Executive Producer, Performer
Jenna Elise is the proud Owner and Executive Producer of Showtime Cabaret, and enjoys being a performer on the Showtime stage as well. She is in her 4th season singing with The Beverly Belles trio, which performs all over Southern California including on the stages of Disney and Princess Cruiselines. She has guest-starred in roles on the BioChannel, starred in her own SAG new media webseries, and wrote/performed the title song for the film "The Insomniac", featuring Danny Trejo and John Heard. Her favorite on-stage roles include: Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, and Lucy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. @iamjennaelise SAG-E
is a highly established theater professional with more than 25 years of creative and financial experience, onstage as a lead performer and backstage as a producer and director. A professionally trained performer, Will (AEA, SAG/AFTRA, ASCAP) holds a Masters of Fine Arts in acting pedagogy from the University of Alabama, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre from Jacksonville University. Will is an award-winning director, with credits for such shows as: Oklahoma, No Exit, Sweeney Todd etc. Most recently he directed a re-envisioned production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which incorporated hip-hop choreography from choreographer Dave Scott. As a producer, Will spent the past 2 years producing Broadway-calibre shows for 5-Star Theatricals, after overseeing the rebranding to 5-Star from Cabrillo Music Theatre. Will produced such shows as Evita, Sister Act, Peter Pan, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Beauty and the Beast.
Gwen lives in Los Angeles, but she has a hybrid so that helps! She works on/in/around the world of Film/TV/Voice over. She also writes musical parody as part of @prettyonpitch (and yes that's an Instagram handle). Thanks Showtime Cabaret for having me!
Harrison Lampert is an actor, comedian, and magician, originally from Philadelphia. He is a regular performer at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, Magic Bar LA, as well as many private events around town. He combines magic and comedy with audience participation to create a fun and unique experience for the whole audience.
Shari Wilson has performed her celebrated singing-and-dancing celebrity impersonations and tribute shows all over the world including England, Bangkok, Germany, Scotland, China, Bahrain, Wales, and Japan. She has even given a royal command performance to the King of Norway. Her unique act has been featured on The People's Choice Awards, MTV and Entertainment Tonight as well as in various music videos. Shari was lead singer for the world-famous "Les Folies Bergere" and the featured guest artist in several Las Vegas production revues. She has starred at several top venues including The Hippodrome in London, and Madison Square Gardens in New York. She has entertained internationally at numerous major resorts & hotels, and she was also voted "Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year."
Gordon Maniskas is a recent arrival from New York City, where he had a career as a stage actor that brought him to stages Off-Broadway, and to various theaters across the United States. Here in California, he has branched out into the film world as an actor and screenwriter. But, his heart remains forever on the stage. Performing in Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde, Sunset Boulevard, and Rocky Horror are some of his favorite experiences. Here, at the Showtime Cabaret, Gordon is thrilled to be able to share the classics he loves with the audiences who love them.
Mark Barrett is a seasoned performer with Showtime Cabaret and on many stages around Southern California. His singing, character work, and improvisational skills make him a sought after actor in town. Just wait until you see his impersonation of Tom Jones.
He has been seen on the popular CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, and currently works hand-in-hand with The SAG Awards, The Academy Awards, Dancing with the Stars and many other prestigious shows and award shows in LA.