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To Book "American Pop" please contact Rob Dorn
at (312) 316-7451 or by email: robdorn@gmail.com

REPERTOIRE:

California Dreamin'
Carpenters Tribute
Crying/In Dreams
God Only Knows
Happy Together
Homeward Bound/The Boxer/Kathy's Song
I Dig Rock and Roll Music
Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)
I Say A Little Prayer For You
Lightning Striking
Loves Me Like A Rock
Moondance
Nowhere Man
Our House
Reminiscing
Summer Breeze/We May Never Pass This Way Again
The Beat Goes On
The Letter
Up, Up and Away/Aquarius
White Rabbit
Woodstock

Special Tribute to the 20th
Century Top TEN SONGS:

The Entertainer
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Cool from West Side Story
White Christmas
This Land Is Your Land
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Respect
American Pie
Over The Rainbow


Musical Arrangements by
Andrew Blendermann
Elizabeth Doyle
Gary Gimmestad
Michael Mahler

Producer: Rob Dorn



 

 

 

ABOUT

ROB DORN (Producer, Vocalist) has been working in the entertainment industry for more than twenty five years as an actor, vocalist, writer, director and producer.

For several years, Rob produced and toured with the vocal group, “ Three Hits and a Miss.” Together they performed in sold out concert shows across the country in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and the famed McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California.

His credits include a national tour of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods,” the hit show, “Forever Plaid,” touring with Las Vegas legends Sandler and Young, hitting the high Seas as a guest performer on The Crystal Symphony and Harmony ships and performing in Leonard Bernstein’s phenomenal “Candide” with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Additional credits include “The 1940’s Radio Hour” (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), “Candide” (Court Theatre, Chicago) and “Sweeney Todd” (Theatre Building, Chicago), “The Candyland Diaries” and “Yarn” (with composer Eric Lane Barnes), “Gentleman of Song” and tributes to Blossom Dearie and Cass Elliott (with co-producer Jason Paul Smith),  “Crazy About Broadway,” “I Got Gershwin,” “Tenors : Irish and Otherwise, ” “Twentieth Century Hit Parade” with Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael and Laura Freeman, “The Judy Garland Duets” (also with Freeman), “The War of the Worlds” with Rick Kogan, his annual holiday show, “Wonderland” and as an ensemble member in Silk Road Theatre Projects, “Threads of Silk” cabaret. Rob also is the producer, writer and director of  Bab Fab, an annual musical tribute to Barbra Streisand that raises money for several noteworthy charities and features an array of musical artists and Matt Howe, curator of barbra-archives.com.

He has Produced and Co-Produced several CD recordings including Mixing it Up, Sentimental Star, Sing Sing Swing and Christmas Presence (all featuring Three Hits and a Miss), Solo recordings, “I’m Wishing,” and “Wonderland” and is featured on the original cast recording of “A Christmas Carol Petersen.”

Rob also works as an award winning graphic designer.


ANDREW BLENDERMANN mostly hangs out in piano bars (as a performer, not as a barfly), where his repertoire spans over 1700 songs. He has entertained regularly at Big Shot in Arlington Heights, Villa Verone in Geneva and Elgin, Billy Berk's in Skokie, and Davenport's Piano Bar And Cabaret in Chicago.

He spent a decade banging on grand pianos at "Howl At The Moon" in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Cleveland. He has played dates at the Drake Hotel, Magnum's, and the Red Head Piano Bar. Andrew has also been involved in the theater: onstage ("L.M." in Pump Boys & Dinettes - twice), offstage (music-directing Five Guys Named Moe at Drury Lane Evergreen Park), and in the orchestra pit (a year at the Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire). As a vocalist, Andrew has directed several a cappella groups (including the "Navy Pier Players", using his own arrangements), and he is currently singing with Chicago Voice Exchange, three-time winners of the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes.

Andrew also has produced the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival (Chicago Regional) since 2001, and plans to continue his work behind the scenes. While living in Cleveland, he acted as music director for 1940's Radio Hour, Cabaret, Once On This Island, and Cleveland's first local production of Forever Plaid. He and his wife Shelly are raising a back-up band, including three-year old drummer Adam, and eight-month old singer (or wailer) Samantha.

ELIZABETH DOYLE recently a featured guest on legendary Marian McPartland’s National Public Radio show, “Piano Jazz, was the magnet for many years at Chicago’s famed Pump Room, the Drake Hotel, Convito Italiano, the Palmer House, the Swiss Hotel, Catch 35, the Whitehall and the Fairmont Metropole.

As a composer, she is an award-winning ASCAP member with musicals "Fat Tuesday," "Alice In Analysis", "The Virginian" and "Sleepy Hollow" produced in California and the Midwest. Her chamber work was performed in Amsterdam and heard on Dutch radio. She has performed in two ASCAP new music showcases in New York, and had her material featured in the Chicago Humanities Festival, at Park West, Drury Lane Water Tower, Bailiwick, Maxim’s, Victory Gardens and in a Preston Bradley program honoring Chicago songwriters.

A 2007 After Dark Award recipient for cabaret performance, her solo shows have included “Hot Jazz Euro Style” at Davenport’s, “Hollywood Blondes” at New York’s Metropolitan Room, and “Dakota Blonde: The Lyrics of Peggy Lee” at Skokie Theatre. Her group shows have included “LeGrand Night” at the Wilmette Theatre, a Richard Rodgers tribute at the Storefront Theater and a Johnny Mercer show at Drury Lane Water Tower Place Theater. She has also performed in Paris, Duesseldorf and Wiesbaden, Germany. She has two CD’s available, “Elizabeth Doyle” and “Time Flies.” Visit www.cdbaby.com and www.itunes.com

Current original show productions include “Fat Tuesday” work-shopped in California Spring 2009 and “Sleepy Hollow” scheduled by Chicago’s Theater Hikes Fall 2009. With Steppenwolf’s Bob Breuler and librettist Bill Thomas, she is co-creating a music theater piece entitled “Duo.”

She has music-directed four musicals for Emerald City Theater Company including the recent Covert/Riley holiday production “Hansel and Gretel” (the cast was featured in Chicago’s Festival of Lights broadcast nationwide on ABC-TV) and the Goers/Carderelli penned “Cinderella” presented spring 2009.

MICHAEL MAHLER is a Chicago-based composer/lyricist. He earned his BS in Theatre at Northwestern University, where he wrote about 50 songs for the annual Waa-Mu Show. His songs have been featured in What U Will (The Music Theatre Company); The American Dream Songbook (Next Theatre Company); Moving Forward, Looking Back (Beechman Theater); and Ballads. Also, Uptempos (Ars Nova); as well as various songwriter showcases around the world, including the National Alliance for Musical Theatre New Works Summit, the MAC/ASCAP Songwriter Showcase, and Monday Night New Voices.

Michael teamed up with Alan Schmuckler to write How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, a critically-acclaimed family musical commissioned by the Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It has been performed at CST, The Spirit of Broadway Theater, Stages Theatre Company, Northwestern, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Shell was recently featured in the 2009 NAMT Festival of New Musicals.

Michael was commissioned by The Music Theatre Company (formerly La Red) in Highland Park to write The 9/11 Report: A Bipartisan Musical Fantasia with Jessica Redish. It premiered in July of '09.

With Buddy Farmer and David H. Bell, Michael wrote Knute Rockne: All-American, an original musical about the life of the legendary Notre Dame football coach, which premiered at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana.

He is currently working with Schmuckler, Jarrod Zimmerman and Blake Silver on an original web-based musical series entitled Boyfred. Boyfred is being executive-produced by Thomas Schlamme and Sony Pictures TV for ABC.

Michael is a Jeff Citation and After Dark award-winning actor and a Jeff-nominated musical director. He plays guitar, keyboards, and sings in an as-yet-unnamed rock band.






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