BEATNIK Squared

BEATNIK SQUARED  (Nov. 7th, 2014)

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Join us for our 2nd installment of our unique, audience interactive speak-easy 60’s theme ONE-NITE ONLY event. Whether attending for the first time or returning for seconds, all audience members will get into the groove of enjoying a flashback of the 60’s. Many of our usual beats, poetps, freaks, geeks and artisans of every kind will be returning along with some new acts and surprises. This event is once again in partnership with Blue Star and VarieTEASE and will take place at The Venue (511 Virginia Dr., Orlando, Fl)

This show is a benefit show for Orlando Fringe, United States Association of Fringe Festivals (USAFF), and the Canadian Association for Fringe Festivals (CAFF)

Where: The Venue (511 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL)

When: Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 7 P.M. (see show breakdown below)

Show Breakdown: 6 P.M.: box office opens, 6:30-7: pre-show audience interaction, 7-8:15: mainstage show

Rating: Mature, recommended for 18 and up, adult language and partial nudity.

Tickets: $20 general admission, to purchase tickets online, click here

DO NOT call The Venue to book a ticket, all ticketing is done through BMP. Tickets may be purchased online via PayPal, or at the door with cash or credit, no phone sales. Email Mike@BethMarshallPresents.com if there any questions or concerns.

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Cast

The Regulars:

Beth Marshall – Mama Beth
Adrian LePeltier – The Proprietor
Brett Carson – The Bongo Beat
Julie Snyder – The Groupie
Andy Haynes – The Writer/Poet
Mike Deaven – The Beatles Fan/Poet
Samuel Butcher – The Beat King/Poet
Darth Knapik – Hippie/Artist
Theresa Rogers – Groupie/Front of House
Anastasia Kurtiak – Beat/Front of House
Terri Giannoutsos – The Bouncer

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Adrian LePeltier (The Proprietor) – Born and raised in Calcutta, India, Adrian attended and graduated (cum laude) from The Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, California. After graduation Adrian moved to England performing with Wimbledon Repertory Theatre, Colchester Repertory Theatre and The Palace Theatre, Westcliffe on Sea.

From actor to dancer, Adrian also worked in cabaret production shows at “The Latin Quarter,” “The Talk of The Town.” in London, England. Paris, France. Estoril, Portugal. Hong Kong, Reno, Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada all ports of call in Adrian’s dance career. Actor, dancer, Assistant Company Manager are all titles Adrian was proud to be associated with. Add to that Show Director and Director of Concepts and Development at Universal Studios, Orlando and you pretty much have a complete picture of Adrian’s career.

Yes, there were televisions shows and films, but if you blinked, you missed Adrian! You just blinked!

Adrian’s Florida credits include The Orlando Fringe Festival. Several Productions at Bay Street Players, Eustis, Florida. The Seagull at Mad Cow, Orlando, Florida. The Icehouse Theatre at Mt. Dora. The Giver at Orlando Repertory Theatre. Also, The Orlando Playfest. At present Adrian can be seen as A Wandkeeper at Ollivanders Wandshop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal, Orlando. He just completed Merlin at The Orlando Rep. With Beth Marshall Presents Adrian has had the great and good fortune to have been a part of Children of A Lesser God. A 60’s retrospective Beatnik.

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Julie Snyder (The Groupie)- Favorite roles include Daisy (Biloxi Blues), Girl (Smooch), and Claire Strain (Flight of the Earls). Julie can also be seen in the upcoming BMP production BEATNIK. This is her third year participating in Play-in-a-Day. Special thanks to the cast and crew, Linds and Mike, and the trifecta for your love, support, and encouragement from near and there. Twitter: Sirona20 Interwebs: www.juliannesnyder.com.

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Andy Haynes (The Writer/Poet) – This is Andy’s seventh production with Beth Marshall Presents. Most recently, he was in his third year participating in Play-in-a-Day as a writer. He’s been on team three every year and won the best overall play audience choice award in 2012. Andy is a published and award-winning playwright, attraction developer, show writer and more as well as a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. To see some samples of his work check out www.AndyHaynesCreative.com.

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Mike Deaven (The Beatles Fan/Poet) is very excited to sing and play guitar in front of people again in Beatnik Squared! Mike works with BMP as Assistant to the Producer and Resident Artist, and is also looking forward to stage managing the BMP production of Doubt: a Parable in early 2015. He was most recently seen onstage in the BMP production of 33 Variations as Mike. He would like to thank Beth Marshall for providing him with so many opportunities, and his parents for all of their support.

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Samuel Butcher (The Beat King/Poet) is an electrically neutral, weakly interacting elementary subatomic particle with half-integer spin, denoted by the Greek letter ‘nu’. All evidence suggests Samuel Butcher has mass, but the upper bounds established for his mass are miniscule even by the standards of subatomic particles. This is Samuel Butcher’s second Play-in-a-Day; he dedicates his participation to the legacy of Eli Whitney.

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Theresa Rogers (Groupie/Front of House)-  In “real life” Theresa teaches high school and finds her joy in helping struggling students get on track to graduate high school and become successful both in and out of school. In her “unreal life” she regularly volunteers for several arts organizations including Beth Marshall Presents and Voci Dance. Theresa has also served as the Producer of Kids Fringe and Volunteer Coordinator for The Orlando International Fringe Festival. Theresa would like to thank Beth for her devoted friendship and would like to tell her many friends that are part of Beatnik Squared to be awesome!

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Anastasia Kurtiak (Beat/Front of House) is attending her second year at Valencia College. She is majoring in Theater and the Dramatic Arts with a focus in Stage Management. She began her theatrical career
her Junior year at Lake Brantley High School as Make-Up Director for Once Upon a Mattress and ended her Senior year as a Scenic Painter and Constructor for Grease. Stasia’s past participation includes
two years of stage management and make-up for Play-In-A-Day, Head Scenic for Beth Marshall Presents Biloxi Blues, and Assistant Stage Management for Children of a Lesser God, Alice Lost in Wonderland, BEATNIK, and 33 Variations.

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Terri Giannoutsos (The Bouncer) is honored to be a part of the Beatnik Squared team. She has spent the last year doing some amazing theater. She even got to produce and direct her first show for the Orlando International Fringe Festival!

The Guest Stars:

Blue Star and VarieTEASE
Tod and Christin Caviness – The Beat Gurus
Will Hagaman – The Beat Comic
Billy Manes – Andy Warhol
Janine Klein – Janis Joplin
Julian Bond – The Magic Man
TJ Dawe – The Storyteller
Phil Long – The Wise Beat

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Blue, an Atlanta Native, began dancing at the age of 4. She was a Professional Ballet Dancer at the age of 16 and then was smart enough to retire at 24. She was also Modeling and Acting landing Principal Roles in National Commercials and Print Ads.( Diet Coke paid the bills for quite some time.) She moved to Orlando from New York to go back to school and began her “BLUE” life. She is the creator of VarieTEASE, The Peek-a-Boo Lounge, Lesbo-a-GoGo, Dirty Bingo and much much more. She DJ’s, Produces, Directs, Acts, Sings and coordinates anything FUN and different that you can think of.  Currently she is happy to join the local Business force and is  he proud Owner of THE VENUE, a Performing Arts and Rental space that now houses her show VarieTEASE. (www.thevenueorlando.com).  She also resides on the Ivanhoe Village Board of Directors as an advocate for growth in the neighborhood! She has been showcased in Feature Articles by SheMAG, Voted “Best Favorite Artist” by The Watermark for 5 years in a row,  Best DJ, Won Numerous Awards from The Orlando Weekly, Featured by The Orlando Sentinel and was recently featured in the USA TODAY TRAVEL as One of the “Top Ten Things to do In Orlando.”

She also is the Co-founder of The Barber Fund LLC (after the late John Tweeka Barber) Helping people living with Cancer. In the past 3 Years, they have helped 12 Recipients with different Cancers ranging from Sinonasal Carcinoma, NeuroBlastoma to Ovarian Cancer.

Blue is an advocate for the Arts and the GLBT.  She was the 2013 Host and Emcee for the Orlando Come Out with Pride and the Emcee for the 2013 Marriage Equality Rally. She donates her time to many Organizations in the community both Locally and Nationally and will continue to help those who fight Cancer with THE ONE LOVE MOVEMENT.

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Tod Caviness (The Beat Guru) is a nightlife columnist and features reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. Despite his tireless work for “the man,” he was named Best Poet/Spoken Word Artist for the past three years by Orlando Weekly readers, who all have beards and are therefore well informed on that sort of thing. Each year, he coordinates poetry events for the Orlando Fringe Festival, and each month he wrangles authors, poets and several other species of drunkards as the host of the long-running Speakeasy spoken word night at Will’s Pub.
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Christin Caviness attended Jacksonville University on scholarship and received her B.F.A. in dance. She has also trained at the American Dance Festival, the Sarasota Ballet, and the Mark Morris Dance Center. She has performed in works by David Dorfman, Alvin Ailey and Jawole Zollar. Other credits include Chen and Dancers, Ballethnic Dance Co., Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Notes in Motion, Avodah Dance Ensemble and Voci Dance Group. Her own work has been shown at the Florida Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival and the Orlando Fringe Festival. Christin is also a certified Pilates instructor and has her Doctorate in physical therapy. She is currently a member of Yow Dance.
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Will Hagaman (The Beat Comic), originally from Ohio, is an Orlando based actor and comedian. He has been seen in a number of Beth Marshall’s productions, most notably as James in Beth Marshall Presents’ Children of a Lesser God. Will works at the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor at Walt Disney’s The Magic Kingdom. For jokes follow him on twitter @willhaga.
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Billy Manes (Andy Warhol) is the award-winning senior staff writer at Orlando Weekly, and has been playing some role at that paper – nightlife raconteur, town drunk, life of the party, death of modern civilization, political force, political farce, sad clown, survivor – for nearly 16 years. Previous stage roles include Lamar in Godspell and the butler in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, but those both predate the process of puberty and should never again be referenced. Best just to consider the modern-day overexposure of a man who can’t seem to get enough attention. Then have a drink.

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Janine Klein (Janis Joplin) is grateful to be writing acting and singing this season for PIAD, and the Trayvon Martin series as well as playing Janis for a night in Beatnik and closing up with her Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa extravaganza Cabaret in December!
Janine has performed in most venues in Orlando including: The Shakespeare Theater, UCF, Icehouse, MadCow, Osceola Center for the Arts, and The Winter Park Playhouse and last summer got to bring her hit Fringe show ‘Gay Bar Star’ to The Duplex in New York City.
Janine can be seen at Universal Studios and Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater for the last 7 years. She wants to thank Beth for always believing in her and trusting in her work, especially as a writer. She would also like to thank her son Sage for being such a damn good kid.

Featured Acts:
Amanda Hughes – The Folk Singer
Cara Fullam and Jen Bonner –The Feminists
Aidan Bohan-Moulton – The Stoner

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Amanda Hughes (The Folk Singer) is so excited to return to her hippie roots in Beatnik Squared! She has been seen in last year’s Beatnik and the past two seasons of Play-in-a-Day as well as other shows including the off-broadway premiere of Big Fish (Villager), Ragtime (Newsboy), Make Believe (Natasha Lisenko), Boys Bois Boyz (Jennifer Lawrence), and Hairspray (Ensemble). Amanda is very proud to be known as Madame President to the wonderful members of Troupe 1139 and will be graduating this year from Boone High School.She sends love to all of her inspirations, especially Marcus, T Weags, Steve, Beth, and Roberto. And you, of course. She’s your biggest fan.

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Cara Fullam (Feminist) is excited to be back for her second year in Beatnik, and especially excited to be working with some amazingly talented friends! She has recently been seen in Beth Marshall Present’s Play-in-a-Day. Cara is a full-time intern for Mainstream Orlando, a Christian Youth Ministry, and is making strides in becoming a youth worship leader. To God be the glory, and enjoy the show!

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Aidan Bohan-Moulton (The Stoner) is an onstage mancreature; having ne’er before done Beatnik, he would like to issue a casual warning against drinking excessively chlorinated water: it is bad for you   :^)

Activists:

Missy Barnes – The Activist Mama
John McDonald – The Pride Fighter
Michael Osowski – The Military Man

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Missy Barnes (The Activist Mama) is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at Rollins College where she serves as coordinator of the musical theatre program. From 2002 to 2013 she headed the Musical Theatre and Dance programs at Catawba College. Missy has directed and choreographed college productions including Sweeney Todd; Urinetown: The Musical; Hello, Dolly!; Pippin; and The Boy Friend. Her professional directing credits include Children of Eden; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Jesus Christ Superstar; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; and Dinner with Friends. Missy has also worked as a performer over the years, playing such roles as Alice and the King of France in Henry V, Luciana in Comedy of Errors, Julie in Carousel, and Marian in The Music Man. She is an ATI (Alexander Technique International) certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.

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John McDonald (The Pride Fighter) is thrilled to once again be part of Beatnik. This is his 4th year with Beth Marshall Presents and 2nd doing Beatnik. He would like to thank Beth for the amazing opportunities she provides him to create and his husband Steven for allowing him the time to do so.

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Michael Osowski (The Military Man)- This is the third time Michael has been involved with Beth Marshall Presents, and his first time with Beatnik. The previous BMP show was Biloxi Blues, and some other productions he’s appeared in include Oklahoma; Phantom; Kiss Me, Kate!; The Ritz; She Stoops to Conquer; Proof; and The Fantasticks. This one’s for Carl.

Hippies:

Michelle Kurtiak – The Hippie Mama
Aidan Bohan-Moulton – The Stoner
Cydney Clark – The Peacekeeper
David Renish – The Disco Kid

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Cydney Clark (The Peacekeeper) is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Spruce Creek High School. She is very excited to be performing in Play-in-A-Day for the first time! Some past roles of hers include Daniela (In the Heights), Joanne (RENT), and Ronette (Little Shop of Horrors). She would like to thank Beth for such a great opportunity.

 
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David Renish (The Disco Kid)- 17, is a senior at Boone High School and also a newcomer in the Beth Marshall Presents series. His previous shows that he has worked/participated in are Chicago, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Legally Blonde, Anatomy of Gray, Fame, Once Upon a Mattress, Godspell, Alice in Wonderland, Fiddler on the Roof, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Suessical the Musical, Into the Woods, 101 Dalmations, and the Jungle Book. I am EXTREMELY grateful for this opportunity and I am SO excited to be able to work with you all!!! Thank you Beth for giving me this opportunity.

Beats:

Jessica Hoehn – The Beat Mama
Kate Lockwood – The Sexy Beat
Gabe Patrick – The Young Beat
Susan Woodbury – The Original Beat

 

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Jessica Hoehn (The Beat Mama)- It’s Jessica’s second time working for Beth Marshall Presents and this actor is super excited to be working with this talented team. She has been in entertainment at both Universal Studios Orlando and Walt Disney World. She has had the honor of performing in many regional theatre productions and feativals and has just finished performing as Judy Garland at the 2014 Orlando Fringe Festival in Wanzie Presents There’s No Place Like Home.
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Kate Lockwood (The Sexy Beat) is thrilled to be part of Beth Marshall Presents! She recently made her Orlando debut in Joseph Hayes’ production of A Slow Ride. Originally from the North East, Kate graduated from NYU with a major in classical stage. Recent performances include King John at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. Special thanks to her cast, her wonderfully supportive family and friends, and especially her Squirrel Man.

 

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