Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Founder
Hugh R. Copeland
The Hurrah Players
Chairman
Trish Wilbourne
Trustmark Properties, LLC
Vice-Chair
Joe Young
Rutter Mills, LLP
Treasurer
Jerry Duck
Community Volunteer
Bob Batcher
City of Norfolk
Brian Boehmcke
Founder, Boehmcke Realty Investment and Consulting
Greg Branigan
Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Inc.
Nancy Bush
The Barber Pole
Tom Fant
Superior Plumbing
Pam Kattrancha
Garden Gazebo
Pat King, MD
Patricia King Jones & Assoc
Kurt Krause
Visit Norfolk
Thomas H. Lee, esq.
Tidewater Community College
Dabney Napolitano
Community Volunteer
Ruth Snyder Pugh
Community Volunteer
Victor Spence
Advanced SW Technologies
Julie Swain
Retired Educator
Andrea Warren, PhD
Governor's School for the Arts

The Dicklin Society

30+ Years Ago

Over 30 years ago, two artistically brilliant forces aspired to create a non-profit organization that would provide quality performing arts training and high caliber performance opportunities in the Hampton Roads community. These two powerhouses, Hugh R. Copeland and Paul Dicklin, had this dream actualized by establishing The Hurrah Players in 1984. Unfortunately, Paul Dicklin’s untimely death in 1992 kept him from seeing the lasting success of his vision, his tireless effort, and his passionate commitment to the arts in our community.

 

Today

Today, under the continued direction of Hugh R. Copeland, The Hurrah Players are thriving as Virginia’s Leading Family Theatre Company. In honor of Paul’s indefatigable effort creating the solid foundation we continue to build upon, we have established The Dicklin Society. This elite Society is comprised of our key supporters, without whom we would not be the incomparable company we are today.

Carol Ashinoff

Bob Batcher

Bob & Ann Bohannon

Bob Burchette

Kellie Burich

Peter Decker

Paul A. Dicklin

Deborah M. DiCroce

Dustin Elsea

Sue Eskeridge, PhD

Kathy Ferebee

Joe Flannagan

Paul Fraim

Susan Garvey

Kenneth V. Geroe

Irvine Hill

James A. Hixon

Pam Kattrancha

John Kollmansperger

Susan Krohn

Tonette Lang-Brown

Kathryn Maguire

Polly Martin

Sharon McDonald

George Melnyk

Jeff Miller

Dan Neumann, MD

Randolph “Nick” Nichols

Mary Norris

Alan Nusbaum

Meyera Oberndorf

Pat & Doug Perry

Sallie Ryan

Sylvia Watson

Founder
Chairman
VIce-Chair
Treasurer
Hugh R. Copeland
The Hurrah Players
Trish Wilbourne
Trustmark Properties, LLC
Joe Young
Rutter Mills, LLP
Jerry Duck
Community Volunteer
Bob Batcher
City of Norfolk
Brian Boehmcke
Founder, Boehmcke Realty Investment and Consulting
Greg Branigan
Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Inc.
Nancy Bush
The Barber Pole
Tom Fant
Superior Plumbing
Pam Kattrancha
Garden Gazebo
Pat King, MD
Patricia King Jones & Assoc
Kurt Krause
Visit Norfolk
Thomas H. Lee, esq.
Tidewater Community College
Dabney Napolitano
Community Volunteer
Ruth Snyder Pugh
Community Volunteer
Victor Spence
Advanced SW Technologies
Julie Swain
Retired Educator
Andrea Warren, PhD
Governor's School for the Arts

The Dicklin Society

30+ Years Ago

Over 30 years ago, two artistically brilliant forces aspired to create a non-profit organization that would provide quality performing arts training and high caliber performance opportunities in the Hampton Roads community. These two powerhouses, Hugh R. Copeland and Paul Dicklin, had this dream actualized by establishing The Hurrah Players in 1984. Unfortunately, Paul Dicklin’s untimely death in 1992 kept him from seeing the lasting success of his vision, his tireless effort, and his passionate commitment to the arts in our community.

 

Today

Today, under the continued direction of Hugh R. Copeland, The Hurrah Players are thriving as Virginia’s Leading Family Theatre Company. In honor of Paul’s indefatigable effort creating the solid foundation we continue to build upon, we have established The Dicklin Society. This elite Society is comprised of our key supporters, without whom we would not be the incomparable company we are today.

Carol Ashinoff

Bob Batcher

Bob & Ann Bohannon

Bob Burchette

Kellie Burich

Peter Decker

Paul A. Dicklin

Deborah M. DiCroce

Dustin Elsea

Sue Eskeridge, PhD

Kathy Ferebee

Joe Flannagan

Paul Fraim

Susan Garvey

Kenneth V. Geroe

Irvine Hill

James A. Hixon

Pam Kattrancha

John Kollmansperger

Susan Krohn

Tonette Lang-Brown

Kathryn Maguire

Polly Martin

Sharon McDonald

George Melnyk

Jeff Miller

Dan Neumann, MD

Randolph “Nick” Nichols

Mary Norris

Alan Nusbaum

Meyera Oberndorf

Pat & Doug Perry

Sallie Ryan

Sylvia Watson

Grateful Hurrah Players Highlight

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"Hurrah gave me a purpose and helped me discover my passion. I had such a sense of fulfillment at a young age because of The Hurrah Players and Hugh Copeland. It set the track for my career and life."

- Grant Gustin | The Flash
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"Hugh was a mentor to me and was able to show me at a young age I was different and an instrument that could tell stories and move people and touch people's hearts."

- Adrienne Warren | Starring as Tina Turner on Broadway
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"Through kindness, acceptance and love, Hurrah became a place most of us call home and people we call family. I can never replace the collection of incredible memories I have or the lessons I have learned. I believe anyone who joins will inevitably begin to feel this way and become part of our family."

- Victor Spence | Hurrah Player Alumnus & Board Member

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