RENEE COHEN | EMMA u/s
Renee Cohen is thrilled to be making her Color and Light Theatre debut! Credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie Carnegie), Next to Normal (Dr.Fine/Dr. Madden), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy Simpson), High Fidelity (Laura), The Wild Party (Queenie, Kate, Mad True u/s), Nunsense (Sister Hubert), American Idiot (Whatsername), JCS (Mary Magdalene), Shrek the Musical (Dragon), I Love You, You're Perfect , Now Change (Woman 2), Cabaret (Emcee), Pippin (Leading Player), Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Yitzhak), Les Miserables (Eponine), and Children of Eden (Eve/Mama Noah). TV/Film credits include Freaks and Geeks, The Nanny and the voice of Maleficent in the deleted scenes of the re-release of Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition. www.youtube.com/reneesings21.
KELLEY DORNEY | LIZZIE u/s
Kelley Dorney is so excited to be working with Color & Light again after their award winning run of Giraffenstein at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She was recently in The World Goes Round with Reprise 2.0 and Annie at the Hollywood Bowl. Other LA credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Billie Bendix) and Carousel (Heavenly Friend) at MTW, Lend Me a Tenor (Maggie) and First Date (Ovation nominated Ensemble, Woman #2) with McCoy Rigby, OKLAHOMA! (Ado Annie) at 3D Theatricals, Superhuman (Center Theatre Group), Killer Barbie and Adam and Eve and Steve (NoHo Arts Center), and Nunsense (Crown City Theatre). Kelley has toured the country with Fancy Nancy and Click Clack Moo (Theatreworks USA) and Disney Cruise Lines. While living in London, she performed in the PBS Concert Special: A Tale of Two Cities (Seamstress) and the workshop of Love Never Dies (Really Useful Group). She can be heard on both cast albums. Thank you to Joanna, Jen, and Mitchell for your passion and telling me about this show 4 years ago.
SAMANTHA LABRECQUE | BRIDGET
Samantha is ecstatic to be making her C&L debut and havin' craic in this insanely rewarding, exhilarating, and historical show. Regional credits include The Fantasticks as The Mute (Sierra Repertory Theatre). Other roles include Baker's Wife (Into the Woods, Cupcake Studios) Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar), Anna (King & I), and Chris Gorman (Rumors). Last year, Samantha placed as a finalist in the musical theatre competition "LA's Next Great Stage Star 2017" presented by Princess Cruises, and would like to thank her fabulous agent Natalie Kollar at Smith & Hervey/Grimes Talent Agency for her support. Samantha is also host of the TV/Film review podcast "Latest & Greatest with Sam Labrecque" on iTunes, and Drunk History inspired series "Boozey Broadway" on YouTube, and can be seen in local commercials and film festivals. "Onward and upward!"
JENNI MARIE LOPEZ | ALICE
Jenni is excited to be making her LA theatre debut with C & L Theatre Ensemble! She attended Ruth Asawa San Francisco and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in Opera/Classical voice. She received her BA in Television, Film and Media Studies from CSULA and has worked behind the scenes on various commercials and music videos such as Jay Z's "4:44" video and as Production Coordinator on Bjork's music video "The Gate." Jenni performs as a singer-songwriter under the name of ‘Jenni Marie’. She is currently represented as Musical Theatre talent at The Movement Talent Agency. jennimariemusic.com
LESLIE RUBINO | LIZZIE
Leslie is honored to he making her color and light Theatre Ensemble debut as the title role in LIZZIE. She was recently a Playlist Performer in 80s Pop To the Max, Amor Cubano and Epic Rock with Carnival Cruise Line. She has also performed on the Las Vegas Strip with David Saxe Productions and toured with Universal Stage Productions’ Curious George Live! as Rose the mail carrier and other featured roles. Her favorite credits include Leah Remini in Insupressible (Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017), Deborah in Freeway Dreams (Write Act Repertory), Kate in Avenue Q (CSU East Bay) and Amy March in Little Women (Moonlight Stage Productions). Leslie holds her degree in musical theatre from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and it's a proud member of Actors Equity. She would like to thank the cast and creative team for giving her the chance to play such an iconic role in American history. She also thanks for wonderful husband and her family for their endless love and support.
KELSEY SCHULTE | BRIDGET U/S
Kelsey is proud to say that she will not be playing a rock or a tree in this production (to her father’s dismay). But rather a bad ass version of an Irish lady with a banshee wail who may have had a hand in the killing of two folks with a hatchet. A step up, no? Favorite roles include, ‘Pikachu’ in ‘Pokemusical’ (Color and Light Theatre Ensemble), the ‘The Player’ in ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ (USD), and ‘Sally Bowles’ in ‘Cabaret’ (USD). Get ready.
JADE TAYLOR | ALICE U/S
Jade is thrilled to be making her C&L debut! Regional credits: Violet (Music Hall Singer). Other favorite credits include Catherine Hyatt (The Last Five Years), Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray), Smitty (How to Succeed in Business), Ms. Fleming (Heathers the Musical) & Sister Mary Patrick (Sister Act). Huge thanks to Joanna, Jen & Mitchell for the incredible opportunity to work outside of her comfort zone in the most supportive setting. Love and a million thanks to Parker.
BROOKE VAN GRINSVEN | EMMA
Brooke is a Cal State Northridge Theatre alumnus, founding board member of The B Productions, and participant of New York's Broadway actor intensive, Open Jar Institute. She was most recently seen in LA’s Next Great Stage Star, and you may recognize her from the current national J.G. Wentworth commercial or serenading Wayne Brady as a pirate on the television show “Let’s Make a Deal.” Theatre credits include: Coeurage Theatre’s URINETOWN, 3D Theatricals’ HELLO, DOLLY, Karen Medley THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’, Beggar Woman SWEENEY TODD, Inga YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Rachel BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, and Mercedes CARMEN. Making her Color & Light Theatre debut, Brooke could not have enjoyed the rehearsal process, cast, and creative team more. Any crimes that may have happened during the time line of the rehearsal process were obviously not her because she was at rehearsal, and she couldn’t have committed the proposed murder charges that she definitely didn’t do because she was at rehearsal. “Thank you Jo, Jen, and Mitchell for the opportunity to embrace the depth, darkness, and specificity of this story. Leslie, Sam, and Jenni, I am humbled to rock the stage with you!”
CORWIN EVANS | SOUND DESIGN
Corwin Evans is a theatre artist specializing in sound and video design. Selected theatre credits include: Four Chords and a Gun (video, Bootleg), Plasticity (video design/Asso. Producer, Ovation Award for Best Video Design), Twilight: Los Angeles (video design/sound advisor, Grand Arts High School), The Rose and the Rime (Video/Sound Design, Ovation Nomination for Best Video Design, Sacred Fools), Blood Match (Urban Theatre Movement), The Word Begins (video, Hip Hop Theatre Festival/Rogue Machine), No Homo (sound, Be Flat Productions) and the Ojai Playwrights Festival (sound, 2015; sound/director of operations, 2016-2018).
TYLER LEDON | LIGHTING DESIGN
Tyler has been a member of Color and Light Theatre Ensemble for five years now and has loved every minute performing and working with some of his best friends! He would like to thank the rest of the production team, cast, and crew for their outstanding work and incredible talents! You can find Tyler performing at Disneyland with the Dapper Dans.
JENNIFER LIN | MUSICAL DIRECTION
Jennifer Lin is the resident music director for Color and Light Theatre Ensemble. She also works as a accompanist and teacher throughout Southern California. Recent music directing credits include Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Celebration Theatre - Stage Raw nominations for Best Musical and Best Music Direction), Hit the Wall (LA LGBT Center), A Little Night Music (Colony Theatre), Promises, Promises (Musical Theatre Guild), and The Spidey Project (Theatre Unleashed). Many thanks to this amazing cast and creative team, and a special shout-out to the residents of the Milk Hotel.
JOANNA SYIEK | DIRECTION/MUSICAL STAGING
Joanna is the founder of Color and Light Theatre Ensemble, a Los Angeles theatre initiative dedicated to exploring new and iconoclastic musical theatre. Directing credits include American Idiot (Indy Award Winner - Direction of a Musical), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Company, and tick tick...BOOM! along with the West Coast premieres of both Joe Iconis' Things to Ruin and Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias' See Rock City and Other Destinations. She is dedicated to new musical theatre work and as such has directed new musicals including Merely Players, Giraffenstein, as well as The Pokémusical (Broadway World Nomination, Best Direction).
SAMANTHA TEPLITZ | COSTUMES
Sam Teplitz is a freelance costumer and dresser based in Southern California. Hire me!
MITCHELL WEBB | STAGE MANAGER/ SET DESIGN
Mitchell is honored to be storytelling once again with Color & Light Theatre. Mitchell works as a dancer, choreographer, and professional stage manager in and around Southern California. From the Disneyland Resort, to 99-seat productions, he is thrilled to be able to explore and distort the line that traditionally divides operational and creative thinking within the entertainment world. Mitchell would like to thank Espresso, and Gaff Tape for their continued support through all of his theatrical endeavors.