BAZ – A Musical Mash-up

Las Vegas Musical Shows

BAZ – A Musical Mash-up


Set in a modern and intimate cabaret, BAZ is a celebration, a mash-up of music, and moments from the greatest love stories imagined by famed director Baz Luhrmann.

BAZ has been called “the ultimate date night” by Towleroad, and is inspired by Luhrmann's most romantic films, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and The Great Gatsby. The show will captivate with soul-stirring music and stunning performances from an ensemble cast of vocalists, actors, and dancers.

BAZ is the Strip’s most unique show, and combines live dancing, music – even some modern-day tunes from the likes of Nirvana – into a curious cocktail that is all at once a rock concert, a nightclub cabaret act, a Broadway-style musical, and more. If you love Baz Luhrmann’s romantic masterpieces, BAZ is a Las Vegas musical show that you can’t afford to miss.

Expect the unexpected as the actors sashay across the stage, bringing to life renditions of the movies’ numbers and even modern tunes in a thrilling spectacle that hits all your emotions even as it hits the high notes. Las Vegas shows are made to be an overwhelming experience, and BAZ definitely delivers in this regard. If you love getting up close and personal with the actors and dancers of a Las Vegas musical show, BAZ will put you right where you want to be, and have you loving every minute.

Tickets and Packages can be purchased at any Venetian or Palazzo Box office or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.

Information regarding Group Tickets or Experiences for 10 or more guests please call 702.414.1685 or email


Meet the BAZ Cast

Timyra-Joi (Juliet)

Eighteen year old Timyra-Joi from San Diego, California is thrilled to be joining the BAZ family for her Vegas debut. She started singing at the age of two years old with official voice lessons by the age of five. In 2013 she was one of 12 finalists of Christina Aguilera’s team on NBC's The Voice, and recently got to play her dream role as Dorothy in the Wiz. Timyra-Joi is honored to be performing amongst such talented people and looks forward to what the future holds. Facebook- Timyra Joi, Instagram- timyrajoiofficial, Twitter- timyrajoimusic 

Ian Brininstool
Ian Brininstool (Romeo)

Ian is a sunny San Diego native now living in Los Angeles, and could not be more excited to join this electric cast in this awesome production! He received the first "Outstanding Young Artist” award from the San Diego Critics Circle and has had the pleasure of working in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall, in Los Angeles at La Mirada Theatre in American Idiot, and overseas in Rock of Ages on Norwegian Cruise Lines.  Ian is also a songwriter, producer and guitarist.  He dreams of one day playing his own music around the world, and sharing his art with the masses!  Follow him on instagram or Facebook @ianbrininstool 

William Thomas Evans
William Thomas Evans (Maestro)

William Thomas Evans comes directly to BAZ from a year long run in the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks where he played Hucklebee. Prior to that he was on the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2014-2015 where he played Jacob/Pothiphar.  He was Senator Lamar Farcus on Amazon’s first series Alpha House starring John Goodman for 2 seasons. He was in the original Broadway companies of Camelot (1993 revival starring Robert Goulet), The Scarlet Pimpernel(versions 1 and 2), occasionally plating the title role (cast albums), and A Tale of Two Cities where he played the Attorney General (cast album). He has performed as Santa Claus for over 1.5 million people across the country in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  This one’s for Katrina.

Ruby Lewis
Ruby Lewis (Daisy)

Ruby Lewis just finished a yearlong run on Broadway as the leading lady in Cirque du Soleil's first Broadway spectacle Paramour. Prior to Broadway, she spent years in Los Angeles and on tour making a name for herself as a vocalist, actor and dancer. She has worked in film and television as well, popping up on episodes of Girl Meets World, Masters of Sex, and Desperate Housewives to name a few. Ruby has also been featured on Nightline, Entertainment Tonight and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Currently writing a cabaret show and debut album. @rubylewla

Robby Haltiwanger
Brad Standley (Christian)

Brad Standley is excited to join up with the Baz family in Las Vegas! Most recently he closed Broadway’s first a cappella musical In Transit at the Circle in the Square Theater. He also toured Europe with the musical HAIR as well as with his original music. Other favorite roles include Guy in Once (Regional Production Premiere, dir. Michael Berresse), Phil in the World Premiere The 12 (written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan at DCPA)Malcolm in The Full Monty (CLO South Bay), Thomas in The Story of My Life (West Coast Premiere). He has been seen in such TV/Film productions as "Days of Our Lives", "Body of Proof", and the feature film Karaoke Man. Brad’s original music can be found on iTunes/Spotify/Amazon. More info at or Twitter/Instagram (@bstandleymusic).

Tiffany O’Connor
Tiffany O’Connor (Myrtle)

Born and raised in Sydney Australia, Tiffany O’Connor is thrilled to be debuting on American soil with Baz. Tiffany’s success from studying in New York and Australia have given her the opportunity to appear on stage and screen, some of which include LightSeeker the multimillion dollar musical in Singapore, dancing at Australian Idol Grand Final, Universal Studios Singapore and Japan, musical tours in China and multiple shows on Carnival Cruise Lines in the Caribbean. Her love for travel and stage have always been the driving force in Tiffany’s life, even after being struck with Leukaemia whilst in New York at age 22. Even more of an accomplishment, is having much of this success all before her remission date. She looks forward to her new journey in America and hopes to continue a long fulfilled career.

Patrick Ortiz
Patrick Ortiz (Rowdie)

Patrick Ortiz Broadway: West Side Story (Chino), Mamma Mia! National Tours: West Side Story (swing), We Will Rock You (Brit u/s) Regional: Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas), MUNY, Altar Boyz (Juan), Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan, Orchid: A Burlesque Circus (lead vocalist) Bat Boy: The Musical (Rick Taylor) Concerts: Reba McEntire, The Steve Miller Band TV: One Life to Live, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Patrick earned his BFA in musical theater at Cal State Fullerton.

Nick Petris
Nick Petris (Henri)

Nick Petris So Cal native, grew up in Brea, CA and is jazzed to be making his For the Record debut. Nick began performing at a young age and started his professional career at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, USA, Hersheypark, Pennsylvania andTokyo Disneyland. He has traveled the world as a featured singer for Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. His favorite theatre credits include; The Music Man, Cabaret, Anything, Goes, and YAGM, Charlie Brown. Most recently, he has been on tour throughout the U.S., Canada and, Australia with OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and FOUR BY FOUR - A Tribute to the Beatles, Beach Boys, Bee Gees, and Motown. Nick is currently working on his first solo album and plans to return to school in the fall to study Business Entrepreneurship in effort to pursue another dream of his; owning a pizza and wine restaurant. A.E.A. To find out more, follow Nick at

Doug Carpenter
Doug Carpenter (Gatsby)

Broadway: Nick in Beautiful. National Tour: Billy in Dirty Dancing. Regional: Cable in South Pacific (Papermill Playhouse), Joey in Most Happy Fella (Goodspeed, Dallas Lyric), Lancelot in Camelot (Pasadena Playhouse), Curly in Oklahoma (Penn Shakespeare fest, FCLO), Tony in West Side Story (FCLO), Thief in See What I Wanna See (Blank), Prince in Cinderella (CLOSBC), Chris in Miss Saigon (Moonlight), Curtis in Summer of Love (MTW/Ogunquit), Billy in Carousel(MTW).  Doug is the only singer to win both the American Traditions Competition (2011) and the Lotte Lenya Competition (2013). BM in Voice from UNLV; MM in Voice from UCLA; Las Vegas Academy alum.

Savannah Cross
Savannah Cross (Fran)

Savannah Cross is from Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated spring of 2015 with a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. Savannah is one of 7 dancers in the country to receive the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship and was a member of the Performing Dance Company, where she worked with renowned choreographers including I-fen Lin, Eric Handman and Satu Hummasti. She has trained with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the United Kingdom, where she collaborated with international dancers. Also, Savannah has traveled throughout the country assisting for the dance convention, Hollywood Connection. She has worked with Jamar Roberts of Alvin Ailey and has also been involved in MOVE and Evolutions of Dance under the direction of Rick Robinson. In 2011, she was a finalist on Paula Abdul's TV show Live to Dance and was also a featured dancer in Shaun Canon’s music video “Emotional Constellations.” Savannah performed with “Ririe-Woodbury" in their spring show, Spring Season. She is currently a dancer on “Gotham Dance Theater” and “of bones || hollye bynum” in New York City.

Kiril Kulish
Kiril Kulish (Scott)

Kiril Kulish, Is a Tony Award Winning Actor, Dancer, Choreographer and Musician. He has appeared and performed on numerous major television networks such as Dancing with the Stars, HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, The View, Good Morning America, The Today Show, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, Christmas in Rockefeller Center and many more. By the age of 13 he had become 3 time U.S National Latin Ballroom Champion and 2 time World Ballet Champion. In 2008 he landed the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He also starred in The Real Love and Loving The Silent Tears Musical at the Shrine Auditorium. Kiril is also an accomplished concert pianist that has danced, toured, and choreographed around the world. Currently he is an actor appearing on television, creative director and choreographer on various projects.

Jaclyn McSpadden
Jaclyn McSpadden (Satie)

Jaclyn is thrilled to be joining the cast of BAZ! She is an Atlanta native and is a Musical Theater graduate of Point Park University. She has performed throughout Europe and on the seven seas with Royal Caribbean and has shared the stage with various artists, including Kristen Chenoweth and Brett Eldredge. You may have previously see her as a lead vocalist tin Vegas! The Show with the a capella group, The Sound Collage. Instagram: @jaclynmcspadden

Anne Martinez
Anne Martinez (Satine)

Anne holds a MFA in Theatre Practice from London UK’s CSSD & a BFA in Acting from SUNY Fredonia. Past credits include Patty (u/s Sandy/Rizzo) Euro Tour of GREASE, Mille in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE, Polly in CRAZY FOR YOU, Amneris in AIDA, Lucy Harris in JEKYLL AND HYDE, Ellen in MISS SAIGON, Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS & Evelyn Nesbit in RAGTIME.  

Ron Remke
Ron Remke (Swing)

Ron Remke was in the closing cast of the iconic, “Donn Arden’s Jubilee!” and was a soloist with the renowned “12 Irish Tenors”. He is a frequent Guest Artist with symphonies throughout the United States and is also a sought after performer on the high seas having visited over 70 countries while performing on board the Silver Spirit and the Regent Voyager as their production singer. Theatrically, he’s performed in numerous regional productions and toured the US in the cast of “Kiss Me, Kate”. He is the voice of "Juan" in Sonia Monzano's No Dog Allowed! and his debut CD entitled Broadway Classics is available on iTunes.

Nicci Claspell
Nicci Claspell (Swing)

A Los Angeles native, Nicci most recently starred as Velma Kelly in Chicago, Rose Fenny in Dogfight, and is known for her role as the high-flying Extraordinary Girl in the first national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. She studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and continued to pursue her career in Los Angeles, appearing in such shows as City Of Angels (Mallory/Avril), Chess (Florence), For The Record: Tarantino (O-ren Ishii), and Rent (Mimi - twice!). Other notable credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), The Sound Of Music (Liesle), and Once More With Feeling - The Buffy Musical (Buffy Summers). Much love and thanks to my team at Shelter and DDO, my family, and Jonesy and Eugie. Proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson (Swing)

Paul is a long-term resident of Las Vegas, and has appeared in Rock of Ages, The World's Greatest Rock Show, Peepshow, Vegas the Show, Bite, and many others. Additionally he has performed on Holland America Cruise Lines, with Generation Band, and at Tuacahn Regional Theater. He is a graduate of AMDA in New York City. When not performing, Paul is also a student of artistic design and a creator of custom carpentry.

Marci Skolnick
Marci Skolnick (Production Stage Manager)

MARCI SKOLNICK (Production Stage Manager) hails from Northern California and NYC. Her work has taken her hither and yon, Off Broadway and beyond.  She has worked on such shows as Public Enemy, Fidelis, Saturday Night, Bikeman: a 9/11 play, F#%king Up Everything (Brooklyn Crush), Bullet for Adolf, Psycho Therapy, Puppetry of the Penis, Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, and with such companies as the Public Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the Kitchen, Adirondack Theatre Festival, and Opera House Arts. Proud AEA member, Ms. Skolnick is a graduate of Hofstra University. "For Mom."

Meet the Band

Keith Paraska
Keith Paraska (Musical Director)

Originally from South Bend Indiana, Keith Paraska received his piano performance degree from Indiana University. His wide-ranging musical tastes were apparent from the start, simultaneously performing with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, rock bands, and jazz groups. Keith then spent five years on Princess cruise ships, playing production shows and cabaret acts, eventually visiting 61 countries. In 2004 he moved to Las Vegas to join Dian Diaz at the Bellagio playing rock, pop, Latin and dance music. In 2011 he then toured the world a second time with Cirque du Soliel’s Zarkana, which had residencies in New York, Moscow, and Madrid. Zarkana then became a resident show in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort, bringing Keith back home. He has since held associate music director/conductor roles in Vegas the Show, Rock of Ages, and now Baz, Star-Crossed Love.

Jake Langley
Jake Langley (Guitar)

Jake Langley (Guitar) has emerged as one his generation's most versatile guitarists. Originally from Toronto and then New York, Jake has been an in-demand and session guitarist for many years. Jake moved to New York in 2003 and held the guitar chair with the Grammy winning Joey Defrancesco Organ Trio for five years, performing worldwide and recording 3 award winning Cds on Concord Records including Grammy nominated "Organic Vibes" featuring Jazz legends George Coleman, and Bobby Hutcherson. As a sideman he has performed with musical Legends Roberta Flack, The Funk Brothers, Blood Sweat and Tears, David Clayton Thomas, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, K.D. Lange, Sheena Easton, and many others. He made his way onto Broadway playing in many shows such as The Color Purple, Mama Mia, Lion King, Hair, Wicked, Chicago and Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies, and 3 Mo' Divas. He has performed with Christen Chenowith, Idena Menzel, Bernadette Peters, and Joan Rivers and many other Broadway stars.

Sage West
Sage West (Violinist)

A Las Vegas native, Sage made her Las Vegas Strip debut in early 2014 as a violinist for headliner Frankie Moreno Live! at the Stratosphere Casino. Other production credits include: Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers, The Palazzo’s Frank. The Man. The Music., and Broadway’s 'A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder'. She has also had the honor of performing with notable artists including: Plácido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, '2015 Latin Person of the Year' Roberto Carlos, '2016 LPOTY' Marc Anthony, Seth MacFarlane, Amy Grant, Heather Headley, 'Game of Thrones' composer Ramin Djawadi, and Sir Rod Stewart. Sage is humbled to be a part of BAZ - A Musical Mash-Up!, continuing the FTR Green Fairy role from Mandalay Bay’s LIGHT Nightclub. || @sagewestvln

Julian Tanaka
Julian Tanaka (Key 2/ Horns)

Julian Tanaka is an alumnus of the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He completed his B.M. in Jazz Arranging in 2013. At UNLV, Tanaka studied clarinet with Marina Sturm and jazz arranging with Joe Lano. In 2016, under the tutelage of Bill Dobbins, he received his M.M. in Jazz Writing from the Eastman School of Music. While there, he studied saxophone with Charles Pillow.


Tanaka's musical endeavors have included the 2012-13 international tour of the Broadway hit musical, Come Fly Away, and a 2013-14 residency with Grammy award winning R&B group, Boyz II Men, at the Mirage Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. He currently teaches jazz composition and jazz piano lessons and runs the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble at UNLV as an adjunct professor. 

Jose "Pepe" Jimenez
Jose "Pepe" Jimenez (Drums)

Jose "Pepe" Jimenez (Drums) has played drums professionally since the age of 16 and is known for his versatility in different musical styles. He’s product of the Escuela Libre De Musica (Puerto Rico Performing Arts School), Musicians Institute and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. Pepe has played with Luis Fonsi, El Reencuentro, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Gonzales, Mark Anthony, Olga Tanon, Elvis Crespo, Luis Perico Ortiz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Jerry Rivera, and The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra to name a few. Recordings include Ricardo Arjona, Olga Tanon, Armando Manzanero, Elvis Crespo, Ilan Chester, and Glenn Monroig among others. Since move to Las Vegas in 2002 has work in various production shows and bands including Storm, Mamma Mia, Cirque du Soleil Zumanity and Criss Angel Believe, Disney The Lion King, , Taylor Hicks, Latin Grammys, Nascar Awards. Currently is performing with Carlos Santana, Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns and he's solo project The Groove Culture.  

Abe Gumroyan
Abe Gumroyan (Bass Guitar)

Abe Gumroyan (Bass Guitar) Grammy Award winning Electric & Acoustic bassist Abo Gumroyan is part of the new generation of bass players crossing musical borders on a daily basis. In addition to his technical command of the acoustic and electric bass, his diverse musical background has allowed him to fit into a gamut of genres from Salsa & Latin Jazz, traditional Armenian & ethnic fusion, & his daily work in a full time symphony orchestra. He also is a strong proponent of using technology & effects for sound manipulation, which makes him a true sonic alchemist to be reckoned with. Most noted for his work in the Latin & Pop music industry Abe recorded on the Grammy winning freshman album from the San Francisco based latin big band, "Pacific Mambo Orchestra". Abe's live appearances include Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Carrie Underwood, & many others. Whether playing as a sideman, producer, or soloist, Abe is known for his deep groove, creative & melodic solos, and prowess of different tones and techniques for any musical outing. 

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