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About "OC Cabaret: Music. Art. Live."

Created by Kelsey Redmond, "OC Cabaret: Music. Art. Live." is a new monthly show where you can enjoy a variety of talent from Southern California's artists, LIVE!

Previous show performances have included: musicians, singers, puppeteers, writers, poets, spoken word artists, performances of monologues and new works as well as original pieces. Shows are at 8pm every last Tuesday of every month at

ImprovCity: 138 W Main St. Tustin, CA.

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Snacks and Beer

Beer, soda, water, snacks, and treats available through the red curtains, then to your left at the ImprovCity concessions stand.

Photos and Video

Take photos and video! Follow and tag us on

Instagram @oc_cabaret #occabaret

Please make sure to silence your ringers, alerts, and camera sounds.

No flash photography. Please note: The show is heavily filmed and photographed. Audience members may therefore appear in photos and video.

Restrooms

2 restrooms are available located through the red curtains, then last doors on your left.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for supporting the arts! We are excited to see you at this show!

1/31/23 Program:

Artist Headshots in Order of Appearance.

Show Order with Bios, Below.

Adrian Gomez (he/him)
Adrian Gomez (he/him)
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Host Kelsey Redmond (she/her)
Host Kelsey Redmond (she/her)

Photo by Christine Andelfinger

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Matt Rodriguez (he/him)
Matt Rodriguez (he/him)
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Hannah Cameron
Hannah Cameron
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Sarah O'Brien
Sarah O'Brien
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LouLou Adora
LouLou Adora
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Ian Cherrington
Ian Cherrington
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Jessica Wallace-Cooper
Jessica Wallace-Cooper
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Bryce St. Peter (he/him)
Bryce St. Peter (he/him)
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Kelsey Redmond (she/her)
Kelsey Redmond (she/her)

Photo by Christine Andelfinger

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Steve Pepper (he/him)
Steve Pepper (he/him)
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Justin Budds (he/him)
Justin Budds (he/him)
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Dino Battaglia (he/him)
Dino Battaglia (he/him)
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Daniel Byrne
Daniel Byrne
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Hannah Cameron (she/her)
Hannah Cameron (she/her)
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Matt Shuster
Matt Shuster
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Tim Magoun
Tim Magoun
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Mia Battaglia
Mia Battaglia
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Tj Punchard
Tj Punchard
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Steve Pepper (he/him)
Steve Pepper (he/him)
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Matt Rodriguez
Matt Rodriguez
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Kelsey Redmond (she/her)
Kelsey Redmond (she/her)

Photo by Christine Andelfinger

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BIOS and Show Order 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Adrian Gomez

Adrian Gomez comes from the far-away land of Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre. You may have seen him in the famous blue polo as a Helpful Honda person during the Superbowl, caught him onstage as a professional improvisor at ImprovCity, or as a parent hopeful in the award-winning short film "Federal Approved Parent." Lately he's been fortunate enough to have been cast in several upcoming Miscellanea TV projects, and looks forward to seeing them premiere in film festivals, soon!

 

Kelsey Redmond (she/her)

A huge thank you to the "OC Cabaret" cast, crew, and ImprovCity for helping bring this show to life! www.kelseyredmond.net IG: @kelsey_redmond_

Matt Rodriguez (he/him): “Wicked” Medley

Matt Rodriguez is thrilled to be performing at OC Cabaret! Returning from a long hiatus of being an adult, Matt is excited to be back on the stage sharing his voice as well as a couple of laughs with the audience. Matt would like to dedicate this performance to his gal pal and bestie, his dog Kuzco. Thanks for never talking back when I tell you to stop chewing on my socks. Instagram: @mattrodriguezzz

 

Hannah Cameron (she/her): “I’m Breaking Down” from “Falsettos”

Hannah is excited to be making her return to the OC cabaret. Most recently, she can be seen playing Sarah in American Cheese Studio's "Secret Santa." When she is not playing guitar and singing at home, you can also find Hannah performing with the ImprovCity troupe Thursday and Sunday evenings. @hannydevitoooo

 

Sarah O’Brien: “Stupid with Love” from “Mean Girls”

Sarah is an actress and an entrepreneur. Sarah studied Theatre at Azusa Pacific University. She is immensely grateful to be a part of this incredible cabaret and the opportunity to perform. Some of her favorite past roles and credits include background chorus for the Broadway Knights Christmas concerts, and Broadway Knights concert Ruby Lewis Blue Eyed Soul, Hannah in The Promise (musical), Anne Deever in All My Sons, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Anne in All My Sons, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and Serena Katz from Fame. She thanks God for guiding her

on her journey and for her friends and family for their love and support. Joshua 1:9 Instagram: sarahobrien244

 

LouLou Adora (she/they): Nora’s Monologue– “Marriage Story”

LouLou Schiavo is a freshman at Saddleback College pursuing her AA in the theatre program. She is currently a proud member of the Braver Players theatre company based in Costa Mesa. Recent credits include Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Rent, and Legally Blonde. In the coming months she will be in a production of Avenue Q and Cabaret. LouLou is absolutely thrilled to be making her debut at OC Cabaret, and she is grateful to Kelsey for the opportunity to perform!! Instagram - @loulouadora


 

Ian Cherrington: “Hope” from “Groundhog Day”

Ian Cherrington is pleased to be given the opportunity to perform with this amazing group of talented performers. Ian performs mainly in the Temecula area. He performs on stage with local theaters and with Country Live! at the Merc as well as on the street with the Old Town Temecula Gunfighters. Performing is a passion, but still just a hobby, he is a 2nd Generation small business owner. He hopes you enjoy the show and looks forward to entertaining you again in the future.

 

Jessica Wallace-Cooper: “Air Conditioner” Words and Lyrics by Christine Lavin

Jessica Wallace-Cooper is a Mezzo-Soprano who was trained in Opera Vocal Performance at CSUN. She has performed for the Ambassador of China. She was the mezzo-soprano soloist in Mozart’s requiem and  Independent opera company as Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro. She started to pursue and explore her love of musical theatre after college and has worked & trained with many talented musical theatre performers. She has just recently started to perform again after facing all the challenges we have gone through with covid and is happier than ever to be returning to the stage.

 

Bryce St. Peter: “Robotic” by Bryce St. Peter from his new EDM opera “Cybercity”

Bryce St. Peter is a performer at ImprovCity, the musical accompanist for the ImprovCity House Team We’ll Adapt, and the bandleader of The Sound Scientists. Bryce loves acting, music, jazz, and of course, improv. Please support Bryce by subscribing to his YouTube channel (also called "Bryce") and buying/streaming, liking and subscribing to The Sound Scientists’ music (The Sound Scientists on Apple Music, YouTube, and Spotify)

Links:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZssxg9oVrHma2NWpL6gkA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brycestpeter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/BryceJSP

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1SSM3HlxTWUDC9fKSjoeVq?si=ehzZU_MoSEqH2mgV03QqUQ


 

Kelsey Redmond: “Only Hope” from “A Walk to Remember”

Kelsey would like to give a huge thank you to the "OC Cabaret" cast, crew, and ImprovCity for helping bring this show to life! www.kelseyredmond.net IG: @kelsey_redmond_


 

Steve Pepper (he/him): “So Much Better” from “Legally Blonde: The Musical”

Steve Pepper has delighted audiences on stage and cobblestone around the world, performing both in musical theatre and Disney Parks. Instagram: @StevePepper TikTok: @StevePepp

 

Justin Budds (Feat. Madison Huckaby Budds and Adrian Gomez): “Franklin Shepard Inc.” from “Merrily We Roll Along”

Justin is super excited to be joining the OC Cabaret once again and ringing in the new year with Kelsey and the gang. He hopes you enjoy the show and wants to thank everyone for their continued support of live theatre and art.

Instagram: @Justin_Budds_Actor


 

Intermission, 15 Minutes


 

Dino Battaglia (he/him): “Stupid Things I Won’t Do” by William Finn

Storyteller, actor, singer, dancer, D&D nerd, and Cat Dad. Dino can be found playing pirate in Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park. He will also be performing at Knotts Berry Farm in various shows throughout the year. He is thrilled to be back on this stage and is grateful for the support of his loving girlfriend and motivational penguin.@dino.r.battaglia (Instagram) 


 

Daniel Byrne: “In Pieces” from “In Pieces: A New Musical

We are all worth more than pieces.

@hausofbyrne on Instagram and TikTok.


 

Hannah Cameron and Matt Shuster: “Crazier than You” from “Addams Family Musical”

Hannah is excited to be making her return to the OC cabaret. Most recently, she can be seen playing Sarah in American Cheese Studio's "Secret Santa." When she is not playing guitar and singing at home, you can also find Hannah performing with the ImprovCity troupe Thursday and Sunday evenings. @hannydevitoooo

 

You might have seen Matt robbing trains and singing vaudeville songs at Knott’s Berry Farm or perhaps Christmas Caroling at Disneyland. You may also have seen him play a wildly mis-cast Mr. Snyder in Newsies at one point. But now you can find him giving counsel to the queen at Medieval Times or doing impressions on TikTok. @shusterion


 

Tim Magoun: “A Sorta Fairytale”

Tim is excited to be back at the OC Cabaret! He's currently a cast member of ImprovCity's Thursday/Sunday troupe. You can catch him on select Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30pm each month. Being on stage and moving people, either to laughter or tears, is what makes him feel alive. https://www.instagram.com/tim_magoun , https://www.tiktok.com/@tim_magoun

 

Mia Battaglia (she/her): “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile

Mia Battaglia loves nothing more than to perform, whether it be singing, dancing, or acting, though she especially loves writing. She’s done theater for 8 years now, and has been creating music, poetry, and fiction since she could hold a pen. She self published her first poetry book, “i probably shouldn't say this, but…” which is available on amazon RIGHT NOW!!! and also has her own small local baking business called tinyBAKER, which is ALWAYS accepting orders for all occasions. She is so honored for this opportunity. @miabattags, @miabpoetry, @_tinybaker; tinybsweets.com

 

Tj Punchard: “Lost in the Wilderness”

Tj Punchard is stoked to be back again at the OC Cabaret. Tours:  Cinderella (Prince Topher), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger), Advent Carol (John/Gabriel), No Greater Love (Judas/John); Regional:  Quasimodo (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Lt (Sweaty) Eddie in Sister Act!, Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney - NJACT Perry Award for Best Supporting Actor), A Chorus Line (Richie), Songs for a New World (Man #1 - NJACT Perry Award nomination for best leading actor in a musical), Seussical (Horton the Elephant). Tj has a BFA in musical theatre from Cal State Fullerton, a minor in theology, a MA in Animal Behavior, a MA in Clinical Psychology, and currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Biola. Tj would like to thank God along with his friends and family for the constant love and support. @tjpunchard @therapist.tj
 

Steve Pepper, Matt Rodriguez, Kelsey Redmond: “Louder than Words” from "Tick, Tick…Boom!"

Steve Pepper has delighted audiences on stage and cobblestone around the world, performing both in musical theatre and Disney Parks. Instagram: @StevePepper TikTok: @StevePepp

Matt Rodriguez is thrilled to be performing at OC Cabaret! Returning from a long hiatus of being an adult, Matt is excited to be back on the stage sharing his voice as well as a couple of laughs with the audience. 

 

Matt would like to dedicate this performance to his gal pal and bestie, his dog Kuzco. Thanks for never talking back when I tell you to stop chewing on my socks. Instagram: @mattrodriguezzz

 

Kelsey would like to give a huge thank you to the "OC Cabaret" cast, crew, and ImprovCity for helping bring this show to life! www.kelseyredmond.net IG: @kelsey_redmond_



 

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Production Team

 

Kelsey Redmond

Creator, Director, Host of "OC Cabaret, Music. Art. Live."

 

Gina Dugan:

Owner and Artistic Director of ImprovCity, Music and Tech

“Gina Dugan is a founding member of ImprovCity and the Artistic Director of the ImprovCity Thursday/Sunday cast. Gina is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and has studied at Upright Citizens Brigade. Besides improv, she is also a veteran of sketch comedy.”

Devin Dugan:

Owner and Artistic Director of ImprovCity, Concessions

Devin Dugan is a professional comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and author...and sometimes actor and musician. He has performed all over the country for more than 28 years.

Devin was the creative mastermind behind the successful novelty book Improvisers Drawing Stick Figures and has written for Nostalgia Digest magazine. He is a multi-award winning screenwriter with many of his works winning top honors in film festivals across the globe. 

He has written, directed and starred in television, films and commercials, and is the producer of ImprovCity Films, a production company that creates web series, shorts, features and documentaries. 

Devin has also directed live stage plays. Some of his past stage productions include The Cocoanuts, The Werewolf's Curse, The Time of Their Lives, and Les Misérables. He is currently directing a production of Room Service.

 

Allen Kim:

Owner of ImprovCity

 

Adrian Gomez:

Comedian, Fantastic Husband, Usher

Adrian Gomez comes from the far-away land of Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre. You may have seen him in the famous blue polo as a Helpful Honda person during the Superbowl, caught him onstage as a professional improvisor at ImprovCity, or as a parent hopeful in the award-winning short film "Federal Approved Parent." Lately he's been fortunate enough to have been cast in several upcoming Miscellanea TV projects, and looks forward to seeing them premiere in film festivals, soon!

Next Show: 2/28/23

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