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PPA Dennis Edenfield
Dennis Edenfield, along with David Guerdette, co-founded PREMIER PERFORMING ARTS,INC, a non-profit theatre company. In 2002 - 2003 Dennis was Producing Artistic Director for Western Michigan's Cherry County Playhouse. Continuing the theatre's "star system" tradition, productions included Sandy Duncan in OKLAHOMA, Peter Scolari in BARNUM, Eddie Mekka in GUYS AND DOLLS and John Davidson in CHICAGO. Dennis directed both OKLAHOMA and GUYS AND DOLLS.
Since 1986, Dennis has Directed/ Choreographed for Off-Broadway, in Regional Theatres, Universities, Dinner Theatres and Summer Stock across the U.S. and Canada. He also staged and choreographed the 30th Anniversary Tour of MAME starring Morgan Brittany of "DALLAS" fame. As a Broadway veteran, Dennis has more than 20 years of experience as a performer on Broadway, Television and in Films. On Broadway he appeared in the revival of Finian's Rainbow (with Frank McHugh and Nancy Dussault). He was a member of the Broadway cast of Irene (with Debbie Reynolds & Jane Powell). Dennis also appeared in the original Broadway production of the legendary A Chorus Line. In 1981 he had the honor of performing with the Broadway Co. of A Chorus Line at the White House for President Reagan. He was seen weekly on The Red Skelton Show and The Carol Burnett Show and has many "soap opera" appearances and national commercials to his credit. He appeared in several films, such as New York, New York, Annie, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Puff'n Stuff.
Born and educated in New Orleans, Dennis continued his professional training in New York City. He studied acting at the famous HB Studios in Greenwich Village and the Film Actors Workshop at Columbia Films Studios in Los Angeles. He also studied dance and singing with some of the best teachers the city had to offer. Dennis has worked with and learned from many theatre legends like Michael Bennett, Gower Champion, Sir John Guielgud, Ron Field,Joe Layton and Peter Gennaro, just to name a few.