Book and lyrics by W.S. Gilbert Music by Arthur SullivanDirector Lezlie Wade
With witty dialogue, endearing characters, memorable tunes
and a hilariously happy ending, these are the silliest shenanigans ever seen
aboard a ship! Since its première in 1878, Gilbert and Sullivan’s wildly
popular operetta has delighted audiences with its nautical tale of love across
This production is dedicated
to the memory of former acting company member Richard McMillan and sound engineer Bill Gosling.
Production support is generously
provided by Nona Macdonald Heaslip.
Support for the 2017 season of the Avon
Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.
2017: Josephine in HMS Pinafore and understudy in Treasure Island. Seventh season. Stratford: A Chorus Line (Maggie), A Little Night Music (Quintet), The Sound of Music, Carousel, Tommy (Sally Simpson), Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), Much Ado About Nothing, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, Kiss Me, Kate, Evita. Workshop: The Greenwood Tree. Elsewhere: For Yes Theatre: Carrie: The Musical (Chris). For RMTC: Cabaret (Frenchie). For the Charlottetown Festival: Anne of Green Gables (Josie Pye). For the Grand Theatre: Elf. For Ross Petty Productions: Robin Hood. For Theatre Aquarius: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Recordings: Carousel cast recording, Stratford (2015). Training: Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan Institute), Acting (Red Deer College). Online: Twitter: @RiderShaw. Et cetera: Thanks to Bruce and the Talent House gang, Dad, Mom and Robert - love you!
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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
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.
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!"
2017: Associate costume designer of HMS Pinafore. Third season. Stratford: As You Like It (assistant costume designer); John Gabriel Borkman, Pericles (assistant designer). Off-Broadway: Costume designer: A Four-Letter Word (Classic Stage Company/The Plastic Theatre). Designer: Richard III, King Lear, Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre). Assistant costume designer: The Forest, Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company). Off-Off-Broadway: Costume designer: Displaced Wedding (New Worlds Theatre Project); Brave Ducks, Revolution on the Roof (Fringe NYC). Selected Regional: Costume designer: The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Relativity, Rising Water, Kimberly Akimbo (Southern Rep); Coriolanus, Henry V (Shakespeare Festival at Tulane); Orpheus (Tsunami Dance). Film/TV: Costume designer: NOLA; The Red Thunder (short); Good Sister (short). Also worked on The Host, The Campaign and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Training: MFA from University of Missouri - Kansas City; BFA from Concordia University. Online: michellebohndesign.com.
2017: Assistant director of HMS Pinafore. Seventh season. Stratford:Fiddler on the Roof, Tommy, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, The Imaginary Invalid, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: Director: The Music Man (site-specific), Bye Bye Birdie (Talk Is Free Theatre); Best of Enemies, The Heiress (Bluff City Theater); Hairspray (YES Theatre). Assistant director: The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre); The Libertine (TIFT). Actor: Mirvish, Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Aquarius, Grand Theatre, NAC, COC, YPT, STC, Rainbow Stage, Lighthouse Festival, Charlottetown Festival. Et cetera: Jennifer is a graduate of the Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan Institute and holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15/University of Essex in London, U.K. Thank you to my family and my parents, Bruce and Connie Stewart, who make everything possible.
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