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THEBURLOAKTHEATREGROUPPRESENTS<br />

thelittle<br />

mermaid<br />

A HolidayPantomime<br />

ByChantalForde&Tim Cadeny<br />

December22nd,23rd,28th,&29th@ 2pm<br />

December23rd,28th&29th@ 7pm<br />

THEOAKVILLECENTREFORTHEPERFORMINGARTS<br />

BOXOFFICE905-815-2021OR1-888-489-7784<br />

WWW.OAKVILLECENTRE.CA<br />

THEBURLOAK<br />

THEATREGROUP


2019 2020<br />

THEBURLOAK<br />

THEATREGROUP<br />

AMESSAGEFROM THEPRESIDENTOFTHEBURLOAKTHEATREGROUP<br />

WelcometoOakvile’sHolidayTradition!Whatwe<br />

thoughtmighthavebeenaoneshowdealisnow<br />

enteringitsseventhyear.Yourcheers,boos,laughs,and<br />

singingarewhywearehere.Thecastandcreware<br />

readytodeliveranotherfairytalewithatwist.<br />

ThisalstartedsevenyearsagoaspartofaTrilium grant<br />

withthemandatetoprovidefamilyentertainment.Our<br />

firstPantomime,“Cinderela”,suprisedus.Wewerein<br />

aweoftheturnout.Eachyearinthelobbythecastmeets<br />

youandthefeedbackhasbeenwonderful.Families<br />

comingeveryyear,childrendressingupastheirfavourite<br />

characters,andthesmilesonfaces.Thisiswhyweare<br />

here.<br />

Somuchhappensbehindthescenestomakethisshowpossible.Wearevery<br />

thankfulforthepartnershipsandthevolunteers.OurrelationshipwiththeOakvile<br />

Centre’sstafisabigpartofthesuccessofthisshow.Thelighting,thesound,the<br />

facility,thehardworkingteam intheboxoficeandthelobby.Wethankthem so<br />

muchforaltheydo.Takealookatthecrewpageinthisprogram.Somanyhours<br />

oftimeandhardwork.Whentheshowopenstheyarenotseenonstageinthe<br />

spotlight.Withoutthem ourshowswouldbeempty.Thankyou!<br />

Wewilcontinuetoprovidegreatfamilyentertainment.In2020ourPantomimewil<br />

returnsogetonthelistandgetyourticketsearly.Also,wehaveexcitingnewsthat<br />

intheSpringof2021wewilpresent“MatildaTheMusical”!ThisRoaldDahl<br />

classichasbeenconvertedintoapowerful,funny,heartwarmingmusicalforal<br />

ages.Don’tmissoutonbecomingasubscriberandlockingingreatseats.<br />

Thankyouagainforsupportingthelivearts.Wehopeyouenjoytheshow.Nowsit<br />

backandgetreadytocheerandboo!“TheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>-AHolidayPantomime”<br />

isabouttobegin.<br />

TIM CADENY-PRESIDENTOFBOTG


2019/2020SEASON<br />

THEBURLOAK<br />

THEATREGROUP<br />

MUSICANDLYRICSBY<br />

.<br />

BENNYANDERSSON&BJORNULVAEUS<br />

ANDSOMESONGSBYSTIGANDERSON<br />

(BOOKBYCATHERINEJOHNSON)<br />

(ORIGNALLYCONCEIVEDBYJUDYCRAYMER)<br />

DIRECTEDBYMARYROSE<br />

APRIL2nd-26th,2020<br />

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY@ 7:30PM *SATURDAY&SUNDAYMATINEE@ 2:00PM<br />

TICKETS$35<br />

THEOAKVILLECENTREFORTHEPERFORMINGARTS<br />

BOXOFFICE905-815-2021OR1-888-489-7784<br />

WWW.OAKVILLECENTRE.CA<br />

TICKETSAREONSALENOW!


thelittle<br />

mermaid<br />

A HolidayPantomime<br />

ByChantalForde&Tim Cadeny<br />

FEATURING<br />

RAEANNEDINGWALL,TIM CADENY,JUSTIN BORROW,GREERSHEPPARD,<br />

PAULWILSON,HELEN BURGER,KATEHAMILTON,BRADYMORRISON,<br />

REBECCAKILBURN,MIKEINGRAM,JOEYHARVEY,TERRISKOV,HAILEYROGERS,<br />

JESSHORTON,AMANDAIRVINE,GRACECARTWRIGHT-JOHNSON,JORDAN BRUNET,<br />

AMBERSILVA,CAMERON BRINDLE<br />

DIRECTED&CHOREOGRAPHED BY<br />

CHANTALFORDE<br />

PRODUCEDBY<br />

BETHPOAD&HILARYSPEED<br />

STAGEMANAGER<br />

AARON E.SMALLER<br />

COSTUMEDESIGN<br />

PATKOSMALSKI,SALLYKILBURN,JOANNECHUBB&CHANTALINGRAM<br />

THISPERFORMANCEW ILLHAVEONE<br />

TWENTYMINUTEINTERMISSION<br />

NOFLASHPHOTOGRAPHYDURING<br />

THEPERFORMANCEOFTHESHOW.


THECOMPANY<br />

Raeanne<br />

Dingwal<br />

Tim<br />

Cadeny<br />

Justin<br />

Borow<br />

Greer<br />

Sheppard<br />

Amber<br />

Silva<br />

LOVETHEATRE?<br />

DISCOUNTS*INVITES*SPECIALEVENTS www.botg.ca


CAST&CREW<br />

THECAST<br />

Ariel .RAEANNEDINGWALL<br />

Ursula .TIMCADENY<br />

Eric .JUSTINBORROW<br />

Trident .PAULWILSON<br />

Folower .GREERSHEPPARD<br />

Brain .MIKEINGRAM<br />

Seb .REBECAKILBURN<br />

Max(Dogman) .HELENBURGER<br />

CaCalamari .KATEHAMILTON<br />

Franky .BRADYMORRISON<br />

Gloria .HAILEYROGERS<br />

CoachGrimsby .TERRISKOV<br />

SpongeRob .JOEYHARVEY<br />

Mylie .GRACECARTWRIGHT-JOHNSON<br />

Moe .JORDANBRUNET<br />

Mim .JESHORTON<br />

Mourtney .AMANDAIRVINE<br />

Mendal .AMBERSILVA<br />

ChefGordon .CAMERONBRINDLE<br />

Wario .OSCARHAMILTON-WILSON<br />

Ensemble .CHRISTINECAMIRAND,KIRIANNECHUBB,<br />

MAIYADESOUSA,COURTNEYMACK,RACHELSLATER,CARLYRICHARDS,<br />

LINDAMORAWIEC,ANGIEFYKE,AVERYBLUNDELL,PARKERINGRAM<br />

EMMAKOWALCHYK,RHAYACLINE,VERONIKAGONIDIS-MARIJAN,KIERAWING<br />

THECREW<br />

Director .CHANTALFORDE<br />

Producer .BETHPOAD,HILARYSPEED<br />

StageManager .ARRONE.SMALLER<br />

AsistantStageManagers .DIANESLATER,CHERYLCARTWRIGHT<br />

CostumeDesigners .PATKOSMALSKI,CHANTALINGRAM,<br />

JOANNECHUBB,SALLYKILBURN<br />

SetBuilding .TIMSPEED,STEVEPERSON,HILARYSPEED<br />

SetPainting .SUSANFORDE,MARILYNGOW,CAROLYNRUMBLE<br />

JACQUIGERRARD,ANNSHINGLER,LINDAMORAWIEC<br />

BOBBINICHOLS,ELIZABETHTHOMPSON<br />

SetDecor .HILARYSPEED<br />

Properties .HILARYSPEED,HEATHERSMITH,LISASHEPPARD<br />

LINAALSHABANA,ALINAFATIMA<br />

Makeup .SARAHMIZZI,EMILYSPINDLER<br />

OLIVIAINGRAM,CANDICEZHANG,AURORALEWIS<br />

StageHands .LINAALSHABANA,ALINAFATIMA<br />

Marketing .KARENDIDOW,HILARYSPEED<br />

Photography,GraphicDesign&<strong>Program</strong>Design .TIMCADENY


DIRECTORʼSNOTES<br />

Themostwonderfultimeoftheyear!Andthistime<br />

wearegoingunderthesea…<br />

“TheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>”wasmyfavouriteDisney<br />

movieasakid.Iwatchedithundredsoftimeswith<br />

oneofmybestfriendsandwecouldprobablystil<br />

sayeverywordalongwiththemovie.Iwasalitle<br />

nervousturningthisclassicintoapanto,butaswe<br />

doveinIrealizedthatevenwithtwistsontheplot,<br />

silysongs,andoverthetopcharacters,themagic<br />

ofitstilshonethrough.Nomaterwhatyoudoto<br />

thestoryofTheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>thesamethemes<br />

popup:friendship,family,andlove.Whatbeter<br />

themescouldwehavetoexploreovertheholiday<br />

season?<br />

ForsevenyearswehavehadtheopportunitytocomeintotheOakvileCentre<br />

andsharefun,wacky,andmagicalmomentswiththeaudiences.It’satradition<br />

thatweloveandthatkeepsgrowingeveryyear.Thankyouforyourcheersand<br />

boos,yourlaughter,andforhelpingtocreatethemagicthateverypantomime<br />

needs.<br />

Wehopeyoulovebeingpartofourworld.<br />

CHANTALFORDE,DIRECTOR


SUPORTING<br />

ARTHOUSE<br />

THELITLEMERMAIDISRAISING MONEYTO SUPPORT<br />

ARTHOUSE<br />

WHEREIN THEWORLD WOULD BEWITHOUTTHEARTS<br />

ArtHouseisaHaltonfocusedcharitythatprovidesFREEartsprogramsforchildrenandyouthage<br />

5-17whohavelitleornoaccesstofee-relatedactivities.ArtHouseprogramshelpunleash<br />

creativity,buildcopingskils,resilienceandconfidenceandsupportphysical,socialandemotional<br />

wel-being.Since2009,morethan50ArtHouserecruited,paidandhighlyskiledprofessional<br />

Instructorshaveplacedthepoweroftheartsintothehandsof8,160vulnerablechildrenand<br />

youthwhosefamilieshavelitleornodiscretionaryincometoafordfee-relatedartsprograms.<br />

Workingwithover50colaborativepartners,ArtHousehasdelivered570cost-free<br />

multi-disciplinedprogramsfrom visualarts,tomusic,totheatreperformance,todramaand<br />

improv,tocookingandenvironmentaleducationat83strategicalychosenlocationsinBurlington,HaltonHils,MiltonandOakvile.<br />

"MychildhasspecialneedsandbeingpartofCampArtHousehashelpedhim focusonsomethingproductiveandinstructionalversusjustgetingintotrouble.Hewasabletoexperience<br />

successinsteadoffailurewhichismorecommonforhim.Thankyousomuch!"<br />

ARTHOUSE-STRONGERKIDSTHROUGH THEARTS<br />

www.arthouseonline.org<br />

BREAKALEG BOTG -WEAREHONOURED RECIPIENTSOFYOUR50/50DRAW!<br />

HELPUSRAISEMONEYFORTHEARTHOUSE<br />

DURING THEPERFORMANCE!<br />

Beforeeachperformanceandduringtheintermissionof<br />

“The<strong>Little</strong><strong>Mermaid</strong>”ourvolunteerswilbeselingtickets<br />

forthe50/50Draw!Winnertakeshalfofthejackpotandthe<br />

restgoestosupportArtHouse!<br />

$1=ONETICKET * $2=THREETICKETS<br />

$5=10TICKETS * $10=25TICKETS!


AVERYBLUNDELL Ensemble<br />

Averyisaself-taughtukuleleplayerwhoisenjoyingherroleinthisyear’spanto.<br />

Shehasappearedinschoolmusicalssuchas“BeautyandtheBeast”,“TheLionKing”<br />

and“TheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>”.Shewouldliketothankfamilyandfriendsfortheir<br />

support.<br />

JUSTINBORROW PrinceEric<br />

JustinisthriledtobereturningtothestageasPrinceEricinBOTG'sproductionof<br />

“TheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>–AHolidayPantomime”.Herstfeaturedwiththecompany<br />

lastseasonintheirproductionof“ShrektheMusical”.JustinstudiedTheatreand<br />

PerformanceStudiesatYorkUniversity,wherehegraduatedwithaB.ASpecialized<br />

Honoursin2014.SelecttheatrecreditsincludeOberonin“AMidsummerNights<br />

Dream”,CoreyJr.in“Backtothe80's:TheTotalyAwesomeMusical”,andMichalisin<br />

theproductionof“HeWhoMustDie”.Justinwishestothankhisfamilyandfriends<br />

fortheirunwaveringsupport.<br />

CAMERONBRINDLE ChefGordon<br />

WithEnglishparents,Cameron,aged12,hasgrownupwiththetraditionofpanto<br />

(Oh,yes,hehas!).HeisthriledtobeperforminginhisthirdpantowithBOTGinthe<br />

roleofChefGordon,wherehenalygetstoshoutateveryone!Cameronwould<br />

liketothankhisfamilyandfriends(includingalthecastandcrew)fortheircontinuedloveandsupport.<br />

JORDANBRUNET Moe<br />

JordanissoexcitedtobebackforherfourthPantomime!Youmayhavelastseen<br />

hersoaringthroughtheskiesin“TheDrowsyChaperone”,andnowshe'splunging<br />

tothebotom oftheseatoliveoutalifelongdream -beingamermaid!Thanksso<br />

muchtothewonderfulcastandcrew,and,asalways,specialthankstoeveryone<br />

whogaveherridestoandfrom rehearsal.You'rethebest!<br />

HELENBURGER Max(Dogman)<br />

HelenwasborninSouthAfricaandiscurentlycompletingaMaster’sDegreein<br />

PhysiotherapyattheUniversityofToronto.PastperformancecreditsincludeAchoo<br />

in“Aladdin–AHolidayPantomime”,UglyDucklingin“ShrektheMusical”andJanet<br />

in“TheDrowsyChaperone”.Specialshout-outtoEmily,Alex,Laurin,Lovisa,Shirley<br />

andJyotiforaltheirenthusiasm andsupport!<br />

TIM CADENY Ursula<br />

It’sgoodtobebad!Tim isexcitedtoreturnforhis7thPantomimeand6thasyour<br />

“boo”baddie!HeisthriledeachyeartogettowritethePantomimewithhis<br />

extremelytalentedwife,Chantal.Thisyearisaspecialyearasit’stheirsonHunter’s<br />

rstChristmasandPantomime!WithBOTGTim directed“ShrektheMusical”and<br />

“Oliver!TheMusical”.ThankyoutothePantoFamilyforyourhelpwithHunter.Al<br />

mylovetomywife,son&family!


CHRISTINECAMIRAND Ensemble<br />

Asidefrom arecentstintatstand-upcomedyattheMoonshineCafé,Christinehas<br />

performedwiththeOakvileImprovTheatreCompanyinHeistericalaswelas<br />

BOTG’s“Shrek”andlastyear’sChristmasPanto“Aladdin”.Sheishavingsomuchfun<br />

withthecastandsendsahugethankyoutoChantalforbeingsuchapatientand<br />

wonderfuldirector.ThankyoualsotoChrisforalwaysbeingsosupportiveofher<br />

goofyendeavours,xoxoxo.<br />

KIRIANNECHUBB Ensemble<br />

Kirianneisagrade9studentinOakvilewhoisinher5thproductionand4thpantomimewithBOTG.Inhersparetime,sheenjoysplayingmusicandreading.<br />

Kiriannecanplaymultipleinstrumentsincludingtheute,clarinetandsaxophone,<br />

andplaysintwoofherschool’sbands.Kiriannewouldliketothankherfamilyfor<br />

alwayssupportingher,andhersecondfamily,BOTG,forhelpinghergrowintothe<br />

personsheistoday.<br />

RHAYACLINE Ensemble<br />

RhayaissuperexcitedtobepartofherrstpantomimewiththeBurlOakTheatre<br />

Group!Shehasperformedin“Newsies”(KatherinePlummer),“BeautyandtheBeast”<br />

(Ensemble),“TheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>”(Aquata),“Seusical”(Horton),“Annie”(Drake),<br />

“MaryPoppins”and“PeterPan”(Pirate).Thankyoutomyfamilyandfriendsforsupportingme.Loveyoual!<br />

MAIYADESOUSA Ensemble<br />

MaiyaissuperexcitedtobeapartofthePantothisyear.TThisisMaiya’sfthshow<br />

withBurlOakandherthirdPantomime!Maiyawasapartoftheensemblein<br />

“Oliver!”andayingmonkeyinthe“WizardofOz–AHolidayPantomime”.Shecan’t<br />

waitformanymoretheatreexperiences!EnjoytheshowandMeryChristmastoal!<br />

RAEANNEDINGWALLAriel<br />

Raeanneisthriledtobemakinganothersplashontothestageinhersecondshow<br />

withBOTG,andrsteverpantomime!ShewaspreviouslyseenasaLitlePigin<br />

“ShrektheMusical”earlierthisyear.Raeannewouldliketothankherfamily,friends<br />

andcastmembersforaltheirloveandsupportinhelpinghertorekindleher<br />

pasionformusicaltheatreoverthepastyear.Previousrolesalsoinclude:Belein<br />

“BeautyandtheBeast”,andTheCatintheHatin“Seusical”.<br />

ANGIEFYKEEnsemble<br />

Angieisthriledtobebackonstagefrom a20-yearhiatus.ThankstoChantalfor<br />

alowingherto“play”again.Andtoalherfriendswhosupportherloveoftheatre<br />

andwhoarenowreadingthisandsmilinglikecrazy-Loveyou!


VERONIKAGONIDIS-MARIJAN Ensemble<br />

VeronikaisthriledtobebackonstagewithBOTG.Sheperformedin“Shrek”andis<br />

curentlypreparingforherroleasDorothyin“TheWizardofOz”.Veronikaatendsa<br />

localhighschoolandenjoystakingvocalanddramalesons.Shelovestolistento<br />

musicandhangoutwithherfriends.<br />

KATEHAMILTON Calamari<br />

KateisthriledtobebackamongstfamilyandfriendsinBurlOak’s2019Holiday<br />

Pantomime,especialyasshe’splayingarocksinging‘badguy’!She’sappearedin<br />

severaltheatreproductionsbothintheU.K.andsincemovingtoCanadain2010.<br />

Theseinclude:“ASliceofSaturdayNight”;“Singin’intheRain”;“Witchesof<br />

Eastwick”;“Sylvia”;“Cinderela”;“BabesintheWood”;“SnowWhite”,“BloodBrothers”;<br />

“CalendarGirls”and“SHREK!”.Whensheisn’tperformingintheatre,Kateislead<br />

vocalistinlocalrockband“DarkScarlet”andatnesenthusiast.However,she<br />

enjoysnothingbeterthanspendingqualitytimewithherfamilyanddogs.<br />

JESSHORTON Mim<br />

ThisisJes’s5thpantoperformanceandshecouldnotbehappiertobeonstage<br />

again-thistimetradingherumbrelain(from whensheplayedMaryPoppins)fora<br />

mermaidtailasMim Merdashian!Jesisanewmom thisyearandwouldliketo<br />

sendoutextremethankstoeveryone(includingtheASM’s)thathavehelpedtake<br />

careofherlitleNelysothatshecouldparticipatethisyear!Extraspecialthanksgo<br />

toheramazinghusbandforalwayssupportingherthroughoutlife’sjourney!<br />

JOEYHARVEY SpongeRob<br />

JoeyisveryexcitedtogoofaroundonstageinanotherBOTGproduction.Thisis<br />

Joey’sthirdmusicalthisyear,aftertakingpartin“ShrektheMusical”inApril,and<br />

“TheDrowsyChaperone”inSeptember.Joeywouldliketothankhisfamilyfortheir<br />

loveandtransportationandeveryoneintheamazingcast.Enjoytheshow!<br />

MIKEINGRAM Brain<br />

ThisisMike's3rdproductionwithBurlOakTheatreGroup.Havingpreviouslybeena<br />

bigbadwolfandagangstermasqueradingasapastrychef,hefeltitmightbetime<br />

forachangeofpaceandtoplayaseagul.Mikelovestheatreandacting.Honestly,<br />

he'sjusthappytobeheretoentertainyou!<br />

PARKERINGRAM Ensemble<br />

ThisisParker'srstshowwithBOTGandsheishappytobejoiningthefamily.By<br />

addingBOTGproductionstoherhistoryofacting,dancing,andsingingclases,<br />

Parkerisaimingtobecomeatruetheatricaltriplethreat.


AMANDAIRVINE Mourtney<br />

Whathasnowbecomeherholidaytradition,Amandaisexcitedtobebackonstage<br />

withherPantofamily.Whensheisn'twearinggliter,playingwithmake-upand<br />

takingseles(asamermaidofcourse),Amandamoldstheyoungmindsofteenagerstoday-afeatgreaterthandancingonstagewithoutlegs,sheasuresyou.<br />

Amandaiseversothankfulforthesupportivefriendsshehasinherlife,bothonthe<br />

stagewithherandtheonescheeringheronintheaudience.Andofcourse,she<br />

needstoacknowledgehermother-furgrandma-to-be-forenjoyingthesepantos<br />

morethananyoneelseinthetheater.<br />

GRACECARTWRIGHT-JOHNSON Mylie<br />

WhileatendingAldershotPerformingArts,itwasimmediatelyclearthatGracehad<br />

apasionfortheatre.Whennotsingingandacting,Gracecanbefoundpracticing<br />

gymnastics.SheiscurentlyanAdvancedCircusGymnast,atendingtheNational<br />

CircusSchoollastsummer.GraceisveryexcitedtobereturningwithBOTGandto<br />

beapartofthisamazingcast.MostrecentlysheenjoyedplayingCindyLouWhoin<br />

“Aladdin-AHolidayPantomime”.Shewouldliketothankeverybodywhohas<br />

helpedherdevelopheractingskilsovertheyears.<br />

REBECCAKILBURN Seb<br />

Rebeccaisdelightedtobebackforher10thperformancewithBurlOakTheatre<br />

Group!Sheisevenmoreexcitedtobesharingthestagewithheryoungercousin,<br />

KeiraWing,andcouldn'tbeprouderofher.From ayoungage,Rebeccaalwayshad<br />

apasionforthedramatics(herparentswouldagree).She'sagraduatefrom<br />

SheridanColegeandNiagaraColegeforactingandalwaysmakessureshe'sbusy<br />

keepinghersparklit.Bigshout-outtoherRockstarfamilyandfriendsonceagain<br />

fortheirconstantloveandsupport.Nowplease,sitback,relaxandenjoythe<br />

HolidayPantomime!<br />

EMMAKOWALCHYK Ensemble<br />

Emmaisagrade7studentwholovestosing,danceandact.Inherspare-timeshe<br />

lovestheoutdoorsandbeingwithhersisterandherfriends.Shehasbeeninvolved<br />

inStageCoachTheatreArtsandtheAcademyofArtsinOakvileforseveralyears<br />

performinginfrontofavarietyofaudiences.Emmawouldliketothankherfamily<br />

fortheirsupport.<br />

COURTNEYMACKEnsemble<br />

CourtneyisthriledtobebackwiththeamazingBOTGcastandcrew.ThisisCourtney’sthirdpantomimeandfourthshowwithBOTG.Courtneyisagradesixstudent<br />

who,whennotonstage,lovestodance,bakeandtrynewthings.Shewouldliketo<br />

thankherfamilyforsupportingherandtheBOTGcastandcrewformakingthis<br />

happen!


LINDAMORAWIEC Ensemble<br />

PastcreditsincludeJesieinBOTG’s“CalendarGirls”,Mrs.Bedwinin“Oliver!”,<br />

Ensemblein“Beauty&TheBeast–AHolidayPantomime”and“Aladdin–AHoliday<br />

Pantomime”,andMrs.Higgin’sMaidin“Pygmalion”.Shehasrealyenjoyedbeing<br />

partof“TheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>–AHolidayPantomime”andhopesyouenjoyittoo!<br />

Specialshout-outtoherhubby,Mike,forhissupport.<br />

BRADYMORRISON Franky<br />

Bradyisveryexcitedtobereturningforhis7thHolidayPantomimewiththe<br />

BurlOakTheatreGroup!Bradyislookingforwardtoaneelectrifyingshowthatwil<br />

leaveyouspeechles!Bradywouldliketothankhispartner,familyandfriendsfor<br />

theircontinuedtosupport!Aspecialshoutouttoyou,theaudience,formaking<br />

thisshowrealycomealive!Holdontoyourseatsaswediveintotheshow!<br />

CARLYRICHARDS Ensemble<br />

Freshfrom herrolein“TheDrowsyChaperone”withBurlOakTheatreGroup,Carlyis<br />

excitedtobereturningtotheOakvileCentreforBOTG’sHolidayPantomimeofthe<br />

Litle<strong>Mermaid</strong>!CarlymadehertheatricaldebutasTilyinlastyear’sproductionof<br />

“It’saWonderfulLife”withWEST,andsincethenshehasperformedintwoshowsat<br />

thisyear’sOne-ActFestival:“Corners”and“UsandThem”,andEnsemblerolesin“The<br />

DrowsyChaperone”.Sheissoexcitedtobeapartofsuchafunshowandcan’twait<br />

foryoutojoinusunderthesea!<br />

HAILEYROGERSGloria<br />

HaileyisexcitedtojointhisspecialPantogroupinsuchafunholidaytradition.<br />

GloriaSteinem said,“Itisimposibleforwomentohaveital,iftheyhavetodoit<br />

al”.ThankstoScotforprovidingthesupportneededathomeforHaileytobea<br />

partofsomethingthatlshercup.Heykids!Genderroles,schmenderroles.<br />

GREERSHEPPARD Folower<br />

Greerisexcitedtobeinvolvedin“TheLitle<strong>Mermaid</strong>-AHolidayPantomime”,<br />

whichisherseventhproductionwithBOTG.Greerisagrade8FrenchImmersion<br />

studentwithaloveforthedramatic.Greerhasbeentakingvocalanddancelesons<br />

formanyyearsandlovesnothingmorethantobeonastageinfrontofan<br />

audience.WhenGreer'snotonthestageyoucanndheronadiamondwithher<br />

basebalteam.GreerwouldliketothankBOTGforaloftheirsupportandencouragement.Greeralsogivesabigshoutouttoherfamilyforalwaysbeingtherefor<br />

her.


AMBERSILVA Mendal<br />

Amberisarecentmastersgraduatefrom WesternUniversity’sjournalism andcommunicationsprogram.AfterspendinghersummerinTanzaniacreatinga<br />

documentary,shehasdecidedtostepoutfrom behindthecameraandontothe<br />

stage.Silvaisthriledtobeparticipatinginherrstproductionsincehighschool.<br />

Shewouldliketothankherfamilyandfriendsfortheirsupport.<br />

RACHELSLATER Ensemble<br />

RachelisastudentatalocalFrenchImmersionschool.Shehasperformedin<br />

severalshowswithBOTGaswelasbilingualmusicalsatsummercamp.PastPerformancesinclude“Oliver!”,“ShrektheMusical”,“PeterPan”,“SnowWhite”,“Beautyand<br />

theBeast”,“WizardofOz”and“Aladdin”pantomimes,andcampproductionsof“The<br />

LionKing”asYoungSimba,“SchoolofRock”asZach,“Matilda”asNigel,and“Charlie<br />

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TERRISKOV CoachGrimsby<br />

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Terialsolovesperforminginlocalimprovshowswhenevershegetsthechance.<br />

Abigthankyoutoherfamilyandfriendsforaltheloveandsupport!<br />

PAULWILSON Trident<br />

PaulhasappearedinafewBurlOakshowsoverthelastfewyears,appearedinthe<br />

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OSCARHAMILTON-WILSON Wario<br />

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KEIRAWING Ensemble<br />

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CHANTALFORDEDirector<br />

Chantalcouldn’tbehappierthatyouareheretocheer,boo,laugh,andclapalong!<br />

Sheandherhusband,Tim,havebeendoingtheBOTGpantosforsevenyearsand<br />

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MICHAELMULROONEY MusicalDirector<br />

MichaelMulrooneyhasservedasmusicaldirector,conductorand/orpianiston<br />

over200theatricalproductions,oftencontributingarangementsororiginalmusic<br />

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forCanada’sregionaltheatrestothepre-BroadwayTorontoproductionsof“Kisof<br />

theSpiderwoman”,“ShowBoat”,and“Ragtime”.Outsidethetheatre,heservesas<br />

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BETHPOAD Producer<br />

Sevenyearsago,whenweproducedourrstholidaypantomime,wehadnoidea<br />

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Eachyearwearethankfulfortheopportunitytobringjoyandlaughtertoaudiencesofalages.Wecontinuetobegratefulforthededicationandcommitmentof<br />

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HILARYSPEED Producer<br />

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ARRONE.SMALLER StageManager<br />

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TIM SPEED,STEVEPERSON,HILARYSPEED SetBuilding<br />

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CHERYLCARTWRIGHT AssistantStageManager<br />

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DIANESLATER AssistantStageManager<br />

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