ANNUAL REPORT 2019/2020
WELCOME Our 2019-20 Season can only be described as eventful. As we began the season, in the summer heat of 2019, the Sagebrush Theatre was closed for urgent structural roof repairs that had yet to begin in earnest and WCT was in a flurry of activity; still, the future looked sunny. Fast forward a year, and our 44th season ended much as it began, in a state of uncertainty, this time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with our productions cut short, our staff greatly reduced, and our facilities shuttered. Nevertheless, Western Canada Theatre still had many causes for celebration in the 2019-20 season, for which we are proud and thankful. The season’s productions were audience, critical and box office successes, demonstrating how enthusiastically our audiences embrace quality Canadian and Indigenous stories, such as The Drowning Girls, The New Canadian Curling Club, Café Daughter, the world premiere of Serving Elizabeth, and the tour of GLORY. The disappointment was palatable when the pandemic suspended the opening of the most anticipated show of the season: Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen and curtailed the run of Café Daughter right after Opening Night. Our audiences were also delighted with the tom-foolery of Dracula: The Bloody Truth and the box-office-record-setting enchantment of The Sound of Music. We again valued the strength of the Kamloops community and its collaborative spirit this season. We were highly involved in the planning for the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts, which generated community enthusiasm over the construction of much-needed performance and educational space in our city, thanks to the incredible generosity and drive of Ron Fawcett. Our collaborations continued on our major events, such as the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts—with the Kamloops Symphony and the Kamloops Art Gallery—and BrewLoops—with Rotary Kamloops. The community spirit also rang true when trouble befell us, including when the Sagebrush roof required major structural repairs, undertaken by School District #73 and the City of Kamloops, and with the closures caused by COVID-19. Despite the cancellation of the final four productions in our 2019-20 season, and the resulting lost revenue, WCT was able to post a modest surplus on the year, helping to reduce our accumulated deficit and ensure our long-term sustainability. Though this surplus was largely made possible thanks to resiliency funding, community support, and wage subsidy, it is important to note that even prior to the pandemic
Allison Edwards-Crewe, Marcia Johnson and Geoffrey Pounsett in SERVING ELIZABETH. Photo by Barbara Zimonick. Director Leah-Simone Bowen, Set & Costume Designer Rachel Forbes, Lighting Designer Jareth Li, Sound Designer Andrew Penner..
the organization was faring well financially. The year ended strongly, with thanks to our entire team for keeping a keen eye on finances and for finding inventive and costeffective ways to create theatre in this community. We thank our staff, volunteers and board members for their dedication to WCT at this time. Starting the year with a major national tour and ending during a pandemic, our team acted with tireless commitment, ingenuity, flexibility, and a relentless focus on resiliency and long-term sustainability, always while keeping in step with Dr. Bonnie Henry’s mantra, ‘be calm, be kind, be safe’. Our thanks also go to our loyal community—our patrons, donors, supporters, sponsors and public funders—for your unwavering commitment to WCT in the face of the pandemic. We truly would not be here if it was not for your dedication to WCT. Through an uncertain year, we have been humbled by your generosity and belief in the arts in our city. THANK YOU. And we are here to stay. For two years in a row, our company has been faced with unexpected disruptions that could have caused an existential crisis. And for the second year in a row, our company survived thanks to organizational resiliency and the spark of Kamloops’ generosity. Despite the impacts of COVID-19 on our operations, our 2020-21 Season is forging ahead, albeit in new and exciting ways. The decision to suspend our subscription package season was a difficult one, but one that allowed us to lean in towards more COVID-appropriate programming, community collaborations, and reaching new audiences through virtual and online platforms. We are your professional community theatre, and we are proud to be able to serve our entire region with productions and programs that attract people from all walks of life and of all ages. That we can continue to offer transformative experiences for our region and audiences across Canada is a tribute to the ingenuity, passion, and vision of our entire community. Though the effects of COVID-19 are sure to be long-lived, it is with great optimism that we look to the future. Our base is strong. We look forward to gathering together in celebration in the near future. JAMES MACDONALD and EVAN KLASSEN Artistic and Managing Directors
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD Western Canada Theatre’s 44th season offered a wonderful mix of unique plays, a great family show for the holidays, and was in rehearsal to produce the great music of Leonard Cohen in Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. And then WCT, like the community, faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff of WCT and the performers of Chelsea Hotel immediately adapted and made the most of a tough situation with a live performance from their balconies on the shore of the South Thompson River! The Board, working with our amazing Senior Management and the great team they have, moved, adjusted, re-adjusted, and found an opening in the tunnel to survive the first part of this experience. It was a season of logistical, staffing, performance, and stakeholder engagement trials that challenged us to prepare for coming out the other side. While we do not know what the new normal will be for all of us, we know the community, the WCT team and our stakeholders are behind us! The 2019/20 Season, while not completed, reflected the Board’s continuous commitment to James MacDonald’s artistic vision for WCT. We also appreciated, as part of his role as Artistic Director, James’ direction of The Drowning Girls, The Sound of Music and GLORY. Evan Klassen, as Managing
Parmida Vand, Richard Young, Jenni Burke and Richard Lam in THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB. Photo by ftbd.ca/Randy deKleine-Stimpson. Director Andrew Kushnir, Set and Lighting Designer Steve Lucas, Costume Designer Victoria Wallace, Sound Designer Verne Good.
Director, continues to show his invaluable commitment to ensure the company operates professionally. The Board looks forward to envisioning an updated strategic plan for WCT, a process that was interrupted by COVID-19; we have reconfirmed our commitment to complete the work in 2021. We welcomed new members to the Board this past season and look forward to more engagement with new Board Members who reflect the cultural diversity of our city. Our governance committee continues to develop policy around risk management, board diversity, fund development and financial compliance to ensure the safety of our company and client data and to ensure the sustainability of the organization. We’re again indebted to our amazing partners, sponsors, employees, donors and volunteers for their continued support of our vision for WCT and of our drive to provide opportunities for the youth of Kamloops. Without this support, we could not have come out of the start of the pandemic as strong as we have. We are now able to start moving forward to prepare for the future. We look forward with excitement to what we will accomplish together in the future. TIM RODGERS, Board President
Tiffany Ayalik in CAFÉ DAUGHTER. Photo by Ed Ellis. Director Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Lighting and Set Designer T. Erin Gruber, Sound Designer Gen (Shawn) Xiangshan.
PRODUCTIONS We continued to embrace our company’s mandate to promote and develop Canadian and Indigenous stories with The Drowning Girls, The New Canadian Curling Club, and the abbreviated presentation of Café Daughter. Our world premiere of Canadian playwright Marcia Johnson’s Serving Elizabeth, a comedy-drama about colonialism and popular media, led to that play’s publication and several further planned productions. Unfortunately, the pandemic curtailed two more Canadian works: Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen and The Boy in the Moon.
members who would benefit from a more relaxed sensory experience and casual environment. With the advent of the Pandemic, WCT pivoted our offerings to virtual platforms. This started with the highly-successful livestream concert of Leonard Cohen songs performed by the Chelsea Hotel cast from the balconies of the Riverland Inn and Suites and continued through to our Stage One at-home series of educational videos, our “Until We Meet Again” promotion series of the best of world digital theatre, and on-line Artist Talks.
GLORY By Tracey Power
We finished the country-wide tour of GLORY, by Tracey Power – a tour that proved our resourcefulness, acumen at touring, and ability to tell a powerful, true-life Canadian story to a national audience. Through 2019, over 50,000 people enjoyed the production in 11 venues across B.C. and Canada.
Hamilton Family Theatre May 15 - June 8, 2019 Cambridge, ON Huron Country Playhouse II June 12 - 22, 2019 Grand Bend, ON King’s Wharf Theatre June 26 - July 6, 2019 Penetanguishene, ON
The Sound of Music ‘wow’-ed capacity audiences and set new box office records. It also furthered our goal of offering opportunities for young people to experience live theatre, with six young Kamloops-area performers in the cast and over 4,000 students in the audience. Plays such as Serving Elizabeth and Café Daughter not only tell great stories of significant national interest and importance to our audiences, but through their inclusivity and accessibility, they invite our audiences to share new ideas and look afresh at old ones as part of community conversations. We were particularly looking forward to presenting The Boy in the Moon and exploring expanded accessibility options, including a relaxed performance, to welcome audience
Drayton Festival Theatre July 10 - 20, 2019 Drayton, ON Thousand Islands Playhouse July 24 - August 17, 2019 Gananoque, ON Persephone Theatre September 25 - October 9, 2019 Saskatoon, SK
The cast of CHELSEA HOTEL: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN, streaming from the Riverland Inn and Suites. Eventually reached 41,000 people!
The cast of GLORY. Photo by Ryan Alexander McDonald/Chicknskratch Productions. Director James MacDonald, Choreographer Tracey Power, Set & Lighting Designer Narda McCarroll, Costume Designer Cindy Wiebe, Sound Designer Steve Charles
2019-2020 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
Images by Jennifer Paravantes, Field and Sea
THE DROWNING GIRLS By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic
DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH By Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson Produced in association with Theatre NorthWest
September 19 to 28, 2019
October 10 to 19, 2019
By Marcia Johnson
By Kenneth T. Williams
Produced in association with Thousand Islands Playhouse
A Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre production, in association with Alberta Aboriginal Arts
CHELSEA HOTEL: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN
February 20 to 29, 2020
March 12 to 14, 2020 Run abbreviated by COVID-19
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
By Mark Crawford Produced in association with Thousand Islands Playhouse
November 28 to December 10, 2019
January 23 to February 1, 2020
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
THE BOY IN THE MOON
By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
By Emil Sher, based on the book by Ian Brown Produced by Neworld Theatre in partnership with the Rare Disease Foundation
Created by Tracey Power
Run Postponed due to COVID-19
THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB
Run Postponed due to COVID-19
Run Postponed due to COVID-19
ARTISTS OF 2019-20 THE DROWNING GIRLS
JAMES MACDONALD^ Director ANGELA FRYE^ Set Designer CINDY WIEBE^ Costume Designer BILL CHABASSOL^ Lighting Designer LUKAS VANDERLIP*^ Sound Designer TRACEY POWER^ Choreographer NANCY YUEN Stage Manager DUSTON BARANOW-WATTS* Apprentice Stage Manager MORGAN BENEDICT*^ Alice GENEVIEVE FLEMING Margaret CHEYENNE SCOTT*~ Bessie
GLORY - ON TOUR
JAMES MACDONALD^ Director TRACEY POWER^ Playwright/Choreographer NARDA MCCARROLL Set and Lighting Designer CINDY WIEBE^ Costume Designer STEVE CHARLES Composer/Sound Designer EMMA HAMMOND Stage Manager SKYLAR NAKAZAWA^ Stage Manager KOH LAUREN QUAN Assistant Stage Manager LIAM BEFURT*^ Tour Technical Director KATE DION-RICHARD Helen Schmuck KATIE RYERSON Hilda Ranscombe ADVAH SOUDACK Marm (Margaret) Schmuck ANDREW WHEELER Herb Fach MORGAN YAMADA Nellie Ranscombe
DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH
Cheyenne Scott, Genevieve Fleming, Morgan Benedict in THE DROWNING GIRLS. Photo by Murray Mitchell Director James MacDonald, Set Designer Angela Frye, Costume Designer Cindy Wiebe, Lighting Designer Bill Chabassol, Sound Designer Lukas Vanderlip.
CRAIG HALL Director SCOTT REID Set Designer DEITRA KALYN Costume Designer ANTON DE GROOT Lighting Designer ANDREW BLIZZARD Sound Designer KARL SINE Original Fight Director MARK BELLAMY Original Musical Staging LANI MARTEL Stage Manager CASSIDY GALLANT* Assistant Stage Manager CHRISTY BRUCE Actor NATASCHA GIRGIS Actor CHRISTOPHER HUNT Professor van Helsing KIRK SMITH~ Actor
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
JAMES MACDONALD^ Director MEREDITH ZWICKER Musical Director VALERIE EASTON Choreographer HANS SAEFKOW Set Designer MARIAN TRUSCOTT^ Costume Designer JOHN WEBBER Lighting Designer LAUREL ONEIL Stage Manager MADISON HENRY^ Assistant Stage Manager DUSTON BARANOW-WATTS* Apprentice Stage Manager MONTGOMERY BJORNSON Herr Zeller GRAHAM COFFENG Max Detweiler CASSIUS FORD*^ Kurt von Trapp ANNA HAHN*^ Marta von Trapp KAYLEE HARWOOD Maria Rainer JAY HINDLE~ Captain Georg von Trapp ABBIE ISRAEL-ARMAND*^ Ensemble CAMERON KNETEMAN* Rolf Gruber/Dance Captain KIRSTEN KWONG* Liesl von Trapp/Dance Captain MELISSA MACPHERSON Elsa Schraeder SUSINN MCFARLEN Sister Margaretta/Frau Schmidt ALEX MITTELSTEADT*^ Ensemble TINA MOORE*^ Sister Berthe/Baroness Elberfeld EVERLEIGH RIFE*^ Gretl von Trapp PATRICK SHEPHERD*^ Baron Elberfeld/Ensemble ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI TARHAN Mother Abbess MANDISA VOLO*^ Louisa von Trapp IVAN VUTEV*^ Friedrich von Trapp CHRISTOPHER WEDDELL^ Franz EMILY WHALEN*^ Sister Sophia SEREN WILLIAMS*^ Brigitta von Trapp CHARLOTTE WYVILL*^ Frau Zeller/Ensemble GERALD YOUNG*^ Admiral von Schreiber/Ensemble MONTGOMERY BJORNSON Keyboard JILLIAN BROUGHTON* Flute SUSAN COTTRELL^ Violin JASON STARUIALA^ Percussion CVETOZAR VUTEV^ Alternate Violin JAKE WALTER*^ Bass ALEXANDER WARD^ Keyboard MEREDITH ZWICKER Keyboard
THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB
ANDREW KUSHNIR Director STEVE LUCAS Set and Lighting Designer VICTORIA WALLACE Costume Designer VERNE GOOD Sound Designer MADISON HENRY^ Stage Manager COLE VINCENT* Assistant Stage Manager GUY BANNERMAN Stuart MacPhail JENNI BURKE Charmaine Bailey RICHARD LAM Mike Chang PARMIDA VAND Fatima Al-Sayed RICHARD YOUNG Anoopjeet Singh
LEAH-SIMONE BOWEN Director RACHEL FORBES Set and Costume Designer JARETH LI Lighting Designer ANDREW PENNER Sound Designer CHRISTINE LEROUX^ Stage Manager CASSIDY GALLANT* Assistant Stage Manager ALLISON EDWARDS-CREWE Faith/Tia MARCIA JOHNSON Mercy/Patricia AMANDA LISMAN HRH Princess Elizabeth/Robin TONY OFORI Montague/Steven GEOFFREY POUNSETT Talbot/Maurice
LISA C. RAVENSBERGEN Director T. ERIN GRUBER Set and Lighting Designer GEN (SHAWN) XIANGSHAN Sound Designer BETTY-LOU HUSHLAK Stage Manager PATRICK BRUNET Technical Director/Production Manager TIFFANY AYALIK Yvette Wong
Mentorship and engagement of emerging professional artists, technicians, and administrators continues to be a significant part of our operations at WCT. With the opportunity to work with established professionals from across the country, our productions are an excellent training ground for young people seeking work experience and inspiration.
CHELSEA HOTEL: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN TRACEY POWER^ Creator/Director/Choreographer STEVE CHARLES Musical Director DREW FACEY Set and Costume Designer JOHN WEBBER Lighting Designer XAVIER BERBUDEAU Sound Designer TEGAN KLANCNIK Scenic Painter SKYLAR NAKAZAWA^ Stage Manager TANYA SCHWAERZLE Assistant Stage Manager STEVE CHARLES The Sideman CHARLIE GALLANT The Bellhop MARLENE GINADER Jane ADRIAN GLYNN MCMORRAN The Writer KAYLA NICKEL* April Mercy TRACEY POWER^ May Mercy
THE BOY IN THE MOON
CHELSEA HABERLIN Director DREW FACEY Set and Prop Designer CARMEN ALATORRE Costume Designer ANDREW PYE Lighting Designer/Production Manager/ Technical Director MARC STEWART Composer/Sound Designer CANDELARIO ANDRADE Projection Designer YVONNE YIP Stage Manager DIANA BARTOSH Assistant Technical Director NATASHA ZACHER Emotional Support Program Coordinator MEGHAN GARDINER Performer PARMISS SEHAT Performer MARCUS YOUSSEF Performer
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
ESTELLE SHOOK Director BRIAN LINDS Sound Designer/Performer LIAM BEFURT*^ Lighting Designer CHRISTINE LEROUX^ Stage Manager DAWN PETTEN Performer *denotes Emerging Artist ^denotes Kamloops Artist ~denotes Artist formerly from Kamloops
ADAPTING TO COVID-19 Right: Stage One Summer Teen Week moved inside the lobby of Sagebrush Theatre, where the space allowed for students to keep their distance. Middle: Terri Runnalls produced a popular 14-part series of theatre games for YouTube designed for families and bubbles. Bottom: The winter theatre classes pivoted to Zoom in March, including the just second year of Adult Theatre classes.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH WCT introduces and provides opportunities for young people to embrace and enjoy live theatre. From our Stage One Theatre School to our student matinee program, to opportunities for young people to participate in live theatre through performance, mentorship, or outreach activities, we continue to find new ways to engage and activate the youth in our community. Education is at the heart of what we do. Stage One continued to operate at capacity through the 2019-20 season, with programs for young people aged 4 to 18. Classes continued after the advent of COVID-19, with compliance to provincial health regulations. Prior to March 2020, Stage One students participated in various WCT events, including their own performance of Here We Sit and outside events, such as the Children’s Arts Festival. Several Stage One students and alumni were also featured as part of the Young Company in our hit musical The Sound of Music, playing the Von Trapp children and the resident nuns of Nonnberg Abbey. We seek to be responsive to community needs. When the Parkcrest Elementary School burned down in September 2019, we were pleased to be able to offer the pupils a daytime acting class, with the cooperation of the Kamloops Rugby Club’s offer of free classroom space, for the week the school district suspended classes. Based on the positive response of our trial adult theatre school classes in January 2019, we introduced our first full season of classes. The classes proved so popular, additional sections were added. These classes give the public intriguing new ways of expanding their appreciation of theatre as audience members, as well as of the arts in general. One again, the student matinees for our holiday musical sold out, with over 3,500 students attending the run of The Sound of Music with their classmates. Other productions that provided creative, educational experiences for students through the year included Serving Elizabeth (learning about history, colonialism, and popular culture), The New Canadian Curling Club (immigration, racism, xenophobia), and PLAY GUIDE Dracula: The Bloody Truth (a unique approach to a literary classic). In our on-going quest to reach out to new audiences and extend the experience for established theatre goers, we moved the evening of our Students’ Club/Pizza Night and post-show talkbacks, which resulted in more participants In addition to our popular in-school workshops, we
Serving Elizabeth By MARCIA JOHNSON Febrruay 20 to 29, 2020 | SAGEBRUSH THEATRE
partnered with Marion Shilling Elementary school to create a much loved Christmas Concert for their school and community. The study guides we prepare for teachers ahead of each student matinee contain a wealth of background information, including interviews, biographies, and histories related to the plays. To better offer this preview material that could enrich each audience member’s experience, the guides have evolved to be “Play Guides” and shared more widely through our subscriber enews and social media platforms. An initiative that we were most looking forward to was offering a “relaxed performance” for The Boy in the Moon, which was then postponed due to COVID-19. These performances are designed for young people on the autism spectrum and are an excellent way to improve accessibility. We are also exploring other accessibility options, such as performances that feature ASL interpretation and “Vocal-eye” for blind or low-vision patrons. In September, we introduced our highly successful Wednesday Tea Matinees, an opportunity for audiences to gather before seeing our daytime performances, along with young people attending through the student matinees. The lobby overflowed with tea, treats and chatter. Adapting to COVID-19 We successfully pivoted to online activities before starting to gradually reintroduce safely physically distanced classes in the summer of 2020. These activities included the highly appreciated on-line At Home with Stage One series, offering theatre games and activities for young people to continue to embrace the magic and vitality of theatre, and operating our summer day camps at capacity, with physical distancing in place. As well, our spring Adult Acting Classes moved online until completion. We know that nothing can replace the experience of being in a room together, and we can’t wait to see you all in our classrooms again soon. TERRI RUNNALLS, Education & Outreach Director The cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Photo by Barbara Zimonick. Director James MacDonald, Musical Director Meredith Zwicker, Choreographer Valerie Easton, Set Designer Hans Saefkow, Costume Designer Marian Truscott, Lighting Designer John Webber
Cast of DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH. Photo by Barbara ZimonickÂ Director Craig Hall, Set Designer Scott Reid, Costume Designer Deitra Kalyn, Lighting Designer Anton De Groot, Sound Designer Andrew Blizzard.
OUR VENUES & BOX OFFICE We entered the 2019-20 season in July awaiting repairs to the Sagebrush Theatre’s truss system. Our Venue Services team, clients, and patrons continued to be flexible and innovative, as we operated outside of our venues and, initially, our comfort zones. With new lessons and technology for the Kamloops Live! Box Office (KL!BO), our House Manager and incredible team of volunteers—175 in the 2019-20 season—seamlessly adapted to greeting patrons at the Oasis Church, Coast Hotel, and outdoor events, such as the community favourite BrewLoops. Meanwhile, School District #73 and the City of Kamloops undertook major structural repairs to the Sagebrush Theatre. While we are grateful for the knowledge, growth, and experience gained in that time, the Kamloops community breathed a sigh of relief in October, when the Sagebrush Theatre reopened after eight months to the public, with WCT’s Dracula: The Bloody Truth. It was a joy to fill our seats and stage with theatre once more! The additions of new rigging equipment, handrails, accessible seating, carpet, and house lighting were welcomed as heralding a new era in accessibility and functionality for the Sagebrush Theatre.
ABOVE: WCT Staff Michelle Chabassol, Shevaun Fortune, and Morgan Benedict RIGHT: Volunteer Coordinator Allison Bregoliss leading a Volunteer orientation
Over the next six months, the KL!BO, Sagebrush Theatre and Pavilion Theatre brought 143 theatre, comedy, dance, and music events to over 25,000 patrons, eager to be make up for the time we sat empty! After so much hard work to get our facility open again, we were forced to close our doors once more in March. We shared with our audiences and clients the heartbreak that came with the COVID-19 pandemic and associated closures, restrictions around gatherings, and loss of art. Through the last part of the 2019-20 season, we slowly and carefully planned for the resumption of some events, while recognizing it would be a long while before we could return to operations as they were. Despite the roller coaster of a ride the last two years have been, we have endured, even thrived, through the support and can-do spirit of our KL!BO attendants, House Staff, and incredible core of loyal volunteers. We are so lucky to have these teams of people that have been through the chaos and stress of two venue closures, yet continue to support us and are committed to making theatre happen again in Kamloops. SHEVAUN FORTUNE, Venue Services Director
ABOVE: Scaffolding set up over the seats for repairs of the roof of the Sagebrush Theatre, while the set for Dracula was being built on stage. RIGHT: The first two of the railings for the centre aisle of the Sagebrush, just as the set for The Sound of Music was being prepared on stage.
BOARD WCT STAFF TIM RODGERS President LORI BREGOLISS GRANT CHU BEVERLEY DESANTIS WESLEY ECCLESTON SHARON FRISSELL BERNICE JENSEN NENA JOCIC-ANDREJEVIC CHRYSTIE STEWART David Ross † Tom Kerr ‡ Judge T.W. Shupe § D. Michael Dobbin * Peggy Gilmour * Francis Barnett * Mike Latta * Anne Manson * Maureen Marshall * Lanni Shupe * § Honorary Life Chairman * Honorary Life Member †Honorary Life Artistic Producer ‡ Founding Artistic Director
JAMES MACDONALD Artistic Director EVAN KLASSEN Managing Director FINANCE RON THOMPSON Finance Director OLGA KILINNIK Accounting Officer * LENA TEICHROEB Accounting Officer ‡ SUSAN THOMPSON Accounting Assistant † MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS CATRINA CROWE Marketing & Communications Director FRANKIE KNIGHT Digital Media Coordinator † DEVELOPMENT SUZAN GOGUEN Growth & Engagement Director ROGER DOWNIE Fund Development Manager ALI WEBSTER Special Events Manager SARAH BLUMEL Fund Development Coordinator EDUCATION & OUTREACH TERRI RUNNALLS Education & Outreach Director MORGAN BENEDICT Instructor ALLISON BREGOLISS Instructor SHANNON COOPER Instructor JENNIFER JONES Instructor KRISTINE LUCAS Instructor BRITTNEY MARTENS Instructor CASEY RACE Instructor STEPHEN SAWKA Instructor ROBYN WALLIS Instructor
PRODUCTION DAWN BERGSTROM Producer BILL CHABASSOL Production Manager BRIAN ST-AMAND Sagebrush Technical Director ‡ PAUL CUTHBERT Sagebrush Assistant Technical Director LIAM BEFURT Associate Technical Director CINDY WIEBE Head of Wardrobe RORY LYNCH Head of Scenic Carpentry ANGELA FRYE Head of Properties SELENA “TWITCH” TOBIN Intern Production Manager/Technical Director RYAN PINETTE Production Assistant JAMES BEFURT Senior Venue Technician BRITTNEY MARTENS Scenic Paint Apprentice SUSAN DIXON Wardrobe (The Sound of Music) LAURIE HARDER Carpenter (Dracula: The Bloody Truth) ASHLEY HIIBNER Child Supervisor (The Sound of Music) DARREN JOHN Technical Director (Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen) CHRISTINE LEROUX Dresser (The Sound of Music) TEGAN KLANCNIK Scenic Painter (Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen) GIN MAY Technical Director (The Sound of Music) MELISSA PURCHA Movement Consultant (The New Canadian Curling Club) HANS SAEFKOW Scenic Painter (Dracula: The Bloody Truth, The Sound of Music, Serving Elizabeth) LUKAS VANDERLIP Sound Effect Coordinator (The Sound of Music) CHARLOTTE WAGNER Wardrobe (The Drowning Girls, Dracula: The Bloody Truth, The Sound of Music)
VENUE SERVICES SHEVAUN FORTUNE Venue Services Director MICHELLE CHABASSOL Venue Services Coordinator ALLISON BREGOLISS Volunteer Coordinator MORGAN BENEDICT House Manager House Staff AMANDA BREUER NATALIE DEWING NICOLLE DUPONT MAXWELL GALLAGHER BERT KEEPER JAKOB KOPYTKO KELLY MCCALLUM BRITTNEY MARTENS CHRISTIAN MILNER LIZ SPIVEY Kamloops Live! Box Office (KL!BO) Representatives: KORY CUDMORE MAXWELL GALLAGHER JANE HARESTAD GRACE LABOSSIERE KELLY MCCALLUM STEPHANIE MONIUK GRAYSON NORSWORTHY SUSAN THOMPSON † Notes: * New to position in 2019/20 † Change in role in 2019/20 ‡ Left position in 2019/20
OUR COMMUNITY WE LOVE HEARING FROM OUR AUDIENCES, WHO ARE THE REASON FOR OUR SUCCESS. HERE IS WHAT SOME OF OUR PATRONS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE AT THE THEATRE THIS SEASON: Response to Serving Elizabeth “We really enjoyed Serving Elizabeth last night. It was fresh and original, thanks to the play itself and the performances of the cast. It has been interesting to see how WCT has “upped its game,” over the last few years. I have always thought WCT produced an excellent product, however even that has been surpassed. Congratulations!” Responses to The Sound of Music “What a show! The sets, the incredible voices, the dancing, the acting, the directing, the technicals, the professionalism...truly a wonderful production! Absolutely the best we have seen. Definitely a must see! So proud of our Western Canada Theatre!”
set .....Fantastic! Cast...Wonderful ( so talented everyone) Music .... WOW!! Again thank you for such a quality production. A true gift for Christmas!” A few of the 931 Facebook comments for Chelsea Hotel: The Balcony Concert Edition: “Thank you so much! Our seniors’ group from Lillooet had a trip planned to the play, and we are sorry we had to miss it, but your presentation here is so appreciated!!!!!” “This is a brilliant idea -- so glad you’re sharing this magical show in these surreal times.” “This is the best coolest thing that never would have happened. Great sound. Thanks everybody!”
MISSED BY OUR COMMUNITY TOM KERR WCT was saddened at the news of the passing of our founding artistic director, Tom Kerr, at the age of 90 In March 2020. As a teacher, director, and founder of what was then Western Canada Youth Theatre, Tom made an indelible impression on our city and on the theatre community across Canada. He leaves a lasting legacy not only within our company, but in the thousands of students and performers who worked with him, a legacy that lives on in professional and community theatres across the country to this day.
“Went to The Sound of Music on Wednesday! It was absolutely AMAZING !!!!, thank you! The
SOCIAL MEDIA MEANS WE CAN BE IN CONSTANT CONVERSATION WITH OUR PATRONS
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In late December 2019, we suffered the sudden loss of long-time volunteer, staff, and WCT advocate Phyllis Mader. Phyllis had worked as a Guest Services Director in the frontof-house at the Sagebrush in addition to her role as a WCT volunteer. She would help with our annual mailouts, Christmas at the Pavilion, our annual general meetings, and the Mayor’s Gala, where this past year she was a finalist for the Enduring Supporter award to acknowledge her contributions to the arts communities in Kamloops. Her presence is sorely missed.
FUND DEVELOPMENT In the 2019-20 Season, we saw the growth of key established events and an outpouring of support from our patrons, donors and corporate partners during this unique time. Through our tenth and final year of collaboration with Volkswagen of Kamloops on the VW Turtle River Race, we thoroughly enjoyed engaging with the community at events throughout the summer. Thank you to Volkswagen of Kamloops owner Terry Lowe for his prodigious support of this event over the years. BrewLoops, the collaborative craft beer event between WCT, the Rotary Club of Kamloops, Tourism Kamloops, and the City of Kamloops, had its most successful year, drawing an attendance of over 3,000 to MacArthur Island Park over the last weekend in September 2019. In addition to the funds raised, it provided platforms to promote WCT’s productions to new audiences at the weekly BrewLoops in the Park, in collaboration with the ever popular Music in the Park series. In January, the wildly successful 14th Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, presented in partnership with the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Kamloops Symphony, and the City of Kamloops, welcomed over 300 guests to a festive
Tiffany Ayalik in CAFÉ DAUGHTER. Photo by Ed Ellis. Director Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Lighting and Set Designer T. Erin Gruber, Sound Designer Gen (Shawn) Xiangshan.
Italian celebration: Viva Arti: Under the Tuscan Moon. The event was hosted by Alicia Ashcroft, who also led an energetic auction. Thank you to our generous artists, sponsors, guests, and volunteers for making this such a spectacular event. Throughout the season, our donors and supporters were treated to “behind the scenes” tours, pre-show refreshments, and post-show talks with the casts, directors and designers who create our imaginative productions. Following the cancellation of the remainder of our season due to COVID-19, our staff contacted all ticket-holding patrons to ask them if they would consider donating their tickets back to the theatre in return for a charitable tax receipt. The community response was heartwarming. More than 95% of our patrons either donated their ticket value back to the theatre or exchanged it for credits to future on-stage productions. We would like to acknowledge the incredible generosity of our patrons and subscribers who contributed back to us during these challenging times. We would also like to give a special thank you to our Government and Foundation grantors for their tremendous support and sustaining contributions. Because of you, WCT will continue to produce extraordinary and unique shows that bring our community together. Thanks to our season partners and sponsors, the Kelson Group, the TNRD, NewGold, CFJC-TV, Home Hardware, Kamloops This Week, Stone Hazell & Company, and Wayside, as well as our government funders: the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of Kamloops. And special thanks to our many regular donors and subscribers who contributed on several occasions this season – you are truly the backbone of our company. SUZAN GOGUEN, Growth and Engagement Director
The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts. Top: James MacDonald, Artistic Director, WCT. Bottom: Eva Tavares, Photos by Emily-May Photography.
Melissa MacPherson, Jay Hindle and Graham Coffeng in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Photo by Barbara Zimonick. Director James MacDonald, Musical Director Meredith Zwicker, Choreographer Valerie Easton, Set Designer Hans Saefkow, Costume Designer Marian Truscott, Lighting Designer John Webber
Western Canada Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following government agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals for their generous contributions through sponsorships and/or charitable donations. We thank everyone who plays their important part in helping us to bring the highest quality of work to the broadest possible audience. Listings based on annual contributions, October 2019 – October 28, 2020. FUNDERS
The City of Kamloops Canada Council for the Arts Department of Canadian Heritage Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Government of Canada The Province of BC British Columbia Arts Council
BC Interior Community Foundation RBC Emerging Artists Project The Hamber Foundation
Kelson Group, Ron & Rae Fawcett
CFJC TV Home Hardware Kamloops This Week Stone Hazell & Company Wayside
MAINSTAGE SERIES SPONSOR TNRD
STUDIO SERIES SPONSOR New Gold
98.3 CIFM B-100 British Columbia Lottery Corporation Epic Industries ideaLEVER Kami Countertops Kamloops Airport K97.5 New Country 103.1 Overland Press Radio NL The Riverland Inn & Suites
Watson Engineering Ltd. Westland Insurance
MAINSTAGE PWYC SPONSOR BEST WESTERN PLUS Kamloops Hotel
DIAMOND COMPANIONS: $10,000+ Michael E. Black and the Late Denise E.L. Fortier Rae E Nixon
GOLD PATRONS: $3,500$4,999
The Bostock and Fallis Families of Monte Creek Heritage Fund Russ & Jane Reid
SILVER PATRONS: $2,000$3,499 Peter H Baron Roland & Anne Neave
COPPER PATRONS: $750$1,999
Evelyn Baziuk Jean Chacko Marilyn & Hugh Fallis Jaylene and David Hanna Gwyneth Lamperson Len & Laurie Marchand Terry & Joan McQuillan Guy & Jeanine Parker Edith Pletzer Valerie Darlene Rampone Tacey Ruffner Estelle Shook In Memory of Dr. Gur Singh Daphne & Bud Smith James & Barbara W. Wentworth
PATRONS: $500-$749 Bill Adams
Peter & Debra Allik-Petersenn Ben & Lorene Anders Anise Barton Richard & Fearon Ruth Blair Emma Bourassa Dr. Robert Walter & Dr. Jill Calder Grant & Nancy Chu Jessie & James Fedorak Allen & Sharon E. Frissell Mirella and Bob Holden Lila & Bob Jennejohn Michael & Debbie Kowbel James MacDonald & Tracey Power Neil & Mary Jane MacDonald June McClure Robert McDiarmid, Q.C. and Justice Sharon Matthews Tanya Mihura Thomas & Sharon Moore Alastair Murdoch Richard Olthuis Ray & Sue Sewell Terry Simpson Nancy Stewart David & Rosemarie Stoltze
Anonymous Dianne Almond Bryan Ardiel & Noelle Lamoureux Wendy Bainbridge Mary & Mike Baker Francis & Helen Barnett Evelyn Baziuk Deanna Bell Kathleen Biagioni & Michael Schreiner Sarah Blumel Gerry Buchanan Alan & Sherry Burris Mavis Chalmers Ken & Brenda Lorne Christian Margaret Chrumka Evey R. Chursky
Lois Crown Margo Custance Donna M. Daines Rhonda Diaper Dan & Denise C. Douglas Reno & Marie Fabbro Hugh & Marilyn Fallis Julie Ann Feather Geraldine Faye Fike Annette Glover Joy & James Gothard Kathleen & Robert HaywoodFarmer Dian Henderson Lois Hollstedt Jo-Mary & Bob Hunter Bill & Sally Jennejohn Cora Jones Darrel Jones Margaret Jones Ailie Kerr Clement Lasaga Jack & Sharon Latimer Fred & Nancy Leake Grace Elizabeth Lister In memory of Phyllis Mader Donna Marchand Lois M. McAlary Sandy & Ellen McCurrach Bob & Robbie McLaren Marilyn Kay McLean Kirsten Juliette McDougall Terry & Joan McQuillan Dennis & Maxine Mucha Jean Nelson Wendy Nielsen & Tony Stobie Jeannine & Bob Nishiguchi Carl Pentilchuk Dave & Mary Ann Peressini Lauryn V. Purych In Memory of Hilda and Nellie Ranscombe Ginny Ratsoy & Alan Penfold Dennis & Sue Reedman
Susie Safford Denis & Niki Scallon Terry & Lanni Shupe Don & Sandy Staff Colleen Stainton Carlos Tallent Nicole Tougas Paul Dagg and Carol Ward James & Barbara W. Wentworth Dave & Maryanne Whiting Lois & David M. Williams
Anonymous Lorraine Balogh Anna Barton Ken & Joyce Beck Heather Bepple Wilma Bone Jim & Evelyn Bowersock Pam Bradley In Memory of David and Henry Mel & Anne Campbell Sharon Carrell & John Dittrich Bill & Evey Chursky Sally Cornies & Hap Ryan Heidi Coleman Jean Crowe Jeffrey Cummings Joan Cummings Norman Daley Kathy & Sinclair Dalgleish Roxanne Dauncey Fay Davies Linnea Davies Mike Dedels Joanne Dennstedt Larry & Edie Dixon In Memory of Dr. Janice Doull Eats Amore Vivian Edwards Wendy Epp Ronald & Doreen Fairhurst Ruth & Michael Fane Terry & Betty Faulkner Dan & Laura Ferguson Blake & Linda Fox Gillian Gaiser Louella Garner Bob & Michele Gieselman David Gilmour Trudy Goold Peter & Judy Gray Cathy Hall-Patch Linda Hall Jacquie Hamilton Susan Hammond Helena Hasler Dave Hay
Dave Carl Hilton George and Barbara Humphrey Kathy Jmaiff Bill & Sally Jennejohn Sydney Johnsen Valerie Kemp Sharon Kika Bob & Pat King Richard Klassen Ted & Maryann Kowalsky Brenda Laupland Brian & Nancy MacKinnon In Memory of Phyllis Mader Norm & Beverly Martin Rhonda & John Maskiewich Leslie Matthews Peggy A. McKimmon Wendy D. McLean John McMorran Doris McNutt Ron & Glenda Miles Vic & Sally Mowbray Michelle Theresa New Sheila G. Noftall Wilma Pagan Joan Parker Rob & Chris Phillips Robert & Lorraine Pick Mark Power Stu & Mickey Power Sandra Pryce Valentina Putoto Phyllis Rainey Laura Randall Chris Rose L. M. (Lynn) Rutherford Susan Safford Shirley Sze Elaine Sedgman Natalie Serl Delray & Heather Lyanne Shannon Ethel Sheremeta Karen Siggers Kathy Sinclair Jeff Sodowsky Ron & Jennifer Ste Marie Marilyn & Glen Stephens Sham Sunder Colleen Joan Tabata Elizabeth Templeman Eric & Wendy Thomas Carol J. Todd Lynne Totten J. Treherne Bob & Jennifer Trudeau Uniquely Inspired Marketing Robert Walter Eugenie Wilson In Honour of Dan Wood
Adrienne Yates Sally & Bob Zryd
Anonymous Robert Adolph Karen Albiston Teralli Norma Angstadt Sherry A. Balachanoff Linda F. Barr Judy Basso Nicole & Tom Befurt The Benevity Community Impact Fund Roger & Nora Bennett Rod Neil Black Gordon & Joan Britton Sharon Brooks Gorlieo Choi Kathleen Collier Leanne Coombes Csandra Cooper Alisa Coquet Janice Faye Crape Michelle Delany Kathleen Dobson Dixie Duncan Elizabeth Dye Dave & Irene Edamura Don & Debbie Erickson In Honour of Evan and James Jennifer Fraser Carly Frey Heidi Generaux Katherine Gulley Deborah Hansen Michelle K. Harrison June Hartley Tanja Hasler Tanya Hasler Sheri Heide Catherine & Jordan Marie Henry Dylan E. Houlihan Ken & Marylyne House Leah Hubensky Jillien Marie Humphrey Judy M. Hunter In Memory of Our Brother Dave In Memory of Momma Sharon In Memory of My Mom Nena Jocic-Andrejevic Tanya Johnson Gail Bonnie Jesten Linda Komori Bill & Eileen Lee Av Loerke Andrea Lougheed Lori Lucier Ron & Marilyn MacKenzie
In Memoriam Phyllis Mader In Memory of Phyllis Mader Sandra F. Mah Richard Marken Kyle Matheson Linda Mathieson Marlies McArthur Deborah McCabe Janet Mary McGregor Terra McGuire Laura Sharon Michel Rod J. Michell Daniel Mills Beth & Jeff Morgan Mary Lynn Nelson Stan & Louise Oakes Annie Onuluk Cheryl Paige Mavis Paravantes Kayla Pepper Anita M. Phillpotts Tracey Pointer Pauline Pollock Walter & Polly Poohachoff Dallas Q Ginny R. Ratsoy Sulwen (Cookie) Reimer Derek Rein Jay Rilkoff In Memory of David Ross Erin E. Rugolo Katie Ryerson Donna Sharpe Peter Sharpe Arjun Singh Tamsyn Sitler Lisa Smillie Cogi B. Smith Joan Spencer Jennie Stadnichuk Jack & Terry-Lynn Stone Dick & Marilyn Strutz Roy Surette Clint & Paula Sword Dawne Taylor Valerie Teshima, J. Teshima Gordon Tisher Linda Thomson Martin Tong Kelly Twist Agnes Watier Diane Webb Megan Williams Andrew Wilson Michelle Ziebart Barbara Zimonick
Christy Bruce, Christopher Hunt in DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH. Photo by Barbara Zimonick Director Craig Hall, Set Designer Scott Reid, Costume Designer Deitra Kalyn, Lighting Designer Anton De Groot, Sound Designer Andrew Blizzard
TICKET DONORS Western Canada Theatre wishes to acknowledge the following people, who so generously donated the value of their tickets to cancelled performances at the end of the 2019-20. Listing based on ticket donations confirmed as of October 28, 2020.
Anonymous Steve Abram Margaret Abramzik Pamela Ainge Kathleen & Joe Alcock Shirley Allan Peter & Debra Allik-Petersenn Dianne Almond Esther Anderson Patricia K. Andrews Debra Apps Ingrid Valarie Aylward Sue Babiy Trudi C. Backman Carolyn & Roger Joseph Bacon Helen Bailey Sandy Baird Alan E. Baker Barb & Rick Baker Mike Baldwin Barbara & Magnus Balle Mona Banek Ron Banford Francis & Helen Barnett Peter Baron Mary Barquest Anna Barton Drs. Anise Barton & Tom Wallace
Irene Bazell Sharon Beaver Sandra Beblow Ken & Joyce Beck Dawn C. Beck Ruth M. Beday Sherry & Brad Bennett and Barb Smith Karen Berg Sandy Berglind Joan Bernard Frances Bewza R.C. Bidnell Lyse Marie Biech John & Elizabeth Bishop Merle Bishop Michael E. Black Barbara Boechler Glen & Trudie Bonbernard Denise Bosch Christine & Bruce Bosdet Muriel Botham Gerry & Barbara Bourdon Shauna R. Bourdon Lucie Bourgeois Vaughn & Linda Bourrie Karen Bowden Amanda Bowlby Barbara Bowles
Cheyenne Scott, Morgan Benedict in THE DROWNING GIRLS. Photo by Murray Mitchell Director James MacDonald, Set Designer Angela Frye, Costume Designer Cindy Wiebe, Lighting Designer Bill Chabassol, Sound Designer Lukas Vanderlip.
Carole Boyle Jeffrey & Sandra A. Boyle Jack & Pauline Braaksma Wesley Darren Bray Lori Ann Bregoliss Chelsea Brookes Margaret Brown Barry & Judy Brown Kelly Brown David & Liz Bruce Anna Bruno Ed & Patti Bruzzese Alan & Mary Buchanan Gerry Buchanan Jon & Irene Buckle Julie Caroline Burns Candice Burton Sue Buzash Ann Byard Tammy & Duwayne Cadwell Celine Calfa Patrick & Jeanne Callahan Sharon Campbell David Cane Sue Cane Brian & Lynda Canfield Frank & Odette Caputo Richard & Chris Carney Jim & Sherry Carroll
Jean Margaret Cartier Kim Cartwright Andrew Cassar-Torreggiani Cathy Cavaletto Sandra Ceccon & Susan Scott Pat Chamberlain Michael A. Chambers Ray & Toshi Chatelin Dennis Clare Grant & Pat Clark Sharon Clark Susan Rm Clifford Maureen E. Coldicott Michelle Colenbrander Geoff & Kathy Collier Bill & Vicki Collins Helen Collins Joslyn Conley Sharon Connatty Sharon Cooley Cathie Cooper Paige Doreen Cooper Cathie Cooper Alisa Coquet John Corbishley Sally Cornies Sharon Cotter Philippa & Peter Coxon Jean Crowe
Brent & Eija Cryderman Sarah Cuzzetto Camilla T. Dahl Donna M. Daines Cheryl Dale Santo D’Aquino Linnea Davies Cynthia B. Davis Cheryl Ann Davison Lisa Amy de Jardin Wilma de Jong Elizabeth V. Dedels Donna Demarni Joanne Dennstedt Jaime Der Preety Desai Lori Dewart Ron & Nancy Dey Desert Hills Probus Group Tom & Joy Dinsdale Barb Dinsdale Christa Donauer Sharon Donchi Dan & Denise Douglas Wendy Dubbin Charlie & Doris Dudy Lillian Dunbar Danielle Dunn-Morris Elizabeth Dye Nicolette Frances Eadie Sandy Elizabeth Eastwood Dave & Irene Edamura Venessa B. Eden Carol & Jim Edwards Pat Ehlbeck Kim Eichhorn Pat Elfstrom Jennifer A. Ellis Jim & Susan Eredics Don & Debbie Erickson Shirlee Ezowski Joe Faesen
Hugh & Marilyn Fallis Leandra Fallis Cathy M. Farber Glen & Sara Farrow Pamela & Jason R. Fawcett Susanna Fawkes Julie Ann Feather Lillian Fehr Jill Field Mary Jane Finch Jane Finlay Robert & Lynda Fisher Valerie Fitger Sharon Fitzer Marvyn Fitzpatrick Ali Floyd Bill & Sheena Flynn Mary Follweiter Nadine R. Fort Kerry M. Fortune Stella Frame Anna & Alfred Franczak Tierra & Bill French Allen & Sharon E. Frissell Michael Fryatt Aly Fulcher Jack & Linda Fulton Eileen Funk Mitzi Funk Susan Funk Gillian Gaiser Doris I. Galbraith Cathy Pauline Garay Al & Heather L. Gaunce Becky Carol Geeson Connie Lee Georget Betty Gervais Lorelei Gibson Kay & Don Gienow Bob & Michele Gieselman Soula Giftakis Natasha Gill
Rita Goode Noel & Bonnie Gopsill Jim & Joan Rosemary Gordon Ina Gory Joy Gothard Margaret Graham Mary & Maurice Granger Vivian Grant Peter & Judy Gray Carol Gregg Shelley Gummeson Emily Gummo Judy & Jim Gunderson Joan Hall Ivana & Homer Hamm Drusilla & Ian Hammond Susan Hammond Bob Hancherow Brenda & Doug Harcott Lillian Harcus Ken & June Edith Hartley Bev Haskins Tanja Hasler Helena Hasler Ron & Judy Hatch Karin Haug Kathleen Virginia HaywoodFarmer Peggy Heath Bill Victor Heese Lucy Heglin Fran Helland Joanne Helmer John & Helen Helvoigt Dian Henderson Elizabeth Henderson Ed & Linda Me Herman Rosemary Hibbard Barbara Jane Hicks Charlene Hillson Dave Carl Hilton Violet Hilton
Linda Holan Mavis Hollman Lois K. Hollstedt Lynne Holmes Cathy Hoshino Jane House Ken & Marylyne House Maureen & Hoberly Hove Greg Howard Sharon Adele Hrycan Linda Humphrey Donna Hunko Darla Mae Hunter Jo-Mary & Bob Hunter Melisa Hunter Kim Hurren Mabel Hustler Sharon Huston Leonard Hutt Pat & Scott Huyghebaert Hope Hyslop Ozzie & Darlene Iadarola Charles Izowsky & Judy Moser Trent & Melissa Jakubec Donalda Jamrich David Jarvis Dean & Donna Jeske April Olivia Jesson Gail Bonnie Jesten Marg Johnson Mel & Heather J. Johnson Shirlee Anne Johnson Susan Johnson Tanya and Daniel Johnson Wanda Johnston Brenda Jones Sharon Jones Joanne A. Jones Linda Jontz Mary Jordan Kathrin M. Jules Elizabeth Anne Juras
Doug & Ann-Marie Jury Fred & Pat Kaatz Margaret Kalyk Twylia Gwendolyn Kartz Sandie Keetch Teresa & Josh Keller Patricia Kelley Laura B. Kelly Alex & Margaret Kerr Leona Ketsa Sharon Kika Rod & Dawn Killough Don Kinasewich Bob & Pat King Marjorie King Margaret Kinney Julia M. Kinvig Kats & June Kitamura Lois Klingbeil Lois Anne Knauff Ted & Maryann Kowalsky Michael & Debbie Kowbel Don & Karen Krause Taryn Krause Sandra Kutscherza Lisa Marie Lake Roger and Cecile Lamoureux Gwyneth Lamperson Marge Lane Mary Lane & Sue Whitehead Marg Larsen Sandi Larsen Donald Scott Lawrence Megan R. Lazzarotto Sue Leach Clara Leaman Bill & Eileen Lee Fred Legace Suzanne Legault Daniel & Bev Lewis Leighton
Georgina Gail Leighton Mary Lester Anne Letendre Walter Lewis Sheryl Lindquist Mariko Lintott Dennis & Sandra Lloyd Pam Lovett Mary Elizabeth Lowe Melissa Lowenberg Reg & Barbara Lucas Jan Lukinchuk Shirley Ann Lunan Peggy D. Lunn Joan Lyons Monica MacAulay Frances MacColl Bob & Betty MacGowan Jean MacHardy Lynda MacKenzie Ron & Marilyn MacKenzie Beth MacKie Terri L. MacLennan Bonnie MacLeod Patricia MacNeil Pat MacQueen Bob Madill Frank & Gayle Makeiff Mary Makowichuk Madeline Maley Mona Giebrecht Len & Laurie Marchand Donna Marchand David G. Marcotte Sharon Margetts Raegan Markel Kate Marshall Mary H. Martens Beverly Martin Heather Martin & Sham Sunder
Joan Martin Judy Martin & Dan Cox Rhonda & John Maskiewich Joan Mason Catherine Anne Masters Jack Mathews Linda Mathieson Lillian Maurice Maria May Kathy McArthur Ann & Jim McCarthy Janet McChesney Win McClure Jon McCormick Jim McCreight Grant & Sue McDonald Ona McDonald David & Joanne Leslie McDonnell Kirsten Juliette McDougall Lorraine McFadyen Catharine McIntosh Karen McIver Angus & Barb McKay Karen McKenna Glenda McKinnon Kevin & Susanne B. McLarnon Marilyn Kay McLean Dorothy McLellan Edna & Walter McLellan Joann McLeod Caroline McNeil Doris McNutt Terry & Joan McQuillan Kathy Meger Shirley & Orest Melnychuk Jessica Messerer-Trosin Tanya Mihura Stephanie Moen Joan Moffat John & Elaine Moon
GUY BANNERMAN in THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB. Photo by ftbd.ca/Randy deKleine-Stimpson. Director Andrew Kushnir, Set and Lighting Designer Steve Lucas, Costume Designer Victoria Wallace, Sound Designer Verne Good.
Lynn Morrison Ella Morrow Judy Mouldey Tracey Mourre Vic & Sally Mowbray Dennis & Maxine Mucha Betty Muench Tracy Mulhern Beverley Ann Mulldoon Twink Murphy Rick Nakashimada Ellen Nast Roland & Anne Neave Joan Negrin Lori Nelson Lorraine Nelson Karry Ness Michelle Theresa New Jenny Newbery Audrey Ann Niehaus Wendy Nielsen Rae Nixon Sheila G. Noftall Susan Marie Norgaard Keith Brian Ogilvie Brian Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady Dave & Shelley Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady Sylvia Olson Joan Omasta Julie & Carl Ottosen Patricia M. Owen Maria Paccagnella Elaine Paget Linda Paget and Judith Taylor Colene Palmer Sheila Park Guy & Jeanine Parker Joan Parker Margaret H. Patten Dawn Patterson
Deborah Lee Pearen Judith Lamont Trevor Penner Elaine Marie Pennoyer Sheryl Penttila Dave & Mary Ann Peressini Lois Diana Peters Bonnie Peterson Barb Pettie Ross & Darlene Phelps Peter & Sharon Philip Rob & Chris Phillips Robert & Lorraine Pick Pauline Piller Chris & Karla Pincott Angela Pinette James & Denise Piwek Bonnie Plowe Tracey Pointer Andre & Roberta Poirier Frith & Sheila Powell Teresa Arline Prehara Gwen Pruden Dana Prymak Marlene Purpur Lauryn V. Purych Janet Pyle Jenny Quince Lorraine Rahel Karl & Debbie Rainer Keylea Joan Rainer Carolyn Ramsay Al & Nancy Randall Mitchell Rankin Brian & Laverne Rasmussen David & Pam Ratch Ginny R. Ratsoy Jane Reed Robert & Alison Jane Reid Russ & Jane Reid
Sandra L. Reidy S. Cookie Reimer Julie M. Reimer William Reiser & Pamela Clark Cherryl Rice Louise Richards Vina Richardson David Ritenburg Bill & Beverly Roberts Tyler & Pam Robertson Hillary Rockvam Wendy A. Rockwell Terry & Susanne Rogers Susan Rolston Dianne Romeike Nadia Rotzinger Ron & June Routledge Shirley Rowland Patricia Rumble Dianne Rusk L. M. (Lynn) Rutherford Audrey Saigeon Ivan & Donna Sambolec Lana L. Schindler John Peter Schmidt Jill Schrauwen Beverley Schroeder Janie Marie Schumacher Eric & Tish Schweizer Almina & Ken Self Robert & Shirley Shanks Rozanne Shannon Heather Arline Shannon Margaret Sharon Don Shaw Hennie A. Shimizu Karen Siggers Shelley Singular Diana M. Skoglund Arlene Smith
Bea Smith Bud & Daphne Smith Doug & Dianne Smith Athena Smith Evelyn Smyth Rama Somaya Joanne Sporer Chris & Laurie Stabler Jerry Stack Don & Sandy Staff Colleen Stainton Kathryn Joy Steen Tricia R. Steenson Beverley Steeple Rob & Diane Stenner Barbara Jean Steinke Jamie W. Sterritt Margaret Stewart-Smith Leslie Idella Stirling Susan Elizabeth Stokes Al & Florence Stonehouse David & Rosemarie Stoltze Marijke & Al Stott Dick & Marilyn Strutz Stella Stumpf Elaine Sukut Andrea E. Sullivan Eleanor Summers Sean Sutherland Jean Swaim Augustine Szauer Colleen Joan Tabata Carlos Tallent Cec & Jan Tarasoff Dawne Taylor Dick & Terry Taylor Laurie Ternier Donna M. Thomson Florence Thomson Bob & Julie H. Threinen
Jessie Toews Glenna Tomlins Joyce & Henry Tomm Nicole Tougas Luci Tremblay Judith Treherne Bob & Jennifer Trudeau Lisa Tywoniuk Ed & Clarice Ungrin Susan Rosemarie Urquhart Anita van Tassel Lynda Vankoughnett Rhonda Vanvlaanderen Gemma Vidal Lynda Vigor Wayne & Paula Vollrath Catherine A. Waddell Hazel Wadlegger Ken & Charlotte Wagner Ann & Rick Wallin Donna Wanless Hayley Waring Brenda J. Waslenchuk Ron & Norma Watts Diane Mary Webb June C. Webb Wednesday Theatre Posse Diane Wells Shawn Marie Wenger James & Barbara W. Wentworth Bonnie White Bonita & Gordon Michael Wiens Debra Williams Sheryl Willis Sue Williston Betty (Elizabeth) Wood Maureen Glynis Wormsbecker Cathy & John Wozlowski Bonnie Yoshida
FINANCIALS AS OF YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2020 full reports may be found at wctlive.ca
SPONSORS & PARTNERS 2019-2020 WESTERN CANADA THEATRE COMPANY SOCIETY Incorporation Date: January 14, 1975 Charitable Registration: CRA# 119292985 RR 0001 WCT maintains active memberships in, or affiliation with, the following: Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) Canadian Actors’ Equity Association B.C. Touring Council B.C. Alliance for Arts and Culture Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) Playwrights Guild of Canada
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On cover: The cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Photo by Barbara Zimonick. Director James MacDonald, Musical Director Meredith Zwicker, Choreographer Valerie Easton, Set Designer Hans Saefkow, Costume Designer Marian Truscott, Lighting Designer John Webber
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