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GUYS AND DOLLS

A musical fable of Broadway, based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Director and Choreographer Donna Feore

ROMANCE BY CHANCE

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this dance spectacular travels from Times Square to Havana, Cuba – where all bets are off . Featuring “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

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Production support is generously provided by Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin, by Riki Turofsky & Charles Petersen and by Catherine & David Wilkes.

Support for the 2017 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein & Claire Foerster.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Sean Arbuckle
    Nathan Detroit

    2017: Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls and understudy in Tartuffe. 15th season.  Stratford: A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,Pericles, The Physicists, King John, The Pirates of Penzance, 42nd Street, Mother Courage, Richard III,Titus Andronicus, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice,Cabaret, The Trojan Women, Macbeth, 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), 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.

    Evan Buliung
    Sky Masterson
    2017: Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. 11th season. Stratford: Member of inaugural Conservatory. Pericles (Pericles), Edgar (King Lear), Titania/Oberon (Dream), Count Bellair (Beaux' Stratagem), Tom Joad (Grapes of Wrath), Roger (Little Years), Lucius (Titus Andronicus), Petruchio, Mercutio, Elizabeth Rex. Elsewhere: John Major (The Audience), Betty/Edward (Cloud 9), Khashoggi (We Will Rock You), Aragorn (Dora nomination - The Lord of the Rings) (Mirvish); Joe (Chimerica), Yvan (Art) (Canadian Stage); Black Stache (Peter and the Starcatcher - WCT); Jamie (Long Day's Journey - Soulpepper); William Burke (Bloodless - Theatre 20); Macduff (Macbeth - Chicago Shakespeare). Shaw: Dick Dudgeon (The Devil's Disciple), Stanhope (Journey's End), Jack Worthing (…Earnest), Octavius (Man and Superman). Film/TV: Damnation, Saving Hope, Bitten, The Art of More, The Listener, Nikita, Copper, Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers, Tony Van Bridge, Tyrone Guthrie awards. Et cetera: Please consider donating to curesma.ca. My beautiful niece would truly appreciate it.
    Alexis Gordon
    Sarah Brown

    2017: Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls and understudy in Tartuffe. Third season. Stratford: Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music, Clara in Passion. Elsewhere: Celeste #2/Elaine in Sunday in the Park with George (TIFT); Iris in world première of The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (Factory Theatre/Obsidian Theatre); Obeah Opera (Nightwood Theatre); Recurring John, Paradises Lost (Toronto SummerWorks); Starbright Christmas, Canada Sings, Godspell (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Driftwood Theatre). Film/TV: Motives & Murders, The Worst Thing I Ever Did. Awards: Syd and Shirley Banks Prize for Emerging Artists (Acting Up). Online: Twitter: @AlexisLGordon. Training: BFA Acting, University of Windsor. Et cetera: "Love and thanks to my mom and dad, family, friends, mentors, the creative teams and the gang at TH."

    Blythe Wilson
    Miss Adelaide
    2017: Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and understudy in Tartuffe. Sixth season. Stratford: Laurey in Oklahoma!, Nancy in Oliver!, Lucy Brown in TheThreepenny Opera, Dulcie in The Boy Friend. Elsewhere: Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins (Broadway); Rona Peretti in 25th Annual … Spelling Bee (Connecticut Rep); Milady de Winter in The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, Baroness Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Antonia in Man of La Mancha (Mirvish Productions); Cathy in The Last Five Years (Canadian Stage); Narrator in Joseph… with Donny Osmond (Chicago Theatre); Eva Peron in Evita, Mary in Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre - Betty Mitchell/Sterling Award  nominee); Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lillian Holiday in Happy End (Shaw Festival); Miss Sandra in All Shook Up, Donna in Mamma Mia! (Drayton Entertainment); Aspects of Love (U.S. tour/Livent). Training: Vancouver Playhouse Theatre School.
    Lisa Horner
    General Matilda B. Cartwright
    2017: General Matilda B. Cartwright in Guys and Dolls and Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore. Third season. Stratford: Fiddler on the Roof, Patience, The Three Musketeers, Good Mother. Elsewhere: Shaw Festival: Wonderful Town, Gypsy, After the Dance, High Society, Something on the Side, Diana of Dobson's; Mirvish Productions: Kinky Boots, Mme Thenardier in Les Misérables, Wicked Witch/Miss Gulch in The Wizard of Oz, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding; Acting Up Stage: Edith/Little Edie in Grey Gardens, The Wild Party. Productions with NAC, Grand Theatre, Factory Theatre, Segal Centre, Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Charlottetown Festival and Drayton Entertainment. Film/TV: Little Mosque on the Prairie, Majority Rules, Odd Squad. Ikea Winter Sale "Start the Car!" commercial. Awards: Two Dora Awards for Grey Gardens and The Wizard of Oz. Et cetera: "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" - Thomas Campbell. For Mum and Dad.
    Laurie Murdoch
    Arvide Abernathy
    2017: Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls and Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Da in Once (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Colonel John Winslow in the world première of Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival/Citadel, Edmonton); Herr Schultz in Cabaret (Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton); Max in The Sound of Music (Drayton); Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto). Film: Wilson Rogers in the Oscar-winning film Spotlight, The Core, Letters, Dr. Cabbie and Door to Door. TV: Two seasons as Alan Duffy on CTV's Dan for Mayor. Recurring roles: Rookie Blue, Murdoch Mysteries, The Amazing Spiez, Da Vinci's Inquest, X Files, Cold Squad. Guest appearances: The Mist, Taken, Reign, Copper, Warehouse 13, Psych, Supernatural, Mr. Young, Covert Affairs.
    Steve Ross
    Nicely-Nicely Johnson

    2017: Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls and Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore. 14th season. Stratford: 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, Grapes of Wrath, Misanthrope, Merry Wives of Windsor, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita, Cyrano de Bergerac, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: London Road, Indian Ink, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Dream (Canadian Stage); Assassins (TIFT/Birdland); Orson's Shadow (Pilot Group); A New Brain (Acting Up Stage); Shrek, A Christmas Story (Grand); One for the Pot, Forum (Drayton); The Producers (Neptune); Seussical, Sylvia (Aquarius); The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Guys and Dolls (MTC/Citadel/TC); Christmas Carol, 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.

    Eric Abel

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and Romeo and Juliet. Second season. Stratford: A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Funny Girl - META-nominated (Segal Centre); Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Canada Rocks (Charlottetown Festival); Cats - Dora nomination (Mirvish - Panasonic). Film/TV: 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: "Much love to Mom and Dad, Devon, TH gang and all my friends whose love and support means the world."

    Gabriel Antonacci

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Fourth 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 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); 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. This season is dedicated to his dog Sophie. 



    Matthew Armet

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Sixth season. Stratford: Greg in A Chorus Line, As You Like It, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Next to Normal, Passion. Elsewhere: Siegfried (COC); 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-creator, Winchester Street Theatre); Peter Pan (Ross Petty). Film/TV: Soundcheck: Odd Squad (PBS); How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (CBC); Feist music videos "1, 2, 3, 4" and "My Moon, My Man." Training: Canadian College of Performing Arts. Online: Twitter: @mattarmet. Instagram: @mat2eh. Et cetera: Much love to my family and friends, especially those back home in Saskatchewan.

    Alex Black

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls  and Romeo and Juliet Third season. Stratford: A Chorus Line, As You Like It, Carousel, The Adventures of Pericles. Elsewhere: North American Broadway tour: Movin' Out; Drayton Entertainment: Twist and Shout, Damn Yankees and Dance Legends; Canadian Opera Company: Don Quichotte. Film/TV: American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight; Rise, Shaftesbury Films. Training: Alex grew up dancing at his family-owned dance studio, Dean/Black School of Performing Arts. Et cetera: Alex would like to thank his wife, Rochelle, family and friends for their love and support. 

    Devon Michael Brown
    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: National tour of Laurier (Charlottetown Festival/Theatre New Brunswick); Mad Hatter in Shrek the Musical (Rainbow Stage); Hill Rise in Dancer! (A Musical in Ten Furlongs) workshop (GingerMar). Film/TV: Mia Michaels Live; series lead (Max) in The Next Step; Ruin; MMVAsTraining:  Canadian Dance Company; Louisa Burgess Corbett. Online: Follow @thedevonbrown on Instagram. Et cetera: Devon would like to thank his family, friends, teachers and Seventh House Talent for their endless love and support.
    Stephen Cota
    Swing

    2017: Swing in and associate choreographer of Guys and Dolls and choreographer of Romeo and Juliet and The Madwoman of Chaillot. 12th season. Stratford: Larry/assistant choreographer, A Chorus Line; King's Attendant/La Troupe de Molière/choreographer, The Hypochondriac; assistant choreographer, The Sound of MusicCrazy for YouMan of La ManchaTommyFiddler on the Roof (2013, 2000), 42nd StreetThe Pirates of PenzanceKiss Me, KateEvitaA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumWest Side StoryThe Music ManMoby DickOklahoma!My One and OnlyOliver!South Pacific; choreographer: Cynthia Dale in Concert: Outside Looking InElsewhere: Assistant choreographer, West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); White ChristmasAnnie (Drayton Entertainment); Mel Brooks's The Producers (Canon Theatre); Gangster #2 in The Drowsy ChaperoneEvita (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.

    Colton Curtis

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and swing in HMS Pinafore. Second season. Stratford: Mark in A Chorus Line and La Troupe de Molière in The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Sweet Charity, Light Up the Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher (Shaw Festival); 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); Hello, Dolly!, A Doll's House, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Theatre Sheridan). Training: Colton is a proud graduate of the Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Awards: Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award (2012, 2013, 2014). Online: Instagram/Twitter: @coltonccurtis. Et cetera: "Endless thanks to Donna, Steve, Laura, Franklin, Lezlie, Kerry and Robin for this opportunity; Bruce, Geoff and the Talent House gang; and to my loving family!"

    Beau Dixon
    Big Jule
    2017: Big Jule in Guys and Dolls and Bob Becket in HMS Pinafore. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Narrator in Passing Strange (Acting Up Stage/Obsidian Theatre); Dr. Madden in Next to Normal (Tarragon/Clearwater Theatre); Aaron in TitusAndronicus (Shakespeare in High Park/Canadian Stage); Othello in Othello (Mysterious Entity); Elijah McCoy in The Real McCoy (4th Line Theatre); Ralph in Motherf**ker with the Hat (ATP/Calgary); Danny in Road to Paradise (Human Cargo/Crow's Theatre); Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story (Lunchbox Theatre/Thousand Islands). Film/TV: Untouchable: Power Corrupts (Discovery). Radio/Recordings: Composer for The Big Sleep (Vertigo Theatre), Detroit Folk (solo album/independent), From Here to East City (solo album/independent), available on iTunes. Training: Self-taught. Awards: Two Dora Awards for Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story (Best New Play, Best Individual Performance for TYA); Calgary Critic's Award (Best Solo Performance). Online: beaudixon.com. Et cetera: Beau dedicates this season to his family.
    Alexandra Herzog
    Mimi

    2017: Mimi in Guys and Dolls and appears in HMS Pinafore. Fourth season. Stratford: Kristine in A Chorus Line, Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Patsy in Crazy for You; appeared in As You Like It and The Beaux' Stratagem. Elsewhere: Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Aquarius); Siegfried (COC); Elf (Grand Theatre); West Side Story, The Jungle Book (Neptune); Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins (Rainbow). Film/TV: Principal dancer on Bomb Girls, Suits, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, L.A. Complex, Make It Happen. Training: Sheridan College Music Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Online: Twitter: @alex_herzog_; Instagram: @alexandranicoleh. Et cetera: For my incredible mother and friends who are family.

    Bonnie Jordan
    Carmen

    2017: Carmen in Guys and Dolls and appears in HMS Pinafore. Fourth season. Stratford: Judy in A Chorus Line, Malla in A Little Night Music, Betsy in Crazy for You, 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.

    John Kirkpatrick
    Lt. Brannigan, Joey Biltmore

    2017: Lt. Brannigan, Joey Biltmore in Guys and Dolls and Apothecary in Romeo and Juliet. Fourth season. Stratford: Doctor, Macbeth; Oliver, As You Like It; Deuxfois, The Hypochondriac; Marcellus, Fortinbras, Hamlet; Philip, Pedant, The Taming of the Shrew; Boyet, Love's Labour's Lost; René Descartes, Christina, The Girl King; Red Knight/Walrus, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Elsewhere: Jaques in As You Like It, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Lucio in Measure for Measure, Jake in Stones in His Pockets (Citadel); Slim in Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage/Theatre Calgary); Tybalt/Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Calgary); Everard in Age of Arousal, Ned in The Gift of the Coat (ATP); Milan in Rock 'n' Roll (Canadian Stage/Citadel); Kent in King Lear, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (Freewill Shakespeare Festival). Film/TV: Blackstone, Mixed Blessings. Training: BFA, Acting, University of Alberta. Awards: Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Measure for Measure, Citadel. Et cetera: Love to Breanna.

    Heather Kosik
    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and swing in HMS Pinafore. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Dance captain for Footloose, Shrek: The Musical; Gloria understudy/featured dancer in Damn Yankees (Theatre Sheridan); featured performer/dance captain in The Voices of Canada, We Are Canadian (Charlottetown Festival); Apache Dancer/ensemble in Joseph…Dreamcoat (LOT). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance - Sheridan College. Awards: Alan Lund Scholarship Award (Charlottetown Festival), Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award 2014, 2015, 2016 (Sheridan College). Online: @heatherkosik. Et cetera: "It truly is a dream to be joining the company at the Stratford Festival. Thank you to my family, friends and teachers for your endless love and support. Thank you, Mom, Dad, Kyle, Ryan, Justin, G-ma and G-pa for always supporting my dream to pursue performing and for making it possible. I love you."
    Bethany Kovarik

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Third season. Stratford: A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Crazy for You, The Beaux' Stratagem. Elsewhere: Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan (Drayton Entertainment); 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 has also taught at the college. Awards: Jean A. Chalmers Training Award; Lindsay Thomas "The Show Must Go On" Award. Et cetera: "THANK YOU, Mom, Dad, Ry, Talent House team, family and friends - all deeply loved." bethanykovarik.com. 

    Krista Leis
    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and Romeo and Juliet. Ninth season. Stratford: Assistant choreographer: Man of La Mancha, West Side Story (2009). Actor: The Sound of Music, Carousel, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, West Side Story (2009 and 1999), A Funny Thing Happened..., The Music Man, Fuente Ovejuna, Gigi, The Tempest. Elsewhere: Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); A Funny Thing Happened... (Mirvish); In the Heights (assistant director and choreographer, Theatre Sheridan); Crazy for You,Mamma Mia! (Capitol Theatre); 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. Et cetera: "Thanks to the Talent House gang and my amazing family."
    Jordan Mah

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Second season. Stratford: Butch in A Chorus Line and La Troupe de Molière in The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere: Luis in West Side Story (Citadel Theatre); Clara's Dream and Shumka at 50! China tour (Shumka/SPI Productions); Angel in Rent and Fector in Dogfight (Edmonton Fringe); Larry in Company (Grant MacEwan Theatre). Training: Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts. Awards: Sterling Award for West Side Story, Citadel Theatre. Online: Twitter: @Jordan_Mah; Instagram: @Djmah5. Et cetera: Jordan would like to thank Bruce and everyone at Talent House, his family, friends and mentors for all the incredible support. "Life is a whirlwind, so spread those wings and fly!"

    Lily McEvenue
    Swing
    2017: Swing in Guys and Dolls and appears in HMS Pinafore. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Three seasons with Opera Atelier (The Elgin Theatre, Glimmerglass Festival, Royal Opera of Versailles); Victoria in Cats (The Panasonic Theatre); Canada Rocks! (The Charlottetown Festival); Ruby Gillis in Anne of Green Gables (The Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Entertainment). Film/TV: Reign, Mary Kills People. Et cetera: Thanks to Mom, Dad and all of my generous teachers in life for providing continuous love and support. Also, big thank you to Rachel at NCA!
    Chad McFadden

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and Romeo and Juliet. Eighth season. Stratford: Don in A Chorus Line, As You Like It, The Sound of Music, Carousel, 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: Siegfried (COC); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American tour); The Little Mermaid, White Christmas, Mary Poppins (Valentine), Big Band Legends, Annie, 9 to 5 (Bob Enright), 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.

    Reid McTavish
    Swing
    2017: Swing in Guys and Dolls. Second season. Stratford: Swing in A Chorus Line and La Troupe de Molière in The Hypochondriac. Elsewhere:How to Succeed, Cowboy Bob in Footloose, Henry in Damn Yankees (Theatre Sheridan); Singin' in the Rain (Capitol Theatre); Diesel in West Side Story, The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Neleus in Mary Poppins, Bickle in Footloose (Rainbow Stage). Training: Reid just finished his fourth and final year in the Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Online: @reidmctavish. Et cetera: I am so honoured and excited to be returning to the Stratford Festival with this incredible show. A huge thanks to my entire family for their constant love and support, to the friends I have come to know, to Bruce and the whole TH gang, and for the support from everyone here at the Festival! Enjoy the show!
    Marcus Nance
    Rusty Charlie
    2017: Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls and Bill Bobstay in HMS Pinafore. Sixth season. Stratford: Carousel, The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha,Crazy for You, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar,Moby Dick, The Music Man, To Kill a Mockingbird, My One and Only. Elsewhere: Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Floyd Collins, Pal Joey (Shaw Festival); Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast (Grand Theatre); La Bohème, Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mikado (Drayton); Evangeline (Charlottetown); Kismet, Of Thee I Sing (Encores! NY); Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla); Four Saints in Three Acts (Chicago Opera Theater); Dark Star Requiem (Luminato); Porgy and Bess (Toronto Symphony); Elsewhereless (Tapestry). TV/Film: Prodigal Son (Glorious Films), The Producers (Universal), Beatrice Chancy (CBC). Recordings: The Voice Next Door. Awards: Metropolitan Opera winner, Dora nominee. Training: Fresno State University. Online: marcusnance.com.
    Nicholas Nesbitt

    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Third season. Stratford: Bobby in A Chorus Line, First Page in As You Like It, Swing in Fiddler on the Roof and appeared in Tommy. Elsewhere: Twist and Shout, Legally Blonde, Damn Yankees, Footloose, The Little Mermaid, Spamalot, Chicago, The Pirates of Penzance, Aladdin: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty); Greg in A Chorus Line, Cabaret (Rose Theatre); Summer in the City (Stage West Calgary); Booth, Assassins; Victor, Cabaret. Film/TV: Making It (CHUM TV), Nothing to Lose (MuchMusic). Awards: Z103.5 Pop Award (Sheridan College Music Theatre Program). Online: Instagram: @NickNesbitt. Et cetera: Nick is thrilled to be back for another season here at the Stratford Festival. Special thanks to the Talent House gang, Donna, and his incredible family and friends for their constant love and support! xoxo 

    Trevor Patt
    Calvin

    2017: Calvin in Guys and Dolls and appears in HMS Pinafore. Second season. Stratford: Shakespeare in Love. Elsewhere: The Wizard of Oz, Shrek: The Musical, Barfee in 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); 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.

    Glynis Ranney
    Agatha
    2017: Agatha in Guys and Dolls and Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore. Fourth season. Stratford: Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music, Yum-Yum in The Mikado. Elsewhere: Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre); 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 the 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. Et cetera: Glynis lives in Stratford with her son, Emrys, and husband, company member Mike Nadajewski.
    Sayer Roberts
    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Marius in Les Misérables (Arts Club Theatre Company); Johnny B. in Red Rock Diner (Drayton Entertainment); Forever Plaid (Starvox); Curly in Oklahoma! and Barnaby in Hello, Dolly! (RMTC); Rolf in The Sound of Music (Gateway); Barrett in Titanic (TUTS). Training: Capilano University in Vancouver, B.C. Online: @roberts.the.sayer.
    Brad Rudy
    Harry the Horse
    2017: Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls and Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore. 26th season. Stratford: Over 60 productions: Bill Sikes (Oliver!), Sergeant of Police (Pirates of Penzance), Dull (Love's Labour's Lost), Pembroke (King John), Sol (Palmer Park), Edmond Dantes (Count of Monte Cristo), St. John Voranguish (The Swanne),Talbot (Henry VI), Rochefort (Three Musketeers), Common Man (Man for All Seasons), Laertes (Hamlet). Elsewhere: Ted Narracott (War Horse); Mal (If I Were You), Potter (It's a Wonderful Life), Gabe (Dinner With Friends), Mayor Shinn (Music Man) (Theatre Aquarius); Todd (Book of Esther) (Blyth). Director: A Wind in the Willows Christmas, King Lear, The Book of Esther, Falling: A Wake, Girls in the Gang, Our Town. Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries, The Mercer Report, Mutant X, Prince Charming, Maniac Mansion. Teaching: Fanshawe, St. Clair colleges. Awards: Jack Hutt Humanitarian Award. Et cetera: Season dedicated to Harry, Blair and Dermot.
    Cynthia Smithers
    Martha

    2017: Martha in Guys and Dolls and appears in HMS Pinafore. Third season. Stratford: Diana Morales in A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, The Sound of Music, Carousel. Elsewhere: The Sound of Music (Aquarius); Third Spirit, The Magic Flute; Amore, L'incoronazione di Poppea; seven seasons with Artists of Atelier Ballet, including tours to L'Opéra Royal de Versailles and Salzburg Festival; Bach Mass in B minor (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra); Toronto All-Star Big Band. Film/TV: Magic Flute Diaries. 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: SSHRC; OGS. Et cetera: "Thanks to my family and friends (especially Jenn and Mark!) for your unconditional love and 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!"

    Natasha Strilchuk
    2017: Appears in Guys and Dolls and Romeo and Juliet. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Ayah in The Secret Garden: In Concert (Women of Musical Theatre Festival); Illuminite 2016 (Creativiva); featured ensemble in The Goodbye Girl (CMTP); lead dancer in Songs for a New World (First Act Productions); Consuela in West Side Story, Thea in Spring Awakening, Sally Bowles understudy inCabaret, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (LOT). Film: Motives and Murder (Cineflix, 2016). Training: Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts for Musical Theatre. Online: Instagram: @nstrilchuk; Twitter: @TashaStrilchuk. Et cetera: Natasha would like to thank her wonderful parents and brother, Andrew, for their unwavering love and support; her Toronto family: Jacquie, Colin, Duncan and Piper; Seventh House Talent; the Hanffs; the company for giving her this opportunity; and the friends, teachers and peers who have helped her along the way.
    Mark Uhre
    Benny Southstreet
    2017: Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls and Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Enjolras in the 25th-anniversary production of Les Misérables (Broadway/Toronto, Dora Award nomination); Sky in Mamma Mia! (Mirvish/Royal Alexandra Theatre); Tom Watson in Parade (Acting Up Stage/Studio 180); Jamie in The Last Five Years (Grand Theatre); Buddy in Elf (Neptune Theatre); Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Leopard in Just So (Globe Theatre); two seasons at Festival Antigonish;  seven seasons at the Shaw Festival including The Lady from the Sea, Sweet Charity, Trouble in Tahiti, The Millionairess, My Fair Lady, The Cherry Orchard, Sunday in the Park with George, Star Chamber, A Little Night Music, Follies: In Concert, Overruled, Mack and Mabel and the world-première musicals Maria Severa and Tristan. Mark is also a visual artist: paintings and illustrations can be found at markuhre.com.

     

    Donna Feore
    Director and choreographer
    2017: Director and choreographer of Guys and Dolls and director of The Madwoman of Chaillot. 23rd season. Stratford: Director/choreographer: A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Charlie Brown, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oklahoma!, Oliver! Elsewhere: Creative producer/director: Life Reflected: a multimedia orchestral project, NACO (world première). Director: Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream (NACO); Yorkville (world première, Blyth); The Very Best of Broadway with Audra McDonald, 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, Romeo and Juliette, Don Giovanni Unmasked.Upcoming: Director/choreographer of a new musical, The Hockey Sweater (Segal Centre, 2017).
    Laura Burton
    Music Director
     2017: Music director of Guys and Dolls. 38th season. Stratford: A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, 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
    Set Designer
     2017: Set designer of Guys and Dolls. 14th season. Stratford: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hosanna, The Comedy of Errors, An Ideal Husband - set; 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: Set and costume designs for the Shaw Festival, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Canadian Stage, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Philadelphia, National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Tarragon Theatre, Young People's Theatre, Neptune Theatre, The Grand Theatre, Studio 180, Acting Up Stage, Segal Theatre, Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, Ross Petty Productions and Mirvish Productions. Michael's set design for Cabaret at the Shaw Festival was featured at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Online: michaelgianfrancesco.com.
    Dana Osborne
    Costume Designer
     2017: Costume designer of Guys and Dolls and designer of Timon of Athens. 17th season. Stratford: Costume designer of 18 productions including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Set and costume designer: Henry IV, Part 1. Elsewhere: Recent credits: Androcles and the Lion (Shaw); Bed and Breakfast (Centaur); The Barber of Seville (Pacific Opera/Opéra de Québec); Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Soulpepper); Blithe Spirit, You are Here (Thousand Islands); Joni Mitchell - River (Grand). Awards: Two Dora Awards for Costume Design, 2012 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design. Online: danaosborne.ca

     

    Michael Walton
    Lighting Designer
    2017: Lighting designer of Guys and Dolls, The School for Scandal and Tartuffe. 13th season. Stratford: Macbeth (2009, 2016), A Chorus Line, The Hypochondriac, Hamlet (2008, 2015), The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex, Love's Labour's Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009, 2014), Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, The Three Musketeers, Henry V, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope, The Tempest, As You Like It, King of Thieves. Elsewhere (selected): A Christmas Carol (NAC); Evangeline (Charlottetown/Citadel); The Little Prince - The Musical (Theatre Calgary); Così Fan Tutte (Canadian Opera Company); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); Maria Stuarda (Pacific Opera); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse); Liv Stein, Julie, The Other Place, Harper Regan (Canadian Stage); Glenn, A Tender Thing (Soulpepper); Mary Poppins (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); Million Dollar Quartet (Citadel); Chimerica (RMTC/Canadian Stage).
    Peter McBoyle
    Sound Designer
    2017: Sound designer of Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore and The Madwoman of Chaillot. 22nd season. Stratford (selected): Over 60 productions including A Chorus Line, Shakespeare in Love, A Little Night Music, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Love's Labour's Lost, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha, Antony and Cleopatra, Fiddler on the Roof, A Word or Two, Jacques Brel. Elsewhere: Peter has worked at most of the major Canadian theatres and in U.S. cities such as New York, Las Vegas, Dallas and Atlanta. His Broadway credits include Come Fly Away and Barrymore and his tours include Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, Come Fly Away, Legally Blonde and West Side Story. Peter teaches Theatre Sound at Humber College. 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."
    John Stead
    Fight Director
     2017: Fight director of Twelfth NightGuys and Dolls, HMS PinaforeRomeo and Juliet, Timon of AthensTreasure IslandThe School for ScandalThe Changeling, BakkhaiThe Virgin Trial, Tartuffe, The Breathing Hole, The Madwoman of Chaillot and The Komagata Maru Incident24th season. Stratford: Fight director, 200+ productions. Elsewhere: 500+ productions, including 16 seasons with Shaw Festival. Film Director: Cyborg Soldier, Troubled Waters, Good Morning Tomorrow, The Waking, The Hot Flash, End Game, Charon's Obal. TV Director: Dark Matter, Bitten, The Bobby Buck Show, XIII, Lost Girl, Earth: Final Conflict, Tracker, Mutant X, The Dresden Files, The Adventures of Sinbad. 400+ film/TV credits as stunt coordinator/action director. Awards: Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival); Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF); Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award, Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford); Judges' Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival); Best Short Award nominee (Directors' Guild of Canada). Online: johnstead.com; IMDB: imdb.com/name/nm0824093/.
    Stephen Cota
    Associate Choreographer

    2017: Swing in and associate choreographer of Guys and Dolls and choreographer of Romeo and Juliet and The Madwoman of Chaillot. 12th season. Stratford: Larry/assistant choreographer, A Chorus Line; King's Attendant/La Troupe de Molière/choreographer, The Hypochondriac; assistant choreographer, The Sound of MusicCrazy for YouMan of La ManchaTommyFiddler on the Roof (2013, 2000), 42nd StreetThe Pirates of PenzanceKiss Me, KateEvitaA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumWest Side StoryThe Music ManMoby DickOklahoma!My One and OnlyOliver!South Pacific; choreographer: Cynthia Dale in Concert: Outside Looking InElsewhere: Assistant choreographer, West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); White ChristmasAnnie (Drayton Entertainment); Mel Brooks's The Producers (Canon Theatre); Gangster #2 in The Drowsy ChaperoneEvita (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.

    William Fallon
    Associate Sound Designer
    2017: Associate sound designer of Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant sound designer of A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Crazy for You, Man of La Mancha and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Elsewhere (selected): Sound designer: You Are Here (Thousand Islands/Acting Up Stage); Into the Woods (Thousand Islands); The Immigrant (Harold Green); IMPRINTS (Theatre Gargantua); As You Like It (Repercussion Theatre). Associate/assistant sound designer: Life Reflected (National Arts Centre Orchestra); Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and Snow White (Ross Petty Productions); Nìágara - A Pan-American Story (Panamania); Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); Aladdin (Disney); This (Canadian Stage); Hair (The Grand Theatre). Production sound engineer: Passing Strange, The Wild Party, Once on This Island and Falsettos (Acting Up Stage); The Last Five Years (Toronto Summer Music Festival); What Makes a Man (Necessary Angel).
    Charlene Nafziger
    Associate conductor, keyboards and rehearsal pianist
    2017: Associate conductor, keyboards and rehearsal pianist for Guys and DollsStratford: Conductor and pianist: Outside Looking In with Cynthia Dale (2013 Forum). Associate conductor and keyboards: A Chorus Line.  Assistant musical director and keyboards: The Music Man. Keyboardist: The Sound of Music, Crazy for You. Music director and pianist: PAL fundraising events at the Festival and Avon (2005-2016). Rehearsal pianist: A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Man of La ManchaA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumOklahoma!South PacificMy One and OnlyThe Music ManOliver!Hello, Dolly!Into the WoodsElsewhere: Music director: Snow WhiteThe Sound of MusicHow to Succeed in BusinessSweet CharityCaught in the Act II  (Drayton Entertainment); The Last Resort (Stirling Festival Theatre); I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (AHA Productions). Keyboards: Peter PanAnnieThe Wizard of Oz9 to 5Blood BrothersRobin Hood (Drayton Entertainment). Other: Concerts with Cynthia Dale (Mount Allison University, Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Chicago Arts Club, Richmond Hill Centre, River Run Centre). Features with orchestra: National Arts Centre Orchestra, K-W Symphony, Cambridge Symphony. Recordings: Now is the Time - Old Hymns, New Soul (nominated for a 2012 GMA award). Training: University of Western Ontario (BA Music; BA Education). Et cetera: Grateful for another season of beautiful music and people that surround me at work and at home every day!
    Anita Nittoly
    Associate Fight Director
    2017: Associate fight director of Twelfth NightGuys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of AthensTreasure IslandThe School for ScandalThe Changeling, Bakkhai and The Virgin Trial Second season. Stratford: Assistant fight director: The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Blithe Spirit, Othello, Measure for Measure, Mary Stuart. Film/TV: Lead stunt double in Dark Matter, stunt actor in KIN; other stunt credits include 12 Monkeys, Ransom, Reign, The Strain. Elsewhere: Fight director and stage combat instructor at the National Theatre School in Montreal.
    Ann Baggley
    Assistant Director

    2017: Assistant director of Guys and Dolls and The Madwoman of Chaillot. Sixth season. Stratford: Ann is very happy to be back at the Festival as assistant director to Donna Feore. Assistant director: A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof. Actor: Emily in Our Town, Agnes in The School for Wives (with Brian Bedford) and Les Belles-Soeurs. Elsewhere: Assistant to the Creative Producer and Director: Life Reflected, an immersive multimedia project with NACO. Actor: ensemble at Shaw Festival for six seasons; worked in regional theatres across the country. Et cetera: Ann co-created Start Stratford Arts and Culture Magazine, an online publication for which she writes and does photography. Online: startstratford.com.

    John Gray
    Stage Manager
    2017: Stage manager of Guys and Dolls and assistant stage manager of Twelfth Night. Seventh season. Stratford: Most recently: As You Like It (2016), Twelfth Night (2011), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Measure for Measure (2005). Elsewhere: Kinky Boots (Toronto), The Heart of Robin Hood (Winnipeg and Toronto), Les Misérables (Toronto and Melbourne), The Wizard of Oz (Toronto), War Horse (Toronto). Et cetera: In memory of David Toguri, his great work here at the Festival and all over the world.
    Krista Blackwood
    Stage Manager
    2017: Assistant stage manager of Guys and Dolls and Romeo and Juliet. Fifth season. Stratford: Assistant stage manager of A Chorus Line, As You Like It, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, 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). Et cetera: Krista dedicates this season to the memory of her wonderful parents, Cherry and Gus, who thought she was crazy, but let her go to theatre school anyway.
    Angela Marshall
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2017: Assistant stage manager of Guys and Dolls. 17th season. Stratford: The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe, Carousel, The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, The Three Musketeers, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Camelot, Merry Wives of Windsor, Jacques Brel, 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 (The Grand); Trying (MTC); Sylvia (Globe); Dear Santa (TNB); The All Night Strut! (Stirling Festival Theatre); Flying on Her Own (Neptune); Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun (Theatre Orangeville); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish); Godspell (Waterloo Stage). Et cetera: Angela thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.
    Melissa Rood
    Assistant Stage Manager
    2017: Assistant stage manager of Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore. 17th season. Stratford: More than 30 productions: favourites include Shakespeare in Love, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Last Wife, Christina, the Girl King, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two and Henry V. Elsewhere: Rood stage-manages for theatre, dance and opera; on new translations and world premières; on one-woman shows to casts of thousands; in Inuktitut and Ummonian; from the Middle East to the Arctic to Southern California. Training: Sheridan College (Technical Production) and University of Waterloo (Social Development Studies). Awards: Proud recipient of the KP Hay Award. Et cetera: For my parents.
    Cynthia Toushan
    Production Stage Manager
    2017: Production stage manager of the Festival Theatre. 21st season. Stratford: Shows include A Chorus Line, 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!, The King and I. Elsewhere: Over 35 years as a stage manager; over 25 years with the COC as a stage manager and choreographer; production stage manager and resident director of Jersey Boys, Toronto; 25 years as a singer/dancer and choreographer in Canadian theatre; assistant director/choreographer to her mentor, Alan Lund. Cynthia has worked in many forms of live entertainment including gala events, music concerts, opening ceremonies for sporting events and variety -how fundraisers. Et cetera: Love to her fiancé, Paul, daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer, son-in-law, Andrew, and her beautiful grandchildren, Kennedy and Koston. Cynthia is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her third grandchild.

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