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About "OC Cabaret: Music. Art. Live." Est. March 2022

Created by Kelsey Redmond, "OC Cabaret: Music. Art. Live." is 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!

3/26/24  Program:

Artist Headshots in Order of Appearance.

Scroll below, for Bios and Show Order.

 

BIOS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

ANNOUNCEMENTS: ADRIAN GOMEZ (HE/HIM)

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!

 

HOST: KELSEY REDMOND (SHE/HER)

Kelsey Redmond (she/her) is an actor and singer for hire, mainly found on stage and screen. Usually distracted because her sequins are too loud. Owner of KELScabaret, the company behind her two monthly variety shows OC Cabaret and LA Cabaret. Recent credits include sticking her hand up every puppet in “Avenue Q” at the Wayward Artist and characters in the Miscellanea TV series. 2x Best Vocals, ImprovCity. Best Actress, Special Award for "Lady Luck" Cinematic European Film Festival. Silver Award Best Actress Paris Film Awards for "Make Your Bed." Bernard R Kornhaber “Outstanding Graduate” School of Theatre, Film, and Television, The University of Arizona. Much love to my husband Adrian for your wholehearted support in all my endeavors—even though I am funnier than you.
A huge thank you to the "OC Cabaret" cast, crew, and ImprovCity for helping bring this show to life!

@kelsey_redmond_ www.kelseyredmond.net

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KELSEY REDMOND: THE GREATEST SHOW

 

KELSEY REDMOND: ALMOST THERE

JUSTIN BUDDS AND STEVE PEPPER: LET ME BE YOUR STAR

Justin is excited to return with everyone at OC Cabaret for their 2nd anniversary!

 

Instagram: Justin_Budds_Actor

Always grateful for the chance to perform, Steve Pepper is ecstatic to help celebrate 2 years of OC Cabaret Magic.  From building new friendships to reuniting with old friends and becoming something more like family, OC Cabaret has been one of the only constants helping Steve through a tumultuous couple of years.  Steve is incredibly grateful for every time he gets to share the stage with the incredible talent that gathers here, and looks forward to everything that this next year (and his own personal new decade) will bring.

 

 So to a third year of OC Cabaret, and to his third decade, Steve simply asks: “What’s Next?”

SHARON RAE MASSEY: YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME

Sharon Rae Massey loves getting the chance to perform with so many fantastic and talented friends at OC Cabaret! She is continually inspired by many things in her life but none more than the two people who helped her pick this song tonight: her mom and her nephew! She hopes you enjoy the show and take in the inspiration that all these people bring!

 

DANIEL BYRNE: WHAT DOES MY HEART SAY

Life is a goddamn funny thing. The trajectory it takes you on is rarely what you’d expect. One
day you’re dancing as Bugs Bunny at a theme park then the next you’re getting yelled at in a
AAA call center. Next thing you know the love of your life spirits you away across the country
where a worldwide pandemic halts your career in it’s tracks, but derails you JUST ENOUGH to
get the experience you need to get back to your industry in a dream job three and a half years
later. Suddenly you're a father of four (cats) even though you’ve always been described as a
golden retriever, you’re getting married in a few months, and you can’t imaging being anywhere
else. Life is wild, but if I’ve learned anything, it’s that making choices in the interest of your own
joy and happiness is what makes great things happen for you. That and the support of those
you love. Speaking of whom, when I shared my comedic song choice last month, a wise
woman named Brooke Aston Harper told me in support that’s great because comedy is hard
and no one cares about your big stupid balled. Anyway, here’s my big stupid balled.

MARIAH MARTIN: NOTHING STOPS ANOTHER DAY

Mariah Martin is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy
New York, and currently performs every weekend as Treasure the Pirate Queen at
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Buena Park. Mariah is also an entertainment magic maker at
the Happiest Place on Earth and loves to sword fight with her husband in her spare
time. Mariah is elated to be returning to OC Cabaret, and wants to thank her family and
friends for always inspiring her to pursue her dreams.

MAE LODA-BRIDE: MY STRONGEST SUIT

Like a phoenix from the ashes or that suspicious reoccurring rash, Ms. Mae is back again! And everything you’ve read, etched into the public bathroom stalls are true: she’s fun, easy and always down for a good time—but who wouldn’t want their karaoke party hostess to be fun and entertaining? Easy to work with? And always ready to get the party started?

 

JOHN MILLER AND JOSEPH HUFFORD: OVER THAT NOW & TALK TO ME (GINA: NO MP3’S)

John Miller is a singer songwriter/President of the Steve Pepper fan club who is best known for performing under his own band… *drumroll Kelsey*... “John Miller”. He’s excited to be back performing at OC cabaret for the 4th time. He’d like to thank Kelsey for creating a wonderful space for everyone to share their voice and talents. It means the world to all of us. Also, don’t let him forget he owes Adrian Gomez a Modelo. Catch John and the band at the Parish room house of blues in May!

 

Joseph Hufford is an Orange County based chill dude! He has been playing music his whole life. His great grandmother loved to play piano and instilled a deep appreciation for music in Joseph. He was a freshman in 2020 when the world shut down and that is when he took a deep dive into his own music. He spent hours studying jazz and music theory and developing his shredding skills on both piano and guitar! He’s played with John Miller in the band since last summer and speaking of which.. Don’t tell John Miller.. but Joseph released his OWN SOLO debut album “coping with words” in February. He’s excited to be here!

 

ANISSA VALADEZ: I DON’T NEED YOUR LOVE

It’s the two year anniversary of OC
Cabaret!!! It’s been such an honor to be a part of this amazing cast for the last two years. It’s brought me so many beautiful people into my life. It’s also given me the ability to let loose and challenge myself with the songs I’ve performed on this stage.
Being a part of the OC Cabaret family has helped me grow in so many ways. Thank you everyone for coming and supporting your local theatre kids! Thank you ImprovCity for letting us invade your space!
And thank you Kelsey for giving us a safe place to express who we truly are.

INTERMISSION

KELSEY AND TJ PUNCHARD: FRIENDSHIP

Tj Punchard (he/him) writer, composer, and director of No Greater Love: The Passion Musical and Light Of The World: The Musical. 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, an MA in Animal Behavior, a MA in Clinical Psychology, and currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology. Tj would like to thank God along with his friends and family for the constant love and support.

BIANCA SINGER: I WILL SURVIVE

Bianca is most known on TikTok as Miss B @missbsinger where she is a comedic content creator and gives advice to young actors. She was announced the writer winner for the 2022 “Ya Tu Sabes!” Monologue Slam presented by NBC! Recently, she just released an original song called “Please” which you can download on all streaming platforms

JUSTIN  BUDDS: MOM COULD PLAY GUITAR WITH JOHN MILLER

Justin is excited to return with everyone at OC Cabaret for their 2nd anniversary! Inspiration is an amorphous word and the idea of a single song to encompass the complexity of a muse is overwhelming. So tonight Justin is looking forward to a new piece, one that nearly perfectly reflects his journey with music and the love he feels every time he gets to sing. He would like to dedicate his performance to his mother and his Deedee who fostered and inspired his love of the stage. 

 

Instagram: Justin_Budds_Actor

MYLES PROWER DAVIS: BLACKBIRD

Myles Prower Davis is a Long Beach-based musician, composer, and theatre actor. In his life, he has handled snakes, he has skipped the second grade, he has skydived, he has performed on national television, yet he still is afraid to ask a waitress for extra ketchup. Presenting...

STEVE PEPPER: I AM WHAT I AM

Always grateful for the chance to perform, Steve Pepper is ecstatic to help celebrate 2 years of OC Cabaret Magic.  From building new friendships to reuniting with old friends and becoming something more like family, OC Cabaret has been one of the only constants helping Steve through a tumultuous couple of years.  Steve is incredibly grateful for every time he gets to share the stage with the incredible talent that gathers here, and looks forward to everything that this next year (and his own personal new decade) will bring.

 

 So to a third year of OC Cabaret, and to his third decade, Steve simply asks: “What’s Next?”

EMMANUEL HAYDEN: FEELING GOOD

Emmanuel is excited to perform on the OC Cabaret stage one final time for a while. He’s decided to take a break and pursue other opportunities! He’s determined to make this performance the best one yet! He’s like to thank his family and friends for always coming out and supporting him through his performance journey! He’d also like to thank Kelsey and Adrian for allowing him to perform these last few times! Emmanuel Hayden will return. Until then, enjoy this performance!

MELISSA MUSIAL: HEART OF STONE

Melissa Musial studied musical theater at the University of California Irvine. Since graduating she has performed on the CCAE stage as Franca Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza as well as the  La Mirada Stage as Marty Maraschino in Grease, and Betty in Beautiful. She will be performing a dream role as Carole King in Moonlight Amphitheater’s Production of Beautiful this coming August.

TJ PUNCHARD: LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING

Tj Punchard (he/him) writer, composer, and director of No Greater Love: The Passion Musical and Light Of The World: The Musical. 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, an MA in Animal Behavior, a MA in Clinical Psychology, and currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology. Tj would like to thank God along with his friends and family for the constant love and support.

KELSEY: DON’T STOP BELIEVING

 

BOWS

 

Production Team

 

Kelsey Redmond

Creator of KELScabaret, 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:

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