About Ara'Kus

Ara'Kus Productions is dedicated to creating atmospheric, story-driven theater that can't be found anywhere else. Using traditional operatic themes and weaving them together with symphonic heavy metal music they create stories that are not only seen and heard, but experienced.

Aeterno Elementum, their premier production, is a dark tale of a world riddled with corruption and cruelty, and of its inevitable, and violent, purge. Featuring a variety of performers, from fire-dancers to aerial acrobats, martial arts experts and fully armored knights engaged in authentic medieval combat, Aeterno Elementum is a stunning visual spectacle. Combine this with a soaring, operatic heavy metal symphony and you have a show that must not only be seen and heard, but felt, to be fully understood.


The Band

Jeremiah Johnson - Vocals and Guitars
Vivian Lee - Vocals and Violin
Paul Nikonowicz - Lead Guitar
Rachel Brunson - Keyboards
Ray Salamon - Bass
Jeremy Veleber - Drums
John Perlic - Cello
Molly Grossman - Violin

The Crew

Jeremiah Johnson - Producer
Inky Grrl - Lighting Designer/Tech
Jenifer King - Stage Manager
Liana Dillaway- Assistant Stage Manager
John Stevenson - Press Writer 
Tori "Morgue Anne" McDonough - Director
Jeremiah Johnson - Composer/Writer
Alex Kiwerski - Live Sound Engineer
Michael 'Grimm' Lamoureux, Michelle Arkush - Stage Hands
 Byron Heflen - Combat Choreography
Susan Smith - Lead Costumer
Jeremy Veleber - Tech Fabrication
Richard Chartrand - Set Construction
BJ Becker - Set Design


The Chorus

Ryan Aarestaad
Brian Davis- Hopkins
Brittany DeMott
Ashley Selleck
Susan Smith
Deirdre Stinson
Pamela Williams

The Paladins

Dylan Birtolo
Gina Kessler
Rick Van Meter

The Undead Thralls

Rena Stone
Kitty DeBerry
Allan Kemp
Tiffany Kreider
Mike Richards
Jessica Robins
Christopher James
Margaret Becker



The Cast

B.J. Becker - Father Castitas
Synder - The Demoness
Byron Heflen - Siris Van Sol

Richard Chartrand - The Imp
Karl Deede - Arch Bishop Hale
Hiromi Cota - Sanbou Koujin
Evan Christopher- Daimyo Sadaaki Honda
Aaron Scull - The Samurai
Patricia Yi - Daimyo's Wife
Joshua Johnson - Edmond Perrian
Deirdre Stinson - Selene Van Sol
Kyle Robinson - Soter Perdiccus
Brittany DeMott - Perdiccus' Wife
Moira McGrath - Perdiccus' Daughter
Mike Folger - Viddr Wolfsbane
Shannon Sherrodd - Dagny Wolfsbane
Jordin Mitchell - Assassin Leader
Blue - Assassin 1
Rena Stone - Assassin 2
Michael "Velox" Cassell - Velox Wolfsbane
Brandon Worrell - Draevul Wolfsbane