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CAST

Khy Garner
Kirk Jasen Lambert
Elio Edward Lleo
Jess Peirce
Christian Sebek
Alissa Valiante
Caroline Voyack
Lindsay Wood
with Special Guest Zach Love

Hosted by Khy Garner & Alissa Valiante
 

CREW

Executive Producer….................................................Adam Neary
Producer........................................................................Peter Riga
Director and Music Director.........................................Khy Garner

Accompanist…....................................................Christynn Morris
Production Assistant…............................................ Alissa Valiante 
Technical.................................................................... Matt Nickles

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Khy Garner (Director/ Musical Director) hails from Woodbridge where teaches private vocal instruction. Khy recently debuted Khy’s Cabarets to sold out audiences in November of 2021. Deeply rooted in the New Jersey community theater scene for over 40 years some notable directorial credits include Jesus Christ Superstar at Villagers Theater (Perry Award Winner for Outstanding Musical Direction) Filling in the Blank (Perry Award Winner for Outstanding Production of an original play) and Spring Awakening Hamilton Stage in Rahway. He is a co-found of the Linden based theater company Mystic Vision Players. Khy has also recently completed a series of plays to be launched and published this year. 

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Kirk Jasen Lambert is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, he has been performing since 2008 with various theatre companies throughout the New Jersey/New York area. In 2018 he expanded his love for the craft of acting to teaching, working with LeAp NYC as a teaching artist and artistically directing a youth summer camp in Jersey City, NJ. Kirk continues striving toward his dream of a continued professional career while working as a case manager for Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentor organization. 

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Elio Edward Lleo, Cuban American baritone, is recognized for his "stellar performances" in repertoire that encompasses the theatre, digital, and concert stages. Mr. Lleo has appeared in internationally renowned performance halls such as David Geffen Hall with the New York Philharmonic and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of Kean University, Mr. Lleo also represented the University in Beijing, China’s Capital Normal University as part of a small group of guest artists. On the digital stage, Mr. Lleo serves as Executive Producer for the African American Studies Podcast at Princeton University. He also is Executive Producer for Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast.

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Jess Peirce is a singer, director, and teacher currently residing in Keasbey, NJ. She has performed in professional choirs, operas, musical theater, wedding bands, and jazz cafės across NJ and the tri-state area. She can currently be found as the residing Queen of Medieval Times. A huge thank you to Khy for giving me the space to sing the songs I never get to, and for bringing these artists together.

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Christian Šebek, Broadway: Ubaldo Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Nathanael in Thomas Cabaniss’s The Sandman. Opera: Manrico, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi, Radames, Calaf, Otello, Samson, Pinkerton, Luigi, Canio, Turiddu, Don Jose, Alfredo, Michele, and Romeo. Concerts: Pope Benedict and the Vatican, Carnegie Hall. Reviews. NY Times: “possessing a marvelous voice,” Houston Chronicle: “singing was full of visceral excitement.” Jingles Artist, TV: Comedy Central/Viva Variety and Last Night with John Oliver starring Weird Al. Musical director ofthe motion picture Harlem Aria. General Director: Stern’s World Music Record Label; Artistic Administrator of Chautauqua Opera. Co-Founder: AB Studios/Shanghai. Faculty: Concordia College/IVAI/Savannah Voice Festival/AMF Music Festival.  Vocal Studio: NYC

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Alissa Valiante is a music educator, singer, director and advocate currently residing in Linden.   She has performed at community theatres around New Jersey.  Alissa is also an accomplished church Cantor and can be found most weekends encouraging  the congregation of St. John the Apostle in Clark to join in worship singing.  She sits on the Board of Trustees of Mystic Vision Players in Linden and currently serves as the Vice President/Perry Awards Producer for NJACT.  Alissa holds a B.A. in Music Education/Voice Concentration from Kean University, a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College and an MS in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton.  She teaches general, choral and instrumental Music at Hurden Looker Elementary School in Hillside.

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Caroline Voyack is very excited for the Cabaret! She graduated from Westminster Choir College with a degree in Music Education in 2021, and is currently in her second year teaching. Besides teaching, she sings at church and directs children's theater in the summer. Caroline would like to thank her cousin Alissa for reaching out and introducing her to a bunch of great musicians. Break a leg everyone!

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Lindsay Wood is a theatre educator, fundraiser, and pop culture enthusiast. Favorite roles include Maria (The Sound of Music), the Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), and Emily Webb (Our Town). A graduate of New York University, Lindsay oversees the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving for a local university. Many thanks to Khy for the opportunity to lift our voices.