Joel Ward's high energy, original magic has astonished people throughout the world. His mind-boggling magical talent ranges from interactive close-up magic, to comical audience participation and flashy Las Vegas-styled illusions. By age 15, Joel became the World Champion Teen Magician after placing first at the International Brotherhood of Magicians annual seminar, the World's Largest Magic Organization. That same year, Joel was picked out of hundreds of magicians to appear on television with Master Magician, Lance Burton. He's also performed on The Bonnie Hunt Show, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0., The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Masters of Illusion on My Network TV.
The Needemann Brothers is an internationally renowned two-man musical comedy cabaret act featuring, well, two men (Jorge Luis & Anthony Bollotta), with musical direction, and accompaniment by off-Broadway composer Rayme Sciaroni! The Brothers, just back from a successful International House of Pancakes tour, take audiences on a whirlwind tour of their own. Reaching as far back as their childhood days together, the show also focuses on unforgettable high school experiences, previously unexpressed hopes, and unrealized dreams... like wanting to be Jewish, "just like all the other kids at school!" Quickly gaining recognition in the public and corporate performance arenas as the "feel good show of the year," The Needemann Brothers break tradition by poking fun at contemporary stereotypes, themselves, and well, life in general! Their effervescent concoction of good old-fashioned brotherly banter, classic melodies, and musical parodies, (with a dash of surprise thrown in for good measure) bodes extremely well with audiences!
The Sweethearts of Swing embody the unique sound and style of America’s most popular WWII era female vocal group, The Andrews Sisters. Comprised of Janet Hammer, Shelley Smith, and Kim Royster, the trio’s mellifluous harmonies are as alluring as the shade of an apple tree. And their swinging rhythm…the same kind that put boogie woogie in the bugle boy, keeps guests feeling “In the Mood!” Offering up all of The Andrew Sister’s greatest hits, The Sweethearts celebrate nearly two decades of “Vic’try Polka’ing” throughout southern California from the USS Midway Museum to the Grand Del Mar. Their authentic brand of Andrew Sister nostalgia is more intoxicating than a “Rum and Coco Cola.”
The Leigh Scarritt Youth Ensemble is comprised of incredibly gifted young performers as they showcase their musical talents. You'll enjoy hearing your favorite musical theatre pieces from the voices of future Broadway Stars. These artists have credits that include the Old Globe Theatre, The San Diego Rep & the La Jolla Playhouse. Many are winners of Old Globe Honors, local American Idol Contests & newly-signed recording artists. Past Leigh Scarritt Productions students include James Maslow (Big Time Rush & DWTS), Tiffany Jane (Award-winning Recording Artist), Judy Mora (Musical Theatre/Film) and Timyra Joi (NBC's The Voice/Musical Theatre)