The Wedding Singer – Production Team

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Luke Brown, Director
Anthony Bastianon, Musical Director
Amanda Nagy, Choreographer
Brandon Kleiman, Set and Costume Designer
Dominic Manca, Lighting Designer
Sarah Barton, Stage Manager
Jackie McClelland, Properties
Scott Gorman, Carpenter
Trason Fernandes & Alexandra Smith, Make-up and Wigs Designers
Olivia Nicoloff, Assistant Director
Giustin MacLean, Assistant Musical Director
Sara Brzozowski, Set & Costume Design Assistant
Talia Cheifetz, Bridget Huang, Rebecca Ostroff and Shashwat Sharma, Assistant Stage Managers
Irene Sotoodeh, Maria Tcvetkova and Pascale Ubertino, Sewers
Moira Garr (Head of Department), Kyle McKellar, Shelby Potier, Teresa Young and Jade Zakarow, Make-Up and Wigs Assistants
Lois Boody, Mona Elayyan, Shahrukh Malik, Lucy McPhee, Laura Philipps, Caroline Seiler, Lucrece Jahyun Shin and Kelly Yang, Production Crew
Lian Ashton, Katerina Bong, Cindy Bui, Christiana Chen, Sarah Chung, Dina Ginzburg, Lacey Juk, Sang Young Jung, Henry Lu and Grant Quinn, Production Assistants
Aida Bourdis, Saheb Dhody, Savannah Forest, Fionna Xiao Gan, JayLynn Hines, Laura Lakatosh, Shahrukh Malik, Laurelie Menelon, Amy Wang and Paul Yang, Running Crew
Daniel DiMarco and Scott Gorman, Production Photographers

 

Band

 

Conductor & Keyboards: Anthony Bastianon
Keyboards: Giustin MacLean
Electric Guitar: Iain Leslie
Electric Bass: Brad Cheeseman
Drums & Percussion: Pieter Huyer

 


 

Luke Brown, Director

 

Luke BrownFor Hart House Theatre: Debut.

 

Selected Credits: 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. Etc: Wink and double guns to SF.

 

 

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Anthony Bastianon, Musical Director

 

Anthony BastianonFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: 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: Godspell (Sheridan College); Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre, London).

 

About: As a composer, Anthony has written music for Not 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.

 

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Amanda Nagy, Choreographer

 

Amanda NagyFor Hart House Theatre: Choreographer, Cabaret

 

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

 

About: Amanda is a performer, choreographer and dance instructor in Toronto. She recently has choreographed numerous events for Theatre 20’s Emerging Artists Ensemble.

 

Upcoming: planning her own Wedding Day!

 

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Brandon Kleiman, Set and Costume 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

 

Selected Credits: Legally Blonde-the Musical (Randolph Academy) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Easy Street Productions); RENT (Sheridan Theatre / Mirvish); Blind Date (Rebecca Northan, director, World Stage at Harbourfront Centre, Dora-nominated: outstanding production); Macbeth (Classical Theatre Project); Napoleon: The Musical, No Way to Treat A Lady (Talk Is Free Theatre); A Woman of No Importance, Closer, Wit (Alumnae Theatre)

FILM/TV: Costume designs include; Merus Breach (short) Seventh Day (short), The Reception (Bravo!FACT), Piece of Mind (Landed Entertainments, feature).

 

Upcoming: Real Estate (Sudbury Theatre Centre)

 

About: Brandon is a design assistant at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Outside of the festival, he has assisted Designers Michael Gianfrancesco, Sean Mulcahy, Douglas Paraschuk, David Boechler, Julie Fox, and Robert Brill for Toronto, Winnipeg, New York and Los Angeles. For photos and contact information please visit www.brandonkleimandesign.com

 

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Dominic Manca, Lighting Designer

 

Dominic MancaFor Hart House Theatre: Bent (Set and Lighting), The Night of the Iguana (Lighting)

 

Selected Credits: Set design: Les Zinspirés, L’Emmerdeur (Théâtre français de Toronto),  Zone (Théâtre français de Toronto & Théâtre la Catapulte) [*Awarded Best Design at Ottawa’s Prix Rideau Awards, 2012]. Set and Lighting Design: L’École des femmes (TfT), Les Médecins de Molière (TfT & Théâtre la Catapulte) [*Nominated for Best Set Design at Ottawa’s Prix Rideau Awards, 2010], Le diner de cons (TfT), Encore (L’Unithéâtre). Lighting Design: Piaf love conquers all (LVR Productions). Art Department: Tiny Plastic Men season 2, Merus Breech, TFO

 

About: Dominic was born and raised near Edmonton, AB. Since he was 16 years old Dominic has kept himself busy anywhere he can backstage and on film sets as a technician, designer and production manager. Since moving to Toronto in 2006 he has been working mostly in the French community at both the Théâtre français de Toronto and TFO. Dominic is thrilled to be back this year with the Hart House team. Merde! dominicmanca.ca

 

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Sarah Barton, Stage Manager

 

Sarah BartonFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Legally Blonde: the Musical* (Theatre Aquarius); Festival Dances* (The Banff Centre); A Chorus Line, Tommy (Theatre Aquarius Performing Arts Programme); Curtains (No Strings Theatre); Something Unspoken (The Tennessee Project); FRESH Dance Intensive (FRESH Dance); No Exit, Closer (Theatre Bassaris); Trudeautopia (Toronto Fringe Festival).

*Canadian Actors’ Equity Association apprenticeship credits

 

About: Sarah holds a degree in Theatre Production and Design from York University. Sarah also works as a production manager and will be working in that capacity this year for Coyote Collective’s production of Labour being presented at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace in February 2014, and for the InspiraTO Festival this upcoming spring. Sarah is very excited to work alongside such a talented cast and crew for The Wedding Singer. Break legs everyone!

 

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Jackie McClelland, Properties

 

Jackie McClellandFor Hart House Theatre: Twelfth Night, Bone Cage, Bent, Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy, Romeo and Juliet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (as assistant), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (as assistant).

 

Selected Credits: Richard III (Shakespeare in the Ruff); The Glass Cage (Snowdrop Productions); Dial M for Murder (Bygone Theatre); Twelfth Night (Canopy Theatre Company); Offers of Home (Panfish Productions); Into the Woods (Bravo Academy). Film: 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.

 

Upcoming: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (JR Theatre).

 

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Olivia Nicoloff, Assistant Director

 

Olivia NicoloffFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

About: Olivia is in her first year at the University of Toronto. She is currently a Drama Major with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, focusing on performance acting. She is working towards her Drama Specialist Degree with a Minor in History hoping to pursue a future in Dramaturgy. Originally from Newmarket, Olivia is a graduate of the Arts Huron Regional Arts Programme at Huron Heights Secondary School, with a Double Major in Drama and Music. Throughout her years in Arts Huron, she directed, performed and worked in Costume and Make Up Design for several productions, her most notable including A Man of No Importance, Lucky Stiff, and The Russian Play. Onstage or off, she is always learning. Olivia is beyond excited for her first Hart House show, and is honoured to work with such incredible talent. Special shoutouts to Tam and Nick for their constant support and to Half for pushing her to get this far – much love.

 

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Giustin MacLean, Assistant Music Director

 

Giustin MacLeanFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

 

Selected Credits: Songs For A New World (UC Follies), The Odyssey (VCDS), Pirates of Penzance: Pianist (Vic Chorus)

 

Upcoming: Into the Woods (TCDS), Murder in the Cathedral (TCDS)

 

About: Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Giustin got his start music directing in high school productions around the province. He is presently a third-year student of Philosophy at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Giustin is thrilled to be making his debut with Hart House Theatre. Etc: Giustin’s name is pronounced like Justin. His parents are Italian.

 

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