Bill Minihan was born and raised in Topeka, KS. He graduated from Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS with a degree in Cross-cultural Ministries. During college he traveled to several states with a comedy magic show that he created.
He performed in Branson in several shows. From 1995-1998 he performed in At the Hop - voted "Best New Show" in 1995 - where he was a singer/dancer and emcee.
He also performed for Silver Dollar City in Branson as a magician and as a singer/dancer in Christmas in the Ozarks in 2000.
In 1999, he performed in the original cast of Lost in the 50's in Branson as the emcee and as a singer/dancer. This show was voted "Show of the Year" that same year.
In 2000, the show was taken to Mackinaw City, MI for two seasons. In addition to performing, Bill was company manager and also helped with promotions. There he met Sara. They were married two years later.
In 2002, Bill and Sara joined a group of investors and moved to Savannah, GA to renovate the Historic Savannah Theatre. Built in 1818, this theatre is the oldest continually operating theatre in the country. The group put Lost in the 50's in the newly renovated venue and it went on to become the longest running production in Savannah history.
In September of 2003, the Minihans - wanting to be closer to home and to find a place to start a family - moved to Western Kentucky to begin planning the current project. In August of 2004, they presented their proposal to the City of Grand Rivers and the plan was accepted.
"I feel like everything that has happened in my life over the last fifteen years has been leading me to this point and to this place," says Bill, "Sara and I are so excited to begin this project and to see our vision for family entertainment come to pass. This is an amazing town and we are so thankful to be a part of it."
Bill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Steve brings an extensive performance resume from New York City that includes stage, television and comedy clubs.
Badgett Playhouse directing credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes, Cotton Patch Gospel, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Diaries of Adam and Eve and the Smoke on the Mountain Trilogy. Performance credits include Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Smoke on the Mountain Trilogy and It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play.
New York stage credits include: Chekov's Three Sisters Lounge (Vershinin) for the 2001 Ridicufest; Ibsen's House/Wives (Krogstad/Diz) for the 2000 Ridicufest; August Strinberg's The Pelican (or For The Birds) (Axel) for the 1999 Pure Pop Festival; Planet Of Three People (Mostly-A-Man) for the 1998 International Fringe Festival; William Shakespeare's The Comedy Of Errors (E. Dromio) for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.
Television credits include: The Nanny, Saturday Night Live, The Chris Rock Show, Law and Order, One Life to Live, All My Children and The Guiding Light. Steve's comedy club appearances in New York City's include: Stand-Up New York and Don't Tell Mama as well as directing Tina Wintraub's comedy, The Blind Date for the Producer's Club.