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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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PJ MASKS: TIME TO BE A HERO LIVE! Tour Produced by ENTERTAINMENT ONE and ROUND ROOM PRESENTS

Director JENN RAPP

Assistant Director JASON WILLIAMS

Composer PURE WEST

Script Writer SHAWN KALB

Set Designer STEVEN C KEMP

Costume Designer SKY SWITSER

Video Designer SHAWN DUANTT

Lighting CHRIS THIELKING

Music Supervisor TOM HELM

Casting HOLLY BUCZEK

Sound Designer BEN SELKE

Assistant Video Designer MARK REYNOLDS

CAST (in alphabetical order) Ninjalino............................................................................................................................................Christine Baglivio Night Ninja..................................................................................................................................................Aaron Banes Gekko............................................................................................................................................... Matthew Caccamo Ninjalino...................................................................................................................................................... Jay Gamboa Owlette......................................................................................................................................................Caitlin Hornik Luna Girl.....................................................................................................................................................Laura Jinparn Ninjalino............................................................................................................................................... Joshua Redfield Romeo............................................................................................................................................................. Todd Ritch Male Swing.................................................................................................................................Christopher Sanders Catboy.........................................................................................................................................................Ben Shimkus Ninjalino.....................................................................................................................................................Rachel Wong


TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 CREATIVE BIOS

Jenn Rapp (Director) Current Associate for THE ILLUSIONISTS, with runs on Broadway for the past three years. Director/Choreographer for LE CIRQUE BIJOU (Norwegian Cruise Line) and two US Tours of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD. Choreographer: COMMUNITY WORKS and SONG FOR A FUTURE GENERATION (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Off-Broadway: MCP Lincoln Center concert productions of THE SECRET GARDEN and RAGTIME, SQUASH (The Flea), FOUND, BARE, LUCKY GUY, CARRIE and INDIAN INK. For companies such as Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Disney Creative, she has traveled to numerous countries, directing original musicals from many popular cartoons. www.jennrapp.com

Brother’s Keeper and King of the Camp. Pure West was founded by the dynamic duo Paul Koffman and Tim Foy.

Shawn Kalb (Script Writer) is an Emmy and Canadian Screen Award-nominated screenwriter; responsible for countless hours of children’s television and cutting edge fart jokes. Although he is Canadian (which makes writing one’s bio feel like  bragging) his writing on shows like  Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (the series), Franklin and Friends, the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That, and many others  can be seen across the globe, on outlets like Cartoon Network, PBS and Teletoon. Shawn was also the writer for Alvin and The Chipmunks: Live on Stage!  Shawn doesn’t fight crime during bedtime...but Jason Williams (Assistant Director) is a NY thinks he should. based performer and proud member of Actor's Equity. National tours: DREAMGIRLS Steven C Kemp (Set Designer)   is a NYC(ensemble),  MADAGASCAR LIVE! (Skipper), based set designer for theatre, opera and GO DIEGO GO LIVE! (Rescue pack) Regional events. His designs have been seen OffCredits: Arvada Center for the Arts: MEMPHIS Broadway for Keen Company, Mint Theater (ensemble), TARZAN (ensemble). Greenbrier Company, Second Stage Theatre, York Valley Theater: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE (Victor), Theatre Company, the Duke on 42nd Street, CHICAGO (ensemble). Meadowbrook 47th Street Theatre, the Cherry Lane Theatre Theater: LYSISTRATA JONES (Tyllis). Thank and The Playwright’s Realm. Regional and you as always to my amazing family and opera credits include designs at La Jolla friends for your continued love and support!!  Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Pure West (Composer) Pure West has been Hudson Stage Company, Norwegian creating award-winning music for television, Cruise Line, Sarasota Opera, New Orleans film, and advertising over the past 18 years. Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera Santa With a specialization in children’s television, Barbara, Kentucky Opera, Merola Opera, IU Pure West composed the music for a number Jacobs School of Music, SFCM, and Opera of the most successful kids series on TV San Jose. He received his MFA from UCSD. including Kratt’s Creatures, Zoboomafoo, www.stevenckemp.com. Braceface, Donkey Kong Country, Wild Kratts, and Mudpit. Pure West received a Gemini Sky Switser (Costume Designer) As  associate nomination for their scoring of CBC’s designer of  Aladdin  on Broadway,  Sky was critically-acclaimed series Our Hero and has responsible for mounting the subsequent been honored multiple times for outstanding productions in London, Tokyo, Sydney, Hamwork in children’s television by the Society of burg and the US tour. Also as associate deComposers, Authors and Music Publishers signer on Broadway:  Tuck Everlasting,  Side of Canada. Pure West has worked with Show,  Legally Blonde,  The Drowsy Chapernumerous indie filmmakers to create scores one,  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels;  Regional:  Peepfor both short and feature films such as My Show  (Las Vegas Strip),  Mame  (Kennedy


PJ MASKS: TIME TO BE A HERO LIVE! Center), Minsky's  (Ahmanson). Other design credits include Ajax and Squash (the Flea), Propaganda!  (Pearl),  ART  (Cape Playhouse),  Legally Blonde  (The Muny, St. Louis),  Bubble Boy (film), Spank (The Abbey, Orlando), Prison Dancer and Outlaws (NYMF), Gorilla Man (P.S. 122). Film/  TV:  Saturday Night Live,  Royal Pains,  Smash,  Ocean's Eight.  www.skyswitser. com. Costumes constructed by Yvette Helin Studio, Lynne Baccus, Rodney Gordon Inc., Hat Rabbit Studio, Fashioners NYC, and Jeff Fender Studio. Chris Thielking (Lighting Designer) received an MFA for lighting design from NYU-Tisch after spending five years working in NYC mostly assisting on shows including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public, assistant), Here Lies Love (the Public, associate), The Other Place (MTC, assistant), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (The Golden, Associate). His lighting design credits include Nollywood Dreams (The Cherry Lane) The Taster (Shakespeare & Company), A Bright Room Called Day, Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Bridgette Hobbs Connection (NYU-Tisch) The Cherry Orchard, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Wutopia, Undrown’d (Columbia University). He recently assisted on The Acting Company’s tour of X.

Broadway); All Her Faces (Off- Broadway); Rock of Ages (Norwegian Cruise Line); Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live (US Tour). Ben would like to thank his amazing wife for all her support and his  two children Charlotte and Joshua for making everyday an adventure. Tom Helm (Music Supervisor) On Broadway, Tom has music directed/ conducted  Souvenir  (Florence Foster Jenkins),  Les Misérables,  Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon (revival), and national tours of Cats and Me and My Girl. He has been the resident musical director of Pittsburgh CLO for 21 seasons (@65 productions) and the Paper Mill Playhouse for 17 seasons (@55 productions).  He has musically supervised various national tour productions of Dora the Explorer, Diego, Rugrats and Madagascar, and was music director of the PBS production of  Crazy For You, and the Showtime presentation of Mornings at Seven. Holly Buczek (Casting) Wojcik|Seay Casting (Holly Buczek, CSA): Is the partnership of Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay and with Holly Buczek they cast all mediums. National & International Tours:  “Rent”, “Kinky Boots”, “Motown”, “Vocalosity”, “Flashdance”, “Dreamgirls”, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”, “Jekyll & Hyde”, “Joseph….Dreamcoat”, “A Chorus Line” and “Odd Squad, Live” with Mills Entertainment. Off Broadway current /past: “Othello: The Remix”, ”Church & State”, “The Portal”, Tennessee Williams’ “The Two Character Play”, “Handle With Care”, “Triassic Parq” and more! Regional: Multiple seasons/ shows for Riverside Theatre-FL, The Engeman Theatre - NY, Theatre Raleigh-NC, Stages St Louis-MO, Theatre Aspen-CO, Gretna Theatre-PA, The Arvada  Center-CO and Tuacahn PAC-UT.  For More - www.wscasting.com

Shawn Duan (Video Designer) is a New York based video and projection designer for theatre, opera and live events. Previous work in children's live entertainment include Yo Gabba Gabba, Super Why and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Past work in New York include shows on Broadway, off-Broadway and New York City Opera.  His designs have also been featured in various acclaimed regional theaters across the country such as Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Guthrie and Oregon Shakespeare Festival to name a few.  Other work include shows touring internationally as well as spectacles in Las Vegas. Mark Reynolds (Assistant Video Designer) Ben Selke (Sound Designer) has  been is a New York City-based animator and VFX involved in theatre productions  in the UK artist whose work has been on screens large, and around the world. After  growing up small, and live. His theatrical projections in Hull, England,  he now calls New York work has included  Aleko/Pagliacci  (New his home.  Sound design credits include:  A York City Opera),  Marley  (Center Stage Night with Janis Joplin  (Regional and US Theater, Baltimore), and animations for Tour);  Let's Kill Grandma this Christmas  (Off- Third Eye Blind.


TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 CAST

Christine Baglivio (Ninjalino/Owlette Understudy) is excited to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a ninja. She grew up in New Jersey and received a degree in musical theatre from DeSales University. Regional Theatre: Evita, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma. Thank you to the wonderful cast and creative team! Love to her wonderful family, friends, and Reid. For her nephew, Jack. Aaron Banes (Night Ninja) Aaron Banes can't think of a better show to make his National Tour debut in than PJ Masks! Favorite previous credits include The Secret Garden (Colin), The Medium (Toby), Godspell (Jesus), and Beatsville (Thelonious). NYU Steinhardt graduate. Special thanks to Round Room Presents, Wojcik/Seay, Carson/Kolker, and the entire PJM family. To his family, friends, and teachers: I thank the Lord everyday for your love and support. Isaiah 41:13.

Caitlin Hornik (Owlette) is overjoyed to be making her National Tour debut with PJ Masks! Previous: I Love a Piano (Eileen/The Wick Theatre), Grinch (Ensemble/Grand Ole Opry), and contracts with Seabourn Cruise Line & Disney Cruise Line. BA English: Arizona State University. Thanks to the entire PJM team, Holly, Carson/Kolker, & Julia! For mom & dad, who gave me wings, and family/friends/ teachers who have helped me soar. Dream on! www.CaitlinHornik.com @caitlinhornik

Laura Jinparn (Luna Girl) is elated to be making her national tour debut with such a "Super" team! Previous credits include: Spring Awakening, 80's Explosion Cabaret  (Rider University),  Mary Poppins,  The Producers  (Woodminster Amphitheater), Avenue Q,  Legally Blonde (Stars 2000). BFA Musical Theatre graduate from Rider University. Special thanks to Wojcik/Seay Casting for this amazing opportunity and her family and friends for their unconditional love and support. Thank you for Matthew Caccamo (Gekko) could not be always believing in her.  happier to be a part of this super awesome (Ninjalino) Joshua cast! Previous credits include:  Fiorello!  (Off- Joshua Redfield Broadway and Berkshire Theater Group), Dora Redfield is very proud to be working with the Explorer Live!,  Summer of '42, Peter Entertainment One and Round Room in Pan (Smithtown PAC), Our Town, Gallathea, A this wonderful production. Recent credits Doctor in Spite of Himself  (Rider include Clifford the Big Red Dog with Mills U.),  Pinocchio  (Jean's Playhouse). Graduated Entertainment, Walk the Plank with RWS from Rider University with a BFA in Musical & Associates, and Peter Pan with Herrick Theater. Forever thankful for family and Entertainment. He also studied at New York friends for all their unconditional love and Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Loving thanks goes to his parents and to God. support. Enjoy! Jay Gamboa (Ninjalino) Jay Gamboa is proud to join Team Villains in PJ MASKS LIVE! He holds a BFA from AMDA: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Recently seen in RENT at The Gateway Playhouse. TV/Film: The CW's “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, “Sing For Your Supper”. National Tour: Hello Kitty Live (dance captain). Favorite regional credits: MAMMA MIA (East Coast Regional Premier), WEST SIDE STORY, KISS ME KATE, MARY POPPINS, BYE BYE BIRDIE, and LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL (West Coast Premier). @JayGamboaNYC

Todd Ritch (Romeo) is thrilled to be living his super villain dreams! He comes directly from Off Broadway's Pinkalicious The Musical (Peter). Favorite regional credits include Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod), Hair (Berger), Hairspray (Link), Oliver! (The Artful Dodger), Ragtime (Younger Brother), and Spring Awakening (Ernst). Todd has studied at Circle in the Square Theatre School and CAP 21. He dedicates this performance to his baby cousins Sophia and Kyle. Christopher Sanders (Male Swing) is a NYC based performer and director/


PJ MASKS: TIME TO BE A HERO LIVE! choreographer. Recent performance credits include Off-Broadway/NYC Theater: Macbeth-Columbia University, Jekyll and Hyde-The Players Theater; National Tours: Pinkalicious-Vital Theater Company, Christmas Carol-Nebraska Theater Caravan; Regional: Twelfth Night-Cleveland Play House, Seven Brides for Seven BrothersWohlfhart Haus, Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical-Cleveland Public Theater, West Side Story-TruNorth Theater, and Spamalot-Beck Center. He got his BFA in Musical Theater from the University of West Florida and also studied at the International Performing Arts Institute in Munich, Germany. Ben Shimkus (Catboy) is beyond thrilled to bring new theater excitement to people of all ages. He graduated from Cortland State, and has since been seen in the tour of “Dublin’s

Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies” and the past three years of Tibbits Opera House Summer Productions, including Lucas in The Addams Family, Lyle in Footloose, and a Player in Pippin. Special thanks to all of my family, and wonderful friends. Rachel Wong (Ninjalino/Luna Girl Understudy/Dance and Vocal Captain) is extremely blessed to be a part of this wonderful production. She was raised in Oahu, HI and is a proud Ithaca College alumni (’17), where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. Some recent credits would include Titanic (Ithaca), How To Succeed in Business (Ithaca), and multiple dance concerts where she was featured as a dance soloist. “Thank you Mom, Dad, Deanna, and this creative team for the constant love and support."

PRODUCERS

Entertainment One (Producer) Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world. Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location. The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and

includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks. Round Room Presents (Producer) Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and  touring exhibitions. Entertainment Executive Stephen Shaw founded Round Room Presents in the summer of 2016, after spending the previous 3 years serving as President of S2BN Entertainment. Over the last 10 years, the senior management of Round Room has served as the Tour Producer for Bodies: The Exhibition, Executive Producer of Fuerza Bruta, Tour Promoter for An Evening with Oprah Winfrey, An Evening with Al Pacino, The Marvel Experience, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and most recently, Executive Producer of The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, all while producing and promoting some of the biggest kids tours to date, including Yo Gabba Gabba Live, Alvin and The Chipmunks Live and PJ Masks Live.


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