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Beauty and the Beast

Artist Bios

The Cast

Valerie Boyle  (Mrs. Potts) Valerie Boyle (Mrs. Potts)
Drayton Entertainment: Beauty and the Beast, Unnecessary Farce, Matron Mama Morton in Chicago, Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man, Bertha in Boeing Boeing, Helga Ten Dorp in Deathtrap, Julia in Lend Me A Tenor. Other theatre (selected): Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins (Broadway/L.A./Toronto), Yvette Longpre in Belles Soeurs: The Musical (National Arts Centre/Segal), Flora in Jack of Diamonds (Aquarius), Shirley Valentine in Shirley Valentine, Sophie Tucker in Sophie Tucker Story, Mother Superior in Nunsense, Marilla in Anne of Green Gables, Celia Weitz in Houdini, Mary in Unnecessary Farce. Film/TV: Grams in BFF Bride (Hallmark), Bag Lady in Shadowhunters, Amanda Durst, Series Lead in Strange Days, Mrs. Bear in Rupert The Bear.
 

Darren Burkett  (Monsieur D'Arque) Darren Burkett (Monsieur D'Arque)
Drayton Entertainment: Willie Lopez in Ghost: The Musical, Chino in West Side Story. Other theatre: Othello (COC), The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Panto), Buddy (Globe Theatre), Matilda (National Tour/Mirvish), Mary Poppins (WCT), The Pirates of Penzance (TIP), Angelina Ballerina (International Tour), Mary Poppins, Hairspray, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club), Rock Legends, Buddy, Delicious Lies, Joseph..., Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma! (CTF), The Wizard of Oz, ...Frog and Toad (Jessie Award for Outstanding Performance), Seussical (Carousel Theatre). Many thanks to Bruce and the gang at The Talent House, and to his family and friends for their never ending love and support!
 

Devin Chin-Cheong  (Carpet/Ensemble) Devin Chin-Cheong (Carpet/Ensemble) 
Drayton Entertainment: Dance Legends. Other theatre: Capitol Theatre: Guys and Dolls (Angie the Ox/Dance Captain). Toronto Fringe Festival: Andy Warhol The Musical (Gerard Malanga, Freddie Herko). Disney Cruise Lines: Tangled The Musical, Twice Charmed, The Golden Mickey’s, Disney’s Believe (Dancer/Tumbler/Dance Captain). Devin is excited to make his return to Drayton Entertainment. He has spent the last few years away from the theatre to become a Registered Massage Therapist. Now that he is back, he cannot wait to combine his two passions for theatre and health. He would like to thank all his family and friends who’ve supported him for all these years.
 

Eric Dahlinger  (LeFou) Eric Dahlinger (LeFou)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre (selected): Eugene in Grease (Chemanius Festival Theatre), Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), West Side Story (The Citadel), Graffiti Pete in In the Heights, Marlyn in Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan). Eric is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College and the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Big thanks to Jayme, Robin and the creative team, to his agents, and most importantly, his friends and family. @ericdance42
 

 

Aidan deSalaiz  (Cogsworth) Aidan deSalaiz (Cogsworth)
Drayton Entertainment: Lucky Stiff, Cinderella, Spamalot, Run For Your Wife, Aladdin, Peter Pan. Other theatre (selected): Best Brothers (Western Canada/TNW), A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre), Red, Cabaret, Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius), Having Hope At Home (Neptune), The Wedding Singer (Stage West, Critter nomination), Lies My Father Told Me (Segal), Visiting Mr. Green (Harold Green), Altar Boyz (Angelwalk), various productions with MTC, STC, Mayfield, and three seasons at Stratford (Guthrie Apprenticeship Award). Upcoming: Into The Woods (TIFT), The Last Five Years (Neptune). Film/TV (selected): Mayday (Discovery), Canadian Made (History), Caesar and Cleopatra (Bravo/CTV), Goosebumps (YTV). Aidan is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training (Stratford).
 

Tony Edgerton  (Beast) Tony Edgerton (Beast)
Drayton Entertainment: Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Other theatre (selected): Pharaoh/Issachar in Joseph... (National Tour), Jekyll/Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde (Slow Burn Theatre/Broward Center), Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (The Herberger Center), Soldier/Alex/George understudy in Sunday in the Park With George (Arvada Center), Rooster in Annie opposite Sally Struthers, Frank Cioffi in Curtains (The Wick Theatre), Jerry in The Full Monty, Karl Magnus in A Little Night Music (Barnstormers Theatre). Tony is thrilled to be returning to the stage for Drayton Entertainment! Shout out to SW Artist for their continued support. Instagram: @TheTonyEdgerton www.TonyEdgerton.com
 

Jessica Gallant  (Belle) Jessica Gallant (Belle)
Drayton Entertainment: Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Other theatre: Savannah in Freaky Friday (Theatre Aquarius), Ali in Mamma Mia! (Neptune Theatre), Marty in Grease (Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre), Six Seasons at the Charlottetown Festival including Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables. Film/TV: Reign (CW), Man Seeking Woman (FXX). Jessica is a Music PEI-nominated singer/songwriter. Love to Luc, the entire "Beauty" team, Bruce and The Talent House, and my wonderful family! Instagram: @jessicagallant
 

Josh Graetz  (Ensemble) Josh Graetz (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Holiday Inn. Other theatre: The Rocky Horror Show (Magnus), Wildcard (Island Fringe Festival), Crazy For You, Kiss Me Kate, Into The Woods (Theatre Sheridan), Uncle Charles in the workshop of My Bonnie Lass (CMTP), The Dream Catchers (Charlottetown Festival/National Tour). Film/TV: Descendants (Disney). Josh is a graduate of Sheridan’s Music Theatre Program. Thank you to my family and friends, the team at The Talent House, and you (!!!), for supporting live theatre! Instagram: @joshuagraetz
 

 

Kayla James  (Silly Girl/Ensemble) Kayla James (Silly Girl/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Miss Dorothy Brown in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Holiday Inn, Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain, The Little Mermaid, HONK!, Lucky Stiff, The Wizard of Oz. Other theatre: Tess in Crazy For You, Antonia in Man of La Mancha, 42nd Street (Stratford Festival), Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (Arts Club), Anne of Green Gables, Mamma Mia! (Charlottetown Festival), Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (Magnus Theatre). Originally from Woodstock, Kayla is grateful to be performing so close to home! Thank you to Alex, The Talent House, Daniel, and my family for all their support. And thank you for supporting live theatre! @kaylaamyjames
 

Shelley Kenney* (Ensemble) Shelley Kenney (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, Joseph…, Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Legends. Other theatre: Return To Grace (RGA Productions/Mirvish), Singin’ in the Rain, King Arthur: The Panto (Capitol Theatre), Cabaret (Mayfield), Mary Poppins (Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary), Dance Legends (Grand Theatre), Abduction From The Seraglio, Rigoletto, Tales of Hoffmann (Canadian Opera Company), Semele (BAM/COC), CATS (Rainbow Stage), Happy Days (Stage West), Scrooge (Rose Theatre), Encore (Tokyo Disney), Canadian Forces Show Tour. Film/TV: In The Tall Grass (Netflix), Reign (CBS), Warehouse 13 (Syfy), MMVAs (Psy). Thanks to The Talent House, Alex, and my family for all of their support.
 

Billy Lake  (Lumiere) Billy Lake (Lumiere)
Drayton Entertainment: Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Felicia/Adam in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Atrocia in Cinderella, Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff. Upcoming: Queen Hecuba in Sleeping Beauty: The Panto. Other theatre: Michael Heney in Stonecliff (Yukon/Alaska), Pinocchio in Snow White and 007 (Elgin), Ugly in HONK! (Globe Theatre), ten seasons with the Shaw Festival (highlights include Peter and the Starcatcher, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, Major Barbara, My Fair Lady, and Saint Joan). Billy is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. Special thanks to his family, friends, NLM, and Aidan. @billyonthelake
 

Amanda Leigh  (Madame de la Grande Bouche) Amanda Leigh (Madame de la Grande Bouche)
Drayton Entertainment: Man of La Mancha, Out of Order, One for the Pot, Sister Act, It Runs in the Family, Anne of Green Gables, Oliver!, Blood Brothers, Evita, A Flea in Her Ear. Other: Cosette in Les Misérables (U.K. National), Rapunzel in Into the Woods (Scotland), Doris in Gay Divorce (West End), Beyond The Barricade (U.K. National). Amanda is thrilled to be joining the cast of Beauty and the Beast. Amanda has performed at theatres around the world and in Canada at the Stirling Festival, Sunshine Festival, Red Barn, Brockville, and Vancouver Opera. Many thanks to Alex, Drayton Entertainment, and love to Tim, Daniel and Diddy doo for their support.
 

David Light  (Gaston) David Light (Gaston)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph..., Chicago. Other theatre (selected): Cinderella, KAMP*, Mamma Mia!, It’s A Wonderful Life, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre, *co-produced with EFT), US (Globe Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (PPL R PPL Productions), Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions), West Side Story, Evangeline, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Citadel Theatre), Evangeline, Anne of Green Gables, Canada ROCKS! (Charlottetown Festival), Billy Elliot The Musical (Mirvish/NETworks North American Tour). David is thrilled to be back at Drayton Entertainment! Thanks to Alex, Jamie, Robin, David, and everyone at The Talent House! Love to Mom, Jer, and Gunner. @Daviddelight
 

Luke Opdahl  (Ensemble) Luke Opdahl (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin: The Panto, Charlie Sloane in Anne of Green Gables. Other theatre: ELF: The Musical (Theatre Aquarius), Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre), The Jazz Singer (Harold Green Jewish Theatre/Dancap), Suitcases (Artscape Sandbox), Will Parker in Oklahoma! (First Act Productions), Neleus/Valentine in Mary Poppins (Theatre St. John’s), Emmett Forest in Legally Blonde (Randolph Academy). Luke is thrilled to be back with Drayton Entertainment. Many thanks to da Costa Talent as well as his family for their endless support and love.
 

Jade Repeta  (Silly Girl/Ensemble) Jade Repeta (Silly Girl/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast, All Shook Up, Marathon of Hope, Footloose, Mamma Mia!, Anne of Green Gables, The Sound of Music. Other theatre: Mary Poppins (YPT, *Dora Nomination), Freaky Friday, Beauty and the Beast (Aquarius), Billy Elliot, Cabaret (RMTC), The Little Mermaid, Footloose, Hairspray, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage), Mary Poppins (Neptune), Roxie Hart in Chicago (Sheridan). Film/TV: Madison on Less Than Kind (HBO, Season 2), voice of Cozybory on Noonbory and the Super Seven (Cookie Jar), voice of Ruby for the stage tour of Max & Ruby (Koba). Thank you to my family, friends, Trevor, and The Talent House!
 

Reece Rowat  (Ensemble) Reece Rowat (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Beauty and the Beast, Singin’ in the Rain. Other theatre (selected): ELF: The Musical (Aquarius), The Little Mermaid (Capitol Theatre), Kyle O’ Boyle in Legally Blonde (Stage West Calgary), Ross Petty’s A Christmas Carol (Elgin Theatre), Snowboy in West Side Story (Rainbow Stage), Les Feux Follets, Soul of the Island (Charlottetown Festival), Godspell, Hello Dolly!, Brantwood 1920-2020 (Theatre Sheridan), and several productions for Carnival Cruise Lines. Reece is a graduate of the Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. Big thanks to my family, friends, and the team at da Costa Talent for their undying support. Instagram: @reecejrowat
 

Amanda Struthmann  (Babette) Amanda Struthmann (Babette)
Drayton Entertainment: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. Other theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life, Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius), Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, Joseph..., Canada's first regional production of Jersey Boys (Stage West Calgary), My Fair Lady, Singin’ In the Rain (Port Hope Festival), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz (U.S. National Tour), Funny Girl (Segal Centre). Amanda is delighted to be sharing this beautiful show with you. It has been such a joy working with this amazing company. Thanks to Jayme, Alex, David, Robin, The Talent House, and my friends and family. Follow me @astruthmann
 

Margaret Thompson  (Silly Girl/Ensemble) Margaret Thompson (Silly Girl/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Holiday Inn, The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, HONK!, Singin’ in the Rain. Other theatre: Cabaret (The Grand), Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Perfect Wedding, Spamalot (Stephenville Theatre Festival), Shrek The Musical, The Addams Family (Neptune), She Loves Me (Thousand Island Playhouse), Evil Dead: The Musical (Starvox Entertainment), Back In ’59 (P.S.F.T.), Crazy for You (Theatre by the Bay), A Chorus Line (Rose Theatre). Margaret is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Performance Program. All the love to my family and friends.
 

Lucas Way (Chip) Lucas Way (Chip)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Lucas is excited to be playing Chip in his debut performance with Drayton Entertainment. Lucas loves to perform, and has been dancing competitively since he was three years old. Sincere thanks to Miss Lisa and her team at IN.MOTION School of the Performing Arts and Melissa at Hillifer Studios for their training to prepare him for this opportunity. Instagram: @lucas_way


 

Geoffrey Whynot  (Maurice) Geoffrey Whynot (Maurice)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Cinderella: The Panto, Amos in Chicago, Juror #2 in Twelve Angry Men, Johnny Angel in Suds, Lucky in Dames at Sea. Other theatre: The Husband in Hello Again (ARTillery Collective), Doc Gibbs in Our Town (Theatre Rusticle), Archie Craven in The Secret Garden (Globe Theatre). Film/TV: Reign, Corner Gas, Queer as Folk. Geoff is an actor, director/choreographer, playwright, and teacher, and is the Founding Director of the Globe Theatre Conservatory.
 

The Creative Team

Jayme Armstrong (Director) Jayme Armstrong (Director)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Director: Disney's The Little Mermaid, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Performer: Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Adrian in Rocky: The Musical, Linda in Holiday Inn, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, The 39 Steps, Lina in Singin’ in the Rain, Reno in Anything Goes, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Betty in White Christmas, Marian in The Music Man, Roxie in Chicago, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Fantine in Les Misérables, Elle in Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Maria in The Sound of Music, Guinevere in Camelot (North American Tour). Jayme is the proud owner of Enchanted Entertainment, specializing in children’s character birthday parties in Waterloo Region. www.enchantedentertainment.ca
 

Robin Calvert (Choreographer) Robin Calvert (Choreographer)
Drayton Entertainment: The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, Schwartzy in The 25th Annual... (Choreographer), Smokey Joe’s Café, Mamma Mia!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Carousel. Other theatre: Choreographer: Kronborg – The Hamlet Rock Musical, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions/Elgin Theatre), Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music (Aquarius), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Director/Choreographer), Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening, Pippin, Falsettos, The Music Man (Theatre Sheridan). Many thanks to The Talent House gang, Alex, Jayme, my family and my loves Gabriel, Bella and Sophie.
 

David Myers (Music Director) David Myers (Music Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph…, Footloose, Smokey Joe’s Café, Little Shop of Horrors, White Christmas, Peter Pan: The Panto. Other theatre (selected): Secret Garden (Podium), Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins (Aquarius), The Sound of Music, Footloose, Best Little Whorehouse…, All Shook Up, West Side Story, Joseph..., A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Nunsense (Stage West), A Funny Thing... (Sudbury), Company, Sweeney Todd, Candide, Secret Garden (Second Company). A seasoned arranger and composer, David is an audition pianist in Toronto and Stratford, and works at Sheridan and Randolph colleges. He toured for 15 years with the Genesis tribute The Musical Box. www.DavidMyersMusic.ca
 

Christine Peters  (Set Designer) Christine Peters (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: ELF: The Musical, Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic (Noel Tour). Broadway (Associate Designer): King Kong Alive on Broadway, Miss Saigon, 1984, Paramour, Les Misérables, Testament of Mary, Jekyll & Hyde, The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Newsies, The Addams Family, ELF: The Musical, Bonnie and Clyde, The House of Blue Leaves, Elling, Enron, Mary Stuart, The American Plan, Cyrano de Bergerac, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. National Tours (Associate Designer): Waterfall, Aladdin, Disney’s Newsies, Dirty Dancing, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz, The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast.
 

Rachel Berchtold  (Costume Designer) Rachel Berchtold (Costume Designer)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Disney’s Newsies, Annie, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Holiday Inn, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, HONK!, Million Dollar Quartet, Joseph…, Sister Act, Cinderella, Anything Goes, Mamma Mia!, Anne of Green Gables, The Music Man, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, and many more. Other theatre: Million Dollar Quartet (Stage West/Mirvish), Aladdin (Silver Mist), The King and I, Crazy For You, Can-Can, Big: The Musical (Theatre Under the Stars), My Favorite Year, Pride and Prejudice, Cyrano de Bergerac, NINE, Nunsense, Into The Woods (Randolph). Many thanks to Jayme, Jessica and Karen. This one is for my family.
 

Kevin Fraser  (Lighting Designer) Kevin Fraser (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rocky: The Musical, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Man of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, Holiday Inn, Death of a Salesman, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph…, Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, Les Misérables, and many more. Other theatre: Grand Hotel (Shaw Festival), King Charles III (Mirvish), Treasure Island, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Shakespeare In Love, A Little Night Music, Carousel (Stratford Festival). Kevin is a member of Associated Designers of Canada, and a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. www.kevinfraserlighting.com
 

Paul Pembleton  (Stage Manager) Paul Pembleton (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Stage Manager: The Miracle Worker, Rocky: The Musical, Holiday Inn, Man of La Mancha, The Drowsy Chaperone, Death of a Salesman, The 39 Steps, Singin’ in the Rain, Sister Act, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Godspell (U.S. National Tour), The Love List, Harvey, 9 to 5: The Musical, Shear Madness, On Golden Pond, The Heiress, The Mousetrap, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (U.S. National Tour). Assistant Stage Manager: The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins. Other theatre: Suds: The Musical (Carousel Playhouse), The Foursome (Stage West, Mississauga), Steel Magnolias (Stage 237).
 

Emily Maxwell  (Assistant Stage Manager) Emily Maxwell (Assistant Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Cinderella: The Panto, Beauty and the Beast, Singin’ in the Rain, All Shook Up, Marathon of Hope, Smokey Joe’s Café, Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Legends, Twist and Shout. Other theatre: Guys and Dolls (Capitol Theatre), The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus (Toronto Operetta Theatre), Steel City Gangster (Theatre Aquarius), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Talk is Free Theatre, Hart House), Now You See Her (Buddies in Bad Times), La Bohème, The Glove, The Troublemaker (Highlands Opera Studio), The Return of Ulysses (Opera Atelier), Game Show, Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West Mississauga). Special thanks to my family, friends, and Nathan for all your love and support.
 

Alexandra Ramjass-Spicer  (Apprentice Stage Manager) Alexandra Ramjass-Spicer (Apprentice Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other theatre: Blithe Spirit (Theatre Erindale), Chelsea Sunrise, The House of Martin Guerre, The Phantom of the Opera, Three Penny Opera, If/Then, Kiss Me Kate, Crazy for You, The Cradle Will Rock, Trap Door, Into the Woods (Theatre Sheridan). Alexandra is currently a student in the Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry at Sheridan College. She would like to thank the amazing company, her friends, and her family for their love and support!

 

Sarah Matton  (Assistant Choreographer) Sarah Matton (Assistant Choreographer)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Singin’ in the Rain, Anything Goes, All Shook Up, White Christmas, Footloose, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Dance Legends. Other theatre: Beauty and the Beast (Aquarius), Joseph… (Stage West Calgary), Nixon in China, Aida (Canadian Opera Company), Legends (Grand), CATS (Stirling). Film/TV: Bomb Girls (Muse), Silent Hill II (Alliance Atlantis), Lady Gaga (MMVAs 2011), Being Erica (CBC). Sarah has completed levels A-D of Improv at Second City. She holds a B.F.A. from Ryerson University and has choreographed internationally. She co-directs Quick Ball Change Inc. and is the founder of 10 Talent Management. @10talentmanagement
 

Paul De Gurse  (Rehearsal Music Director) Paul De Gurse (Rehearsal Music Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Sister Act. Other theatre: Paul De Gurse is thrilled to be back at Drayton Entertainment. He has worked for companies across Canada, including Toronto’s Acting Up Stage Company, Edmonton's Mayfield Theatre and Halifax’s Neptune Theatre. He lives in Winnipeg, where he has worked as a Music Director and Sound Designer at the Manitoba Theatre For Young People, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, and 5 seasons with Rainbow Stage, among others. Coming up, he is continuing to develop the Village Conservatory for Music Theatre, a school for alternative music theatre education he has co-founded. This show and all future ones are for Tom.
 

Joe Bostick  (Fight Director) Joe Bostick (Fight Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Disney’s Newsies, The Miracle Worker, Rocky: The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, One for the Pot, Deathtrap, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Crazy for You. Other theatre (selected): Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Ragtime (Broadway & U.S. National Tours), Les Misérables, Heart of Robin Hood, Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, Beauty and the Beast (Mirvish), Heart of Robin Hood (National Theatre, Iceland/Grand Theatre, Hong Kong), Beauty and the Beast (Aquarius), Trainspotting (Canadian Stage), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre by the Bay), I Hate Hamlet (Stage West). Trained with S.A.F.D and various Fight Masters. Founding member of Fight Directors Canada. Love to Stephanie, Devon and Jesse.
 

The Band

David Myers (Music Director/Keys I) David Myers (Music Director/Keys I)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph…, Footloose, Smokey Joe’s Café, Little Shop of Horrors, White Christmas, Peter Pan: The Panto. Other theatre (selected): Secret Garden (Podium), Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins (Aquarius), The Sound of Music, Footloose, Best Little Whorehouse…, All Shook Up, West Side Story, Joseph..., A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Nunsense (Stage West), A Funny Thing... (Sudbury), Company, Sweeney Todd, Candide, Secret Garden (Second Company). A seasoned arranger and composer, David is an audition pianist in Toronto and Stratford, and works at Sheridan and Randolph colleges. He toured for 15 years with the Genesis tribute The Musical Box. www.DavidMyersMusic.ca
 

Steve Lavoie  (Keys II) Steve Lavoie (Keys II)
Drayton Entertainment: Annie, Canada 151, Hairspray. Other theatre (selected): Sister Act (CCMP), Dogfight (First Act), Evita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Man of La Mancha, Damn Yankees, Spamalot, Sweeney Todd, Urinetown, The Who’s Tommy (Scarborough Music Theatre), Les Misérables, Ragtime (Etobicoke Musical Productions). In addition to music directing, Steve is an audition and rehearsal accompanist with over 20 years of experience. He has accompanied over 50 shows in and around the Toronto area. Find him online on YouTube or visit www.theaccidentalaccompanist.com.
 

Matt Lima  (Bass) Matthew Lima (Bass)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia!, Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Legends, Peter Pan, Big Band Legends, The Wizard of Oz, How To Succeed…. Other theatre: Singin’ in the Rain (RCMPI), Top of the Pops: The British Rock Invasion (Aquarius), Anne of Green Gables (KWMP). Matthew has performed with many amazing musicians and toured extensively throughout his career. His playing history includes the multi award-winning The Western Swing Authority, Juno Award-winners Susan Aglukark and Kellylee Evans, and local greats: Kevin Ramessar, Larry Larson’s Jazz Guys, Tim Louis, Andriy Tykhonov, and the house bands for The Shot and KW GLEE.
 

Richard Moore  (Drums/Percussion) Richard Moore (Drums/Percussion)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Thoroughly Modern Millie, Man of La Mancha, Holiday Inn, All Shook Up, Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, Mamma Mia!. Other theatre: Richard has played in many productions for Mirvish Productions, Livent, Dancap Productions, and the Stratford Festival. He has performed at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Sony Centre, Four Seasons Centre, and the Place des Arts. Richard received his Doctorate in Music from York University, and his Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto. He is equally at home in the rock, jazz, orchestral, and world music genres.
 

Paul Pacanowski  (Flute/Clarinet) Paul Pacanowski (Flute/Clarinet)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Man of La Mancha, Holiday Inn, HONK!, Singin’ in the Rain, Sister Act, Anything Goes, Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Big Band Legends, Annie, Blood Brothers, How to Succeed…, The 25th Annual…, Evita, Camelot, Oliver!. Other theatre: White Christmas, Oklahoma! (Aquarius), The Wild Party (Canadian Stage). As both a classical and jazz musician, Paul has appeared with symphonies and chamber music ensembles. His jazz groups have performed his own compositions in a number of music festivals in Canada and abroad. Paul is happy to be spending another season with Drayton Entertainment. www.paulpacanowski.com