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A Zombie, A Dragon, and A Vampire Who Sparkles

Book by Maureen Borillo, Music and Lyrics by Dan Wessels

Just another teen-angst-post-apocalyptic-fantasy-horror-in-a-role-playing-game musical love story.

Ginny is determined to date the cutest guy in school. She'll do anything to impress him, even if it means playing along in his nerdy world filled with zombies and dragons.


Jerry A Blackburn

Maureen Borillo

Megan Duquette

Aaron Eberhardt

Alison Eliel Kalmus

Kevin Mathie

Jordan Mitchell-Love

Desiree Nicole Staples

Daniel Wessels

1001 Minutes of New Musicals

6322 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, CA 90038


Fri, Jun 9 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Jun 10 at 5:00 pm
Sun, Jun 11 at 4:30 pm
Thu, Jun 15 at 9:00 pm
Thu, Jun 22 at 11:00 pm

To buy tickets for this show, make a note of the DATE and TIME you want, and then click the link below to go to the Hollywood Fringe Festival site. NOTE that all performances at that site will be listed as 1001 MINUTES OF MUSICAL THEATRE so you need to know the date and time of the show you want to see.


Creative Team

Alison Eliel Kalmus

Music Director
Kevin Mathie

Stage Manager
Jerry A Blackburn

Megan Duquette
Aaron Eberhardt
Jordan Mitchell-Love
Desiree Nicole Staples


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.

Maureen Borillo (Book) is thrilled to be part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival!  As a member of ANMT/NMI, her works include Divine Encounter (music by William Johnson, lyrics by Jeffrey Scharf) and Witch Is It? (music by Matthew Levine, lyrics by Richard Castle).  Maureen is grateful to God for the ability to write for musical theatre.  Many thanks to her mom and the rest of her family and friends for their support.

Megan Duquette (Ginny/Ginnia Evergreen) is excited to be part of this great show and to be playing opposite the most dreamy man to whom she is actually engaged to be married in real-life (Aaron Eberhardt).  Favorite past performances include: The Foreigner (Betty Meeks), Cinderella (Wicked Stepsister), Something’s Afoot (Hope Langdon) and last year’s award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival World Premiere play The Wheel of Invention (Melanie/Mother). She is excited to be back at #HFF17 this year and thanks everyone at NMI for making this show happen!

Aaron Eberhardt (Brad/Count Braddock) Is the ridiculous combination of a production sound mixer, tenor 1, and aspiring actor all rolled into one. He has thoroughly enjoyed acting yet again alongside his exceedingly talented bride to be, Megan Duquette, in the part he was born to play, a sparkly vampire warrior! In his spare time, he enjoys long bike rides along the coast, a riveting game of Settlers of Catan, and having wondrous adventures with his delightful canine companion, Samwise Gamgee. His favorite roles include Toad in “The Wind and the Willows,” Linus in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and Bob Ewell in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” He is honored to work amongst an absolutely outstanding cast and crew and looks forward to finally being able to play Dungeon and Dragons with girls, like for real.

Alison Eliel Kalmus (Director) is a Director, Actor and Producer. Some credits; DirectingMary Marie, City of Light, Hans Brinker (NMI/ANMT); La Boheme, Il Barbiere di Sevilla (Czech International Arts Festival); Andrew Lloyd Webber Goes to Italy (Cal. Phil Disney Hall); Aesopera (Fringe Festival “Pick of the Fest” – Reuters 2013); A Christmas Memory, Little House Christmas, The Gondoliers - NAACP nominated “Best Direction” 2015 (Sierra Madre Playhouse); Shakespeare in the Park (L.A. Co. Dept. of Parks/Recreation); The Fantasticks -“L.A. Times Critics Pick” (Knightsbridge Theatre). Performance: (Lead/Featured): Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma (Covina Valley Playhouse), Sound of Music (Theatre League Nat’l Tour W Dale Kristen), Babes in Toyland (Opera Pasadena). Les Liasons Dangereuse, Lysistrata, A Man For All Seasons (Knightsbridge Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Spiked Heels, Fool For Love (Arroyo Repertory Theatre), Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet (American Shakespeare Company), Die Zauberflöte, Mikado(Pasadena Opera), Carmen, Madama Butterfly (Golden West Opera), La Bohème (Hradek Kralove Filharmonie), L. Bernstein’s “Mass.” Writer/Peformer/Producer Improv InfernoTour de Farce (Resident Writer/Performer The Ice House), Comic Relief USA V and VI (writer/performer), California Impressions (Henri-Cartier Bresson for CBS),  An Evening with Groucho Upcoming: Directing/Producing Alan Menken’s Dream on Royal Street, Sierra Madre Playhouse (August 2017).

Kevin Mathie (Music Director) has more than 25 years’ experience working as a music director, composer, and pianist. During his career he has been the music director more than 150 musical productions for theaters. He has also written the music for five musicals which have been produced on stage, and created a dozen incidental scores for non-musicals. Moreover, Kevin is a music composer for film and television. His music has been featured on CBS, The Young and the Restless, Showtime, and others. He is a member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild of America, and the Society of Composers and Lyricists.

Jordan Mitchell-Love (Arnold/Arnault the Grey) ( is brand new to The Fringe, but not to the stage. After studying at Keene State College in Keene, NH he honed his craft while on the open road, making a couple of award-winning films and web series in the process. Some highlights in theater include “Frankie” in A Lie of the Mind and “Curly” in Oklahoma, while film and television credits include Royal Pains and The Roosevelts. When not performing you can see him consulting others on travel, helping people as a personal trainer, or working on his martial arts skills and brushing up on his reading. He would like to thank his friends, family, and girlfriend for all their love and support, as well as to all the amazing cast and crew at NMI for giving him this wonderful opportunity.

Desiree Nicole Staples (Kim/Dwarf) is a recent transplant from Chicago having studied at Northwestern’s prestigious Acting Program and Musical Theater Program. Recent Credits have been Dream Ticket in NYC, Empire Burlesque at the Broad Stage, On The Town, Pinnochio, and Cinderella After The Ball at the Marriott Theater. I’m a singer/actor/mover and a Mezzo-Soprano with a high belt and legit voice. Contact at 949-309-9530 or

Daniel Wessels (Lyrics & Music) is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter and music director. Theater: “50 Shades: The Musical” (Co-composer - Off-Broadway, US Tour, Las Vegas), Baby Wants Candy (music director - UCB LA, Edinburgh Fringe), “Undateable” & “In Trump We Trust: The Musical” (composer - Second City Hollywood). Film: “Improvising” (NYTVF award recipient). Much love to Mom and Dad for paying for all those piano lessons. Thank you for coming!