a Non-Profit Community Theatre Organization
Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc.
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Our mission is to produce and perform professional, affordable, family-friendly theatrical productions. We strive to build confidence and character in the children and adults involved in our organization, igniting a passion that will bring a new appreciation for the arts and a memorable experience to the communities we serve.
Brandon has lived in Abrams, WI all of his life. His parents are Bill and Debbie Byng, and he has a sister, Genna Byng. He is employed in Commercial Loan Services Loan Documentation Control Department at Associated Bank's Green Bay Service Center. Brandon has always been a creative and artistic person. He has expressed his talents through instrumental music, playing the trumpet and clarinet, as well as through writing. Brandon began his theatre career at Oconto Falls High School, were he was actively involved in the drama club. Brandon's first role and most memorable was the Stage Manager and The Yellow Brick Road in the high school production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. During his high school career, Brandon was able to experience many aspects of theatre like directing, sound design, lighting design and scenery construction. Although a talented actor, Brandon is well known for his talents in technical direction. Light and sound design are key elements to the success of any production, and Brandon has proven himself in this area of expertise time and time again. Though much of his time is spent with Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc., Brandon still finds time to participate in other community activities. One of the organizations that he is currently involved with are the Friends of Abrams, who raise community awareness and lend a helping hand whenever they are needed. When his great-aunt, Nancy Byng, approached him to help start the drama club, there was no question in Brandon's mind. Theatre has giving him so much, and will continue to be a part of his life forever.
Nancy married George Byng in Green Bay, WI, where they lived for four years before moving to Abrams, WI. They had two children, Becky (Rick) Wolf and Bruce (Mary) Byng, and two grandchildren, Nick and Allison Byng. Years ago Nancy painted pictures using many techniques in oil paints and other mediums. She exhibited her work in New York and in different locations throughout Wisconsin, winning numerous prizes. Nancy also sold paintings and gave some away as gifts.
Nancy worked with the local 4-H club when her children were young. She was a leader and one of the founders of the Abrams Eager Beavers. She directed and designed costumes and scenery for the plays that they performed for 4-H competitions. Sewing was another of Nancy's many talents. Nancy was a master in this art and designed many costumes from scratch, using no patterns. Nancy had been involved in many Abrams organizations and activities, including her eight years spent designing themed rooms and acting in the original Abrams Haunted House. In fact, it was this activity that first brought Nancy and her great-nephew, Brandon Byng, to realize their shared love for the arts and to begin their plans for creating Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. Nancy's theatre experience includes acting throughout her school years, as well as acting and designing costumes for the Machickanee Players in Oconto, WI. In 2003, her dream of creating Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. came true. Writing scripts, directing, and designing costumes and scenery was the love of her life. She would always say that she should have started this when she was younger, but age made no difference to Nancy. She never lost any of her creative spirit and talent. Nancy's favorite part of the productions was watching the actors come out of their shells and realize that they can do great things on the stage. She said that it is never too late for anyone to get involved in theatre, and she was certainly proof of that. With her many talents and many years of experience, Nancy was an invaluable member of Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. She will be deeply missed by all, but we know she will always be with us and remembered, as we continue to keep her dream alive. A seat will always be saved for Nancy.
"This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad."
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Nancy Byng, Co-Founder
In Memory of Nancy Byng
Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc.
Vice President & Co-Founder
Brandon A. Byng, President / Co-Founder
Brandon Byng's Acting / Directing Resume:
Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. - Abrams, WI
The Drowsy Chaperone (Musical) - Director / Man in Chair - 2013
Murder on Valentine's (Murder Mystery) - Director / Hershey Darling - 2013
On The Air (Musical) - Director / Hal Kencade - 2012
Arsenic & Old Lace - Director / Jonathan Brewster - 2012
Into The Woods (Musical) - Director / The Baker - 2012
Seussical The Musical (Musical) - Director / Horton The Elephant - 2011
On Golden Pond - Director / Bill Ray - 2011
Murder at the Thermoland Feast (Murder Mystery) - Director / Shadespeare - 2011
The Truth About Cinderella (Musical) - Director / Dame Wiley - 2011
Murder at Widgets, Inc. (Murder Mystery) - Director / Pat Head - 2011
Nutcracker The Musical (Musical) - Director / Father - 2010
Arthur and Guinevere - Director / Pellinore / Archimedes - 2010
CLUE: The Musical (Musical) - Director / Professor Plum - 2010
Bah, Humbug! (Musical) - Director / Spirit of Christmas Present - 2009
Birds of a Feather - Albert - 2009
OZ! (Musical) Director / Witch of the West - 2009
The Rented Christmas - John Dale - 2008
Unwrapped - Otto von Strongman - 2008
Spotlight Spectacular I - Director / Multiple Roles - 2008
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Musical) - Director / Prince Robert - 2007
The Fourth Wall - Director / Dead Person - 2007
Queen of the Silent Scream - Asst. Director / C.B. Darling - 2007
Look Out, Olympus! (Musical) - Director / Poseidon - 2006
Aladdin - Asst. Director / Genie of the Lamp - 2006
The Legend of Robin Hood Sort of - Director / Friar Tuck / King Richard - 2005
Broadway Lullaby - Asst. Director - 2005
The Saga of the Prospector's Daughter - Director / Wiley Schlink - 2004
The Snow Place - Asst. Director - 2004
Emmerella - Co-Author / Asst. Director - 2003
Box In The Wood Theatre Guild - Shawano, WI
Anything Goes (Musical) - Technical Director - 2013
Lombardi - Technical Director - 2013
Murder at Widgets, Inc. (Murder Mystery) - Director / Pat Head - 2013
Little Shop of Horrors (Musical) - Mr. Mushnik - 2012
Oconto Falls High School - Oconto Falls, WI
Backstage - Charles Graves - 2002
Two Small Fries to Go - Production Asst. - 2002
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Brom Bones - 2001
The Saga of the Prospector's Daughter - Wiley Schlink - 2001
Anybody for Tea - Production Asst. - 2000
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Stage Manager/Yellow Brick Road - 2000