Meet Brenda Hillaby – Ensemble Member in Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet Brenda Hillaby – Ensemble Member in Marquee’s Mamma Mia When did it all begin? I guess it all began “seriously” in Secondary School when the smell of the theatrical make-up got up my nose and the rush of being part of something truly special and “different” hit me as a cast member in Oliver,…

Meet Ivan Hutomo, “EDDIE” from Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet Ivan Hutomo, “EDDIE” from Marquee’s Mamma Mia How long have you been in theatre? It’s actually been about 9 years or so since I last did a musical theatre production and acted on stage. Crazy right!? It was about around University when I hung up my ‘acting shoes’ to focus on being a producer/director/writer…

Meet JC Paquet, “Bill” in Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet JC Paquet, “Bill” in Marquee’s Mamma Mia How long have you been in theatre? 1st time was in Grade 4 “T’was the night before Christmas…” I was the mouse that didn’t stir, cuddled up at the front of the stage. OFFICIALLY I started acting in 1983 (Grade 11) as Sancho Panza in Man of…

Meet Bryce Dudley, Cast Member of Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet Bryce Dudley, “Pepper” in Marquee’s Mamma Mia   How long have you been in theatre? I have been in theatre off and on for the past 26 years or so. Wow that was a bigger number than I expected. If you asked my parents or teachers they would probably say I started performing much…

Meet Laurie Thomas, Cast Member in Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet Laurie Thomas, Ensemble Member in Marquee’s Mamma Mia How long have you been in theatre? Let’s just say my first show was in grade 3 and leave it there.  You don’t really need to know how many years that is, right? What role(s) are you playing? I am excited to be a part of…

Meet Finnie – “Donna” in Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet Finnie – “Donna” in Marquee’s Mamma Mia Your name:  My name is Finnie Jesson. How long have you been in theatre? I’ve been in theatre ever since I got the Annie soundtrack on LP when I was 5 years old. Yes, an LP…yikes. What role(s) are you playing? I’m playing the role of Donna…

Meet Alissa, Cast Member in Mamma Mia

Meet Alissa, Cast Member in Mamma Mia Your name Alissa Gokhshteyn How long have you been in theatre? 6 years which is more than half of my life! What role(s) are you playing?  I am one of 4 girls, who you won’t see in any other Mama Mia production! What do you do by day?…

Meet Kelly Winger – Mamma Mia Cast Member

Meet Kelly Winger – Mamma Mia Cast Member Your name Kelly Winger How long have you been in theatre? Since I was a toddler, pretty much. What role(s) are you playing? Ensemble What is it that you like about working with Marquee? This is the first time I’ve been in an ensemble for a musical…

8 Interesting Facts About ABBA

1) It’s All In The Name When they started, the four members – Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog – had the brilliant idea of creating a name for the group by combining their four initials into an acronym. After five years LUAF had still failed to catch on, so they went…

Meet Stephanie Douglas – Cast Member in Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet Stephanie Douglas – Cast Member in Marquee’s Mamma Mia Your name: My name is Stephanie Douglas How long have you been in theatre? I have been doing theatre since the age of 6, musical theatre since the age of 13. What role(s) are you playing? I am in the Ensemble of Mamma Mia. What…

Meet Barb Kwolek – Stage Manager for Marquee’s Mamma Mia

Meet Barb Kwolek – Stage Manager for Marquee’s Mamma Mia How long have you been in theatre? I’ve been working backstage in theatre since I was 14 years old – almost 24 years! But my parents will proudly tell you of all the silly performances I did as a little kid. What role(s) are you…

Meet Lia Baird, Cast Member of “Mamma Mia”

Your name: Lia Baird How long have you been in theatre? Mother said I was a dancer before I could walk. What role(s) are you playing? The jumping-for-joy, happy to be here “Greek” red-head. Also likely sunburned from all the Greek sunshine! Why do you do community theatre? The passion and energy that is present…