Adam Boll (music/lyrics)
The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical! is the third show co-authored by Adam Boll, who wrote the music and lyrics for this musical.
Boll is also a National Board Certified Teacher with more than a decade of experience as a composer, arranger, and music educator. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he studied music education and composition. He earned a Master’s degree in Education from UW-Stout in 2012.
Boll is a seasoned orchestra conductor for community theatre companies based in Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley. He has been been involved in over 70 theatrical productions as either orchestra conductor, producer, director, or musician. As a freelance composer, he is often in demand and has written commissioned compositions and arrangements for a variety of performing groups of all ages and abilities. His concert music is distributed nationwide by J.W. Pepper & Son.
Christopher R. Mihm (book add. music/lyrics)
Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the “Mihmiverse,” a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films which pay homage to 1950s-era “drive-in cinema.”
Mr. Mihm’s filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, “The Monster of Phantom Lake.” Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world. Mihm adapted the movie script nearly a decade later into what is now The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical!
Since his first film, Mr. Mihm has released one new as-authentic-as-possible 1950s-style feature a year, many of which have received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards. “Attack of the Moon Zombies” raked in the most 2011 Dead Letter Awards at mailorderzombie.com. “House of Ghosts” beat out several big budget films to win the coveted Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Feature in 2012. Mr. Mihm’s ode to the “big bug” films of the 1950s, “The Giant Spider,” won the Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival and the Best Action/Horror Feature award at the Highway 61 Film Festival.
Christopher R. Mihm has been featured in many publications, both online and off, including SCI-FI Magazine, Screem, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Scary Monsters Magazine. Mr. Mihm was the recipient of the first-ever Roger & Julie Corman Intrepid Filmmaker award at the ninth annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, won the Best Director award from mailorderzombie.com and received the key to the city of Forest Lake, MN, where July 30th was officially declared “Christopher R. Mihm Day.”
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