Renee Anderson is an OKC-based singer and actress. She received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Musical Theater at Oklahoma City University. She has toured and performed in venues such as Dallas Summer Musicals, St. Louis MUNY, Kansas City Starlight, Atlanta Theater of the Stars, Lyric Theatre, OK CityRep, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Pollard Theatre, Edmond Summerstock, Carpenter Square and the OKC Theatre Company. When she is not performing, Renee is a private vocal instructor. For more information, visit www.reneeanderson.me!
While a newcomer to the City Cabaret stage, David Dobson has been performing in OKC for years. Credits include multiple productions (in roles ranging from Jesus in “Godspell” to Rocky in the “Horror Show” of the same name) with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (including this summer’s “West Side Story”), Carpenter Square Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, and dozens of local television and radio voice spots. David is also a founding member of “Baloney Rodeo”, Oklahoma’s pioneering Improv group which has performed locally and regionally for over 20 years. By day, David is a litigation attorney with the Andrews Davis law firm in downtown Oklahoma City. David is thrilled to be a part of City Cabaret and thanks his entire family for their support.
Jordan Andrews was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a BA Music degree from Northwest Missouri State University and will soon receive a MM Vocal Coaching degree from Oklahoma City University. He has dabbled in several facets of music including jazz, opera, musical theatre, choir, band, performance, directing, coaching/accompanying, and composition/arranging. His end goal is to be a Music Director for musical theatre shows. His favorite credits include: It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play (Music Director/Pianist); La Gioconda (Barnaba); The Little Mermaid (Music Director); Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince); Hairspray (Seaweed).
Marita Strykeris so honored to be a part of such a magical company, City Cabaret! She grew up in Austin, Texas, then went on to receive her bachelors and masters degrees from Oklahoma City University, studying with the legendary Florence Birdwell. Favorite theatre credits include Florence in Chess, Lucy in Charlie Brown, Polly in Crazy for You, Peron's Mistress in Evita, and Bet to Stephanie J. Block’s Nancy in Oliver. She has traveled the country with the National Tour of John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd and traveled the world with Celebrity and Holland America Cruise Lines. After living in New York City for eight years, Marita is now happy to return to beautiful Oklahoma City, where she teaches voice at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at OCU, and celebrates life with her husband Maurizio, daughter Penelope and furry friends Stitch and Rosie.
Kendon Lacy has performed in many different avenues, most notably with the musical improv troupes Night Rhymers & BitSing, where he has performed at the Chicago Improv Festival, Dallas Comedy Festival, Austin, TX & Kansas City. His non-musical improv troupes inlude Kyle & Kendon, Reunited, as well as The HubBub Improv Group, performing every Thursday Night at 7:30pm at District House. Kendon serves on staff for OKC Improv as Program Director. In theatre, Kendon's most recent projects have been Impression Live's regular Holiday show "This Christmas" as well as playing the role of Ralph D in KnockDownDragOut's "The Motherf*cker With The Hat." He performs regularly as a local stand-up comedian and was a finalist in the 2012 Loony Bin Comedy Contest. For more on Kendon's shows and work, follow him on Twitter and Instagram @kendonlacy.
The City Cabaret OKC Band
Michelle Hedges, Drums, studied percussion and trombone performance at Southeast Missouri State University. She was the drummer for the award winning, cover band, Satin Britches based in Atlanta, GA. She played drums in Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s Gypsy in 2012 and Jesus Christ Superstar in 2014. Currently, Michelle plays trombone in the MidDel Jazz Orchestra, drums in the Nichols Hills Band, and is half of the piano duo Melaugh and Hedges. She gives private lessons in brass, percussion, and piano in the Oklahoma City area.
Chris Black, Bassist, is a native of Oklahoma City and a graduate of Oklahoma City University in music education and business. He has performed in a wide range of genres including orchestra, music theatre, big band, jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass, and mariachi. His current projects include Grassland Caravan, a progressive bluegrass band, and The Savoy Trio, a combo focusing on the golden era of jazz.