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April 16 – October 27 |
Opens May 28


Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Directed by Donna Feore

Choreographed by Donna Feore 

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The Bottom brothers, two struggling playwrights in Renaissance London, need a hit. That’s easier said than done when your chief competition is local rock star William Shakespeare. The Bottom brothers’ plan: write the world’s first musical! This rollicking song-and-dance extravaganza, nominated for ten Tony Awards during its smash Broadway run, sends up the Bard and Broadway and everything in between. Best of all, it can be enjoyed without CliffsNotes!

“The smartest and funniest new musical comedy since Book of Mormon.” – Toronto Star

“Hilarious, high energy musical” – Broadway World


Two hours and 38 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission*
*Please note that all run times are approximate

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Something Rotten! Study Guide

The 2024 Season is supported by Ophelia Lazaridis.

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Production Sponsors:

John & Therese Gardner

Robert & Mary Ann Gorlin

The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation

Riki Turofsky & Charles Petersen



    Portrait of Starr Domingue
    Starr Domingue
    2024: Bea in Something Rotten and Jacqueline in La Cage Aux Folles. Second season. Stratford: Crystal, Little Shop of Horrors; Ensemble, Billy Elliot. Elsewhere: Safiya, Dixon Road; Various, Retold (MSC); Ma understudy, Room; Dynamite, Hairspray (Mirvish); Shaw Festival (four seasons) including: Sally understudy, Me and My Girl; Grace, Minnie understudy, An Octoroon. Vonzia (originated), Oil and Water (NAC); Lorrell, Dreamgirls (Arts Club); Mrs. Corry, Mary Poppins, Binti, Binti's Journey (YPT); Charlaine, Ain't Misbehavin' (CanStage); Narrator, Cookin' at the Cookery (Citadel, ASF); The Adventures of a Black Girl... (Harbourfront). Film/TV: Hudson & Rex (Rogers); A Change in Heart (Vortex); Puppy Master, Odd Squad (TVO); Pearl, Hairspray (Newline Cinema); 4Tone, 4Square (Corus). Resident Director: Ain't Misbehavin' (Europe/Broadway tours). Awards: Dora for Red Velvet (Crow's Theatre). Online: Instagram @starrdomingue, @6love_apparel; Et cetera: Dedicated to Kurty. Luv 2 God, Mumma, Fam, SG & KC.
    Portrait of Henry Firmston
    Henry Firmston
    Nigel Bottom


    2024: Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten! and understudy in The Diviners. Sixth season. Stratford: Historian/Not Dead Fred in Monty Python's Spamalot, A Wrinkle in Time, Chicago, Here's What It Takes, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, Rocky Horror Show, The House of Martin Guerre. Elsewhere: Tim in Chris, Mrs, Doody in Grease (Winter Garden); Sondheim: A Celebration (New Stages); Camelot (Drayton Entertainment); Anne of Green Gables (Grand Theatre); Riff in West Side Story (BMT); What a Wonderful World (VPP); Carnival Cruise Lines; Footloose, My Fair Lady, Legally Blonde and The Addams Family (Grand Theatre HSP). TV: Murdoch Mysteries. Training: Canada's National Ballet School, Dance Steps London, Beal Performing Arts. Online: @thefirmstonator. Et cetera: Love to Ash and his parents. Huge thanks to Donna, Laura, Bruce and the wonderful TH gang, and all the mentors who have helped along the way. 

    Portrait of Jeff Lillico
    Jeff Lillico


    2024: Shakespeare in Something Rotten! and understudy in The Diviners. Second season. Stratford: Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well, Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew, Fortinbras in Hamlet. Elsewhere: Soulpepper (23 productions, including Of Human Bondage and Spoon River at Signature Theater, NYC); Shaw Festival (5 seasons); Romeo in Romeo & Juliet with Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Most recently: Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Citadel Theatre; Mack/Erika in Fairview, Canadian Stage/Obsidian Theatre; Charles Kean in Red Velvet, Crow's Theatre. Film/TV: Coffey in Netflix's Locke & Key, Fitzpatrick in On the Basis of Sex, Carl Jung on Murdoch Mysteries, Designated Survivor, Nurses, Flashpoint, Copper. Awards: Dora Award for The Light in the Piazza. Five other Dora nominations. Online: Instagram: @jefflillico. Et cetera: Love and gratitude to Kimwun, my family and my agent of twenty years, Kish.

    Portrait of Mark Uhre
    Mark Uhre
    Nick Bottom


    2024: Nick Bottom in Something Rotten! and understudy in London Assurance. Fifth season. Elsewhere (selected): Enjorlas in Les Miserables (Broadway); Sky in Mamma Mia! (Mirvish); Michael Donnelly in The Donnellys (Blyth); Elmer Woods in Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep); Sweet Charity, The Lady from the Sea, Trouble in Tahiti, The Millionairess, My Fair Lady, Maria Severa, The Cherry Orchard, Sunday in the Park…, Star Chamber, A Little Night Music, Follies, Mack and Mable, Tristan (Shaw); Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bert in Mary Poppins, Seeds of Self, The Last Five Years (Grand Theatre); Avram in Indecent (Segal Centre); Tom Watson in Parade (Musical Stage); Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods (Neptune); Percik in Fiddler on the Roof (MTC); Just So (Globe). Et cetera: Mark is also a painter and published illustrator @markuhre. For Bernice Finch, with love and gratitude.

    Portrait of Dan Chameroy
    Dan Chameroy

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2003

    2024: Nostradamus in Something Rotten! and Brooke in The Diviners. 16th season. Stratford: Billy Flynn in Chicago, Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Winter's Tale, A Funny Thing Happened..., West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Cymbeline, Camelot. Elsewhere: The Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare); A Little Night Music (Koerner Hall); Life After, The Wild Party (Musical Stage); Toronto/US National Tour of Matilda - Toronto Critics Award (Mirvish/Dodger); Of Human Bondage, Idiot's Delight (Soulpepper); Company (Theatre 20); The Arsonists, Into the Woods (Canadian Stage); The Magic Fire (Shaw); Beauty and the Beast - Dora Award, The Drowsy Chaperone (Mirvish). Film/TV: Leer Estates seasons 1 & 2 (Stratfest@Home), Murdoch Mysteries, Mittens and Pants, Super Why, Saving Me, Hotel Transylvania, Paw Patrol. Awards: Nominated for an ACTRA, multiple Dora and CSA 's. Love to Christine and Olivia. @danchameroy.

    Portrait of Juan Chioran
    Juan Chioran
    Brother Jeremiah
    2024: Brother Jeremiah in Something Rotten! and Edouard Dindon, M. Renaud in La Cage aux Folles. 18th season. Stratford: Front Page, Paradise Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Treasure Island, Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Henry V, Much Ado, The Misanthrope, Twelfth Night, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, Bartholomew Fair, Three Sisters, All's Well, Shrew, As You Like It, Hamlet, Dracula, Midsummer Night's Dream, Man of La Mancha. Elsewhere: Citadel Theatre, Podium Concerts, Coalmine, Shaw Festival, Factory Theatre, Acting Up Stage, Canstage, Chicago Shakespeare, Tarragon, NAC, Mirvish. Film/TV: God of Frogs, Murdoch Mysteries, Mother Father Sister Brother Frank, Hudson and Rex, Mother of all Shows, Intersection, Sneakerella, Six Guns for Hire. Voice: Elinor Wonders Why, Paw Patrol, Around the World in 80 Days, D.N.Ace, Hotel Transylvania, Fangbone, Beyblade, A Miser Brother's Christmas, Skyland. Training: BFA University of Alberta. Awards: Dora, Gemini, Jefferson, Ovation, Carbonell, Toronto Theatre Critics. Online: Instagram @chioranada.
    Portrait of Steve Ross
    Steve Ross
    2024: Shylock in Something Rotten! and Albin in La Cage aux Folles. 21st season. Stratford: Grand Magic, Richard II, Love's Labour's Lost, Chicago, The Miser, Finally There's Sun, Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch…, Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet, The Alchemist, Crazy for You, Tommy, Grapes of Wrath, Kiss Me, Kate, Cyrano de Bergerac, Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: Life Without, goldfish (Here For Now); Every Brilliant Thing, The Foursome, For the Pleasure… (New Stages); Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity, 4th Graders (Tiny Room); London Road (Dora Award), Indian Ink, Into the Woods, Dream (Canadian Stage); Assassins (Dora Award) (TIFT); Frog and Toad (MTYP); Orson's Shadow (Pilot Group); A New Brain (Musical Stage Company); Shrek, A Christmas Story (Grand); The Producers (Mirvish/Neptune); Seussical, Sylvia (Aquarius); The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Citadel); Three Sisters (ATF).
    Portrait of Olivia Sinclair-Brisbane
    Olivia Sinclair-Brisbane

    (she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2024

    2024: Portia in Something Rotten! and appears in The Diviners. Second season. Stratford: Joanne Jefferson in Rent, Richard II. Elsewhere: Gloria Thorpe in Damn Yankees, White Christmas, The Importance of Being Earnest, Shawground, 1922 in Concert, Charley's Aunt, Duke and the Two Irenes, Song for a Winters Night (Shaw Festival); Home For the Holidays (Theatre Aquarius); Emcee in Cabaret, Finding Black Joy, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Grand Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Stage West); Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (Capitol Theatre); Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Rainbow Stage). Voiceover: We the Culture (Facebook). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College. H.B. Beal Secondary and C.C.H. Online: Instagram: @oliviasinclairbrisbane. Et cetera: Olivia dedicates this season to her amazing support system, her family both chosen and biological, her friends and mentors. To anyone moving through life with bravery, joy, kindness and deep love.

    Portrait of Eric Abel
    Eric Abel


    2024: Hanna in La Cage aux Folles and appears in Something Rotten! Eighth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, Chicago, Here's What It Takes, Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, R+J Remixed, Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs. (Winter Garden); Peter's Final Flight (Ross Petty Panto); Joseph and the Amazing… (Theatre Aquarius); Funny Girl (Segal Centre); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival); Cats - Dora-nominated (Mirvish - Panasonic). Film/TV: Romeo and Juliet (Stratford, 2017), Full Out (2015), Big Fun Weeknights (YTV), Get Up 'N Move (Revolver Films). Awards: Maureen Forrester Award, Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival); Amy Wallis Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival); gold and silver medals (International Tap Dance Championships). Instagram/Twitter: @EricMackAbel. Et cetera: Thanks to my family, Krista, Bruce and the TH gang for all their support.

    Portrait of Gabriel Antonacci
    Gabriel Antonacci

    Birmingham Conservatory, 2024

    2024: Gord in The Diviners and appears in Something Rotten! 11th season. Stratford: Aaron in Chicago, Romeo in Play On!, Al in A Chorus Line, Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Rolf Gruber in The Sound of Music, Pinball Lad in Tommy, and appeared in King Lear, Rent, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Fiddler on the Roof and Carousel. Elsewhere: Johnny alternate in Green Day's American Idiot (first US tour); Hank Majewski in Jersey Boys (Dancap); Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown). Film/TV: Captain von Trapp in The Pacifier. Training: Etobicoke School of the Arts. Online: Twitter/Instagram: @GabrielNacci. Et cetera:  Huge thanks to Stratford and Colin McMurray. Thank you to my wife, Robin Calvert, for being the best. This season is dedicated to our dog, Bella.

    Portrait of Michelle Bardach
    Michelle Bardach

    (she/her) Coast Salish Indigenous (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw)

    2024: Appears in The Diviners and understudy in Something Rotten!. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Polly in Pollyanna and Jean in Maggie (Theatre Aquarius); Kathleen in Tell Tale Harbour and Miss Stacy in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Jovie in Elf (Grand Theatre); Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Sophie in Mamma Mia (Arts Club); Eponine in Les Miserables (Chemainus Theatre Festival). Film/TV: Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform), Dancing Through Christmas (Lifetime), First Native and Borderline (Orca Cove Media). Voiceover: Spirit Rangers (Netflix), Skookum and Chums (Telus), Barbie web shorts (Mattel). Live music: Vocalist for Indigenous music groups M'Girl and Tillicum Shantie. Training: Bachelor of Performing Arts from Capilano University. Online:, IG: @michyb123.


    Portrait of Carla Bennett
    Carla Bennett
    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and The Diviners. Ninth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, Carousel, The Adventures of Pericles, 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, The King and I. Elsewhere: Holiday Inn (Shaw); Return to Grace, A Funny... Forum (Mirvish); multiple seasons for Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius and Neptune Theatre. Film/TV (selected):Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Next Step, Hellcats, Slings and Arrows, Honey. Choreographer: Elf: the Musical (Neptune); A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Adventures of Pericles (Stratford); SEE (Season 3, AppleTV); Man Seeking Woman (FXX); six TV commercials (Famous Footwear, Staples). Associate Choreographer: Pacific Rim (Warner Bros). Assistant Choreographer: Holiday Inn (Shaw); Degrassi: Next Class, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (CBC). Online: @carlabennettshara. Et cetera: Love to Mike.


    Portrait of Devon Michael Brown
    Devon Michael Brown


    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and Swing in La Cage aux Folles. Seventh season. Stratford: Henry Clerval in Frankenstein Revived, Brother Maynard in Monty Python's Spamalot, Chicago, Nelson Green in Wedding Band (Forum); Billy Elliot, Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, Romeo in R+J Remixed (workshop), Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Frankenstein (workshop). Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs. (Winter Garden Theatre); Joseph…Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); National Tour of Laurier Project (Charlottetown Festival/Theatre New Brunswick); Shrek the Musical (Rainbow Stage); Hill Rise in Dancer! (A Musical in Ten Furlongs) (workshop - Elgin Theatre). Film/TV: Mia Michaels Live; "Max" on The Next Step; MuchMusic Video Awards. Training: Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from Queen's University. Online: @thedevonbrown. Et cetera: Love to my family. Special thanks to my wife, Heather, for always supporting me. I am so lucky to be able to share this season with you. 

    Portrait of Jeremy Carver-James
    Jeremy Carver-James


    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and La Cage aux Folles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Come From Away (Australian National Tour/Mirvish); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Segal Centre/RMTC); Rock of Ages, Rocky: The Musical, Ghost: The Musical, Hairspray, Joseph…, Red Rock Diner (Drayton Entertainment); Alberta Kitchen Party (Alberta Theatre Projects); 9 to 5 (Citadel Theatre); Back in '59 (TIP); Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); Shrek (Globe Theatre); Pure '90s (Stage West Calgary); Porgy and Bess (Opera de Montréal); and four seasons at the Shaw Festival. Film/TV: Madam CJ Walker (Netflix/Warner Bros.). Training: McGill University's Schulich School of Music for Vocal Performance. Awards: Betty Mitchell Awards for Outstanding Ensemble and Production of a Musical (Alberta Kitchen Party-2022-Performer/Cowriter). Online: @jcarverjames. Et cetera: Special thanks to the friends, family, Talent House team, and Goonlash for their ongoing love and support.

    Portrait of Jarret Cody
    Jarret Cody
    2024: Swing in Something Rotten! and appears in The Diviners. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Shrek (TUTS); Crazy For You (The Gateway); Twist & Shout, Footloose (Chemainus Theatre); Mary Poppins (Arts Club and YPT); Mamma Mia (Arts Club and StageWest); Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre); The Tempest (Banff/Citadel); Chicago (Globe); The Prom, Evita (Drayton), Joseph And ... (Tweed & Co.). Film/TV: Christmas Movie Magic, Phil: A Tale of Flossing and Plumbing, When Calls the Heart, Centre Stage - Dance Camp, Rags. Online: @jarretcody. Et cetera: Jarret is also an accomplished dance instructor and choreographer who loves nothing more than to share his passion for movement and storytelling.  He sends love and gratitude to everyone at da Costa Talent, his family, and Joey for their unending support.
    Portrait of Josh Doig
    Josh Doig


    2024: Swing in Something Rotten! and Chantal in La Cage aux Folles. Second season. Stratford: Prince Herbert, French Guard and Minstrel in Monty Python's Spamalot, Swing in Frankenstein Revived. Elsewhere: Tin Man/Iron Man in The Lion of Oz, The Prince in Cinder-Ellie, Mamma Mia! (Tweed and Co.); Mamma Mia! (Drayton Entertainment); Mamma Mia! (Mayfield); Fender in Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Pavlo in Kamp (Eastern Front Theatre/ Neptune Theatre); Rock of Ages (Stage West Calgary); Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre); Alice Through the Looking Glass, Ensemble in Canada Rocks!, Mamma Mia!, and Tommy Sloane for three seasons in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Toronto Metropolitan University. Online: @doigjosh.

    Portrait of Jordan Goodridge
    Jordan Goodridge
    2024: Mercedes in La Cage aux Folles and appears in Something Rotten! Second season. Stratford: Swing in Chicago. Elsewhere: Barry Belson in JerseyBoys (Citadel Theatre); Wally Patton in Sh-Boom!, Drifter in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Evita, Fiddler On The Roof, The Music Man (Drayton Entertainment); Frank in In Studio with Britta Johnson (Theatre Sheridan); Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Oliver (Theatre Norfolk). Training: Sheridan College Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre. Awards: Dance Award, Vocal Music Award (Sheridan College); Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival). Et cetera: BIG thank you to the awesome team at TH, my family, friends, and everyone who has supported me along the way. Love to my pup Diggs, Jada and Timothy.
    Portrait of Alexandra Gratton
    Alexandra Gratton
    2024: Colette in La Cage aux Folles and Swing in Something Rotten!. Stratford Debut. Elsewhere (selected): Brigadoon, Playboy of The Western World, On The Razzle, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Damn Yankees (Shaw Festival); The Louder We Get! (Theatre Calgary); Billy and The Dreamerz workshop (Caged Angel Films); Anne of Green Gables, Jesus Christ Superstar, House of Martin Guerre in concert (Charlottetown Festival); Starlight Tours (Canadian Music Theatre Project). Film (selected): Almost There (Sorel Productions); Five Days at Memorial (ABC Signature); Encounter UFO (Eyewitness UFO (Saloon) Productions); Every Little Brunette (music video); Still Call You Mine - Famba (Sony Music Canada). Training: Hon. Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College. Awards: Highest Achievement in Dance 2014-2017, Sheridan College. Online: Instagram: @alex_gratton. Et cetera: To my parents for their unwavering love, my family and friends for their constant support - thank you. I'm mighty grateful.
    Portrait of Bonnie Jordan
    Bonnie Jordan
    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and Swing in The Diviners. Ninth season. Stratford: Hunyak in Chicago, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, Mrs. Dunlop/Dance Captain in The Music Man, Carmen in Guys and Dolls, Judy in A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Crazy for You, HMS Pinafore, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Man of La Mancha. Elsewhere: Dancer in Siegfried (Canadian Opera Company); Cabaret (French version, Tandem Productions); 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, Locke and Key (Netflix). Instagram: @bonbondancer. Et cetera: Bonnie would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support. "Mom… this is for you!"
    Portrait of Alex Kelly
    Alex Kelly


    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and understudy in La Cage aux Folles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Prince William in Sleeping Beauty Panto, Mikey Thomas in Shear Madness, Rocky Balboa in Rocky: The Musical, West Side Story (Drayton Entertainment); Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Jersey Boys, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Stage West); Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You, A Christmas Carol, West Side Story, Evangeline (Citadel); Usnavi in In The Heights, Judas in Godspell (Theatre Sheridan). Film/TV: Brave Rebel Army, Dark Side of the 2000's. Training: Sheridan College BMTP; Banff/Citadel Professional Training Program; NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Online: @aakelly. Et cetera: Special thanks to Talent House. Endless love to my boys Jude and Nash, pup Blue, and beautiful wife Shelley.

    Portrait of Heather Kosik
    Heather Kosik


    2024: Anne in La Cage aux Folles and Swing in Something Rotten!. Sixth season. Stratford: Richard II, Love's Labour's Lost, Chicago (June, Roxie Hart u/s), No One Is Alone: A Sondheim Celebration, Here's What It Takes (2020), The Music Man (Zaneeta Shinn), Romeo and Juliet: Remixed (Juliet), The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore. Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs. (Winter Garden Theatre); Mary Poppins (Grand Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto (Drayton); Rumspringa Break! (Grow) (CMTP/Theatre Sheridan); The Voices of Canada, We Are Canadian (Charlottetown Festival). Film/TV: Richard II (Stratford Festival, 2023). Training: Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College. Awards: Brian Macdonald Award (Stratford Festival). Online: @heatherkosik. Et cetera: Heather moonlights as a photographer;, @kosikphotos. All my love to my Devon.

    Portrait of Bethany Kovarik
    Bethany Kovarik


    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and The Diviners. Eighth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, Liz in Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Crazy for You, The Beaux' Stratagem. Elsewhere (selected):Return to Grace (Fallsview Casino, Bangkok Thailand); Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan (Drayton); Joseph…, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); Dance Legends (Drayton, Grand Theatre). Film/TV (selected): Just Short of Reality (STRATFEST@HOME), The Boys, What We Do in the Shadows, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, L.A. Complex, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. Training/Teaching: Graduate of Sheridan College, Musical Theatre Performance; certified yoga instructor, mentor and trainer to dancers. Online: @bethanykovarik. Et cetera: Forever grateful for the support of family and friends. Love to Mom, Dad, Chad, Ryan, Andrea, James and Talent House.

    Portrait of Amanda Lundgren
    Amanda Lundgren
    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and understudy and offstage vocalist in La Cage aux Folles. Second season. Stratford: Annie in Chicago. Elsewhere: Sister Rice in The Amen Corner, Ensemble in Gypsy, Daphne/Ensemble in Holiday Inn (Shaw Festival); Jovie in Elf the Musical, Cinderella understudy/Ensemble in Cinderella (Neptune Theatre); Ensemble in Guys and Dolls (Capitol Theatre); Michelle/Ensemble/Deena understudy in Dreamgirls (Lower Ossington Theatre); Calonice in Lysistrata (2017 Toronto Fringe Festival); Lulu's New in Town (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Film/TV: The Boys, Children Ruin Everything, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Spin. Commercials: Rogers, Hudson's Bay Company, Tangerine, Capella University. Online: @damanda_13. Et cetera: Love to my family and friends, so thankful for you. Miss you Dad <3. I know you can see it all! Kisses to Einarr, our pup and inspiration for @thegildedleash. CHEERS to 10 Talent - the possibilities are endless.
    Portrait of Gracie Mack
    Gracie Mack

    Métis Nation of Alberta

    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and assistant choreographer, dance captain and appears in The Diviners. Third season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, Chicago, The Flood (DWP), exercise your demons (DWP). Elsewhere: Lucille in Controlled Damage (Grand Theatre); Fame (Randolph Theatre). Film: A Way of Life (2022). Training: Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Awards: Randolph College Triple Threat Award and Governor General Award, Citizen of the Year 2023 (Sylvan Lake, Alberta). Online: Instagram: @graciemackk. Et cetera: My artistry is a stage for my ancestors and all of the women who came before me. Gratitude to the Stratford Festival for giving me the space to tell their stories. For my mom and dad, my brother and sister and always for Tia.
    Portrait of Anthony MacPherson
    Anthony MacPherson


    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and Swing, dance captain in La Cage aux Folles. Second season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived. Elsewhere: Matilda (first national tour, Mirvish); The Wizard of Oz (first national tour, Mirvish); Peter Pan in Peter Pan in Wonderland (Ross Petty Productions); five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival; Mamma Mia! (The Grand); Priscilla, Rock of Ages (Drayton); Elf, Mary Poppins (Theatre Aquarius); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera). Choreography: Assistant Choreographer - A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary). Associate Choreographer - Mamma Mia!, Kronborg (Charlottetown). Choreographer - Good Grief (Ship's Company); Sugar Highs (Season 1, Emotion); Assassins, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan); Godspell (FAST). Film/TV: Sullivan's Crossing (CTV); Washington Black (Disney/Hulu); FROM (Epix); The Sinner (USA). Awards: Lindsay Thomas Award (Stratford); Alan Lund Dance Award (Charlottetown); Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award (Sheridan College - 2008-2010). Online: @armacpherson. Et cetera: Big love and thanks to Talent House, Flea, Jeff and my family out East.

    Portrait of Jordan Mah
    Jordan Mah


    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and The Diviners. Sixth season. Stratford: Chicago, Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Holiday Inn, White Christmas, Brigadoon (Shaw Festival); Anne of Green Gables, Jesus Christ Superstar (Charlottetown Festival); Rock of Ages (Elgin Theatre); Mary Poppins (YPT); West Side Story (Citadel Theatre); Clara's Dream, Shumka at 50! China Tour (Shumka/SPI Productions). Film/TV: Mother of All Shows, Canada's Got Talent Season 2. Training: Grant MacEwan University, Theatre Arts. Instagram: @Djmah5. Et cetera: Jordan would like to thank everyone at The Talent House, his family, friends and mentors for all the incredible support. Remember: "on the opposite side of fear is opportunity". A special thanks to my rock, my love Christine.

    Portrait of Kevin 'Koovy' McLachlan
    Kevin 'Koovy' McLachlan


    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and La Cage aux Folles. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon, Phil Davis in White Christmas, The TroubadourGypsy, Damn Yankees, Holiday Inn, 1922, ShawgroundFairground (Shaw Festival/five seasons); The Dream Catchers, The Voices of Canada, We Are Canadian (Charlottetown Festival/three seasons); Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions); Pepper in Mamma Mia!, Roger in Grease (Chemainus Theatre); Bystander (Gwaandak Theatre); Greenlandic Physical Theatre (Arctic Winter Games). Published Works: Seasons of Change, an original book of Poetry available on Amazon. Recordings: Coming in to Peace, The Promise, Moments, Small Town, original albums available on all streaming platforms. Training: Sheridan College. Online:, @koovster. Et cetera: Hey Mom, remember when we flew all the way from the Yukon to see a musical here? Well, this time you get to watch me in it.

    Portrait of Jamie Murray
    Jamie Murray
    2024: Appears in Something Rotten! and understudy and offstage vocalist in La Cage aux Folles. Third season. Stratford: The Music Man, Oliver! Elsewhere: Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables-The Musical, Tell Tale Harbour, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kronborg - The Hamlet Rock Musical, Mamma Mia!, We Are Canadian (Charlottetown Festival); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Elf: The Musical, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia! (Grand Theatre); The Sound of Music (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Spring Awakening (Argyle Theatre). Film/TV: Paranormal Revenge (CTV Sci-Fi); Dark Side of the Ring (Vice TV) Training: Pace University, BFA Major in Musical Theatre & Minor in Commercial Dance. Awards: Peter Mews Award (Charlottetown Festival). Online:, @jamiemurr. Et cetera: Thanks to the TH team, and to my family for their constant love and support!
    Portrait of Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
    Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
    Lady Clapham
    2024: Lady Clapham in Something Rotten! and understudy in The Diviners. Third season. Stratford: A Wrinkle in Time, Grand Magic,Every Little Nookie, Little Women. Elsewhere: Bang Bang (Kat Sandler), LULU v.7 (ted witzel), How Black Mothers Say I Love You (Trey Anthony), We Are Proud to Present, Prince Hamlet (Ravi Jain). Audio Books/Recordings: Love Enough (Dionne Brand), Henry G20 (Christine Brubaker), The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (Esi Edugyan), The Book of Negroes (Lawrence Hill). Film/TV: Really Happy Someday, The Last of Us, American Gods, What We Do in the Shadows, Workin' MomsSlo-Pitch. Producing: Co-founder of 2Skins Entertainment; Black femme horror podcast, Ghoulz n Gyaldem and short films P!GS (CBC Gem) and DEFUND, a TIFF Top Ten Canadian Short Film of 2021.Online: @djpaulydij.
    Portrait of Jason Sermonia
    Jason Sermonia
    2024: Tabarro in La Cage aux Folles and dance captain, appears in Something Rotten!  11th season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, Chicago, Billy Elliot, Little Shop…, Rocky Horror…, Music Man, Chorus Line, Sound of Music, Carousel, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, JCS, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes. Elsewhere: Miss Saigon, JCS (Broadway); Lion King (Mirvish, Las Vegas); Dirty Dancing (Mirvish); We Will Rock You (Mirvish, national tour); Yoshimi (La Jolla); Holiday Inn (Shaw); Mary Poppins (Drayton). TV: 71st/66th Tonys, 37th Daytime Emmys, Dancing with the Stars, Live With Regis & Kelly Las Vegas, Marilyn Denis Show. Film: Honey, Chicago. Choreographer: Discover… Tom Patterson Theatre (Stratford Festival); Great Grand Road Trip (Grand Theatre HSP). Assistant: Chicago (Stratford); The Boys. Awards: Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award (2016); Brian Macdonald Choreographer Award (2018). Online: @JasonSermonia. Et cetera: Love to my family, friends, T House, Mélanie and Léon.


    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Book and Music

    Book and music: Something Rotten!

    Karey Kirkpatrick began his career as a screen and songwriter for Disney Animation where he penned The Rescuers Down Under and James and the Giant Peach. With more than a dozen feature films produced, screenplay credits include Chicken Run  (Golden Globe nomi­nee for Outstanding Comedy), Charlotte's Web, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles  and Over the Hedge, which he also co-directed. He directed the Paramount Pictures film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy and co-pro­duced, wrote and performed on the film's soundtrack. He recently directed the Warner Brothers animated musical SMALLFOOT for which he also co-wrote the screenplay and the songs (with brother Wayne). He has won a number of Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards and that number is zero. Other credits: husband of Nada, father of Sami, Maia and Finn.

    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Music and Lyrics

    Music: Something Rotten!

    Wayne Kirkpatrick is the Grammy Award-winning songwriter of Change the World by Eric Clapton (Song of the Year). Top 10 singles include Every Heartbeat, Good for Me (Amy Grant); Wrapped Up in You (Garth Brooks); Boondocks, Bring It on Home, Little White Church (Little Big Town); Place in This World (Michael W. Smith). He is a multi-formatted song­writer with songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Joe Cocker, Gabe Dixon, Trisha Yearwood, Babyface and Peter Frampton, among others. His songs have been featured in TV shows (Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, Hart of Dixie) as well as feature films (Almost Famous, Phenomenon, Smallfoot).  Wayne lives in Nashville with his wife Fran and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2018. Favorite produc­tions: Kourtney, Shelby and Carson.

    John O'Farrell

    Book: Something Rotten!

    John O'Farrell is one of the UK's best known comic authors and script writers. Best-selling novels include The Best a Man Can Get, May Contain Nuts and The Man Who Forgot His Wife. Non-fiction includes An Utterly Impartial History of Britain , the political memoir Things Can Only Get Better and its recent sequel plus three collections of his satirical columns for The Guardian newspaper. O'Farrell's books have been translated into thirty languages and adapted for BBC Radio and television. Winner, British Comedy Award. Previously a writer (and later panelist) on BBC's Have I Got News For You and lead writer on ten series of ITV's Spitting Image. Currently writing the sequel to Chicken Run, and adapting one of his novels for Sony International Pictures.

    Donna Feore
    Director, Choreographer

    2024: Director and Choreographer of Something Rotten! 28th season. Stratford: Director and choreographer of Chicago, Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show (the longest running show in Festival history), The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, The Madwoman of Chaillot, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Charlie Brown, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oklahoma!, Oliver!. Elsewhere: Recently, as director and choreographer, Goodspeed Opera House's critically acclaimed world première and highest grossing show, Summer Stock; The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation (5th Avenue, Seattle); The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (NAC, Segal Centre). As director: Bernhardt Hamlet (Goodman Theater, Chicago); Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream (NACO); Yorkville (Blyth Festival); The Very Best of Broadway with Audra McDonald and Marvin Hamlisch; Rock 'N' Roll, It's A Wonderful Life (Canadian Stage); Lecture on the Weather, A Soldier's Tale with F. Murray Abraham (Detroit Symphony Orchestra); Mozart: A Life in Letters (Toronto Symphony Orchestra); Annie Get Your Gun (Massey Hall). Creative producer of the ground-breaking musical and visual series Undisrupted (NAC/CBC Gem). Creative producer/director of Life Reflected, a multimedia orchestral production (world première NACO with Canadian and European tours). Choreography: Siegfried (Canadian Opera Company/Opéra National de Lyon); Tosca, Red Emma, Oedipus Rex (Dora Award) (COC). Film and TV: (selected) Politics is Cruel, Mean Girls, Eloise, Martin and Lewis, Stormy Weather, Romeo and Juliette, Don Giovanni, Feast of All Saints. Et cetera: I want to thank my family for their unconditional love and support. 

    Laura Burton
    Music Director

    2024: Music director of Something Rotten! 45th season. Stratford: Music director (selected): Monty Python's Spamalot, You Can't Stop the Beat, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music. Composer of numerous productions including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Memoir and Inherit the Wind. Elsewhere: Music director: Rich and Famous (director John Rando), A Christmas Carol (director Carey Perloff) (ACT San Francisco); Oliver!, The Music Man (Citadel Theatre, director Robin Phillips); Brent Carver in Concert (Soulpepper). Composer: I Am My Own Wife (NAC); Don Carlos (Soulpepper); Cyrano (Citadel Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia). Awards: Tyrone Award and five Guthrie Awards (Stratford Festival), two Sterling Awards (Citadel) and nominated for Music Direction (San Francisco Bay Awards).

    Michael Gianfrancesco
    Set and Costume Designer


    2024: Set and costume designer of Something Rotten! 20th season. Stratford: Richard II, Chicago, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hosanna, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband - set; The Crucible, A Chorus Line, Bunny, The Sound of Music, Christina, The Girl King, Taking Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Edward II, The Triumph of Love - set and costumes. Elsewhere: Design for Jasper at the Signature Theatre, Off-Broadway for Yonder Window, set for Embrasse at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, costumes for Frame by Frame at The National Ballet of Canada and Ex Machina, set for Hadrian at the Canadian Opera Company, and costumes for Ricciardo e Zoraide at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Italy.

    Bonnie Beecher
    Lighting Designer

    2024: Lighting designer of Something Rotten! and Twelfth Night. 13th season. Stratford: Pride and Prejudice, Of Mice and Men, Ghosts, Timon of Athens, Henry V, Duchess of Malfi, Hosanna, John Gabriel Borkman, The Changeling, The Crucible, Paradise Lost. Elsewhere: Lighting designer for major theatres across Canada and many venues internationally. Recent productions include: Giselle and Krabat (Ballet AM Rhein, Dusseldorf); Jazz, Maria Stuart (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe); I Forgive You (Artistic Fraud); Swan Lake, Emma Bovary (National Ballet of Canada); The Shadow of a Doubt (Shaw Festival); Carmen (Edmonton Opera); Angels in America (That Theatre Company); A Kiss to the World (Ballet Am Rhein, Dusseldorf); Dion (Coal Mine Theatre). Upcoming: Aportia Chryptych (Canadian Opera Company); Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Human Heart (Shaw Festival). Online:

    Haley Parcher
    Sound Designer

    2024: Sound designer of Something Rotten! Stratford debut. Haley's recent design credits include Broadway: Monty Python's Spamalot. Regional: Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, The Wiz, And So That Happened, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (The 5th Avenue Theatre); Tick, Tick… Boom!, Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, Monty Python's Spamalot (Kennedy Center); Cabaret (The Old Globe); Mamma Mia! (Village Theatre); How Can I Love You (Cave B); We've Battled Monsters Before (ArtsWest). Et cetera: Love to Brent, Hannah and her family. 

    Anita Nittoly
    Fight and Intimacy Director

    2024: Fight and intimacy director of the 2024 season. Seventh season. Stratford: Fight director of The Rez Sisters and intimacy director of Serving Elizabeth (2021); Fight director for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Selected Fight/Intimacy Director Credits: 3 Sisters (Soulpepper); Bad Roads (Crow's); WildWoman (Soulpepper); Hamlet (The Rose); Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (TIP); Fall on Your Knees (Canadian Stage/Neptune/NAC); Maggie (Theatre Aquarius); Counter Offence (Segal Centre); Fairview (Canadian Stage); Prodigal (Crow's); Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus (Factory); Our Place (Cahoots/TPM); Kronborg (Confederation Centre). Other: Stage combat instructor, fight director, and sexual choreographer at the National Theatre School. Selected Stunt Performer/Stunt Actor Credits: Law and Order: Toronto, SEE, Star Trek: Discovery, Pretty Hard Cases, Titans, The Boys, Rabbit Hole, What We Do in the Shadows, various Ubisoft motion capture productions. Online:

    Stephan Dickson
    Associate Choreographer

    2024: Associate choreographer of Something Rotten! Fifth season. Stratford: Associate Director/Choreographer: Chicago. Assistant choreographer: The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors. Elsewhere: Choreographer: My Fair Lady (Capitol); Step by Step, Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia! (SWC); Odd Squad (TVO); The Music Man (SAC); Hit That Jive Jack (H&S Foundation). Associate choreographer: The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation (5th Avenue Th., Seattle); Summer Stock (Goodspeed Musicals, Connecticut); Grand Hotel (Shanghai). Assistant choreographer: In the Heights (Sheridan); Once on This Island (Acting Up Stage); TIFF Thanks You (Cineplex). Training: Randolph Academy, Canadian Dance Company. Et cetera: Huge thanks to Donna, Laura, Julius, Jason, the creative team, the cast, and the crew. Thanks to Bruce and the T-House team. Love to my family, friends, Kris, Lil L, Big E and Cam.

    Rebecca Chaikin
    Associate Costume Designer

    2024: Associate costume designer of Something Rotten! Third season. Stratford: Costume designer: Shakespeare's N****. Costume and set designer: Cymbeline (Langham Directors' Workshop). Assistant set and costume designer of Monty Python's Spamalot, Les Belles-Soeurs and The Miser. Costume designer: exercise your demons, Much Ado About Nothing and What If If Only (Langham Directors' Workshop). Assistant costume designer: Every Little Nookie. Elsewhere: Costume and set designer: ECHO (a front company). Dresser: Singin' in the Rain (Mirvish Productions); Pomegranate (Buddies in Bad Times); The Little Mermaid, Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry (Drayton Entertainment); Four Seasons (Four Seasons Project). Stitcher: Spring Showcase (The National Ballet School). Training: BFA in Performance Production and Design (Toronto Metropolitan University); Diploma in Fashion Techniques and Design (George Brown College). Online: Instagram: @rebeccachaikin.

    Kurt Conway
    Associate Sound Designer


    2024: Associate sound designer of Something Rotten! Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Mixer: White Christmas, Little Mermaid, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods (5th Avenue Theatre); Sound design: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, Songs for a New World (Village Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet (Flat Rock Playhouse); Sound designer with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Training: Western Carolina University. Et cetera: Thank you to Haley for inviting me along on this adventure!

    James Smith
    Associate Conductor and Keyboard

    2024: Associate conductor and keyboard for Something Rotten! Third season. Stratford: Associate conductor and keyboard for Monty Python's Spamalot, substitute keyboard/accordion for Chicago; Lessons in Temperament (Meighen Forum). Elsewhere: Five seasons with the Shaw Festival as a music director, composer and sound designer; Writer/performer of Lessons in Temperament (Outside the March, Soulpepper NYC); Composer/lyricist of Chasse Galerie (Soulpepper, Storefront); Composer/sound designer for The Effect (Coal Mine Theatre); Conductor/pianist for Rose (Soulpepper), Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival), Assassins (Talk is Free Theatre). As an actor: La Bete, Chasse Galerie, It's a Wonderful Life, The 27 Club, A Moveable Feast (Soulpepper); Four Chords and a Gun (Starvox); The Golem's Mighty Swing, Mr. Burns (Outside the March). Training: Soulpepper Academy, Shaw Festival's Music Director Internship, BMUS from Queen's University. Awards: Dora Award for Sound Design/Composition of Chasse Galerie.

    David Chinchilla
    Associate Fight Director

    2024: Associate fight director of the 2024 season. Third season. Stratford (selected):King Lear, Richard III, Little Women. Elsewhere: Hamlet (Hit & Myth Productions); The Amen Corner (Shaw Festival); Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre School); Girl in the Photograph (Chameleon Productions). Selected Film and TV (Acting and Stunts):FUBAR, The Fabric of Christmas, Chucky, Far Cry 6, Mayor of Kingstown, Reacher, Revenge of the Black Best Friend, The Hot Zone, The Boys, Dark Matter, Kill Joys, Teen Titans, Lucky Day, Amazing Race Canada, Frankie Drake. Training: Humber Theatre Performance program, various martial arts schools, acting for film and TV at the renown Pro Actors Lab in Toronto. Online: Instagram: @davidchinchillaofficial. 

    Monique Lund
    Assistant Director

    2024: Assistant director of Something Rotten! 13th season. Stratford: Appeared in The Music Man, Julius Caesar, Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Tommy, Elektra, Camelot, Kiss Me Kate, Evita, Cabaret and others. Elsewhere: Monique has performed from coast to coast in Canada and the US. as an actor, singer and dancer for the past 35 years. Most recently, she has had the good fortune to work as a director, designer and dramaturg on several plays with Here for Now Theatre in Stratford including Whack! (associate director), Infinite Possibilities, The Tracks, Every Day She Rose and Margaret ReidEt cetera: A huge debt of gratitude to Donna Feore for inviting me on this journey and many thanks to the gang at Talent House. Much love to Mark, Char and my entire family. This one's for Greg. 

    Julius Sermonia
    Assistant Choreographer
    2024: Assistant choreographer of Something Rotten! Ninth season. Julius is thrilled to return to the Stratford Festival after 14 productions including Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing...Forum, West Side Story and Tommy. Julius has graced the stage in five Broadway shows and four national tours, with credits including Miss Saigon, The King and I, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Contact, and Mistoffelees in the closing Broadway company of Cats. Julius has appeared at the Shaw Festival, Theatre Aquarius, Charlottetown Festival, Mirvish, Grand Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Ross Petty Productions, Neptune Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, StageWest Calgary, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre and Theatre Calgary. Julius would like to express love and gratitude to his family and friends for their constant support, and special thanks to Donna Feore for this incredible opportunity. Enjoy the show! @juliussermonia.
    Freddy Van Camp
    Assistant Set Designer


    2024: Assistant set designer of Something Rotten!, Twelfth Night, Romeo and JulietLondon Assurance and assistant costume designer of Get That Hope. Second season. Stratford: Richard II, Wedding Band. Elsewhere: Designer: There are No Gays in Chechnya (Page 1 Theatre). Costumes: Sweet Charity (AUTS). Online: @freddy.vancamp. 

    Linas Kairys
    Assistant Lighting Designer

    2024: Assistant lighting designer of Something Rotten! and Twelfth Night. Second season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer, King Lear and Rent. Lighting designer, The Langham Directors' Workshop 2023. Lighting designer, Birmingham Conservatory presentation: Three Sisters. Elsewhere: Lighting designer and technical director: Gintarine Jonines (Toronto Gintaras). Lighting designer: Newsies (Yellow Door Theatre); Little Rock Show (Artist - Robbie Roth); Tinkerbell (University of Windsor). Assistant lighting designer: Fall for Dance North 2023. Lighting and projection designer: Homeland. Lighting and set design: The Twenties EP Release (Artist - Patrick Dean). Lighting designer: Uphill Climb (Berklee College of Music NYC); This is How We Live (TMU); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (TMU); Mixtape (Mixtape projects). Training: MA, Live Experience Design, Berklee College of Music. BFA, Performance Production, Toronto Metropolitan University. and @linokdesigns.

    Sruthi Suresan
    Assistant Lighting Designer


    2024: Assistant lighting designer of Something Rotten!, Romeo and Juliet and London Assurance. Third season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer of Rent, Much Ado About Nothing, Les Belles-Soeurs, Chicago, Hamlet and The Miser. Elsewhere: Lighting design: The Two Noble Kinsmen (Shakespeare BASH'd); Legally Blonde, London Road (MacEwan University); La Boheme, Is He Dead?, Almost Maine, The Underpants, Stupid F***ing Bird, Threads: Impact (University of Wisconsin); The Drawer Boy (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Three Sisters (University of Windsor). Associate lighting designer: FRONTIERS | FRONTIÈRES and WATER SPIRIT (Lua Shayenne Dance Company); Maggie (The Savoy); The Rhubarb Festival (Buddies in Bad Times). Assistant lighting designer: NutcrackerFall for Dance North (Meridian Hall); White Girls In Moccasins (Buddies in Bad Times); Tea (University of Wisconsin); Training: MFA - Theatre and Drama - Lighting Design (University of Wisconsin - Madison); BA(H): Drama and Communication Media and Film (University of Windsor). 

    Adam Campbell
    Assistant Sound Designer


    2024: Sound designer of Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, associate sound designer of Get That Hope  and assistant sound designer of Something Rotten!, La Cage aux Folles. Third season. Stratford: Richard II (associate sound designer); DWP 2022 (sound designer); Frankenstein Revived, Rent, King Lear, Les Belles-Soeurs, Chicago, Hamlet and Death and the King's Horseman (assistant sound designer). Elsewhere: Sound designer for Jack! A Beanstalk Panto (Capitol Theatre); A Huron County Christmas Carol, John Ware Reimagined (Blyth Festival); associate sound designer for Orphée+ (Edmonton Opera); composer for BODY, Alone Together, Four, What Happened To Lee (Human Body Expression); Lasterday (Kaeja d'Dance); A Sonata Of Shadows (CCDT); orchestra for 42nd Street, Singin' In The Rain, Piaf/Dietrich, Ain't Too Proud (Mirvish); percussionist with TorQ Percussion Quartet and Ladom Ensemble. Recording: Debut album, Guess I'm a People Too (2019) available on all platforms. Et cetera: Grateful to be working alongside such incredible artists to bring this season to life!

    Cynthia Toushan
    Stage Manager

    2024: Stage manager of Something Rotten! 28th season. Stratford (selected): Chicago, Billy Elliot, A Chorus Line, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady. Elsewhere: Over 40 years as a stage manager in live entertainment including gala events, music concerts, opening ceremonies and fundraising events. Over 25 years with the Canadian Opera Company as a stage manager and production stage manager. 25 years spent as a singer/dancer and choreographer. Associate director/choreographer to her mentor, Alan Lund. Et cetera: I am dedicating my season to my daughter Stephanie. She passed away on November 7, 2023, from breast cancer. We all miss her: her husband Andrew, her children Kennedy, Koston and Connor, her sister Jennifer and me, her mother. Enjoy the show from heaven Steph because there could not be a better angel!

    Erin Fitzgerald
    Assistant Stage Manager

    2024 Assistant stage manager of Twelfth Night and Something Rotten! Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Dear Evan Hansen, Kinky Boots, The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish); Fun Home (Musical Stage Company/Mirvish); Life After (Canadian Stage/Musical Stage Company). Other credits include shows for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Cahoots, The Globe Theatre, Theatre Aquarius and Drayton Entertainment.

    Tiffany Fraser
    Assistant Stage Manager

    2024: Assistant stage manager of Something Rotten! and London Assurance. Third season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager: Rent, Les Belles-Soeurs, Chicago and Hamlet. Elsewhere: Before coming to Stratford, Tiffany was an assistant stage manager with the Canadian Opera Company for 20 seasons working on shows such as Aida, Turandot, Elektra, Götterdämmerung, Siegfried, Louis Riel, Falstaff, Don Giovanni, La Bohème, Rigoletto, La Clemenza di Tito, Die Fledermaus, L'Amour de Loin, A Florentine Tragedy, Gianna Schicchi, Death in Venice, Iphigénie en Tauride and more. Tiffany also Stage Managed at Opera Hamilton working on Barber of Seville and The Pearl Fishers. Tiffany has worked with The National Ballet of Canada in past seasons on shows such as Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Swan Lake and Innovation. Tiffany's most favourite job though is being Mom to her three girls, Kennedy, McKinley and Reagan.

    Théa Pel
    Assistant Stage Manager

    2024: Assistant stage manager of Something Rotten! Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Assistant stage manager at the Shaw Festival for nine seasons. Selected credits include Gypsy, A Grand Night for Singing, Gem of the Ocean, Just to Get MarriedCyrano de Bergerac, Desire Under the Elms, Trouble in MindShawground, Fairground, Gatsby's Jazz, Sonny's Blues,Getting Married, Mythos, The Magician's Nephew, Wilde Tales,1979, Sweeney Todd, The Next Whisky Bar, Top Girls,Our Town, Peter and the Starcatcher (Shaw Festival); Little Red Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions); 1979 (1979 Productions); A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper); Armide, Persée (Opera Atelier, Royal Opera House of Versailles); Abduction from the Seraglio (Opera Atelier); Educating Rita, She Loves Me (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Blue/OrangeThe Winter Wonderettes (Theatre Kingston). Training: B.A.H., B.Ed (Queen's University).

    Krista Blackwood
    Production Stage Manager

    2024: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre. 10th season. Stratford: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre ('23). Assistant stage manager of Chicago, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, A Chorus Line, As You Like It, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Crazy for You and Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Production stage manager for the Charlottetown Festival, Soulpepper, Perchance Theatre, Theatrefront. Stage manager for The Segal Centre/NAC, Citadel Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Opera on the Avalon, Western Canada Theatre, Persistence Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Tarragon Theatre. A proud Newfoundlander, Krista stage managed the first Newfoundland production of Come From Away (Rubinoff/ACC) in Gander last summer.

    Lourdess (Louey) Sumners
    Production Assistant


    2024: Production assistant of the Festival Theatre. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ghost the Musical, The Fiancé (Chemainus Theatre Festival). Training: University of Victoria. Online: @louesums. Et cetera: Louey would like to thank her little sister, family and friends for all their love and support. 


    Anna Atkinson


    2024: Violinist in Something Rotten! and La Cage aux Folles. Fifth season. Stratford: Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof; onstage musician in Pirates of Penzance, The Grapes of Wrath, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; musician in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Elsewhere: Les waitress sont tristes (Joe Jack et John); Spoon River (Soulpepper); Boblo (Kitchenband/Theatre Centre). Dance: Composer for Nadia, est-ce que ça va? (Tangente). Film: Composer for Eadweard. Audio-visual: Composer/performer for The Inside, The Outside (In the Soil Fest). Awards: Applebaum Award for Musical Theatre Composition (Stratford Festival). Albums: Linaire (2020); Sky Stacked Full (2016); Mooniture (2011). Et cetera: Anna is a songwriter, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer with collaborations across music, theatre, dance and film. She performs her own music as Linaire: experimental electro-pop combining emotionally lucid lyrics with synths, strings, and lo-fi beats. Online:, @linairesongs.

    David Campion
    Drum Kit


    2024: Drum kit in Something Rotten!, drum kit, timpani, glockenspiel in La Cage aux Folles and Festival Theatre fanfares. 42nd season. Stratford: As a drummer and percussionist, David has performed in over 100 productions at the Stratford Festival. Elsewhere: David can be heard on dozens of recording projects playing in all kinds of styles and genres. He's been timpanist for Tafelmusik, Canada's Juno Award-winning and internationally acclaimed period-instrument orchestra, for 40 years. He performs with local jazz groups, symphonies and many other artists. Et cetera: David enjoys morning coffee in Stratford at the fabulous Revel with Anne, whom he loves very much, and often also with his daughter, Arielle and spouse Dave; son, Dylan, and spouse Julie, and granddaughters Maille and Murphy.

    Éric Charbonneau


    2024: Associate conductor, keyboard, accordion for La Cage aux Folles, keyboard for Something Rotten! Seventh season. Stratford: Associate conductor and keyboard for Rent, Chicago, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Music Man; rehearsal pianist for HMS Pinafore; music director for Never Doubt I Love, Northern Tracks, the Birmingham Conservatory's 2020 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare School's Musical Theatre Intensive. Elsewhere: Conductor of the Stratford Symphony Youth Orchestra. Keyboard for Elf: The Musical (The Grand Theatre). Associate conductor of Call It Love (Eclipse Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Opera on the Avalon). Music director of Susannah (Peck Productions and London Community Players); JUDY: Stonewalled! (LINK theatre); Company (Music Theatre on the Thames); Street Scene (Halifax Summer Opera Festival); The Daughter of the Regiment (Fountainhead Theatre and London Community Players).

    Ian Harper
    Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto and Tenor Saxophones

    2024: Piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophones for Something Rotten! 46th season. Stratford: Since Candide in 1978, Ian has played woodwinds in more than 80 productions. He was an onstage musician in Wild Oats, As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: Active in Toronto theatre since 1976, Ian played in the original Toronto productions of Cats, Les Misérables, Crazy for You, Chicago and most other Mirvish musicals, including The Lion King and The Lord of the Rings. Since 2010 Ian has also played woodwinds and uilleann pipes with Loreena McKennitt and can be heard on her albums The Wind That Shakes…, Lost Souls, and Live at the Royal Albert Hall.Training: Jazz arranging/composition at Humber College in the mid-'70s. Et cetera: Ian lives on a sheep farm north of Owen Sound with his lovely wife, Donna-Claire, and a menagerie of animals.

    Michael McClennan
    Acoustic and Electric Bass

    2024: Acoustic and electric bass in Something Rotten! and acoustic bass and orchestra supervisor in La Cage aux Folles. 12th season. Stratford: Crazy for You, Rocky Horror Show, Billy Elliot the Musical, Chorus Line,Little Night Music, Chicago, Carousel. Elsewhere:Anastasia, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (Mirvish), Caroline, or Change, Grey Gardens, The Wild Party (Musical Stage). Writing/Arranging Credits: Charlottetown, Drayton, Shaw, London Symphonia, Stage West. Training: Master of Music Performance, University of Toronto. Former Professor of Music Theory and Bass at Toronto's Humber College. Recordings: Can be heard on dozens of albums as bassist, producer and/or arranger. Michael's own album, Sing in Me Muse, is available to stream, or visit

    Terry McKenna
    Electric and Acoustic Guitars

    2024: Electric and acoustic guitars for Something Rotten! 38th season. 1975 marked Terry McKenna's first season with the Stratford Festival where he has plucked his way through many memorable productions. Recently retired from Wilfrid Laurier University (guitar program instructor) and the Toronto Consort (lutenist and early guitar specialist), Terry's musical interests have broadened greatly since the 1960s when he appeared with the popular rock band Charlotte in Regina. Terry can be heard on more than forty recordings, including Throw The House Out Of The Windowe on the Marquis label, and numerous film/television productions (The Sweet Hereafter, The Tudors). Terry has had the pleasure of performing for audiences in every Canadian province and the Yukon. He is currently Musical Director for Playmakers! Theatre School and Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tours and is developing Psalmniferous, a project focused on sacred music arranged for the lute.

    Janice Owens
    2024: Music Administrator for the Stratford Festival, trombone in Something Rotten!La Cage aux Folles and Festival Theatre fanfares. 11th season. Spurning advice to learn the clarinet, Janice made her start on a third-hand trombone at age 10. Since then, she has enjoyed playing numerous musical theatre productions in Stratford, Toronto and Washington, DC and other performances with Canadian Opera Company, Hamilton Philharmonic, and many others. As a member of the Washington, DC-based Monumental Brass Quintet, she played on 13 tours for the Columbia Artists' Concert Series across 48 states in the US, the White House and at the Kennedy Center. Recordings include Carousel (Stratford Festival), Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival) and Christmas Presence (Monumental Brass Quintet).
    Philip Seguin
    Bb and Piccolo Trumpets, Flugelhorn

    2024: Trumpet, flugelhorn in La Cage aux Folles and Bb and piccolo trumpets, flugelhorn in Something Rotten! and Festival Theatre fanfares. 21st season. With over 100 productions to his credit (Stratford Festival, Windsor Light Opera, Huron Country Playhouse, The Grand Theatre, Toronto Operetta Theatre, et al.), Philip can also be seen and heard as a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and as a regular guest with The National Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Seguin teaches Classical Trumpet at Toronto's York University.

    James Smith
    Associate Conductor and Keyboard

    2024: Associate conductor and keyboard for Something Rotten! Third season. Stratford: Associate conductor and keyboard for Monty Python's Spamalot, substitute keyboard/accordion for Chicago; Lessons in Temperament (Meighen Forum). Elsewhere: Five seasons with the Shaw Festival as a music director, composer and sound designer; Writer/performer of Lessons in Temperament (Outside the March, Soulpepper NYC); Composer/lyricist of Chasse Galerie (Soulpepper, Storefront); Composer/sound designer for The Effect (Coal Mine Theatre); Conductor/pianist for Rose (Soulpepper), Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival), Assassins (Talk is Free Theatre). As an actor: La Bete, Chasse Galerie, It's a Wonderful Life, The 27 Club, A Moveable Feast (Soulpepper); Four Chords and a Gun (Starvox); The Golem's Mighty Swing, Mr. Burns (Outside the March). Training: Soulpepper Academy, Shaw Festival's Music Director Internship, BMUS from Queen's University. Awards: Dora Award for Sound Design/Composition of Chasse Galerie.

    Dave Thompson
    Orchestra Supervisor, Electric and Acoustic Guitars

    2024: Electric and acoustic guitars and orchestra supervisor for Something Rotten! Ninth season. Stratford: Rent, Chicago, Finally There's Sun, Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show, Tommy, Wanderlust, Jesus Christ Superstar. Elsewhere: Drayton - Rock of Ages, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella: The Panto, Legends of Rock 'n' Roll, Canadian Legends, Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin: The Panto, Snow White: The Panto, Peter Pan, Sweet Charity, Robin Hood, The Christmas Show. Dave has been a freelance touring and session guitarist, recording engineer, writer, arranger and educator for over 30 years. Dave holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music. Online:



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