The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts announced that Adam Cates has joined the organization as the Education and Development Manager.
Adam Cates brings extensive commercial and not-for-profit theatre, opera, television, events, art experience, and education. A Reno native, he called New York City home for two decades. His Broadway credits include the musicals A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Tony: “Best Musical”), Anastasia, and Anything Goes (Tony: “Best Revival”). He co-wrote the libretto for The World According to Snoopy, starring The Peanuts™ characters, and authored the guidebook for young performers, The Business of Show. Cates choreographed the American transfer of the Olivier-winning play Jeeves & Wooster and productions at Lincoln Center and regional theatre and opera companies across the U.S. His National Tour credits include A Gentleman’s Guide…, The Wizard of Oz, and assisting and performing opposite Tommy Tune in Doctor Dolittle.
The City of Reno declared November 24th, 2014, “Adam Cates Day” to recognize his contributions to the arts. Cates holds an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and a B.A. in Theatre. Teaching experience includes faculty positions at Pace University, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, The Growing Studio, Commercial Dance Intensive, and Theater Arts Preparatory School, and guest artist residencies at The Juilliard School, Texas State University, Marymount Manhattan College, UNCSA, UC Irvine, and U.N.R.
The Pioneer Center is home to our area’s most prominent performing arts organizations: the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, and Artown. In addition, PCPA has presented the annual Broadway Comes to Reno series featuring national touring Broadway productions each year since 1995. Over 100,000 people attend productions at the Pioneer Center each year. As host to over 100 events throughout the year, from dance recitals to Broadway productions, the Pioneer Center is a valuable community resource that meets a broad spectrum of cultural needs.