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Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville
- Book by Greg Garcia & Mike O'Malley, Music & Lyrics by Jimmy Buffett
- Directed & Choreographed by JULIE TOMAINO, Music Direction by CHRIS TSUJIUCHI
Let the Island Rhythm Sweep You Away
Find your parrot shirt, grab your flip-flops, and head to Margaritaville – where a part–time bartender and singer in a rundown hotel in the tropics has fallen for a serious career–minded tourist. This musical comedy features popular Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville”, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”, “Fins”, “Volcano”, and more. Created by Jimmy Buffett and Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley, this hilarious, heartwarming musical is not to be missed!
This production is made possible by the generous support of The Al Osten & Buddy Victor Legacy Fund.
Audience advisory: This show contains sexual situations and innuendo, with some mild use of strong language, and references to and consumption of alcohol and drugs.
- DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER JULIE TOMAINO
- MUSIC DIRECTOR CHRIS TSUJIUCHI
- SET & COSTUME DESIGN TAMARA MARIE KUCHERAN
- LIGHTING DESIGN MICHELLE RAMSAY
- SOUND DESIGN BRADLEY DANYLUK
- PROJECTION DESIGN LAURA WARREN
- FIGHT DIRECTOR JOHN KNIGHT
- INTIMACY DIRECTOR ANASTASIA ST. AMAND
- ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGN MICHAEL GESY
- VOICE & DIALECT COACH (NORTH AMERICAN) JANE MACFARLANE
- DIALECT COACH (ISLAND DIALECT) PATRICIA DARBASIE
- DANCE CAPTAIN MAKAYLA MOORE
- FIGHT CAPTAIN GREGORY PEMBER
- STAGE MANAGER, INTIMACY CAPTAIN LAUREL ONEIL
- ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS KENNEDY GREENE, CARISSA SAMS
- APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER JENNIFER YEUNG
- CAST CECILLY DAY, ALEXA ELSER, TROY GOLDTHORP, AMELIA HIRONAKA, NATHAN GIBB JOHNSON, JESSICA JONES, DOUG MCKEAG, KATIE MCMILLAN, GLEN MILLS, MAKAYLA MOORE, GREGORY PEMBER, DAVID ANDREW REID, JOEL SCHAEFER, MICHELE SHUSTER
- SWINGS ANDREW J. HAMPTON, ALEX SMITH, JENNY WEISZ
- TC MENTORS PROGRAM NATASHA STRILCHUK - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER
Cast and Creative Team
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Ragtime A Concert Performance. Cecilly is over the moon to be back working with Theatre Calgary. When she originally read the script she thought it was the perfect combination of Hallmark meets a Caribbean twist! After joining Theatre Calgary’s production of Ragtime as a female swing last year, Cecilly knew she had to come back to this amazing community. Calgarians are truly passionate about their arts and she is so honoured to be a part of that. Cecilly originally hails from Vancouver BC where she recently performed in the cast of Me Love Bingo and portrayed Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music. You can also see her in shows such as Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Disney’s Prom Pact. Much love to her mother, friends, and amazing agents at da Costa Talent for all their support.
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: The Louder We Get, As You Like It (Shakespeare by the Bow). Elsewhere: Snow Angel (Quest Theatre); Girls Like That, Jukebox (New West Theatre); Bare: A Pop Opera (The Honest Collective); Carrie: The Musical (University of Lethbridge). Alexa is a Calgary-based actor, dancer, singer, musician, and clown. As well as regularly instructing for arts education organizations like Evergreen Theatre, Jube School, and Calgary Actors’ Studio, in recent years she has had the pleasure to choreograph The Sound of Music with Storybook Theatre, and The Boy from Oz with Front Row Centre Players. Alexa loves nothing more than to waste away, again, in Margaritaville. All the love to the pals and the fam.
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: Ragtime: A Concert Performance, Theatre Calgary Sings for Pride. Originally from Calgary and a Randolph College for the Performing Arts graduate (Triple Threat Award), Troy has been performing across Canada and internationally for over 10 years. Selected credits: Jersey Boys, 9 to 5 (Citadel Theatre); Evita (Vancouver Opera); Mamma Mia, Anne of Green Gables (The Charlottetown Festival); West Side Story (Rainbow Stage); Moby Dick, The Inventor (Calgary Opera); We Will Rock You (International/RCCL); Peter Pan In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty (Ross Petty Panto); Footloose (Drayton Entertainment); And The World Goes Round (Stage West); Crossing Swords (Forte); Cannibal! The Musical (Off-Mirvish). Troy was recently selected as a participant in the Canadian Guild of Stage Directors and Choreographers 'Assistants and Associates Program’.
Andrew J. Hampton
(he/him) Theatre Calgary debut. Select Theatre credits: Kinky Boots (Arts Club); The Wizard of Oz (Niagara Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Randolph College); Carnival Cruise Lines (singer). Select Film/TV: Dream Moms (Hallmark), Upload, So Help Me Todd, Blockbuster, The Flash, Supernatural. Upcoming: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Arts Club). Drew is so honoured to share his art with this company on the traditional Treaty 7 territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy comprising of the Siksika, Kainai, and the Piikani Nations, and the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Everlasting gratitude to his friends and family who’ve supported his art.
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Originally from Calgary, Amelia could not be more excited to be performing in her hometown! She is fortunate enough to have performed, choreographed and taught across Canada and internationally. An RCPA alumni, credits include: Vegas Live, Mamma Mia! (Mayfield); 9 to 5, Honky Tonk Laundry, Urinetown (STF); Tours: We Will Rock You (Annerin); Evil Dead: The Musical (Starvox); Disenchanted (Starvox). Amelia would like to thank Theatre Calgary and this amazing cast and crew! She would also like to send huge love and gratitude to Ben, Mom, Dad, Alli, her entire family, Cat and the whole DaCosta team, without whom following her dreams would be a lot harder! Spreading joy through the art of musical theatre is one of her greatest passions, so she hopes this production brings a smile to your face and a spring to your step. See you in Margaritaville!
Nathan Gibb Johnson
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Bow). Born and raised in Calgary, Nathan Gibb Johnson found his passion for storytelling at the tail end of high school when he fell in love with the communal and magical process of theatre for the first time. An accomplished musician, he has played guitar in the pit band and composed music for several theatre productions. He is a graduate of the Theatre Performance and Creation program at Red Deer College and received his BFA in Music Dance Theatre from Brigham Young University. Favourite roles include: Jimmy Ray Dobbs in Bright Star, Donal O’Flaherty in The Pirate Queen, and Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone. Outside of the arts, Nathan has been involved in diabetes research, landscaping, and nerding out over science, video games, and The Lord of the Rings. Search Nathan Gibb Johnson on Spotify to listen to his debut album.
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Escape to Margaritaville is a show that Jessica has wanted to do for so long, and she is so grateful for the opportunity to do so. A graduate of the University of Calgary’s BFA Theatre program, Jess finds her passion in performance. Recent credits include: Tick, Tick...Boom (Forte Musical Theatre); The SpongeBob Musical, Disney’s Descendants the Musical, Sister Act the Musical (Storybook Theatre); Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and The Pajama Game (Front Row Centre Players). Years of singing, dancing, and acting have culminated into Jess’s love of musical theatre, and she is so happy to share that love with all of you! She would like to thank her family, friends, husband Matthew and son Ephram for their continued support.
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: More than 30 shows including Ragtime: A Concert Performance, The Secret Garden, Enron, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, God of Carnage. Doug is an award-winning actor whose favourite shows include: Late Company, The Cottage (RMTC); Follies, A Man of No Importance (DryCold); The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Little Mercy’s First Murder (Vertigo); The Alan Parkinson’s Project (Ghost River); Arcadia, Glengarry Glen Ross (Theatre Junction); and the Canadian Premiere of Chimerica (CanStage). Doug also produces symphony concerts for young audiences that are presented around the world. Currently he is converting a tired old industrial space into Calgary’s newest arts playground: BonnyBoom! He dedicates this performance to the memory of his sister Darcy, and the amazing Eric Fink. So happy to be spending some time in the islands!
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Ragtime: A Concert Performance, TC Returns, The Louder We Get, Mary and Max A New Musical. Katie is so excited to present this show alongside this incredibly talented cast and crew! She is an emerging artist based out of Calgary. When not performing, she teaches piano and voice to pass on her love of music and beyond. Thanks to all of her friends and family for their love and support.
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: The Louder We Get, Billy Elliot The Musical. Elsewhere: Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare (Panasonic Theatre); Forever Plaid (Orillia Opera Playhouse); Cabaret (Hart House Theatre); Grease (Theatre St. Johns) “Master Class Graduate” on CBC’s Triple Sensation: Season 2. Glen began his Theatre Arts journey at Red Deer College and then studied Musical Theatre at Sheridan College. Glen has had many incredible mentors along the way, but would like to recognize a few: Tanya Ryga, Director and acting coach extraordinaire, Tom Oliver, the finest singing teacher Canada has ever known. Stephen Greig, a Tap Wizard who conjures a love of dance in everyone he has taught. And of course Donna, his mother, who is a constant reminder of the importance of sharing your light, love and truth. This one, and all the rest, are for you! Enjoy the show!
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Crazy For You (Citadel Theatre co-pro). Makayla is thrilled to be returning to Theatre Calgary! Born and raised in Calgary, she is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University and was mostly recently seen in the Arts Club’s production of Kinky Boots. Other theatre credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot (Arts Club); The Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Footloose (CTF); Shout! (Magnus Theatre); Ross Petty Panto (The Elgin); Evita (Vancouver Opera); James and the Giant Peach (CTYP). A special thank you to Julie and the TH gang!
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: Crazy For You (Citadel Theatre co-pro), Swing choreography - Forgiveness. Elsewhere: Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Screwball Comedy and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Stage West); Choreographer - Elf: The Musical (Storybook Theatre); Brigadoon (Shaw Festival); Newsies, Shear Madness, The Rainmaker, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, Rock of Ages, Thoroughly Modern Millie, It Runs in the Family, White Christmas, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, Footloose, Damn Yankees, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music (Drayton Entertainment); Ghostlight (Off-Broadway/Signature Theatre); Spring Awakening, title role in Hamlet (The Roxy). Training: BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. Love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Bob, and Scott for their unconditional support and for allowing me to follow my dream. yogawithgreg.com IG: @yoga.with.greg
David Andrew Reid
(he/him) Theatre Calgary debut. Born and raised in Jamaica, David moved to Canada to study theatre, earning his Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan College in 2017. He has performed in theatres across Canada, and select credits include: Choir Boy (CanStage); four seasons at the Shaw Festival; and the Canadian Regional Premiere of The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre). Select TV credits include recurring guest role, Milo Strange, in season 15 of Murdoch Mysteries. David also has a passion for choreography, and select credits include: assistant choreographer - Damn Yankees (Shaw Festival); choreographer - Into The Woods (Talk Is Free Theatre); and movement director - Blackout (world premiere - Musical Stage Company). David is excited to be making his Theatre Calgary debut and gives many thanks to our director/choreographer/fearless leader, Julie, for her continued support over the years. IG: @davidandrewreid
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: Actor - The Louder We Get, Billy Elliot The Musical; Music Director/Performer - Theatre Calgary Sings for Pride.Elsewhere: Tick, Tick… Boom!, Naughty… But Nice: Vaccin8 (ForteMusical Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Young People’s Theatre); Slipper (ATP). Joel is a Calgary actor, singer, dancer, instrumentalist, music director, and educator. He is so excited to be back onstage with Theatre Calgary, it is truly one of his favourite places! Joel also runs a private studio where he teaches voice, and is the Associate Artistic Director for Innovative Arts, Inc. All the love and thanks toMom, Dad, Julia, Kristi, Jamie, and Garrett! @joelrschaefer
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Originally from Winnipeg Manitoba, Michele couldn’t be more excited to take you all on a trip to Margaritaville! Select theatre credits include: Mary Poppins (The Grand Theatre); Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magnus Theatre); Grease (Irregular Entertainment); Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage); Shrek (Neptune Theatre); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Blue Champagne (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Monster (The Monster Collective). When not performing on stage, Michele also works as a Choreographer and Director, bringing her across Canada in one art form or the next. She would like to Thank the Team at TH, her amazing Mother, and her partner Edward for their love and support. This one is dedicated to Grandma Jeanne who was her biggest fan and would have loved this show. “Breath in, Breath Out, Move On” - Jimmy Buffet
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: Billy Elliot The Musical (Tony Eliot). Elsewhere: Bad Hats Narnia Workshop (Mr. Beaver), In Studio: The Words and Music of Britta Johnson (Todd Todds) (Sheridan College); Mamma Mia! (EYA Ensemble) (TheMuny); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Madagascar - A Musical Adventure (Alex the Lion), RENT (Roger Davis), Willy Wonka (Mike Teavee) (Storybook Theatre); West Side Story, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, Children of Eden (U of C Operetta Production Company). Selected Film& TV: Black Summer (Netflix), Heartland (CBC), The Reckoning (Hallmark), The Next Star: Supergroup (YTV). Alex is a 23-year-old performer born and raised in Calgary. For the past four years, he has been in Oakville, ON earning his Honours Bachelor o fMusic Theatre Performance Degree from Sheridan College. He is set to graduate in May 2023 during the run of the show. He could not be more thrilled to celebrate his graduation in the city where he developed his passion for theatre and his love of entertaining. IG:@alexfellowessmith
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Previous theatre credits include Grow (The Grand); Perfect Wedding (TIP); 9 to 5 (Capitol Port Hope); Freaky Friday (Theatre Aquarius); Mamma Mia, There Goes the Bride (Stage West); Into the Woods (Neptune Theatre); Shrek (Globe Theatre); Annie (YPT); Anne and Gilbert (The Guild); I Love You, You’re Perfect (Gravenhurst Opera House); The Book of Everything (Magnus Theatre); Assistant Director - Rose (Soulpepper); Assistant Director - Marvellous Wonderettes (GOP). Film/TV credits include The Boys (Prime), Mrs. America (FX), Mouthpiece (CBC), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Heroes Reborn (NBC). jennyweisz.com
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Billy Elliot The Musical (TC Mentee). Julie Grateful to be back at Theatre Calgary! She is a director, a choreographer, and an educator, and has won a both a Dora Award and a Jessie Award for her work. Favourite credits include: Jersey Boys (Citadel); Kinky Boots (Arts Club); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (The Rev); Newsies (TUTS); Spring Awakening (Theatre Sheridan); Marvelous Wonderettes (Chemainus); and Crazy For You (Gateway Theatre). Film and TV choreography credits include Beaches (starring Idina Menzel – Lifetime TV), Christmas At The Movies (Lifetime MOW), and the pilot episode of Warrior (NBC/Universal). Former Radio City Rockette. Julie also mentors the next generation of artists, and has been on faculty at AMDA NYC, Sheridan College, Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and Capilano University. Huge thank you to Stafford, Tsuj, Natasha, the cast, crew, and everyone at TC for joining me this on wacky ride. Up next: Beautiful (Arts Club). Find out more at julietomaino.com
(he/they) Theatre Calgary debut. Chris Tsujiuchi’s musical direction credits include Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats / MTYP); Into the Woods (Talk is Free Theatre / Winter Garden Theatre); Parade (Toronto Musical Concerts); The Last Five Years (YRG Productions); Onegin (Musical Stage Company/National Arts Centre/Arts Club Western Canada Tour); 35MM (Toronto Premiere); Any Dream Will Do (Angelwalk Theatre & Theatre Collingwood); A Misfortune (Next Stage Festival); and bare (Canadian Premiere/WatersEdge Productions). Chris has has toured extensively with cabaret performer Sharron Matthews, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and can also be seen performing in Asian Riffing Trio (aka ART) as well as his own "Chris-terical" series of cabarets.
Tamara Marie Kucheran
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Tamara is an award-winning set and costume designer who centers her practice in an atmosphere of collaboration, trust, and respect with a focus on supporting performers to do their best work. She has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the world’s top theatre creators on stages across Canada including the Stratford Festival, The Shaw Festival, and now, Theatre Calgary. Tamara’s teaching credits include The National Theatre School of Canada, University of Victoria, University of Winnipeg, and Michigan State University. Tamara is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BFA with Distinction) and the National Theatre School of Canada. She is currently completing her MA at the University of Guelph. Tamara is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada | IATSE Local ADC659. Tamara is most proud of her role as Fynneas and Amelia’s mom. To learn more, please visit tamaramariekucheran.com
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Elsewhere: Recent Designs include Redbone Coonhound (Tarragon Theatre and Imago Theatre); Martyr (ARC); The First Stone (New Harlem); The Waltz, among men (Factory Theatre); 9 to 5: The Musical (Capitol Theatre); The Doctors Dilemma (Shaw Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Rusticle); Broken Tailbone (Nightswimming); RUR: A Torrent of Light (Tapestry Opera); Lilies (lemonTree Creations/Why Not). Upcoming: Prison Dancer (Citadel Theatre); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Arts Club). Michelle has received eight Dora Awards, a SAT Award, the 2008 Pauline McGibbon Award, and was a finalist for the 2021 Siminovitch Prize. She is on the Board of the Associated Designers of Canada.
(he/him) Theatre Calgary debut. Brad is a Vancouver-based sound engineer who specializes in musical theatre sound design, acoustic music recording and mixing. His design credits include productions for Theatre Under the Stars, Patrick Street Productions, Urban Ink, Theatre Replacement, Arts Club, Gateway Theatre, Theatre Calgary, RoyalManitoba Theatre, and others. He works as the Head Recording Technician at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. He also works as a sound reinforcement system design consultant.
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Laura is a Saskatchewan-raised, Toronto-based, designer for theatre, dance, live music, and opera. Projection design credits include: Of the Sea (Tapestry Opera/Obsidian Theatre); #34 (Globe Theatre); The Queen in Me (COC, Nightwood Theatre, Amplified Opera, Theatre Gargantua); Is God Is (Canadian Stage, Obsidian Theatre, Necessary Angel); 21 Black Futures (Obsidian Theatre/CBC Arts); Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (Tarragon Theatre); In Absentia (JDdance); Pomegranate (Pomegranate Opera); The Black Drum (Deaf Culture Centre/Soulpepper); Grace (Nightwood Theatre/ Crow’s Theatre); Unholy (Nightwood Theatre); Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape (Obsidian Theatre/Soulpepper); Bearing (Signal Theatre/Luminato); Frescobaldi and the Glories of Rome, Illuminations, A Medieval Christmas (Toronto Consort); Le Nozze di Figaro (Toronto City Opera); No Strings (Attached) (Pink Pluto/Eventual Ashes/Buddies in Bad Times).
(he/him) For Theatre Calgary: Little Women. John is a violence designer, director, and theatre arts educator based in Calgary/Mohkinstsis. He is a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary and Ambrose University, the owner/operator of Knight Fights, as well as a Certified Instructor and Fight Director with The Academy of Fight Directors Canada. He holds anMFA in Directing from the University of Calgary. Select credits: Filumena, Carmen (Calgary Opera); Hookman (Chromatic Theatre & UofC); Between Us (Handsome Alice); No One’s Safe (Banff Centre); A Streetcar Named Desire (Spirit Fire Theatre); Julius Caesar (The Shakespeare Company). John would like to thank Eva for her constant support and encouragement.
Anastasia St. Amand
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Anastasia is a certified intimacy director and coordinator who hails from Moh’kinsstis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 Territory. She is the workshop committee chair and a board member of the National Society of Intimacy Professionals (NSIP), a proud member of Principal Intimacy Professionals (PIPs), and an instructor for the PIP’s SAG-AFTRA accredited intimacy professional training program. She directs with joy, exploration, and collaboration. Anastasia holds accreditation in Mental Health First Aid and Psychological First Aid, and holds mental health and trauma-informed care as central to her practice. Select credits include: Bombay Black (Alberta Theatre Projects); Hurry Hard (Western Canada Theatre); Brontë (Studio Theatre UofA); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure For Measure (FreeWill Shakespeare); Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play (ACT Edinburgh Fringe); Guilty Party (Paramount+); Superman & Lois S3 (Warner Bros); Peacemaker (HBO); Upload S2 (Amazon). Special thanks to her PIPs Pals and loved ones for their ongoing support.
(he/him) Michael is Theatre Calgary’s Assistant Head of Sound. Throughout the past 22 years, Michael has been privileged enough to be a Stage Manager, Sound Designer and Audio Engineer for several productions for many Calgary theatre companies such as Vertigo Theatre, Ground Zero Theatre/Hit &Myth Productions, Sage Theatre, Downstage Theatre, Quest Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Junction, Lunchbox Theatre and Theatre Calgary. Michael was also Head of Audio at Stage West Calgary for 9 years. Huge special thanks to Lesley for all the love and support!
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Resident Voice Coach – More than 60 productions since 2000 including Forgiveness, Little Women, The Importance of Being Earnest, Million Dollar Quartet, Steel Magnolias, Admissions, The Louder We Get, Noises Off, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Scarlet Letter, Mary and Max – A New Musical, Honour Beat, 11 seasons of Shakespeare by the Bow and 15 years of A Christmas Carol. Recently, Jane adapted and directed the 2022 Shakespeare on the Go production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. She has also worked for ATP, Vertigo Theatre and is the Voice & Text Coach for The Shakespeare Company. Jane also coaches Voice and Presence through her business Voice Activated. She has taught Voice for the Actor and Acting at such institutions as York University, Harvard University, Southern Methodist University,MRU, UofA, and is currently on faculty in the Drama Division in the School of Creative & Performing Arts at UCalgary.
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Steel Magnolias (actor). Pat works mainly as an actor and studied Voice and Speech at York University. She has taught Voice at University of Alberta, Concordia University of Edmonton and Canada’s National Voice Intensive. Pat has coached The Shoe Project in Edmonton and last season was part of the Bard on the Beach vocal team. She is an award winning artist and a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting and MFA Directing programs.
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: The Importance of Being Earnest (2022), BOOM, BOOM X, BOOM YZ. Elsewhere: BOOM (Thousand Islands Playhouse & Off-Broadway); BOOMX (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Extractionist, Murder in the Studio (Vertigo); Flora and Fawna Have Beaver Fever (Lunchbox); The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music (Western Canada Theatre); Buying the Farm, Annie, Fiddler on the Loose (Drayton Entertainment); 60+ productions at Stage West Calgary, including: Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, Avenue Q, The Producers, Game Show, 39 Steps, Chicago, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Laurel would like to dedicate her work to the loving memory of her mom, who helped her find her love of theatre at a young age. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their unending love and support.
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, A Christmas Carol (2020-21), TC Returns, The Louder We Get. Kennedy is thrilled to be back at Theatre Calgary! Select credits include: STRUCK (Ghost River Theatre); Naughty But Nice 9, LIVE! (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); Carmen, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Everest, Hansel & Gretel, The Brothers Grimm, Filumena, Turandot, South Pacific (Calgary Opera); Heaven, Calling Out Christmas!, Flight Risk (Lunchbox); Kim’s Convenience (Alberta Theatre Projects/ Arts Club); Assassinating Thompson (Lunchbox/Inside Out); All That Binds Us (Azimuth); There Goes the Bride, 80’s Solid Gold 1 & 2, Spamalot, Chicago, Love Train, Gameshow (StageWest); The Thin Man, The Hollow (Vertigo); A Love Letter to Emily C, A Chitenge Story, The Tall Building (Handsome Alice); Make Love Not Art (Inside Out).
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Stage Manager – Little Women, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019, 2012), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, Hamlet (Shakespeare by the Bow). Assistant Stage Manager - Steel Magnolias, A Christmas Carol (2019), Billy Elliot The Musical, The Humans, Skylight, The Light in the Piazza, Bad Jews. Other selected credits: Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia (Lunchbox Theatre); Undressed, Stealing Sam (Alberta Theatre Projects); Misery, Clue, Murder in the Studio, The 39 Steps, The Haunting, Our Man in Havana, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Vertigo Theatre); The Children, A Doll’s House Pt. 2 (Belfry Theatre); Smoke (Downstage). Carissa would like to thank her fiancé, Myles, and her parents for their continued support.
(she/her) For Theatre Calgary: Steel Magnolias. Jennifer is ecstatic to come back to Theatre Calgary for Escape to Margaritaville. Selected stage management credits include: Naughty But Nice 9 (Forte); Hookman (SCPA & Chromatic Theatre); Undressed (ATP); 我的名是张欣恩 (Chromatic Theatre); Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse (Vertigo Theatre); The Tempest (The Shakespeare Company); The Sound of Music (Storybook Theatre). In her free time, you will see her rock climbing, exploring new restaurants, or playing video games. She is grateful for her parents, Catherine and Paul, her partner, Darius, and puppy Max, for their immense love and continued support. @jyeungrealestates
(she/her) Theatre Calgary debut. Natasha is a Malaysian Canadian artist based in Toronto and raised in the prairies. She is a graduate of Randolph College of the Performing Arts and is an accomplished, multi versatile artist and arts educator. Natasha was most recently working on the collaborative creation of a new dance musical called Monster. Her work can also be seen in the CBC Kids television show, Ukulele U, as a part of the choreography team under the leadership of David Connolly. In 2020, Natasha was a participant for Neptune Theatre’s, RBC Chrysalis Project, in the director’s unit and was mentored by AD Jeremy Webb in his production of Calendar Girls. Upcoming: The Sound of Music (TIP). Choreographer credits: Ukulele U (CBC Kids); Female Therapy (Web series); Hair, Little Shop of Horrors, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. (LOT). Assist. Director Credits: Going Under (St. Lawrence College – MT Program); Calendar Girls (Neptune Theatre). @natashakstrilchuk
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