Audience Choice Award Winner
by Oliviana Marie
A virus known as Corona debuts her nightclub act, introducing herself to the world through the universal language of music.
An autobiographical romp, this bad girl beguiles the audience into joining her for the “party of a lifetime,” captivating them with her wit and charm before revealing the truly dark side of her nature.
Corona’s Cabaret was born during California’s shelter-in-place orders when seventeen year old Oliviana Marie (an award winning composer/lyricist/book writer) was desperately missing live theatre and looking for ways to entertain her family and friends.
Oliviana Marie (Book/Music/Lyrics/Corona)
Oliviana is already making her mark in the musical theatre world with The Middle of Nowhere (mentored by Stephen Schwartz), Mr. Steiner’s Masterpiece (Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival), and Valentine’s Day (FNAM’s Showsearch). In between Corona’s Cabaret rehearsals she’s applying to colleges as a composition major.
Evelyn Halus (Producer)
Evelyn is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/vocal coach, who teaches Rock Musical Theatre at UCLA. Clients include Cher, Depeche Mode, Nathan Lane, Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Morrison, Lindsay Mendez, and Sutton Foster. Her passion for developing musicals has been mostly as a performer until her daughter needed a producer.
Kerry O’Malley (Co-Director)
Broadway: Into the Woods, White Christmas, On a Clear Day…, Billy Elliot, Annie Get Your Gun, Translations, Cyrano. Off Broadway: How I Learned to Drive, Dublin Carol, Flight. Film: Annabelle, Annabelle Creation, Terminator Genisys, The Little Things, Rounders, Case 39. Television: Snowpiercer, Those Who Kill, Survivor’s Remorse, Shameless, Boardwalk Empire, Brotherhood.
Karl Sonnenberg (Co-Director, Scenic and Lighting Design, Stage Manager)
Karl is a photographer and videographer based out of Los Angeles. He specializes in live performances in theater, cabaret, concerts and sports. Some of his clients include The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Spot-On Entertainment, United University Church, Flintridge Prep as well as numerous individual performers. www.sonnenbergshots.com
Tom Griep (Spike/Music Director)
Tom is the founder of PianoTrax.com. As a conductor and/or pianist, he’s worked with some of the most talented singers in the business, including Carol Channing, Nathan Lane, Rita Moreno, Tommy Tune, and Leslie Odum, Jr. He’s the husband of Evelyn and the proud father of Oliviana.