Heathers: The Musical – Cast

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Emma Sangalli, Veronica Sawyer

Justan Myers, Jason “J.D.” Dean

Mary Bowden, Heather Chandler

Paige Foskett, Heather Duke

Becka Jay, Heather McNamara

Moulan Bourke, Martha Dunnstock

Wade Minacs, Ram Sweeney

Aaron Cadesky, Kurt Kelly

Mark J. Umphrey, Big Bud Dean/Kurt’s Dad/Principal Gowan

Hunter Agnew, Veronica’s Dad/Ram’s Dad

Rose-Ingrid Benjamin, Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom

Ensemble:


Taha Arshad

Justin DeSouza

Connor Ferris

Maggie Gallagher

Fay Gamliel

Jacob Moro (J.D. Understudy)

Bohdan Onushko

Madison Sekulin

Allison Leia Wall  (Dance Captain)

 
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Band


Jonathan Corkal
, Keys I/Conductor

Michael Henley, Keys II

Iain Leslie, Guitar

Erik Larson, Bass

Pieter Huyer, Drums

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Emma Sangalli, Veronica Sawyer

Emma SangalliFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Female Swing (Sandy, Patty, Ens.) in Grease The Musical (Irregular Entertainment, Winter Garden Theatre), Inga in Young Frankenstein (Orpheus Musical Theatre Society), Raksha in The Jungle Book (Creativiva), Lady Of The Lake u/s in Spamalot (Orpheus Musical Theatre Society).

About: Emma is beyond excited and thankful to be a part of this fantastic production, playing one of her dream roles! With such a wonderful and inspired team leading the way, she can’t wait to dig into this thrilling show! Emma studied voice with Yoriko Tanno Kimmons and has studied annually in NYC with many Broadway veterans. You can keep up with Emma through instagram @emmasangalli

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Justan Myers, Jason “J.D.” Dean

Justan MyersFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: The Emcee in Cabaret, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (The LOT); Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (SCC, HTC); Tin Man in Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Diversified Theatre); Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar (SCC).

About: Greetings and Salutations! Justan is so pumped to join the cast of Heathers! Originally from a small farm in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Justan is a graduate of the St. Clair College Music Theatre Performance program. He moved to Toronto just over a year ago to pursue performing full-time. You can follow him on Instagram @justanmyers or on Facebook @JustanPerformer!

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Mary Bowden, Heather Chandler

Mary BowdenFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Mary in Mary Poppins (Marquee Theatrical Productions), Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (EMP), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (SMT), Anne in If/Then (Theatre Aurora), Meg in Little Women (Windwood Productions).

About: Mary is elated to be joining this stellar cast of Heathers! Mary is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC campus. By day, Mary is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist in Toronto. www.bowdenvoiceandspeech.com

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Paige Foskett, Heather Duke

Paige FoskettFor Hart House Theatre: Norma in Carrie: the musical

Selected Credits: Reno in Anything Goes (Wavestage), Anne in Anne of Green Gables (Lower Ossington Theatre), Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie RMTC), Meg Giry in Phantom of the Opera, Serena U/S in Fame (Beal Musical Theatre), Footloose (The Grand Theatre).

Upcoming: Eve of the Vigilant Citizen (True Sight Collective – August) at Monarch Tavern, and Steam Heat (Toronto Musical Productions – December) at Alumnae Theatre.

About: Aside from performing, Paige is also a director and choreographer. She has received her BA from Ryerson University, and directed a number of plays, short films and dance films. She has 36 plants (and counting). You can keep up with her on her website www.paigefoskett.com or Instagram @paigefosk. Enjoy the show!

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Becka Jay, Heather McNamara

Becka JayFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Mistress in Evita, Marcy Park in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man (Scarborough Music Theatre); Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Amy in Company, Gingy/ Sugar Plum Fairy in Shrek the Musical (Kelowna Actors Studio).

About: Becka is excited and extremely grateful to be involved with this production of Heathers: The Musical. A graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts with two diplomas in Musical Theatre, Becka moved to Toronto four years ago to pursue her immense passion for performing. Some of her hobbies include, hiking, karaoke, muscle cars and petting all the dogs. You can connect with her on instagram @beckajay44

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Moulan Bourke, Martha Dunnstock

Moulan BourkeFor Hart House Theatre: Into the Woods

Selected Credits:  Voilà! Series: Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book, Dolce Vita, Treasure Island (Beaches Turks and Caicos); Mina in Raise the Stakes (Void Room); Trinity Tiller in Little Miss County Fair (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Laurey in Oklahoma!, Amy in Company (SCC).

About: You can catch Moulan swingin’ around the city with her jazz trio: The Wild Blueberries. Moulan loves limes, spicy food, and listening to her favourite records. www.moulanbourke.com

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Wade Minacs, Ram Sweeney

Wade MinacsFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Arpad in She Loves Me (Confidential Music Theatre Project), Confidential Music Theatre Project (Toronto Fringe Festival), Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (OCVI), Tony in West Side Story (GHF Productions), Link in Hairspray (Onstage Uxbridge)

About: Wade is thrilled to be a part of Hart House Theatre’s production of Heathers. Originally from Oshawa, Wade recently graduated high school two years ago and has been dedicated to training in singing, acting and dance ever since. He enjoys jazz music, travelling to New York and nature. Follow him on Instagram @wademinacs

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Aaron Cadesky, Kurt Kelly

Aaron CadeskyFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening (Theatre Aurora), Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family (SMT), Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show (RCMPI).

About: Aaron is ecstatic to be making his Hart House debut in Heathers: The Musical! He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph, which is where he began to truly discover his passion for performing. An avid sports fan, Aaron spends his free time participating in whatever physical activity the day may bring.  You can reach out to/follow him on Instagram @acadhd or at his photography based account @acadhdvisual. Please do. He loves friends. He dedicates the run of this show to his Subby.

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Mark J. Umphrey, Big Bud Dean/Kurt’s Dad/Principal Gowan

Mark UmphreyFor Hart House Theatre:  Debut

Selected Credits:  London West End and Europe – Ritchie Valens in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Paul Elliott, E&B Productions), Henry in James Michalos’ Dare (UCL/Bloomsbury), Featured Vocalist/Dancer in Galleria and Night Fever (Alan Harding/Openwide International). Regional – Magaldi in Evita (SMT), Lead SS Soldier/Jason Green in The Producers (MMT),MacGregor in Brigadoon (Huron Country Playhouse), Levi/Baker in Joseph…Dreamcoat (Marquee), King/Villager in Leslie Arden’s The Princess & the Handmaiden (Charlottetown Festival), Wag in Jamboree (Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre – Inaugural Season), Lead Singer in Sprit of a Nation (Original National Tour and Charlottetown Festival).

About:  Mark recently relocated back home to Toronto after (what seems) a lifetime of living in London, UK.  After a hiatus of 15 years, he has recently returned to performing and is honoured to be treading the prestigious boards of Hart House Theatre.  A proud graduate of Sheridan’s Music Theatre Performance Program, Mark is thrilled to be joining this incredibly talented cast! HOW VERY! Follow him on Instagram @mumphrey20

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Hunter Agnew, Veronica’s Dad/Ram’s Dad

Hunetr AgnewFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Frederick/Gargyole in Huntchback of Notre Dame, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Don Price in Big Fish, Pitman/Bricoux/Major in Titanic: The Musical (Wavestage Theatre Co.); Hunter in Title of Show, Cassie in A Chorus Line (Blue Canoe); Paul in Company, Stevens in Dogfight (Queen’s Musical Theatre). 

About: Hunter is absolutely thrilled to be making his Hart House Theatre debut in Heather’s: The Musical. Originally from Collingwood, ON, Hunter spent his youth outdoors on the ski hills of Blue Mountain, in the waters of Georgian Bay and on the kilometers of running trails in between. After graduating from Queen’s University, Hunter moved to Toronto to chase down his passion for musical theatre. Driven to elevate himself, Hunter works daily refining his craft in hopes of provoking audiences with the profound beauty of live theatre. 

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Rose-Ingrid Benjamin, Mrs. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom

Rose-Ingrid BenjaminFor Hart House Theatre: Oracle/Maid Trio in The Penelopiad (upcoming)

Selected Credits: Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dancyn Productions), Dynamite in Hairspray (SMC Troubadours), Featured Singer in Dreamgirls (The LOT), Writer and Actor for sketch troupe RUN V.A.G.

About: Outside of acting, Rose-Ingrid is also a writer, poet, songwriter, recording artist and a passionate advocate for justice. Recently, she was a member of The Reformation Project 2018 Leadership Cohort, working with 35 other leaders to create and advocate for safer and more inclusive communities of faith for LGTBTQ+ people. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ingridtherose and can find her writing and music on Medium and www.gracedefinedmusic.com. “The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.” -James Baldwin

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Taha Arshad, Ensemble

Taha ArshadFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes, Pippin in Pippin, Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Motel Kamzoil in Fiddler on the Roof (MMT); Sincerity and Judge of Turkey in The Three Ladies of London (McMaster SOTA); Seussical, West Side Story, Blood Brothers (Theatre Graydon).

About: Taha is so honoured and excited to be making his Hart House Theatre debut! As a recent graduate of McMaster University’s Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour program, Taha spends his time outside of the theatre working as a Research Assistant in various psychological research labs, but still hopes to continue to nurture his passion for theatre in a professional direction. Taha also likes to bake, mostly so that he can subsequently eat the things he just baked. You can connect with/follow him on Instagram @tahaarshad!

 

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Justin DeSouza, Ensemble

Justin De SousaFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music, Ensemble in Peer Gynt (Randolph College); Ensemble in Summerland (Toronto Fringe); and Understudy Gavroche in Les Miserables (Isabela Bader Theatre).

About: Justin is truly honoured to be making his Hart House Theatre debut in Heathers: The Musical. A proud graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts, Justin is thrilled to be working alongside this incredible cast and creative team. He would like to thank his family and friends for always being so supportive throughout his journey. Instagram: justin_desouza 

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Connor Ferris, Ensemble

Connor FerrisFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Willard in Footloose, The Skriker in The Skriker, Sailor/Dance Captain in Anything Goes, Ensemble in The Addams Family, and Swing in The Wizard of Oz.

About: Connor is an interdisciplinary performing artist, having worked professionally as an actor, dancer, singer and improviser throughout Toronto and his home of Vancouver, BC.  He is a graduate of The Randolph Academy’s Triple Threat College Program, an alumnus of The Second City’s Improv Program, and a highly active member of the Toronto dance community.  When off-stage, Connor enjoys soccer, tumbling, and baton twirling- sometimes all at the same time. Instagram @smallkitchenfires

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Maggie Gallagher, Ensemble

Maggie GallagherFor Hart House Theatre: Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar

Selected Credits: Joe in 9 to 5 (SMT), Showband Vocalist for Carnival Cruiselines.

About: Maggie is very exited to return to Hart House Theatre for her second show at this wonderful theatre. When not performing Maggie is pursuing a BFA in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University.  If you are interested in checking out her work, Maggie posts frequently on her instagram page “TubaFishComics.”

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Fay Gamliel, Ensemble

Fay GamlielFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Modern Lilith in Leaving Eden (Balfour Players); Smitty in How To Succeed, Vi in Footloose, Sugar Plum Fairy in Shrek (Theatre Sheridan).

About: Outside of theatre, Fay also performs as a country singer with bands across the GTA. Fay would like to thank her mom and dad for their continued support and overwhelming love! @faygams
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Jacob Moro, Ensemble/J.D. understudy

Jacob MoroFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone (UTM MT Club); Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Theatre Trinity); Jack in Knotted, Samuel in Kings of Leon (Trinity Fringe Festival).

About: Jacob is a second-year student in the Theatre and Drama Studies Program at the University of Toronto/Sheridan College. He is thrilled to be making his Hart House Theatre debut alongside an incredibly talented cast and creative team.

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Bohdan Onushko, Ensemble

Bohdan OnushkoFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Assistant Producer for Generation Why? Cabaret Series (Waycik Productions); Dancer in Song’s For A New World, Bobby in Cabaret (First Act Productions); UPS Guy/Dance Captain in Legally Blonde (St. Lawrence College).

About: Bohdan is thrilled to be making his Hart House Theatre debut with Heathers: The Musical.  Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Bohdan is a graduate of the Music Theatre Program at St. Lawrence College. He is a performer in Toronto and enjoys fine wine, Crossfit and pizza. See more of Bohdan on his youtube channel, Dangerously Queer, that he co-produces with his fiancé, and check him out on Instagram and Twitter @bohdanonushko

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Madison Sekulin, Ensemble

Madison SekulinFor Hart House Theatre: Chris in Carrie: the musical

Selected Credits: Footloose, The Skriker (Randolph College); The Wizard of Oz, Annie (Drayton Entertainment); Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man, Coricopat in Cats (TCP); The Wizard of Oz (NETworks National Tour); Tilly Boulter in Anne of Green Gables (KWMP).

About: Maddie is a proud graduate of The Randolph Academy for Performing Arts where she graduated from the Triple Threat Program. Maddie continues to train in dance and voice regularly and is excited to continue learning and working in the industry. Find her on instagram: @madsekk 

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Allison Leia Wall, Ensemble/ Dance Captain

Allison Leia WallFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: ‘Squeaky’ Fromme in Charlie: Son of Man (Echo Productions); The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid (The LOT); Footloose (Randolph College).

Upcoming: Context with Echo Productions at the 2018 Rendezous With Madness Festival. 

About: Allison, originally from Vancouver, moved to Toronto to attend Randolph College for the Performing Arts which she graduated from two years ago. Apart from performing, Allison enjoys teaching dance, reading, rewatching the same three shows on Netflix and cuddling with her cats who only sometimes want to cuddle with her. 

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