Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Suggested by â€œThe Trapp Family Singersâ€? by Maria Augusta Trapp
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Contents Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Song List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Artistic Director’s Circle. . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Corporate & Government Support. . . . 27 Friends of the Arts Club. . . . . . . . . . 28
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The Sound of Music Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” . by Maria Augusta Trapp
Nov 7, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020 Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Starring Georgia Acken as Brigitta von Trapp Jolene Bernardino as Liesl von Trapp Damon Calderwood as Franz Andrew Cownden as Max Detweiler Cecilly Day as Sister Margaretta and Baroness Elberfeld Ghislaine Doté as a New Postulant and Ensemble Craig Erickson as Admiral von Schreiber and Ensemble Meghan Gardiner as Elsa Schraeder and Sister Sophia Tim Howe as Baron Elberfeld and Ensemble Quinlin Koebel-Pearce as Friedrich von Trapp Jaime MacLean as Louisa von Trapp Fontaine Molyneaux-Behgooy as Marta von Trapp Barbara Pollard as Sister Berthe and Frau Schmidt Annie Ramos as The Mother Abbess Jason Sakaki as Rolf Gruber Sean Patrick Sonier as Herr Zeller and Ensemble Naomi Tan as Gretl von Trapp
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Arts Club Theatre Company 56th Season, 630th production
Xandrie Umandal as Kurt von Trapp Jonathan Winsby as Captain Georg von Trapp Synthia Yusuf as Maria Rainer Orchestra Ken Cormier Keyboard Sasha Niechoda Keyboard Angus Kellett Keyboard Henry Christian Trumpet Martin Fisk Percussion Cameron Wilson Violin/Mandolin CREATIVE TEAM Ashlie Corcoran Director Ken Cormier Musical Director Shelley Stewart Hunt Choreographer Drew Facey Set & Costume Designer Itai Erdal Lighting Designer Chris Daniels Sound Designer Janya Cambronero Severin Assistant Director Robbie Hébert Assistant Choreographer Allison Spearin Stage Manager Ashley Noyes Assistant Stage Manager Zoe Bellis Apprentice Stage Manager Matt Grinke Keyboard Programmer
Music and Lyrics for “Something Good” by Richard Rodgers The Sound of Music is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com. There will be one intermission.
Video or audio recording of this production is prohibited; however, audience members . are welcome to take still photographs before and after the performance, and also during intermission. Please credit the work of our set designer and lighting designer by name . in your social media posts and share away!
Song List ACT I “Preludium” “The Sound of Music” “Maria” “My Favorite Things” “My Favorite Things” (reprise 1) “Do-Re-Mi” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” “The Lonely Goatherd” “The Lonely Goatherd” (reprise) “How Can Love Survive” “The Sound of Music” (reprise) “Ländler” (instrumental) “So Long, Farewell” “Morning Hymn” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”
ACT II “The Sound of Music” (reprise 2) “My Favorite Things” (reprise 2) “No Way to Stop It” “Something Good” “Gaudeamus Domino” “Maria” “Confitemini Domino” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” (reprise) “Do-Re-Mi” (reprise) “Edelweiss” “So Long, Farewell” (reprise) “Finale Ultimo” (reprise of “Climb . Ev’ry Mountain”)
The Musicians engaged in this production are members of the Vancouver Musicians’ Association (VMA), Local 145 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. Cover: Synthia Yusuf | Photo: David Cooper
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WELCOME We also encourage you to see more of what this city’s arts companies have on offer, including our own Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, back again at the Granville Island Stage, and our Silver Commission of Marcus Youssef’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Welcome to the Arts Club’s production of The Sound of Music. We are thrilled you could join us and make the Arts Club part of your yuletide tradition. We love that theatre provides the perfect occasion for gathering family and friends to socialize together, to share with our actors, crew, and creative team that intangible joy of a live audience connecting with a live performance. In fact, when we surveyed our patrons, this is the top reason given for attending an Arts Club performance. There is something about this time of year and an audience coming together as one—to breathe together, laugh together, and feel together— that could melt even the coldest of Scrooge hearts. It’s why we hold our holiday fundraising campaign now too—because we hope our shows strike a chord with you and encourage you to support our theatre as a space for everyone. Thank you for your consideration.
As for the show you’re about to see? We believe this musical is about love. There is a scene in the show (which may be familiar to some of you) where Maria is told by the Mother Abbess to embrace her great capacity to love and to choose to give that love to others. We can define our lives by choosing where we place that love. Like Maria, we, as humans, have that capacity—to climb every mountain, ford every stream in pursuit of it. It’s a beautiful sentiment and one we hope you carry with you as you leave this performance—to follow every rainbow till you find your dream. All the joy of the season from all of us here at the Arts Club! Peter and Ashlie Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director. Peter Cathie White, Executive Director
The Arts Club gratefully acknowledges Play Patrons Kirsten & Ali Pejman, Margaret Kendrick & . Bill Koch, Neil Duke & Candace Yip, and Brian Angus & Dorothy Stauffer.
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The Company Georgia Acken Brigitta von Trapp For the Arts Club Matilda the Musical (debut, 2019) Other theatre Amelie (West Moon Theatre Co.) Other Georgia is thrilled to be playing Brigitta in one of her favourite musicals ever—much gratitude to the Arts Club family for the opportunity. Follow Georgia’s musical and theatrical journey at instagram.com @GeorgiaAcken. Zoe Bellis Apprentice Stage Manager Arts Club debut Other theatre Coriolanus, All’s Well That Ends Well, Timon of Athens, Lysistrata (Bard on the Beach); The 39 Steps (Circle Bright Productions); East Van Pantos: Snow White, The Wizard of Oz (Theatre Replacement); Outside Mullingar (Chemainus Theatre Festival); The Fabulous Lipitones (Miracle Theatre, Prince George) Other Graduate of Studio 58. Jolene Bernardino Liesl von Trapp Arts Club debut Other theatre I and You (Chemainus Theatre Festival); 9 to 5 (CapU Theatre); 42nd Street (Theatre Under The Stars); Little Miss Glitz remount (Too Fly); It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Grand Hotel (Arbutus Studio) Other Graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre program; E.V. Young Award for Outstanding Performance, Theatre Under The Stars; 2017 Cheryl Hutcherson Memorial Award; 2016 Ovation!
nomination for Outstanding Newcomer. “Thank you to Ashlie & the creative team for taking a chance on me. Love to my Mom, Paige & Ivania!” @jolenebernardino Damon Calderwood Franz Arts Club debut Other theatre Sweeney Todd (Snapshots Collective); Cabaret (Royal City Musical Theatre); Ruined (Dark Glass Theatre); Twelfth Night, Henry V (Bard on the Beach); Oliver! (Theatre Under The Stars); Freud’s Last Session (City Stage NW); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Blue Bridge); Billy Bishop Goes to War (Ace Productions); The Elephant Man (Pacific) Film & TV Reefer Madness Other Five-time Ovation! award nominee; eight-time Theatre BC award nominee and six-time winner; graduate of UBC (B.Sc. in Zoology; Theatre minor; B.Ed. in Science and Theatre); co-founder of Ace Productions; author of three books on bird photography (Flights of Fantasy, Baby Birds in the Wild, and More Baby Birds in the Wild); proud father of two sons: Riley (6) and Corey (2). Janya Cambronero Severin Assistant Director Arts Club debut Other theatre Hedda Gabler (True Pulse Productions); The Silence of Our Friends, Mother & Child, The Dark Years (Teater Aros); Hamlet (Snerikes Nation); King David, Martyrion, Irena Sendler, Perpetua and Felicity (Word of Life); Savage in Limbo (CSU); Breather (Brave New Play Rites) The Sound of Music 11
Film & TV Airs and Graces, Superkär Other Artistic Director of Teater Aros. Henry Christian Trumpet For the Arts Club: Cabaret (debut, 1983); Guys and Dolls, Barnum, Swing, Gypsy, The Producers, White Christmas, Les Misérables, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamgirls, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, In the Heights, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story, Billy Elliot, Matilda the Musical Other theatre The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof (Vancouver Playhouse); Les Misérables (Mirvish); The Phantom of the Opera, Showboat (Livent); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera) Film & TV McGyver, The Paul Anka Show Other Bachelor of Music from Western Washington University.
Ashlie Corcoran Director For the Arts Club Ashlie became the Artistic Director of the Arts Club Theatre Company on February 26, 2018. Last season, she directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night -Time, The Matchmaker, and Bed & Breakfast. Earlier this season, she directed Cost of Living. Other theatre Me and My Girl (Shaw Festival); Mamma Mia! (Citadel Theatre); Das Ding (The Thing) (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage/ TIP); Kiss (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage/ARC); The Ugly One, Durango, The Boy Called Newfoundland, Tijuana Cure (Theatre Smash); The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre/National Tour); Bed
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& Breakfast (Centaur Theatre/Belfry Theatre); The Ugly One, Mustard (Tarragon Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Waiting for the Parade, Driving Miss Daisy, Blithe Spirit, Don’t Dress for Dinner, The Birds & the Bees (Western Canada Theatre); and 10 projects at the Canadian Opera Company, most recently The Magic Flute and The Magic Victrola; upcoming: The Barber of Seville (Vancouver Opera) Other Originally from White Rock, BC, Ashlie Corcoran directs both theatre and opera, working across Canada and internationally. Ashlie was the Artistic Director of the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario from 2012–2017, where she directed 15 productions. She is the co-founder and Artistic Producer for Theatre
Smash in Toronto, a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholar, and a member of the Lincoln Centre Directors’ Lab. Ken Cormier Musical Director/ Keyboard For the Arts Club She Loves Me (keyboard debut, 2000); The Producers (musical director debut, 2008); recent favourites: Matilda the Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, In the Heights, Spamalot, Dreamgirls Other theatre Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera (Livent) Other Jessie award nominee (Next to Normal); three seasons as repetiteur
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with Vancouver Opera; accompanist (since 1998) with Vancouver’s beloved and internationally acclaimed men’s choir, Chor Leoni. Andrew Cownden Max Detweiler For the Arts Club She Stoops to Conquer (debut, 2012); Spamalot, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Orchard (After Chekhov) Other theatre 42nd Street (Theatre Under The Stars); Cabaret, Anything Goes (Royal City Musical Theatre); A Charlie Brown Christmas (Carousel Theatre for Young People); Shakespeare in Love (Bard on the Beach) Other Graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. @AndrewCownden
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Chris Daniels Sound Designer For the Arts Club Swing (debut, 1998); favourites: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Cabaret, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Singin’ in the Rain, The Producers, Gypsy, Rocky Horror Show Other theatre Anne and Gilbert (Summerside PEI); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Theatre Calgary) Cecilly Day Sister Margaretta and Baroness Elberfeld Arts Club debut Other theatre The Cake (Pacific); A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (Carousel Theatre for Young People); Titillations (SHIFT Theatre);
Les Filles du Roi (Fugue Theatre); Dead Man Walking (Vancouver Opera); Hairspray (Theatre Under The Stars) Other 2015 Aida Broadbent award recipient; 2015 Outstanding Newcomer Ovation! award. “Special thanks to my mother, who will be singing along regardless of the designated nights (sorry about her), and to my fab team of ladies at da Costa Talent, Melissa, Shannon, and Rachel, for their constant support.” Ghislaine Doté New Postulant and Ensemble (Dance Captain) Arts Club debut Other theatre Starmania (Grand Théâtre de Québec, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier); The Virgin Courtesan (DB Clarke Theatre); A Chorus Line (Centaur); Fame (Firehall); Prometheus
(Boca Del Lupo); Slumber Here (Fringe); Richard and His Women (Seven Tyrants Theatre) Other dance credits: Cirque du Soleil, So You Think You Can Dance Canada (finalist); companies: Van Grimde, Flak, Sinha Danse; choreographic credits: Godspell, Next to Normal (Centaur); Angelique (Segal/National Arts Centre/Factory Theatre); Virtu’O Danse (Tangente/Agora/Harbourfront). Advanced Musical Theatre course, London (UK); Classical Voice, VSO School of Music. Itai Erdal Lighting Designer For the Arts Club Billy Bishop Goes to War (debut, 2010); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Topdog/Underdog, The Valley, The Day
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Before Christmas, Blue Box, Intimate Apparel, She Stoops to Conquer Other theatre Mother Courage and Her Children, Titus Andronicus, Elektra, The Breathing Hole, The Komagata Maru Incident, The Best Brothers, Hirsch, The Thrill, Taking Shakespeare (Stratford Festival); Vincent in Brixton, Where the Blood Mixes, A Christmas Carol (Vancouver Playhouse); Stickboy, Requiem for a Lost Girl (Vancouver Opera) Other Five Jessie awards, Dora award; Dublin Fringe Design award, Critics’ Choice Spotlight award, ADC’s Jack King award, Guthrie award. Itai’s oneman show How to Disappear Completely (The Chop) has toured to 24 cities and continues to tour. itaierdal.com. Craig Erickson Admiral von Schreiber and Ensemble For the Arts Club Jill Daum’s Forget About Tomorrow, Angels in America, Parts One and Two, Scar Tissue, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? (with Blackbird Theatre), Tear the Curtain (with Electric Company), Cyrano, The Glass Menagerie Other theatre Twelve seasons at Canada’s premiere classical theatres: Bard on the Beach, Stratford, Shaw. East Van Panto: The Wizard of Oz (Theatre Replacement); The Invisible Hand (Pi); You Will Remember Me (Ruby Slippers); Speed-the-Plow (Mitch and Murray); The Great Gatsby (Theatre Calgary); Grace (Pacific); The Idiot (Neworld); Vinci (National Arts Centre/ RMTC); Of Mice and Men (Citadel/ RMTC) Other Upcoming for the Arts Club: David Yee’s carried away on the crest of a wave.
Drew Facey Set & Costume Designer For the Arts Club Cost of Living, The Matchmaker, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Humans, Onegin, In a Blue Moon, Educating Rita, Other Desert Cities, The Unplugging, Calendar Girls Other theatre The Tempest, The Silver Arrow (Citadel); Me and My Girl (Shaw Festival); The Marriage of Figaro, Stickboy, Sweeney Todd (Vancouver Opera); Timon of Athens, Lysistrata, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Elizabeth Rex (Bard on the Beach); Das Ding (The Thing) (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage); Leading Ladies, Into the Woods, Pirates of Penzance (Thousand Islands Playhouse); À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou (Théâtre la Seizième); Titus Bouffonius, Indian Arm, Penelope (Rumble Theatre) Other Drew is a graduate of Studio 58. Martin Fisk Percussion For the Arts Club Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017, 2018), Mamma Mia! (2018), Matilda the Musical Other Martin performs in a wide variety of musical styles including Orchestral, Jazz, Chamber, and Theatre. Martin is a founding member of Driftwood Percussion, and has performed countless concerts with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Chor Leoni, Livent Inc., Red Shift Music Society, and the Vancouver Opera. Performances include Frank Sinatra Jr., Petula Clarke, City Opera, Con Brio Music Festivals, Chor Leoni, Weird Al Yankovic, and The Who. The Sound of Music 17
Meghan Gardiner Elsa Schraeder and Sister Sophia For the Arts Club Evita (debut, 2004); recent favourites: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Blood Brothers, Paradise Garden Other theatre Office Hours (Drayton); I Lost My Husband, The Music Man (Gateway); Urinetown, Dead Metaphor (Firehall); Gunmetal Blues (Vancouver Playhouse/PTE); Becky Shaw (Mitch and Murray); My Fair Lady (Chemainus Theatre Festival); The Last Five Years, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (WCT) Film & TV Motherland, Supergirl, The Good Doctor, Beyond, Package Deal, Backstrom, Smallville, The L Word Other Meghan has been nominated for
three Jessie awards, three Leo awards, and the YWCA Women of Distinction Award. She is a graduate of UBC, and is also a produced playwright. “Love to T&F.” Robbie Hébert Assistant Choreographer Arts Club debut Other theatre choreography credits: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Athletes of Soul); TrudeauMania (Vancouver Fringe); selected acting credits: bare (Eternal Theatre); Singin’ in the Rain (Royal City Musical Theatre); Whodunnit (The 13th Story); Cinderella, The Drowsy Chaperone (Theatre Under The Stars) Other Robbie is a graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre program. Before university, Robbie studied Latin dance and ballroom in Calgary. Since
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moving to Vancouver, he has worked as a choreographer, as well as an actor. Most recently, he has trained in aerial silks and other circus skills. He would like to thank Shelley for her encouragement and mentorship, and his family and friends for their kindness and support. Tim Howe Baron Elberfeld and Ensemble Arts Club debut Other theatre The Great Canadian Porno: The Musical (Cranial Millennials); Cabaret (Royal City Musical Theatre); The Aliens (Sticks and Stones); Posh, American Idiot (Fighting Chance); The Last Five Years (Secondary Characters) Film & TV Limetown, Alien: Ore, iZombie, Arrow
Other Graduate from University of the Fraser Valley theatre department. Shelley Stewart Hunt Choreographer For the Arts Club as Choreographer: The Matchmaker; as a performer: Evita, My Fair Lady Other theatre selected credits as Choreographer: Into the Woods, Pirates of Penzance, She Loves Me (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Duchess (Ruby Slippers); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (WCT); Waiting for the Parade (WCT/TIP); Rent (URP); Mamma Mia!, 42nd Street, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Under The Stars); Guys & Dolls (Gateway); selected performance credits: The Full Monty (Patrick Street Productions); CATS (National Tour)
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Film & TV motion capture choreography for Barbie: The Princess & The Pauper (Mattel); as a performer: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies: “Hero Tapper”; Alice in Bye Bye Birdie (ABC-TV) Other Instructor/choreographer at Capilano University Musical Theatre program; Studio 58 at Langara College; Arts Club Musical Theatre Intensive. Upcoming: Elf: The Musical for Persephone Theatre.
(Broadway Across Canada); La traviata, The Merry Widow, Turandot, Hansel and Gretel, West Side Story, Nixon in China (Vancouver Opera); La bohème, Carmen, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’elisir d’amore (Burnaby Lyric Opera); Annie, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz (Gateway); It’s a Wonderful Life (Gateway/Patrick Street Productions); City of Angels (Putting It Together Collective); Songs for a New World (Fabulist); Elektra (Heroic Opera)
Angus Kellett Keyboard For the Arts Club Master Class (debut, 2012); Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical Other theatre Music of the Night (Sound the Alarm); Wicked, The Book of Mormon
Quinlin Koebel-Pearce Friedrich von Trapp Arts Club debut Other theatre Singin’in the Rain (Royal City Musical Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UBC Opera); Hansel and Gretel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Coastal City Ballet)
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Other Quinlin is a Grade 7 French Immersion student from Burnaby. He is excited to be a part of The Sound of Music with the Arts Club, and would like to thank his teachers and mentors at Vancouver Tap Dance Society and Pacific Dance Arts/Coastal City Ballet, who have inspired and encouraged him to shoot for the stars and have supported him on his path as a performer. He also sends thanks to his family for being supportive and helping to make his dreams come true. Jaime MacLean Louisa von Trapp For the Arts Club Les Misérables (debut, 2015); Fun Home Other theatre Matilda the Musical (as Matilda, Broadway National Tour, Mirvish/Dodgers); Annie (Mirvish/ London West End Tour); The Hockey Sweater (National Arts Centre); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Align Entertainment); Annie (Royal City Musical Theatre) Film & TV Some Assembly Required, When Calls the Heart, The Healing Powers of Dude Other Winner of Youth Talent Search BC All-Stars; Ovation! award nominee, 2016. Follow her theatric adventures on Instagram: @jaimemacleanofficial. Fontaine MolyneauxBehgooy Marta von Trapp Fontaine has been singing and dancing since she was three years old. She is a graduate of the Lights Up Musical Theatre School, and spent three years studying there. She was a soloist in Lights Up’s production of Matilda. Fontaine has also been very active in the theatre
program at her school. The Sound of Music is her first professional theatre production, and she is über excited. In her spare time, Fontaine loves to read and write graphic novels and ride her bike around the seawall. She lives with her family in the West End and attends Lord Roberts Annex Elementary School, where she is in Grade 2. Sasha Niechoda Keyboard For the Arts Club Little Shop of Horrors (debut, 2003); Evita, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Miss Saigon, Company, Suds, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Hairspray, The Producers, Dreamgirls, Spamalot, In the Heights, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical; as Musical Director: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Altar Boyz, Blood Brothers Other theatre Toronto credits include productions for Livent Inc., Mirvish Productions, and the Shaw Festival, including The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia!, and many others. Vancouver credits include Mamma Mia!, A Chorus Line, Beautiful (Broadway Across Canada); The Sound of Music, The King and I, The Secret Garden (Gateway); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish) Ashley Noyes Assistant Stage Manager For the Arts Club A Twisted Christmas Carol (debut, 2014); The (Post) Mistress Other theatre Les Filles du Roi (Urban Ink/Fugue Theatre); A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Lion, the Witch, and the The Sound of Music 21
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Wardrobe (Carousel Theatre for Young People); Unite Modele (Théâtre la Seizième) Barbara Pollard Sister Berthe and Frau Schmidt For the Arts Club It’s Snowing on Saltspring, Mom’s the Word, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged, Mom’s the Word: Remixed, Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, Billy Elliott Other theatre selected credits: Mom’s the Word: International Productions in UK, Aus., etc.; Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Chic); Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Bard on the Beach); It’s a Wonderful Life (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Fiddler on the Roof (Gateway); The Music Man (Theatre Under The Stars); True West, Lie of the Mind (Main St. Theatre); Spitfire Grill (Pacific); As You Like It, Waiting for the Parade (Vancouver Playhouse); Contagious, The Real Talking People Show, The Trial (Tamahnous) Film & TV iZombie, The Killing, Hallmark: All of My Heart 1, 2, & 3, Harvest Moon, Mom & Me (web series, directed by Emma Pollard, with 5.5+ million views) Other Three Jessie awards. Proud mom of Emma & Desmond. “Special thanks to Ashlie & the production team for this incredible gift and all the friends and family who cheer me on.” Annie Ramos The Mother Abbess Arts Club debut Other theatre The King and I, Pericles (Stratford Festival of Canada); Carousel (Mayfield); Les Misérables (Thousand Islands Playhouse); West Side Story (Hart
House); Sanctuary Song (National Arts Centre); The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute (Banff Centre); Don Pasquale (Opera York); La bohème (Kitchener Lyric Opera); Songbook Series (Tapestry Opera) Other “I’d like to dedicate this performance to the memory of my parents, Alfie and Rita. I love you, Mom and Dad.” Jason Sakaki Rolf Gruber For the Arts Club The Matchmaker (debut, 2019) Other theatre Shakespeare in Love, The Taming of the Shrew (Bard on the Beach); Bah Humbug! (SFUW/ Vancouver Moving Theatre 2017/2018 remount); 13! The Musical (Bring on Tomorrow Co.); The King and I (Gateway) Film & TV Mech X-4, iZombie, Spontaneous Other “Thanks for supporting live theatre! Big thanks to Ashlie, Stephanie, the Arts Club staff, our fantastic creative team, and my lovely parents for all their support. Follow my adventures on Instagram @jasonsakaki.” Sean Patrick Sonier Herr Zeller and Ensemble Arts Club debut Other theatre Robinson Crusoe + Friday (Axis Theatre); The Music Man (Gateway); BedsteFader (Caravan Farm Theatre); upcoming: Love/Sick (Pacific) Film & TV voice-over: Raid, FIFA 18, Mercedes Benz, Lunch ON! Other Graduate of Studio 58.
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Allison Spearin Stage Manager For the Arts Club Same Time Next Year (debut, 2004); recently: Matilda the Musical, Onegin, Red Rock Diner, Saint Joan, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, Armstrong’s War, The Importance of Being Earnest, Mom’s the Word, The Seahorse, SaltWater Moon, His Greatness Other theatre Matilda the Musical (RMTC/Citadel); Three Winters (The Cultch); Since You Left Us (Presentation House); Proud (Firehall); Hotel Bethlehem (Ruby Slippers); In a Blue Moon (WCT); The Swanne: Queen Victoria (The Seduction of Nemesis), Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra (Stratford Festival); The Very Hungry Caterpillar Japan Tour (Mermaid); Sylvia, Kilt, Jesus Christ Superstar (Neptune) Other Atlantic Canada House (2010 Olympics). Stage Management instructor, Douglas College. Naomi Tan Gretl von Trapp Arts Club debut Other theatre Molly, Annie: The Musical (Align Entertainment) Film & TV Siren, The Baby-Sitters Club, The Healing Powers of Dude, Scout & the Gumboot Kids Other Naomi has been in the TV/film industry since she was 3 years old, and has done a handful of TV commercials. Joey award winner for Best Actress in a TV Commercial (5–7 years old) in 2018; four-time Joey nominee in 2019. Naomi thanks the Arts Club for this amazing opportunity and her family for their 24 The Sound of Music
unwavering support of her passion for art. “Enjoy the show.” Xandrie Umandal Kurt von Trapp For the Arts Club Matilda the Musical (debut, 2019) Other theatre Dear Edwina, The Greatest Showman, James and the Giant Peach (Vancouver Performing Stars) Other Xandrie is a Grade 8 student attending John Oliver Secondary School. He would like to thank and acknowledge his parents for all their support, encouragement, and love for making his dream come true. Huge gratitude and recognition to his music teacher Ms. Brown, his VPS family, Ms. Katy, Ms. Chersea, Ms. Rebecca, and VPS friends that helped him to further develop his love of music, acting, and dancing. Xandrie would like to thank the Arts Club for another opportunity to work for them. Cameron Wilson Violin/Mandolin Violinist Cameron Wilson has been a fixture on the Vancouver music scene for the past three decades. He is recognized as one of the most versatile violinists, able to play a wide variety of different musical genres. He was a long-standing member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and currently performs with classical crossover piano trio Joe Trio, as well as the gypsy jazz quartet Van Django, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Mariachi del Sol, and the Mark Atkinson Quartet. He is also a composer/arranger whose works have been performed by a number of symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles across Canada and the US.
GET TICKETS FROM $29 AT ARTSCLUB.COM! Jonathan Winsby Captain Georg von Trapp For the Arts Club My Fair Lady (debut, 2001); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Onegin (tour), Spamalot, Company, Miss Saigon Other theatre selected credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); Carousel, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pericles, South Pacific (Stratford Festival); Les Misérables (Mirvish/Mackintosh); Sousatzka (world premiere, Teatro Proscenium); Neptune Theatre (Halifax); Chemainus Theatre Festival Other Five-time Jessie award nominee; B.A.-Theatre, UBC; proud uncle to A, K, L, & I. Synthia Yusuf Maria Rainer For the Arts Club Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (debut, 2018) Other theatre Rock of Ages (Renegade Theatre); Elephant and Piggie’s “We’re in a Play!” (Carousel Theatre for Young People); Les Filles du Roi (Urban Ink/ Fugue); Mamma Mia! (Citadel); Jesus Christ Superstar, RENT (URP); Cry Baby: The Musical (Awkward Stage); The Elbow Room Cafe (Zee Zee Theatre); Bye, Bye Birdie!, Titanic, Legally Blonde (Theatre Under The Stars) Other Synthia is a proud graduate of the Capilano University Musical Theatre Program. “Thank you to Ashlie, Shelley, and Ken for this opportunity, and much love to Colin and the Sheen family for their ongoing love and support.”
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BoARD & STAFF Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director Peter Cathie White, Executive Director BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Richard Bell Chair Elect Bryan Mabee Treasurer John Dawson, FCPA, FCA Secretary Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie Mike Black, Wanda Costuros, Teo Dechev, Anna Fung, QC, Suzanne James, Eugen Klein, Aaron Kueng, Bonnie Mah, Heather McKay, Sandy McKay, Dave Morton, C.M., PhD, . Kerry Suffolk, Erika Tse, Art Vertlieb, QC, Shawn Williamson COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS Roberta Beiser, Philip Bernard, Donna Celle, Axel Conradi, Jamie Corbett, Bruce Flexman, Christopher Gimpel, . Dr. Stanley Hamilton, Catharine Herb-Kelly, QC, Bruce Milley, FCA, Morris Nord, Ross Paul, C.M., PhD, Joan Pitman, . Janet Rogers, Al C. Schultz, Lisa Seed, Jim Storie, . John J. Sutherland, Ian Waddell, QC ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS Bill Millerd ARTS CLUB OF VANCOUVER THEATRE FOUNDATION President Jamie Corbett Secretary Lisa Seed Jamie Bruce, Eugen Klein, Bonnie Mah, Morris Nord Artistic Resident Designer Ted Roberts Associate Artistic Director Stephen Drover Artist Liaison Stephanie Hargreaves Producer Melissa Tsang LEAP Leader Shawn Macdonald LEAP Assistant Veronique West Musical Theatre Intensive Peter Jorgensen Actor’s Intensive Program Director Dean Paul Gibson Actor’s Intensive Head Instructor Scott Bellis Creative Teens Program Leader Nitasha Rajoo Afterschool Drama Club Instructors Aidan Parker, Sam Bregoliss Production Director of Production Stephan Baeuml Pre-Production Manager Ace Martens Technical Director, Granville Island Craig Fulker Technical Director, Goldcorp Stage Michael Kerns Technical Director, Stanley Dan Paterson Production Administrator Dawn Padget Production Assistants Josh Tompke, Daniel Guzman Granville Island Head Electrician Darren Hales Stanley Head Electrician Shireen Norouzi Goldcorp Stage Technician Darren John Tour Technician Alberto White 2nd Electrician TBA Stanley Head Stage Carpenter Lucas Hall Granville Island Stage Carpenter Jeff Leard 2nd Stage Carpenters Jeremy Vreeken, Sebastian Obel Head Sound Technician Sebastian Finch Head Sound Technician, Sound of Music Kevin Gault Head Dresser Oriana Camporese Head Dresser, Sound of Music Donnie Tejani Stagehand Keegan Plant Dresser Sarah McCready Deck Crew / Dresser Julianna Franchini Deck Crew Patrick O’Doherty Fly person Dustin Burns Follow-spot / Fly person Jeff Hardy Follow-spot James Pateman Head Scenic Carpenter Joao Carlos d’Almeida 2nd Scenic Carpenters Lorraine West, Chris White, . Jeremy Vreeken Head Scenic Artist Kristine Kavalec Scenic Artists Tegan Klancnik, Corinne Palmer, Lorraine West Head Properties Michael Gall 2nd Properties Robyn Volk Properties Builder Carol Macdonald Head Wardrobe Kirsten McGhie 2nd Wardrobe Tiffany Bishop Cutters Sarah Marchant, Victoria Klippenstein Junior Cutters Jennifer Reid, Megan Veaudry Wardrobe Shop Assistant Alaia Hamer Stitchers Victoria Klippenstein, Anna Potter, Jennifer Reid, Kim Tymkow, Megan Veaudry, Sean Malmas, Sarah McCready, Sarah Sosick, Jess Vaira, Jayme Cline Wardrobe Maintenance Mary Jane Cox, Sean Malmas Stage Managers Angela Beaulieu, Zoe Bellis*, Caryn Fehr, Ronaye Haynes, Jan Hodgson, Pamela Jakobs, Geoff Jones, . Peter Jotkus, Jenny Kim, Alannah Korf*, April Starr Land, Rebecca Mulvihill, Ashley Noyes, Rick Rinder, .
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Tanya Schwaerzle, Allison Spearin, Sharon Wu* *Apprentice Stage Managers Facilities Facilities Manager Jack Holmes Venue Rental Manager Catherine Wilson Rental Technician Darren Paine Building Maintenance Kris Jankovic Finance & ADMINistration Director of Finance & Systems Valerie Prodanuk Executive Business Manager Teddy Forsyth Director of Education Kevan Ellis Education & Outreach Associate Hila Graf Human Resources Manager Lacey Schumann Database Manager Lou Ann Mendoza Administrative Assistant Danna Batara Accountant Karin Capitanio Accounting Assistant Karis Sengara DEVELOPMENT Director of Development Kathy MacKenzie Manager of Corporate Sponsorship & Foundations . TBD Planned Giving Officer Eleanor Ryrie Manager of Individual Giving Catherine Gautreau Events Associate Alena Villeneuve Development Coordinator Amanda Millar Fund Development Associate Erica McLachlin RBC Associate Alexander Plavicheanu SALES & MARKETING Director of Sales & Marketing Bryan Woo Publications & Communications Manager Susan Cho Marketing Manager Jaime Fletcher Graphic Designer Sean Gordon Tour Coordinator April Green Sales System Specialist Gabriel Kirkley Data & Marketing Coordinator Eray Sertkaya Communications Associate Madison Taylor Digital Marketing Coordinator Sarah McNeil Digital Storyteller Mark Halliday BOX OFFICE Ticket Sales Manager Natalie Pawson Tickets Sales Supervisors Shari Mountain, Catherine Ballachey Ticket Sales Supervisor, Groups Danny Mak Ticket Sales Agents Ria Antonopoulos, Daniela Atiencia, Jo B., Brett Harris, Gwenda Lorenzetti, Jennifer Lynch, Tim Mahoney, Parmida Maleki, Emma Middleton, Colin Milne, Kirk Olson, Erin Schneider, Rebecca Waitt, Julianne Wilson Front of House Guest Services Manager Peter Chapek Front of House Managers Aidan De Lacy, Noa Heyl Front of House Attendants Brendan Blanchard, Celeste Cadieux-Rey, Susan Chalmers, Saskia Cseh, Linda Guthrie, Meredith Hambrock, Vanessa Ho, Michelle Kaesar, Aaron Lee, . Shirley Lum, Atsumi Mizuuchi, Kirsten Niedtner, Mylyn Ramos, Ashton Ramsay, Roberta Sciarretta, Nathan Smith, Karen Worrod Bar & lounge Director of Food & Beverage Torrance Jestadt Bar Managers Chris Schonfeldt, Lucas Floody Bar and Lounge Staff Chari Agellon, Camila Barbosa, Shane Booth, Machado Cook, Mike Frydenlund, Henry GillespieGraham, Jamie Gourley, Stewart Hawthorne, Daniel Henderson, Gizele Hourvash, Rachel Irving, Jacob John, Savanna Junjek, Ashleigh Kearns, Darragh Kieran, Kalina Kojwang, George Koumbounis, Alanna Meehan, Harrison MacDonald, Ron Mill, Tracey Obertos, Shayla Oulette, Emilda Radjah, Claire Rasmussen, Caroline Rehbein, Dallas Richards, Jason Simmer, Maria Villamar Trejos ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & SPECIAL THANKS Wigs by Hackmans Head Office Props Intern, Myles Harbick Thank you to our The Sound of Music child supervisors: . Nancy Meyer, Lillian Tom, Anne Tickle, Sharon Wu The Arts Club thanks its many volunteers for their support The Arts Club Theatre Company is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, and operates under the jurisdiction of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Preproduction personnel and stage crew are members of Local118 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and guest services staff are members of Unifor 3000.
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The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 55th season, the Arts Club offers profess...
Published on Nov 9, 2019
The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 55th season, the Arts Club offers profess...