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About Us

JONATHAN VAN DYKE (Founder/Artistic Director/Producer) began his career as a performer at Walt Disney World before moving to New York and the theatre. He has appeared in national tours, regional theatre, off-Broadway, and in TV, film, and numerous industrials. 

Totally Electric was his first crack at writing, and four years later the show came to vibrant life in Greenwich Village. Sold-out performances and an extension of the run resulted in back-to-back productions in Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota,  Riverview and New Orleans. The success of Totally Electric led to new writing opportunities for Busch Gardens, corporate events, and a new show called The Class of R.I.P: The Final Prom, which opens in the fall of ’08. 

After concentrating on producing and directing, his acting career is back in full swing. In addition to Totally Electric, he recently appeared in the feature film Prime of Your Life, and theatrical productions of The Full Monty, The Last 5 Years and the national tour of Bye Bye Birdie

His affiliation with Meredith McDermott came to fruition when she was cast in Totally Electric. She now holds the position of musical director and assists in the setting of all productions. Currently they are workshopping their newest project, Make Your Own Kind of Music, about the folk music scene of the 1960’s.

MEREDITH MCDERMOTT (Producer/Musical Director/Company Manager) began her theatrical career as a an actress and singer in community productions in Tampa, Florida, and graduated to the professional ranks in the 2007 Florida tour of Totally Electric, where she remains today. In addition to performing in the show, she is currently the musical director and company manager for the current touring production.

An accomplished musician, Meredith
has been a percussionist most of her life and has performed in numerous bands, orchestras, and ensembles. She holds a minor in music performance from the University of South Florida, where she studied with former Florida Orchestra principal percussionist Robert McCormick. In addition, she spent three years studying voice privately, and since then has performed as a vocalist in many venues around the Tampa Bay area.

Meredith also has a solid background in tech theater and television production, graduating from USF with a degree in mass communications with a focus on writing, editing and producing for live television and video.  She has produced PSAs, documentary packages, and print and video marketing materials and advertising for theatrical productions.

In addition to Totally Electric, Meredith is currently working on many varied projects--theatrical and otherwise--with Jonathan, including musical directing the new show Class of RIP and collaborating on the 1960s musical Make Your Own Kind of Music. When not working on a production together, which is not often, Meredith spends her days as an acting and vocal coach in Tampa.