VonBastiaans and Heroff to Share 30 Year Perspective

Posted By: Judy Myers On: 2023-03-15
Posted On: 2023-03-15

Todd VonBastiaans and Rebecca Jean Heroff will talk with students in the Page Theater on Friday, March 17 from noon to 2:30 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are invited. This is a drop-in event with an extended Q&A, so please feel to join the conversation any time that is convenient for you.

Rebecca Jean Heroff, B’93, is co-owner of Propaganda, LLC, and a member of the IATSE Local One union in New York City. She has worked in many Broadway theaters in various capacities. Heroff currently works for the Shubert Organization, America’s oldest theatre company and the largest theatre owner on Broadway with 17 Broadway theaters, six off-Broadway theaters, and the Forrest Theater in Philadelphia.

A few of Heroff’s Broadway credits include Phantom of the Opera, A Trip to Bountiful, Take Me Out, Freestyle Love Supreme, Indecent, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and currently the Broadway musical Kimberly Akimbo at the Booth Theater. Heroff has also worked for NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Myers. Come and find out how this Minnesota native worked her way up from being a Child Wrangler on the national tour of Donny Osmond’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat to achieving the position of Head of Props and co-owning and running Propaganda, LLC.

Todd VonBastiaans, class of 1994, is owner of Alios, Inc. a lighting agency for architectural and entertainment lighting in Las Vegas, Nevada where he currently resides. His company works with convention centers, retail stores, high end hospitality agencies, theme parks, and major restaurant groups. VonBastiaans works with designers, creatives, contractors, corporate executives, electricians, theme park designers, VR and Esports. Alios has contracted with Wynn Las Vegas Resorts, Caesars Palace, Cirque de Soleil, and City of Las Vegas. Their primary client in all verticals and every silo is Blackstone (Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, Mandalay Bay, and MGM Grand). Current projects include Allegiant Stadium (home of the Raiders), Circa Resort and Casino, Resorts World Las Vegas (Katy Perry, Luke Bryan), and the MSG Sphere (the world’s largest construction project at 3.9 billion dollars and the world’s largest theater at 19,000 seats).

VonBastiaans is also a gallery owner and art collector. He recently gifted The Neon Museum Las Vegas with the Re-Illumination of The Lido de Paris sign and its dedication to the backstage workers of Las Vegas. A second gift will cover the recording of interviews to capture the history of the backstage workers of Las Vegas. VonBastiaans has shown his own art and art from his collection in museums across the United States. Alios, Inc. was the main corporate sponsor of the restoration of the Ruby Slippers at the Smithsonian Museum. VonBastiaans’ first love was theatre and he has continued to produce live theatre, art, and other events for over 20 years.

Born in Chicago, VonBastiaans loves to tell the story of his childhood when his Mom dropped him off at 18 months old with a babysitter and never returned. Find out how this kid navigated through life to become a multimillionaire, philanthropist, and Las Vegas Man of the Year.