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May 5 – October 16 |
Opens May 29
Musical

CAROUSEL

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II  

Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom” as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer

Original dances by Agnes de Mille
Orchestral reduction by Larry Blank
Based on the original by Don Walker
Directed by Susan H. Schulman 
Choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld 

Far ahead of its time in confronting the issues at the heart of a troubled relationship, this wrenching musical drama features a luscious score that includes “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “If I Loved You” and “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over.”

This production is dedicated to the memory of director and choreographer Brian Macdonald.

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Production support is generously provided by Cec & Linda Rorabeck.

Support for the 2015 season of the Avon Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Alexis Gordon
    Julie Jordan
    2015: Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music and Julie Jordan in Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Iris in the world première of The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (Factory Theatre/Obsidian Theatre Company); Obeah Opera (Nightwood Theatre); Recurring John, Paradises Lost (Toronto SummerWorks Festival); Canada Sings, Godspell (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Driftwood Theatre). Film/TV: Principal actor in Motives & Murders, The Worst Thing I Ever Did. Awards: Inaugural female winner of the Syd and Shirley Banks Prize for Emerging Artists, 2012/2013 season (Acting Up Stage Theatre Company). Online: Twitter: @AlexisLGordon. Training: Graduate of the BFA Acting program at University of Windsor. Et cetera: "So much love and thanks to my mom and dad, family, friends, mentors, the creative teams and the gang at Talent House."
    Jonathan Winsby
    Billy Bigelow
    2015: Billy Bigelow in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Third season. Stratford: Lancelot in Camelot, Phillip in Jesus Christ Superstar, Stewpot/Buzz Adams in South Pacific. Elsewhere: Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway/La Jolla Playhouse); Les Misérables (Mirvish/Mackintosh); Spamalot, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Company, Miss Saigon and My Fair Lady (Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver); Into the Woods (Neptune Theatre, Halifax, and Patrick St. Productions, Vancouver). Training: BA Theatre, University of British Columbia. Awards: Two-time Jessie Richardson Award nominee (Vancouver).  Et cetera: "Immeasurable thanks to family and friends across the globe, especially my three beautiful nieces, Ava, Katie and Leah, for all their love and support."  Jonathan is honoured to be performing in this production of Carousel, dedicated to the memory of Brian Macdonald.
    Evan Buliung
    Jigger Craigin

    2015: Jigger Craigin in Carousel and Pericles in The Adventures of Pericles. 10th season. Stratford: Member of inaugural Conservatory. Edgar (King Lear), Titania/Oberon (Dream), Count Bellair (The Beaux' Stratagem), Tom Joad (The Grapes of Wrath), Roger (The Little Years), Lucius (Titus Andronicus), Petruchio, Mercutio, The Swanne, Elizabeth Rex. Elsewhere: Black Stache (Peter and the Starcatcher) (WCT); Dumptsy (Idiot's Delight), Jamie (Long Day's Journey…) (Soulpepper); William Burke (Bloodless) (Theatre 20); Yvan (Art) (Canadian Stage); Macduff (Macbeth) (Chicago Shakespeare); Betty/Edward (Cloud 9), Khashoggi (We Will Rock You), Aragorn (Dora nomination - The Lord of the Rings) (Mirvish). Shaw Festival: Dick Dudgeon (The Devil's Disciple), Stanhope (Journey's End), Lomax (Major Barbara), Jack Worthing (…Earnest), Octavius (Man and Superman). Film/TV: Bitten, Brainwashed, The Listener, Nikita, Copper, Ubisoft. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers, Tony Van Bridge, Tyrone Guthrie awards. Et cetera: He thanks his parents and friends and hopes you enjoy the show.

    Sean Alexander Hauk
    Enoch Snow
    2015: Enoch Snow in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Fourth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma!, My One and Only, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables) (Charlottetown Festival/Dancap); The Producers (Mirvish); Tom Jones, Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury (Top of the Pops, Poodle Skirts to Platform Shoes), Brad (The Rocky Horror Show), Ritchie Valens (Buddy Holly) (Theatre Aquarius); Gaston (Beauty and the Beast) (Citadel); Musical Pawns (Frigid Festival); Dentist (Little Shop of Horrors), Elvis (The Golden Age Rocks On) (Mayfield Theatre). Writer/director: award-winning cabaret Home at Last. Film/TV: Mulroney the Opera. Training: Sheridan Musical Theatre. Online:  Seanhauk.com. Et cetera: Sean is overjoyed to return to Stratford for his fourth season and work with such an amazing group of artists. He sends loads of love to his family, friends and his special lady, Hailey. "Enjoy the show."


    Alana Hibbert
    Nettie Fowler
    2015: Nettie Fowler in Carousel and appears in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Camae in The Mountaintop (Obsidian Theatre/Shaw Festival); Sarah in Ragtime, Guys and Dolls, Major Barbara, Trouble in Tahiti (Shaw Festival); Erzulie in Once on This Island, Dottie in Caroline, or Change, Minnie in Parade (Acting Up Stage); Hairspray (Arts Club); four seasons with the Charlottetown Festival, featured in Anne of Green Gables, The Buddy Holly Story, Hairspray and The British Invasion; Doubt, All Shook Up (Theatre North West); Legends (The Grand Theatre); Seussical (Western Canada Theatre Company); Dreamgirls, Little Shop of Horrors (Stage West); Hair (Canadian Stage); A Wizard of Earthsea (CPTP). Training: Simon Fraser University. Et cetera: "Much love and thanks to my endlessly supportive family."


    Robin Evan Willis
    Carrie Pipperidge
    2015: Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Glinda in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish and North American tour); five seasons with the Shaw Festival, appearing as Diana Lake (French Without Tears), Polly Seedystockings (The Millionairess), Ellie Dunn (Heartbreak House), Anya (The Cherry Orchard), Venus (One Touch of Venus), Celeste/Elaine (Sunday in the Park with George), Sibyl/Elsie (Play, Orchestra, Play), Anne Egerman (A Little Night Music), Betty (The Stepmother) and appeared in My Fair Lady. Training: The Central School of Speech and Drama, U.K., and Queen's University. Online: Robin is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, nutritionist and fitness specialist. Find her at LetsGlowHealth.com. Et cetera: "Endless gratitude to Mom, Dad, Keegan and my loving, supportive friends and family. Thank you!"
    Matt Alfano

    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and Carousel. Sixth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, West Side Story, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Music Man, Moby Dick. Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar (Dodgers). Elsewhere: Snow White (Ross Petty Productions); Shrek The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Grand Theatre); White Christmas, Sweet Charity, Dance Legends (Drayton Entertainment); We Will Rock You (Mirvish); Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival); The Waiting Room, Verb.atim, Rain (Helix Dance Project). Training: Advanced certificates in RAD, CDTA and ADAPT syllabi. Banff ballet school, RWB School, and an alumnus of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Et cetera: Matt is grateful to be back this season, and so lucky to share the stage with his niece Zoë. "Much love and peace. Enjoy the shows!"

    Gabriel Antonacci

    2015: Rolf Gruber in The Sound of Music and appears in Carousel. Second season. Stratford: Pinball Lad in Tommy and appeared in Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Johnny alternate in Green Day's American Idiot (first U.S. tour); Hank Majewski in Jersey Boys (Dancap); Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown); Young Gil in The First Wives Club (Broadway Workshop); Bobby in Cabaret (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: Captain von Trapp in the Disney movie The Pacifier starring Vin Diesel. Recordings: Breathe In, a recording of original songs he wrote and recorded with his father. Training: Etobicoke School of the Arts. Online: Twitter: @GabrielNacci. Et cetera: Gabe is so excited to be back at the Festival. So much love to his wife, Robin, and dogs, Isabella and Sophie. Thanks to his family for their unending support and love.

    Matthew Armet
    Swing
    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and swing in Carousel. Fourth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance. Elsewhere: Cabaret, White Christmas (RMTC); Miracle on 34th Street (Grand); Hairspray, Les Feux Follets (Charlottetown); Hairspray, How to Succeed… (Drayton); Peter Pan, High School Musical (Neptune); Grief: Another Common Bond (co-created with Faye Rauw, Winchester Street Theatre); Peter Pan (Ross Petty Productions). Film/TV: Odd Squad ; How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (CBC); Feist music videos "1, 2, 3, 4" and "My Moon, My Man." Training: The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Online: Twitter: @mattarmet. Instagram: @mat2eh. Et cetera: "All my love to Ryan, David, Dad, Jess, Virginia and everyone back home in Saskatchewan."
    Carla Bennett
    2015: Appears in Carousel, appears in and choreographer of The Adventures of Pericles. Sixth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny... Forum, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and The King and I. Elsewhere: A Funny... Forum (Mirvish); Legally Blonde (Aquarius); Spamalot, Dance Legends, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity (Drayton Entertainment); Houdini (Theatre Outremont); The Producers, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, Evita and Chicago (Neptune Theatre). Film/TV (selected): Warehouse 13, Beauty and the Beast, The Ron James Show, Hellcats, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Slings and Arrows, Jeff Ltd., The Jane Show, Soul Food, Honey, Stormy Weather.  Choreography: A Midsummer Night's Dream (tap choreographer, Stratford) and associate choreographer for the feature film Pacific Rim.
    Alex Black
    Carnival Boy

    2015: Carnival Boy in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: North American Broadway tour: Movin' Out; Drayton Entertainment: Twist and Shout, Damn Yankees and Dance Legends; Canadian Opera Company: Don Quichotte. Film/TV: American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight; Rise, Shaftesbury Films. Training: Alex grew up dancing at his family-owned dance studio, Dean/Black School of Performing Arts. He attended Wayne State University as a BFA candidate, and was a talent scholar and Maggie Allesee Award recipient. Et cetera: Alex would like to thank his wife, Rochelle, family and friends for their love and support. 

    Jacqueline Burtney
    Louise
    2015: Louise in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Second season. Stratford: Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar. Elsewhere: Cinderella, The Little Mermaid (Ross Petty Productions). First national tour: Anything Goes (Purity). Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. La Jolla Playhouse: Jesus Christ Superstar. Stratford Festival/Mirvish: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Film/TV: Nikita, Hellcats (CW Network). Training: Sheridan College, Do It With Class Theatre Company. Online: Twitter: @jacburtney. Et cetera: "Thanks to Susan, Michael, Franklin and Scott, Stephen and Peter, this wonderful and inspiring cast and crew, the ever-listening Bess and, of course, to my beautiful family. For KN."
    Shane Carty

    2015: Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music and appears in Carousel. 10th season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Love's Labour's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, The Duchess of Malfi, The Brothers Karamazov, Richard III, Peter Pan, Present Laughter, King of Thieves, Measure for Measure, Sticks and Stones, My Fair Lady, The Threepenny Opera, The Count of Monte Cristo, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Swanne. Elsewhere: Venus in Fur (Theatre Kingston); Assassins (MTC/TIFT); Tom's A-Cold (NextStage); This Is How It Goes, Sweeney Todd (Neptune); Wizard of Oz, Gatsby, Einstein's Gift (Grand); Joseph..., Christmas Story, Les Misérables (WCT); Treasure Island (TNB); Othello (SLSF); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Touchmark); Sweeney Todd, …Frog and Toad (STC); Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, Hay Fever, The Red Priest (Thousand Islands); Sticks and Stones, The Mikado (NAC); Beauty and the Beast (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); Romeo and Juliet (Resurgence). Training: Queen's University, Birmingham Conservatory. Et cetera: "For MWC."

    Keith Dinicol
    Mr. Bascombe
    2015: David Bascombe in Carousel and Pander in The Adventures of Pericles. 29th season. Stratford: Over 75 productions since 1981, including King Louis XIII (The Three Musketeers), Antonio (Much Ado About Nothing), Heck Tate (To Kill a Mockingbird), Pisthetairos (The Birds), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet), Guildenstern (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead), Subtle (The Alchemist), Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Grumio (Richard Monette's The Taming of the Shrew), both Dromios (The Comedy of Errors), Crabtree (The School for Scandal) and tap-dancing Everett Baker in 2014's Crazy for You. Elsewhere: Credits across Canada include Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls), Salieri (Amadeus), Wullie (The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon), Robert (Proof) and Max in the Mirvish production of The Sound of Music in Toronto. Directing credits include Three Kings (Ryerson University) and Sophocles' Antigone (Macomb College, Michigan). Awards: Keith is a proud recipient of the William Needles Guthrie Award. 
    Barbara Fulton
    2015: Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music and appears in Carousel. 21st season. Stratford: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Grandma Tzeitel (2013) and Fruma-Sarah (2000) in Fiddler on the Roof, Romeo and Juliet, Elektra, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Peter Pan, Dangerous Liaisons, Cyrano de Bergerac, Elizabeth I/Widow in The Taming of the Shrew, Fatima in Pentecost, Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver!, Jack's Mother in Into the Woods, Mrs. Keller in The Miracle Worker, Sister Helena in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers, Peep-Bo in The Mikado and Nicole in Bonjour, là, bonjour. Elsewhere: Mrs. Webb in Our Town (Mercury Theatre), Charlottetown Festival. Film: Stratford's Twelfth Night. Recordings: CBC/Stratford Festival's The Tempest, Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Fanfare: The Stratford Music of Louis Applebaum ; jazz album Barbara Fulton, Somebody New. Awards: Recipient of four Tyrone Guthrie Awards. 
    Ryan Gifford
    2015: Assistant choreographer and appears in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Third season. Stratford: Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Oliver!, South Pacific. Elsewhere: Broadway: Bartholomew in Jesus Christ Superstar. Selected credits: Joey Primo in Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing (North American première) (Mirvish); Tap Dogs (2010 and 2012 North American tour); Munkustrap in Cats, Park Keeper/Bank Chairman in Mary Poppins (Neptune); Big Deal in West Side Story (Citadel); Rocky in Damn Yankees, Travis in Footloose, Mary Poppins (Drayton); White Christmas (Aquarius). Film/TV: 66th Annual Tony Awards, Score: A Hockey Musical (2010 TIFF opener), Once Upon a Mattress (ABC/Disney), Michael Jackson's This Is It (Columbia Pictures), The John Dore Show, Road to Avonlea. Training: Second City. Awards: Mr. Dance of Canada. Et cetera: "Much love to my family for always being there. Hi to my niece and nephews, Ciara, Jacob and Noah!"




    Robin Hutton
    Mrs. Mullin
    2015: Mrs. Mullin in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Seventh season. Stratford: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Crazy for You (Irene Roth), Fiddler on the Roof, 2013 (Rifka), Tommy (Mrs. Simpson), Wanderlust (Louise), Hello, Dolly! (Irene), Fiddler on the Roof, 2000 (Tzeitel), Henry V, Jacques Brel, As You Like It, Patience, The Three Musketeers. Elsewhere: Queen in Cinderella (Grand Theatre); Guys and Dolls in Concert (NAC); A Hutton Family Christmas, James Bond/ABBA in Concert (Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra); Betty in White Christmas  (Aquarius; Neptune); Maria in The Sound of Music (Aquarius); Mamma Mia! (Royal Alex; Vancouver); A Foggy Day, Lady Windermere's Fan, Easy Virtue (Shaw); Dance Legends (Drayton); The Who's Tommy (Germany); Anne of Green Gables, Guys and Dolls (Charlottetown). Et cetera: Robin, a proud Newfoundlander, resides in Stratford with her husband, Steve Patterson, and their sons, Hutton and Wesley Patterson.
    Bonnie Jordan
    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and Carousel. Second season. Stratford: Betsy in Crazy for You and understudy in Man of La Mancha. Elsewhere: Chorus in Cabaret (French version, Tandem Productions), Chorus in Chantons sous la pluie (Singin' in the Rain, French version, Just for Laughs), Rockette in Radio City Christmas Spectacular, singer in the revue '80s Flashback (Tropicana Hotel Casino, Atlantic City). Film/TV: 42nd Street chorus girl in Warehouse 13, dancer on game show Fidèles au Poste. Training: 20 years of jazz, ballet, tap (various studios; Broadway Dance Center, N.Y.; Edge Studios, L.A.). 10 years of singing (various teachers). Et cetera: Bonnie wants to thank her loving husband, family and friends for always supporting and believing in her.
    Ethan Lafleur
    Enoch Snow Jr.
    2015: Enoch Snow Jr. in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Bouley in Damn Yankees, Fender in Hairspray (Drayton); Prince Phillip in One Man's Dream (Tokyo Disney); Tommy in Anne of Green Gables, Rob in Kitchen Witches (Charlottetown Festival); Tales of Hoffman, Semele (Canadian Opera Company); Wicked (Universal Studios Japan); Verb.atim, Rain (Helix Dance Project); Riley in High School Musical (Neptune). Film/TV: Reign (CW), Beauty and the Beast (CW), Celtic Thunder (PBS). Training: Performing Dance Arts, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Awards: Dancer of the Year 2008, American Dance Awards National Finals. Et cetera: "Thank you for supporting the arts! By being here today, you are making it possible for me to live my dream! Endless thanks to Peggy and my mom, whose guidance and support made it possible for me to be up on this stage."
    Krista Leis

    2015: Appears in Carousel and understudy in The Sound of Music. Eighth season. Stratford: Assistant choreographer: Man of La Mancha, West Side Story (2009). Actor: Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, A Funny Thing Happened..., The Music Man, Fuente Ovejuna, Gigi, West Side Story (1999), The Tempest. Elsewhere: Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); A Funny Thing Happened... (Mirvish); In the Heights (assistant director and choreographer, Theatre Sheridan); Mary Poppins (Theatre Aquarius); The Voice of the Turtle (CTF); Cats, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre). Film/TV: Roxana (Bravo), Hairspray, Eloise at the Plaza, The Music Man, Get Over It, Interstate 60. Other: "Thanks to the Talent House gang. As always, for Randy and my family."

    Monique Lund

    2015: Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music and appears in Carousel. 10th season. Stratford: Patricia Fodor (Crazy for You), Housekeeper (Man of La Mancha), Minister's Wife (Tommy), Greek Chorus (Elektra), Nimue (Camelot), Lilli Vanessi/Kate (Kiss Me, Kate), Max (Cabaret), Louise/Gypsy (Gypsy), Angelique (The Imaginary Invalid), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Evita, The Bacchae, Our Town, Carousel, HMS Pinafore, World of Wonders. Elsewhere: Original Toronto companies of Mamma Mia!, The Lord of the Rings, The Who's Tommy, Crazy for You, Cats, The Rat Pack, Joseph… (also U.S. tour). Favourite credits include Miss Andrew/The Bird Woman (Mary Poppins) (Theatre Aquarius); two years as Donna Sheridan (Mamma Mia! - U.S. tour); Ulla (The Producers), Victoria Grant (Victor/Victoria) (Stage West); Susie (Lady Be Good) (MTC); Babette (Beauty and the Beast) (Neptune/Arts Club); Judy Haynes (White Christmas) (Arts Club); The Mikado (NAC). Originally from Charlottetown, she spent four seasons with the Charlottetown Festival. 

    Chad McFadden
    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and Carousel. Sixth season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, The King and I, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Hello, Dolly!, Into the Woods, Oklahoma!, My One and Only. Elsewhere: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American tour), The Little Mermaid, White Christmas, Mary Poppins (Valentine), Big Band Legends, Sweet Charity, Annie, 9 to 5 (Bob Enright), Guys and Dolls, Dance Legends, Brigadoon (Harry Beaton), Evita, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Me and My Girl (Drayton), Joseph…, Sweet Charity (Stage West Calgary), Beauty and the Beast, Legends (Grand), Guys and Dolls (Citadel, Theatre Calgary, MTC), Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), Broadway Encore! (Tokyo Disneyland), Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker (Ballet Jörgen). Film/TV: Hairspray, Bollywood/Hollywood, The Other Me, Charms for the Easy Life, Earth: Final Conflict, Mortal Instruments - City of Bones. Et cetera: "Many thanks to family and friends for their continuous love and support."
    Melanie McInenly
    2015: Swing in The Sound of Music and appears in Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: We Will Rock You (Mirvish); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American tour); Chicago (Velma understudy) (Casino de Paris); Crazy for You (Irene) (Theatre By the Bay); South Pacific, White Christmas, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls, Evita, Me and My Girl (Drayton); Cats (Demeter) (Theatre Calgary); Cabaret (Fraulein Kost) (Saidye Bronfman); The Fox on the Fairway (Louise), Chicago (Annie, Velma understudy), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty-Jean), Victor/Victoria, Grease, A Chorus Line (Stage West); White Christmas, A Christmas Carol (Aquarius); Chicago, Evita (Neptune). Training: Arts Educational Schools of London, U.K.; Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria, B.C. Et cetera: Melanie is so happy to realize her dream of performing at the Stratford Festival and to share the stage with her husband, Jason Sermonia. "Thank you to the Talent House and my family for all your support."
    Marcus Nance
    Heavenly Friend
    2015: Heavenly Friend in Carousel and appears in The Sound of Music. Fifth season. Stratford: Mingo (Crazy for You), Caiaphas (Jesus Christ Superstar), Queequeg (Moby Dick), Olin Brit (The Music Man), Montgomery (My One and Only). Elsewhere: King Triton in The Little Mermaid; Evangeline (Charlottetown); La Bohème, Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); Kismet, Of Thee I Sing (Encores!); Cinderella (NYCO); Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla); Four Saints in Three Acts (Chicago Opera Theater); Beauty and the Beast (The Grand Theatre, Western Canada Theatre); Dark Star Requiem (Luminato); Floyd Collins (Shaw Festival); Porgy and Bess (Toronto Symphony); Elsewhereless (Tapestry); Show Boat (Livent). Cabaret: Metropolitan Room (N.Y.C.), Jazz Bistro (Toronto), Golden Bough (Carmel, California). TV/Film: The Producers (Universal), Beatrice Chancy (Queen of Puddings Music Theatre/Bravo). Recordings: The Voice Next Door (available in the Theatre Store). Awards: Metropolitan Opera National Council winner, Dora nominee (Elsewhereless). Training: BA, Fresno State University. Online: marcusnance.com.
    Cory O'Brien
    Policeman

    2015: Baron Elberfeld in The Sound of Music and Policeman in Carousel. Sixth season. Stratford: Pedro, Man of La Mancha; Custus, Crazy for You; Ernst Ludwig, Cabaret; Rolf, The Sound of Music (2001); Jean-Paul, Gigi; The Trojan Women; Love's Labour's Lost; My Fair Lady; Inherit the Wind; The Threepenny Opera. Elsewhere: Gus/Growltiger, Cats (NuMusical Productions); Mary Poppins, U.S. national tour (Disney Theatricals); Dwight, Queen for a Day (April 30th Entertainment); Jerry, The Full Monty (Theatre Aquarius); Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Boolie, Driving Miss Daisy (Starbright Festival); Leo, Leo the Royal Cadet, and Strephon, Iolanthe (Toronto Operetta Theatre); Simeon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage West); Robert, Betrayal (DIY theatre); Bill Sykes, Oliver!, and Giles, The Mousetrap (Port Hope Theatre); Dr. Carrasco, Man of La Mancha (Saidye Bronfman Centre). Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Windsor. 

    Denise Oucharek
    2015: Ursula in The Sound of Music and Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Rosie understudy/ensemble, Mamma Mia! (Littlestar/Mirvish); Anne Parker, Queen for a Day (April 30th Entertainment); Rita (singer), Flying on Her Own (Neptune Theatre); Bird Girl, Seussical (Theatre Aquarius); Frau Zeller/Sister Margaretta understudy, The Sound of Music (Webber/Mirvish); Golde, Fiddler on the Roof, and Georgie, The Full Monty (Stage West); Woman 2, Songs for a New World (Angelwalk).Training: BMus and BEd from Queen's University. Awards: 1997 Mississauga Arts Council Award, Emerging Artist, Theatre; 2012 My Entertainment World Best Actress (Fringe). Et cetera: A member of the Voice faculty of Sheridan College and UTM's Theatre and Drama Studies; taught vocal improv (Second City); teaches/coaches privately and serves as Artistic Director of Theatre Atoms. "Thanks to da Costa Talent, my wonderful parents, loving husband, Anthony, and beautiful children, William and Liliana. Enjoy the performance!"
    Glynis Ranney

    2015: Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music and appears in Carousel. Third season. Stratford: Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Casilda in The Gondoliers. Elsewhere: London Road, The House of Martin Guerre, Passion (Canadian Stage); Falsettos (Acting Up Stage); Side by Side by Sondheim (Grand Theatre); Swimming in the Shallows (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre/Theatrefront); Anything That Moves (Tarragon Theatre - Dora Award); A Streetcar Named Desire (ATF); The Glass Menagerie (PTE); Blithe Spirit (Theatre Aquarius); My Fair Lady (Neptune Theatre); eight seasons with Shaw Festival, including Mack and Mabel, Tristan, The Constant Wife, Happy End, Floyd Collins, Three Men on a Horse, The Coronation Voyage, Easy Virtue, She Loves Me. Upcoming: Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre). Et cetera: Glynis lives in Stratford with her son, Emrys, and husband, company member Mike Nadajewski.

    Jennifer Rider-Shaw
    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and Carousel. Fifth season. Stratford: Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita. Elsewhere: For the Charlottetown Festival: Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks. For The Grand Theatre: Elf. For Ross Petty Productions: Robin Hood. For Drayton Entertainment: The Wizard of Oz. For Theatre Aquarius: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. For Rainbow Stage: Hairspray. Film/TV: CBC's Triple Sensation. Training: Jennifer is a proud graduate of Sheridan Institute's music theatre performance program as well as Red Deer College's acting program. Et cetera: "Endless thanks to Bruce and the TH gang, my family and Robert - love you! Follow me on Twitter @RiderShaw."
    Jason Sermonia
    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and Carousel. Fourth season. Stratford: Clem (Crazy For You), Juan (Man of La Mancha), John (Jesus Christ Superstar), swing (Camelot), John (Anything Goes), Guys and Dolls. Elsewhere: John (Jesus Christ Superstar) (Dodger Properties - Broadway); The Lion King (Mirvish; Disney Theatrical - Las Vegas); Dirty Dancing (Mirvish - North American première); We Will Rock You (Mirvish - first U.S. national tour); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse - world première); Mary Poppins (Drayton Entertainment - Canadian première); Luis, Chino understudy (West Side Story) (Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary); Pig, Captain understudy (Shrek), Beauty & The Beast (Grand); Chicago (Stage West Calgary). Film/TV: 66th Annual Tony Awards (Jesus Christ Superstar); 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards; Dancing with the Stars (The Lion King, Las Vegas); Honey (Universal - director Billy Woodruff); Oscar Award-winning movie Chicago (Miramax - director Rob Marshall). Online: Twitter and Instagram: @JasonSermonia. Et cetera: He is excited to be sharing the stage with his wife, Melanie McInenly. "Love and many thanks to all my family, friends and the T House."
    Ian Simpson
    Starkeeper
    2015: Franz in The Sound of Music and Starkeeper in Carousel. Fifth season. Stratford: Tony (The Boy Friend), Antonio (The Gondoliers), Sir Lionel (Camelot), King Lear, The Music Man, Equus, HMS Pinafore, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: John Hancock (1776, American Conservatory Theatre, director Frank Galati); Harry Bright (Mamma Mia!, U.S. national tour); Walter Hobbs (Elf, The Grand); Georges (La Cage aux Folles, Neptune); George Banks (Mary Poppins, Capitol); Hucklebee (The Fantasticks, VPP); Peter Pan, Lady, Be Good!, Sherlock Holmes, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hit the Deck, The Silver King (Shaw Festival); Anne of Green Gables, Emily (Charlottetown Festival); Enjolras (Les Misérables, Royal Alexandra); André (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Moonpath); Steve Canfield (Silk Stockings, 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco); Rapunzel's Prince (Into the Woods, Citadel); soloist (Disney on Classic, Japan tour); Leo Bloom (The Producers, Stage West); Whizzer (Falsettos, ATP). Training: Queen's University and Sheridan College. Awards: Two Tyrone Guthrie Awards.
    Cynthia Smithers
    Swing

    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and swing in Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Sound of Music (Aquarius); Third Spirit in The Magic Flute, Amore in L'incoronazione di Poppea, seven seasons with Artists of Atelier Ballet, including tours to the Royal Opera House and Salzburg Festival (Opera Atelier); Bach Mass in B minor (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra); Toronto All-Star Big Band. Film/TV: Magic Flute Diaries (Sullivan Entertainment). Recordings: Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom (DreamWorks/Capcom); UFOs: A Secret History (History Channel). Training: BMus, Masters of Musicology, University of Toronto; School of Atelier Ballet. Awards: Musical and academic scholarships, University of Toronto; SSHRC; OGS. Et cetera: "Thanks to my family and friends for your unconditional love and ongoing support, Ken for providing a solid artistic foundation in music, Jeannette and Marshall for introducing me to the stage and mentoring me over many, many years, and Rachel at NCA for the encouragement!" 

    Curtis Sullivan
    Captain
    2015: Admiral von Schreiber in The Sound of Music and Captain in Carousel. Second season. Stratford: Giuseppe Palmieri in The Gondoliers. Elsewhere: Vicomte Cascada in The Merry Widow (San Francisco Opera); Petruchio in The Taming of The Shrew (Pacific Opera Victoria); Schaunard in La Bohème (Calgary Opera); Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni (Opera Columbus, Opera Atelier); La Haine in Armide (Royal Opera Château Versailles, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Atelier); Dancairo in Carmen (Vancouver Opera); Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Bert Bratt in How to Succeed, Dr. Carrasco in Man of La Mancha (Drayton Entertainment); Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Toronto Operetta Theatre); Harold Hill in The Music Man, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (Port Hope Festival Theatre); Giorgio in Passion (Canadian Stage). Film: Magic Flute Diaries, Avenging Angelo, New Jersey Turnpikes. Et cetera: Curtis dedicates this season to the memory of his friend and mentor Brian Macdonald.
    Conor Bergauer

    2015: Appears in Carousel. Second season. Stratford: Ten-year-old Tommy in Tommy. Elsewhere: Nathan (The Full Monty) and ensemble (Bye Bye Birdie) (KWMP); Ten-year-old Tommy (Tommy) (St. Mary's High School, KW Glee junior group). Conor has also performed for three terms with KW Glee seniors, most recently with the KW Symphony at the Centre in the Square. He was honoured to be nominated in the Leading Edge category of the KW Arts Awards last year. Et cetera: Conor attends St. Mary's High School, which is where he first realized his love for the stage. Conor is thankful to his family, friends, vocal coach Eric Da Costa and the cast and staff at KW Glee for their mentorship, teaching and friendship. And, of course, to God, who made it all possible.

    Isabella Castillo
    2015: Appears in Carousel. Second season. Stratford: Mote in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Elsewhere: Isabella starred as Young Queen Isabella in Girl on Fire and Lottie in Not So Little Princess (Growing in the Arts). Training: Growing in the Arts School of Dramatic Arts. Awards: First-place winner in Junior Verse, seven years old, 2013 Kiwanis Festival. Et cetera: Isabella would like to thank her family for supporting her and helping with auditions; the Stratford Festival for giving her wonderful opportunities; and her acting teacher, Gita, for opening the road to Stratford and for being the best drama teacher ever.
    Maddox Keller

    2015: Appears in Carousel. Second season. Stratford: The Merchant of Venice. Elsewhere: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kyle in Despicable Me (Acting Out). In 2012, Maddox performed in Ti Eller's The Legend of the Sand Dancer with music and lyrics by Wendy Ewert and Thomas Murray. He has participated in music festivals in musical theatre, classical and pop voice categories. Training: Maddox studies piano and voice, and also enjoys hockey and baseball. Awards: Maddox was the recipient of the R.F. Polley trophy and a Jack or Jill Award. Et cetera: Maddox is beyond thrilled to be back for another season, working with amazing people. "Thank you to friends and family, especially big sisters Aveleigh and Neilla, for their inspiration and support. Extra special thanks to Wendy. Enjoy the show!"

    Evlyn O'Toole

    2015: Appears in Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Frog in Ballet Jörgen's Nutcracker, 2014 (Centre in the Square); Glynnis in Those Camelot Days (The Registry Theatre); The Jazz Room Singers Showcase. Training: Voice with Ms Amanda Brunk of The Singer's Theatre; dance training and piano lessons with IN.MOTION School of the Performing Arts; grade three student at École Élémentaire Catholique de Mère-Élisabeth-Bruyère. Evlyn is bilingual. Awards: Evlyn is a first overall winning soloist at six Ontario dance competitions. Evlyn is the recipient of the Disney Intensive scholarship 2014.

    Hannah Thomas

    2015: Appears in Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Wind in the Willows (Alternative Theatre Works); Flounder in The Little Mermaid, Wendy in Peter Pan and, most recently, Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Avon Public School operettas, 2012-2014). Awards: Avon Public School ensemble first-place finish at the Kiwanis Festival, 2014. Et cetera: Hannah is thrilled to be part of the Stratford Festival this season, working with so many others who share her passion for singing. Hannah would like to thank her Mom and Dad, sister Heidi, Grandma and Grandpa, music teacher Mark McIntosh and all of her friends for their continued love, encouragement and support. 

    Susan H. Schulman
    Director
    2015: Director of Carousel. Seventh season. Stratford: Man of La Mancha, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof with Brent Carver, Hello, Dolly!, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Music Man. Elsewhere: Broadway credits: the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden as well as its highly successful U.S./Canadian national tour (Drama Desk nomination), the revival of Sweeney Todd at Circle in the Square (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), the revival of The Sound of Music (Tony nomination, Outstanding Revival) and Little Women and its successful national tour. For her direction of the première of Violet at Playwrights Horizons (New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical), Susan received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Director. She received an Obie Award for directing Sondheim and Furth's musical Merrily We Roll Along at the York Theatre. Susan also directed the national tour of Sunset Boulevard with Petula Clark as well as three productions for City Center Encores. She has directed for regional theatres throughout U.S.A., Canada and Australia, and most recently a new musical in Denmark. She is currently in pre-production for Stardust Road, a new musical that will première in London in the fall. Training: Susan is a graduate of Yale Drama School, Hofstra University and New York's famed High School of Performing Arts. Teaching: Susan holds a full professorship at Penn State University, where she heads the Graduate Program in Directing for the musical-theatre stage.
    Michael Lichtefeld
    Choreographer
    2015: Choreographer of Carousel. 10th season. Stratford: Director/choreographer: My One And Only, South Pacific. Choreographer: The Music Man, Hello, Dolly!, Guys and Dolls, The Tempest, The King and I, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot. Elsewhere: Broadway: Little Women, Laughing Room Only, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Sweeney Todd. Shaw Festival: One Touch of Venus. Drayton Entertainment: Director/choreographer: Damn Yankees, White Christmas, Evita, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, South Pacific, Sweet Charity. Off-Broadway: Jack's Holiday, A Little Night Music, Company, Merrily We Roll Along. Awards: Drama Desk (one nomination), Outer Critics Circle Award (three nominations), LA Ovation Award (one nomination), Independent Reviewers of New England Award (four nominations, one win). Et cetera: Thanks to his associate choreographer, Joe Bowerman.
    Franklin Brasz
    Musical Director
    2015: Director of Music for the Stratford Festival. Musical director of Carousel and Passion. Sixth season. Stratford: Man of La Mancha, Next to Normal, The Pirates of Penzance, Forum (Stratford/Mirvish), Kiss Me, Kate, 42nd Street, Evita. Elsewhere: Musical director: Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz; The Lion King (Toronto, U.S. tour); Ragtime (original company); Show Boat (U.S. tour); gala concerts for Dame Maggie Smith, William Shatner, Des McAnuff. Associate musical director (Toronto): Billy Elliot, The Sound of Music, The Lord of the Rings, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, The Threepenny Opera (Soulpepper). Keyboards: The Tenors; Measha Brueggergosman; Hairspray (New Line); Toronto: Wicked,The Producers,Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun (Massey Hall). Recordings: Crazy for You (Stratford Festival), The Voice Next Door (Marcus Nance), Still Dreaming of Paradise (Josh Young). Illinois and Dorian Opera Theatres, Pine Mountain Music Festival, American Boychoir School. Training: MM, vocal coaching and accompanying, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Douglas Paraschuk
    Set Designer
    2015: Set designer of Carousel and She Stoops to Conquer. 26th season. Stratford: Design coordinator for 22 seasons. Festival credits include Man of La Mancha, Hay Fever, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, The Merchant of Venice, West Side Story, Cabaret, My One and Only, South Pacific, The Measure of Love, Ruth Draper on Tour, As You Like It, Patience, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, Collected Stories, Dracula, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, In the Ring and Waiting for Godot. Elsewhere: Director of Design for the opening of the Olympic Anti-Doping Headquarters, the 2011 Arab Games, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening, Medals and Closing Ceremonies and, most recently, the opening of the World Handball Championships in Doha. He has designed for television, theatre, film, touring productions and international events, and has created hundreds of productions for regional theatres across Canada and around the world.
    Dana Osborne
    Costume Designer
    2015: Costume designer of Carousel and Possible Worlds. 15th season. Stratford: Costume designer - Man of La Mancha, Hay Fever, Fiddler, Wanderlust, Charlie Brown, Hosanna, As You Like It, Forum, Moby Dick, The Comedy of Errors, The Lark, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Timon of Athens, Agamemnon. Set and costume designer - Henry IV, Part 1. Elsewhere: This Is a Costume Drama (dietrich group/World Stage); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Dora Award), Speed-the-Plow, Parfumerie, Ghosts, Antigone, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Time of Your Life (Soulpepper); Macbeth (Pacific Opera); Hawksley Workman's The God That Comes (2b theatre); Ladies' Foursome, Ring of Fire, Narcisse Mondoux (Grand); The Importance of Being Earnest, Boeing Boeing (Thousand Islands); Robin Hood, Marion Bridge (Globe); The Mill, parts one to three (Theatrefront - Dora Award); To Kill A Mockingbird (YPT). Training: York University. Awards: Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design, 2012.
    Kevin Fraser
    Lighting Designer
    2015: Lighting designer of Carousel and The Adventures of Pericles. 28th season. Stratford: Stratford designs include King John, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Shakespeare's Will, Evita, Peter Pan, Forum, West Side Story, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Music Man, Cabaret, My One and Only, To Kill a Mockingbird, South Pacific, The Glass Menagerie, Guys and Dolls, Inherit the Wind and many more. Elsewhere: Kevin has designed lighting for many theatre and opera productions across Canada. Recent credits include Into the Woods (Neptune Theatre, Halifax), The Mountaintop (Theatre Calgary), Les Misérables (Drayton Entertainment) and Dimensions (Canada's Wonderland). Training: Kevin is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: Kevin has received five Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations (Toronto) and one Jessie Richardson Award nomination (Vancouver). Online: www.kevinfraserlighting.com. Et cetera: Member of Associated Designers of Canada.
    Brad Peterson
    Projection Designer
    2015: Projection designer of Carousel. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Other designs include Fish in the Dark (Broadway), Soul Doctor (Off-Broadway), The Wiz (Maltz Jupiter), On the Town (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), The Little Mermaid (North Carolina Theatre), A Fool for You (N.Y.C. Ballet), La Plage and Urban Angels (Tom Gold Dance), The Mountaintop (Gulfshore Playhouse), Oswald: The Actual Interrogation (Casa Mañana) and the world première of Paola Prestini's Labyrinth: Room No. 35 (Beth Morrison/Krannert). Associate designer: An American in Paris (Broadway), Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), First Date (Broadway), How I Learned What I Learned (Signature Theater, N.Y.C). Upcoming: Encounter (Beijing Modern Music Festival) and Big Fish (Casa Mañana). Training: Brad is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Online: www.bradpetersondesign.com.
    Peter McBoyle
    Sound Designer
    2015: Sound designer of The Sound of Music, Carousel and Love's Labour's Lost. 20th season. Stratford (selected): Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Antony and Cleopatra, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, A Word or Two, Shakespeare's Will, Jacques Brel, West Side Story. Elsewhere: Peter has been fortunate to work at most major Canadian theatres including Shaw, NAC, Citadel, Theatre Calgary and Canadian Stage. Recent and notable projects include Come Fly Away (Broadway, Vegas, tour); Arrabal (BASE/Mirvish); Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, West Side Story, Legally Blonde (tours); Barrymore (Livent); Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center); The Wild Party (Acting Up Stage/Obsidian); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (RMTC/Mirvish); Cinderella (Ross Petty). Training: BA, MA in Music (McGill). Awards: Suzi (Atlanta), Come Fly Away; Dora nomination, Fire. Et cetera: "Thanks to Meghan, Ella and Beatrice for their unending support. Thrilled about Ella's first year in the company!"
    John Stead
    Fight Director
    2015: Head of Stage Combat. Fight director of Hamlet, The Physicists, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, The Adventures of PericlesShe Stoops to Conquer  and The Taming of the Shrew. 22nd season. Stratford: Fight director of over 150 productions. Elsewhere: Worked as a fight director across North America on over 500 professional productions, including 15 seasons with the Shaw Festival. Film/TV: Stunt coordinator and action director on over 375 films and television episodes. Teaching: Taught at numerous universities and colleges, including the National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival); Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF); Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award, Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival); Judges' Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival); Best Short First Runner-Up (Ticket to Hollywood International Film and Screenplay Festival); and nominated for a Best Short Award (Directors' Guild of Canada). Online: www.johnstead.com. John Stead on IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0824093/. Et cetera: Master instructor with the Academy of Dramatic Combat.
    Darcy Evans
    Associate Director
    2015: Associate director of Carousel. Ninth season. Stratford: Associate Director: To Kill a Mockingbird, Hello, Dolly!, The Music Man. Assistant director: Dangerous Liaisons, The Pirates of Penzance. Elsewhere: Darcy recently directed the New York premiere of Stealing Sam in the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row on 42nd Street. It was awarded "Best Drama" out of 130 productions from six continents by the United Solo Festival. It was also awarded "Best of the Toronto Fringe" and "Patron's Pick" and NOW magazine praised it for Outstanding Direction, Production, Performance and New Play. Darcy directed the Canadian première of I Love You Because for Angelwalk Theatre (two Dora nominations, 14 Broadway World nominations). Recent directing credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Grand Theatre, London), Avenue Q (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Twelfth Night (Company C, Victoria, B.C.), I Love You Because (Stage West Calgary) and dramaturge/consultant for the première of the new Canadian play What to Wear to the Birth of a Nation (Watermark Theatre, North Rustico, Prince Edward Island). Darcy was associate director of Little Women on Broadway (starring Sutton Foster) and the U.S. national tour (starring Maureen McGovern). Regional directing credits: Chess, The Grapes of Wrath, Lord of the Flies, Hair, Village of Idiots, As Bees in Honey Drown, Sleeping Beauty, The Most Happy Fella. Training: BFA: Directing, University of Victoria; Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction (inaugural year), Stratford Festival. Online: Twitter: @darcywevans.
    Ryan Gifford
    Assistant Choreographer
    2015: Assistant choreographer and appears in Carousel and appears in The Adventures of Pericles. Third season. Stratford: Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Oliver!, South Pacific. Elsewhere: Broadway: Bartholomew in Jesus Christ Superstar. Selected credits: Joey Primo in Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing (North American première) (Mirvish); Tap Dogs (2010 and 2012 North American tour); Munkustrap in Cats, Park Keeper/Bank Chairman in Mary Poppins (Neptune); Big Deal in West Side Story (Citadel); Rocky in Damn Yankees, Travis in Footloose, Mary Poppins (Drayton); White Christmas (Aquarius). Film/TV: 66th Annual Tony Awards, Score: A Hockey Musical (2010 TIFF opener), Once Upon a Mattress (ABC/Disney), Michael Jackson's This Is It (Columbia Pictures), The John Dore Show, Road to Avonlea. Training: Second City. Awards: Mr. Dance of Canada. Et cetera: "Much love to my family for always being there. Hi to my niece and nephews, Ciara, Jacob and Noah!"
    Jennifer Lee Arsenault
    Assistant Set Designer
    2015: Assistant set designer of Carousel and She Stoops to Conquer. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Set and costume designer: Cowboy vs Samurai (Chromatic Theatre); SNAKEOIL (Sage Theatre's Ignite Festival); Jebat, Measure for Measure (University of Calgary); La visite de la vieille dame (Théâtre Volt!ge). Assistant costume designer: Butcher (Alberta Theatre Projects); assistant set and costume designer: The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Alberta Theatre Projects); assistant set designer: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Theatre Junction), Anomalies Synthétiques (Péristyle Nomade). Training: MFA in design from the University of Calgary, dance costume design workstudy at the Banff Centre, scenography internship with the Théâtre des Zygomars in Belgium, BFA in scenography from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Online:  www.jenniferleearsenault.weebly.com, @JennLeeArseno.
    Alyssa Westman
    Assistant Costume Designer
    2015: Assistant costume designer of Carousel and Love's Labour's Lost. Third season. Stratford: Assistant designer of King John and Christina, The Girl King; design consultant, Directors' Workshop Presentation; assistant costume designer of Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: Costume design: Shelley or The Idealist (Fanshawe College); Hippolytos (York University); Dinosaur and A Tranny Tale (Toronto Fringe Festival); The Specimen and A Much Debated Cleaning (Playground). Design assistant: As I Lay Dying (Theatre Smith-Gilmour). Assistant milliner: Bugzzz - A Cautionary Tale (Out of the Box Productions). Firsthand for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, assistant cutter for The Bundle, wardrobe for Metamorphosis (York University). Abroad: Drawing programs: Paris (Studio Escalier), 2015; Florence (SACI), 2011; Prague Quadrennial's Six Acts installation; International Students' Work Exhibition, Beijing, 2011. Training: BFA with Honours, Theatre Production Design, York University. Awards: Brian Jackson Award, 2014; Ian and Molly Lindsay Young Design Fellow, 2013; Herman Geiger-Torel Memorial Prize, 2012 (made annually to an outstanding graduating student in design); CASA grant, 2012. Et cetera: Alyssa thanks her loving husband for always supporting her dreams.
    C.J. Astronomo
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    2015: Assistant lighting designer of Carousel and She Stoops to Conquer. Fourth season. Stratford: Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Man of La Mancha (2014); Blithe Spirit (2013); 42nd Street, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wanderlust (2012). Elsewhere: Selected lighting design: The Rocky Horror Show (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Another Home Invasion (STC); Impulse Festival (Soulpepper); Post Eden (Suburban Beast - SummerWorks Contra Guys Award, 2010); Obeah Opera (b current); Oh, the Humanity… (Outside the March); Serious Money (Nightwood Theatre / Ryerson Theatre School). Associate LD: HER2 (Nightwood Theatre); HOMEbody (Shannon Litzenberger). Assistant LD: Opera2Go 2010 (Tapestry New Opera Works); The Overwhelming (Studio 180); Communion (Tarragon); This is What Happens Next (Necessary Angel). Training: BFA, Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: T.H.E.A.T.R.E. Award (RTS, 2009); Paul Eck Award (RTS, 2008); Audit Stub Award (RTS, 2008). C.J. was nominated for the 2011 Pauline McGibbon Award for Design. Et cetera: "Salamat Nanay. Mahal kita."
    Kaileigh Krysztofiak
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    2015: Assistant lighting designer of The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, Possible Worlds and The Last Wife. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer of A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play, Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tommy, A Word or Two, The Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar. Technical director of Taking Shakespeare, The Thrill (Studio Theatre, 2013). Elsewhere: Lighting designer: Elizabeth Shepard: Signals (live concert tour); Plants and Animals (live concert and video); Fishskin Trousers (Cart/Horse); Paradise Red (SummerWorks '14); Three More Sleepless Nights (Playwrights Project); Curtains, The Trojan Women, Lord of the Flies, Stuff Happens (Randolph); Whirl (Global Cabaret); Savage in Limbo (Bob Kills Theatre); Bliss (Candles). Assistant lighting designer: Don Giovanni, Die Walküre (Canadian Opera Company); Seeds (Crow's Theatre); The Little Prince (Geordie); Kid Koala: Space Cadet Headphone Tour (European tour). Training: National Theatre School of Canada (2011). Et cetera: Instructor at the NTSC.
    William Fallon
    Assistant Sound Designer
    2015: Assistant sound designer of The Sound of Music and Carousel. Third season. Stratford: Assistant sound designer of Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Elsewhere: Sound designer: IMPRINTS (Theatre Gargantua), In Transit (Segal Centre - Young Company), As You Like It (Repercussion Theatre) and Cabaret (NTSC). Associate/assistant sound designer: Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and Snow White (Ross Petty Productions); Aladdin (Disney Theatrical); This (Canadian Stage); Hair (The Grand Theatre). Production sound engineer: The Wild Party, Once on This Island and Falsettos (Acting Up Stage); What Makes a Man (Necessary Angel); Berlin to Broadway and Alligator Pie (Soulpepper). Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Production Program. Awards: John and Helen Meyer Scholarship. Et cetera: William is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 58.

    Geoff Scovell
    Associate Fight Director
    2015: Associate fight director of Hamlet, The Physicists, The Diary of Anne Frank, Carousel, The Adventures of PericlesShe Stoops to Conquer  and The Taming of the Shrew. Fifth season. Stratford: Associate fight director (selected): King Lear, Crazy for You, King John, Man of La Mancha, Alice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beaux' Stratagem, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, Othello, The Thrill. Assistant fight director: Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Count of Monte Cristo. Elsewhere: Fight director: Don Giovanni (Royal Conservatory); Gas (Next Stage); Don Giovanni, War and Peace (COC); The Godot Cycle (Yes Let's Go); Mirandolina (Soulpepper); Romeo and Juliet (ShakespeareWorks). Film/TV: Stunt performer: 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Strain, Covert Affairs, Pompeii, Robocop, Reign, Orphan Black, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassins Creed: Unity, Carrie, Total Recall, Being Human, XIII the series, Lost GirlTraining: BFA, Ryerson University. Awards: Paddy Crean: excellence in stage combat. Online: @GeoffScovell. Et cetera: "Thank you to Kasia and John for all your continued support and guidance."
    Maxwell T. Wilson
    Stage Manager and Production Stage Manager
    2015: Production stage manager of the Avon theatre. Stage manager of Carousel. 17th season. Stratford: Max first worked at Stratford in 1990. In the intervening years, he has had the pleasure of working in all of the Festival's venues and on over 40 productions. Last season, he was stage manager of Man of La Mancha. Other productions include Des McAnuff's Henry V, The Three Musketeers, Taking Shakespeare, Hosanna, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Avon Theatre, 2009; Canon Theatre, 2010-11), Cabaret, South Pacific and My One and Only (director Michael Lichtefeld), The Winter's Tale (director Brian Bedford), Death of a Salesman (starring Al Waxman and Martha Henry), Timon of Athens (director Michael Langham), Gypsy (director Brian Macdonald). Elsewhere: Max's career in theatre and opera spans over 25 years, including work with Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Opera, Opera Ontario, Opera Atelier, the Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage, Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre, the National Arts Centre, Young People's Theatre and Mirvish Productions on The Who's Tommy (director Des McAnuff). Training: Max holds a BA in dramatic arts, University of Lethbridge. He also studied theatre production at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award recipient, 2012. Et cetera: Theatre venues coordinator for the Toronto International Film Festival, 2002 to 2004. He is a freelance web developer for such organizations as The Southern Ontario Orchid Society (www.soos.ca) and Ravenvision Photographic (www.ravenvision.ca).
    Angela Marshall
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of The Sound of Music and Carousel. 15th season. Stratford: Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, The Three Musketeers, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing,Camelot, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, As You Like It, …Forum, Bartholomew Fair, The Trojan Women, Palmer Park, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Henry IV, Part 1, The Liar, Orpheus Descending, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, King Henry VIII, The King and I, Private Lives, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Elsewhere: Favourites: Einstein's Gift (Grand Theatre); Trying (MTC); Sylvia (Globe Theatre); Dear Santa (TNB); The All Night Strut! (Stirling Festival Theatre); Flying on Her Own (Neptune Theatre); Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun (Theatre Orangeville); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish); Godspell (Waterloo Stage Theatre). Et cetera: Angela thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.
    Zeph Williams
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of The Diary of Anne Frank and Carousel. 10th season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, The Three Musketeers, 42nd Street, Camelot, Twelfth Night, Kiss Me, Kate, The Music Man, Moby Dick, Oklahoma!, King Lear, Richard III, The Threepenny Opera, The Trials of Ezra Pound. Elsewhere: A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Jersey Boys (Dancap); Oliver!, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Goat (Neptune Theatre); The Lion King, Mamma Mia! (Mirvish); Hair, Homechild (Canadian Stage); Das Rheingold (COC); The Nutcracker (RWB/NAC). Senior production manager: Golden Princess, Caribbean Princess and Cunard's QE2 World Cruise. Supervisor: 2010 Olympics; Pope John Paul's visit, 2002. Film/TV: Director's assistant, A Christmas Wedding (Lifetime TV). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: 2001 Tyrone Guthrie. Et cetera: "Love to my wonderful parents, my beautiful wife, Maria, and our new baby girl, Bella."
    Julie Miles
    Production Stage Manager
    2015: Production stage manager of the Avon Theatre and stage manager of The Alchemist. 18th season. Stratford: Nine seasons as production stage manager (Tom Patterson, Avon and Studio theatres). Stage manager: The Beaux' Stratagem, A Word or Two, The Thrill, The Homecoming, Jacques Brel, Shakespeare's Universe, Othello, The Measure of Love/Ruth Draper on Tour. Assistant stage management highlights: Noises Off, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Inherit the Wind, Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: In 2014, Julie travelled to Los Angeles with Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two. Production stage manager: The Odd Couple, As You Like It (Soulpepper). Assistant stage manager: Don Giovanni, Roméo et Juliette, Eugene Onegin, Lakmé, Tosca (Opera Ontario); La Bohème, Die Walküre (Canadian Opera Company). Founding member of The Grey-Bruce Arts Collective. Training: Graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. Et cetera: "Love to Mom, Dad, Roger, Eldon and Annie-Irene. xoxo"

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2:00 PM
Sat, Oct 30
7:00 PM
Serving Elizabeth Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Sun, Oct 31
2:00 PM
R + J Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Sun, Oct 31
7:00 PM
I Am William Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Thu, Nov 04
7:00 PM
Fri, Nov 05
7:00 PM
Serving Elizabeth Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Sat, Nov 06
2:00 PM
I Am William Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Sat, Nov 06
7:00 PM
Sun, Nov 07
2:00 PM
Sun, Nov 07
7:00 PM
R + J Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Fri, Nov 12
7:00 PM
Sat, Nov 13
2:00 PM
Serving Elizabeth Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Sat, Nov 13
7:00 PM
The Rez Sisters Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Sun, Nov 14
2:00 PM
R + J Virtual Stream - Digital Live Viewing
Sun, Nov 14
7:00 PM

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