BULGO, Owner and Founder
career as an entertainer was nurtured during her years at Lincoln
High School. Both as a member of the a capella group under Lincoln's
choral director, Sandy McCabe, and as an actress under Lincoln's
drama teacher, Zora Changus, Linda blossomed, starring in many
memorable musicals at Lincoln, including How to Succeed in
Business without Really Trying. Her talent, beauty and natural
friendliness led to her being voted by her classmates as Best
Personality of her senior class. After graduating from Lincoln
in 1978, Linda attended San Francisco City College from 1978 to
1980 and then San Francisco State University from which she graduated
in 1982. After college, Linda decided on a career in the theater,
studying acting at the American Conservatory Theater and at the
Jean Shelton School of Acting. Along the way she found the time
to enter a beauty pageant where her talent and beauty were recognized
when she was chosen as Miss San Francisco of 1983.
In addition to acting, Linda studied voice under Edward Sayegh,
Pamela Brooks and Edna Fischer. She also is an accomplished dancer
who after honing her dancing skills at Dance Synetics can now
tap dance with the best of them. These talents have led to a number
of stage roles including Christmas with the Crawfords.
But her big break came in 1985 when she was tapped by Steve Silver
to star in his new review Beach Blanket Babylon as the
lost heroine, which at that time was Dorothy from The Wizard
of Oz but which more recently has been Snow White. Linda starred
in Beach Blanket for an astounding run of 15 years from
1985 until 2000. She also starred in both the show's 20th and
25th Anniversary shows, the former at the San Francisco Opera
House and the latter at the Herbst Theater. During her run, Linda
not only played the two innocents, Dorothy and Snow White, but
also performed as Betty Boop, the Wicked Witch, Glinda the Good
Witch and even, Dr. Ruth. Linda's range is such that she can play
either the shy, innocent waif or the outrageous femme fatale with
equal aplomb. In shows other than Beach Blanket, Linda
has created memorable impersonations of Bette Davis Vicki Carr,
Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Cher, Kathryn Hepburn. Linda also created
and starred in her own one-woman show which played all over the
Bay Area, including the Press Club, the City Cabaret and at Harvey's
in Lake Tahoe. She also has directed the annual passion play at
St. Cecelia's Church for the past ten years.
Her talents have not been limited to the stage. She has appeared
on television many times, most notably on "Good Morning,
America" and "Mornings on Two," "Morning Blend"
in Las Vegas, NV, and has even sung at the World Series. She performed
in 2003 a portrayal of Judy Garland at the Emmy's of Northern
California. Her film credits include Sister Act with Whoopi
Goldberg and Armistad Maupin's Tales of the City. She started
in STUN, a television series on UPN 44. She remained active with
the Miss San Francisco Beauty Pageant, and has appeared in numerous
commercials and industrial films. In recognition of her many accomplishments,
Linda was inducted into the Abraham Lincoln High School Wall of
Fame in May 2004. In 2012 Linda wrote, produced, directed and
starred in a Las Vegas, Nevada show called Hollywood Express.
Visit Linda's web site: www.lindabulgo.com
CAMPBELL, Pianist and Arranger
A favorite musician in San Francisco, James has played piano, accommodating
all styles of music. Known by professional musicians and singers,
to arrange audition materials for Broadway Musicals, to arrangements
for film and TV commercials to musical productions.
James has long performed in notable hotels as The Ritz Carlton,
Zingari Restaurant, Piano Bars and on musical productions. His styles
include Jazz, Pop, Broadway Show tunes and Classical working with
singers, instrumentalists (trios, jazz ensembles, R&B).
He lights up a room with his bright smile, upbeat personality and
talent, as he knows just about every song, in any key, and all the
words. Music is his full-time love, being a preferred Singers
piano player, laying the foundation for tempo, keys changes and
arrangements on the spot.
His recording talents are also well-honed, and called upon to lay
the tracks for what is needed in just about any style of music.
HANSEL, Choreographer and Dance Instructor
is a San Francisco-based dancer and choreographer. Originally
from Rochester, Minnesota, she received a BFA in Dance Performance
from the University of South Florida in 2016. Since then, she
has performed with The Anata Project, SOULSKIN Dance, Marika Brussel,
Jeremy Banon-Neches, and as a guest artist with Robert Moses'
Kin. Emily's choreography has been presented at the Joe Goode
Annex, Little Boxes Theater, SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts,
and various venues in Tampa, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, and Paris
at the University of South Florida, Emily established herself
as a dynamic performer, choreographer, scholar, and leader. She
performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alonzo King, Robert Moses,
Brenda Way, Katie Faulkner, Maurice Causey, Bliss Kohlmyer, Paula
Nunez, Andrew Carroll, and Jeanne Travers. She performed at the
International Creative Dance Seminar at the Beijing Dance Academy
and travelled to France with USFs Dance in Paris Program.
In 2014 Emily attended the American Dance Festival School, where
she worked with choreographer Carl Flink and performed in his
ADF-commissioned piece, Unkindness of Ravens.
choreography was presented numerous times in USFs annual
Student Dance Production among other shows at the University and
throughout Florida. Her work, No Reason, was selected to
be presented at the Southeast ACDA Conference in March 2016. It
received rave reviews from the adjudicators for its originality
as a sophisticated fusion of dance theater, improvisation,
and contemporary movement. Most recently, Emily presented
Scale, a new work for three dancers, as the culmination
of a residency at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts.