Wayne Berwick Jacob Drayton Entertainment: Magaldi in Evita, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Nanki Poo in The Mikado, Duke in Patience. Other theatre: Enoch Snow in Carousel, Lun Tha in The King and I, Charlie in Brigadoon (KWMP), Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden (Waterloo Stage). Wayne started performing 47 years ago in a high school production of The Sound of Music. His credits have spanned many musicals, 15 seasons as a leading tenor with the Waterloo Regional Gilbert & Sullivan Society, and five seasons with the Canadian Opera Company. Wayne is very excited to be back on stage! Thanks to Alex and Max for this opportunity! berwick-wayne.jpg
Justin Bott Simeon/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Cinderella: The Panto, Aladdin: The Panto, The Last Resort, Snow White: The Panto. Other theatre: The Wizard of Oz (Young People’s Theatre, Dora Award for Best Ensemble, Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor), Avenue Q (Citadel, Sterling Award for Outstanding Production), Rob Ford: The Musical (Factory), The Foursome (Lighthouse), [title of show] (Angelwalk). Film/TV: Commercials for Twizzlers, Honda, Scratch (Dragonborn), The Witches Ball (Brainpower), Duck and Donk (Studio 305), See No Evil (Saloon). Much love and thanks to Debbie, Elvis (the dog), Ken and Grace, Alex Mustakas and The Talent House. Follow Justin on Twitter/Instagram @jeybott, or like him on Facebook. www.justinbott.com.
Jeremy Carver-James Judah/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Red Rock Diner. Other theatre (selected): ‘80s Solid Gold 2 (Stage West Calgary), Daddy Brubeck in Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, The Next Whiskey Bar, Cabaret, The Light in the Piazza, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime (Shaw), Schroeder in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Alberta Theatre), Peter The Honeyman in Porgy and Bess (Opera de Montréal). Jeremy is a graduate of the Voice Performance Program at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. A special thanks to my friends, family, colleagues and The Talent House for their continued support. I am thrilled to be returning to Drayton Entertainment! Twitter/Instagram: @jcarverjames. www.jeremycarverjames.com. carver-james-jeremy-125x140.jpg
Sheldon Davis Potiphar/Levi/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: All Shook Up, Anything Goes, Sexy Laundry, The Odd Couple, Weekend Comedy, The Foursome, The Last Resort. Other theatre: Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story (Neptune), And Then The Lights Went Out (Stage West), Rob Ford: the Musical (Factory), Lend Me A Tenor (Upper Canada Playhouse), She Loves Me (Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Last Resort (Globe), Anne of Green Gables (Theatre Calgary). Film/TV: The Listener, Little Mosque on the Prairie, The Man Who Saved Christmas, The Famous Jett Jackson, Code Name: Eternity, Due South, Bordertown. Special thanks to Darla for all her love and support. Ich liebe dich!
Sam DiGiuseppe Butler/Gad/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Pepper in Mamma Mia!, Cinderella: The Panto, Footloose, All Shook Up, Aladdin: The Panto, The Pirates of Penzance, The Wizard of Oz, Dopey in Snow White: The Panto. Other theatre (selected): Swing/Assistant Dance Captain in We Will Rock You (1st National Tour), Munchkin Mayor/Ensemble in the North American Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish), West Side Story (Rainbow), Claude Understudy in Hair (Grand), Chip in The 25th Annual … (Magnus). Sam received his Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College. Thanks to Alex, Max, Gino, everyone at The Talent House, and my amazing family!
Mark Harapiak Reuben/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, Footloose, High School Musical, Camelot, The Foursome, Damn Yankees. Other theatre: World premiere of The Butcher (Gulfshore Playhouse), Douglas Panch in The 25th Annual … (Connecticut Rep.), Camelot, Coriolanus, Equus, The Music Man, The Winter’s Tale (Stratford), Mary Poppins (Disney Theatrical), Man of La Mancha (Mirvish), Evita, Camelot (RMTC/Theatre Calgary), The Full Monty, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Sound of Music (Aquarius), Cruel Tears, McGillicuddy, Hippie, The Thirteenth One, The Ginkgo Tree (Blyth), The Last Resort (Charlottetown), The 39 Steps, (Orillia Opera House), Beauty and the Beast, Miracle on 34th Street (Grand), Pygmalion, Pal Joey (Shaw).
Kalie Hunter Ensemble Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre (selected): S’narled (Capitol), Spamalot (Stage West), Tantomile in CATS (Panasonic), White Christmas (MTC), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Calgary/Citadel), Silverseas Cruise Lines. Film/TV (selected): Suicide Squad, 11/22/63 (Warner Bros), State Like Sleep (Scythia), Pay The Ghost (Voltage), The Strain (F/X), A Cowboy For Christmas (Hallmark), Bang Bang Baby (Daniel Bekerman), Tiny Dancer (White Pine), The Ron James Show (CBC), Nikita (CW). Kalie is a graduate of the School of Alberta Ballet/University of Calgary. Love to her parents, Phil, Emilia, and da Costa Talent. Kalie is Co-Owner of Metro Movement in Toronto. Instagram: @metromovement.www.metromovement.com. hunter-kalie.jpg
Mike Jackson Pharaoh/Issachar/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Ralph Sheldrake in White Christmas, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Gatch/Tonybee in How to Succeed…, Little John in Robin Hood, Rum Tum Tugger in CATS, Man of La Mancha, Show Stoppers!. Director and Choreographer: Smokey Joe’s Café, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago. Choreographer: All Shook Up. Other theatre: Chicago (Broadway/U.S. Tour), Contact (U.S. Tour), Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, (Mirvish /U.S. Tour), Bert in Mary Poppins (Aquarius). Film/TV: Handmaid’s Tale, Man Seeking Woman, Rogue, Suits, Missing, The Producers, Glitter, Once Upon a Mattress. Mike also choreographed Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), La Cage Aux Folles (Neptune).
Shelley Kenney Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Legends … of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Legends. Other theatre: Singin’ in the Rain (Capitol Theatre), Cabaret (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), Semele (Brooklyn Academy of Music/Canadian Opera Company), Return To Grace (Mirvish Productions/RGA), Disney’s Mary Poppins (Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary), Dance Legends (Grand Theatre), Tales of Hoffmann (Canadian Opera Company), CATS (Rainbow Stage), Happy Days: The Musical (Stage West), Scrooge: The Musical (Rose Theatre), Encore (Tokyo Disney). Film/TV: Reign (CBS), Warehouse 13 (Syfy), MMVAs (Psy). Thanks to my amazing family, friends and The Talent House for their support.
Judy Kovacs Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Ali in Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, The Pirates of Penzance, Go-To-Hell Kitty in Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, South Pacific. Other theatre: Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Snow White (Ross Petty), Bombalurina in CAT (Panasonic Theatre), Cabaret (Aquarius), Anne of Green Gables, Ring of Fire, The Full Monty (Charlottetown Festival), Cinderella, Joseph... (Grand), Joanie in Happy Days (Stage West), Erma in Anything Goes, Kost in Cabaret (Theatre Sheridan). Film/TV: Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, Camp Rock (Disney). Thank you Drayton Entertainment for creating opportunities for theatre to thrive. Twitter: @judy_kovacs, Instagram: @judykovacs. Kovacs_Judy_125x140.jpg
David Light Dan/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Chicago. Other theatre (selected): Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre), 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 National Tour), The Last 5 Years, Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show (LOT Productions). Film/TV: Triple Sensation: Season II (CBC), In The Light (Bravo). David is thrilled to be back at Drayton Entertainment! Thanks to Max, Gino, Anthony, and everyone at The Talent House! Love to Jer. Twitter/Instagram: @Daviddelight.
Isaac Lupien Zebulon/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour (Canada/Australia/New Zealand/Europe), Family Channel’s Big Ticket Concert Tour (Canada). Film/TV: The Next Step (Season 1-5 Family Channel, Disney, Netflix, BBC), The Next Step Live: The Movie (Cineplex Cinemas). Proud alumni and faculty member of Canadian Dance Company. Isaac is thrilled to be making his Drayton Entertainment debut. Thanks to my parents Allain and Dawn Lupien, the rest of my family, my manager Francesca Nicassio and my CDC and SAT families for their endless support.
Erik Markewich Naphtali/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up. Other theatre: Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Theatre Aquarius), Evangeline, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Mary Poppins, La Cage Aux Folles (Neptune Theatre), CATS, Hairspray, Annie (Rainbow Stage), Royal Caribbean Productions. Film/TV: The Real Inglorious Bastards (The History Channel). Erik would like to give a huge thanks to his parents and family for their endless support and the lovely folks at The Talent House. Instagram/Twitter: @erikmarkewich.@erikmarkewich.
Riley McCoy Mrs.Potiphar/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Quantum of the Seas, Original Cast Sequins and Feathers, Sonic Odyssey (Ovation of the Seas), Original Cast Live, Love, Legs, Original Cast The Beautiful Dream, Ferguson in Guys and Dolls (First Act Productions), Jessica/Dance Captain in Legally Blonde, The Pregnant One in If We Were Birds (Randolph Academy). Film/TV: Bolshoi Ballerina in Motives and Murders, Murder at the Met. Riley is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and participated and qualified for the prestigious R.A.D Solo Seal Awards.
Jamie McKnight Joseph Drayton Entertainment: Prince Charming in Cinderella: The Panto, Aladdin in Aladdin: The Panto, Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Snow White: The Panto, Spamalot, The Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma!. Other theatre: Scarecrow in the National Tour and Toronto productions of The Wizard of Oz, The Toxic Avenger, The Producers (Mirvish), Hair (Canadian Stage), Aladdin, Snow White and the Group of Seven (Ross Petty), Oklahoma!, King Lear (Stratford). In 2008, Jamie toured and recorded with the vocal group The Canadian Tenors. Jamie would like to thank his Mom and Dad.
Laurin Padolina Ensemble Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway/La Jolla Playhouse/Stratford), Matilda (First U.S. National Tour/Ed Mirvish Theatre), Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (World Premier, La Jolla Playhouse), Camelot, Tommy (Stratford Festival), Cabaret (MTC, Aquarius), Superfly The Musical (Workshop), Broadway Bares, Tony Awards. Laurin is over the moon to make her debut with Drayton Entertainment! All warmth and love to Mr. and Miss. Jones: Team work makes the dream work!
Colin Sheen Baker/Asher/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Sky in Mamma Mia!, Dennis in All Shook Up, Ren McCormack in Footloose, Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables. Other theatre: Red Rock Diner, Next to Normal (Arts Club Theatre), Busytown (Carousel), Gifts of the Magi (Chemainus Theatre). Colin Sheen is a Vancouver-based actor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts from Capilano University. He would like to thank his mother for her endless supply of courage.
Danielle Wade Narrator Drayton Entertainment: Cinderella in Cinderella: The Panto, Ariel Moore in Footloose, Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, Natalie Haller in All Shook Up, Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables. Other theatre: Cinderella in Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions), Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish Productions/U.S. National Tour), Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella in Into The Woods, and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Danielle is so happy to be back with Drayton Entertainment! Lots of love to all. XOXO.
Christine Watson Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Cinderella: The Panto, Footloose, Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, Aladdin: The Panto, Anne of Green Gables, Spamalot, Peter Pan, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz, 9 to 5: The Musical. Other theatre: Spamalot (Aquarius), Dance Legends (Grand), Connie in A Chorus Line (Rose), Dancer/Aerial Artist (Royal Caribbean). Choreography: KW Glee, 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 Sam and the BRB gang as well as everyone at Drayton Entertainment. Love to Mom, Dad, MCJ, and T. Enjoy the show!
Tyrell Witherspoon Benjamin/Ensemble Drayton Entertainment: Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up. Other theatre: Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins (Theatre Aquarius), Billy Elliot (Manitoba Theatre Centre), Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline, Canada Rocks! (Charlottetown Festival), Anne of Green Gables (Theatre Calgary), West Side Story, Sister Act, Footloose, The Full Monty (Rainbow Stage), Beauty and the Beast (Citadel). Film/TV: Hellcats (The CW), Girl VS Monster (Disney), Ragz (Nickelodeon). Thank you to The Talent House team, my family and Matthew for all the love and support.