Marilyn Perry - Executive Director and Producer
As Executive Director and Producer of Showtime Performing Arts Theatre since its inception in 2006, Marilyn along with her talented and professional staff, has created a successful school and 100 seat theatre for all performances and ages offering the best training in the area for the true Triple Threat Experience - Singing, Acting and Dancing.
It is her pleasure to produce and bring award winning Children's Theatre as well as professional quality Off-Broadway Adult Series productions to South Florida.
SHOWTIME was voted:
- - Sun-Sentinels' The Best of Boca
- - Best Kid's Activity/Entertainment (Sun Sentinel)
- - Best Academic Arts Program in Palm Beach County
- - Kid's Crown Award (South Florida Parenting)
- - #1 Kids Activity/Entertainment
- - #1 Summer Camp
- - South Florida Parenting KIDS CROWN Award: Best Children's Theater in South Florida (Best Kept Secrets)
- - Nickelodeon's Parents Connect Parents Pick Award Finalist for Best Theater Group for Kids
- - Boca Lifes' the Best of South Florida Children's Acting, Dance and Music Classes
Rebeca Diaz was born in San Francisco, CA, but was raised, trained and educated in Santiago de Chile, and holds an acting degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Some of her favorite international theatre roles include Fantine in Les Miserables, Anita in West Side Story, and ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar. After college she moved to NYC to persue her Broadway dreams where she lived and worked for 5 years, staring in 2 Off-Broadway shows (LMAO and The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!), a national tour (Eureka!), and many other opportunities, including plays, Renaissance Festivals, and interactive and improv theatre. She is also a proud member of AGVA.
Since 2014 she has become a local South Florida actress and has become quite a name in the community, performing with many renown theatre companies: Slow Burn (Rock of Ages, Freaky Friday), MNM (La Cage Aux Folles), The Wick (Sister Act), Broward Stage Door (Nine, Swing! Swing! Swing!, La Cage Aux Folles, and The God of Isaac) and Outre (Bed and Sofa), as well as regularly performing with Fantasy Theatre Factory and as musical director for the Florida Renaissance Festival.
Rebeca is fluent in English and Spanish, and is also an accomplished musician (guitar, piano, flute, recorder, and percussion), and teacher. She has taught ESL, Spanish, English Literature, History and Math at both private and group levels, and has experience teaching children with special needs in both literacy and theatre. She taught in several public and private schools in NYC, specializing in Improv comedy as a way of communication.
A true triple threat and well respected for her expertise in acting, dance and particularly in vocal direction, training and technique, Rebeca is available for private vocal and acting coaching and is now shares her many talents as a musical director, choreographer and voice coach with all SHOWTIME Performing Arts students.
Born and raised in South Florida, Stephanie's passion for theatre began from the moment she put on a costume and stepped out on stage.
She attended Lynn University, and in three years, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Drama and a Minor in Business Management. She also attended Cosmix School of Make-up Artistry specializing in Production Make-up Artistry. Her acquired skills include make-up for stage and screen, beauty and airbrush make-up application, and special effects make-up, as well as, hair styling and costume design.
In addition to behind-the-scenes work, Stephanie has appeared in many productions ranging from musical theatre and straight plays to improv and comedy shorts. Some of her theatre credits include Lola in Damn Yankees, Lucy in Jeckyll and Hyde, Tuptim in The King and I, The Wardrobe in Beauty and The Beast, Ismene in Antigone, and Tyler in Some Girls.
Stephanie works as an Actress and Professional Make-up Artist in South Florida. She uses her knowledge of make-up artistry and theatre as an educator, teaching basic and advanced application technique in various workshops.
She believes that the future of theatre lies within the youth of our generation. As an educator, her goal is to inspire and ignite passion with all that she teaches. She is thrilled for the opportunity to join the very talented staff and utilize her skills here at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre!
A former ballerina, Jill has been a dance educator since 1981 and is the mother of two working professional dancers. She began her dance training in Boston and New York City and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from the University of S. Carolina. Proficient in both the Vaganova and R.A.D. Methods of ballet, she is also an avid student of Brain Compatible Education and the body-mind connection. Miss Jill teaches with a firm hand and a huge dollop of love, inspiring and motivating students of all ages to build self-confidence and trust in their own “instruments”... their bodies! Employing the Socratic Method, she engages dancer’s intellects as well, often using humor to keep things light while still driving her point home. As an important part of Showtime’s teaching team, Jill is happy to bring her talents, skills and inspiration to Showtime’s dance and musical theatre students.
Cassidy grew up dancing in South Florida at Dynasty Academy of Dance where she was introduced to her passion for dance. She started competing at the tender age of 7, winning numerous awards, including 1st overall at the American Dance Association in New York, holding the titles in solo and overalls, and convention scholarships. Cassidy is classically trained in tap, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and contemporary, but has a special love and talent for teaching tap. She has choreographed tap numbers for competition teams, helping them win 1st place and specialty awards. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, in addition to her love for and expertise in teaching, Cassidy also dances for Pure Energy Entertainment. Cassidy strives to provide the best quality dance training for her students and is excited to continue sharing her love for dance with the students of Showtime Performing Arts Theatre.
Emily has been performing since she was old enough to speak! She is a graduate of SUNY Cortland where she earned her BA in Musical Theater. Emily is also a graduate of FAU where she graduated with her MFA in Acting.
Emily is lucky enough to have been in many productions in South Florida. Some of her favorites have been Nice Work If you Can Get It (Broward Stage Door), Cuddles (Arts Garage), Once Upon A Mattress (Festival Rep) and Old Jews Telling Jokes (Touring Company). Emily not only loves being on stage, but also teaching what she has learned so that she can give people the confidence and knowledge to be the best performers they can be.
Alyssa has been dancing
all styles since a young child. Adopted from Russia at the age of three, she
has trained under intensive programs including Russian Technique at the
Vaganova Ballet Academy of St. Petersburg, Russia, Vladimir Issaev’s School of
Classical Ballet, LA Dance Magic, Encore Dance Theatre and the Arts Ballet
Theatre of Florida. In addition to keeping up with workshops and intensives, competing
and performing, Alyssa is a student at
Broward College transferring to The University of Miami. When not dancing, she is painting, working out, playing basket-ball or working as a
party-motivator, dance host/emcee. Alyssa finds so much joy in working with the
artists of our future and alongside the very talented staff at Showtime!
Rio has been part of the local theater scene since high school and has been performing on stage since the age of 12. With a great appreciation for performing on stage in theatrical theater companies over the past few years.
Most recently he has performed in the casts of The Rothchilds (Broward Stage Door Theater) Hair (MNM Productions), School of Rock and American Idiot (Showtime Performing Arts Theater), Into the Woods and Tommy (Entr'acte Theatrix)
When not involved in a theatre production or auditioning for the next one, Rio is playing music at live venues all around South Florida as a solo artist.
Playing guitar and singing as a tenor, Rio thoroughly enjoys making music and doing everything he can to put on a great show. He writes and records his own original music, releasing an album back in 2013 with his band at the time, and still making new music every day on his own or with his band. Though his primary instrument is the guitar, Rio is also proficient in piano, bass and percussion. He is currently finishing his debut solo album titled Laugh While It Hurts. Rio is pleased to share his talents with students at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre.