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Book and Lyrics by John Sparks, Music by Ron Barnett


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Tristan Bailey

Ron Barnett

Elyse Bertani

Allison Bibicoff

Jerry A Blackburn

Andy Goldenberg

Luke Klipp

Hayley Marshall

Suzanne Mayes

Lloyd Pedersen

Jan Roper

John Sparks

at the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
1001 Minutes of New Musicals

SACRED FOOLS THEATER BLACK BOX
6322 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, CA 90038

FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!


" PRODUCTION B "
Fri, Jun 9 at 9:00 pm
Sun, Jun 11 at 3:00 pm
Thu, Jun 15 at 11:00 pm
Thu, Jun 22 at 9:00 pm
Fri, Jun 23 at 7:30 pm

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Creative Team

Director
Allison Bibicoff

Music Director
Jan Roper

Stage Manager
Jerry A Blackburn

Cast
Tristan Bailey
Elyse Bertani
Andy Goldenberg
Luke Klipp
Hayley Marshall
Suzanne Mayes
Lloyd Pedersen


CREATIVE TEAM - BIOGRAPHIES


Tristan Bailey (Ensemble) is originally from Charlotte, NC. He began his acting training in high school at the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts. He later studied at Elon University majoring in the BFA Theatre program. While at Elon his career flourished as a character actor starring in shows such as Shakespeare’s “ Love Labors Lost”, and Mary Zimmermans’ Metamorphoses. He later studied acting in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia dell’arte. After graduation he was cast by Nickelodeon to play the Red Ranger in Spain on the Norwegian epic cruise ship. Since moving to LA he has worked on numerous projects. Landing his first co-star role on Freddy Wong’s “Video Game High School” as Nitro. Two national spokesperson campaigns with Proactiv skin care. A global campaign with Levi Strauss. Starred in the independent short “ One on One” which was an official selection in the San Diego Black Film Festival, and also performed in “ Beyond Sight” an original musical produced by CRE OUTREACH and Cirque Du Soleil. In the spring of 2015 he starred in “The New Rules” a sitcom pilot for Sony. Then, in June he starred in his first full-length feature film entitled “Lost and Found”. The film was shot in Charlotte, NC, and was completely written, directed, and funded by a young African American female director named Brittany Hendricks. Together, with a cast and crew of more than 100 people (including extras), their team brought the story of the aftermath of a young girls’ suicide to life. Off camera he has flourished as an entrepreneur. He co-founded a soccer development company for children called ‘Soccer Routes’, and opened ‘Rehearsal Routes’ – an acting training company for kids.

Ron Barnett (Music) is a composer living in Los Angeles, CA where he is Director of Music and Sacred Arts at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale. Full length musicals, as composer: Around the World in 80 Days with book and lyrics by Julianne Homokay, A Christmas Carol with book by Barry Kornhauser, published in 2013 by Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, IL and When Butter Churns to Gold, which premiered in 2015 at Northern Sky Theatre in Door County, WI. Choral music published by MorningStar, GIA, and Lorenz. He is currently a member of New Musicals Inc. in North Hollywood, and was, with lyricist Greg Edwards, a finalist for the 2010 and 2012 Fred Ebb Prize.  

Elyse Bertani (Ensemble) is psyched to be working with NMI for the Hollywood Fringe Festival! Recent theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Rona), and The Fox on the Fairway (Pamela). Elyse also works in film, television, and voice overs all over Los Angeles. For more info visit www.elysebertani.com or follow @elysebertani.

Allison Bibicoff (Director/Choreographer) is a director/choreographer who has received an LA Drama Critic’s Circle nomination, two L.A. Weekly Award nominations, a Garland award a Garland nomination and an L.A. Critic’s Choice selection. Allison was the assistant choreographer for Xanadu (Broadway), which received four Tony nominations, including Best New Musical and Best Choreography.  Allison worked with Tony winner Kathleen Marshall on Applause at City Center Encores! starring Christine Ebersole, and Mark Brokaw on Parfumerie at The Wallis, starring Richard Schiff. Other director/choreographer work includes Spelling Bee, Smokey Joe’s Café, Joseph…, China: The Whole Enchilada (West Coast Premiere), and the World Premieres of Wandering Willows and Pellets, Cherries & Lies: The Pac Man Story. Other choreography credits include Xanadu, Company, Twelfth Night and the World Premieres of Savin’ Up for Saturday Night, Tales of Tinseltown, iGhost, Love’s Labour’s LOST: The Musical!, and Shadow Anthropology. In 2015, she directed readings of two of the three projects selected for the annual ASCAP/Dreamworks new musical theatre workshop, moderated by Steven Schwartz, as well as a reading of the winner of NMI’s international Search for New Musicals. Other favorite credits include dancing in the national tour of Swing!, choreographing for the Tony-nominated Deaf West, and executive producing two TV movies for The Hallmark Channel. www.AllisonBibicoff.com

Jerry A Blackburn (Stage Manager) is a production stage manager at his second fringe show and his second show at NMI.   Previously Jerry has worked with Carol Channing, Kathy Najimi, Mo Gaffney, Eden Espinosa, Toni Morrell, Alejandro Patino, Mia Xitlali , Andrew Allen, Will Shupe, Conchita Belisle Newman, Philip McBride, Kay Sedia Amir Levi and Andrew Joseph Perez.  Jerry received his Master’s of orchestral conducting from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1987 and has been working in film and theater since 1975.  Jerry would like to thank his stage manger mentor Vernon Willet for his friendship and guidance over the years.

Andy Goldenberg (Ensemble/Latte Guy) 

met his wife through a dating site, so he knows firsthand the trials and tribulations of love. He grew up in FL and got his apparently-not-so-necessary BFA theatre diploma at the University of Miami, but you only care about where you might have seen him, right? His Goldentusk YouTube Channel has more than 55 million views, with Time Out New York film critic Keith Uhlich nicknaming him “The Theme Song Sondheim”. In fact, The Superman Theme Song may have been the very first YouTube video you ever watched. He acted opposite Adam Sandler and Al Pacino in the critically-acclaimed film, Jack and Jill, was a coverboy of the Nice Jewish Guys Calendar, won a game show, published a children’s book called Peter, the Paranoid Pumpkin, and has starred in several TV shows, films, and national commercials. He can regularly be seen around LA performing comedy with his improv group, Freedom Snatch, and his signature Jew-Fro did not really begin to take shape until 7th Grade.

Luke Klipp (Jack) is excited to return to the stage with 1001 MINUTES OF NEW MUSICALS. He has participated in numerous projects at NMI, including the Stages Festival, 15 Minute Musicals, and last year’s staged reading of INVISIBLE (Reeves). Outside of performing, Luke is a co-founder and producer of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC, LA’s premier concert series for new and unheard musical theatre works for an audience seeking fun, polished entertainment (and which returns for its fifteenth show on August 21 at the Catalina Jazz Club). Working at a full-time day job for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Luke can also talk your ear off about transportation policy and different things to do in Long Beach. He’s a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, where he spent two years in the musical theatre program. He wants to thank his husband, Bryant, and their two dogs, Godric and Uli, for all their love and support!

Hayley Marshall (Millicent) was last seen touring multiple cites as part of Plan-B Entertainment’s 30th Anniversary Tour of Beehive: The 60s Musical. She is thrilled to be back home, bringing her vim & vigor to NMI! Her other musical theatre travels have seen her in Reno, NV for The Full Monty (Joanie, Georgie u/s), Nebraska for Grease (Frenchy), Boston for Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), NYC for vocal performances at Lincoln Center & Town Hall, and Scotland in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (all-that-jazzing the role of Velma in Chicago). Also check her out on Amazon in the film, The Sad And Lonely Glow. Her website is HayleyMarshall.com for more. Gratitude for: Elise, Allison, & Natalie. Love for: Darren, Mama Rose, Big Papa, Netty, J.R., & Jetson.

Suzanne Mayes (Ensemble) was most recently seen onstage as Sarah in MWT’s production of Sondheim’s Company and as Patty in Reunion: A Musical Comedy, directed by Kay Cole at the NoHo Arts Center. She was nominated for a Valley Theatre Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in Dead Pilot’s Society (Under Andrea) written & directed by Emmy winners Ken Levine & David Isaacs. Favorite roles include Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical, Sally Brown in Snoopy!!!The Musical, and Dainty June in Gypsy. On television, she was seen in this season’s Modern Family on ABC opposite Niecy Nash and Ty Burrell, and can be spotted in several commercials, including a national spot currently running for Letgo.com. More at www.suzannemayes.com.

Lloyd Pedersen (Charlie) , a graduate of Northwestern University’s famed theatre department, got his start singing as the male soloist with Wayne King and his Orchestra, then with his own ‘70s show band, Daybreak. A member of The Group Rep in NoHo, he appeared in Witness For the Prosecution, Bach at Leipzig, The Winning Streak (Eddon Award) the world premiere of Love Again, Tiger By the Tail, The Paris Letter (Eddon & LA Scenes Awards), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, My Three Angels, Heroes, The Prisoner of Second Avenue and The Sunshine Boys (ADA Award). Other recent credits include Rafael Bunuel’s Confessions of a Robot, and Theatre 40’s The Circle and its world premiere of Affluence. Regional and National Tours: eLove, H.M.S. Pinafore, Second Thoughts, Kiss Me Kate, The Music Man, Amadeus, and In The Boom Boom Room (w/Julie Newmar), among others. Film and television include November Son, Unsolved Mysteries, Scorned and Swindled, Lucky/Chances, What’s Cooking? And Tony Tanner’s NY short film festival winner, What’s So Funny?

Jan Roper (Music Director) brings more than 30 years of experience in Los Angeles as a keyboard player, singer, songwriter, and composer. Her latest musical, City of Light, is one of 2 featured musicals being produced this July with the SheNYC New Works Festival at the Connelly Theater in New York City. City of Light was also selected for the 2015 ASCAP/Dreamworks Workshop. She has music directed numerous shows, including her own original rock opera, Jerusalem A.D. In 2010 the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards nominated her for Best Musical Director for her work in Godspell. Jan’s second CD, “The Sweetest Refrain” is available on iTunes and her 3rd CD will be released later this summer. She is Music Director at Church for the Nations in Glendale, Music Director at Golden Performing Arts Center, and also teaches part-time at Coast Conservatory of Music in Hermosa Beach.

John Sparks (Book & Lyrics) was the founder/co-Director of the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Inc. (1979-2002) and was the Artistic Director of ANMT from 2002 to 2012, when he took the title Founding Director Emeritus. He founded the Writers’ Workshop at Theatre Building Chicago in 1987 and also served TBC as Artistic Director from 1999 through 2009. Between the two workshops, John has mentored the work of over 250 writers, including Mark Hollmann, composer/lyricist of Urinetown; George Gorham and Dan Sticco, A Change in the Heir; Susan DiLallo and Ken Stone (both Kleban Award winners); and several Richard Rodgers Award winners. Nearly 400 shows written by workshop members have been produced in theatres across the country. Musicals for which John wrote the music, lyrics or book have been produced in Los Angeles and Chicago, including Buddy’s Plane Is Down; Babes In Barns, Hans Brinker, On The Brink and Wanting Miss Julie.