Into the Woods – Cast


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In order of appearance:

Bradley Hoover, Narrator/Mysterious Man

Michelle Nash, Cinderella

Colin Asuncion, Jack

Erin Winsor, Jack’s Mother

Maksym Shkvorets, Milky White

James King, Baker

Amy Swift, Baker’s Wife

Jaymie Sampa, Cinderella’s Stepmother

Moulan Bourke, Florinda

Jayne Peters, Lucinda

Korin Thomas-Smith, Cinderella’s Father/Wolf

Sarite Harris, Little Red Riding Hood

Saphire Demitro, Witch

Rachel Wood, Cinderella’s Mother/Sleeping Beauty

Nevada Banks, Granny/Giant

Alexandra Reed, Rapunzel/Snow White

Hugh Ritchie, Cinderella’s Prince

Chiano Panth, Rapunzel’s Prince

Matt Lacas, Steward



Bradley Hoover, Narrator/Mysterious Man

Bradley HooverFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Opera – Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy); Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni (Toronto City Opera); The Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Zuniga in Carmen, Samuel in Un ballo in maschera (Toronto Opera Repertoire). Theatre – Ensemble in The Death Show, Les Demimondes, Neon Nightz, Under the Mink (The Scandelles/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); Greg in A Chorus Line, Ensemble in Chess: The Musical (Applause Applause Productions); Ensemble in West Side Story (Huron Country Playhouse); Pee Wee in Meet Me in St. Louis (Hamilton Theatre Inc.); The Woodsman in Little Red Riding Hood (Stage West); Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods (Theatre Aquarius).

About: Bradley is currently completing an Honours B.A. at the University of Toronto in Classical Civilization, English Literature and Drama, receiving the Peter F. Bronfman Leadership Award from Woodsworth College in 2015. Bradley studied musical theatre performance at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.

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Michelle Nash, Cinderella

Michelle NashFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Linda in the Evil Dead North American Tour (Starvox Entertainment); Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (LOT); Edith Piaf in Piaf: Songs of the Nightingale (Brownwyn-Odile Productions); Kim/Teesha in Mixed Messages (Mixed Company Theatre); Glinda/Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz (Linus Hand Productions); Traveller in The Tin Forest (National Theatre of Scotland); Penny in Hairspray, Maria in The Sound of Music, Fiona in Shrek the Musical.

About: Nash is a graduate of the Theatre and Drama Studies program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Mississauga, and studies voice with Yoriko Tanno (her queen and saviour). She enjoys tea, gems, cookies and sleep, but swears that she is still a good time. Follow her deep Twitter thoughts and edgy Instagram pics @michnashhh

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Colin Asuncion, Jack

Colin AsuncionFor Hart House Theatre: Kit Kat Dancer in Cabaret

Selected Credits: Mitch Mahoney in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Easy Street Productions), Angel in RENT (Fallen Rock Productions), Lex in SQUAT (Toronto Fringe), Berger in HAIR, Ensemble in Fugitive Songs (First Act Productions), Seaweed in Hairspray, Daddy Brubeck in Sweet Charity, Angel in RENT, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show (U of T).

About: Colin Asuncion received his musical training at St. Michael’s Choir School where he studied voice, piano, and violin. In addition to his theatre and cabaret performances, he was also a guest commentator on MTV Canada’s The After Show. Colin is the Marketing Communications Specialist for the Retail Council of Canada. Fun fact: During his studies at the University of Toronto, Colin worked as a box office attendant for Hart House Theatre.

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Erin Winsor, Jack’s Mother

Erin WinsorFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Jesus Christ Superstar, Our Divas Do Christmas (Tada Events); Alice in The Addams Family (PMP); Eponine in Les Miserables (Atlantic Light); Title role in Mary Poppins (Theatre St. John’s). For Spirit of Newfoundland – Our Celtic Spirit (Emily), The Grinch, Dressing and Gravy (Maxine), Skeets, Snobs and Peppermint Nobs (Woman 2), Christmas Around the World (Woman 2). For Theatre Sheridan – Merrily We Roll Along (Dory), Colours in the Storm (Daphne), Come From Away (Beulah). For Rising Tide Theatre – I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Woman 1), This Marvellous Terrible Place (Various Characters), Beacon of Light (Rebecca), Brand New Beat (Donna).

About: Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 2013 Graduate of Sheridan College – Music Theatre Performance Program. www.erinwinsor.com

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Maksym Shkvorets, Milky White

Maksym ShkvoretsFor Hart House Theatre: Jerry Springer: The Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, High Fidelity

Selected Credits: Knight (Medieval Times), Jack in Fairy Tale Ending (RYOT/Toronto Fringe), Peter/Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet, Von Strack in Amadeus (Scarborough Players), ToboR in ToboR the RoboT, Brad in Rocky Horror Show, Len in Robin Hood, Milky White in Into the Woods (Toronto Youth Theatre)

About: Maksym is proud to reprise his role as Milky White after a long absence from the theatre. He is currently a Masters student in Linguistics at the University of Toronto, focusing on Language Change. He also dances with the Vesnianka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, who recently performed in the Pan Am Opening Ceremonies. Vesnianka.com

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James King, Baker

James KingFor Hart House Theatre: Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar

Selected Credits: Dennis in Scooter Thomas Makes It To The Top Of The World (Black Rabbit Theatre), All For Beaver Hats, The Notorious Right Robert and His Robber Bride, Laura Secord (Festival Players of Prince Edward County), Commencement (Toronto Fringe Festival), Jesus in Godspell (Iana Theatre), Taming Of The Shrew, Measure For Measure (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival)

About: James is an actor who hails from North Augusta, Ontario. He has spent the last few years working with many different theatre companies across the province. Based in Toronto, he is also a musician and songwriter who you may have seen busking in the streets. “Buy the ticket, take the ride” – HST

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Amy Swift, Baker’s Wife

Amy Swift

For Hart House Theatre: Debut.

Selected Credits: Princess Brianna in The Stone Princess (Solar Stage Children’s Theatre); Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (Confidential MT Project);  Katie Nanna in Mary Poppins, Madame de la Grande Bouche in Beauty and the Beast (Lower Ossington Theatre); Betty in You Have to Earn It (Alumnae Theatre); Lily Craven in The Secret Garden (Silverman Studios LA); Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde (Columbia Square LA); The Teacher in Billy Bonfire: A Rock Musical (BR Studio New York); Grandmother/River/Reindeer in The Snow Queen (Solar Stage Children’s Theatre);  Mother Bird in Are You My Mother? (ArtsPower National Touring Theatre).

About: Amy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from AMDA College and Conservatory (NY & LA). Find out more about Amy at www.amyswiftactor.com

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Jaymie Sampa, Cinderella’s Stepmother

Jamie SampaFor Hart House Theatre: James the Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar

Selected Credits: Joanne in Company, Sarraghina in Nine, Helene in Sweet Charity, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, Matron Mama Morton in Chicago (U of T); Head Choreographer for Little Red Riding Hood (Solar Stage Productions); Choreographer for A Quest of Character (KidSafe Productions).

About: Jaymie is thrilled to be back at Hart House working with such a great cast and crew! She is a research coordinator at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s hospital and a performance artist in Toronto. She enjoys friends and family, tearing up the dancefloor, swimming and sunshine!

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Moulan Bourke, Florinda

Moulan BourkeFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Laurey in Oklahoma!, Amy in Company, Maggie in Working, Hot Box/Liver Lips in Guys and Dolls, Elf in A St. Clair Christmas (St. Clair College); Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Rebound Productions); Lily St. Regis in Annie (Stars of Tomorrow).

About: Moulan is a recent graduate of St. Clair College’s Music Theatre Performance Program. She is ecstatic to be a part of this production. You can follow Moulan on her facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/moulanrheabourke

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Jayne Peters, Lucinda

Jayne PetersFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Female Swing/ Ensemble in Anne and Gilbert (The Guild Charlottetown); Ensemble in The Little Mermaid (Randolph Theatre); Liesl VonTrapp in The Sound of Music, Teen Fiona/ Peter Pan (Lower Ossington Theatre); Featured performer in Abegweit Soul of the Island (Confederation Centre of the Arts); Featured dancer in Hair, Nun in Cyrano de Bergerac (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts); Featured dancer in High School Musical Pep Squad (Neptune Theatre).

About: Jayne is a proud graduate of Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and is thrilled to be joining the cast of Into the Woods. This one is for you Dad.

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Korin Thomas-Smith, Cinderella’s Father/Wolf

Korin Thomas-SmithFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Bobby in Company (Victoria College Drama Society)

About: Korin Thomas-Smith is a singer and performer in the midst of the program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where he studies in the studio of Peter Barnes. As a Voice Performance major, Korin actively performs under the Voice Division as a soloist, and as a member of the University of Toronto Men’s Chorus. Korin is eager and excited to work with such amazing creative minds and talented artists for this season at Hart House.

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Sarite Harris, Little Red Riding Hood

Sarite HarrisFor Hart House Theatre: The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Selected Credits: The Wild Party (Acting Upstage/Obsidian Theatre), Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius), Les Belles Soeurs (Annex Theatre), Funny Girl – A Night In Concert (Harold Green Jewish Theatre), Parade (Acting Upstage/Studio 180) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Fallen Rock Productions).

About: A native of Ottawa, Sarite is excited to be playing one of her dream roles. Sarite has sung the national anthems for many Blue Jays games and also plays the Ukulele. She is part of the 2015/2016 Theatre 20 Conservatory and the producer of The Directors Series. Sarite is also the proud owner of Little Teacup Vintage.

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Saphire Demitro, Witch

Saphire DemitroFor Hart House Theatre: King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Betty in The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

Selected Credits: Cheryl in Evil Dead the Musical (North American Tour); Auctioneer in Obeah Opera (Panamania); Eponine in Les Miserable (The Rose); Alysha/Theo in American Idiot, Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (LOT); Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Rizzo in Grease (SCC).

About: Saphire Demitro is a proud graduate of the St Clair College Musical Theatre program and is overwrought with joy to be taking on the role of the Witch. To find out about upcoming productions and adventures follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Saphiredemitro. Saphire would like to thank the wonderful cast and brilliant creative team.  A very special thank you to CP for being both charming and sincere. “Into the woods, then out of the woods – and Happy Ever After!”

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Rachel Wood, Cinderella’s Mother/Sleeping Beauty

Rachel WoodFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Rose in The Secret Garden (Oshawa Little Theatre),  Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music (Halifax Summer Opera Festival), Sister Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmelites (Halifax Summer Opera Festival).

About: Rachel Wood is a graduate of York University and the University of Toronto, holding an Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Music and a Bachelor of Education. Rachel is both an accomplished performer and a passionate arts educator, working with children both through private teaching and her work with Canada’s prestigious National Music Camp, the Canadian Opera Company, and  the Toronto District School Board. Find out more about Rachel at www.rachelwoodmusic.com

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Nevada Banks, Grandma / Giant

Nevada BanksFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Tiffany Fisher in Brantwood, Meg in Little Women, Iola in Parade (Theatre Sheridan); Candy in Moll and Narrator in Leading Lady (CMTP); Nell in Frolic at Fratters and Kiptyn in The Suite Life (Primestock Theatre); Mimi in RENT, Hannah in A Chorus of Disapproval, Teen Cathy in Wuthering Heights (Red Deer College).

About: Nevada recently graduated from Sheridan College with a degree in Music Theatre and holds and a diploma in Theatre Studies from Red Deer College. Nevada is currently interning for Outside the March as an Artistic Accomplice.

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Alexandra Reed, Rapunzel/Snow White

Alexandra ReedFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Alexander Showcase Theatre); Kate/Lucy in Avenue Q, Sour Kangaroo in Seussical, Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Lower Ossington Theatre); Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (JM Drama); Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Acadia University).

About: Alexandra Reed is Toronto-based singer and actor originally from Kitchener, Ontario. Alexandra completed her Bachelor of Music from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She is also a member of the Candy Cane Carolers, who perform every year at the Toronto Christmas Market and other events.

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Hugh Ritchie, Cinderella’s Prince

Hugh RitchieFor Hart House Theatre: Debut.

Selected Credits: Eddy in Divine Wrecks (Alumnae Theatre), Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret, The Balladeer in Assassins (StageWorks Toronto), Macduff/Duncan in Macbeth, Mark Antony in Caesar (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective), Johnny in And Now, The End (Summerworks 2014- received “Outstanding Performance” in NOW Magazine’s Best of the Fest). Film Credits: Luc Clavell in Reign (CW), Hanford Mobley in Lawmen (Discovery ID), Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Horatio in Hamlet (Shakespeare at Play).

About: Hugh Ritchie is an actor, singer and musician originally from Brookville, Ontario. He is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School, earning a BFA in Acting. He is a co-founder and executive director of Wolf Manor Theatre Collective (wolfmanortheatre.ca). Watch out for their production of Richard III at Tarragon this March! He also is a member of The Current, an a cappella singing group that performs for special events in and around Toronto. Book by emailing currentacappella@gmail.com!

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Chiano Panth, Rapunzel’s Prince

Chiano PanthFor Hart House Theatre: Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar

Selected Credits: The Park Keeper in Mary Poppins, Mike Understudy in A Chorus Line, Tumblebrutus in Cats.

About: Chiano is thrilled to be back at Hart House amid such an amazing cast and crew. Special thanks to S for her unflinching love and support.

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Matt Lacas, Steward

Matt LacasFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Man 1 in Edges: A Song Cycle (Processed Theatre), Demetrius in Titus Andronicus (M.S.T.C), Gomez in the Addams Family (Randolph Academy), Ali El Katib in The Wandering Stars (Segal Centre), and Eddy In The Rocky Horror Show (Rialto Theatre).

About: Matt is a Montreal-born actor now residing in Toronto. A graduate from Dawson College and Randolph Academy, he is honored to be sharing the stage with such a talented and dedicated cast & crew.

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