Artwork for It Runs in the Family

Artist Bios

The Company (In Alphabetical Order)

Laurel Brown Laurel Brown (Sister/Mother)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Artistic Director of Acting Out, a Musical Theatre Experience for Youth in Stratford - 61 productions over 18 years; Director/Choreographer for Stratford Community Players, St. Marys CP, Woodstock CP, Original Kids & WRDSB; Actor - KWMP, SCP, SMCP. As a high school teacher, I was often found in the Drayton audience with students. I am so happy to have this chance to perform with this fabulous and talented cast from the other side of the house, on the stage! Thank you to Alex and Drayton Entertainment for the amazing opportunity. Love to my rock, Ted, and my wonderful family & friends who support me.

Patrick R. Brown Patrick R. Brown (Sir Willoughby Drake)
Drayton Entertainment: Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The 39 Steps, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Dial M for Murder, The Mikado. Other Theatre: Scar in The Lion King and Jafar in Aladdin (Disney: Broadway, Singapore, National Tours), Oh, Coward (Theatre New Brunswick), A Christmas Carol ( Theatre Calgary), My Fair Lady (Alberta Theatre Projects). Seven seasons with The Shaw Festival, including: Caesar & Cleopatra, Easy Virtue, A Foggy Day, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Shadow Play, Lady Windermere's Fan. Stage West Calgary: Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Legally Blonde, Baskerville ..., Best Little Whorehouse, The Rocky Horror Show, Tuesdays with Morrie.

Eddie Glen Eddie Glen (Dr. Hubert Bonney)
Drayton Entertainment: One For The Pot, The 39 Steps, It Runs in the Family, Pirates of Penzance, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha. Other Theatre: Marcellus in Music Man, Moby Dick (Stratford), Miss Saigon at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Joseph …, Assassins (West End), Bloodless (Theatre 20), The 39 Steps (MTC), Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls in Concert (NAC), The Rocky Horror Show (Dora Nomination), Snow White (Dora Nomination), Long Walks to Nowhere, The 2021 Chronicles. Film/TV: The Firm, Murdoch Mysteries, Odd Squad, The Sparrow directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Eddie has been “The voice” of YTV for the past 24 years. This has been a challenging few years, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Can’t wait to see you all again in person!!

Mary Kelly (Matron) Mary Kelly (Matron)
Drayton Entertainment: Oliver!, Man of La Mancha (Housekeeper), Damn Yankees (Sister), Nunsense II (Mother Superior) and Annie. Other Theatre: Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Ernest, Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady (RuBarb), Mother in Living With Henry (NYMTF), Matron in Chicago, Napoleon, Closer than Ever, Side by Side by Sondheim. Film/TV: Schitt’s Creek (Jazzagal), Good Sam, The Handmaid’s Tale, Orphan Black, Saving Hope, Reign. Mary knows that no story is too big or too fantastic, when told with grace and wit - she is delighted to be telling this story with this cast in this beautiful theatre!

Amanda Leigh (Jane Tate) Amanda Leigh (Jane Tate)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Runs in the Family (2016), Man of La Mancha, Anne of Green Gables, Blood Brothers, Sister Act, Evita. Other Theatre UK: Les Misérables (Cameron MacIntosh), Into the Woods (Byre Theatre), Gay Divorce (Palace Theatre). Education: BFA Musical Theatre from the University of Windsor. Amanda is absolutely thrilled to be on stage again and is so grateful to Alex, all the Drayton family and to YOU for being here. To my friends and family who continue to support me: thank you, I love you!

Rob McClure (Dr. David Mortimore) Rob McClure (Dr. David Mortimore)
Drayton Entertainment: Miracle Worker, Harvest, The Odd Couple, Looking, Deathtrap, How the Other Half Loves, The Drawer Boy, Caught in the Net. Rob has performed in theatres from Vancouver, B.C. to Halifax, N.S., including the Stratford Festival and The Second City. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

 

Teddy Moynihan (Dr. Mike Connolly) Teddy Moynihan (Dr. Mike Connolly)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Mamma Mia (Grand Theatre, London, Charlottetown), Anne of Green Gables, Kronberg (Charlottetown), The Sleeping Princess (Royal Spa Centre), Cinderella (Riverfront Arts Centre), Bumblescratch (West End), Sondheim’s 85th Birthday Celebrations (West End), Olivier Awards (West End). Film/TV: The Russian Ghost Train (Shudder), VWars (Netflix), Shakespeare Live: West Side Story (Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC). Teddy is a graduate of ArtsEd London. He would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support! Instagram: @teddymoynihan_

Keith Savage (Bill Leslie) Keith Savage (Bill)
Drayton Entertainment: Scuttle in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Robert in Boeing Boeing, William Featherstone in How The Other Half Loves, Juror # 11 in Twelve Angry Men, Applegate in Damn Yankees, among others. Broadway: Teddy and Alice, Take Me Along, Little Johnny Jones. U.S. National Tours: Frank Schultz in Showboat, Crazy For You. Regional: Mary Poppins (Citadel Theatre), Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre), The Producers, Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre). TV/Film: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), The Boys (Amazon), Good Witch (Hallmark). Nominated for L.A. Ovation, Vancouver Jessie, Calgary Betty Awards. Honored with Terry Doyle Award.

Ben Skipper (Leslie) Ben Skipper (Leslie)
Drayton Entertainment: Toodles in Peter Pan: The Panto. Other Theatre: Forever Plaid (Starvox Entertainment), Boatman in Sunday in the Park with George (Eclipse Theatre Company), Sam in Every Silver Lining (Toronto Fringe/Next Stage), Newsies, Hendrix in The Stars of Mars, The House of Martin Guerre (Theatre Sheridan), Merlin the Cat in Hoarding: A Musical (CMTP). Big love to Mom, Dad, Alex, Ethan, and the Talent House gang!
 

Patricia Vanstone (Rosemary Mortimore) Patricia Vanstone (Rosemary Mortimore)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre (selected): Hilda's Yard (various productions), On A First Name Basis (Foster Festival, toured Canada, Turks and Caicos, Theatre Jacksonville, Bermuda Music and Drama Society, TNB), Gypsy, You Never Can Tell (Shaw Festival), Innocence Lost (Blyth). Director: We Have To Hurry (BroadwayOnDemand). Founding Artistic Director of the Foster Festival. An award-winning director, equally at home in dramatic and musical genres, she has acted in or directed over 150 productions in Canada and internationally. Film/TV: Mayday (Discovery), Roland (Spy Films), Road To Avonlea (4 seasons), many CBC radio dramas, Caillou (Cookie Jar). Love to my family xo!

Aaron Walpole (Police Sergeant) Aaron Walpole (Police Sergeant)
Drayton Entertainment: Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Rocky: The Musical, You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show, Man of La Mancha, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, HONK!, Rock of Ages. Other Theatre: Kinky Boots (U.S. Tour), Les Misérables (Broadway/Mirvish/U.S. Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway/Stratford), Camelot, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes (Stratford), Rock of Ages (Mirvish), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Stage West), Rock and Roll (Grand). Film/TV: Breakout Kings (A&E), Silent But Deadly, Deacons for Defense (Feature Film).

The Creative Team

Alex Mustakas (Director) Alex Mustakas (Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Alex has directed over 100 productions for Drayton Entertainment and other theatre companies across Canada, including The Crooner, Sorry, I’m Canadian 2, You’ll Get Used To It! ... The War Show, Rocky: The Musical, Rock of Ages, Kings & Queens of Country, Million Dollar Quartet, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the world premiere of Marathon of Hope, Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Twist & Shout, and others. Alex holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from City University in London, England, and an Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Media & Entertainment, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Maggie Bassett Award from Theatre Ontario, and the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal.

David Antscherl (Set Designer) David Antscherl (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Shear Madness, You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show, Run for Your Wife, Look, No Hans!, The Pirates of Penzance, and many more. Other Theatre (selected): The Fighting Days and The Drawer Boy (Essential Collective Theatre), The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (Theatre Beyond Words), The Wind in the Willows (Yellow Door Theatre). Film: Art Director for The Perimeter Institute’s films Quantum Physics and Dark Matter. David’s association with Drayton Entertainment goes back to their second season. David is also recognized for his books on 18th century naval architecture. He lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake with his highly supportive wife, Carol.

Jessica Pembleton (Costume Designer) Jessica Pembleton (Costume Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: ‘ART’, 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). Jessica would like to thank her amazing family and husband for all of their unconditional love and support.
 

Jeff JohnstonCollins (Lighting Designer) Jeff JohnstonCollins (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Lights: Hairspray, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet, Canadian Legends, Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Twist & Shout, Spamalot, Miss Saigon, Dance Legends. Technical Director/Lights: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Camelot (North American Tours). I am so happy to be back doing what I love. For over 30 years, I have created set & lighting designs for theatres across Canada, participated in the Edinburgh Festival, and operated my own scene shop in my hometown of Hamilton. Thank you to the entire Drayton Family for creating the magic of live Theatre. Love and thanks to the light of my life, my wife Susan for her constant support and encouragement. Enjoy!
 

Paul Pembleton (Stage Manager) Paul Pembleton (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Stage Manager: A Few Good Men, ‘ART’, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Miracle Worker, Rocky: The Musical, Holiday Inn, Man of La Mancha, The Drowsy Chaperone, Death of a Salesman, The 39 Steps, Sister Act, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, 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: Les Misérables, Mary Poppins. Other Theatre: Suds: The Musical (Carousel Playhouse), Magnolias (Stage 237), 1812 (The Foster Festival).
 

Frances Johnson (Assistant Stage Manager) Frances Johnson (Assistant Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Seagulls (Shaw Festival), 1812 (Foster Festival). Frances Johnson is a proud graduate of Brock University and is currently working on her apprenticeship credits.