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2017-2018 Season

Season Staff:

Brian Goldenberg, Artistic Director/Producer
Dave Crawford, Associate Producer, Marketing & Alumni Affairs
Tom Kerr, Associate Producer, Director of Production
Catherine Bernardi, Assistant Producer
Farnoosh Talebpour, Assistant Producer
Jean-Paul Yovanoff, Assistant Producer
Mary-Margaret Annab, Company Manager
Paulina Luciani, Production Manager
Leah Holah, Marketing & Front of House Manager
Tom Middleton, Marketing & Front of House Manager ​
Adam Bromley, Technical Director
Tiffany Cheung, Technical Director
Quanah Lawrence, Technical Director
Percy Rebelo, Costumes & Props Manager
Kristen Freed, Show Choir Choreographer
Athena So, Show Choir Assistant Music Director

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

Nov. 24 - Dec. 3, 2017
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. 

Written by Rick Elice
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker

Directed by Jean-Paul Yovanoff
Music Directed by Tom Kerr
Assistant Directed by Carrie Cooper
Stage Managed by Sharan Rai
Assistant Stage Managed by Kalyna Fisher, Masha Litvinava, and Araceli Ferrara

Set Designed by Alex Norton
Lighting Designed by James McQuay
Costume Designed by Valerie Cameron
Props Designed by Tiffany Cheung
Board Operated by Sarah Grindal
Photography/Videography/Poster Designed by Leah Holah

Amer Chowdhury as Fighting Prawn/Sanchez
Donald Maclean as Black Stache
Doris Zhang as Captain Scott
Ethan Mofford as Prentiss
Hailey Perrault as Molly
Jadon-John Barton-Williams as Boy/Peter
Kosta Athenasellis as Grempkin/Mack
Laith Hamid as Lord Leonard Aster
Mason Choffe as Bill Slank/Hawking Clam
Patrick Campbell as Ted
Patrick Hessian as Alf
Rose Denommee as Greggors/Smee
Stefan Porfirio as Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher

April Pighin, Barbara Morrone-Sanchez, Beth Ransom, Cory Clarkson, Ethan Mofford, Isaac Zhan, Jadon-John Barton-Williams, Jessie Whyte, Kaleena Hughes, Laith Hamid, Lung Sze Liz, Patrick Campbell, Ren Wylie, Rose Denomme, and Thulacy Sriskantha

FOH Staff: 
AJ Caspillo, Beatrice Campbell, Elizabet Karapetian, Gloria Mampuya, Jay Strathy, Jessie Whyte, Lauren Westbury, and Tiana Kralj

The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

Jan. 19 - 28, 2018
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband Odysseus. This stunning piece of post-modern theatre retells the iconic love story between Odysseus and Penelope. Unlike Homer's classic poem however, it's told from Penelope's perspective and by her 12 handmaidens who were brutally hanged upon Odysseus' return. A provocative new look at a woman's longing, lust and culpability.

Written by Margaret Atwood

Directed by Kristen Da Silva
Stage Managed by Sarah Grindal
Assistant Stage Managed by Thulacy Sriskantha
Music Composed by Leanne Connor, Eve Blondeau, and Luc Gaylie
Choreographed by Veronika Medeiros, Heather Love, and Kristen Da Silva

Set Designed by Elizabet Karapetian
Lighting/Sound Designed by Zach Kale
Costume Designed by Acadia Walsh
Props Designed by Sydny Gleason-Blois
​Board Operated by Ethan Mofford
Photography/Videography/Poster Designed by Leah Holah

Alexandra Floras-Matic as King Laertes
Ashley Murphy as Maid/Telemachus
Barbara Morrone-Sanchez as Maid/King Icarius
Eve Blondeau as Maid/Oracle
Heather Love as Maid
Karley Jagusic as Odysseus
Lauren Westbury as Eurycleia
Leanne Connor as Helen of Troy
Paulina Luciani as Penelope
Taryn Waldorf as Melantho
Tesla Shaye as Tanis/Maid
Tiana Kralj as Anticlea
Veronika-Maria Medeiros as Naiad Mother/Maiden
Victoria Faircloth as Maid/Antinious

​Corinne Alsop, Ethan Mofford, and Vicky Tan

FOH Staff:
Araceli Ferrara, Beatrice Campbell, Danny Sylvan, Genevieve Canavan, NK Oduh, Vicky Tan, and Yaffa Segal

9 to 5: The Musical

9 to 5: The Musical

Mar. 2 - 11, 2018
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick's 9 to 5: The Musical is about three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. With a plan that spins wildly and hilariously out of control, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy, giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and getting credit, it's about kicking butt and taking care of business.

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009

Directed by Catherine Bernardi
Music Directed by Andrew Ascenzo and Yvonne Choi
Choreographed by Kristen Freed
Dance Coached by Amy Sarkany
Stage Managed by Vicky Tan
Assistant Stage Managed by Ethan Mofford and Lauren Westbury

Set Designed by Emma Jones
Lighting Designed by Quanah Lawrence
Costume Designed by Tiana Kralj
Props Designed by Jazlin Salario
Board Operated by Masha Litvinava
Photography/Videography/Poster Designed by Leah Holah

Airol Zhao as Violet Newstead
AJ Caspillo as Dick/Ensemble
Alayna Do Alamo as Missy Hart/Ensemble
Amy Sarkany as Doctor/New Employee/Ensemble
Davis Okey as Dwayne/Detective/Ensemble
Joshua Garcia-Hughes as Russell Tinsworthy/Ensemble
Katie Irvine as Margaret/Ensemble
Matt Hall as Bob Enright/Ensemble
Matt Sabido as Franklin Hart Jr.
Megi Kaca as Cop/Ensemble
Morgan Pannunzio as Doralee Rhodes
Natasha Silvestre as Roz Keith
Nikki DeLacey as Kathy/Ensemble
Olivia Zotti as Candy Striper/Ensemble
Ryan Garvida as Josh/Ensemble
Sandra DeSousa as Dolly Parton/Ensemble
Selena Otello as Intern/Ensemble
Shannon Murtagh as Maria/Ensemble
Trimaine Blake as Joe/Ensemble
Victoria Grosselfuenger as ​Judy Bernly

Conductor/Drumset played by Andrew Ascenzo
Keyboard 1 played by Yvonne Choi
Keyboard 2 played by Athena So
Guitars played by Matthew Baxter
​Bass played by Luke Rust

Airol Zhao, Alayna Do Alamo, AJ Caspillo, Davis Okey, Emma Jones, Ethan Mofford, Joshua Hughes, Lauren Westbury, Matt Hall, Matthew Sabido, Natasha Silvestre, Ryan Garvida, Sandra Desousa, Selena Otello, Trimaine Blake, and Vicky Tan

FOH Staff:
Beth Ransom, Danny Sylvan, Karley Jagusic, Sarah Grindal, Taryn Waldorf, Thulacy Sriskantha, and Zaarin Bushra

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Vanier Improv Company (VIC)

Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 8, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, Mar. 6, Mar. 27

Directed by Sara D'Agostino
Assistant Directed by Nicole Campbell
Stage Managed by Soraya Aghbali

Aisling Bird
Andrew Bond
Dan Louie Lizardo
Ethan Mofford
Gloria Mampuya
Jimmy Zhao
Maria Kammoun
Matt Hall
Nicholas Sluyk
NK Oduh
Patrick Campbell
Scott Swain
Tom Middleton
Wesley Magee-Saxton

Show Choir

Show Choir

Mar. 22 - 25, Plus Dec. 8 Holiday Show!
Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College

Vanier College Productions' Show Choir performs its annual concert, with a mixture of Broadway showtunes and Top 40 hits. Selections will include songs from La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Wicked, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Jersey Boys, Anastasia, Spamalot, and songs made famous by Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé, Sara Bareilles, Hilary Duff, Pink, Queen, and the Jackson 5!

Music Directed by Brian Goldenberg
Choreographed by Kristen Freed
Assistant Music Directed by Athena So
Stage Managed by Paulina Luciani
Assistant Stage Managed by Sharan Rai
Lighting Designed by Eleanor Kschischang
Costume Designed by Elizabeth Furlano
Board Operated by Ethan Mofford
Photography/Videography/Poster Design by Leah Holah

AJ Caspillo
Ashley Hannah
Carrie Cooper
Clara Yazbek
Edith Barabash
Elizabeth Furlano
Fola Kortee
Jay Strathy
Kendra Jaffray
Kritika Kad
Manisha Khan
Matthew Sabido
Naomi Ricafort
Natalie Yiu
Nicole Mesec
Rebecca Watt
Sean Sydor
Trimaine Blake
Yaffa Segal

Conducted by Brian Goldenberg
Keyboard played by Athena So
Guitar played by Jeff Jones
Bass played by Brian Kruschel
Drums played by Daniel Kom

Becky Watt, Emma Jones, Ethan Mofford, Sharan Rai, Vicky Tan

FOH Staff: 
Emma Houlahan, Lauren Westbury, and Natasha Silvestre