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On Sunday Night, November 26th Cabaret at The Merc will celebrate the songs of Irving Berlin. The evening will feature tunes from Annie Get Your Gun, Holiday Inn, White Christmas and more as well as songs like “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and “Blue Skies”. Join us for a classic night of Broadway Music and a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday season!
Produced by The Barn Stage Company
Matthew Malecki is THRILLED to be back performing with Cabaret at The Merc! Nat’l tours: Jingle Bell Rock: A Rockin’ Holiday Revue! Regional: Curly in Oklahoma! (GraceArts Live), Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf in Into the Woods (Lewis Family Playhouse), Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Performance Riverside), Wallace Hartley in Titanic: the Musical (Moonlight), Ub Iwerks in When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney (Phoenix Theatre), Sasha in Fiddler on the Roof (Welk Resort Theater), and Freddy in My Fair Lady (Plan-B Entertainment). Matthew currently performs in Frozen: Live at the Hyperion at Disneyland’s California Adventure. He holds a BFA in Musical theatre from the AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ Mattytoddvitus
Shaina Knox is happy to return to Cabaret at the Merc alongside so many friends. Regional Credits: Merrily We Roll Along (Beth), Titanic (Kate Murphey), Sondheim on Sondheim (Kritzer/Mackey Track), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes/Miss Millenium), Fancy Nancy the Musical (Rhonda), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel) and The Fantasticks (Luisa). Shaina is currently performing in the Welk Resort Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol. Additionally, she is a resident guest vocalist for Princess Cruises in their production shows and will be heading to the Golden Princess this coming January! Thanks to Jeremy and Jordan for the opportunity.
John Blaylock holds an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch in New York City. He has written and performed for theatres across the country. Professional performance credits include: Harold Hill in The Music Man, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Edward Rutledge in 1776, and Steve in The Melody Lingers On: The Songs of Irving Berlin. In the summer of 2015, John worked as William Finn’s assistant on Encores! Off-Center’s production of A New Brain. As a writer, he has had work produced by Barrington Stage Company, Surflight Theatre, Sesame Street Live, Common Man Musicals, and Phoenix Theatre Company. John is currently the Director of Creative Writing at California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley. He also works as a musical director for McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts and is a resident writer at Broadway On Tour Children’s Theatre, helping to create and workshop new one hour family musicals.
Barbara Chiofalo is so happy to be back singing with Cabaret at the Merc, as it brings back fond memories. She can currently be seen as Betty in White Christmas this December at Pechanga Resort and Casino. Barbara has enjoyed performing across LA and NY. Past favorite shows include Les Miserables (starring Leah Michelle & Brian Stokes Mitchell) and Mame both at the Hollywood Bowl, Jonie in Happy Days the musical (LA – dir. Gary Marshal) young Heidi in Follies (LA-Reprise starring Patti Duke) Maria in The Sound Of Music (TVP-ITL Best Actress) Luisa in The Fantasticks (Performance Riverside – ITL Best Actress) and many others. Although her favorite role to date has been playing Mommy to her talented little 3 year old “star”. Barbara has her BA in Acting and Musical theater under the Ray Bolger Program from UCLA and continued her private training in NY thereafter.
Danny Blaylock Most recently, you may have seen Danny as Frankenstein’s Monster in 3D Theatrical’s production of Young Frankenstein. National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof. Regional favorites: Ug, The Caveman Musical, 1776 (Cabrillo), Drat! The Cat! (Opening Doors, NYC), Parade (Secret Theatre), Gidget, the Musical (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola), South Pacific, Chicago (Cortland Rep). Danny can generally be found performing at the Disneyland Resort at Castle Fantasy Faire, with the Laughing Stock Company and in Frozen – Live at the Hyperion.