Having been involved in hundreds of productions. Past shows done at the Historic Palace Theatre through Curtain Up Productions are Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph) Chris has Directed Scrooge the Musical ( 2004-2016), Disney's Beauty and the Beast , 5th Anniversary Broadway Review, Jesus Christ Superstar, Peter Pan, West Side Story, Into the Woods, Oklahoma, Wizard of Oz , Annie Get Your Gun, Seussical the Musical!, Hairspray, Songs for a New World, Legally Blonde, "JOSEPH", Les Miserables!, SKREK! Addams Family, Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins, All Shook Up! Little Mermaid, Footloose! Chris also has directed for DeSales Catholic School. Other theatre credits include, GO-ART Youth Theatre, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, NCCC & Buffalo State School Productions, SJCI (Hair and makeup Designer) CATS (Hair,Wig, Makeup Designer) Artpark's Beauty and the Beast (Hair and makeup Designer) and many numerous pre-production and make-up and hair jobs for the area shows.. Chris has worked as a Hair and Makeup artist for Paul Mitchell doing runway shows with Hard Rock Orlando being a personal stylist to celebrities such as Gloria Gaynor, Jennifer Hudson, Larry King and cast members of American Idol. Chris is very excited to be the Executive Director for the Historic Palace Theatre and will continue to bring the art of live productions to the Western New York area!

Christopher Parada