2005 – 2009
JANUARY 2009 – SOUL OF SHAOLIN opens on Broadway, and makes history with the first show from the People’s Republic of China performing on the Great White Way. SOUL OF SHAOLIN later receives Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience and a Tony Nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event.
MAY 2009 – TSP manages the expanded annual event – JAPAN DAY @ CENTRAL PARK and attracts a record number of participants, over 50,000, in its single day event!
FEBRUARY 2008 – DREAM OF RED CHAMBER performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center for two complimentary performances as a gift to the City of New York from the People’s Republic of China.
MAY 2008 – Don Frantz continues his work as CEO with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment with the tour of AIDA in China.
SEPTEMBER 2008 – A TALE OF TWO CITIES opens on Broadway, and receives 3 Drama Desk Nominations.
DECEMBER 2008 – A full Chinese cast performs FAME in Mandarin at China’s Central Academy of Drama in Beijing and receives International recognition.
MARCH 2007 – BELIEVE wins the internationally acclaimed THEA Award’s Outstanding Achievement for a Live Show from the Themed Entertainment Association, honoring outstanding achievement in the creation of compelling experiences.
AUGUST 2007 – Don Frantz manages the first extensive American Tour of a Broadway musical in China with the production of 42ND STREET performing in 9 cities to over 100,000 people.
OCTOBER 2007 – A TALE OF TWO CITIES opens at the Asolo Repertory Theatre; the first time in history the theatre hosts a pre-Broadway tryout production.
MARCH 2006 – Shamu’s BELIEVE opens at SeaWorld San Antonio.
MAY 2006 – Shamu’s BELIEVE opens at SeaWorld Orlando.
JUNE 2006 – Shamu’s BELIEVE opens at SeaWorld San Diego.
NOVEMBER 2006 – BELIEVE wins the Big E Award for Best Live Performance from IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions).
APRIL 2005 – SWANGO opens at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, NY, and then at the Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing, Queens.
MAY 2005 – SPIRIT THE SEVENTH FIRE opens in Philadelphia at Fairmount Park, in a 750 seated fully equipped tented theatre.
JULY 2005 – The Los Angeles Philharmonic hires Don Frantz to produce theatrical enhancements for its production of Wagner’s Gotterdammerung at the Hollywood Bowl – the Bowl literally is lit up in flames!