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Annie

Artist Bios

The Cast

Niko Anastasakis (Eugene) Niko Anastasakis (Eugene)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre (selected): Joe Pesci/Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (Liz Gilroy/Stage West), Mike in Sunnyside of the Street (Scott White/Smile), Male Swing in Grease: The Musical (Josh Prince/Irregular Ent). Film/TV: Presidents at War (History), FAK YAASS (OUTtv). Niko is blessed to be at Drayton Entertainment, bringing this show to life with such a wonderful team. Thanks to the crew at The Talent House, Jim Senft, and Amy Holden for the love, and support. @niko.anastas

 

Michelle Bouey (Frenchy

Michelle Bouey (Frenchy)
Drayton Entertainment: Aladdin: The Panto, Moblees Live. Other theatre (selected): Rose (Soulpepper), Freaky Friday (Theatre Aquarius), UnCovered (Musical Stage Company), Grease (Winter Garden Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre), RENT (CAA Theatre), Two Hit Wonders (Stage West Calgary). Film/TV: The Moblees (CBC), Odd Squad (PBS), The Handmaids Tale (Hulu), Japanizi (DisneyXD), Over The Rainbow (CBC). In 2018, Michelle was a Juno Award Nominee for The Moblees, and a Syd & Shirley Banks Prize Winner (Musical Stage Company). Michelle is a proud graduate of Sheridan College. For updates on her music, check out her Instagram: @michbouey. She thanks her Bouey/Shin fam, besties and The Talent House for their constant love and support!!

David Cotton  (Danny) David Cotton (Danny) 
Drayton Entertainment: Tony in West Side Story, Link in Hairspray, Chad in All Shook Up, Chuck in Footloose, Marius in Les Misérables, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, Troy in High School Musical, 9 to 5, Shear Madness, National Tours of Godspell and Camelot. Other theatre: Sky in Mamma Mia!, Baptiste in Evangeline, Mr. Philips in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), Pharaoh in Joseph… (Aquarius), Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Capitol), Warner in Legally Blonde (Neptune), Cliff in Cabaret (Rose), Joseph in Joseph… (Stage West), Jack in Snow White (Ross Petty). David is thankful to be sharing the stage with his wife Sarah, and sends his love to his family, and The Talent House Gang.

Caleb Di Pomponio  (Sonny) Caleb Di Pomponio (Sonny)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Toronto credits: Sonny in GreaseTO (Winter Garden Theatre), Canada in Love (Smile Theatre). Vancouver credits (selected): Beauty and the Beast, Sonny in In The Heights (Arts Club Theatre Company), Henrik in A Little Night Music (Patrick Street Productions, Gateway Theatre). Caleb is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Program from Capilano University in Vancouver, BC. So much love to Nolan. Instagram: @calebbd

 

Eddie Glen  (Teen Angel/ Vince Fontaine) Eddie Glen (Teen Angel/ Vince Fontaine)
Drayton Entertainment: One For The Pot, The 39 Steps, It Runs in the Family, The Pirates of Penzance, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha. Other theatre: Bloodless (Theatre 20), The 39 Steps (MTC), Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls in Concert (NAC), The Rocky Horror Show (Dora Nomination), The Music Man, Moby Dick (Stratford), A Few Good Men, Snow White (Dora Nomination), Mackenzie Papineau Rebellion (VideoCabaret). Film/TV: The Firm, Murdoch Mysteries, Odd Squad, The Sparrow directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Eddie is in his 21st year as the voice of YTV. This performance is dedicated to Mum, Dad, and Christine.

Garett Hill  (Doody) Garett Hill (Doody)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Eugene in Grease Toronto 2.0 (Winter Garden Theatre), Ensemble in Freaky Friday The Musical (Theatre Aquarius), Yevhen in Breaking Bread The Musical (Meadow Wood Productions), Quasimodo in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (WCI Red Players). Garett is a graduate of Woodstock Collegiate Institute and is thrilled to be revisiting the halls of Rydell High. A special thank you goes out to my family, friends, and everyone at The Talent House for their love and support. Instagram: @garett_hill
 

Kelly Holiff  (Marty) Kelly Holiff (Marty)
Drayton Entertainment: Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Kings & Queens of Country. Other theatre (selected): Knishes and Grits (Harold Green), Taking The A Train… (Soulpepper), UnCovered (Acting Up Stage), Canada Rocks, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), Everybody’s Got A Story (Angelwalk), Hairspray (Capitol), The Sound of Music (Aquarius). Kelly is also a popular cabaret and concert performer. She is often a special guest on tour for Colm Wilkinson. Thanks to Alex and the gang at The Talent House for the constant support.
 

Seth Johnson  (Kenickie) Seth Johnson (Kenickie)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Sky in Mamma Mia! (Flin Flon), Eddie in Mamma Mia! (Globe Theatre), Kenickie in Grease (Winter Garden Theatre), Ben in The Birds and The Bees (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia). Film/TV: Web of Lies (Discovery ID), Pizza Hut (Ogilvy). Seth hails from Grand Bay-Westfield NB, and is a proud graduate of the 2017 Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. A huge thank you to all of my friends and family for all of your constant love and support!

 

Greg Liow (Ensemble) Greg Liow (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Ferriere in The House of Martin Guerre (Theatre Sheridan), Raoul understudy in The Phantom of the Opera (Theatre Sheridan), Gabey understudy in On the Town (Theatre Sheridan), Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Sheridan), Dance Captain in Aqsarniit (Charlottetown Festival Young Company), Hairspray, Shrek The Musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Theatre Under the Stars). Greg is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelors of Music Theatre Performance. Instagram: @gregliow
 

Clea McCaffrey  (Jan) Clea McCaffrey (Jan)
Drayton Entertainment: Sister Act. Other theatre: Rumspringa Break! (Next Stage Festival), Usherette in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (STC Melissa Williams), Jesus Christ Superstar (STC Leslie Wade). Clea is ecstatic to be living out her dream of performing in Grease. Thank you Alex, The Talent House gang, family, friends, and loved ones for your continued love and support! xoxo @cleezyforsheezy “It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's what you do with your dancin' shoes.”- Vince Fontaine

 

Erica Peck  (Rizzo) Erica Peck (Rizzo)
Drayton Entertainment: Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. Other theatre: Scaramouche in We Will Rock You (Mirvish/U.S. National Tour), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Stratford Festival), Kinky Boots (Mirvish/U.S. National Tour), Hairspray (Charlottetown Festival), Pierette in Les Belles Soeurs (National Tour), Mary in The Boys in the Photograph (Mirvish/MTC), Julia in The Wedding Singer (Mayfield Theatre). Film/TV: Odd Squad, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Canadian Idol, Zag Bank. Erica is thrilled to be a pink lady! She is the Owner and Head Stylist of WILDTHINGVINTAGE. Love to Mom and Dad, The Talent House, Marat, and ‘The Ones That I Want’ - Robin and Pluto. www.wildthingvintage.etsy.com

Stephanie Pitsiladis  (Miss Lynch) Stephanie Pitsiladis (Miss Lynch)
Drayton Entertainment: Hairspray, Aladdin: The Panto, Snow White: The Panto. Other theatre: Grease (Winter Garden Theatre), Hairspray (Mirvish/Charlottetown/Rainbow Stage/Mayfield), Grease, Why Do Fools Love Fall in Love, Shout! The Mod Musical (Stage West), Mother Goose (Theatre Athena), Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre New Brunswick), Gefilte Fish Chronicles (CETM), History of Rock and Roll: Stars and Stripes (Mayfield), Our Broadway Love Song, Steel Magnolias, Importance of Being Earnest, My Fair Lady, Sugar Road (RuBarb), Christmas Express (Upper Canada Playhouse). Film/TV: Patch Town (Netflix). Stephanie would like to thank Drayton Entertainment, her family, friends and everyone at The Talent House for their support!

Chelsea Preston  (Sandy) Chelsea Preston (Sandy)
Drayton Entertainment: Cinderella in Cinderella: The Panto, Amber in Hairspray. Other theatre: Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show, We Will Rock You (Magnus Theatre), Ali in Mamma Mia! (Theatre Aquarius/WTC), Jeanie in HAIR, Jessica/Julia in The Last Resort, Cabaret, Hairspray, Mona in Chicago, The Wedding Singer (Mayfield Theatre), Spamalot (Citadel Theatre). Choreographer: Romeo and Juliet (Lost & Gone), Manny in The Hoof and Mouth Advantage (Teatro La Quindicina). Chelsea is the founder and co-producer of Girl Gang Cabarets. Love and thanks to her incredible family, friends, and Alex and the Drayton Entertainment team. Instagram: @preston.chelsea @GirlGangCabarets.

David Andrew Reid  (Ensemble) David Andrew Reid (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Adam/Dance Captain in The Color Purple (CDN Premiere/ Neptune Theatre), Hud in Hair (Hart House Theatre), Grand Hotel, The Magician’s Nephew (Shaw Festival), A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Panto), Sousatzka (World Premiere/Elgin Theatre), Damn Yankees (Theatre Sheridan), Seaweed in Hairspray (Theatre Under The Stars). Thank you to my ancestors, and to the past and present Indigenous peoples on whose backs this country was built and cared for. Instagram @davidandrewreid

 

Nick Sheculski  (Roger) Nick Sheculski (Roger)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Grease (Winter Garden Theatre), We Will Rock You (Fallsview Casino), Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (Canadiana Productions), King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar (SCC), Curly in Oklahoma! (SCC). Film/TV: 2015 PanAm/Para PanAm Opening Ceremonies (CBC). Born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, Nick is a true man of the north. Big thanks to his parents, Christine, and his friends for their continued love and support. @nicksheculski

 

Darcy Stewart  (Cha Cha/Ensemble) Darcy Stewart (Cha Cha/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre (selected): Jukebox Hero (Annerin Theatricals), Cha Cha in Grease (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer runs, Winter Garden Theatre), Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda The Musical (1st National Tour/Mirvish), Dimma in The Heart of Robin Hood (Mirvish), The Cat in the Hat in Seussical The Musical, Joanne in RENT (LOT), Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde The Musical, Saint Monica in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Randolph Academy). Film/TV (selected): Sensitive Skin (HBO), Country Crush (Netflix), Reign (CW). Thank you to her friends, family, and Taylor, for the constant love and laughs! Instagram: @darcellas
 

Sarah Vance*  (Patty Simcox) Sarah Vance* (Patty Simcox)
Drayton Entertainment: Hairspray, All Shook Up, Spamalot, High School Musical. Other theatre: Associate Choreographer for Grease (Winter Garden Theatre), R&J Remixed Workshop (Stratford Festival), Crazy For You (Citadel/Theatre Calgary), Mamma Mia!, Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown), BATB (Capitol). Film/TV: American Gods (Starz), The Next Step (Family), Assistant Choreographer The Moblees (CBC), Carrie (SONY), SYTYCDC (CTV), Warehouse 13 (SYFY), King of the Camp (YTV). Sarah was a member of the NBA Toronto Raptors Dance Pak (4 seasons) while she completed her Honours Science Kinesiology Degree at York University. Sarah is so happy to be sharing the stage with her husband David. Love to family and The Talent House.

Christine Watson  (Ensemble) Christine Watson (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, Rock of Ages, Joseph…, Footloose, Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, Anne of Green Gables, Spamalot, The Wizard of Oz. Other theatre: Rock of Ages (Fallsview), Spamalot (Aquarius), Dance Legends (Grand), A Chorus Line (Rose). Choreography: KW Glee, A Love Story (Hillside Beach Club), Bye Bye Birdie, The Full Monty, The Sound of Music, RENT (KWMP), Karaoke Dreamer (Bluewater). Film/TV: 88 (Wango Films), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Universal). Thanks to Alex and Drayton Entertainment, and 10 Talent Management. Love to Mom, Dad, MCJ, and Trev.
 

The Creative Team

Lisa Stevens  (Director & Choreographer) Lisa Stevens (Director & Choreographer)
Drayton Entertainment: West Side Story, Sister Act, Anne of Green Gables, Spamalot, The Little Mermaid. Broadway/West End: Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5. Off-Broadway: Bingo! The Musical, Executive Decision. U.S./U.K. National Tours: 9 to 5, Disney’s High School Musical 1 & 2, Bombay Dreams. Regional U.S.: The First Wives Club, CUTMAN: a boxing musical, The Witches of Eastwick, The Fabulous Lipitones. Regional Canada: Coriolanus, Grease, Mamma Mia!, In The Heights, Xanadu, The Little Prince, Mary Poppins, CATS, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. TV/Film: Disney’s Encore!, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (Emmy Award nomination), Diary of A Wimpy Kid 2. Other: Broadway Bares: Game Night!. Instagram @lisa_l_stevens www.lisastevens.biz

Anthony Bastianon  (Music Director) Anthony Bastianon (Music Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Joseph…, Les Misérables. Other theatre: Mamma Mia!, Shrek The Musical (Winnipeg), Mary Poppins (Regina), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (London), Tick Tick Boom, [title of show] (Angelwalk), Seussical (Hamilton), Resident Musical Director at Stage West for 13 seasons and over 40 productions. Compositions include: The Rob Ford Musical, Nursery School Musical and Not In My Backyard. His versatility has brought him opportunities to share the stage with Andrea Martin, Chantal Kreviazuk, Josh Groban, Jim Cuddy, Steven Page and Dan Hill. Anthony is the Artistic Director for the new children and adult rock choir - Voices Rock Canada.
 

Paul Tate dePoo III  (Set Designer) Paul Tate dePoo III (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre (selected): TITANIC (Korea), Cosi Fan Tutte (Santa Fe Opera), The Demon, Turandot (Bard Opera), Trouble In Tahiti (Boston Lyric Opera), Doctor Atomic, Impressions of Pelléas (Curtis Opera Theatre), Alcina, Orlando (White Box Gallery), Bridges of Madison County (PTC), Evita, Josephine (Asolo), The Music Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Sign of the Times, Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed), Grand Hotel, Titanic, A Little Night Music, Crazy for You (Signature), Centennial Opening Ceremony, Singing In the Rain, Jersey Boys, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, Young Frankenstein (MUNY), A Sign of the Times, War of the Roses (Delaware Theatre Co.), The Rocky Horror Show (Yale). www.pauldepoo.com

Cory Sincennes  (Original Costume Designer) Cory Sincennes (Original Costume Designer)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline, Bittergirl the Musical (Charlottetown Festival), Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary/WCT), Mary Poppins, Next to Normal (Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre), Crazy for You, Shakespeare in Love, Million Dollar Quartet, Venus in Fur, Romeo and Juliet, Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show (Citadel), The Last 5 Years, Michel and Ti-Jean, Let The Light of Day Through (Theatre Network). Cory is an award-winning designer, currently residing in Charlottetown, PEI. His set, costume and lighting designs have received both national and international recognition. His work has been seen throughout Canada, as well as throughout Europe and Russia. Cory earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University and holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. www.corysincennes.com

Michael Walton (Lighting Designer) Michael Walton (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainmen: Oliver!, Blue Champagne. Stratford (selected): 15 Seasons including: Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, The Tempest, Guys and Dolls, School for Scandal, A Chorus Line, Macbeth, The Sound of Music, Hamlet, Oedipus Rex, King Lear, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof. Other theatre: Anne of Green Gables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Million Dollar Quartet, Mamma Mia!, Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival), A Doll’s House Part 2 (Mirvish/RMTC), The Little Prince – The Musical (Theatre Calgary), Cosi Fan Tutte (Canadian Opera Company/Israeli Opera), A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford), Chimerica (RMTC/Canadian Stage), Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse), Mary Poppins, Next to Normal (Citadel/Theatre Calgary).

Nicole Del Cul  (Costume & Wig Coordinator) Nicole Del Cul (Costume & Wig Coordinator)
Drayton Entertainment: Shear Madness, Run For Your Wife, Weekend Comedy, Big Band Legends, Bedtime Stories, Italian Funerals..., Dance Legends. Nicole is enjoying her 12th season with Drayton Entertainment. She is a graduate of Ryerson University, with a B.F.A. in Performance Production. She has worked across Ontario, as well as at Banff Festival in Alberta. Nicole would like to thank her better half Alex, for his constant love and support, and their two daughters Stella and Adalynn. She would also like to thank her friends, and especially her loving family for all of their support over the years. Amore per la mia famiglia.
 

Charles Russell  (Stage Manager) Charles Russell (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: The Miracle Worker, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Hairspray, Kings & Queens of Country, Million Dollar Quartet, The 39 Steps, All Shook Up, Red Rock Diner, Anything Goes, Sexy Laundry, The Music Man, The Crazy Time, The Wizard of Oz, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Look No Hans!, Godspell (U.S. National Tour), Oliver!, The Love List, Blue Suede Shoes, Harvey. Other theatre: The Wizard of Oz (Charlottetown Festival), Extraordinary, Canada In Love, Dr. Magnificent’s Travelling Medicine Show (Young At Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors). Charles would like to thank Catherine and Norman for their inspiration and continued support, and all the chicks back on the farm.
 

Jasmyne Leisemer  (Assistant Stage Manager) Jasmyne Leisemer (Assistant Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Singin’ in the Rain, Sister Act, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Big Band Legends, The Sound of Music. Other theatre: Elf: The Musical, Cabaret (Theatre Aquarius), Stephen Schwartz’s Magic To Do (Princess Cruises), Ring of Fire (Grand Theatre). Enjoy the show!
 

 

Lauren Broadhurst  (Apprentice Stage Manager) Lauren Broadhurst (Apprentice Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Running Crew Member for Cruisin' Classics. Other theatre: Stage Manager for Goodbye Paris (Queen's University), Stage Manager for A Little Night Music (Queen's University), Stage Manager for If/Then (QMT), Production Assistant for SpringWorks. Lauren is a proud graduate of Queen's University Stage & Screen Program. Special thanks to Tim Fort for his endless help, and thank you to my extremely supportive family.

The Band

Anthony Bastianon  (Music Director/Keys I) Anthony Bastianon (Music Director/Keys I)
Drayton Entertainment: Joseph…, Les Misérables. Other theatre: Mamma Mia!, Shrek The Musical (Winnipeg), Mary Poppins (Regina), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (London), Tick Tick Boom, [title of show] (Angelwalk), Seussical (Hamilton), Resident Musical Director at Stage West for 13 seasons and over 40 productions. Compositions include: The Rob Ford Musical, Nursery School Musical and Not In My Backyard. His versatility has brought him opportunities to share the stage with Andrea Martin, Chantal Kreviazuk, Josh Groban, Jim Cuddy, Steven Page and Dan Hill. Anthony is the Artistic Director for the new children and adult rock choir - Voices Rock Canada.

Tara Davidson  (Sax) Tara Davidson (Sax)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Orchestra (Woodwinds) for Falsettos, Grey Gardens, and Reframed (The Musical Stage Company), Orchestra (Woodwinds) for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Theatre Sheridan), Orchestra (Woodwind sub) for Grand Hotel (Shaw Festival Theatre), Orchestra (Woodwind sub) for 42nd Street (Stratford Festival). Tara is an active freelance musician in Toronto and a multiple JUNO Award nominated artist for her work as a jazz saxophonist and bandleader. www.taradavidson.ca
 

Gino Del Sole  (Guitar) Gino Del Sole (Guitar)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Rock of Ages, Footloose, Legally Blonde. Other theatres: Come From Away, Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages (Mirvish), The Wedding Singer, The Full Monty (Stage West). Other theatre: Gino performs with Epic Journey, The AC/DC Show Canada, The Official Blues Brothers Revue, Stayin’ Alive Canada, Jeff Brewer (Billy Joel Tribute/CCR Tribute). He has worked with Yvan Pednault (Rock of Ages, We Will Rock You) and Terry Hatty (The Guess Who). Gino has also performed Rock of Ages on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship for five contracts. Gino is pleased to be rocking with this amazing cast!
 

Will Jarvis  (Bass) Will Jarvis (Bass)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Joseph…, Sister Act, Smokey Joe’s Café, Snow White: The Panto, Spamalot, Swing!, She Loves Me, Romance Romance, Disney’s High School Musical, Blood Brothers. Other theatre: Rocky Horror Show (Stratford), Grease: The Musical (Irregular Ent.), Jersey Boys, 9 to 5: The Musical (Dancap), Peter Pan (Ross Petty), The Full Monty (Stage West). Will is a busy freelance bassist, composer and educator who has performed with Latin-jazz artists Tito Puente, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paquito D’Rivera, Hilton Ruiz and Hilario Duran. As an educator, Will is on the music faculties of Humber College and Mohawk College.

David MacDougall  (Drums) David MacDougall (Drums)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Wild Party, Falsettos, Caroline or Change (Acting Up Stage), and various shows at Stage West Mississauga. David also plays with a number of musical artists like Kira Isabella, Marshall Dane, Stephanie Martin, Darcy Windover, and the Ole Fashion. Recent tours include Sarah Burton, and the celtic band Searson. David maintains a busy session and teaching schedule in Mississauga, ON. David is happy to making his Drayton Entertainment debut with Grease!