CITADEL THEATRE ROB B I N S
2013 2014 SEASON SPONSOR
DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
a craigslist cantata BY VEDA HILLE BILL RICHARDSON AMIEL GLADSTONE
BOB BAKER I ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PENNY RITCO I EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Come feel the difference
The 2013 ES 350 2013
2013 ES 350 HIGHLIGHTS
Security deposit waived
Perforated, heated and ventilated front seats Drive Mode Select with snow mode No requirement for premium fuel
*Prices and payments subject to change without notice. Contact Lexus of Edmonton for complete details.
Conveniently located on 170 St
ail ad Tr
111 Ave NW
170 St NW
Anthony Henday Dr
100 Ave NW
N Whitemud Dr NW
Edmontonâ€™s Leading Lexus Dealership
LEXUS OF EDMONTON IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE CITADEL THEATRE
2013 2014 Bob Baker | Artistic Director penny ritco | executive Director
Board of Governors Solomon Rolingher, Q.C. Chair Marshall Shoctor, Q.C. Past Chair J. G. Greenough, F.C.A. Treasurer Tom Redl, Secretary David D. Bentley, F.C.A. Frederick K. Campbell Jacqueline Charlesworth Marc de La Bruyère Anne Foote (Honourary) Ada Hole Ralph B. MacMillan Sandy Mactaggart (Honourary) Jack McBain Arliss Miller Catrin Owen Ex Officio Aroon Sequeira Chris Sheard Kayla Shoctor Dr. Robert Westbury Ralph Young
Board of Directors Catrin Owen President Aroon Sequeira Past President Dave Mowat Vice President Stuart Lee Treasurer Jane Batty Lesley Cormack Neil Gower Jane Halford Becky Hole Richard Kirby Ashif Mawji Lisa Miller Margot Ross-Graham Gaurav Singhmar Micah Slavens Larry Staples Sheila Witwicky
Jack N. Agrios, Ken Bautista, Jan Bentley, Joanne Berger, Christine Bishop, Dan Block, Guy Bridgeman, Frank Calder, Gary G. Campbell, Betty Carlson, Donald A. Carlson, Marilyn Cohen, Reg Copithorne, Len Dolgoy, Allison Edwards, Dennis Erker, Grant Fairley, John C. Forster, Frank Gibson, James Gillespie, Jean Hamilton, Brian Hetherington, Ted Hole, Mike House, Gary Killips, Beverlee Loat, Al Maurer, Maureen McCaw, Eva McGregor, Susan Minsos, Terry Nistor, Bob Normand, Ted Power, Jerry Preston, Henry (Hank) Reid, Rob Reynolds, 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, Dr. Marvin Weisler, Bart West, Eve Willox, David Wilson, Doris Wilson, John Yerxa
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT By Eugene O’Neill September 21 – October 13, 2013
THE DAISY THEATRE By Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes September 28 – November 17, 2013 Presented by
2 PIANOS 4 HANDS Written, Starring & Directed by Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt October 26 – November 17, 2013
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted by Tom Wood Based on the story by Charles Dickens November 30 – December 23, 2013
CLYBOURNE PARK By Bruce Norris January 25 – February 16, 2014
DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? A CRAIGSLIST CANTATA
By Veda Hille, Bill Richardson & Amiel Gladstone February 5 – 23, 2014
Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film March 15 – April 20, 2014 Presented by
ROMEO AND JULIET By William Shakespeare April 5 – April 27, 2014 Presented by
MAKE MINE LOVE By Tom Wood May 10 – June 1, 2014
Apple Fitness Store
NEW SHOWROOM: 11629 - 149 Street 4 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
PREMIER | SUPPORTERS We gratefully acknowledge the significant support of our donors who make it possible for the Citadel to present world-class theatre that is accessible, intelligent, passionate and relevant.
ANNUAL SUPPORT Artistic Director’s Circle David & Jan Bentley Marc de La Bruyère & Stacy Schiff Ada Hole Muriel Hole John & Maggie Mitchell Tom & Corrie Redl Rob & Beth Reynolds Aroon Sequeira Chris & Dale Sheard Weir Family Fund Ralph & Gay Young
Playhouse Publications Ltd. Poole Family Jerry & Mary Preston Sir Francis Price & The Honourable Marguerite Trussler Penny Ritco Arnold & Grace Rumbold Kayla Shoctor Marshall & Debby Shoctor Eira Spaner Moira & Larry Staples Buddy Victor Paddy Webb Sheila Witwicky & Phil Beauchamp
($2500 - $4999)
Madam Justice L. Darlene Acton The Honourable John & Ruth Agrios Bob Baker & Tom Wood Dr. & Mrs. Luis & Alexis Baptista Guy Bridgeman & Dianne Ross John & Judith Cosco Doug & Wendy Davey Dr. Elizabeth Dixon & Dr. Ben Macedo Grant Dunlop & Erika Norheim Allison & Glyn Edwards Leslie Frankish Cecil & Anne Hoffman Wolfgang & Elizabeth Kaminski Don & Lorna Kramer Leo J. Krysa Family Foundation Sandy & Cécile Mactaggart Jack & Lorraine McBain Arliss Miller Ove & Susan Minsos Norbert & Patricia Morgenstern Al & Fran Olson Esther Ondrack
($1000 - $2499) Carol & Rae Allen Anonymous Becker Bruce & Carol Bentley Dr. Doug & Mary Bosko Joyce Buchwald David & Marlene Burnett Butler Family Foundation Frank Calder Lesley Cormack J. Susan Davis Richard A. Gil J.G. Greenough J. Halford J.D. Hole Brenda & John Inglis Gail & Andrew Jarema Linda & Siegfried Kowand In Memory of Dr. Kris Kristjanson James & Maggie Laing Stuart & Sherry Lee Robert & Dawn Lemke Peter & Dorothea Macdonnell Fund Linda & Kim Mackenzie Colleen Maykut
James McFarland Keith & Brenda McNicol Lisa Miller & Farrel Shadlyn Q.C. Jim & Celestine Montgomery David J. Mundy Catrin Owen PCL Constructors Inc. Solomon & Marilyn Rolingher Margot Ross-Graham Alan Rose & Judy Schroder Michele Sawatzky & Ed McDonald Suggitt Group Ltd. D. Lorne & LeeAnn Tyrrell David Verbicky Bart & Carole West Dave Wilson & Wendy Kotow
($500 - $999) Dagny & Graeme Alston Bonnie Andriachuk & Darrel Ewaschuck Anne Anfindsen Anonymous George & Kathleen Ball Fiona & Stephen Bamforth Ida & Tommy Banks Jim & Helen Banks Joan Bensted Barbara Blackley Susan & James Burns Chris & Leah Burrows Ronald Cavell Z & M Chrzanowski Jack & Marilyn Cohen Janelle Conrad Louis & Marcelle Desrochers Dr. Rod & Pat Eidem Heinz Feldberg Dale Gregg Ken & Karin Hayward Ghislaine Hebert Elizabeth, Rosalina & Cynthia Hicks DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 5
PREMIER | SUPPORTERS Bonnie Hutchinson Norman & Valerie Kneteman Ken & Jennifer Kouri Christine Kyriakides Dr. Ed & Nikki Lazar James MacDonald Teresa Mardon Suzette Marxheimer Ian & Linda McConnan Douglas & Claire McConnell Norma & Gordon McIntosh Gordon & Agneta McKenzie Maureen & Jim Moran Bill & Joyce Mustard Laverne & Aaron Nathan Lewis & Lindsay Nakatsui Fred & Helen Otto Vital & Colleen Ouellette Tom & Judy Peacocke Poster Tech Aline Pratch Curtis & Sandra Prosko Richard Remund Henry & Helen Resta Antoni & Lucyna Rojek Allen & Myrna Snart Marianne & Kent Stewart Neil & Merle D. Taylor Douglas & Dorothy Warren Crystal Willie Sarah Wylie
Gordon & Janet Clanachan Ruth Collins-Nakai David Cornish Marilyn Cree Robert & Marlene Crosbie Marilyn Darwish L.A. Dushenski Carmen & James Dykes Karen Farkas Rose Fowler Jean Fukushima Frank Gibson William L. Gibson Shirley Gifford Gaie Goin Neil Gower Bill Grace Lilian Green Paul Greenwood Patsy Ho Bill & Jana Holden Ray & Elaine Hook Robert & Laurel Hudson Mary Hurlburt & Norm Stacey Elesavata Hymonyk Richard & Laurel Innes Chris Jager & Jean Coutts Norman & Evelyn Jensen Jerry & Miriam Katz Cherisse Killick Liz Kohle Anita Kozyrskyj ensemble Ruth & George Lauf ($200 - $499) Jack & Diane Latham Don & Gwen Lawrence Will Alexander Mary Machum Shirley Allder Diana & Laurence Andriashek Estelle Marshall Neil & Pamela Martin Anonymous Darren & Kimberley Armstrong Jenna Marynowski Ian McLernon Diana Bacon Linda Medland Davis Roderick Banks Dr. A. & Evelyn Meer William & Carole Barton Gordon & Cathy Moorhouse Walter & Stella Baydala Al Morrow Terri & Gary Biasini Craig Neuman Beverly Boren Janice Neumann Robert & Maureen Braun Edna & Cal Nichols Norma Brekke Ian & Lou Nicol Norman & Anne Burgess Jennifer Oakes Kevin Burghhardt Dianne Oberg & Marty Taylor Martin Carroll 6 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
James & Beverley Orieux Kathy Packford Fred & Mary Paranchych Leslie & Rick Penny Fay Plomp Jean & Edward Posyniak Barb Prodor Diana Purdy Paul Puszczak Andrew & Carol Raczynski Barbara Redmond-Ellehoj Tina & Tony Rota Phil Roy Orla Ryan Allan & Marianne Scott Glenn & Margaret Sharples Richard Sherbaniuk Doug & Devika Short Ellie Shuster Barbara & Gerry Sinn Dale Somerville Keith & Beverley Spencer Elout Starreveld Delores Stefaniszyn Campbell & Rosalind Sydie Allison Theman Maggie Thompson Michael & Kathleen Tomyn Mary-Ann Trachimowich John & Alana Tucker Darcy & Marion Turner Chris Vilcsak Robert & Ann Weir James Whitton John Wodak Susan Wright Dr. Randall & Nancy Yatscoff Betty & Bill Young
Super Subscriber ($100 - $199)
Greg Alcorn David & Connie Anderson Gail Andrew Patricia Anholt Anonymous Brad Armstrong Wayne & Gail Atamanchuk Charlotte Ballerman Tony & Valerie Barlott
PREMIER | SUPPORTERS Maurice & Annette Bastide Barb & Jim Beck Suzanne Biro Joan Blackburn Angie Bogner Keith & Elizabeth Bowering E. Ross Bradley Jacqueline Breault Lori Bristow Jack Brown Rita Burns Brian & Barbara Burrows James & Joan Carlson Don Chisholm Brent Christopherson Patrick & Luxie Crowe Wendy Curry Delbert & Jane Dahl John & Carol Danyluk Patricia Dawson Elly De Jongh Lorne & Edith Dixon Herta Doherty Allan & Elaine Douglas Francis & Muriel Dunnigan Roland Duquette Sheila Dyck Jaqueline Eddy-Caithness Liz Edmunds Marion Elder Elizabeth Ruthanna Elson Jacqueline & Martin Elton Noella Fagnan Lorraine & Don Fankhanel Gail Faulkner Lois Field Kristen & Mark Finlay C.R. French Charles Friedrich Isidor & Grace Gliener Joan Green Vivian Grue
Jocelyn & Wes Hamilton Tatsuyuki & Dorothy Hayashi Robert Henderson Debbie Hill Dan & Jill Hodges Erik & Fanziska Jacobsen Myka Jakoubec Barry James Paula Jamison Peter Jochimsen Larry Judge Brian & Ida Kaliel Dorothy Kaiser Bernie & Dorothy Keeler Doris Kent Sylvia Kother Krawford Construction Inc. Neil Lang Patricia Langan Steve Laurion Allen Lee Sigmund Lee Theresa Lema Ray Leppard Valda Levin Myron & Maureen Liviniuk Sandra & Jim Lockhart Chris & Cecilie Lord Andre Louw Douglas MacDougall Alan & Patricia McGeachy Juliet McMaster Betty & Bill McMillan Susan & Keith McNaughton Marie Montgomery Noma Morrissey Doug & Kathy Murray Roy Nickerson G. Douglas Oakley Linda Ogilvie Marian Palahniuk Carolyn Pawlenchuk
Donna Pawliw Catherine & Richard Perry Gordon & Margaret Peterson Tammy Pidner Susan & Darrell Portz Olga Predy Susan Priestner Helen Primrose Darlene Rasko Sheila Ringrose Ron & Carol Ritch Barbara Rolheiser Betty Ross Kay Savey Carolyn Scheidt Charles & Marilyn Schroder Robert & Cathy Seidel Tami Shandro Deb Shaw Maurice & Molly Shurgarman Sol & Shirley Sigurdson Lynn Smarsh Trina Smith Brian Sproule Jean & Gerry Staring Mary Sturgeon Gerard Tertzakian Christa Teskey Tony Thai & Alvin Schrader D. Edward Toole Larry Trekofski Henriette van Hees Barbara Varvis Almut von Koenigsloew Violet Watson Kathy & Doug West Sam Withanachchi Margaret Zapf Antonio Zaragoza Diane Zinyk Brian Zrobek
To learn more about donating to the Citadel Theatre, please visit www.citadeltheatre.com or contact Sydney Stuart at (780) 428-2142 or email@example.com. As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our donors & sponsors. Thank you to all of our supporters. Charitable BN 11922 7387 RR0001 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 7
PREMIER | SUPPORTERS We are proud to recognize our Premier Supporters, our partners in the creation of theatre at the Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy. The Hole Family • The John and Barbara Poole Family Fund the Eldon & Anne Foote Fund • The Robbins Foundation Canada The Joseph H. Shoctor fund
Government & Foundation Supporters
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
Dr. Joseph H. Shoctor, 1922 – 2001
executive producer and founder, the citadel theatre
Joe’s vision brought professional theatre to Edmonton Joe’s dream built the Citadel Theatre Joe’s spirit continues to inspire the theatre we create today Joe’s legacy lives on through a generous gift to the Citadel from his estate
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. 8 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
C O U R T E S I E S
ELECTRONIC DEVICES No doubt we have all been distracted by a cell phone, pager or watch alarm ringing or lighting up when attending the theatre. Out of consideration for your fellow audience members we ask that you turn off all electronic devices that emit noise or light. Thank you. ALLERGY ALERT For the safety of those with allergies, please refrain from the use of perfumes or scented products before coming to the theatre. H E A R I N G A D VA N C E M E N T H E A D S E T S We offer headsets to patrons with hearing difficulties. Ask the usher at the door of the theatre. These are provided free of charge. You will be asked to leave your driverâ€™s license as a deposit until the headset is returned at the end of the performance.
T H E A T R E
AVAILABLE IN THE SHOCTOR AND MACLAB THEATRES.
L AT E S E AT I N G We endeavor to minimize the distraction for our patrons and the actors when seating latecomers. If you arrive late for a performance, you will be seated at the first appropriate moment in the play in designated latecomer seating. You are welcome to move to your assigned seat at intermission. If you must leave the theatre during a performance you will not be allowed to return to your seat until intermission.
DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 9
PRODUCTIONS PRESENTING SPONSORS
The Daisy Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
Young Companies 10 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
Foote Theatre School Camps
Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program
Beyond the Stage
Maclab Students Club
Servus Pay What You Can
DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 11
CITADEL THEATRE ROB B I N S
Citadel Theatre Corporate Subscription Program A TICKET PROGRAM designed specifically to benefit companies like yours. Please support the businesses that support the Citadel Theatre.
B & B DEMOLITION LTD BDO CANADA LLP CONROY ROSS PARTNERS DYNACOR MEDIA ERNST & YOUNG LLP
FELESKY FLYNN LLP FIRST TRUCK CENTRE EDMONTON LTD. L. NEIL GOWER, Q.C. - MLT LAWYERS LIFT INTERACTIVE STANTEC
The Corporate Subscription Program helps you by providing:
• A unique way to retain and thank both your clients and suppliers. • Effective staff incentives and rewards. • An opportunity to publicly show your support and commitment to the ongoing enrichment of our community.
• First class priority service with Citadel Theatre customer service representatives and invitations to networking opportunities.
For more information on this exciting program, please contact Angelica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780.428.2109
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS BENEFITS Season Ticket Holders receive exclusive perks from our partners. Show your SEASON TICKET HOLDER ID Card* after tonight’s performance to receive the following:
• Bistecca: • • • • • • • •
Gift with purchase of any Assiggini ‘little bites, big tastes’ or dessert menu selection post-show. Brittany’s Lounge: 15% off entire bill Lux Steakhouse & Bar: Complimentary glass of champagne with purchase Normand’s Bistro: 10% off entire bill 100 Bar & Kitchen: Complimentary glass of champagne with purchase Riverside Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott: 10% off entire bill Select Restaurant: 10% off entire bill Sorrentino’s: Gift with purchase of any Assiggini 'little bites, big tastes' or dessert menu selection post-show. Underground Tap & Grill: 15% off entire bill RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
* For replacement ID cards, please contact box office at 780.425.1820 * Offer does not apply to the Choose Your Own Packages
The power of community Powered by local partnerships, Capital Power is proud to be the 2013/14 Season Sponsor â€“ working together with the Citadel to bring inspiring theatre to our community. Enjoy your live theatre experience! Headquartered in Edmonton, Capital Power is a power producer with operations across North America.
Get more with digital access Subscribe to Digital Access and get unlimited access to all the news and information at edmontonjournal.com on your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone, as well as the Edmonton Journal apps for tablets and smartphones. AT&T
Weekdays at 5:30am cbc.ca/edmontonam
Local News 7 days a week.
Weeknights at 5, 5:30 & 6 Late Night 7 nights a week
CITADEL THEATRE ROB B I N S
“ NOBODY DOES MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT LIKE DISNEY... A ROOF-RAISING, TOE-TAPPING HIGH-FLYING EXTRAVAGANZA.” DAILY NEWS
MAR 15- APR 20/14 A MUSICAL BASED ON THE STORIES OF P.L. TRAVERS & THE WALT DISNEY FILM ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY RICHARD M.SHERMAN & ROBERT B.SHERMAN BOOK BY JULIAN FELLOWES NEW SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC & LYRICS BY GEORGE STILES & ANTHONY DREWE CO-CREATED BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH DIRECTED BY MICHAEL SHAMATA
CO M I N G N E X T TO T H E S H O C TO R T H E AT R E
780•425•1820 citadeltheatre.com SEASON SPONSOR
WE CONSTRUCT A RANGE OF PROJECTS ACROSS CANADA OFFERING A SUITE OF RELATED EXPERTISE TO EACH CLIENT. BUT OUR REAL STRENGTH IS BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR CLIENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. THAT’S WHY WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT THE CITADEL THEATRE
Serving all your business communication needs
With the help of pain management, Keaton loves swimming. – Kelli (mom)
Music & Messages for Telephone Hold Voice Prompts for Voice Mail, ACD & IVR Seeburg Commercial-Free Music www.adtel.com
Digital Signage We offer a full service that transforms LCD displays into a flexible, reliable, easy to use digital signage network.
Thank you for helping us fund excellence at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
To learn more, visit www.stollerykids.com or call 780.433.5437.
DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 17
Volvo of Edmonton
Ellerslie Road & 101 Street | 780-486-5100 | www.volvoedmonton.com ÂŠ2013 Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. Always remember to wear your seat belt. Visit volvocars.ca.
by VEDA HILLE, BILL RICHARDSON Directed by AMIEL GLADSTONE Musical Direction by VEDA HILLE Choreography by MONICA DOTTOR
& AMIEL GLADSTONE
THE CAST JOSH EPSTEIN* BREE GREIG* QASIM KHAN* SELINA MARTIN* BARRY MIROCHNICK MARGUERITE WITVOET Director……………………………................................ AMIEL GLADSTONE* Music Director………………................................... VEDA HILLE Choreographer……………….................................. MONICA DOTTOR* Set and Costume Designer………………............. ROBIN FISHER Lighting Designer……………….............................. KIMBERLY PURTELL Assistant Lighting Designer………………. . . .......... OZ WEAVER Stage Manager……………….................................. JESSICA SEVERIN* Production Manager………………......................... SHANNA MILLER *(Equity members)
The play is approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission. This production was originally produced by Acting Up Stage Company and Factory Theatre in Toronto from January 30-March 3, 2013. Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata was developed and premiered at the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, BC, 2012. Originally produced in a 20 minute version by Theatre Replacement as a co-commission with PuSh and Theatre Conspiracy, Vancouver, BC, 2009. Thanks to the Arts Club’s ReACT play development program, the PuSh international Performing Arts Festival, and the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Theatre Festival.
The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. 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
DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 19
We were a Free Press family; the other daily paper was the Winnipeg Tribune. The Free Press was delivered in the afternoons. After school and before dinner, my brothers and I clamoured for the funnies. Unassertive and unstrategic, I typically lost the tussle. Denied the main meat, I gnawed the gristle: the classifieds. I pouted, but in truth, the classifieds were more an education than a hardship. The first few pages contained the obituaries, for which I developed a perverse, lasting fondness, and from which I gathered valuable evidence about the certainty of corporal transience. And from what followed — apartments for rent, items sought, oddments for sale or hire, employment available, husbands and wives required — I deduced that life, however long it lasted, would be eventful. Before there would be death there would be love and work and stuff, so maybe there was a reason to go on after all, despite being at the bottom of the food chain when it came to Peanuts, Blondie, and Archie. Between the Free Press classified ads from the 1960’s and the latter day online bazaar called Craigslist, there’s not so much of a gulf. Neither would it exist were it not for the human longing for a marketplace, an exchange. We acquire, then we tire. We choose, then disabuse. We ingest, then we expel. That’s what makes the world go round. It’s ever been thus. It will always be the same; all that alters is the vessel of conveyance. Craigslist, by dint of living online, is vaster and more cosmopolitan and more rapidly evolving than any print medium could ever be; but it’s no less bland or utilitarian for all its immediacy and expansiveness. For the most part, just as with newspaper classifieds, it makes for pretty dull reading, a catalogue of quotidian requirements, enlivened now and again by something ironic or offbeat. For example, “Wanted: a young lady of German parentage; must be a 36-inch bust and understand bookkeeping on a small scale.” Also, “I will pay you one dollar to sit in my bathtub full of noodles.” The first appeared in 1892 in the New York Post, the second, much more recently, on Craigslist. One imagines, somehow, that the two advertisers would have a lot to say, one to the other. The well of human perversity and curiosity is no more plumbable now than it has ever been or will be. The texts for the songs in Do You Want What I Have Got are taken wholesale from Craigslist or were inspired by what was found there. Wave after wave of subsequent postings would have long since washed away any trace of these, were it not for the way the brilliant Veda Hille has made them singable, and the way she and director Amiel Gladstone have found within this random scattering a surprising emotional arc and unanticipated tenderness. 20 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
CITADEL THEATRE ROB B I N S
A Night at the Theatre The Perfect Gift
Searching for the perfect gift for a special someone? Consider a Citadel Theatre Gift Certificate, available in any denomination. A night at the theatre gives magical enjoyment and memories to cherish. A Citadel Theatre Gift Certificate is ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or any other special occasion. Citadel Theatre Gift Certificates can be used for any of our productions, such as Mary Poppins or Make Mine Love, Foote Theatre School camps and classes, or exciting Beyond the Stage events.
GET YOURS TODAY
Specialists in Design & INSTALLATION • • • • • •
Frames & Accessories System Scaffolding Scaffold Training Courses Shores Stairways & Ladders Bleachers
• • • • • •
Laminated Planks Utility Scaffolds Sidewalk Hoarding Tubes & Clamps Single Post Angel Wings
• • • • • •
Tirfors Boot Safety Station Propane Station Aluminum Beams Debris Chutes Temporary Fencing
Phone: 780-452-5950 Fax: 780-452-2476 12112-156 Street, Edmonton, AB
•Sales •Service •Rentals DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 23
“Disneyfication” has been recognized, usually in a most negative way, as implying homogenization of consumption and merchandising while stripping a real place or event of its original character and repackaging it in a sanitized format. Gee Whiz. That is hardly the way to describe kindly old Uncle Walt who gave us a long parade of indelible, nay lovable, characters beginning with Snow White in 1937 and stretching through Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast all the way up to Elsa and Anna, the singing princesses of his (or more aptly his company’s) current mega hit, Frozen. Is “Disneyfication” suggesting that, as one sour observer put it, “Behind all those pretty little sentimental creatures in grey fur coats there lurks a cold ferocious beast?” My kids grew up with the twinkly Walt of Disney’s Wonderful World of Colour on TV. Walt was a genial family member who told wonderful stories of singing dwarfs, scary stepmothers, fire-belching dragons and hideous beasts who turned into handsome princes. He was sort of like Tom Hanks. Come to think of it, Disney was played by Hanks in just that manner in the company’s Christmas hit, Saving Mr. Banks, a film about the making of Mary Poppins (the movie musical version). I loved the movie but I suspect that crusty old Walt was more than a bit Disneyfied himself. Disney had long ceased to be the creative animator who created Mickey Mouse. (In fact he could neither sign his name with that famous Disney flourish – nor could he still draw Mickey.) He had transformed into the visionary entrepreneur that led his company to become the biggest purveyor of entertainment and fantasy in the world.
MINI BUT MIGHTY INTRODUCING PLAY:1
No other wireless speaker packs so much deep, crystal clear HiFi sound into such a compact design.
only $219 ea Limited Time - Free BRIDGE
we make it easy 14216 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB • ph. 780.454.4288 • www.nationalav.com 24 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
Nor, I suspect, would he tell the prickly P.L. Travers, who wrote the original books, “That’s what we do, we storytellers. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope, again and again and again.” I will try to avoid spoilers for those who have not seen the film but to stick to the true tale of Walt and P.L. First, we have to accept that Walt did Disneyfy everything he touched. He set the template for his endearing army of anthropomorphized creatures – funny little furry vaudevillians who often spoke in Brooklyn accents (Timon/Dumbo’s Mouse) and events cannily designed to touch the heart (“Bambi, your mother can’t be with us anymore”) or instill a delicious fear in the hearts of children (Snow White in the forest/the fearsome Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty). Sometimes the idea worked as with Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, or Mary Poppins (the next production scheduled for the Citadel mainstage). Sometimes it didn’t – Alice in Wonderland or Pocahontas. Often Disney would promise to honour an original concept but went ahead and did what he did best – create fantasy worlds that, admittedly, appealed to vast numbers of ticket buyers. (Me too. Perhaps I should establish my bias. I have probably seen every Disney movie ever made, including the early silent cartoons and World War ll propaganda shorts, and have been to Disneyland, Disney World and Disneyland Paris as a journalist, father and grandfather so many times I have lost count.) While securing the rights for the music in Fantasia there was a famous photograph of Walt with Igor Stravinsky, the aesthetic composer of the modernist atonal ballet The Rite of Spring. It was a photo-op and
10417 - 174 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1H1 • P: (780) 484-0831 F: (780) 486-0698 E: ask_us@PFCustomCountertops.com • www.PFCustomCountertops.com DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 25
the confused Russian was thrust in front of the cameras and then was immediately ushered out of the room. The studio did not honour the composer’s vision of a pagan ritual in which a young maiden is sacrificed to invoke the coming of spring but instead ambitiously (and brilliantly) gave us the entire story of creation, right down to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Stravinsky’s thoughts on the transmogrification are not recorded. Many millions of people have been enchanted by the studio’s work – Snow White may be the most viewed movie ever made. In those years it cost 10 cents to see a movie and it played everywhere. The Disney archivist once told me of accounts of aboriginals deep in the jungles of Africa listing the names of the 7 dwarfs to unbelieving explorers. Judging from the results, for much of Mary Poppins (the movie), Travers’ wishes were ignored. The story goes that Walt was introduced to the spit-spot nanny by his daughter, Diane, in the 1940’s. She loved the book and begged her father to make a movie of it. Disney courted Travers for two decades with, wrote biographer Caitlin Flanagan in the New York Times, “attention, flattery, transcontinental telegrams and personal visits.” Initially, Disney wanted to make Mary Poppins into an animated character, but Travers would have none of it, so Walt agreed to make a live-action film. The eccentric author, who was about to lose her home, finally took Disney’s offer for $100,000 and a cut of the gross. He even gave her script approval (something he had never done before).
WE ARE RENOVATING - SAVE UP TO 70% OFF FLOOR MODELS
All of Bermex™ Dining Furniture is made of Solid North American Birch and comes with a choice of 143 different finishes as well as 196 different fabrics for the chairs and bar stools.
10930 Mayfield Rd • ph. 780.486.1401 • fax. 780.489.3009 • www.dinettepatio.ca 26 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
In 1961, Travers finally agreed to let Disney make a movie about her magical nanny who flew in to change the lives of the Banks family of Cherry Tree Lane one day when the wind changed to blow from the west. Disney brought her to the studio for script consultations and Travers proved to be a formidable, unyielding force. She didn’t want music. She hated the idea of Dick Van Dyke, a television comic, in the role of Bert. There would be no animation in the film – the thought of dancing penguins drove her to apoplexy. Poppins in the book was stern and disciplinary. Travers saw the story as a tribute to her beloved but alcoholic father. Disney always thought of it as an entertaining family adventure. From the movie: TRAVERS: Mary Poppins is not for sale. I won’t have her turned into one of your silly cartoons. DISNEY: Says a woman who sent a flying nanny with a talking umbrella to save the children. TRAVERS: You think Mary Poppins has come to save the children. Oh, dear... When released in 1965, Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and (yes!) Dick Van Dyke, became an instant hit. It was the most profitable film of the year, beating out Goldfinger and My Fair Lady. To be fair to the filmmaker, Disney marshalled all the movie magic he had
Now a supplier of the Merit Cabinet Line. With your cabinet order, we can supply and install a countertop from our huge selection. The combinations are almost endless and you are assured to get the best quality. 5511 - 50 Street | 780-468-2995 | www.monarchcanada.ca DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 27
amassed during his long career. Mary Poppins was Disney’s crowning achievement. It was nominated for thirteen Oscars and won five – the most any Disney film had ever won. And the film was genuinely special to Walt, expressing not only the power of the imagination, but also of love, kindness, and compassion. Needless to say, Travers hated the picture even though it made her a rich woman. It also unsealed her creative juices and she wrote several more successful books about the no-nonsense nanny and the Banks family only stopping when she observed, “Mary Poppins can’t just keep flying in and out.” British uberproducer Cameron Mackintosh (Les Miz/Cats etc. etc.) also pursued Travers for many years. He wanted to put Disney’s version on the stage. He ran into the same resolute woman the Hollywood entrepreneur had years before. Mackintosh tracked her down in 1994 when she was 93. Travers had enough of the movie business and vowed never again to allow a travesty be made of her beloved character. Macintosh told her he wanted to return to the original concept and then spoke the magic words (here roughly translated because I wasn’t there) “I feel that the redemption of the children’s father, Mr. Banks, was what really lies at the heart of the story.” Mackintosh promised he would dig more deeply into the story of how Mary Poppins turns the Banks family from a dysfunctional unit into a loving family. The flinty Travers began to melt. “No Americans!” demanded the writer. Mackintosh promised no Americans would be allowed. In fact, he hired Julian Fellowes to rewrite the book. Fellowes is best known nowadays as the creator and writer of Downton Abbey. The new Mary Poppins opened in the West End in 2004 and immediately began to attract huge audiences and continues to be a great success. It is more than a little ironic that some reviewers found the new Poppins to be a little too dark, missing the appealing warmth of the movie version. In fact, when the show transferred (successfully) to New York it was slightly re-written to give it a bit more of that old Disney twinkle. Somewhere, Walt must be smiling. Mary Poppins, co-created by Sir Cameron Mackintosh –- and giving full credit to both Disney and P.L. Travers – previews on the mainstage of the Citadel on March 15.
INSTINCTIVE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
JAGUAR-LAND ROVER EDMONTON 17820 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, Alberta, T5S 1A4 1.888.204.8235 | JagRoverEdm.com HOW ALIVE ARE YOU? PROUD RECIP I EN T OF JAG UA R -L A N D R OV E R C A N A DA’ S
R E TA I L E R O F T H E Y E A R AWA R D Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. AMVIC LICENSED
Jacob’s successful surgery means he can run, jump and slide like a regular three-year-old. – Janna (mom)
Thank you for helping us fund excellence at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. To learn more, visit www.stollerykids.com or call 780.433.5437.
The Citadel Theatre Playbill is published nine times per year by Playhouse Publications Ltd. The contents of The Citadel Theatre Playbill may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the publisher. All rights reserved by Playhouse Publications Ltd.
Inquiries should be made to: Playhouse Publications Ltd. 1200 Bell Tower 10104-103 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5J OH8 Ph: 780-423-5834 â€˘ Fax: 780-413-6185 www.playhousepublications.ca PLAYHOUSE PUBLICATIONS LTD. President & Publisher: Rob Suggitt Vice President: Stephen Kathnelson Art Director & Designer: Christine Kucher Advertising Sales: Barry Powis, Kerry Duperron Administration: Suzanne Peacock The Citadel Theatre Playbill is a product of Playhouse Publications Ltd., an affiliate of Suggitt Group Ltd. President & CEO: Tom Suggitt President & CFO: Rob Suggitt Playhouse Publications Ltd. also publishes The Arden Theatre playbill, the Edmonton Opera program, the Calgary Opera program, the FTA Arts at the Barns Magazine, the Hockey Edmonton Magazine and the Hockey Calgary Magazine.
the Art of Advertising
It’s Not Just Furniture. It’s Personal. Complimentary Interior Design 10940 Mayfield Rd, Edmonton 780.453.3447 www.Cottswood.com
JOSH EPSTEIN Performer
Josh spent the last year writing, producing and acting in the feature film adaptation of the play, Studies in Motion, about Eadweard Muybridge which will be released in late 2014. Motion 58, Josh’s film company with Kyle Rideout, has won awards from the CBC, NSI, Bravo! Fact, NFB, and Comic-Con film festivals. Josh has starred in shows across the country including The Producers, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and he recently appeared in two seasons at The Stratford Festival where he won the John Hirsh award for most promising actor and appeared in The Grapes of Wrath, Titus Andronicus, Cymbeline and The Matchmaker. Upcoming, Josh will appear in the film Lawrence & Holloman, the TV show Package Deal, and as Sir Robin in Spamalot. Josh is a graduate of Studio 58. @joshepstein1
BREE GREIG Performer
Having recently moved to Toronto from Vancouver, Bree is thrilled to re-join the Craigslist team! Recent credits include being a member of the original Arts Club production of Craigslist Cantata, The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music (both Footlight Theatre Company), The Fantasticks (Vancouver Playhouse), and Bat Boy The Musical (Patrick Street Productions). Bree is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.
COME EXPERIENCE TRUE italian cuisine 10016 103 Ave., Edmonton • ph. 780.425.7711 • pazzopazzo.ca DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 33
QASIM KHAN Performer
Qasim is excited to be joining the Craigslist family! A recent graduate of the Soulpepper Academy, he recently appeared in The Crucible, Royal Comedians, Dirt, The Haunted Man (Soulpepper); The Prize (Tonic); At The End, Napoleon vs. The Turk (Toronto Fringe); As You Like It (Smashin’ Bat); workshops of Abhimanyu (Theatre Direct), High Rise (Expect Theatre), and Zero Privacy Project (fu-GEN). Film/TV highlights include Nikita, Saving Hope, Dan For Mayor, and Little Mosque on the Prairie. He holds his degree from the University of Toronto/Sheridan College joint Acting program. Special thanks to Mitchell, Amiel, Robyn, Will, and his family!
SELINA MARTIN Performer
Selina Martin is a Toronto-based theatre artist and musician. She’s excited to be performing again in Do You Want What I Have Got? Previous theatre work includes Crow’s Theatre (Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Dali, Godzilla), One Yellow Rabbit Theatre (Five Hole: Tales of Hockey Erotica), and Bald Ego Theatre, with whom she co-created 12 original plays. Selina is also the author of three highly acclaimed CDs. Her most recent, Disaster Fantasies, has received glowing praise from across the country, and has been described by music writers as “smart”, “vivid”, “brave”, “masterful”, “reckless”, and “must hear”. www.selinamartin.com
BARRY MIROCHNICK Performer
Barry Mirochnick is a Vancouver-based drummer and multiinstrumentalist originally from Winnipeg. He was a performer in Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata at PuSh Festival 2009, The Arts Club Revue Theatre in 2012, on tour for the Arts Club, and in 2013 for Acting-Up Stage/Factory Theatre in Toronto. In the past few years, Barry has toured, recorded, and gigged with Veda Hille, Neko Case, Great Aunt Ida, Jakob Dylan, Whitehorse, and Boxcar Campfire.
34 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
MARGUERITE WITVOET Performer
Marguerite Witvoet is thrilled to be reunited with the Craigslist gang for this Western tour. Crossing territories as a performer, composer, music director and teacher, Marguerite has gained a reputation as a creative and versatile musician. Working with cultural institutions across Canada, Marguerite is actively involved in the creation and development of new opera and musical theatre, performs and conducts regularly, and composes music for theatre and film. As well as teaching voice and piano in her private studio, Marguerite currently teaches Interdisciplinary Creation & Collaboration in the new Bachelor of Performing Arts program at Capilano University, Singing & Choir at Langara College, and is faculty vocal coach for the International Advanced Voice Workshops at the Banff Centre.
CANADAâ€™S CLASSIC BEAVER 2014 50-CENT PURE GOLD COIN
DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 35
AMIEL GLADSTONE Director/Playwright
Amiel Gladstone is a West Coast-based writer and director. As a director, his productions have been both site specific in unusual venues and in traditional theatres, including numerous world premieres for companies such as Alberta Theatre Projects, Acting Up Stage, Arts Club, Belfry Theatre, Caravan Farm Theatre, Factory Theatre, PuSh Festival, Pacific Opera Victoria, Theatre SKAM, Theatre Replacement, Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse and Vancouver Opera. As a playwright, his plays have been produced by Alberta Theatre Projects, the Belfry Theatre, Touchstone Theatre, Caravan Farm Theatre, the National Arts Centre, Solo Collective, Western Edge Theatre, and Theatre SKAM.
Music Director/Playwright Veda Hille has been writing songs, making records, and playing shows all over since 1992. She has released 14 albums, the latest being Peter Panties. Collaborations with other artists have resulted in video and music performances, electro acoustic experiments, rock songs for children, eccentric musicals, and an opera about pine trees. Veda will be hitting the road on tour later this year; keep an eye out in your town.
BILL RICHARDSON Playwright
Bill Richardson is a writer. He lives in Holmfield, Manitoba.
36 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
live to drive. the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. © 2013 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
David Morris Fine Cars
17407-111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB • 780-484-9000 • davidmorrisfinecars.com
MONICA DOTTOR Choreographer
Monica is a 6 time Dora Mavor Moore* award nominated actor & choreographer and Dora Award winner with The Penelopiad ensemble (Nightwood). Most recently Monica was in The Shape of Rex (Factoria Films), Picture Day (Snitch Pictures-TIFF), Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope (CTV), Lost Girl (Showcase). CHOREOGRAPHY: The Penelopiad*, Craigslist Cantata* (Acting UpStage); Malaria Lullaby (CompanyBlonde); The Red Queen Effect (7th Stage), The Russian Play* (Factory); The Real McCoy, Queen Marie (4th Line) ACTING: The Penelopiad*, Petrichor (Kitchenband); The Red Queen Effect, SCRATCH*, Featuring Loretta (Factory); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Overcoat*, The Middle Place (Canadian Stage); Chekhov’s Heartache, Chekhov’s Shorts (Smith-Gilmour). Upcoming: HER2 by Maja Ardal.
Set and Costume Designer Select Designs include set and costumes for: Fiddler on the Roof (Western Canada Theatre), The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (Globe Theatre), A Year With Frog and Toad and Cinderella (Young People’s Theatre), Hand of Bridge/Telephone (Canadian Opera), The Little Prince (Grand Theatre), The Tempest (Canadian Stage), The Syringa Tree and Circle Mirror Transformation (Great Canadian Theatre Company). Costumes: The Rez Sisters (Factory Theatre), The Ends of the Earth (Belfry Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Soulpepper). Et Cetera: Robin is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore awards. Upcoming: Set and Costumes for Elegies (Acting Up Stage).
38 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
ÂŠ2013 Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of all traffic laws at all times. [Include your local and state required disclosures]
ÂŠ2013 Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of all trafic laws at all times.
Remarkable. Rechargeable. Remarkable. Rechargeable. The new Panamera S E-Hybrid achieves a miraculous contradiction. Panamera luxury and Porsche The new Panamera S E-Hybrid achieves a miraculous contradiction. Panamera luxury and Porsche performance in a plug-in hybrid. This remarkable vehicle is the technological flagship of a completely performance in a plug-in hybrid. This remarkable vehicle is the technological flagship of a completely revamped Panamera lineup, combining sports-car performance and executive-class luxury. Commute revamped Panamera lineup, combining sports-car performance and executive-class luxury. Commute every day emissions-free, travel the country in comfort, and accelerate up to 135 kph on electric every day emissions-free, travel the country in comfort, and accelerate up to 135 kph on electric power alone. Porsche. There is no substitute. power alone. Porsche. There is no substitute.
Introducing the new new generation. generation. Introducing the Panamera E-Hybrid. Panamera SS E-Hybrid.
Norden Porsche Norden Porsche 17820 STONY PLAIN ROAD 17820 STONY PLAIN ROAD EDMONTON AB T5S 1A4 EDMONTON AB T5S 1A4 (780) 426-3000 (780) 426-3000 www.nordenporsche.com www.nordenporsche.com
Porsche recommends Porsche recommends
KIMBERLY PURTELL Lighting Designer
Kimberly is a Toronto-based lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance. Kimberly’s designs have been critically acclaimed both on the national and international stage. Previously for Acting Up Stage, Kimberly designed Falsettos, Caroline or Change, and Parade. Most recently her credits include Waiting for Godot (Stratford Festival); Proud (GCTC), God of Carnage (Mirvish & Studio 180), Race (Canadian Stage); La Ronde and Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Soulpepper), Arigato Tokyo (Buddies), Iceland (Factory Theatre), Loveloss (Dancemakers), Someone Else (Crow’s Theatre), Clybourne Park and The Normal Heart (Studio 180), Rigoletto (Opera Hamilton), Svadba (Edmonton Opera). Upcoming she will design Ariadne Auf Naxos (Pacific Opera), and Jane Eyre (MTC), She is a recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award, has received 3 Dora Awards and 20 nominations, and has been nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award.
Assistant Lighting Designer Oz Weaver is a Toronto-based lighting designer, production manager and producer who has helped create over 50 shows. Oz has been affiliated with companies such as; Harbourfront Centre (Enter the Shadow & PARIS1994/Gallery), The Glenn Gould School/U of T (Co-LD with Kim Purtell – Don Giovanni), The Sony Centre (Glenn Gould Gala & Dreamwalker Dance), ProArteDanza (Short Stories, SIP & Fall 2013 Season), Canstage (Race), Buddies in Bad Time (Arigato Tokyo), Factory (HeartStop), SoulpepperTheatre (La Ronde), The Grand Theatre (Shirley Valentine, Sherlock Holmes & Kingfisher Day), Beal Musical Theatre (Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Children of Eden, Fame & Les Miserables), and The Dietrich Group (PARIS1994/Gallery, I am an animal). Oz has been nominated for a Brickenden Award, and has won two Dish Awards for his designs of Into the Woods & Phantom of The Opera.
40 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
JESSICA SEVERIN Stage Manager
Jessica is a graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and is thrilled to be joining Acting Up Stage Company for The Craigslist Cantata. Most recently: This Wide Night (Summerworks); Suds! (Thousand Islands Playhouse); La Ronde, A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper); Armide (Glimmerglass Opera Festival, Versailles Royal Opera, Opera Atelier); Billy Elliot (Mirvish Productions). Selected credits: Eight seasons with Soulpepper, five seasons with Opera Atelier, productions with Mirvish Productions, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Tarragon, Tapestry New Opera, Nightwood, Theatre Smith Gilmour, Drayton Entertainment, Nuit Blanche and George Brown Theatre.
SHANNA MILLER Production Manager
Shanna Miller is a Toronto-based technical director and production manager. She works in theatre and dance with companies across the country. Recent credits include Stria (ChartierDanse); Svadba – Wedding (Queen of Puddings Music Theatre); Agokwe (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Spin by Evalyn Perry (Outspoke Productions), Penny Plain, Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy and 10 Days on Earth, Provenance (Ronnie Burkett). Shanna is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada – Technical Program. She is currently the Technical Director for Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes and feels very privileged to be part of this production.
Warranty expired - now it’s your choice!
Audi • BMW • Mercedes Benz • MINI • Porsche • Volkswagen DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 41
& Beyond the Stage Series presents
Bridge t Ryan ’ s
An 80 ’ s C abaret
March 7-8, 2014 The Club at the Citadel 8:00 PM 9828 101A Ave For tickets call 780-425-1820 or visit www.citadeltheatre.com
Tickets Series Sponsor
Open to the Public Keep Your Resolutions Going Strong! Personal Training Affordable Memberships Fitness & Aquatic Classes Downtown Parking
780.497.5300 42 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
Acting Up Stage Company is dedicated to producing, developing and advancing the versatile art of musical theatre in Canada. Each season we interpret contemporary work through the lens of both our country’s most accomplished and most promising artists, bring new musicals to life, and develop the artists and audiences of tomorrow. Since 2004, under the leadership of Artistic & Managing Director Mitchell Marcus, we’ve been rewarded time & again with rave reviews, sold-out performances, 6 Dora Awards and 8 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards. Staged in intimate settings and starring Canada’s finest artists, our productions are timely, thought-provoking and entertaining, challenging expectations of the genre. Past work includes Falsettos, Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, Caroline, or Change, Ride The Cyclone, Parade, The Light In The Piazza, A New Brain, A Man of No Importance and Elegies: A Song Cycle. Each year we present a series of concerts, train and mentor young performers from across Ontario through One Song Glory and The Banks Prize, and develop new musical works through our NoteWorthy program.
STAFF Artistic & Managing Director.................................. Mitchell Marcus Associate Producer, Operations........................... Paul Beauchamp Associate Producer, Audience Engagement....... Nathaniel Bryan Intern Producer.. ...................................................... Thomas Swayne Executive Producer.. ............................................... David Daniels Director Of Sales & Business Development........ Judi Pressman One Song Glory Program Director. . ...................... Tanisha Taitt One Song Glory Program Coordinator................. Anne-Marie Krytiuk
For over four decades, FACTORY THEATRE has developed and produced some of the finest theatrical works in our national canon and been home to some of the most gifted and prolific playwrights in our country. In any given year, more than 50,000 patrons come to Factory’s historic Victorian mansion at the corner of Bathurst and Adelaide Streets (in the heart of Toronto’s cultural west-end district) – an inviting, inclusive environment where ideas and imagination intersect. Factory Theatre is committed solely to the development and production of Canadian plays through staged readings, workshops, Natural Resources (resident creation groups), writers’ retreats, residencies, Factory Wired (festivals of new work in progress), and ultimately premiere productions. The Factory Theatre play development program is committed to the long-term investment of playwrights and creators and Canadian work that celebrates our diversity by engaging, provoking, entertaining, and inspiring our artists, audience and the community at large. Factory has been known as the home of the Canadian playwright as well as supporting a broad spectrum of forms and voices, and is also dedicated to serving their community by building a strong neighbourhood identity in our role as a cultural hub. Partnerships with local schools and businesses and initiatives, such as Neighbours Nights and Curtain Raiser events, are what ground them as a remarkable artistic resource and cultural institution. DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? 43
Sluggoâ€™s offers a wide variety of popular brand products that can be uniquely customized for your team or business.
For GREAT service and GREAT prices call Natasha at 780.919.3193 email: email@example.com
44 DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?
Artistic Director â€˘
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATES FTS Teaching Assistants GUEST SERVICES James MacDonald
Director, Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program
Director, Play Development
Sophie Gareau-Brennan Katie Hudson Josh Languedoc Lianna Makuch Nadine Nahas
Director, FTS & Young Companies Resident Music Director
Manager, Foote Theatre School
Young Company Instructors Shannon Boyle Don Horsburgh Heather Inglis Jackie Pooke Linda Rubin Kate Ryan Adrianne Salmon FTS Instructors April Banigan Mhairi Berg Adam Blocka Shannon Boyle Ashley Butler Gregory Caswell Ellen Chorley Crystal Hanson Sally Hunt Binaifer Kapadia Meghan Koshman Annette Loiselle Patrick Lundeen Tim Mikula Michele Miller Barb Mah Gail Olmstead Andrew Ritchie Matt Schuurman Liana Shannon Linette Smith Jennifer Spencer Eileen Sproule
Associate Executive Director Asst. to the Artistic Director/ Company Manager
Box Office Manager
Accounts Payable/ Receivable
Director, Marketing & Communications
Scott George Lafluer Assistant Head of Electrics
Meaghan Skerik Electrics
Debbie Theuss Shirley Tran
School Booking Coordinator
Kristen Hiemstra Josh Wickard
Assistant Box Office Managers Manager
Guest Services Supervisors Myrna Gosnell Neil Le Grandeur Amanda Gregoire Associate Mark Harding Patrick Lundeen Courtney Lair Associate Tara-Lee LaRose Patricia Zentilli Jacob Liska Associate Alyssa McGowan Terry Schmolcke FACILITY Mark Stubbings Louis Barron Director Jane Voloboeva Maintenance Guest Services Representatives Colin Deegan Cody Carver Manager Tonya Rae Chrystian Bill Daniels Assistant Maintenance Joyce Dominguez Manager Sylvia Douglas Bee Clean Services Carol Dreger Jessica Glover Security Marg Gronnestad Alberta Crowd Christina Harbak Management Rebecca Loudon Building Porter Stuart McDougall William Cardle Brittany Molner Tara Gale Abbie Murison FINANCE Carly Neis Keith Strong Chris Powell Interim Director of Joyanne Rudiak Finance Mark Sinongco Daniel Jee Valerie Smart Hannah Whittaker
Kimberlee Stadelmann COMMUNICATIONS Director/ Ken Davis
Crocetti Business & Legal Affairs Larissa Assistant Rentals
Manager, Media Relations Manager, Corporate Relations
Coordinator, Robbins Academy Marketing
Coordinator, Beyond the Stage Marketing
Fund DEVELOPMENT Neil Luipasco
Director, Fund Development
Manager, Fund Development
Cheryl L. Hoover Director
Head of Scenic Paint Assistant Head of Scenic Paint Head of Props
Assistant Head of Props
Head Stage Carpenter
Assistant Head Stage Carpenter
Head of Wardrobe
Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Head of Wardrobe Running
Wardrobe Maintenance Resident Stage Manager Samantha J. Rumball Patrick Fraser Head of Wigs Assistant Tammy Fox Technical Director Assistant Head of Wigs
Assistant Technical Director
Owen Hutchinson Head of Audio
Assistant Head of Audio
Head of Scenic Carpentry
Assistant Head of Scenic Carpentry
Head of Electrics
The Citadel is grateful for the kind generosity of its volunteers listed below. If you want to volunteer with the Citadel, please call Theresa Hovdestad at 780-428-2118 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Johanna Andreoff, Gale Arneson, Nelda Arnst, Judith Babcock, Connie Banigan, Carolyn Bell, Jacqueline Bell, Shelley Benson, Erika Beyer, Ursula Blumentrath, Jeanine Bonot, Florence Borch, Ken Borch, Shirley Boven, Loveth Bradley, Allan Budlong, Eileen Budlong, Jeanette Calder, Dee Cartledge, Gina Chea, Victoria DeJong, Carol Dreger, Shirley Dunn, Clifford Edwards, Lil Filewych, Laurie Fornal, Brenda Fraser, Wendy Fraser, Gilberte Gagne, Irene Gagne, Louise Gagne, Doreen Gagnon, Jackie Genest, Mervan Gorrie, Sharon Green, Christine Hall, Vicki Hall, Jeffrey Haswell, Rosemarie Heaney, Brad Heller, Marilyn Hemsing, Linelle Henderson, Daniel High, Amelia Hihn, Maria Hollinshead, Ron Homenchuk, Laura Hughes, Judy Hume, Laura Hughes, Bruce Johnson, Madalyn Johnson, Jessica Kavanagh, Kathleen Kellman, Carol Klass, Eva Kopecka, Arndt Kuethe, Janice Kuethe, Bonnie Labranche, Kim Lang, Nicole Leblanc-Lamarre, Ron Levang, Coral Levang, Karen Lewis-Caron, Patrick Lewis-Caron, Fran Linklater, Elizabeth Luchko, Caroline Lutz, Ross MacHetchuk, Dawn Madill, Wesley Matte, Angella Matthew, Donna McKay, Tom McLean, Donna Miller, Karen Miller, Janice Minamide, Monica Molina-Ayala, Donna Molloy, Robert Moore, Joan Murchie, Sulochana Muthia, Patricia Navarro, Florence Nieberding, Gina Nolet, Dennis Nolan, Barbara Olynyk, Linda Orlecki, Nicole Orlecki, Edith Parsons, Susan Patenaude, Anna Popowich, Joyce Powell, Kevin Przyswitt, Renee Przyswitt, Doreen Pysar, Tracy Renz-Augustin, Monica Robillard, Louise Rogucki, Audrey Ross, Ian Ross, Liam Ross, Helen Rusich, Joyce Schwan, Angela Seery, Phil Slawsky, Valerie Smart, Phyllis Solsberg, Evelyn Stark, Charlotte Stel, Eileen Stephens, Shu-wen Tham, Diane Trithardt, Rose Unguran, Mona Vandersluys, Brenda Voyce, Laura Wallace, Jason Way-Kowalchuk, Selena Wang, Kay Willekes, Bonnie Woloschuk, Denise Woollard, Laura Wylde, Lil Yewchuk
performance I place I pride
In recognition of the Citadel Theatreâ€™s 50th anniversary in 2015, the ENCORE Campaign plans to raise $5 million through several fundraising initiatives to support Citadel productions and programs along with an exciting facility enhancement. For more information about the ENCORE Campaign, please contact: Neil Luipasco OR Director, Fund Development 780.428.2141 email@example.com
Sydney Stuart Manager, Fund Development 780.428.2142 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ALL-NEW INFINITI QX60
WEST 17616–111 AVENUE | TF: 1.888.321.9059
SOUTH 1275–101 STREET | TF: 1.855.853.0601