MATLIN ENTERTAINMENT is a subsidiary of WAYMIRE STUDIO.  Together we provide the best in entertainment and performing arts instruction, including acting and improvisation classes for ages     9 – 99.  Our acting studio is located in Glendale, Arizona.  We will also take our classes “on the road”.  A minimum of 8 participants are required for off campus classes or seminars. Private coaching is also provided on and off campus.

We also manage and book local musicians.  Singles, Duos, Trios and 4 piece bands. Genres include but are not limited to  Blues, Country, Oldies, Folk, Classic Rock, etc.

Need a “clean comedy” stand up comic for your party?  How about a “clean comedy” improv troupe”? We got ’em! We even have officiants for your upcoming wedding, a hypnotherapist to relieve the stress and a life coach to get you on your way to a great life!  Hypnosis works great to turn a smoker into a non-smoker, too!  We’re a full service entertainment (and personal growth) company – as long as you’re looking for entertainers who are ethical and moral, we probably have something for you! (Remember, God is watching!)

Give us a call.  We’ll see what we can round up for ya!

Call to inquire:
(602) 402-7740


Our services include but are not limited to:

Music – Blues, country, Folk, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Classic Country and Rock, Etc.
Musicians – Single or Group
Comedy – Improv or Stand-Up
Wedding Officiants
Caricaturist or Custom Fine Art
Mini Theatrical Performance / Reader’s Theater
Western Themed Entertainers / Faux Sheriff Arrest Warrants/Arrests
Party Crashers / Costumed Characters posing as relatives (GREAT for wedding parties – “long lost relatives”)


Featured Musician
‘The Human Juke Box”

Thomas began his music career at an early age.  He played with the high school stage band, chorus and folk groups. Then in LA clubs he covered the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Latin Jazz.  With a Las Vegas road show group he learned Rhythm & Blues and Funk. He recorded two original songs with Glass House.  Back in LA Thomas took a 5 piece band on the road.  In Seattle he recorded with Lane James and played in bands: friends, Kidd Rodeo , Great Northern, Night Life, Listener and Thrust.  He went back to LA and then to Phoenix in 1984. He wrote the song “The Hotfoot” then gave that name to his band. He is currently the lead performer in a few bands, not the least of which is our favorite, Hotfoot.  Thomas also plays solo gigs and takes down the house every time.

His guitar influences are Merle Travis, Segovia, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Joe Pass, Nokie Edwards.  His Vocal influences are Paul Stookey and Harry Nilsson. Thomas is well known in most music circles as the “human juke box” as he brings knowledge of genres from Gospel to Blues and everything in between to the table.  He has the ability to gently sing the mellowest tunes one minute and rock out the next.  Thomas is truly everyone’s musician. We are pleased to highlight THOMAS OLIVER as our #1 featured musician!




Featured Performer


Linda aka “The Wild Mountain Rose” takes her name from the song
Wildflowers, written by the one and only Dolly Parton.
She is an actor, entertainer, singer, teacher and sometimes even an activist
who believes we should leave the world a better place for those who follow us.
Linda, as the Wild Mountain Rose, loves to entertain by bringing music and laughter to
audiences everywhere, whether it be in a retirement home or on board the
Grand Canyon Railway out of Williams, Arizona.
Her priorities are God, Family and Country
and she is a proud supporter of all our veterans who have served
our country honorably.  She has a special place in her heart for our
VIETNAM VETERANS.  You are never forgotten and always appreciated by the Rose.

“Just a wild mountain rose seeking freedom to grow
So I ran fearing not where I’d go.
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive.
Wildflowers don’t care where they grow.



Featured Artist
Fine Art and Caricatures

Gary Kotula is not only a FINE ARTIST and CARICATURIST, but he too is a fine musician and performs folk tunes in the style of the Kingston Trio.  He is a member of the Arizona Trio who perform throughout Arizona and other parts of the country.  Gary started drawing at an early age.  He has been commissioned to do work from a photograph (as the example of the cowboy above) which he does in Pen and Ink. Gary is also great fun when invited to parties to draw caricatures.  His fun bantering adds to the fun while he brings out the personality of every guest in a quick and fun caricature.  But his true gift is in his portraiture.  The drawings, as the one you see above (cowboy), will become priceless for families, as this one has.  Gary has the ability to capture a life story in a portrait.  What you can’t see in this sample is how he’s woven sample quotes, and mini life vignettes within the portrait that are only discernible with close examination.  These pieces Gary draws are remarkable pieces of art and the one of a kind gift for the person who has everything.  If you would like to contact Gary, drop us a note in our CONTACT US page and we’ll put you in touch.  When you can’t find the right gift for a loved one or for that special occasion, you can’t go wrong with a GK CORRAL ORIGINAL. 


For all your entertainment needs, visit our CONTACT US page and drop us a line!