Book | Music & Lyrics | Producer
An alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and founder of Pretzyl Music, Erik has been a writer, composer, and producer for nearly 20 years. His original musical theatre works include: A Song for Christmas, Class of ‘90, The Velveteen Rabbit, Christmas In Neverland, Princesses (which was presented at the ASCAP/ Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop in 2012), and Pellets, Cherries, and Lies: The Pac Man Story (which premiered Off-Broadway at The 47th Street Theatre in Manhattan, NYC in 2014.) Erik has worked with many talented performers and writers including: Jane Lynch (Glee), Laurie Metcalf (Rosanne), Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, Big Fish), and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pocahontas). His song “Bigger Than My Dreams” from his musical adaptation of Thumbelina has been performed at Feinstein’s 54 Below in NYC and Rockwell Table & Stage in Hollywood. Erik is currently developing Marian, a musical adaptation based on the Robin Hood legend.
Book | Creature Design
Steve has worked as an animator, cartoonist and graphic designer for over twenty years. He’s the creator of Mayberry Melonpool, an online comic strip series since 1996. In the late-2000s, Steve’s puppet versions of Melonpool were featured in the online web series Quickcast by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy). He has worked as an illustrator and storyboard artist for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - The Animated Series, and the upcoming CGI animated feature Ping Pong Rabbit. Steve co-owns Puppet Design Studio in Valencia, CA where he’s designed and built puppets for Nike, American Greetings, Glee, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Teen Titans, and The Big Bang Theory. Steve’s credits include working with Mike Johnson (director - Corpse Bride), Phil Nibbelink (animator - Roger Rabbit), Kid Cudi, Pharell, live puppetry performance in Trace Adkins’ music video “Brown Chicken, Brown Cow” as well as Ed Sheeran’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Best Male Video, “Sing.”