Andrew Palermo (Co-Author/Director/Choreographer)

Direction and/or Choreography highlights: Allegiance (Broadway/Longacre, The Old Globe), The Other Josh Cohen (Papermill, SoHo Playhouse), Kristin Chenoweth/Carnegie Hall, The Frank Loesser Songbook/New York Philharmonic (Lincoln Center), The Mikado (Carnegie Hall), Ace (The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Miss Julie (Geffen Playhouse),

Lyrics and Lyricists (92nd St. Y), Bright Lights, Big City (Prince Music Theater), Vices (Theatre Aspen), The Aluminum Show (international tour), Aida (Music Theater Wichita), Man of La Mancha (Sacramento Music Circus). Past life performing highlights: Original Broadway companies of Wicked and Annie Get Your Gun (‘Tommy Keeler,’ Bernadette Peters revival), as well as How To succeed...(Matthew Broderick revival), national/international tours of West Side Story, Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish (2nd Stage), numerous regional and concert productions. Andrew is the Artistic Director of The SpringSpace: Broadband Theatre Lab, as well as Co-Founding Artistic Director of dre.dance (with Taye Diggs).


Shannon Stoeke (Co-Author)

Shannon is a Los Angeles based writer and musical theatre actor. As a performer, he has appeared in numerous national/international tours and regional productions including: National Tour of Camelot, Tour/New York run of Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan and the International Tour of Hair.

For the last six years Shannon has worked in project development with collaborator and production partner Taye Diggs. With Diggs, he has developed projects with BET Network and has had ideas featured on the Rachael Ray Show. Shannon is a graduate of the Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music.


Dan Dyer (Composer/Lyricist)

Soul-folk singer/songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Dan Dyer rose to prominence in Austin, TX during the late 90s as frontman of the much heralded bluesrock outfit, Breedlove. For his debut solo album, “...Of What Lies beneath,” (2004) Dyer headed to New York City and Miami to collaborate with veteran rock legend Lenny Kravitz, who produced and released the record on Kravitz’s own Reprise imprint label, Roxie Records. Dyer then returned to Austin to record and release his 2008 selftitled album, a soul- revivalist recording produced by David Boyle in an old snake-charmer church turned studio.

Dan Dyerwas named one of the top 10 local albums of 2008 by both the Austin American Statesman and The Austin Chronicle, and climbed to the #3 R&B spot on iTunes within a week of its digital release. Dyer has toured the US extensively, in support of his own releases, and alongside artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rufus Wainwright, Laura Izibor, Ledisi, and others. He has performed at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Essence Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, and New Orleans Jazz Fest’s Annual Piano Night at the House of Blues.