9 to 5 The Musical – Cast & Creative

Cast

Stephanie Roth

Violet Newstead

Stephanie Roth

Stephanie’s career spans more than 36 years. Last appearing here as Donna in Mamma Mia! Notable credits: US Broadway Tour of RENT, The Who’s Tommy, multiple seasons at the Stratford Festival, and leading roles across Canada. In 2022, she founded the Stephanie Roth Performing Arts Studio in Ladysmith. Upcoming: directing Legally Blonde with Cowichan Musical Society. Her debut album, Fresh Tracks, is available in the gift shop. Visit www.stephanierothperformingartsstudio.com. Much love to Caeleigh and Kraig, my shining lights.

Jennie Neumann

Doralee Rhodes

Jennie Neumann

Jennie is excited to for another summer in Chemainus after appearing as Molly in Ghost. Past credits: Parade(Raincity), Wizard of Oz(CTORA), Little Prince(Theatre Calgary), Next to Normal, Hairspray, Les Miserables(Arts Club), Songs for a New World and The World Goes ‘Round (Another Musical). This summer, she’s looking forward to Merridale Cidery, Cowichan River, Crow & Gate and hanging out with the goats on a roof. For updates on island adventures follow on Instagram @jennie_neumann

Sarah Carlé Owen

Judy Bernly

Sarah Carlé Owen

Sarah is so happy to return to the stage and work with this talented team. This is Sarah’s 10th production with The Chemainus Theatre Festival! CTF credits include: Steel Magnolias, The Gifts of the Magi, The Buddy Holly Story, Les Misérables, Footloose, Rock Legends, A Christmas Story, Grease, and Elf the Musical. Select credits: Bittergirl-The Musical, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Children of God (Urban Ink, Segal Centre, Western Canada Theatre, Citadel Theatre, BC tour). Love to Gregory and our boy Henry!

W. Joseph Matheson

Franklin Hart, Jr.

W. Joseph Matheson

Joe has played every sort of bad guy – gangsters, crooked lawyers, racist firemen, comical kidnappers – and can’t wait to get his teeth into Franklin Hart. Selected Theatre: World premieres of Moby Dick (Stratford), The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary), Times are A’Changin’ (Segal Centre); Original Canadian companies of Jersey Boys, TOMMY, Assassins, Miss Saigon; US premiere of From Here To Eternity and first US tour of Ragtime; Stratford and Shaw Festivals, Neptune Theatre, The Grand London, Segal Centre. Je t’aime, darlin’. www.joematheson.com

Ali Watson

Roz Keith/Ensemble

Ali Watson

After a long 4 years, Ali is thrilled to return to Chemainus for another summer! You may recognize Ali from past Chemainus shows such as Marvelous Wonderettes in 2020 (despite its shortened run for obvious reasons), Grease or Mamma Mia! Her recent credits include: Little Mermaid at Persephone Theatre, Cinderella at the Gateway Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors with the Arts Club/The Citadel Theatre and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Arts Club. She looks forward

to going back in time with you all with this classic show!

Thank you for coming, enjoy!

Laura Ross

Margaret/Missy/Ensemble

Laura Ross

Laura is thrilled to be back in Chemainus and on the beautiful island she grew up on. A CCPA graduate and an Ovation Award winner, performing credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Chemainus); Dixie Swim Club (Peninsula Prods); Anything Goes (RCMT); The Drowsy Chaperone (Prairie Skies); Crazy for You (Gateway Theatre); Hello, Dolly! (Vancouver Playhouse), Coronation Voyage (The Belfry Theatre). Many hugs and kisses to Mike and Lockie. Laura-Ross.com

Antony Knight

Joe/Ensemble/Assistant Musical Director

Antony Knight

Antony is a Vancouver based composer, performer and music director. He holds a bachelors degree in Opera Performance and Composition from UBC. Past performance credits include: Jeeves at Sea, Naked Radio (Chemainus Theatre); The Allihipporhinocrocadilligator (Kaleidoscope); On Native Land (Workshop) (Urban Ink); Something Rotten! (Theatre Under The Stars); Past music direction credits include: Ghost, Naked Radio (Chemainus Theatre); The Allihipporhinocrocadilligator (Kaleidoscope). Upcoming performance credits include: Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol (Arts Club).

Josh Graetz

Josh/Ensemble

Josh Graetz

Holiday Inn (Shaw Festival); Stratford Festival; Mary Poppins (Grand); Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Holiday Inn (Drayton); The Rocky Horror Show (Magnus); Wildcard (Island Fringe Festival); Dreamcatchers (Charlottetown Festival); Crazy for You, Into the Woods, Kiss Me, Kate (Theatre Sheridan); Maggie (CMTP). Violet Disruption (BitterSuite Experiences UK). Training: Sheridan College. Grateful to be storytelling on the traditional territory of the Puneluxutth Tribe

Pedro M. Siqueira

Dwayne/Bob Enright/Ensemble

Pedro M. Siqueira

Pedro M. Siqueira is a Brazilian actor, musician, dancer and producer in Victoria, BC. He has been working on and off camera as an actor and is excited to be in Chemainus this summer. Latest credits include The Wilds (WONDERHEADS), A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol (WONDERHEADS), New Earth Bandits (SNAFU), Rebel Rhythm (Theatre SKAM), Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (Blue Bridge) and Fado, The Saddest Music in the World (Puente Theatre and Fire Hall). @pedro.msiqueira

Georgia Bennett

Kathy/Ensemble

Georgia Bennett

Georgia grew up in Chemainus and graduated from Sheridan College. Recently, she toured with Sound the Alarm’s “Music of the Night” concert tour. Other CTF credits: “Ghost: the Musical”, “Classic Country Roads” “Holiday Jubilation” “The Magician’s Nephew”, “The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe” & “Little Women”. Select credits: “Rumspringa Break! An Am-ish Musical” (CMTP, TPM, NSTF), “Dogfight” (Theatre Sheridan), “One Small Step” (Toronto Fringe). Television: Ginny & Georgia (Netflix).

Cassandra Consiglio

Maria/Ensemble

Cassandra Consiglio

Cassandra is excited to be making her Chemainus debut in this wonderful show! Favourite past theatre credits include: ELF: the Musical, Teenage Dick, Matilda the Musical (Arts Club Theatre); Something Rotten! (Theatre Under The Stars); RENT, West Side Story (Rainbow Stage); 9 to 5 (Citadel Theatre). Fun Home (Royal Manitoba Theatre Center); Parade, Cabaret (Raincity Theatre); The Prom (Dry Cold Productions). Cassandra would like to thank her family, friends and Shannon and Melissa for all of their love and support.

Vicente Sandoval

Dick/Ensemble

Vicente Sandoval

Vicente is thrilled to be returning to Chemainus Theatre for another exciting summer show. A Mexico City native, he graduated from Sheridan College’s Music Theatre-Performance Program and was part of Royal Caribbean Cruises as a Production Cast Singer. Other credits include Elf, the Musical (Arts Club), Ghost, the Musical (Chemainus Theatre), Cabaret (Raincity Theatre), Something Rotten! (TUTS Vancouver), and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Gateway Theatre). To my favourite person: Thank you for the endless love and support. Tantísimo, always.

Oliver Castillo

Understudy

Oliver Castillo

Oliver is an award winning actor, singer, voice over artist, and puppeteer working in Vancouver, British Columbia. Selected credits include: Ghost, Mamma Mia!(Chemainus Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (WCT), Elf, Mamma Mia, Hand To God *Jessie Nom*, Les Misérables (Arts Club), Sweeney Todd *Jessie Winner*, Cabaret (Raincity), Joseph, The Music Man (Gateway), Beauty and the Beast (Disney Cruise Lines). Upcoming: Jesus Christ Superstar (Thousand Islands Playhouse), Beauty and the Beast (Western Canada Theatre). @oliverborz on IG

Makayla Moore

Asst Director & Choreographer/Understudy

Makayla Moore

Makayla is thrilled to be returning to The Chemainus Theatre Festival! She is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University. Credits include: Kinky Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot (Arts Club), Escape to Margaritaville (Theatre Calgary), Crazy For You (Citadel), Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Footloose (CTF), Evita (Vancouver Opera), and James and the Giant Peach (CTYP). A special thank you to Julie and the TH gang!

Creative

Julie Tomaino

Director & Choreographer

Julie Tomaino

CHEMAINUS: Marvelous Wonderettes, Footloose, Grease. THEATRE(selected): Million Dollar Quartet (The Grand), Full Monty (Neptune), Jersey Boys, 9 to 5, Once (Citadel), Margaritaville, Billy Elliot (Theatre Calgary), Elf, Beautiful, Kinky Boots (Arts Club), Pollyanna (Aquarius), Shrek, Hairspray, Newsies (TUTS), Jersey Boys, Once (TIP). FILM/TV: Beaches (choreographer – Starring Idina Menzel – Lifetime TV). OTHER: Dora and Jessie Award Winner for Outstanding Choreography. Former Radio City Rockette. UPCOMING: Full Monty (Capitol Theatre).

Makayla Moore

Asst Director & Choreographer/Understudy

Makayla Moore

Makayla is thrilled to be returning to The Chemainus Theatre Festival! She is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University. Credits include: Kinky Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot (Arts Club), Escape to Margaritaville (Theatre Calgary), Crazy For You (Citadel), Marvelous Wonderettes, Grease, Footloose (CTF), Evita (Vancouver Opera), and James and the Giant Peach (CTYP). A special thank you to Julie and the TH gang!

Heather Burns

Musical Director

Heather Burns

It is always a pleasure to be creating and collaborating in Chemainus. Heather works “9-5” as a freelance musician. She is most at home making music with actors and singers, having worked extensively as a musician, performance coach, arranger, and music director with companies such as the Belfry Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Blue Bridge Rep, and CCPA. Recent performances include Mamma Mia! (CTF-2019), Classic Country Roads (CTF-2022), Love from All Side Now (CTF 2023), Last Five Years (BBRT-2023), and various shows with her swing band, Dock Side Drive. For more information, see: www.heatherburns.ca

Antony Knight

Joe/Ensemble/Assistant Musical Director

Antony Knight

Antony is a Vancouver based composer, performer and music director. He holds a bachelors degree in Opera Performance and Composition from UBC. Past performance credits include: Jeeves at Sea, Naked Radio (Chemainus Theatre); The Allihipporhinocrocadilligator (Kaleidoscope); On Native Land (Workshop) (Urban Ink); Something Rotten! (Theatre Under The Stars); Past music direction credits include: Ghost, Naked Radio (Chemainus Theatre); The Allihipporhinocrocadilligator (Kaleidoscope). Upcoming performance credits include: Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol (Arts Club).

Simon Fon

Fight Director

Simon Fon

Over 600 professional credits. Broadway, Stratford, coast to coast. Resident fight director Soulpepper. Fight Master with Fight Directors Canada. Executive Director and Founder of RIOT ACT team that earned 17 nominations and 8 awards internationally, including Simon for Male Action Performer of the Year 2009 AOF Festival California.

Hans Saefkow

Set Designer

Hans Saefkow

For Chemainus Theatre Festival. – ‘Ghost – the Musical’ and Gaslight’ which recently was remounted at Western Canada Theatre. Also for WCT, last year’s premiere of Daniela Vlaskalic ‘Sleight of Mind’. Recent and notable work, ‘Stones in His Pockets’ at Persephone Theatre ‘Isitwendam’ (An Understanding) -Bound to Create’s / Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto ’Romeo and Juliet’ , ‘Chicago’ and ‘Mamma Mia’ -Smithers Secondary Arts Academy. Highlights include ‘The Drum is Calling You Home’ -Sunset Theatre and ‘ The Drowning Girls’ at Theatre North West. Portfolio at hanssaefkow.co

Patricia Reilly

Costume Designer

Patricia Reilly

Patricia is thrilled to be designing once more at the Chemainus Theatre Festival and spending some time on the beautiful West Coast. Previous costume designs at CTF include Ghost: The Musical, Lumberjacks in Love, and Glorious!. Patricia currently lives in Ontario and designs costumes and sets for various events, theatre, and films. Online at www.patriciareilly.com

Craig Alfredson

Lighting Designer

Craig Alfredson

Craig is happy to be back designing in Chemainus. Previous designs include Mamma Mia, Classic Country Roads, Once, and Million Dollar Quartet. When not in Chemainus, Craig teaches at Douglas College in the Stagecraft program and works as a freelance Technical Director and Designer. Notable designs outside of Chemainus include The Flying Dutchman (set, Vancouver Opera), Mary Poppins (projections, Arts Club), and It’s a Wonderful Life (lighting, Patrick Street Productions).

Bonni Baynton

Rehearsal Stage Manager

Bonni Baynton

Returning to her roots in Victoria, after a successful 12-year tenure as Director of Production for Calgary Opera, Bonni is excited to return to Stage Management and to join the team at Chemainus Theatre Festival. A University of Calgary graduate, she brings extensive experience in Stage Management and Production Stage Management having worked with numerous theatres across the country. Bonni’s journey includes mentoring at Banff School for Arts and Creativity for several summers and venturing into Continuity for film and television. Bonni most recently stage managed Jeeves at Sea for CFT and is excited to be a part of the 9-5 team as Rehearsal Stage Manager.

Liz King

Stage Manager

Liz King

Liz is thrilled to be back on the island for another summer. This is Liz’s 16th show with CTF with her favourite being Once in 2018. Some other career highlights include Beaches (Theatre Calgary), The Unplugging (Belfry), Elf (Arts Club), Trout Stanley (Persephone Theatre), The Last Wife (Globe Theatre), and Pericles (Stratford Festival). Liz spent the Lost Years working as the Operations Manager for the Victoria Symphony.

Kelsey Cain

Assistant Stage Manager

Kelsey Cain

Kelsey is thrilled to return to Chemainus Theatre Festival as Assistant Stage Manager for 9 to 5. Select credits include Ghost the Musical (App. SM – CTF, 2023), The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Stage Manager – KTYP, 2023), The Marriage of Figaro (ASM, POV, 2024), Die Walküre (ASM – POV, 2023), Macbeth (App. SM – Canadian Opera Company, 2023), and Controlled Damage (App. SM – Grand Theatre, 2023). Enjoy the show.

Mandy Huang

Apprentice Stage Manager

Mandy Huang

Mandy is a stage manager based in Vancouver, holding a B.A. in Theatre Studies and Sociology from UBC. Mandy is thrilled to be back in beautiful Chemainus this summer! Some favourite stage management credits include The Wizard of Oz (CTORA), Cinderella (Gateway Theatre), The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (CTORA), Naked Radio (Chemainus Theatre Festival), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Arts Club) and Made in Italy (Arts Club). She would like to thank her family and partner for their unwavering support.