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KELSCABARET PRESENTS:

LA CABARET: MUSIC. ART. LIVE!

Hosted by: Kelsey Redmond and Tj Punchard

2/19/24, 7:30pm

BIOS:

HOSTS

 

KELSEY REDMOND AND TJ PUNCHARD

Kelsey Redmond (she/her) is an actor and singer for hire, mainly found on stage and screen. Usually distracted because her sequins are too loud. Owner of KELScabaret, the company behind her two monthly variety shows OC Cabaret and LA Cabaret. Recent credits include sticking her hand up every puppet in “Avenue Q” at the Wayward Artist and characters in the Miscellanea TV series. 2x Best Vocals, ImprovCity. Best Actress, Special Award for "Lady Luck" Cinematic European Film Festival. Silver Award Best Actress Paris Film Awards for "Make Your Bed." Bernard R Kornhaber “Outstanding Graduate” School of Theatre, Film, and Television, The University of Arizona.
A huge thank you to the "LA Cabaret" cast and crew, and Tj Punchard for helping bring this show to life! Much love to my husband Adrian for your wholehearted support in all my endeavors—even though I am funnier than you.

www.kelseyredmond.net IG: @kelsey_redmond_

Tj Punchard (he/him) writer and director of No Greater Love: The Musical. Tours: Cinderella (Prince Topher), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger), Advent Carol (John/Gabriel), No Greater Love (Judas/John); Regional: Quasimodo (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Lt (Sweaty) Eddie in Sister Act!, Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney - NJACT Perry Award for Best Supporting Actor), A Chorus Line (Richie), Songs for a New World (Man #1 - NJACT Perry Award nomination for best leading actor in a musical), Seussical (Horton the Elephant). Tj has a BFA in musical theatre from Cal State Fullerton, an MA in Animal Behavior, a MA in Clinical Psychology, and currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology. Tj would like to thank God along with his friends and family for the constant love and support.

 

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2/19/24

 

Leah Bowler spends most of her time working for The Man and doing life with her amazing husband Matt and son Jacob. She loves attending OC Cabaret as an audience member and is honored to be part of LA Cabaret right here in her own backyard. Leah’s stage performances include Breath of Heaven (Elizabeth), No Greater Love (Mary Magdalene), and an upcoming holiday production. (Come to December Cabaret for a sneak peek!)

Sofía Bragar is a born and raised Chilean who completed her BFA in Performing Arts at AMDA. Some of her theatrical credits include Musical Theatre West Spring 23’ Educational Tour, In The Heights as Daniela, Rent as Mimi, Fame as Carmen, The Pajama Game, and Cassandra, originating the role of Lachesis/Athena in The Hollywood Fringe Festival 22’. On-camera credits include Augment on Amazon Prime, Camille, Five-Tool Player, Feeling Vertigo, and Imposter The Series, among others. [Her most recent Performance was] The Polar Express Train Ride in Perris, CA [last] November/December!

Daelyn Cerruti is a dancer, musician, actress, teacher, and artist located in Los Angeles, CA. She is originally from the Bay Area, where she trained and performed in musical theatre and dance for 18 years with many artistic companies including Alonzo King LINES Ballet SF, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Expressions Dance & Arts, and IGNITE Cohort of BIPOC emerging female artists. Daelyn has a BA in Education with a minor in Dance from University of California, Riverside and has been featured in Southern California projects including Inspire Danz Co. "The Honors Project," Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, and Let's Make a Deal! Most recently she choreographed The Little Mermaid for Sunnyvale Community Players and appeared in the ensemble for Palos Verdes Performing Arts production of In the Heights.

Faith Graham is a singer and actress, residing in Los Angeles. Past theatre credits include: The
Wizard of Oz (Mayor of Munchkinland) with Musical Theatre West; It’s All Your Fault, Tyler Price
(Garry Marshall Theatre), Shrek: The Musical (Dragon); and Annie (Annie). Voiceover credits
include Margot in Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts (Netflix) and Mia in Super Boomi. Faith
also played Ella in the Lifetime movie, Marriage of Lies. When she is not performing, Faith
enjoys writing and spending time with her birds. @grahams_of_faith

Lindsay Johnson grew up in the Musical Theater world and never left! Since then, she has been directing, choreographing and performing all over Southern California. She received her BFA in Theater Arts from CSU Fullerton. Regional Directorial credits; Suessical!, Mary Poppins, School of Rock, The Addams Family, Grease and Into the Woods. Regional Choreography credits; Carrie, A Chorus Line, Sona Tera Roman Hess (Garland Nominee), Bye Bye Birdie and Once on this Island. Regional Performance credits; Legally Blonde (Scenie Nominee), Aida (Scenie Nominee), All Shook Up (Inland Theater League Award), The Drowsy Chaperone, Light in the Piazza and Annie Get Your Gun. She has been seen onstage with such talents as Natalie Cole and Kenny Loggins. Lindsay is the resident choreographer and dance teacher at Performing Arts Studio West, a program for adults with disabilities.

Mandy Lopez (Amanda Priscilla Aceves-Lopez) is a singer, songwriter who is deeply influenced by old school 90's and early 2000's Pop R&B and Hip-Hop. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, she grew up singing all genres of music ranging from Mariachi to R&B and 80's classics. As a Latin-American artist she thrives to express her love for her vibrant culture and her love for the culture surrounding the streets she was raised on. You can clearly hear the inspiration in her music from artists such as India Arie, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera. Not only does she have a a passion for Pop music; Mandy also received her Bachelor's Degree from UC Santa Cruz, where she studied Classical Music. Since then, she has worked as a studio musician, opera chorister, theme park performer, and wedding singer. Her music is available on Spotify, Youtube and all other music streaming platforms.

Maegan Mandarino is an actress/writer/singer from the Los Angeles area. A graduate of the American Music and Dramatic Academy, Maegan has been in numerous plays and films on both the East and West Coast. Today, she travels with her one woman show BIG HAIR: A Rad and Wild Love Affair, which recently played Off-Broadway. She is thrilled to be singing in tonight's cabaret!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who made this show possible!

If you would like to make a donation to LA Cabaret, thank you! Please Venmo @kelscabaret or place cash donations in the provided baskets at the vendor and concession tables.

See you all next time!

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