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Come From Away

Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Canadian Regional Premiere at Royal MTC


John Hirsch Mainstage

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Suitable for ages 10+ | Warnings: Theatrical haze
Approx. running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes (no intermission)
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Hannah & others Saccha Dennis

Saccha Dennis

ROYAL MTC Dreamgirls (with TA).

OTHER THEATRE Recently seen in the world premiere and Broadway-bound show Sousatzka (Elgin Theatre). Sister Act (Rainbow); Avenue Q (Citadel); We Will Rock You - first US national tour (Tribeca/Networks); Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang (Dora for Outstanding Performance Ensemble), James and the Giant Peach (Dora nomination for best ensemble) (YPT); Little Shop of Horrors (Rose Theatre/STC/SW); Ragtime, My Fair Lady, One Touch of Venus, Sunday in the Park with George (Shaw).

FILM/TV Rick Mercer Report (feature).

ET CETERA Saccha is a proud graduate from the Music Theatre Program at Sheridan College and is honoured to be sharing this story of kindness with Canada! Many thanks to NLM, her friends and family for always supporting her, her husband Nicholas, and to Ellis whom she can’t imagine life without!

Janice & others Steffi DiDomenicantonio

Steffi DiDomenicantonio

ROYAL MTC Cabaret, Next to Normal.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Spring Awakening (first Broadway national tour); Cinderella (YPT - Dora nomination); Five Faces/Cinq Visages (CS); Peter Pan in Wonderland (Elgin Theatre); Idiot’s Delight, Berlin to Broadway, Manhattan: Midtown (Soulpepper); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Segal); The Addams Family, The Rocky Horror Show, Rooms, Dogfight, Bittergirl (World Premiere).

FILM/TV Shellers in Crawford created by Mike Clattenburg (CBC); Canadian Idol (top 5); Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town; Saving Hope; Lost Girl; Nikita; Rick Mercer Report; Amélie et Compagnie (two seasons); Moitié Moitié (four seasons); and the feature film Stage Fright with Meatloaf. 

ET CETERA Steffi is thrilled to become an honourary islander in Come From Away! She is a Dora Award-nominated performer who has appeared on stages across Canada and the United States. @SteffiD5

Diane & others Barbara Fulton

Barbara Fulton

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Most recently appearing in Life After (CS). 22 seasons with the Stratford Festival, selected credits include A Little Night Music, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Sound of Music, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, The Taming of the Shrew, Electra, Into the Woods, The Miracle Worker and Bonjour, là, bonjour. Grizabella in the original Canadian company of Cats (Elgin Theatre).

ET CETERA Originally from Nova Scotia, Barbara is beyond delighted to be part of the Canadian company of Come From Away. She has two jazz CDs, Somebody New and Too Close For Comfort


Beulah & others Lisa Horner

Lisa Horner

ROYAL MTC Grumpy Old Men: The Musical.

OTHER THEATRE Kinky Boots, Mme Thenardier in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables, Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance) and the title role in the world premiere of My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Mirvish). Most recent credits include General Cartwright in Guys and Dolls, Little Buttercup in HMS Pinafore (Stratford); Edith/Little Edie in Grey Gardens (2016 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance) and The Wild Party (Musical Stage Co.); Therefore Choose Life (HGJT); Les Belles Soeurs the Musical (Segal); world premiere of Halfway There (Foster Festival). Five seasons with the Shaw Festival, three seasons with the Stratford Festival. Various productions with National Arts Centre, Factory Theatre, Canadian Stage, Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius, The Grand Theatre.

FILM/TV Selected: Odd Squad, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Road to Avonlea, Wind at My Back, Majority Rules. Ikea Winter Sale Commercial ‘Start the Car!’

Nick & others James Kall

James Kall

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Kinky Boots and The Sound of Music (Mirvish). Broadway/National Tours: By Jeeves, Mamma Mia!, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fiddler on the Roof. Off-Broadway: Visiting Mr. Green. Regional theatre: Hamlet, Edward II (Yale Rep); She Loves Me, King Lear, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo and Juliet (Great Lakes Theatre Festival); A Question of Mercy (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Carousel (Chicago Opera); The Glass Menagerie (Frauenthal Theatre); Twelve Angry Men, Sleuth, Mary Poppins, Damn Yankees (Drayton); Death (Neptune).

FILM/TV Suits, Salvation, Impulse, Murdoch Mysteries, Me and My Shadows, Lolz-ita, Quints, Our Fathers, Queer as Folk, Law and Order, Business Ethics.

TRAINING James is a graduate of Northwestern University and Yale School of Drama and a proud citizen of both Canada and the US.

ET CETERA After 35 years as a professional actor, James is honoured to still be telling stories on stage, especially one as inspiring as Come From Away. Thank you to the incredibly talented creative team, Talent House and my amazing family. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Claude & others George Masswohl

George Masswohl

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Most recently: Matthew in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); the world premiere of the Alan Menken/David Spencer musical adaptation of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Segal); Sweeney Todd (Newfoundland’s Opera on the Avalon and the Vancouver Opera Company); groundbreaking production of London Road (Dora Award), The Winter’s Tale (CS); Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West, Mississauga); Seussical (Dora nomination) (YPT/The Citadel); Parade (Studio 180/Acting Up Stage); and Oh, What a Lovely War! (Dora nomination) (Soulpepper). Other credits include Fiddler on the Roof, The Threepenny Opera, Guys and Dolls (Stratford); A Little Night Music, Follies (Shaw); Sweeney Todd (Dora nomination) (CS); Show Boat (Livent); Time and Again (Manhattan Theatre Club).

ET CETERA George also manages, records and tours with his baritone trio BRAVŪRA.


Kevin J. & others Ali Momen

Ali Momen

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Rep); Disgraced (Mirvish); Much Ado About Nothing (Tarragon); Iceland (Why Not Theatre); Sultans of the Street (YPT); The Kite Runner (Citadel/TC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CS); Masked (Neptune); Serious Money, An Ideal Husband, Born Yesterday (Shaw).

FILM/TV Star Trek: Discovery (CBS); Beeba Boys (dir. Deepa Mehta); Played (BlackPills); Incorporated (SyFy); Kim’s Convenience (CBC); Houdini and Doyle (iTV/Fox); The Strain (FX); Cracked (CBC); Satisfaction (CTV); LA Complex (CW/ MUCH); Combat Hospital (ABC/Shaw); How To Be Indie (YTV); Traitor (feature).

ET CETERA Ali is thrilled to be in this incredible show! Dora Award Winner (2013). A PROUD alummus and faculty member of Sheridan’s Music Theatre Performance Program. Social media: @alimomen - Love to his family and of course his dearest Krystal.

Kevin T. & others Jack Noseworthy

Jack Noseworthy

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Sweet Smell of Success, A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Cats (Broadway); Camelot (Glimerglass); Two Point Oh (59E59); The Story of My Life (Chicago); Great Expectations, Pride & Prejudice (Utah Shakes); Mother Courage (Delacorte); Equus (L.A.); Take Flight (O’Neil); The Threepenny Opera (Williamstown); Heart’s Desire (Cleveland).

FILM/TV Band Night, 10,000 Miles, The Surrogates, Pretty Ugly People, Phat Girlz, Poster Boy, Unconditional Love, Undercover Brother, Cecil B. DeMented, U-571, Idle Hands, Clean and Narrow, Event Horizon, Breakdown, Barb Wire, Mojave Moon, The Brady Bunch Movie, Alive Marilyn, Killing Kennedy, Law & Order, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Wild Card, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Judging Amy, The District, Dead at 21, Aces ‘N Eights, A Dennis the Menace Christmas, Elvis, The Outer Limits, A Place for Annie, Mrs. Cage.

TRAINING The Boston Conservatory BFA, NYU Masters candidate ‘20.

ET CETERA Jack’s also an accomplished producer. His company Truworthy Productions co-produced Arrabal at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.

Oz & others Cory O’Brien

Cory O’Brien

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

ET CETERA In 2001, I was fresh out of Acting School and performing in the first of my seven seasons at the Stratford Festival when the planes hit the Twin Towers. I watched it on tv with my jaw hanging down and eyes wide open. That night our customary packed house was decidedly less than full. Since then I’ve performed all over North America: The Lord of the Rings (world premiere), Mary Poppins (first national tour) and Cats (NuMusical Productions). It’s rare to be a part of a production with so much heart, humour and a deep connection to an experience that we all shared. To the people who shared their stories and those who put it together and brought it to the stage - thank you. To the friends and family who are there for us through thick and thin - thank you. And a special thanks to my wife and partner in crime, Christy. I hope you enjoy the show... and may it inspire you to share your own stories and to look out for one another, in good times and bad.

Bonnie & others Kristen Peace

Kristen Peace

ROYAL MTC The Boys in The Photograph (with Mirvish).

OTHER THEATRE Select Canadian credits include Broadway Beauties, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Kristen Peace Everything (her one-woman show), Paulette in Legally Blonde and Madame De La Grande Bouche in Beauty and the Beast (TA); Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Linda in The Wedding Singer, Dusty Springfield in British Invasion (Stage West); Mrs. Berry/Mrs. Blewette in Anne of Green Gables, Canada Rocks, Georgie in The Full Monty, Johnny Cash in Ring of Fire (Charlottetown Festival); Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Paulette in Legally Blonde, Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Justice in Rock of Ages (Drayton); The Boys in The Photograph, Shirley Markowitz in The Producers, Factory girl/Madame Thénardier understudy in Les Misérables and Pat in Kinky Boots.

FILM/TV Kristen has also lent her voice to Disney, as well as commercials, TV shows, animated films and video games. 

ET CETERA Kristen is thrilled to be back again with Mirvish for this incredible show — so exciting. My sincere thanks to the Come From Away team, The Talent House and my family and friends for their love and support. Instagram @kripeace.

Beverley & others Eliza-Jane Scott

Eliza-Jane Scott

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Screwball Comedy (The Foster Festival); Mamma Mia!, Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Charlottetown Festival); Spoon River (Soulpepper); Company (Theatre 20); Maria in The Sound of Music (NAC); Amelia: The Girl Who Wants to Fly (Festival Players of Prince Edward County); Assassins (Birdland/TiFT); The Music Man, Fuente Ovejuna (Stratford); Elegies (Dora nomination), Reframed (Acting Up Stage); The Producers - Canadian Company and First American National Tour (Mirvish); Funny Girl (WJT).

FILM/TV Selected: Ms. Wolfe in Degrassi Season 14 (Epitome Pictures); Molly: An American Girl Doll (ABC/Disney); Challenger (BBC/National Geographic); A Saintly Switch (ABC/Disney); Odyssey 5, Leap Years (Showtime).

ET CETERA Eliza-Jane is also a theatre creator, director and writer who teaches at Sheridan College and the Randolph Academy. Love to Rick and Ducolon.

Bob & others Kevin Vidal

Kevin Vidal

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

FILM/TV Workin’ Moms, Kim’s Convenience (CBC); But I’m Chris Jericho (CBC web); Sunnyside (City TV); and Odd Squad: The Movie (PBS).

ET CETERA Kevin Vidal is Canadian Screen Award-winning actor and an alumnus of The Second City. Shoutouts to Skule Nite (0T9 + 1T0), the Toronto improv community, my partner Danny and my mom for the love and support. We don’t have to open our homes but we can at least open our hearts and our minds.

Understudy Susan Dunstan

Susan Dunstan

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Susan is thrilled to be a returning to Canada after an exciting year as part of the Original Company of Come From Away on Broadway. Select credits: The Lion King (US National Tour); Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Lord of the Rings, The Lion King (Shenzi - Toronto Company) (Mirvish).

ET CETERA When not performing in a show, Susan can be found at the dog show with her Champion Dobermans and Standard Poodle, or teaching at her private voice studio. Love to my Mom, Dad and Bro, my friends and to my Talent House family. @TheSueD. 

Understudy Kate Etienne

Kate Etienne

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Kate has performed at regional theatres across the country including her beloved Newfoundland. Some of her favourite credits include Sisters: The Belles Soeurs the Musical (Segal/TC); Disney’s The Little Mermaid (The Globe Theatre); Faust (Theatre By The Bay); world premiere of Little Women the Broadway Musical (TNB); Little Shop of Horrors — nominated performance (The Rose Theatre); Proof, Little Shop of Horrors, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Variations on a Nervous Breakdown (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Into the Woods, Three Sisters (ATF).

TRAINING Sheridan College Musical Theatre Performance Program.

ET CETERA To say Kate is excited to be representing The Rock in her Royal MTC/Mirvish debut would be a gross understatement. Huge love to my family, friends and Gina for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself and thank you to Irene and David and the entire creative team for creating this stunningly beautiful and important piece for the world. I am so incredibly proud, honoured and grateful to be a part of this show and to be an Islander. Dreams really do come true!


Understudy Amir Haidar

Amir Haidar

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Hailing from the faraway land of Lebanon, Amir has loved performing since his inception and could be seen in his early days performing at the local swimming pool. He has since moved to Canada — select credits include James and the Giant Peach (YPT); The Music Man, Darling of the Day and The Prince of Homburg (TiFT); Jack and the Beanstalk, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, Rapunzel (Stirling Festival Theatre); Bloodless (Theatre 20); Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, Don Armado in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Theatre Sheridan).

TRAINING BA in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Graduate from the Music Theatre Program at Sheridan College, in which he was a part of the graduating year that performed the first ever workshop of Come From Away in 2012.

ET CETERA Love always to Mom, Haitham (ommak), Randa and Yasmina.


Understudy Jeff Madden

Jeff Madden

ROYAL MTC Lady, Be Good!

OTHER THEATRE A Dora Award-winning actor, Jeff starred as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for over three years in Toronto and Australia. Toronto credits include Forever Plaid (Starvox/Mirvish); Echoes (Fringe); and I Love You Because (Angelwalk) for which he garnered his second Dora nomination. Jeff also performed for eight seasons at the Shaw Festival, and has recorded two CDs.

TV Murdoch Mysteries, Mayday.

TEACHING Jeff enjoys teaching acting and singing at Sheridan College and the Randolph Academy.

ET CETERA Jeff is thrilled to join the Come From Away family! Thanks to Jonathan and Bruce at Talent House. Love and hugs to Christine, Sydney and Emily.

Understudy David Silvestri

David Silvestri

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE Les Misérables, Kinky Boots (Mirvish); 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance (Stratford). Other credits include Big Jule in Guys and Dolls, Sammy in Blood Brothers, Lonnie Wynn in Prom Queen world premiere, Shirly in Too Many Cooks, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in concert, Jean Valjean and Phantom in Les Misérables Broadway Concert Series, Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd in Concert, Lenny in Of Mice and Men, Frederick Fellows in Noises Off, Jafar in Aladdin, Frollo in Hunchback of Notre Dame, Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, Hades in Hercules the Musical, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.

ET CETERA David is honoured to be a part of the Come From Away family. Much love to my family and friends especially Dave, Todd and Johnny.


Understudy Cailin Stadnyk

Cailin Stadnyk

ROYAL MTC Grumpy Old Men: The Musical.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, The (Post) Mistress, Les Misérables, One Man, Two Guvnors, Waiting for the Parade, Cats, Hairspray, Singin’ in the Rain (Jessie nomination), How to Succeed in Business (Ovation nomination), The Wild Party (Ovation nomination), Little Shop of Horrors, Company, Cabaret, Urinetown, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy and Funny Girl (Ovation Award). 

ET CETERA Cailin is elated to be part of this outstanding production. She would like to thank the Come From Away creative team for bringing her on board and everyone at Talent House for their support. Love to her family and Rigby. Visit for more.


Artistic Team

Book, Music and Lyrics Irene Sankoff and David Hein

Irene Sankoff and David Hein

Irene Sankoff and David Hein are a Canadian married writing team. Their first show, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (based on David’s mother’s true story) was the hit of the Toronto Fringe Festival and then picked up for a commercial run by Mirvish Productions. It has now played and won best musical awards in the New York Musical Theatre Festival and across North America, with Sankoff and Hein performing in most productions. Come From Away was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project and Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, showcased at the NAMT Festival of New Works and enjoyed a record-setting world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Rep, followed by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and the Gander Community Centre Hockey Rink. Come From Away won three 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards and three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical. David and Irene were nominated for Tony Awards for Best Book and Score and won the 2017 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for Best Book. Irene and David are proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. Immeasurable thanks to all of Molly’s People, to everyone who helped us on this journey and to our extraordinary friends from Away and in Newfoundland for inspiring and trusting us to tell your story. @sankoffandhein


Director Christopher Ashley

Christopher Ashley

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Artistic Director, La Jolla Playhouse. Recipient of 2017 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Helen Hayes awards; Drama Desk and Dora Award nominations for Come From Away. Other Broadway credits include Memphis (Tony Award nomination), Xanadu, Leap of Faith, All Shook Up, The Rocky Horror Show (Tony Award nomination). Memphis (West End); Blown Sideways Through Life, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, Wonder of the World, Communicating Doors, Bunny Bunny, The Night Hank Williams Died, Fires in the Mirror (Lucille Lortel Award) (New York); Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, The Lisbon Traviata (Kennedy Center); select credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Darrell Hammond Project, Hollywood, His Girl Friday, Glengarry Glen Ross, Restoration (La Jolla Playhouse).

FILM/TV Lucky Stiff; Jeffrey; American Playhouse; Blown Sideways Through Life (PBS).

Musical Staging Kelly Devine

Kelly Devine

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE 2017 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Chita Rivera Award nominee for Come From Away. Choreographer: Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Rocky (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Rock of Ages. International: Rocky (Germany); Rock of Ages (West End, UK tour, Toronto, Australia; Helpmann & Green Room awards). Opera: Faust (Met & ENO); Wozzeck (San Diego Opera). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Fat Camp, Frankenstein, Ann E. Wrecksick. Regional: Come From Away (La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep); The Toxic Avenger, A Christmas Story, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher, Zhivago, Private Fittings (La Jolla Playhouse); Cabaret, Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Shakespeare Festival).

FILM/TV Mozart in the Jungle, Wormword, Dear Dumb Diary, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List.

Music Supervisor / Arrangements Ian Eisendrath

Ian Eisendrath

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Broadway/national tour: A Christmas Story. Music Supervisor and Director of New Work at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre: Paint Your Wagon, Aladdin, Secondhand Lions, Vanities, A Room with a View, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, On The Town, West Side Story, Company, Cabaret, Into the Woods, Oklahoma!, Titanic and Miss Saigon. Other regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, TUTS, Ordway, Casa Mañana, Banff Centre for the Arts.

TRAINING University of Michigan graduate.



Set Designer Beowulf Boritt

Beowulf Boritt

ROYAL MTC Wiesenthal.

OTHER THEATRE Broadway: Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), Thérèse Raquin (Tony nomination), Come From Away, Meteor Shower, A Bronx Tale, Prince of Broadway, Sunday in the Park with George (2017), Hand to God, On the Town, Sondheim on Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two and Only. Off-Broadway: 100 shows including The Last Five Years, Sleepwalk with Me and Miss Julie. He has also designed for The NYC Ballet and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and around the world in England, Russia, China, Australia and Japan.

ET CETERA 2007 OBIE Award for sustained excellence.

Costume Designer Toni-Leslie James

Toni-Leslie James

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Broadway: Come From Away, Jitney, Amazing Grace, Lucky Guy, The Scottsboro Boys, Finian’s Rainbow, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Hedley II, One Mo’ Time, The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Footloose, The Tempest, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Angels in America, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Jelly’s Last Jam

TEACHING Ms. James is the Head of Design at the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Theatre.


Lighting Designer Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Broadway: Prince of Broadway, Come From Away (2017 Tony nomination), A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony Winner), After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), How to Succeed…starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination), West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In The Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Winner), Avenue Q, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination).

ET CETERA Co-Founder and Resident Lighting Designer for Parsons Dance. 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier and Canadian Dora Awards for Kiss of the Spider Woman. 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award for Jersey Boys. 2016 Henry Hewes Design Award for Hamilton.

Sound Designer Gareth Owen

Gareth Owen

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Currently: A Bronx Tale and Come From Away (Broadway); Bat Out of Hell, 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein and Strictly Ballroom (London’s West End); Disney’s Little Mermaid, Summer, Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, Strictly Ballroom, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Bodyguard worldwide. More than 280 commercial musicals around the world.

ET CETERA Olivier Awards for Memphis and Merrily We Roll Along, nominations for Top Hat and End of the Rainbow. Tony nominations for A Little Night Music and End of the Rainbow. Outer Critics Circle Award for Come From Away. Pro Sound Award for Sound Engineer of the Year.

Hair Designer David Brian Brown

David Brian Brown

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Broadway highlights: Frozen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), Dear Evan Hansen, She Loves Me, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Gigi, If/Then, Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, The Nance, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Sideshow, Steel Pier. Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven, Giant.

FILM Peter Pan Live!, The Sound of Music Live!, It’s Complicated, Angels in America (Emmy nomination ), To Wong Foo…


Orchestrations August Eriksmoen

August Eriksmoen

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Broadway: Come From Away (Drama Desk Award nomination), Bright Star (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), Gigi, First Date, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway (additional orchestrations), The Addams Family (dance arrangements, additional orchestrations), Memphis (dance arrangements), Million Dollar Quartet (assoc. music supervisor), Ring of Fire (assoc. music director), All Shook Up (music director), Rent (assoc. conductor). Off-Broadway: Bare, Romantic Poetry, Walmartopia, Imperfect Chemistry.

FILM/TV Disney’s Descendants (Andrew Lippa’s Evil Like Me), 2011 Billboard Music Awards, I Am Harvey Milk, I Am Anne Hutchinson, James and the Giant Peach.

Dialect Coach Joel Goldes

Joel Goldes

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Broadway: Come From Away (also La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Ford’s Theatre DC, Toronto). Regional: The Heart of Robin Hood (Wallis-Annenberg); Memphis, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message…. (La Jolla Playhouse); Tribes, Immediate Family (Mark Taper Forum).

FILM/TV Escape at Dannemora, Mayans MC, Crown Heights, Lethal Weapon, Fifty Shades Freed, 24: Legacy, The Birth of a Nation, Fifty Shades of Grey, The F-Word, Snowfall, Lucky Stiff, Fury, The Runner, Gotham, The Crazy Ones, Hatfields & McCoys, After Earth, 24, The Hangover.



Casting Director Stephanie Gorin, CDC, CSA

Stephanie Gorin, CDC, CSA

ROYAL MTC The Heart of Robin Hood (with Mirvish), The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), Syncopation (with Mirvish).

OTHER THEATRE Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Wizard of Oz, War Horse, Rock of Ages, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You, The Lord of the Rings, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King (Mirvish).

FILM/TV Selected film: Shazam, IT, Race, Jigsaw, Undercover Grandpa. Selected TV: Locke & Key, Fargo, Anne, Frankie Drake, Black Mirror, Salvation, Taken, Heroes Reborn and Shadowhunters.

TRAINING Graduate of Sheridan College Music Theatre Program, member of CSA, CDC, CAEA, ACTRA, BAEA.

ET CETERA 2014 Emmy winner and Artios winner for Best Casting of a Mini-Series: Fargo. Five Emmy nominations, three Gemini nominations and six Artios Award nominations. Three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee and 2012 winner for her webseries The Casting Room.

Creative Consultant Michael Rubinoff

Michael Rubinoff

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

ET CETERA An award-winning producer, Michael Rubinoff provided Sankoff and Hein with the idea to musicalize this compelling story. In 2011 he launched the Canadian Music Theatre Project, an international incubator for the development of new musicals at Canada’s Sheridan College, where he produced and developed the first workshops of Come From Away. He currently serves as Sheridan’s Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts. He is a graduate of Western University’s law school. @mrubinoff

Music Director Bob Foster

Bob Foster

ROYAL MTC Bittergirl: The Musical, Next to Normal, The Boys in the Photograph (with Mirvish), Little Shop of Horrors, Camelot (with TC/Citadel), Evita (with TC).

OTHER THEATRE Billy Elliot the Musical, Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing, Hairspray (Mirvish); Evangeline, Bittergirl (Mirvish workshops); Cabaret, A Christmas Carol, Fire, Into the Woods, Anne of Green Gables, Piaf (TC); A Year with Frog and Toad (Citadel); Snow White and the Group of Seven (Ross Petty Productions); Twist and Shout (Drayton/Grand); Rock and Roll (Grand); Legends, The World Goes ‘Round, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Drayton); The Sound of Music, The British Invasion, Five Guys Named Mo, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage West); Nine Months, Side By Side By Sondheim (Lunchbox Theatre).

TV Much Music Intimate & Interactive; the SOCAN Awards; In Conversation with Gzowski (with Jann Arden), Triple Sensation (CBC).

ET CETERA Bob is Head of Music at the Charlottetown Festival. He has two Dora nominations, one Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award nomination and two Betty Mitchell Awards. He has spent many years working with Jann Arden, co-writing the songs “Good Mother” (SOCAN Classic Award), “It Looks Like Rain” and “Give Me Back My Heart,” among others.

Associate Music Director Richard Evans

Richard Evans

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Assistant Musical Director: Mamma Mia! (Broadway). Associate Music Director: Mamma Mia! (Mirvish). Music Director: The Bodyguard, Kinky Boots (Mirvish). Keyboards: The Lion King, Tommy, Blood Brothers (Mirvish); Fosse, Joseph (Livent). Vocal Music Director: The Wrong Son (NAC).

FILM/TV Composer: Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You, Ice Pilots NWT, Pyros, Care Bears and Cousins, Glenn Martin DDS, Rescue Mediums (Gemini nomination), St. Roz, Suite and Simple, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra Entertainment, TMZ, Dr. Drew.

ET CETERA Live performances and recordings: Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Michael McDonald, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Take 6, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Kara DioGuardi, Jim Brickman, Carvin Winans, Bonnie Pointer, Alan Frew, Rik Emmett, Amanda Marshall, Colm Wilkinson. Thanks to Tamara, Meredith and Owen for their love and support.


Associate Choreographer Richard J. Hinds

Richard J. Hinds

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE  Broadway: Newsies, Jekyll & Hyde, Il Divo: A Musical Affair. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love. National/UK tour: 9 to 5, High School Musical. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 5th Avenue, Gateway Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse.

TV Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, America’s Got Talent, The Bethenny Show and Good Afternoon America.

ET CETERA Thank you Kelly!

Production Stage Manager The John Gray

The John Gray

ROYAL MTC The Heart of Robin Hood (with Mirvish).

OTHER THEATRE Recently: Guys and Dolls (Stratford). Previously: Les Misérables, The Wizard of Oz, War Horse, The Sound of Music, The Lord of the Rings, The Lion King (Mirvish). Also: Les Misérables in Melbourne Australia; opening and closing ceremonies of the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar; seven seasons at Stratford Festival; North American tours of Chicago and The King and I; productions at Canadian Stage, The Charlottetown Festival, Theatre New Brunswick, The Grand Theatre, Theatre Calgary, The Citadel Theatre and Tarragon Theatre.

Stage Manager Lisa Humber

Lisa Humber

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Selected: Strictly Ballroom, The Heart of Robin Hood, Les Misérables, War Horse, Ghost Stories, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing (Mirvish); Butcher (Why Not Theatre/Mirvish); It Comes in Waves (PANAMANIA/Bluemouth Inc/Necessary Angel); Party Game, Dance Marathon (Bluemouth Inc); Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan in Wonderland (Ross Petty Productions); Grey Gardens (Musical Stage Co.). Lisa has worked in theatres across Canada and internationally.

TEACHING Has been a faculty member at the Banff Centre. Member of the Professional Advisory Committee for the Theatre Production Program at Humber College.

Assistant Stage Manager Katie Honek

Katie Honek

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Assistant Stage Manager: The Changeling, Timon of Athens, The Komagata Maru Incident, John Gabriel Borkman, As You Like It (Stratford); Dance Weekend 2013-2016 (Dance Ontario). Apprentice Stage Manager: Sextet, Wormwood (Tarragon); Alice Through the Looking-Glass, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Chamber Play (Stratford); Pirates of Penzance, Tuesdays with Morrie (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Orpheus & Eurydice (Opera Atelier); Free Outgoing (Nightwood Theatre). Concert Manager: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir.  

TRAINING Joint Honours Music and Theatre Arts at University of Waterloo.

Resident Director / Choreographer Dayna Tekatch

Dayna Tekatch

ROYAL MTC Choreographer: Alice Through the Looking-Glass.

OTHER THEATRE Director credits: Crazy For You (Citadel/TC - Sterling and Betty Mitchell Awards for Outstanding Choreography and Production); Stones in His Pockets (Neptune); Forever Plaid (Panasonic); Oliver! (NAC); Avenue Q (Citadel); The 39 Steps (Neptune/Stage West/1000 Islands); Two Across, Wake Me When It’s Over (Gravenhurst); Same Time Next Year, Midlife: The Crisis Musical (Orillia Opera House); Driving Miss Daisy, Tuesdays With Morrie (Starbright). Dayna has worked as a choreographer all across the country and was a member of the Stratford Festival for nine seasons as an actor and choreographer.

TEACHING Dayna was on the faculty of the Banff/Citadel Professional Training Program for three years and recently directed at the Randolph Academy in Toronto.

ET CETERA Dayna lives in Toronto with her inspirations: Sean, Liam and Isla.

Apprentice Stage Manager Steven Smits

Steven Smits

ROYAL MTC Apprentice Stage Manager of A Christmas Carol. Assistant Production Manager (2016/17 season).

OTHER THEATRE Production Assistant of the Festival Theatre (Stratford); Apprentice Stage Manager of Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing, Technical Director of Romeo and Juliet and Comedy of Errors (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Sound Design of The Passage (Montreal Fringe).

TRAINING Production Program - National Theatre School of Canada.

ET CETERA Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award (Stratford). A special thanks to his loving family for their unwavering support!