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CREATIVE TEAM

"Bringing people together for the purpose of shining their lights"

ROCK OF AGES Hollywood, BAZ: Star Crossed Love, Eva Peron in EVITA (San Diego Rep), Anna (FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION).  Most recently  co-produced "Seasons of Love" Pandemic Edition (YouTube) and developed/ produced/ directed  AMBUSH CABARET. 

MARISA MATTHEWS

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / HOST
 

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TIANNA COHEN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 
 

Tianna is an actress, singer, and producer hailing from Ventura, CA. Select regional credits include THE SOUND OF MUSIC at McCoy/Rigby, MAMMA MIA (Sophie), CARRIE (Carrie), and THE STRANGER THINGS: LA EXPERIENCE (Eleven). In addition to her work on stage, Tianna has lent her voice to spots with Amazon Business and annually produces a summer concert series in Chicago at The Forge: Lemont Quarries Amphitheater. She achieved her degree in Theatre from Cal State Northridge and is represented by SoCal Talent.

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ANTHONY MARKUS

CREATIVE CONSULTING PRODUCER
 

Anthony Markus earned his breakthrough into motion pictures after having played significant roles behind various productions within the realm of digital media. With over 15 years of "on set" experience (having worked nearly every position below-the-line) he's transitioned into an above-the-line role where he continues to flourish as a respected producer and writer.

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DANIEL WEIDLEIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR 
 

Daniel Weidlein is a multi-hyphenate music maker who has music directed, composed, and performed all over the world. He operates the boutique recording studio, BioSoul Music, in Los Angeles, CA and writes and produces music for a wide variety of artists including Blake McGrath, PERTA, Miss Peppermint, Ryan Amador, Luke Edgemon, Stan Taylor, and many more.

Outside of traditional theater settings, Daniel has music directed for artists such as MORGXN, Julie Craig, Ryan Amador, collaborated with the team of HADESTOWN on their holiday album, and conducted the Budapest Recording Orchestra.  

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JUlIA DONLON

Stage Manager

Born and raised in Oxnard, California, Julia graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Production Design with an emphasis in Stage Management. She’s spent the years following doing theatre onboard a cruise ship in New Zealand, Ventura County, and around Los Angeles. 

Select credits include: Les Miserables, Almost Maine, In the Heights, Dark of the Moon (Rubicon Theatre), Calvin Berger (Colony Theatre), The Interference (The Hollywood Fringe Festival), The Abode (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Accommodation (Odyssey Theatre).

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FRANKIE ZABILKA

ENCORE! HOST
 

Originally from Chicago, Frankie graduated with a BFA from Ball State University. Select credits include SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Nigel), NEWSIES (Davey), & CINDERELLA (Jean-Michel) at 5-Star, the Nt'l tour of RUDOLPH (Hermey), and FIDDLER (Motel) in Kansas City. He previously appeared on ABC’s “REBEL” alongside Katey Sagal and on Disney+ in “CHANG CAN DUNK”. Currently, he can be seen airing in a campaign with Will Arnett. Frankie is represented by Rothman/Andrés, FSE, and Commercial Talent.

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JONNY PERL

ENCORE! PIANIST

Jonny Perl is thrilled to join Encore @ The Bourbon Room. As Managing Director of Shinbone Theatre Company, Jonny has developed, produced, and directed new musicals (Shel, Lorelei: I'm Coming Out), cabarets (Macabaret, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and immersive content (What Went Wrong, Welcome Back Woodchucks, Afterlife Anonymous). As an actor, he was most recently seen in Los Angeles productions of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,Tick, Tick...BOOM!, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. As a producer for Cinemation/Little Stone Productions, he develops and produces new Broadway musicals and animated films. Most recently, Paws of Fury for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon. Upcoming: the west coast premiere of the musical Farewell My Concubine in Summer 2024. Jonny also regularly music directs, accompanies, and leads piano bar singalongs. He is best known for his interactive musical theatre content on TikTok @Jonny.Perl. He is a graduate of UCLA. 

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CAST BIOS 

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI

Pamela loves to create and foster new artistic ideas. She co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the film, television, and theater production company with her husband Tim Kashani. Three seasons of A and O’s Bridge to Broadway program paved the way for THEatre ACCELERATOR, now “taking the starving out of artist” using Silicon Valley principles to empower the creative mind. Over sixty creative teams have experienced THEatre ACCELERATOR, creating more opportunities for voices of all kinds to be heard. Working to generate more diversity in stories and more ways to view them A and O has filmed two feature musical films in the last two years and has plans to film several more. A and O is currently exploring the latest in XR to further amplify story and to augment the process of storytelling.

As an actor Pamela created varied roles such as Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway. Also on Broadway Pamela played Cinderella in Into the Woods, Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis and Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast. Pamela has played many leading roles at regional theaters across the US as well as TV guest appearances and hosted her own TV show, Arts Coast to Coast. Change Happens, her one-woman stage show, has played in several venues on both coasts, most recently in Palm Springs. Her show Love and Sax also played in several locations including 54 Below. Pamela made her high seas debut in her solo concert on the Disney Magic in 2018. She played Meredith Scott in the web series Mélange, Mrs. Weston in the musical film Emma (emmathemusical.com) and Bernice in the musical film No One Called Ahead (noonecalledahead.com). The pandemic brought Pamela into the world of acting in VR. She made her VR debut as Hera in Finding Pandora X at the Venice International Film festival, winning Best Immersive Experience. She is now bringing her own musical, Winter Lights, to VR, playing QED, a role she co-created.

As a producer Pamela won a Drama Desk Award for the Broadway revival of Hair in 2009, in 2010 gained another Drama Desk, an Outer Critic’s Circle and Tony Award for the Best Musical Memphis and co-produced the four-time Tony winner An American in Paris in 2014 and 2015.

Pamela has been flexing her musical muscles in a new way as composer and lyricist for the shows Higher Education and Winter Lights. Winter Lights, a STEM loving family friendly musical spectacle, plans to make its live world premiere this November at the Julianne Argyros Theater at the Discovery Cube.

Pamela is grateful to all of her teachers and mentors and hopes to pay it forward to the next generation of artists.

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Superheroes in Love

Broadway stars and real-life couple Nicolas Dromard & Desiree Davar each with an impressive résumé of Broadway and theatrical credits, including Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, and West Side Story, have been a dynamic duo since 2015. Harkening back to the golden age of Broadway and vintage Hollywood, this award-winning couple has entertained audiences all over North America, in performing arts centers and beautiful venues such as 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, and The Green Room 42 in NYC, and Feinstein's at Vitello’s in LA. 

 

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