CAST AND CREATIVE

(photo: Donovan Freberg)

KIKI EBSEN

(co-creator/cast member)
Kiki Ebsen is a dynamic singer, songwriter, musician and artist whose vast musical range combines elements of jazz, pop, classical and rock. Kiki has a style that is uniquely her own and for over 20 years, Ebsen was heralded as a talented vocalist and gifted keyboard player, supporting Grammy-winning and platinum selling artists, including Christopher Cross, Al Jarreau, Tracy Chapman, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs. 

She created “To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen,” as a multimedia jazz/cabaret homage to her father. Her 6th CD, “Scarecrow Sessions,” honoring her dad, is the soundtrack for “To Dad with Love.” This beautiful record includes classic jazz standards, such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Moon River,” “Easy to Love,” and more.

Kiki also performs a show dedicated to the music of the iconic Joni Mitchell as well as “An Evening with Kiki Ebsen,” that showcases her own songs. She is currently working on a new original record for release later this year.

DUSTIN EBSEN

(co-creator/mulitimedia/

special efx)

With a thirty year career in television and film, mostly from the edit bay, Dustin has worked on many TV shows including Ancient Aliens, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Survivor and the Emmy Nominated long form documentary "Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Movies" and the "George Lucas' Live Adventure"theatrical  production. Dustin has also been behind the camera on recent shows like the award winning HBO documentary "Bright Lights" about the life of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. A trained technical engineer, Dustin has also designed and built post facilities in New York, Los Angeles and the Bahamas. Dustin is also an accomplished songwriter, musician and percussionist.

S. E. FEINBERG

(director)
Steve Feinberg grew up in southeastern Massachusetts, and was trained at the American Center for the Performing and Creative Arts at Boston Center for the Arts, where he began a life of writing, directing and producing plays. His The Happy Worker was first produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and later toured through Eastern Europe. His screenplay of The Happy Worker, Executive Produced by David Lynch and Directed by Duwayne Dunham, is now in post-production.

 

Steve co-authored What’s Exactly The Matter With Me? with P.F. Sloan, one of the most mysterious and elusive composers in the history of Rock ’n Roll, published by Jawbone Press in London.

 

Mr. Feinberg has now finished his The Last Yiddish Pachuco, a musical comedy about the last Yiddish theatre in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles. It will hopefully be brought to the stage in 2019. He is also preparing the memoirs of Alan Walden who, along with his brother Phil, and Otis Redding, dominated the southern R&B scene during the 1960s, at the height of racial and social tension.

 

Along with his wife, Alice, Mr. Feinberg lives in Topanga Canyon, in Los Angeles and at their beloved Peaceable Kingdom, on the island of Chappaquiddick.

GREGORY GAST

(choreography/cast member)

Gregory is grateful to Kiki and Dustin Ebsen for the opportunity to be  part of this heartfelt production. An actor and tap dancer since well before the turn of the century, Greg has popped up as Pat Boone in  ABC's The Little Richard Story, a dancing waiter in Robert Zemekis' The Polar Express, and caught Skittles in his mouth for a 2017 Superbowl commercial. As a producer -editor, Greg created the docu-series 50/50 Hollywood to showcase 50 actors who've been in  show business for 50 years or more. His editing has been seen in  numerous award shows over the past decade. 

(photo: Sheryl Aronson)

 

THE MUSICIANS

"To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen" is thrilled to have a rotating cast of talented Los Angeles based jazz musicians in our four piece band adding class and elegance to the stage. 

Past musicians have included Kendall Kay, Chris Colangelo, Rod Harbour, Phil Feather, Kim Richmond, Bernie Dresel, Granville Young (pictured), Perry La Marca and Jeff Colella.

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