Mickey Lubeck
Director, Choreographer, Musical Theatre Acting, Dance

Mickey, her husband Chuck, and their 4 kids moved to the Augusta area in 1997 after an extensive North American tour with the Broadway musical CATS. They had been based out of Chicago where Mickey and Chuck both performed in area dinner theaters. Mickey has performed in or choreographed many musicals including Hello Dolly, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, the Wiz, the King and I, and the National Tour of Evita. She also performed in many children’s theatre productions, industrial shows, TV and print ads. She has studied theatre arts across the country and has worked under the direction of Harold Prince and Andrew Lloyd Weber. After settling in Augusta, Mickey saw there was a lively theatre community here but it lacked a young actor’s musical theatre group. MTW, Musical Theatre Workshops was conceived! Ms Mickey has been teaching children of the CSRA musical theatre acting for over 15 years. Her background in professional theatre has made her a unique mentor and teacher. Ms Mickey’s performing career includes Broadway touring companies, regional theatre, industrial shows, commercial and print work, choreography and extensive directing of children’s productions. Her enthusiasm for being creative and helping the younger actors find their gifts is contagious. Her goal is to bring out the gifts that God has given to all the kids that pass through MTW no matter their age. To help them gain confidence and let their voices be heard!

Devon McSherry, Lead Teacher

Devon McSherry comes from a family of actors, singers, and teachers. Her grandfather was a music professor and her parents met doing Godspell. She had her first solo at 6 years old when she landed the role of the ladybug in her 1st grade school production. Her love of music and theater has been a constant ever since. Devon continued to perform in choirs, band, speech and debate, and stage shows the rest of her school career. That school career finished when she graduated Summa cum laude with a BFA in Musical Theater from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2012. From there she has performed in community theater in both California and here in Augusta. Some of her favorite roles have been Marcy Parks in Putnam Spelling Bee with The Evergreen Players, Kathy in The Last Five Years with Paper Wing Theater Company, Aldonza/ Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha with The Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, and Cheryl in Evil Dead: The Musical with Le Chat Noir. Devon hopes to spread her love of the theater to the next generation (including her 5 year old son) and share the knowledge she’s been acquiring through family and professionals for the past thirty years!

Julia Ryann, Acting Instructor

Julia grew up in the Augusta area and was involved in dance and musical theater since the age of 7. She joined the MTW family in 2012, as an actor and has since served as stage crew, junior chaperone and assistant camp counselor. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Performing Arts. While in college, she was a member of the improv club, stand up comedy club, and a local improv group. She also worked on many TV & Film projects in Savannah and served as an intern at Junior Theater Festival for two years. She is currently represented by a New York Agent. She is excited to rejoin the MTW family as a teacher!

Claire Lubeck, Choreographer and Acting Instructor

Claire Marie Lubeck is a multi-talented artist in the world of theatre and film. With several choreographic awards, acting awards, and years of experience in acting, singing, and dancing . Claire wants to share her talents as a performer and teacher. Miss Lubeck has been spotted onstage since before she could walk, from flying high as Peter Pan to singing Abba as Sophie in Mamma Mia. Most recently, Claire Marie starred in a feature film that premiered on the big screen in her hometown, Augusta Georgia. Alongside loving to perform, teaching actors of various levels and ages has become another one of Claire’s passions. Atlanta Georgia is her new home, and with a great fondness and knowledge of performing theatrically, Claire created a drama program within the dance company she now choreographs for. When back in her hometown, Claire is always ecstatic to teach at her home studio again.

Cindy Wilkinson, Musical Director

For more than 35 joyful years, Cindy Wilkinson has had the privilege of serving as a musician in the church and as a music director/conductor, collaborative pianistm piano teacher and composer in the community. She has served as organist, pianist, choral director, and worship leader, most recently at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church and Mosaic United Methodist Church. Cindy’s appearances as music director with MTW are James and the Giant Peach, Into the Woods Jr., and Tuck Everlasting, The Little Mermaid and Shrek. As a collaborative pianist, Cindy has partnered with hundreds of individual performers and worked with many local arts groups, including Augusta Symphony, The Augusta Broadway Singers, Augusta Choral Society, Augusta Opera Initiative, Augusta University’s Department of Music, Concerts With A Cause, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ft. Gordon Dinner Theatre, the Augusta Players and Storyland Theatre. She graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with degrees in Piano Performance and Music Education, and also holds an MBA in Arts Administration from the University of South Carolina. Cindy is married to Randy and the grateful mother of Robert, Samuel and Beverly.