Welcome to Garbo’s Unforgettable where live music, song and dance transform into a glittering show. Garbo’s is the only musical theater dinner show in Gran Canaria, where the waiters are transformed every night into the stars of the evening.
We want to present our new show “STARWORKERS” that will run from October 10, 2019 until April 26, 2020.
A show full of light, sound, and dance accompanied with a spectacular wardrobe full of glam and glitter. Enjoy music from Motown, George Michael, Queen, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand and much more.
The team at Garbo’s will be happy to have your presence in our Theatre, enjoy this magnificent show, and to receive your comments, here on our website or in other media.
Luis Suárez / Gary Breslin Director / Dinner Show Manager
Emilie Larsson - Artista
Hi my name is Emilie Larsson, born in Sweden and I’m 28 years old.
I studied musical theatre at the musical theatre program at the Balletacademy in Gothenburg.
After school I started working for a Scandinavian dinner show called Wallmans and for the last six years I have worked for them at Wallmans Oslo and in Wallmans and Golden Hits in Stockholm.
I am enjoying the change of scenery and is looking forward to seeing what Garbos and this island has to offer.
Jennifer Peña - Artist
Jennifer is a Swedish performer with roots from Chile.
Growing up she forced her family to watch her own living room productions and decided eventually to pursue a professional career. She trained at Performing Arts School in Gothenburg, Sweden where she graduated in 2014.
Since then she has played Juliet Capulet in Romeo & Juliet ( Teatro Bohus Fästning), Ensemble in West Side Story (Uppsala University), Show Artist for different Production Companies including 2Entertain Norway’s Shows onboard Color Fantasy and TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 4.
To work at Garbo’s has been something Jennifer has wanted to do for years, so she is beyond excited about her first season in sunny Gran Canaria!
Simone Glud - Artist
Simone is our energetic Swede who grew up on the countryside in the north of Sweden.
Directly after finishing school up there she moved to Gothenburg where she got trained at both Dansforum and Performing Arts School.
After graduating 2016 she has mainly worked for 2Entertain Norway and the British company Live Business. During these years she’s been on all different locations: from onboard ships in snowy Scandinavia to sunny Thailand!
She’s also done hundreds of gigs with live bands. Besides from being a performer she’s also an educated fitness instructor.
Simone loves the combination of travelling around the world and performing, and finally she ended up here to do her first season at Garbos, a stage she for years has been longing to sing on
Yasmine Östergren - Artist
Yasmine was Born and raised in Kalmar Sweden.
She went to Balettakademien in Gothenburg and since then she has been working with children theatre where one of many parts were Pippi longstocking.
She has also worked on Norwegian cruises, musicals, dinner shows etc., the year of 2016-2017 she was working at Garbo´s, with CELEBRATION 20th show and is now back on this stage excited and thrilled to do another season at Gran Canaria.
Yevhenii Ivanenko - Artist Acrobat
Yevhenii Ivanenko, alias Eugeen is from Kirovograd región , Dolynska city in the Ukraine.
He studied at the college of Art and Culture in Kiev where he graduated with a degree and diploma as a teacher in professorial acrobatics and a circus artist.
During his time teaching in various circus’s schools around the Ukraine he has managed to squeeze in and perform in many bit top’s such as Dnipro state circus, Kobzov, Bingo, Exstreame and the national circus of Ukraine.
Eugene is talented in all areas of aerial acrobatics and specializes in, hoop ,straps ,silks and the flying and static pole.
He is very happy to be back at Garbo’s for the 6th session where not only working as the aero act but also performing, singing and dancing in the chorus.
Other credits to him are performing on Ukraine national a tv, wining Ukraine got talent, performing in many commercial galas and carnivals in the Ukraine, Turkey, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria and of course winning the first ever contest, at winter pride , “Maspalomas got talent”.
We are very happy to have him working in Garbo’s and congratulate him on recently becoming an uncle and godfather.
Adam Svensson - Artist
My name is Adam Svensson and I’m 25 years old. I grew up in the south of Sweden in a small town called Ronneby and now I live in Gothenburg! And that’s actually the same city as where I got my musical theatre education at Performing Arts School where I graduated in 2016.
My first job after school was actually here at Garbo’s as an artist! 2016/2017 with CELEBRATION 20th Show.
After Garbos I moved back to Sweden where I worked as a performer at M/S Trubaduren and I also did two summers as an actor in the popular theatre park Astrid Lindgrens Värld! In between I’ve also worked in a number of other musical theater and show projects around Sweden.
I am very excited to be back at Garbo’s for another season!
Eirik Okstad Saksenvik - Artist
“Eirik Okstad Saksenvik is from Trondheim, in the middle part of Norway.
He started to play the piano at the age of 7 and has been singing and writing his own music from a early age. He studied at Bårdar in Oslo, the musical dance program, 2015-2017, then Bårdar International, musical theatre program, 2017-2018.
He has there played main roles such as Usnavi from the musical “In The heights”, Noah in “Children of Eden» and Wade Walker («Cry Baby») in the musical “Cry Baby” at Chat Noir theatre in Oslo, Norway.
During education he’s been part of the Grease production at Chateau Neuf last year in Oslo, been on norwegian television in the live broadcast TV show «Stjernekamp» on NRK as an ensemble. He has also joined as a Bollywood dancer in the TV2
Straight after graduation he went to work in a musical called «St. Valentin» for Kilden theatre and Concert Hall in the southern part of Norway.
After that he has worked as an show artist for Live Business and on the Hotel Orquidea, Gran Canaria, right next to Garbo’s, for 8 months.
He is very excited to be back on the island and to start his new adventure as a Starworker at Garbo’s dinner show!”
Magnus Oen Torsvik - Artist
Magnus trained at the Norwegian College of Musical Theatre from 2014 to 2017.
Right after gradutating he worked one year as an artist for Sunwing in both Thailand, Spain, Greece and Turkey.
This last year Magnus has been working freelance in Oslo, this spring he played King Heord in Jesus Christ Superstar at Ullensaker kulturhus and this summer he was a part of “Bærum Showteater”`s comedy show “Moro har aldri vært så gøy”, the first of what will hopefully be a yearly tradition.
Magnus loves both sun, singing and dancing so Garbos is the dream job for him, so he is very happy to be spending the next 8 months in Bahia Feliz and at Garbo´s.
Vegard Kristiansen - Artist
Vegard Kristiansen (born 1986) comes from Kirkenes in Norway.
For the last 7 years he has lived and worked as an executive performer based in Copenhagen, in 2019 he moved back to Norway and Oslo. As a performer , Vegard has participated in many different musicals and shows, both in Norway and in Denmark, among others. Mamma Mia! World premiere at Prince of Egypt, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Saturday Night Fever and several events at Wallmans.
He createed a dance performance called “Ida’s Dance” for Youth back in 2008, based on the book of the same name and written by Gunnhild Corwin.
Vegard has worked as a performer for many years, since he was a little boy he has always dreamed of dancing and singing ,to stand on a stage, he says you should not hesitate but follow your dream! In 2009
Vegard was awarded the Youth Prize, the prize is awarded to youth who have excelled and want to develop in their field.
Gary Breslin - Dinner Show Manager & Artistic Director
Gary trained at the Doreen Bird School of performing arts, Kent and since leaving has had a full career in the world of entertainment.
On graduating Gary performed as a dancer in many theaters and TV shows in the UK before moving to Spain to become dance captain,company manager and assistant choreographer for Scala productions in Gran Canaria,Barcelona and finaly Madrid.
Leaving Madrid he returned to Gran Canaria to produce his own hotel shows, worked for a couple of years as a holiday rep, managed the Black and Red casino show and before joining Garbo’s was the director of the Vista Bonita famous gay bungalow complex.
Working now at Garbo’s for 15 years he has been honored to work alongside some great artists and some of the best production teams around.
He has been up there and in front of many great shows and has made quite a mark on the show business world in the south of Gran Canaria.
He is very excited and looking forward to working for the first time with this year’s new production team ‘ STARWORKS’ on this year’s new amazing show.
Luis Suárez - Manager
Born in Gran Canaria, dedicated to the world of tourism for more than 32 years. Working in the hotel business in various departments and hotel chains. Besides from being a director of hotels and resorts, he has worked in all areas, from Reform projects, Quality management, Health and safety, Environmental management, Team management, the study for the viability of the product, Family Concepts, Food & Beverage, etc.
He landed at Garbo’s in August of 2018 in a new project, completely different, but incredibly exciting, which has opened a new world “The Show”.
In this new adventure, he wants to contribute all his professional experience, to reach the path of success, together with the best team and personal treatment, characteristic of his personality.
Linda Oliver - Bartender
She is in her fifth season here at Garbo’s unforgettable dinner show, as a bartender ,Where she basses her bar skills on consistency, flexibility, and willingness, yes she can make the same great cocktail 60 times a night and pour 200 jugs of beer , 4 nights a week!
As a bartender she has the great opportunity to socialise with different types of people from all different countries and she understands the importance of being a good host and serving are guest in Garbo’s, nothing is any trouble, if she got it, she will make it, mixologist Oliver
Her favorite cocktail to make is her famous “Piña Colada”
Before she worked in the bar Linda also was for a few year working as the PR of Garbo’s promoting and selling the show and theatre that she loves.
Linda we can say is truly the number one fan of Garbo’s and looks forward to another successful session at Garbo’s
Tess Larsson - Commercial
Our commercial Tess is Swedish and trained as an artist during 3 years in the Performing Arts School, PAS, Dansforum in Gothenburg, Sweden.
She has been singing and dancing all her life.
During 10 years she worked as a professional singer, dancer and an artist in different countries.
Tess also worked as a seamstress and have made clothes for shows in Sweden and for weddings.
She came to Gran Canaria 2002, to work as an artists in the Garbos show. After 2 years she left Garbo’s and Gran Canaria for a few years but came back to Garbo’s 2012 to work daytime with commercial and PR and stayed in Garbo´s ever since.
Tess knows Gran Canaria well but still likes to discover new places in the island and in the rest of the world.
Karl Robert Lundell - Sound Technician
Yaiza Ruano - Administration
Monica Moreira - Head chef
Monica Pereira - Kitchen team
Miguel Carballo - Kitchen team
Sarah Nygård Kitson - StarWorks Co Production & Choreographer
She is originally from England but now lives in Oslo, Norway.
She trained at Laine Theatre Arts a LONG time ago and since then has performed in musicals such as We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, High School Musical, Fame and Footloose both in the West End and touring around the UK.
Since moving to Norway Sarah has begun to direct and choreograph. She has choreographed several shows onboard Color Magic and Color Fantasy for 2Entertain Norge and you can see her directing debut in the shows onboard Color Fantasy until January 2019.
She has recently co choreographed a number at Wallmans in Oslo and has just returned from Dubai where she directed the shows onboard Mein Schiff 4 for TUI Cruises.
In March 2019 she will be part of Melody Grand Prix (Eurovision) in Norway where she will choreograph two numbers and perform in others.
Sarah was the associate choreographer on Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever in Copenhagen and is returning in March 2019 for The One and Only’s production of Flashdance at the Royal Opera House.
You can follow Sarah on Instagram at: sarahkitsonchoreo
She is thrilled to be part of the talented and dedicated team at Garbo’s this year! And hopes to be part of the magic for years to come ,enjoy the show everybody!
StarWorks - Production
StarWorks is a production company in the TTMG group and based out of Oslo Norway, producing for stage, event and television worldwide.
The company was founded in 2012 by two good friends, producers and directors Tore Sergei Myklebust and Mattias Carlsson and they have since then been involved with productions such as the Eurovision Song Contest as well as countless tv-shows in both Norway and Sweden.
StarWorks has directed musicals such as The Addams Family, Sound of Music, La Cage Aux Folles, Mary Poppins and Crazy for you, they have produced huge corporate events as well as concerts, cruise shows and dinner shows.
Recently they produced the musical Grease in Oslo at the theater Chateau Neuf and this autumn they have the Norwegian premiere of Flashdance.
This is StarWork’s first time to work with Garbo’s and both Tore and Mattias and their creative team are very excited!
Keep up to date with what’s next at www.starworks.no or www.facebook.com/starworksas