Kaine Riggan

Kaine Riggan


Website: http://www.NashvilleDinnerTheatre.com


   579 Lockwood Drive, Nashville, TN

Originally from Henderson, North Carolina, Kaine moved to Nashville in 1995 to pursue a career in country music. After a stint as a demo singer for Nashville songwriters, Kaine was cast in The Ryman Auditorium's production of Smoke On The Mountain. His ability to sing, act and play a variety of acoustic bluegrass/country instruments took him all over the country as the painfully shy aspiring preacher Dennis Sanders in Connie Ray and Alan Bailey's hit musical. This role also landed him center stage at The Grand Ole Opry, fulfilling a life-long dream. In 1999, he created his own production company, Nashville Stages, Inc. where he directed and produced tours of Always, Patsy Cline; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Nuncrackers. In 2002, Kaine and Nashville businessman Dave Jones re-opened the Lee Greenwood Theatre in Sevierville, Tennessee where they produced Always, Patsy Cline and a weekly country music celebrity showcase called Nashville Nights. Following the sale of the theatre, Kaine was named the Director of Performing Arts for the State of Tennessee. He is also the co-founder of the Senior Center for the Arts, a non-profit arts organization in Nashville which provides high quality, but affordable theatre to all ages.
In just four years as FOunding Director of SCA, Kaine's Nashville Dinner Theatre brand quickly became one of Nashville's top performing arts venues with over 18,000 annual attendees. Proceeds from the theatre program went to providing music, dance, theatre and visual arts to active senior citizens throught the state.
Also a playwright, Riggan's first musical comedy Could It Be Love has enjoyed sold-out runs for three consecutive years, including a visit to the Ryman Auditorium in 2005. His second musical comedy, A Scattered, Smothered & Covered Christmas, was a collaboration with numerous successful songwriters including Randy Travis, Paul Overstreet and T. Graham Brown. Riggan serves on the board of The Donelson-Hermitage YMCA and was recently appointed by the Mayor for a three year term to the Metro Education Access Commission, which has oversight of Music City Arts Channel 9 and IQ10.
In 2009, Kaine moved to Los Angeles where he now works for The Beverly Hills Performing Arts Center in Development & Marketing.