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1998-1999 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

The Fantasticks (musical)
Book by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt

Produced by Eve Heaver
Directed by Susan Bowman

Cast: Carol Doughty, Daniel Wyse, Bryan Stanish, Lindsay Easton-Flynn, Jason Stuart, David Laing, Adam Hyatt, Gary Lee

Production Team: Susan Bowman, Eve Heaver, Jason Locke, Lindsay Easton-Flynn, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Andrea Kent, Jim Ferr, Crystal Stewart, David Hyatt, Danielle Paquet, Marlene Wilson, Nicole Crosbie, Kate English, Dan Davis, Peter Thrasher, Ava Thomlinson, Irene Poole, Joan Rundle, Jim Allison

Synopsis: It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.

Belles (comedy)
by Mark Dunn

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Amanda E. Cacciotti

Cast: JoAnne Prout, Lorraine Lloyd, Kerrilyn Parker, Catherine MacLean, Linda Chapman, Meghan Ervine

Production Team: Amanda Cacciotti, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Kristal Kent, Darlene Dempsey, Doug McBoyle, Katie Flynn, David VanVeldheuisen, Catherine Prevedel, Marlene Wilson, Robyn Strutt, Stacia Cacciotti, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Eve Heaver, Danielle Vendetti

Synopsis: The comedy-drama is based on the lives of the Walker sisters who live in various regions in the United States and whose lives are linked electronically through a series fo 37 phone calls.

Other People's Money (drama)
by Jerry Sterner

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Craig Kamcke

Cast: Vance Dick, Bryan Stanish, Sharon Walmsley, Chris Tyravolas, Anne C. Baun

Production Team: Craig Kamcke, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Cynthia Monahan, Mark Slattery, Debra Smith, Jennifer Haines, Emma Jenkins, Kevin Arbour, Colin Hughes, Karen Schaffner, Catherine Prevedel, Katie Flynn, Marlene Wilson, Erin Keating, Mike Stuart, Andrew Scuse, Tara Stolar, Lauren Vincent, Michelle Duxbury, Mike Trites, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Ava Tomlison, Maureen Howard, Irene Poole

Synopsis: Lawrence Larry the Liquidator Garfield is a successful corporate raider who has become rich buying up companies and selling off their assets With the help of a computerized stock analyzing program, Garfield has identified New England Wire & Cable as his next target The struggling company is run by the benevolent and folksy Andrew Jorgy Jorgenson and is the primary employer in its small Rhode Island town.

Vocal Tactics and Theatre Gymnastics (Youth Group production)
by Whitby Courthouse Theatre Youth Group

Produced by Adam Hyatt
Directed by Linda MacAdam and Jennifer Rutherford

Cast: Juniors – Claire Baker, Aman Bassi, Sarah Burnham, Sasha Campbell, David Carr, Llindsay Cockburn, Michael Cooper, Caroline Corriveau, Lindsay Devoe, Stephanie Ewart, Natalie Ferr, Oliver Fitzgerald, Alana Gattinger, Bonnie Gettinger, Kyle Hicks, Duane Jeffrey, Jennifer Johsnton, Emma Kirk, Brooke Lloyd, Travis MacDonald, Michelle Mahoney, Nicole Mahoney, Siara Marsh, Chloe McPherson, Haley McPherson, Kristen Merrett, Lauren Miles, Karen Millage, Kaiti Pucknell, Patricia Real, Jordan Rousseau, Tyler Savery, Jim Seale, Kayla Thompson Erin Weaver | Seniors – Scotty Ainsworth, Colleen Bain, Christie Bartram, Peter Bocking, Julie Budkowski, Diana Carr, Baily Corneal, Nikita Cox, Erin Craib, Simon Davis, Shannon Ebrele, Alexandria Grindlay, Genevieve Hebert, Marie-Ckaude Hebert, Kelly Jeffs, Fletcher Johnson, Britni Lloyd, Erryn McWhirter, Katie Paolozza, Laure Paolozza, Kylile Payne, Elisa Pichut, Hayley Preziosi, Quinn Reil, Theresa Robertson, Justin Rousseau, Elektra Simms, Natalie Simms, Autumn Tilley, Stephanie Vancamp, Bronwyn Walker

Production Team: Adam Hyatt, Linda MacAdam, Jennifer Rutherford, Eric Cockburn, Amanda Clancey, Ravi Bassi, Mary Pucknell, Robin Cameron, Bernadette Simms

Synopsis: Every member of the group has the opportunity to perform The first half of the evening belongs to the Juniors, followed by the Seniors In small groups, they have developed short scenes in the general theme of the holidays Each group was responsible not only for coming up with the storyline but also determining their own costumes, props and staging We've been emphasizing the 'process' theatre over this first half of the season and this a showcase for all the effort that goes into acting.

Annie Jr. (Youth Group musical)
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Produced by Adam Hyatt
Directed by Jennifer Rutherford

Cast: Elektra Simms, Peter Bocking, Erryn McWhirter, Christa Hunt, Fletcher Johnston, Kylie Payne, Claire Baker, Katie Paolozza, Erin Weaver, Chloe McPherson, Lindsay Cockburn, Jennifer Johnston, Aman Bassi, Oliver Fitzgerald, Sierra Marsh, Justin Rousseau, Alexandria Grindley, Marie-Claude Hebert, Hayley McPherson, Sarah Burnham, Karen Millage, Stephanie Ewart, Theresa Robertson

Production Team: Jennifer Rutherford, Laura Rutherford, Adam Hyatt, Youth Group Committee, Sherry Cockburn, Sarah Mitchell, Linda MacAdam, Laura Paolozza, Natalie Simms, Eric Cockburn, Browyn Walker, Hayley Preziosi, Paul Bassi, Kristin Merritt, Amanda Clancy, Rhea Rousseau, Kevin Arbour, Jordan Rousseau, Kelly Juffs, Coleen Bain, Ryan Harlock, Quinn Reil, Peter Thrasher, Debra Smith, Justin Rousseau, Laura Ferr, Caroline Corriveau, Kaiti Pucknell, Caroline Juffs, Elektra Simms, Lindsay Devoe, Stephanie Hamilton, Browyn Walker, Lisa Auger, Cherie Weaver, Hilary McPherson, Susan Johnston, Mrs Paolozza, Christa Hunt, Erryn McWhirter, Justin Rousseau, Bernadette Simms, Adam Hyatt

Synopsis: With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and magical world of New York City. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

1997-1998 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

Shadowlands (musical)
by William Nicholson

Produced by Rick Kerr
Directed by Ed Daigle

Cast: Jim Neilly, Len Hirst, John LaBella, Richard Russell, Craig Kamcke, Rick Kerr, Georgina Spencer, Jonathan Kerr, Judith Edmondson, John Frauts, Letitia Collins, Tom Edwards

Production Team: Ed Daigle, Rick Kerr, Linda MacAdam, Michelle Anderson, John Frauts, Rick Kerr, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Debra Smith, Amanda Bailey, Chris Bocking, Vivian Tattrie, Steve Lavoie, Colin Greenway, Fim Ferr, Crystal Davis, Karen McMillan, Rosemary Simms, Joan Milburn, Claude Lavoie, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: In 1952 American poet Joy Gresham travels to England with her young son Douglas to meet with Oxford University professor C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia books. They hit it off quite well and become good friends even though they are a contrast of opposites: Jack quiet and studious and Joy being talkative and never hesitating to speak her mind. After Joy gets a divorce from her husband and returns to England Lewis, known to his friends as Jack, even agrees to marry her to allow her to stay in England. Jack is a religious man and doesn't consider their civil ceremony to a true marriage. After Joy falls seriously ill, however, he begins to realize just how much he does love her and in 1956, they are married before God. Joy's illness is serious however and while they get to spend a few years together, that time is all too short.

The Stolen Prince (comedy)
by Dan Totheroh

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Amanda E. Cacciotti

Cast: Kelsey Benning, Fletcher Johnston, Erryn McWhirter, Tyler Savery, Chloe McPherson, Seiji Toyama, Laura Paolozza, Marcel Rousseau, Christa Hunt, Katie Paolozza, Gary Leek Ashley Longauer, Lauren Shipp, Grace Cardona, Ashley Diebokd, Brittany Diebold, Stefanie Diebold, Michael Finlay, Britni Lloyd, Jordan Rousseau, Justin Rousseau, Colleen Bain, Sara Brunham, Lindsay Cockburn, Sierra Marsh, Erin Weaver.

Synopsis: This one-act play borrows some techniques of Chinese theater in the telling of the story. A Property Man stands in one corner and provides props for the performers. An Orchestra of 3 or more children play simple instruments, in which the gong should be central. The Chorus acts as narrator. All characters are dressed in Chinese garb and incorporate traditional bows and etiquette in the action. The story told is of twins born to the Emperor--a boy and a girl. Because a girl child is considered worthless, the girl baby will be killed. Wing Lee and Long Fo steal the girl child to prevent her death, but unkowingly they take the male child instead. They place the baby boy in a tub which floats downstream and is found by a poor fisherman. As the boy grows, he learns to fish like his father. One day soldiers find that he has caught a scarlet fish from the emperor's special pond, and he is brought to the palace to be executed along with his family. As they are about to be executed, the nurse sees the boy wearing the chain of jade that he wore when taken as a baby. When she finds out that the old fisherman found the boy in a basket in the river, she knows that he is the true son of the emperor. The emperor, who is on his death bed, rejoices that he will now have a male heir to the throne.

30 Something (musical review)
by Bert Heaver

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Bert Heaver

Cast: Ted Curl, Steve Lavoie, Ian Milton, Ryan White, Sarah Milton, Kevin Dashney, Inta Leja Dance Studio, Tom Edwards, Sweet Charity, Robynne Smith, Rock Topham, Holly Dykstra, Cathy Polson-Toner, Philip Douglas Kerr, Joan Hill

Production Team: Bert Heaver, Noreen Hayden, Claude Lavoie, Andrea Kent, Peter Thrasher, Colin Greenway, Heather Sessions, Chris Reid, Jim Ferr, Eve Heaver

Synopsis: Musical revue/fundraising event.

Habeas Corpus (drama)
by Alan Bennett

Produced by Rockford Varcoe
Directed by Jim Renshaw

Cast: Jim Neilly, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Monique Essegern, Graham Gauthier, Joan Hill, Harry McKew, Lynne Kowalski, Del Strangward, Chris Tyrovolas, Peter Bou-Ghannam

Production Team: Jim Renshaw, Rockford Varcoe, Letitia Collins, Georgie Spencer, John Frauts, Bernadette Simms, Kevin White, Gary Lee, Jim Ferr, David Rabjohn, Steve Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Rosemary Simms, Maureen Howard, Eve Heaver, Ava Warson, Linda MacAdam, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: A play which highlights the sexual excesses of the Middle Classes in the 1960s. It centres on Dr. Arthur Wicksteed, his family and some of the people they meet. There are three main plots, all of which meet at some point in the proceedings. Arthur Wicksteed MD trusted medical practitioner, is tempted by the feminine charms of a young lady who wanders into his surgery one afternoon feeling faint. By chance, she meets the Doctor's hypochondriac son, Dennis, during her visit and learns that he is terminally ill with Brett's Palsy. This is the answer to her dreams as the honorable Felicity Rumpers is with a child out of wedlock, a heinous crime, even in those promiscuous times. Three months of wedded bliss with the terminally ill Dennis will give her the respectability she needs when the baby eventually arrives, hopefully, nine months from the announcement of their engagement.

The Lion In Winter (drama)
by James Goldman

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Michael Roantree

Cast: Amanda Happe, Vance Dick, Dave Albright, Brian Stevenson, Adam Hyatt, Catherine MacLean, Julian Ball

Production Team: Michael Roantree, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Vivian Tattrie, Linda MacAdam, Steve Lavoie, Vicki Shaw-Rogerson, Lisa Taylor, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Kevin Arbour, Rob Perie, Jim Ferr, Rob Chung, Janet Miller, Crystal Davis, Del Holliday, Pat Neal, Jane Reynolds, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Boyd Tattrie, Noreen Hayden Eve Heaver, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.

The Revenge of the Space Pandas (Youth Group production)
by David Mamet
Music by Alaric Jans

Produced by Linda MacAdam
Directed by Adam J. Hyatt

Cast: Fletcher Johnston, Julian Ball, Amanda Happe, Laura Paolozza, Christa Hunt, Michael Finlay, Erryn McWhirter, Elecktra Simms, Hayley McPherson, Stephanie Ewart, Tyler Savery, Brooke Lloyd, Elisa Pichut, Britni Lloyd, Sierra Marsh, Katie Paolozzao, Colleen Bain, Jennifer Johnston, Chloe McPherson, Marie-Claude Hebert, Erin Weaver, Ashley Longauer, Emma Kirk, Jeffrey Burnham, Lindsay Cockburn, Caley Kirk, Caroline Corriveau, Aman Bassi, Lauren Miles, Sarah Burnham, Lindsay Devoe, Kristin Merrit, Daiti Pucknell

Production Team: Adam Hyatt, Jennifer Rutherford, Linda MacAdam, Genviève Hébert, Natalie Simms, Eric Cockburn, Paul Weaver, Cherie Weaver, Ryan Harlock, John Frauts, Paul Spencer, Justin Rousseau, Erin Weaver, Cindy Weaver, Mrs. Finlay, Fletcher Johnston, Jennifer Johnston, Natalie Simms, Michael Finlay, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Bernadette Simms, Hilary McPherson, Janet McPherson, Valerie Miles, Sherry Cockburn, Jane Reynolds, Johanna Ciszewski, Justin Rousseau, Marcel Rousseau, Christa Hunt, Kevin Arbour, Jordan Rousseau, Amanda Happe, Heidi Lanson, Chris Obritsch, Les Wlasenko

Synopsis: Binky Rudich, his friend Viv, and his almost human sheep Bob tinker with a two-speed clock with the idea that, as Binky says, "Time on Earth moves at the same speed all the time, but there is another speed, a slower speed, and if we could find it, everything would stand still on Earth and we would spin off." And they do! To Crestview, Fourth World in the Goolagong System, ruled by George Topax and guarded by the Great Space Pandas. The excitement really begins when the Supreme Ruler commands that Bob be brought to him, never again to leave Goolagong, and he steals the two-speed clock just to make sure. Only a very serious playwright could produce such an insane comedy!

1996-1997 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

The Pirates of Penzance (musical)
by Gilbert and Sullivan

Produced by Linda MacAdam and Vivian Tattrie
Directed by Frank Knight
Musical Directed by Jamie Forsyth

Cast: Daniel Wyse, David Laing, Karin Dean, Robert Reid, Del Strangward, Carolyn Holdsworth, Carol Rutledge, Lori Martin, Melissa Redmond, John Francom, Liesje Blackmore, Kitt D'Angela, Erin Bird, Bernard Beales, Aaron Hanley, John LaBella, John McKeever, Armen Arkelien, Bill Clarke, Jim Yakemishyn, Vanessa Redmond

Production Team: Linda MacAdam, Nicole Landry, Frank Knight, Jim Renshaw, Steven Lavoie, Jonathan Van De Stouwe, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Paul Spencer, Jim Mitchell, Linda Chapman, Trish Sherwood, Janet Cavallari, Junie Innes, Eve Heaver, Joan Millburn, Sarah Power, Marcel Rousseau, Ryan Harlock, Vivian Tattrie, Scott Werry, Carol Peterson, Jim Ferr, Ross McCartney, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

Opening Night (comedy)
by Norm Foster

Produced by Jim Renshaw
Directed by Eric Newton

Cast: Jim Renshaw, Kristen Holdenried, Jim Ferr, Monique Essegern, Rockford Varcoe, Chris Francom, Barbara Clifford, Nicole Landry

Production Team: Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Sandy Philpot, Andrea Kent, Noreen Hayden, Harry McKew, Jim Renshaw, Steven Lavoie, Chris Reid, Miranda Leipsig, Mike Lavoie, Jim Neilly, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Debra Smith, Vivian Tattrie, Janice Kerr, Mike Trites, Peter Charters, Kathleen James, Crystal Davis, Jean Renshaw, Harry McKew, Eric Newton, Eve Heaver, Joan Milburn, Maureen Green, Helen Kowalski, Ava Watson, Jim Ferr, Jonathan Van De Stouwe, Sean O'Hara, Bob Nelson, Claude Lavoie, Chris Francom

Synopsis: Ruth Tisdale has lucked into a pair of tickets to the opening night performance of a new Canadian play, and she drags her husband Jack to the theatre as a way to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Jack, however, would rather be at home watching the seventh game of the World Series on television. In the following scene, Jack and Ruth are mingling with invited guests before the show in the VIP lounge, when Jack spots someone he recognizes from television.

Arsenic and Old Lace (comedy)
by Joseph Kesselting

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Monique Essegern

Cast: Joan Hill, Craig Kamcke, Gerard O'Neill, Mark Matheson, Robert Reid, Eve Heaver, Alison Gilmore, David Rabjohn, Al McAlear, Philip Pizak, Doug Bothwell, Boyd Tattrie, Chirs Tyrovolas, Bert Heaver

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Monique Essegern, Yolanda Van Grootel, Noreen Hayden, Andrea Kent, Deb Smith, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Darlene Batstra, Shawndra O'Neill, Mike Steffler, Mark Scuse, Jessica Silver, Edward Niles, Steve Lavoie, Rob Piri, Rob Chung, Chris Reid, Pat Neal, Doreen McCartney, Joanne Prout, Joan Milburn, Delores Holliday, Kim Crisp, Maureen Howard, Jim Ferr, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and just a pinch of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

The Creature Creeps (comedy)
by Jack Sharkey

Produced by Linda MacAdam
Directed by Adam Hyatt

Cast: Gary Lee, Erryn McWhirter, Marcel Rousseau, Amanda Pike, Julian Ball, Genviève Hébert, Seiji Toyama, Amanda Happe, Sarah Power, Elektra Simms, Rebecca Harknett, Christa Hunt

Production Team: Linda MacAdam, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Sharon Canovas, Rhea Rousseau, Debra Smith, Claude Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Bernadette Simms, Erryn McWhirter, Adam Hyatt, Christa Hunt, Sarah Power, Julian Ball, Marcel Rousseau, Seiji Toyama, Rhea Rousseau, Jane Reynolds, Amanda Happe, Elektra Simms, Amanda Pike, Steve Lavoie, Boyd Tattrie, Rob Perie, Rob Chung, Jim Ferr, Jarod Preston, Justin Rousseau, Retta Reilly, Marie Sidor, Cathy Rousseau, Jane Reynords, Emmanuelle Massaro, Joerg Gorgas, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: It is a dark stormy night, every night: Baroness von Blitzen and her four engaged sisters abide by the Carpathian custom of marrying and speaking in sequential age order. Daughter Daisy von Blitzen dumbfounds her fiancé Frank Sterling and her college roommate Babsy Ballou with her dim-witted beliefs. While the quadruplet Shtunken brothers are never seen in the same room at the same time. Mix in a powerful thunderstorm that generates life-restoring electricity, and voila, a formula is born that puts the audience in stitches.

The Treasure (Youth Group production)
by Scott Griffin

Produced by Lorraine Lloyd
Directed by Scott Griffin

Cast: Grace Cardona, Chloe McPherson, Melissa McMinn, Diana Carr, Chantal Collins, Caroline Corriveau, Lindsay Devoe, Jessica Fennessey, Michael Longauer, Ashlee Paton, Lauren Shipp, Britni Lloyd, Elisa Pichut, Bailey Corneal, Sara Burnham, Emma Kirk, Caley Kirk, Stephanie Ewart, Kaiti Pucknell, Colleen Bain, Erin Weaver, Justin Rousseau, Tyler Savery, Stephanie Turner, Charlotte Fletcher

Production Team: Scott Griffin, Lorraine Lloyd, Jessica Silver, Megan Fielder, Melissa McMinn, Michael Steffler, Jason Jarvie, Peter Thrasher, Rob Pirie, Jason Roza, Cherie Weaver, Hillary McPherson, Janet McPherson, Donna Kirk, Kimberley Crisp, Shiela Turner, Mary Pucknell, Susan Devoe, Pat Pucknell, Megan Fielder, Jonh Oxenbure, Janel Harrington, Viki Collins, Anthony Skanes, Cathy Pichut, Cindy Weaver, Candace Pitman, Wally Devoe

1995-1996 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

It Runs In The Family (comedy)
by Ray Cooney

Produced by Sheila Jones
Directed by Frank Knight

Cast: Jim Renshaw, Paul Love, Jean Renshaw, Jim Neilly, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Robert Wilkinson, Joyce McCready, Sheila Jones, Adam W. Smith, Eric Newton, Harry McKew, Barb Farrow

Production Team: Linda MacAdam, Rick Kerr, Steven Lavoie, Jim Ferr, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Bill Avent, Jim Mitchell, Vivian Tattrie, Crystal McMillan, Gwen Evans, Noreen Hayden, Andrea Kent, Frank Knight, Lori Spendiff, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Sandy Philpot, Ava Watson, Monique Essegern, Pat Neal, Sandy Wright, Doreen McCartney, Retta Reilly

Synopsis: Dr. David Mortimer is preparing to address a conference of neuro-surgeons with a speech certain to guarantee him a knighthood. In rushes a visitor. A nurse he had a fling with 18 years ago. Mortimer learns that as a result of their tryst she bore him a son. A son who is at this moment rampaging around the hospital searching for his wayward father! Attempting to cover up such a catastrophe on this important day sets the fibs fizzing. “If you’re going to tell a lie, tell a whopper,” yells Dr. Mortimer as events begin to spin deliriously out of control. He enlists the help of hospital staff. In the ensuing chaos, his best friend is passed off as the boy’s father! Fierce matron falls off the window ledge with a hypodermic needle in her rump! And several doctors end up in nurses’ uniform! There are more twists and turns in this outrageously funny farce than the Monaco Grand Prix.

Showcase of Talent (musical review)
by Garvin Farr

Produced by Rockford Varcoe
Directed by Garvin Farr

Cast: Rick Kerr, Jim Renshaw, Laurie Spencer, Myra Whyte, Eric Newton, Andrea Goforth, Elektra Simms, Christa Hunt, Eryn McWhirter, Emily Myhr, Rhea Rousseau, Marcel Rousseau, Melissa McMinn, Davielle Erwin, Jim Neilly, Harry McKew, Angela Gurley, Jocelyn O'Reilly, Jennifer McMinn

Band: Janice Kerr, Rick Kerr, Marcel Rousseau, Jim Renshaw

Production Team: Jim Ferr, Alexandre Savage-Ferr, Peter Thrasher, Bernadette Simms, Fred Brown, Boyd Tattrie, Bob Nelson, Ross McCartney, Vivian Tattrie

Synopsis: Fundraising event.

Lend Me A Tenor (comedy)
by Ken Ludwig

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Diane Wilkinson

Cast: Leonard Henderson, Donna Graham, Christopher White, Tony Castaldo, Cheryl Marek, Paul Love, Laurel Campbell, Wendy Hedderwick White

Synopsis: It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company as it prepares to open its tenth anniversary season with a gala performance of Verdi's Otello, starring guest artist Tito Merelli, known to his fans as Il Stupendo. Saunders, the company's General Manager, fervently hopes this night will put Cleveland firmly on the operatic map, in addition to raising many thousands of dollars. Merilli is late arriving, and when he finally does sweep in, it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a wonderfully silly series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which, combined with the copious amount of wine he has consumed, causes him to pass out. His pulse rate is so low Saunders and Max, his assistant, and general factotum believe to their horror that Merelli is dead. What to do? Max, an aspiring singer, is not too gently persuaded to put on makeup, get in the Otello costume, and fool the audience into believing that it's Il Stupendo on stage. Max succeeds admirably, but the complications truly develop when Merelli revives and dons his Otello costume. Now there are two fully-costumed Otellos on the loose. Combine this with a bevy of women, young and old, each seeking her moment with Merelli, a hot-blooded, hot-tempered, jealous wife, and an outrageous bellhop, and you have a sure-fire recipe of laughter.

An Act of the Imagination (drama)
by Bernard Slade

Produced by Garvin Farr
Directed by Susan Farr

Cast: Jim Renshaw, Georgina Spencer, Al Rosen, Garvin Farr, Ditt D'Angela, Julie Leswick, Catherine MacLean, Heather Sessions

Production Team: Susan Farr, Stacey Craig, Garvin Farr, Sandy Philpot, Linda MacAdam, Vivian Tattrie, Anthony Bingham, Jim Ferr, Myra Whyte, Nathalie Hofmann, Anne Syme, Paul Spencer, Devid Levy Gary Hatton, David Rabjohn, Fred Brown, Peter Thrasher, Ava Watson

Synopsis: Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Youth Group production)
by Elsa Rael and Michael Valenti

Produced by Sheila Jones
Directed by Nicole Landry

Cast: Erryn McWhirter, Christa Hunt, Lindsay Fitzsimmons, Julian Ball, Melissa McMill, Elektra Simms, Jennifer McMinn, Ashley Longauer, Rebecca Harknett, Elisa Pichut, Britni Lloyd, Chloe McPherson, Sarah Power, Fletcher Johnston, Stephanie Turner

Production Team: Sheila Jones, Nicole Landry, Erin Chellew, Tania Arena, Lori Dance, Marcel Rousseau, Genevieve Hebert, Kevin Paladino, Troy Gonsalves, Hilary McPherson, Janet McPherson, Jim Ferr, Maeghan Fennell, Claude Lavoie, Adam Hyatt, Andrew Harris, Boyd Tattrie, David Rabjohn

Synopsis: At the beginning of the story, a queen sits sewing at an open window during a winter snowfall when she pricks her finger with her needle, causing three drops of blood fall onto the snow on the ebony window frame. Admiring the beauty of the resulting color combination, she says to herself: Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that is as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as that wood of the window frame. Soon after, the queen indeed gives birth to a baby girl as white as snow, as red as blood, and with hair as black as ebony. They name her Snow White, and not long after, the queen dies.

Victorian Tea Party – Canada Day 1996 (community event)
by Eve Heaver

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Eve Heaver

Cast: Wendy White, Kate Ogden, Jan Mowat, Gayle Turner, Jan Stokes

Band: Conor Nelson, Janice Kerr, members of the Oshawa Youth Orchestra

Production Team: Sheila Jones, Nicole Landry, Erin Chellew, Tania Arena, Lori Dance, Marcel Rousseau, Genviève Hébert, Kevin Paladino, Troy Gonsalves, Hilary McPherson, Janet McPherson, Jim Ferr, Maeghan Fennell, Claude Lavoie, Adam Hyatt, Andrew Harris, Boyd Tattrie, David Rabjohn

Synopsis: A Canada Day Victorian Parth on the front lawns of the Centennial Building on Centre Street South in Whitby. Served fresh baked scones, jam, cream, tea and coffee.

1994-1995 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

Razzle Dazzle III (musical review)
by Laurie Spencer

Produced by Laurie Spencer
Directed by Laurie Spencer

Cast: Lynn Brown, Michael Gardner, Laurie Spencer, Vikki Spencer

Production Team: Laurie Spencer, Lee Bachelor, David Rabjohn, Vikki Spencer, Steven Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Heather Sessions, Michael Lavoie, Bert Heaver, Claude Lavoie, Ruth Batchelor, Jin spencer, Marie Spencer, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Eve Heaver

Synopsis: Fundraising musical revue.

The Lark (drama)
by Jean Anouilh
Adapted by Lillian Hellman

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by D'Arcy Smyth

Cast: Daniel Wyse, Bryan Stanish, Laura Le Breton, Jack Diamond, Margery Bird, Mike Woolner, Gary Hatton, Leonard Henderson, Robin Bouwhuis, Philip Pizak, Cheryl Marek, Jenn Boston, Chris Stradeski, Kelly, Denomme, Jim Ferr, Michael Roantree, Jim Allison, Bert Heaver, Ted Webb, Glenn Hicks, Peter Thrasher, Mark Briard, Shela Jones, Ava Stevenson

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Lamie Rosen, D'Arcy Smyth, Andrea Kent, Lydia Piecyk, Debra Smith, Teri Chase, Steven Lavoie, Paul Vanier, Jim Ferr, Monique Essegern, Myra Whyte, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Pat Neal, Ava Stevenson, Retta Reilly, Joy Brown, Don Davis, Archie Hubert, Eve Heaver

Synopsis: The play covers the trial, condemnation, and execution of Joan, but has a highly unusual ending. Joan remembers important events in her life as she is being questioned, and is subsequently condemned to death.

Breezeblock Park (comedy)
by Willie Russel

Produced by Boyd Tattrie
Directed by Jim Renshaw

Cast: Jean Renshaw, Michelle Alderson, David Cooke, Eric Newton, Lynne Kowalski, Carol Alderson, Jim Neilly, Bryan Whitehead, Paul Love

Production Team: Jim Renshaw, Boyd Tattrie, Andrea Kent, Georgina Spencer, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, D'Arcy Smyth, Jim Mitchell, Kathleen James, Del Holliday, Lexanne Kemp, Garry Kent, Karen Clarke, Steven Lavoie, Claude Lavoie, Adam Prosser, Jim Ferr, Justin Diamond, Ava Stevenson, Lydia Piecyk, Noreen Hayden, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: Christmas Eve and a close-knit Liverpool family gather for the festivities. But lurking beneath the glitzy gift wrap, tired tinsel and fairy lights lie concealed jealousies, petty squabbles, and a secret. As the drinks flow, feather’s fly and a daughter’s news threatens to tear the family apart. Betty and Reeny are sisters, Tommy is their brother.

Dames At Sea (musical)
Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Diane Wilkinson
Musical Directed by Tim Southwell and Christa Aru
Choreographed by Niki Allard

Cast: JoAnne Prout, Lauren Campbell, Bernard Beales, Anne Carriere, Brian McColl, Boyd Tattrie, Howard McGahey

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Diana Wilkinson, Tim Southwell, Christa Aru, Niki Allard, Andrea Kent, Marc Siversky, Eve Heaver, Delores Holliday, Kathleen James, Kim Kornic, Peter Thrasher, Bill Avent, Joan O. Yates, Sheila Jones, Noreen Hayden, Steve Lavoie, Vivian Tattrie, Ava Watson, Jim Ferr, Paul Vanier, Dennis Brown, Ross McCartney, Morgan Jones, John Griffin, Cynthia Griffin, Cameron Prohl, Alex Leitis, Margan Jones, Melony Glazier, Doreen McCartney, Monique Essegern, Barb Farrow, Karen McMillan, Jennie Ottaway, Pamela Kirkland, Samantha Ward, Leanne Dalrymple, Bert Heaver

Synopsis: In the early 1930s, a Broadway musical is in rehearsal. Mona Kent is its temperamental diva star, Joan a wise-cracking chorus girl, and Hennesy the producer/manager/director. The naive Ruby arrives from Utah, with nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart, determined to be a Broadway star. She promptly faints into the arms of Dick, a sailor and aspiring songwriter (It's You). Ruby gets a job in the chorus, but Hennesy informs the cast that the theater must be torn down, and they must find another place for the show. Joan and Lucky, another sailor and her former boyfriend, renew their romance (Choo-Choo Honeymoon) while Ruby admits her feelings for Dick (The Sailor of My Dreams). Dick and Lucky persuade their Captain to volunteer the use of their ship (Dames at Sea). Mona recognizes the Captain as a former boyfriend (The Beguine). When Mona kisses Dick, to persuade him to give her one of his songs, Ruby sees and is despondent (Raining In My Heart). Dick explains the misunderstanding and the couple make up (There's Something About You). While rehearsing on the actual ship, Mona becomes seasick (The Echo Waltz); Ruby steps in to save the show and becomes a star (Star Tar). The three couples decide to marry (Let's Have A Simple Wedding).

1993-1994 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

Into The Woods (musical)

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Henry Schregardus
Musical Directed by Tim Southwell

Cast: Lynn Brown, Michael Gardner, Laurie Spencer, Vikki Spencer

Band: Tim Southwell, Christa Aru, Glen Cain, Linda Minty, Angela Knight, Mary Petrie, Suzanne Morrison

Production Team: Henry Schregardus, Claude Lavoie, Sandy Cairns, Peter Thrasher, Tim Southwell, Peter Emmink, Gerry Van Hezewyk, Jim Jer, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Debra Smith, Boyd Tattrie, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Don Davis, Archie Hubert, D'Arcy Smyth, Kevin Arbour, Steven Verwoert, Laurie Jones, Ralph Rutkowski, Sheila Jones, Lisa Rundle, Jane Prosser, Herb Vine, Jim Mitchell, Mark Briard, Christine Mack, Jenny Ottaway, Retta Reilly, Bill Schregardus, Jane Stevenson, Eve Heaver, Dani Burrows, Nelson Furtado,Lisa Morris, Christa Aru, Bob Nelson, Edward Niles, Amanda Palmer, Cheryl Hannah, Colin Hughes, Lori Dryer Spendiff

Synopsis: Our characters set out on their adventures with an almost child-like look at life, perhaps believing that good intentions will always win over bad, even when bad is manifested in a malevolent giant. They learn quickly that the world is not black and white, night and day, but full of murky, grey areas.

Accomplice (drama)
by Ripert Holmes

Produced by Sandy Cairns
Directed by Bernard Beales

Cast: Ray Porrill, Georgina Spencer, Henry Schregardus, Andrea Witzke

Production Team: Sandu Cairns, Benard Beales, Michael Gardner, Laurie Jones, Amanda Palmer, Chris Francom, Kevin White, Jim Ferr, Vivian Tattrie, Patricia Neale, Jim Bate, D'Arcy Smyth, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Archie Hubert, Jim Mitchell, Cathy Bate, Morgan Jones, Alex Leitis, Edward Niles, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: The plot gets under way when socialite Joyce Bonniwell hires Lash to locate her missing husband Jim. The fact that Joyce is Lash's former sweetheart heightens the detective's interest in the case so much so that he doesn't realize that he's being set up by a pair of extremely clever con artists. Four murders later, however, Lash ties up all the loose ends and turns the crooks over to the authorities.

Les Belles Soeurs (comedy)
by Michel Tremblay

Produced by Carol Laing
Directed by Judith Edmondson

Cast: Brenda Holden, Susan Manley, Monique Essegern, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, JoAnne Prout, Maureen Howard, Sandy Wright, Dianne James, Georgina Spencer, June Lewis, Sherry Lee Prouty, Carole MacNeil, Kim Kornnic, Tammy Godfrey, Jan Harvey, Claude Lavoie, Lexanne Kemp

Synopsis: Friends and relatives have gathered to help Germaine lick the one million trading stamps she’s won into the books that can be exchanged for anything in the prize catalog. And Germaine has big plans for it all, even as she doesn’t see the resentment and bitterness that’s swirling around her. Most of that revelation is shared with the audience, interrupting the neighborhood gossip (judgmental and rude -- the best kind!) with recitals of the banal incidents of their “stupid rotten life.” And so it is -- these are women whose only hope of escaping their humdrum, demeaning lives is to score big in a contest. And they play them all -- word games, lucky numbers, puzzles, bingo, anything to give them hope that there’s a silver lining to their drudgery. But each time one of them announces how well she did in a competition, her response to the inevitable question “But did you win anything?” is the equally inevitable “Do I look like someone who won anything?”

Stepping Out (musical)
by Richard Harris

Produced by D'Arcy Smyth
Directed by Bert Heaver
Choreographed by Cathy Bate

Cast: Cathy Bate, Carol Thomas, Dana-Lynn Wood, Jenn Boston, Tina Robinson, Marion Coltman, Jim Renshaw, Liola Limeback, Ev Mckenzie, Cathy Bevis

Production Team: Bert Heaver, D'Arcy Smyth, Eve Heaver, Ross McCartney, Sheila Jones, Kevin White, Chris Killen, Jeremy Killen, Steven Lavoie, Boyd Tattrie, Don Davis, Del Holliday, Carole MacNeil, Doreen McCartney, Retta Reilly, Melanie Glazier, Kathleen James, Carol Hatton, Alex Leitis, Morgan Jones, Claude Lavoie, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: Mavis Turner, a woman who coulda been a contenda had she pursued her dreams of appearing on Broadway; give her an evening job at a converted church teaching tap; mix in a motley crew of left-footed cardboard-cutouts too rhythmically challenged for her to train; add a charity performance organized by a snooty old ruler-of-the-world-type who thinks they're too klutzy to participate; watch the motley crew turn into a well-oiled dance machine in time to steal the show, prove the snob wrong and overcome their personal problems along the way.

Judgment (musical)
by Joshua Galpin

Produced by Kevin Harper
Directed by Joshua Galpin

Cast: Colin Anderson, Roxanne Christian, Carissa Ball, Lindsey Bull

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Youth Group production)
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis.

Produced by Lorraine Lloyd and Rick Kerr
Directed by Rod Carley

Cast: Tom Fitzsimmons, Amanda Pike, Elizabeth Prosser, Rae Gibson, Gary Lee, David Franks, Julian Ball, Stephanie Martin, Adam Hyatt, Lori Dance, Paul Finlay, Travis, McGregor Bickle, Joanne Houston, Ryan Creighton, Amanda Beales, Katie Hill, Laura Rorest, Jonathan Christie, Megan Marsh, Joshua CacKinnon, Laura Carre, Vicki Beales, Britni Lloyd, Nadia Nanyluk, Mine Jukitsch, Erryn Lee McWhirter, Julia Musgrove, Lindsay Fitzsimmons, Justin Rousseau, Aleasha Redmond, Robert Colacicco, Kevin Forest, Jordanna Dockrill, Christa Hunt, Paula Doyl, Lindsay Gilland

Production Team: Rod Carley, Lorraine Lloyd, Rick Kerr, Kevin Harper, Rob White, Joshua Galopin, Jackie Keys, Christy Morton, Craig Henderson, Brett Huether, Brent Giles, Lewis Parker, Tania Rode, Carissa Ball, Nicole Rands, Colin Hughes, Jim Ferr, Boyd Tattrie, Corrie Sheppard, Bernard Beales, Kathy Musgrave, Elizabeth Christie, Susan Forest, Jane Prosser, Mrs. Ball, Steven Lavoie, Paul Vanier, Jarod Preston, Erica Steenburg, Susan Forest, Claude Lavoie, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie are four siblings sent to live in the country with the eccentric Professor Kirke during World War II. The children explore the house on a rainy day and Lucy, the youngest, finds an enormous wardrobe. Lucy steps inside and finds herself in a strange, snowy wood. Lucy encounters the Faun Tumnus, who is surprised to meet a human girl. Tumnus tells Lucy that she has entered Narnia, a different world.

1992-1993 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

The Wizard of Oz (musical)
Adapted by John Kane
Songs by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg

Produced by Laila Drain
Directed by Rob Corbett
Musical Directed by Carol McGrath
Choreographed by Lou Burgess

Cast: Laura LeBreton, Myker Gardner, Ken Bond, Bryan Stanish, Heather Sessions, Carol Laing, Philip Pizak, Mark Capon, Jason Woolley, Geoffrey Alderson, Stephanie Hutton, Michelle Berry, Angela McCready, Amanda Schroer, Jennifer Sparacino, Emily McPherson, Miranda Turner, Dana Wood, Cathy Bate, Jenna Mitchell, Angela Porter, Sasha Halikowski, Mark Briard

The Band: Carol McGrath, Eric Bridges

Synopsis: Dorothy Gale has swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Murder at the Howard Johnson's (comedy)
by Ron Clarke & Sam Bobrick

Produced by Sandy Cairns
Directed by David Stone

Cast: Lorraine Chiusolo, Clayton Rockford, Philip Pizak

Production Team: Sandy Cairns, David Stone, Vivian Tattrie, Maureen Howard, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Claude Lavoie, Peter Emmink, Don Davis, John Martin, Jim Mitchell, Peter Thrasher, Chris Wilhelm, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Cynthia Griffin, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Sheila Jones, Lori Jones, Morgan Gones, Rhiannon Jones, Alex Laitus, Sarah Mitchell, Edward Niles, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: A woman and her lover engineer a bizarre plot to do away with her husband in a Howard Johnson's hotel room. Fortunately for him, however, his would-be killers are completely incompetent! And that's just the beginning of this hilarious fast-paced modern Broadway comedy.

Catch Me If You Can (drama)
Adapted by Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

Produced by Lamie Rosen
Directed by Heather Sessions

Cast: Mario D'Alimonte, Rick Kerr, Kevin White, Joanne Stienstra, Philip Pizak, Julie M. Nevill, Jim Ferr

Production Team: Peter Thrasher, Lamie Rosen, Heather Sessions, Bernard Beales, Lyn Atkinson, Sandy Cairns, D'Arcy Smyth, Archie Hubert, Don Davis, Barb Hubert, Sandra Hawkshaw, Sheila Jones, Jim Mitchell, Joan Roantree, Carol Hatton, Reta Reilly, Barb Farrow, Kevin White, Stephanie Parker, Garry Hatton, Brenda Thrasher, Victoria Beales, Amanda Beales, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: Daniel Corban nervously paces about his honeymoon cabin awaiting word of his wife Elizabeth who has been missing for three days. Corban finds Inspector Levine to be maddeningly inept and distracted, as well as disinterested in helping him find his wife.

Razzle Dazzle II (musical review)

Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Henry Schregardus

Cast: Diane Cruxton, Kevin Dashney, Robin Ann Reid, Kathy Dube, Julie Renwick, Victor Fuke, Tina Robinson, Tracey Lever, Stuart Simpson, Bev McIlwain, Jacqueline Smith, Bev McIlwain, Laurie Spencer, Heidi Nota-Reid, Kevin Workentin. David Rabjohn, Dan Wyse

The Band: Ed Morton, Carol McGrath, Doug Matthews

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Henry Schregardus, Vivian Tattrie, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Kelly Dance, Evert McIlwain, Kathy Dube. Dianne Cruxton, Karen McMillan, Bette Morrison, Barbara Farrow, Carolyn Keetch, Terrie Taylor, Delores Holladay, Bev McIlwain, Retta Reilly, Wendy Evelyn, Tina Robinson, Marcella Neufeld, Dorothy Jeffery, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Boyd Tattrie, Heather Sessions, Lori Dance, Lorraine Chiusolo, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: A musical revue with the great moments of some of the best productions.

WCT's 25th Anniversary Reunion (musical review)

Coordinated by Eve Heaver
Musical Directed by Janice Kerr and Robynne Smith

Cast: Paul Hundert, Mary Lou Graham, David Laing, Ross McCartney, Marion Dennis, Cathy Polson, Evert McIlwain, Bev McIlwain, Frances Hellyer, Joan Rundle, Bert Heaver, Sidney Anne Lang, Mary Roney, Carol McNeil, Jenny Moyle, Howard McGahey, David Rabjohn, Laurie Spencer, Rick Kerr

The Band: Janice Kerr, Robynne Smith, Ed Morton, Eric Brydges

Production Team: Eve Heaver, Janice Kerr, Robynne Smith, Ed Morton, Eric Bridges, Peter Thrasher, Claude Lavoie

Synopsis: A Musical Revue Reunion to celebrate the last 25 years of WCT Productions

Junior Youth Drama Festival (Youth Group production)

Produced by Kimberly Mann and Colleen Hill

Elfis: Rock 'N Roll At the North Pole
Directed by Deb Bodine Champion

Theatre Our Way
Directed by Bernie Beales

A Christman Carol
Directed by Paul Emond

After the Ark
Directed by Matt Champion

Cast: The Junior Youth Group of the Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Synopsis: A Festival of Plays by the Whitby Courthouse Theatre Junior Youth Group. 

1991-1992 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

Guys & Dolls (musical)
by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows

Produced by Lamie Rosen
Directed by Michael Roantree
Musical Directed by Tom Millar
Choreographed by Nikki Allard

Cast: David Rabjohn, Brian Stevenson, Grant Coward, Lynn Taylor, Ross McCartney, Barb Farrows, Gary Hatton, Chris Wilhelm, Howard McGahey, Laurie Spencer, Kevin Dashney, Sandi Allard, Cathy Bate, Karen Clarke, Mary Lou Graham, Frances Helyar, Marion Johnston, Lisa Twardowski, Laurel Whalen, Joan Roantree, Ron Windling, Sam Smith, Bernard Beales, Bob Roughley, Leanne Burton, Tracy Leaver, Stephen Martin, Jennifer Mitchell, Maureen Smith, Michael Whorms, Joan Windling

Band: Tom Millar, Ruth Reed, Dan Knapp, Ed Morton

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Lamie Rosen, Michael Roantree, Tom Millar, Miki Allard, Heather Sessions, Julie Edwardson, Boyd Tattrie, John Wyatt, Garavin Farr, Archie Hubert, Steve Queen, Peter Thrasher, Jim Bate, Steve Brown, Cynthia Griffin, Paul Spencer, Chris Russell, Tony Bingham, Joyce McCready, Franco Minatel, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barbara Hubert, Ava Watson, Lucy Ireland, Retta Reilly, Jane Nelson, Joan Flood, Crystal MacMillan, Joan Osmok, Geri Beauchanp, Susan Farr, Rhonda Hutton, Kathleen James, Vera Jordache, Karen Minatel, Hazel Westwood, Ruth Reed, David Stone, Lori Raabjohn, Edward F. Niles, Leanne Burton, Vivian Tattrie, Bob Nelson, Laila Drain, Deb Smith

Synopsis: Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong..

Nuts (drama)
by Tom Topor

Produced by Michael Roantree
Directed by Susan Farr
Original Music by Myra White

Cast: Franco Minatel, Ken Bond, Gary Hatton, Carol Hatton, Joan Roantree, Dan Wyse, Michael Roantree, Ron Windling, Roz Michael

Production Team: Michael Roantree, Susan Farr, Heather Sessions, D'Arcy Smyth, Myra Whyte, Dan Wyse, Nina Foxall, Jim Bate, Garvin Farr, Archie Hubert, Peter Thrasher, Irene Bond, Delores Holliday, Lamie Rosen, Tony Bingham, Mykel Gardner, Barbara Hubert, Sandra Hawkshaw, Jane Nelson, Karen Minitel, Debbie Warrilow, Bob Nelson, Sue Conlan, Carol Hatton, Lori Rabjohn, Vivian Tattrie, Monique Essegern

Synopsis: The play is set in a courtroom in the psychiatric wing of Bellevue Hospital in New York City. After killing a client in self-defense, strong-willed, high-class call girl Claudia Draper is indicted for manslaughter in the first degree. Her mother Rose and stepfather Arthur are anxious to avoid the family scandal that would result from the public revelation of their daughter's chosen career, so they attempt to have her declared mentally incompetent by Dr, Herbert Rosenthal. Realizing she will be remanded to a psychiatric facility for an indefinite period of time if her parents succeed, Claudia is determined to prove she is sane enough to stand trial.

Room Service (comedy)
by John Murray & Allen Boretz

Produced by Lamie Rosen
Directed by Joan Roantree

Cast: Rockford Varcoe, David Stone, Bernard Beales, Mykel Gardner, David Rabjohn, Heather Sessions, Scott Griffin, Lynne Atkinson, Henry Schragardus, Gary Hatton, Chris Wilhelm, Dick Elliott, Jim Cottam, Donald Brown

Production Team: Lamie Rosen, Joan Roantree, Carol Hatton, Michael Roantree, Sandy Cairns, Debra Smith, Jean Boyd, Marion Dennis, Laila Drain, Delores Holliday, Boyd Tattrie, Vivian Tattrie, Archie Hubert, Jim Bate, Henry Schregardus, Peter Thrasher, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barbara Hubert, Crystal MacMillan, Barb Farrow, Reta Reilly, Susan Farr, Jan Vickers, Ava Watson, Debbie Warrilow, Joe Szekeres, Lori Rabjohn, Bob Nelson

Synopsis: Gordon Miller is seated in a room in the White Way Hotel reading a script. Sasha, a waiter, is doing his best to convince Miller to give him a part in his new play. Mr. Gribble, the hotel Manager, and Miller's brother-in-law enter and it becomes apparent that Miller has not only avoided paying his own bill but he is also responsible for the food and lodging for a sizeable number of theatrical people.

Razzle Dazzle (musical review)
by Laurie Spencer

Produced by Lynn Taylor and Laurie Spencer
Directed by Lynn Taylor and Laurie Spencer
Choreographed by Lynn Taylor

Cast: Grant Coward, Kevin Dashney, Julie Renwick, Laurie Spencer, Lynn Taylor, Kevin Workentin

Production Team: Lynn Taylor, Laurie Spencer, Lee Batchelor, Dianne Cruxton, John Wyatt, Mike Whorme, Chris Wilhelm, Rob Andrews, Henry Schregardus, Heather Sessions, Boyd Tattrie, Marney Wyatt, Doris Hollingsworth, Debbie Felske, Bob Nelson, Vivian Tattrie

Synopsis: A fundraising musical revue.

1990-1991 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

Foxfire (drama)
by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn

Produced by Debra Smith and Laila Drain
Directed by Henry Schregardus

Cast: Joan Roantree, Ed Daigle, Evert McIlwain, Kerrilyn Wood, Boyd Tattrie, Vance Dick

Production Team: Debra Smith, Laila Drain, Henry Schregardus, Myra Whyte, Bev McIlwain, Vivian Tattrie, David Stone, Kevin Arbour, Gerry Van Hezewyk, Sandy Cairns, Julie Edwardson, Ralph Rutkowski, Don Davis, Vance Dick, Laurie Jones, Boyd Tattrie, Edward Niles, Judy Stogios, Dani Burrows, Erin Burrows, Lisa Harrison, Delores Holliday, Susan Farr, Bob Nelson, Garvin Farr, Sandra Hawkshaw

Synopsis: Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie's battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector.

Run For Your Wife (comedy)
by Ray Cooney

Produced by Garvin Farr
Directed by Joan Hill

Cast: Jim Neilly, Jim Renshaw, Bill Steele, Bert Heaver, Rick Kerr, Debra Smith, Joyce McCready, Harry McKew, Garry Hatton

Production Team: Debra Smith, Garvin Farr, Joan Hill, Jean Renshaw, Mary Volmer, Carol Hatton, Michael Roantree, Harry McKey, Leanne Burton, Barbara Hubert, Sandra Hawkshaw, David Levy, Gavan Crilly, John Green, Wayne Marquis, Brian Stevenson, Paul Spencer, John Griffin Albert Gsstik, Cynthia Griffin, Susan Farr, Judy Levy, Ava Watson, Sarah Nelson, Joan Roantree, Janet West, Delores Holliday, Tony Bingham, Stephen McDonald, Myra Whyte, Bob Nelson, Eve Heaver

Synopsis: A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. The complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.

Gaslight (drama)
by Patrick Hamilton

Produced by Sandy Cairns and Laila Drain
Directed by Boyd Tattrie

Cast: Monique Essegern, Rick Kerr, Henry Schregardus, Kerrilyn Wood, Barb Farrow

Production Team: Boyd Tattrie, Sandy Cairns, Laila Drain, Henry Schregardus, Claude Lavoie, Vivian Tattrie, Leanne Burton, Paula O'Reilly, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Ralph Rutkowski, Lauren Jones, Retta Reilly, David Stone, Maureen Howard, Don Davis, John Griffin, Martin Koss, Barb Farrow, Cynthia Griffin, Susan Farr, Bob Nelson, Garvin Farr

Synopsis: Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret which he will do anything to protect, even if at the means of driving his wife insane.

The Mysterious Mr. Toocook (musical)
by Ken Bond

Produced by Colleen Hill
Directed by Ken Bond
Musical Directed by Frances Helyar

Cast: Jeff Denby, Katherine Ringrose, Josh Galpin, Keith Fleming, Stephanie Martin, Megan Kitchen, Kevin Harper, Shannon Hill, Jonathan Dunn, Venessa Barisic, Katie Hill, Donavan Bond, Stephanie Hutton, Marci Brown, Dan McCartney, Erin Dunleavy, Eryn McWhirter, Erin Grainger, Emily Prosser, Karen Vickers, Philo the dog

Production Team: Colleen Hill, Ken H. Bond, Frances Helyar, Bernie Beales, Kelly Dance, Lori Dance, Carolyn Dewar, Elizabeth Kitchen, Bernice Brown, Irene Bond, Matt Champion, Shannon Hill, Tom Barnett, Gord Lee, Aaron Lishman, Bill Lishman, Sam Fleming, Katie Hill, Rhonda Hutton, Kevin Arbour, Geoff Jones, Francois Bergeron, Elaine Vickers.

Synopsis: Mr. Toocook's home is a mysterious forest. It is early fall approaching dusk as the play opens. 

1989-1990 (Whitby Courthouse Theatre)

Bone Chiller (drama)
by Monk Ferris

Produced by Mark Edwardson
Directed by Garvin Farr

Cast: Bernard Beales, Shelagh McKibbon, Ken Bond, Joan Roantree, Debra Smith, Heather Sessions, Vance Dick, Garry Hatton, Lanie Anderson, Janet West, Ellen Murray, Boyd Tattrie, Henry Schregardus

Production Team: Debra Smith, Mark Edwardson, Garvin Farr, Laila Drain, Vivian Tattrie, Sandy Cairns, Nancy Davidson, Henry Schregardus, Kerri Wood, Claude Lavoie, John Griffin, Paul Spencer, Bonnie Edwardson, Tricia Magee, Will Davidson, Harry Anderton, Retta Reilly, Sidney Lang, Gail Cheyne, Cynthia Griffin, Delores Holliday, Richard McKibbon, Sandra Hawkshaw, Wanda Naylor, Lamie Rosen, Bob Nelson, Terry Beauchamp, Joan Rundle

Synopsis: The premise of the story is that thirteen people have been gathered on Friday the 13th at the Travers mansion in New York for the reading of Josiah Travers' will which is a wall chart rendered in the form of a rebus (part word, part drawing puzzle) that almost defies solution. Instead of designating an heir, it offers the entire estate to anyone who can solve the will.

Agnes of God (drama)
by John Pielmeier

Produced by Garvin Farr
Directed by Susan Farr
Music by Myra Whyte
Musical Directed by Myra Whyte

Cast: Kerrilyn Wood, Christine Castaldo, Judith Edmondson

Production Team: Debra Smith, Garvin Farr, Susan Farr, Lamie Rosen, Myra Whyte, Carol Miller, Heather Sessions, Archie Hubert, John Griffin, Paul Spencer, Mark Edwardson, Dave Levy, Bonnie Edwardson, Cynthia Griffin, Carol Hatton, Judy Levy, Rocky Varco, Reg Gutsol, Reg McIntyre, Tony Bingham, Matt Craig, Maren McMillan, Betty Morrison, Christine Castaldo, Jeannine Butler, Sandra Hawkshaw, Bob Belson, Joan Rundle

Synopsis: Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

Little Shop of Horrors (musical)
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

Produced by Harry Anderton
Directed by Monique Essegern
Musical Directed by Evert McIlwain
Choreographed by Kathy Dube

Cast: Halie Vogel, Sara Marlowe, Lanie Anderson, Philip Pizak, Debra Smith, Ian Webster, Boyd Tattrie, Michael Bullett, Jim Codrington

Production Team: Yolanda van Grootel, Sandi Cairns, Laila Drain, Claude Lavoie, Harry Anderton, Philip Pizak, Paul Spencer, Chris Francom, Kevin Arbour, Tasha Dizazzo, Vivian Tattrie, Dave Wichall, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Tricia Yaki, Hermine Weiss, Jane Nelson, Joan Flood, Crystal MacMillan, Laurie Jones, Ralph Rutkowski, Monique Essegern, Julie Edwardson

Synopsis: Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

Wooster Without Wednesday (musical)
by Ken Bond

Produced by Garvin Farr
Directed by Ken Bond
Musical Directed by Myra Whyte

Cast: Sally Peel, Megan Kitchen, Keith Fleming, Geoff Jones, Kevin Harper, Shannon Hill, Jeffery Denby. Jean O'Brien, Carolyn Dewar

Production Team: Debra Smith, Garvin Farr, Ken Bond, Myra Whyte, Par Rosnak, Joan Roantree, Kathy Dube, Elizabeth Kitchen, Albert Gostick, Archie Hubert, Mark Edwardson, John Griffin, Paul Spencer, Cynthia Griffin, Susan Farr, Irene Bond, Bernard Beales, Frances Helyer, Janet Vickers, Eileen Murray, Colleen Hill, Don Merrifield, Mark Edwardson Jr., Sandra Hawkshaw, Lamie Rosen, Bob Nelson, Joan Rundle

Synopsis: A mysterious old house in the small town of Wooster.

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