9 to 5

April 16 - June 9, 2013

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton charmed millions of movie-goers in 1987 with the film 9 to 5, a riotous satire of the sexism and feminism that was emerging in American offices. Now, the Mayfield Dinner Theatre is thrilled to present the Musical adaptation that was an instant success on Broadway! Three female co-workers become unlikely friends when they are pushed to the boiling point and come up with an outrageous plan to get rid of their lying, chauvinistic boss and take over the company. But their plan to get even quickly spins wildly and hilariously out of control! Featuring the blockbuster title song 9 to 5, plus an exciting score of 18 original numbers penned by the iconic Dolly Parton, this hilarious story of friendship, female empowerment, and revenge in the rolodex era will be the perfect reason to gather your friends or plan a girls night out!

Featuring the blockbuster title song, “9 to 5”

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick

Based on the 1987 film 9 to 5, featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton.

Meet The Cast

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Van Wilmott

Artistic Director / Musical Director

Welcome to the Mayfield Dinner Theatre and to what I’m sure will be an awesome evening of theatre. 9 to 5 is a musical based on the hit movie from 1980, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and, of course, Dolly Parton herself! It enjoyed a successful run on Broadway in 2009 and we are fortunate enough to present it to you this evening. I was able to see both the New York production and the subsequent American tour, and knew that it would be perfect for our audience. Dolly Parton penned a score of catchy, upbeat tunes that perfectly complement the story, which is a hilarious look at the attitudes toward woman in the workplace in the ‘70s. This is a great musical! We have assembled a wonderful team of directors and designers to put together this show. The cast features the best talent from across the country and we are thrilled to present it to you this evening. Enjoy your evening at the theatre and thank you for your patronage!

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John Kirkpatrick

Director

John is an Edmonton based, award-winning actor/director and former Artistic Director of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Recent directing credits include: Boeing Boeing, The 39 Steps (The Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Human Remains (Studio Theatre); and The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth (Freewill Shakespeare Festival). Recent acting credits include: A Few Good Men, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Julius Caesar, Noises Off, and Fully Committed (The Citadel Theatre); The Pirates of Penzance (Edmonton Opera); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Twelfth Night and Othello (The Freewill Shakespeare Festival); The Gift of the Coat and The Age of Arousal (Alberta Theatre Projects); and Of Mice and Men (Theatre Calgary). John has had the good fortune to act for companies across Canada, including The Vancouver Playhouse, The Globe Theatre, The Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Canadian Stage Company, and The National Arts Centre. John has a BFA in Acting (1993) from the University of Alberta. Enjoy the show!

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Breanna Willis

Choreographer

Breanna Willis is thrilled to be making her Mayfield choreographic debut in 9 to 5! Other choreography credits include: Gilda Radner Benefit (Sony Centre Toronto); Strictly Dancing (Australian Broadcasting Co); Mass Exodus (Ryerson University); Degrassi: The Next Generation (assistant choreographer); and the Canadian National Dance Team (Jazz) 2012-13. Select performance credits include TV shows Bomb Girls and The LA Complex, as well as: West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); 9 to 5 and Dance Legends (Drayton Entertainment); The Super Groovy 70s: Part 1 & 2, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chicago (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Chicago (Palace Theatre New Hampshire); 42nd St (Troika Asia Tour); Elan Awards (NYC); Untamed Illusions (South/Central American tour); and the Princess Cruise Line. As a performer, guest instructor, choreographer, and adjudicator, Breanna has had the opportunity to combine her two passions of dance and travel to nearly 60 countries, and she currently represents Canada as an adjudicator for the International Dance Organization. Breanna holds a Bachelor of Physical Education (Dance Major) from the Universities of Alberta and Otago (New Zealand). Enjoy the show!!!

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Christine Bandelow

Missy / Ensemble / Judy Understudy

Christine was most recently seen here on the Mayfield stage as Liz in Chicago. Other roles include: Tessie Tura in Gypsy; Angie in The Wedding Singer; featured vocalist in seven of the past rock/pop revues (Mayfield Theatre); Lulu in Cabaret; Velma in West Side Story; ensemble in Oliver (Citadel Theatre); Kluane in Featherland (One Yellow Rabbit); Lola in Damn Yankees (Drayton Festival); Sylviane in The Merry Widow (Opera Ontario); and Maureen Understudy/Swing in Rent (Mirvish/U.S. National tour). Christine has choreographed many shows at the Mayfield, including: The British Invasion: Parts 1 & 2; Only In Canada; Rockin’ Vegas; The Golden Age Of Rock, Pop and Doo Wop: Parts 1 & 2; Peace, Love, Rock ‘n’ Roll: Parts 1 & 2; The Super Groovy 70s: Parts 1 & 2; Carousel; Little Shop Of Horrors; and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Other choreography credits include: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Neptune Theatre); Rent in Montreal, Barcelona, and Mexico City; and Hello…Hello (Kill Your Television).

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Amber Bissonnette

Maria / Ensemble / Margaret Understudy

Amber is just giddy to back on the Mayfield stage!! Performance Faves: The Scent of Compulsion (Teatro la Quindicina); The Leisure Society (Theatre Network); Death:Live! (Surreal SoReal); Tristan and Isolde (Punctuate); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Buddy Holly Story (Mayfield Theatre); Evil Dead: The Musical (Ground Zero/Hit and Myth); and A Chorus Line, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, and Marvelous Wonderettes (Stage West Calgary). Choreo Faves: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Rent (Citadel/Robbins Academy); Gruesome Playground Injuries and Evil Dead: The Musical (Ground Zero/Hit and Myth); The Toxic Avenger (Broadway West); and Putting it Together, Andrews Brothers, and Life Could be a Dream (Cornerstone). Up Next: Uptown Country Girls (Stage West Calgary). Amber is a proud Albertan artist, and is happy to boast that the entirety of her career has been spent right here in our province, having performed in over 40 productions and choreographed over 20 shows. She thinks that’s pretty cool.

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Shannon Blanchet

Margaret / Ensemble / Violet Understudy

Shannon is every word ever used to express “excited” to be making her Mayfield debut working with the fabulous team on 9 to 5. A graduate of the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta, she has appeared on stages across Canada, as well as in London and New York. Credits include: Von Mitterbrink’s Second (ACME Productions); The Adulteress (Teatro La Quindicina); Shatter (The Maggie Tree); Nevermore (Catalyst Theatre); and LoveHateKill (Pony Productions). She is an Artistic Associate with Teatro La Quincidina and can be seen on Monday nights at The Varscona Theatre playing Kitty Beaumont as the newest addition to the ensemble of the improvised soap opera Die Nasty. And, if you think she’s funny, you can see her in Teatro’s upcoming production of Stewart Lemoine’s Whiplash Weekend. She is proud to say she lives in Edmonton. Enjoy the show! And the Yorkshire Pudding!

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Paul Cowling

Hart

Paul is thrilled to be back at the Mayfield, having been seen here previously in The Odd Couple, See How They Run, and Carousel. He has also performed at other theatres around Edmonton in such shows as The Minor Keys, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, Hamlet, and The Last Train, among others. Paul now lives in Calgary with his beautiful, amazing wife, Heather, and their furry “family”: Karma, Juno, and Bast. Much love to them all. Enjoy the show… and please note: Paul is actually quite a nice guy in real life.

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Michael Culp

Bob / Ensemble / Joe Understudy

Michael is thrilled to be back at the Mayfield to work 9 to 5! He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in Theatre, Dance, and Musical Theatre Performance. He was in multiple musical review shows at Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee, MN; Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL; as well as onboard multiple ships for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Past Theatre credits include: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Mayfield); Altar Boyz (Arts Club); Cats (Theatre Calgary); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Western Canada Theatre); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); and West Side Story (Neptune Theatre). He would like to thank Shannon, Jim, Chelsea, Cathie, Forrest, Matty, and Jude for their constant love and support.

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Cathy Derkach

Violet

Cathy feels truly blessed to have been working as an actor, musician, and musical director for over 25 years in and out of her home town of Edmonton, and is really excited to be back at the Mayfield playing Violet in 9 to 5: The Musical! Past Mayfield credits include: the role of Vi in the past two productions of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Discovering Elvis; Godspell; and Jake’s Women (1988). She also played in the band for Gypsy and Little Shop of Horrors. Cathy is an associate member of Teatro La Quindicina at the Varscona Theatre and has been in many amazing plays written by Stewart Lemoine. Selected credits include: It’s A Wonderful Life (Teatro La Quindicina) for 5 consecutive years; Into The Woods; Little Shop of Horrors; A Christmas Carol (Citadel); Perfect Pie and Girl In The Goldfish Bowl (Theatre Network); The Memory of Water (Sterling Award Nomination); Cowgirls (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Sweeney Todd (Phoenix Theatre); and David Belke’s The Science of Disconnection, for which she won a Best Actress Sterling for her portrayal of the physicist Lise Meitner (Shadow Theatre, both directed by John Hudson). Cathy is also a proud, busy mom of two gorgeous gals (who light up her life). Upcoming: Euros and the Itchy Ant (Teatro La Quindicina) in July. Enjoy the show!

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Corben Kushneryk

Security Guard / Intern / Ensemble

Corben is an actor, director, and designer affiliated with the Edmonton-based Impossible Mongoose Productions. He completed the MacEwan Theatre Arts Program in 2012, where he performed as Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along, as well as the Canadian Premieres of Xanadu, Vernon God Little, and Liz Lochead’s Thebans. Recent credits include: the Canadian Premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Impossible Mongoose); Babes in Toyland (Promise Productions); Trekkie/Nicky in Avenue Q (TOWTTBP); MIDDLETON: A Folk Musical (Poiema Productions); and Passages (RIBBITrePUBLIC). Corben is proud to join this fantastic company in his Mayfield Dinner Theatre debut.

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Sarah Bryn Mallandaine

Candy Striper / Ensemble

Legend holds that Sarah Mallandaine gave her first solo performance at the tender of age of one.  The stage was her crib, and the song? “O Canada.” From that day to this, her life has been comprised of singing, dancing, acting, and playing piano. Sarah studies stage combat and aerial arts, and is contributing to the development of a new play, Coven, that aims to feature such skills. 9 to 5 marks her professional theatre debut, one she’s thrilled to be part of, but she is no stranger to the stage. She has performed at the Winspear Centre (in Titanic: The Musical) and the Jubilee Auditorium. Musical theatre is the career of her dreams, combining all her passions into a single glorious art.  In fact, she adores musicals so much she cries in most of them, even the comedies. Her dream role is that of Elphaba in Wicked.

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Lucas Meeuse

Josh / Doctor / Ensemble

Lucas is excited to be working 9 to 5 at the Mayfield! He originally hails from Fort McMurray, AB and is thrilled to be performing in Alberta again. Favourite regional credits include: Rolf in The Sound of Music (Drayton Entertainment and Persephone Theatre); Mowgli in The Jungle Book (Neptune Theatre); Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (Theatre New Brunswick); Wizard of Oz (Citadel Theatre); 9 to 5 (Drayton Entertainment); Chino in West Side Story (Theatre St. John’s); and Canada in Love (Smile Theatre). He has also spent time singing and dancing in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia aboard Royal Caribbean Cruiselines. He would like to dedicate this show to his mom, dad, dental hygienist, Edmonton ‘homies’, and Scout. Thanks to the Mayfield, TalentHouse, and to the audience for “tumblin’ outta bed” to support the arts!

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Kieran Martin Murphy

Dick / Tinsworthy / Ensemble / Hart Understudy

Martin was last seen at the Mayfield in The Wedding Singer, and since then has played Gus/Growltiger in CATS (Theatre Calgary) and the Big Bopper in The Buddy Holly Story (Arts Club). Most recently he was the musical guest on CBC’s The Irrelevant Show for their season finale, which will air in June. Martin’s first solo album, The Painters Hand, has been completed and is just going through the finale phases before it’s released, so keep an eye out for it or email him at kieranmartinmurphy@me.com. Other selected credits: Les Miserables (Arts Club); The Pavilion (Shadow Theatre); Oliver (Citadel); All Shook Up, Don’t Hug Me, and J.C. Superstar (Stage West); and The Wizard of Oz and The Full Monty (Mayfield). Enjoy 925!

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Laura Olafson

Doralee

Laura is absolutely thrilled to be back in Edmonton, performing at the Mayfield Theatre for all of you kind folks! Her last appearance here was in Nashville Outlaws in 2007. Laura was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has appeared on every stage in her hometown. Highlights include: playing Dot/Marie in her mentor Tim Ryan’s production of Sunday in the Park with George (GMAC); roles in Oliver! (Citadel); The Enchantment (Theatre YES!); Urinetown (Dry Cold); Death of A Salesman (WJT); The Boys in the Photograph (Mirvish/RMTC); The Savannah Disputation (PTE); and Into the Woods (DTC). Up next, Laura will be performing in Mary Poppins at Canada’s longest-running outdoor theatre, Rainbow Stage. A huge thank-you to the cast, crew, staff, and to my family here at the Mayfield: Van, Pam, Yvette, Midge, and D-Man for welcoming me back to Alberta!

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Morgan Pasiuk

New Employee / Ensemble / Dance Captain

Morgan is ecstatic to be performing at the Mayfield for the very first time. As a native Albertan, she is honored to be sharing this experience with her family and friends here who have supported her along her unconventional path. Morgan worked abroad for several years with Royal Caribbean Productions, performing as a dancer and aerial artist. She performed at Universal Studios Japan, where she sang and danced in numerous shows. Morgan was elated to be a part of the original cast of Wicked in Osaka, Japan. Recently, Morgan graduated from Vancouver Acting School. You can see her perform in the live stage show and web series The True Heroines and as Marilyn Monroe in the The Pack is Back tribute show. Aside from her passions of performing and traveling, Morgan is a Certified Absolute Hot Yoga Instructor, an avid people watcher, and an aspiring photographer, writer, and voiceover artist.

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Melanie Piatocha

Kathy / Ensemble / Doralee Understudy

Credits for the Mayfield include: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story; The Wedding Singer; The Super Groovy 70s; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; The Fully Monty; Footloose; The Golden Age of Rock, Pop and Doo Wop; and The Golden Age Rocks On!. Elsewhere: Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Stage West); Emmy in Jailbait and Victoria in Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen (Northern Light Theatre); Julia in Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); The Innocence and The Porterettes in: Find Me A Primitive Man (Leave it to Jane); and Les Feux Follets (The Charlottetown Festival).

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Kate Ryan

Judy

Kate is thrilled to be a part of 9 to 5! Past productions at the Mayfield include: Boeing Boeing, Saturday Night Club, Oklahoma, Carousel, and The Sound of Music. Most recently, Kate has been seen in A Christmas Carol and True Love Lies (The Citadel Theatre); Angels on Horseback, The Ambassador’s Wives, and The Exquisite Hour (Teatro La Quindicina); Two Across (Atlas Theatre); and Communion (Theatre Network). She is also the director for Plain Jane Productions, which produced the musicals Bells Are Ringing and Fiorello! at Edmonton’s Fringe Festival. Kate is an instructor in the Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts program, as well at the Citadel Theatre’s Young Company. For theatre, Kate has received Sterling Awards for Leading and Supporting Actress and Direction, as well as an Ampia for Leading Actress in film. Kate sends a huge hug to her daughter, Emma! Enjoy the show!

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Nick Settimi

Joe / Ensemble / Roz Understudy

Nick Settimi is thrilled to be making his Mayfield debut. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Nick is happy to be out west in Edmonton for the first time. Past theatre credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wizard of Oz, and 9 to 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Top of the Pops  (Theatre Aquarius); and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Magnus Theatre). You can see Nick next playing with coconuts this summer in Drayton Entertainment’s SPAMALOT. Much love to T.House, my family and friends, and the Mayfield.

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Astrid Van Wieren

Roz

Astrid Van Wieren is a 2012 Dora Award-winning actor for This Wide Night (Mermaid Parade). She was in the original North American company of Mamma Mia! (Mirvish/Littlestar), hitting the road after the Toronto premiere with U.S. National Tours One AND Two, followed by a short but delightful stint on Broadway (a dream come true!).

Other favourite musical theatre highlights include: Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone (STC); Carol in Pop! Goes The Sixties (Showboat Festival); Georgie in The Full Monty (STC); Vicki in The Full Monty (StageWest Toronto); Baal in BAAL – a Rock & Roll Play (Mercury); Shaking The Foundations: The Music of Carole Pope (filmed for TVO); the baker’s wife in Into The Woods (Ryerson); Dreamland (CanStage); and, most recently, the cabaret series Villains and Vixens (AngelWalk). Other play highlights include roles in Habeas Corpus (CanStage); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park), and Amadeus, which also toured to The Citadel. Other favourite roles include: Kate in The Bird (Buddies in Bad Times); Linda in Hatched (TriAngle Productions); Gin in Mending Fences (Showboat); and Louise in the beautiful children’s play Danny: King of the Basement (Roseneath Theatre), which she toured all over North America—including Edmonton!

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Brad Wiebe

Dwayne / Announcer / Ensemble

Brad is thrilled to be returning to the Mayfield and meeting up with some old and new friends! He was last seen on the Mayfield stage in the first British Invasion. Since then he’s toured Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia with his band, EarthBeat. While abroad, Brad stayed in touch with his theatre roots by penning both Sexy Gals in the City and Magical Mystery Tour: Songs of the Beetles for Jubilations. Upon returning from overseas and pushing pause on the band life for a while, Brad played the Bill Murray character in the spoof Ghostbusted in Winnipeg and Edmonton (Celebrations/Jubilations). He most recently played and sang a variety of characters in Top of the Pops: The British Invasion in Hamilton (Theatre Aquarius). Brad would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support, especially his lovely wife Pamela. Enjoy the show, everyone!

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Kellan Ziffle

Cop / Ensemble / Dick Understudy

Kellan Ziffle is absolutely thrilled to be making his performing debut at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre in 9 to 5! Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Kellan is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto. His performing credits include: Summer in the City (Stage West Calgary); She Loves Me and A Christmas Carol: The Musical (Rose Theatre); Swing in My Fair Lady and John/Sailor in The Admirable Crichton (Shaw Festival); Alan Swann in My Favorite Year and George Wickham in Pride & Prejudice (Randolph Academy); and Henry in Jasper Station (Souris Valley Theatre). Kellan sends many thank-you’s to his amazing family, friends, and BRB for their continued love, support, and guidance along the way. Enjoy the show!

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Jen McMillan

Associate Musical Director / Keyboards

Jennifer is thrilled to be back for her seventh Mayfield show. Past shows include: WEDlockedDark Star: The Life and Times of Roy Orbison; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThe Wedding Singer; Chicago; and Four Lads Who Shook the World: The Beatles Story: Part 2. Jen is a graduate of the Music Composition and Piano Performance programs at MacEwan University. As an accompanist, she has played for the Kokopelli Association, the Citadel, MacEwan University, numerous high schools, and the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. She frequently collaborates with Bridget Ryan on various cabarets and theatre shows. As a vocalist, Jen has lent her talents to Kokopelli, Òran, and ‘Nuf Sed from Edmonton. She was a guest soprano with the internationally renowned Los Angeles a cappella group Sixth Wave. She sings for various vocal jazz and choral publishing demos, has been a featured recording vocalist for Universal Studios Tokyo, and has been heard on CBS’s hit television drama: Hawaii Five-0. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Edmonton.

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Steve Hoy

Drums

One of the most respected and in-demand drummers in Western Canada, Stephen performs and records with numerous national and international artists. Known for his versatility and keen musicianship, Stephen is looking forward to performing again with the Mayfield Dinner Theatre.

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Paul Lamoureux

Reeds / Keyboards

Multi-instrumentalist Paul Lamoureux was born here in Edmonton. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in music from North Texas State University, as well as a diploma in Performing Arts from Grant MacEwan College. Paul has performed with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas (“O” at the Bellagio) and the Tommy Banks Band. Mayfield Dinner Theatre productions include Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Full Monty, The Wedding Singer, and Chicago. He has backed up Robert Goulet, Mickey Rooney, Red Skelton, and toured with Grammy-nominated Christian rock act Degarmo and Key. Fluently bilingual, Paul was Musical Director of CBC French radio’s Gala Albertain de la Chanson for 8 years and was Musical Director for Theatre Francais de Toronto’s musical retrospective “Et si on chantait…” in 2008. Paul has recorded four CDs of his own instrumental pop/jazz music on his own label. When not working in theatre, Paul loves to entertain senior citizens. He is also an in-demand musician in the cruise ship industry, having worked with both Royal Caribbean International and Princess Cruises in the last year.

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Derek Stremel

Bass

Just a few short weeks ago, Derek, in his unemployed state, began addressing his need for a soul-reviving journey that would lead him through space and time to here and now, filling every ounce of his being with positive energy and thus create a satisfying state of mind. And because of this ethereal quest, he has been led to one of many outstanding works of the truly amazing lady of music herself, Dolly-dolly-bo-bolly-banana-bana-fo-folly… Dolly. Parton, that is. Swimming pools and movie stars! Derek has always been a fan of Dolly’s, ever since his nursing days. Today he sets aside his sphygmomanometer for that oh-so-useful tool, the electric bass, and looks forward to creating high blood pressure through rhythms, good old-fashioned harmonic, and a slight amount of melodic development. Derek will be available for autographs after the show upon request. Thank you.

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Harley Symington

Guitar

Recently at the Mayfield, Harley played the role of George Harrison in Four Lads Who Shook The World: The Beatles Story: Parts 1 & 2, then played the role of Audio Tech Sound Guy for The Buddy Holly Story. Now he’s happy to be back in the band box, occupying the guitar chair for 9 to 5. A few other highlights as guitarist/performer include: Dark Star: The Life and Times of Roy Orbison; Super Groovy 70s: Parts 1 & 2; and Jesus Christ Superstar back in the 90’s. He has toured extensively with artists of many different genres, including stops at events such as Lilith Fair and major jazz festivals. Outside of the theatre, he plays and sings with his own group in support of his debut jazz/blues CD, entitled Don’t Talk. He also holds a diploma with honors from the Computer Systems Technology program at NAIT.

2012 / 2013 Season

Four Lads Who Shook The World - The Beatles Story: Part 2

Sep 7 - Nov 4 2012

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Nov 13 - Feb 3 2013

Shear Madness

Feb 12 - Apr 7 2013

Driving Miss Daisy

Jun 14 - Aug 4 2013