13 WISHES CABARET☆
Where: Electric Lodge
When: March 13, 2016
We worked with Local Non-Profits in the Venice, CA community to bring the arts to afterschool programs in schools where they are limited or non-existent. All profits from this performance went towards supporting these programs and some members of the cabaret also contributed their time to these afterschool programs.
☆If you could give your 9 year old self advice, what would you say?
"Don't let other people get in your head & hold you back. Your success is up to you" Izzy
"Forget about hat others think of you & embrace who you are without giving a damn about anyone else's opinions" Will
"Immerse yourself in the culture & art of music & Cinema" Major
"Take more naps, you'll love them eventually" Gianna
"Do Not stop or quit something because it's too hard" Smolsky
☆Why do You Love The Arts?
"The arts are a way to express your intelligence. You can't Judge creativity based on SAT/ACT Scores" Smolsky
"I love that no matter what type of art you're in, you're given the opportunity to express yourself" Izzy
"I love the arts because you get to express yourself" Hayden
"It is the only form where creative thinking reigns supreme" Gianna
"I love the arts because it allows me to explore my personality and really get to know myself" Will
☆Who Inspires you, & Why?☆
"Shirley Temple because she found success so young & was very talented" Madison
"Lorde, she is a great singer/songwriter. Her songs are relatable to teens & they help me through tough times" Olivia
"Ed Sheeran. At 16, he dropped everything & dove head first into a music career. That is something I wish I had the guts to do. As a writer, his lyrics amaze me" Smolsky
"My sister because is the one who taught me to perform" Hayden
"People who can parallel park in a minute" Gianna
"Heath Leger inspires me because he's not afraid to explore the darkest parts of the human psyche" Will
"My Mom inspires me. She works so hard for everything & I admire her perseverance & drive" Izzy
1. Hello (Adele) - MAYA & TEHYA
2. Lullaby Medley - CURDA
3.Everybody (Ingrid Michaelson) - PIPER & RILEY
4. When We Were Young (Adele) - GIANNA
5. We Are Here (Alicia Keys) - OLIVIA
6. Fall For You (Second Hand Serenade) - IZZY
7. Kelly’s Solo - KELLY GRACE
8. Misfits (Original) - SMOLSKY
9. At Last - GLORY
10. Your Song (Elton John) - MAJOR
11. Cigarettes (Original) - MACKENZIE
12. 13 Wishes Speech - MADISON
13. I See Fire (Ed Sheeran) - WILL
14. Lost Stars (Begin Again) -TEHYA, MAYA, WILL, MACKENZIE, MAJOR, SMOLSKY, IZZY
15. Cut & Run (Original) - TEHYA
16. I’m Yours (Jason Mraz) - HAYDEN
17. Tegan’s Solo - TEAGAN
18. Come As You Are (Nirvana) - FOCUS FEAT. SEAN
19. Aint It Fun (Paramore) - FOCUS FEAT. MAYA
☆ TALENT ☆
Tehya Rose Frank is 17 years old & a co-founder of 13 Wishes. The arts have been part of her life since she was little. Tehya has been lucky enough to dance with companies including the NYCB & Alvin Ailey, and she is also a singer-songwriter (performances include The Bitter End & Sunset). She has had the opportunity to work with inspiring artists: Jennie, Tony & Drew. Through her music she hopes to capture moments of her journey that can help influence others on their own.
Maya Jade Frank is one of the proud founders of 13 Wishes. She is a high school student who loves all parts of the arts. Maya has performed in Broadway shows such as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins, Evita alongside Ricky Martin, and Little Cosette in the Broadway US national tour of Les Misérables. Maya is a Day-Time Emmy Nominee for Nickelodeon's History and Heritage, and has done numerous voiceovers, and has appeared in other TV shows. Maya loves being a part of 13 Wishes.
Major Curda is an actor, singer, and dancer. Broadway debut at age 9 in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Appeared in numerous productions including performing with the Rockettes in Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular, Annie Get Your Gun with Patti LuPone, Falsettos in LA, and The King and I for Dallas Summer Musicals. TV credits include: The Thundermans, Playing House, Melissa & Joey, and upcoming film The Sound of Magic. He can soon be seen as the host of the new game show, What Parents Don’t Know.
Piper Curda, actress & singer-songwriter known for her role as Jasmine on Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do It and recurring role as Kennedy on Disney Channel’s Ant Farm. Credits include appearances in Law & Order: SVU, Rizzolli & Isles, Teen Beach 2, Liv & Maddie & Body of Proof. Piper plays the guitar and drums. She’s currently at work writing and recording for her solo album. She volunteers at Zoe Church in LA & plans to pursue a degree in communications & Christian education at college this fall.
Glory Curda is an actress, singer, & dancer with recurring roles on Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street & Game Shakers. Credits include: Law & Order: SVU, Sam & Cat, and The Messengers. She toured in Disney’s The Jungle Book Musical, originating roles in productions of Ella Minnow Pea in NYC and The Real Love at Pasadena Civic. Glory plays the ukulele & piano, loves both singing & dancing. She’s an avid reader & chef & enjoys crafting projects & tae kwon do.
Saylor Curda is an actress, singer, and dancer with recent appearances in Criminal Minds and The Thundermans as well as recurring roles on I Didn't Do It and Rule the Mix. Saylor is a drummer and singer. She currently voices the character of Bloom in Disney Jr.’s Palace Pets and the associated apps. She enjoys cooking, writing lyrics, and tae kwon do.
Riley Curda is a singer-songwriter & actress currently pursuing a triple major in arts therapy, child psychology, & early childhood education. Credits include: Jane By Design, Marvin Marvin and Rainbow Boy. She collaborates with her siblings, writing & arranging original songs, also pursuing solo projects. Riley plays the ukulele & piano, & is currently working on writing and recording songs for her first album and collaborating with a music and movement program for infants and young children.
Tegan is a 9 year old who loves dancing, singing and acting. She is a member of the Abby Lee Dance Company competition team and a ballerina in training at Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. She has enjoyed appearing in lead roles in local musical theater productions, and is a member of the West Los Angeles Children's Choir. She has recently appeared in a music video, and just filmed her first commercial for Disney's Star Darlings. Tegan is excited to be performing in the Cabaret.
Kelly Grace Richardson has a recurring role on Game Shakers. She loves to act, dance and sing everyday! She is a 13 year old girl who enjoys figure skating, karate and math. She is a dancer for the ALDC LA and trains under Abby Lee Miller. This past summer Kelly Grace attended Stagedoor Manor for theatre and television. Kelly Grace is excited to be a part of this wonderful show!
MacKenzi Heyman is a singer/songwriter/actress who began her career when her family moved to Los Angeles from Texas for her to pursue her dreams. She has performed in a myriad of venues including the legendary House of Blues in LA and she is a resident performer at The Republic of Pie in North Hollywood. MacKenzi will also appear in Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything that began airing on Disney XD July 22, 2015. MacKenzi will be releasing her first EP very soon, produced by Paul Fox and Trav
Will Meyers is an actor and musician from Moodus, CT. He moved to California in August of 2013 to pursue his career in the entertainment industry.
Gianna LePera is an actress & singer best known for her film work in Vamperifica & Play House. Credits include: Law and Order SVU, Modern Family, Trophy Wife & About a Boy. Gianna performed as Susan in Miracle on 34th Street in NYC. Her performance earned her critical acclaim including this review from the NY Times: "Gianna LePera, the 10-year-old who plays Susan, is equally beguiling, displaying a delicate somberness similar to the haunting performance the young Natalie Wood gave in the film.”
Izzy Palmieri is an 18 year old film, TV, & voice-over artist. She has worked on shows on the Disney Channel including Good Luck Charlie & Jessie, also appearing in shows on ABC & CBS. Most recent work: independent film Little Miss Perfect (dir.Marlee Roberts). It premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Izzy is excited to support 13 Wishes in such a wonderfully crafted showcase with this talented group of performers. Represented by Innovative Artists & Levity Entertainment Group.
13 year old Olivia Rodrigo loves to sing and act. She will be appearing in the new Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.
Hayden Signoretti lives by the sea and you can see its reflection anytime you look into his big blue eyes. He can frequently be found standing along the shore casting a line or jumping into the waves with a boogie board at his side. Hayden started acting following in the footsteps of his sister Indigo, at 'The Rockaway Theatre Company'. He was given the lifetime opportunity to appear on Broadway shows including Disney's Mary Poppins as Michael Banks, Finding Neverland, and Richard III.
Smolsky is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Santa Clarita, CA. His debut EP, Songs from my Bedroom, will be released soon. Follow him online @SmolskyMusic!
Madison Hu is a 13 year old actress who is known for her work on the Disney Channel, Best Friends Whenever and upcoming show Bizaardvark.
Focus is an upcoming band featuring 5 high school students: Sean Temple, Zachary Sternberg, Betsey Lee, Django Marsh, and Maya Jade Frank. Focus is honored and excited to be able to be a part of the first ever 13 Wishes Cabaret.
☆ SPECIAL THANKS ☆
13 Wishes wants to thank Tami Solomon, Andrew Frank, The Electric Lodge, our board of advisors (Auriel, Jennie, Michelle, Drew) and the performer's parents. Without you, this show could not be possible.