News
September 2014

Sept 19: City of Light,the musical I co-wrote, opens tonight at ANMT and then move to the Beverly Hills Playhouse for 5 performances (9/20 thru 9/28) and then the final weekend (10/3 thru 10/5) back at ANMT. Goto nmi.org for reservations and scroll down.

Sept 25: Signed with American Rascals Talent for Voice Over.

August 2014

Aug 14: Performed in 4x10 Ensemble Fundraising concert for my upcoming production of City of Light at the Noho Arts Center.

Aug 15: Rehearsals began for our new musical, City of Light. We have a stupendous cast adn can't wait to share it with the world (at least the world in the LA area).

Aug 21: Performing a hilarious number that I wrote, in "Cabaroast": a benefit for the incomparable Jake Anthony. It's crass and roasty and it's going be be a night not to miss!!! 8pm at the Noho Arts Center. For tix and more info, click here.

July 2014
July 2nd: After 2 agent meetings and two offers, signed with FireStarter Entertainment across the board!
June 2014

June 19th: Recording 6 tracks for City of Light songs for submissions.

June 23rd: Recorded vocals for above songs. Check back soon to hear.

May 2014

May 6th: Performed in Got Musical? at the Colony Theatre

May 10th: Table read for City of Light with director Alison Kalmus and prouducer John Sparks, featuring 4x10 company members.

May 13th: Performed a staging of Scripted for Long Beach University.

May 19th: Recorded 2 songs as Elinor in a musical about Elinor of Aquitaine. And believe it or not, Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers already booked our first 2 Christmas caroling gigs!

May 30th: Performed 2 songs from new show Fentor in a fundraiser concert that also featured 2 numbers from my musical City of Light.

April 2014
Recording an oratorio as Elinor in a musical about Elinor of Aquitaine. Auditions and callbacks and agent meetings, oh my! And believe it or not, already booked our first 2 Christmas caroling gigs!
March 2014

Mar 4th: performed in A Little New Music concert at Rockwell.

Also, became an acting/singing member of the 4x10 Theatre Company dedicated to developing new musical theatre to the next level by presenting it fully staged and off booked, but in a low budget way. More importantly, this company's first production will be... my very own,City of Light

January 2014

Jan. 25th: City of Light playing at PlayFest Santa Barbara in the Garvin Theatre at 2pm.

Also in Jan, graduated Year 1 of The EEM Foundations Certification Program.

December 2013
Dec. 3rd: City of Light concert reading at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Please contact ANMT for tickets.

Caroling season is in full swing. Follow us on Twitter @ChristmasMattrs and Like us on Facebook.
November 2013

Nov. 16th: starring in staged reading of Farewell the musical at Atwater Village Theatre.

Caroling season has started. Follow us on Twitter @ChristmasMattrs and Like us on Facebook.

Octber 2013
Booked staged reading of new musical Farewell.
September 2013
The season is underway and the caroling gigs are rolling in, book your caroling entertainment for 2013 right now. Follow us on Twitter @ChristmasMattrs and Like us on Facebook.
July 2013
July 22nd: Became co-owner of Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers, LLC. Consider hiring us for any of your holiday events or parties.
June 2013
June 1st: Premier staged reading of City of Light at ANMT on June 1st at 3pm.
May 2013
May 7th: first table read and rehearsal for City of Light final draft staged reading. To be presented at ANMT on June 1st at 3pm.
April 2013
April 12th: performing in Got Musical? at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, excerpts from various new musicals, including one from my very own City of Light.

April 13th: Embark on a 2 (maybe 4) year certification program to become an Eden Energy Medicine Practioner.

March 2013
March 15, 16, 17th: iWish, the fifteen minute musical I co-wrote was chosen to be part of the Digital Natives Festival at UC Irvine. Runs all weekend long. I'll be there at 2pm on Sunday.
December 2012
December 1st: Caroling season begins.

December 14th: Finished first draft of musical, City of Light.

September 2012
September 28th: Record cast cd for A Ring in Brooklyn at Stagg Street Studios. Click HERE to hear some of them.

September 14th: Hired on as alto (what? this soprano thinks that is crazy and fun) for Christmas Matters caroling company.

September 13th: Embark on ANMT's Full Length Curriculum course, writing a full length musical with Jan Roper and Julie Weiner by April 2013.

September 9th: Cast/crew screening of film Monstrum in Burbank.

September 1st and 2nd: Closing night and matinee of A Ring in Brooklyn at Noho Arts Center.

August 2012
August 31st: Performances of A Ring in Brooklyn continue at the Noho Arts Center. I star as Gina Galliani in this hilariously touching musical. Go to ANMT for tickets.

August 24th, 25th, 26th: Performances of A Ring in Brooklyn continue at the Noho Arts Center. I star as Gina Galliani in this hilariously touching musical. Go to ANMT for tickets.

August 17th, 18th, 19th: Performances of A Ring in Brooklyn continue at the Noho Arts Center. I star as Gina Galliani in this hilariously touching musical. Go to ANMT for tickets.

August 10th, 11th, 12th: Performances of A Ring in Brooklyn continue at the Noho Arts Center. I star as Gina Galliani in this hilariously touching musical. Go to ANMT for tickets.

August 3rd, 4th, 5th: Performances of A Ring in Brooklyn continue at the Noho Arts Center. I star as Gina Galliani in this hilariously touching musical. Go to ANMT for tickets.

August 3rd: Record song "Rio" for upcoming movie musical, stay tuned.

July 2012
June 27th and 28th:First Preview and Opening night of A Ring in Brooklyn at the Noho Arts center. I star as Gina Galliani in this hilariously touching musical. Go to ANMT for tickets.
June 2012
June 27th and 28th: Performances of my show iWish. I wrote the book, music by Bryan Blaskie, lyrics by Lawrie Chiaro. Performed by 4 wonderful actor/singers at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Go to ANMT for tickets. It's gonna be a great night! 4 other 15 Minute Musicals written by my classmates will also be performed.

June 26: Final dress and preview of my show iWish at ANMT. I wrote the book, music by Bryan Blaskie, lyrics by Lawrie Chiaro.

June 18th: Rehearsals start for A Ring in Brooklyn. (opens July 28th)

May 2012
May 26th: Performance of The Audit, a staged reading of a new musical at ANMT.

May 19th: Books lead role of GINA in the world premier of A Ring in Brooklyn: a Frickin' Musical. Opens July 28th at Noho Arts Center.

May 13th: My episode of Mad Men, "Dark Shadows" airs on AMC. Click HERE to watch both scenes.
April 2012
April 8th: Begins final project for 10 month Musical Theatre Writing course at ANMT... writing a 15 minute musical with collaborators, composer Bryan Blaskie, and lyricist, Lawrie Chiaro. Stay tuned, it will be produced at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on June 27th and 28th.
February 2012
February 6th: Performance of Emerald at Lonny Chapman Theatre. One night only, folks.
January 2012
January 27th: Finally wrapped recording of Eternal Christmas for Next Gen Publications with composer Graham Robb. Can't wait to hear the mix. Check their site.

January 9th: Start rehearsing for Emerald, a staged reading of a new musical set in Ireland. I am of course, comic relief :)

November 2011
November 16th: Shot my 2 scenes with January Jones as her new Weight Watchers friend for Mad Men episode 509. Hush hush 'til after it airs...

November 15th: Hair and make up test for Mad Men.

November 14th: Fitting for Mad Men.

November 4th: Table read for Mad Men episode 509. Pinch me, please.

November 2nd: Auditioned for, called back and booked Mad Men episode 509 "The Green Season."

September 2011
September 19th: Embarked on a 10 month journey doing the CORE Curriculum at ANMT for Musical Theatre Writing. Whee...
June 2011
June 18th: Xander Heath Mann arrives at 12:55pm -- 7lbs 3 oz. 20 inches long. He's perfect!
May 2011
May 31: Hubby Alex Craig Mann returns from Michigan after wrapping production on Detention of the Dead. Just in time for me to give birth to our second son, Xander.
April 2011
April 4th: Hubby Alex Craig Mann leaves for Michigan to go shoot his first feature Detention of the Dead
March 2011
March 20th: Shot episode of Wilfred with Elijah Wood, Dorian Brown and Nikki Hahn. Lovely cast and show.

March 19th: final presenation of musical Madwomen of Manhattan, written by Cindy O'Connor, Marian Partee Lamb & Patricia Zehentmayer

March 17th: learn and record song "Stay Dead" for Brian Woodbury's musical Ghost(s)

March 14th: Books episode of Wilfred

February 2011
February 19th: Presentation #2 of musical Madwomen of Manhattan, written by Cindy O'Connor, Marian Partee Lamb & Patricia Zehentmayer

Still recording musical Eternal Christmas for Next Gen Publications with composer Graham Robb (yes, I'm wondering when it will end as well :)

January 2011
January 29th: Played Vivien Leigh in an ANMT presentation of musical Madwomen of Manhattan, written by Cindy O'Connor, Marian Partee Lamb & Patricia Zehentmayer

January 26th: Recorded the role of Natalie Wood (among others) for new musical A Black and White Christmas, written by Carl Johnson and Chana Wise

January 11th: Film Stonerville is released on DVD and someone already posted my scene from it on YouTube

December 2010
December: Unfortunately due to issues with my pregnancy (everything's fine now) had to drop out of Adding Machine. Should be a great show and you should see it anyway.

Still recording musical Eternal Christmas for Next Gen Publications with composer Graham Robb

November 2010
November: Books and starts rehearsing The Adding Machine: a musical at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Opens in January.
August 2010
August: Recording musical Eternal Christmas for Next Gen Publications based in Scotland (unfortunately I do it here, not there) with composer Graham Robb
July 2010
July 18th: reprises her role of Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella at the Noho Arts Center at 8pm- in association with ANMT's Concert Series. Please visit ANMT for more info.

* Records and shoots a comedic Obama spoof video A Modern US President with Ronnie Butler. Click here to view it on YouTube. Over a million views and talked about in almost every publication and various news shows.

* Records 15 Minutes Musical Witch Is It? from the show in June. Witch Is It? for composer Matthew Levine (click on his site to hear it)

June 2010
June 28th & 29th: performs the 15 Minute Musicals at the Colony Theater in Burbank. For tickets and more info closer to the event, please visit ANMT for more info.
May 2010
May 12th: Performer's Workshop showcase at ANMT at 7:45 sharp tonight. FREE.

May 9th & 23th:
presents first and second draft of 4 new musicals for the 15 minute musicals. To be presented on June 28 & 29th at the Colony Theater in Burbank. For tickets and more info closer to the event, please visit ANMT for more info.
April 2010
April 11th: starts rehearsals for the 15 Minute Musicals - working with 4 new composers to create 4 new musicals. To be presented on June 28 & 29th at the Colony Theater in Burbank. For tickets and more info closer to the event, please visit ANMT for more info.

April 10th: Singing with CHARMAINE CLAMOR at Charmaine Clamor, Filipina jazz sensation celebrates her collaboration with David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim
Catalina Bar & Grill, doors open at 6:30PM
6725 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323/466-2210 for reservations
or go to Catalina Jazz Club
March 2010
March 29th: Attends LA Weekly Awards Ceremony at the El Rey Theater, 7:30pm. DIVORCE! the musical is up for 3 LAWY Awards inluding Musical of the Year, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Musical Direction. Rick Sparks wins for Best Direction of a Musical and David O wins for Best Musical Direction!


March 2nd: 7:30 pm at Academy for New Musical Theater - Singing the role of Rosabella in a staged concert version of Frank Loesser's operetta The Most Happy Fella. Please visit ANMT for more info.
February 2010
In rehearsal for Frank Loesser's operetta The Most Happy Fella. Please visit ANMT for more info.
January 2010
January 11th: Attends Ovation Awards Ceremony at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm. DIVORCE! the musical is up for 5 Ovation Awards, including Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Music and Lyrics, Best Production, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Musical Direction. Erin Kamler wins for Best Original Music and Lyrics!

Books and starts rehearsal playing Rosabella in Frank Loesser's operetta The Most Happy Fella. Please visit ANMT for more info.
November 2009
November 8th: Children of the Night closes. Please visit www.katselastheatercompany.com for more info.
October 2009
October 23rd & 24th: Gabi goes on for the lovely Teri Bibb in the role of Ellen Terry in Children of the Night playing at the Beverly Hills Playhouse

October 9th:
Scott Martin's world premier Children of the Night opens at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Please visit www.katselastheatercompany.com for more info
September 2009
In rehearsal for world premier of Children of the Night, opening in October at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Please visit www.katselastheatercompany.com for more info.
August 2009
Books and begins rehearsal for world premier of Children of the Night, opening in October at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
June 2009
June 28th: DIVORCE! the musical must close after a glorious and successful 5 1/2 month run. Please visit www.divorcemusical.com for more info
March 2009
Getting rave reviews. Come see me playing Laureen, the Beverly Hills shark lawyer in DIVORCE! the musical at the Hudson Mainstage. Please visit www.divorcemusical.com for more info. See the review page for the raves.
February 2009
February 14th: DIVORCE! the musical opens. Please visit www.divorcemusical.com for more info.
January 2009
Rehearsals are underway for DIVORCE! the musical, opening Valentine's Day.
December 2008
Gabi books and starts rehearsal for DIVORCE! the musical at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage.
November 2008
Gabi books and starts rehearsal for SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE TOO! at the Greenaway Court Theatre, opening date of 1/2/09

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK is postponed until May 30th 2009 :(
August 2008
August 26th: Gabi is singing in the Music Industry Vocal Showcase at 7:30pm
Garden Pavilion
5930 Franklin Ave.
Hollywood, CA
818/957-1703 for reservations or just show up at the door
March 2008
BABY is unfortunately tabled indefinitely due to budget, scheduling, rewrites and ennui. Very unfortunate.
January 2008
BABY is put on hold for rewrites with David Shire. Opening TBA.
December 2007
December 2nd: Gabi is singing 'Our Story Goes On' from BABY at a Tribute for Doris Roberts. Camelot Artists 2nd Annual Building It Together fundraiser.
Wilshire Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
323/655-0111 for reservations
or go to Camelot Artists
6 PM silent auction 7 PM show
October 2007
Ocotber 26: Gabi books BABY the musical (how perfect is that?) with Camelot Artists. Maltby and Shire (the writers) are on board and are doing rewrites for our particular production. Opening TBA. I will be singing a song from BABY at the December 2nd Tribute to Doris Roberts.
August 2007
August 31st: Gabi is singing with CRESCENDO at Charmaine and Friends, a Freeham Records extravaganza Catalina Bar & Grill, 8:30 PM
6725 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323/466-2210 for reservations
or go to Catalina Jazz Club
July 2007
July 8th: Baby boy, Parker Sydney Wagner Mann is born at 10:28am. The most beautiful thing I've ever seen and the hardest thing I've ever done.
April 2007
April 29th: Gabi is singing with CRESCENDO at harmony group Renaisance's cd release party Catalina Bar & Grill,
2:30 PM (doors open for brunch at 1:30pm)
6725 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
323/466-2210 for reservations or go to Catalina Jazz Club

April 21st: Gabi is singing with CRESCENDO at KUNDIRANA
2007 Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Tickets: $25 each; available ONLY by calling the numbers below:
Immaculate Church of Mary: 323 660 0034 (Press "0")
Susan Alcantara: 323 791 5591
December 2006
December 9th: Gabi is singing with CRESCENDO is headlining at the 2nd ANNUAL FILIPINO JAZZ FEST CONCERT Catalina Bar & Grill, 7:00 PM - 11:45 PM 6725 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 323/466-2210 for reservations or go to Catalina Jazz Club

December 10th: 2nd ANNUAL FILIPINO JAZZFEST CONCERT Catalina Bar & Grill, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
[left to right: Bobbie Garcia, Charlotte Pope, Charmaine Clamor, me, Michael Konik]

December 3rd: CRESCENDO performs at the press conference for the upcoming Fil-Am Jazzfest.

December 2nd: CRESCENDO performed for 7000 people at the LA Sports Arena for the Los Angeles taping of Wowowee!
November 2006
November 30th: CRESCENDO performs at the Wowowee! press conference at the Sheraton Downtown LA
October 2006
October 29th: Ever been to the HOUSE OF BLUES Gospel Brunch? Well, don't miss this then! On Octbober 29th, Gabi will be singing with jazz group CRESCENDO at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. It will be Catalina's first ever Sunday Gospel/Jazz Brunch. We'll be performing in conjunction with the world famous Brown Brothers. Doors open at 11am, and show is at 12:30pm. For more info, click on the Catalina link or go to www.crescendofive.com.

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October 24-26th: Recording demo at fBoo Studios. Check out the Clips page soon for new music.

October 22nd: CAMELOT ARTISTS throws a HUGE sold out, star-studded fundraiser at UCLA's Freud Theatre on October 22nd. The likes of Tyne Daly, Wayne Brady, Michael Feinstein, Ray Romano, Bruce Villanch, of course, yours truly, and many more will be performing. Click on the link above to learn how to purchase tickets. Gabi will be performing in the show (7:30p-10:30p) at the benefit as well as singing with her jazz group CRESCENDO during the cocktail reception/silent auction from 6p-7p.
August 2006
On the 23rd: Gabi sings with hot jazz group CRESCENDO at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. It will be an amazing night!!! For more info, click on either link: http://www.crescendofive.com/

On the 16th: CRESCENDO will also be performing for a Filipino television talk show, Kababayan LA. Click on the link, then go to "videos" and click on the tv box with Crescendo's picture to see the show. You'll get to hear me singing in Tagalog. Uh, huh.
July 2006
Okay already, I'm finally on myspace... I also set up a site for Crescendo at www.myspace.com/crescendojazz. Go be my friend.

Went to the World Series of Poker and played the Ladies Event. Didn't win, but won a satellite right after I busted out. Ah, next year. (Playing the Ladies' Event)
June 2006
Embarked and very excited about writing and producing and starring in a musical with 3 other talented singer/actress friends. Shooting for a Jan/Feb performance schedule. Stay tuned.
May 2006
May 22nd: Production begins on indy film Benny on May 22. Stay tuned for screening info.

May 2nd: I'm singing my first gig with hot jazz group CRESCENDO at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. It will be an amazing night!!! For more info, click on either link. http://www.crescendofive.com/
April 2006
April 4th and 5th: Come see Gabi in Ready, Aim, You're Fired on April 4th and 5th at 8pm at the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre at 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. For reservations, call 818-761-5520. It's FREE.
March 2006
Gabi receives a 2006 Garland Award Critic's Honourable Mention for Lead Performance in a Musical for her role of "Polly Peachum" in The Threepenny Opera at the Odyssey Theatre (Aug-Dec. 2005.)

She also appears as a radio guest on Karma Air on a professional poker playing segment.
February 2006
Gabi books a supporting role in SAG indy Benny written and directed by Alex Craig Mann. She also books a lead in play Ready, Aim, You're Fired, by Jeremy Kehoe to be performed in April at the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre in Burbank, CA.
January 2006
Gabi becomes the new first soprano for the amazing jazz harmony group CRESCENDO. There's tons of music to learn. Her first gig with them will be in May at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, after which they go to Asia for 3 weeks for the International Jazz Fest.
December 2005
The Threepenny Opera extends yet again and continues to run through December 4th (no show on the 24th for Thanksgiving though). (see links in August news and check out the reviews too.)

Film VOWS screened to a very receptive and complimentary audience.
(this is me, bottom right)
November 2005
The Threepenny Opera continues to run through November 27th (no show on the 24th for Thanksgiving though). (see links in August news)

Film Magic Fruitsody screens in the International Student Film Festival in Hollywood. Gabi also shoots film VOWS with director Mark Ahrens, playing a captured soldier in Iraq who fights back against her torturers.
October 2005
The Threepenny Opera is extended through November 27th and continues to run. (see links in August news but note that as of October, there are no more Wednesday performances.)
September 2005
Gabi plays poker with Annie Duke for a pilot presentation for the Game Show Network and WINS!!! That's one for the ages.

The Threepenny Opera reviews are out!! Check out what they’re saying :

The Threepenny Opera continues to run. (see links in August news).
August 2005
Gabi shoots film Magic Fruitsody with first time director Kate Mitchell. Donning a pretty fabulous apple costume and singing a spoof of Bohemian Rhapsody. This is a D-fest winner for sure!! (do stay tuned for pictures of this).

After returning from a fun-filled family cruise to the Caribbean, Jamaica and Mexico, Gabi shoots another film Butterface (with her longtime friend/director, Eric Hwang), sporting a sexy blonde wig (stay tuned for pictures of this as well).

Gabi stars in The Threepenny Opera which opens on August 20th. Running Wed-Sunday at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Info and tickets at www.odysseytheatre.com. And for a more detailed calendar with discounts, visit this LINK.
July 2005
Gabi is currently performing in R.S.V.P., and original one act written by Jorge Garcia (of TV's LOST). *Playing at the Beverly Hills Playhouse June 17-19 and July 8-10, 15 and 17th. Call 310-358-9936 for more info and/or tickets. Or visit www.camelotartists.com and click on "one acts"
June 2005
After 4 callbacks, Gabi books the coveted role of Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Rehearsals are underway and the opening is set for August 20th running 5 shows a week possibly through December. (so no excuses for not coming, please)
May 2005
Gabi books short film Final Drive, a touching drama about a professional golfer and his wife, who are forced to make a choice between relationship and career.
February 2005
February 18th-26th: Gabi stars in Fragile Justice, written and directed by Lisa Pescia at the Skylight Theater.
November 2004
Gabi performs in the Beverly Hills Playhouse's One Act Festival, starring in R.S.V.P, written by Jorge Garcia (of TV's LOST) and directed by Stephen Macht. Nov 12th-21st.
October 2004
The "Battle of the Shirleys" airs LIVE on October 3rd!!! Don't miss it because she'll need your votes. Go to www.vh1.com for details on how.

Gabi wraps the In Search of the Partridge Family series for VH1, coming in 4th out of the entire nation of Shirleys, having the time of her life and making 7 new friends for life.
September 2004
The "audition special" of In Search of the Partridge Family airs on VH1 on Sept. 5th. It will air for the next 7 weeks. Gabi moves into the Universal Sheraton Hotel to begin her journey into Partridge land with the other seven Shirleys.
August 2004
This was a big, fun month. After a 16+ hour audition, Gabi booked the new VH1 series In Search of the Partridge Family. She'll be one of 8 Shirley Partridge finalists competing for the role on the new series.

Gabi performed 2 pieces (one with her cello) in a Valerie Fahren's Vocal Talent Showcase at the Garden Pavillion in Hollywood.

Also, this month, Gabi traveled to Wilmington, Delaware to perform in Through A Child's Eyes at the Grand Opera House on Aug. 28th and 29th.
June 2004
Gabi and hubby, Alex, shoot a SAG indy Three Wise Women, with Jennifer Fontaine from April's production of Suburbia.
April 2004
Gabi performs as Sooze, one of her favorite roles to date, in the publicly and critically acclaimed production of Suburbia at the Skylight Theater, directed by brilliant hubby, Alex Craig Mann.