Marc Francoeur hails from Kankakee, a blue-collar factory town amidst the cornfields of central Illinois. As a child he was always drawn to the vitality and beauty of the dramatic arts: music, dancing and acting. It was his escapism and salvation from the narrow confines and minds of the rural Midwest. As he got older it became his ticket out of town to the more cosmopolitan and expansive consciousness of Chicago and Los Angeles.
Marc received his BFA in Theater and Music from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He worked professionally in Chicago as an actor, writer and composer. He toured nationally with Child’s Play Touring Theater, was a founding ensemble member of the renown Free Associates Improv Company, and worked in Chicago musical theater doing A Chorus Line, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, 42nd Street, and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, to name a few. After moving to Los Angeles, Marc turned his focus to music. He founded and created two popular club bands that were regulars on the Hollywood music circuit: Marc Francoeur & the Motha Fizzies and The Butterflyman Band.
Anna Berg is so excited to be joining this incredible cast for her first appearance at the Hollywood Fringe. Growing up in many community theater productions, she is so glad to be getting back to her roots. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Anna has trained as part of The Performing Arts Center’s Upper Division Program, under the direction of Nanci Hammond and Joe Malone. She has had the privilege of performing in Daniel Pearl World Music Days, It’s All About The Love, Miss San Fernando and Miss Los Angeles County Pagaents. Anna is currently studying Vocal Performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, and pursuing her music career in her vocal and guitar duo, “Anna & Aris”.
Sylvie is excited to be playing with this crazy group of people for her first show at the Hollywood Fringe. Originally from Vancouver, Canada she has been seen on stages across British Columbia, Los Angeles, afloat in Hawaii and the Caribbean and across the ocean in Beijing, China. Select Regional credits: South Street, Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Assassins, Murder on the Nile, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Annie, and Wizard of Oz. She sends her thanks to Marc and Nancy, Zeffin Hollis and the ZajacStudio, Craig and the crew at Avalon Artists, her ever-supportive family and incredible husband, Eric.
My parents tell me I started begging them for dance lessons when I was 2. I got into a performing arts school when I was 9 and there was no turning back. I started performing in several theatres doing mostly musicals throughout high school. A few of my favorite shows were Peter Pan (as “Wendy Darling”), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Mikado, and starring as “Hope Harcourt” in Anything Goes. I went on to complete a double major in singing and acting with a minor in dance, earning a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Windsor in Canada. My favorite role there was undoubtedly “Nicole” in Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay’s Bonjour la Bonjour. I moved to LA and earned membership in SAG/AFTRA, being cast in co-star roles on shows such as Providence and The George Lopez Show and performing in several short films and internet release feature length films. After a brief 10-year hiatus, I now continue to study dance, pursue my career in acting and I perform improv comedy with the troupe “< Flattering” every Friday, 8pm at The LA Connection Comedy Club. I’m also a licensed REALTOR and successfully invest in real estate… but that’s not nearly as fun.
Stephanie Morgan is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. Since graduating from the Performing Arts Center’s Professional Training Program under the direction of Joe Malone and Nanci Hammond, some of her credits include Bunheads, Solevita Dance Company, The Vintage Belles, and Paradigm Dance Company. She has had the privilege of performing in the Celebrate Dance 10 year anniversary, Daniel Pearl World Peace Day, and A Tribute To Gene Kelly presenting his life time achievement award to Patricia Kelly.
Meagan Truxal can be found in, around and all about the theatre. She has worked on many shows at Pierce College, CSUN and various productions around LA, both in the scenes and behind them. Some of her favorite productions include Death of a Salesman, The Diviners, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, The Little Dog Laughed, Side Show, Sweeney Todd, and Learned Ladies. She has wardrobed many, applied makeup to some, helped design and operate sound, wrangled casts/crews as a stage manager and done a little acting as well. She is thrilled to be working on this fabulous show with a great team. She would like to thank her family for their support and unyielding confidence!
Actress, Singer, Writer, Comedian. Originally from Kenosha Wisconsin-a stone’s throw from Kankakee). Equity Roles: Janet (Rocky Horror), Julie (Showboat), Phillippia Ruxton (Oh Kay), Diana Deveroux (Of Thee I Sing), Nettie Fowler (Carousel). Comedy: Warm Up for Louie Anderson and Richard Jeni. On Air TV Host: The Oprah-Winfrey Show(segment reporter), NATPE TV (anchor and reporter), TV Guide Channel Host (Queen of Craft). Film appearances: Gods and Monsters, Deep Impact, The Fugitive. TV credits: The Untouchables, Leaving LA, Hype (pilot). Special Soloist Appearances: White House Performances, Kentucky Derby, National Jazz Convention. www.territurco.com
Yilin Wentlandt is pleased to bring to life “Skanky Me”! Recent projects include Covered California (commercial); 9 to 5 The Musical (deliciously evil Roz); jazz performances with John Alexander Singers and special guest Bill Cunliffe, and vocal jazz quintet Down 4 The Count; premiering “The Radio Hour,” written by opera giant Jake Heggie; Carmen with Pacific Symphony. She lovingly sings on Delos Label’s, “Frank Ticheli: The Shore and Other Choral Works.” Yilin (e-LEEN) loves having shared the stage with renowned symphony orchestras and entertainers. She is invested in teaching the whole child with arts as her medium. Love to Josh and family. www.yilinsings.com
*APPEARS COURTESY OF ACTOR’S EQUITY ASSOCIATION