Rocky: The Musical at Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge

Artist Bios

The Cast

Jayme Armstrong (Adrian) Jayme Armstrong (Adrian)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Director: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. Performer: Linda in Holiday Inn, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, The 39 Steps, Lina in Singin’ in the Rain, Reno in Anything Goes, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Betty in White Christmas, Marian in The Music Man, Roxie in Chicago, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Fantine in Les Misérables, Elle in Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Maria in The Sound of Music, Guinevere in Camelot (North American Tour). Jayme is the proud owner of Enchanted Entertainment, specializing in children’s character birthday parties in Waterloo Region.

Carla Bennett (Apollo Girl) Carla Bennett (Apollo Girl/Reporter)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, Rock of Ages, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot, Sweet Charity. Other theatre: Carousel, Adventures of Pericles, Crazy For You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny Thing..., Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, The King and I (Stratford), A Funny Thing..., Return to Grace (Mirvish), Legally Blonde (Aquarius), The Producers, Evita, Chicago (Neptune). Film/TV: The Next Step, A Very Country Christmas, State Like Sleep, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, Slings and Arrows. Choreography: Adventures of Pericles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford), Man Seeking Woman. Assistant Choreography: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, Degrassi, Pacific Rim.

Justin Bott (Gazzo) Justin Bott (Gazzo/Watchman/Bob Dunphy)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Joseph…, The Last Resort. Other theatre: Joseph... (Theatre Aquarius), The Wizard of Oz (Young People’s Theatre, Dora Award for Best Ensemble, Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor), Avenue Q (Citadel, Sterling Award for Outstanding Production), The Foursome (Lighthouse). Film/TV: Commercials for Casper with John Tavares, Sonnet, Westjet, GMC, Giuseppe Pizza & Koodo; The Witches’ Ball (Brainpower), Forbidden (Left Outside 4). Much love to Debbie, Ollie and Elvis (the dog). Thanks to Alex Mustakas and The Talent House. Like “Justin Bott” on Facebook, follow on Twitter/Instagram @jeybott, or go to

Matthew Bradley (Spider Rico) Matthew Bradley (Spider Rico/Street Singer/Boxer)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: Plaid Tidings (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer (Stage West), The Boys in the Photograph (Mirvish/Manitoba Theatre Centre), Into the Woods (Randolph College). Film/TV: Reign (CBS). Matthew is a proud graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Love to Ma, Pa, Al, Gav and the Girls. Thanks to Alex for the opportunity, and to Bruce and the gang at The Talent House. He dedicates this performance to Anthony Carelli, the man who taught him to fight back harder, and all the folks at Battle Arts Academy.

Jeremy Carver-James (Apollo's Manager) Jeremy Carver-James (Apollo's Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Ghost: The Musical, Hairspray, Joseph…, Red Rock Diner. Other theatre (selected): Shrek (Globe Theatre), Pure ‘90s, ‘80s Solid Gold 2 (Stage West Calgary), Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, The Next Whiskey Bar, Cabaret, The Light in the Piazza, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime (Shaw), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Alberta Theatre), Porgy and Bess (Opera de Montréal). Jeremy is a graduate of the Voice Performance Program at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. A special thanks to my friends, family, colleagues and The Talent House for their continued support. I am thrilled to be returning to the Drayton Entertainment Family! Twitter/Instagram: @jcarverjames.

Matthew Chenuz (Frank)

Matthew Chenuz (Frank/Referee/Street Singer/Boxer/Reporter)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Performer for Disney Cruise Lines (Magic and Wonder), Male Swing in Beauty and The Beast (The LOT), Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid (The LOT), Benny in RENT (The LOT), Hanschen in Spring Awakening (The LOT). Film/TV: Pepper in Pepper (Pinelea Productions) and Oskar/Felix in Bizarre Murders (Cineflix). He is a graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts and is also pursuing a B.A. from Ryerson University in Creative Industries. Thanks to my family and friends for all their support! Matt is stoked to make his Drayton Entertainment debut in Rocky! @mattchenuz

Vanessa Cobham (Apollo Girl)

Vanessa Cobham (Apollo Girl/Linda McKenna)
Drayton Entertainment: Hairspray, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, South Pacific. Other theatre: The Lion King (Mirvish), Sister Act (Rainbow Stage), Hairspray (Port Hope), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre Aquarius), Elf: The Musical (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: A Simple Favor (Lionsgate), Heroes Reborn (NBC), Man Seeking Woman (FX), Hairspray (New Line Cinema), and Warehouse 13 (SYFY). Vanessa is very excited to be back with Drayton Entertainment. Vanessa would like to thank her family for always supporting her career. Instagram: @vanessacobham

Jacquelyn French (Joanne)

Jacquelyn French (Joanne/Shirley)
Drayton Entertainment: Shear Madness. Other theatre: Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance, Elektra, Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Festival), Clara in The Light in the Piazza (Acting Up Stage), Bernadette in The Boys in The Photograph (Mirvish/MTC). Film/TV: Female inmate in Alias Grace (CBC/Netflix), Jazza Gal on Schitt’s Creek (CBC/Netflix), The Handmaid’s Tale (MGM/Hulu). Born and raised in Newfoundland, Jacquelyn relocated to Ontario and trained at Sheridan College, Oakville, in the Music Theatre Performance Program. Love to Trevor, my Mom and Dad, and my Newfoundland and Toronto families. I hope you enjoy the show.

Ryan Gifford (Wysocki) Ryan Gifford (Wysocki/Cornerman/Photographer/Boxer/Reporter/Doctor)
Drayton Entertainment: Anything Goes, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Footloose, Damn Yankees, Peter Pan: The Panto, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Tap Dogs (2010/2012 North American Tour), Country Legends, Brigadoon, Oklahoma!. Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. Other theatre: Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, South Pacific, Oliver! (Stratford Festival), Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing (Mirvish), CATS (Neptune), West Side Story (Citadel), White Christmas (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: Score: A Hockey Musical (2010 TIFF opener), Once Upon a Mattress (ABC/Disney), Michael Jackson’s This Is It (Columbia Pictures), The John Dore Show, Road to Avonlea. Training: Second City.

Chris James (Apollo Creed)

Christopher James (Apollo Creed)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Various in The Secret Life of Riley K (Education Arts), Father in Fancy Nancy's Christmas (Electric Moon Theatre), Rocky in Rocky Horror (MYT), Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Unionville Theatre Company). Film/TV: Scratch (Dragon Born Films). Special thanks go out to my family, and the friends that helped get me here: Kelly Holiff, Megan & Wayne Davis, Tammy Whetham, Wes Wilson, my Rapier Wit family, and Stephanie Clement.


Dani Jazzar (Dipper) Dani Jazzar (Dipper/Street Singer/Tony Gomez)
Drayton Entertainment: Paco in Man of La Mancha, Bernardo in West Side Story, Joey Primo in Rock of Ages, The Pirates of Penzance, Spamalot, Peter Pan: The Panto, 9 to 5: The Musical, Robin Hood, Oklahoma!, Cinderella. Other theatre: Cabaret, UPS Guy in Legally Blonde (Aquarius), Bernardo in West Side Story (Vancouver/Calgary/Edmonton), Rum Tum Tugger in CATS (Stirling), Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Peter Pan (Ross Petty), Jesus Christ Superstar (Stage West Calgary), Saturday Night Fever, Miami Nights (Germany), Fame (U.K). Film/TV: Designated Survivor (ABC), Taken (NBC), The Strain (FX), Traitor (Overture Films), The Love Guru (Paramount), Mirror Mirror (Fox), Once Upon a Mattress (ABC). Love to Chris, Eddie, and Leo.

Alex Kelly (Rocky Balboa) Alex Kelly (Rocky Balboa)
Drayton Entertainment: West Side Story. Other theatre: Charlie/Nick understudy in Jersey Boys (Stage West), Mamma Mia!, Billy in Crazy For You, Caleb/Will in A Christmas Carol, A-Rab in West Side Story, Evangeline (Citadel), We Are Canadian, Abegweit Soul of the Island (Confederation Centre), Burnett/Larry in Perry Loved Mary (Old Flame Brewing Co.), Tyler/Vince in Brantwood 1920-2020, Usnavi in In The Heights, and Judas in Godspell (Theatre Sheridan). Special thanks to Shelley, Mom, Dad, and The Talent House for their constant love and support!

Lee MacDougall (Mickey) Lee MacDougall (Mickey)
Drayton Entertainment: Director: All Shook Up. Performer: Twelve Angry Men, Footloose, Brigadoon, On Golden Pond, The Odd Couple, The Foursome, Wild Guys. Other theatre (selected): Nick/Doug in Sankoff and Hein’s Come From Away (Broadway/Toronto/Washington D.C./Seattle/La Jolla Playhouse), The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Harry in Mamma Mia!, Smokey in Damn Yankees (Mirvish), Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, and many theatres across Canada. As a playwright: High Life, The Ginkgo Tree, Who Has Seen the Wind, Resistance. As a Director: Rope’s End (Blyth Festival), Glory Days (Theatre Aquarius), and several productions at Stage West.

Marianne McCord (Angie) Marianne McCord (Angie)
Drayton Entertainment: Hairspray, Blue Champagne, The World Goes Round. Other theatre: Chicago (Broadway/US Tour/Las Vegas), Guys and Dolls (Stratford), Narnia (Theatre New Brunswick), The Love List (Stage West Calgary), White Christmas (Arts Club Theatre), Sunset Boulevard, Joseph ... (Livent), Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You (Mirvish), CATS (The Elgin Theatre). Marianne spent two seasons with The Charlottetown Festival where she had the pleasure to meet and work with Alex Mustakas! Marianne dedicates her performance to her forever adored parents, Doug and Betty Lou. Thanks to all family and friends. Yo! Enjoy the show!

Daphne Moens (Gloria) Daphne Moens (Gloria)
Drayton Entertainment: Rock of Ages (Casino Niagara), Marathon of Hope (workshop), Footloose. Other theatre: Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, Uptown Country Girls (Stage West Calgary), Ring of Fire (Grand Theatre), The Full Monty (Theatre Aquarius). Film/TV: Tormented. Daphne is a graduate of Queen’s University with a B.A.H. in Drama and Music, and attended Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program. She was a featured performer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for many years. Daphne can be seen next in Freaky Friday at Theatre Aquarius. Love and many thanks to her family, friends, Chris and everyone at The Talent House. Follow all her adventures IG:@daphnemoens

Dan Payne (Buddy)

Dan Payne (Buddy/Trainer/Radio Voice/Tommy Crosetti)
Drayton Entertainment: Captain of the Inquisition in Man of La Mancha, Ronnie in Out of Order, Dennis in Rock of Ages (Casino Niagara), Ted in The Men’s Foursome, Trent in The Last Resort, E.J. in Harvey. Projections: Rock of Ages, Les Misérables, Big Band Legends, Mary Poppins, Legends of Harmony. Other theatre: Mitchell in Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Harvest (Theatre Baddeck), Charles in Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol (Lost & Found), Ed in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Pheasant Run), Director for The Full Monty (KWMP). Director and Master of Ceremonies for Medieval Times Toronto. Dan enjoys spending time with Timea, Ariel and Zach.

Andrew Scanlon (Miles Jergen) Andrew Scanlon (Miles Jergen/Fight Promoter/Jimmy Michaels)
Drayton Entertainment: The Padre in Man of La Mancha, The Body in Out of Order, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Kings & Queens of Country, Les Misérables, Snow White, Footloose. Other theatre: Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (Musical Stage/Outside the March/Luminato), Kinky Boots (Original Canadian company/First National Tour), I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Stage West), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre/STC), Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, Comedy of Errors (Neptune Theatre),The Full Monty (Theatre Aquarius), Over the River and Through the Woods (Globe Theatre). Thank you to Alex and the entire Drayton family!

Sash Striga (Apollo Girl) Sash Striga (Apollo Girl/Reporter)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Pilar in Legally Blonde, Woman 2 in World Goes Round (Stage West Calgary), Heidi in NINE: In Concert (Podium Concert Productions), Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone (Randolph Theatre). Film/TV: Aly in Letterkenny, Zora in Star Trek, American Gods, What We Do in the Shadows. Sash would like to thank her mom and dad for not laughing at her when she told them she was moving to Toronto to become an actress, her dog Alba for providing all the love a girl could ever need, and finally her da Costa fam for all their hard work and support. Instagram: @sashstriga

Samuel Van Dusen (Mike) Samuel Van Dusen (Mike/Jack/Street Singer/Boxer)
Drayton Entertainment: Man of La Mancha. Other theatre (selected): Nibs in Peter Pan (Ottawa Little Theatre), Ensemble in The Three Musketeers (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), and Dancer in The Acts of Thecla (Queen’s University). TV: Michael: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s (CBC). Sam is excited to be working with Drayton Entertainment again. He is a recent graduate of the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University, where he was part of several productions throughout the last four years both on stage and off. Now residing in Ottawa, he continues to pursue a career in the arts both locally and abroad.

Aaron Walpole (Paulie) Aaron Walpole (Paulie)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Man of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, HONK!, Rock of Ages. Other theatre: Kinky Boots (U.S. Tour), Les Misérables (Broadway/Mirvish/U.S. Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway/Stratford), Camelot, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes (Stratford), Rock of Ages (Mirvish), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, One Hit Wonders, Canadian Explosion, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Stage West), Rock and Roll (Grand). Film/TV: Breakout Kings (A&E), Silent But Deadly, Deacons for Defense (Feature Film), third place on Canadian Idol: Season 3 (CTV). Self-titled album through Sony/BMG.

The Creative Team

Alex Mustakas (Director) Alex Mustakas (Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Alex has directed over 100 productions for Drayton Entertainment and other theatre companies across Canada including Kings & Queens of Country, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet, Beauty and the Beast, the world premiere of Marathon of Hope, Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Twist & Shout and more. Alex holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from City University in London, England, and an Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Media & Entertainment, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Maggie Bassett Award from Theatre Ontario, and the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal.

Phil Nero (Choreographer) Phil Nero (Choreographer)
Drayton Entertainment debut. Other theatre: Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago (Stage West Calgary), The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, Little Women, Wizard of Oz, Beauty and The Beast (The Citadel), The Rocky Horror Show (Theatre New Brunswick), Chicago (Neptune Theatre), The Lord of the Rings (London’s West End). Thank you to Alex and everyone at Drayton Entertainment, Bruce and The Gang at The Talent House and my wife Kalie. And thank YOU for supporting live Theatre!

Steve Thomas (Music Director) Steve Thomas (Music Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Kings & Queens of Country, The Little Mermaid, HONK!, Joseph…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin: The Panto, The Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Anne of Green Gables, Spamalot, The Last Resort, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Me and My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American Tour), Jasper Station. Other theatre: various productions across North America including Theatre Aquarius, The Elgin Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival, Showboat Festival. Steve has collaborated with Norm Foster on Jasper Station, Race Day, Sitting Pretty, and One Moment. Visit Steve at

Brian Dudkiewicz (Set Designer) Brian Dudkiewicz (Set Designer)
Drayton Entertainment debut: Rocky, Newsies. Recent credits: Jukebox Hero (Ed Mirvish Theatre/Jubilee Theatre), Indecent, Million Dollar Quartet (Segal Center), Bad Jews (Harold Green), Boys, Girls & Other Mythological Creatures (Carousel Players), Orphans (Coal Mine), A Room of My Own, Hal & Bee, Unseamly, and many others (Off-Broadway), Buyer and Cellar (Weston Playhouse), Into the Woods (St. Petersburg Opera), Evita, Next to Normal (Resident Theatre). Brian holds an M.F.A in Set Design from Yale University, and a Bachelor in Architecture from McGill.

Adrienne Pink (Costume Designer) Adrienne Pink (Costume Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: Costume Design: Ghost: The Musical, Rock of Ages, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe’s Café. Assistant Costume Design: Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Disney’s Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music. Other theatre: Costume Design for Romeo and Juliet, The Little Prince, Twelfth Night, The Secret Garden (Resurgence Theatre Company). TV/Film: The Strain (FX), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox Television), The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime Television). Adrienne dedicates this one to her rock, Carl.

Kevin Fraser (Lighting Designer) Kevin Fraser (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Man of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, Holiday Inn, Death of a Salesman, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph…, Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Spamalot, Footloose, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Big Band Legends, Blood Brothers, CATS and many more. Other theatre: Grand Hotel (Shaw Festival), King Charles III (Mirvish), Treasure Island, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Shakespeare In Love, A Little Night Music, Carousel (Stratford Festival). Kevin is a member of Associated Designers of Canada, and a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School.

Joe Bostick (Fight Director) Joe Bostick (Fight Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Beauty and the Beast, One for the Pot, Deathtrap, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Crazy for You. Other theatre (selected): Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Ragtime (Broadway & U.S. National Tours), Les Misérables, Heart of Robin Hood, Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, Beauty and the Beast (Mirvish), Heart of Robin Hood (National Theatre, Iceland/Grand Theatre, Hong Kong), Beauty and the Beast (Aquarius), Trainspotting (Canadian Stage), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre by the Bay), I Hate Hamlet (Stage West). Trained with S.A.F.D and various Fight Masters. Founding member of Fight Directors Canada. Love to Stephanie, Devon and Jesse.

Paul Pembleton (Stage Manager) Paul Pembleton (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Stage Manager: Holiday Inn, Man of La Mancha, The Drowsy Chaperone, Death of a Salesman, The 39 Steps, Singin’ in the Rain, Sister Act, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Godspell (U.S. National Tour), Big Band Legends, The Love List, Harvey, 9 to 5: The Musical, Shear Madness, On Golden Pond, The Heiress, The Mousetrap, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (U.S. National Tour). Assistant Stage Manager: The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins. Other theatre: Suds: The Musical (Carousel Playhouse), The Foursome (Stage West, Mississauga), Steel Magnolias (Stage 237).

Sadie Wannamaker (Assistant Stage Manager) Sadie Wannamaker (Assistant Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, The Drowsy Chaperone, Joseph…, Cinderella: The Panto, Footloose, The Men’s Foursome, Little Shop of Horrors, Snow White: The Panto, Les Misérables, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Sleuth, Tap Dogs, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American Tour), Camelot (North American Tour), Shear Madness, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Other theatre: British Invasion (Stage West), Sword and the Stone (Theatre Orangeville), The Neverending Story (Roseneath: YPT/NYU Tour). Sadie is glad to be in her 20th season with Drayton Entertainment. She would like to pass on love to her family for all of their support.

Stephanie Bignell (Apprentice Stage Manager) Stephanie Bignell (Apprentice Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, Sexy Laundry. Stephanie is a graduate of Fanshawe College. She is thrilled to be back working with Drayton Entertainment this season. Thank you to Alex for the opportunity, and to her friends and family for all their love and support!


Kirsten Watt (Assistant Lighting Designer) Kirsten Watt (Assistant Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: Lighting Designer for Weekend Comedy, Assistant Lighting Designer for Spamalot and The Sound of Music. Other theatre: Lighting Designs for the Shaw Festival, Segal Centre, Centaur Theatre, Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Neptune Theatre, Watermark Theatre, Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Magnus Theatre, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Carousel Players, Hart House Theatre, George Brown Theatre School, Theatre Sheridan, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, and Concordia University. Kirsten attained her B.A. in Drama from the University of Alberta, and specialized in Lighting Design at the National Theatre School of Canada. She resides in Kitchener.

The Band

Steve Thomas (Music Director/Keys) Steve Thomas (Music Director/Keys I)
Drayton Entertainment: Kings & Queens of Country, The Little Mermaid, HONK!, Joseph…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia!, Aladdin: The Panto, The Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Anne of Green Gables, Spamalot, The Last Resort, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Me and My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American Tour), Jasper Station. Other theatre: various productions across North America including Theatre Aquarius, The Elgin Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival, Showboat Festival. Steve has collaborated with Norm Foster on Jasper Station, Race Day, Sitting Pretty, and One Moment. Visit Steve at

Earl Filsinger (Guitar) Earl Filsinger (Guitar)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Hairspray, Kings & Queens of Country, Marathon of Hope: The Musical, Man of La Mancha, Evita, Big River, Give My Regards to Broadway, Country Legends, Me and My Girl. Other theatre: The Music Man, Camelot (Stratford Festival), Hank Williams Show (Petrolia), Jesus Christ Superstar, High School Musical. Earl has played lead guitar on the Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Mary cruise ships touring Europe. He also toured Canada and the U.S. in various bands, and has produced numerous CDs. He and his wife Karen own and operate a music store in Stratford, Ontario. Email:

Howard Gaul (Drums) Howard Gaul (Drums)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Ghost, Canada 151, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rock of Ages, Joseph…, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sister Act, Marathon of Hope, Smokey Joe’s Café, Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Legends, Little Shop of Horrors, Snow White: The Panto, Footloose, Twist & Shout, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Spamalot, Evita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (North American Tour). Other theatre: Ring of Fire, Dance Legends (Grand), The Full Monty (Moonpath). Howard has played, toured and recorded in many musical settings including with The Henrys and award-winning jazz group The Heillig Manoeuvre. Thanks to Alex and the Drayton Family for another exciting season of theatre magic!

Michael Lerner (Keys II) Michael Lerner (Keys II)
Drayton Entertainment: Rock of Ages (Casino Niagara), Footloose, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, Legally Blonde, Annie, Dance Legends, Cotton Patch Gospel. Other theatre (selected): Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, A Christmas Carol, The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions), The Sound of Music, Freaky Friday (Theatre Aquarius), Guys and Dolls (Shaw Festival), The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre), The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West), Oliver!, Victor/Victoria (Stirling Festival). Michael also enjoys composing and teaching. He lives in Toronto with his loves, Rachael and Gabriel. Thanks to The Talent House for their continued support!

Paul Mitchell (Trumpet) Paul Mitchell (Trumpet)
Drayton Entertainment: Holiday Inn, Drowsy Chaperone, HONK!, Anything Goes. Other theatre: Many venues across the northern U.S. and Ontario including tribute shows such as: The Rat Pack, Elton John Meets Billy Joel, Blues Brothers, Steely Dan. He has played with pop R&B groups Kool and the Gang, The O’Jays, Frankie Valli, Glass Tiger and Dean Brody. Film/TV: Hemingway vs. Callaghan (CBC/Shaftsbury). Paul is featured regularly at The Jazz Room in Uptown Waterloo, and performs with many of the top R&B and wedding bands in the GTA. He considers himself to be fortunate to be surrounded by many of Canada’s most talented musicians.

Junior Riggan (Bass) Junior Riggan (Bass)
Drayton Entertainment: Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Hairspray, Rock of Ages, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cinderella, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Anne of Green Gables, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Other theatre: Yorkville: The Musical (Blyth), Now and Forever, a diva spectacular…, 9 to 5: The Musical (St. Lawrence College), The River Rolls (New Hamburg). Junior has toured and recorded with many award-winning artists including Susan Aglukark, Beverley Mahood, Bobby Wills, Dawn Langstroth, The Toronto Mass Choir, and Ali Matthews. Musical theatre has quickly become my favorite form of artistry. Thank you to Alex and the wonderful Drayton Entertainment family for helping me to realize my dream.