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CAST & CREW (click photos for larger images)
KATRINA LENK (Velma Kelly) Katrina is originally from Chicago, where she did many a musical including Cabaret (Sally Bowles), for which she won an Afterdark Award, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzak), Some Like it Hot (Sugar), Gigi (Gigi), and 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer). Since moving to Los Angeles, she's had the honor of playing Grusha in South Coast Repertory's Caucasian Chalk Circle, Margaret in the American Premiere of iWitness at the Mark Taper Forum, Anna opposite John Malkovich at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in the World Premiere of Lost Land, and in New York she played the title role in Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Camille. Katrina is currently working on Lovelace: The Rock Opera, written by Charlotte Caffey and Anna Waronker. TV Credits include According to Jim, Will & Grace, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, and Nip/Tuck. Ms. Lenk is currently up for BEST ACTRESS for her work in Crime Fiction in The Midwest Film Festival Awards.
WILLAM BELLI (Mary Sunshine) Television: Women’s Murder Club, The District, CSI:NY, Cold Case, The Shield, Saved, My Name is Earl, Boston Public, Sex & the City, American Body Shop, Cherry Peck on nip/tuck (5 episodes) Film: American Wedding, Because I Said So Theatre: Rock of Ages (LA & Vegas), Hedwig @ Celebration, Phacts of Life @ Improv Olympic, Sluts the Musical @ Renberg, Desperate Housewives: Live! w/ Marc Cherry @ Cracked X’mas ’05.
DAVID PEVSNER (Billy Flynn) LA: Corpus Christi (Zephyr Theater), When Pigs Fly, To Bitter and Back (LA Weekly Nom, Best Solo Performance). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; Off-Broadway: When Pigs Fly, Party. TV: Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, Las Vegas. Mr. Pevsner wrote songs for Naked Boys Singing, the feature, Musical Comedy Whore, and the new revue The Fancy Boys Follies.
CHERYL MURPHY-JOHNSON (Matron Mama Morton) Gospel soaked, sultry, soul singer Cheryl Murphy-Johnson embodies the mystical cord that joins the Soul Singers of the past to present day. At age five, Cheryl began wooing imaginary audiences before her bedroom mirror, singing her heart out. Ultimately, she would like to display her versatility in both singing and acting via screen and television.
ERIN SPENCER (Liz) Erin attended the world renowned, Idyllwild Arts Academy, and has studied at the Marais Dance Center in Paris, The Edge in L.A., and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She has performed around the world with such shows as Chicago: The Musical and Broadway Showstoppers. She is currently pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles and had a co-starring role on CSI. Erin is also the current covergirl on the SAG magazine.
NIKKI TOMLINSON (June/Roxie u.s.) Proud Equity Member. You might have seen Nikki in the World Premiere of the newly restored Gershwin musical, Tip-Toes, at the Whitefire Theater last February, or at the Pantages Theater in the national tour of Joseph... Dreamcoat w/Patrick Cassidy the previous July. She has also appeared on the G4 Network, NBC, AMC, Nickelodeon & the Oxygen Network. Before moving to LA, Nikki performed at many theme parks and cruise ships worldwide where she was a singer, dancer & even a stuntwoman!
PRODUCTION STAFF (click photos for larger images)
JEREMY LUCAS (Director/Choreographer/Producer) Jeremy is originally from Chicago! He is the Artistic Director of MTLA and the founder of MTLA's Youth Conservatory Outreach Program. Most recently, he directed & choreographed The Wild Party at The Met. Mr. Lucas also directed and choreographed the first three seasons of Jesus, Booze & Kwanzaa starring The Boofont Sisters at The Cavern Club Celebrity Theatre. He has directed & choreographed all over LA and Chicago in Theatre, Film and TV. As an Actor: Broadway Tour: Chicago (Aaron/Amos-u/s). Regional: 50th Anniversary West Side Story (Action-5th Ave. Theatre) LA: Cabaret (Emcee- McCadden Theatre), Three Sisters (Rohde- Gene Bua Theatre), Balm in Gilead (Tig- Gardner Stages), A Bug, Frog, Dog, Log & Aesop (ADA NOM. BEST ACTOR) Hooray For Bollywood (The Alex) Chicago: West Side Story (Drury Lane- Arab), How to Succeed, Damn Yankees, Some Like it Hot (Theatre at the Center), Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys & Dolls (Pheasant Run) Film: Long-Term Relationship (Lead- Here Films), Foodfight! starring Hilary Duff (Lead- Lions Gate), Back Soon (Supporting- TLA), Big Chuck, Little Chuck (Supporting- Eschelon), Oh Baby (Supporting- Hollywood Story Films) TV: Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels (A & E, Guest Star), Nip/Tuck (F/X- Co-Star), Port Charles (ABC- Recurring), 30 Seconds to Fame (FOX- Recurring) Grease's 20th Anniversary Special (VH1- Guest Star). AEA, SAG, AFTRA

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BRETT ALAN NELSON (Assistant Director/Casting Director/Producer) Directing: Debbie Does Dallas (LA, KC, Chicago) and Rocky Horror. TV: Grease: You're the One that I Want (NBC), American Idol Season 5 (FOX). Theatre: Urinetown (Bobby), Footloose (Ren), Rocky Horror (Riff Raff), Debbie Does Dallas (Lisa-Chicago, Hardwick- LA), Seussical(Jojo), Children of Eden (Cain). Brett would like to thank his mother, Buddha, and all of his friends for their support. Without it, he would still be in Kansas City!


JOE GREENE (Music Director/Associate Producer) Originally from Chicago, Joe graduated and received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Columbia College. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to further his career as a performance artist. In addition to writing and performing, Joe enjoys discovering new Vegan restaurants and making magnets.