Hot Summer Broadway
Thursday, July 29, 2021 – 8pm
Sponsored By Rick Garman Ink
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- “Hot Stuff” from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical as performed by Treyla Trash and Carman iCandy
- “Too Darned Hot” from Kiss Me Kate as performed by Justin P. Kent
- “Burn” from Hamilton as performed by Taylor Mercier
- “You’re Timeless to Me” from Hairspray as performed by Treyla Trash and Brandon Kaufman
- “Big, Blond and Beautiful” from Hairspray as performed by Carman iCandy
- “Bad Idea” from Waitress as performed by Taylor Mercier and Justin P. Kent
- “All That Jazz” from Chicago as performed by Cecilia Tran Arango
- “What Do I Need with Love” from Thoroughly Modern Millie as performed by Brandon Kaufman
- “Big Spender” from Sweet Charity as performed by Cecilia Tran Arango, Carman iCandy, and Taylor Mercier
- “Not Getting Married” from Company as performed by Treyla Trash
- “Summer Nights” from Grease as performed by the cast
Co-Host: Trey Norris as Treyla Trash
Trey Norris is honored to be a part of the inaugural show with the Bay Street Cabaret. A native to Savannah, Trey is an active member of The Bay Street Theatre, Collective Face Theatre Ensemble, and is the assistant General Manager at Club One Jefferson. His passion for music and stage gave birth to a drag character known to downtown Savannah as “Treyla Trash,” and is often seen at the Club One Cabaret on Thursday or Sunday evenings. You may have seen him as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Christopher Boone in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, or Guilliano in Big Love. Trey’s passions include classical music, reading, and the art of female impersonation.
Co-Host: JoJo Ward as Carman iCandy
Carman iCandy, also known as JoJo Ward, is a Savannah native. She developed a love for performing at the young age of 2 years old through singing and dancing along to The Wizard of Oz in her bedroom. She could recite every line and lyric on her own, without even watching the screen. She grew and participated in play productions through school and summer camps, developing an even deeper love for musical theatre. From musicals such as Grease to Into the Woods, every new show she discovered made her officially decide that performing was the career of her dreams. She studied advanced courses throughout high school and went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance at Armstrong State University. Having captured the first ever finale win of the Club One Star Search competition, Carman also works as an educator at the Savannah Children’s Theatre and choreographs other local community theatre productions. Though ecstatic to finally make the transition from Facebook LIVE to In-person shows with the Bay Street Cabaret, Carman still plans to relocate to New York City in hopes to pursue her dream of performing on a Broadway stage.
Featured Performer: Cecilia Tran Arango
A Savannah native and Marketing Manager for Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co., Cecilia Tran Arango has performed in hit musicals for the Bay Street Theatre including Hair (Sheila), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovette), Chicago (Velma), Rent (Mimi), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Rocky Horror Live (Magenta/Usherette and Columbia), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), and Reefer Madness (Sally). She serves on the board for the Savannah Repertory Theatre and is a member of The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble, playing the role of Mary Magdalene in Collective Face’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. In addition to her theatre activities, Arango is an avid runner with a goal of running a marathon in each state, with 21 states under her belt. She founded the running book club, Read, Run & Rant featured in Shape Magazine. Arango serves on the board for Park Place Outreach and the Savannah Sports Council and is the president of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club. Cecilia is happily married to her husband of 22 years, Michael, and they have a son, Alex graduating from the University of Georgia in the fall, and daughter Camille, a rising junior at Savannah Arts Academy.
Featured Performer: Brandon Kaufman
A Savannah native, Brandon Kaufman studied music at the Savannah Arts Academy before attend the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in Music Composition. Since graduating Brandon has worked primarily as a musical director for local theatre and performing arts programs, directing the music for over 100 productions across 13 years of professional experience. Alongside music directing, he maintains a voice & piano studio, accompanies local church services, and occasionally works as a staff accompanist for Georgia Southern University.
Featured Performer: Justin P. Kent
Justin has been in Savannah for 20+ years, and lives here with his beautiful wife, Valerie, and wonderful son, Logan! He is the co-founder of Odd Lot Improv, which has been performing in Savannah for over a decade. His most recent and favorite stage role was Don Quixote in Man Of La Mancha at the Asbury Theater. He can also be seen in all Tenacious Theatrics Productions online at tenacioustheatrics.com. He also has regular pictures of him drinking coffee on his instagram: @grandmoffjustina
Featured Performer: Taylor Mercier
Taylor Mercier is greatly joyed to finally be taking the Club One stage! Baltimore-raised, Taylor has sung across the east coast – stretching from Boston to Savannah. Even while studying opera under great sopranos Dr. Tamara Tucker and Mary Anne Barcellona in Annapolis, Taylor always found a home in Broadway. From performing roles such as Maureen in Rent and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, she shows great sensitivity and versatility. Taylor has taught voice and piano for 8+ years and can be seen as a featured soloist in I Cantori, a member of the Savannah Sacred Quartet, as well as a staff singer at Skidaway Community Church. She currently attends Georgia Southern University for Music Education, and deeply loves her beautiful company at home with her 30+ house plants, 5 pets, and dynamite partner, Mandee.
Producer: Rick Garman
Rick Garman grew up in Iowa but moved to Los Angeles as soon as he was old enough to be sure that his parents couldn’t send a sheriff to bring him back. He studied theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made his writing debut with a stage production 17 Days which was produced in Los Angeles and in small theaters around the country. His second play Mountains won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater Production. Rick has published several novels including three volumes of the Savannah-set Interitas series and has written or produced more than two dozen movies for the Hallmark Channel and other networks including A Shoe Addict’s Christmas starring Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart; Valentine in the Vineyard starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny; and Christmas at Pemberley Manor starring Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady. He currently resides in Savannah and is thrilled to be producing the Bay Street Cabaret.