Starbooker Presents' Savvy Bowen College Bound
Savannah "Savvy" Bowen has been accepted to Greensboro College's Department of Theatre this fall.¬† She will be studying Stage Management / Directing as she works toward her degree and eventual employment as a professional Stage Manager.¬†
Both her Mother, Holly a make-up artist, and her Father, Jeff a former actor, director, and producer, are proud of their showbiz daughter as she continues the family tradition in the entertainment business!
Starbooker Presents' Bowen Joins Evansville Venues
President and CEO of Starbooker Presents, LLC, Jeffrey Bowen was recently named Program Director for the Ford Center arena, and Victory Theatre in Evansville, IN, both are VenuWorks managed properties.
"The Game Plan is simple, keep the Ford Center, a one-year old 11,000 seat arena, and Victory Theatre, a 1920's legimate theatre, booked and busy," said Bowen who began programming duties on September 30.
According to Bowen, "Both venues are exciting properties in a market that is growing and craving entertainment.¬† And the staff at both venues are top-notch professionals.¬† This is going to be fun!"
Contact Bowen at:¬† (812) 436-7005 or
for booking information on both venues.
WakeMed Foundation Hosts Gladys Knight at 51st Anniversary Gala
¬† Starbooker Presents, LLC presented the "Impress of Soul," Gladys Knight at the Raleigh NC Convention Center for¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† WakeMed's 51st Anniversary Gala on December 1.
"After last year's 50th Anniversary Gala with Jay Leno, it was hard to pick who to bring in this year," said President and CEO Jeffrey Bowen adding, "We spent a lot of time going over potential entertainers and decided that we wanted a musical act that would cross demographic lines and Gladys was gracious to accommodate us!"¬†
The icon of female Soul singers performed a sixty-minute set complete with her award winning hits, Jazz influenced standards, and even brought her brother on stage for a spotlight performance.
With the 2012 event completed the WakeMed Foundation and SBP are already thinking about 2013.¬† "I want to bring in something out of the ordinary if possible.¬† We are already thinking out of the box for the next show," said Bowen.
Over 900 patrons attended this year's successful event, and the Raleigh Convention Center's Ballrooms were decked out in glorious style.¬†
AVID Touring Merges With AWA Touring for National Bookings
11 Sep 2012¬†
AWA Partners is the name of a new touring-show booking agency representing a merger between AVID Touring and AWA Touring. Alan Wasser, Allan Williams and Alison Spiriti announced on Sept. 11 that¬†L. Glenn Poppleton¬†and AVID Touring have joined forces with AWA Touring for this new operation.
AWA Partners specializes in tour management and direction for Broadway, family shows and attractions including¬†American Idiot; Cathy Rigby ¬†is¬†Peter Pan; A Christmas Story, The Musical!;¬†An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin;John Lithgow¬†‚ÄĒ Stories by Heart;¬†Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!;¬†Bonnie & Clyde; Cirque Dreams Holidaze; Grumpy Old Men ‚ÄĒ The Musical; Love, Loss, and What I Wore;¬†Lysistrata Jones; One Night with Janis Joplin; Dreamgirls; A Chorus Line¬†and more.
Past projects include¬†The Phantom of the Opera, Disney's¬†Beauty and the Beast, Cirque Dreams,Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,¬†Monty Python's Spamalot, Angels in America, Dora the Explorer Live!, Madagascar Live, Merchant of Venice¬†starringF. Murray Abraham¬†and¬†Matthew Bourne's¬†Swan Lake.
AWA Partners books full-weeks, split weeks and one-night engagements as well as regional theatres and arenas. Robin Mishik-Jett and Sean Mackey continue their respective roles as vice president and director of operations/business affairs. Jessica Francis will also continue in her position as operations manager.
Allan Williams said in a statement, "We are thrilled to announce AWA Partners to our commercial theatre community. We believe that our merger will create dynamic growth opportunities for our current clients as well our future endeavors. L. Glenn brings a great depth of experience to our newly organized company."
Poppleton added, "As booking continues to evolve in the ever-changing touring market, I am excited to join forces with Alan Wasser, Allan Williams and Alison Spiriti. We all share a passion for what we do. Their creativity and vision is something I've long admired."
WINSTON-SALEM COMPLEX PICKS STARBOOKER PRESENTS!
The Winston-Salem (NC) Entertainment-Sports Complex has asked SBP to represent them in a non-exclusive booking arrangement to enhance their entertainment and sports business.¬† Jeffrey Bowen, who was the Assistant Director Booking / Marketing for the complex in the mid to late '90's stated that, "I am thrilled to once again be associated with this wonderful entertainment-sports property."¬†
The arrangement will allow the facilities (LJVM Coliseum, The Coliseum Theatre, Coliseum Annex, Bowman Gray Stadium, and the Education Building) an advocate within the entertainment-sports industry.¬† Starbooker Presents is a full service Talent Buyer, Booking Agency, and Management Consultant company based in Greensboro, NC.
"I look forward to bringing in some exciting events once again to Winston-Salem.¬† The staff and management at the Complex are old friends and this is like coming home," said Bowen.
Check-out the "Coming Events' page at this site for events scheduled at the complex.¬† And if you'd like to book any of the Complex venues contact:¬† Jeffrey B. Bowen at
or call 336.285.7571.
PART TIME PARTY TIME BAND NAMES SBP!
Starbooker Presents has accepted a non-exclusive booking agreement with the exciting Part Time Party Time Band based in NC.¬† "I love this band!," said Jeffrey Bowen, President and CEO of SBP.¬† Bowen went on to say, "My first opportunity to work with them was booking them as the opening act for The Beach Boys in Winston-Salem back in the late '90's.¬† They were very professional and did a fantastic job representing the east coast beach sound to usher in the kings of the west coast beach music scene."
SBP will represent the band in a non-exclusive booking arrangement offering the showband as a headliner, or supporting act for public, corporate, and private events.¬† If you're looking for an energy-charged musical "event" with the flavor of R&B / Beach Music then this is the band for you!
For bookings contact:¬† Jeffrey Bowen
or call 336.285.7571.