ABOUT THE PROJECT
Tenacious Theatrics is back with its second show in its online cabaret series; a show that'll surely knock your socks off! Watch as we produce this show in its true light: a show about real people with real emotions and grave consequences. We pay homage to the original Off-Broadway production and 1986 movie by using multiple styles of puppetry, storytelling, and, of course, an insane amount of talent!
A DONATION THAT COUNTS
Although cities are opening back up from their lockdowns, so many artists are still out of a job and won't be able to return to industry work for a while. This cabaret was put together with a passion for music and theatre from the creative team and actors. So, although the show is free to watch, we are humbly accepting any donation you can make, all of which will go to the cast and crew who were able to put this together, and towards Tenacious Theatrics' future productions.
You can donate here.
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR FEEDBACK
After viewing our show, we kindly ask that you take our 'post-show' survey. This has questions about the quality of the show, what you'd like to see next, and more!
Take the survey here!
Executive Producer - Henry Huie
Executive Producer - The Rose Family
Executive Producer - Mike and Lynn Brady
Producer - Jill Rubinoski
Director/Musical Director/Arrangements/Casting/Video Editing - Leonard W. Rose
Production Manager/Choreographer - Mackenzie Surbey
Artistic Supervisor - Claire Brady
Puppet Builders/Manipulators - Candice Burridge, Corinne Bachand
as Man 1
Austin Rubinoski is an Ohio native, currently residing in Maryland and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Rockford University. Previous credits include: Brad in Rocky Horror Online Cabaret, Across the Universe and Villains with The Campy Cabaret, various ensemble roles with The Ohio Light Opera, Tommy Ross in Carrie, Maximillian in Candide, and Link Larkin in Hairspray. Throughout this time without live Theatre, Austin is incredibly grateful for his girlfriend Kaitlin and the virtual performances she produced in 2020, and for Tenacious Theatrics. Austin wants to thank his family, amazing girlfriend, the Harbin’s, and his friends for their love and support!
as Man 2
Justin Kent is located in Savannah, GA, where he lives with his gorgeous wife Valerie. He was most recently seen in Man Of La Mancha as Don Quixote at the Asbury Memorial Theater Company, and hopes to return to the role this year. He is co-founder of the Odd Lot Improv Troupe, who has been performing improv in Savannah for more than a decade. Follow him on Instagram @grandmoffjustin to see pictures of him drinking coffee, or on TikTok @mustardprod to see him review horror movies as Pappy Jack. Message him at either one to get him to do silly voices for you!
as Orin Scrivello
Justin Hanks is a web developer, graphic artist, and self-proclaimed Pokémon master. His stage credits include Seussical the Musical (Horton), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Gaston), A New Brain (Richard), Children of Eden (Father), Angels in America (Louis), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Norbert). In recent months, Justin appeared as Travis Barnes in Town Hall Theatre's adaptation of "FantasticLand" and became a proud member of the "Queen City Vaudevillians" comedy troupe. He is honored to be in Little Shop with such a talented cast and production team. Now remember, despite what you see him do, please be kind to dentists. They have fillings too.
as Mr. Mushnik
John is jazzed to join Tenacious Theatrics’ Little Shop from his adopted hometown of Beets, Netherlands. Originally from Southern California, John has also lived and performed in the SF Bay Area and New York. Favorite roles include Sipos in She Loves Me, Manfred in Sunset Blvd, Uncle Max in The Sound of Music, and Drake in Annie. His cabaret shows have played at Don’t Tell Mama in New York City, Society Cabaret in San Francisco and San Jose, and the Sausalito Song Society. John teaches voice to students worldwide via Zoom. www.johnjamesrinaldi.com
Maecy Richardson is super excited to play Crystal in the fabulous Doo Wop Girls Trio! She finds it a privilege and is extremely proud to join the cast of Tenacious Theatrics next virtual production Little Shop of Horrors. She joined the world of virtual cabarets through various productions Produced and Directed by Kaitlin Harbin. Some titles include Voices of Change, Lets Go to the Movies, and Holiday Hits Virtual Cabarets. She has also been a part of numerous virtual choirs including, Stand By Me, Seasons of Love, From Now On and more. While Maecy loves the theatre life, she also loves being a Disney Princess and Modeling for an international online magazine about the hopes and futures of our generation. For more great news visit maecyrichardson.com! She’d like to thank her awesome Director and Producer Leonard for this great opportunity! Enjoy the Show!!
Mia Ortega was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Music and performing have always been her passions. After graduating high school, Mia spent 3 years traveling the globe with the Young Americans teaching confidence through music to elementary and high school children. During those three years, she traveled to over 25 countries and 2 continents. After that, she hit the high seas and started performing on cruise ships. Her goal is to make a lasting connection with an impression on the audience. Her next stop will be Broadway!
Originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica, Kamal is a naturally talented triple-threat performer. She grew a passion for singing and dancing at the age of 7, and now as an adult, discovered her hidden love for acting.
Growing up, Kamal competed and placed first in numerous dance and choir competitions for the Jamaican Cultural Development Commission and also attended the Edna Manley School of Arts Summer Camp for dance. It was here, she trained in Contemporary, Dancehall, Hip Hop, and Jamaican and African Cultural folk dances before moving to Canada. While enrolled in high school in Toronto, she continued to train vocally under the guidance of her vocal instructor, Sharon Backman, and joined her high school’s dance club in grades 9 and 10. In her second year at University of Toronto, she was cast in Beauty and The Beast at Bramptons Musical Theatre and most recently in Tenacious Theatrics, Little Shop of Horrors Online Cabaret for the role of Ronnette. Kamal is now passionately developing her craft for acting in film/television, theatre, and voice-over animation and is determined to explore, grow and strengthen her abilities
as Seymour Krelbourne
Christian Cieri is thrilled to be returning to Skid Row in this exciting production! Based in New Jersey, he graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Digital Media Studies while receiving voice lessons from the Eastman School of Music. Past credits include Barnaby Tucker (Hello, Dolly!), Tobias Ragg (Sweeney Todd), Seymour Krelborn (Little Shop of Horrors), and the Know-It-All (Polar Express). Christian would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support! Instagram: @ccieri46 Website: www.christiancieri.com
Lindsey Litka is excited to join the cast of Little Shop of Horrors for their time on Skid Row! She is based in Maryland but has performed all along the East Coast. Litka was most recently seen as Queenie in Andrew Lippa's "The Wild Party". Other notable roles include Daisy in "Side Show", Louise in "Gypsy", and a previous stint as Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors". She'd like to thank her partner for his support, the cast and team for their creativity and talent, and her neighbors for their patience while recording. Follow her on Instagram, @lynzlitka
as Audrey 2 (The Plant)
Qion D’von Nicholson was born and raised in New Jersey and has always had a love for the arts. At a young age, he’d sit in his closet and practice various voice impressions he’s heard. Following that he discovered he had a voice to sing. It wasn’t until high school he was able to flourish and develop his talents as a singer and an actor. This is Qion’s first show since 2015 and he’s super excited for his role as Audrey 2. His goal is to inspire and bring joy to everyone he encounters through each performance he does.
Candice Burridge graduated from the Frank Ballard School of Puppetry, University of Connecticut. After moving to NYC she worked 11 years with the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park as a Puppeteer, Designer, Director, and Theater Administrator. In tandem, she was an Independent Puppetry Director, Designer, and Arts in Education Teacher at Theater for the New City, NYC. After returning to CT, she became a Board of Directors member and Head Puppeteer of East Lyme Puppetry Project Inc in 2017. Currently, she's helping to develop their first live stage production of "The Turtle". It's about the local history of the first submarine built in CT during the Revolutionary War.
Corinne Bachand joined the East Lyme Puppetry Project Inc in 2020 as a puppeteer, builder, and designer. Recently she was made a member of the Board of Directors and is currently designing and building marionettes for their live stage production of 'The Secret', a story about the first submarine. Corinne is also an independent Puppet designer for Michael Sanders, a Mime artist in NYC, and her passion for puppetry extends to the rare art of automaton building.