Jesus Christ Superstar Production Team

 

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Luke Brown, Director *

Anthony Bastianon, Musical Director

Amanda Nuttall, Choreographer

Laura Gardner, Set Design

Sara Brzozowski, Costume Design

George Quan, Lighting Design

Jackie McClelland, Properties

Dustyn Wales, Stage Manager *

Nate Bitton, Fight Director

Stephanie Schmid, Dance Captain

Rebecca Ostroff, Assistant Director **

Giustin MacLean, Associate Musical Director

Laura Delchiaro, Assistant Costume Designer

Jayden Hsueh, Assistant Technical Director

Sam Hale, Assistant Stage Manager

Shashwat Sharma, Assistant Stage Manager and Videographer

 

BAND

Keyboards/conductor: Giustin MacLean
Keyboards: Anthony Bastianon
Electric and acoustic guitars: Iain Leslie
Bass guitar: Erik Larson
Drums: Pieter Huyer
Flute soloist: Toshie Murohashi
Violin soloist: Sheree Spencer

 


 


Luke Brown, Director *

 

Luke BrownFor Hart House Theatre: The Wedding Singer

Selected Credits: Billy Bishop Goes to War, The War of the Roses, Séance with Nicholas Wallace, Letters to Hope, Monstrous Invisible, Bittergirl, Just Us, Kristen Peace: Everything (Theatre Aquarius); A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Mayfield); Dianne & Me (Angelwalk/Vancouver Fringe). As Associate Director Tuesdays with Morrie (Stage West); High School Musical (Drayton). Luke has directed workshops of I’m Not Anybody and Neighbours for Pat the Dog.

About: Currently serving as Artistic Associate at Theatre Aquarius, Luke has also been affiliated with Neptune Theatre, the Charlottetown Festival and Talk is Free Theatre. Wink and double guns to SF.

*appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

 

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Anthony Bastianon, Musical Director

 

Anthony BastianonFor Hart House Theatre: The Wedding Singer

Selected Credits: Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre, London), Godspell (Sheridan College), 13 seasons with Stage West Theatre (includes 40 productions such as Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Cabaret, Fiddler On The Roof); Tick Tick Boom, Songs For A New World, Title of Show (Angelwalk Theatre); Myths And Hymns (Talk Is Free Theatre); Seussical (Theatre Aquarius); Joseph (Drayton Entertainment).

Upcoming: Mary Poppins (Globe Theatre, Regina) and Anthony will be writing a new theatre song-cycle for the upcoming 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival.

About: As a composer, Anthony has written music for Rob Ford The MusicalNot In My Backyard (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Nursery School Musical (performances in Toronto and Houston); The Decameron (Toronto Workshop). Anthony is the musical director/arranger for Bravura, a baritone trio; His versatility has brought him to work with such musical theatre icons as Andrea Martin and Michael Burgess and pop celebrities Chantal Kerviazuk and Dan Hill. He is the co-founder of Theatre Atoms (formerly The Mississauga Youth Theatre) and is on faculty at Sheridan College Music Theatre Performance Program. Anthony is so pleased with the great work of his associate musical director, Giustin MacLean, and thrilled that he has taken on the role of “conductor” for the performances!

 

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Amanda Nuttall, Choreographer

 

Amanda NuttallFor Hart House Theatre: Cabaret, The Wedding Singer.

Selected Credits: The Wakowski Bros., Guys and Dolls (Talk is Free Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Sheridan); The Rocky Horror Show (Fallen Rock Productions); Spring Awakening, Reefer Madness (LOT).

About: Amanda is a performer, choreographer and dance instructor in Toronto.

 

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Laura Gardner, Set Design

 

Laura GardnerFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: set and costume designer of Les Zinspirees 3D (Theatre Francais); set designer of Kitchen Radio (Blyth Festival); costume designer of New Jerusalem (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); set and costume designer of Parade (Sheridan); set and costume designer of Cunning Little Vixen (Glenn Gould School); costume designer of Bea (Actors’ Repertory Company):  costume designer of Legally Blonde the Musical (Randolph); set and costume designer of This Wide Night (Toronto Fringe Outstanding Design);  set and costume designer of The Three Munschketeers and Paperbag Princess & Stories (PTE); costume designer of The Mill: Ash (Part 4), and associate costume designer of The Mill, parts 1 and 2 (Theatrefront).

Upcoming:  costume designer of Emily’s Piano (YPT); costume designer of Chess (Sheridan).

About: Laura received her training from York University; a BFA in theatre production and design. For more, please visit lauragardnerdesign.ca

 

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Sara Brzozowski, Costume Design

 

Sara BrzozowskiFor Hart House Theatre: Assistant costume designer for The Wedding Singer.

Selected Credits: Costume designer of Curtains (Randolph Theatre); Escape from Happiness and Rabbit Hole (Alumnae Theatre); Production designer of Blood Moon (TPM Backspace); Assistant costume designer of King Lear, Blithe Spirit, Waiting for Godot, Cymbeline and Richard III (Stratford Festival); The Tin Drum (Cazalet Theatre for the CINARS Festival); Costume Buyer for Evil Dead the Musical 2013 (Randolph) Film: Assistant costume designer of A Sunday Kind of Love (Broken Compass Film Inc.); Key wardrobe assistant of MADD Canada’s: Driven (MjM Media).

About: Sara has worked in a number of wardrobes throughout Ontario as a seamstress, milliner, and breakdown artist. In film, she has held positions as a buyer and wardrobe assistant for multiple commercials and television series.

 

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George Quan, Lighting Design

 

George QuanFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Abigail’s Party (Precisely Peter Productions); This Is It (The Blood Projects); The Lover (Three Peasants Theatre); Girl Who Loved Her Horses and White Buffalo Calf Woman (Centre for Indigenous Theatre); Fragments (No Parachute Theatre); The Dumb Waiter (Two Wolves); RAW (Ten Foot Pole); Vacant (Triangle Pi); The Russian Play (Spiel Players).

About: George Quan is a lighting, set, and projection designer for the live performing arts. George graduated from York University with a BFA in Performance Design. His work has been showcased in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial, and in the 2012 Toronto Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. He is the primary lighting designer at “Fly”, Toronto’s largest Gay Nightclub and a founding member of No Parachute Theatre. Presently he is working with Mirvish Productions and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre as Assistant Lighting Designer on The Heart of Robinhood. In January he will be entering his second season with the Stratford Festival of Canada, working as Assistant Lighting Designer on Hamlet and The Sound of Music for their 2015 Season. More information on George can be found at www.georgequandesigns.com

 

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Jackie McClelland, Properties

 

Jackie McClellandFor Hart House Theatre: The TempestThe Importance of Being Earnest, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), The Wedding Singer, Twelfth Night, Bone Cage, Bent, Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy, Romeo and Juliet.

Selected Credits: Escape from Happiness (Alumnae Theatre), Richard III (Shakespeare in the Ruff), The Glass Cage (Snowdrop Productions), the dreamer examines his pillow (JR Theatre), Dial M for Murder (Bygone Theatre). Film: High School Health (Luminato Festival), Honey, I’m Home! (Scotiabank Nuit Blanche).

About: Jackie is a set and props designer specializing in period work for both theatre and short films. She recently acted as production designer for High School Health, a short film and installation project for the Luminato Festival starring Atom Egoyan and Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Upcoming: The Land of Promise (Snowdrop Productions; Theatre Double Take)

 

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Dustyn Wales, Stage Manager

 

Dustyn WalesFor Hart House Theatre: The Tempest, Robin Hood: A Legendary Musical Comedy, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, King Lear

Selected Credits: Over 40 productions across Canada including: The Gigli Concert, Billy Bishop Goes To War, Glengarry Glen Ross, Faith Healer, Travesties, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Guardsman (Soulpepper); Light in The Piazza, Craigslist Cantata (Acting Up Stage); A Man A Fish (Persephone); Musical of Musicals: The Musical! (Mirvish); Billy Bishop Goes To War, St. Anne’s Reel (Blyth); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Angelwalk); The Godot Cycle (Fringe); i Think i Can, The Great Mountain, Blue Planet (YPT).

*appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

 

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Nate Bitton, Fight Director

 

Nathan BittonFor Hart House Theatre: staged fights for the entire 2013/2014 season including: Bone Cage, Twelfth Night, The Wedding Singer and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

About: A graduate of the UTM/Sheridan, Theatre and Drama Studies program, Nate is a busy member of the Toronto theatre community. Nate is an actor, fight director and certified stage combat instructor. He is also one of the first ever, non-student, co-winners of the Fight Directors Canada – Paddy Crean award. Nate also holds a teaching degree from OISE/UT. Nate has worked as a Fight Director in numerous productions around Toronto. Other favourite Fight Director credits include: Valkyrie, As You Like It (Rarely Pure Theatre); Out With Dad – an award winning webseries (J. Leaver Presentations); Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre Elusive), Lord of the Flies and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Randolph Academy)

 

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Rebecca Ostroff, Assistant Director**

 

Rebecca OstroffFor Hart House Theatre: Assistant Stage Manager in The Wedding Singer, and Sound Board Operator in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).

Selected Credits: Frankie in A Killer Story, Mel in In This Life (Hart House Players), Teresa in Marion Bridge (SRB Theatre).

About: Rebecca is a third-year Drama and Psychology major at U of T. She is beyond thrilled to be working with this amazing team!

 

** supported by the Dr. David E. Gardner Apprentice Director Program

 

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Giustin MacLean, Associate Music Director

 

Giustin MacLeanFor Hart House Theatre: Assistant Music Director for The Wedding Singer

Selected Credits: CommencementGroup Therapy (Toronto Fringe 2014); Into the Woods (TCDS); Songs For A New World (UC Follies); The Odyssey (VCDS); Pirates of Penzance (Vic Chorus).

Upcoming: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Steppin’ Out), Piaf: Songs of the Nightingale (Bronwyn Odile Productions), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (TCDS).

About: Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Giustin got his start music directing in high school productions around the province. He is presently a fourth-year student of Philosophy at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Giustin is extremely pleased to be back at Hart House with such an amazing team. Special thanks to Anthony Bastianon for all his kindness and mentorship. Etc: Giustin’s name is pronounced like Justin.

 

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Laura Delchiaro, Assistant Costume Designer

 

Laura DelchiaroFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Costume Design: Solferino (Rogue and Peasant); Legally Blonde, High School Musical II (Bravo Academy); Spring Awakening (Toronto Youth Theatre); A Ladylike Murder, The Rocky Horror Show (VCDS), Having Hope at Home (Amicus Productions); Assistant Costume Design: Into the Woods (Stageworks Toronto)

About: Laura recently obtained a Diploma in Costume Studies from Dalhousie University. She has worked as a stitcher for Neptune Theatre and for the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

 

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Sam Hale, Assistant Stage Manager

 

Samuel HaleFor Hart House Theatre: Assistant Stage Manager, The Tempest

Selected Credits: Stage Manager, 52 Pick-Up, (The Howland Company/Toronto Fringe), Stage Manager, Ajax (Por Nobody), (SummerWorks), Stage Manager, The Beaver Den, (Jazz Squared Theatre), Stage Manager, Easter, (Naught), Stage Manager, InspiraTO, (InspiraTO Festival 2013), Assistant Stage Manager, And Now, Then End, (SummerWorks), Production Manager, The Plough and the Stars, (RTS), Production Stage Manager, New Voices, (RTS).

 

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Shashwat Sharma, Assistant Stage Manager and Videographer

 

Shashwat SharmaFor Hart House Theatre: Assistant Stage Manger for The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wedding Singer and Festival of Dance 2014; Videographer for The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) and Twelfth Night.

Selected Credits: Stage Manager for Vinegar Tom (Neoteny Theatre); Blood Moon (Starfish Productions); Videographer for Skule Nite 1T4 (U of T Engineering).

Upcoming: Producer of Skule Nite 1T5 (U of T Engineering Musical and Sketch Comedy Revue)

About: Shashwat is a U of T Engineering graduate with an overactive artsy side. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Computational Electromagnetics.

 

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