Evita Creative

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Geoff Short
www.GeoffreyBShort.com Geoff has directed multiple productions at PPTOPA the latest being Something Rotten. Other PPTOPA shows include The Wedding Singer, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, In the Heights, Disney's the Little Mermaid and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Geoff has also appeared in and directed shows throughout South Florida last appearing as TonTon Julian in Once on This Island at Slow Burn Theatre Co. Other recent roles include Javert in PPTOPA's hit production of Les Miserables and productions at Slow Burn, Marquee Theatre, Andrews Living Arts, Chicken Coop Theatre, Outre’, Evening Star and more. Geoff currently serves as President of the Board at PPTOPA and also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Carbonell Awards. Geoff thanks his inspiration, his incredible wife Cindy.
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Music Director
Irma Gloria
Irma Gloria is excited to return to PPTOPA. A voice specialist for over 15 years, Irma most recently had the privilege of serving the community as Artistic Director of Miami’s Gay Men’s Chorus, conducting the choir in performances throughout the greater city of Miami. She received her Bachelors in Music from Florida International University and is currently attending Oklahoma City University to complete a Masters Degree in Music-Opera Performance.
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Del Marrero
Del is a graduate of AMDA New York and a middle school Drama teacher. She has starred in and/or choreographed numerous productions for PPTOPA and other local theatres. Most recently acting as Assistant Director and appearing in PPTOPA's production of Something Rotten. Previous roles include The Wedding Singer (Holly), The Mousetrap (Miss Casewell), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), Judgment at Nuremberg (Maria Wallner), How to Succeed…(Smitty), She Loves Me (Ilona), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth), Footloose (Rusty), Once Upon a Mattress (Winifred), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Hairspray (Tracy), Annie (Lily), Secret Garden (Martha), Brigadoon (Meg) and Bye, Bye Birdie (Kim/Ursula).
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Production Manager
Wendy Marrero
Wendy, a lifetime lover of musical theatre, has worked on Something Rotten, Cabaret, Urinetown, A Few Good Men, The Wedding Singer, The Best Little Whorehouse..., The Addams Family, Mousetrap, Seussical, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Judgment at Nuremberg, How to Succeed..., In the Heights, She Loves Me, Funny Girl, Young Frankenstein, Carousel, Mary Poppins, Gypsy, The Sunshine Boys, Les Miserables, Man of La Mancha, Joseph..., Hairspray, Charlie Brown, Annie, The Best Man, The Producers, The Secret Garden, The Gondoliers, Brigadoon, and Bye, Bye Birdie at PPTOPA.
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Lighting Designer
Michael Graham
Michael has designed the lighting for many PPTOPA shows including Something Rotten, In the Heights, West Side Story, Cabaret, A Few Good Men, The Wedding Singer and more. Thank you to the cast, crew, and patrons of PPTOPA for supporting live theatre, and a special thank you to my family for your continued support.
Set Builder
John Blessed
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Costume Designer
Alicia Rivera
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Stage Manager
Sage Meyers
Sage Meyers is new to the South Florida theater scene. She has been in many productions in the Southwest Florida theater scene such as The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie & phantom), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna from Hamburg), Body & Sold (Dora) and more. Along with doing backstage work as a stage manager and make-up artist. This is Sage's first production with PPTOPA and she’s beyond grateful and excited to join this new community and group of artists. She would like to thank her aunts, Lisa & Cindy for all their support.
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Production Assistant/Sound Op
Kailyn Kleppe
Kailyn is a student at the University of Florida pursuring a BA in Theatre and a MA in Mass Communications. This is her first show at PPTOPA. Previous credits include The Wolves (#11) and Bring It On! The Musical (Kylar). This is her first time on a production team, and she is very thankful for this opportunity! Special thanks to the cast and crew for making this a memorable experience.
Lighting Operator
Noel Ortiz
Follow Spot Operator
Leidy Paula
Props Master/Stage Crew Chief
Lisa McFadden-Murphy
Backstage Crew
Nate Jakovich
Sound Designer/Operator
Brooke Geraci

Original Creative Team


Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Originally directed by Harold Prince