Frank Coppola co-produced and choreographed four seasons at the Hanna Theatre for the Signet Players. The Hanna Theatre was the professional road-show house in Cleveland and Frank developed a number of producing skills including creating budgets, creating seasons of shows and union negotiations with musicians, stagehands, box-office personnel and Actors Equity. When the company brought in guest stars, Frank would often negotiate with the stars′ agents.
In New York City
His emphasis was on acting and directing and after a series of off-Broadway productions he won a place on Broadway in
Fiddler On The Roof. This was followed by appearances in the Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play,
No Place To Be Somebody and Broadway revivals of
Guys and Dolls and
The Most Happy Fella.
Soon after he began working as a director/ choreographer.
Has directed and choreographed more than 50 stage productions in venues from Maine to Hawaii.
Frank′s work has been seen at the Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey′s State Theatre; Theatre Under The Stars, Houston; Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle to name a few.
In Los Angeles
Hollywood Salutes Sondheim KCET - Public Television. Has directed three documentaries for Los Angeles television and directed radio drama for FM radio.
Some of the stars Frank has directed: Lynn Redgrave, Mariette Hartley, Robert Guillaume, Howard Keel, Pam Dauber, JoAnne Worley, Lee Remick, Roy Clark, William Conrad, Judy Kaye, Theodore Bikel, Laurence Guittard and Paige O′Hara.
Frank has made over 75 appearances in various feature films, TV series, movies of the week and commercials.
Lynn Brilhante established Focus Productions, a producing company that developed dance entertainment for industrials and concerts. Duties: Choregraphing and staging. Producing duties included negotiating budgets, developing contracts, designing costumes, hiring dancers, choreographing, and even renting planes and hiring pilots for transportation between shows.
Founding member of Creative Associates, a performing collective of dancers, actors, musicians and writers sponsored by California State University at San Jose.In Los Angeles
Hoola Hoop Shaboop,
Three Guys Naked From The Waist Downand
Flames of Manfor producer Tom Kendell.
Around the United States and other countries
Unsinkable Molly Brown for Utah Musical Theatre.
Choreographed industrials for Verisign, Johnny Rocket, Linear Technology, General Motors, California Raisins and World Expo Australia
Guest choreographer/artist at Die Werkstatt, Dusseldorf, Germany
Established a jazz dance company, Brilhante Jazz.
Nominated for the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for choreography
Received the Dance Masters of America choreography award
Lynn′s career has taken her to many parts of the globe, in many venues (including cruise ships) performing in a variety of shows, films, TV, movies and video.
From a principal dancer/singer in the show
Dance Between The Lines in San Francisco and Los Angeles to a mega industrial for McDonald′s starring Bob Hope and Dionne Warwick Lynn′s experience is varied and extensive.
Frank and Lynn have collaborated on six highly successful shows for four different production companies including the 2002 world-wide celebration of the Girl Scout′s 90th Anniversary.
The Place: Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA.
The Numbers: THE 17,000 SEAT ARENA SOLD OUT!
It was an amazing spectacle - fireworks, choirs, rock bands, messages from our top leaders, even congratulations from the President of the United States. Frank created the show - writing the script and directing over 100 cast members, musicians and 37 stagehands. Lynn assisted, putting her choreographic skills to work.
Following this huge success with a desire to develop their own artistic goals and vision, Lynn and Frank began to discuss the formation of their own production company.
The two founders of 3X3 Productions are unique, diverse and experienced. Their combined professional backgrounds are astounding! Their range of work moves from theater to television to radio to Vegas to film. They have worked nationally and internationally. Lynn and Frank are a truly professional team.