Q&A with Brenda Hillaby – We Will Rock You Costume Design and ASM

Your name: Brenda Hillaby

What role(s) are you playing? Costume Mistress and Stage Left Assistant Stage Manager/Roadie.

How long have you been in theatre? With Marquee 6 years, but did some before that in High School and University (a long time ago)

What do you do by day? It varies, since I retired from teaching 2 years ago. I do tend to hang out at Marquee though.

Why do you do community theatre? The people. They are a truly amazing, special kind. Spirited, collegial, fun, from so many walks of life. It’s one of my happy places.

What’s your favourite moment/song in this show – without giving too much away? Why? Only the Good Die Young – it’s breathtaking, poignant, makes me cry every time. Do you have an rituals that you do to help you to prepare before you perform? Nap, eat and check my “things” to be sure we are ready to go! Secret hand ritual with Dave T. from Stage Right.

What is it that you like about working with Marquee? Being part of an amazing Creative and Production Team (Performing too!). It’s humbling to witness the talent and expertise that exists and is drawn to Marquee. I learn so much from being part of this wonderful group.

What would you love for the potential audience out there to know about the show? That the cast has had the amazing opportunity to grow with the show, to bring so much of themselves to the table/stage in the process. I think that they should know that they are about to have a truly exceptional musical theatre experience, one they will talk about for a long, long time.


We Will Rock You runs at the Newmarket Theatre

Show dates include Nov. 8-10, 15-17 at 7:30pm | Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18 at 2pm

For tickets, order online HERE or call the box office directly at 905-953-5122


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