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1999-2000 Season

Season Staff:

Nancy Accinelli, Executive Producer
Fredrick H. Thury, Artistic Director
Patricia McCullagh, Assistant Technical Director, Head Lighting
Leslie Wright, Head Lighting
Dan Kozlov, Sound Technician
Sherma Mitchell, Business Manager ​
Randy Dresar, House Manager

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Nov. 17 - 27, 1999

Helen is a bright, strong, energetic child -- but left both blind and deaf in the wake of an illness as a baby; she is also a feral, frustrated mystery to her exhausted family. Her heartbroken mother Kate is Helen’s best protector, while her half-brother James wants to send Helen to an institution, and her father Arthur Keller, a former Captain in the Confederate Army, is worried for the safety of their new baby. As a last resort, the Kellers send for a governess from the prestigious Perkins Institute for the Blind, and get Annie Sullivan, a lively and stubborn Yankee girl, barely out of school herself, with the experience of childhood blindness -- now cured, after numerous operations -- and the title of valedictorian her main recommendations. In William Gibson’s riveting prose, one of the great miracles of the 19th century has become one of the great stage plays of the 20th, as past and present, fact and mere conjecture, are woven together in a thrilling and heart-rending drama. Universal sorrows, family bonds, and the strength of the human spirit are explored in the amazing true story of two remarkable women. 

Written by William Gibson

Directed by Fredrick H. Thury
Stage Managed by Kate Newman 

Set Designed by Fredrick H. Thury
Lighting Designed by Malcom Steane
Costume Designed by Michelle Smith
Wardrobe Designed by Stephanie Avery
Props Designed by Marni Brinder
Lighting Electrician Work done by Patricia McCullagh
Poster Graphic Designed by Daxton De Villiers 

Alexandra Graham as Blind Girl
Crystal Norwick as Helen
David Mesiano as James 
Erin Thompson as Kate
Jon Mendelsohn as A Doctor/Anagnos
Kerilee Stone as Blind Girl
Kristen Horner as Aunt Ev 
Kyle McKeown as Keller
Martina Graham as Blind Girl
Melissa McNamara as Annie Sullivan 
Rachel Turbett as Blind Girl
Rebecca Fisseha as Viney
Scott Graham as Jimmy's Voice
Toto as Belle, the dog
Tyrelle Smith as Percy



Jan. 26 - Feb. 5, 2000

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
​Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak

Directed by Fredrick H. Thury  
Music Directed by Gregory C. Dickison 
Stage Managed by Luke Dreiling
Assistant Stage Managed by Jennifer McColeman 

Set Designed by Fredrick H. Thury
Lighting Designed by Malcom Steane
Lighting Electrician Work done by Leslie Wright
Poster Graphic Designed by Byrd 

Amanda Williamson
Ann Bentley
David Mesiano
David Rajzman
Erin L. Mouchian
Jennifer Doria
Jimmy Martins
Kevin da Silva
Kylie Behm
Mariska Leenders
Matthew-Aaron Dusk
Taylor Wilson

Percussion played by David Pontello
Bass played by Fergus Hyde
​Conducted by Gregory C. Dickison

One Act Play Festival

One Act Play Festival

Mar. 24 - 27, 2000

Into the Canon written by Peter Stevens

Richard Keats' Apartment of Doom  written by Ron Sparks

Festival Directed by Eva-Mai Fortune 
Light Electrician done by Leslie Wright 
House Managed by Randy Dresar 
Front of House/Box Office Staffed by Kevin Greenspan 

Into the Canon 
Written by Peter Stevens 
Directed by Jean-Paul Yovanoff
Dave Viveiros as Tim 
Jennifer Lieberman as Elisa 
John Cheslea as Raymond 

Richard Keats' Apartment of Doom 
Written by Ron Sparks 
Directed by Kristen Horner
Alexandra Slaby as Rebecca Smart  
Ami Rouleau as Fanatic #1 (spelling) 
Becca Riley as Constable #1 
Daniel Denov as Assailant  
David Burns as Richard Keats 
Jimmy Martins as Stranger  
Luca Pasquali as Burglar 
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang as Mr. Harvey
Ron Sparks as Fanatic #1
Yuval Hason as Mr. O 

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Directed by Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang
​Produced by David Crawford

Alexandra Slaby
​Ami Rouleau
Darren Williams
David Burns
Delia Salmons
Foster Burden
Jennifer Kim
Lisa Gallant
Mark Lavery
Marni Brinder
Melissa McNamara
Michael Sapingas
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang
Peter Stevens