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      Eric A. "Tony" Traub               

We have found that in order to create a successful performing arts center, a sound knowledge of the physicality, operations and promotions are required to have a great theatre and to have it run and produced successfully. 


A theatre’s success is founded upon sound planning, implementation and the ability to have top shows and performances that are current and sought after. 


A successful performing arts center project can only be successful with all of these elements.  Because of the experience of TCTB’s principals, we have developed relationships, with those design, construction and promoters professionals that will lead to a successful project.

James Glen Baudoin

Tony Traub's many projects include the Durham Performing Arts Center, the {New} Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City, Overton Hotel & Conference Center, and the Performance Center  in Asheville (top to bottom).

James Baudoin's experience includes the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Chandler Center for the Arts, the Arts Center of North Texas and Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts.

Tony Traub has more than 40 years of real estate development leadership experience, performing tasks from deal structuring and capitalization to design, construction, facility operations and asset management. In addition, Mr. Traub is an attorney and certified public accountant. His recent projects include the Durham Performing Arts Center (NC), the {New} Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City (UT) and the Performance Center in Asheville (NC).


Tony graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Michigan and from U.C.L.A. School of Law. Having practiced accounting with Lybrand Ross Bros & Montgomery (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) and Kenneth Leventhal & Co., Tony went on to practice law in California with Jenkins & Perry, practicing in the area of commercial and real estate law.


Recruited by the Priztker Family, Tony left his law career to pursue his development career. He later developed master planned communities as well as hotels, resorts, office buildings and retail shopping centers throughout Florida, California, Nevada, and the east coast.  He was responsible for developing the Durham Performing Arts Center, a highly successful theatre owned by the City of Durham (NC). His only focus is in the area of developing and providing services for theatres and, through an affiliated company, hotels and conference centers.


Aside from membership in various professional and business organizations, Tony served several years on the St. Rose Hospital Board of Directors and chaired the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, along with the Quality Assurance Advisory Board.  St. Rose is a unit of Catholic Health Care, one of the nation’s largest health care providers, owning hospitals and clinics throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.


Mr. Traub’s responsibilities focus primarily on the leadership of builder and designer relationships and the design and construction process, including design, programming and value engineering input and oversight, as well as negotiation of project documents and agreements. 



James Baudoin has a background in performing arts administration spanning four decades, during which time he has worked as a theatre manager, a concert promoter and a project director for new performing arts centers. His current work on future facilities takes him across America, from the Mid-Columbia Performing Arts Center in Tri-Cities (WA) to the Performance Center in Asheville (NC). 


After opening the Chandler Center for the Arts (AZ), James returned two decades later in a team with architect Barton Myers to plan for its renovations. He served as Executive Director and Project Manager for the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus (GA) and the Arts Center of North Texas (TX). He has also worked with Lyric Theater (OK), Globe Shakespeare Festival (TX), Asolo State Theatre (FL), Music Theatre of Wichita (KS) and the Lutcher Theatre for Performing Arts (TX).


James has experience as a scenic designer, as a stage manager for corporate shows, and as a teacher at the college level. He has been a presenter at numerous state and national arts conferences and is a published writer on theatre management topics. His marketing background includes branding, copywriting and video production, as well as graphics and web design. He created and manages this website for TCTB. For the North Carolina School of the Arts, he provided analysis and strategic planning for its 12 existing theaters including the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. He is a member of the Chancellor's committee for a future performing arts and visual arts complex at UNC Asheville.


James holds B.S. and M.F.A. degrees from The Florida State University and is a graduate of the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. His interest in the arts began in jazz performing tenor sax, which led to arranging and presenting concert dates with many legendary artists including Harry James, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and big bands on tour. James' work expanded to presenting a wide range of popular artists such as Bob Hope, Ray Charles, Jay Leno and Yo-Yo Ma. He is experienced in theatre marketing and financial operations, as well as public arts program administration.


In addition to his professional activities with national arts organizations, James has served as a board member and officer with numerous community-based nonprofits including My Sister's Place (women's shelter), the Media Arts Project and the YMI Cultural Center and The Performance Center in Asheville. He is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina.



Our team members have worked many projects from initial stages - prior to having established final program elements. We navigate through the many social, financial options, addressing operational leadership and program usages that will best insure long-term success. We have responded to commercial operations such as Hard Rock Cafe, city and county governments, as well as colleges and universities.

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