The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom
By David Scott
Songs & Lyrics by Stompin’ Tom Connors
The songs and stories that celebrate a Canadian icon.
Canadian Legend Stompin’ Tom grew up in an orphanage, travelled throughout Northern Ontario playing the bar circuit, faced naysayers of all sorts, but he eventually found his success in telling the stories of our country. His captivating story is told through this unique tribute to “The Man of the Land” and a true icon in Canadian music.
Featuring his greatest hits, such as Bud the Spud, Tillsonburg, Sudbury Saturday Night, and of course, The Hockey Song.
This performance is also available through the Capitol Theatre's 2023 Summer Stage Subscription.
JACK BARR – TOMMY/ENSEMBLE
For the Capitol: Oín in The Hobbit, Camp Capitol.
Selected Credits: Shermy & Pig Pen in A Charlie Brown Christmas (Northumberland Players).
Other: Jack is ten years old and lives in Port Hope. He loves science, gaming, and cats. You can often find him playing badminton or going for a run. Jack is an avid reader and piano player. He’d like to thank his friends and family for supporting him in this production. Jack hopes you enjoy the show!
SCOTT CARMICHAEL – STOMPIN’ TOM
For the Capitol: Debut.
Selected theatre credits: Scott has had the pleasure of performing in theatres across Canada for 15 years. The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Man of La Mancha (Magnus Theatre), The Foursome (Foster Festival), The Buddy Holly Story (Mayfield, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Western Canada Theatre, Arts Club, Stage West Calgary, Theatre Aquarius, Magnus Theatre), Ring of Fire (Thousand Islands Playhouse, Chemainus Festival Theatre), Million Dollar Quartet (Drayton, Stage West Calgary, Chemainus Festival Theatre), 12 Angry Men, The 39 Steps, Melville Boys, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Rose Theatre Brampton).
Other: Film & TV: Justice for MLK: The Hunt for James Earl Ray; The Witches of Salem; Paranormal 911; Marine Disasters. Love to Cecily and son Jaden for their love and support.
DONNA GARNER – ISABEL/ENSEMBLE
For the Capitol: Anne of Green Gables; Buddy Holly; Nuncrackers; Cinderella Pantomime; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; 2 Pianos, 4 Hands.
Selected Credits: The Sound of Music (U.S. First National Tour); Once (U.S. First National Tour, Mirvish); 2 Pianos, 4 Hands (across Canada and the U.S.) and lead roles in theatres throughout Canada, the U.S., Austria and Japan as an actor, singer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist. Select TV/film credits include Dare Me (USA Network); Spinning Out (SVOD Series); Private Eyes (Global); Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Anne (Netflix/CBC); Designated Survivor (ABC).
Other: Donna recently established Garner Theatre Productions - North America's first theatre company dedicated to celebrating Actor-Musicians in thought provoking works. Most importantly, she shares her life with her talented Actor-Muso husband Rick Hughes and their stoic mini-schnauzer Gustav Mahler. www.garnertheatreproductions.com
MELISSA PAYNE – CORA/ENSEMBLE
For the Capitol: Capitol Kitchen Party.
Other: Melissa Payne is a singer/songwriter from Ennismore Ontario. She began fiddling at age 4, later mastering her craft under the mentorship of the renowned Leahy Family. A self taught songwriter and guitarist, she has played numerous music festivals, toured internationally, opened for Canadian Legends Blue Rodeo, and has put out three solo studio albums.
ALEX ST. KITTS – PETE/ENSEMBLE
For the Capitol: Rumour Has It.
Selected Credits: A Toronto born bassist/singer/songwriter whose passion for music has taken him around the world playing for world-class artists, including joining Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods” tour with Francesco Yates, to playing/supporting JP Saxe’s “Feelings Are Stupid” tour, to playing the MMVAs with Ed Sheeran. Alex has also shared the stage with Canadian greats such as alternative hip-hop legend k-os, AHI, Serena Ryder, SATE, Jeremy Taggart (Our Lady Peace), Tanika Charles, Andrew Hyatt, Adrian X (Drake), Digging Roots, Slakah The Beatchild, Nate Haller, Jade Eagleson, The Reklaws, Chloe Charles and many more.
ANDY TRITHARDT – GAETAN/ENSEMBLE
For the Capitol: Debut.
Selected Credits: Serving Elizabeth (Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Corona Variations, Worry Warts, and The Unending (Convergence Theatre), Prairie Nurse (Station Arts), Dear Johnny Deere (Persephone), Big Plans (The Storefront), Brantwood (Canadian Musical Theatre Project), The Skriker (Red One), God of Carnage (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Engaged (Rhubarb), Delicacy, Rock, and Sucker (Theatre Brouhaha). Other: Film and TV credits: Mrs. America, The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker, Clive Boomer’s Success, Frankie Drake, In Contempt, 12 Monkeys, LIFE, Mayday, and Committed.
Andy’s new instrumental album I am a Unique Flower is available on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
HANEUL YI – TEEN TOM/ENSEMBLE
For the Capitol: Debut.
Selected Theatre Credits: Spring Awakening (Sheridan College), Aqsarniit (Charlottetown Young Company).
Other: Haneul (he/him) is a Korean Canadian multi-instrumentalist, actor-musician, & music director. He is a graduate of the Bachelor of Musical Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College and the recipient of the 2021 Jon Kaplan Award. He is delighted to be debuting his Capitol Theatre journey.
ROB KEMPSON – DIRECTOR
For the Capitol: Artistic Director; Director of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, 9 to 5: The Musical, Sleeping Beauty: A Panto Awakening, Billboard in Concert: 1994.
Selected Credits: Director for Martyr (ARC), Box 4901 (timeshare/Buddies), Electric Messiah (Soundstreams), The Places We Are (Theatre Erindale), The Snow Queen (Canadian Children’s Opera Company), The Little Mermaid (St. Lawrence College), 9 to 5: The Musical (Randolph College), The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom (Sudbury Theatre Centre), The Canadian, Maggie and Pierre, Million Dollar Quartet, Daisy Amazed Me, Violet’s the Pilot, Rose’s Clothes (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Writer/Director for Trigonometry (timeshare/Factory), Mockingbird (Next Stage Theatre Festival), SHANNON 10:40 (timeshare/Videofag), explicit (Rhubarb Festival); #legacy (Harbourfront Centre), The HV Project (Community).
Other: Rob is also the Co-Artistic Producer of ARC, a Toronto-based ensemble company. More info at robkempson.com or on twitter at @rob_kempson.
DAVID ARCHIBALD – MUSIC DIRECTOR
For the Capitol: 2023 Creators Unit.
Selected Credits: Co-writer/composer: Perilous Pirate’s Daughter (Blyth, Thousand Islands Playhouse), Love and Larceny (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Up the River (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Hometown (Blyth), Kitchen Radio (Blyth). Musical Director: Dear Johnny Deere (Blyth, Theatre Calgary, Persephone Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse), A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Western Canada Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom (Sudbury Theatre Centre).
Other: David has written for and performed on Sesame Street in New York and CBC's Mr. Dressup. He has been commissioned by both National and Provincial Parks to compose many songs celebrating our natural and cultural history and has performed for more than 50,000 park visitors. He has also been resident musician on several Voyageur Canoe adventures on Lake Superior.
Please visit davidarchibald.com
BRANDON KLEIMAN – SET DESIGNER
For The Capitol: 9 to 5: The Musical.
Selected Credits: Brandon is a set and costume designer based in Toronto with work appearing on stages across Canada. This summer you can catch his set designs for Rent (Stratford Festival) and The Sound of Music (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Some other recent favourites include; Mamma Mia (Drayton Entertainment), Boy Falls From The Sky (Mirvish Productions), and Blackout (Musical Stage Co. and Canadian Stage Company).
Other: Brandon is a multiple Dora award nominee and two time winner. He recently won a Merritt Award for his work bringing Viola Desmond to life in the world premier of Controlled Damage at Neptune Theatre in Halifax. For more information and to see his portfolio please visit www.brandonkleimandesign.com
JOYCE PADUA – COSTUME DESIGNER
For the Capitol: Sleeping Beauty: A Panto Awakening.
Selected Credits: Costume Design: Prison Dancer (Citadel Theatre), Vierge (Factory Theatre), Too True to be Good (Shaw Festival), Desire Under the Elms (Shaw Festival), Year of the Rat (Factory Theatre), Back in ’59 (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Associate Costume Design: Fall on Your Knees (Co-production with Canadian Stage, Neptune Theatre, Grand Theatre, National Arts Centre).
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. She is SO HAPPY to be back at the Capitol! Much love to Julian, for being my rock.
COSETTE PIN – LIGHTING DESIGNER
For the Capitol: Rumour Has It: The Songbook of Adele (Lighting Design), Billboard: 1994 (Lighting Design) .
Selected Credits: Box 4901 (Timeshare Productions, Lighting Design), Orestes (Oxford University Classics, Video Design), Into the Woods (Secret Theatre, Set Design), Children of Fire (Nightwood Theatre, Sound Design), The Gambler (Exponential Theatre Festival, Set and Projection Design), House of Velour (Resident Lighting Designer and Projectionist), Stranger Sings (Off Broadway, Sound Design), Third Law (WWTNS? Sound and Projection Design), Sleeper (The Tank, Scenic Design), Traces (WWTNS? Projection Design).
Other: Cosette Pin (he/she/they) is an international, multi-disciplinary designer based out of New York City. They design lighting, sound, projections, and sets for theatre and live performance across Canada, the United States, and the UK. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in Production Design and Technical Arts, they are excited to be back in their home country working with such an incredible team of artists. Their work is available at: www.cosettepin.com
ERIN PORTER – SOUND DESIGNER
For the Capitol: Debut.
Selected Credits: Emily has worked on productions across Canada and internationally. Canadian sound designs have been with Globe Theatre, Luminato, Asha Productions, The Grand Theatre, Rainbow Stage, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Neptune Theatre, Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, Theatre20, Shaw Festival, Canadian Opera Company. She received the Robert Merritt Award Outstanding Sound Design Into the Woods at Neptune Theatre.
Other: Emily teaches University Theatrical Sound Design & Technology. I would like to thank my family for their continued support.
TAMARA PROTIC – STAGE MANAGER
For the Capitol: Debut.
Selected Credits: Mahabharata (ASM) (Why Not Theatre/Shaw Festival); Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre); The Waltz, among men, Lady Sunrise (Factory Theatre); Peter Pan (Bad Hats Theatre/Soulpepper Theatre); In the Abyss (Political Movement); Knives in Hens (Coal Mine Theatre); Prince Hamlet (ASM) (Why Not Theatre); The Cave (The Cave Collective); Philosopher’s Wife (Paradigm Productions); Prairie Nurse (Factory Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse); Poison (Coal Mine Theatre); Salt-Water Moon (Factory Theatre, Why Not Theatre, Mirvish); S H E E T S (Veritas Theatre); Late Night (ZoomerMedia, Theatre Brouhaha); Faust (Theatre by the Bay); Byhalia, Mississippi (Cue6 Productions).
WEI QING TAN – ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
For the Capitol: Debut.
Selected Credits: Apprentice Stage Management: Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats Theatre); Stage Management: Between a Wok and a Hot Pot (Cahoots Theatre), Guilt (One Yellow Rabbit); Cabaret, An Irresistible Urge to do Something Inadvisable (NTS), The Rest is Electric (One Less Productions); Production Management: SummerWorks Festival, 7a11d Performance Art Festival, Venus (NTS)
Other: Wei Qing is a Malaysian born theatre artist who mainly practices stage management and production management. She is a graduate of the Production Design and Technical Arts program at the National Theatre School of Canada. She is interested in learning different forms of storytelling and fostering spaces that allow all who are involved to thrive. She strives to be an enriching and resourceful collaborator and is incredibly grateful to be part of this team.
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