Orin Johnson (music, additional lyrics) – Orin has been a musician nearly his whole life. Among many positions, he is the full-time director of music ministries at Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church in suburban St. Louis, as well as liturgical musician and musical director for drama at Chaminade College Prep and an assistant director of the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. He has been involved with Youth Sing Praise, for whom “Just Pretend” was written, since 1999, as assistant musical director, prayer coordinator, and music director. He is also a published composer of music for the Church, through OCP, GIA, and WLP. For much more about Orin, visit his personal website at orinjohnson.com.
Bradley J. Behrmann (lyrics, book, additional music) – A native of Belleville, IL, Bradley is equal parts artist and educator. A former high school music director and St. Louis actor, he now splits time between Amarillo TX, New York City NY, San Diego CA, and Belleville IL, after earning his MFA in Musical Theatre from SDSU in 2016. He has been involved with Youth Sing Praise as a participant 1996-1999 (“Four years!”), in many roles on theatrical and youth ministry staff, and also as a member of the board of directors. He has been pleased to serve as theatrical director for four productions and also as the board’s Artistic Director. While he is presently winning the duo’s ongoing headshot battle, he still lacks Orin’s charm and charisma. Visit Brad’s webpage, or his blog on musical theatre musings here.