CHOREOGRAPHER

Missy Cochran

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Missy knew early on she wanted to be in the entertainment industry. Right out of high school, Missy got her first dance job at the legendary Aladdin Hotel as a featured dancer in the magic spectacle “AbraCadabra”. Driven by her passion for dance and the entertainment business, Missy burned the candle at both ends performing full time nightly while attending UNLV during the day, where she graduated with a BS in Health Education.

After performing in several other top Las Vegas shows and touring with “New Kids On The Block”, Missy then turned her creative energy to the production side of the entertainment business. Starting out by assisting on corporate trade shows, fashion shows, industrials, and even lounge bands, it didn’t take long before Missy was choreographing full production numbers in Las Vegas’ biggest shows and discovered her true passion and fulfillment was in the behind the scenes creative arena.

As the driving force behind her own company “Missy Cochran Entertainment”, with a client list including “Adobe” and “McDonalds”, her talent as a choreographer, her eye for costuming and her ear for music editing have made here one of the most sought after producing partners from coast to coast and around the world.

LIGHTING DESIGN

Richard Gerrish

Richard Gerrish was born in historical Concord, Massachusetts. He was quite the world traveler from an early age as his father was a part of the United States Army. As a young military brat, his family travelled all over Europe before settling in Upstate NY.

Richard attended Indian River Central High School where he fell in love with his theatre department. Under the guidance and mentorship of theatre teacher, Kristie Fuller and technical director Rob Draper (original Broadway cast member of “A Chorus Line”) they recognized and cultivated his talents in theatrical lighting and design.

After attending University of North Dakota, Richard landed Electrician/Programming contracts with Vee Corporation’s “Sesame Street Live”, Broadway Asia, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Cirque du Soleil, and Holland America Cruises.  Richard and his wife Lauren settled in Las Vegas in 2007. He was in high demand for many different shows and productions on the Las Vegas Strip. Richard’s lighting design show credits include Purple Reign, Frankie Moreno, and various other local acts.

Richard loves when the house lights go down and the the buzz of anticipation fills the room with smiling faces as the first lighting que ignites the air. He is honored to be apart of “MJ LIVE” and “WORLD’S GREATEST ROCK SHOW” Entertainment Family.

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Dick Feeney

dick-feeney In a career that spans over 40 years, veteran entertainment giant Dick Feeney has produced over 32,000 performances of shows in Las Vegas, major theatrical venues across America and countries around the world. Feeney grew up in the Boston area, in Rockland, Massachusetts. After years of touring with the highly popular Boston based band the “Lewis & Clark Expedition” Feeney formed his own group “Gemini” and continued developing his talent and skills as a singer, dancer, musician and super showman making him one of the country’s top nightclub entertainers.
Producing his first critically acclaimed show in 1981 “Lullaby of Swing” in Honolulu, Hawaii he then successfully toured the production before settling in Las Vegas in 1985 where he opened the long running ‘An Evening at Las Cage” and “Crazy Girls”.

In 1991 Feeney opened “Viva Las Vegas” at the Sands Hotel & Casino. Viva Las Vegas’ run of over 18 years makes it the longest running and most successful afternoon show in Las Vegas history.

Since his producing debut, Feeney has gone on to produce numerous other shows worldwide from Japan to Monte Carlo, including “Viva Las Vegas”, “Showgirls”, “The Great Gleason”, “Bottoms Up”,
“Forbidden Vegas”, “Miss Pearl’s Cathouse Revival & Dinner Show Spectacular”, “Playboy Girls Hit Parade” and “The World’s Greatest Magic Show.” His television productions include “The Entertainment Page”, “Las Vegas Tonite” and “Karaoke Krazy.”

Feeney’s latest shows enjoying huge success running full time in Las Vegas and touring the world are the “Rat Pack is Back” in its eighteenth year, “MJ Live” the #1 Michael Jackson show in the world and the “World’s Greatest Rock Show”. In all his shows have totaled over 36,000 performances.

An avid traveler himself, Feeney’s even taken his productions to the sky, as owner of The Flying Elvi skydiving team. The Flying Elvi, who were first featured in the movie “Honeymoon in Vegas,” consists of ten Elvis Presley clad jumpers who skydive into events around the world from altitudes of 5,000 – 12,000 feet, freefalling at speeds up to 160 miles an hour.

In October of 2008 Feeney was awarded a star on the prestigious “Las Vegas Walk of Stars” for his outstanding contributions to the Las Vegas community. The star is permanently on display in the sidewalk in front of the Paris Hotel and Casino.

MUSIC DIRECTION

Gene Sironen

Gene Sironen is an arranger, conductor, composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and performer, and has been providing music for shows around the world since 1978.

His many credits and collaborations include working with Tony Award Winning Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and Emmy Award Winning Choreographer A.C. Cuilla, on the critically acclaimed Nights On Broadway I, II & III series in Atlantic City, as well as some of Las Vegas’ top Choreographers, including; Nannette Barbera, Bobby Boling, Gail Davies, Janell Lewis, Joey Doucette, and MJ Live choreographer Missy Cochran.

In addition to working with producer Dick Feeney on MJ Live and several of Feeney’s other shows, Gene has also worked with show producers, world-wide, including: John Stuart, Bill Moore, Robert Allen, Gail Davies, Chris Raphael, Matt & Janell Lewis, Donny Moore, Hollie Vest, Heidi Thompson, Bobby Boling, Nannette Barbera, Jimmy Emerson, and Bill Lloyd.