Novi MS Theater

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The People

To All Our Volunteers

Our shows would not happen without the continual support of student parents who volunteer their time for set building, student supervision during dress rehearsals and shows, ticket sales, as well as those who attend the show to watch their child perform. We appreciate both you and your child(ren)'s involvement in our program. If we have left off anyone from our recognition, please let us know so that we may correct it.


Returning Staff

Turning Pages Into Stages

Hikaru Kudo

Student Director
Hikaru has been apart of of the Company since 7th grade, starting as a student "techie." Since then he has been responsible for choreography for several shows, and is now involved in advancing the blocking, vocals, and general acting of our shows as Student Director. Now a senior at Novi High School, this will probably be (sadly) his last year of shows. Hikaru intends to study communication and media in college.

Lori Burkhardt

Director Lori Burkhardt took over the Company in 2011 while she was working as a Special Ed Teacher at Novi Middle School. With a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Education from Micigan State University, she has been working at Novi Schools for over 20 years. She plans to continue with the Company for the foreseeable future.

Wyatt Parsons

Technical Director
Wyatt has been apart of Novi Middle School Theater Company since 7th grade, starting as a student "techie." Since then he has launched and manages the Companies' website, manages their online pretense, as well as assumed the role of Technical Director. Now a senior at Novi High School, this will probably be (sadly) his last year of shows. Wyatt intends to study Computer Science in college.

Jason Smith

Mathew Whitcher

Vinh-Han Troung


Previous Staff

Kira Hurley

Kira graduated from Novi High School in 2017. She had been apart of the MS Theater program since 7th grade. Volunteering in technical, administrative, and (begrudgingly) in acting roles during those years. 

Adam Burkhardt

Adam worked as Novi Schools Auditorium Event Staff as a high schooler when he began his tenure as Technical Director. He continued to volunteer as a student in College, but has since graduated from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, but continued to work in the field of A/V.

Notable Volunteers

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Noel Durham - Acting Mentor
  Jill Harrington - Acting Mentor
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