Alan Saban - Performing Arts Manager

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I started working for View as the Performing Arts Program Manager in May of 2011.  I started in theatre as a dancer in South Florida with La Mystique and Trilogy. I was on TV’s Dance Fever and made it to the semi-finals, all the while performing musicals and plays throughout South Florida with The Ann White Theatre, The Public Theatre of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and many others before earning a scholarship to attend Florida School for the Arts in Palatka.

After receiving my BFA in Theatre and Directing from Florida Atlantic University, I continued in professional theatre as well as television and film. A few of my favorite acting credits include Boys in the Band, Over the River and Through the Woods, Burn This, West Side Story, All The Way Home, Fame (as Tyron if you can believe it), Suddenly Last Summer, Almost Maine, and Alan Strang in EquusI was the stand-in for Fisher Stevens on the TV show Key West. And I got to the play the bad guy in the film The Boy in the Golden Kimono shot in Miami. This is a photo of me sitting on the Harley in the film.

Alan as Kietel in Movie

Along with being an actor I am also a director, stage manager, and sometime choreographer. I started visiting the Adirondacks in 1999 when the late Charlie Gillette, known to me as “Uncle Chuck,” invited me to spend the summer in Old Forge directing The Odd Couple for Mountain Theatre Company. The idea of spending the summer in the mountains was intriguing, to say the least. What was supposed to be a one time gig turned into a yearly migration to the area to direct for MTC. Just think, reverse snow bird; getting away from the heat not the snow.

In May 2019 I became the Chairman of the Board for The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council after serving as a director for 8 years. They are the volunteer group responsible for bringing the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to Inlet’s Arrowhead Park the last Friday in July every summer for over 20 years. I spend my summers in Eagle Bay but my primary residence is in Fort Lauderdale on the Middle River where I freelance as a Stage Manager for multiple venues such as Island City Stage, West Boca Theatre at the JCC, and Lynn University in Boca Raton. Some of my favorite directing credits in Old Forge include, Quilters: The Musical (View), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Bingo: The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Deathtrap, Greater Tuna, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

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