She Loves Me Creative

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Jackie Brenneman
Jackie Brenneman (she/her) has been involved with theatre for most of her life as a performer, director, producer, and lyricist. Theatre has given Jackie confidence and killer memorization skills, has taken her across the globe, and most importantly, it has introduced her to lifelong friends. Jackie’s performing has taken her to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York University, and right here to Los Angeles. Jackie is passionate about bringing high-quality and innovative theater to Los Angeles. Jackie moved to Los Angeles for law school. However, Jackie continues to perform throughout the Los Angeles area both on stage and screen. Some favorite roles include, Winifred (Once Upon a Mattress), Roxie Hart (Chicago), Charity Valentine (Sweet Charity), The Witch (Into the Woods), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), and Maria von Trapp (The Sound of Music). Jackie has been in many Conundrum productions. Some of her favorites include Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, The Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods, and Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
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Music Director
Jan Roper
Jan Roper (she/her) is excited to be music directing for the first time with Conundrum. Her original works: Jerusalem A.D (produced 2002-06), City of Light (ASCAP Workshop 2016 & sheNYC Festival 2017, where it won Best Score), América Tropical (Raise Your Voice Award 2020 and 2 staged readings produced by McCoy-Rigby and Musical Theatre West in 2022, finalist for the 2022 Jonathan Larson Grant and semifinalist for O’Neill Theater’s NMTC), and The Path to Catherine (produced by Write Act Repertory in 2022 at LA’s Brick House Theater, receiving regional Best Musical nomination for Broadway World). Jan stays busy teaching at AMDA College of the Performing Arts, and music directing in the local theater community of LA. She is currently co-producing a concept album for The Path to Catherine, to be released on all digital platforms. She also won the L.A. Scenie Award in the 2019-20 & 2022-23 seasons for Best Music Director.
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Kylie Buckles-Hall
Kylie Buckles-Hall (she/her) is just a girl living la vida loca with a heart full of gratitude, rocks in her pockets, and a dream. Some past favorite roles include MiMi Marquez in Conundrum’s Rent, Logainne in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and most recently Catherine in Pippin. She would like to thank her friends, family, and incredible voice teacher Joslynn Cortes (IG:vocallovexoxo) for always supporting for her. Follow along social media to stay up to date with upcoming performances IG: @_kylaaaaaaaay
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Assistant Director
Matthew Namik
Matthew Namik (he/him) is excited to put on his assistant directors hat once again, joining Director Jackie Brenneman in She Loves Me! He most recently took on this role in Seussical with Conundrum earlier this year. He is no stranger to the stage though, performing in their productions of RENT, Cabaret, and their One Act Festival. Matthew has also taken stage in productions of Our Town, The Crucible, Of Mine and Men and Rumors. He can also been seen in the Amazon Prime Series, Here Comes Your Man (Dustin), Seasons 1 and 2. Thank you to Conundrum, the She Loves Me team, and of Course to YOU, the Audience!
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Assistant Choreographer
Jack Colyer
Jack Colyer (he/him) is incredibly excited to return to Conundrum having previously appeared in The Wild Party (Oscar D'Armano) and Cabaret (Ensemble). He went to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Previous ensemble credits include Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Heathers. He would like to thank his wonderful fiancée Lu, Mom, Dad, Paty, and too many to fit in this bio. @jackcolyerh
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Production Manager
Lisa Sedares
Lisa Sedares (she/her) is excited to be in a new role as part of the She Loves Me team! Engineer by day, musician by night, Lisa is passionate about all things STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, and math). "She loves" musical theater and how it brings people together from various disciplines and industries to create something together. Lisa is the president of the Conundrum board, an aerospace engineer, and is writing a musical about rocket science. @leeeeeesuh
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Assistant Production Manager
Adrián Genesius Barrón
Adrián Genesius Barrón (he/him), returns to Conundrum having previously appeared in Cabaret, RENT, and having Assistant Directed Conundrum’s recent production of Zanna Don’t. He has had the honor and privilege to be able to work with Jackie, Matt, Jan, Kylie, Leslie, Lisa, and the whole of the cast and crew to bring the joys of the rom-com universe to the stage. As both an actor and in his role as Assistant Production Manager, Adrián could think of nothing better than to collaboratively breathe life into this production and to tell this story, one so full of comedy and love, magnificently to the audience. He hopes to add his experience, Mexican heritage, and his own truth to the work. Mil gracias a mí familia. Other LA works include Faustus and Macbeth with THESPIHONEST Theatre Company, as well as Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It.
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Stage Manager
Leslie Doyle
Leslie Doyle (they/them) is very excited to work with Conundrum once again, having previously stage managed Zanna, Don’t! They would like to thank their family for always supporting their dream, now matter how often it may change. Previous stage managing credits include Faustus (Electric Lodge Theater), Macbeth (Hudson Theater), and Addams Family (Don Wash Theater).
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Set Designer
Taylor Wesselman
Taylor Wesselman (he/him) is thrilled to be designing the set for this beautiful gem of a musical. This is his second set designed for Conundrum (Little Shop) and his third project with the company. She Loves Me is one of his all time favorite musicals and he hopes you get swept away by its beauty too.
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Costume Designer
Shawn Rios
Shawn (they/them) is ecstatic to return to Conundrum, costume designing She Loves Me. Some of their previous credits include assisting with costumes on Zanna, Don’t! and costuming Little Shop of Horrors. They would like to thank their assistants for helping create the wonderful world you are seeing.
Lighting Designer
Gregory Crafts
Bio forthcoming.
Sound Designer / Costume Team
Felicia Cantu
Felicia Cantu (she/her) is thrilled to be returning to Conundrum for this production. Felicia is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Theater Alliance. She has previously served in technical roles ranging from stage manager to construction crew, but is delighted to be returning to sound design as well as taking on a new challenge as part of the costume team. She would like to thank her fellow techies for everything that they've done to make this production happen.
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Props Designer
Angelique Fustukjian
Angelique Fustukjian (she/her) is so excited to be returning to Conundrum in She Loves Me. Angelique was most recently seen in an original play she wrote and produced for the Hollywood Fringe Festival titled The King & I, and Paul. Additional theatre credits include “Wickersham” in Seussical (2023), “Restaurant Man” in RENT (2022), and “Kit Kat Fritzie” in Cabaret (2022), among others. Besides performing, she co-hosts a comedy podcast called The Boozy Botanical Podcast. Angelique loves design and is in charge of the props for She Loves Me. Keep your eye out for an apple in tonight’s show! For more updates, check out @theangeliquee.
Marketing Team
Jess Jani
Bio forthcoming.
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Marketing Team
Jordan Kaiser
Jordan Kaiser (she/her) is thrilled to be on the marketing team of She Loves Me! She also serves on Conundrum's board as Publicity & Events Chair, directed our production of RENT, assistant directed Cabaret, produced our A Weekend of One Acts festival and production of Little Shop of Horrors, and held roles in Seussical, Into the Woods, and The Wild Party. During the day, Jordan works as a film publicist and loves that Conundrum provides the opportunity for arts lovers with day jobs to volunteer in theater!
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Marketing Team
Fiona Burrows
Fiona Burrows (she/they) is ecstatic to work for Conundrum as the Marketing and Administration Assistant. In the past, Fiona has worked in the performing arts as an actor, director, and marketer across California. They are excited to work with Conundrum to create artistic opportunities for all.

Original Creative Team

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on a play by Miklos Laszio

Joe Masteroff was best known as the book writer for the Tony Award-winning Cabaret. Coming to New York from Philadelphia after attending Temple University and serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was represented in New York City by the play The Warm Peninsula, the libretto for an operatic version of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms and the book and lyrics for a recent production of Six Wives at the York Theatre Company.

Jerry Bock was born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 23rd, 1928. That was his first out-of-town tryout. Thirty years later, he and Sheldon Harnick gave birth to The Body Beautiful in Philadelphia. That was his fourth out-of-town tryout. In between was Catch a Star, a fleeting revue that, according to critic Walter Kerr, posed the question; "What do you call something between a flop and a smash?" Kerr's answer? "A flash". Next, Jule Styne and Tommy Valano midwifed Bock, Larry Holofcener and George Weiss into birthing Mr. Wonderful starring Sammy Davis Jr. The title song and "Too Close For Comfort" are still active off springs. Bock and Harnick's celebrated collaboration yielded five scores in seven years. The Body Beautiful, Fiorello! (winner of Broadway's triple crown: The Tony Award, The New York Critics' Circle Award and The Pulitzer Prize in drama, the fourth musical to do so). Tenderloin, She Loves Me - (winner of Variety's poll of critics as best musical, citing Bock and Harnick as best composer and lyricist). Fiddler on the Roof - (nine Tonys, notably the citation for best musical of the year), The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds. In addition to the 1989 silver anniversary production of Fiddler (from which a major excerpt was featured in Jerome Robbins' Broadway), a highly esteemed revival of The Rothschlds enjoyed a successful run off-Broadway the following year. Since then, Bock and Harnick were triply honored by being inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, receiving the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Spirit of American Creativity Award from the Foundation for a Creative America. But the "award" that Bock holds near and dear is the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Wisconsin. It was there that he met his wife Patti, and it was there that he decided to be a composer. Mr. Bock is a member of a number of professional guilds and associations, among which the BMI Foundation, Inc. is a membership he relishes. As for Patti, his wife, George, their son and Portia, their daughter, Bock confesses they are his longest running hit.

Sheldon Harnick’s career began in the 1950s with songs in revues (e.g., "The Boston Beguine," "The Merry Little Minuet"). With Jerry Bock he created a number of memorable musicals, including Fiorello! (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Tenderloin, She Loves Me (Grammy), Fiddler on the Roof (Tony), The Apple Tree, and The Rothschilds (subsequently revised as Rothschild & Sons). Other collaborations: Rex (Richard Rodgers), A Christmas Carol (Michel Legrand), A Wonderful Life (Joe Raposo), The Phantom Tollbooth (Arnold Black, Norton Juster), and The Audition (Marvin Hamlisch). He wrote three musicals himself: Dragons, A Doctor in Spite of Himself, and Malpractice Makes Perfect.