Cast & Crew Bios

Robert Shaw (Owner/President/Executive Producer)

Robert Shaw, born in Southeast Indiana and raised in a musical family, began performing at a young age. He grew up singing and acting, and developed an early knack for being able to envision the “big picture” when he became involved in a production. Robert studied at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia and has been performing professionally his entire adult life, at venues including Derby Dinner Playhouse, Disneyland, The Gaslight Theatre, and has performed with both the Chicago and New York casts of Broadway’s smash-hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”

He founded Lonely Street Productions in 2005 to handle the business end of a rapidly growing concert production company that specialized in celebrating the music of Elvis Presley. The company has grown into a national full-service entertainment corporation; in addition to still performing regularly, Robert collaborates on the conception, development, direction, music-direction, and design of all the entertainment properties in the company’s stable. That roster has grown beyond Elvis to include the music of Johnny Cash, Bobby Darin, The Blues Brothers, and more- the list grows longer every day.


Trish Thayer (Director of Operations)

A highly organized and detail oriented person, Trish brings a wealth of experience to LSP. She has worked extensively in theater management and production in Tucson, Arizona for over 20 years. In addition, she has overseen spring training operations for the Arizona Diamondbacks and managed marketing and graphic design for Ecolab, Inc. in the Vehicle Care division.



Michael Worcester (Production/Technical Staff)

Michael brings extensive technical expertise to the company, having spent time overseeing technical operations for international touring organization Up With People and a residency at Tucson’s historic Gaslight Theatre. Michael works as LSP’s full-time sound engineer and manages and maintains our inventory of sound, lighting and staging equipment- as well as coordinates with each venue’s technical stuff to ensure that every performance runs flawlessly.



Ron Kadish (Midwest Tour Manager/Production Coordinator)

Ron Kadish has a long and impressive resume as a Bassist, educator, composer, and bandleader, and tour manager . He holds both a BM in Double Bass Performance and an MM in Jazz Studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and has also attended the Berklee School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, and the Steans Institute at Ravinia.

In addition to leading his own nationally touring bands, Ron has worked with artists as diverse as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Moody Blues, John Denver, James Moody, David Baker, Tito Puente, and John Mellencamp. He has been seen on MTV News jamming onstage with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Paula Cole, and Sarah McLachlan at the 1997 Lillith Fair Tour, on the cover of Billboard Magazine, and in numerous print and web media.


About Lonely Street Productions

Lonely Street Productions is a full-scale national concert production company that specializes in dynamic family-friendly entertainment with broad appeal. The company has become known for bringing world-class, theatrical-style concerts to theaters, festivals, performing arts centers, and other prestigious venues all over the United States- with an emphasis on nostalgia and tribute performances.

Established in 2005 by Robert Shaw to handle the business end of a rapidly growing concert production company, Lonely Street has grown to encompass every facet of the entertainment world. From the creation and development of new entertainment concepts, to technical design and staging, facility management or booking, Lonely Street Productions has the resources and expertise to execute flawless events.   

Call 866-309-7887 for more information.