Pippin, prince of the Roman Empire embarks into a voyage to discover himself down a spiral adventure of sex, war, indulgence, magic, costumes, and extraordinary events in hopes of finding a fulfilling life.
This dark rendition of Schwartz’s musical presents a female leading player controlling what is to be a unique rendition of this musical.
Fri, Feb 18 – Sun, Mar 13
Fri, Sat 8 pm
Sun 3 pm
$30 General Admission
SPECIAL SHOW INFO
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Performance includes loud noises,
smoke and there will be no late seating.
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* (Leading Player) is stoked to reprise her role as Leading Player. She has performed in numerous productions including Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), The Wild Party (Madeline True), Bat Boy (Shelly), Les Miserables (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 and learning how to play the guitar. She would like to thank DOMA and everyone involved for making this show spectacular! Long live the king!
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
|Rory Alexander (Pippin) Pippin marks Rory Alexander’s Hollywood debut, having recently moved to Los Angeles upon graduation from Cal Poly State University (San Luis Obispo) last spring. Rory holds a Bachelor of Arts in music (vocal performance). Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rory became involved in the arts at age 11 when he began playing the clarinet. Soon thereafter, Rory added musical theatre, choir, and bassoon to his resume. Rory entered college as a bassoon major, but after a one-year hiatus from singing made the switch to vocal performance. While a student at Cal Poly, Rory was featured as a soloist by the local opera company (Opera San Luis Obispo) in various recitals (Spring in Cambria; Broadway by the Sea). He also became involved with the community theater company Sorcerer Productions, by whom he was featured as Sabu/Lead Tenor in The Producers and as an ensemble member in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Other recent performances include: Side Show (Terry Connor); The Pirates of Penzance (Samuel); Songs for a New World (Man 2); scenes from Die Fledermaus (Frank); and scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro (Bartolo). Rory is grateful for this opportunity to explore Pippin’s world and to share it with his many supporters, and would like to thank his friends and family for their unending love throughout the years.|
|Shawn Cahill (Charles) is happy to be working with DOMA again since his portrayal of the Wolf in Into the Woods. Last year he performed at Glendale Centre Theatre in Christmas Carol, Camelot, and as the Gangster in Kiss Me Kate. He has also performed with Theatre Unleashed, last year playing the role of Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night. He is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a BA in Departmental Theatre and a NY native. Shawn has been doing musical theatre since the 6th grade and is sure his parents regret sending him to theatre camp during the summer. His introduction to theatre came from seeing the Bob Fosse production of Pippin with Ben Vereen and William Katt. After seeing the show and watching Mr. Vereen dance for another 30 minutes after the show, he realized that is what he wanted to do. So needless to say this show has a special place in his heart. Other favorite parts include La Condeysa in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Joe Pitt in Angels in America, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Claude in Hair, and Feste in Twelfth Night. Splitting his time between musicals and Shakespeare, he is currently in rehearsals for Taming of the Shrew.|
|Cristina Dohmen (Fastrada and Catherine) Cristina comes to you from beautiful Honolulu, HI. She got her acting start at a young age and earned music and theater scholarships at Pepperdine University. Some of her favorite credits include: Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Kate), Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension (Ruthy), and Pope Joan (Martine). She’ll soon be starring in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Adjacent. Cristina dedicates her performance to Carole Cook and Taylor Bartolucci.|
|Leslee Harman (Berthe) Leslee graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a BA in Theatre. While at Oswego she found herself cast in the older character roles such as Joanne in Company, Margo Channing in Applause and GERT in 70, GIRLS, 70. She’s thrilled to finally be playing a role that’s closer to her own age. An alumni of The Groundling’s Sunday Company she is currently a member of the long form comedy improv group, IMPROVATORIUM.|
Malek Hanna (Lewis) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he discovered his passion for the arts at a young age. Studying and acquiring a BA, an MA and PHD credits from numerous prestigious universities including Fordham, Julliard and UCLA, Malek continues to act, sing and produce in Los Angeles and New York. His most recent and recognized credits and awards include rave reviews in the LA Times for his performance in Chicago Christmas Carol, Best Vocalist Award at the IMTA- Tomorrow Talent Competition, Featured Soloist in Rome/Italy at the Vatican for Pope John Paul, Best Monologue Award at Upright Citizen Brigade (NYC) and IMTA Winner- sitcom, monologue, singing, T.V. commercial and Talent of the Year. He would like to thank his family, friends and the DOMA family for their support. To contact and/or view more of Malek’s work, critics’ reviews and future projects, visit his website at www.malekhanna.com
|Aymara De Llano (Shadow) 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, in an episode for E.R. (Motherhood), and Vin Vender in 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. Aymara is excited to be returning to the stage for the DOMA Theatre Co. extension of Pippin.|
|Everjohn Feliciano (Demon) As a member of DOMA’s original cast of Pippin, Everjohn is excited to be a part of DOMA’s new production. His most recent credits include: General Hospital (TV), Alice in Wonderland, Man of La Mancha, NBC’s 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. After Pippin, you may find Everjohn as part of the cast of DOMA’s Cabaret opening in April. Everjohn wishes to thank everyone for coming out to support local theater. “Thank you friends and family for all your love and support!”|
Dahiana Bilbao (Shadow) was born in Uruguay, South America. Dahiana graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy certified in Musical Theatre. She is a hard working and passionate artist. Dahiana most recently appeared as Jennifer in the film, 365 Days, and was a performer and choreographer in the original stage production of Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
|Brittany Rodin (Shadow) is thrilled to be a part of this production. This is her first show with DOMA Theatre Co. Brittany graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, finishing their two year conservatory. A few musicals Brittany has appeared in include: A Chorus Line, Camelot, Curtains (Georgia), Forbidden Broadway (Rita Moreno), Grease (Frenchy), Kiss Me Kate and Seussical.
Thank you family and friends for your support!
|Kathleen Payton (Shadow) recently graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a BA in Dramatic Art and a minor in Music. A classically trained singer as well as an actress, Kathleen has starred in numerous musicals and plays, favorites of which include playing Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, Rapunzel in Into The Woods, and most recently the role of Sara/Devil in Food For the Dead with Casa 0101. She is excited to be a part of Pippin. For more information about Kathleen, visit kathleenpayton.com.|
Patrick Tsoi-A-Sue (Demon) 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 where Patrick hoped to eventually compete in the Olympics. 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. Currently Patrick is working on his degree in Music, and is always seeking to develop his skills. To improve his chances of being prepared for the professional world he attends dance courses, as well as involves himself in performances for the school he attends. Patrick has performed at the Gary E. Goodson Theatre in City of Angels as Munoz, Petit Rouge as TeJean, and Barnum and Bailey’s Circus as Tom Thumb. Patrick has also had the privilege of being a part of a tribute performance to Jackie Chan in 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.
Marco Gomez (Director) has directed and produced about a hundred productions and choreographed a few thousand pieces winning national and international awards as an actor, director, and choreographer. The passion for theatre is due to his mother’s influence and his love for the arts, which led to the Broadway stages. Every production brings its unique experiences and memories and for that he’s thankful to his cast, crew, friends, children and most of all his immortal beloved. For those that love theatre and know Marco you’ll understand when he says “I do what I do because I can.”
Dolf Ramos (Musical Director) As a singer, actor, musical director and composer, Dolf has succeeded in the arts for more than 20 years in numerous areas. Musically directing credits include Godspell, Into the Woods, Fire on the Water, Cabaret and Pippin. He composed and musically directed Lovers’ Mayhem, and is currently working on another musical slated to open in 2012. Recently engaged, Dolf would like to thank his fiancée Mary Michelle for her patience and understanding for giving his time to such a wonderful group of individuals in this great production. “I love you and I’ll be home soon.”
Angela Todaro (Choreographer) Angela Todaro 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. Angela has performed professionally as a dancer in Le Grande Cirque and in the Buffalo Infringement Festival. 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 and has had the great honor to choreograph DOMA’s new production as well as the upcoming Cabaret.
Schoen Smith (Producer) Schoen Smith began producing in New York City with This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan at The Abingdon Theatre on Theatre Row, in which she also starred as the lead character Jessica. She also produced Elevator, which earned LA Times Critics’ Pick and Best Bet, in addition to winning Best Ensemble Cast and Best Director in Stage Scene LA’s Best of 2009-2010 Awards. She is thrilled to be producing for DOMA Theatre Co. this season, which continues with the opening of Cabaret on April 1st at The Met Theatre. Schoen currently works as the Director of Finance at LA CAUSA YouthBuild, a non-profit Charter School teaching community leadership skills, and encouraging postsecondary education to disenfranchised youth in East Los Angeles. Schoen graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Finance and Business Economics.
Mike Abramson (Production Manager) is thrilled to be joining DOMA for their 2011 season. Most recently Michael proudly served as the Production Manager for 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’ 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.
JC Chavez (Stage Manager) A drawing artist by nature, JC is extremely pleased to be working with DOMA as a Stage Manager for Pippin and Assistant Stage Manager for the coming production of Cabaret. Coming from Denver, Colorado, JC has delved in the arts since a young age as an actor and a drawing artist. Currently administrating a non-profit dedicated to affordable housing, JC looks forward to working with this great cast and crew.
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), Dog Sees God (Blazeco Productions), Wizard of Oz (New Community Jewish High School), and now Pippin. Jason enjoys gaining more experience outside of college with every new show.
Cullen Pinney (Lighting Designer) Cullen has been a theatrical lighting designer for 3 years and has worked on Cabaret, Spelling Bee, A Midsummer Nights 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. Not only a designer, Carlo is 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 Band at 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!
Matt Liberti (Assistant Sound Designer) is an active artist living and working in LA. He attended the School Of Visual Arts NY, NY, where he studied Cinematography for Film and Video. Now working at DOMA in the sound department on various projects such as Pippin and Cabaret, Matt enjoys utilizing his talents and gifts to his maximum potential within his field. In his spare time he absolutely loves painting and writing music. He likes to mix both Art and Music together to combine the ultimate audio visual experience.
Brandy Jacobs (Costume Design) Brandy is so excited to be back with DOMA Theatre Co. This is her second show with DOMA and hopefully not her last. Originally from the Midwest, Brandy received her BFA in Technical Theater and Design from Wichita State University. She has since become a transplant in New York as well as Los Angeles, designing costumes and other technical elements for hundreds of shows, small and large theaters alike. Brandy’s most resent work can be seen in San Pedro at the Little Fish Theater, as they present The Sugar Bean Sisters and My Wife’s Husband. Brandy’s list of awards include the Miller Theatre Scholarship and two Mary Jane Teall’s for her costume Design of The Tempest at The Center for the Arts, in Wichita, Kansas. A special thanks goes to Eddie Dubarr for all of his help and support. Lastly, Brandy would like to thank her wonderful support system, without them she would lose her mind.
Jeremy D. Austin (Hair & Makeup Design) For more than a decade, Jeremy D. Austin has worked in the beauty industry behind the scenes as both a trainer and an educator. Jeremy began his career as a Creative Artist for MAC Cosmetics. His innovative designs and discipline for detail quickly built a reputation for creating the flawless face. With a keen eye for total theory of beauty, Jeremy has created hair and makeup for numerous networks including MTV, E!, Nickelodeon and BET. Whether it be on the set or the red carpet, his credits include shows such as The Real World, Married to Rock, My Fair Wedding and the BET Awards. His skilled hands are trusted by today’s elite entertainers from Eminem to Queen Latifah and Aretha Franklin. In addition to screen, Jeremy is a highly sought after stylist providing art direction, hair styling and makeup for both print work and runway in Los Angeles and Miami.
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, ハデス) 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). Mikey was a part of the DOMA Theatre Co. Production of Pippin last year (Oct/Nov 2010) and is excited to be back for the new run of this great show! Please visit www.slmikey.com for more information.
Michael Partlow (Drums) was born in Chicago, Illinois (1968), raised in Portland, Oregon, and is currently living in Venice Beach, California. Michael graduated from Portland State University, where he studied Music and Psychology. He currently plays with The Robert Carpenter Trio, John Marx, accompanies at Beverly Hills High School, teaches drum set at Join The Band and is thankful to be working with DOMA Theatre Co. In the past, Michael has collaborated in music theater with The Old Globe, Do Jump!, Portland Center Stage, 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. But really, he mostly just loves to chill with his wife and dog, and surf.
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 Pippin is a reward of its own. All his work is dedicated to his wife and lovely children.
Cesar Martinez (Production Assistant) 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 life that theater has to offer is enticing and weird but it is tons of fun. Thanks to my friends and family for the support you’ve given me.
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. Julio looks forward to doing more productions with DOMA and would like to thank his friends for all the support. Meow!