A recent retiree from Ottawa, Wayne’s involvement in community theatre began in the chorus of the 1980 production of Guys and Dolls for Ottawa’s Orpheus Musical Theatre Society. He has since appeared in more than 25 shows, primarily with Orpheus and the Ottawa Little Theatre. Among his favourite roles are ‘Mortimer Brewster’ in Arsenic and Old Lace, ‘Joseph’ in My Three Angels, ‘Geoffrey’ in The Lion in Winter, ‘Al Lewis’ in The Sunshine Boys and ‘Man in Chair’ in The Drowsy Chaperone (nominee, Capital Critics Circle Award, Best Actor – Community).
He has directed a dozen productions, starting with 1995’s Charley’s Aunt for the Ottawa Little Theatre. Other directing credits include Nunsense, Forever Plaid, Wait Until Dark, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (winner, Capital Critics Circle Award, Best Director – Community), The Importance of Being Earnest and On Golden Pond, all for the Ottawa Little Theatre, as well as La Cage aux Folles for Orpheus.
Wayne is a two-time recipient of the Pauline Grant award for Best Actor at the Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act Play Festival (2002 and 2011).
Stefania is delighted to be joining Footlight Theatre Company as Betty Jean. A graduate of the Capilano Musical Theatre Program, her previous credits include playing Edith in Peninsula Production's Blithe Spirit, Asaka in URP's Once on this Island and Lady Brockhurst in Exit 22's production of The Boy Friend. She's had so much fun and feels so honoured to have worked with this wonderful team, and she hopes you enjoy the show!
Sabrielle is thrilled to be playing Suzy in this exciting production of The Marvelous Wonderettes with Footlight Theatre. Sabrielle is an accomplished singer/actor/dancer with roots in jazz, musical theatre and gospel music. She began her public performance career at the age of 6, approaching strangers and serenading them with her renditions of “Maybe” from Annie and “Part of Your World” from Disney's The Little Mermaid. A recent graduate of the Capilano University Musical Theatre Program, Sabrielle would like to thank all of the teachers and faculty who gave her the confidence to follow her dreams, as well as her family and friends who inspire her with their wisdom and support. She would also like to thank the Wonderettes production team for this opportunity. Recent credits include: Colleen in 11th and Broadway
Carolyn is excited to be back with Footlight for a second time after playing The Baroness in 2010’s The Sound of Music. Some favourite stage credits include Tessie Tura in Gypsy (Arts Club Theatre & RCMT), Lily St. Regis in Annie (TUTS), Patty Simcox in Grease (TUTS), Tzeital in Fiddler on the Roof (RCMT) and Ado Annie in Oklahoma! (TUTS). She was choreographer for Highlands United Productions’ Jesus Christ Superstar this past spring in North Vancouver. Carolyn’s days are spent teaching and learning and dancing with a fabulous class of grade three students at Montroyal Elementary School. Carolyn’s parents are the best EVER!
Katherine Alpen | Missy
Carolyn Bergstrand | Cindy Lou
Katherine could not be more excited to be a Wonderette! She recently graduated from Capilano University for Musical Theatre and is excited to be making her musical debut in Vancouver with Footlight Theatre. She recently completed a new program with Bard on the Beach studying Shakespeare under Luisa Jojic and Kevin Bennet and is very excited for the future of theatre in Vancouver. A huge thank you to Wayne Nolan and Kate MacColl for giving her the opportunity of this role and the chance to perform with three lovely, hilarious and amazingly fun young women. Chipmunks Unite! Recent credits include Olivia in The Curse of Maggie Boon (film) and Judge Wainwright in Witness for the Prosecution (Exit 22). Upcoming roles include Verta in the independent feature Camp Death III: The Final Summer. Thank you so much, enjoy the show and be wonderful!
Angel is very excited to be working with Footlight Theatre for the first time. A recent graduate from Capilano University’s Technical Theatre program, she has found a great passion working in theatre and especially musical theatre. When she’s not busy working on a show, Angel focuses on her event company with her wonderful team at Ancora Events helping people with weddings, birthdays and other events. (www.ancoraevents.ca). Angel started her involvement in theatre at the age of 8 and since then she has been part of a few dozen productions, roles ranging from stage management to even actor. Some stage managing credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone and The Bedfull of Foreigners with Exit 22 Productions, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge with The Vagabond Players and Emma with The Metro Theatre Playwrights.
Angel Chung | Stage Manager
Kate MacColl (www.katemaccoll.com) is pleased to be music directing her first show with Footlight Theatre. A music specialist teacher, published choral music arranger (Cypress Choral Music - Vancouver, Alfred Music - US) and an award-winning performing songwriter with multiple recordings to her credit, Kate has appeared in Theatre Under the Stars productions, in several APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert productions, on the vaudeville stage of the Theatre Royale in Barkerville Historic Park and most recently, in the 25th Anniversary production of Annie for Royal City Musical Theatre.
Kate has directed, written, and / or choreographed almost two dozen shows in the past 20+ years, including You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Babes In Arms, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and George Gershwin’s rarely produced, Strike Up the Band. Her score for UK playwright Nick Darke’s The Body was recently licensed for production as part of a year-long festival celebrating the late playwright’s work. Kate is currently writing her first musical; Two Friends, co-written with James Cochrane, is set for production in the spring of 2015. Kate has been the songwriting instructor at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music since 2009, and a proud member of internationally renowned Elektra Women’s Choir since 2005.
Kate MacColl | Musical Direction
Sabrielle McCurdy-Foreman | Suzy
Wayne Nolan | Direction and Musical Staging
Steve Draper is the design supervisor at the Burnaby Village Museum. He is responsible for planning, designing, and implementing the look and feel of special events and exhihits at the Village. Steve studied at Bretton Hall University in the UK and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design. He has worked in a variety of different styles of theatre: touring theatre, found space performance, dance, ballet and traditional theatre. Steve's portfolio of theatre work includes The Nutcracker, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Rocky Horrow Show, Cats at the Birmingham Hippodrome (UK), The Yeomen of the Guard and The Gondoliers at the Stratford-upon-Avon Swan Theatre (UK) for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Possessions at Witley Court, an English Heritage stately home in the UK.
Steve has also designed and installed sets themed for corporate events that included futuristic landscapes, a heaven and hell theme, a desert island, and European city landmarks. Working in this industry has allowed Steve to travel to different parts of Europe such as Prague, Barcelona, and Monte Carlo. Although Steve has worked professionally for over 20 years in theatre and corporate events, he has never forgotten where his passion for theatre started, in voluntary and community theatre events. Now living in Vancouver, the opportunity of working with community theatre once again arose while working at the Burnaby Village Museum.