Shakespeare in Love - August 29 - September 08, 2019

Opera House Theatre Company

 Crew Who's Who 

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    Mike O'Neil


    Previous directing credits:  Boston Marriage for Imaginary Theater Company; Urintown:  The Musical, The Producers, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Little Dog Laughed for City Stage; Doubt, Four Dogs and a Bone, and Rabbit Hole for Red Bard Studio; Blown Sideways through Life for Theatre Exchange; and Proof and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill for Big Dawg.  Previous on stage work for OHTC:  Translations and The Man Who Came to Dinner.

  • Mirla Criste head shot

    Mirla Criste


    has directed and/or choreographed several productions in the ILM, including Thalian Association’s Singin’ in the Rain (2015), receiving Star Award nominations as Best Director and Best Choreographer; TheatreNow’s Check Please (2014), Love Happens (2015), and JT and Joni in Jail (2015); and Thalian Hall CUBE Theatre’s Othello (2019). Mirla is grateful to Justin and Alice for the opportunity to choreograph Shakespeare in Love. She also performs regularly in ILM’s theatre and dance communities. Mirla is a member of Actors Equity Association. Her professional portfolio can be found at

  • Bradford Olson head shot

    Bradford Olson

    Music Director

    is currently pursuing an Associates of Fine Arts at CFCC. He has completed two years of classical voice, piano, and organ training from the UNCG where he was a singer of Chamber Singers, UNCG Opera Theater, and the premiere choir of the Triad, Bel Canto Company. Bradford currently works as interim organist and pianist for First Baptist Church, and substitutes for other churches in Wilmington. He also has composed and arranged for the choirs of Ashley High School. His stage experience includes the Father from Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Prince Christopher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Jesus in Godspell. He would like to thank his parents, teachers, and Opera House Theatre Company for the endless “opera”-tunities being put his way!

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