College of Arts and Humanities
Art Thomas

Art Thomas

Freelance Producer and Business Consultant

Art Thomas is an entertainment industry professional with over thirty five years of experience as a performer, designer, manager, and executive. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ball State University with majors in both Legal Administration and Business.
 
During the 1970s, he worked primarily as a performer and technician in summer stock theatre. In the 1980s he worked as a technical designer and production manager in theme parks, such as Opryland and Cedar Point, as well as casinos, including Harrah’s and Atlantis. He joined the Walt Disney Company in 1990 where he was Business Manager of the Walt Disney World Creative Entertainment Division for six years, while concurrently functioning as Manager of Production Resources for three years.
 
In 1997, he transferred to Walt Disney Entertainment Worldwide, where he was Director of Corporate Character Programs and Development for 10 years, retiring in 2009. Since then, he has produced numerous magic-themed original works including The Theatre of the Unexplained and an ongoing production of Magic & Mayhem.
 
Outside of work, he is a collector of unusual magic memorabilia and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He and his wife Sue have been active in the Florida Association of Magical Entertainers, where he served as President in 1999, and as a member of the Board of Directors until 2011. He continues to produce the stage shows for the Florida Magician's annual convention.

Follow Theatre UCF:

Facebook logoTwitter logoYouTube logoJoin Our Mailing List
Box Office:
407-823-1500
Monday-Friday: noon - 5:00pm
in the PAC, Building 119
2 hours before
Theatre Performance
in the Theatre,
Building 6
Buy Tickets Online
Map iconMap & Directions

Theatre Department:

theatre@ucf.edu
407-823-2862
PAC-T, Second Floor

Mailing Address
UCF School of Performing Arts
Theatre
12488 Centaurus Blvd.
Bldg. 119T, 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL 32816-2372
Theatre UCF  •  College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Main Office: PAC-T, Second Floor  •  12488 Centaurus Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-2372
theatre@ucf.edu  •  Phone: 407-823-2862 Fax: 407-823-6446