Lunchbox Theatre Board Chair Kim Davies welcomes George Ross to Lunchbox’s team as general manager, and congratulates outgoing GM Bonni Baynton Sprague on her new role as director of production at the Calgary Opera.
Ross brings a wealth of experience in theatre management to Lunchbox. He worked many years at the Banff Centre for the Arts in a variety of roles including summer faculty member in the Opera and Academy of Singing, manager of Theatre and Literary Arts, and associate director of Theatre Arts.
Most recently, Ross was co-managing director of Sage Theatre in Calgary from 2009 to 2011. He holds a Masters of Music from the University of British Columbia and also previously worked in a variety of roles with the Vancouver Opera, from chorus member to stage director.
A committed member of the arts community outside of his professional roles, Ross has been on theatre arts advisory committees for Mount Royal University, Grant McEwan College and the Western Region of the Canadian Music Centre.
Ross will be taking on his full-time duties at Lunchbox Theatre beginning July 11.
“Lunchbox Theatre is thrilled to have found someone with the breadth of experience that George has to offer,” says Davies. “George’s knowledge and insight will provide a solid foundation for the organization administratively as we continue to build on Lunchbox Theatre’s success.”
Lunchbox Theatre’s 2011-2012 season opens on September 19 with Peril in Paris, a world premiere musical comedy by Calgarians Ethan Cole and Eric Rose.
Peril in Paris runs September 19 to October 15, Monday to Saturday at 12.10 p.m., with ‘Happy Hour’ performances Friday at 6.10 p.m. and ‘Date Night’ performances Saturday at 7.30 p.m. Lunchbox launches a new partnership with the Palliser Hotel on September 20, the first ‘High Tea Tuesday’.
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