Melody Hart and the Coleman Theater

All the catching-up happening over here! And re-visiting some of the awesome shoots and opportunities I’ve had this spring! This trip to Miami, OK was one of my favorites! Getting to shoot for one of the most talented families I know, in one of the coolest theaters I’ve gotten to shoot in!

The Coleman Theater opened in 1929 and with a full house, seats 1,600 people. It is the home to the “Mighty Wurlitzer” pipe organ, and one of the most popular events at the theater is the showing of silent movies with soundtrack and sound effects played on the Mighty Wurlitzer!

Melody Hart is one of the most talented fiddle players in the Ozarks. She’s not only talented on stage, but fun, outgoing and kind off stage! She stars in multiple stage shows in Branson, MO as well as Branson Country USA which is seen is million of homes every week. She also tours with her talented husband Wayne, her talented boys Dillon and Garret and her talented band!

Getting to travel to new towns, new theaters, and new locations, especially towns and venues with historical stories behind them are one of my favorite parts of photography! Miami, OK and Route 66 are filled with historical treasures and stories to tell!

Peter and the Starcatcher

We all know the story of Peter Pan and Wendy and Never Never Land. I learned this spring, thanks to the theater department at Parkview High School that there is a story BEFORE that story! A story about a sailor girl named Molly who rescues a nameless orphan, travels the sea fighting against the pirate Black Stache, saves a chest of star dust…and encounters countless adventures!

The students at Parkview Theater did an astounding job on this production and I was proud to capture their talents and hard work!