Saturday 9/13 in Times Square
Broadway Comedy Club at 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Click title of show links for discount tickets!!!
3pm Improv 4 Kids
Sunday in Peekskill New York
COMING SOON to Mamaroneck NY
“27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin”
Santa is in trouble. Which means Christmas is in trouble. And it is up to Kevin the Elf to rally the troupes and save the day!!! But look out, Santa’s under-appreciated brother, Gunta, might ruin everything…
Original Book, Music, Lyrics by Andy Street & Jonathan Kydd
Produced by DBA: Direction by Appointment, Randy Donaldson, Marc Jacobson,John Velasco-Mills
Directed by Andy Street
Choreographed by Kelly Dacus-Smith
Production Design by Kimberly Lyons
Production Stage Manager Samantha Fremer
Ass’t Stage Manager Andy Scannell
Starring Walt Frasier, Patrick Reidy, Elizabeth Greenfeld, William Goulet Kean, Megan Reilly
WHO’s WHO Cast
Walt Frasier is excited to be playing Santa / Gunta again. Walter has been with this project from its earliest inceptions developing workshops and showcases with production and writing team. When not dressed in Red, Walter can be seen in NYC and touring nationwide perform with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv (AKA LMAO Off Broadway, Improv 4 Teens, Improv 4 Kids). Watch Walter now on Netflix’s Lilyhammer (Comedian in Season 3 Episode 8 Nov 21, 2014). Earlier this year Walter was saved by DR. Hank on USA’s Royal Pains. TV Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV, WE, NICK; Off Broadway, Touring and Regional Theater Credits: Favorite rolls include Harold Hill (Music Man), Henry VIII (Man for all Seasons), Prince (Student Prince), Molokov (Chess).
Patrick Reidy (Kevin / McNasty) is a current improviser for Eight Is Never Enough, LMAO, and Improv 4 Kids both in NYC and touring nationally. He is also a co-creator and performer for the musical improv show Big D & The Closers. As a comedian, his sketch writing and performances have been featured on the Huffington Post, College Humor, and Funny Or Die. For more information visit www.thepatreidy.com or follow him on Twitter @ThePatReidy
Elizabeth Greenfeld (Pru / Cheese Man) is happy to be spreading holiday cheer! She has been working as an actress in NYC since the fall of 2001, and always enjoys being an elf. Thank you to Lee for love and support.
William Goulet Kean (Mitch / Bob) is an actor/singer/comedian living in NYC. He received a BFA in Acting from NYU:Tisch. During his time at NYU he studied at the Strasberg Studio, Stonestreet Studios and the Barrow Group as well as going all the way up the improv programs at both the Magnet and UCB. He’s been a lead in two network pilots that weren’t picked up as well as over 30 commercials and many independent films. When not acting for the camera, he studies opera under Scott Flaherty and performs improv with
Improv4Kids. You can see more at www.WilliamGouletKean.com.
Laurice Fattal (Jill / Charlie) has been performing in theatre, music concerts, and stage shows since the age of 10. She originally began writing scripts and composing music through her own vocal group in high school. She continued to pursue her passion for the performing arts in college through studies in theatrical production, acting, music and opera. She has worked in casting, directing, and writing with professional companies based out of NYC, MD and DC. Laurice has written and performed in dozens of sketch comedy digital shorts for LMAONYC. Other credits include the Indie short mockumentary: P.O.O.P: The Movie, Writer/ Director of The Top 8 at Eight (original web series), Fox & Friends; Musicals/Operas: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Riverside Opera NYC), Alice in Wonderland – A New Musical, The Phantom Tollbooth – By Sheldon Harnick, The Lounge @ Under St. Marks. In addition to developing
the concept for “Eight is NEVER enough!”, she is thrilled to be the co-founder of “IMPROV 4 Kids!” and Bully Assemblies NY –
both are outreach programs that currently tour K-12 school.
WHO’s WHO Production
ANDY STREET, for the past few years has worked on the popular show, American Idol, as musical associate and vocal coach. Television programs featuring the music of Andy Street are watched in over 100 countries throughout our world. His compositions, arrangements and musical direction have won many major industry awards in England, Europe and the United States. Increasingly in demand in the U.S he composed all the music and songs for “Madeline” an animated series which won a Cable Ace Award in 1994 and an Emmy in 2002. Other work on animated series includes “Hurricanes”, “Double Dragon” and “Ultraforce”. Further animation includes many series of “Strawberry Shortcake” a huge hit around the world, and recently “Angelina Ballerina” which airs on PBS in the USA.
JONATHAN KYDD Hi there. I’m an actor. But I also voice stuff and make films and videos and write songs . Which I then perform (in!). I’ve written three musicals and a variety of hour long shows featuring comedy bands (which I’ve been in) and a number of video blogs,
mostly about football. I’ve also made two comedy short films and a lot of videos. I podcast about football as well. This site attempts to reflect all these diverse things I get up to that are still all entertainment based! So there are many vids and sound clips and voice over segments and short films and songs I’ve written or been in or sung or am in or doing at this moment!
RANDY DONALDSON Producer: The Scottsboro Boys (12 Tony Nominations, including Best Musical), The Pee Wee Herman Show (Broadway). Triassic Parq (Off-Broadway), Falling for Eve (Off-Broadway) and the upcoming Broadway play Mr Rickey Calls A Meeting. Associate Producer Falling for Eve at The York Theater. As a performer Randy has appeared in 11 Broadway/ National tours including; Tommy Keeler in Annie Get Your Gun, Banzai in The Lion King, Wonderful Town, and Richie in A Chorus Line.
Direction by Appointment With over 75 years of combined experience, John Velasco-Mills and Marc Jacobson each bring a wealth of unsurpassed resources to the companies under the dba: umbrella. Over the years, they built and continue to maintain close personal relationships with companies and individuals at the highest levels; covering all aspects
of the media, entertainment and technology industries including companies engaged in business involving records, publishing, merchandising, television, film and theatre, in the US and around the world. They also bring their reputations for honesty, integrity, quality and quantifiable results to the dba: umbrella.
Marc Jacobson (PRODUCER) is an internationally-renowned media & entertainment lawyer, business executive and lecturer with broad experience in the media, entertainment and technology industries. Marc’s law firm offers new and existing clients guidance in the creation, development, financing, distribution, and exploitation of film, television, music, publishing, and theatrical properties through traditional means as well as mobile and Internet platforms. As a senior executive at Prodigy Communications Corp. in the late 1990’s, Marc was a principal drafter of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and testified at WIPO on the same topic. After Prodigy, he served as a senior executive at two publicly traded Internet companies. He is the Founding Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Section on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, which began in 1984. Most recently, he was Of Counsel at the law firm of Greenberg, Traurig LLP in New York City. Jacobson’s business career also included the following executive positions: President and Chief Operating Officer, Politics.com, Inc. (www.politics.com) (NASDAQ: POCO); Chief Financial Officer, Turbo Chef Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBO); President, TurboChef Internet (www.turbochef.com); Chief Operating Officer, MY-CD.com, Inc. (www.mycd.com). He was instrumental in raising over $340 million for Prodigy and these companies. Since 2005, Marc has been listed as one of the top 25-30 transactional entertainment lawyers in New York City in Chambers USA. Since 2008 he’s been listed as a “Super Lawyer.”
John Velasco-Mills began his music career with Canopy Music for Jimmy Webb, worked with The Fifth Dimension, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Thelma Houston. Joined Hemdale, signings included Yes, Black Sabbath. Became head of United Artists Music U.K. signed Abba and ELO and many others, set up first UK pub Co for Bertelsmann Group (BMG), Interworld (1977). Formed his own consultation and publishing company (1982). Repped Tina Turner in the U.K., managed and/or published Tommy Boyce, Hal David, John Denver, Davy Jones, Randy Edelman, Tom Paxton and Marvin Gaye. Produced albums and soundtracks for Disney, American Greetings, Parker Brothers. Was on the production team of the biggest live productions of the time Elton John live in Central Park . Produced hit children projects including Care Bears and Cabbage Patch Kids. Spent a year producing the first major “pop” tour of India. Joined CBS Songs in US as Vice President (1984). With partner the late Joe Raposo formed MPI, managed Sesame Street music catalog plus Sesame Street records, signed DC comics, Marvel, Archie and Care Bears. Produced music for many productions including: Shining Time Station, (Thomas The Tank Engine) Madeline, Pippi Longstocking, Barbie Country album. Was personal Consultant for American Greetings, Hearst Entertainment, Cherry Lane Music, Braun Media, Altman Films, Zomba Entertainment, International Music Factory, Digicast and METV. Became VP Acquisitions, Ten Strike/Sonopress, a Bertelsmann Company. From 2006-2008 was Chairman Times Square Arts Center management. John has been Owner of Audio Visual Resources for over 10 years. Presently board member of RockMeTV. Chairman of RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving). A voting member of The National Academy of Popular Music, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Variety Club International.
Kelly Dacus-Smith (Choreographer) graduated with a degree in musical theatre from Webster University then
spent the next 15 years living and pursuing her dream as an actor in New York City. Over the years, some
favorite roles performed include Gladys in Pajama Game, Kristine in A Chorus Line, Val in A Chorus Line and Anna in The Baltimore Waltz. She has now retired to the quiet town of Sparta, NJ to raise her own two performing children where she also teaches, directs and choreographs at Acting A Part. Much thanks to Randy and Andy for bringing me on to make the elves
Kimberly Lyons (Production Designer) lives in Los Angeles. This is her New York debut. Previous designs include Harvey, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sing! Sing! Sing!, A Christmas Carol, The Fungis, and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Along with designing she teaches scene painting for UCLA, and Cal State Fullerton. As well as working in TV and film in LA. She had an M.F.A. degree in Set Design from California Institute of the Arts.
Samantha Fremer (Production Stage Manager) is an Ohio native, Otterbein University graduate, and office supply aficionado. She has spent most of the past three years working at The Public Theater, where her credits include: The Fortress of Solitude, King Lear (Shakespeare in the Park), The Library, Fun Home, and Here Lies Love. Additional stage management
credits: This Time (Rising Circle Theater Collective), Three Graces (Immigrants’ Theatre Project & Ice Factory), and Encore! Fifty Fabulous Years (Cape Fear Regional Theatre). Thanks to Becca, Liz, Reece, and Mom for their unconditional love and