Drury Lane's 40th Anniversary Music Hall House Program

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DRURY LANE THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS INC. PROUDLY PRESENTS

ANNIVERSARY ! 40 TH

DRURY LANE

l l a H Directed & Choreographed by

Caroline Clarke & Shelley Rennick Musical Direction by

Donna Dunn-Albert Material Selected & Compiled by

Carrie Mines Produced by

Michelle & Al Skinner February & March 2019 Showtimes Evenings 8:00 p.m. February 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 March 5, 6, 7

Matinées 2:00 p.m. February 16, 23 March 1, 8


www.haltonlearningfoundation.ca

SPECIAL Fundraising Performance of

The Last Resort

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 8 p.m. Tickets $35 Are you a proud Halton community member? Do you want to support students in need from the Halton District School Board? Are you planning to see Drury Lane’s production of The Last Resort? Of course you are! Purchase a ticket to the Halton Learning Foundation’s special Charity Night here at Drury Lane Theatre. A portion of your ticket price is donated back to HLF!

DRURY LA

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Book by Music and Norm Foster Lyrics by Le slie Arden Director: Ar Music Di amenta Sobchak Co-Produ rector: Trevor Price cers: Kath & Randall erine Kormos Bridge

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Message from the President Welcome to Drury Lane! As we are opening on our 40th Anniversary Music Hall let us thank our wonderful directorial team Caroline Clarke, Shelley Rennick and Donna Dunn-Albert. Also, we welcome back after some absence our co-producing team Michelle and Al Skinner. These 5 people as well as many backstage hands and onstage actors have put together a wonderful show for you all. I am sure if you are a “regular” Music Hall goer that you will see some familiarity with a new twist or spin on the original, and if this is your first time know you are in for a great show. As you may have noticed we now have a new front of house behind you. All set up with a new technical booth, a new bar and streamlined service designed to make your experience more enjoyable. We also now have a fully accessible washroom on the main level, for our patrons in need before the show and during intermission. Please sit back, relax and let us hear you clap, boo, hiss and stomp your feet (Especially for our Mr. Chairman). Enjoy the show! Joanne Warren, President Drury Lane

Message from the Directors We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 40th Annual Music Hall!!! Music Hall is such an integral part of the Drury Lane tradition and we couldn’t feel more privileged to be directing and choreographing again this year, especially being the 40th Anniversary celebration! It takes a great team to put together a show like this one and we have been lucky enough to have just that….a great team! They have given us their time and talents and for that, we are truly grateful! Not to mention our awesome cast!!! What can we say? Thank you for making this another great experience for us. We are so proud of all of you and continue to be blown away by your talents. We hope that their hard work, coupled with the joy we’ve experienced in the process of putting this show together, translates to you… the audience…and will leave you feeling elated that you decided to come and see the show! Clap wildly, laugh loudly, and stand while applauding in appreciation for our fabulous cast and crew. We are glad you decided to join us and help celebrate the 40th Annual Music Hall. We hope you enjoy the show and thank you for your support! Shelley Rennick & Caroline Clarke, Co-Directors & Co-Choreographers

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Caroline Clarke, Co-Director & Choreographer

Caroline started highland dancing at the age of 4. As a competitive highland dancer, she has won competitions and championships throughout Canada and the US. After competitions she enjoyed doing shows with The Scottish Dance Company of Canada. She completed her associate teachers exam with the British Association of teachers of dancing (BATD) and has been teaching at Aspects of Dance in Burlington for the last 8 years where she was once a student. Caroline has been involved with Drury Lane for 22 years starting out in the pantomimes Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Bean Stalk and most recently, Cinderella and Snow White. Caroline is very excited to be involved with Drury Lane’s 40th Annual Music Hall. She has enjoyed sharing her love of theatre and comedy with the cast this year!! It has been a pleasure to work with this cast and crew.

Shelley Rennick, Co-Director & Choreographer

Shelley Rennick has been involved in theatre and dance for many years! Her dance education started at the age of four and she was bitten by the theatre bug in Elementary school. She studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern and Musical theatre for 15 plus years and has been a successful competitive dance teacher for over 25 years. She has taught and choreographed for studios in Toronto and the surrounding area. Her choreography achievements include “Most Entertaining”, “Adjudicator’s Choice”, and overall production awards. Studying drama and attending Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto led her to become involved with many theatres and production companies. She is happy to be a part of the 40th Annual Music Hall and hopes her passion, combined with the talents and dedication of the fabulous cast and crew, leaves the audience cheering!

Donna Dunn-Albert, Musical Director

Donna started her theatre career as a rehearsal pianist at the Red Mill Dinner Theatre in 1977. She has been a performing Musical Director/Arranger for 40 years and has conducted pit bands with anywhere from 3 to 15 members in over 140 different musical productions. For the last five years Donna has been performing in Niagara Falls at the “Oh Canada Eh” Dinner Theatre (the longest running dinner theatre in Canada). She also leads the Hamilton Police Female Choir, the Glancaster Choristers and the Barton Stone-Mount Hope Singers. Donna is proud to be working with this talented cast for her 12th Music Hall in a row!

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Michelle & Al Skinner, Co-Producers

Michelle and Al are thrilled to be producing again at Drury Lane. We love working together with our stellar creative team, watching the composite parts create an amazing production. We also love contributing to that creative buzz by designing the sets and getting our hands dirty splashing paint on the walls. We are grateful for our children (Hadley, Brighton, Nicole, James and Mark) supporting and even helping (thank you Nicole with panto!) And we truly appreciate our audience, you make the craziness worthwhile.

John Mattocks, Stage Manager

John is very happy to be returning for his fifth show with Drury Lane. He has been having so much fun stagemanaging Music Hall’s 40th annual production, he is regularly heard up in the booth singing along to all the medleys. The cast and crew have been amazing to work with and have helped to make his job easy. He hopes you all enjoy the show as much as be does. John was thrilled to be the recipient of the Phil Acheson Award and Best Lighting Design in 2019.

Sharron Clerk, Assistant Stage Manager

Drury Lane has become a home away from home for Sharron. She has discovered that her passion lies behind the scenes back stage helping to make the shows’ magic come alive. Sharron has co-produced 6 shows; Music Hall (2006), Oliver (2007), High Society (2009), Fiddler on The Roof (2012), Music Hall (2015) and Curtains (2018). Sharron has also helped out in the box office, worked the front of house, props and has been an assistant stage manager on numerous shows. She was also privileged to be a sitting Board director for more than a dozen years. Sharron is excited to be part of Music Hall 2020 and working with a wonderful group of talented performers.

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Cast Chairman Ivan Buzzelli Misses: May Farquhar Sheila Flis Kay Lewis Carrie Mines Margaret Moir Melody Rasmussen

Misters: Michael Belton Ed Bradica Randy Bridge John Dillon John Kemp Al Skinner Paddy Skinner

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Band Donna Dunn-Albert......................................................................Musical Director/Piano Shawn Trotter...............................................................................................Guitar, Bass, Banjo John Mink....................................................................................................................... Percussion

Crew Co-Stage Directors & Choreographers............................................. Caroline Clarke & Shelley Rennick Co-Producers................................................................................................................................Michelle & Al Skinner Stage Manager...........................................................................................................................................John Mattocks Asst. Stage Manager................................................................................................................................. Sharron Clerk Costume Design................................................................Caroline Clarke, Shelley Rennick, Mary Buzzelli Costume Coordinator ..............................................................................................................................Mary Buzzelli Head Wardrobe................................................................................................................................. Jeanne Montague Sewers...........................................................................................Jeanne Montague, Mary Buzzelli, Sue Turley, Joanne Dalgarno, Anne Bone, Shelley Rennick Wigs/Hair .......................................................................................................................................................... Glenys Baker Makeup............................................................................ Caroline Clarke, Shelley Rennick, Michelle Skinner Backstage Dressers.................................................. Michelle Skinner, Caroline Clarke, Shelley Rennick Backstage Crew......................Caroline Clarke, Shelley Rennick, Michelle Skinner, Kendra Brophy Properties ................................................................................................................................................... Karen Simpson Properties Assistants..............................................................................................Roger LeDrew, Dorothy Birke Set Design......................................................................................................................................Michelle & Al Skinner Set Construction/Decoration...................................................Michael Belton, Ken Bauman, Al Skinner Scenic Painting.........................................................................................................................Katharine Mines-Costa Set Painting............................ John Kemp, Naushin Kemp, Kay Lewis, Michelle Skinner, Al Skinner Lighting Design......................................................................................................................................... John Mattocks Lighting Operators........... Cameron Spurrell, Claire Campbell, Kendra Brophy, Alysha Dymock Sound Design & Operator.............................................................................................................................. Billy Fleet Box Office Staff.............................................................................. Michael Belton, Al Kingston, Carrie Mines, Rob Mines, Margaret Moir, Joanne Warren Volunteer Coordinator......................................................................................................................... Joanne Warren Graphic Designer .............................................................................................................................Nicole Elan Belton Photographer.....................................................................................................................................Heather Pierorazio Bar Managers........................Michael Belton, Paul Damario, John Dillon, Gregory Flis, Rob Mines, Al Skinner, Katherine Stolz, Joanne Warren Building Manager............................................................................................................................................Gregory Flis

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Act One Music Hall*...........................................................................................................The Misters and Misses War Medley...........................................................................................................The Misters and Misses Taylor the Latte Boy............................................................................................................................Melody Red Neck Deck.................................................................................. Michael, John D., Al and Paddy Queen Medley......................................................................................................................................Full Cast Guest Artist Why am I Always a Bridesmaid.......................................................................................................... May Men’s Medley: The Full Monty...............................................................The Misters with John D. Pheasant Plucker.................................................................................. Ed, Randy, Kay, Carrie, Sheila Canadian Medley.............................................................................................The Misters and Misses

20 Minute Intermission

Act Two Gospel Medley....................................................................................................The Misters and Misses Taylor’s Rebuttal......................................................................................................................................Paddy Triplets.....................................................................................................................Margaret, Sheila, Carrie Boom, OO, Yatta-Ta-Ta....................................................................... John D., Al, Michael, John K. Ladies Medley: Abba.................................................................................................................. The Misses Devil Sketch .......................................................................................................................................... Michael If I Were Not Upon the Stage ...............Carrie, Michael, Mel, Paddy, Sheila, Margaret, Al The Chairman’s Spot .................................................................................................... Mister Chairman Pearlies Medley....................................................................The Misters and Misses with John D. That’s It**.................................................................................The Misters and Misses with John D.

* The song Music Hall was written and composed by William E. (Bill) Latham, Musical Director, in 1993 and has been performed in nearly every Music Hall since. ** The song That’s It was written and composed by Don Simpson, Musical Director, in 1996 and has closed every Music Hall show since. 8

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INTRODUCING DRURY LANE’S

GOLD CLUB

Drury Lane’s Gold Club is a VIP experience offering corporate and individual patrons the opportunity to purchase a table of six for three major Drury Lane 2020/2021 productions. Little Shop of Horrors - Saturday Nov. 14, 2020, 8p.m. 41st Annual Music Hall - Saturday Feb. 20, 2021, 8p.m. Spring Musical* - Saturday May 15, 2021, 8p.m.

Included in the Gold Club Package: Private table of six seats Three performances • Tapas and desserts served prior to each show and at intermission • Full bar service included in the price • 1/2 page colour ad in the house program for all three productions • Post-performance “talk-back” with artist and/or creative team •

Gold Club offer is limited to only 20 tables. Tables will go fast! If you wish to experience VIP musical theatre, contact us now!

Contact Rick MacKenzie 289-260-7169 | rickmack1952@gmail.com | drurylane.ca *Spring Musical to be officially announced November 23, 2020. 40th Annual Drury Lane Music Hall

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Cast | The Misters Ivan Buzzelli - Mr.Chairman

This will be Ivan’s seventh run as Mr. Chairman and he’s excited to be part of the 40th Anniversary production of Music Hall. He has been in several productions over the past few years, most recently with the Burlington Footnotes “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance” show at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre last summer and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” pantomime with Drury Lane this past December. He’s thrilled to be working with the talented cast and crew despite the hard time they give him! Forget your troubles for a couple of hours and enjoy the show!

Michael Belton

Michael is very happy to be part of the 40th Music Hall and has enjoyed being part of this for 25 of those. He would like to thank everyone who has been involved over the years to make this possible and a big thanks to my family for their continued support and especially you, our patrons without whom it wouldn’t be possible. I love you all.

Ed Bradica

Ed is ecstatic to be back with this wonderful cast and crew for his fourth Music Hall. Recent Drury Lane credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Father) and Once Upon a Mattress (Minstrel). Many thanks to Brenda for her constant support and to you, our Drury Lane patrons, for making Music Hall such a unique and enjoyable experience. Have fun with the show. I know you will! Oy!

Randall Bridge

I am happy to once again be associated with a great cast, crew and production team. Music Hall will always be a fantastic part of my life and with this being the 40th Anniversary, why it will be the best. I am looking forward to “exposing” you to a great show and production. Sit back and have a few toasts of good cheer as we present to you Music Hall 2020.

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John Dillon

John began performing at the age of 7 in Dundee, Scotland, following in the footsteps of his singer father. Choirs, school band, musicals and a television appearance ensued before John formed a Melodymaker and Roundhouse winning band with his mate Steve MacDonald. In the mid-70’s John and his new wife, Theresa, moved to Canada to raise a family. Come the early 90’s John was again pulled into music and theatre at Drury Lane where he has performed in numerous shows and over 20 Music Halls. He is delighted to be back this year, and hopes that you, the audience, enjoy the show as much as he does.

John P. Kemp

I am my kids’ Dad and my wife’s husband. Past experience includes: Grease-Danny Zuko, HSC; Godspell-Judas, HTI; Lead Singer Diamond Life, A&M Records; Quasi Hands, Lead Singer, finalist Q107 Homegrown Contest; Concrete Angels, Soundtrack for full length feature film; Guys and Doll’s, Sky Masterson-HSC and Tivoli Theatre; Anything Goes-Billy, HSC; Annie Get Your Gun-Frank Butler, Lighthouse Theatre; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying-J.B. Biggely-HSC; Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jimmy Winter-HSC. I am really excited about performing in the 40th Anniversary edition of Drury Lane Theatres’ Music Hall. I’m the new guy, sit back, enjoy the show and go easy on me!

Paddy Skinner

Paddy is stoked to return to the stage at Drury Lane for Music Hall. This is his third time performing with the amazing cast and crew of Music Hall. So, hold on to your beer and have a banana! Oy.

Al Skinner

Can’t believe I’ve been performing and creating with this company since 1980! So many great shows including Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha, Brigadoon, Kiss Me Kate, The White Horse Inn, Christmas Pantomines and many Music Halls. I’m happy to be back and part of the 40th Anniversary Music Hall. Love coproducing with my Michelle, it’s been a hell of a run. 40th Annual Drury Lane Music Hall 11


Cast | The Misses May Farquhar

May is tickled “PINK” to be performing in the 40th Edition of Drury Lane’s Music Hall and to be sharing the stage with so many wonderful friends!!! To her it is not just a bunch of people getting together to put on a show but rather Music Hall to her is “family” who are always there to support both on and off stage. She thanks the AWESOME directors, producers, cast and crew and thanks her friends and family for their support over the years with special thanks to Sue and Jody! She makes special mention of her dear friend Bill Latham who she hopes is watching from above….Sit back, forget your troubles, have a wee dram and enjoy!!!!!

Sheila Flis

I remember my first Music Hall at Drury Lane. My dear friend May and I were singing a duet about frequenting several bars in the English countryside. As the number progressed we appeared more and more inebriated. We got so into our parts that we fell into the side curtain and brought it down on top of us. That was my first experience with the hijinx of Music Hall and although I can’t recall how many years I have performed in MH, I can remember how much fun I have had over the years. I know you will have as much fun here at the 40th Anniversary show as we will have performing it for you. Welcome and “Cheers!!”

Kay Lewis

Kay loved Music Hall so much last year, that she’s back again for her 2nd time of torture; after all, it is the special 40th edition. She’s so proud to be performing with the same lovely Misses and a few new Misters. After giving out tons of business cards and posters, she hopes you’ll all show up for some fun and laughter, with your bananas and cucumbers( for pearlies). And “no looking up my old address”.

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Carrie Mines

Carrie is thrilled to be back for her 19th Music Hall. In addition to being onstage, Carrie is also this year’s compiler! It was such a pleasure for her to scan the archives to pull together the 40th Anniversary show and celebrate the best of Music Hall with this year’s cast and crew of old and new friends!!! Shout out to husband Rob for all his love and support. Oy!

Margaret Moir

Margaret is always tickled pink to be part of Music Hall but, this being the 40th anniversary, makes this production extra special! Working with such a talented group meant rehearsals were so much fun and she hopes you all enjoy the end result. As always, love and thanks go to Frank, family and friends for their support as she juggles life to be part of this terrific show! Sit back and have fun!

Melody Rasmussen

Melody is thrilled to be a part of the 40th edition of Music Hall. She is so excited to be performing with this talented group of friends. Thanks to her wonderful husband, Scott, for all his support and wrangling the kids at home. Thanks to her amazing kids, Henry, Arya and Claire for all their support and encouraging applause. A big thanks to all her family for extra babysitting so she can have all these laughs. Now grab a drink, pull up a seat, but trust me you’re only going to need the edge.

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Acknowledgements Drury Lane Theatrical Productions extends its sincere appreciation to these many patrons who have helped make this production possible. Their generosity keeps our theatre thriving. Stage Manager Level ($500 - $999) Stephen Thomson Friend Level ($100 - $499) Douglas Bown Gregory Flis Gerry Norman Roslyn Carey

Karen Blair Fran and Frank Holik Pamela Pole Jack Bowles Lorraine Long Jack Rivett Sharron Clerk

John Mink Gord and Sheila Paprica Catherine Croft Arnold and Anne Koopman Patron Level ($10 - $99) Flora Maher Larry Roach Louise Currie Mel Matthias Joan Thomblinson Susan and William Dell David and Susan McKay

Willoughby Patterson Margaret Eggertson Norinne Mein Jack Seedhouse

Ishbel Thomson Margaret Foster Michael Newsome Leslie Wells Carole Gilbert Marion Parish Sharon Wilcox

A round of applause to our good neighbours and supporters: Aldershot Lions Club Starbucks on Brant

Volunteers A very special Thank You to the many generous people who volunteer their time as house managers, assistant house managers, ticket takers, ushers, cashiers, bar staff, wait staff... the list of jobs is endless and we couldn’t do it without them! Annie Barnshaw Barrie Montague Carol MacKenzie Christopher Belton Dorothy Birkes Doug Caldwell Eleanor Yerrow Gregory Flis Jeanne Montague

Joanne Warren Jon Dobbin Josephine MacLean Ken Bauman Lauren Maykut Lucy McGhee Marty Haverson Michelle Wagman Nancy Mleczko

Rick MacKenzie Roslyn Carey Sandra Jennings Stephen Thomson Susan Haverson Theresa Dillon Wendy Rideout

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Olde Tyme Music Hall, 1981

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Volunteer with us! Be part of the magic! Can you sew? Are you a carpenter? Can you paint? Interested in learning how? We can always use more help and we welcome new ideas! Talk to any member, the bar staff, the box office or visit our website to let us know you are interested in being involved.

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Drury Lane’s 2019/2020 Board of Directors President.......................................Joanne Warren Vice President..............................Randall Bridge Artistic Director.....................Carol MacKenzie Treasurer....................................Barrie Montague Secretary.......................................Katherine Stolz Marketing/Publicity...............Rick MacKenzie Librarian...............................................Carrie Mines Social................................. Barb Bryant Osborne Wardrobe.............................. Jeanne Montague Properties...................................Katharine Costa Past President.............................Michael Belton

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This musical comedy and murder mystery finds Nick, a restaurant owner on the run from the mob, hiding out in a rural Saskatchewan resort. He is accompanied by federal agent, Angela, who is to ensure his safety.

The

Last Resort

AN ASPECTS OF DANCE PRODUCTION in Collaboration With Drury Lane Theatre

DECEMBER 2020

Upon arrival a threatening note is handed to Nick and it appears as though his whereabouts have been discovered. A ridiculous array of characters tries to deal with the fact there is a hit man among them!

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

OCT/NOV 2020

MAY 2020

Upcoming Shows

A Christmas Pantomime

Our Christmas Pantomime follows the well known story of Aladdin, and includes a trip to Egypt, adventures with a mummy and a ghost, a haughty fairy and a hint of Ali Baba, as well as a magic show. Suitable for children of all ages whether your 3 or 93!!!

Call the box office or visit our website for show times! 905-637-3979 | drurylane.ca 20 40th Annual Drury Lane Music Hall