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Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Huron Country Playhouse

Artist Bios

The Company

Starring

Cindy Williams (Mrs. Meers) Cindy Williams (Mrs. Meers)
Drayton Entertainment: Moon Over Buffalo. Other theatre: National Tour of Death Trap with Elliott Gould, The Female Odd Couple with JoAnne Worley, National Tour of Grease playing Miss Lynch, and her Broadway debut as Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone. Film/TV: Cindy Williams is best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on Laverne & Shirley. Other film credits include the George Cukor’s Travels with My Aunt, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation and George Lucas’ American Graffiti, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her book, Shirley I Jest: A Storied Life is available in paperback.
 

Featuring

Jayme Armstrong (Millie Dillmount) Jayme Armstrong (Millie Dillmount)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Director: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. Performer: Adrian in Rocky: The Musical, Linda in Holiday Inn, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, 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.com
 

Billy Lake (Jimmy Smith) Billy Lake (Jimmy Smith)
Drayton Entertainment: Felicia/Adam in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Atrocia in Cinderella, Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff. Upcoming: Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, 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
 

Brent Thiessen (Trevor Draydon) Brent Thiessen (Trevor Graydon)
Drayton Entertainment: Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Man of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages. Brent was nominated for a BroadwayWorld Award for his role as Trevor Graydon in Drayton's 2017 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. He has starred in musicals across Canada, including The Secret Garden (Theatre Calgary) with Olivier Award nominated director Stafford Arima, and ELF: The Musical (Theatre Aquarius) with acclaimed director/choreographer Michael Lichtefeld. Brent received his training from Sheridan College and STEPS On Broadway, under four-time Tony-Award® nominee Randy Skinner and Broadway legend Dana Moore. He lives in New York City with his wife Jennifer. Instagram: @brentthiessen
 

Kayla James (Miss Dorothy Brown) Kayla James (Miss Dorothy Brown)
Drayton Entertainment: 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), Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast (Citadel), 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 gang, Daniel, and my family for all their support. And thank you for supporting live theatre! Instagram: @kaylaamyjames
 

With

Matthew Armet (Ensemble) Matthew Armet (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, How To Succeed…, Hairspray. Other theatre: Six seasons at The Stratford Festival, Siegfried (COC), Cabaret, White Christmas (RMTC), Miracle on 34th Street (Grand), Hairspray, Les Feux Follets (Charlottetown), Peter Pan, High School Musical (Neptune), Peter Pan (Ross Petty). Film/TV: Soundcheck: Odd Squad (PBS/TVO). Graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Matt recently choreographed Guys and Dolls: in Concert (WSO/Rainbow) and Mamma Mia: Lawyers Show (RMTC). Thanks to his agent, Sarah, at 10 Talent Management, his fiancé, Tyrell, and their cats, Fenwick and Oliver for allowing him to leave Winnipeg for a while to perform in Grand Bend. Instagram: @mat2eh
 

Carla Bennett (Alice/Ensemble) Carla Bennett* (Alice/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Rocky: The Musical, Holiday Inn, Rock of Ages, Spamalot, Sweet Charity. Other theatre: Carousel, Adventures of Pericles, Crazy For You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny Thing..., Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, The King and I (Stratford), A Funny Thing..., Return to Grace (Mirvish), Joseph…, Legally Blonde (Aquarius), The Producers, Evita, Chicago (Neptune). Film/TV: The Next Step, A Very Country Christmas, State Like Sleep, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, Slings and Arrows. Choreography: Adventures of Pericles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford), Man Seeking Woman (FXX). Upcoming: Holiday Inn (Shaw Festival).
 

J. Sean Elliott (Rodney/Ensemble) J. Sean Elliott (Rodney/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Kings & Queens of Country, The Little Mermaid, Million Dollar Quartet, Marathon of Hope, The Odd Couple, The Affections of May, Murder at the Best Western, Moon Over Buffalo, Fiddler on the Roof, Anything Goes, Me and My Girl. Other theatre: Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Move Over Mrs. Markham (Stage West Calgary), Rob Roy (Edinburgh Festival). Film/TV: Anne (2018), Murdoch Mysteries (2015). Love and gratitude to Alex Mustakas and all the fabulous Drayton Entertainment folks who have made Drayton a home away from home for so many actors for so many years! www.jsean.com
 

Christina Gordon (Miss Flannery/Ensemble) Christina Gordon (Miss Flannery/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Miss Flannery in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ethel Toffelmier in The Music Man, Jennyanydots/Jellylorum in CATS, Isla MacLean in Brigadoon, Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music. Other recent theatre: Witch/Martha in Faust (Theatre by the Bay), Fairy Nuff/Plenty in Jack and the Beanstalk (Stirling), Gonzalo in The Tempest (Driftwood). Film/TV: Special Ed #2 in Superstar, Cop on Fairy Tale Ending (Cast Recording) and her own recording, “The Purple Album.” Christina has performed in seven provinces and appeared in seven non-consecutive seasons at the Stratford Festival. "Gramma's got a new pair of shoes – thanks TapShoesCanada.com.”
 

Josh Graetz (Ensemble) Josh Graetz (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: 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 (birth and chosen) and friends, the team at The Talent House, and you (!!!), for supporting live theatre! Upcoming: Beauty and the Beast. Instagram: @joshuagraetz   
 

Gabrielle Jones (Muzzy Van Hossmere) Gabrielle Jones (Muzzy Van Hossmere)
Drayton Entertainment: The Miracle Worker, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Birds & The Bees, The Drowsy Chaperone, Harvest, The Ladies Foursome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Sexy Laundry, The Crazy Time. Stratford (selected): Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, Oedipus Rex, The Boyfriend. Shaw (selected): My Fair Lady, Cherry Orchard, Follies, A Little Night Music, Mack and Mabel, Gypsy, Tristan. Other theatre: Les Belles Soeurs: The Musical (Theatre Calgary), The Audience (Mirvish), The Ladies Foursome, The Sound of Music (Aquarius), My Fair Lady, Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins (Capitol), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone (Vancouver Playhouse), Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables (Canada/U.S. Tours).
 

Ryota Kaneko (Bun Foo) Ryota Kaneko (Bun Foo)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes. Other theatre: Heathers, Carrie, Ragtime, The Addams Family, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Big Love (Toronto Fringe), RENT, The Lion King, Sister Act II, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Ryota is a graduate of the Triple Threat Musical Theatre Program at Randolph College for the Performing Arts. He is very happy to be back at Drayton Entertainment this season and work with an incredibly talented team again.

 

Shelley Kenney (Ensemble) Shelley Kenney (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: 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). Big shout out to The Talent House, Alex, and my family for all of their support. Enjoy the show! 
 

David Light (Ensemble) David Light (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: 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), The Last Five Years, Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show (LOT Productions). David is thrilled to be back at Drayton Entertainment! Thanks to Alex, Michael, Steve, and everyone at The Talent House! Love to Mom, Jer, and Gunner. @Daviddelight
 

Melanie McInenly (Ethel Peas/Gloria/Ensemble) Melanie McInenly (Ethel Peas/Gloria/Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Singin’ in the Rain, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Sweet Charity, Evita, Me and My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (National Tour), Twist and Shout. Other theatre (selected): A Chorus Line, As You Like It, The Sound of Music, Carousel (Stratford), Irene in Crazy for You (Theatre by the Bay), Louise in Fox on the Fairway, Annie in Chicago, BJ in The Marvellous Wonderettes (Stage West), Demeter in CATS (Theatre Calgary), We Will Rock You (Mirvish), Chicago (Casino de Paris). Thanks to Michael, Joe, The Talent House, and Drayton Entertainment. Thanks to my family and friends for all their love and support.
 

Luke Opdahl (Ensemble) Luke Opdahl (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: 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.
 

Reece Rowat (Ensemble) Reece Rowat (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 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
 

Neil Salinas (Ching Ho) Neil Salinas (Ching Ho)
Drayton Entertainment: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Anything Goes, Miss Saigon. Other theatre (selected): Mungojerrie in CATS (Stirling Festival Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Empire Theatre), Chip in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Aurora). Neil also works as a Television Producer for TSN, The Sports Network. Thanks to my family and friends for all their love and support especially my niece and aspiring performer Lauren. I dedicate this show to the memory of my sister and #1 fan, Alison Salinas. I miss you every day, but I know you’re rooting loud up there #TEALPOWER.


Jennifer Thiessen (Ensemble) Jennifer Thiessen (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Man of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast. Other theatre: Saturday Night Fever (North American Tour), Guys and Dolls (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Zelda Zanders in Singin’ in the Rain, Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You (Capitol), West Side Story (Rainbow), Assistant Director/Choreographer for Newsies (Forestburgh Playhouse), Choreographer for Aladdin (Madinat Theatre), Joseph… (Lower Ossington), Assistant Choreographer for 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony (Cirque du Soleil). TV: Season 2 of Masters of Illusion (CW). Many thanks to Alex, Michael, Joe, Steve, and the Talent House gang! Love always to Brent! Instagram: @jenniferclarethiessen
 

Margaret Thompson (Ensemble) Margaret Thompson (Ensemble)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, HONK!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 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.
 

The Creative Team

Michael Lichtefeld (Director & Choreographer) Michael Lichtefeld (Director & Choreographer)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, White Christmas, The Music Man, South Pacific, How to Succeed…, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, Evita. Other theatre: Michael has choreographed six Broadway Musicals, eight Off-Broadway Musicals and ten seasons at the Stratford Festival. He directed and choreographed the critically acclaimed production of Bye Bye Birdie at the North Shore Music Theatre, Boston, receiving a nomination as Best Director from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award committee. He has won the IRNE Award for Best Choreographer (Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street), and has been nominated as Best Choreographer for the Drama Desk Award, the LA Ovation Award, and three Outer Critics Circle Awards.
 

 Steve Thomas (Music Director) Steve Thomas (Music Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Rocky: The Musical, Kings & Queens of Country, The Little Mermaid, HONK!, Joseph…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin: The Panto, The Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Anne of Green Gables, Spamalot, The Last Resort, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Me and My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American Tour), Jasper Station. Other theatre: various productions across North America including Theatre Aquarius, The Elgin Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival, Showboat Festival. Steve is currently collaborating with Norm Foster on their fifth musical ‘Beside Myself’. Visit Steve at www.sthomasmusic.com.
 

IIvan Brozic (Set Designer) Ivan Brozic (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: One For The Pot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hilda’s Yard, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, The Crazy Time, Boeing Boeing, Legally Blonde. Other theatre: ELF: The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre Aquarius), British Invasion, America Strikes Back, Disco Cirque (Charlottetown Festival), The Producers, Glorious, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage West), Nikola Subic Zrinski (Opera Mississauga). Ivan works as a Set and Costume Designer for theatre, concerts and events across the country. As always, cheers to the fabulous crew!
 

Vincent Scassellati (Costume Designer) Vincent Scassellati (Costume Designer)
Vincent Scassellati has designed more than 250 productions for professional theatres across North America. From 1964 until 2000, he was resident costume designer for Missouri Repertory Theatre and head of the costume design program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. In addition, Vincent has designed for the Great Lakes Shakespeare Company, The Muny in St. Louis, Theatre of the Stars in Atlanta, University of Michigan, Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Starlight Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre (Boston), Kansas City Ballet, Heartland Theatre, Dinner Theatres Inc. and many regional theatres. Vince is thrilled to have his “Millie” premiering with Drayton Entertainment in Ontario, Canada.
 

Jessica Pembleton (Costume Coordinator) Jessica Pembleton (Costume Coordinator)
Drayton Entertainment: Man of La Mancha, Canada 151, Kings & Queens of Country, Footloose, Canadian Legends, The Odd Couple, The Crazy Time, The Last Resort, Boeing Boeing, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, Lend Me A Tenor, Legends of Harmony, The Love List, Oliver!, Harvey, Murder at the Best Western, The Melville Boys, Separate Beds, The Odd Couple, On Golden Pond. Other theatre: All Shook Up (Head of Wardrobe, Stage West Mississauga), Grand Hotel: The Musical (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Suburban Motel (Fanshawe College). Jessica would like to thank her amazing family and husband for all of their unconditional love and support.
 

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
 

Beth Bruck (Stage Manager) Beth Bruck (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Ghost: The Musical, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Ladies Foursome, The Men’s Foursome, Anne of Green Gables, The Music Man, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde, Big Band Legends, The Melville Boys, Guys and Dolls, Cagney!, Camelot (North American Tour), Evita, Oliver!, A Funny Thing…, CATS. Other theatre (selected): Mamma Mia!, Cabaret, The Sound of Music, Legally Blonde, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, The Rocky Horror Show, Seussical, Oklahoma! (Aquarius), The Sound of Music, Oliver! (National Arts Centre), Dreamgirls, Winslow Boys (Manitoba Theatre), La Ronde (National Ballet/Washington Square), Les Misérables (Mirvish), Joseph… (Livent), Tarragon, Lighthouse Festival (Victoria Playhouse/Globe Theatre).
 

Jasmyne Leisemer (Assistant Stage Manager) Jasmyne Leisemer (Assistant Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 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!
 


Alexandra Ramjass-Spicer (Apprentice Stage Manager) Alexandra Ramjass-Spicer (Apprentice Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment debut. 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 her friends and family for their love and support. She would also like to thank the cast and crew of Thoroughly Modern Millie for an amazing experience. 
 


The Band

 Steve Thomas (Music Director) Steve Thomas (Music Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Rocky: The Musical, Kings & Queens of Country, The Little Mermaid, HONK!, Joseph…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin: The Panto, The Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Anne of Green Gables, Spamalot, The Last Resort, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Me and My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American Tour), Jasper Station. Other theatre: various productions across North America including Theatre Aquarius, The Elgin Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival, Showboat Festival. Steve is currently collaborating with Norm Foster on their fifth musical ‘Beside Myself’. Visit Steve at www.sthomasmusic.com.
 

Matt Lima Matt Lima (Bass)
Drayton Entertainment: 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.
 

Paul Mitchell Paul Mitchell (Trumpet)
Drayton Entertainment: Rocky: The Musical, Holiday Inn, Drowsy Chaperone, HONK!, Anything Goes. Other theatre: Many venues across the northern U.S. and Ontario including tribute shows such as: The Rat Pack, Elton John Meets Billy Joel, Blues Brothers, Steely Dan. He has played with pop R&B groups Kool and the Gang, The O’Jays, Frankie Valli, Glass Tiger and Dean Brody. Film/TV: Hemingway vs. Callaghan (CBC/Shaftsbury). Paul is featured regularly at The Jazz Room in Uptown Waterloo, and performs with many of the top R&B and wedding bands in the GTA. He considers himself to be fortunate to be surrounded by many of Canada’s most talented musicians.
 

Richard Moore Richard Moore (Drums/Percussion)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): 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 Paul Pacanowski (Clarinet/Sax)
Drayton Entertainment: Man of La Mancha, Holiday Inn, HONK!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 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