Stephen Joseph Burke
Stephen has written 14 plays and musicals which have been successfully produced, including And the Darkness Comprehended It Not, which he was commissioned to write for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible conference in Washington DC. Among the 20 plays and musicals Stephen has directed are To This End of Heaven, The Miracle Worker, and Our Town. Stephen holds bachelor's and masters degrees in performance, and an MFA in Dramatics from Pensacola Christian College where he taught performance classes and served as the Coordinator of Productions for six years. He has also acted professionally on the stage, in film and on television.
David joined The Hiding Place production team in 2018, arranging new songs and working with Stephen to bring the musical to a new level. His efforts earned him the Best Musical Director Lampras Award for the 2020 production.
David has also served as accompanist and/or répétiteur for multiple opera companies, including the Mittelsächsiches Theater in Freiberg/Döbeln, Germany. There, David was an accompanist/coach for Die Zauberflöte, Tchaikovsky’s Der Jungfrau von Orleans, Suor Angelica, and Die Zigeunerbaron. His 2015 concert of Mozart arias and ensembles with the Mittelsächsiches Philharmonie represented his European conducting debut.
David Has appeared as a young artist in the 2010 Staunton Music Festival Spring Fest and in May, 2018 at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University in the Roger Vignoles Mentorship for Vocal Coaches. In addition to his opera experience, he has published numerous compositions and arrangements. David now serves on the music faculty at Louisiana College.
Corrie ten Boom
Alisha has appeared on television and in film, but she is most comfortable on the stage, having performed in over thirty stage productions, including Our Town (Emily), Ruddigore (Mad Margaret), The Elixer of Love (Gianetta), The Day of the East Wind (Rosalind Goforth), A Consuming Fire (Elisabeth Elliot),To This End of Heaven (Kate) and I Am the Way with Jerome Hines under the direction of Derek DeCambra
Alisha's first church solo was at the age of four, since then she has continued to sing in church, recently as a featured soloist in one of the largest churches in the Southeast. Her voice is known around the world on Radio and Television.
Alisha delights in inspiring performers to use their talent for the Lord, and is a much sought after voice instructor and acting coach. She served on faculty at Pensacola Christian College for thirteen years where she taught music and performance classes.
She is a featured soloist on numerous albums and has performed recitals in the Southern US and Southeast Asia.
Casper ten Boom
Raymond Gibbs has enjoyed an illustrious career on the stage, having made his NY singing debut at Carnegie Hall during his first semester at the Manhattan School of Music. Soon after graduating he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera (1970). During his 11 years with the Met, he sang many leading tenor roles, including Rodolpho in La Boheme, Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly, Pelleas in Pelleas et Melisande and Rinuccio in a new production of Gianni Schicchi. Dr. Gibbs had an 18 year opera career in which he sang leading roles in many opera companies all over the United States and Europe.. He also performed in several musicals around this country.
In 1978, Dr. Gibbs was offered a “Distinguished Professorship” at Memphis State University. While in Memphis,in 1980, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and 3 years later, he and his wife, Ann, left professional opera and began traveling to churches singing for the glory of God. In 1991 they accepted positions as “Artists in Residence” at Pensacola Christian College where they taught for 18 years. During his time at PCC, Dr. Gibbs directed 25 productions including plays, musicals and operas. In the years since their retirement from PCC, the Gibbs’ resumed their traveling singing ministry, performing in Churches around the country.
He also uses his knowledge and experience to inspire a new generation of singers to use their talents for Christ. Learn more at www.raygibbs.com
Betsie ten Boom
Recent operatic roles in the U.S. include the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Bel Cantanti Opera, Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème, Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Principal Female Soloist in the New York City premier of Jeremy Beck’s award winning opera, Review, The Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Young Psyche, a role written for her, in Larry Taylor’s contemporary opera, Eros and Psyche.
Abroad, Leah sang the roles of Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Mittelsächsisches Opera Theater in Freiberg, Germany. Leah has also appeared as a guest soloist on numerous occasions for the Mittelsächsisches Opera Theater , the Landesbühnen Sachsen Theater in Dresden, and the Zwichau-Plauen Opera Theater in Zwickau, Germany. She received an M.M. in Voice Performance from James Madison University and a B.A. and M.A. in Voice Performance from Pensacola Christian College.
Rebekah has been a part of The Hiding Place team since 2013 and has performed in six Summer tours of this production. She has played Betsie, Aunt Jans and various ensemble roles, but she has most often performed the role of Mien. In 2018 she introduced the song "Everything Dies Here" and earned a Lampras nomination for best performance of a musical number.
Rebekah is from Chattanooga, Tennessee where she found a love for theatre in middle school through summer theatre camps, then started doing musicals in high school. She has performed the roles of Maria in The Sound of music and Lizzie in The Rainmaker. In 2018 Rebekah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Bob Jones University. She wants to use her craft as a way to love Jesus and people - through telling stories that inspire and provoke change.
Award winning soprano Ann Perkins Gibbs made her Professional Operatic Debut with the Opera Theater of St. Louis as Emmie in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, a production which was subsequently telecast by NET/BBC throughout England and the United States. She has sung leading roles with the Houston Grand Opera, Albuquerque Opera, Baltimore Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, and The Santa Fe Opera. She had the opportunity to sing as an apprentice in the Santa Fe Opera for three summers. She was named “Outstanding Apprentice” in her first year with the Santa Fe Opera. It was in her second year as in Santa Fe when she was introduced to Metropolitan Opera tenor, Ray Gibbs, who later became her husband, and with whom she has sung the roles of Micaela in Carmen at the Albuquerque Opera Theater and Constance in The Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Baltimore Opera.
Ann rededicated her life to Christ and Ray was saved in 1980. In 1982 the Lord took them out of opera and put them into a traveling ministry, singing and striving to bring glory to God in churches all over America and in some foreign countries. Ann also served on voice faculty at Pensacola Christian College for 18 years.