production team

Production Team

John Cal

John Cal

Writer, Composer, Managing Partner Philly Developmental LLC

Rebecca Rizzio

Rebecca Rizzio

Managing Partner, Philly Developmental LLC and Developmental Producer

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 professional career as VP of several fortune 500 companies and were continually advanced through his years of participation in educational and marketing related activities. 

Rebecca Rizzio is an accomplished and award-winning sales and fundraising professional. Her lifelong passion, however, is theater.  She has directed several 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 as the original director and in 2015 expanded her role as developmental producer and managing partner of Philly Developmental LLC. Philly is the winner of Broadway World’s Best Original/New Work 2014.

She 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.