Ableson, a  U.S. T.V. regular, and English native, guest-starring in many shows such as “The Shield”, “Las Vegas”, “Will & Grace”, “Medical Investigation”, as well as a recurring role on “Joan of Arcadia”, began his career on the London stage in sell-out productions of “The Ecstasy", "Bent", and "A Midsummer Nights' Dream", at the Globe Theatre, as well as starring in award -winning productions of musicals such as "Sweet Charity" and "Godspell" premiering at the prestigious International Edinburgh Festival. 

 After two seasons on the UK sitcom "Second Thoughts", as well as numerous commercial appearances, Ableson, son of beloved British crooning legend Frankie Vaughan, re-located to the US in 1995, landing roles immediately in "Nash Bridges" and the feature film "Boyfriends" (1996), ironically returning to the UK for his role as Owen, the films' bad-boy. 

 In 2000, The West coast premieres of Mark Ravenhills' ground-breaking play "Shopping & Fucking", both in Los Angeles and San Francisco, won Ableson many awards for his starring role as Mark, the needy, love-hungry heroin addict. He further built on that reputation one year later, starring as legendary theatre critic Kenneth Tynan, in another multi-award-winning L.A. premiere, Austin Pendleton’s' Pulitzer-nominated "Orsons' Shadow". “Torn”, an acclaimed nightly-improvised play, and "Haywire!" were other west coast premieres, further solidifying his reputation.

 Amongst many other TV and film credits since then, Ableson recently shot the feature "Caffeine" co-starring Mena Suvari, in theatres next year, "The Gymnast" a recent festival hit, "New Suit", recently in theatres, as well as playing all the waiters and chefs in Robert Zemekis’ "The Polar Express" alongside Tom Hanks. 

Voice credits include the evil 'Valmont' in two seasons of "The Jackie Chan Adventures", as well as initial voicing of Gnomeo, in Disneys’ “Gnomeo & Juliet”, as well as various pirates in "Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Dead Man's Chest" , not to mention many video games.

 Commercial credits include international campaigns for Xelebri communcations, working with David Fincher, National spots for Microsoft, Audi, and the most recently running Cingular Star Wars ad with Chewbacca... 
He continues to live, work, and sing, whenever he is allowed, in Los Angeles, California. 

JOEL BENNETT (Secretary of Defense)

After almost killing Kurt Russell in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, Joel took a break from show business to raise a family and pay a mortgage. He’d already played Merrick in THE ELEPHANT MAN, Starbuck in Regional Theatres and worked in Television. He never quit studying. Years with Danile Hickman and Larry Moss are paying dividends. Last year he played Bradley in FOUR DOGS AND A BONE for Axxon Theatre and Lucifer in the short LUCIFER LOVES ROAST BEEF.
CURT BONNEM (Anchor/Priest/Sailor)

Curt originally hails from The Windy City, Chicago, where he got hooked on acting in the fifth grade as a chorus member in “Cinderella.” . He went on to star in numerous productions including, "Grease," "Amadeus," and "My Fair Lady". He also wrote, directed and starred in a popular community theatre show called “Big Louis’ Speakeasy” at the age of 16.  During his high school years he attained the title of All American
Gymnast , won the 1987 Junior National Juggling Championship of the International Jugglers Assosiation and was the youngest paid performing artist ever at The Bristol
Renaissance Faire in Wisconsin.

Moving to Los Angeles in 1988, Curt continued in his theatrical training, gaining a BA in Theatre from Cal State University, Northridge, and starring in numerous Main Stage productions such as "Little Shop of Horrors," and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Curt was also active in several student productions, including Kurt Vonnegut's "Happy Birthday Wanda June," and directed a production of David Mamet's
one act, "The Shawl."

Also a member of the Ovation Award winning company, The Road Theatre, his credits include the highly acclaimed West Coast Premeire of "Marked Tree," the Off-Road production "The Junto" and notable roles in "The Pagans" and the LA Weekly Award winning "Ouroborus." Recently, Curt worked with 2 time Tony nominated director Tony Tanner in "The Misanthrope," "Hamlet," and "Troilus and Cressida". A few other theatre
credits include “The Traveling Lady” at The Company of Angels, “Antony & Cleopatra” at The Nevada Shakespeare Festival, and most notably as the star in a popular
local production of the musical “Hair” which was directed by the show’s creator, James Rado. This production eventually took Curt to Moscow for the first ever Russian production. He has been a member of several Los Angeles theatre companies
over the years, including his own (Trinity), and has been seen in several national TV commercials and independent features.

His artistic aspirations extend to film production as well. He has either produced, directed, edited, shot or created several short films, documentaries and music videos, including "Seat Fillers!", which won the Oklahoma Downstream Film Festival and was named in the top 50 picks of the 2003 online film festival.

KATIE COLEMAN (Police Officer/ Reporter/ Girl's Understudy)

Katie Coleman graduated from USC in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. In 2005, she was an apprentice to the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Equity Company. She performed in "Autobahn" and "On the Razzle" with Michael McKeon. She spent two summers at The La Jolla Playhouse - one as a student and one as an intern/instructor. Right now she lives in LA, where she writes & records music, auditions, waits tables, babysits, and whatever-! Her big time, life dream is to sing, dance, and act. Dreams come true.


Matt Cornell is a writer and performance artist from San Francisco. His theatrical debut was as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer's Night's Dream at the age of 9. His most recent role was as Frank in The Naked Man at Cafe-Niebaum Coppola in San Francisco. Matt is on hiatus from performing in his Roy Orbison tribute band. This is his first appearance fully-clothed on a stage in Los Angeles.
BEN DAUGHTREY (Khalid/Abdul Understudy)

Ben Daughtrey is no stranger to show business. He first hit the boards at the tender age of two, touring mid-southern state fairs and bingo halls billed as, “Lil’ Benny Boy, The Tiny Tap Dancing Wonder.”

In 1971, Soupy Sayles caught Daughtrey’s act while vacationing aboard The Belle of Louisville on a transatlantic voyage. Recognizing the innate talent of little boys, Sayles saw a goldmine in Daughtrey and his monkey Pickles. Plucking the duo from obscurity, Sales offered them a spot on his weekly television program, “Mixed Nutz!!!”

A brief, tumultuous marriage to former Bad News Bear Tatum O’Neil ended in disaster when Daughtrey was charged with 3rd degree burglary

The breakup lead to a complete mental, spiritual, and emotional breakdown for Benny. After a lengthy, attempted recovery, in a remote Tibetan monastery, Daughtrey returned to the states and found himself unknown and unwelcome.

As luck would have it, members of the legendary punk rock band Squirrel Bait, hungry to capitalize on the growing underground juggling movement, sought out Daughtrey who was living in a hobo encampment just outside New Albany, Indiana. Somewhere around this time Daughtrey changed his clothes, his attitude and formed the seminal pop act, Love Jones.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Moishe/Secret Service Agent/Reporter/Sailor

Robert Glen Decker is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and The New School University in NYC.  Recent East Coast performances include Mickey in "Blood Brothers" and Benji Stone in "My Favorite Year".  Performance credits include Off-Broadway, national tours, summer stock, and cruise ship productions.  New to the West Coast, Robert is thrilled to be joining the hilarious cast of "The Beastly Bombing".  Special thanks to Sugano and Paula!!!

Kate Gabrielle Feld (Clarissa), 22, graduated from the University of Southern California in May, 2006. She was a voice major at the best music school on the west coast, the Thornton School of Music, where she studied with voice teacher Elizabeth Hynes. She went on to continue her studies in Milan, Italy in 2005 where she concentrated on Italian and voice with famous La Scala soprano Patrizia Zenardi. Kate has performed in many operas and musicals at the Thornton School of Music including Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon, and Patience. Kate has also had the privilege of working with Grammy award winning songwriter, Amy Powers, in 2003. In 2005 she worked closely with MTV’s talent department where she took part in the development of many specials and sitcoms. Kate is currently involved with various shows and projects, and continues to work as Cantorial Soloist at Temple Beth El, Aliso Viejo.

Aaron Matijasic recently graduated from USC’s School of Cinema-Television with a degree in Screenwriting. On the stage, Aaron has appeared as J.B. Biggley in How to Succeed…, Felix Unger in The Odd Couple, and Reginald Bunthorne in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience. Most recently, he wrote and directed an original musical extravaganza called Invasion! for USC’s Massman Theatre. Aaron enjoys bonfires, drinks that are blue, and the touch of a good woman..