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Chris
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Chris Arredondo – PresidentAn award winning producer, honored Samaritan and accomplished entertainer, Chris Arredondo dedicates his talents to the people, communities and traditions that inspire him.Starting his career as a professional singer, dancer and actor in not only musical theater – but comedy, opera and drama as well, Chris became well versed in all forms of theater and has performed, directed and produced across the U.S. and abroad for over 15 years.

   Arredondo’s diversified performance background, theatrical education with degrees in Theater & Vocal Performance, technical/logistics capabilities and most importantly his 15 years of experience in performance, shows & special events have established him as one of the region’s most creative and effective producers in the event entertainment industry. Teaming up with partner, Joey Funke in 1989 – they quickly established an exciting formula for special event production and shortly thereafter created a partnership unparalleled.

Some of his awards and accolades include:

‘BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION’
2012 International Special Events Society ESPRIT AWARDS

2011 ‘BEST ISES TEAM EFFORT OVER $200,000 TEXAS STAR AWARDS

‘BEST EVENT WITH A LEGACY’
2010 ISES ESPRIT AWARDS – International Special Events Society ESPRIT AWARDS

2009 ‘Rising Star’
Meeting Professionals International – DFW Chapter

‘BEST SOCIAL EVENT’
2008 ISES ESPRIT AWARDS – International Special Events Society

‘BEST MULTIPLE DAY EVENT OVER ‘$150,000’
2008 TEXAS STAR AWARDS – International Special Events Society

Arredondo devotes his personal and company’s success to all the wonderful people and outstanding team that surrounds him.

 

 

Joey
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Joey Funke – Executive Producer

Joey Funke – Executive Producer/Founder of Eclipse Entertainment has a broad based theatrical background. His experience includes performing professionally from the age of fourteen on stage, television, music videos and corporate special events. His earlier years allowed him to learn and excel in the ever-growing spectrum of theatrical production.

Joey earned a B.A. in musical theater with an emphasis on costume design in 1984. Along with his other creative talents in script writing, musical arrangement, acting and stage management (and being at the right place at the right time) thrust him into the opportunity of developing his own production company in 1985.

  Joining forces with the talents of Chris Arredondo in 1989 established a stronger, more versatile and creative production team. Joey’s philosophies include “Knowing that it takes a team to be successful,” “Every detail is just as important as the whole,” “Flexibility is always an asset,” and “A cool head is a MUST” are the keys to a triumphant event.


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Renee Bomyea – Artistic Director

  Part of the Eclipse Entertainment LLC family even before there was an Eclipse, and I still thought that they hung the moon. 33 years of costuming and fashion experience, but still…- STUDENT – ARTIST – DANCER – ACTOR – FRIEND – MUSICIAN – COSTUMER – CHEF – DESIGNER – COUTURIER – MOTHER – STUDENT – INDIAN CHIEF – CHAUFER – CARPENTER – PLUMBER – VISIONARY – STUDENT – BEST FRIEND No design, no pattern, no concept, no problem.Renee’R. A. U. R.


 

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Ginger Ripper – Operations Manager

Having grown up in a theatrical family, with two dramatically talented eccentric uncles, who are highly successful in the industry, Ginger has experienced the gambit. With her experience in dance, spokes modeling, character acting,and much more all before the age of fifteen.

  Her professional career in this industry has definitely taught her the ins and outs of this ever changing business. Having returned to her roots at Eclipse Entertainment, Ginger has broadened her scope into design, production,talent coordination, Creative sales and whatever her two uncles, Joey and Chris, ask of her. Ginger is in it to win it, making your next cutting edge custom themed event one to be remembered.Thank you Uncle Chris!Thank you Uncle Joey!


 

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Lori Woods Smith – Choreographer

  Lori Woods Smith is the head of the Dance Department at Lamar High School in Arlington Texas. When she is not busy sharing her passion of dance with her students she serves as a Board Member and the Vice President for Dance Theater of Arlington, a non-profit organization that supports the I am program which brings dance education to lower income Elementary school and produces the Teen Talent Follies which is a scholarship based talent competition for high school students. During the spring and summer months she tours the country as a judge for Cathy Roe’s Ultimate Dance and serves as a choreographer for The Dallas Summer Musicals School of Musical Theater. On stage she has performed for theme parks, industrial shows and regional summer stock… some of her favorite roles include Bebe in A Chorus Line, Velma in Chicago, Lorraine in 42nd Street, Charity in Sweet Charity and Janet in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Mrs. Smith has a BFA in Theater from Texas Wesleyan University.


 

 
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