Georgina Spelvin is a director, makeup artist and photographer. Her most recent work can be seen in the artistic design and direction for
The Rocky Horror Show
(2012) and Hedwig & the Angry Inch
(2011) including costume, makeup and wig design. She continues this
collaboration with Chandelier Productions for The Rocky Horror Show (2013).
Words to live by: To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a
tanding ovation. But one must remember that there is such a thing as good bad taste and bad bad taste. --John Waters
Riff Raff/Musical Director/Producer
Dustin Schisler holds a B.F.A in Classical Voice Performance from Cornish College of the Arts. Last year Dustin played the roles of Eddie,
Dr. Scott, and Hedwig in our double feature production of Rocky Horror
and Hedwig & the Angry Inch
. Other credits include:
Cosi fan tutte
(Ferrando), Le nozze di Figaro
(Basilio) and Don Giovanni
(Don Ottavio). In addition to his musical talent,
Dustin is an accomplished writer and director.
Jack has been playing in and producing shows in Seattle for nearly twenty years. Currently he plays with
James Apollo & the Sweet Unknown
, and he has played in and co-produced Chandelier Productions Hedwig and the Angry Inch
since we first
started back in 2007. A Jack of all trades, he splits his time on our shows between graphic design, promotion, running sound, screen printing,
and even baking cupcakes!
Anythony is thrilled to be doing his fourth production of The Rocky Horror Show
in Seattle! He was most recently seen
onstage as Dromio of Syracuse in the StageOne Theatre production of Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors
, and also in the chorus of Burien
Little Theatre's Reefer Madness
. Originally from Michigan, via Texas, Anthony's favorite past roles include Benny in Epic Proportions
(Temple Civic Theatre), Jordan in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
(TheatreNorth TC), and of course, his very first Rocky Horror
Show at the Old Town Playhouse.
When not onstage, Anthony is a tech editor for the online magazine The AntiCraft
and is a
full-time archaeology student at the University of Leicester. This will be his second year doing Rocky Horror
with us, though
his first in the role of Eddie.
A trained dancer and opera singer, Kate Beesley is a natural for this role. Kate has been with Chandelier Productions for two seasons, joining us as
a backup singer for the Roy Orbison Experience at the Triple Door and as Janet for our 2012 run. Past favorite roles include Tamina in Die
, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream
, chorus in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
, and her first lead as =
Anne with an "e" of Green Gables.
Karly is a Wife, Mama, Cat Snuggler, Vintage Lover, and Maker of Things.
Originally from Missoula, MT, she has been acting from a young age and earned a BFA degree from the University of Montana.
She traveled abroad to Australia where she earned a Best Supporting Actress award for donning a fat suit and learning to play cello in the operetta
She has acted or designed costumes for several local theater, dance, and burlesque companies in both Montana and Washington.
As a die-hard Rocky
freak for over a decade, she has been shouting at movie screens, dressing up, and joining shadow
casts over the years. This is her Seattle debut.
When she is not chasing her toddler son around, she is curating her online boutique,
. She also enjoys frying her hair with dye, sewing, drinking red wine, and listening
to David Bowie. This will be Karly's second year with us in the role of Magenta.
MATTHEW "STRUTTER" BOWEN
A long time rock n roll collaborator, we have recruited Mr. Strutter to play guitar on many of our past projects, including Hedwig & the Angry Inch
and In Dreams: A Tribute to Roy Orbison
. Matthew has played in a lot of Seattle rock favorites, including heavy metal heroes Sindios and rock n' roll
supergroup Mexican UFO. He currently plays with the garage revival band On the Make
, and is slated to
play guitar with our up and coming 60s girl group project The Devil Dolls.
Hailing from the hot and sexy state of California, Anthony received raves for his portrayals of various corpses or otherwise disfigured souls in movies
and TV shows directed by Hollywood luminaries Steven Spielberg, John Woo, and Quentin Tarantino. Stage productions that notch his belt include Meet Me
in St Louis
(John Truitt), Anything Goes
(Lord Evelyn Oakley), and Thoroughly Modern Millie
(Ensemble). Anthony is thrilled to come to
life and lose his "Rocky" virginity with this fabulous and slightly deranged production.
When not being "the slutty one" in the trio, Jordan attends Cornish college of the arts, where she is a sophomore in the performance production program
with a focus in costume design. She has lived in Seattle her whole life, and has had roles in various fringe productions around the city, most recently
as a cannibalistic fairy in Rogue's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
. Jordan has been both on and offstage since 2006, and her favorite roles
include Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis
, and Lucy, the robot who falls in love with a German cat/human scientist in the original student-written
play Sargent Basil's Robot-Human Digging Brigade
. She would like to thank her family, friends, and acquaintances for thinking it's really cool she got
cast in The Rocky Horror Show
, and also for all the love and support.
Paul Gauger (pronounced "GOW-gur") is a 23 year old Northwest native who has lived in Seattle for almost six years. Foregoing college and misguided
aspirations of Medical School, he moved to Seattle to pursue his dream of a career in opera. To that end he has spent the past five years training with
renowned vocal coach Erich Parce, as well as studying Italian, German, and French. From 2010 to 2011 he attended Seattle Central Community College to
study music theory and vocal performance, along with joining the SCCC Jazz Ensemble as lead singer and music arranger. Singing jazz gave Paul a taste
for performing outside the realm of classical music, and ever since he has been performing non-stop in Seattle's thriving musical theatre scene.
October of 2012 he played "Dr. Frank-N-Furter" (a dream role of his ever since he first saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the age of 14) in Chandelier
Productions' Science Fiction Double Feature
, and he is thrilled for the opportunity to reprise the role this December. Off stage Paul has many other
creative pursuits including writing and music composition, in addition to a less productive albeit equally passionate dedication to video games. However,
opera remains his focus and priority. For Paul this upcoming year will be dedicated to preparing for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions,
a career-launching competition for young opera singers across North America.
Alex would like to quote her theatrical alter-ego and say: "I'm lucky, he's lucky, we're all lucky!" to be a part of this cast of total and
complete weirdo rock stars. Alex moved to (outside of) Seattle from Brooklyn, NY, just a few days before she was cast with Chandelier
Productions. This is her first ever Rocky Horror Picture Show experience and she couldn't be happier or more proud to call this her Washington
premier. Alex got an acting degree from BU a couple of years ago and hopes to put it to good use here in Seattle. She also says she loves her
family almost as much as doing the Time Warp, and thanks to them for everything. XOXO!
Saxophonist Aaron Jenkins has been playing music for over twenty years, the last ten of which he has been active on the Seattle scene.
A graduate of the UW School of Music, Aaron has shared the stage with many notable groups, including The Soul Providers, Sly Lothario,
and Allen Stone. His current project is the afro-latin powerhouse, Cordaviva
Jim is a veteran rock musician & has been playing in Seattle since before grunge. Multi-instrumentalist Sadler has played keyboards for
songwriter Brett Phillips, Michael Dowers' Goats, and film-scoring freak scene Monkeys With Machine Guns. Along with Jack and Matthew,
Jim is also a nascent Devil Doll.
After graduating with a degree in composition and clarinet performance at the University of Idaho, Lauren moved to Seattle where she now
regularly performs on woodwinds with both rock bands and classical ensembles alike. She's no stranger to musical theater, although this is
her first performance on stage rather than in the pit since moving here.
Anna Urband is a mean-muggin' mo-fo that likes to melt faces and cut a rug. Although she has been keeping busy dancing and performing
at live soul nights (and things of the like) throughout the city, RHS will be her first production since moving to Seattle. By the light
of day Anna works in the U.S. national office of an international non-profit fundraising company...savin' the world n' junk. She is truly
grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this show, and gets downright giddy to see this rag-tag group of hooligans on a weekly basis.
I'm convinced that come performance time, we'll cause an uproar to bring on the End of Days. BAM.
I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay. I sleep all night and I work all day. I cut down trees. I eat my lunch. I go to the lavatory. On Wednesdays
I go shoppin, and have buttered scones for tea. I cut down trees. I wear high heels, suspendies, and a bra. I wish I'd been a girlie, Just
like my dear Papa.
We are a non-profit group of musicians, actors and event producers focused on raising money and awareness for local and national
LGBT organizations including Freedom to Marry, the Human Rights Campaign, the It Gets Better Project, the Trevor Project and GLSEN.
Last Mother's Day, we ended our first season with a spectacular eleven piece band Roy Orbison tribute concert at the Triple Door. In October 2012 we
performed a sell-out run of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show
and John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask's Hedwig & the
presented as a live double feature. This four-night event earned $8,000 for Gay City Health Project. Similarly, during
Seattle Pride 2011, we partnered with Rudy's Barbershop, Cupcake Royale and The Stranger to perform Hedwig
a sell-out crowd (550+) at the Crocodile in benefit of Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project. Together with these businesses we helped
to raise over $10,000.
If you would like to help us raise money for these causes the easiest thing you can do is buy tickets to our shows. If you are unable to
attend or would just like to help out more we welcome your donations, which help us put on bigger and better shows to raise even more money
for these great organizations. Basically every dollar we receive we will work our hardest to multiply into the biggest donation possible
through our stage shows!
About Gay City Health Project:
Gay City Health Project is a multicultural gay men's health organization and the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.
Their mission is to promote wellness in LGBT communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts,
and building community.
With a recent expansion to a new, larger space, Gay City has increased its commitment to supporting programs that respond to the needs
of all LGBT individuals, and to promote the comprehensive wellness - physical, mental, social, sexual, and spiritual - of Seattle's
LGBT communities. For more information visit: gaycity.org
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