- 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.
EVETTE J. STARK
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
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
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
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
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' 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
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.
(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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