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HISTORY
 
On January 5, 1997 Executive Producers Evette J. Stark and Marvin E. Gardens, began to develop "Z - The Masked Musical" of Zorro, and "Get Z'd" Productions was born. Through a series of staged readings with the assistance's of Rick Sordelet, one of Broadway's premiere stage fight directors, the show took its first step on March 3, 1997 at the Producers Club, (in a 99 seat theater) on 44th Street in the heart of the Times Square Theater district. Staged readings, concert presentations at the Lambs Theatre and demo tapes lead to our "Z - The Masked Musical Celebrity Concept CD. Now on February 24, 2000 in association with A.C.E. Productions (in a 1,000 seat theatre) they will present the world premier of "Z - The Masked Musical" of Zorro. In addition to the Premier they are currently in production for a second Celebrity CD with the full theatrical score.
 
Evettegroup.jpg (23742 bytes) EVETTE J. STARK (Executive Producer) With over ten years of experience in the graphic arts and advertising industry, Ms. Stark expanded into producing for film and theatre. Her first theatrical venture was Robert Cabell's Off-Broadway Musical "Two Hearts Over Easy". She and Mr. Cabell created and produced "The New York Harbor Festival of Magic" special event for the Hudson River Park
Conservancy. She is an independent producer/CEO with Two Scorpios Films, Inc. Her first feature film, "Through Dead Eyes", starring James Doohan (Scotty of "Star Trek" fame) was exhibited at the 1994 American Film Market, Cannes, MIFED show in Milan, and has been sold in over 21 countries. It is distributed domestically by S&J Video. She has also Produced her second feature, "Doomsday Stew", a dark character driven Sci-fi comedy, due for completion in July of 1999 and will be marketing and distributing personalized storybook videos for young children with her new partners in Kidstar Stories, Inc. The first title is "The Adventures of Peter Pigeon In Alphabet Town", with Melba Moore narrating and performing "Pete's" theme music.
AND IN MEMORIAL OF:
Marvin2.jpg (12985 bytes) MARVIN E. GARDENS (Executive Producer) Mr. Gardens produced "Two Hearts Over Easy" with Evette Stark, which marked the reunion of Cabell and Gardens as a Director/Choreographic Team. He is a former New Yorker who danced on Broadway in "The Magic Show", and "Pippin". He resided in Atlanta where he has served on the board of The Alliance Theater. Mr. Gardens was a special events director/designer of lavish charity events
and presidential balls. His regular clients included former President Carter, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Peabo Bryson, and the owners of the Atlanta Braves - Jane and Ted. His charity events raised over six million dollars in 1994, alone. He was also the host and events coordinator of the 1996 Olympic Village for Speedo. Mr Gardens passed away earlier this year. We will greatly miss him and his contributions.

Z - CD Producers

Developing and launching a new musical is a long term and intensive process. In the Fall of 1997 Ms. Stark & Mr. Gardens enlisted the talents of veteran Broadway Producer Dennis Grimaldi as an Executive Consultant for the purpose of creating and producing the Celebrity Concept CD of "Z". Production began in March of 1998 and the first recording sessions took place in Manhattan in May and continued in New York and Miami throughout August.

In mid September of 1998 the talents of Producer James Marino, (who had previously Produced the Cast CD and website for Neil Berg's musical "The Prince & The Pauper") were enlisted to supervise the last series of recording sessions and the physical production and distribution of the Z-Celebrity Concept CD, as well as the development of the CD website for Get Z'd Productions.

 
DENNIS GRIMALDI (CD Producer) Dennis' productions include the hit "Grace & Glorie" starring Estelle Parsons and Lucie Arnaz, "The Boys In The Band", and the Boston production of "Nunsense Jamboree". Broadway productions include: "Angels In America" (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), "Sally Marr....and Her Escorts" staring Joan Rivers (Tony Nomination), "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" (London Evening Standard Award), "The High Rollers, Any Given Day" starring Sada Thompson, and Tom Stopard's "Artist Descending a Staircase". Off-Broadway productions include: "Party", "Annie Warbucks" (1994 Outer Critics Circle Award), "Other People's Money" (1989 Outer Critics Circle Award), and the National tour starring Tony Lo Bianco. In the West End productions include: "Diary Of A Somebody" by John Lahr. Mr. Grimaldi was Associate to the Producers on the Broadway production of A.R. Gurney's "Sweet Sue" starring Mary Tyler Moore and Lynn Redgrave. He is Director of Development and Special Events for Candid Productions, Inc., a television production company, serves on the board of "The Acting Company" founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley, and is the recipient of the 1994 Robert Whitehead Award for producing.
 
JAMES MARINO (CD Producer) James is based in NYC where he has participated in theatre, film, and television projects as a producer, actor, and production manager. He has worked for the investment banking firms of Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. James produced the workshops, two productions, and recording of a new musical, "The Prince and The Pauper" (based on Twain's novel). Other projects he produced include regional productions of "Peter Pan", and "Dames At Sea". As an actor, some representative credits are TV's "Central Park West", "Law & Order", and "Guiding Light". Legit credits include: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Joseph), "Sweeney Todd" (Anthony), and "Falsettos" (Whizzer). Currently he is working on his own production company, 2die4 Productions, which is producing projects (Recording and Legit) with D&G Productions in London. The companies will share productions and products on both sides of the Atlantic.
 
Robert Cabell (Studio Recording Producer) Since co-producing both his Off-Broadway musicals, "Pretty Faces" in 1990 with his twin brother Richard Cabell & Tommy DeMaio, and "Two Hearts Over Easy" in 1994 with Evette Stark and Marvin Gardens, Mr. Cabell has produced several other ventures for various talents. In 1996, he designed, created, and produced NY Post Gossip Columnist Cindy Adams' AOL site, as well as supervising the filming of her three, weekly segments for the "E" Entertainment Network Gossip Show. Mr. Cabell compiled and edited The Joey Adams Encyclopedia of Laughter for Dove Books. He has been a judge for Televisions Daytime Emmy Awards, and spent three years working for Spelling International, developing, sy"ndicating, and marketing shows such as "90210", "Melrose Place", "Malibu 2000, "Extremists", and multiple movie packages. Additional Television credits include writing and producing two children's theatre TV pilots "Hideaway Players", a live fractured fairy tale hour of entertainment, and creating and producing "The Dr. B.D. Storylove Show", around the amazing talents of children's theatre extraordinare Barry Duckett, for the Portland, Oregon television audiences. In October of 1996, Mr. Cabell conceived and created The New York Harbor Festival of Magic, an all day special event for the Hudson River Park Conservancy to inaugurate the opening of "Pier 13", which he Executive Produced with his partner Evette Stark. Over three thousand people enjoyed 176 performers, in an all day melange of jugglers, fire-eaters, magicians, puppeteers, face painters, and medieval jousters. Mr. Cabell is currently in production on the Second Z-CD. A Celebrity CD of the full theatrical score of "Z".

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