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Opens May 26
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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music by Richard Rodgers 
Lyrics byOscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers”
by Maria Augusta Trapp

Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore
Musical Director Laura Burton

Overflowing with such beloved songs as "My Favorite Things" and "Climb Ev’ry Mountain," this heart-warming family musical tells an inspiring story of the discovery of love – and a daring bid for freedom.


Enjoy a special Halloween dress-up performance on Saturday, October 31 at 2 pm! Come in costume and enjoy the show, along with a themed cocktail and café menu. Bonus: All kids get a complimentary treat bag courtesy of Rhéo Thompson Candies!

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Production Co-Sponsors
RBC    Union Gas

Production support is generously provided by the Harkins/Manning families in memory of James & Susan Harkins and by Riki Turofsky & Charles Petersen.

Support for the 2015 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Claire & Daniel Bernstein.
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CAST & CREATIVE

    Stephanie Rothenberg
    Maria Rainer
    2015: Maria in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ms Rothenberg starred on Broadway as Rosemary Pilkington opposite Nick Jonas in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She originated the Audrey Hepburn role in the world première of Roman Holiday at the Guthrie Theater, and later starred as Elinor Dashwood in the Denver Center Theater Company's world première of Sense & Sensibility The Musical. Other premières include Frog Kiss at the Virginia Stage Company and Castle Walk at NYMF. She has performed in regional productions across the United States, including productions of 1776 and Animal Crackers. Film/TV: She appears on Tina Fey's new comedy series on Netflix, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Recordings: Ms Rothenberg is the American voice of Fizz, a character on the popular BBC/Nickelodeon children's series The Tweenies. Other credits include the 3D animated motion picture Savva; Belle in Beauty and the Beast Junior, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior (Disney/MTI); Top Pop 1 and 2. Training: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Online:  www.officialstephanierothenberg.com; Twitter: @stephrothenberg
    Ben Carlson
    Captain von Trapp
    2015: Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. Eighth season. Stratford: Hamlet, Benedick, Leontes, Brutus, Octavius, Fluellen, Feste, Touchstone, Tranio, Charles (Blithe Spirit), Alceste (The Misanthrope), Jack (The Importance of Being Earnest), Chaplain (Mother Courage and Her Children), Burleigh (Mary Stuart). Elsewhere: Credits throughout North America: Shaw Festival: Tanner in Man and Superman, among over 25 productions. Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Hamlet, Macbeth, Frank in The School for Lies and Pericles. Various favourites: London Road, Canadian Stage; Cloud 9, Mirvish Productions; Our Town, Soulpepper Theatre; Berowne, NAC; Biff, Death of a Salesman, Neptune Theatre; Marchbanks, Candida, Theatre Calgary; Private Gar, Philadelphia Here I Come!, Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia). Film/TV: The Anniversary, Saving Hope, The Firm, Rookie Blue, Warehouse 13, Grey Gardens, Angela's Eyes, Slings and Arrows, The 11th Hour. Awards: Joseph Jefferson, Hamlet; Dora Mavor Moore, Torvald, The Doll's House.


    Shane Carty
    Max Detweiler

    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."

    Anita Krause
    Mother Abbess

    2015: Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Canadian Opera Company, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Quebec, Manitoba Opera); Adalgisa in Norma, Juno/Ino in Semele, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare (Pacific Opera Victoria); Page in Salome (Seattle Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa); Emilia in Otello, Ursule in Béatrice et Bénédict (COC); concert performances with Montreal, Chicago, Baltimore, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Quebec symphony orchestras, Tafelmusik, Les Violons du Roi, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Rochester Philharmonic, Grant Park Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Colorado Symphony. Recordings: Works of Vivaldi (Naxos); Rarities of Rossini and Verdi (CBC); Colin Eatock: Chamber Music (Centrediscs). Training: Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, University of Southern California, Wheaton College. Et cetera: Lecturer in Voice at Western University in London, Ontario.

    Robin Evan Willis
    Elsa Schraeder
    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
    Rolf Gruber

    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
    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."
    Zoë Brown
    Gretl von Trapp
    2015: Gretl von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Young Shrek, White Rabbit and Tap Dancing Rat, Shrek, and children's ensemble, Elf (The Grand Theatre); children's ensemble, Peter Pan (Drayton Entertainment). Training: Competitive dance troupe, Dance Extreme - jazz, tap, ballet, acro and musical theatre; competitive gymnastics, London Beje Gymnastics; voice and piano at Arc Music Studios (Rachelle Courtney). Et cetera: Zoë is a fun-loving, active young girl from London, Ontario. She would like to extend a big thank-you to the Stratford Festival for the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful experience. Zoë is very grateful to be working in an incredible environment with amazing mentors. She gives hugs and kisses to her mom and dad for all their love and support and sends thanks to Daniel at Talent House. Zoë is excited to be sharing the stage with her Uncle Matt!!
    Stephen Cota
    Swing
    2015: Assistant choreographer and swing in The Sound of Music. 10th season. Stratford: Credits include Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof (2013 and 2000), 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West Side Story, The Music Man, Moby Dick, Oklahoma!, My One and Only, Oliver!, South Pacific and choreographer for Cynthia Dale in Concert: Outside Looking In. Elsewhere: Assistant choreographer of West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); The Little Mermaid, White Christmas, Annie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Drayton Entertainment); Mel Brooks's The Producers (Canon Theatre); Gangster #2 in The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita (Theatre Calgary and MTC); Forever Swing (Winter Garden Theatre); Cinderella (Grand Theatre). Et cetera: Stephen would like to thank his family for their constant support, especially his wife, Rachel.
    Alec Dahmer
    Kurt von Trapp
    2015: Kurt von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: The Nutcracker Prince in Ballet Jörgen Canada's production of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. Et cetera: Alec loves collecting comic books and playing guitar and drums at school. Alec would love to thank Miss Lisa and all of his teachers at Meyerhofer Academy of Performing Arts for the training, guidance and support. Thanks also to all of the teachers and choreographers he's been privileged to work with, and Daniel at Talent House. Love to Mom, Dad and sister Jana.
    Sarah DaSilva
    Marta von Trapp
    2015: Marta von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Other local productions include Sir Elyan in Those Camelot Days and Maizie in Tween Idol (Singer's Theatre, Kitchener); ensemble member in Peter Pan and Footloose (IN.MOTION). Training: Sarah has been a member of the IN.MOTION School of the Performing Arts competitive dance team since 2011. She has earned her grade 3 RAD in ballet and also trains in jazz, tap, hip hop, acro, acting and piano. Sarah has trained in vocals at the Singer's Theatre and in violin at the K.W. Community String School. Online: Instagram: @sarahjdasilva. Twitter: @sarahjdasilva. Et cetera: Sarah dedicates this season to her mom and dad. She also would like to thank Lisa Collins and all the IN.MOTION teachers, Amanda Brunk, Martha Kalyniak, Melissa Murray and St. Anne's school.
    Sean Dolan
    Friedrich von Trapp
    2015: Friedrich von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Second season. Stratford: Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: One Song Glory (Acting Up Stage); Dob (The Government Inspector) (Theatre Central); Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls), Harold Hill (The Music Man) (Stratford Middle Years School of the Arts); Jack (The Legend of the Sand Dancer) (E2 Productions); Jack (Into the Woods), Simba (The Lion King), Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean) (Acting Out). Awards: OMFA 2014 Silver Medal (Musical Theatre); Stratford Kiwanis Festival: first class honours with distinction (2012-2014), Gordon Jocelyn Award (2012-2014); Ontario Music Association 2012 Bronze Medal (Musical Theatre). Et cetera: Sean enjoys playing guitar, piano and drums. He is excited to be back at the Festival, working with Ms Feore and such an amazing cast and company. Tune in to CBC Radio's Ontario Morning throughout the season to hear Sean's insider take on The Sound of Music.

    Brayden Ellis
    Understudy
    2015: Understudy in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid), Jojo (Seussical: The Musical), Joseph (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), LeFou (Beauty and the Beast), Fiddler (Fiddler on the Roof) (K2KProductions); Charlie Bucket (Willy Wonka), a ninja (Evil Dead) (Iglesia Productions); Nutcracker Prince (Nunsense the Christmas Spectacular), Young Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) (Woodstock Little Theatre). Training: Brayden has completed his Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 4 vocal and Grade 3 piano exams. As well, he has danced with Woodstock Co-operative Dance School since the age of seven. Et cetera: Brayden is proud to make his professional debut at the Stratford Festival with the amazing cast of The Sound of Music. He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, grandparents and all the people who have supported him. His dream has come true! He hopes you enjoy the show!
    Adrienne Enns
    Understudy
    2015: Understudy in The Sound of Music. Second season. Stratford: Four-year-old Tommy in Tommy. Elsewhere: Molly in Annie (Drayton Entertainment); Little Girl in Ragtime, The Music Man (The Community Players of New Hamburg); Anne of Green Gables (KWMP); Snoopy!, Children's Letters to God (The Singer's Theatre). Since the age of four, Adrienne has been performing with her accompanist/singer mother at many retirement and nursing homes in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford areas. Webseries: Season of the Plague, episode 8; Reckoning, trailer (SteamWorld Entertainment). Online: about.me/adrienne.enns. Et cetera: Adrienne dances at Centre Stage Dance Studio in New Hamburg and enjoys singing, playing piano and soccer, swimming and processing maple syrup with her family.She would like to thank her family, extended family, friends and teachers for their love and support.
    Natalie Francis
    Understudy
    2015: Understudy in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Natalie is thrilled to debut at Stratford this year as the understudy for the role of Brigitta. Elsewhere: Natalie was a member of the Original Kids theatre troupe, performing in several plays including Les Misérables, The Pirates of Penzance and Schoolhouse Rock. She can be seen in several national TV commercials as well as a Canadian Film Centre music video. In 2014, Natalie was proud to be an Ontario Public Speaking Finalist representing Middlesex Centre. In her spare time Natalie enjoys hockey, soccer, snowboarding and reading. Et cetera: Natalie would like to thank the staff at the Talent House, specifically Daniel Birnbaum, as well as Rick Kish for their continuous guidance and support.
    Barbara Fulton
    Frau Schmidt
    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. 
    Alexis Gordon
    Sister Sophia
    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."
    Alexandra Herzog
    Liesl von Trapp
    2015: Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Second season. Stratford: Patsy in Crazy for You and appeared in The Beaux' Stratagem. Elsewhere: Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Aquarius); Elf (Grand Theatre); West Side Story, The Jungle Book (Neptune); Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins (Rainbow); Pippin, Metamorphoses, Cabaret (Theatre Sheridan). Film/TV: Principal dancer on Bomb Girls, Suits, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, L.A. Complex, Make It Happen. Training: Sheridan College Music Theatre graduate, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Rainbow Stage's Apprenticeship Program (Choreography). Online: Twitter: @alex_herzog_. Et cetera: "Heartfelt thanks to my mom, Marc and Aunt Rosy."
    Alana Hibbert
    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."


    Effie Honeywell
    Louisa von Trapp

    2015: Louisa von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Second season. Stratford: Effie is thrilled to be back at the Festival for a second season! Previously, she shared the role of Bielke in Donna Feore's production of Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Other local productions include the Jailer's Daughter in The Wind in the Willows (Alternative Theatre Works); Ladies' Chorus in The Mikado and the title role in Oliver! (Perth County Players); a Who Child in Seussical: The Musical (Stratford Community Players); Euterpe in Xanadu (Stratford Central Secondary School). Et cetera: Effie plays the piano and loves to sing, read and listen to music. Effie would like to thank her Dad, her Mom, her brother, Rowan, and her friends for their support and enthusiasm.

    Peter Hutt
    Herr Zeller

    2015: Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music and Baptista Minola in The Taming of the Shrew. 16th season. Peter dedicates his 40th year in the business to his late son, Adam. Stratford: Includes Measure for Measure (Escalus), Mary Stuart (Aubespine), Othello (Brabantio), Cymbeline (Doctor), Elektra (Old Man), The Misanthrope (Oronte), The Tempest (Alonso), Richard III (Buckingham), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), The Merchant of Venice, Titus Andronicus, Elizabeth Rex (portraying William Shakespeare), Macbeth. Elsewhere: Shaw Festival: 20 seasons including An Inspector Calls, Belle Moral, The Philanderer and Summer and Smoke. Mr. Hutt's career has taken him across Canada, to the Tarragon, Citadel, Neptune and Grand theatres, Manitoba Theatre Centre, National Arts Centre and Toronto's Royal Alexandra. Film/TV: Includes The Age of Dorian, Forever Knight, The Taming of the Shrew (CBC), Breaking All the Rules, Echoes in the Darkness and CBC Television's much-acclaimed production of Elizabeth Rex. Awards: Dora nomination, Patience (Tarragon Theatre). 

    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.
    Graci Leahy
    Brigitta von Trapp

    2015: Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Second season. Stratford: Cobweb in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Elsewhere: Graci has been on the stage since she was two years of age. Currently she is studying violin, piano, voice and dance at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Awards: Winner of piano concerto classes at three festivals. Winner of numerous trophy classes and scholarships in music theatre, classical voice, piano and violin. Et cetera: Graci attends the K.W. Bilingual School in Waterloo. In her free time Graci enjoys playing sports including rep ice hockey, field hockey, tennis and golf.

    Krista Leis
    Understudy

    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
    Sister Berthe

    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. 

    Ayrin Mackie
    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music and The Taming of the Shrew. Third season. Stratford: Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, The Pirates of Penzance, Elektra. Elsewhere: Shrek The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Grand); The Wizard of Oz (Toronto and first national tour), Lord of the Rings (world première), The Producers (Mirvish); Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Sweet Charity, Cats, Evita (Drayton); White Christmas, Cats (Theatre Aquarius); The Producers, White Christmas (Neptune Theatre); A Chorus Line, Footloose (Stage West, Calgary/Mississauga); West Side Story (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); The Merry Widow (Opera Ontario); Thick-Skinned (Toronto Fringe Festival). Et cetera: Ayrin is also a Kundalini yoga teacher.
    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
    Swing
    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
    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
    Baron Elberfeld

    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
    Ursula
    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
    Sister Margaretta

    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."
    Clara Sebben
    Understudy

    2015: Understudy in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Tessie in Annie and appeared in Oliver! (Drayton Entertainment); Shprintze in Fiddler on the Roof and appeared in Ragtime (The Community Players of New Hamburg); Seussical the Musical (Stratford Community Players); Oliver! and The Mikado (Perth County Players); Sally in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Play On). Et cetera: Clara would like to thank her family and friends for their support.

    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
    Franz
    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.
    Gabriel Sizeland

    2015: Appears in The Sound of Music. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Jojo in Seussical the Musical (Musical Theatre Productions); Kurt in The Sound of Music, Lost Boy in Peter Pan (Huron Country Playhouse); Sonny in In the Heights (London South Collegiate Institute). Film/TV: Small appearance in Close Encounters. Training: Stacey Vass (vocal), Tanya Ellis (piano). Et cetera: Gabriel would like to dedicate his performance to all his friends and family. 

    Cynthia Smithers

    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
    Admiral von Schreiber
    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.
    Donna Feore
    Director and Choreographer
    2015: Director and choreographer of The Sound of Music. 21st season. Stratford: Director/choreographer: Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Charlie Brown, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oklahoma!, Oliver! Associate/assistant director: numerous plays and musicals. Choreographer: over 20 productions, including My Fair Lady. Elsewhere: Director: Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream (NAC); Yorkville (world première, Blyth); 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 (DSO); Mozart: A Life in Letters (TSO); Annie Get Your Gun (Massey Hall). Choreographer: Siegfried (COC/Opéra National de Lyon); Tosca, Red Emma, Oedipus Rex (Dora Award) (COC). Film/TV: Politics Is Cruel (Rhombus), Mean Girls, Eloise, Martin and Lewis, Stormy Weather. Opera films: Romeo and Juliette, Don Giovanni Unmasked. Upcoming: Creative producer and director of an immersive multimedia project with NAC, premièring in 2015/16.
    Laura Burton
    Musical Director
    2015: Musical director of The Sound of Music. 36th season. Stratford: Mother Courage and Her Children, The Grapes of Wrath, Charlie Brown, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Composer of numerous productions including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Memoir and Inherit the Wind. Elsewhere: Musical 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: 2014 Tyrone Award and five Guthrie Awards (Stratford Festival), two Sterling Awards (Citadel) and nominated for Music Direction (San Francisco Bay Awards).
    Michael Gianfrancesco
    Designer
    2015: Designer of The Sound of Music. 12th season. Stratford:You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hosanna, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband - set; 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: Set and costume designs for the Shaw Festival, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Philadelphia, National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Young People's Theatre, Neptune Theatre, The Grand Theatre, Studio 180, Acting Up Stage, Opera Ontario, Segal Theatre, Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, Ross Petty Productions, Royal Conservatory of Music and Mirvish Productions. Film/TV: Christmas Dreams - production design (CBC). Awards: The Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design, Ontario Arts Foundation.
    Michael Walton
    Lighting Designer
    2015: Lighting designer of Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex and Love's Labour's Lost. 11th season. Stratford: King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009, 2014), Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, The Three Musketeers, Henry V, The Matchmaker, A Word or Two, Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope, The Tempest, As You Like It, King of Thieves, Macbeth, Hamlet (2008). Elsewhere: Così Fan Tutte, directed by Atom Egoyan (Canadian Opera Company); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); Albert Herring (Vancouver Opera/Pacific Opera); Maria Stuarda (Pacific Opera); Enron, The Year of Magical Thinking (NAC); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse, California); The Other Place, Harper Reagan, Venus in Fur, Cruel and Tender (Canadian Stage); Glenn, A Tender Thing, 'Night Mother (Soulpepper); Peter and the Starcatcher (WCT); Mary Poppins, Next to Normal (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); One Man, Two Guvnors, The Rocky Horror Show (Citadel). 

    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!"
    Ann Baggley
    Assistant Director
    2015: Assistant director of The Sound of Music. Fourth season. Stratford: Ann is pleased to be back at the Festival as assistant director to Donna Feore. Assistant director: 2014's hit Crazy for You and Fiddler on the Roof (2013). Actor: Emily in Our Town, Agnes in The School for Wives (with Brian Bedford) and part of a phenomenal cast in Les Belles-Soeurs. Elsewhere: Part of the ensemble at the Shaw Festival for six seasons and has worked in regional theatres across the country. Recently narrated for the K.W. Symphony's successful Quantum: Music at the Frontier of Science and was the voice of Harmonia in Edwin's Orchestra Follies. Et cetera: Ann has also stepped out of the spotlight and behind the camera lens. She co-created Start Stratford Arts and Culture Magazine, an online publication for which she writes and does photography. Online: startstratford.com.
    Stephen Cota
    Assistant Choreographer
    2015: Assistant choreographer and swing in The Sound of Music. 10th season. Stratford: Credits include Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof (2013 and 2000), 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West Side Story, The Music Man, Moby Dick, Oklahoma!, My One and Only, Oliver!, South Pacific and choreographer for Cynthia Dale in Concert: Outside Looking In. Elsewhere: Assistant choreographer of West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); The Little Mermaid, White Christmas, Annie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Drayton Entertainment); Mel Brooks's The Producers (Canon Theatre); Gangster #2 in The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita (Theatre Calgary and MTC); Forever Swing (Winter Garden Theatre); Cinderella (Grand Theatre). Et cetera: Stephen would like to thank his family for their constant support, especially his wife, Rachel.
    Nancy Anne Perrin
    Assistant Set Designer
    2015: Assistant set designer of Hamlet, The Sound of Music and The Taming of the Shrew and assistant designer of Possible Worlds and The Last Wife. Second season. Elsewhere: Set and/or costume designs include Parents Night and The Bigger Issue (CrazyLady); DeliMax (Teatron); Pitch Blonde (Convections / Next Stage); Waterfront: The Blessing and Shed (Les Nouvelles / SummerWorks); Rabbit Rabbit (Rather Undisciplined / SummerWorks); Magicien d'Oz (Le Théâtre La Roulotte); Cabaret, Stop Heart and Shouting (NTS). Training: Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada's Set and Costume Design Program; BFA in Theatre Design and Production, University of Victoria.
    Holly Lloyd
    Assistant Costume Designer
    2015: Assistant costume designer of The Sound of Music. Second season. Stratford: Assistant costume designer of Measure for Measure. Elsewhere: Costume design: Dangerous Liaisons, Human Furniture, Shrew (Red One Theatre Collective); Retreat, Punch Up (Theatre Brouhaha); Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread Theatre Co.); Cockfight (Red One Theatre Collective/Theatre Brouhaha co-production); Look, No Hans! (Drayton Entertainment); Alice in Wonderland (City Youth Players). Set design: The Skriker (Red One Theatre Collective). Assistant design: A Phoenix Too Frequent, The Twelve Pound Look (Shaw Festival Director's Projects). Head of wardrobe: Evil Dead: The Musical (Starvox Entertainment); The Story (Theatre Columbus). Wardrobe coordinator: Helen's Necklace (Shaw Festival). Film/TV: Costume designer for The Hermitage (OMNI TV); wardrobe assistant for Shark City (Stardust Pictures). Training: Theatre at York University. 

    George Quan
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    2015: Assistant lighting designer of Hamlet and The Sound of Music. Second season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer for King John, Mother Courage and Her Children and Antony and Cleopatra. Elsewhere: Assistant lighting designer of The Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish/MTC); various lighting design credits including Jesus Christ Superstar (Hart House Theatre); This Is It (The Blood Projects); The Lover (Three Peasants Theatre); Girl Who Loved Her Horses and White Buffalo Calf Woman (Centre for Indigenous Theatre); Fragments (No Parachute Theatre); The Dumb Waiter (Two Wolves); RAW (Ten Foot Pole); Vacant (Triangle Pi); The Russian Play (Spiel Players). Training: Production design at York University; animation. Online:  www.georgequandesign.com.
    Tristan Tidswell
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    2015: Assistant lighting designer of The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew and Love's Labour's Lost. Sixth season. Stratford: Assistant lighting designer of Crazy for You, King Lear, The Beaux' Stratagem, Fiddler on the Roof, Romeo and Juliet, Taking Shakespeare, The Thrill, 42nd Street, Henry V, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Homecoming, As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Do Not Go Gentle and King of Thieves. Elsewhere: Lighting designer of A Christmas Carol, Little Shop of Horrors (TNB); Miracle on 34th Street (TNB/STC); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Becky's New Car, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild (Globe Theatre). Assistant lighting designer of The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Broadway, Mirvish). Training: BFA Honours, Ryerson University. Awards: Tristan is the recipient of the 2015 Ian and Molly Lindsay Design Fellowship at the Festival. He also received the 2009 Wally Russell Lighting Internship and Scholarship (Canadian Opera Company). Online: www.tristantidswell.com. Et cetera: Tristan is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
    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.

    Cynthia Toushan
    Stage Manager
    2015: Stage manager of The Sound of Music. 19th season. Stratford: Shows include Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, Camelot, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Hello, Dolly! and The King and I. Elsewhere: Over 25 years with the Canadian Opera Company as a stage manager and choreographer, most recently on Die Walküre; White Christmas for Drayton Entertainment with Michael Lichtefeld; production stage manager and resident director of Jersey Boys, Toronto, 2008 to 2010; 25 years as a singer/dancer and choreographer in Canadian theatre; assistant to her mentor, Alan Lund. Et cetera: Love to daughters Stephanie and Jennifer, son-in-law Andrew, fiancé Paul and her beautiful granddaughter, Kennedy. Cindy is excited to welcome a second grandchild in April.
    Krista Blackwood
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of Hamlet and The Sound of Music. Third season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of Crazy for You and Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Stage manager of Glenn, Farther West, Great Expectations, Dirt, Long Day's Journey Into Night, High Life (Soulpepper); The Mill, parts 1 to 4 (Theatrefront); Anne of Green Gables - The Musical (Charlottetown Festival); Peter and the Starcatcher, A Christmas Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Western Canada Theatre); It's a Wonderful Life, The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre New Brunswick); Skin Flick, Masked, Happy Days (Neptune Theatre); Generous (Tarragon Theatre); The Last Five Years (Theatre and Company); Noises Off (Atlantic Theatre Festival).
    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.
    Elizabeth McDermott
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2015: Assistant stage manager of The Sound of Music, The Taming of the Shrew and Love's Labour's Lost. Third season. Stratford: Three Sisters, Bartholomew Fair, Phèdre, Ever Yours, Oscar, As You Like It, King of Thieves. Elsewhere: Miracle on 34th Street (STC); Bella: The Colour of Love (HGJTC); Anne of Green Gables: The Musical, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown Festival); Night (Human Cargo); Falling: A Wake (Blyth); The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); Binti's Journey, Head à Tête, Old Man and the River, Red Kite Brown Box (Theatre Direct); Night of the Living Dead Live! (Nictophobia); Divisadero: A Performance (Necessary Angel); Danny, King of the Basement (Roseneath); Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well (SLSF); Yellowman (Nightwood/Obsidian); Late, Black Medea (Obsidian). Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (Stratford Festival, 2009 and 2010). Et cetera: "Much love to my family and friends. Thank you for your steadfast support."
    Margaret Palmer
    Production Stage Manager
    2015: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre. 32nd season. Stratford: Maggie has been PSM at the Avon, Tom Patterson and Festival theatres for 24 seasons. Stage-management credits include Henry IV (parts 1 and 2); Iolanthe; The Imaginary Invalid; My Fair Lady; A Man for All Seasons; Kiss Me, Kate; Guys and Dolls; The Government Inspector; Coriolanus; The Mikado (national tour, London's Old Vic); and Twelfth Night (U.S. tour). Elsewhere: Maggie apprenticed at Neptune Theatre (1966/67), where she appeared as a dead body in The Physicists, and worked at the St. Lawrence Centre (Toronto Arts Productions), MTC and the Grand Theatre. She stage-managed Eugene Onegin (Manitoba Opera), the first Dream in High Park and the first Dora Awards. She did publicity for the NDWT Company and toured Canada with the Charlottetown Festival. Training: Graduate of the National Theatre School, where she returned to coach last winter.

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