Jeromy Smith (Producing Director) and Lyndy Franklin Smith (Artistic Director) bring a full range of knowledge and experience to The Lex. Both have worked on Broadway, in National Tours and numerous Regional Theatres, in capacities both on-stage and behind the scenes.
Lyndy Franklin Smith is a Lexington native, and graduate of Sayre School. She received received her Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree from Oklahoma City University's Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management, and went on to a lengthy and successful performance career. Her performing credits include the Original Broadway Cast of the 2006 Revival of A Chorus Line and the Broadway Cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid; Three Seasons at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall in the Christmas Spectacular; National Touring Companies of Fosse and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Numerous Regional Productions at theatres including Walnut Street, North Carolina Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Casa Manana, Music Theatre of Wichita and Oklahoma’s Lyric Theatre; Television Appearances on the 2007 Tony Awards and Dancing With the Stars.
Jeromy Smith hails from Oklahoma and also received his degree (Bachelor of Science in Dance and Arts Management) from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University. He combined his areas of study while working professionally in New York City as both performer and arts manager. His performing credits include the National Touring Companies of 42nd Street and Swing!; Numerous Regional Productions at theatres including Houston Theater Under the Stars, Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita, and Oklahoma’s Lyric Theatre; Television appearances on A Capitol Fourth and Star Search. As an arts manager, Jeromy spent a year working with Broadway theatre-owner, Jujamcyn. He then transitioned to general management of productions and worked for the major Broadway management company, Richards/Climan, Inc (RCI) for five years. As Associate General Manager, Jeromy helped with all aspects of the management of Broadway hits and shows in development. Shows he worked on with RCI include August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Winner), Blithe Spirit (starring Angela Lansbury), November (starring Nathan Lane), Race (starring James Spader, Kerry Washington and David Allen Grier), Superior Donuts, and All My Sons (starring John Lithgow & Katie Holmes), to name a few.
When the Smiths decided to move from New York City, they also planned to expand their career to include direction, choreography and teaching. Since 2010, they have worked as a team. After Lyndy launched into the world of choreography with Ragtime at the acclaimed Music Theatre program at University of Michigan, Jeromy joined her and together they have created work for regional theatres and universities. They most recently directed Mary Poppins and 42nd Street for The Lex, and directed and choreographed Ragtime and South Pacific for UK Opera Theatre and Spring Awakening and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for UK Theatre & Dance. At the renowned Music Theatre of Wichita, they directed and choreographed Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and choreographed Finian's Rainbow, Sunset Boulevard, 9 to 5, and the American premiere of Betty Blue Eyes. They have also choreographed seven seasons of UK Opera Theatre's It's a Grand Night For Singing. The Smiths also run Town and Village School of Dance, in Paris, KY. This dance and performing arts school has been educating young people in Central Kentucky for over 40 years. The book that Lyndy co-wrote, Broadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre was released by Bloomsbury Publishing and is available on Amazon.com.
Lyndy and Jeromy are beyond excited to bring their talent and expertise to the Lexington theatre community.
Brock Terry holds music degrees from Georgetown College and Emory University. He currently serves as Director of Music at the historic First United Methodist Church in downtown Lexington. Mr. Terry is currently working towards completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the University of Kentucky. He has musical directed such shows as Into the Woods, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Quilters, Me and My Girl, Damn Yankees, Mame, Singin' in the Rain, Bye Bye Birdie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Among the performers from the Broadway stage with whom Mr. Terry has worked are Jenni Barber, Laura Bell Bundy, Stephen R. Buntrock, Erin Dilly, Jonathan Groff and Timothy Shew.