Kelli is a classically trained soprano who studied musical theater at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and has a degree in 3D animation from AM. She has spent the last two years at sea with Choozi Entertainment as a featured vocalist. Kelli’s favorite roles include "Lily" in The Secret Garden, "Gertrude McFuzz" in Seussical: The Musical, "Svetlana" in Chess, and most recently, "Kitty" in The Drowsy Chaperone. Kelli is happy to embark on another adventure with Divorce Party the Musical.
Benjamin Stobber is thrilled to be a part of the opening cast of Divorce Party the Musical. Benjamin studied at USC-Colorado and CSN with an Associates degree in Theatre Studies. Recent Las Vegas credits include: Evil Dead the Musical 4D (Ash), Reefer Madness (Lecturer), Cannibal the Musical (Shannon Bell), Naked Boys Singing (Ensemble), and Rocky Horror Picture Show (Brad). Big thanks to family, friends, and fans for helping to keep the faith in his dreams and aspirations. God bless!
Tours: Cinderella – Queen (Broadway Asia); Wizard of Oz – Wicked Witch u/s (CLO Tour). Regional: Victor Victoria –Title Role (Stages); Spelling Bee – Rona (Riverside); Sweeney Todd – Beggar Woman, Oliver – Nancy, Into the Woods – Witch, Joseph… – Narrator, Grease – Rizzo (Fulton Opera); Falsettos – Trina (Porchlight/After Dark Award); Full Monty – Georgia (Arkansas Rep.); I Love You, You’re Perfect… – Woman 1 (Mt. Gretna); Closer Than Ever – Woman 1 (Phoencia Voice Festival); Sound of Music – Elsa u/s (John W. Engeman); Pump Boys and Dinettes – Prudie (Fireside); Sacramento Music Circus, 01’, 06’, 07’.
Touring credits include, The Leader,Zorba, National Tour and Best of Broadway, European Tour. NYC credits – Elsa, Dissolving Elsa, Lark Theatre; Morgan le Fey in a rock version of A Connecticut Yankee, The Judith Anderson Theatre. Some favorite regional credits include Winnifred, Once Upon a Mattress and Patsy, Bingo, the Musical. Samara would like to thank her parents and her son Michael for their constant love and support.
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Mamma Mia! National Tour (Donna), Les Misérables Broadway & National Tour (Fantine understudy), 2002 Sondheim Celebration, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Kiss Me Kate (Kate), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), A New Brain(Rhoda), The Andrews Brothers (Peggy Jones), You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up(Annabelle), Route 66 Actors Theatre of Indiana (director and choreographer). All shows are for Mom with love.
Ms. Ross has been with DPTM since the world premiere in West Palm Beach and is ecstatic to still be with her DP family! Her favorite credits include:Les Misérables & Dance of the Vampireson Broadway, Jerry Springer: The Opera(Carnegie Hall), Dessa Rose (Lincoln Center), Single Black Female (The Duke/Playwrights Horizons), Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout Theatre Co),Cross That River (NYMF’s “Best of Fest” Award: Outstanding Individual Performance), Aida (Colorado Theatre Guild: Outstanding Leading Actress Nominee), Ragtime – Sarah (Weston & Gateway), Summer of Love – Saige (Ogunquit-East Coast Premiere), From the Mississippi Delta – Woman 1 & Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Armelia (Triad Stage) Tick, Tick…Boom – Susan (Alliance), Once on this Island – Asaka (Bay Street). Film: Garden State. Extremely grateful to my sweet Elaine, mom, friends, family & The Most High!
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Divorce Party (Stage West, Toronto), Grease (Kenickie, International Tour), Chicago (Ogunquit Playhouse, Broadway World Best Actor Nomination), Best Little Whorehouse (Phoenix), The Full Monty, Forever Plaid and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Arvada Center, Denver), and Shakespeare in Texas. Film: Zoolander, Live Till You Die. Thanks to Jen and an amazingly tolerant family!
Jacob Thompson is an Iowa native and a graduate of Wagner College, NYC. Favorite roles include every dang Prince of Disney, including the furry ones, and every incarnation of Elvis from Pharaoh to Conrad. Gratitude is owed to David Carpenter, Ray and Deborah Thompson, Jessica Bradish and the Andreadis Agency.
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National / International Tour: Tommy, Fame, Nunsense World Premieres: Isabella Rico with Betty Buckley; Just So (Cameron Mackintosh); Fascinating Gershwin (Florida Repertory); Some Kind of Wonderful (Florida Stage), Eternally Bad (Candye Kane); The Ten Commandments opposite Val Kilmer(Kodak Theater).Television credits: “Law & Order” and the Last episode of “Friends”. Michelle recorded her first album, In My Life/Na Minha Vida (Album of the Year) which received National and International recognition. Graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music.
Selected credits; Off- Broadway; Altar Boyz, My Big Gay Italian Wedding - Davenport Theatricals, Little Flower of East Orange - The Public/LABrynith Theater, Iron Curtain, Illyria, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge – Prospect Theater Company, Boozy, Heddatron - Les Frères Corbusier. Thanks to DPTM’s original and current crews. Love to Jaime.
Michael Lewis Smith
Michael Lewis Smith music directed the World Premier of Divorce Party the Musical at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Following the premier, he completed remounts of the show in West Palm Beach as well as Fort Lauderdale. Prior to his work with DPTM, he played the inaugural production of Follies for Short North Stage. In addition, he has worked for many regional theaters including Lyric Stage, Circle Theatre, and Greenbrier Valley Theatre. Having toured internationally with Andrea McArdle in the NETworks Asian revival tour of Cabaret, he also has served as a staff accompanist for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC).
Adam is a Sound Engineer and Designer in NYC. He has been with Divorce Party since the beginning. Previous work includes: Assistant Designer Wicked (First National and Chicago), Assistant Designer The Ritz (Studio 54), Co-Designer SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Chicago), Resident Designer at Ogunquit Playhouse 5 Seasons
Divorce Party: The Musical (original production and U.S. tour). Recent work includes Chaos (Abu Dhabi), Medea, DR.C, Death of a Salesman, The Apostle Project, Moonchild (all with Theater Mitu, Resident Artist), A Play on War and Blind Mouth Singing (NAATCO), Tape (dir. Sam Helfrich), Summer and Smoke (Theatre Row), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Henry Hewes Award nomination, Peccadillo), The Winter’s Tale (Columbia University), and Girl Talk. Opera: Armide, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Juilliard), Nina O Sia La Pazza Per Amore (U.S. Premiere, Manhattan School of Music). Dance: Skybetter and Associates, Syren Modern Dance. BA, College of William & Mary. MFA, NYU TSOA. www.kateashtonlighting.com
Jonathan designed the premiere production of Divorce Party at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, in addition to the Canada Tour. He has recently designed A Christmas Carol, directed by Mark Adam Rampmeyer and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, The Sunshine Boys, and the upcoming Boeing/Boeing, directed by BT McNicholl at the Engeman Theater. Recently, he also designed Wait Until Dark, directed by Alan Souza and Unhealthy directed by Brandon Ivie. MFA NYU.
Casting Broadway: Swing!, Sally Marr and Her Escorts. National tours: Swing!, Defending the Caveman, Girls Night. Off-Broadway: Ionescopade, The Screwtape Letters, My Vaudeville Man, Wanda’s World, Signs of Life, Dr. Sex, Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi, Dorian Gray, Trophies, Identical Twins from Baltimore. Regional Productions: Divorce Party the Musical, Legally Blonde, Tarzan, Cagney, Backwards in High Heels, Hats!, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, Hannah, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, The Good Counselor, Dracula, The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Lizzie Borden. TV: “The Wonder Pets,” “Hi-5,” “Where in Time is Carmen Sandiago?,” Feature Film: A Very Serious Person, The Guru (dance sequence casting) and over 2500 commercials.
Is a full-service marketing and advertising agency representing entertainment, retail and hospitality properties throughout North America. Current clients include: (Los Angeles/West Coast) Center Theatre Group, LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood & Highland Center, Westfield, Brookfield, sbe, (Las Vegas) Terry Fator at the Mirage; (Washington, DC) Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington Ballet, Strathmore PAC; (Philadelphia) The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Opera; (Chicago) The Lyric Opera, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lookingglass Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet, Mario Tricocci Salons & Spas, FFC health Clubs. (National Tours) The Book of Mormon, Once, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!, West Side Story, STOMP, Blue Man Group among others.
Production Core lends support and guidance to theatre companies that produce high quality theatrical performances and need direction/support on the collaboration, planning and execution of the production process. The Production Core team is James E. Cleveland, Jared Goldstein, Adrian White, Dave Upton, Chasmin Hallyburton, Julie Shelton, Taylor Michael, Josh Morgan and Ron Grimshaw.
Davidson & Choy Publicity
Davidson & Choy is a Los Angeles based performing arts publicity firm, with a resume that includes the original Los Angeles productions of Evita at the Shubert Theatre through Book of Mormon at the Pantages Theatre. The firm works with Cirque du Soleil, the El Capitan Theatre, Disney Parks, Walt Disney Imagineering, Hollywood Bowl and Dance at the Music Center. The firm oversaw North American tour publicity for Ghetto Klown starring John Leguizamo, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, Star Wars: In Concert and MythBusters: Behind the Myths Tour.