MEET THE ORPHEUM THEATRE STAFF
Erin Glasnovich is a Galesburg native and joined The Orpheum Theatre staff in February of 2011, but has been involved in theatre for the majority of her life. She began her theatre career at the age of seven and soon after became a student of The Performing Arts Academy, performing annually in their musicals and with other local organizations such as Galesburg Community Theatre and Prairie Players. She studied Musical Theatre at WIU in Macomb, and in 2010 moved back to Galesburg with her family. Professionally, Erin sits on the Board of Directors for the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association, chairing the Songbag Concert Series Committee; she is a community member on CUSD#205 Fine Arts Committee. You can also hear Erin weekly on Thursdays on FM95 Mornings with Eric Hanson.
Erin still enjoys performing, and she revisits The Orpheum stage annually as Lana Sherwood in Christmas on the Air: A Live Radio Play. “It’s a crazy thing to come full circle in life, and here I am, back at the place where the spotlight first shone on me,” Erin notes. “My love for the theatre began at The Orpheum and I continue cultivating it here by leading the best team any old theatre could ask for. It is an honor to have a hand in preserving The Orpheum, and working to offer varietal programming that is affordable and accessible to all.”
Technical Director / Facility Manager
Ross McIntire is from Galva, Illinois, and attended North Central College in Naperville where he studied Theatre Performance. He made his Galesburg stage debut as Hot Blades Harry in Carl Sandburg College's Urinetown, and went on to play Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Will Parker in Oklahoma! with Prairie Players Civic Theatre. Ross has been the Technical Director and Facility Manager of the Galesburg Orpheum Theatre since 2012. He trained in the art of building care under former Orpheum superintendent Roger Schoonover until the latter’s death in 2015, and has collaborated with Restoration Manager Gary Morgan since 2014. He resides in Galesburg.
Box Office Manager
Tim Holmes grew up in the ROWVA community and has lived in the Galesburg area for most of his life. Tim has been very involved in the theatre community, working with groups like Prairie Players Civic Theatre, Galesburg Community Theatre, Carl Sandburg College, Stage Right Productions and Coffee Bean Theatre. Tim is an instructor/director with the Performing Arts Academy of Galesburg, where he teaches acting classes and works towards producing their annual spring musical. Through the organization, Tim has had the opportunity to work with many talented and dedicated kids, parents, and volunteers. Favorite shows at the Academy include Shrek, The Little Mermaid, and Annie. Tim is also a native to the stage, and some of his favorite roles include: Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown, The Major General in Pirates of Penzance, and George Hay in Moon Over Buffalo. Tim enjoys directing the Orpheum Ensemble and their live radio plays. Other shows he has directed include:South Pacific, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Guys and Dolls.
Cianja (see-ahn-yah) is originally from Colorado, and is a student at Knox College. She's super excited to have the opportunity to learn more about how The Orpheum runs and operates. Cianja is studying Creative Writing (with an emphasis on plays) and Philosophy. She's written a number of plays in her time at Knox, including a couple that have made it onto the stage at Knox, and through Pocket Theatre VR. She will be interning at The Orpheum throughout the summer, and plans to continue working with and volunteering at the Orpheum in the future!