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Natalie Toro

On Broadway, Natalie originated the role of Madame Defarge in A TALE OF TWO CITIES, (Sarasota Magazine’s Best Supporting Actress Award in its pre-Broadway run). She was the first American to play the role of Eponine in LES MISERABLES, and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for her portrayal of Eva Peron in the 20th Anniversary Tour of EVITA. She originated the role of Sally in Alan Menken’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and played the roles of Mary Magdalene in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Grizabella in CATS and Camila in IN THE HEIGHTS.

She has originated roles Off-Broadway including THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD (La Bruja), Ginger in ZOMBIE PROM; and regionally: in BENNY & JOON (World Premiere), THE BIKINIS, ZORBA, BLOOD BROTHERS, FRANCES OF GUERNICA, EVERYTHING’S DUCKY, and THE FIX, produced by Cameron Macintosh.

Natalie is currently a headliner with her one woman show on major cruise lines around the world. Her CD, Natalie Toro includes a duet with Sutton Foster and Holiday CD, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, duets with Ryan Kelly from Celtic Thunder and Grammy Award winner, Jon Secada. Her television credits include: LAW AND ORDER, LAW AND ORDER SVU, ELEMENTARY, PERSON OF INTEREST and BLACK BOX. She has performed with Symphony Orchestras at Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland.

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Karen Williams

COMIC, EMCEE, HOST, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, HUMOR EDUCATOR & DIVERSITY TRAINER

Karen Williams is the Founder and CEO of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts, affectionately known as HaHA Institute.

The mission of HaHA Institute is to encourage the fullest and highest activation of human potential for compassion, wisdom, and life force through the daily use of humor and healing arts, which includes stress management, nutrition, exercise, massage and healing touch, and spiritual practices.

Karen Williams has the unique distinction of being the nation's first openly lesbian black comic to include specifically lesbian material in her act. Her solo comedy special I Need a Snack filmed live in Hollywood and produced by Andrea Meyerson of AllOut Films is a LOGO TV favorite and available on DVD.

The feature-length, award-winning comedy-documentary Laughing Matters showcases Karen's star quality and includes interview clips that highlight her social activism. Other credits include the film We’re Funny That Way of HBO fame, and comedy writer and host for the TV show In the Life out of New York City.

Karen Williams is a featured comic performer with Olivia Travel, and has been since 1990. She’s been a ghostwriter at Columbia Pictures, and her humor writings appear in numerous anthologies, including Joke Stew (Andrews McMeel Publishing), Revolutionary Laughter (Crossing Press), Out in All Directions (Warner Brothers), and Out, Loud & Laughing (Random House).

Most recently, Karen was Artist-in-Residence at Winona State University in Minnesota, coaching classes as diverse as Political Science, Health Management, Theatre and Dance, and Communications. Karen also earned kudos as a highly-praised diversity trainer for Kent State University's Institute of Excellence staff and alumni at KSU, Ohio.

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Mouths of Babes

“If I was forced to categorize it, I’d call it modern folk. It’s powerful, romantic, and giddy. And the two are insanely infectious together onstage, like a musical and a personal love fest all at once.” — Huffington Post

With more than a dozen albums and over a thousand shows between them, Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth of Mouths of Babes are no strangers to the modern folk music scene. For years, their respective bands Girlyman and Coyote Grace captivated thousands of loyal fans as they criss-crossed the country, rocked festival main stages, and supported the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams on the regular. Now, as Mouths of Babes, Ty and Ingrid have distilled the very best of the songwriting, humor, and musicianship of their previous groups into a new power duo that brings more style and depth than ever before. Their sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, tear-jerker ballad and irreverent ditty.

The key to the Mouths of Babes magic is in the contrast. Rarely is a sound or a show as balanced as it is with these two, and the differences in both their songwriting styles and personal presentation makes for an unusually satisfying yin and yang. They easily switch off lead vocals and play a wide array of instruments, with Ty holding down lead and rhythm guitars and Ingrid playing upright bass, ukulele, and percussion. Fans have quickly fallen in love with Mouths of Babes’ realness and humor as much as with their music. At live shows, audience members snort with laughter, cry into their date’s shoulder, and make confessions at the merch table.

Not surprisingly, both entertainers come from notable musical families, and their influences (namely, 60’s folk music and Motown) are deeply embedded in Mouths of Babes’ sound. Ty’s father, Ron Greenstein, is a member of the legendary folk harmony trio The Chad Mitchell Trio (where John Denver got his start), while Ingrid’s uncle Tom Eyen wrote the world-famous, Tony-winning musical Dreamgirls. As MTV.com notes, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree: “The songs Mouths of Babes writes and performs together fuse blues, folk, and soul, and the depth of emotion found in their lyrics is reminiscent of all that’s moving about the Dreamgirls soundtrack.”

Their highly anticipated first full-length album, Brighter in the Dark, showcases their eclectic Americana sound as well as award-winning songwriting. The title track, “Brighter in the Dark” was selected as a finalist in the 2017 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Folk category. The self-produced album features original songs with contrasting themes of light and dark, tragedy and comedy, personal and political.

"Mouths of Babes could never have predicted how necessary [Brighter In The Dark] is in a post-Trump world. The album title is fitting. We need music that shows people struggling against social expectations, that reminds us that we all have the resilience we need to make it through." —No Depression

"Hands down the best new music I've heard in years. It's damn near perfect. The instrumental performances, the arrangements, the production, and OMG the songwriting and singing. The opening tune 'Thing with Feathers' gave me goosebumps. Twice. This is the kind of music that makes you glad to be alive." —Michael Mullane, Cafe Veritas

"This pair of road warriors sounds refreshingly new and breathes new life into a seemingly overcrowded genre. Those who enjoy acoustic music rich in passion and fervor would be wise to check [them] out." —Submerge Mag

Gina Yashere

Gina was born and raised in London UK, of Nigerian parents, and previously worked as an elevator engineer for Otis.

She has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for several years now, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, as well as creating and performing popular comedic characters on The Lenny Henry Show.

Gina broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC), where she made it to the final 10, and then never went home!

Gina went on to be named one of the top 10 rising talents in the Hollywood Reporter. She is also known in the U.S. for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam, as well as for her appearances on The Tonight Show (NBC), Crashing (HBO), @Midnight (Comedy Central), and her one-hour Stand Up Special, Skinny B*tch (Showtime).

She recently shot her 3rd Stand Up Special, Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes, which was filmed at the iconic 02 Academy, London, in front of over 2,000 of her fans, and is currently streaming on Seeso TV in the US.

Gina has performed for audiences not just in Europe, the U.S. and Australia, but she is in fact, a highly sought after comedian in Asia, making numerous sold out appearances in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

Gina currently resides in New York and tours non-stop around the world.

Dana Goldberg

Raised by a wild pack of Jews, otherwise known as her mother and two siblings, veteran comedian Dana Goldberg is a force of nature on stage. With performances at the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, The Comedy Festival produced by TBS and HBO, and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; her quick wit and playful stage presence have her earning loyal fans across the country and abroad. A crowd favorite, Goldberg has become a triple threat combining her comedy, hosting, and writing talents to become one of the most sought after entertainers on the circuit. Voted one of the “Top Five Funniest Lesbians in America,” Curve magazine raves, “Goldberg is one of the brightest lights in a stellar comedy landscape.” Advocate.com named Goldberg one of the top three LGBT comedians in the nation.

In addition to headlining clubs, theaters and festivals around the country, Goldberg has performed at and emceed dozens of high profile events and has shared the national stage with luminaries such as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Elton John, Mariah Carey, Shonda Rhimes, and many more. Combining her gift of humor with humanitarian efforts, Goldberg has helped to raise over three million dollars for non-profits around the country in the fight for marriage equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and HIV and AIDS education and prevention.

DJ Tatiana

Born in Madrid, Spain; DJ Tatiana has been making people dance around the globe since 1999. Fueled by her passion for music, this talented Denver-based DJ, with residencies in the hottest U.S. and European nightclubs, as well as the largest monthly women’s party in the U.S., has been rocking dance floors across the U.S. and abroad with her beautiful smile and her energetic vibe. Regularly featured in magazines, social media and TV throughout her music career, Tatiana has also earned several awards and community recognitions. A delightful peoples’ person and a very talented musician, DJ Tatiana has headlined at leading club venues around the world such as The Church, Café Del Mar, Nikki Beach and Body English to name a few. She has headlined and participated in worldwide recognized parties and events like World Pride, Euro Pride, several U.S., Canadian, European and South American PrideFest official events, White Party, Electric Daisy, Global, Ascension, AquaGirl and many more. Tatiana incorporates many styles into her sound, from popular top 40s remixes to tribal house, with musical favorites from all genres coming together in her sets. Her passion and energy have created demand making her one of the most sought after new female DJs in the game.

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