The Board of Directors govern the business of
The Villages Musical Theatre, Inc.
The 2021 Board of Directors are
Bill Krone (Chairman)
Bruce Greeenberger, (Vice Chairman)
Ed Slivken (Treasurer)
Gary Chubeck (Secretary)
Front: Bruce Greenberger, Janet Maloney, Patti Card
Rear: Dave Saxe, Ed Slivken, Bill Krone, Gary Chubeck
Bill Krone is the retired Principal of Williamsville North High School, a large suburban high school of approximately 1500 outside of Buffalo, New York. Bill takes pride that North was, and still is, well regarded not only for its strong academic and athletic programs, but as well for its outstanding music and musical theatre programs. As Principal, Bill was directly involved in the production of 13 musicals including West Side Story, 42nd Street, and Peter Pan, flying rig and all.
At Williamsville North, he began a program of dance instruction taught by a professional choreographer as part of physical education class to teach tap, jazz and ballet to interested students for preparation for performance in the school’s musicals. This unique and popular program still exists today, twelve years after his retirement.
Since coming to the Villages, Bill has appeared in seventeen Broadway book musicals, including nine performances for the Villages Musical Theatre Company. Those included appearing as Charlie Davenport in “Annie Get Your Gun”, Billy Flynn in “Chicago”, Jigger Cragin in “Carousel”, Lank Hawkins in "Crazy For You", and, most recently, Franz Liebkind in "The Producers"
Roles with other Villages performing companies have included Julian Marsh in “42nd Street” , Cliff in "Cabaret" and Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof”. He has performed with KC Productions, Smash Productions, Dance Fusion and Broadway Bound Players.
Bill served as membership chairman for four years and also maintains the VMT webpage
Bill and his wife Martie are the parents of four children, including triplets and an older daughter and have lived in the Villages since 2006. They have a summer home on Conesus Lake in upstate New York.
Treasurer and Membership
Ed Slivken, a retired CPA, came to the Villages initially on a part-time basis in 2009 and became a full-time resident in 2011. He began his professional career in public accounting, where he was a partner in one of the largest regional CPA firms in the U.S. He left public accounting in 1980 and moved into the private sector where he served as controller, CFO, and/or VP Finance for several airlines, a large full-service truck leasing company, and a multi-location heavy truck dealership group. Although his performing experience had ended 50 years ago in high school, throughout his life he continued to enjoy the theater and all types of music. As a CPA he helped start-up and organize a successful dinner theater, still going strong forty years later. After becoming a full-time resident in The Villages, he rekindled his active interest in the performing arts. He has been, and continues to be, involved with a number of groups including The Villages Musical Theater, Inc., The Villages Theatre Company, The Villages Pop Chorus and others. Besides appearing on stage in several productions, he has hauled equipment, worked backstage, ran sound and lights, and served as Stage Manager. He is excited for the opportunity to add his background and experience to the Board.
Bruce was an attorney in his former life in the Cleveland, Ohio area before coming to The Villages to live.
He has been very involved in various musical organizations and productions here. He is an active performer with both "Music in Motion" and "Dance Fusion" dance groups.
He has produced several seasonal revues for the Fourth of July and
"Yule Sing" for the holiday season.
Bruce has appeared on the Savannah stage as Lazar Wolff in "Fiddler on the Roof" and also had roles in "Crazy for You", "Promises, Promises", "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "South Pacific"
One of his most favorite activities is performing swing dancing at various venues with his favorite partner, his wife, Lynne.
Gary Chubeck came to the Villages in 2011. Prior to coming to the Villages he operated a Scuba Charter business in Pompano Beach. He is also holds several Certifications as a Computer Engineer through Microsoft, Dell,and Citrix.
Gary has been involved with theater since coming to the Villages, active in several local theater groups large and small. Gary has appeared on stage at the Savannah Center in Music Man, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Young Frankenstein, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Producers to name a few.
Gary has also appeared as a character in several Variety Shows both at the Savannah Center and Recreation Centers.
Janet is a National Credit Manager from upstate New York. Her theatrical credentials are extensive at both the professional and charitable levels. Her performances include all 3 Village Squares, The Savannah Center and other Village Entertainment venues along with neighboring communities. Janet has also served as Vocal Director for 7 musical productions. She has had character roles in numerous Villages musical productions including Annie Get Your Gun, How To Succeed in Business, 42nd Street (Adelaide),White Christmas, Music Man, Crazy for You (Mother), Hairspray, Starry 2,3,4,5 and 8, “The Music of Disney”and numerous other book and non-book productions. In the last 2 years Janet has performed in shows such as “Sweeney Todd”, “My Fair Lady”, “Carousel”, “ Hooray Hollywood/Hello Broadway” and “The Producers”. Janet is currently preparing for performances will include “The Honeymooners”, “Rhapsody in Rhythm: Gershwin & Porter”, “Grease” and “The Sound of Music”.
Patti Card is a retired Human Resources Specialist with the DOD Education Activity which staffed teachers and school support for military schools overseas. The job provided a lot of opportunities for travel to new countries. Patti was also a military wife and performed in several musical productions in Heidelberg, Germany. Patti has enjoyed live theater performances in many cities, London, NYC, Washington DC, Nashville, Atlanta and Denver. Each one has been exciting and exhilarating and fueled her love of performing!
Moving to The Villages in 2010 presented the opportunity to revive her performance skills and she is excited to have been a part of The Villages Musical Company’s “Brigadoon”, “Crazy for You and “Sweet Charity”, Broadway Bound’s “Sensational Sixties” and “Promises, Promises”, KC Productions’ “Cabaret” and “Les Miserables” and SMASH Production’s “When You Wish Upon a Mouse 2” and “Nunset Boulevard”. Patti currently sings in The Villages POPS Chorus and dances with the Orlando Magic Classic 407 and Music in Motion.
Patti has been married to husband Louie for fifty one years. They have two daughters and two granddaughters living in Colorado who are the light of their lives.
Truly living the good life!
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