YAGER HYLAND (Captain Mars)
Kris is a Senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He is currently
auditioning for ten different B.F.A. Acting Musical Theatre programs
all over the East Coast and Midwest. He has previously been involved
with the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre and the South Florida Public
Theatre. He has played such roles as the "cat" in HONK! THE
MUSICAL; "Romeo in ROMEO AMD JULIET and a role in WEST SIDE STORY.
Kris wants to wish the entire cast: "Break a leg".
KAILA KATESH FREAS (Little Nikki Batalia)
Kaila is no stranger to the stage. Her very first role, at the age of
seven, was to play a Goat in the colorful musical of JOSEPH AND THE
AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Since then, "Kat" has played
"Alice" in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, "Marta" in SOUND
OF MUSIC and many others. She is a Junior Musical Theatre major at The
Dillard Center for the Arts, and hopes to attend AMDA to pursue a career
on the stage.
LATRICIA ARNETTE MOBLEY (Ms. Lady Lawanda Love, Amazon Queen)
Latricia appears as "Lady Love", a character that some people
would love to hate. Lady Love's personality is totally opposite that
of the real Latricia and she is enjoying the challenge. Latricia has
been a part of the OAS Gospel Choir for Condoleeza Rice and has been
heard on several gospel recordings. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from
Florida Memorial University, leaving in 2002, with a Bachelors in Elementary
Education. Latricia is currently teaching First Grade at Brentwood Elementary
School. She also sings, composes and arranges her own music.
MIRACLE RESHUN BAKER (Delrizian Triplet Zoot)
has been singing since she was four years old and is now a third year
vocal major. As a member of the DCA's vocal department, he has participated
in the annual Walt Disney World's Candlelight Special and the Florida
Vocal Association's District 15 Competitions. He has also entered various
other competitions such as: ACT-SO, Omega Psi Phi Talent Search, Panther
Lane Idol and the Gifted Talent Search.
BRANDI MARLENA VARDIMAN (Delrizian Triplet Andora, Amazon)
is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and no stranger to the stage.
She has been performing since the age of three. During High School she
was a member of the Asante Children's Theatre Troupe. She starred in
many productions including the role of "Corkie" in STOOPS
as well as A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN, A TRIBUTE TO CURTIS MAYFIELD and THE
MIDDLE PASSAGE, an historic journey through the African slave trade.
At Indiana University she was a member of the world renowned African
American Choral Ensemble under the direction of Dr. James E. Mumford.
She also had training in gospel and classical music genres. It was at
this time that she accepted the invitation to appear as the opening
act for Mr. Ray Charles. Her most recent performances include the role
of "Antigone" in THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS as well as starring
as "Sara" in HOW DID WE GET HERE. Brandi's first love has
always been the theatre and she is committed to exhausting herself to
perfect her craft.
JAIME LYNN ALLEN (Android Darci, Sunny)
Jaime majored in Theatre and French at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg,
Florida. She is currently recording her first album entitled "J'AIME"
compiled from all of her original music. Her songs are adult contemporary,
country, rock, R&B and alternative.
CHRISTOPHER BOSWELL (Android Science Unit, Mr. Roads, Cop, MP, Dancer,
Chris is a veteran of musical theatre and earned his degree in theatre
from the University of Hawaii. Some shows he appeared in: GREASE, A
CHORUS LINE and CRAZY FOR YOU. Chris counts Walt Disney World and the
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as past employers.
MIREYA MAIDA KILMON (Android Carmen, Starshine)
This is Mireya's second time to do this show with David Mann. She originally
played the dual roles of "Carmen" and "Nikki" in
the 1991 production at the University of Miami. Mireya has an extensive
background in music, theatre and dance. Her most recent performance
was in THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Main Street Playhouse
in Miami Lakes. She has performed in over 30 theatrical productions
as well as film credits from ONE DAY IN HEAVEN (Portrait in Black Productions).
Mireya directed and choreographed several productions, her favorite
being A CHORUS LINE.
DEIRDRE FRAMPTON (Krishna Protester, Alien Ambassador Nonchalant)
Deirdre is currently taking a night class of Acting I at Broward Community
College. This is the first production in which she has performed. She
has long admired the work it takes to produce such an excellent play
and is very proud to be associated with MARS.
MARIA PIA SANZ (Alien Medusa Starr, Dancer)
Pia started in theatre at the age of ten. She was in Argentina where
she learned to Tango the Argentine way as well as belly dancing. About
mid-2004 she moved to Florida where she learned more popular dances
such as Salsa and the cha-cha. She also became acquainted with ballet,
jazz and others. Pia considers the best things in her life are acting
RACHEL LOUISE GALVIN (Miss Pussywillow, Galaxy Operator, Moonbeam)
Rachel has recently been seen in several short films including: LOCKBOX,
WRONG TURN, CASTING CALL, FINAL JOB, FADED, and FROZEN STYPH. She has
experience in both film and theater, including a local Murder Mystery
Company (Diamond Productions). Rachel has been a talent manager for
kids in Los Angeles and is currently a local freelance writer.
YOLANDA ELIZABETH HAYES (Psychic Mary)
Yolanda plays the part of psychic "Mary Ann" in MARS. She
sings first soprano in the Lambda Choral and performed with them during
Christmas on Los Olas, on Aids Day and at the Broward Center for Performing
Arts. BEWARE THE EYES OF MARS will be her first musical. Yolanda enjoys
acting, cooking, gardening and, of course, singing.
FRIDA HESLES (Mexican Protester Jesus)
Frida was born in San Diego, Cal. and moved from there to Mexico at
the age of five. She studied Spanish and Mexican regional dances, ballet
and learned to paint. While in school she performed in several dance
shows. She graduated in Mexico City with a B.A. and moved to the States
in 1990 where she enrolled in belly dancing classes. She has performed
in two different restaurants as well as individual shows. However, Mars
is her first stage play.
CAROLINA MARIA (Amazon, Dancer)
Carolina has been in her school's Talent Show for 7 years, performing
and creating choreography for Juniors and Seniors her last three years.
She was voted best dancer in her school. She started in a ballet academy
at age three, following with tap, hip-hop and gymnastics. She belly
dances twice weekly.
DON STANSFIELD (Mr. Oog, Cigarette Man, Krishna Protester)
Don teaches High School Drama at Coral Springs Charter School. He is
a graduate of New York University, holding a B.S. in Communications
and an M.A. in Arts and Humanities. He also studied theatre at the American
Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Don is a member of Actor's
Equity and the Screen Acyot's Guild and is excited to be making has
South Florida debut as "Mr. Oog" in ‘BEWARE THE EYES
CHENNETTA ELVINA STONE (Delrizian Triplet Chicklet)
Chennetta plays the part of "Chicklet" in this show. This
was her second audition and her first opportunity to actually "be"
an actress - ever. She always felt that she could act but was never
sure where to start. She believes that her singing and dancing talents
won't hold up on their own so her acting talent must support her endeavors.
As she is a very creative person and can quickly fall into "freestyle"
we should see her dream emerge on stage. She also enjoys basketball,
flag football, writing poetry and "rapping".
TIFFANY ANN MAXWELL (Amazon, WHAM TV Reporter, Girl in love)
performed in a variety of dance recitals and musicals, both as a backup
dancer and choreographer. She was with FUN TYMZ PRODUCTIONS and, in
SUGAR BABIES. was backup as well as a gypsy dancer. In "real life"
she is an aerobic instructor, a model and actress, an advertising representative,
a mom, a wife.
LOUISE VANESSA HARPER (Amazon)
Louise considers herself "Star Born". She knew, at a very
young age, that her destiny and calling was to help others through her
acting ability. She considers MARS a perfect opportunity for same. She
has been involved in many plays including THE WIZ, HAPPILY EVER AFTER,
and THE CHRONICLES OF JANE. She is currently a Junior at the Dillard
Center for the Arts and would like to thank everyone who helped her
get where she is today.
JAY PARKER (MS. Slikk, Alien Ms. Hidea)
has a comic timing that brings a new element to the show and to his
MERRIE RONA BIGHAM (Ensemble)
Merrie was born in Manhattan and has been involved in theatre since
she attended workshops at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. She
performed the role of "Buttercup" in a summer camp production
of HMS PINAFORE as well as productions of OUR TOWN and THE CRUCIBLE.
She was also a member of the a capella choir. She enjoyed performing
with an improvisational troupe in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
ROY WALKES (Radio Boss, General Bragg, Sir Unigent, MP)
PETER ZARAGOZA, LC BROADDUS (Voice-overs for Admiral Botox, Computer
Voices & Announcers)
ALEX, KRIS & BRAD MAXWELL, SAPPHIRE (Alien Consort, 2 Amborguous,
Phobos Robot Unit)
Bronhilda One Series played herself.
Any omissions can be added to the website upon request.
MICHAEL SHEA (Ms. Slikk understudy)
Michael is also known as Hidea DeGorgia among his Radical Faerie friends
with whom he has performed improv ritual-theater and outdoor drama at
Faerie Gatherings and fund raisers. He has participated in the following:
Spiral Q Theater's HAYOEKA (1997); DRAGON'S DREAM (1999) with Jackie
Beat; "Hermia in MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (2000); "6 feet under"
modern dance; ARACA AZUL (2002); INTUITION (2004); Beltane Story Telling
(2005); Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Sound of Music and other
weird and wicked manifestations. Michael is also an astrologer, touch
therapist, mixed media artist and adult literacy teacher.
DON’T SEE YOUR NAME?
*If you are not on the cast list, ensemble, or dancers,
then please call the director about being a crew member. We have several
positions behind the scenes, helping with costumes, sets, props, etc,
so you will still be an important part of the show, which will help
benefit “Kids In Distress”!
It took weeks to cast everyone in parts that are in the best interests
of the show, so remember:
“There are no small parts, only small actors.“
Starshine is Fan#1 & Female Protester. Moonbeam is Fan#2. Cops are
also MPs. Amazon aka Martians. Triplets sub as hippies.
Welcome aboard our crazy star-ship!
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PHOTO (some of our staff,
from left to right): Cannon Starnes, Choreographer; David Mann, Musical
Director; Gigi Manapat, Wigs, Hair & Makeup; Meredith Shaskan, Costume
Designer; Dwayne Adams, Animator; David Richman, Asst. Director &
MANN (Composer, Musical Director, Engineer) igotyoudave.commarsmusical.com
In addition to composing the book and music for "Beware The Eyes
Of Mars", David also directed the 2006 musical run. David did the
first run of the show at the University of Miami in his Senior Year. The
show has been updated with new music and storyline, which came about as
the show again became socially relevant. The backing tracks were reworked
in his recording studio in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A musician at heart, the
music is the most important aspect to him.
DAVID RICHMAN (Asst. Director)
After Graduating with a BF degree from the University of Miami, David
put the theater on "hold" and veered into the world of business.
Several companies and successful careers later, the longing for greater
artistic expression led him, intermittently, back to the stage where he
has directed numerous plays for local theater groups and educational venues.
When the opportunity to do a revival of this show presented itself as
a charitable event, it was too irresistible to refuse. "For all of
us at any given point in our lives, to reconstruct the past is simply
everything we have ever done to bring us here at this very moment."
LISA ELAINE WALKOWITZ (Stage Manager)
(a/k/a Dr. Lisafer) is thrilled to be the Stage Manager of this fabulous
show and would like to thank David Mann for the wonderful opportunity.
She has been performing on, and off, the stage since the age of ten. Her
favorite roles include "Rosina Dainty Mouth" (the witch) in
Humperdink's opera HANSEL AND GRETEL; the "Queen of Hearts"
in ALICE IN WONDERLAND and "Stepsister Lucinda" in INTO THE
CANNON STARNES (Choreographer)
brought a ‘Broadway’ mentality, look and professionalism to
the show, and the show wouldn’t be the same without him. You can
currently see him in Key West in ‘Naked Boys Singing’.
MEREDITH C. SHASKAN (Costume Designer)
After retiring from flight attending, she is currently studying fashion/costume
design at THE ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE. She is the mother of two
boys whom she has been costuming for five years.
ANGEL SANTOS (Alien Masks & Headpieces)
was born in Puerto Rico, and came to Fort Lauderdale to accomplish his
fourth degree. Instead of dealing with Science, he obtained a degree in
Animation and Motion Graphics. Angel worked at The Children's Museum of
Puerto Rico, not only as a facilitator, but also as an artist. He taught
at the Carolina School of Fine Arts in Puerto Rico and, as a part timer,
he worked with Maskhunt, Inc., a mask theater company, which had traveled
the world participatng in several festivals. His participation with BEWARE
THE EYES OF MARS consists of creating masks, props and costumes for the
alien characters. "I am greatful to be a part of this wonderful project
that is going to help others, especially the kids."
LIZA TRAINER (Robots, Videographer) sticktowhatyouknow.com
is also designing robots used in the stage show! Her film company, LHM
productions, will also be filming the production, to make a feature film!
She is a woman of many talents, and this show would not have taken shape
JOHN VINAZZA (Animation Designer, Graphics) ulsmedia.comunderlabstudios.com
is an incredibly talented artist, John was the main creator for the animated
ROB SMITH (Animation, Graphics)
did the graphics for the posters, and is a touch-up wiz.
MICHAEL SERA (Make up Designer)
Created the fanatastical new look of Mars, and we are lucky to have him.
CHRISTINE DEBRATTO (Make up Artist)
RUSTY ELLISON (Lighting Designer)
is talented backstage as well as on stage, and appeared in Three Penny
Opera, Beyond Therapy, Grease, A Christmas Carol. Backstage he’s
toured with Disney, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, and worked as technical
director and lighting designer for Gold Coast Opera.
JERRY ADATO (Musician)
went to college for classical guitar before getting into rock music. His
Hendrix-inspired guitar licks pepper the backing tracks to the show, adding
to the 1960’s authenticity.
CHRIS SCHLENKER (Musician)
Added many sax lines on the backing tracks, and the score wouldn’t
be the same without him.
WILLIAM VALLENILLA (Set Designer)
Is currently an art teacher, and also runs a design store in North Miami,
called "Urban Gardens". The show's sets are being re-designed
by this multi-talented artist, who created the sets and props for the
original first run.
SHERRIE JOHNSON (Electrical - Sets)
has a degree in electrical engineering, which is apparent by the electronic
wizardry you see on stage.