Jan Roper brings more than 30 years of experience in Los Angeles as a music director, pianist, singer and composer. Her music directing career launched with the full-scale production of her own original rock opera, Jerusalem A.D. (2002-2006, and again in March of 2018). Jan composed and music directed a one-woman show on the Broadway career of Lane Bradbury (the original Dainty Rose in Gypsy) which they performed in both L.A. and NYC. Another original work, City of Light, was chosen for the ASCAP Stephen Schartz workshop in 2015 and the sheNYC Festival in 2017, where she had 3 sold out performances with an amazing NY cast and Tony-nominated director (Cady Huffman). In the last year, Jan has music directed for Open Fist Theatre (deLEARious), Music Theater Guild (Sugar), Calabasas High School (Bat Boy, Hunchback of Notre Dame), and 3 short musicals for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She is also the Director of Worship at Church for the Nations in Glendale.
Brent Martz has a passion for musical theater. He began singing at a young age and was privileged to travel and perform throughout the United States and internationally, from Russia to Hong Kong. His love of music and worship led him to Azusa Pacific University, where he graduated with a BA in Music. Brent’s love for music and production led to the creation of Jerusalem AD – an interactive, musical Passion Play. Jerusalem AD tells the story of the last week in the life of Jesus Christ. In addition, Brent has produced several short films, which led to producing a feature film, Not Today (Lionsgate). Not Today is set in India and tells the story of one man’s journey to redemption set against the backdrop of human trafficking.
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