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Dennis Babcock

photo by Bill Arnold

Dennis Babcock

Dennis Babcock, Executive Producer, is President of The Daniel Group, LLC and PalmTree Productions, Inc., as well as Producer for That Wonder Boy and Triple Espresso. He began his professional career in 1973 as an actor at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis under the direction of Michael Langham. In 1978, as the Guthrie’s Special Events Producer, he created the Live at the Guthrie series to bring a variety of theatrical and musical artists to the Twin Cities. These included such celebrities as Princess Grace of Monaco, Henry Fonda, James Whitmore, Joel Grey, Robin Williams, Julie Harris, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Neil Sedaka, Melissa Manchester and Sir Cliff Richard. Dennis was the Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater from 1982-1984 and returned to the Guthrie Theater to serve as General Manager from 1984-1986.

In 1987 he formed PalmTree Productions, Inc., which produced such acclaimed shows as Vincent, with Leonard Nimoy, Grandma Moses—An American Primitive, with Cloris Leachman, and he collaborated with John Astin in the creation and original production of Once Upon A Midnight. Since 1996, Dennis has produced Triple Espresso in 50 plus cities in the United States and six foreign countries and has overseen the translation and production of the show in German and Flemish.

For five years, Dennis served as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Christmas Carol, Inc., which produced Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in theaters across America, with stars such as Wilford Brimley and John Astin in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. He is currently developingTo Begin With, a one-man show based on The Life of Our Lord, a little-known book Charles Dickens wrote for his children. In 2012, as part of the Dickens Bicentenary, he was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet Her Majesty the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Dennis is an avid runner and has completed 28 marathons, which includes six of the seven continents. After completing an Australian marathon, he will become a member of the “Seven Continents Club.” He served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. For seven years, he served as Chairman of the Board of Media Fellowship International, Inc., a Christian ministry that serves professionals in the media and entertainment industries. He lives in Minneapolis with his amazing wife, Anne, and is a devoted parent to his children and stepchildren, as well as growing numbers of grandchildren.


Producers:   Dennis Babcock | Donald Schoenbaum | Rosalie Miller