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MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON
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Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison September 5 - October 4/09
Board of Directors Ralph Young President Chris Sheard Past President Aroon Sequeira Treasurer Christine Bishop Guy Bridgeman Allison Edwards James Gillespie Ted Hole Lisa Miller Catrin Owen Tom Redl Rob Reynolds Gaurav Singhmar Larry Staples
Honorary Directors Jack N. Agrios, Jan Bentley, Joanne Berger, Dan Block, Frank Calder, Gary G. Campbell, Betty Carlson, Donald A. Carlson, Marilyn Cohen, Reg Copithorne, Marc de La Bruyère, Len Dolgoy, Dennis Erker, Grant Fairley, John C. Forster, Frank Gibson, Jean Hamilton, Brian Hetherington, Gary Killips, Beverlee Loat, Maureen McCaw, Eva McGregor, Susan Minsos, Terry Nistor, Bob Normand, Ray B. Phipps, Barbara Poole, Ted Power, Jerry Preston, Henry (Hank) Reid, Charlotte Robb, Barbara Shumsky, Esther Starkman, Marianne Takach, Merle Taylor, Mr. Justice Dennis R. Thomas, Brian Tod, John Tweddle, Brian Vaasjo, Chief Justice A.H. Wachowich, Bob Walker, Bill Weir, Dr. Marvin Weisler, Bart West, Eve Willox, David Wilson, Doris Wilson, John Yerxa
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THE JUNGLE BOOK Adaptation by Tracey Power Based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling October 17 - November 1/09
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL By Tom Stoppard November 7 - 29/09
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted by Tom Wood Based on the story by Charles Dickens November 27 - December 23/09
WINGFIELD LOST AND FOUND By Dan Needles January 9 - 31/10
SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Book by Hugh Wheeler Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim February 6 - 28/10
COURAGEOUS By Michael Healey February 20 - March 14/10
THE GLASS MENAGERIE By Tennessee Williams March 27 - April 18/10
THE DROWNING GIRLS By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, Daniela Vlaskalic April 10 - May 2/10
AS YOU LIKE IT By William Shakespeare April 17 - May 9/10
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Music by Allen Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton May 1 - May 30/10
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ANNUAL SUPPORT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($5000 +) Allison & Glyn Edwards Ada Hole Maureen McCaw & Sandy Slator Rob & Beth Reynolds Chris & Dale Sheard Weir Family Fund
DIRECTOR’S CLUB ($2500 TO $4999) Madam Justice L. Darlene Acton & Mr. Donald Scott Bob Baker & Tom Wood Dr. & Mrs. Luis & Alexis Baptista David & Jan Bentley Norman & Christine Bishop Marc de La Bruyère & Stacy Schiff Doug & Wendy Davey Dr. Elizabeth Dixon & Dr. Ben Macedo Jim & Sheila Edwards Leslie Frankish Cecil & Anne Hoffman Don & Lorna Kramer Leo J. Krysa Family Foundation Sandy & Cecile Mactaggart Jack & Lorraine McBain Arliss Miller Ove & Susan Minsos Playhouse Publications Ltd. Barbara Poole Jerry & Mary Preston Sir Francis Price & Justice Marguerite Trussler Tom & Corrie Redl Aroon & Krista Sequeira Kayla Shoctor Marshall & Debby Shoctor
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Thank you to all of our supporters. Charitable BN 11922 7387 RR0001 DR. JOSEPH H. SHOCTOR, 1922 – 2001 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND FOUNDER, THE CITADEL THEATRE
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PREMIER SUPPORTERS We are proud to recognize our Premier Supporters, our partners in the creation of theatre at The Citadel. THE HOLE FAMILY • THE JOHN AND BARBARA POOLE FAMILY FUND ELDON & ANNE FOOTE FUND • THE ROBBINS FOUNDATION CANADA
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HENRY HOLE, 1884 - 1954 On the Citadel’s 30th Anniversary, a gift was made by the Company of Harry Hole, James F. Hole, Ralph K. Hole and Robert W. Hole on behalf of the Hole family — in honour of their late father, Henry Hole. The Citadel Theatre is proud to honour Henry Hole’s integrity, compassion and leadership in the dedication of this complex to his memory.
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MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN & TIM RICE BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY
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DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS RÉJEAN COURNOYER As The Beast/Prince JULIEN ARNOLD, JEREMY BAUMUNG, ASHLEY BJORNDAL, JOSÉE BOUDREAU, KENDRA BRAUN, STEPHAN DICKSON, ALLISON HERDER, PETER HUCK, KALIE HUNTER, KAYLA JAMES, LINDSAY KRAMER, DAVID LIGHT, MELISSA MacPHERSON, ARYN McCONNELL, ERIC MORIN, GLENN NELSON, SHELLEY SIMESTER, ANDREW STELMACK, ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI-TARHAN, JOHN ULLYATT, JASON WESTLAKE,TYRELL WITHERSPOON, KYLEYOUNG Directed by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BOB BAKER Music Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DON HORSBURGH Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PHILLIP NERO Set & Costumes Design by . . . . . . . . . . . . . LESLIE FRANKISH Lighting Design by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRISTOPHER DENNIS Sound Design by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PETER McBOYLE Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain, Fight Captain . . . . . . . . . . JASON WESTLAKE Associate Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . MICHAEL LAIRD Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MICHELLE CHAN Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAYNE PAQUETTE Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICOLE OLSZEWSKI Child Supervisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KERRY JOHNSON, JULIE SERGER The play is approximately 2 ¼ hours with one intermission of twenty minutes. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with MusicTheatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MusicTheatre International 421 West 54th Street, NewYork, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com The Citadel engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Production personnel for the Citadel Theatre are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Sponsors
MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I BELLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle, Ensemble NO MATTER WHAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle, Maurice NO MATTER WHAT (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice WOLF CHASE #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle, Gaston BELLE (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle IS THIS HOME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle IS THIS HOME TAG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Potts GASTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaston, Lefou, Silly Girls, Ensemble GASTON (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaston, Lefou HOW LONG MUST THIS GO ON?. . . . . . . . . . The Beast BE OUR GUEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Ensemble IF I CAN’T LOVE HER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Beast
ACT II SOMETHING THERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle, The Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth HUMAN AGAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble MAISON DES LUNES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaston, Lefou, D’Arque BEAUTY AND THE BEAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Potts IF I CAN’T LOVE HER (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Beast A CHANGE IN ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle THE MOB SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaston, Ensemble IS THIS HOME (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle TRANSFORMATION/FINALE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle, The Beast, Ensemble
ORCHESTRA Music Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Horsburgh Keyboard I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janice Flower Keyboard II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Sigurdson Reed I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Faulkner Reed II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Levia Reed III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Baril Trumpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Gray Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Donatelle Violin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Cockell Cello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Woodman Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Lent Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Mulligan Music Contractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Hurst Music Contractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Lutfiyya - Music Services International 24
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ALAN MENKEN Music Born in New York, Alan was a budding instrumental talent, developing an early interest in Beethoven and Brahms, later taken by the folk movement, all the while adding rock’n’roll, and virtually anything else to his ever-expanding musical universe. “Growing up, I was surrounded by a family that loved Broadway musicals”, says Menken, “Regularly we gathered around my father at the piano, and as he played and we sang, the house was filled with the sound of Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, Lerner and Loewe, and all the other great Broadway songwriters. As a child, I was introduced to the power of the American musical through shows like My Fair Lady, Fiorello and The Sound of Music.” “I showed an interest in piano at a very young age, but I hated to practice, so when my parents left the room I’d make up my own version of the piece. That’s how I started composing.” In addition to Beauty and the Beast, his many accomplishments include The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Aladdin; The Little Mermaid and Little Shop of Horrors. He has received many awards including a Best Song Oscar for Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Alan’s upcoming stage and film projects include a new stage musical of Leap of Faith (opening on Broadway in the fall of ’10), a stage adaptation of Newsies and a new Disney animated musical, Rapunzel (slated for release holiday season of ’10).
HOWARD ASHMAN Lyrics Born in Baltimore, Ashman moved to New York and became an editor while he wrote plays, including ’Cause Maggie’s Afraid of the Dark; The Confirmation and Dreamstuff, a musical version of The Tempest. He wrote Little Shop of Horrors with Alan Menken which became the third longest running musical in Off-Broadway history, as well as the highest-grossing musical Off-Broadway. Turning his talents toward film, Ashman was pivotal in the renaissance of Disney animated musicals and in the development of Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Producer and Lyrics), Beauty and the Beast (Executive Producer and Lyrics) and Aladdin (Lyrics), all with music by Alan Menken. Ashman’s contributions to the revival of classic Disney animated musicals were perhaps best expressed by the dedication to the film Beauty and the Beast: “To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul. He will be forever missed.” Ashman composed for the animated Disney feature Beauty and the Beast as well as Aladdin. He died in 1991. Ashman Sings Ashman, a CD of his work, with never-before-heard demos, including those from Smile, is available from PS Classics. Ashman’s papers are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. 27
PLAYWRIGHTS TIM RICE Lyrics
(Sir Tim to you) has been writing lyrics for musical theatre and related enterprises for over forty years, something he only intended to do for a few months while waiting to become a pop star. The waiting has been extended, mainly because of the world’s failure to accept him as a rock god, but also because of the distracting success of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber; Aladdin, King David and Beauty and the Beast with Alan Menken; Chess with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John. He is well known in England, his home country, for his love of cricket and as a tolerable radio and television personality. He has won numerous awards along the way, including Oscars, Tonys and life-saving badges, but often for the wrong thing and often for simply turning up. He is currently working with Alan Menken on songs for a new film version of Beauty and the Beast, on a musical play about Machiavelli, and is plugging the recently released DVD and album of Chess in Concert starring Josh Groban, Idina Menzel and Adam Pascal. More gripping info can be found on www.timrice.co.uk but please don’t feel obliged to go there.
LINDA WOOLVERTON Book While working as a development executive at CBS, Linda Woolverton wrote two young adult novels Star Wind and Running Before the Wind. After her books were published by Houghton Mifflin, she abandoned development and began to write full time. She started by writing scripts for animated television shows. When one of her novels caught the attention of a Disney executive, she was hired to write the script for the animated feature, Beauty and the Beast. Upon its release in 1991, the film won the Golden Globe for the Best Comedy/Musical and became the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. Ms. Woolverton was then hired to write the screenplay for The Lion King (shared credit). She then re-wrote the script for Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (shared credit); writing for the animated feature Mulan and also wrote the Book (shared) for Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical Aida which ran for five years at the Palace Theatre. She went on to adapt the script of Beauty and the Beast for the Broadway stage and received the Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 1994. Linda Woolverton’s screenplay for Alice in Wonderland is a sequel to the original works by Lewis Carroll, directed by Tim Burton.
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(in alphabetical order) JULIEN ARNOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cogsworth JEREMY BAUMUNG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D’Arque/Bookseller/Barman ASHLEY BJORNDAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silly Girl, Ensemble JOSÉE BOUDREAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle KENDRA BRAUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grocer’s Wife/Ensemble RÉJEAN COURNOYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beast/Prince STEPHAN DICKSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fish Man/Ensemble ALLISON HERDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milk Maid/Ensemble PETER HUCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaston KALIE HUNTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lady with Baby/Ensemble KAYLA JAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silly Girl/Ensemble LINDSAY KRAMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silly Girl/Ensemble DAVID LIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baker/Ensemble MELISSA MacPHERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Babette/Haughty Shopper ARYN McCONNELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chip/Shepherd Boy ERIC MORIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candle Man/Ensemble GLENN NELSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice SHELLEY SIMESTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe/Haughty Shopper ANDREW STELMACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeFou ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI-TARHAN . . . Mrs. Potts/Baker’s Wife JOHN ULLYATT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lumiere JASON WESTLAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheese Cart Man/Ensemble TYRELL WITHERSPOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grocer/Ensemble KYLEYOUNG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shepherd/Ensemble The townspeople, wolves, caryatids, flatware and napkins are played by members of the ensemble The video taping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
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Fairy tales have existed for thousands of years. They began as cautionary tales, stories created to preserve and pass along important information in the days before written language was developed. Storytellers learned early on that an audience was more likely to remember a story if it was entertaining, which gave rise to the sorts of fantastical and extraordinary elements that we have come to associate with fairy tales (a simple warning not to go walking alone in the woods is far less memorable than an account of a huge, talking, lumberjack-eating wolf). Because the struggles of humanity in those early days were so similar, fairy tales with very similar plots, characters, and motifs are found spread across many different cultures. The fantastical creatures and events in fairy tales always represent real life troubles, which is why we must pay close attention so that we can learn the solution. Many people are no doubt familiar with Beauty and the Beast from the 1991 Disney movie, which was the first animated film to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is upon this film that the play you are about to see is based. However the original fairy tale is somewhat different from Disney’s adaptation. In it, Belle’s father is a merchant, not an inventor. Further, Belle is not an only child but has two sisters – two sisters who become jealous of how nicely Belle is treated by the Beast when she is forced to live in his castle. And there’s another difference: the Beast is quite generous and kind to Belle in the original tale – he only demands that she become his prisoner after Belle’s father steals something from his castle. Disney invented the Beast’s back story wherein a selfish young prince spurns an old beggar woman, calling her ugly, then is punished by being made ugly himself. The original fable offers no explanation of why the Beast is a beast, nor is the character of Gaston (Belle’s arrogant suitor) present. Disney’s additions significantly change the story, as well as the lesson it seeks to teach. The moral of the original fable can be summed up: “don’t judge a book by its cover.” However the Disney tale goes much further. By explaining to us why the Beast is ugly, it suggests that there are two kinds of ugly: that which is on the outside, and that which is within. The Beast is ugly on the inside – the enchantress simply makes his outer appearance match his inner self. It is only by learning to love and be generous that the Beast is turned back into a handsome prince.
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foreshadowing with Colin MacLean This last season at the Citadel was one of those memorable ones. Artistic Director Bob Baker set sail last September with the riotously entertaining The Drowsy Chaperone, demonstrated how a love gone wrong drove a gentle barber to insanity and gave Sweeney Todd an unexpected beating heart and now, with nary a leak in the hold, steers his craft into the safe harbour with tonight’s justifiably celebrated production of a maiden and the beast that loved her. Despite my tortured metaphor, it was a terrific season. How many times have you said to some poor sod who didn’t have a ticket,“Oh, you should have seen James MacDonald’s performance in Blackbird”or“Christmas is not Christmas any more for me without taking in A Christmas Carol?” Baker, with 11 plays in 3 distinct series, has once again chosen works with wide appeal while making sure that those of an edgier theatrical sensibility will not be disappointed.
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The season begins with one of the most popular works ever written in Canada. Billy Bishop, a n’er do well and goof-off from Owen Sound, took to the air in World War I and found the element that defined him forever. He became Canada’s greatest flying ace with 72 victories to his credit. On June 2, 1917, Bishop got up really early one morning and flew alone over enemy lines. Before he got back home he had shot down three aircraft and destroyed several more on the ground. He won the Victoria Cross for that one. Back in 1978, actor Eric Peterson and pianist John Gray wrote a whimsical but celebratory musical play based on Bishop’s exploits. It’s a work that is still oft presented today. Our production, directed by James MacDonald, features
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Mainstage Series the Citadel’s go-to guy for just about anything theatrical, John Ullyatt.“John is perfect,” observes Baker.“He’s just the right age, he has the storytelling ability and he can sing.” Billy Bishop flies again beginning September 18 on the mainstage. Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage is a high-powered romance about,“a young woman seeking independence in ragtime Manhattan.” In 1905, New York was a place where affluence and poverty existed in uneasy union. There was opera and vaudeville. Baseball fans were singing that new song, Take Me Out to the Ball Game. American playwright Lynn Nottage sets her play in this time of social turbulence. It’s the story of a 35 year old maiden seamstress named Esther who sews undergarments for the ladies of society as well as the ladies of the numerous sporting houses. She feels she’s been left behind by life when two men discover her. One is a shy Jewish tailor – the other a robust chain gang prisoner who proposes marriage. Nottage writes a sweeping epic, and an intimate romance, in a world of class, greed and ambition. The work opened in New York in 2003 and was the most popular play produced last year in regional theatre. A Toronto company, Obsidian Theatre, picked it up two years ago and mounted, what the reviews tell us, was a superlative production. (“Achingly touching,” read one.) Opens October 2. The really big theatrical guns are unleashed in early January. The play is Tracy Letts’Pulitzer (and Tony) award winning August: Osage County. The production will be directed by Baker who offers,“I haven’t wanted to get my hands on a piece
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foreshadowing with Colin MacLean of material like this so badly since Angels in America.â€? The play centres on a reunion of the spectacularly dysfunctional Weston family of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In three superbly well-written acts, issues such as drug addiction, alcoholism, suicide, aging, incest, infidelity and ultimately love occur in a play that has been compared to the best of Eugene Oâ€™Neill, Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee. This is an ambitious, serious work that will leave you wincing in your seat while you are doubled over with laughter. Catalyst Theatre is on a roll. Its last two productions, Frankenstein and Nevermore, have played to ecstatic reviews and full houses. Not only in Edmonton but all over the country. Their latest remounting of the two, here in Edmonton, sold out before the first actor declaimed a single word. The company centres around two very creative driving forces: designer Bretta Gerecke and playwright/composer/lyricist/director, Jonathan Christenson. The Citadel has commissioned their next show and is presenting it in the Shoctor, opening March 5. Christenson seems to be exhuming the gothic canon one show after the other. The production will be Hunchback, taken, of course, from the haunting tale by Victor Hugo. The Citadel is bringing its formidable development apparatus to bear on the work.â€œWe are working with them to help develop and dramaturge it,â€? says Baker. As Christenson wryly announced to the assembled press at the launch of the new season,â€œIt doesnâ€™t exist yet but it HUNCHBACK MAR 5 - 27/11 will be unlike anything youâ€™ve ever seen.â€? Letâ€™s take a moment to talk about The Robbins Academy at the Citadel. With the financial and moral support of Bill and Mary Jo Robbins, through their Robbins Foundation of Canada, Baker and Citadel Executive Director Penny Ritco have put together an umbrella initiative that, for the first time,
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2010-2011 assembles all of the elements of the Citadel’s programs for creative development. That includes Play Development, the Young Companies, the Foote Theatre School and the various Education and Outreach programs, as well as the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program – which Baker terms, “a rigorous advanced training program that enhances and improves the skills of emerging and established theatre professionals.” Says Baker,“It will allow the Citadel to focus on a common vision. There is nothing like it in the country.” The Professional Program may be primarily aimed at helping working actors develop their skills, but sitting out there in the darkness, we have benefited greatly as well. After the company has spent exhaustive hours in Banff training in acting, singing, voice, movement, dance, stage combat and text analysis, Baker brings them back here and drills them in the production of a specific piece of theatre. The results have been exceptional, as anyone who has been enchanted by the Citadel’s productions of Pride and Prejudice and As You Like It, will attest. Next year, participants will be featured in two productions. The first is Tom Wood’s take on that hardy old perennial of swash and buckle, The Three Musketeers. And why not? Wood has breathed new life into The Servant of Two Masters, Peter Pan, Pride and Prejudice and A Christmas Carol. The company
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The second show will be Little Women, The Musical. It opened on Broadway in 2005 and tells the heartwarming story of the four March sisters, feisty Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, the kind-hearted Beth and their beloved Marmee while their father is away serving during the American Civil War. “It’s a good adaptation,” says Baker.“I saw it at a matinee in New York and was engaged by its sweetness and charm. I think in Pride and Prejudice we demonstrated we can find a way to make Jane Austen not feel like an essay. Or homework. We can do the same for Louisa May Alcott. I’ll be directing both – with a little help from a co-director and a team helping me to put them together.” There will be an additional production in the Robbins Family series, Rick: The Rick Hansen Story, produced in partnership with the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
With a season of such promise, it would surely be downright churlish to miss even one show.
YOUR ESO IS PLAYING 2010 / 2011 Performances
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow - The ESO plays Zappa
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 7:30pm
Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:30pm Lucas Waldin, conductor Chantal Kreviazuk, vocalist
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Fresh from the 2010 Lilith Fair festival tour celebrating women in music, one of Canada’s finest female singer/ songwriters makes her ESO debut. Don’t miss your chance to hear this Juno Award-winning star surrounded by symphonic splendour.
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Everybody’s favourite Looney Tunes and characters from Warner Bros. Studios will be on-screen at the Winspear Centre, accompanied by the ESO performing exciting crown jewels such as What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, Long-Haired Hare, and A Corny Concerto. LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s10)
Whether considered a satirical rocker, a guitar virtuosos, or an orchestral innovator, Frank Zappa was one of the most influential and original composers of his generation. The ESO pays homage to a composer that was one of the first to break down barriers between rock, jazz, and classical music, in this concert featuring music from Yellow Shark, Joe’s Garage, and Over-nite Sensation.
BIOS JULIEN ARNOLD
Earlier this season at the Citadel, Julien appeared in A Christmas Carol and The Drowsy Chaperone, a co-production with the National Arts Centre. Last season, Julien appeared in The Wizard of Oz, Julius Caesar and A Christmas Carol. Other Citadel Theatre credits include Noises Off, Measure for Measure, The Sound of Music, Einstein’s Gift, Servant of Two Masters, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Babes in Arms, Twelfth Night and Travels With My Aunt. Other Edmonton theatre credits include Mother of the Year, Happy Toes, Cocktails at Pam’s and Shockers Delight! for Teatro La Quindicina; Ilsa, Queen of the Nazi Love Camp for Workshop West Theatre; Alias Godot for Theatre Network; As You Like It and Richard III for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival; Bouncers for Leave It To Jane Theatre and Mad Forest and Les Liaisons Dangereuses for Phoenix Theatre.
Jeremy Baumung is an Edmonton-based playwright and actor. Earlier this season at the Citadel, Jeremy appeared in Sweeney Todd and A Christmas Carol. Last season at the Citadel, Jeremy participated in the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program where he played Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice and he also played the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Since graduating from Grant MacEwan he’s worked with these companies: the Freewill Players, Northern Light Theatre, The Azimuth Theatre, Theatre Prospero, Concrete Theatre, The Alberta Worker’s Health Center, The Edge, THEATrePUBLIC and Nextfest. His play Dead Man Talking has toured as far as Auckland, New Zealand, and his monologue Homeless just finished an early spring tour with Azimuth Theatre. This summer Jeremy will be performing at the Edmonton Fringe in Ken Brown’s Spiral Dive Three.
Ashley appeared last season at the Citadel in The Wizard of Oz. Previously at the Citadel, Ashley appeared in Beauty and the Beast. Recent credits include High School Musical for Viva Musica (Kelowna); Little Red Riding Hood for Alberta Opera; Little Shop of Horrors for the Mayfield Dinner Theatre and The Full Monty for Ground Zero Theatre (Calgary). Ashley is a graduate from the MacEwan Theatre Arts Program in Edmonton, where she was blessed to perform such roles as Jeanette in The Full Monty, Irene in Crazy For You, Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown and Lilly in The Secret Garden. Ashley currently lives in Summerland, BC with her fiance Ty and their dog Duke. Thank you for supporting live theatre and enjoy the show!
BIOS JOSÉE BOUDREAU
Josée is thrilled to be making her Citadel debut playing her favourite childhood fairytale princess surrounded by a very talented group of Canadian performers. Josée was born and raised along the east coast shoreline of New Brunswick. A proud graduate of the Randolph Academy, her most recent credit was understudying and performing the roles of Maria and Liesl in the Mirvish Production of The Sound Of Music. Prior to that, Josée’s theatre credits include The Golden Mickey’s, Twice Charmed, Hercules and Disney Dreams for Disney Cruise Line; Neifile in The Decameron workshop at Berkeley Street Theatre; Canadian Explosion for Stage West; female swing in Sleeping Beauty for Wolfworks and Rosa Bud in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and Olivine, Thérèse Dubuc in Les Belles Sœurs for Annex Theatre. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone at the Talent House, my very supportive friends and especially my family, who continue to encourage me every day to believe in my dreams and reach for the stars! Bon spectacle!
BIOS KENDRA BRAUN
This is Kendra’s first appearance at the Citadel. Recent theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Theatre Calgary and Guys and Dolls for Gateway Theatre. Kendra is a graduate of the Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College and is happy to be back in the province she calls home. Coming up next, Kendra will be moving to Vancouver and heading back to school for Makeup artistry. She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support. Mama and Papa, I think you’re going to love this one.
Earlier this season, Réjean appeared as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Previously at the Citadel he appeared as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Beauty and the Beast (a co-production with Theatre Calgary). Selected theatre credits include Les Misérables for the Arts Club; Pélagie (Dora Award Nomination) and Little Shop of Horrors for CanStage; Oliver! for Theatre Aquarius; Knickerbocker Holiday for Toronto Operetta Theatre; A Few Good Men and Tuesdays with Morrie for Neptune Theatre and Into the Woods, Three Sisters and Macbeth for Atlantic Theatre Festival. His selected film and television credits include Rideau Hall; The Event (ACTRA Award); Baby; Wedding Wars; Homeless to Harvard; Martha Inc. and October 1970.
BIOS STEPHAN DICKSON
Stephan is very excited to be working with this wonderful cast and the Citadel Theatre. Stephan has worked with many artists such as K-OS, Howie Beck, The Temptations, Celtic Thunder and many more. Selected theatre credits include Moe Doodle in The Doodlebops Together Forever Tour for KOBA; Mongo in High School Musical for Drayton Entertainment.; Bikle in Footloose for Paradox and Jack in Into The Woods for RAPA. Selected film credits include Mean Girls; Cheetah Girls; Dawn of the Dead; Prince and Me and a lead role in the upcoming short Mind Fields. Selected choreographer credits include Ragtime and Titanic for CCMP; Booming Aunty for Kodak and Triple Threat for Much Music. Upcoming for Stephan is production co-choreographer for the world premiere of Tweed the Musical for IANA Pro. He is also the co-founder of JKS Entertainment. Thanks to his family and friends for all the support. Enjoy the show. To learn more about Stephan visit www.jksentertainment.com.
Last year at the Citadel, Allison appeared in The Wizard of Oz. Some other favourite stage credits include Seussical the Musical for Carousel Theatre; The Producers for the Arts Club; TINA: A Rock n Roll Journey for SAM Productions; Candy Girl Cabaret for NY Jazz Company and Blue Skies with the Victoria Symphony. She was privileged to travel the Caribbean performing with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, singing everything from Broadway to blues. Recently, Allison has choreographed the musicals Oliver! and West Side Story. Originally from Edmonton, she trained at Shelleyâ€™s Dance Company and is a second year graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Allison would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support. Enjoy!
BIOS PETER HUCK
Peter is delighted to return to the Citadel to perform the role of Gaston with this outstanding company. Citadel credits Include Cabaret, Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol, Betty’s Summer Vacation, Big River and Mr. A’s Amazing Maze. Other selected theatre credits include Radio City Music Hall’s Xmas Spectacular (Broadway); Mame! for Papermill Playhouse, NJ; The Lord of the Rings at the Princess of Wales Theatre, TO; Gaston in Beauty and the Beast for Rainbow Stage (04’ & ’09); Bernardo in West Side Story for the Arts Club/Rainbow Stage; Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain for the Arts Club and The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver (3 seasons). Selected film and television credits include The Room at the End of the Hall; Men In Trees; Secret Lives (choreo); The 4400; Once Upon a Mattress; Reefer Madness; X-Files 2 – I Want to Believe; The Watchmen and Tron 2 - 3D. As a Director/Producer Peter received the 2005 Ovation Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Vancouver’s Musical Theatre Community” for September in the Cathedral with Sondheim, which also was listed in the Top 10 Productions of 2009 in Canada’s Now Magazine in Toronto last fall. Peter has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and a Diploma in Theatre Arts from Grant MacEwan University. Much love to Kelly and family and enjoy the show!
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BIOS KALIE HUNTER
Kalie last appeared at the Citadel in Beauty and the Beast. Originally from Victoria, BC, Kalie graduated with a BA in dance from the School of Alberta Ballet/University of Calgary. Directly after University, Kalie was lucky enough to participate in a dance travel study through Poland where she took part in the Bytom Festival. Her credits include Ballet Espressivo; La Caravan Dance Theatre; featured dancer/silks aerial acrobat for Silverseas Cruise Lines for Jean Anne Ryan Productions; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Theatre Calgary and Grief: Another Common Bond for Fayez1Productions, Toronto. Kalie has also taught dance nationwide and is currently on staff at Metro Movement as the jazz basics instructor. She is thrilled to be back at the Citadel and working with such fabulous people! Thank you and love as always to her family and Phil.
Kayla’s debut at the Citadel Theatre came in the form of Flying Monkey in The Wizard of Oz last season. She is thrilled to be back working with the amazing artistic team once again. Originally from Woodstock, Ontario, Kayla is a proud graduate of the Sheridan College Music Theatre Performance Program. Recent credits include Mrs. Snoring Man in White Christmas for Theatre Aquarius; assistant choreographer for Pippin for Theatre Sheridan and Susan in Narnia for Theatre New Brunswick. Kayla would like to thank Bob, Don, Phil, Jason, and the Citadel for letting her share in the Beauty and the Beast experience this time around! And thanks to her lovely parents and Buddy for supporting her no matter what! Enjoy the show.
Lindsay is honored to be back home and performing once again in Beauty and the Beast. Most recently Lindsay worked as choreographer for the Randolph Academy’s production of Bye Bye Birdie in Toronto where she currently resides. Other creative credits include Grief: Another Common Bond; Nunsense 2; West Side Story; Joseph and High School Musical where she worked as the assistant choreographer and dance captain. Favourite performance credits include Grief: Another Common Bond (Dance Captain), Martha (US) in Disney’s High School Musical for Neptune Theatre; Gymnasia in A Funny Thing…Forum for Drayton Ent.; Val in A Chorus Line for the Randolph Academy; Much Music; YTV and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Mom and dad thank you for keeping my old bedroom vacant. Brother and sister, you guys are the best. Welcome to our family Sue! Thanks to The Talent House, the Randolphs and the entire CItadel gang. For Michele “Rusty” Stewart and Jack “Jackman” Ebbels. 48
BIOS DAVID LIGHT
David is more than thrilled to be making his debut at the Citadel Theatre with this amazing cast. David is a born and raised prairie boy hailing from Prince Albert, Sk. but currently lives in Toronto. He recently starred as Rob in the Canadian Premiere of High Fidelity: The Musical this January for HartHouse Theatre. He was also merrying about this past Christmas in Ross Petty’s “Robin Hood” at the Elgin Theatre. Every once in awhile he gets the “Hey.. aren’t you that guy from Triple Sensation?” (The CBC television series where he finished as the 2nd place male in season 2). Past credits include Grief: Another Common Bond, the remount of the Canadian Premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera; Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka; Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin; Emcee in Cabaret; Rooster in Annie; Prince Charming in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast; Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables; Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls; Simon Zealots in Jesus Christ Superstar; Rolf in The Sound of Music and Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. David would like to thank Bob, Don, Philip, Michelle and the entire team here at the Citadel. Special thanks to Mom, Matt, and Aunty K. Enjoy the show!
Earlier this season Melissa appeared at the Citadel in Courageous. Other Citadel credits include Julius Caesar, Noises Off and the Citadel/Theatre Calgary co-production of Beauty and the Beast. Other credits include The Woman in Black for Theatre Network; Little Shop of Horrors and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for Mayfield Theatre and Richard III, As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice for Freewill Shakespeare Festival.
Aryn McConnell is a ten year old girl with a huge passion for singing and performing. A student of Victoria School of the Visual and Performing Arts, she has had the opportunity to perform in the Victoria School productions of My Fair Lady and Wade in the Water. Aryn has been taking vocal lessons and performing since the age of six and continues to wow audiences and judges with her natural abilities. Aryn won her age category at the Northern Star Talent Competition for three years in a row and can regularly be found performing at events throughout the city. Besides performing, Aryn loves playing her Nintendo DS, spending time with her friends, and she is an avid Webkinz collector. Her cat Walker and her dog Gabrielle, who she shares with her Grandma, are the loves of her life! 49
BIOS ERIC MORIN
Eric is thrilled to be making his Citadel debut in Beauty and the Beast. Most memorable credits include the bad boy Luke in Angelwalk’s production of Altar Boyz; Fred in Ebenezer Scrooge: A Carol for Christmas for Silvermist; Lt. Brannigan in Guys and Dolls for Port Hope; Riff in West Side Story for the Palace Theatre; The Boyfriend and The Music Man for Drayton Entertainment; title role in Richard III and Jason Sherman’s Enemies at Ryerson and Iachimo in Cymbeline at The Royal Welsh College. Eric is a graduate of the distinguished Ryerson Theatre School Program and attended the Royal College of Music and Drama as an exchange student. Many thanks to Mom, Dad and Adam for all of their love and constant support.
Glenn’s Citadel credits include The Wizard of Oz, Equus and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. Some past favourites here have included Amadeus, King Lear, 1984 and To Kill A Mockingbird. Other theatre credits in Edmonton include Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night and Comedy of Errors for Freewill Players; Henry IV Part 1, The Odd Couple, Uncle Vanya, Fly Fishers Companion, Sexy Laundry, and most recently Harvest for Shadow Theatre; My One and Only for Workshop West; Metastasis for Northern Light Theatre and Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Rumors, Gypsy, and The Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes for the Mayfield Theatre.
Earlier this season at the Citadel, Shelley appeared in Sweeney Todd. Previously at the Citadel she appeared as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz and in Grease. Other selected credits include The Music Man and All’s Well That Ends Well for Stratford Festival; Narnia for Theatre New Brunswick; The Last Resort and Nunsense for Drayton Entertainment; I Love You, You’re Perfect… for TNB/Stage West/Victoria Playhouse; Baby for Persephone Theatre; Into The Woods for Canadian Stage; Lust’s Labour’s Lost for the Fringe; Tequila Vampire Matinee for Theatre Passe Muraille; Fiddler On The Roof and Footloose for Stage West and Jewtopia for Diesel Playhouse. Shelley was a series regular on Gameface on the Comedy Network.
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BIOS ANDREW STELMACK
Earlier this season at the Citadel, Andrew played Tobias in Sweeney Todd. A veteran of over fifty production from coast to coast, select credits include lead roles in Princess and the Handmaiden (world premiere) for LKTYP; Peter Pan and Beauty and the Beast for Rainbow Stage; Fiddler on the Roof and Macbeth for MTC; Seussical for MTYP; Assassins for Dry Cold; The Lion King for Disney/Mirvish; Two Gentlemen of Verona for Shakespeare in the Park; Twelfth Night for STC; Les Miserables for Neptune Theatre and The House of Martin Guerre for Theatre Plus. Film and television credits include Cinderella Man; The Man; Sugartime; Playing Through; It Ain’t Faulkner; The Collector; Drainman; Path to 911; Queer as Folk; Relic Hunter and Side Effects. Andrew is also an accomplished visual artist. An exhibit of his newest works can be seen during the run in the Shoctor lobby and via his website www.astelmack.com.
ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI-TARHAN Mrs. Potts Elizabeth last appeared at the Citadel in Beauty and the Beast. Other Citadel credits include Oliver!, The Sound of Music and Cabaret. Other selected theatre credits include the role of Florence Foster Jenkins in Glorious! for Stage West, Calgary; Gypsy for the Mayfield Theatre; Honk! for the Globe Theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire for Theatre Calgary; The Hobbit for Alberta Theatre Projects; Kreskinned for Lunchbox Theatre; Marg Szkaluba (Pissy’s Wife) for Mighty Pacer Productions; Thunderstruck, Doing Leonard Cohen and Mati Hari for One Yellow Rabbit and The Beggar’s Opera and Man of La Mancha for the Citadel Theatre. Elizabeth is the recipient of two Betty Mitchell Awards as well as an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award. Elizabeth would like to thank her boys for their love and support.
Earlier this season at the Citadel, John appeared in Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol and The Drowsy Chaperone, a co-production with the National Arts Centre. Last season, John appeared in The Wizard of Oz, Doubt, a parable, The Forbidden Phoenix and A Christmas Carol at the Citadel. He has also appeared in memorable Citadel productions such as Cabaret, The Pillowman, I Am My Own Wife, Stones in His Pockets and The Mystery of Irma Vep. He has worked across the city and country from Vancouver to Toronto. John is a founding member of Firefly Theatre – Edmonton’s unique circus theatre, with whom he created and performed in Duck Duck Bang. He is also a notable street artist whose works include The Human Fountain and the 21st Century Gargoyles. 52
BIOS JASON WESTLAKE
Assistant Choreographer, Ensemble, Dance Captain, Fight Captain
Last season at the Citadel, Jason appeared in The Wizard of Oz and previously in Beauty and the Beast. Favourite credits include Mamma Mia! in Toronto/ Vancouver; Chicago for Neptune Theatre, Halifax; Billy in Crazy For You; butler in Joseph…Dreamcoat; Doody in Grease and Big Deal in West Side Story. This amazing career has given me the opportunity to travel the globe and meet many talented and inspiring people. I have taught, choreographed and performed in numerous industrials, music videos and movies. Other credits include Peter Pan; The Music Man; The Boyfriend; Hello, Dolly!; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Fiddler on the Roof and Footloose. I am thrilled to be a part of this magical cast and crew. I dedicate this in loving memory of my Mom and mother in law who were taken away from us so young and full of life.
This is Tyrell’s first appearance at the Citadel. Selected theatre credits include Sensory Life, Infinite World for Gearshifting Performance Works (Winnipeg); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, The Full Monty, The Wizard of Oz and Good News for Rainbow Stage and Signed, Sealed Delivered and You Can’t Stop the Beat for Royal Caribbean Productions. His film and television credits include So You Think You Can Dance Canada (Season One) for CTV Globemedia; Wild Cherry for Rampage Entertainment; Make It Happen for Mayhem Productions and Triple Sensation (2006) for CBC. Tyrell’s choreography credits include Hello, Dolly! and Leader of the Pack for LCI Productions; High School Musical for MMC Productions and Love Heals.
Kyle last appeared in Beauty and the Beast at the Citadel. Recently, he has done two seasons with the Charlottetown Festival and has worked with the Vancouver Opera Company. His career started in Edmonton with Stage Polaris and Alectra Theatre and he is extremely grateful to return ‘home’. Kyle is a graduate of the Randolph School for the Arts and Trinity College of London. Favourite credits include Skimbleshanks in CATS for Theatre Aquarius; Doody in Grease for the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts; Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables and Our Country’s Good for RAPA; Guys and Dolls for Stage West; Sheer Madness, and George Harrison and Bob Dylan in British Invasion 1 & 2 for the Charlottetown Festival. Special thanks to my family and ‘theatre family’ for all their love and support. 53
BIOS BOB BAKER
In June 1999 Bob Baker became the first Edmonton-born artistic director in the Citadel Theatre’s long and distinguished history. Since that time there has been a significant rejuvenation of the company. Programming has expanded to include theatre for families and young audiences and an annual series of provocative contemporary theatre in the 200 seat Rice Theatre. The Mainstage series has grown more diverse and daring and audience numbers have increased in all areas, while a renewed commitment to the development of new work has led to an unprecedented number of world premiere productions. The Foote Theatre School has expanded dramatically; now boasting four Young Companies providing professional level training for 16-21 year olds in Acting, Musical Theatre, Playwrighting, Design and Stagecraft. Mr. Baker also initiated the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program now in its second year. He has directed 37 plays for the Citadel and his production of A Christmas Carol has become, for the last ten years, a beloved Edmonton family tradition. He was the artistic director during the successful turn around of both the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonton (1982-87) and the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto (1990-98). Last season, he directed the world premiere of Tom Wood’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Baker is consistently inspired by the dedication and talent of the theatre artists and their desire to grow and learn.
Earlier this season Don was giving classes to both Citadel Theatre young companies, as well as participating in his second season with the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program participants. Most recently Don was the music director for Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Last season, Don was the music director for The Wizard of Oz and the music director/composer for Pride and Prejudice. Recently for the Citadel he provided original music for The Constant Wife and was music director on Beauty and the Beast, Oliver!, Guys & Dolls and provided original music and was sound designer on Blithe Spirit. His history with the Citadel Theatre includes West Side Story (co-production with Theatre Calgary), The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Into the Woods, Aspects of Love and Duddy. Recently he returned to the Stratford Festival for his 14th season to provide original music for Brian Bedford’s production of King Lear. Mr. Horsburgh has provided original music for 19 productions and music directed Threepenny Opera during his tenure at Stratford. He is the recipient of five Dora Awards for his contributions to Rigoletto; A Little Night Music; Fire and Lilies and a Sterling Haynes Award for outstanding music direction for Cabaret. 54
BIOS PHILLIP NERO
Last season, Phillip choreographed The Wizard of Oz and previous to that Beauty and the Beast. Most recently Phillip directed and choreographed a brand new musical called Big Time Operator at Sheridan College. Other credits include Cinderella; Chicago; A Chorus Line; West Side Story and The Lord Of The Rings in London England.
Set & Costume Designer
Leslie Frankish was most recently the production designer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Leslie’s selected Citadel credits include set and costume design for The Wizard of Oz, The Forbidden Phoenix, Pride and Prejudice, Beauty and the Beast (Sterling Award), A Christmas Carol, Oliver!, The Constant Wife, Peter Pan, Blithe Spirit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Measure for Measure, Servant of Two Masters and Present Laughter. Ms. Frankish began her design career at the Citadel in the 1980’s as a resident designer for the Citadel Youth Theatre. Other resident designer positions include The Phoenix Theatre, 1984 – 1987 and The Shaw Festival, 1988 – 1999 where she designed Pygmalion, Misalliance and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. As well, Ms. Frankish has designed for major theatres across Canada including set and costume design for Angels in America I and II, Singer and Into the Woods for Canadian Stage Company; Hard Times, Lilies and Claptrap for the National Arts Centre; La Bête for Theatre Calgary; A Little Night Music and The Caretaker for the Vancouver Playhouse.
BIOS CHRISTOPHER DENNIS
Christopher Dennis is currently the Assistant Resident Lighting Designer for the Metropolitan Opera. He has served as the Resident Lighting Designer and Lighting Coordinator with the National Ballet of Canada for 14 seasons. He has created memorable and evocative lighting designs for many of the company’s productions, including James Kudelka’s Cinderella, Matjash Mrozewski’s A Delicate Battle and Jean-Pierre Perreault’s The Comforts of Solitude. In addition to his time spent at the National Ballet of Canada, Christopher has designed for The Banff Centre as well as Modern and Contemporary dance companies such as Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, ProArte Danza and most recently Moonhorse Dance Theatre. Mr. Dennis’ lighting designs are in the repertoires of ballet companies around the world, including American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet and West Australia Ballet. In addition to his work in dance, Mr. Dennis has designed lighting for various theatre companies including The Stratford Festival, Theatre Calgary, The Grand Theatre (London, On.) and Obsidian Theatre. Christopher is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada, and would like to thank his wife Cynthia and his two daughters Mackenzie and Remi, for all their love and support.
Peter most recently worked on Sweeney Todd at the Citadel. Other Citadel credits include Julius Caesar, The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, Fire (co-production with Canadian Stage), Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story (co-productions with Theatre Calgary), 3 Mo’ Divas, Arms and the Man (co-production with the NAC and the Vancouver Playhouse), Cabaret, An Enemy Of The People (co-production with the NAC), Into The Woods and The King And I. Selected other credits include Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away on Broadway; West Side Story, Julius Caesar, Bartholomew Fair, Fuente Ovejuna, Krapp’s Last Tape, Oklahoma!, Shakespeare’s Will, Pentecost, Guys & Dolls, My Fair Lady, King Lear and Fiddler On The Roof for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival; High Society and Gypsy for the Shaw Festival; The Wrong Son, Trying and Mary’s Wedding for The NAC; Little Shop of Horrors and The House of Martin Guerre for Canadian Stage; Barrymore for Livent; Medea and Orpheus Descending for MTC/Mirvish and Robin Hood and Cinderella for Ross Petty Productions. Upcoming projects include Kiss Me Kate, Jacques Brel… and The Tempest for Stratford. Peter is the Resident Sound Designer for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
BIOS MICHAEL LAIRD
Associate Sound Designer
Michael last worked at the Citadel on Sweeney Todd. Based in Toronto, Michael’s work has been heard in theatre productions throughout North America. Selected credits include Evil Dead: The Musical (Off Broadway, Toronto & Montréal); Stuff Happens for Studio 180 and Mirvish Productions; The Overwhelming, Blackbird and Offensive Shadows for Studio 180; Such Creatures for Nightswimming; A Beautiful View for da da kamera (2006 Dora Award nomination); The Princess and the Handmaiden, The Forbidden Phoenix, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Wizard of Oz for LKTYP; Festen and Marion Bridge for Company Theatre; Noble Parasites for Theatre Passe Muraille; Norway. Today, Tijuana Cure and Tiny Dynamite for Theatre Smash; Associate Sound Designer, Kiss Me, Kate for The Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Michelle was most recently stage manager on Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol, Blackbird and The Wizard of Oz for the Citadel; The Forbidden Phoenix for the Citadel/Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (Toronto) and Mother of the Year for Teatro La Quindicina. Other Citadel stage manager credits are Vimy, Wingfield’s Inferno, The Pillowman, Bird Brain, Fully Committed, Vanya, Shakespeare’s Will, Wingfield on Ice, Stones In His Pockets, Homeward Bound and The Sword in the Stone. Assistant stage manager credits at the Citadel include Beauty and the Beast, Oliver!, Peter Pan, Blithe Spirit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Sound of Music, Grease, Servant of Two Masters, Hamlet, Cabaret and Art. Other favourite stage manager credits include God’s Eye with Paper Tiger Productions; A Body of Water, Madagascar & Afterplay for Blarney Productions; Ilsa Queen of the Nazi Love Camp for Workshop West; Evelyn Strange, Cocktails at Pam’s and Fever Land for Teatro la Quindicina and The 7th Circle and A Hero for All for Fringe Theatre Adventures. Big thanks to Wayne and Nicole!
BIOS WAYNE PAQUETTE
Assistant Stage Manager
This season at the Citadel Wayne was the assistant director and stage manager on The Glass Menagerie, worked on A Christmas Carol for the seventh year and he also directed Blackbird. Last season, he co-directed The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead alongside James MacDonald, was the assistant director for The Wizard of Oz and was the assistant director/stage manager for Doubt, A Parable. Wayne is also the co-artistic director of Blarney Productions (along with John Sproule); an artistic associate with Shadow Theatre and is the current artist in residence for the Citadel Theatre. Some of his favourite credits include assistant directing Shining City and The Forbidden Phoenix for the Citadel; Three Days of Rain, While My Mother Lay Dreaming, Sexy Laundry and Between Yourself and Me; co-directing Almost, Maine, Three Viewings and directing Glorious and The Dazzle for Shadow Theatre; directing Marty Chan’s God’s Eye for Paper Tiger Productions and Afterplay, The Christian Brothers, Madagascar, The Good Thief, A Body of Water, Orange Flower Water, Skirmishes and The Year of Magical Thinking for Blarney Productions.
NICOLE OLSZEWSKI Assistant Stage Manager Earlier this season at the Citadel, Nicole worked on Sweeney Todd and last season on The Forbidden Phoenix. As a stage management/ technical theatre graduate from the University of Regina she has worked across Western Canada in dance, theatre, and opera. Favourite recent credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Theatre Calgary; The Rake’s Progress for Pacific Opera Victoria and The Pillowman and My Name is Rachel Corrie for Hectik Theatre. Last season, for her work in the arts community of Regina and her co-founding of the company Hectik Theatre (2005-2009), Nicole was nominated for both a YWCA Women of Distinction Award under the category Young Women of Distinction, and for a Mayor’s Arts and Business Award under the category Innovation in the Arts. Nicole has twice been a featured artist in the Saskatchewan Arts Board Annual Report. Thanks to her family and friends for their continued support and long distance love.
BIOS KERRY JOHNSON
Last season, Kerry was assistant stage manager on The Wizard of Oz, Three Mo’ Tenors, A Christmas Carol and The Forbidden Phoenix. Previous Citadel credits include Noises Off and Beauty and the Beast. Some favourite past credits include Tosca with Calgary Opera; As You Like It with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival; Something Red at the Edmonton Fringe, Street Scene for Opera NUOVA and The Clink, Crimes of the Heart and Mrs. Klein for Studio Theatre. Kerry is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at the University of Alberta.
At the Citadel, Julie worked on The Glass Menagerie, A Christmas Carol for the past two seasons as well as Doubt, a parable. She is a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts in Technical Theatre specializing in stage management. Some favourite stage management credits include The Rich Man and Way of the Wolf at Rosebud School of the Arts; Village of Idiots at Rosebud Theatre; Canadian Badlands Passion Play 2007 – 2009 in Drumheller and Sitting on Paradise at Alberta Theatre Projects. Thanks to her friends and family for continued love and encouragement as she chases her dream.
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MESSAGE FROM THE
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, On behalf of the entire Citadel team, we give our heart-felt thanks to you – our patrons, premier supporters, donors, corporate and media sponsors – for your fantastic contribution to this season and for your loyalty and commitment despite the pressures of an uncertain economy. Whether you are a newcomer to our theatre or a long time supporter, we hope that you found this season’s mix of plays to be entertaining and thought provoking and that you are as excited about next season as we are! In addition to the exciting lineup for 2010/11, we are especially excited about the creation of the Robbins Academy at the Citadel, Canada’s most comprehensive program for creative development in professional theatre. We thank Bill and Mary Jo Robbins for their bold and dynamic leadership in naming the Academy and incenting others to join them in supporting this important work. We would also like to recognize The Eldon and Anne Foote Fund and the John and Barbara Poole Family Fund for their visionary support of creative development of artists and youth at the Citadel over the years.
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND BOARD PRESIDENT
During the season you have seen ongoing improvements to our Facility which will continue throughout the summer with a major replacement of the exterior glass and improvements to the Zeidler Theatre and Lobby. We would like to express our thanks to the City of Edmonton, Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada for their generous assistance with the renovation funding. As a non-profit charitable organization, our challenges are many, including the need to secure funds for our long term financial stability. It is only through the continued support of you, our donors, sponsors and audiences, that we are able to be successful. Thank you for your support both now and in the future. With your help, the Citadel Theatre will continue to make a significant contribution to the vibrancy of Edmonton, of Alberta and of Canada. Finally, we want to acknowledge the Citadel Team. Together we have achieved so much and each and every member has given their best. A standing ovation to all of you!
Penny Ritco, Executive Director
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SPECIAL THANKS Series Sponsor
DON LOWRY, President & Chief Executive Officer The Citadel has long been a key community-building institution in Edmonton, aiding civic engagement and providing a forum for new opinions and ideas. The theatre consistently finds new ways to assemble and mount high-calibre productions that entertain, engage and inspire. EPCOR is proud to support such an innovative organization in its pursuit of excellence. My warmest congratulations for yet another exciting season.
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A Christmas Carol
DAVE MOWAT, President & CEO ATB Financial is pleased to sponsor this time-honored classic. Far from the image of bankers Scrooge portrays, at ATB Financial, we're proud of our role in supporting Albertans, the arts and important events in our community. A Christmas Carol epitomizes the spirit of the season. Thank you Citadel for sharing the spirit with all of us.
SweeneyTodd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
IAN BURKE, President The Citadel is a key member of Edmontonâ€™s rich cultural community benefiting us all with a wide variety of critically acclaimed performances each and every season. With over a hundred year history as a long-standing Corporate Leader and active participant in the Edmonton community, Douglas Printing and the Burke Group of Companies is proud to display our support of the arts through our sponsorship of the Citadel. 65
SPECIAL THANKS Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
NEIL MACGILLIVRAY, President, Camgill Enterprises Ltd. We are pleased to support another great season at the Citadel as it provides innovative theatre and leadership to the Edmonton arts scene. Camgill Enterprises Ltd. salutes all those who contribute to the Citadel’s continuing success. The encouragement our community gives to the arts is what makes Edmonton a dynamic place to live.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
CHRIS BRUCE, Vice-President, Edmonton District Scotiabank is pleased to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, one of the greatest family classics of all time. We believe that contributing to the well-being of communities where we are present is an important part of who we are and what we do. Our donations help provide a wide range of arts and cultural groups, including The Citadel Theatre, with funding and exposure. We also directly support the development of artistic talent that reflects our national and regional diversity. We applaud The Citadel Theatre for bringing the wonder and magic of this timeless classic to life on stage in our community. Enjoy the performance.
The Jungle Book
RALPH YOUNG, President & CEO Melcor Developments Ltd. is a proud supporter of The Citadel Theatre. Congratulations to everyone involved in providing outstanding entertainment and inspiring performances. We value and appreciate the significant contribution The Citadel Theatre makes to our community.
SPECIAL THANKS The Drowning Girls
TOM REDL, President We have been inspired by your productions and impressed with your artistic excellence. Yours are the hands that weave the fabric of our community. Sponsoring the Citadel Theatre has been both a pleasure and a privilege.
THE ROBBINS FOUNDATION
BILL AND MARY JO ROBBINS It is an honor and privilege for us to sponsor The Robbins Family Series and join The Citadel in the presentation of these wonderful plays. We share your hopes and dreams that these great plays and performances will inspire people as well as teach, encourage and bring laughter and joy to each and everyone. We commend you for your hard work and continuous efforts in the presentation of the arts in this wonderful community.
BRUCE BENTLEY, President & CEO The Citadel Theatre makes a significant contribution to the quality of life in Edmonton and to keeping the arts alive in our community. Maclab Enterprises is proud to be an active part of the Citadelâ€™s work, by exposing new generations to the world of theatre through Maclab Enterprisesâ€™ Students Club.
New Play Development
NADA RISTICH, Senior Manager, Corporate Donations At BMO Financial Group, we believe a strong and vital cultural life is part of a healthy community. As anyone who has seen a great play, art has the power to transform how we perceive life, each other and ourselves. We are committed to promoting and celebrating the great diversity and wealth of talent that exists across Canada. Our support of Play Development at the Citadel, liberates playwrights to concentrate on their art form and encourages them to give Canada an artistic voice. 67
SPECIAL THANKS Theatre for All
KARLA SCHELL, Executive Director KIDS UP FRONT FOUNDATION (EDMONTON) At Kids Up Front we believe a ‘ticket that can’t be used’ can be magically transformed into a key that stimulates passion and opens our children’s eyes and hearts to the world of possibilities that exist outside of themselves. We applaud the CIBC and the Citadel for giving thousands of kids and their families who otherwise would not have the opportunity and privilege of being ‘centre stage’ while experiencing the brilliance of live theatre at the Citadel through our Theatre for All partnership.
Education Program At Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, we have a special interest in the arts and are committed to enhancing its role across all sectors of our society. We believe that by developing creativity and increasing accessibility to the arts for all audiences we’re building the foundation for a healthy and prosperous future. Through the Key to Giving™, the national corporate citizenship program of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, our sponsorship of Citadel Theatre’s Education program will help engage young audiences and foster their learning beyond the classroom. Our vision is to promote the education and participation of youth and ultimately sustain the future of arts and culture for generations to come. We applaud Citadel Theatre for continuing to engage minds, entertain audiences and encourage new ideas.
ROB SUGGITT, Suggitt Group Ltd. President & Publisher - Playhouse Publications Ltd. It is with great pleasure we salute the Citadel on another fine season! We would like to applaud all of the personnel who make up the Citadel, from the obvious (performers) to everyone behind the scenes as well. It takes a full cast of talented people to create the magic we see on stage, and everyone involved deserves to be commended for all the work they do. Bravo!
SPECIAL THANKS Special Events
BRUCE KIRKLAND, General Manager LEXUS OF EDMONTON is honored and proud to continue its relationship with the Citadel Theatre. The Citadel is a key component to the Edmonton Arts Community which contributes so much quality of life in Edmonton. Our City is blessed to have the Citadel Theatre and all the wonderful productions they produce for Edmonton and the surrounding areas to enjoy. Lexus of Edmonton believes in giving back to the Community and the Citadel is very much worthy of our support.
MEDIA SPONSORS The Citadel would like to extend our special thanks to the following media sponsors, whose ongoing support made the 2009/20010 season a tremendous success: CBC, CFCW, 630 CHED, CISN, Citytv, CTV, Edmonton Examiner, Edmonton Journal, EZ Rock, Global Edmonton, i 880, Magic 99, Nightlife Promotions, Pattison, SEE Magazine, Shaw, The Tomato, Food and Drink, Vue Weekly, Where Edmonton
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