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Julie Klein

Julie Klein

Julie Klein

Producing Director
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS

Carol Burnett & Bill Murray

Theatrical Titles

Producing Director

Metaperformer


Backstory

Julie Klein was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio. She premiered onstage in 3rd grade, performing both a comedic monologue and a vocal solo in her elementary school’s talent show. After excelling in English and Creative Writing classes in high school, Julie graduated with a BS degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Ohio University.

Inspired by Barbra Streisand, Carol Burnett and Gilda Radner, Klein always wanted to pursue a career in the arts but had no clue how to go about it. In 1992, while working as a paralegal, a friend told her about a theater company that was holding auditions: ShadoArt Productions.   She made a career change.


Theatrical Expertise

Klein initially joined Shadowbox Live as a vocalist – but soon became interested in sketch comedy.  Her interest matured into a passion that led her to becoming a contributing writer and assistant director.  In late 2017, Klein took the lead role in the company’s artistic development as its Producing Director.  Since taking the company’s creative helm, Klein has produced and directed three of the highest-grossing productions in Shadowbox Live’s history (Evolutionaries, Leather & Lace, and Thunder & Lighting).


Career Highlights

Awarded “Best Director of a Musical,” Broadway World, 2019

Awarded “Excellence in Directing,” Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable, 2019

Awarded “Excellence in Acting,” Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable, 2017

Named “Best Comedic” and “Best Dramatic” performer, Columbus Dispatch Theatre Critics, 2012


Organizational Titles

Awarded “Best Director of a Musical,” Broadway World, 2019

Awarded “Excellence in Directing,” Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable, 2019

Awarded “Excellence in Acting,” Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable, 2017

Named “Best Comedic” and “Best Dramatic” performer, Columbus Dispatch Theatre Critics, 2012


Organizational Expertise

As CMO, Klein develops Shadowbox Live’s ticket sales and advertising strategies, coordinating efforts across print, radio, television, and digital media outlets to promote the company’s year-round production schedule.

Klein is a member of Shadowbox Live’s Leadership Team and Board of Trustees.


7 Personal Takes
(THE THINGS THAT SHAPED US & THE THINGS WE SHAPE)
from Julie
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF SHADOWBOX LIVE
Spending time alone, recharging
ENTERTAINER YOU MOST ADMIRE
Carol Burnett and Bill Murray
ONE FOOD YOU COULD EAT FOREVER
A perfectly cooked steak
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Chardonnay
YOUR MOST CHERISHED MUSIC ARTIST OF ALL TIME
Mozart
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DO EVERY DAY
Count my blessings
THE ONE THING YOU WISHED FOR, BUT NEVER GOT
A cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis
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