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Jack - A FAMILY Beanstalk Panto

Jack - A FAMILY Beanstalk Panto


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Capitol Theatre



April, 2024



By Rebecca Northan

A tangled up panto featuring an inquisitive young Jack

Our annual panto returns for another magical holiday season at the Capitol Theatre! Magic, murder, and mayhem lead the way in this world premiere re-telling of the classic fairytale. Featuring a hilarious harp, gregarious goose, and a whole lot of gold, this musical version of Jack won’t be like anything you’ve seen before.

Created exclusively for Capitol audiences, this world premiere production is written and directed by award-winning star of stage and screen, Rebecca Northan.



Christy Bruce - Giant's Housekeeper

For the Capitol: Miracle On Queen Street, Sleeping Beauty: A Panto Awakening
Selected Credits: Dracula: The Bloody Truth (Western Canada Theatre, Theatre Northwest), The Canadian (1000 Island Playhouse), Blind Date (Centaur Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Charing Cross Road - London, UK, Theatre Aquarius, 1000 Island Theatre, Persephone Theatre, Cultch, Western Canada Theatre, Sudbury Theatre, PEC Festival, Sudbury Theatre), Undercover (Tarragon Theatre, Vertigo, The Citadel), Legend Has It (ATP, Brooklyn Academy of Music), Private Lives (Music Box Theater- NYC). Second City Tour Co (Second City Toronto), Schitt’s Creek (CBC), 8-Bit Christmas (HBO), Price of Perfection (Lifetime), Handmaid’s Tale (MGM), Odd Squad (Sinking Ship), New Eden (Crave). 
Other:Thanks to PB and BBB for their love and support, always. Catch her on season 3 of Run the Burbs (CBC)

Paul Constable - Pearson/Giant

For the Capitol: Debut
Selected Credits: TV/Film  - Fly Away With Me, Baby It’s Cold Inside, A Christmas Crush 
Other: Most people know him as Gary, the Canadian Tire Guy. This show is for the real Pierson in my life

Madison Hayes-Crook - Various/Magic Hen

Robbie Fenton - Various/Very Handsome Boy/Rabbit/DANCE CAPTAIN

For the Capitol: Joe in 9 to 5 the Musical, Sleeping Beauty: A Panto Awakening
Selected Credits: Rolf in The Sound of Music (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Stage West); Leaf Coneybear in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Every Character but Alice in Alice in Wonderland, American Idiot (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Gene Kelly in Anatomy of a Dancer (Next Stage Festival, and Toronto Fringe Festival); We Will Rock You (Starvox Entertainment)
Other: Thank you to the incredible women at 10 Talent Management, always. Love you, mom. @robbiefenton  

Clea McCaffrey - Ensemble/Understudy

For the Capitol: Debut 
Selected Credits:  Maggie, I’m every woman (Charlottetown Festival); Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Written in Blood (Talk is Free Theatre); Grow (The Grand Theatre); Dynamites in Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); Sister Act, Jan in Grease (Drayton Entertainment); Rumspringa Break! (Next Stage Festival), Mabel Washington in Fame (Creativiva Dubai) 
Other: Driven by healing through raising marginalized voices and representing those who ever felt like an outcast, Clea is unapologetically her. - for the fam <3 @Cl.3a_ 
“It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's what you do with your dancin' shoes.”-Vince Fontaine

Zoë O'Connor - Jack

For the Capitol: Debut 
Selected Credits: Cabaret (Ovation Productions) Jenny’s House of Joy (Foster Festival); 9 to 5 (Stage West Calgary); Jersey Boys (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Mamma Mia (Tweed & Co); Ghost the Musical (Starvox Entertainment); Happy End, Casimir and Caroline (Theatre Sheridan); Tiny Tenement of Terror (Musical Stage Co.)
Other: Born and raised in Bermuda, Zoë is currently based in Toronto. She is a graduate of Sheridan’s Honours BFA Music Theatre Performance Program. When not performing, she can be found working on endless crochet projects. Many thanks to my family back home for their unlimited love and support. Sending kisses across the sea. <3

Hal Wesley Rogers - Ensemble/Understudy

For the Capitol: Debut 
Selected Credits: Drifter in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ensemble in Dreamgirls  (Arts Club); Ensemble in Jersey Boys, Worker in Hadestown *Canadian Premiere (Citadel); Oliver Hix in The Music Man (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Apollo Performer in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (TIP/Western Canada); Ensemble in Mamma Mia, Ensemble in Sister Act, Hud in Hair (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show (Magnus); Prince Bodhi in Cinderella (Globe Theatre); Qris/Ensemble in The Best Laid Plans **World Premiere (Patrick Street/Touchstone)
Other: Hal has a BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU and is also a playwright and composer. He worked as a composer with Musical Stage Company over the pandemic and received an RBC Horizon’s Emerging Artist Mentorship from the Citadel Theatre in 2022.

Steve Ross - Gus/Harp

For the Capitol: Debut 
Selected Credits:  Stratford: Chicago, Richard II, Grand Magic, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Miser, Finally There’s Sun, Music Man, Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch…, Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet, The Alchemist, Crazy for You, Tommy, Grapes of Wrath, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me Kate, Cyrano de Bergerac, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus. Elsewhere: Goldfish, Life Without (Here For Now); Every Brilliant Thing, The Foursome, For the Pleasure…(New Stages); Assassins - Dora Award (TIFT); Frog and Toad (MTYP); Orson’s Shadow (Pilot Group); A New Brain (Musical Stage Company); Shrek, A Christmas Story (Grand); The Producers (Mirvish/Neptune); Seussical, Sylvia (Aquarius); The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Citadel); Three Sisters (ATF)


Rebecca Northan - Writer/Director

For the Capitol: Debut
Selected Credits: Goblin:Macbeth (Stratford Festival, Bard on the Beach, Shakespeare Company), All I Want for Christmas (Centaur Theatre), An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Stratford Festival, Grand Theatre), Undercover (Tarragon Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Citadel Theatre), Legend Has It (Alberta Theatre Projects, Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Other: Rebecca Northan is an award-winning director, playwright, actor, and improviser. She is well known for her hit show, Blind Date, which has been touring for over 10 years and has played off-Broadway, in London’s West End, and across Canada. In 2024 Rebecca will co-create and direct Goblin:Oedipus for the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, and Comedy of Errors for Bard on the Beach in Vancouver.

Chris Barillaro - Music Director and Arranger/Pianist

For The Capitol: 9 to 5 the Musical
Selected Credits: Once, Anne of Green Gables (Thousand Islands Playhouse); La Corriveau — La soif des corbeaux, Belmont (Théâtre de l’Oeil Ouvert); The World Goes ‘Round  (Opera McGill); Dixon Road (Musical Stage Company); L’homme de la Mancha (Théâtre du Rideau Vert); Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Eclipse Theatre Company); Belles Soeurs: The Musical, Funny Girl, Forever Plaid, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Play’s the Thing (Segal Centre); Demain matin Montréal m’attend (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde & Quebec Tour); Belles-Soeurs: Théâtre Musical (Place des Arts & Quebec Tour); Last Night at the Gayety, Schwartz’s: The Musical (Centaur Theatre)
Other: Much love to Jonathan, Talent House, my family and friends, and thank you to Rob and the amazing team at the Capitol for bringing me along for the ride!

Hollywood Jade - Choreographer

For The Capitol: Sleeping Beauty: A Panto Awakening
Selected Credits: Choreographer - The Soul of Motown (Stage West); Choreographer/Guest Judge - Canada’s Drag Race (Crave/World of Wonder); Assistant Choreographer - The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu); Choreographer - Queen Tut (Fae); Choreographer - Accused (Fox)

Alice Ferreyra - Stage Manager

For the Capitol: Seussical Jr. 
Selected Credits: Spamalot, Women of the Fur Trade, Death and the King’s Horseman, Hamlet, R+J, Henry VIIIBirds of a KindBakkhai (Stratford Festival); The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company); Phantom of the Opera, Maggie & Pierre (Grand Theatre); Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls (Roseneath Theatre); The Drowsy ChaperoneFootlooseThe Addams FamilySpring AwakeningSpelling BeeNine (Randolph College); Godspell (Theatre Sheridan); Anne of Green GablesEvitaShrek the Musical (LOT); The Canadian (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Hamlet (Tarragon Theatre); City of Angels (Theatre By the Bay).
Other: Alice is originally from Lima, Peru. She loves food, music, dancing, and always looking for a good book recommendation. She’s grateful for the support from her friends and family.

Charlene Saroyan - Assistant Stage Manager

For the Capitol: Prairie Nurse, Shirley Valentine, Stag & Doe, Sleeping Beauty: A Panto Awakening, Cinderella the Panto, Million Dollar Quartet, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Onas and Berry in the Home, Crazy for You, My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beat, Little Mermaid, Singing in the Rain
Selected Credits: A few of her favourite theatre credits includ: Team on the Hill, Medopositiv (Theatre Orangeville); The Nutcracker, Othello, Dangerous Liaisons, Mozart Requiem, Carman, Tubular Bells (Alberta Ballet); Our Town, Waiting for Godot, The 39 Steps, Moonlight and Magnolias and Vagal (STC); Forever Plaid, You’ll Get Used To It - the War Show, Blood Brothers, Nunsense, Two Pianos Four Hands, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Run For Your Wife, Funny Money (Drayton Entertainment). Charlene sends thanks to her supportive friends and Dad.

Adam Campbell - Sound Designer

For the Capitol: Debut
Selected Credits:Adam has worked as sound designer/composer with Stratford Festival, Blyth Festival, Human Body Expression, Edmonton Opera, Lights On Stratford and more. Adam has toured and performed throughout North America as a percussionist with TorQ Percussion Quartet and Ladom Ensemble, and regularly plays in the pit for musical theatre productions with companies such as Mirvish Productions and Stratford Festival. 
Other: A versatile sound designer, composer, percussionist and singer-songwriter, originally from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, in 2019, Adam released his debut solo singer-songwriter album, Guess I’m A People Too, featuring a mix of folk, rock and 90’s-tinged original music. Adam currently lives in Stratford, Ontario, with his wife Alice and their cats Ninja and Nazca.

Anna Treusch - Set and Props Designer

For the Capitol: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, A Miracle on Queen Street, Million Dollar Quartet
Selected Credits: The Darkest Dark (Young People’s Theatre); Sweat (Costumes, CanadianStage); Between Riverside and Crazy (Set, Coal Mine Theatre), Figaro’s Wedding (Against the Grain); Tiny Treasures ( Manitoba Theatre for Young People);  Much Ado About Nothing (Costumes, CanadianStage); Under The Stairs (Costumes, Young People’s Theatre);The Magic Flute (Set, Glenn Gould Opera School); Mamma Mia (Theatre St.Johns); The Canadian (Thousand Islands Playhouse);Sir John A: Acts of A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (National Arts Centre);The Secret Garden (Costumes, Young People’s Theatre).
Other: Anna has been working as a Canadian Set and Costume Designer for almost two decades. She is a recipient of two Dora Awards and is the laureate of the Virginia Cooper Award for Costume Design. She is a proud member of Associated Designers of Canada, IATSE local 659 and IATSE 828. This past year she has been taking a break and enjoying raising her amazing daughter Nova.

Joyce Padua - Costume Designer

For the Capitol: The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom, Sleeping Beauty: a Panto Awakening
Selected Credits:  Withrow Park (Tarragon Theatre), Topdog/Underdog (Canadian Stage), Intimate Apparel (Thousand Islands Playhouse),Vierge (Factory Theatre),  Fall Your Knees (Canadian Stage), Too True to Be Good (Shaw Festival), Year of the Rat (Factory Theatre), Desire Under the Elms (Shaw Festival), Back in ’59 (Thousand Islands Playhouse).
Other: Joyce Padua is a Toronto-based set and costume designer. A BFA graduate of York University, her work as a designer and assistant has been featured in several productions including shows with the Shaw Festival, the Stratford Festival, and Factory Theatre. In 2021, Joyce was nominated as a Siminovitch Prize Protegée under designer Gillian Gallow.
Nick Andison - Lighting Designer
For the Capitol: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Stag & Doe
Selected Credits:  lighting design for: La Bohème (Canadian Opera Company); Village Wooing, Too True To Be Good, Flush (Shaw Festival); Cottagers & Indians, Bunny (Tarragon Theatre); associate lighting & projection design for A Christmas Carol (Shaw Festival) Video Design for: Three Sisters & Co, Paradise Lost, Love & Information (George Brown College); Lighting & Technical Director for: EUNOIA (Fujiwara Dance Inventions).  Nick also works as an assistant lighting designer with many theatre companies including; The Shaw Festival, The Canadian Opera Company and Mirvish Productions. 
Other: When not busy with design, Nick works as a technical director and production manager for large corporate events and festivals, with past projects including; the MLB All Star Game, various NHL outdoor hockey games, 3 NFL SuperBowls, Taste of Toronto and The Big Feastival Canada. Nick also enjoys his work as a mentor and Technical Director for the Regional Arts Program productions at Cawthra Park Secondary School, where he studied before his theatre production studies at Ryerson University.

Alex Panneton - Musician (Guitars, Drum, Synth)

For the Capitol: Debut
Selected Credits: Actor: Once (Thousand Island Playhouse), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Sorry I’m Canadian 2 (Drayton Ent), Country Roads, At the Hop, Back to B4 (Smile Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Mayfield, The Globe), James and the Giant Peach, Merrily We Roll Along, Violet, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins (YES Theatre), Songs For a New World, Urinetown (We Are Here) Musician: Let’s Dance! (Terra Bruce), Forever Plaid (Starvox), Spring Awakening (Theatre Sheridan), Bare: A Pop Opera (Toto Too), The Rocky Horror Show (Ovation Productions, St. Lawrence College), Mamma Mia (YES Theatre)
Other: Alex is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program. He sends his love and thanks to his parents, his cat, and all of his supportive friends and colleagues.

Arielle Voght - Associate Costume Designer

For the Capitol: Apprentice Stage Manager - Little Shop of Horrors, Assistant Stage Manager - Prairie Nurse, Head of Wardrobe - Sleeping Beauty, A Panto Awakening
Selected Credits: Assistant Stage Manager - I Forgive You (Artistic Fraud/National Arts Center), Jersey Boys (Thousand Island Playhouse), Music Man (Thousand Island Playhouse), The Sting (Lawyer plays, Great Canadian Theater Company), Persistent Stain (Ottawa Undercurrents festival), Heartlines (GCTC/Calalou), Blissful State of Surrender (GCTC/Tactics). Assistant Artistic Director - playGround festival (Theater@York)
Other: Arielle is a young emerging theater artist working in Ontario. She graduated from York University's Theatre Production and Design Program with a focus on Stage Management and costuming.



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