- WELCOME ABOARD
- ALIEN HEATWAVE
- DELRIZIAN TRIPLETS
- AMAZON WOMEN FROM MARS
- BEWARE THE EYES OF MARS
- LITTLE NIKKI & THE SLIKKS (CLUB GROOVY ROAD)
- FLIGHT #63 (YOU’RE MEANT FOR ME)
- PSYCHIC MARY-ANN TO TOUCH-TONE ALIENS -PART 1
- MY NAME IS LADY LOVE
- PSYCHIC MARY-ANN TO TOUCH-TONE ALIENS -PART 2
- EVERYWHERE IS FAMILY
- SET US FREE NOW
- ALIENATED (REPRISE)
- THE GAME IS TIED
- I WANT MARS
- DAYS OF THE MOON & SUN
- A UNIVERSE OF FAMILY (REPRISE)
- ALIEN HEATWAVE (FINALE)
(Time: 2 hours. Cast and crew are volunteers and no one was paid, as it is a benefit for charity "Kids In Distress.")
“A heartfelt thanks to the cast, crew, my family who helped my dreams come true. I hope everyone walks away from the show humming a tune, with a little more love in their heart, and feeling a little less alienated in this crazy world. Peace out.”
-David Mann, Composer
KRISTOFER YAGER HYLAND (Captain Mars) Kris is a Senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He is currently auditioning for ten different B.F.A. Acting Musical Theatre programs all over the East Coast and Midwest. He has previously been involved with the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre and the South Florida Public Theatre. He has played such roles as the "cat" in HONK! THE MUSICAL; "Romeo in ROMEO AMD JULIET and a role in WEST SIDE STORY. Kris wants to wish the entire cast: "Break a leg".
KAILA KATESH FREAS (Little Nikki Batalia) Kaila is no stranger to the stage. Her very first role, at the age of seven, was to play a Goat in the colorful musical of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Since then, "Kat" has played "Alice" in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, "Marta" in SOUND OF MUSIC and many others. She is a Junior Musical Theatre major at The Dillard Center for the Arts, and hopes to attend AMDA to pursue a career on the stage.
LATRICIA ARNETTE MOBLEY (Ms. Lady Lawanda Love, Amazon Queen) Latricia appears as "Lady Love", a character that some people would love to hate. Lady Love's personality is totally opposite that of the real Latricia and she is enjoying the challenge. Latricia has been a part of the OAS Gospel Choir for Condoleeza Rice and has been heard on several gospel recordings. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Memorial University, leaving in 2002, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. Latricia is currently teaching First Grade at Brentwood Elementary School. She also sings, composes and arranges her own music.
MIRACLE RESHUN BAKER (Delrizian Triplet Zoot) has been singing since she was four years old and is now a third year vocal major. As a member of the DCA's vocal department, he has participated in the annual Walt Disney World's Candlelight Special and the Florida Vocal Association's District 15 Competitions. He has also entered various other competitions such as: ACT-SO, Omega Psi Phi Talent Search, Panther Lane Idol and the Gifted Talent Search.
BRANDI MARLENA VARDIMAN (Delrizian Triplet Andora, Amazon) is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and no stranger to the stage. She has been performing since the age of three. During High School she was a member of the Asante Children's Theatre Troupe. She starred in many productions including the role of "Corkie" in STOOPS as well as A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN, A TRIBUTE TO CURTIS MAYFIELD and THE MIDDLE PASSAGE, an historic journey through the African slave trade. At Indiana University she was a member of the world renowned African American Choral Ensemble under the direction of Dr. James E. Mumford. She also had training in gospel and classical music genres. It was at this time that she accepted the invitation to appear as the opening act for Mr. Ray Charles. Her most recent performances include the role of "Antigone" in THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS as well as starring as "Sara" in HOW DID WE GET HERE. Brandi's first love has always been the theatre and she is committed to exhausting herself to perfect her craft.
JAIME LYNN ALLEN (Android Darci, Sunny) Jaime majored in Theatre and French at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is currently recording her first album entitled "J'AIME" compiled from all of her original music. Her songs are adult contemporary, country, rock, R&B and alternative.
CHRISTOPHER BOSWELL (Mr. Roads, Cop, MP, Dancer, Man Slave) Chris is a veteran of musical theatre and earned his degree in theatre from the University of Hawaii. Some shows he appeared in: GREASE, A CHORUS LINE and CRAZY FOR YOU. Chris counts Walt Disney World and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as past employers.
MIREYA MAIDA KILMON (Android Carmen, Starshine) This is Mireya's second time to do this show with David Mann. She originally played the dual roles of "Carmen" and "Nikki" in the 1991 production at the University of Miami. Mireya has an extensive background in music, theatre and dance. Her most recent performance was in THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Main Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes. She has performed in over 30 theatrical productions as well as film credits from ONE DAY IN HEAVEN (Portrait in Black Productions). Mireya directed and choreographed several productions, her favorite being A CHORUS LINE.
DEIRDRE FRAMPTON (Krishna Protester, Alien Ambassador Nonchalant) Deirdre is currently taking a night class of Acting I at Broward Community College. This is the first production in which she has performed. She has long admired the work it takes to produce such an excellent play and is very proud to be associated with MARS.
MARIA PIA SANZ (Alien Medusa Starr, Dancer) Pia started in theatre at the age of ten. She was in Argentina where she learned to Tango the Argentine way as well as belly dancing. About mid-2004 she moved to Florida where she learned more popular dances such as Salsa and the cha-cha. She also became acquainted with ballet, jazz and others. Pia considers the best things in her life are acting and dance.
RACHEL LOUISE GALVIN (Miss Pussywillow, Galaxy Operator, Moonbeam) Rachel has recently been seen in several short films including: LOCKBOX, WRONG TURN, CASTING CALL, FINAL JOB, FADED, and FROZEN STYPH. She has experience in both film and theater, including a local Murder Mystery Company (Diamond Productions). Rachel has been a talent manager for kids in Los Angeles and is currently a local freelance writer.
YOLANDA ELIZABETH HAYES (Psychic Mary) Yolanda plays the part of psychic "Mary Ann" in MARS. She sings first soprano in the Lambda Choral and performed with them during Christmas on Los Olas, on Aids Day and at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. BEWARE THE EYES OF MARS will be her first musical. Yolanda enjoys acting, cooking, gardening and, of course, singing.
FRIDA HESLES (Mexican Protester Jesus) Frida was born in San Diego, Cal. and moved from there to Mexico at the age of five. She studied Spanish and Mexican regional dances, ballet and learned to paint. While in school she performed in several dance shows. She graduated in Mexico City with a B.A. and moved to the States in 1990 where she enrolled in belly dancing classes. She has performed in two different restaurants as well as individual shows. However, Mars is her first stage play.
CAROLINA MARIA (Amazon, Dancer) Carolina has been in her school's Talent Show for 7 years, performing and creating choreography for Juniors and Seniors her last three years. She was voted best dancer in her school. She started in a ballet academy at age three, following with tap, hip-hop and gymnastics. She belly dances twice weekly.
DON STANSFIELD (Mr. Oog, Cigarette Man, Krishna Protester) Don teaches High School Drama at Coral Springs Charter School. He is a graduate of New York University, holding a B.S. in Communications and an M.A. in Arts and Humanities. He also studied theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Don is a member of Actor's Equity and the Screen Acyot's Guild and is excited to be making has South Florida debut as "Mr. Oog" in ‘BEWARE THE EYES OF MARS’.
CHENNETTA ELVINA STONE (Delrizian Triplet Chicklet) Chennetta plays the part of "Chicklet" in this show. This was her second audition and her first opportunity to actually "be" an actress - ever. She always felt that she could act but was never sure where to start. She believes that her singing and dancing talents won't hold up on their own so her acting talent must support her endeavors. As she is a very creative person and can quickly fall into "freestyle" we should see her dream emerge on stage. She also enjoys basketball, flag football, writing poetry and "rapping".
TIFFANY ANN MAXWELL (Amazon, WHAM TV Reporter, Girl in love) performed in a variety of dance recitals and musicals, both as a backup dancer and choreographer. She was with FUN TYMZ PRODUCTIONS and, in SUGAR BABIES. was backup as well as a gypsy dancer. In "real life" she is an aerobic instructor, a model and actress, an advertising representative, a mom, a wife.
LOUISE VANESSA HARPER (Amazon) Louise considers herself "Star Born". She knew, at a very young age, that her destiny and calling was to help others through her acting ability. She considers MARS a perfect opportunity for same. She has been involved in many plays including THE WIZ, HAPPILY EVER AFTER, and THE CHRONICLES OF JANE. She is currently a Junior at the Dillard Center for the Arts and would like to thank everyone who helped her get where she is today.
JAY PARKER (MS. Slikk, Alien Ms. Hidea) has a comic timing that brings a new element to the show and to his character.
MERRIE RONA BIGHAM (Ensemble) Merrie was born in Manhattan and has been involved in theatre since she attended workshops at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. She performed the role of "Buttercup" in a summer camp production of HMS PINAFORE as well as productions of OUR TOWN and THE CRUCIBLE. She was also a member of the a capella choir. She enjoyed performing with an improvisational troupe in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
ROY WALKES (Radio Boss, General Bragg, Sir Unigent, MP)
PETER ZARAGOZA, LC BROADDUS (Voice-overs for Admiral Botox, Computer Voices & Announcers)
ALEX, KRIS & BRAD MAXWELL, SAPPHIRE (Alien Consort, 2 Amborguous, Phobos Robot Unit)
Bronhilda One Series played herself.
DAVID MANN (Composer, Musical Director, Sound Engineer) In addition to composing the book and music for "Beware The Eyes Of Mars", David also directed the 2006 musical run. David did the first run of the show at the University of Miami in his Senior Year. The show has been updated with new music and storyline, which came about as the show again became socially relevant. The backing tracks were reworked in his recording studio in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A musician at heart, the music is the most important aspect to him.
DAVID RICHMAN (Director) After Graduating with a BF degree from the University of Miami, David put the theater on "hold" and veered into the world of business. Several companies and successful careers later, the longing for greater artistic expression led him, intermittently, back to the stage where he has directed numerous plays for local theater groups and educational venues. When the opportunity to do a revival of this show presented itself as a charitable event, it was too irresistible to refuse. "For all of us at any given point in our lives, to reconstruct the past is simply everything we have ever done to bring us here at this very moment."
LISA ELAINE WALKOWITZ (Stage Manager) a/k/a Dr. Lisafer is thrilled to be the Stage Manager of this fabulous show and would like to thank David Mann for the wonderful opportunity. She has been performing on, and off, the stage since the age of ten. Her favorite roles include "Rosina Dainty Mouth" (the witch) in Humperdink's opera HANSEL AND GRETEL; the "Queen of Hearts" in ALICE IN WONDERLAND and "Stepsister Lucinda" in INTO THE WOODS.
CANNON STARNES (Choreographer) Brought a ‘Broadway’ mentality, look and professionalism to the show, and the show wouldn’t be the same without him. You can currently see him in Key West in ‘Naked Boys Singing’.
MEREDITH C. SHASKAN (Costume Designer) After retiring from flight attending, she is currently studying fashion/costume design at THE ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE. She is the mother of two boys whom she has been costuming for five years.
ANGEL SANTOS (Alien Masks & Headpieces) was born in Puerto Rico, and came to Fort Lauderdale to accomplish his fourth degree. Instead of dealing with Science, he obtained a degree in Animation and Motion Graphics. Angel worked at The Children's Museum of Puerto Rico, not only as a facilitator, but also as an artist. He taught at the Carolina School of Fine Arts in Puerto Rico and, as a part timer, he worked with Maskhunt, Inc., a mask theater company, which had traveled the world participatng in several festivals. His participation with BEWARE THE EYES OF MARS consists of creating masks, props and costumes for the alien characters. "I am greatful to be a part of this wonderful project that is going to help others, especially the kids."
LIZA TRAINER (Robots, Videographer) designed the Phobos robot unit used in the stage show! Her film company, LHM productions, will also help film the production to help me make a film of the show! She is a woman of many talents.
JOHN VINAZZA (Animation Designer, Graphics) is an incredibly talented artist, John was the main creator for the animated sequences.
ROB SMITH (Animation, Graphics) did the graphics for the posters, and is a touch-up wiz.
MICHAEL SERA (Make up Designer) Created the fanatastical new look of Mars, and we are lucky to have him.
CHRISTINE DEBRATTO (Make up Artist)
RUSTY ELLISON (Lighting Designer) is talented backstage as well as on stage, and appeared in Three Penny Opera, Beyond Therapy, Grease, A Christmas Carol. Backstage he’s toured with Disney, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, and worked as technical director and lighting designer for Gold Coast Opera.
JERRY ADATO (Musician) went to college for classical guitar before getting into rock music. His Hendrix-inspired guitar licks pepper the backing tracks to the show, adding to the 1960’s authenticity.
CHRIS SCHLENKER (Musician) Added many sax lines on the backing tracks, and the score wouldn’t be the same without him.
WILLIAM VALLENILLA (Set Designer) Is currently an art teacher, and also runs a design store in North Miami, called "Urban Gardens". The show's sets are being re-designed by this multi-talented artist, who created the sets and props for the original first run.
SHERRIE JOHNSON (Electrical - Sets) has an electrical engineering degree, which is apparent by the electronic wizardry on stage. She also created the Bronhilda One Series Android.
GLEN HEATH (Asst. Stage Manager)
OMAR BAIN (Prop. Asst)
MARIO PALACIOS (Prop Asst., Usher)
KIDS IN DISTRESS (Ticket Takers)
Any omissions can be added upon request.
CAST AND CREW HEADSHOTS
Interested in talking with the composer about putting on the musical in your venue?
Please contact David Mann, Phone: 954-465-4827