Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy

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Cast

 

Daniel James, Robin Hood
Kevin MacPherson, Prince John
William Foley, Sheriff of Nottingham
Jennifer Morris, Maid Marian
Kelly McCormack, Willow Scarlet
Andrew Dundass, Little John
Benjamin Kyte, Friar Tuck
Kenton Blythe, Len/Goon/Poor Person
Jeremy LaPalme, Ben/Goon/Poor Person
David DiFrancesco, Ken/Goon/Poor Person
Margaret Evraire, Glen/Goon/Poor Person
Stephanie Schmid, Glen/Goon/Poor Person
Simon Rainville, Sven/Goon/Poor Person
Cameron Johnston, Goon/Poor Person #1
Luke LaRocque, Goon/Poor Person
Mara Zigler, Goon/Poor Person
Elizabeth Greer Turnbull, Goon/Poor Person/Dance Feature
Melanie Mastronardi, Goon/Poor Person/Dance Feature
Lea Berry, Goon/Poor Person/Dance Feature



Daniel James, Robin Hood

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky, Fallen Rock Productions); Urinetown (Bobby Strong), High School Musical (Ryan), Peter Pan (Peter), Hey Marilyn (Jimmy), Zombie Prom (Josh), Auntie Mame (Patrick).

 

About: Daniel is so freakin’ excited to be a part of this incredible production. Daniel holds a degree in Drama from the University of Guelph and is also songwriter currently working on his first album. Daniel thanks his family and friends for all of their love and support over the years. Much love to the incredible cast and the entire creative team for letting him be a part of this this incredible experience. Lots of love to Stove.

 

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Kevin MacPherson, Prince John

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy Of Errors, Anna Mae (hateful stepsister to Cinderelly) in Cinderelly: The Western Musical, and of course, Prince John in both previous versions of Robin Hood.

 

About: Kevin is quite happy to be continuing his journey with Robin Hood. One of the principle creators, he has intensely enjoyed performing this piece nearly a hundred times, and looks forward to seeing where it will manifest itself the next hundred times. Kevin studied theatre at Bishop’s University where he met Jesse MacLean, the director of this show, almost 15 years ago. A fledgling fight choreographer, he is also apparently a pretty decent puppeteer, that also toured all over the U.S.A. with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia in 2008.

 

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William Foley, Sheriff of Nottingham

 

For Hart House Theatre: Macbeth (Macbeth 2011), Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet, 2005), Iago (Othello, 2004).

 

Selected Credits: Richard III in Richard III, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare by the Sea); Jake Simcoe in St. Francis of Millbrook (4th Line Theatre); Roy in Lone Star (SmartAlec Prod.); Paris in Romeo and Juliet (Repercussion Theatre).

 

About: William has been at it for some time, acting from coast to coast since graduation from Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program (the Dome) in 1995. His passion for acting is potentially rivalled only by his passion for whim so he occasionally finds himself working on a fishing boat in the North Pacific or living on a little island somewhere. In 2011 he clubbed whim on the head, shoved it in a burlap sack and moved to Toronto to focus on his life’s one true passion: acting. He hopes it won’t get out til retirement, then things ought to get really interesting. He is very proud to be one of the co-creators of this show, thrilled to be working with old friends and is humbled by this talented cast. William also goes by the artistic pseudonym Kreddible Trout. Curious? (kreddibletrout.com).

 

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Jennifer Morris, Maid Marian

 

For Hart House Theatre: Lin in The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

 

Selected Credits: Mary in The Melville Boys (Alumnae Theatre); Ensemble in Rent (Fallen Rock Productions); Judge/Nurse in Utah’s Crying (Al Green Theatre); Mother Superior in Nunsense II (RAPA, Bathurst Street Theatre); Marlene in Top Girls (RAPA, Bathurst Street Theatre).

 

About: Jen is a proud east coaster who hails from the little town of Sussex, New Brunswick. She came to Toronto 5 years ago to pursue her dream of performing, and graduated from the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts Program in ‘09. She wants to thank the cast and crew of Robin Hood for giving her the opportunity to be a part of such a creative and hilarious show. Also, a big thanks to her family and friends for being so supportive during all of the craziness that comes along with being in theatre! Enjoy the show!

 

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Kelly McCormack, Willow Scarlet

 

For Hart House Theatre: Pippi in The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

 

Selected Credits: Colby in Delicacy (Theatre Brouhaha/The Factory Theatre); Flora in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Theatre Brouhaha/The Tennessee Williams Project); Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Rogue Theatre); Puss ‘n Boots (Stirling Festival Theatre); FU Betty and Veronica: A Cabaret (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); Kasper Hauser (The Flea Theatre, NY); Hello, Dolly! (Revision Theatre, NY); Speak! So the World Will Listen (The Apollo Theatre, NY); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Seaport Theatre).

 

About: Kelly is a New York and Toronto based actor and a member of the The Flea Theatre Company, which is an Off-Broadway theatre dedicated to developing news works under the artistic direction of Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson. There she has had the pleasure of originating a number or roles under the direction of four-time Tony nominated Liz Swados. Kelly is also a writer and Executive producer of Floyder Films which will debut its first feature film PLAY in the new year, starring some of the most celebrated comedic actors in Toronto.

 

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Andrew Dundass, Little John

 

For Hart House: Stanley in Richard III, Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Duke of Albany in King Lear.

 

Selected Credits: Antonio in Twelfth Night and Prince Escalus in Romeo & Juliet (Canopy Theatre); Christy Mahon in Playboy of the Western World (Village Theatre Waterdown); the Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Playhouse Productions); Bill Sykes in Oliver! (WEST); Jon in Baby With The Bathwater (Alumnae Theatre); and the Announcer in Last Dance of the Dark Cloaked Avenger (Triple Take/Beautiful Lie).

 

About: Thanks to Judith for opening him up, and to Sarah for just being her. Andrew sends his love, as always, to Marilyn.

 

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Benjamin Kyte, Friar Tuck

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: William Barfee in The 25th… Spelling Bee, Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (Fallen Rock Productions); Captain Hook in Peter Pan’s Summer Adventure (Theatre by the Bay); Horton the Elephant in Seussical (Kempenfelt Players).

 

About: Ben is very excited to be a part of this Legendary Musical Comedy! He would like to thank Jeremy, Jesse and Kieren for bringing him on board, as well as Dustyn and his team for helping us all keep our heads on straight. To the very talented cast and crew, he would like to say ‘thank you’ for making this such an enjoyable experience. He would also like to thank the audience for coming out to support Hart House, and this new Canadian musical.

 

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Kenton Blythe, Len/Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: The Rocky Horror Show (Fallen Rock Productions); Hair (Randolph Acadamey); Cyrano De Bergerac (Randolph Academy); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Robbins Academy Young Musical Company at the Citadel Theatre); R.E.N.T: School Edition (Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre).

 

About: Kenton is thrilled to be romping with his fellow Merry Men and Women in Hart House Theatre’s production of this wonderful, plunderful and thunderful piece. Hailing from Beaumont, Alberta Kenton made the trek to Toronto to study musical theatre at the Randolph Academy from which he recently graduated this past summer. Kenton would like to thank his parents for the years of driving him to rehearsal and his girlfriend Jody who helped write his bio. BOOSH.

 

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Jeremy LaPalme, Ben/Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet.

 

Selected Credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre); bittergirl (Theatre Aquarius); Rent, You’re a good man, Charlie Brown (T3 Productions), The Wizard of Oz (Fallen Rock Productions); 110 in the shade, Gypsy, Urinetown (Theatre Sheridan); as well as numerous shows with Solar Stage Children’s Theatre.

 

About: Jeremy is a graduate of the musical theatre performance program at Sheridan College and also a proud member of Bain & Bernard Comedy.

 

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David DiFrancesco, Ken/Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Sampson in Romeo and Juliet, Angus in Macbeth.

 

Selected Credits: Ensemble in Performing Occupy Toronto(Docket Theatre); Uncle Ernie in The Who’s Tommy (Theatre Aquarius); The King of Porn in The Princess of Porn: The Musical (TorontoFringe); Little John in Robin Hood (Theatre Aquarius).

 

About: David is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA Acting program. Recent co-founder of Rarely Pure Theatre currently producing the company’s first show. Thanks to my family and friends for all the love and support.

 

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Margaret Evraire, Glen/Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Ensemble in Performing Occupy Toronto (Docket Theatre); Babe in Crimes of the Heart, Mrs. Elton in Emma (University Players); Phoebe in As You Like It (Studio Theatre).

 

About: Margaret is a recent graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Windsor and is excited to be performing at Hart House. She recently co-created White Noise, a production that won Outstanding Ensemble Performance at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.

 

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Stephanie Schmid, Glen/Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: The Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Theatre Sheridan); Aunt Eller in Oklahoma (Theatre Sheridan); Assassins (Real World Productions); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Rainbow Stage).

 

About: Stephanie is a recent graduate of Sheridan Institute’s Music Theatre Performance Program. Since graduating she spent 5 month’s in the great white north Can-can dancing in a show called Diamond Tooth Gerties. Steph’s thoroughly enjoyed the rehearsal process and putting together of this show and can’t wait to begin her next project.

 

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Simon Rainville, Sven/Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, Claudio in Measure for Measure, Sven in Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy (Shakespeare by the Sea); Tommy in The Big League (Young People’s Theatre); Jamie in Wild Mouth (Tarragon Theatre); Dickon in The Secret Garden (National Arts Centre).

 

About: Simon is Toronto-born and Ottawa-raised, studied at Ryerson Theatre School, and having performed in many theatres, parks, and farms across this fine nation, is happy to be returning to the city of his birth to re-birth Sven (his most favourite character ever). He would like to thank his family, friends, and his adorable girlfriend Kathryn; but only if they are in the audience reading this.

 

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Cameron Johnston, Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Andre in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

 

Selected Credits: Peter/Edmund in Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Jerry in Arts Engine You Are Here (Alumnae Theatre); Jack in Vinegar Tom, Man in Terrorism (Royal Porcupine Productions); As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing (Canopy Theatre); Movie Magic (Mad Science Productions); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Driftwood Theatre).

 

About: Cameron is an alumnae of University of Toronto – Mississauga, from way back when it was still called Erindale. He cut his teeth touring North America with science shows for kids, clocking in at well over 3000 performances. Currently Cam runs the box Office at Canadian Stage in his time away from the stage. Cameron would like to thank his wife Mieke for her ongoing love and support. She’s the best.

 

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Luke LaRocque, Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: The Athenian Magistrate in Lysistrata.

 

Selected Credits: Damien (Director, The Bench Theatre Initiative); Daniel in The Omega Project (Glasswater Theatre/Toronto Fringe), Frederick Treves in The Elephant Man (The Bench); Bobby Strong in Urinetown (VCDS). Film: Dale in the webseries NaNoWriMo: The Musical (WE Tangent/Veruca Production).

 

About: Luke is a proud graduate of the UC Drama program at the University of Toronto. He is the artistic producer of Glasswater Theatre (www.glasswater.ca), as well as an associate performer with the Bench Theatre Initiative. This spring, he’ll be directing Glasswater’s production of Comrades.

 

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Mara Zigler, Goon/Poor Person

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Kayla in The Long Run (Newborn Theatre); Lucy in Dracula (Shakespeare By The Sea); The Country Wife (Dal Theatre); Into the Woods (Dal Theatre); Jacques or Submission (Dal Theatre).

 

About: After graduating from Dalhousie University’s Theatre Acting program, Mara had the opportunity to work with Shakespeare by the Sea in a collective creation performance of Dracula. She then returned to Toronto to continue on with her passion for the stage, and can’t wait for her debut performance with Hart House Theatre. She is excited to have the chance to work on this wonderful production brought all the way here from the east coast.

 

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Elizabeth Greer Turnbull, Goon/Poor Person/Dance Feature

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Annabella/American Reporter/Dancer in Nine (Annex Theatre); Mother/Featured Dancer in Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical (Randolph Theatre); Leda in Provenance (Annex Theatre).

 

About: Elizabeth is a recent graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. She discovered her love of dance at the tender age of four, with a passion for all things musical theatre following closely on its heels. She would like to thank her family and friends for their undying support and the wonderful cast of Robin Hood for their talent, hilarity, and awesomeness. https://elizabethgreerturnbull.workbooklive.com

 

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Melanie Mastronardi, Goon/Poor Person/Dance Feature

 

For Hart House Theatre: Choreographer for Romeo and Juliet, Kit Kat Dancer in Cabaret, Director for Festival of Dance 2012.

 

Selected Credits: Velma Kelly in Chicago, Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray (SMCSU); Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UC Follies). Dancer: The Rocky Horror Show (VCDS); The Producers (Orpheus Musical Theatre Society); Pippin (Unicorn Theatre); A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage (Odyssey Showcase); various productions aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines (Jean Anne Ryan Productions). Choreographer for The Wizard of Oz (SMT); Assistant Choreographer for Hairspray (SMCSU).

 

About: Melanie trained as a dancer for many years before discovering her passion for musical theatre and since then has continued to pursue both theatre and dance alongside her academic studies. Melanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Theatre from the University of Ottawa and is currently pursuing her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Toronto as a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar.

 

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Lea Berry, Goon/Poor Person/Dance Feature

 

For Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Princess in Histoire du Soldat (Chamber Music without Borders); Bathsheba Everdene in Far From the Madding Crowd (Persephone Productions); Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( JAC Professional Theatre Production). Choreographer for: Tin Can People (Janus Productions/Edinburgh Fringe); Fiddler on the Roof (JAC Professional Production).

 

About: Lea graduated from John Abbott Professional Theatre Program in Montreal with the departmental award. She has also trained at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and graduated from the Professional Training Program in 2008.

 

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