Goin' Dot Com! - The Musical
Cast (in alphabetical order):
David Abad (Obfusk, Jason Understudy, UPS Guy, Chorus) is a native of San Francisco who has performed all over the West Coast -- and England! -- with Bus Barn Stage Company, Murphy's Creek Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theater, Entrée to Murder, Geoffrey Chaucer & Co., Morris Bobrow Productions, California Theatre Center and Keyhole Mystery Theatre. He can also be seen on CRT screens as the snide Toltec Chamberlain in Maxis' CD-Rom game, The Crystal Skull, starring Edward James Olmos. In his spare time, 'vid broods darkly about weddings to which he was not invited.
Kevin Cadogan (Stan) is a graduate of SFSU and began his performance career as the lead guitarist for the musical group Third Eye Blind. He departed the band in the year 2000 after receiving two California Music awards for songwriting. He has performed on numerous television programs and has produced three solo albums. More information at www.kevincadogan.com.
Erin Diamantides (Consultant, Sarah, Coffeehouse Girl, Chorus) attended Otterbein College in Ohio for music theater and moved to San Francisco to pursue theater opportunities. Some of her past roles include Harriet from Boy Gets Girl, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Anytime Annie in 42nd Street. She would like to thank her parents for continuous support and her friends at MacArthur Park who told her about the audition for Goin' Dot Com!
David Draffin (Brandon) is an actor who has played both Romeo and Juliet. His science fiction theater group Entropy won acclaim and awards and puzzled many influential people. He has ceased telling people about the feature films he has sold to Hollywood, since they still haven't made any of them.
Brett Milan Gajda (Jason) is thrilled to be making his San Francisco theater debut, and return to acting, in Goin' Dot Com! Over the past few years, he has been seen on stages around San Francisco, New York and Toronto (his hometown) performing songs from his debut solo album, Twenty Love, released in 2004. Brett sends his love to his amazing family and friends, and thanks Leah for the call. For more Brett, go to www.brettmilan.com.
Gibbon, The (Himself) has a few things he needs people to know. First of all, he is not a monkey. Secondly, he is willing to discuss his biography with certain members of the Press, but only if it involves a cover feature. Lastly, he will only sign autographs for female members of the audience. He thanks himself and wants to note that he is only performing in Goin' Dot Com! because he heard that De Niro never did a Dot Com musical.
Simone Goldstine (Consultant, Coffeehouse Girl, Chorus) is currently getting her BFA in musical theater at the Hartt School of Music. A San Francisco native, she attended the School of the Arts as a voice major. Some of her past productions include the following: Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), A Chorus Line (Kristine), West Side Story (Anybody's), Smile (Robin Gibson). She has been performing since she was just nine months old and is thrilled to be a part of Goin' Dot Com! She would like to dedicate this production to all of her wonderful mentors and thank her Mom, Dad and very special dog, Fred.
Anna Kristina (Stacey) has been a professional singer in San Francisco for about seven years. She has a Graduate Certificate in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz and currently leads and produces her own band, The Anna Kristina Session, which is a mix of jazz, funk and soul. She is also the lead singer in the all female Led Zeppelin tribute band known as Zeperella and is the lead female singer in the Bud E Luv Orchestra. She has recorded three of her own albums and has had her songs played on KPOO and KJAZZ. She has appeared on the Bruce Latimer show and has been featured on WB20, Bay TV and San Francisco Sound. To find out more about Anna, visit www.annakristina.com.
Blossom Latimer (Herself) has been an expert at St. Bernarding since birth. A fan of the grooming table, the panorama of chew toys and, of course, the Beethoven movie series, some of her past roles include 'decorated show dog,' 'family pet,' and 'all around great canine.' She would like to thank her humans for bringing her to the theater as she does not have a driver's license, bicycle or scooter. When she is not acting, Blossom spends her time as a stalwart member of Sky Dancer Kennel and the St. Bernard Hall of Fame.
Andrew McClain (Rusty, Consultant, Nick, Chorus) is currently a third year M.F.A. student at A.C.T. Some recent roles include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with Peninsula Symphony, directed by Giles Havergal, and William Boldwood in a musical adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Carey Perloff. He has also worked at software companies such as Laszlo Systems and Microsoft.
Eli Newsom (Al) spent some time during the late 90's in Dot Com land, working for the now extinct localmusic.com. His fondest memories of that experience: foosball, Kozmo and WebVan. Eli attended SF State and A.C.T., is a member of Actors' Equity Association, and works as an actor, director and teacher. For more information, visit his very own Dot Com!: www.elinewsom.com.
Stephanie Saunders (Gladys, Stacey Understudy) makes her San Francisco debut at the Eureka Theatre in Goin' Dot Com! Recent credits with A.C.T.'s M.F.A. program include Violet in Confessional and Woman A in Three Tall Women. San Diego credits include Bebe in A Chorus Line, Mary Magdalen in Jesus Christ Superstar and Lucentio in a gender-reversed version of The Taming of the Shrew. A native of New Hampshire, Stephanie received her B.A. at San Diego State University in Theatre and is currently working towards her M.F.A. in Acting with the American Conservatory Theatre.
Eric Starker (Doop, Mr. Buzzword, Chorus) is happy to be a part of Goin' Dot Com! Favorite previous roles include Michael in Becoming Memories (Center Rep), Menachem (title role) in Moonwatcher (Traveling Jewish Theatre), Prince Teal/Huntsman/King True Blue in Snow White and Several Dweebs (Oregon Cabaret Theatre) and Lamar in Godspell (Second Story Repertory. He is also a voice teacher and coach as well as a member of Theatre Bay Area. For more info, visit www.ericstarker.com.
Sean Tadlock (Paper Boy, Click Farm Wizard) has been with the Summer Arts Program for a few years as well as appearing in four school plays (Charlotte's Web, Cinderella, Goldilocks, and A Christmas Carol). Sean never liked drama until Ms. Camille inspired him; so special mention goes to her as well as his Mom who has always been an inspiration, too. Sean loves to read and have fun with his friends and looks forward to beginning Middle School at A.P. Giannini this fall.
Steve Whyte (Chuck) began his theatrical career at the age of seven when he was cast as Elf #2 in the Old Greenwich Elementary School production of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Well received by a full house of parents and siblings, hopes that the play would be held over were high, only to be dashed by the harsh reality that the gym had already been booked for the annual rhubarb pie bake-off. Later, Steve hosted the sports-comedy TV shows Bear Territory and Out of Bounds which aired on SportsChannel National. Bear Territory earned Steve the first of his many Emmy Awards (the total of which is two). Steve has played drums professionally with various bands in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles and is interested in learning more about spelunking, Malaysian shadow puppetry and strip-cabbage.
Christy Zeri (Jill, Consultant, Chorus) is thrilled to be in Goin' Dot Com! again. She has a drama degree and has been in many plays and musicals. Her favorite roles are Sophie in Star Spangled Girl and April in Company. Christy spent her Dot Com years as an sfGirl. Since 'Dot Com' is now 'Dot Gone,' she works in marketing and teaches Jazzercise.