THE NEW YORK TIMES
Book, music and lyrics by Meredith WillsonStory by Meredith Willson and Franklin LaceyDirector and Choreographer Donna Feore
ACROBATIC, JAW-DROPPING DANCING!
A charming but fraudulent salesman arrives in River City to work his usual scam. With melodies that include the rousing “Seventy-Six Trombones,” this musical-comedy classic will delight the whole family.
Production support is generously provided by Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin, by the Harkins & Manning families in memory of Jim & Susan Harkins, and by Riki Turofsky & Charles Petersen.
Production Co-Sponsors: Union Gas and RBC Royal Bank
Support for the 2018 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein and Claire Foerster.
2018 publicity photography by Clay Stang – The Garden
2018: Harold Hill in The Music Man and member of the Second Track. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Onegin (Musical Stage Company/NAC/Arts Club Theatre); Father Comes Home From the Wars I, II, III (Soulpepper); If/Then (national tour); Saint Joan, Intimate Apparel, Dreamgirls, Glengarry Glen Ross, Clybourne Park (Arts Club); The Music Man (TUTS); The Wild Party, Once on This Island (Musical Stage/Obsidian); Floyd Collins, The Light in the Piazza (Patrick Street/TIFT/Persephone Theatre); In the Heat of the Night (Vertigo Theatre); Parade (Studio 180/Musical Stage); The Toxic Avenger (Dancap). Film/TV: Designated Survivor, Baroness Von Sketch, Private Eyes, Saving Hope, Falling Skies, Breakout Kings, This Means War, Dreamgirls, Human Target. Training: BFA University of the Arts, Philadelphia; MFA University of California, Irvine; Lonsdale Smith & Co. Acting Studios. Awards: Dora Award, Toronto Theatre Critics Award, L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award winner: The Wild Party; five-time Dora Award nominee. Online: @BDArenherbert.
2018: Mayor Shinn in The Music Man and Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show. 15th season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet, The Alchemist, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, The Grapes of Wrath, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, Cyrano de Bergerac, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: Fleeto, Oh, the Humanity (Tiny Room); London Road (Dora Award), Indian Ink, Into the Woods, Midsummer Night's Dream (Canadian Stage); Assassins (TIFT/Birdland); 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); The Foursome, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (New Stages); Three Sisters (ATF). Training: National Theatre School.
2018: Linus Britt in The Music Man and Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show. Third season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, Romeo and Juliet, A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius), Funny Girl - META-nominated (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 Festival, 2017), Full Out (2015), Big Fun Weeknights (YTV), Get Up 'N Move (Revolver Films). Awards: Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), Amy Wallis Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival), gold and silver medals (International Tap Dance Championships). Online: Instagram/Twitter: @EricMackAbel. Et cetera: Proud McMaster University alumnus. Much love to Mom and Dad, Devon, TH gang and all friends and family.
2018: Ed Gammidge in The Music Man and Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show. Fifth season. Stratford: 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 Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Fiddler on the Roof and Carousel. 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); Issachar/Butler in Joseph...Dreamcoat, Bobby in Cabaret (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: Captain von Trapp in the Disney movie The Pacifier starring Vin Diesel. Training: Etobicoke School of the Arts. Online: Twitter: @GabrielNacci. Et cetera: Huge thanks to his family, Colin McMurray and Donna Feore. He could not be here without the incredible support of his wife, Robin Calvert.
2018: Constable Locke in The Music Man and Artemidorus in Julius Caesar. 16th season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pericles, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, 42nd Street, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Cabaret, The Trojan Women, The Tempest, As You Like It, Agamemnon, Timon of Athens, The Swanne: Princess Charlotte, London Assurance, Twelfth Night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: The Immigrant (Harold Green), London Road (Canadian Stage), Othello (Segal Centre), The Winter's Tale (McCarter/Shakespeare Theatre), Humble Boy (Pioneer Theatre), Phèdre (ACT), Woman in Mind (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Spitfire Grill (George Street, world première), A Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw (Grand Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout), Copenhagen (national tour). Film/TV: 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter, Reign, Defiance, Law & Order. Training: Juilliard.
2018: Eddie Squires in The Music Man and Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show. Third season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, The Hypochondriac, Mark in A Chorus Line. Elsewhere: Sweet Charity, Light Up the Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pygmalion (Shaw); Mona in Fortune and Men's Eyes (Buddies In Bad Times/KOVAL Studio); On the Town (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, New York); Pip in Great Expectations (Highlands Summer Festival); Excalibur Trilogy (Florence Ballet Company, Italy); Les Feux Follets (Charlottetown Festival). Training: Honours Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Shaw Mandate intensive; Florence Ballet Company internship; Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School. Awards: Maureen Forrester Award (Stratford Festival), David Bloom Memorial Award (Charlottetown Festival), Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award (2014, 2013, 2012). Online: coltoncurtis.com. Instagram/Twitter: @coltonccurtis. Et cetera: Thanks to Donna, Laura, Franklin and the team at TH for this opportunity. And big love to my beautiful big loving family.
2018: Mrs. Dunlop in The Music Man and Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show. Fifth season. Stratford: Carmen in Guys and Dolls, Judy in A Chorus Line, Malla in A Little Night Music, Betsy in Crazy for You, HMS Pinafore, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Man of La Mancha. Elsewhere: Dancer in Siegfried (Canadian Opera Company); 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. Et cetera: Bonnie wants to thank her family and friends for always supporting and believing in her.
2018: Mrs. Squires in The Music Man and Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show. Fourth season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Crazy for You, The Beaux' Stratagem. Elsewhere: Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan (Drayton Entertainment); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); Dance Legends (Drayton Entertainment, Grand Theatre); Return to Grace (Fallsview Casino, Asian tour); Summer in the City (Stage West Calgary). Film/TV: Warrior, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, Bomb Girls, L.A. Complex, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Make It Happen and Christmas Dance. Training/Teaching: Sheridan Institute's prestigious Music Theatre Performance Program and she has also taught at the college. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Training Award; Lindsay Thomas "The Show Must Go On" Award. Online: @bethanykovarik. Et cetera: THANK YOU, Mom, Dad, Ry, Talent House team, family and friends - all deeply loved.
2018: Ian Bell in The Music Man and Eddie/Dr. Everett Scott in The Rocky Horror Show. Third season. Stratford: Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Shakespeare in Love. Elsewhere: The Wizard of Oz, Shrek: The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre); Billy Elliot (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival/Citadel); Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage); The Sound of Music, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Robin Hood, High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius); The Last Christmas Turkey (Theatre Orangeville); Made in Canada (Smile Theatre); Broadway: Andrew Lloyd Webber (Port Hope); An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (Glenn Gould Studio); Come From Away (CMTP/Sheridan). Training: Proud graduate of Sheridan's Music Theatre Performance Program and George Brown's Dance Program. Et cetera: Love and thanks to the Talent House, Jade, and my family for their constant support.
2018: Alma Hix in The Music Man and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. Eighth season. Stratford: HMS Pinafore (Josephine), A Chorus Line (Maggie), A Little Night Music (Quintet), The Sound of Music, Carousel, Tommy (Sally Simpson), Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Much Ado About Nothing, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita. Workshop: The Greenwood Tree. Elsewhere: For Yes Theatre: Carrie: The Musical (Chris). For RMTC: Cabaret (Frenchie). For the Charlottetown Festival: Anne of Green Gables (Josie Pye). For the Grand Theatre: Elf. For Ross Petty Productions: Robin Hood. For Theatre Aquarius: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Recordings: Carousel cast recording, Stratford (2015). Training: Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan Institute), Acting (Red Deer College). Online: Twitter: @RiderShaw. Et cetera: Thanks to Bruce and the Talent House gang, Dad, Mom and Robert - love you!
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