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THEBURLOAKTHEATREGROUPPRESENTS

A HolidayPantomime

ByChantalForde&Tim Cadeny

December20th,21st,22nd,&28th,@ 7pm

December22nd,28th&29th@ 2pm

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www.oakvilepantomime.ca


THEBURLOAK

THEATREGROUP

AMESSAGEFROM THEPRESIDENTOFTHEBURLOAKTHEATREGROUP

“Ittakesavilagetoraiseachild”andittakesawhole

towntoproduceapantomimeatChristmas!

Thesuccessof“Aladdin-AHolidayPantomime”isa

testimonyofthehardworkanddedicationofagreat

manypeopleandweareveryexcitedtobeableto

shareitwithyouhereattheOakvileCentreforthePerformingArts!

Withacastofthirty-oneactorsandacrewofoverthirty

people,thisteam hasloggedhoursofworktoproduce

thetwohoursoffoot-stompingsilinessthatwilputa

smileonyourface.

ThisisBurlOak’ssixthpantomimeandwearepleasedthatyouhavecaught“Panto

Fever”andjoinedustoday.

Itwouldbeimpossibletothankeveryonewhohasassistedwiththisproduction,but

wecantelyouhowmuchweappreciatealefortsaswejourneyedtowardopening

night.Thankyoutoourmanyvolunteersforeveryminuteofassistance.

Ahugethankyoualsogoesouttoyou,ourloyalaudiencewhohavesupportedour

eforts.Backin2013werealizedtherewasaneedforafordablefamilyentertainmentduringtheholidayseasonandtheideaofBOTG’sOakvilepantomimewas

born.Sincethen,yearafteryear-wehavelovedwatchingourpantomimegrow.We

hopethatyouhaveenjoyeditalso!

So,forthenexttwohoursweinviteyoutositbackandenjoythefantasy,themusic

andthefunthathasbecomeanOakvileholidaytradition.

Welcometo“Aladdin-AHolidayPantomime!”

BETH POAD -PRESIDENTOFBOTG

SEUS

THEBURLOAK

THEATREGROUP


ALETTERFROM THEMANAGEROFTHEOAKVILLECENTREFORTHEPERFORMING ARTS

DearBurlOakTheatreCompany,

OnbehalfoftheOakvileCentreforthePerformingArts,

Iwouldliketocongratulateyouonthesuccessofthesixth

annualHolidayPantomime.

TheChristmastraditioncontinueswithanotherfunpacked

productionwritenbythetalentedduoofChantalFordeand

Tim Cadeny.

Myverybestwishestothededicatedperformers,crewand

everyoneinvolvedwhocontinuetodeliverexceptional

entertainmentfulofartisticinspiration,slapstick,sing-alongs,

boosandcheersandmildinnuendowithanal-important

Oakviletwist.

Wishingyouahappy,meryfunfiledChristmasanda2019

filedwithliveentertainment.

RobinHowarth

Manager

OakvileCentreforthePerformingArts


2018/2019SEASON

THEBURLOAK

THEATREGROUP

MUSICBYJEANINETESORI

BOOKANDLYRICSBYDAVIDLINDSAY-ABAIRE

APRIL10-14,2019

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY@ 7:30PM *SATURDAY&SUNDAYMATINEE@ 2:00PM

TICKETS$35

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THEBURLOAK

THEATREGROUP

A HolidayPantomime

ByChantalForde&Tim Cadeny

FEATURING

TYLERWINDER,TIM CADENY,RACHELLEMELNICHUK,SHAWNAJOHNSON,

PAULWILSON,HELEN BURGER,LYNNESCOTT,BRADYMORRISON,

GRACECARTWRIGHT-JOHNSON,CAMERON BRINDLE,JESSHORTON,AMANDAIRVINE,

TERRISKOV,JENN KEAY,REBECCAKILBURN,JORDAN BRUNET,JUDEHENDERSON

DIRECTED&CHOREOGRAPHED BY

CHANTALFORDE

PRODUCEDBY

BETHPOAD&HILARYSPEED

STAGEMANAGER

NICOLEAIRDRIE

COSTUMEDESIGN

HILARYSPEED,SALLYKILBURN &PATKOSMALSKI

THISPERFORMANCEW ILLHAVEONE

TWENTYMINUTEINTERMISSION

NOFLASHPHOTOGRAPHYDURING

THEPERFORMANCEOFTHESHOW.


THECOMPANY

Oscar

Hamilton-Wilson

LOVETHEATRE?

DISCOUNTS*INVITES*SPECIALEVENTS www.botg.ca


CAST&CREW

THECAST(Inalphabeticalorder)

BooHoo .CAMERONBRINDLE

Tasel .JORDANBRUNET

Achoo .HELENBURGER

Drakkar .TIMCADENY

HeadGuard .JUDEHENDERSON

MaryPoppins .JESHORTON

Berta .AMANDAIRVINE

CindyLou .GRACECARTWRIGHT-JOHNSON

Trivago .SHAWNAJOHNSON

Sultanah .JENNKEAY

Moly .REBECAKILBURN

Jasmine .RACHELLEMELNICHUK

Manny .BRADYMORRISON

Tonya .LYNNESCOTT

PrinceHamhead .TERRISKOV

WorkBird .OSCARHAMILTON-WILSON

GenieSimmons .PAULWILSON

Aladdin .TYLERWINDER

Ensemble .CHRISTINECAMIRAND,KIRIANNECHUBB,

MAIYADESOUSA,EMMAKOWALCHYK,

COURTNEYMACK,LINDAMORAWIEC

ROWENNOGUEIRA,SCARLETTRICKARDS,

ANNESAINT-AMOUR,GREERSHEPPARD

RACHELSLATER,BRANDONTROTTIER,

PAULTROTTIER

THECREW

Director&Choreographer .CHANTALFORDE

Producers .BETHPOAD,HLARYSPEED

StageManager .NICOLEAIRDRIE

AsistantStageManagers .CORINNEBARNARD,CHERYLCARTWRIGHT

MusicalDirector .MICHAELMULROONEY

CostumeDesigners .SALLYKILBURN,PATKOSMALSKI&HILARYSPEED

SetBuilding .TIMSPEED,STEVEPERSON&JAMESMcDONALD

SetPainting .SUSANFORDE,MARILYNGOW,

CAROLYNRUMBLE,JANTOMS

Properties&SetDecor .EVIADLER,DEBEATON,DIANESLATER,CATHYBURY,

HEATHERSMITH,LORNAGURNELL

SoundDesign .CHANTALFORDE

Makeup .SARAHMITZI,CIARACOTE,

KIELONGERRA,KIARAPRASHAD

Marketing .KARENDIDOW

Photography,GraphicDesign&ProgramDesign .TIMCADENY


DIRECTORʼSNOTES

Thereissomethingincredibleaboutwatchinga

child’sfaceinthetheatre.Maybeit’sthemagicthat

theyareexperiencing.Maybeit’sthecomplete

wilingnesstosuccumbtosuspensionofdisbelief.

Maybeit’sthepureexcitementofseeingfantastical

characterslivinganddevelopingwithinanarm’s

reach.Whateveritis,it’scontagiousandIam so

gratefultoseeitnotonlyinthechildrenthatcome

toseethepanto,butintheadultsaswel.

Ineverwouldhavebelievedinyearonethatthis

wouldbecomethetraditionthatithas.Nowbeing

inoursixthyearthereisnogreatercompliment

thantoknowthatthisisanannualeventforso

manyfamilies.

WithafreshtwistonthestoryofAladdin,wehavebeenabletoexplorewhatit

meanstobetruetoyourself.Throughmusic,humour,andheartwearehoping

toremindeveryonethatyouarealreadyeverythingyouneedtobe!Richor

poor,human,animal,orsomewhereinbetween,youareexactlywhoyoushould

be-sojoinusincheeringonthegoodguys,booingforthebadguys,and

believinginyourownmagicthisholidayseason.

CHANTALFORDE,DIRECTOR


SUPORTING

OAKVILEHUMANESOCIETY

ALADDIN ISRAISING MONEYTO SUPPORT

OAKVILLE&MILTON HUMANESOCIETY

TheOakvile&MiltonHumaneSocietyhasspaceforabout200animals.Theseanimalscometous

becausetheirownerscannolongercareforthem;becausetheyarelost,abandonedorabused.

Throughouttheyears,theOakvile&MiltonHumaneSocietyhasretaineditsprimarymissionofaddressinganimalwelfareissuesaswelasprovidingfood,shelterandcareforthemanystrayandunwanted

petsinourcommunity.Inaddition,thesocietyofersanincreasinglywiderangeofsupportservices

including:

24HourEmergencyService

LostandFound

AnimalsforAdoption

CrueltyInvestigations

By-law Enforcement

TheOakvile&MiltonHumaneSocietyisverycommitedtothecommunitythatitserves.Weoferpet

visitstohealthfacilities,educationinschoolsandweparticipateinmanycommunityevents.

Wehavemadethecommitmenttospayingorneuteringeverydog,cat,puppy,kitenandrabbitthatis

madeavailableforadoptioninaneforttoimpactpetoverpopulationinourcommunity.

Througheducation,spay/neuterprogramsandassistingpeopletochooseappropriatepetswehopeto

reducethenumberofunwantedanimalscomingintotheshelter.

Inordertocontinuetoofertheseservicesandmaintainthebestpossiblecareforouranimalsweneed

help.Wewouldnotbeabletoprovidewonderfulcareforouranimalswithoutyou.

HELPUSRAISEMONEYFORTHEOAKVILLE& MILTON

HUMANESOCIETYDURING THEPERFORMANCE!

Beforeeachperformanceandduringtheintermissionof

“Aladdin”ourvolunteerswilbeselingticketsforthe50/50Draw!

Winnertakeshalfofthejackpotandtherestgoestosupport

Oakvile& MiltonHumaneSociety

$1=ONETICKET * $2=THREETICKETS

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


THEBURLOAK

THEATREGROUP VISITSOUR50/50PARTNER


CAMERONBRINDLE BooHoo

Aloverofdramafrom anearlyage,Cameronhasworkedonstage,inlm andon

TV,butcreditsBOTGwithshowinghim thejoy,andfun,ofbeingonstagewith

peopleyoulove.Afterplayingthetitlerolein“Oliver!TheMusical”andthePrime

Minionsterinthe“WizardofOz”,CameronisthriledtobejoiningtheBOTGteam for

anothermusicalextravaganzainthisyear’spantomime.Hethankshisfamilyfor

theircontinuedloveandsupportandthecountleshoursspentdrivinghim to

rehearsals!

JORDANBRUNET Tassel,DanceCaptain

Jordan’spastperformancesincludeBambiin“Curtains”,Scarecrow/DanceCaptain

in“TheWizardofOz”,Elainein“CalendarGirls”andCauseworthyin“Beautyandthe

Beast”.JordanhasadoggienamedTysonwholovestodohervocalexerciseswith

her!Jordan’shobbiesincludeyoga,impersonatingBritneySpears,andtapdancing

whenevershe’saloneatwork.Jordangivesaspecialshout-outtoanyonewho

drovehertoandfrom rehearsal!

HELENBURGER Achoo

Helenwasbornandraised(partly)inPretoria,SouthAfrica.Shehascompleteda

BScinKinesiologyattheUniversityofVictoria,BCandispresentlyenroledinthe

UofTMastersofPhysiotherapyprogram.PastperformancesincludeWilyWonka

inin“CharlieandtheChocolateFactory”,andTheCowardlyLionin“TheWizardofOz”

withProArteCentreforthePerformingArts(NorthVancouver,BC).Helenenjoys

readingTeryPratchetnovelsaswelashikingandcampingwithfriends/family.

Sheoffersaspecialshout-outtoOumaMari(Tableview,SouthAfrica),who

continuestoinspireandbleshercommunitywiththemagicsheworksintheatre.

TIM CADENY Drakkar

Tim ishappytobecelebartinghis5thyearasthebaddiewithyourboosandjeers!

Originalyfrom Vancouver,Tim hasaBFAinTheatreandActingfrom UBC.Heis

thriledtohavebeeninal6seasonsoftheOakvileHolidayPantomimeandto

haveco-writenthelastvewithhisamazingwife,Chantal.Tim directed“Oliver!

TheMusical”forBOTGandreturnstothedirectingchairwith“ShrekTheMusical”!

LovetohistalentedwifeChantal,andfamilyinTorontoandbackinVancouver.

CHRISTINECAMIRAND Ensemble

AfterherperformancewiththeOakvileImprovTheatreCompanyinHeistericalthis

pastAugust,Christinethoughtshewouldtryherhandatpantoandsong/dance.

Sheislovingit!Christinehasalsodonestand-upcomedyinthepast(trulyterifying)andbasedmostofherroutineonthefactthat–duetotinyfeetsyndrome–

shewearsachild’ssizedshoe(2.5).Thismakesitdifficulttoachieveasophisticated

look,butshetries.Christineissogratefultotheentirecastandcrewfortheir

support.Abigthankyoutofriendsandfamilythathavecometoseetheshow.“Hi

Mom!”


KIRIANNECHUBB Ensemble

Kirianneisnostrangertothestagehavingappearedin“IntotheWoods”,”Beauty

andtheBeast”and“TheWizardofOz”inthepast.Sheisalsoagureskaterand

playsuteandsaxophonemakingthisonebusyelementaryschoolstudent.

Kiriannewishestothankherparentsforbringinghertorehearsalseachdayandto

BOTGformakingthisalhappen!It’sgreattobebackagain.

MAIYADESOUSA Ensemble

MaiyaissuperexcitedtobeapartofthePantothisyear.Thisisher3rdshowwith

theBOTGandhersecondPantomime.Twoyearsago,Maiyawasapartofthe

ensemblein“Oliver!”andlastChristmasshewasayingmonkeyinthe“Wizardof

Oz–AHolidayPantomime”.Maiya’smostrecentshowwas“BeautyandtheBeast”

wheresheplayedBele.Shecan’twaitformanymoretheatreexperiences!Enjoy

theshowandMeryChristmastoal!

JESSHORTON MaryPoppins

JesisaFrenchteacherduringtheday,butalwaysbringsabitoftheatretoherjob!

HerpastperformancesincludeTheGoodqueeninBOTG’s“SnowWhite-AHoliday

Pantomime”,DonnainBOTG’s“BeautyandtheBeast-AHolidayPantomime”,Aunty

Em andFlyingmonkeyinBOTG’s“WizardofOz–AHolidayPantomime”. Jeswas

recentlymariedto“thebestpersonever”andwouldliketogiveahugeshout-out

toheramazingHUSBAND!Alsothankyoutoalherfriendsandfamilywho

constantlysupporther!

JUDEHENDERSON Ensemble

Judeis13yearsoldandexcitedtobejoiningthecastof“Aladdin–AHoliday

Pantomime”.ThisishissecondBOTGproductionhavingpreviouslyplayedthe

iconicroleofTheArtfulDodgerin“Oliver!TheMusical”.Otherperformance

highlightsincludeplayingGingyin“Shrek”,Knucklesin“BugsyMalone”,andBoris

Brot’soperaticproductionof“Carmen”.JudeisalsoamemberoftheOakvileChoir

andtheBurlingtonTeenTourBand.Specialshout-outtohisparents,sisterMaya,

Tom Oliver,Mr.McGal,Tim,ChantalandtheBOTGproducers.Enjoytheshow !

AMANDAIRVINE Berta

Amandahasbeenapartofthe“PantoFamily”sinceitbeganwaybackin2013

whenshechalengedherselftoauditiondespiteherfearofpublicsinging.Every

yearshehashadmorefunthanthelastwiththisamazinggroupofpeopleandhas

learnedtocontinualyfaceherfears.Whenshe’snotsinginganddancingandkidnappingBert(sory,what?),Amandateachesthebigkidsatalocalhighschool.

She’dliketothankhermostloyalfan–hermom –because–wel… everything.


GRACECARTWRIGHT-JOHNSON CindyLou

Grace’spasionforsinginganddancingwasveryapparentatanearlyage.Atthe

ageof5,Gracebeganmusiclesonsandshortlythereafteraddedsinginglesons.

WhileatendingAldershotPerformingArts,itwasimmediatelyclearthatshehasa

pasionforthestage.Whennotsingingandacting,Gracecanbefoundpracticing

hergymnastics.SheiscurentlyanAdvancedCircusGymnast,atendingEcole

NationaledeCirqueforthepasttwosummers.Graceisveryexcitedtobewith

BOTGandworkingalongsidesomanytalentedactors.Mostrecently,sheenjoyed

playingLitleChickeninthe“WizardofOz-AHolidayPantomime”.

SHAWNAJOHNSON Trivago

Notableperformancesofthisambitioustwelfthgradestudentinclude“SureThing”

(It’sAlInTheTiming),“WarLeters”,“CandidShots”,“Schoolhouse”,androles

includingCubby,Yoga,Snorey,andCaesarinpastBOTGpantomimes.Youcancatch

herthisupcomingspringasAgnesEvansin“SheKilsMonsters”attheNational

TheatreSchoolDramaFestival.Inhersparetime,Shawnaenjoysreading,playing

piano,watchingmurdermysteries,andeatingchickennuggets.Specialshout-out

goestoherparentsforbeingherbiggestcheerleaders!

JENNKEAYSultanah

Jenn’sbeentreadingtheboardsoftheatreforclosetofortyyearsinrolesincluding

“AnnieGetYourGun”,“Oklahoma!”,“Carousel”,“Company”,“LesLiaisons

Dangereuses”and“SenseandSensibility”.Joiningthecastof“Oliver!”in2017with

BOTGwasoneofherbesttheatricalexperiences-ever!Jennisaclasicalytrained

singerandisenjoyingthechalengeofatemptingto'rockout’inthisproduction

of“Aladdin”,herrstPanto!Otheradventuresincludevoiceworkforanational

radiocampaign,audiobooks,andhostinganOtawaradio.Abigthankyougoes

outtotheBOTGFamilywhowelcomedherintothecompanywithopenarmsand

hearts.

REBECCAKILBURN Moly

RebeccaisagraduateofSheridanColegeandNiagaraColegeforActingforFilm &

Television.Sheiscurentlyworkingonashortlm beinglmedinToronto.Thisis

Rebecca’sfthpantomime.Asalways,shewouldliketothankherrockstarfamily

fortheirconstantloveandsupport.

EMMAKOWALCHYK Ensemble

Emmaisagrade6studentwholovestosing,danceandact.Inherspare-timeshe

lovestheoutdoorsandbeingwithhersisterandherfriends.Shehasbeeninvolved

inStageCoachTheatreArtsandtheAcademyofArtsinOakvileforseveralyears

performinginfrontofavarietyofaudiences.Emmawouldliketothankherfamily

fortheirsupport.


COURTNEYMACKEnsemble

CourtneyisbackontheOCPAstageforanotherpantomimehavingpreviously

appearedin“TheWizardofOz”lastyear.Thatwasherrstpantomimeandshehas

enjoyedhertimewithBOTGeversince.Courtneyhastwoyoungersiblings.She

wouldliketothankeveryonefortheirsupportbutespecialyhermom anddadfor

bringinghertorehearsalsandtoBOTGforbeingsowelcoming.

RACHELLEMELNICHUK Jasmine

ThisisRachele’sthirdproductionwithBOTGandyoumayrememberherasBele

in“BeautyandtheBeast”orJulieDarowin“DeadGuilty”.Shealsohasappearedin

“Hairspray”,“AnnieGetyourGun”andthe“ScarletPimpernel”.Racheleatended

schoolatLibertyUniversityinVirginiaandworksatalocaltelevisionstation.A

hugeshout-outgoestoherwonderfulfamilyandherboyfriendDylan.

LINDAMORAWIEC Ensemble

LindahasappearedonstageinOakvilenumeroustimes.Shewasrecentlyseenas

JesieinBOTG’s”CalendarGirls”,Mrs.Bedwinin“Oliver”,Ensemblein“Beauty&The

Beast”,Nanain“Nana’sNaughtyKnickers”,HoneyBunchHacketin“Welfarewel”and

Mrs.Higgin’sMaidin“Pygmalion”.Lindawouldliketothankher“hubby”Mikefor

hissupport.

BRADYMORRISON Manny

BradyispleasedtobereturningforhissixthyearintheHolidayPantomime

tradition.YoumayhaveseenBradypreviouslyin“LitleShopofHorors”asthe

puppeteerforAudrey2.OtherrolesincludeSteveHolsteinin“WizardofOz”,Milk

in“BeautyandtheBeast”,TMGin“SnowWhite”,Tinkerbelein“PeterPan”,Prince

Charmingin“Cinderela”,andBenGunnin“TreasureIsland”.Bradyiscurently

completinghisAutism andBehaviouralScienceCerticationatMohawkColege.

Heispasionateaboutthewelbeingofothersandenjoysputingasmileon

faces.Aspecialshout-outgoestohislovingfamilyandhisfriendsfortheir

continualsupportandtotheaudienceformakingthisshowsospecialyear

afteryear!

ROWENNOGUEIRA Ensemble

Rowenenjoyssinging,dancingandactingimmenselyandhasparticipatedin

severalperformancesovertheyears.Rowen’srolespreviousrolesincludeThe

Princein“IntotheWoods”andapoliticianin“RobinoftheNorth”.Rowenenjoys

playingthepiano,uteandactingwithhisclasmatesandfriends.Rowenalso

swimscompetitivelyandatendsW.H.MordenPublicSchoolwhereheperforms

regularlyinthedramaclub.HeisalsoaloverofalreptilesespecialySNAKES!

Rowen’sfavouritecolourispurple!


SCARLETTRICKARDSEnsemble

ScarlethasbeeninafewshowswithBOTGinthepastsuchas“Oliver!”,“Wizardof

Oz”whereshewasintheEnsemble.Scarletlovesactingandgymnasticsbutalso

enjoyscookingandsinging.Shewouldliketogiveaspecialthankyoutohermom

andtoherHalowe’encandyforhelpingherthroughthis!

ANNEST.AMOUR Ensemble

AnneissothriledtobeinhersecondpantomimewithBOTG.Previousshows

includeensemblerolesin“Ches”,BOTG’s“WizardofOz-AHolidayPantomime”,

“BloodBrothers”,“JekylandHyde”.ItisagreatpleasuretobeinthisfunHoliday

Panto!AnnelovesworkingwithsuchatalentedgroupandwithChantalandTim

whoaresuchamazingandencouragingartists.

LYNNESCOTT Tonya

Lynnehasbeenanactor,singer,drama/vocalinstructor,directorandchildren’s

playwrightforthepast30years.Shehasappearedinmanycomedicrolesthrough

theyears.LynneistheleadsingerandfounderTorontoindieband,“Skaface.”Sheis

alsotheco-founder&vocalistforthequartet,“HotsyTotsy.”Thisisherfourth

productionwithBOTGhavingbeenintheirrstpanto,“Cinderela”asthestepmother,themusical,“Oliver!”asMrs.Sowerberyand“It'sOnlyaPlay”asVirginia

Noyes.Lynneiscurentlystudyingclasicalvoiceandisnearlynishedwritingher

rstchild’sadventurenovel.ManythankstoChantalandthetalentedcastand

crewof“Aladdin”.Andtoherawesomefamily,SteveandGenny!

GREERSHEPPARD Ensemble

GreerisexcitedtobeinvolvedinherfthproductionwithBOTG.Greerisagrade7

FrenchImmersionstudentwithaloveforthedramatic.Shehasbeentakingvocal

anddancelesonsformanyyearsandfeelsmostcomfortablewhenonthestagein

frontofanaudience.WhenGreer'snotonthestageyoucanndheronadiamond

withherbasebalteam.HerpastcreditsincludeEnsemblein“SnowWhite:A

HolidayPantomime”,ChocolateChipin“BeautyandtheBeast:AHoliday

Pantomime”,Ensemblein“Oliver!”,andAFlyingMonkeyin“WizardofOz:AHoliday

Pantomime”.GreerhasalsobeencastintheroleofGabrielainherschool'sspring

productionof“HighSchoolMusical2”.Greerwouldliketogiveashout-outtoher

BOTGfamilyforbringingherbackyearafteryearandforalthefuntimes.Alsobig

thankstohermom,dadandbrotherforaltheirencouragementandsupport.

TERRISKOV PrinceHamhead

TeriisthriledtobebackwithOakvilePantomimefora4thyearinarow.She

absolutelylovesspendingtimewiththisverytalented(&wacky)castandcrew.

Asalways,abigthankyoutoherfamilyandfriendsforaltheloveandsupport!


RACHELSLATER Ensemble

RachelhasperformedinafewotherpantomimeswithBOTGsuchas“PeterPan”,

“SnowWhite”,“BeautyandtheBeast”and“TheWizardofOz”aswelasamusical

productionof“Oliver!”in2017.Shehasalsobeenincampproductionsof“Charlie

andtheChocolateFactory”,“Matilda”,and“SchoolofRock”.Rachelisagrade6

studentatanOakvileFrenchimmersionschoolwhoenjoysmusic,taekwondo

andcroscountryrunning.Thankstoalthecastandcrewformakingthisshow

happen!Thanksalsotoherfamilyandfriendswhosupportedher.

BRANDONTROTTIER Ensemble

BrandonTrotier,whoplaystheroleofaGuard,isexcitedtobejoiningthecastof

“Aladdin-AHolidayPantomime”.BrandonlivesinBurlingtonwithhisfamilyand

atendsMohawkColegeinHamilton,Ontario.Brandonalsoenjoysmusicand

comedictheatreandwouldalsotothanktheBOTGforalowinghim toenjoythis

valuableexperience.Brandondedicateshisperformancetonighttohis

grandmother,KristinaBest,whorstinstiledinhim aloveoftheatre.

PAULTROTTIER Ensemble

Paulistheyoungestofsevenkids,withatwenty-three-yearagegapbetweenPaul

andhiseldestsibling,Pauline.Paulstartedhisactingjourneyseveralmoonsbackin

highschool.Unfortunately,hehadtoputhisfunactingdaysonholdwhilehe

playedhisbiggestroleyet-anadult!Paulhassincedecidedtostepbackinto

actingandtookontheroleofMadBoomerwithBOTGEntertainingShortsof“Flight

oftheDo-Do”.Heoffersahugandkistohisfamily(wifeTina,sonsBrandon{Guard

#2}&Jordan)whohavebeensosupportiveduringthere-ignitionofhisinner

pasiontoact… likeafool!

PAULWILSON GenieSimmons

PaulhasappearedinafewBurloakshowsoverthelastfewyearsandappearedin

thelastthreeyearsofHolidayPantomimes.Nostrangertoplaysandmusicalsback

intheUK,hehasonlystartedactinginCanadaafterasix-yearhiatusfolowinghis

emigrationhere.Heisthriledtoagainbepartofsuchadynamicandenergetic

team forthisshowandencourageseveryonetoparticipateinthefulpanto

‘booing’and‘cheering’experience!

OSCARHAMILTON-WILSON WorkBird

OscarjoinedBurloakforhisveryrstshowtwoyearsago,wherehemadehisdebut

appearanceinourproductionof"BeautyandtheBeast-AHolidayPantomime".He

thenappearedasoneofFagin’sboysinourMusical“Oliver!”andlastyear’sproductionof“TheWizardofOz”.Heisonceagainenjoyingtheexperienceandtheopportunitytorehearseandperform

withagreatcrewandcast.OscarisPaul’s(Genie)

youngestsonandthisistheirthirdshowtogether!


TYLERWINDER Aladdin

Tylerlovesactingandfeelsathomeperformingonstagesoishopingtomakeit

bigasanactorsomeday!HispastperformancesincludeJesusin“JesusChrist

Superstar”,Flotsam in“LitleMermaid”,andBenjamin/Bakerin“Josephandthe

TechnicolorDream Coat”.Besidesacting,Tylerlovesplayingvideogamesand

watchingtheTorontoMapleLeafs.HeoffersaSpecialshout-outtohisfamilyfor

theirsupportinhisjourneyandtoaltheteachersthathehashadthroughschool.

AhugethankyoutoChantalforgivinghim thechanceasAladdinandhewould

especialyliketothankGodforgivinghim thesetalents!

CHANTALFORDEDirector

ChantalFordeisawriter,director,performerandeducatorintheGTA.After

directing“Cinderela-AHolidayPantomime”in2013,sheandherhusband,Tim

Cadeny,tookontheroleofwritingthem forBOTGeveryyearsince.Chantalhas

writenanddirectedmanyplaysandmusicals,aswelaschoreographed“Oliver!”,

“LitleShopofHorors”andtheupcoming“Shrek”forBOTG.Whensheisnotonthe

creativeteam forashowshecanbefoundencouragingotherstopursuetheir

artisticpasionsasaworkshopleaderwithShadowpathTheatreProductions,an

instructoratCentreStageTheatreSchool,andasafacultymemberatSheridan

Colege.

MICHAELMULROONEY MusicalDirector

MichaelMulrooneyhasservedasmusicaldirector,conductorand/orpianiston

over200theatricalproductions,oftencontributingarangementsororiginalmusic

aswel.Developingnewmusicalshaslongbeenaninterest,andhehasbeen

involved,invariouscapacities,innumerousrstproductions,from mini-musicals

forCanada’sregionaltheatrestothepre-BroadwayTorontoproductionsof“Kisof

theSpiderwoman”,“ShowBoat”,and“Ragtime”.Outsidethetheatre,heservesas

musicdirectorforTansleyUnitedChurchinBurlington,asakeyboardmentorfor

theNationalAcademyOrchestra,andspendsmostofhistimewiththetalented

studentperformersatSheridanColege.

BETHPOAD&HILARYSPEED Producers

BethandHilaryhaveworkedtogetherwearingvarious“hats”forBOTGoverthelast

fewyears.Theyhaveworkedonmarketing,providingpropsandcostumesor

graduatingtobeingabletowearthecoveted“headset”asasistantstagemanagers

onmanyandvariedshows.Thisisthe7thshowtheyhaveco-produced.Thepanto

hasalwaysbeendeartotheirheartssincetheyco-producedCinderelasixyears

ago.TheyhavehadoccasiontorecitetheSerenityprayerafewtimesbeforeand

duringproductionsbutkeepreturningformoreofthefunofseeingtheshow

cometogether!TheyareexcitedtoshareAladdinwithyouandthankthemany

peopleintheirliveswhohavesharedtheupsanddownsofthelastfewmonths

withpatienceandsupport!


NICOLEAIRDRIE StageManager

NicoleisdelightedtorepriseherroleasStageManagerforBurlOak’sproductionof

“Aladdin:AHolidayPantomime”.Neveronetostayidletoolong,Nicolehasbeen

theStageManagerofmanyBOTGproductionsandrecentlyproduced“Calendar

Girls“and“LitleShopofHorors”forBOTG.Shewouldliketothankthecast,crew

andproductionteam of“Aladdin”formakingthecountleshoursofrehearsals,

emailexchanges,meetingsandcreativeproblem solvingSOworthit!Nicolehopes

thatyouenjoytheshow!

CORINNEBARNARD AssistantStageManager

CorinneisonceagainworkingonaBOTGproductionandispleasedtobeinthe

ASM seatthistime.ShehasactedinseveralBOTGproductionsaswelashelpedin

avarietyofbackstageroles

CHERYLCARTWRIGHTAssistantStageManager

ThisisCheryl’srstforayintotheworldofStageManagementbutherthirdshow

withBOTGhavingworkedonpropsfor“It’sOnlyaPlay”and“EntertainingAngels”

inthepast.Shehasalsobeeninvolvedwithseveralpantoshelpingbackstageand,

inthelobby,aswel.

TIM SPEED,JAMESMcDONALD,STEVEPERSONSetConstruction

Thisverybusyteam ofmenwholovethesmeloffreshcoffeeandnewlycut

sawdustcanbefoundonweekendsattheBOTGstudiobuildingsetafterset–

manyatthesametime-inlimitedspacesandwithevenmorelimitedbudgets.The

team hasconstructedsetsforthefolowingBOTGProductions:“It’sOnlyaPlay”,

“LitleShopofHorors”,“EntertainingAngels”,“CalendarGirls“,”BuyingtheMoose”,

“Oliver!TheMusical”,“SocialSecurity”,“IDo,IDo,IDo”,aswelforthepantomimes

“WizardofOz“,“BeautyandtheBeast“.AhugethankyoutoCoffeeLadyHilary

Speedformakingthisalposible!

EVIADLER,DEBEATON,HEATHERSMITH,CATHYBURY,

LORNAGURNELL

Properties&SetDecoration

TheSetDécor/PropsTeam memberscomefrom avarietyofbackgrounds

includingcostumes,asistantstagemanager,actingandotherprops/setdécor

roles.Thisteam isdelightedtobeworkingtogetheron“Aladdin”.From meat

productstogoldentreasuretowers,theyenjoyedcreatingmanydifferentprops

andsetpieces.Ithasbeenamazingtowatcheveryone’scolectivecontributions

cometogethertocreatethisuniqueandentertainingpanto.Theywouldliketo

giveaspecialshout-outtoBrenTaylorforherdecorativeandupholsteryskils.

Enjoytheshow!


PATKOSMALSKI,SALLYKILBURN,HILARYSPEED Costumes

Thehard-workingteam consistingofPat,SalyandHilaryhavespentmanyhours

sewingandasemblingovereightycostumesfor“Aladdin”thisyear.Whennot

workingoncostumes,Patlovestospendtimewithhertwogranddaughters.Saly

likessinginganddancingwhensheisalone.Hilarylikessinginganddancingwhen

sheisnotalone.Althreeladieswouldliketothanktheirhusbandsfortheirsupport

andencouragement.

SUSANFORDE,MARILYNGOW,ANNSHINGLER,CAROLYNRUMBLE&

JANTOM SetPainting

Whydowecontinuetopaintsetaftersetafterset?“Ilovepainting!”saysJan.“Ifeel

likeI’m contributingtothearts,”commentsCarolyn.“It’sjustfunmeetingupwith

friends,”thinksMarilyn.AndAnnagrees.“Greatsocialatmosphere.”Andevenalitle

bitofexercise!AndSusanlikesthenewchalengesthatcomewitheachset,

whetherit’slearninganewpaintingtechniqueoranewfont.Painterscomefrom

ourParksandRecreationclases,references,friendsoffriends,andjustabout

anywhere.Somecomeonceandsomestayforyears.It’saluptoyou!

SARAHMIZZIMakeup

SarahisarecentgraduateoftheGeorgeBrowncomprehensivemakeupprogram

andworksasafreelanceartistbasedintheGTAwhilespecializinghercreative

studiesatSheridanColegeintheeldofarts&theatre.ShehasworkedwithcompaniessuchasOlayandStudentsforWishes,aswelasbringingherpasionand

creativitytooccasionalmakeupworkshopsinToronto.InherfreetimeSarahfacilitatesalocalDungeonsandDragonsgroup.

CIARACOTE Makeup

CiaraCotéisafreelanceMakeupartistwhohasworkedonmakeupformanyBOTG

showsincluding“Beauty&TheBeast“,“Oliver”,“CalendarGirls”,“WizardofOz“,“Litle

ShopofHorors“,and“It’sOnlyAPlay”.Ciararecentlybegandoingwedding

makeupaswel.Sheisveryexcitedtobeworkingonfamiliarfacesagainwith

“Aladdin”.

KIELONGERRA Makeup

ThisisKielon'ssecondBOTGProduction.Shelovesaltheartsbuthasbeena

MusicalTheatrefanaticforaslongasshecanremember.Whennotonstageshe

enjoysbeingbehindthescenesdoingwhatevershecantomakeshowscome

together!Shehasappearedin"Aladdin",and "The25thAnnualPutnam County

SpelingBee".Shewishestothankfamilyandfriendsfortheirencouragement.

KIARAPRASHAD Makeup

ThisisKiara’srstshowwithBOTGandsheisenjoyingworkingwiththisfuncast

andmakingtheircharacterscomealive.Recently,Kiarawaspartoftheartcrewfor

for“The25thAnnualPutnam CountySpelingBee”.Whennothelpingbackstage

withmake-upKiaralikestoplaythetromboneanddokarate.


KARENDIDOW MarketingDirector

ThisisKaren’sThirdBOTGshowhavingdonethemarketingfor“LitleShopof

Horors”and“It’sOnlyAPlay”.Karenbelievesinlivinglifetothefulestandhopes

thatherverypositiveatitudeshinesthroughandhelpswhenmarketingshows.

ShelovesworkingwithBOTGandhasenjoyedmeetingsomanyfunpeople.Thank

youtotheamazingcastandcrewwhomakeherjobofmarketingsomucheasier!

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Asweenterthefirststagesof“ShrekTheMusical”weinvitevolunteerstostep

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