BOOMERMANIA PRODUCTIONS, LLC
(Co-Producer/Co-Writer/Co-Director) Debbie Kasper is a two-time Emmy nominated TV writer and an Award-winning Producer/Writer/Performer, as well as a Director, Actress, Stand-up Comic and International Humor Author. She's toured America several times over, either as a stand-up comic, or a writer/performer with one of her many theatrical shows, entertaining America one hit at a time. Always a darling of the press, Debbie's shows have been called "Masterpieces" "Hilarious" "Hysterical" in dozens of national papers. Whether in NYC, LA, or criss-crossing the country in between, Debbie has been making people laugh for several decades.
She's written for stage as well as for television, for some of the top comedies, like "Roseanne," and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," for which she was nominated for two Emmies. Her one-woman show "Without ME, My Show is Nothing", which she produced, wrote and starred in, won the prestigious Los Angeles' DramaLogue Award. Her stand-up career has taken her to all corners of the continent as well, and even beyond on cruise ships, for over two decades, also earning her rave reviews, as one of the hardest hitting females on the circuit. She's been seen on dozens of National TV shows as a stand-up. Kasper's hit show, "Self-Help: The Comedy," which she co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in, with comedian Sheila Kay, toured America, for almost a decade, and received rave reviews from every corner of the country. As an actress and director, she has perfofrmed in and/or directed over fifty roles for Off, Off-Off, and regional productions from coast to coast. Her current one-woman show "Zelda Bing's Love Camp" is currently on tour. She is also the co-author of a parody of John Gray's "Mars and Venus on a Date," which was translated into three languages and is sold on five continents. Kasper is also a writing coach and director of one-person shows.
(Co-Producer/Co-Writer/Co-Director) Pat Sierchio is a Writer, Producer/ Director and Pop Culture Historian. His career in the media/entertainment world covers the spectrum of television, stage, music, home video and journalism.
His TV credits include Head-Writer for "I-BASH" starring David Spade, The Who, Tony Bennett, The Dixie Chicks, Kiss, Faith Hill, and Special Consultant for the Starz Documentary, "Gangland: Bullets Over Hollywood." He's also written and produced over a dozen documentaries for cable TV and home video Pat is a contributing editor to Written By, The Magazine of The Writer's Guild, West, and a free-lance journalist, whose written dozens of articles about film, music, and television. His historical essay on Frankie Valli & The Four Season, appears nightly on Broadway in the souvenir program of the hit show, "Jersey Boys." He was one of the original directors, producers and production managers for the national hit, "Self-Help: The Comedy."
"BoomerMania," which he co-wrote, co-directs, and co-produces with partner Debbie Kasper, had its world premiere in 2008 in NY in a workshop production and ran for four months to rave reviews and standing ovations, night after night. The show opens its west-coast premiere in Los Angeles in January 2011, with many more productions to come.
(Production Manager/Company Manager) Michael is thrilled to be part of the West Coast Premier of BoomerMania and looks forward to a long future with BoomerMania Productions.
Michael was the Artistic Director/Founder of the Acting Up Theatre Company, a professional summer theatre in Massachusetts, where he Produced and Directed for five seasons from 2000 – 2006. When funding ran short he closed the business and moved to Los Angeles to establish a new business in the entertainment capital with the promise of presenting some of the most exciting theatrical events in Southern California; in January 2010 Michael founded Elite Theatricals, a Los Angeles based Entertainment Company. From Producing and Directing, to Stage and General Management, Michael brings over 10 years of music, theatre and dance experience to the Los Angeles stage
MARY EKLER (MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER)
Mary has served as Musical Director, keyboardist, vocalist and arranger with Grammy Award artists Wilson Phillips, Helen Reddy, and currently Rita Coolidge, and continues to perform in concert as Musical Director for such fine artists as Little Anthony and the Imperials, Stefanie Powers, Lorenzo Lamas, Dee Dee Sharp, Freda Payne, Shirley Jones, Deborah Gibson, Michele Lee, Glenn Yarbrough, Dale Kristien, Bill Hutton, Jordan Bennett, Pat Marshall,. Mary can be seen and heard on television as pianist and Music Director for many of the PBS Doo Wop specials.
LOS ANGELES CAST
Sarah Weismer (Dance Captain)
Mike J. Rosenblum
Edward lives and works in NYC as a choreographer / director and performer. Credits include : Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2012 Boston Revival), Is There Life After HIghschool? (Opening Doors, NYC), Boomermania: The Musical About the Baby Boomers (Original Los Angeles Production and upcoming Las Vegas Transfer), The Rocky Horror Show, Tommy, A Chorus Line, Dracula, RENT, All Shook Up, Charlie Brown, Chicago, Victor/Victoria, Honk!, Into the Woods, others. As a performer: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (National Tour), Phantom of the Opera (European Tour), Carol Channing in Concert (featuring Richard Skipper) (NYC and Tour), Oceania Cruise Lines (Europe 2005), Gateway Playhouse (NY), Prather Theatres (PA), Broward Stage Door (FL), Palace Theater (NH), Circa 21 (IL), others. www.edwardcarignan.com