Production Team - Philly Developmental LLC
Writer, Composer Managing Partner
Managing Partner, Developmental Producer
Production and Marketing Coordinator
For John Cal, creating music has been a lifelong journey and passion.
As a teenage musician and vocalist, “Top Forty” radio became his inspiration and template. Playing in various cover bands throughout high school and college, John honed his technical skills and developed a deep understanding of composition, musical structure and harmony.
Today, John Cal’s song catalog is varied and extensive, bridging musical styles and generational tastes. His lyrics are genuine and speak to and for the feelings of many. His melodies are contagious and hard to forget.
Alongside his musical endeavors, John's communication and creative writing skills were critical components of his both his artistic and professional career as VP of several fortune 500 companies and were continually advanced through his years of research and study.
Rebecca Rizzio is an accomplished and award-winning sales and fundraising professional. Her lifelong passion, however, is theater. She has directed plays and musicals throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. Directing credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, The Miracle Worker and The Producers, The Phipps Center for the Performing Arts. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Annie, Lyric Arts of Anoka. Expecting Isabel, girl group, The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women (Winner Lavender Magazine Top 10 Productions of 2007), Theatre Unbound. Nest, Table Salt Productions.
In 2013, she joined Philly Developmental LLC. as the original director and in 2015 expanded her role as developmental producer and managing partner. Her direction of the premier workshop production of "Philly" was awarded Broadway World’s Best Original/New Work 2014.
Rebecca also founded Dancing Pillow Productions LLC to create and develop original work. Rebecca is also co-producer of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz.
She holds a BA in English/
Writing/Communications from Concordia College and an MA in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University.
Victoria Pollock brings her love of theater and a wealth of technical talent and experience to the Philly team. Victoria savors the reward of each piece of a production coming perfectly together and completely embraces stage and production management as a natural fit.
Pursuing theatre in college landed Victoria new roles and strengthened her eye for design. Among her proudest accomplishments were serving as lighting designer for productions of Spamalot and Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and stage manager for the Danstage final dance showcase. Her additional production skills and credits include sound and backstage management.
Victoria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in drama from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, from which she credits her favorite theatre experience to date... attending, reviewing and analyzing eleven live performances in London.