Laura Turner (Music Director) received her B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing and an M.F.A. in composition for Music Theater concurrently from New York University. Since 1994 she has been Associate Professor of Theatre at the College of Charleston where she began the Theatre for Youth program and a Masters program preparing theatre teachers. She is a playwright and composer of many musicals for family audiences which she writes with her husband. In 2007 she began a program for special needs theatre alongside her students, which was featured at the S.C. Very Special Arts regional conference and helped contribute to a national award for special arts programming in South Carolina. Beyond her teaching and production work, she plays the organ and piano at her church.