! We love you! We need you!"

*I cry like a giddy schoolgirl*

 

 

 

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