SMTers On The Town

Like the sailors on 24 hour leave in the Broadway classic ON THE TOWN, SMTers are often out and about performing with other theatre groups. On this page we try to keep up with as many of our alumni as we can who are performing elsewhere. If you loved them on our stage, go and see what else they're doing! (Note: Information presented is as current and accurate as possible. If you find any changes or errors, please let us know.)

IF/THEN – THEATRE AURORA

Sergio Calderon (Asst Dir for Anne of Green Gables, Cain/Japeth in Children of Eden) directs this contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today and all of the possibilities of tomorrow. The cast features STMers Patricia Dambrosio Mongeon (Thelma/Balloon Girl in Gypsy), Brian Hargan (Herman in Sweet Charity) and Mary Bowden (Sarah in Guys & Dolls). The show will include a lighting design by the spectacular David Buffham (LD for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spelling Bee, Anne and more). The show runs January 25 – February 3 at Theatre Aurora, 150 Henderson Drive, Aurora.

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BIG FISH – WAVESTAGE THEATRE CO.

Wavestage presents this whimsical Andrew Lippa musical based on the 2003 movie of the same name starring Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and Ewan McGregor. The show features Matthew Butler (Ewart Dunlop in The Music Man) as Will Bloom. Jamie Higgins (Ensemble in The King and I) and Megan Fielding (Laker Girl/Hand of God in Spamalot) join the ensemble. The show runs January 25 – 28 at the Newmarket Theatre.

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AVENUE Q – WHITBY COURTHOUSE THEATRE

Todd Appleton (Joseph in Joseph), Olivia Jon (Tuptim in The King and I) and lots of puppets star in this subversive and hilarious coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. The show runs February 8 – 24 at the Whitby Courthouse Theatre, 416 Centre Street South, Whitby

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THE PRODUCERS – MEADOWVALE MUSIC THEATRE

F. Darryl Burton (Sir Galahad in Spamalot, MD for Damn Yankees) is back this time as Roger de Bris in Mel Brooks’ The Producers. Also featured is Jeff Hookings (Laurie in Little Women) and Mark Umphrey (Agustin Magaldi in Evita). The show runs February 16-25, 2017 at the Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Road, Mississauga.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ – UNIONVILLE THEATRE

Mario D’Alimonte (Director for World Goes ‘Round) directs this classic musical. Meg Gibson (Roz in 9 to 5) choreographs. The show runs February 21-25 at the Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham.

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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE – RYLEEPUSS PRODUCTIONS

Michael Yaneff (Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, Director for Crazy for You) directs and Lauren Lazar (Alma Hix in Music Man, Julie Jordan in Carousel) music directs this Canadian musical show within a show comedy. John Palmieri (Andre in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Jerry in The Full Monty) is featured as The Man in the Chair. The show runs in February 2018 at the Uxbridge Musical Hall.

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INTO THE WOODS – ENCORES BY ENCORE

SMTers Merle Garbe (Producer of many SMT shows), Eddy Isenberg (Captain Orton in The King and I) and Steve Lavoie (MD for Evita) are the artistic staff leading a fabulous cast which includes SMTers Peter Pequegnat (Joe in Merrily We Roll Along and President), Samantha Ballard (Evita in Evita), David Wicken (Director of Evita), Matthew Butler (Ewart Dunlop in The Music Man), Avra Fainer (Ado Annie in Oklahoma), Kathy Knight (Rachel Lynde in Anne of Green Gables) in this Sondheim fairy tale classic. The show runs February 24 and 25 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

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TAINTED JUSTICE – VILLAGE PLAYERS

Chris O’Bray (Lurch in The Addams Family) will be returning to the living and taking on the role of Frank Haynes, a silver-tongued conman who winds up getting accused of murder on Cape Breton Island, 1913 in Tainted Justice. The show runs March 2 – 24 at The Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor Street West.

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST – OSHAWA LITTLE THEATRE

Chris Daniel (Albert in The Secret Garden, Charlie in Brigadoon) plays the Beast and Rob Murphy (Lt. Joe Cable in South Pacific) the vainglorious Gaston in this Disney classic! Brian Mathias (Reverend in Anne of Green Gables, Protean in Forum, Henry in South Pacific) is also featured in the ensemble. The show runs March 29 – April 21 at Oshawa Little Theatre, 62 Russett Avenue, Oshawa.

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME – ALEXANDER SHOWCASE

Jeff Hookings (Laurie in Little Women) is featured in the stage version of the Disney musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel about the adventures of Quasimodo. The show runs April 6-14 at the Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - SCARBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD

Jason Silzer (Dir for Spamalot and Children of Eden) directs this Oscar Wilde classic about two bachelors, who must disentangle then re-entangle their double lives in order to win the affections of two very pretty young ladies, each of whom has a soft spot for fellows named Ernest. The show runs July 6-21, 2018 at Scarborough Village Theatre.

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ZUMBA – THE MOVE STUDIO

Tamara Stokoe-Said (Lola in Damn Yankees, Anita in West Side Story) not only loves to dance onstage but she brings her moves to her fitness studio, The Move Studio in Newmarket. Tamara is a Zumba Education Specialist who travels all across Canada training Zumba instructors. She also teaches Zumba classes at the studio. So if you’d like to move like Lola check it out.

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REEL SCHOOL - YOUTUBE

Michael Winn Johnson (Miles Gloriosus in Forum) hosts Reel School where he delves a little deeper into themes and motifs of recent cinema with a variety of videos including movie reviews, tutorials about film theory and history, Reel School Countdowns and Celebrity interviews. He has interviewed stars such as Bruce Campbell, William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Amy Acker, Amber Benson, and many more, and some of Reel School's tutorials have even been included in the curriculum at Baker University, the oldest University in Kansas.

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