Spelling Bee – Production Team

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Cory Doran, Director*

Giustin MacLean, Music Director

Sabrina Hooper, Choreographer

Brandon Kleiman, Set Designer

Kathleen Black, Costume Designer

André du Toit, Lighting Designer

Ndola Hutton, Stage Manager


*The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).

Cory Doran, Director

Cory DoranFor Hart House Theatre: Boeing Boeing, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pseudolus in  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Selected Credits: Comme Si, Comme Ca (Theatre By Committee); Empty Boxes (Homestead Theatre Project); Parfumerie, Funny Money (Scarborough Players); 9 to 5 the Musical (SMT); God (Core Players).  

About:  Cory is an award winning actor who can be heard regularly on your radio and TV. He does the voices for successful cartoon shows such as Wild Kratts, Cat in the Hat, Freaktown, The 3 Amigonauts, Little Charmers, Luna Petunia, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, as well as many many more.  Cory would like to thank his cast and crew for their amazing ability to come in and play, each and every rehearsal.   A special thanks go to his uber supportive wife Alexa and their three kids.    



Sabrina Hooper, Choreographer

Sabrina HooperFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Music Man, Anne of Green Gables, 9 to 5 The Musical (Scarborough Music Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ryleepuss Productions).

Upcoming: Right after opening weekend of Spelling Bee, Sabrina will be channeling her creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky side as she helps cast The Addams Family for Scarborough Music Theatre, which opens February 1, 2018.

About: Sabrina is thrilled to be making her Hart House debut supported by such a strong artistic team! She grew up in the dance community of northern Ontario and made the move to Toronto over a decade ago. After an 8 year hiatus from performing, Sabrina caught the theatre bug in 2011 and has since been involved in 13 productions (and counting) as either a performer or choreographer. She is a two-time THEA nominee with the ACT-CO Festival for Best Choreography in a Musical. When not on stage, she is a traditional “9 to 5’er” in the financial district, which she describes as the ideal “yin to her yang”; it’s all about the work-life balance. Instagram/Twitter: @sh7oops


Brandon Kleiman, Set Designer

Brandon KleimanFor 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; We The Family and Boeing Boeing.

Selected Credits: Undercover, A New Improvised Murder Mystery (Rebecca Northan, Tarragon, Vertigo & The Citadel); Life After, A New Musical (Canadian Stage & The Musical Theatre Co.); Our Town (Theatre Rusticle & Buddies In Bad Times);  The Little Mermaid (The Globe Theatre); Designer in Residence 16/17 Sudbury Theatre Centre; Reframed (AGO & Musical Stage Co.); One Night Only (Factory Theatre, Dora Mavor Moor Audience Choice Award 2016); Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre, Dora nominated Outstanding Production); Sousatzka: The Musical (set design associate, Theatro Proscenium Ltd.).

Upcoming:  My Name is Asher Lev (set and costume, Harold Green Jewish Theatre & Studio 180), A Christmas Story (Sudbury Theatre Centre) and Shrek: The Musical (The Globe Theatre).

About: Brandon is a set and costume designer based in Toronto. For more information and a portfolio please visit brandonkleimandesign.com