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2003-2004 Season

Season Staff:

Nancy Accinelli, Executive Producer
Fredrick H. Thury, Artistic Director
John Beers, Co-Producer and Costume Agent
Tyler Schwartz, Co-Producer and House Manager
Mariana Salazar, Production Manager
Deb Girard, Production Assistant
Jesse Paikin, Head Carpenter
David Vaisberg, Workshop Coordinator
Sherma Mitchell, Business Manager

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

Nov 12 - 22, 2003
Vanier College Studio theatre, Vanier College 258

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene, but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancée -- all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. 

Written by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Theresa Noon
Stage Managed by Pam Joshi
Assistant Stage Managed by Veronica Vandersteenen

Props Mastered/Lighting Operated by Kelly Noordermeer
Sound Engineered by Tyler Britton
Costume Assembly by Vic Sood
Scenic Painted by Tyler Schwartz
Set/Lighting Designed by Fredrick H. Thury
Program designed by Mariana Salazar

Adrian Jewett as Officer O'Hara
Allison Dwyer as Elaine Harper 
Corbin Murdoch as Jonathan Brewster 
Desmond Devoy as Teddy Brewster
Emrys Davis as Mr. Gibbs 
Glyn Bowerman as Dr. Einstein
Guy Doucette as Officer Klein
Jesse Paikin as Officer Brophy
John Grogan as Lieutenant Rooney
Michael Young as Mortimer Brewster 
Paul Marshall as Dr. Harper/Mr. Witherspoon
Stephanie Hill as Abby Brewster 
Stephanie Jeronimo as Martha Brewster 
Veronica Vandersteenen as ​Mr. Spenalzo

West Side Story

West Side Story

Mar. 4 - 20, 2004
Vanier College Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950s, a multiracialblue-collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang's leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. 

Book by Arthur Laurents 
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins 
Music by Leonard Bernstein 
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 

Directed by Fredrick H. Thury 
Music Directed by Brian Goldenberg
Assistant Directed by Laurel Green 
Assistant Music Produced by Susan Young
Stage Managed by Ainslie Graham
Assistant Stage Managed by Arielle Branitsky

Production Managed by Mariana Salazar
Production Assisted by Morgan Russell
Set and Lighting Designed by Fredrick H. Thury
Props Mastered by Kelly Noordermeer
Costumes Assembled by John Beers and Walli Mann
Lighting Operated by Emily Loh
Scenic Painting by Claire Lee and Denise Liu
Hair Styled by Sonia Capriceru

Adam Crisman as Shrank
Ali Momen as Bernardo (Shark)
Annette Penny as Minnie (Jet) 
Arianna Apelgren as Graziella (Jet)
Brendan Gilhuly as Riff (Jet)
Chris Pereira as Baby John (Jet)
Daniel Rubin as Diesel (Jet)
Emrah Kent as Chino (Shark) 
Jen Dewar as Teresita (Shark)
Jesse Paikin as Luis (Shark)
Jillian Ennis as Rosalia (Shark) 
John Grogan as Indio (Shark)
Jon Luey as Gladhand
Jonathan Moneta as Doc
Lauren-Eve Lazar as Maria (Shark) 
Marco Cariati as Pepe (Shark)
Michael Yaneff as Tony (Jet)
Michelle Cabral as Anita (Shark)
Morgan Russell as Anybody's (Jet)
Natalia Rohatyn as Conseula (Shark)
Paul E. Silvestri as A-rab (Jet) 
Rhiannon Wesimiller as Francisca (Shark) 
Robert LaRonde as Action (Jet)
Rochelle Bulmer as Velma (Jet) 
Sean Pearce as Officer Krupke

Conducted by Brian Goldenberg
Reed I (Flute) played by Melissa Templeton and Heidi Weaver
Reed II (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet) played by Becky Smith and Janine Zajdner
Reed III (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Oboe, English Horn) played by Art Forer, Lenny Graf, and Joseph Resendes
Reed IV (Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet) played by Rolf Rogde and Gary Soles
French Horn played by Crystal Mallory
Trumpet played by Alki Ariburnu and James Langridge
Keyboard played by Febe Warman

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Directed by Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang

Alain Mercieca
Alexandra Clement
Debbie Girard
Desmond Devoy
Evan Dickson
Geoff Fleming
Jayna Hart
Jon Blair
Nate Callens
Sadie St. Denis
Stacy Douglas 
Tarah Consoli