Justin Bott (Charlie Martin)
Drayton Entertainment: Kinky Boots, Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, Annie, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Rocky: The Musical. Other Theatre: Stag & Doe (Tweed & Co), The Wizard of Oz (Young People’s Theatre; Dora Award Winner for Best Ensemble, Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor), Avenue Q (Citadel; Sterling Award Winner for Outstanding Production), The Foursome (Lighthouse). TV: commercials for Skip The Dishes, Bet Rivers, Sonnet, Harvey’s, Sleep Country, and more! Much love to Debbie, Piper, and Ollie. Special thanks to Alex and Marti. Like “Justin Bott” on Facebook, follow him on Twitter/Instagram @jeybott, or go to www.justinbott.com.
Benedict Campbell (Norman Thayer, JR.)
Drayton Entertainment: A Few Good Men, Twelve Angry Men. Other Theatre (selected): A Doll’s House Part 2 (Belfry), The Drawer Boy (Festival Player), A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre), King Lear (Theatre Calgary/Bard on the Beach), 14 seasons at Shaw Festival including Major Barbara, Mack and Mabel, Sweeney Todd, Our Town, St. Joan, The Entertainer and My Fair Lady. 10 seasons at Stratford Festival including Oedipus Rex, King Lear (also Lincoln Center), Henry IV Part 1 & 2, Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, The Alchemist, Julius Caesar. Film/TV (selected): Republic of Doyle, Slings and Arrows, History of Canada, Burden of Truth, and many more.
Janet-Laine Green (Ethel Thayer)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Copy That, Peace River Country, Transit of Venus (Tarragon Theatre), Old Love (Foster Festival, Mexico), Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Storefront Theatre), Bordertown Café (Belfry Theatre), The Graduate (The Grand Theatre), Streetcar Named Desire (Pittsburgh). Film: At First Light, Born to be Blue, The Stone Angel, Wolves, Mulroney - The Opera , Niagara Motel, Cowboys Don't Cry, Chautauqua Girl. TV: Escaping The NxivmCult, Christmas Stars, This Life (series regular), She's The Mayor (series lead), This is Wonderland (series regular), Good Witch, Hello It's Me, Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, My Gal Sunday, Seeing Things (series regular), Beachcombers (series regular).
Evan Kearns (Billy Ray)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Billy Elliot, The Breathing Hole (Stratford Festival), Jerusalem (Outside the March/Company Theatre). Film: 13: The Musical (Netflix/Tamra Davis). Evan is a grade 8 student at Woodland Park Public School in Cambridge. He has danced competitively at Dimensions In Dance in Kitchener since the age of 2. Big thanks to Sarah Matton and Jessica Cvitkovic at 10 Talent Management for all your hard work and dedication. Thank you to all my family and friends for your love and support!
Cyrus Lane (Bill Ray)
Drayton Entertainment: Twelve Angry Men. Other Theatre (selected): Sweeney Todd (Talk Is Free Theatre/Toronto), Four Chords and a Gun (Fleck Theatre/Toronto/ Broadway Playhouse/Chicago), The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience (Soulpepper), Bunny (Tarragon Theatre/Stratford Festival), A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Productions), The Changeling, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, Cymbeline, Peter Pan (Stratford Festival), The De Chardin Project (Passe Muraille), Passion Play (Outside the March/Sheep No Wool/Convergence), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Minotaur (YPT), Rock N Roll, Take Me Out, Habeas Corpus (Canadian Stage). Film/TV: Cyrus plays Rupert Newsome on the Murdoch Mysteries. Instagram: @cyruslane
Stacy Smith (Chelsea Thayer Wayne)
Drayton Entertainment: Run for Your Wife, The Ladies Foursome, The Birds and The Bees. Other Theatre (selected): Kroehler Girls (HFN), The Ladies Foursome (Theatre Aquarius), Christmas Story, The Miracle Worker, The Diary of Anne Frank, Sylvia, Anne (Neptune). Film/TV: Frankie Drake, Murdoch Mysteries, Designated Survivor, The Handmaid's Tale, The Detail, recurring roles in Rookie Blue and Sex&Violence, Relative Chaos, Jessie Stone, Robson Arms, Blessed Stranger, Marion Bridge, Genie Nominee for New Waterford Girl and many more. Stacy also teaches at Fanshawe College and Theatre Aquarius Theatre School. Web: www.stacysmith.ca
The Creative Team
Marti Maraden (Director)
Drayton Entertainment: A Few Good Men, Twelve Angry Men, The Miracle Worker, The Birds & The Bees, The Rainmaker, Death of a Salesman, Harvest, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Odd Couple, Looking, Deathtrap, Tuesdays with Morrie, Sleuth. Other Theatre: Artistic Director of English Theatre for the National Arts Centre for eight years. Eighteen seasons as an actor and director at the Stratford Festival. In 2008, Ms. Maraden was a Co-Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Productions include: The Winter’s Tale, The Trojan Women, The Merchant of Venice, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Seven seasons as an actor and director at the Shaw Festival. Director of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Pride and Prejudice (Globe) and many more.
Allan Wilbee (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: Twelve Angry Men, The Miracle Worker, Man of La Mancha, The Rainmaker, Death of a Salesman, One for the Pot, Harvest, All Shook Up, Footloose, Chicago, Deathtrap, Tuesdays with Morrie, Sleuth, Twelve Angry Men, See How They Run, The Heiress, My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden. Other Theatre: Anthony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Elizabeth Rex, Richard III (Stratford), Little Shop of Horrors, A Funny Thing…, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Grand), Billy Bishop Goes to War (Theatre Orangeville), Into the Woods (Theatre Sheridan). Costume Design: Proof (Canadian Stage), Wit (Citadel), The Crucible (Manitoba Theatre).
Jennifer Wonnacott (Costume Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: A Few Good Men, Twelve Angry Men. With more than 20 years of experience in theatre wardrobe production, Jennie is thrilled to be using her costume knowledge for design. Past productions included shows with the Stratford Festival, Mirvish Productions, Theatre Aquarius, and others. Jennie is the winner of the 2016 Pauline McGibbon Award from the Ontario Arts Council. Many thanks to Marti and the wardrobe department for giving their confidence in this endeavour, and to family and friends for their support.
Kevin Fraser (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, A Few Good Men, ELF: The Musical, The Miracle Worker, ‘ART’, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rocky: The Musical, Man of La Mancha, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Death of a Salesman, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Misérables, and many more. Other Theatre: Grand Hotel (Shaw Festival), Tundra (Canada’s Wonderland), 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. Web: kevinfraserlighting.com
Susan D. Currie (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre (selected): Refuge, The Nether, The Ecstasy of Ri-ta Joe, Snowflake, Lungs, Body Awareness, Straight White Men, The Bonds of Interest, The 39 Steps (x2), Noises Off, Lion in Winter, How I Learned to Drive, The Foreigner, The Nether, An-gels in America (1 & 2), Hamlet, King Lear, Coriolanus, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Light in the Piazza, Mary’s Wedding (x2), Million Dollar Quartet, Beggar’s Opera, Anne of Green Gables, Footloose, Big, Happy Place … to name a few. A BC-based Stage Manager regularly driving across the country working in other provinces. I acknowledge I am currently on the traditional territory of the Tionontati, Anishinabek and the Odawa people.
Maya Bowers (Assistant Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Assistant Production Manager: Musik fur das Ende (Soundstreams). Apprentice Stage Manager: The Curious Voyage (Talk is Free Theatre), Sweat (Canadian Stage and Studio 180), Actually (Obsidian Theatre Company and Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company), Antigone (Young People’s Theatre), The Christmas Express, The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, Knickers!, Boeing Boeing (Upper Canada Playhouse). Stage Manager: Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan). Enjoy the show!