CEDAR CITY–An acclaimed musician will take the stage Saturday night at Off The Cuff Improv in Cedar City. Gary Stockdale is a touring singer-songwriter, and a two-time Emmy nominated composer of TV, film, and theatre. Stockdale composed the music for Penn & Teller’s popular Showtime series, as well as the duo’s variety show, where he also served as the band leader. His name is found in the credits of a long list of tv shows and films from Sabrina The Teenage Witch, to The Aristocrats. With Spencer Green, Gary co-wrote the irreverent adult musical BUKOWSICAL, which won Outstanding Musical at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival. Gary also composed the score for the original Off-Broadway production of PLAYDEAD, directed and co-written by Teller.
Gary was an original member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and sang a featured solo in the cult-classic musical TV series Cop/Rock. As a veteran studio singer, he has lent his voice to major films (Avatar, Star Wars Rogue One, Star Trek: Beyond, Prince of Egypt) and TV (The Simpsons, Family Guy), as well as backing up Mary J. Blige on the 2018 Oscars. Gary is a frequent performer in SoCal folk & acoustic venues, and comedy clubs, CBS LA recently named Gary as one of the “Best singer-songwriters in Los Angeles.” Gary’s new show, BUMPERSTICKER – The Musical, recently played the Hollywood Fringe Festival to rave reviews.
Joining Stockdale for his April 28 performance will be an old friend, Cedar City’s own Art Kaufman. Off The Cuff Improv Theatre is located at 913 S Main, near IFA. Tickets will be $15 at the door, but may be purchased for $12 in advance at Groovacious Records in Cedar City as well as online at otccomedy.com.