Creative

HOLLY-ANNE PALMER

(Director, Producer)

MICHAEL GREEN

(Conciever/Book/Lyrics/Music)

Ms. Palmer is the Artistic Director of Impulse Theatre, Lead Producer of Wine Lovers LLC International and the Creative Development Director for the Broadway Artists Alliance of New York City. She specializes in helping small theatrical business grow to multi-million dollar company’s supporting live arts in a variety of venues. Current projects include The National Tour and Norwegian Cruise Line production of Wine Lovers – The Wine Tasting Musical; Boyz Night (In Development) and City Of Light (Writer/Director – In Development). Recent Credits: Bring It On – The Musical (Broadway, National Tour AD); TCG 50th Anniversary Broadway Gala (New York); Wine Lovers (Director, Lead Producer – New York; National Tour, Norwegian Cruise Line), Soul Doctor – The Musical Journey of Shlomo Carlebach (Le Petit Theatre), Dirty Pictures (NY), Oklahoma (Reagle Players), All Shook Up (Ogunquit Playhouse – Starring Sally Struthers); Steel Magnolias (Starring Loni Ackerman), The Wedding Singer, White Noise, Aida (Le Petit Theatre, New Orleans). Selected Credits: Broadway/National Tour/West End: Jersey Boys (Resident Director); Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Associate Director); Walking With Dinosaurs (North American Tour); Dracula; Zhivago; As You Like It; Much Ado About Nothing; Cover Girls. New York: Gentleman’s Wish; Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Barrow Group, NY); For the Love Of Christ, The Musical! (Cherry Lane Theatre), Platforms (Theatre at St. Clements); Dancing With Abandon; Inventing Avi Aviv (Abingdon Theatre); Morgan Karr: An Awfully Big Adventure (Joe’s Pub); City of Light (Book/Director). Journey to Jersey Boys; The American Dream; Autophobia; Broadway Spotlight 2005-2007; Where are you going, Where have you been?; A Happy Goy In The Shiva House; The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie; Secrets of A Soccer Mom (Associate). www.hollyanneruggiero.com

GARY NEGBAUR

(Book/Music/Lyrics)

Gary writes music for theater and film, as well as songs for recording artists. His musical Librarians in Love (co-written with Tony-nominee John Cariani) appeared at the NYC Fringe Festival. He contributed music to the feature film An American Summer. His song, Red Pontiac, was featured on NPR’s Car Talk. As a performing pianist/singer, Gary continues to tour across the U.S., Europe and Australia. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let me explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat) and a children’s CD (Max’s Family Band). Gary’s work continues to be informed by the education he received at Harvard University and the Berklee College of Music. Thanks to the entire Wine Lovers team for this wine-derful journey! For more info, visit www.garynegbaur.com.

HOLLY CRUZ

(Choreographer)

NY credits: Broadway by the Year- Town Hall; Broadway Jukebox- Birdland; Christmas Review- Rockafeller’s Rainbow Room; Triad Theatre. Regional: Theatre Under the Stars- Houston; Seatte’s Fifth Avenue Theatre; North Carolina Theatre; Ogunquit Playhouse- Maine; Goodspeed Opera House- CT. Allenberry Playhouse- PA. Cheers and Love to her parents and Eddie! 

BREE TROISE

(Choreographer)

 

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Bree Troise joined the Wine Lover’s family in 2013. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance and English from Muhlenberg College.  She has performed regionally in various ballets and musicals, and has performed onboard multiple Norwegian Cruise Line ships as a dancer, dance captain, and aerialist. Currently she is a choreographer/director for Norwegian Cruise Line Productions, setting multiple shows and pieces over many ships in their fleet, including serving as choreographer for Wine Lover’s productions on Norwegian and Oceania cruise lines.

CHRIS KATEFF

(Video Design)

Chris designs projections and creates artwork for live theater and dance shows. Off-Broadway: The Road to Qatar (York Theatre), Signs of Life (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater), Wine Lovers (Triad Theater), Die Mommy Die (New World Stages), Esoterica (DR2 Theater). New York Musical Theater Festival: Platforms (2007), Wild About Harry, Ward 9, Cyclone and the Pig Faced Lady (2008), Andy Warhol Was Right (2009). Off-Broadway assistant design: Judy Garland In Concert, Palace of the End and Walmartopia (Leah Gelpe, designer). Broadway Assistant Design: Ring of Fire, Jersey Boys (Michael Clark, designer). Chris is also an actor and photographer.

COLLIN SIMON

(Music Arranger and Graphic Supervisor)

Collin has composed music for plays, original musicals, and films; including the critically acclaimed Rage, and nationally aired commercials for companies such as Kellogg’s.  Collin has also done arrangements for various other music projects; most recently a full arrangement for Wine Lovers which is currently featured on selected Norwegian Cruise Line ships.  www.collinsimon.com

Michael Green is a world-renowned wine and spirits consultant and educator. For the past 25 years Michael has worked in the wine and spirits trade as an educator, importer, writer, consultant and retailer, including 19 years as Gourmet Magazine’s exclusive Wine & Spirits consultant. Green is the creator Wine Down, one of New York’s premier wine tasting parties. Additionally, he has been a guest on Food Network’s Emeril Live and Cooking Live as well as CBS Marketwatch, NPR and Clear Channel radio. He has been featured in many national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times-Picayune, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report and House Beautiful.  Michael has consulted with many of NYC’s top restaurants, and his varied, lengthy client list includes three-star rated Oceana and Molyvos, as well as Christer’s and Empire Restaurant.  He is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia. He resides in New York City.

TRAVIS KRAMER

(Book)

Travis is the creator & writer/lyricist of IT’S KARATE, KID! THE MUSICAL (Best Musical, NYIT Awards 2005), co-creator & writer/lyricist of the blaxploitation musical DIAL ‘N’ FOR NEGRESS with Kevin Smith Kirkwood, writer/lyricist of SEX ROAD TO RUIN - a segment from THE PAPERBACK MUSICAL, and lyricist of original compositions for the Resonance Ensemble world premiere of Charles L. Mee’s MAIL ORDER BRIDE. Travis has also written pop culture parodies for CRACKED MAGAZINE, illustrated FLORIDA MARLINS FROM A TO Z for Barnes & Noble, and designed publicity & props for the Off-Broadway cabarets IT’S ME BABY, IT’S KEVIN! and IMPOSSIBLE BITCH! Other freelance work includes feature articles and editorial illustrations for various trade publications and commissioned tattoo designs. “Cheers!” to a wonderful team of artists and collaborators for bringing this show to life. Viva la buss!

LIZ MULLER

(Musical and Production Supervisor)

Liz is currently a musical director for Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Wine Lovers The Musical (dir. Holly-Anne Palmer). Artistic director of PiPE DREAM theatre, Liz has directed, musical directed, and written the lyrics for all of PDt’s original shows (Columbia- the life and death of Rospo D. OroBriar RoseMacbeth A Musical3 GhostsThe Nutcracker and The Mouse KingThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and The Masque of the Red Death). Whenever possible, Liz loves to take to the stage! Favorite roles include: Lady Macbeth (Macbeth A Musical), Katisha (The Mikado), Ava (Briar Rose), Olivia (Twelfth Night), and Netty in Columbia. Also a private vocal coach, Muller works with College Concierge, a company which helps young artists reach their performance goals and college dreams. www.liz-muller.com

JOSHUA PALMER

(Production Design)

Joshua is a Production Manager and Designer currently working on projects in New York and New Orleans. He is the Graphics Manager for Solomon Group, a leading international event and design company specializing in largescale arena events.   Recent credits include work on Super Bowl XLVII and XLVIII , Essence Festival, National World War II Museum build and design, College Pro Football Championship and WDSU/New Orleans. 

WALTER TRARBACH

(Sound Design)

Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention and Cymbeline. Off Broadway credits include: The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Becky Shaw, Measure for Pleasure, Satellites, Farragut North, I Love You Because, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and Mr. Marmalade. National Tours: Story Time Live! and Madagascar Live! Walter is the Associate Sound Designer of Catch Me If You Can and Assistant Sound Designer of Jersey Boys. He is married to photographer Kimberly Witham.

NINA SHREIBER

(Producer)

Nina answered the call of entrepreneurialism at a young age. Upon graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she embarked on a European tour of the Rocky Horror Show, where she did the Time-Warp as “Magenta” all across Germany, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Austria, and Italy. Back in the United States, Nina took a job outside the entertainment industry with Student Advantage, the nation’s largest student discount program, where Nina she became one of the top five marketing representatives liaising between the company and college campuses nationwide. In 2002, Nina jumped to the other side of the desk and assumed ownership of the East Coast branch of Acme Talent & Literary, where she steered the careers of a diverse list of artists, including John Lloyd Young, who won the 2006 Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of “Frankie Vallie” in the Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS. Since 2009, Nina has worked as academic assistant on a number of Italian Renaissance projects, grants, and online courses, whilst also producing theatrical shows and still managing the creative careers of a dozen A-list New York artists. She lives in the Hudson Valley.