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Presenting Partner

Music & Lyrics by

BENNY ANDERSSON & BJÖRN ULVAEUS

And some songs with STIG ANDERSON Book by CATHERINE JOHNSON Mamma Mia! was originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal. Additional Material & Arrangements MARTIN KOCH

Produced in association with Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton

November 24 to December 6, 2016 SAGEBRUSH THEATRE

FEATURING

MUSICIANS

GEORGE ABSI: Ensemble / Dance Captain KEVIN AICHELE: Sam Carmichael PAUL ALMEIDA: Pepper / Ensemble MICHELLE BARDACH: Ensemble DANIELLE BENTON: Lisa / Ensemble JANET GIGLIOTTI: Rosie Mulligan ANNIE CHEN: Ensemble RACHEL CLARK: Ensemble AUSTIN ECKERT: Eddie / Ensemble NICKO GIANNAKOS: Father Alexandrios / Ensemble MARK HARAPIAK: Bill Austin ALANA HIBBERT: Tanya Cresham-Leigh KATIE KERR: Sophie Sheridan BEN MONTGOMERY: Ensemble DESMOND OSBORNE: Ensemble CHELSEA PRESTON: Ali / Ensemble ANTONETTE RUDDER: Ensemble COLIN SHEEN: Sky / Ensemble CAILIN STADNYK: Donna Sheridan LEON WILLEY: Harry Bright

KRIS RUSTON: Guitar ALEX WARD: Bass ED HILLIARD: Percussion

ARTISTIC PERSONNEL RON ULRICH: Director STEVE THOMAS: Music Director JEFF DIMITRIOU: Choreographer IVAN BROZIC: Set & Costume Designer GAIL KSIONZYK: Lighting Designer GREG KLOHN: Sound Engineer BETH BRUCK: Stage Manager SKYLAR NAKAZAWA: Assistant Stage Manager MADISON HENRY: Apprentice Stage Manager ANDREW G. COOPER: Assistant Director CHRISTINE LEROUX: Head Dresser

Music published by Universal Music Publishing Group & EMI Grove Park Music Inc. & EMI Waterford Music Inc. Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com Produced with the generous support of Candian Actors’ Equity Association

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES Mamma Mia! is a show I have wanted to direct for 17 years. I first saw it in 1999 in London. It was, of course, sold out, but I went up to the box office and asked if maybe they might have a cancellation...and they told me that the person in the line before me had just returned two tickets. I grabbed the tickets, phoned my wife, and an hour later we were sitting in the stalls. I was rapt from the beginning! I smiled, I laughed...and by the end of the show I knew it was one I simply had to do. It’s a charming story. And it is supported and enhanced by a superb musical score. I never really thought I knew ABBA music. But during the course of the show I said “I know that number....Good Lord I know that number.....Oh my gosh I know every one of these songs!” I met with the producers and begged for the rights. They told me it would be 15 years minimum before they were going to be available. And now, almost 17 years to the day after I saw that show, I’ve got the great pleasure of doing it, and doing it at one of my favourite theatres in Canada: WCT. And from here we take it to my home company, Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton. It’s a high-energy extravaganza. It’s a charming and quite often touching love story. It should make us laugh; it should make us cry; it should make us cheer. And because of this cast, this crew, and this entire production team, it should be one of the most exciting shows we’ve all seen in a long, long time! Happy holidays and have a great great time at Mamma Mia! Ron Ulrich

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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS Benny Andersson Born in 1946 in Stockholm. • 1952: Received accordion lessons from his father and grandfather. • 1964-68: Member of the Hep Stars, Sweden’s most popular rock band in the 1960’s. During this time, he began composing music. • 1972-82: ABBA. • 1982-84: Composed the music (together with Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice) for the musical Chess. • 1987: Began collaborating with Orsa Spelmän. Recorded three albums deeply rooted in Swedish folk music: Klinga Mina Klockor, November 1989 and Fiolen Min. In 2001, this collaboration led to the formation of Benny Andersson’s Orchestra, a 16-man constellation with vocalists, Helen Sjöholm and Tommy Körberg. Thus far, this has resulted in five CD albums and several summer tours. • 1990-95: Composed the music to Kristina from Duvemåla. Premiered in October 1995. • 1995: Received the title of professor from the Swedish government. Inducted into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2007. Appointed Honorary Doctor of the College of Humanities at Stockholm University in 2008, and at Luleå University of Technology in 2012. • Benny Andersson is married to former TV producer, Mona Nörklit. They have one child. Benny Andersson also has two children from a previous marriage and five grandchildren. Björn Ulvaeus Björn Ulvaeus was born in Gothenburg in 1945. In the mid-Fifties, Björn fell in love with rock’n’roll and skiffle. By the early Sixties he was a member of a folk group, which was discovered by songwriter and publisher Stig Anderson. The band, as the Hootenanny Singers, quickly became one of Sweden’s most popular groups. In 1966, Björn met Benny Andersson. In 1970 the pair started releasing records as a duo and also staged a cabaret show, together with their fiancées, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. In 1971, Björn and Agnetha were married. From 1972 and a decade onwards, Björn was occupied by his work with ABBA. In 1983, Björn and Benny started writing Chess with lyricist Tim Rice, which was released as a concept album in 1984 and opened as a

musical in London’s West End in 1987 and on Broadway in 1988. For Björn and Benny’s next musical, they wanted to write exclusively in Swedish and chose the Emigrants novel series by Vilhelm Moberg as the basis for their work, the musical Kristina från Duvemåla, which opened in 1995. Björn and Benny’s most recent musical is Hjälp sökes (Help Wanted), a collaboration with playwright Kristina Lugn and Kristina director Lars Rudolfsson. Björn writes many of the lyrics for the Benny Andersson Orchestra and has involved himself in the stagings of Mamma Mia!, as well as the 2008 movie version. Stig Anderson Born in 1931, Stig Anderson achieved fame as ABBA’s manager. Originally a primary school teacher, he also performed with the wonderfully named Stig Anderson And His Mashed Creampuffs in a brief attempt at pop stardom. His real talent lay in songwriting, however, and he made his name with comic hits. He formed Polar Music with studio engineer Bengt Bernhag and achieved early success with the Hootenanny Singers, featuring Björn Ulvaeus. When Ulvaeus subsequently befriended Benny Andersson, it was Anderson who persuaded them to write together. Determined that ABBA should win the Eurovision Song Contest, Anderson suggested the title ‘Waterloo’ for one of their songs. The group duly won the 1974 contest and went on to become a bigger and bigger phenomenon, with Anderson retaining a tight control on what would eventually be Sweden’s second most profitable company (after car manufacturer Volvo). He also continued to provide lyrics for the Andersson/ Ulvaeus songwriting partnership. By the early 80s, however, Anderson’s attempts to reduce the group’s tax burden had led to some questionable business ventures and prompted a tax investigation that almost put Andersson, Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog in jail. In 1989, Anderson sold Polar Music and also set up the Polar Music prize through the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, awarded to one pop and one classical musician every year. One of his final collaborations before his death in 1997 was on ABBA: The Name Of The Game, an entertaining look behind the scenes of the ABBA phenomenon. 5


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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS - continued Catherine Johnson Theatre: Rag Doll, Renegades, Suspension (Bristol Old Vic); Too Much Too Young (Bristol Old Vic and London Bubble); Boys Mean Business, Dead Sheep, Little Baby Nothing (Bush Theatre, London); Shang-a-Lang (Bush Theatre and national tour); and Mamma Mia! (worldwide); Through the Wire and A Letter to Lacey for NT Connections. Creative consultant on ABBA the Museum, Stockholm. Television: “Casualty,” “Byker Grove,” “Love Hurts,” “Gold,” “Linda Green.” Original screenplays: “Rag Doll” and “Where’s Willy?” (HTV); “Sin Bin” (BBC); the series “Love in the 21st Century” (Channel 4); and “Dappers” (BBC3). Awards: Catherine has won the Bristol Old Vic/HTV Playwrighting Award, Thames Television’s Writer-in-Residence Award and Thames Television’s Best Play Award and was nominated in 2002 for a Tony Award for Best Musical Book for Mamma Mia!. Film: Catherine wrote the screenplay for the Mamma Mia! movie released July 2008.

ARTISTS’ BIOGRAPHIES George Absi Ensemble / Dance Captain At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Theatre: Beauty And The Beast (Neptune Theatre); Just Rock/ Formidable (Carnival Cruise Line); Notre Dame De Paris (Bridge To Artists Production/ Betty Oliphant Theatre); Pandora’s Box (Artists In Motion/Al Green Theatre); Marina Antoinette (Riatoss Prod.) Film/TV: International Artist Psy (Much Music Video Awards) PanAm Opening Ceremonies (Cirque Du Soleil, CTV); PanAm Closing Ceremonies (B5 Prod., CTV); ParaPanAm Opening Ceremonies (B5 Prod., CBC); Toronto Breakfast Television; Party Mamas, Season 4 (Slice Network); Threads (Toronto Int. Film Festival); Cineplex Commercial; Tim Horton’s Commercial; Full Out (Family Channel/Netflix) Training: A.D.A.P.T (Jazz Syllabus) and R.A.D. (Ballet Syllabus) Other: Dancing for International Artists such as Deborah Cox, Kreesha Turner, Fefe Dobson, Aleesia and Classified. Artistic Director/Choreographer (T.D.C Ent.); nominated, Best Outstanding Choreography at Special Events (The Star Alliance Awards). Love and thanks to all of my family and friends - @georgeabsi Kevin Aichele Sam Carmichael At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Selected credits include: Million Dollar Quartet (The Globe Theatre); From Here To Eternity: North American Premiere (Finger

Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); The Buddy Holly Story (The Grand Theatre); Closer Than Ever (Gateway Theatre); Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival); Les Misérables (Rainbow Stage); Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary); Company (Dry Cold Productions); Spamalot (The Citadel Theatre); Sweeney Todd *Betty Mitchell and Calgary Critics Award (Vertigo Theatre); Urinetown (Persephone Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Stage West); Annie Get Your Gun (Massey Hall); Oliver (The Stirling Festival); Rich (Manitoba Theatre For Young People); My Fair Lady (Manitoba Theatre Centre); La Traviata (Manitoba Opera); and A Dixie Gospel *Dora Award Nomination (Brookstone Theatre). Film and TV credits include Something Beneath, Faces in The Crowd, True Crime, and The Pinkertons. Paul Almeida Pepper / Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Selected theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (Capitol Theatre Port Hope); Evita (Vancouver Opera); Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West Calgary); and Spamalot (Citadel). Other: Paul graduated from the Musical Theatre Program at Capilano University in Vancouver in 2012 and has been performing across Canada ever since. He would like to thank his family in Vancouver, who drove the 4 hours to see this, and the Talent House family, who flew 4 hours to see this, and also Jay T & Sweeney for being the wind beneath his wings. Enjoy the show! @paulalmeida22. 7


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Michelle Bardach Ensemble At WCT: Julia in Children of God Elsewhere: Some of her favourite credits include Éponine in Les Misérables (Chemainus); Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (Firehall Art Centre); Jeanie in Hair (Renegade); and Kate McGowan in Titanic (Theatre Under the Stars). In 2012, she won the Ovation Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress and the Aida Broadbent Award. In the same year, Michelle was a co-producer for the full-scale musical Darling. Other: Michelle is humbled to be returning to Kamloops this year after performing as Julia in WCT’s workshop of Children of God last year. She is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Program at Capilano University, and since graduating, she has been performing in musical theatre as well as teaching. Michelle teaches musical theatre at Lights Up Theatre School and the Squamish Academy of Music. Check out michellebardach.com for more details.

Ivan Brozic Set and Costume Design At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Other favourite credits include If I Were You, Jesus Christ Superstar!, Seussical, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Peter Pan, Come Blow Your Horn, Top of the Pops, To Kill a Mockingbird (Theatre Aquarius); Chicago, Hilda’s Yard, Boeing Boeing, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors (Drayton Entertainment); The British Invasion, America Strikes Back, Disco Cirque (Charlottetown Festival); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Full Monty, Glorious, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Stage West Mississauga); and Nikola Subic Zrinski (Opera Mississauga). Ivan also designs international events, including the Junos, The Country Music Awards, Canada Day on Parliament Hill and many others! Other: Ivan is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production of Mamma Mia!. As always, cheers to the great crew!

Danielle Benton Lisa / Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Selected credits: Mary Poppins (Broadway National Tour & Vienna, Austria); Beauty and the Beast (Belle US, Neptune); The Music Man (Zaneeta), Hairspray (LouAnn, Amber US), Wizard of Oz (Drayton); Spamalot (Drayton, Theatre Aquarius); Anne of Green Gables (Diana Barry), Hairspray (LouAnn, Amber US, Charlottetown Festival, 3 seasons); Young Frankenstein (Stage West); Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club); Eugene Onegin (Vancouver Opera, COC); Sound of Music (Liesl, Stage West); Cinderella (Cinderella, Capitol Arts). Film/TV: Sucker Punch (Warner Bros.); Supernatural, LA Complex, Hellcats (CW); Endgame (Showcase); The Music Man (Disney); Eloise (Disney); A Masked Saint (Cineplex); Murdoch Mysteries (CBC); Odd Squad (PBS); and Dark Matter (SyFy). Other: Danielle is the co-founder of Canadian charity, HopeTotes – providing everyday essentials to women in need across Canada – www.hopetotes. ca. So many thanks to Ron, TH, my family, and fiancé (eee!) Liam.

Beth Bruck Stage Manager At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Beth has been a stage manager for 25 years and has had the opportunity to work in theatres across Canada. Some highlights include more than 80 shows for Theatre Aquarius, in her hometown of Hamilton. Some of her favourites there are Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Buddy Holly Story, Dreamgirls and Seussical. For Drayton Entertainment: Les Misérables, Music Man, Big Band Legends, Evita, Oliver and the North American tour of Camelot. Other theatres include Les Misérables (Mirvish), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Livent), The National Ballet, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Magnus Theatre, The Globe Theatre, The National Arts Centre, The Ice Capades, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Kawartha Summer Festival and the Sunshine Festival. Upcoming: A North American tour of Saturday Night Fever! Other: Beth would like to thank Heather, Peggy, Madison and Skylar for making her stay here in beautiful Kamloops so great! 

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Annie Chen Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Annie Chen is excited to make her Musical debut with Mamma Mia!. After graduating from The Toronto Dance Theatre, Annie began working right away in music videos, commercials, TV series and movies. Highlights include Lady Gaga, PSY for the MMVAS, The Closing Ceremony of the 2015 Pan Am Games, and The Opening Ceremony of the Parapan Am Games. TV/ Film credits include Full Out, now available on Netflix, Hollywood motion picture Carrie, the spectacular series finale of Warehouse 13, Rise - ABC Spark and Hallmark’s One Starry Christmas, the movie. Annie also has been a speaking player on Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain, award winning kid’s series Odd Squad, and Private Eyes with Jason Priestly. Commercials include Tim Hortons and 7-Eleven. Annie is very excited to be on this journey with such an amazingly talented team! Special thanks to my family, friends and the folks at The Talent House. www.msanniechen.com Rachel Clark Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Aladdin: The Panto, Anne of Green Gables, The Music Man, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan: The Panto, Annie, 9 to 5 The Musical, Hairspray (Drayton Entertainment); and Monty Python’s Spamalot (Theatre Aquarius). Other: Travelling from Ontario, Rachel is thrilled to be performing out in beautiful BC in a dream show! After graduating from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Rachel entertained as a singer/ dancer on board cruise ships. Living out her other passion, Rachel has traveled to Kenya five times to volunteer with impoverished children and is now a director for Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada. She recently became a yoga teacher and also works as a caregiver for handicapped adults. Endless thanks to her supportive family, friends, and hubby Allan. www.lifeofrachel.com.

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Andrew G. Cooper Assistant Director At WCT: As a director: The Grind (High-Wire Festival); As an actor: Masterpiece Theatre: Redux (High-Wire Festival). Elsewhere: The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm, One Day, Perseus & Andromeda, Knights of the Sun (Chimera Theatre); The Disordered Mind, Crossroads (Tranquille Tunnel Theatre), The Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda (Thompson Rivers University); As an assistant director: The Wizard of Oz (Project X Theatre Productions). Other: Andrew holds his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Thompson Rivers University, is a nominee of the Kamloops Mayor’s Award for the Arts Emerging Artist Award, and is the founding Artistic Director of Chimera Theatre. He has won two awards for Outstanding Choreography for his work with the Academy of Dance. The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm, written and directed by Andrew, was nominated for Best New Play and Best Comedy at the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2015. Upcoming: In February, Andrew will be directing Mockus, a new work by Kamloops playwright George M. Johnson, at Chimera Theatre.


Jeff Dimitriou Choreographer At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Choreographer, director, and artist Jeff’s artistic projects include film, television, world ceremonies, theatre, live events, and art installations. Selected highlights: world tour of Return to Grace; North American touring show The 60’s Experience; Head Choreographer of the 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremonies and Parapan Opening Ceremonies; a key member of the choreography team with Cirque Du Soleil for the 2012 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremonies. Theatre: Cabaret (Sterling Award Nominee) (Mayfield Theatre); Cabaret, Top of the Pops: British Invasion (Theatre Aquarius), Summer in the City (Stage West Calgary); and Candide. Film/TV: The L.A. Complex (CW Network); Come Dance With Me (Hallmark/ CTV); Warehouse 13 (Syfy Network); Carrie, Cowboy for Christmas, Odd Squad, Lucky Seven, Hemlock Grove; Jeff has been the resident choreographer for Degrassi (Netflix) for over 6 seasons. Upcoming: Choreographer for the new film version of Anne of Green Gables, choreographer of Footloose, a national art installation campaign for BMO, and two Middle Eastern tours of the musicals Cinderella & Alice in Wonderland. Other: I’m so grateful to be creating. Thank you for sharing these moments together. Austin Eckert Eddie / Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Recent theatre credits include Tom Collins in RENT (TBZ productions); Hans Kemp in Young Frankenstein (Prairie Skies); Moritz in Spring Awakening (Belfry Theatre); Man in Miss Understood (PuSh 2016); Walter in HAIR (Mayfield Theatre). Recent film/TV credits: Generation Y; Untold Stories of the E.R., Rules to Move By, and Supernatural. Other: Much love to his remarkable family and friends.

Nicko Giannakos Father Alexandrios / Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Nicko was born in Montreal, where he studied at Québec’s École Supérieure de Danse, which led to him dancing with the Albany Berkshire Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. He has toured the U.S and the Middle East and performed all over Canada. Selected theatre credits: Cabaret, Houdini, Funny Girl (Segal Centre); Fiddler on the Roof (MTC); Lord of the Rings (Mirvish); Victor/Victoria, Chicago, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein (Stage West); How to succeed… (Drayton); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); Mary Poppins (Citadel/ Theatre Calgary); and Cinderella (Elgin Theatre/Panto), as well as three seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Other: Nicko is pleased to be working at WCT and would like to thank his family and friends for their support. Janet Gigliotti Rosie Mulligan At WCT: Seussical. Elsewhere: Selected credits: Godspell, A Christmas Story, Les Misérables (Arts Club); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish); Life After (Toronto Fringe); Big Fish (Confidential Musical Theatre Project); A Year With Frog & Toad, Wizard of Oz (Carousel Theatre); The Buddy Holly Story, Guys & Dolls (Chemainus); Don’t Dress For Dinner (PAAN Co-op); My Way (Globe Theatre); Oklahoma, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Port Hope Festival Theatre); Dads! (20 Valley Playhouse); Pretty Woman, Honky Tonk Angels (Showboat Festival Theatre); The Giant’s Garden (Workshop); Ten Lost Years (Alumnae Theatre); The Rainmaker (Stage Centre); South Pacific, Bye Bye Birdie (TUTS); Tapestry, Closer Than Ever, and Into the Woods (URP). Other: Janet is thrilled for the opportunity to head back to Greece with this fabulous show and so happy to be welcomed back to Western Canada Theatre! Happy holidays to all!

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Mark Harapiak Bill Austin At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: World premiere of The Butcher (Gulfshore Playhouse); Douglas Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Connecticut Rep); 5 seasons with The Stratford Festival of Canada, credits include Camelot, Coriolanus, Equus, The Music Man, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Pirates of Penzance and The Winters Tale; 2 seasons with The Shaw Festival, credits include Pal Joey, Pygmalion and She Loves Me; Mary Poppins first national tour (Disney Theatrical); Man of La Mancha (Mirvish Productions); Evita, Camelot (RMTC, Theatre Calgary); The Full Monty, Legally Blonde, Cabaret and The Sound of Music (Theatre Aquarius); Cruel Tears, McGillicuddy, Hippie, The Thirteenth One and The Ginkgo Tree (Blyth Festival); The Last Resort (Charlottetown Festival); The 39 Steps (Orillia Opera House); Beauty and The Beast and Miracle on 34th Street (The Grand Theater); Mamma Mia!, Footloose, High School Musical, Camelot, Damn Yankees and All Shook Up (Drayton Entertainment); and Billy Bishop Goes to War (Rose Theatre). Madison Henry Apprentice Stage Manager At WCT: Made In Italy, In A Blue Moon, Habib’s Unforgettable All Night House Party, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Mary Poppins. Stage Manager for The Young Company’s Bird Brain. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for The Wizard of Oz (Project X Theatre), Stage Manager for Back to Beulah, Patience and The 15th Annual Director’s Festival, and Assistant Stage Manager for The Beaux Stratagem (Thompson Rivers University’s Actors Workshop Theatre). Other: Maddy is so grateful to be spending another holiday season at WCT! Many thanks to Greg, her family and everyone at WCT for all of their support.

Alana Hibbert Tanya Cresham-Leigh At WCT: Sour Kangaroo in Seussical Elsewhere: Most recently Alana could be found playing Marion the Librarian in Talk is Free Theatre’s ground breaking, site-specific take on the classic The Music Man. Other credits include: the Stratford Festival, where she played Nettie Fowler in Carousel and appeared in The Sound of Music; three Seasons at the Shaw Festival, where she performed as Camae in The Mountaintop (Dora Nomination), Sarah in Ragtime, and was featured in Guys and Dolls, Trouble in Tahiti and Major Barbara; The Wizard of Oz (YPT); Sunday in the Park with George (TIFT); Once on This Island, Caroline or Change, Parade (Acting Up Stage); four seasons with the Charlottetown Festival; Hair (Canadian Stage); multiple productions in various regional theatres across Canada. Other: Alana is thrilled to be returning to WCT for this production of Mamma Mia! Alana is a proud graduate of Simon Fraser University. She dedicates this performance to her West Coast family and friends, who always complain that she never does anything “local.” Thanks for meeting me in Kamloops! Ed Hilliard Drums At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Ed has been in the music profession for over 40 years. In 1976 he joined the band “Steamer” which had a top 10 hit with “Don’t Say Goodbye”. He then attended the Humber College music program, where he was offered the percussion scholarship. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario music education program, he currently heads the music department at Sa-hali Secondary School in Kamloops. As well as working for 5 summers as a cruise ship showband musician for Holland America, Celebrity and Cunard, he has also worked with such musicians as Jack Lavin (Powder Blues), Doug Riley (Dr. Music, Anne Murray, Bob Seger), producer Jack Richardson (The Guess Who, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper), The Rankins and Gary Guthman. He is thrilled to be part of the pit band for Mamma Mia!!

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Katie Kerr Sophie Sheridan At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Katie Kerr is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College, where she played the role of Wendla in Spring Awakening and originated characters in Come From Away and The Theory of Relativity, two new Canadian music theatre works. Katie has spent the last six years in Prince Edward Island as a company member of the Charlottetown Festival. She has played various roles, including Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, and was part of the of the world premiere of Evangeline. Other: She is now living in Charlottetown and currently teaching drama at Holland College. Katie also plays the ukulele and is an avid singer/songwriter. She would like to thank her family and her fiancée for their love and support. Gail Ksionzyk Lighting Designer At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: I have spent the last 16 years as the resident Lighting Designer at Celebrations/Jubilations Dinner Theatres. In the past 10 years I have expanded my work to include several productions with The Mayfield Dinner Theatre (Cabaret, Hairspray, Driving Miss Daisy, Sylvia, Tuesdays with Morrie), & lighting for corporate and live concert events. This past winter I was pleased to, once again, work with Mr. Ulrich and Mr. Brozic at Theatre Aquarius on If I Were You. Other: I would like to thank the great crew here at WCT. Enjoy. Ben Montgomery Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Recent theatre credits include The Wedding Singer (StageWest), Rumours & Dreams (StageWest), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Globe Theatre), First Wives Club (Toronto Pre-Broadway Workshop), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Rainbow Stage), Legally Blonde (Neptune Theatre), and Anne & Gilbert (Guild Charlottetown). Film/TV: Titanic: The New Evidence (Discovery/Channel 4 UK/Smithsonian), Canada: The Story of Us (CBC), Nowhere to Hide (Discovery ID), and various regional

and national commercials. Other: Having previously performed with some of Canada’s top theatre companies across the country, Ben is honoured to be finally making his BC stage debut here in beautiful Kamloops! Big thanks to Ron & the rest of the creative team, the cast, the crew, and everyone at WCT for the wedding invite! Shout out to the fine folks at TH and all my friends and family for their unwavering support. Opa! Skylar Nakazawa Assistant Stage Manager At WCT: I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Mary Poppins, 2015 High-Wire Festival, Miss Caledonia, 39 Steps, Liberation Days, Peter and the Starcatcher, Closer Than Ever, Driving Miss Daisy, Waiting for the Parade, Silent Chap, Les Misérables, Boeing Boeing, Fiddler on the Roof, The Importance of Being Earnest, Educating Rita, A Christmas Story, Harvest, and Noises Off. Elsewhere: Some of Skylar’s favourite credits include The Wizard of Oz, The Shakespeare Show, Alice in Wonderland, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, James and the Giant Peach, The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr Abridged (Project X); Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Theatre Northwest); Noises Off, A Shayna Maidel (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Closer Than Ever (WCT/TIP); and Tales of the Lost Formicans (Actor’s Workshop Theatre). Other: She’d like to thank James, Lori, and Heather for giving her the chance to work with this amazing team. And to Dušan, Kitkat, and her family for their encouragement and support. Grandpa, this is for you. Desmond Osborne Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Desmond trained at prestigious Ryerson University’s B.A. Dance Program under the direction of Nadia Potts and earned his first theatre credit in Disney’s The Lion King. Other notable credits include Hairspray, Wicked, and Bombay Dreams First U.S International Tour, as well as Cirque Du Soleil’s Scalada Mater Natura Andorra and Equilibrium.

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Chelsea Preston Ali / Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Selected credits: Jeanie in Hair, Julia/Jessica in The Last Resort, Sally US in Cabaret, Tammy & Amber/ Penny US in Hairspray, Mona in Chicago & Julia US in The Wedding Singer (Mayfield Theatre), Kristal in Prom Queen (Theatre Aquarius, Workshop); Spamalot (Citadel Theatre); One Touch Of Venus (All Star Productions, Off-West End); and Bells Are Ringing (Plain Jane Theatre Company). Selected performer/ choreographer credits include Friends of the Forties (Kaybridge Productions, co-choreographer); Letters and Words (Synaethesis Dance Theatre, associate choreographer); and The Hoof and Mouth Advantage (Teatro La Quindicina, Sterling nominated for Outstanding Choreography). Other: Chelsea is originally from Vancouver Island and is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts Program. Love and thanks to her incredible family and friends. @preston.chelsea Antonette Rudder Ensemble At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: 80’s Solid Gold 2 (Stage West/ Tim French) and She Loves Me (Thousand Islands Playhouse/ Ashlie Corcoran). ‎Film & TV: Featured dancer/ backup singer in Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox Television Studios/ Kenny Ortega) and Young Judy in People of Earth (TBS). Other: The Toronto native is very excited and honoured to be a part of Mamma Mia! for her WCT debut. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support, patience and love. Instagram: @Toni_Rudd Kris Ruston Guitar At WCT: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Are We Cool Now?, Les Misérables, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Elsewhere: Rhythms on the Rails (Train Track Productions). As Musical Director: Webley Awaits (BC Living Arts). Other: Kris has ben an integral part of the music scene in Kamloops for almost 20 years. A multi-instrumentalist, he holds a Diploma of Music in Jazz 16

Studies from Capilano University in North Vancouver and plays in several ensembles in the Kamloops area that vary in musical genres. He composed music for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games and was recently a featured artist in the Vancouver TD International Jazz Fest Festival. This is his fifth show with WCT. Colin Sheen Sky / Ensemble At WCT: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Elsewhere: Colin recently performed in Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up and Footloose for Drayton Entertainment in Southern Ontario. Born and raised in Vancouver, he’s joyful to be able to return to the motherland, or at least close to it. Some other credits include Next to Normal, Hairspray, Red Rock Diner (Arts Club); The Fantasticks (Vancouver Playhouse); and Gifts of the Magi (Chemainus). He would like to thank his family for their fervent support, especially his mother for her endless supply of enthusiasm and courage. Cailin Stadnyk Donna Sheridan At WCT: Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins; Fantine in Les Misérables; Water Queen in The Dreamer’s Quest; and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. Elsewhere: Select favourites include Gunmetal Blues, The Last Resort, Honk! The Musical, Anne of Green Gables (Globe Theatre); The (Post) Mistress, One Man-Two Guvnors, Xanadu, Hairspray!, Company, Hockey MomHockey Dad, Funny Girl (Ovation Award Recipient), Singin’ In The Rain (Jessie Nomination) (Arts Club Theatre); Waiting for the Parade, Les Misérables, Twist and Shout, Footloose (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Cats (Theatre Calgary); The Love List, and Fiddler on the Roof (The Playhouse), as well as countless others across Canada. Upcoming: The (Post) Mistress (tour) and Bittergirl: The Musical both for The Arts Club Theatre. Other: Extensive motion capture credits including the animated Barbie movies, Mass Effect video games and many others. TV/ Film credits include roles on Supernatural; Battlestar Galactica; The Chris Isaak Show and Once Upon a Mattress starring Carol Burnett. Visit www.cailinstadnyk.com for more info.


Steve Thomas Music Director At WCT: Closer Than Ever Elsewhere: Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, Pirates Of Penzance, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Sound Of Music and Spamalot (Drayton Entertainment); Rum Runners (Lighthouse Festival); The Full Monty and The Buddy Holly Story (Charlottetown Festival, Theatre Aquarius). Steve has also collaborated with award winning playwright Norm Foster, writing the musicals Jasper Station, Race Day, Sitting Pretty and One Moment. Visit Steve at sthomasmusic.com. Enjoy! Ron Ulrich Director At WCT: Tuesdays With Morrie starring Jamie Farr. Elsewhere: I graduated from the National Theatre School, worked for some years as an actor, then turned to directing. I am currently Artistic Director of Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton, Ontario. Before that, I was Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre, Halifax, Artistic and Executive Director Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Edmonton, and Artistic Director of Stage West, Canada. I’ve had the good fortune to work across Canada, in England, and in the United States, and the even better fortune to be married to talented director and playwright Marcia Kash. Next fall I will remount Tuesdays With Morrie starring Jamie Farr for a US tour. I’ve directed over 300 plays and musicals over the course of my career, and happily, have loved doing every one of them. I am honoured to be back at WCT!

Alexander Ward Bass At WCT: Debut. Elsewhere: Alexander began his studies of music at an early age performing violin, eventually taking up trombone, bass, and organ. Alexander has performed with Provincial Honour Band, District Honour Band, Kamloops Big Band, various community groups, Project X Theatre’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and WCT’s Stage One Theatre School. Hope you enjoy the show! Leon Willey Harry Bright At WCT: Hello Kamloops! I was most recently at WCT playing Bert in Mary Poppins (SAT award), and I am excited to return for Mamma Mia! Personally, I hope you really enjoy this show. Come on, dance in the aisles! Some of my other WCT favourites are Les Misérables, Peter and The Starcatcher, Silent Chap and Noises Off. I love Kamloops. Elsewhere: I have been doing this crazy career for almost 25 years, and I feel very privileged to be able to work and perform across Canada. Other: I am so lucky to work alongside an amazingly talented team of artists. So sing along and dance, dance, dance. Thank you again for having me in your city. I want to thank my wife Krista and my daughter Sawyer. For further curiousity please visit my website at www.leonwilley.com.

ABOUT OUR CO-PRODUCER Theatre Aquarius is a regional professional theatre, welcoming patrons from Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and beyond to their landmark performing arts facility, the Dofasco Centre for the Arts. Now in their 44th season, Theatre Aquarius presents a diverse and challenging six-show mainstage season in the 750-seat Irving Zucker auditorium and works with local writers and theatre artists to develop exciting new work for their Studio Theatre Series. Theatre Aquarius is an anchor for revitalization in Downtown Hamilton, helping to drive the reinvention of their city and their future through the transformative power of the arts and the shared passion of audiences proud to experience world-class theatre in their own hometown. 17


B3 KINGS

Super funky – Making Christmas music fun again

The B3 Kings have become an annual jazzy Christmas tradition in Kamloops. This concert sells out every year. December 20 - 7:30 PM The Rex - 409 Seymour St

Buy your tickets now at www.kamloopslive.com 250-374-5483

$34 Adult - $20 Youth GST & ticket fees inc

More info at www.EntertainmentManagement.ca

T R U A C T O R S W O R K S H O P T H E AT R E 2 0 1 6 / 1 7 S E A S O N

Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein Directed by Wesley Eccleston

TRU, Old Main, Student Street Curtain Nightly @ 7:30pm Tickets $14 available @ Kamloops Live! Box Office or Reservation @ 250.377.6100 For more information: tru.ca/arts/vpa/theatre actorsworkshoptheatre.ca

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A Love Letter to ABBA and MAMMA MIA! Full disclosure – the first album I ever owned was ABBA’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 – the following is a love letter. According to mammamia.com, over 60 million people have seen Mamma Mia! onstage, and as of the time of this publication, the smash jukebox “ultimate feel-good” musical is currently playing in London, Japan, Korea and on the Royal Caribbean cruise line. The show is touring in the UK, Spain and North America, and there’s an international tour set to re-commence in 2018. And now… KAMLOOPS has its very own production, built, rehearsed, and presented here! What a concept! Combine beloved ‘70’s music with a tropical storyline full of love and intrigue. What a soundtrack! ABBA was a Swedish band that reportedly learned their English translations phonetically and had huge global hits with such songs as “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo”. Comprised of Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, theatricality was always part of their act. Remember those colourful costumes? Thank the Swedish government. You couldn’t write off your costumes as a performing artist unless you couldn’t use them every day. So flamboyancy reigned. Hallelujah. Through their most successful years, Frida and Benny were married, as were Agnetha and Björn. As their marriages dissolved, the music became more dark and they disbanded in 1982. The women went on to limited solo success; the men continued to collaborate. They are still one of the most commercially successful bands in history (and the first non-English speaking to achieve success in English speaking countries), but they had lost some of their luster by the time they picked up steam again thanks largely to 1994’s Muriel’s Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, movies that boasted extensive and brilliant ABBA soundtracks. An international re-release in 1989 led to use in these movies and two seminal Polygram albums – ABBA Gold Volume 1 and ABBA Gold Volume 2. Mamma Mia! is not ABBA’s first foray into the musical genre. Chess was another cultural phenomenon in the ‘80’s for Benny and Björn. A collaboration with Tim Rice (Cats), Chess was first a chart-topping concept album (including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”, covered by Whitney Houston and her mom Cissy) and then a West End smash hit. On Broadway...well, it closed quickly. Hollywood came calling and stirred controversy. Meryl Streep? Pierce Brosnan? Meryl had sung before on film, but double-oh seven? Really?? Colin Firth and Christine Baransky salved some wounds and it opened to mixed reviews in 2008. The men of ABBA have uncredited cameos in the film, Benny as the piano player and Björn as the Greek god. It did very well in the UK, becoming the 6th highest grossing movie in history. A sequel has been strongly hinted at. If you have the time, also watch ABBA – the Movie. So worth it. One last, random tidbit, dear, patient readers – there is an ABBA themed restaurant in Stockholm that opened this year called Tyrol where you are immersed in the Mamma Mia! experience – Hello, new top-of-my bucket list! Heidi Verwey Instructor, VPA (Theatre) Thompson Rivers University

MAMMA MIA!

PLAYBACK WEDNESDAY PLAYBACK - Wednesday, Nov. 30, after the curtain call of Mamma Mia!. Join us for a short, lively discussion of the show you’ve just seen and the theatrical arts in general. Facilitated by WCT Associate Artistic Director Heather Cant.

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WCT STAFF James MacDonald, Artistic Director Lori Marchand, Executive Director ADMINISTRATION Ron Thompson, Financial Manager Sonya Robson, Accounting Assistant Randy Chow, Accounting Assistant Catrina Crowe, Marketing & Comm. Director Bryce Herman, Fund Development Consultant Suzan Goguen, Growth & Engagement Director Terri Runnalls, Education Coordinator Jessica Buchanan, Events & Outreach Assistant Carlin Bolt, Marketing & Research Assistant PRODUCTION Heather Cant, Associate Artistic Director Gal Minnes, Production Manager Bill Chabassol, Production Technical Director Brian St-Amand, Sagebrush Technical Director Roya Mole, Sagebrush Assistant Technical Director Cindy Wiebe, Head of Wardrobe Rory Lynch, Head of Carpentry Angela Frye, Head of Properties Joel Feenstra, Production Assistant Robin Arundel, Technician Liam Befurt, Technician Celine Maher, Technician Laurie Harder, Carpenter Ken Wells, Scenic Painter Kathy Schwab, Second Painter Charlotte Wagner, Wardrobe Susan Dixon, Wardrobe

FRONT OF HOUSE Heather Regan, Client & Audience Services Manager Jean Choi, Volunteer Coordinator Front of House Manager: Allison Clow Guest Services Staff: Jessica Buchanan, Phyllis Mader, Christina Poirier, Carling Ryan KAMLOOPS LIVE! BOX OFFICE Jan Riggs, Box Office Manager Geraldine Penny, Box Office Staff Judy Day, Box Office Staff Michelle Vogrinec, Box Office Staff

WCT BOARD David Ross † Tim Rodgers - President Tom Kerr ‡ Grant Chu - Past President Judge T.W. Shupe § Mathew Dundas - Vice D. Michael Dobbin * President Peggy Gilmour * Gordon Miller - Vice President Mike Latta * Francis Barnett * Anne Manson * Richard Block Maureen Marshall * Marilyn Crossen Lanni Shupe * Wesley Eccleston Sharon Frissell †

Honorary Life Artistic Producer ‡ Founding Artistic Director § Honorary Life Chairman * Honorary Life Member

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Western Canada Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following government agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals for their generous financial contributions through sponsorship and/or charitable donations. We are very thankful to everyone who plays an important part in helping us to bring the highest quality of work to the broadest possible audience. (Listings based on annual contributions, July 2015 to October 31, 2016.) Operating Grants 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 Foundations BC Interior Community Foundation Domtar Foundation RBC Emerging Artists Project Presenting Partner Kelson Group, Ron & Rae Fawcett Season Sponsors Aberdeen Mall CFJC TV Home Hardware Kamloops This Week New Gold Noran Printing Show Sponsors 98.3 CIFM Alastair Murdoch Accounting Group Ltd. B-100 British Columbia Lottery Corporation CFBX 92.5 FM Cloverdale Paint Country 103 Schoening & First Memorial Funeral Services ideaLEVER Kamloops Airport New Wave Advertising Group Overland Press Radio NL Ramada Kamloops Hotel The River 97.5 The Riverland Inn & Suites Simply Computing TNRD Watson Engineering Ltd. Pre-Show Salon Sponsors Celista Winery Terra Restaurant Mainstage PWYC MatinĂŠe Sponsor BEST WESTERN PLUS Kamloops Hotel Spotlight Sponsors Canadian Mortgage Experts Canadian Tire

Cloverdale Paint The Echo Edward Jones - Brant Hasanen Kamloops Insurance Services KPMG Westland Insurance Diamond Companions ($10,000 and above) Anonymous Michael E. Black & Denise Fortier Gold Patrons ($3,500-4,999) Put your name here! Silver Patrons ($2,000-3,499) Dr. Laura (Lolly) & Mike de Jonge Ronald & Susan Thompson Copper Patrons ($750-1,999) Anonymous Francis & Helen Barnett Russ & Jane Reid James & Barb Wentworth Patrons ($500-$749) Anonymous Ben & Lorene Anders Lois Crown Tony Erlank Jessie & James Fedorak Charles Izowsky Michael & Debbie Kowbel Len & Laurie Marchand June McClure Thomas & Sharon Moore Judy Moser Mary Orr Murphy & Katharine Shewchuk Bud & Daphne Smith Investors ($200-$499) Adams Lake Indian Band Peter & Debra Allik-Petersenn Mike & Mary Elizabeth Baker Peter Baron & Sheila Collier Dr. Anise Barton and Dr. Tom Wallace Dr. James Baughan R.C. Bidnell Christine & James Bilbey Jean Burris John Corbishley David & Laura Farrow Allen & Sharon Frissell Cora Jones Maryann Kowalsky Gwyneth Lamperson Fred & Nancy Leake Ray LePage

Len & Donna Marchand Sandy & Ellen McCurrach Terry & Joan McQuillan Iris Nelson Colene Palmer Guy & Jeanine Parker Shirley & Kelly Rowland Terry Shupe Nancy Stewart Marijke & Al Stott Eric & Wendy Thomas Benefactors ($100-$199) Dianne Almond Barbara Balle Jack & Pauline Braaksma Ed & Patti Bruzzese Mavis Chalmers Kathy & Randall Chan Ken & Brenda Christian Bill & Evey Chursky Brent & Eija Cryderman Jeff Cummings Joan Cummings Ian Dalgleish and Melisa Hunter Roxanne Dauncey Rhonda Diaper Ross & Judy Dickson Larry & Edie Dixon Dan & Denise Douglas Vivian Edwards Robert & Patricia Esdale Shirlee Ezowski Reno & Marie Fabbro Ronald Fairhurst Ruth & Michael Fane Glen & Sara Farrow Marvyn Fitzpatrick Louella Garner Jim & Joan Gordon Janet Herman Rosemary Hibbard Dave & Dorothy Hilton Bob & Jo Mary Hunter Rob & Lila Jennejohn Darrell Jones Bob & Pat King Darcy Latremouille Nathan & Marie Matthew Tanya Mihura Vic & Sally Mowbray Jim & Beverley Mundle Jeannine Nishiguchi Maria Paccagnella Carl Pentilchuk Sheila Pierson Reg & Tracey Pointer Karl & Debbie Rainer

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Sulwen (Cookie) Reimer Rogers Family Almina & Ken Self Ray & Susan Sewell John & Karen Siggers Don & Sandy Staff Peggy Swanson Florence Thomson Lynne Totten Bob & Jennifer Trudeau Marilyn Vandongen Tom Wallace and Anise Barton Lois & David Williams Shirley Wiklund Bob & Sally Zryd Friends ($10-$99) Anonymous Lynn Albertson Karen Albiston

Esther Anderson Denise Lynn Anderson Margaret Brown Barry & Judy Brown Pat Decker Donna Demarni Anne Denbigh Anne Dunn Elizabeth Dye Sandra Eastwood Dave & Irene Edamura Shirley Evans Tammy Jean Forsyth Blake & Linda Fox Jeanne Gagne Robert & Michele Gieselman Trudy Goold & Eric Bjorkland Peter & Judy Gray Ken & Marylyne House Bob & Robbie McLaren

Dean & Wendy McLean Doris McNutt Betty Muench Tina Oosthoek Wilma Pagan Mavis Paravantes Robert & Lorraine Pick Valentina Putoto Nancy Rigby Jay Rilkoff Rosemary Saint-Michaels Margaret Shaw Kathy Sinclair Shelley Singular Joan Spencer Nicole Tougas Gemma Vidal Pat Wallace Edward Walsh

A very special thank you to the following, who generously participated in our special 100 Heroes campaign to ensure WCT would be in a strong financial position in its 40th Anniversary Season and beyond.

Our Heroes ($1,000 and above) Bill Adams & Katie McCormick Peter & Debra Allik-Petersenn Anonymous Anonymous Francis & Helen Barnett Barb & Doug Berger BEST WESTERN PLUS Kamloops Hotel Fearon & Richard Blair The Bostock & Fallis Families of Monte Creek Heritage Fund

Dr. Jill Calder & Dr. Robert Walter Grant & Nancy Chu Hugh Fallis & Marilyn Crossen Ron & Rae Fawcett Sharon & Allen Frissell Wilf Froese Coby Fulton & Margot McMillan Cathy Ferguson & Ken Sommerfeld Cathy Hall-Patch John & Stephanie Hampel, in memory of Karl & Agnes Hampel Jaylene Hanna Bryce Herman & Lisa Fuller Lois Hollstedt ideaLEVER Solutions Inc. Peter Inglis & Mastermind Studios Kamloops Honda Kevin Krueger Tina Lange-Henzler Glynis Leyshon & Richard Brownsey

2016-2017 SEASON BRUCE DUNN, MUSIC DIRECTOR

A NORAN MASTERWORKS & KELSON GROUP POPS PERFORMANCE

“THE HOCKEY SWEATER” AND SEASONAL SYMPHONY FAVOURITES

CHRISTMAS WITH THE KSO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016

7:30PM 2:00PM

TICKETS: 250-374-5483 • kamloopslive.ca

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Our Super Heroes ($5,000 and above) Anonymous Dr. Laura (Lolly) & Mike de Jonge Michael Black & Denise Fortier Estate of Peggy Gilmour Rae Nixon

The Marchand Family Kirsten McDougall David McGillivray, in memory of Rhea & Don McGillivray Maxine & Dennis Mucha Rowland & Anne Neave Jeff & Shelley Parr Rasheda Petersen Edie Pletzer Bruce Powell, in memory of Jane Powell Jane Reid Russ Reid Tim Rodgers Sage Sport Institute Derek and Lynn Schreurs Peter Schwirtz & Shirley Sze Bud & Daphne Smith Kent Stasich Carl Sulkowski Jennifer Takahashi


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By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Produced in association with Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton, and Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananogue

January 26 to February 4 Pay-What-You-Can Matinée: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2:00pm

SAGEBRUSH THEATRE Zany Farce!

TICKETS: Kamloops Live! Box Office • 250-374-5483 • wctlive.ca

All membranes are porous September 24 to December 31, 2016 Margaret Dragu // Pascal Grandmaison Sarah Anne Johnson // Zoe Kreye Luanne Martineau // Jeremy Shaw

465 Victoria St // 250-377-2400 // kag.bc.ca // Free admission every Thursday sponsored by BCLC Zoe Kreye, Our Missing Body, 2016, Performance, Photo: Zoe Kreye

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