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CAST & CREW (click photos for larger images)
PALMER DAVIS (Star and Writer) Palmer Davis grew up in San Diego where she studied dance from the age of 7, graduated from UCLA and started her career in performing arts.

Palmer was also a highly competitive high school athlete lettering in Volleyball and Track and still holds the high school record in high jump to this day.

Most recently Palmer starred in the dance film Stepping High playing Persian American dancer Sima Sadri.

She has also appeared as attorney Margaret Finn in CSI Las Vegas for 10 seasons, and guest starred in Castle, The Secret Life of An American Teenager, 90210, CSI NY, Park and Recreation, and more. As a dancer, Palmer toured in the first National of The Will Rogers Follies, was a Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and performed in several regional and touring musicals including 42nd street, Seven Brides, Crazy for You, Mack and Mable, Pajama Game and Of Thee I Sing to name a few.

In film and television Palmer has danced in Harry’s Law, Frasier, The Drew Carry Show, Dancing with the Stars, Rent, What Women Want, The New Muppet Movie, Winchell with Stanly Tucci, The Emmy’s, The Academy Awards, and movie of the week Cinderella and Mrs. Santa Clause choreographed by Rob Marshall. She has also appeared in dozens of commercials and voice overs.

Palmer is a grateful mother of two and devotes her spare time to teaching children and adults dance and theatre arts.
PRODUCTION STAFF (click photos for larger images)
CATE CAPLIN (Director) CATE CAPLIN has produced, directed and choreographed over 200 productions in theatres and performance venues in Los Angeles and internationally at the Edinburgh Arts Festival in Scotland. She is a 34 times regional and international dance champion and her work has been seen on television, in films and in a variety of prestigious venues across the country and world wide including the White House, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Opera House, Ford's Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl, the Paris Opera House, Rockefeller Center, the Ritz Carlton, Caesar's Palace, the Hollywood Palladium, the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Orpheum Theatre, the House of Blues, the Palace of Fine Arts and the Broadway stage. Cate is also a freelance journalist and coaches and instructs both dancers and actors.

She has directed “Proof”, “Beyond Therapy”, “Wait Until Dark”, “Importance of Being Earnest”, “Sylvia”, “Marvelous Wonderettes”, “Greater Tuna”, “Heartbeat of Chernobyl”, “Jake's Women”, “Tango Fiesta”, “Bang”, “Simple Proof”, “Synethesia”, “The Big Tease” and “Horton Foote's Carpetbagger's Children”. She Directed and Choreographed “Cabaret”, “The Music Man”, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Dames At Sea”, “Damn Yankees”, “The All Night Strut”, “Cinderella”, “She Loves Me”, “Fascinating Rhythms” (Ovation Award), “The Beat Goes On!”, (LA. Film Commission Award of Excellence): “The Next Fairy Tale”, “Hollywood! Hollywood!”, “South Pacific”, “As Thousands Cheer”, “ShowGirl of 52nd street”, “Now & Then A Hero”, “Rocky Horror”, “E-Love, A Musical.com/edy”, “The Sound of Music”, “Baby”, “Gloriana's Broadway” and “Sexy Widows”. She has also choreographed “My Old Friends”, “Playboy of the Western World”, “Man of La Mancha”, “Into the Woods”, “Blue Dahlia”, “Skin of Our Teeth”, “Do Re Mi”, “Two Gentlemen of Corona”, “Merchant of Venice”, “Romeo & Juliet”, “As You Like It”, “Winter's Tale”, “Mating Dance of a Werewolf”, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, “Most Happy Fella”, “Grand Hotel” (Garland Award), “Ragtime”, “Jeckyll & Hyde”, “King & I”, “Camelot”, “Camille”, “Dancing at Lughnasa”, “Funny You Don't Look Like A GrandMother”, “The Matchmaker”, “Jubilee”, “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, “Dear World”, “House of Bernarda Alba”, “Floyd Collins”, “Roberta”, “"Master Harold and The Boys”, “Jimmy Bishop Goes to War”, “Spin Cycle”, “The Melody Lingers On”, “Fahrenhiet 451”, five episodes of both “Frasier” and “General Hospital” and a tango for ABC’s “Port Charles”.

Cate coached David Hyde Pierce for 9 months in preparation for his play “Six Dance Lessons...” at the Geffen Playhouse, again as he prepped for the Broadway production of “Spamalot”. She also coached and fine tuned his dancing for his starring role in “Curtains”. David won Best Actor in a Musical on Broadway for his performance in this production.

Cate performed in the West Coast Premier of “Swing!” at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and won an Ovation Award for her work in the show. Women in Theatre honored her with a “Red Carpet Award” for her contribution as a theatre Producer/Director/Choreographer and she received a Garland Award for her choreography in “Grand Hotel” at the Colony Theatre. Cate was honored to receive LA Stage Alliance Ovation Nominations for Best Show, Best Direction, and Best Choreography for her original show “Fascinating Rhythms” starring Melissa Manchester and a company of Champion Ballroom Dancers - She won the Ovation Award for Best Choreography.

Cate is a four times “US Open” and three times World Champion in Theatrical ShowDance and has won multiple gold medals in a “World's Performing Arts Competition” with her dance partner, Gary Franco. Her production company, Night & Day Entertainment, is shared with creative partner Vernon Willet and specializes in custom designed entertainment for private parties, corporate events, and industrial trade shows.

Cate choreographed the feature film, “The Perfect Host”" starring David Hyde Pierce and it was selected for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She wrote and directed her first feature film, “MATING DANCE” which was produced by CINEVILLE/KEYSTONE, won an Accolade Award and is currently available on Amazon.com.
ROSS KÄLLING (Composer/Accompanist) He received Dramalogue awards for his musical direction of FATE's productions of Marat/Sade and Threepenny Opera, and was also pianist/M.D. for the revival of Liz Swados' Nightclub Cantata at the Odyssey Theatre; and produced the song It Don't Make a Difference in the Dark for the movie Relative Strangers, coaxing respectable vocal performances out of the stars, Danny Devito and Kathy Bates.

He was Musical Director at the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse for fifteen years, where he worked with such stars as Doris Roberts, Dorothy Lyman, and Jeffrey Tambor; and such directors as Gene Reynolds and the late Milton Katselas.

He was also founding Director of Music Curriculum at the Academy for New Musical Theatre.
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