ADRIENNE KROL (Kimi) is pleased to be in her third show at Pickwick after originating the roles of Joyce Ann in Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal and Lacey LeFloria in #KillBridezilla. She would like to convey her gratitude to her parents for their persistent support and to Michael and John for their remarkable patience.
PAUL DOUGLAS KUZNIK (Dijonnaise) has been a Singer/Songwriter for 16 years. In 2008 he self-released a solo pop album “On the Scene” under the name Paul Douglas and performed it live throughout Cleveland. In 2010, Paul released the album “No Apologies” with his Hip Hop group Freedom and toured it successfully. He has sung the national anthem for various Ohio sporting events including some at the Quicken Loans arena. In 2015, Paul started singing and doing Drag in the Ohio gay scene under his Drag Queen name “Kaydence Jayne.” You can check out his fabulous Drag Queen Music Videos at youtube.com/paulypauldouglas. Paul is honored to be making his Pickwick & Frolic debut!
DAMIAN HENRI (Host/Singer) was last seen on the Pickwick stage as the host of Vegas Burlesque. He has been performing on stage for 35 years as an actor, musician, and emcee. Damian graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where he studied architecture, physics, jazz, and choral performance. An architect by profession, he has lectured nationally on the topic of designing learning environments for higher education. He enjoys reading, playing piano, and is an avid soccer player. Damian also competed on Jeopardy! where he became a two-day champion.
ANDREW ROTHMAN (Drums/Singer) is an “east-side” native and lifelong performer, having served as an actor, musician, writer, designer, director, or volunteer at theaters including Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, Kennedy’s at Playhouse Square, Interplay, Dobama, Blank Canvas, The Hermit Club, and Rabbit Run. He has performed as a singer, drummer, and guitarist around Cleveland both as a soloist and with bands of genres ranging from reggae to rock to jazz, in addition to composing scores for podcasts and producing remixes for various artists. Drew has served as the Frolic Cabaret’s resident singing drummer since 2012, playing for the entire run of Mardi Gras Burlesque and Vegas Burlesque. www.arothman.com
DOT KING (Dancer) grew up in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrob wllllantysilio in the UK. She traveled to Cleveland and received a degree in Theater and Political Science at CSU. She has acted in many theaters including Cleveland Public and Karamu House. Dot’s mix of traditional, comedic, and dance-focused Burlesque is widely well-received throughout Cleveland and the world. She has performed at Ingenuity Fest, CPT’s Pandemonium and the Pretty Things Peep Show among others. Dot is also a stand-up comic and aerial silks artist.
SHRIMP COCKTAIL (Dancer) is One in a Krillion! She is the owner and executive producer of Shrimp’s Oh! Strip! Show. She was crowned Miss Hot Rod Hula Hop 2016. Shrimp Cocktail is America’s most ordered appetizer! She’s Shrimply the Best! Cleveland’s Favorite Prawn Star.
AVA ADORE (Dancer) has been on stage since the age of ten. She attended a performing arts school in Arizona and continued her theater studies in Singapore, where she lived for four years. She has been performing Burlesque for five years both locally and out of state and was a featured dancer in Pickwick’s Vegas Burlesque. Ava is also an art model and a party instructor at Cleveland Exotic Dance.
GIDEON LORETE (Dancer) is beyond excited to make not only his Pickwick debut but also his Burlesque debut. He is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Acting and Dance Program and regularly works in stage and film. Recent stage credits include Convergence-Continuum’s Harm’s Way as the Wizard and First Child, Brecksville Theatre on the Square’s Pinkalicious: The Musical as Peter, and Karamu House Theatre’s Sister Act the Musical as Pablo. Recent film credits include Netflix Original’s Lil Evil, Ibid Filmworks’s My Friend Dahmer, and Skipper Thomas Production’s Side Hustlers. In addition, Gideon is a featured Polynesian and fire dancer in Cleveland’s own Hula Fusion which was recently featured on America’s Got Talent Cleveland episode. Gideon began his dance career in a Polynesian dance group called Tekanahau Nui back home in Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands.
G THE MAGICIAN (Bryan Gerber) is a second generation magician following in the footsteps of his father Paul. Bryan’s debut public performance was at the age of 2 introducing his father to his daycare class. He has been a working magician ever since performing throughout Northeast Ohio at community events and libraries as well as his high school’s annual talent shows. Bryan received a degree in Special Education from Baldwin Wallace University. This is Bryan’s debut at Pickwick and Frolic.
MICHAEL ROGALINER (Producer/Writer/Director) and JOHN DiSANTO (Music Director) have created and produced original shows for Pickwick & Frolic for over 15 years. Their original Murder Mystery Comedies include Stage Struck, The Red Carpet Murders, Cruise Ship Killer, Psych Ward Whacker, Murder at the Oasis, Toga Party Terror, Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal, The All-Girl Prison Murder, #KillBridezilla and Beauty Queen Killer. Their Pickwick cabarets include multi-year runs of Burlesque, Cabaret Rock, The Stylettes and The Midnight Martini Show in the Frolic Cabaret as well as extended runs of The Hump Day Show and Toga! in Hilarities East 4th Street Theatre. They also staged the hit run of the Off-Broadway musical Forever Plaid at Pickwick. John is a theatre and church music director and composer whose primary instruments include pipe organ and harp. Michael has an MFA in theatre directing from Syracuse University and has directed plays and musicals throughout NE Ohio and Central New York including such favorites as Evita, Pippin, Nunsense, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Anything Goes.