The Fresh Beat Band’s LIVE Show is coming to Kansas City’s Midland Theatre on February 24th. The Show is a HUGE hit and sold out early. The kids love the lively music and band members and parents love that the kids are learning while they’re singing along. The Fresh Beat Band is a live-action preschool musical sitcom set to original pop songs with preschool-friendly lyrics. Marina, Kiki, Twist, and Shout are the Fresh Beats–four best friends in a band who go to music school together and love to sing and dance. Awesome Kansas City event for kids and families!
While the Show is SOLD OUT, we do have a few more family 4 packs to give away! Get in on the scavenger hunt and you might WIN some of these hot tix from iFamilyKC 🙂
About The Cast:
JON BEAVERS “Twist”
Jon Beavers plays “Twist” on Nickelodeon’s live-action preschool music series The Fresh Beat Band. Born in Iowa City, Beavers’ career began in Maui, HI under the guidance of acclaimed teachers and directors Sue Ann Loudon and John Langs. In addition to appearing on Foxs Malcolm in the Middle, Beavers’ theater credits in Los Angeles include working with Dan Bonnell and Neal Labute on Bash at The Odyssey. He’s traveled with select members of the company for a run at Les Dechargeurs in Paris and has also worked with Bonnell on Headless Forest. Beavers has performed regionally for Maui On Stage, Seattle Shakespeare Company and numerous theaters in New York.
YVETTE GONZALEZ-NACER “Kiki”
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer plays “Kiki” on Nickelodeon’s live-action preschool music series The Fresh Beat Band. Born and raised in Miami, of Cuban heritage, this vivacious multi-talent has set out to take the world by storm and has not stopped ever since. Gonzalez-Nacer recently played the role of Vanessa in Broadway’s first national tour of In the Heights (2008 Tony Award for Best Musical). Other television credits include Guiding Light, 7th Heaven, The Wedding Bells, Boston Public and Boston Legal. She originated the role of Joy Costa in the new musical, Roller Derby at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and won a Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Female Lead in San Diego REP’s world premiere of Corridos Remix. Being a versatile singer, she was cast in the first national tour as one of the titled stars of Marion J. Caffey’s 3 Mo’ Divas. Some of her regional credits include the west coast premiere of Four Guys Named Jose & Una Mujer Named Maria at International City Theatre, West Side Story and Cabaret at Sacramento Music Circus, Much Ado About Nothing, You Cant Take It With You, Stage Door, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings and Pride & Prejudice.
THOMAS HOBSON “Shout”
Thomas Hobson plays “Shout” on Nickelodeon’s live-action preschool music series The Fresh Beat Band. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hobson began acting at the age of six. Since that time he has appeared in numerous television shows, films, commercials and plays. His credits include roles in the movies Set Apart and Bar Starz, starring Charlie Murphy, and leading roles in Clubhouse Detectives, Fox Family Channel’s Michael Jordan: An American Hero and Disney’s Movie Surfers. He has also had recurring roles on Step by Step and A Different World. After graduating from high school, Hobson attended Yale University and graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Studies. While attending Yale, he worked in both the undergraduate and graduate theatre programs, playing such roles as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus, Jon in Stephen Belber’s Tape and Eddie in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love.
TARA PERRY “Marina”
Tara Perry stars as “Marina” on Nickelodeon’s preschool music series The Fresh Beat Band. Perry is a dynamic and diverse actress/comedian from Jonesboro, Arkansas. She has appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, done voiceover work in cartoons, acted in a number of independent films, and a few national commercials. Tara hosted over 40 episodes of the online show “The Movie Maven” on Mania.com where upcoming feature films are discussed and reviewed. Tara is also part of a few popular Los Angeles based Improv groups including Big Bennessy and Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em. She has studied with Lesly Kahn, the Groundlings, IO West, and Upright Citizens Brigade.