Cabaret - October 13 - October 16, 2021

Dare 2 Defy Productions

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Philip Drennen head shot

    Philip Drennen

    (Director) Philip Drennen is so excited and grateful to be creating art on stage after a long haitus. Philip is now Executive Director of Dare2Defy and Cabaret is his fourth show directing with D2D after A New Brain, Violet, and Peter and the Starcatcher (D2I Summer Camp). 

    Philip's onstage journey began right in here Dayton and he went on to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. 

    His professional career has spanned over 15 years and in 5 continents. He has shared the stage with greats like Mary Wilson, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Gibson, and Blues Traveller and theatrical credits range from Off-Broadway to National Tour and regional productions. 

    Next up is the world premier of his new musical he co-wrote with Skyler McNeely, Charlie and Doggy and the Song at the Edge of the World coming this January! 

    Much love to his friends and FAMBIGLY, Lucy and Olive, and his amazingly supportive and patient boyfriend, Chris. 

  • Gage Wayne head shot

    Gage Wayne

    (Choreographer) Gage Wayne is a Cincinnati native who began his dance training at the  age of 10 and his dance training was with Off-Broadway Dance Academy in  Monroe, Ohio. He began his professional career after moving to LA in 2015. He has worked with some of the industries top choreographers such as Mollee Gray, Kyle Hanagami, Cameron Lee,  Richy Jackson, Paul Becker, and more!

    Credits include: VROOM, Panda Express, Beach Body, Masked Singer, commercials for American Horror Story & The Greatest Showman.  Netflix hit musical “A Week Away”, Youtube series “Boss Cheer”, Toni  Braxton, Paula Abdul, and more! 

    When not in front of the camera, Gage loves to travel the country educating dancers, sharing how much dance has saved his life, reminding everyone who  takes his class just how important and loved they are, and bring out the best in them in a short period of time. He wishes nothing but the best to  cast of Cabaret on their amazing show!

  • Norman Moxley head shot

    Norman Moxley

    (Music Director) Norman is thrilled to be back on stage and is having a blas with the amazing cast, crew and orchestra of Cabaret! He started his journey with Dare2Defy playing Flick in Violet before coming on as the season Music Director. Recent MD credits with D2D include Kiss Me Kate, Songs for a New World, and A New Brain. Norm also serves as Worship Leader for Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church.

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