Giustin MacLean, Music Director
Erin Gerofsky, Costume Designer
Melissa Joakim, Lighting Designer
Shannon Dunbar, Assistant Director *
Jonathan Corkal, Associate Music Director
Michael Henley, Assistant Music Director
Jennifer Jakob, Head of Wardrobe
*Supported by the Dr. David E. Gardner Apprentice Director Program
For Hart House Theatre: Mary Lane in Reefer Madness, Marie LaSalle in High Fidelity.
Selected Credits: Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, Mimi in RENT, Finalist on How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria for CBC, network voice for Family Jr. channel.
About: A graduate of Sheridan Institute’s Musical Theatre Performance program, Jennifer is a Toronto based performer, producer and voice actor. Most recently she acted as assistant to the director and dance captain in addition to performing at Drayton Entertainment under one of her mentors, David Rogers. She has received critical acclaim for her portrayal or Liza Minnelli in her one woman show Liza Live! as well as for her autobiographical rock cabaret Jagged Little Me featuring the music of Alanis Morissette. She has also enjoyed four seasons as a performer at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia. Jennifer has produced a number of successful productions at the Toronto Fringe including The Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl series and Baker’s Dozen, Twelve Angry Puppets in addition to her performance work. She is the host and producer of Singular Sensation, A Musical Theatre Open Mic, Toronto’s premier weekly musical theatre event that recently celebrated their 7th year in Toronto. She is also a curator of the Sunday Cabaret Series at Toronto’s 120 Diner, mentoring young and emerging performers helping create and produce Cabaret. This past year Jennifer was featured on the cover of NOW Magazine for her work at the Toronto Fringe and in the city. As a voice actor, she is the voice of the Family Jr. channel as well as a recurring character on PBS’s Peg + Cat and Amazon’s Creative Galaxy. She is also a voice teacher and a mental health advocate. www.jenniferwalls.com
For Hart House Theatre: Carrie: the musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wedding Singer, Cabaret.
Selected Credits: We Will Rock You (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Moll (World Premiere-Randolph College); Context (Echo Productions); The Music Man, Darling of the Day, The Wakowski Bros., Guys & Dolls (Talk is Free Theatre); Heart of Steel (Next Stage Festival); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Sheridan); The Rocky Horror Show (Fallen Rock Productions)
About: Amanda is also a film writer and producer alongside her wonderful husband, Mark!
For Hart House Theatre: Jerry Springer–The Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, High Fidelity – The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Richard III, Cabaret, Romeo and Juliet, The Wedding Singer – The Musical, The Importance of Being Earnest, and most recently; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, We The Family and Boeing Boeing.
Selected Credits: Life After, a new musical (Canadian Stage, Musical Stage Company and Young Street Theatricals – Dora nominated, outstanding set design); Undercover (Tarragon, Citadel and Virtigo, directed by Rebecca Northan); Our Town (Buddies In Bad Times and Theatre Rusticle); Shrek, The Musical (Globe Theatre).
Upcoming: In the spring Brandon will return to The Globe Theatre in Regina for Mamma Mia. In Toronto he’ll be designing the set for Mary Poppins (Young Peoples Theatre).
About: Brandon is a set and costume designer based in Toronto with work appearing on stages across Canada. Brandon was nominated for the 2017 Pauline McGibbon Award, the 2018 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design, and is a recipient of an OAC Chalmers Development Grant. For more information and a portfolio please visit www.brandonkleimandesign.com
For Hart House Theatre: Laertes in Hamlet, Jamie in Bone Cage, Romeo/Iago/Chorus in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Fight Director for Titus Andronicus, The Crucible, Much Ado About Nothing, 7 Stories, Carrie: the musical, Hamlet, Tideline, Jesus Christ Superstar, Twelfth Night, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), The Wedding Singer.
Selected Credits: For Shakespeare Bash’d – Antonio/Valentine/Fight Director (Twelfth Night), Lennox (Macbeth), Mortimer (Edward II), Fight Director (King John, Hamlet and Comedy of Errors). For Rarely Pure – Oliver/Fight Director (As You Like It, Half a League, Valkyrie). For Randolph Theatre – Fight Director (Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Lord of the Flies). Others – Fight Director for Kill Your Parents in Viking Alberta (Storefront/Bloodpact) Fight Director for Nature of the Beast (Safeword Theatre), Fight Director for As You Like It (Theatre By the Bay), Demetrius/First Fairy/Snout in Midsummer Nights Dream (Urban Bard), Fight Director for Mercury Fur (Seven Siblings Theatre), Enobarbus/Fight Director in Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre Elusive), Leo in How Coyote Was Swallowed by the Sandia Mountains (Toronto/Montreal Fringe), Stunt Coordinator for Out With Dad (J. Leaver Productions -Award Winning Webseries)
About: Nate is a Toronto based actor, award winning fight director and certified stage combat instructor. You can follow all of his thrilling stage combat heroics on twitter and instagram @FrostBitton and check out his website at www.natebitton.com!
For Hart House: ASM for Bone Cage, ASM for Romeo and Juliet.
Selected Credits: SM – Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl and Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (Toronto Fringe), Assassins in Concert (Toronto Musical Concerts), Don Pasquale (Opera York), Girl’s End: A one women musical workshop (First Sight festival), ASM – Madam Mao (SummerWorks), SM – Revolutions (Tapestry New Opera), ASM – The Taming of the Shrew (Rose Theatre Brampton).
About: Lacey is so excited to be returning to Hart House Theatre this season to stage manage Heathers: The Musical and exercise her passion for musical theatre. Lacey is a Toronto based stage manager that has been working in production for eight years. During this time Lacey has had the opportunity to tour with shows around Canada, USA and the Edinburgh Fringe. When not working on a show, Lacey studies aerial hoop and silks, and teaches circus arts to children in after school programs.
For Hart House Theatre: Debut
Selected credits: Production Designer Best Kept Secrets, Omnium Gatherum (Theatre By Committee); Production Designer April in Autumn (Warren Sulatycky) for film; Costume Designer Jib & Jab (Kurt Ogilvie) for film; Costume Designer Faust (Theatre By The Bay)
Upcoming: Wagon Play (Theatre By Committee)
About: Kelly Anderson is a graduate of York University’s theatre program, specializing in Design, Playwriting and Devised Theatre. Recently, she has been working as a playwright, set, costume, lighting and sound designer in theatre – and a costume and production designer in film. She is the company designer for Theatre By Committee.