HOLD ON: The Musical 

Writer: Beth Crawford 

Director: Richard J. Hinds

Music Director - Eric Fotre Leach

Eric Forte Leach graduated (Magna Cum Laude) from Southern Illinois University with a BA in Music with a concentration in Musical Direction and Piano Accompanying. From large-scale Broadway National Tours to summer stock and children’s theater, Eric Fotre Leach has had the honor of working as Music Director, Conductor, and Accompanist on many wonderful projects.  

The following is a just a sampling of the productions that Eric has worked on: Broadway National Tours: FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL (NETworks Presentations), ELF: THE MUSICAL (NETworks Presentations). Regional/Equity Theater: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…, CATS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Flat Rock Playhouse), A CHORUS LINE, THE PRODUCERS, DIVAS THROUGH THE DECADES (The Palace Theatre), MUSIC OF HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, 25th ANNUAL PUTNUM SPELLING BEE (Theatre Raleigh) SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (New London Barn Playhouse), BLOOD BROTHERS (Varsity Center for the Arts). Summer Stock/University/Children's Theater: MUSIC MAN (New London Barn Playhouse), THE DROWSY CHAPERON (McLeod Summer Playhouse), THE SECRET GARDEN, and COMPANY (Southern Illinois University)... 

Eric recognizes that the role of Music Director requires leadership skills, patience, respect, problem solving, and the ability to make changes on the fly. Eric takes pride in bringing these attributes to every job and believes that there is no greater reward than the work resulting from weeks and months of preparation and collaboration.