Tag: Odds and Ends

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All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Mama Rose

Kristen Finlay – Gypsy – music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents – Keyano Theatre Company, Fort McMurray, Alberta, 1995 After moving to Fort McMurray to teach, when Gypsy came up for auditions I was determined to not just be another girl in the chorus and

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Magenta

  Barbara Mah – The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien – Walterdale Theatre – Edmonton, 2002. It’s not the role, but the people that keep me doing theatre. Like when I played Magenta. We had so much fun, we would have gladly performed with no audience (happily we sold out). I’m

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Ren McCormack

Mark Sinongco – Footloose: The Musical; Music and Lyrics: Eric Carmen, Kenny Loggins, Tom Snow, and Dean Pitchford, Book: Dean Pitchford and David Saint – Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria, BC 2012 Ren McCormack was my very first lead role in a musical. I had to opportunity to take on songs

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Queen Margaret

Vanessa Sabourin – Prophetess by Scott Sharplin – Sound and Fury Theatre, Edmonton, 2004 (I think) Prophetess was an amalgamation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI part 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III for one performer written by Scott Sharplin. Queen Margaret is woven through out all four plays and goes from a

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Delia

Written by Ken Cameron, Anita Miotti and David Van Belle – Theatre of the Living Statue This experience is one of my fondest theatre memories because I had the opportunity to write with my friends, rehearse with my new son in the room, perform with David Van Belle, and be directed

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Leda

Valerie Planche – Communion by Daniel McIvor – Calgary The pauses at the beginning and throughout the script would challenge any actor. They forced me to think through the character, to sit with her. Linda Moore (the director) kept saying, “Not long enough Val!” and I’d think – are you crazy,

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Kati

Kira Bradley – An Eye for an Eye a collective by Doug Curtis, David Rhymer, Tony Eamie, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Duval Lang, Kira Bradley – Ghost River Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, 2001 Rural Albertans came to the city to see this show and they were moved by it. I couldn’t believe my eyes one night

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Sorin

Julie Sinclair – The Seagull by Anton Chekov – Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts (workshop production), Edmonton, 1993 As a young Canadian woman, playing an old Russian man was the complete antithesis to my own life. Coming from a primarily dance and singing background, acting was the skill I had the least

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Horton

Hal Kerbes – Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (based on the books of Dr. Seuss) – Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, 2008 When your hair was thick (and your waistline wasn’t), professional musical theatre held promise of Anthony, Kenicke, Perchik, Frank-N-Furter – great characters with serious songs. In a hearbeat, they’re behind

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – ZAC

Philip W. Sarsons – Cosi  by Louis Nowra – Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) Fall Rep The opportunity which came my way in Alberta was a true enjoyment. I’ll go with my favourite MOMENT: Zac, a mental patient, coerced into the Mozart opera “Cosi Fan Tuti,” was more a Wagner fan… I

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – The Reverend

Duval Lang – An Eye For An Eye – a collective created by Kira Bradley, Doug Curtis, Tony Eyamie, Karen Johnson Diamond, Duval Lang, David Rhymer – Ghost River Theatre, 2001 Weibo Ludwig and his family are at the Fringe seeing our play about them. He was just released from jail, police

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Party Cop

Miranda Allen – Party Cop and the Black Block by the CYCLOPS Squad (Clay and Paper Theatre, Toronto 2010) The role of my lifetime thus far was “Party Cop”. Ten Feet Tall and played atop stilts, Party Cop was a recurring character in a series of short plays performed at major

All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Anne Frank

CAITLYNNE MEDREK – Diary of Anne Frank (Encore Entertainment, 2011, Toronto) COMING FROM A FAMILY WITH A DEEP CONNECTION TO WW2 AND KNOWING MY GRANDPARENTS AS SURVIVORS, I KNEW ANNE FRANK WAS NOT ONLY AN INCREDIBLE STEP IN MY CAREER, BUT ALSO A WAY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO MY FAMILY. ANNE