Drayton Entertainment debut. Other Theatre: 9 To 5 (Capital Theatre), Hairspray, Maggie (upcoming) (Theatre Aquarius), Dear Evan Hansen (Mirvish), All Shook Up, Soul Sistas (Mayfield Theatre), Rocky Horror (Lower Ossington Theatre). Malinda is a proud graduate of St. Clair’s Musical Theatre Performance program. She is thrilled to get to harmonize with this cast of all-star performers. Special thanks to Talent House, Malinda’s parents Kim and Chris, and her loving partner Hayden. Catch up with Malinda on her Instagram: @Malindacarroll_
Drayton Entertainment: Disney’s Newsies, Annie, Kings and Queens of Country, Les Miserables. Other Theatre: The Music Man (TIP), Once (Theatre St. John’s, Neptune Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Citadel Theatre), Bombers (4th Line Theatre), American Idiot (Winnipeg Studio Theatre), Chasse Galerie (Soulpepper), Hair (Mayfield Theatre), Les Miserables, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Rainbow Stage), Next to Normal (Citadel/Theatre Calgary), Mary’s Wedding (Stephenville Theatre Festival). Michael is Dora Award winning actor and singer/songwriter originally from Kingston who now calls Toronto home. Thanks to Alex, everyone at Talent House, friends, family and his wife Jules for all their love and support. @mikecoxjresq
Drayton Entertainment: Anything Goes, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Me and My Girl, Evita, Cowgirls. Other Theatre: Escape to Margaritaville (Broadway), Miss Saigon (US National Tour), Tell Tale Harbour (Workshop, Charlottetown Festival), Fiddler on the Roof, Tommy, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance (Stratford Festival), The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary), Pal Joey (HB Studio), Ned Durango (Theatre Orangeville), Miracle on 34th Street, Cinderella, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Grand Theatre), Lend Me A Tenor (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Film/TV: Hudson and Rex (CTV), Hellcats (CW), Triple Sensation (Season 1, CBC). This one’s for Granny Hutton.
Laura Mae Nason
Drayton Entertainment: Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (Drayton, Mirvish, Stage West), Amber/Penny in Hairspray, Mary Robert in Sister Act, Marathon of Hope, Twist & Shout, Canada Legends. Other Theatre: Dear Evan Hansen (Mirvish), Here’s What it Takes - workshop (Stratford), Hairspray (Charlottetown, Rainbow Stage, Mayfield), The Wedding Singer, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club), Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown), Margot in Legally Blonde (Aquarius). HUGE thanks to Alex and Drayton Entertainment for allowing me to get back on stage after 2 years. Thank you to Bruce, the Talent House, and family/friends for their endless support. Enjoy the show! @lauramaenason
Drayton Entertainment: Dusty in You’ll Get Used To It … The War Show, The Padre in Man of La Mancha, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Kinky Boots, Rocky, Out of Order, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Footloose, Les Miserables. Other Theatre (selected): Kinky Boots (Mirvish & US National Tour), Franklin Hart Jr. in 9 To 5 (Capitol Theatre), The Roaring Twenties (The VPP), Screwball Comedy (Stage West), Dr. Silver (Musical Stage/Outside the March) Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, A Christmas Carol (Neptune), Over the River and Through the Woods (The Globe), 25th Annual … Spelling Bee (The Grand), The Full Monty (Aquarius), Director of Stealing Sam (Alberta Theatre Projects). With thanks to Alex and everyone at Drayton.
The Creative Team
Alex Mustakas (Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Alex has directed over 100 productions for Drayton Entertainment and other theatre companies across Canada, including It Runs in the Family, The Crooner, Sorry, I’m Canadian 2, You’ll Get Used To It! ... The War Show, Rocky: The Musical, Rock of Ages, Kings & Queens of Country, Million Dollar Quartet, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the world premiere of Marathon of Hope, Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Twist & Shout, and others. 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.
Jackie Mustakas (Choreographer)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): Tanya in Mamma Mia!, Kate Keller in The Miracle Worker, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Lizzie in The Rainmaker, Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray, Baroness in Cinderella: The Panto, Queen Diabolica in Snow White: The Panto, Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, May in The Affections of May, Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Polly Baker in Crazy For You, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street. Choreographer: Kings & Queens of Country, Dance Legends, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Music Man, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Little Me, The Mikado. Welcome back everybody!
Jim Hodgkinson (Music Director)
Drayton Entertainment: Kings and Queens of Country, You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show. Other Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Stratford Festival), Saturday Night Fever (Troika, US Tour), Miss Saigon, Suds, Dames At Sea (Arts Club). Film/TV: Super Dave’s All Stars, Music, Plain and Simple (CBC). Composer/lyricist: Little Women (Chemainus Theatre). Pianist/conductor: Vera Lynn, Variety Club Telethon. Other: soloist at Canada’s Embassy to the United States, Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC (with jazz vibraphonist Ted Piltzecker). Occasionally, Jim anchors a tip jar on cruise ships and sails through comedy shows with the brilliant Seana-Lee Wood.
Kevin Fraser (Lighting Designer)
Drayton Entertainment: The Sound of Music, On Golden Pond, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, A Few Good Men, ELF: The Musical, The Miracle Worker, ‘ART’, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rocky: The Musical, Man of La Mancha, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Death of a Salesman, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Misérables, and many more. Other Theatre: Grand Hotel (Shaw Festival), Tundra (Canada’s Wonderland), 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. Web: kevinfraserlighting.com
Drayton Entertainment: It Runs in the Family, ‘ART’, Man of La Mancha, Canada 151, Kings & Queens of Country, Footloose, Canadian Legends, The Odd Couple, The Crazy Time, The Last Resort, Boeing Boeing, Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, Lend Me A Tenor, Legends of Harmony, The Love List, Oliver!, Harvey, Murder at the Best Western, The Melville Boys, Separate Beds, The Odd Couple, On Golden Pond. Other Theatre: All Shook Up (Head of Wardrobe, Stage West Mississauga). Jessica would like to thank her amazing family and husband for all of their unconditional love and support.
Charles Russell (Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment: Fiddler on the Loose, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Grease, The Miracle Worker, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Hairspray, Kings & Queens of Country, Million Dollar Quartet, The 39 Steps, All Shook Up, Red Rock Diner, Anything Goes, Sexy Laundry, The Music Man, The Crazy Time, The Wizard of Oz, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Look No Hans!, Godspell (U.S. National Tour), Oliver!, The Love List, Blue Suede Shoes, Harvey. Other Theatre: The Wizard of Oz (Charlottetown Festival), Extraordinary, Canada In Love, Dr. Magnificent’s Travelling Medicine Show (Young At Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors). Charles is absolutely ecstatic about the return to theatre and is looking forward to more shows as we cautiously open the doors. Thank you to Alex and Drayton Entertainment for weathering the storm.
Nadene Riehl (Apprentice Stage Manager)
Drayton Entertainment (selected): The Crooner, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Good Ol’ Country Gospel, You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show, Hairspray, Kings & Queens of Country, Million Dollar Quartet, Red Rock Diner, Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Canadian Legends, Snow White: The Panto, Footloose, and more. Other Theatre: Seussical The Musical, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, The Full Monty, Hairspray, The Sound of Music (KWMP) and KW Glee. Since training at Sheridan College, Nadene continues to be heavily involved with KW Glee and numerous community theatres in the region. She’s excited to return for another season at Drayton Entertainment. Enjoy the show!