Considered to be one of the foremost experts in Las Vegas entertainment, Chuck Rounds’ name is synonymous with quality productions. Whether it be as a practitioner, commentator, or critic; the entertainment community in Las Vegas turns to Chuck’s opinions and advice to validate their own productions.
His show review site (igoshows.com) has been the top rated show review site for Las Vegas for more than a decade. His opinions change shows, and his reviews have led him to directly consult on dozens of productions in the city. With a background in Theatre and Academics, no one can analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a show better than Chuck.
As a commentator, Chuck’s newsletters and multiple radio shows about Las Vegas entertainment are accessed globally by tens of thousands of people. He is recognized as an expert by Madison’s Who’s Who in America.
As a director and a producer, Chuck has mounted shows in Las Vegas, including Steve Wyrick’s “Real Magic”, “Ultra-Magician” and “Ignite” at the Clarion. He has also created a huge variety of shows across the country. Whether it be a straight drama, musicals, variety shows, circus shows, or extravaganzas; Chuck’s theatrical sensibilities are highly respected by the academic and entertainment community.
Chuck Rounds holds a B.A. in Directing and Theater for Young Audiences and a M.F.A in Directing.
On the regional theater circuit, Chuck directed “Oliver,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “A Chorus Line,” “Richard the Second,” “Steel Magnolias,” and “Medea,” just to name a few. He has directed everything from farce to Shakespeare; musicals to the classics. Chuck won the “Columbia Award” for outstanding playwriting for “Folk Tales from Around the World.” His play, “Social Disease,” was featured on PBS.
Chuck was a professor of theater arts at University of Montevallo, and the College of Southern Nevada for nine years.
Chuck is also a well-renowned and award winning art photographer.