Meet The Cast & Crew

(Original LA Production)

Theatre West

In association with Me and My Big Mouth Productions

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DINA MORRONE
(Playwright & also playing Gina)

Dina was selected as one of the TOP TEN ACTRESSES by reviewplays.com for her performance in The Italian In Me
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PETER FLOOD
(Director)

Peter has 15 years of story analysis at Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, National Geographic Films and Universal Pictures. Read More

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STEPHEN RIVKIN
(Producer)

Stephen has been an editor in the motion picture industry for over twenty five years. He has worked for some of Hollywood’s top directors.
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ZEKE RETTMAN
(Producer)

Recent producing credits include WATER at the Lounge Theatre, BUFFALO HOLE at the Egyptian Arena and COMFORT & JOY at the Hudson Mainstage.
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Cast of Characters

(In order of appearance)

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ERIC ALLAN KRAMER
Moose/Chief

Originally born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, moving shortly afterwards to Canada (as the family was pulled in tow by his father’s pro football career)
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TOM BADAL
Moose/Chief

Tom has starred on stage opposite Gena Rowlands twice, John Voight, Richard Chamberlain and Stephanie Powers, to name but a few.
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JOHN CYGAN
Giuseppe

Last season John portrayed Mr. Manningham in the Chestnut/TW production of Gaslight. John also played Mike Brady in TW’s A Very Brady Musical and King Henry in The Lion In Winter.
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CONSTANCE MELLORS
Maria

Connie stepped into the role of Maria at the eleventh hour (actually more like 11:59) when Mary Garripoli was unable to perform due to illness and was rushed to Emergency at 5:30 pm on the opening night of Moose On The Loose.
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JOHNNY FERRETTI
Bruno

Johnny is thrilled to be part of this production, his first at Theatre West! An actual California native, Johnny is a second-generation Italian-American.
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NICK MCDOW
Joseph

Los Angeles stage credits: The Socialization of Ruthie Shapiro (Ronnie) at Theater West, Springs’ Awakening (Moritz)
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LAURA JAMES
Pina

Laura has been in the theatrical media for over 35 years as an actress, teacher and director. She has enjoyed an international acting career that encompasses TV, film and theatre, which has included Italy, England, Hong Kong and East Africa, as well as major cities in the U.S
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JACK KUTCHER
Rodolfo

Jack has been a member of Theatre West for many years and has appeared in many productions, including, BETTY GARRETT CLOSET SONGWRITER. He also was seen as Bernie in ENCORE FOR ROMANCE, Carl, in MORNING’S AT SEVEN
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DINA MORRONE
Gina

Dina was selected as one of the TOP TEN ACTRESSES by reviewplays.com for her performance in The Italian In Me.
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CORINNE SHOR
Carmela

Corinne hails from the snowy state of Minnesota where she received a BA in Theatre and French from Gustavus Adolphus College. Corinne also attended the Jacques Lecoq School of Acting in Paris, and The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.
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MICHAEL LORRE
Darryl

Michael is a writer, director and actor. He has performed in over 70 plays through the years. Last fall he directed and was in The Mystery of Irma Vep with Deconstructed Prod., which was nominated for an LAWeekly Award for Best Revival.
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GRANT VENABLE
Timothy

Grant is excited to be a part of his first all adult cast for Moose on the Loose. Previous stage credits include Tiny Tim in A Winters Tale, Gavroche in Les Miserables, Ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Peter in the West Coast debut of Pinkalicious.
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JEMMA BOSCH
Honabigi

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Jemma is a singer, actress, and martial artist. Jemma has appeared in various TV Shows such as Charles in Charge & CBS Saturday Rocks.
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Crew

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ROGER CRUZ
Production Stage Manager

Roger has been an actor/tech member of Theatre West for fifteen years. He’s called the cues for such shows as MORNINGS AT SEVEN, DANCING AT LUGHNASA
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PHIL SOKOLOFF
Publicist

Phil is L.A.’s most active theatre publicist, representing over 100 live attractions annually in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.
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JOHN GALLOGLY
Theatre West Executive Director

Executive Director at Theatre West is Treasurer of the board of CA Arts Advocates and a founding board member of Arts for LA. At Theatre West he last directed “Goodbye, Louie…Hello!
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DAVID JOHNSON
Sound Design

David would like to thank Dina, Steve, Zeke and Peter for the opportunity to work on this fantastic and fun production.
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JEFF G. RACK
Set Design

Jeff has been designing award-winning sets for 20 years, and considers himself primarily a storyteller, whether he is designing, directing, or writing.
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CELINA YUN
Costume Design

Celina began her career as a make-up artist in 1995 and later pursued her passion of costume design. She has designed for stage, film and tv. Celina has worked as an fx-make-up artist
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MAARTEN CORNELIS
Creative and Lighting Consultant

Maarten is very proud to be part of the birth of Dina Morrone’s new project Moose On The Loose. He has worked for many years with Dina and Stephen Rivkin.
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YANCEY DUNHAM
Lighting Design

In 2008, Yancey won “Best Light Design” from the San Fernando Valley Theatre League for Theatre West’s critically acclaimed production: “A Very Brady Musical” by Lloyd Schwartz
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How Moose on the Loose came to be.