About Festival 56
Shows subject to change.
Curtain times: 2:00pm & 7:30pm.
- Comedy of Errors
- Seussical the Musical
- Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
- Stop Kiss
- Sweet Charity
Connect to Festival 56
Shannon Hill, Artistic Director
Shannon Nicole Hill is a native of Portage, MI, and has been doing theatre since she was nine years old. She attended Western Michigan University, where she received her BA in Theatre Performance, BA in English Literature, and a minor in Spanish. During her undergraduate career, Shannon was lucky enough to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, work with the Tectonic Project, study at Second City, and found her own improv team, which still runs to this day.
After WMU, Shannon continued on to receive her MFA in Acting at the University of Houston. In Houston, she worked professionally at Main Street Theatre and Black Lab Theatre. She was an instructor at Lone Star Community College, St. John's School, and Page Parkes School of Modeling and Acting. While primarily an actor, Shannon has also worked professionally as a director, singer, fight choreographer, and vocal coach.
In the fall of 2014, Shannon moved to Chicago to continue her career. She has most recently worked with Polarity Ensemble Theatre, and on a web commercial for The Onion. Festival 56 credits include Rosalind in As You Like It, Gabriella in Boeing Boeing, and Florinda in Into the Woods.