About the Show

Creative Team    



Deborah Vines (Book, Music & Lyrics)
    An award-winning playwright, Deborah has been writing, acting, directing, composing, and producing for both theater and film off and on for the past 18 years. She has written numerous plays that have been produced in various venues throughout the United States, as well as 9 screenplays, with 2 development deals under her belt. As an actor, she has acted both on stage and in film.
    She produced and starred in The Kathy and Mo Show, playing 17 different characters, both male and female, ages 5-70. The show garnered terrific reviews and played to sold-out houses. Deborah has also produced plays in Boston, LA, Massachusetts, and New York. She began directing with the Boston performance of her two-person, full-length tragic-comedy Jackie and Clarisse to rave reviews. She also produced and directed a truncated, experimental digital version of Rosebud痴, a comedic film set in a diner, which she co-wrote. She has since further developed the script with Steven Beer (www.imdb.com), an entertainment attorney with the renowned NYC-based Greenberg Traurig; plans are in the works for a 4-week 2011 shoot. She also wrote the musical, Love! That Four Letter Word, which played in two venues in Massachusetts, breaking box office records. Deborah has also worked as a journalist, having written for several magazines on subjects ranging from entertainment to alternative fish through computer chips; she spent two years at the Cannes Film Festival as a journalist and interviewer for The Business of Film, a magazine based out of LA. She holds an MS in psychology and, as a licensed hypnotherapist, practiced hypnotherapy for a short time until her love of theater, film, and the written word took her away. www.deborahvines.com

Bill Sharp (Producer) Sharp is an experienced manager and team leader who makes his living motivating people and making things happen. Sharp has co-produced several plays, including a regional production of Love! in Massachusetts, as well as Rosie痴 Diner, an experimental film now in the planning stage as a full-length feature. He has two additional plays in development, A Holiday Helping and Jackie and Clarisse.
    When not producing he is a VP at SAP, a multinational software company, managing teams in countries from the US to Germany and India. He holds BS and MS degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Lenny Babbish (Musical Director) is the original musical director of Nunsense, having conducted productions in New York, Boston, Atlantic City, and Detroit. He played for the original Broadway production of They池e Playing Our Song and musical directed the European tour of Harvey Fierstein痴 one-man show This Is Not Going To Be Pretty. He can be heard on Harvey痴 CD of the tour and as pianist and synthesist for Bette Midler on Come Back Jimmy Dean as well as many industrial recordings.
    He composed, conducted, and orchestrated for Campbell痴 Soup, Sunoco Oil, DuPont, L丹real, Nabisco, and Charles of the Ritz. He wrote the book, music, and lyrics for Dow and the Scientist Next Door, in honor of Dow Chemical痴 100th anniversary, producing both the live theater production and educational film of the show. Lenny was also the pianist for Andy Warhol personality Tally Brown in her Gunda Award Winning film Tally Brown New York, directed by Rosa von Praunheim, in addition to club acts for Monique Van Vooren, Karen Black, and Angela La Greca. He played the role of "Paul" on One Life To Life, playing piano for Mary Gordon Murray, Christine Ebersol, and Wayne Massey. He also played for comedienne Pudgy on her Showtime television special Pudgy on the Queen Mary as well as A Night At The Improv. He was the pianist and organist for the rock group Albatross and classically represented the United States on piano at the International Eisteddfodd Competition in Teeside, England. He has worked as an agent, representing actors/actresses for the Michael Hartig Agency and Universal, and as proofreader/editor for Apollo Music, which handled music preparation for Leonard Bernstein, Martha Graham, Aaron Copeland, and Samuel Barber.

La Vie Productions / R. Erin Craig
(General Manager)
Is dedicated to managing, developing, and producing new shows, fostering new talents and attracting new audiences. Current projects include: Liberty: A New Musical; The Jazz Age; AVOW; The Sphinx Winx; The Extremities Project; Hee-Haw; In The Summer of '68; Love! That 4 Letter Word and Rosie’s Diner (a new film by Deborah Vines). Recent projects include: Irena’s Vow (Associate Producer); Night Sky; Love Incorporated; Capture Now; Sixty Miles to Silver Lake; General and Production Management for the 2008 & 2009 NYMF; Perfect Harmony; Sherlock Holmes (The Early Years); In The Heights; High Fidelity; Brilliant Mistake: Broadway Sings Elvis Costello; Hurlyburly; De La Guarda. Outside Production Management credits include: Venus in Furs; Bloodsong of Love; Enjoy; Sweet Storm; Rainbow Kiss; and 1001.

Bryan Crook (Orchestrations and Music Preparation) Bryan Crook is an in-demand producer, arranger, orchestrator, audio engineer and woodwind and double reed player in the NYC area. Orchestrations include Legally Blonde (Nat'l Tour, London) and Love, Inc. His work has been heard at Fox Sports, Comedy Central, with Blow Up Hollywood, Alex Skolnik and various corporate clients. He maintains a busy studio in LIC. Broadway subbing includes: West Side Story, Spamalot, Gypsy, Shrek, Little Mermaid, 25th Annual... Spelling Bee, Curtains, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, In The Heights.

Amanda Pekoe/The Pekoe Group (Marketing & Advertising) The Pekoe Group is a full service theatrical marketing and advertising company, specializing in creating event-specific plans designed to speak to each individual client’s needs and target audience. Clients include: Rock of Ages, Puppetry of the Penis, Slipping, Things to Ruin, Scotland the Brave, Blood Type: Ragu, Flamingo Court, and more. www.thepekoegroup.com