DOMA Theatre Co presents a sexy, seductive twist on Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical, “Cabaret”. Set against the backdrop of pre-World War II, the show takes place inside a provocative, yet forbidden Kit Kat Klub, where the relationship between cabaret performer Sally Bowles and the handsome American Cliff Bradshaw flourishes only to face social taboos and the imminent rise of the Nazi Party.
Overseeing all of the action in Cabaret is the Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) of the Kit Kat Klub, who serves as a cultural metaphor and the upbeat catalyst to the ever-changing climate of the show.
Reflecting the moods and guiding the minds of the characters on stage, the Emcee takes pleasure in reminding the audience how easily society falls prey to the electrifying chaos that surrounds them. Best to leave all inhibitions outside of the Klub.
Fri, Apr 15 – Sun, May 22
Fri, Sat 8pm
VIP TABLE SEATING $34.99
Complimentary Drink with Purchase of VIP Ticket
GENERAL ADMISSION $30
Special Show Info
Running time: 180 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
MET Theatre- Mainstage (upstairs)
1089 N. Oxford Ave
Hollywood, CA 90029
SPECIAL THEATRE INFO
Parking is readily available for $5.
The theatre has concessions.
Renee Cohen*(M.C.) is super stoked to be playing a man! She has performed in numerous productions including Pippin (Leading Player), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), The Wild Party (Madeline True), Bat Boy (Shelly), Les Miz (Eponine), and most awesomely, a one night benefit of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, Jack Black and Ben Vereen. Renee is working on her demo. You can watch some boring videos at www.youtube.com/reneesings21.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
|Caitlin Ary (Sally Bowles) was born singing in Burbank, CA and hasn’t stopped since. She attended John Burroughs High School in Burbank and was a member of the now infamous show choir, “Powerhouse” that has been seen on Oprah and where her sister, Shannon (a current member) just returned from performing at China’s New Year’s celebration. She performed with ShowCamp Inc., a children’s theatre company, for ten years performing original musicals and occasionally some well known titles such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Seussical and often performs in the Los Angeles Valley College Dance and Theatre Department. This past summer she was seen playing Sally Bowles in the LAVC production of Cabaret, and will be reprising her role at the Met Theatre in Hollywood. She recently was seen stalking the streets of New York City performing with Alex Davis at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, and though, it’s often said “if you wanna do theatre, you gotta move to New York” she prefers the earthquakey, smog-filled, constant traffic of Los Angeles to the tall buildings and non-stop walking of New York.|
|Leo Foti (M.C. Sub) Theatre: Pippin, Kiss Me Kate, HMS Pinafore, Lucky Stiff, Christmas, My Way (Italy), The Pursuit of Happiness (Italy), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat…Film: Ciao Hollywood, Christmas in Beverly Hills (Italy), The Desperate, Why Did I Marry an Italian, Caravaggio: The Search… Leo is thrilled to be part of this production and to be able to express himself through such a role. He looks forward to continuing to perform in film, TV and theatre around the world.|
|Rory Alexander (Clifford Bradshaw) is excited and honored to appear on stage once again with DOMA Theatre, having previously portrayed the title character in DOMA’s most recent production of Pippin. Rory holds a Bachelor of Arts in music (vocal performance) from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo. While a student, Rory was featured by Opera San Luis Obispo in various recitals (Spring in Cambria; Broadway by the Sea) and as Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance. He also performed with the community theater company Sorcerer Productions as Sabu/Lead Tenor in The Producers and as ensemble in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Other recent performances include: Side Show (Terry Connor); Songs for a New World (Man 2); scenes from Die Fledermaus (Frank); and scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro (Bartolo).|
|Veronica Scheyving (Fraulein Schneider) is over the moon (and “It Couldn’t Please Her More”!) to be playing Fraulein Schneider with this wonderful, talented cast of characters in this exciting production of CABARET! Coming late to the performing arena just eight short years ago, Veronica has performed in almost two dozen musicals to date, twelve of which have been in the past year! She enjoys doing it all from film, television, commercials, music videos (most recent: Bon Jovi video for the song “What Do You Got?”), webisodes (most recent: funnyordie.com opposite Dylan McDermott), voice-over to industrials and hosting. Regional theatre roles include Berthe (Pippin), Golde (Fiddler on the Roof), Miss Hannigan (Annie), Mama Peterson (Bye Bye Birdie), Evilene (The Wiz), and Lucretia U/S (World Premier, Pope Joan, the Musical). See her work at www.youtube.com/vscheyving, facebook.com/pages/Veronica-Scheyving/112252912181184, and www.veronicascheyving.com (Website coming SOON!) Although Veronica loves performing in numerous productions, she considers her best productions to date to be her two children, Kimberly and Joshua, and she is most proud of her (almost) 32-year marriage to Keith (she was MINUS 15!)|
Jeremy Ebenstein (Herr Schultz) has appeared in numerous theater, and cabaret performances in NYC and LA, and in several independent films. Off-Broadway: Alice In Wonderland, AESOP: Wisdom for Young & Old, Job And The Snake, Epimenides; Film: Creating Karma, Four Eyed Monsters, Ice Cream. Jeremy has sung in numerous NYC and LA cabarets and co-written several songs. He has studied acting at AIA Studios, The Lee Strasberg Institute, and TVI Studios, and voice with Nancy Dussault. You can get more info and hear Jeremy sing at www.ebenstein.com, and myspace.com/jeremyebenstein.
|Emilia Sotelo (Fraulein Kost) is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati: College – Conservatory of Music. Upon completion of her BFA she moved to Los Angeles and has been working and acting here ever since! She has been seen on regional stages in Ohio, Michigan, and Arizona, as well as at the largest fringe festival in the world in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is represented by Craig Wyckoff and Associates Theatrically, Origin Talent commercially and Advance Talent Management. Visit her website at www.emiliasotelo.com!|
|Ricky Webster (Ernst Ludwig) is thrilled to be making his Los Angeles debut performance with The DOMA Theatre Company. Since he touched down in Los Angeles this past September, Ricky has worked with multiple theatres, studied with UCB, and done some extra work. He is really excited to be back on stage in a musical again (where he feels most at home). Ricky studied Musical Theatre at the acclaimed AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) campus in New York City. After he graduated he moved back to The San Francisco Bay Area where he was born and raised. Ricky worked in numerous theatres in the Bay Area and some of his favorite roles include; The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), The Fantasticks (Matt), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Grease (Roger) and The Music Man (Marcellus Washburn). Los Angeles is being kind to Ricky so far and he is seeing his hard work pay off. Who knows what’s around the corner for Ricky, but he is excited for every step of this journey.|
|Jase Lindgren (Franz, Sailor, Lover, Kit Kat Boy) came to LA a little over two years ago from rainy Seattle. In LA, Jase has had the fortune to work in 6 theater productions in the past year, including a production directed by Steven Berkhoff. Most recently, Jase flew to Romania to film a guest starring role on a new TV show produced by HBO. As an actor, singer, dancer, musician, and Russian-speaker, Jase is looking forward to more fantastic opportunities that await him this year.|
|Everjohn Feliciano (Pimp, Kit Kat Boy) This will be Everjohn’s 3rd musical (and hopefully not last) with DOMA Theatre Company. His most recent credits include: Pippin, General Hospital (TV), Alice in Wonderland, Man of La Mancha, Minute to Win It (TV), Romeo and Juliet, Pirates of Penzance, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Once on This Island, Smoky Joe’s Cafe, and Dreamgirls.|
|Keri Blunt (Seductress, Kit Kat Girl) was born in Wheatridge, CO, and raised nearby in Arvada where her family home still thrives surrounded by unmarked graves of long-lost pets (miss you Teddy! DJ! Spunky!). The Kit Kat Klub first summoned Keri sometime in high school when she saw the film for the first time. The “call” became deafening after she took the infamous Chinatown bus from Boston to New York three times during the summer of 2002 to see the Broadway revival of Cabaret at Studio 54 – with John Stamos as M.C. Since then, she has been parading through life scantily clad, most notably as an NBA dancer for the Denver Nuggets, hoping to be “discovered” and cast in a production of Cabaret. Finally, she moved to Los Angeles and realized that to be cast in Cabaret would require an audition, and the DOMA Theatre Company granted her wish. Keri is an actress (a young Molly-Shannon-meets-Julianne-Moore) and dancer (not THAT kind of dancer) in Los Angeles, whose hobbies include spooning with Basset Hounds named Bosley, and…well…that doesn’t leave much time for anything else now, does it? www.keriblunt.com.|
|Aymara De Llano (Underage Dancer, Kit Kat Girl) has been acting and dancing since the age of five. She got her first commercial in the Latin Division for Osh Kosh B’Gosh. She worked with Joan Darling in an intensive acting workshop which opened up many more opportunities. She went on to work in television and film. Some of the highlights of her career have been working with Quentin Tarantino, who directed an episode for E.R. (Motherhood), and Vin Vender who directed the film The End of Violence with a featured cast of Bill Pullman and Gabriel Burns. She has since worked on numerous commercials and voiceovers, as well as pursued endeavors in dance. In the last couple of years she has had the opportunity to work with Tropidanza Dance Co. and Thrance Theater Co. Cabaret is Aymara’s third production with DOMA Theatre Co. and she is eager to start up new projects
in the near future.
|Edgar Edgerly (Hustler, Kit Kat Boy) was born and raised in Mexico where he discovered his interest in the arts. Starting in musical numbers during elementary school, Edgar developed a passion for dancing, and as the years passed, he became interested in acting as well. In eighth grade he was mistakenly placed in choir class, but after only two weeks he knew that’s where he belonged and decided to stay in choir for the rest of his school years. Eventually, he joined BND, a dance company in Mexico and performed in the US and Mexico. Soon after graduating from high school, he decided to move to L.A. and realize his dreams of performing. After playing a Demon in Pippin, he is now ready for DOMA’s new production, Cabaret.|
|Britnee Graham (Diva, Kit Kat Girl), born and raised in a sleepy surf town called San Clemente in Southern California, dreamed of nothing more than to be an actress. Growing up she could be seen performing in every community theater group that would have her. Her love of dance came soon after. She then could be found most days of the week training at Ballet Conservatory in Aliso Viejo, CA. After attending South Orange County School of the Arts, Britnee headed out to sea, performing in numerous contracts with Carnival Cruise Lines. Once coming back to dry land she spent the next couple of years performing for The Disneyland Resort. These days she can be found performing with the group Pacific Coast Hunnies, working background every free moment she gets, and continuously perfecting her craft at The Edge in Hollywood, CA. Britnee is thrilled to be performing in Cabaret, finally back with her first love, the theater! To keep up with Britnee follow her at www.twitter.com/britneegraham|
|Daron O’Donnell (Forsaken Dancer, Kit Kat Girl) was born and raised in San Jose, CA, where she attended Lincoln High School, a performing arts school. During this time she also performed at Children’s Musical Theater, San Jose. After graduating with honors from high school in 2008, she moved to Los Angeles, CA to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where she will graduate in June with a BFA degree in Musical Theater. She has also studied dance at San Jose State University. Daron has extensive training and experience in musical theater, dance, acting, and voice and has performed in over 25 musical theater productions over the past 12 years. She has played a wide range of characters including Rosalia in West Side Story, Cassandra in Cats, a Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast, Deborah Sue in Bye, Bye Birdie, and a Shangri-La Trio in Leader of the Pack. In addition, Daron was cast as a featured dancer in numerous productions such as Side Show, Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Seussical, Evita, and more. As an AMDA student, Daron performed in two BFA performance series productions: Seussical, and Pippin. Most recently, she appeared in a new musical workshop as a Divinity, in Divine Lust. It has been Daron’s dream to perform in the musical Cabaret and is so excited to be given the opportunity to finally be a Kit Kat Girl!|
|Emily Show (Sunshine, Kit Kat Girl) grew up in Pennsylvania where she trained in dance throughout her grade school career. She then continued her studies at East Carolina University, traveling as their dance representative for the American College Dance Festival Associations regional and national exhibitions. ACDFA allowed Emily to perform up and down the east coast, including the Kennedy Center at our nation’s capitol. During her time at ECU she performed in such musicals as, Chicago and West Side Story. Her extra hard work earned her a BFA in dance performance and a BS in nutrition and dietetics.|
|Patrick Tsoi-A-Sue (Gambler, Kit Kat Boy) has joined DOMA again for its production of Cabaret. Patrick Tsoi-A-Sue was born in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where he lived for the first 12 years of his life. His parents enrolled him in a gymnastics club which Patrick enjoyed. He hoped to eventually compete in the Olympics, but soon after, Patrick found his calling in the performing arts while attending a summer drama workshop. At a young age Patrick was introduced to music both at home and in school. Until now, Patrick has performed at the Gary E. Goodson Theatre in City of Angels as Munoz, Petit Rouge as TeJean, and Barnum as Tom Thumb. Patrick has also had the privilege of being a part of a tribute performance to Jackie Chan at the Orpheum Theater. Since then, in his continual effort to perfect his movement, as well as to have fun, Patrick has sought professional guidance in modern, jazz, and tap dance styles. To challenge himself, Patrick continues to take courses in various dance disciplines. Currently Patrick is working on his degree in Music, and is always seeking to develop his skills.|
|Jessika Van (Assassin, Kit Kat Girl) is excited to be back on stage singing and dancing after spending the last few years focused on film and television. Jessika’s body of work includes a critically acclaimed performance as the tragic heroine lead on Without A Trace “Devotion”, and a guest appearance on CBS’ Cold Case as a driven dancer turned murder suspect. Jessika is also known for her role as the annoying but lovable dork in the indie comedy Foreign Exchange. Jessika is a classically trained pianist, and loves to express herself in her songwriting. Look for her later this year in the gritty indie drama Bang Bang!|
Marco Gomez (Director) After directing and producing about a hundred productions and choreographed a few thousand pieces, winning national and international awards as an actor, director, and choreographer or even earning degrees in various fields knows that its the unique experience of each production that makes lasting memories. His passion for theatre due to his mother’s influence and his love for the arts, led him to the Broadway stages. He is eternally thankful to his cast, crew, friends, children and most of all his immortal beloved for creating a lasting memory. “Its your dream, live it.”
Dolf Ramos (Musical Director) As a singer, actor, musical director and composer, Dolf has succeeded in the arts for more than 25 years in numerous areas. He currently sings and tours with the world renowned St. Charles of Borromeo Choir. As a musical director, he has directed Godspell, Into the Woods, Fire on the Water, Cabaret and Lovers’ Mayhem. Dolf holds a B.A. in Music from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters in Business from the University of Phoenix.
Angela Todaro (Choreographer) grew up dancing in Rochester, NY studying ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, pointe, musical theater and hip-hop. In 2006. she was titled Dance Master’s of America Miss Dance of Chapter 8 and danced on scholarship in Los Angeles. She then attended the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and received a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Angela taught at dance studios in western NY for 8 years for both competitive and recreational students. She has performed professionally as a dancer in Le Grande Cirque and in the Buffalo Infringement Festival. Angela’s choreography has been featured on the Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble and in the Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase and Dancer’s Workshop. She recently moved to Los Angeles and is currently dancing with Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers. Angela was Dance Captain for DOMA’s production of Pippin in Fall 2010. Since then Angela has had the opportunity to choreograph DOMA’s extension of Pippin and Cabaret in 2011.
Hallie Baran (Stage Manager) is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Trinity College Dublin and holds degrees in Stage Management, Technical Theatre, and Directing. She has worked as a Stage Manager/Tech in The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, The Space, The Mark Taper Annex, The Falcon, The Rose, The Alex, The Hudson, and The Black Room (Ireland). As a director she has mounted Much Ado About Nothing, Laundry and Bourbon, Closer, The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Snowbound (World Premiere), Pippin, and Love And Human Remains. Her next directing endeavor can be seen right here at The Met Theatre, an audience interactive version of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, coming in August. “True To You. True To Me. True To Self. It Shall Be.”
Cesar Martinez (Assistant Stage Manager, Taxi Man) A graduate of Roosevelt High School last year, Cesar did not like theater at first. However, after his involvement in the last production of Pippin, something happened and he is now looking forward to working in future shows. Discovering the eccentricities of life on stage, he’s found it enticing and weird but a ton of fun.
Michael Mullen (Costume Design) lives in Hollywood with his two dogs Wally and Lulu (a.k.a. his children) and loves to eat, perform, design clothes and costumes, eat, write, watch GENERAL HOSPITAL, and oh yeah-eat. He has a degree in theatre from The University of Southern California and a fashion design degree from The Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising. Michael has performed in and costume designed several productions both on stage and on film throughout Los Angeles. Recent costume design credits for the stage include: Hedda Gabler (Little Fish Theatre), Pippin (DOMA Theatre Company), Playdates (Green Beetle Productions), Why Torture is Wrong, and The People Who Love Them (The Blank Theatre Company), The Santaland Diaries (The Blank Theatre Company), White People (The Road Theatre Company), Women Behind Bars (Celebration Theatre), Altar Boyz (Celebration Theatre), The Jazz Age (The Blank Theatre Company), Setup and Punch (The Blank Theatre Company), Ooooogy Green and Other Fables (Celebration Theatre), two seasons of The Blank Theatre’s National Young Playwrights Festival – 24 plays total, 13 O’Clock (Little Fish Theatre), Into The Woods (DOMA Theatre Company), Bright Ideas (The Falcon Theatre), Karma Boomerang (Pacific Resident Theatre), Divided (Pacific Resident Theatre), The Mullen Mix, and many more. On film, Michael has done costumes for such projects as Paradox Alice (Mako Pictures), Fit To Be Tied, Two Sticks, Fruit and Fly, I Feel Like a Woman, several other web series, short films, and music videos including Monkey and Ballerina Plastica. He is currently costuming the feature film Bearing Fruit (Adriana Garza Productions). You can also check out some of his fashion design escapades on Craigslist TV (Youtube.Com/Craigslist) which is produced by Brownstone Entertainment. He hopes to one day have an evening and bridal wear clothing line…. Michael also believes that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Mmmmmkay!
Kristin Gibler (Hair & Makeup Design) is a Midwest girl, from the heart of Indiana. She is a recent graduate, where her studies focused on film/video production, visual arts, and marketing. She has worked with makeup, costumes, props, and set decorating for many student productions and photo shoots during her 4 years at Ball State University and time spent abroad in South East Asia. Kristin was nervous and excited about working on Cabaret, but a close friend reminded her “that those are the ingredients to great theatre” and to embrace those emotions. She is thrilled about collaborating with others on the aesthetics of musical production.
Coco Kleppinger (Dialect Coach) got her MFA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. She taught voice and speech and dialects at UCLA for two years under Paul Wagar. She has coached several shows in the LA area including: Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter (USC); Laurent’s/Burnsteain’s West Side Story (PCPA); Michael Vukadinovich’s Terrarium (Son of Semele); Carol Churchill’s Mouthful of Birds (UCLA); Chay Yew’s Porcelain (Celebration Theater); and Tennessee Williams 27Wagons Full of Cotton (UCLA). She also coaches actors privately for voice, speech and dialects.
Jason Henderson (Technical Director) is a Valley College graduate. He has technical experience with sets, lights and stage manager duties. Credits include The Wild Party (Independent Musical Theatre Players), George Washington’s Boy (Ted and Mary Lange), Dog Sees God (Blazeco Productions), Wizard of Oz (New Community Jewish High School), and now two versions of Pippin. Jason enjoys gaining more experience outside of college with every new show.
Cullen Pinney (Lighting Designer) has been a theatrical lighting designer for 3 years and has worked on Cabaret, Spelling Bee, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and Dog Sees God. Cullen would like to thank his parents Patrick and Cindy, his brother William and his girlfriend Stacey Cortez. Enjoy the show.
Carlo Maghirang (Set Designer) A freelance artist nurtured in the heart of the valley, Carlo’s previous scenic art/design works include theaters across the NoHo Arts District. Knowledgeable in various styles of contemporary art as well as pulling from roots of classical architecture, he ties his knowledge of aesthetics into practical theatrical utility. Carlo is not only a designer, but also a performance major in Theatrical Arts, with previous performances within theaters such as the Secret Rose, Hollywood Repertory, as well as the Kodak Theater.
Jose Montiel (Sound Designer) has spent the last decade working in theater and developing his skills as an audio engineer and musician. Recent credits include The Boys in the Bandat The Coast Playhouse (ASM and Audio Engineer) and Baby It’s You (Audio Engineer), also at The Coast, Back 2 Bacharach And David (Audio Engineer) in The Music Box. Jose worked at Univision 34 as a intern and Audio Engineer. Jose studied recording at Long Beach City College and the Musicians Institute, as well as television and radio production at Los Angeles City College. Jose is delighted to be a part of this production!
Julio Rodriguez (Assistant Technical Director) A student in Roosevelt High School, Julio loves to discover all technical aspects of every project he works on. An AP student, Julio was pulled into theater by his friend Cesar and likes the technical aspects of theater. Howl!
Mike Abramson (Production Manager) is thrilled to be joining DOMA for their inaugural 2011 season. Most recently Michael proudly served as the Production Manager for DOMA’s production of Pippin as well the critically acclaimed, long running hit Elevator, which played at both The Hudson and Macha Theatres. Michael was one of the executive producers for Musical Theatre of Los Angeles’s critically acclaimed productions of Chess in Concert and Oklahoma both performed at The Met Theatre. On stage, previous acting credits include Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Woof in Hair, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes, Action in West Side Story and Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie. Michael is the current House Manager for The Hudson Theatres located right on Theatre Row in Hollywood.
Schoen Smith (Producer) started her producing career in New York City at The Abingdon Theatre on Theatre Row with the production of This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan, in which she also starred. Most recently, Schoen produced Pippin at The Met Theatre and the smash hit Elevator, which earned LA Times Critics’ Pick and Best Bet, and also won Best Ensemble Cast and Best Director in Stage Scene LA’s Best of 2009-2010 Awards.Schoen graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Finance and Business Economics. She is thrilled to be producing for DOMA Theatre Co. and would like to thank Marco for his innate kindness and generosity, Mike for his amazing work ethic and never-ending support and the entire cast and crew for bringing their all to this production. Stay tuned to www.domatheatre.com to find out more about DOMA’s season, which includes Once On This Island and Jacques Brel!
Brian Michael (Piano) After starting on piano at age 4, Brian gave his first public solo recital at 11, began playing professionally at 16, and has now made 100% of his income doing music for 24 years. He has been a piano accompanist for the voice studio of Julliard professor Ellen Faull and for the music departments of Portland State University and UCLA and has also worked for Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Symphony, Portland Center Stage, Geffen Playhouse and Warner Brothers TV. Since 2005 his day gig has been at Beverly Hills High School. He has done over 130 musicals.
Yuichiro “Kevin” Asami (Guitar) was born in 1984 in Yokohama in Japan. He has played piano since he was 3 years old and started playing guitar in junior high school. In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute. Since graduating, he has performed with many bands and singer/songwriters at clubs including House of Blues, the Viper Room, and Key Club. He has also performed at the Cherry Blossom Festival, Indonesian Day 2010, churches, private parties and restaurants. Yuichiro is also a composer and arranger and has been working as a session guitarist for producers.
Mikey Hachey (Bass) is an LA/Orange County native bass player with influences in rock, jazz, R&B/soul and pop. As an upright and electric player, he does professional work in studio, live performance, TV, and as a touring musician. Some of his career highlights thus far include performances at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Terrace Stage and at Downtown Disney with pop band Suburban Legends (2004-present), as well as opening up for Miley Cyrus’s Sweet 16 birthday party at the park. Mikey was also recently a part of Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday show (Holiday 2010) where he had the opportunity to back some Broadway’s biggest stars such as Carter Calvert (Cats) and Ivan Rutherford (Les Miserables). For the past two years he has been playing in the backing band “The Project” for the Playboy Comedy Tour, which brought him performances under such comedians as Jeff Garlin, Rob Schneider, and Tom Green. He has also had appearances on the nationally televised MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon for the past 5 years running and has toured nationally and internationally throughout the US and Europe. Mikey can be found on some recent records including Let’s Be Friends, (Suburban Legends 2008), Things I Should Have Said…, (Justin Grennan, 2008), and New Jerusalem, (Barrett Johnson, 2011) to name a few, which are available at stores and iTunes. Mikey is endorsed by Fender and SWR Amps (www.swramps.com/artists). Mikey also has had formal training at Cal State University, Fullerton, and has studied with Jason Langley (Shemekia Copeland, Dreamgirls) and Rick Shaw (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, The Simpsons). Please visit www.slmikey.com for more information.
Michael Partlow (Drums) was born in Chicago, Illinois (1968), raised in Portland, Oregon, and lives in Venice Beach, California. He graduated from Portland State University, where he studied Music and Psychology. He currently performs with The Robert Carpenter Trio, John Marx, accompanies at Beverly Hills High School, teaches drum set at Join The Band and is so very thankful to be back working with DOMA Theater Company at The Met Theater! In the past, Michael has collaborated in music theater with The Old Globe, Do Jump!, Portland Center Stage, The Geffen Playhouse, Triangle, Twelve Oaks, Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway Rose, Sylvia’s Dinner Theater and Portland Reparatory. In addition he has backed and recorded with various pop, rock and blues artists like Dixon, The Wayward Trio, Ashleigh Flynn, Janiva Magness, Brandi Carlisle, Duffy Bishop, Lloyd Jones, Scott Fisher, The Renegade Saints, Jim Crabbe, Ponticello, Big Jay McNeely, Earl King, Dave Fleshner, The Native Suns, and Pond. In his spare time, he loves surfing and chilling with his wife Kelly and dog Cooper.
Lee Allen (Trombone) performs frequently in the Los Angeles area with local orchestras and currently hold the position of acting principal trombone with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, L.A. Jewish Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic, Brentwood Symphony, Debut Orchestra, and the American Youth Orchestra. Recently he was a member of the Brian Culberston Band horn section for his 2008 tour season. In 2004, Lee was a finalist in the Eastern Trombone Workshop solo competition and finalist in the 2004 International Trombone Festival Quartet competition. Lee is a member of the MOMUS trombone quartet which formed during his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky. MOMUS released their first CD entitled, the LexingPort Project in 2004 and toured the southeast United States performing recitals and masterclasses. Currently working towards his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California, Lee holds a Masters degree in trombone performance from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Kentucky. His primary teachers include Terry Cravens, Per Brevig, and Dale Warren.
Theodora Spitz (Trombone 4/15-4/17) began her musical studies and her career as a trombonist at the age of ten, courtesy of an elementary school band teacher and her father who happened to have a trombone lying around. Natural talent and dedication landed her principle trombone in the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra at the age of thirteen and by the time she was ready for high school, had gained acceptance into the nationally acclaimed Los Angeles County High School for Arts. There she continued her studies both in jazz and classical, holding principle positions in the jazz band and symphony orchestra. With the jazz band she attended high school jazz festivals in Reno, Monterey, New York, and has performed in nearly all the major venues of Los Angeles including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl.
Michael Couper (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute) classical saxophone soloist, is a proponent of new music and the advancement of saxophone repertoire. Mr. Couper made his Merkin Hall debut in 2008 as a founding member of the critically-acclaimed Mimesis Ensemble, a group based in New York City that is dedicated to performing works by living composers. Partnering with renowned saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky, Mr. Couper co-founded a music publishing company that endeavors to enrich the repertoire of the modern saxophonist, offering as part of its catalogue adaptations of historical masterworks as well as exciting new commissions. With the Quadrivium Saxophone Quartet, Mr. Couper received a Performance Outreach Fellowship from New England Conservatory (NEC) to give educational and multi-faceted recitals in the Boston area, in schools and after-school programs as well as in adult communities. Mr. Couper has also performed with the Boston-based new music ensemble, Juventas, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Utilizing the saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Mr. Couper played frequently in the orchestra pits of several San Diego-based theatre companies, and performed extensively with the San Diego State University (SDSU) and Corporeal saxophone quartets in cooperation with the SDSU Adams Project. While based in San Diego, he was an active teacher in the community, with a studio comprised of saxophone, clarinet, and music theory students. Mr. Couper is working on his Doctorate at the University of Southern California. He earned his Master of Music from New England Conservatory and his Bachelor of Music from San Diego State University, where he was the outstanding graduate for the SDSU School of Music and the recipient of the Doris Mary Rogers Scholarship and the Alvin Morrison Memorial Scholarship for his musical studies, as well as the Provost Award through the University Honors Program. Mr. Couper currently studies saxophone with James Rotter. His past teachers include Kenneth Radnofsky, Todd Rewoldt, Cory Homnick, and Douglas Masek for saxophone, and Brent Dutton for composition.
Eric Jacobs (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute 4/22 – 4/24) made his professional debut performing Mozart’s ‘Gran Partita’ with members of the Chicago Symphony and the NY Philharmonic in 2006. He has performed with the Richmond Symphony and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in performances ranging from Mozart and Schumann to contemporary music. As an avid supporter of contemporary music and working with living composers, he has worked with Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt, Germany) at their Academy in Austria along with Heinz Holliger as well as countless collaborations with composers at various schools. This summer he will be the clarinet fellow in the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Mr. Jacobs is also a devoted teacher having taken part in Rice University’s Just-For-U-Music-Program (JUMP!). This educational outreach program went into Houston’s elementary and middle school communities to teach students about music and being a musician by producing fun, clever and engaging concert series. Mr. Jacobs has received fellowships to study and perform with the National Orchestral Institute (USA), Banff Center (Canada), Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark). Mr. Jacobs received his BM from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MM from Rice University. He is currently continuing his graduate studies with Yehuda Gilad at the University of Southern California.
Patricio Lopez (General Contractor) A master electrician and general contractor by trade, he has worked as DOMA’s general contractor in building anything and everything the theatre requires of him. To build sets that will impact the lives of many and enrich productions such as Cabaret is a reward of its own. All his work is dedicated to his wife and lovely children.
Adrian Mendoza (Bartender) As a new upcoming bartender, is excited to be part of this new production. Adrian graduated from the Bartenders Training institute and has been a freelance bartender for roughly 3 1/2 years now building a strong reputation through his culinary take on drinks. With a passion for flavor and innovative concoctions, Adrian will also be introducing a sensual soothing experience to add to Cabaret.