Why Should You Go?
Once again Miracle Theatre is donating a production to benefit a local charity. All proceeds from our production of The Fabulous Lipitones will be given to the United Way to help provide necessities for Prince George's most vulnerable adults and children through organizations such as the St. Vincent De Paul Society, Active Support Against Poverty and the S.O.S. Society.
About the Play
The Fabulous Lipitones have a big dream: to win the Barber Shop Quartet Championships. But then, in the semi-finals, their leader keels over trying to reach a note too high. Can they possibly find and rehearse a replacement tenor with the Championships only weeks away? Is this the end of their dream!?
While on the phone with their local service station, the Lipitones overhear the marvelous singing of the station's newest mechanic. Little do they know that what they think they are hearing is something and someone entirely different than what they imagine.
The new mechanic is sent right over for a try-out. And that's where the fun and surprises really begin! The judges will never forget this championship final and the antics of The Fabulous Lipitones... And neither will you!
'Wally - – head pharmacist of an independent drugstore'
David is happy to be in Prince George making sweet music with such a talented group of people. Recent theatre credits include the uber-corporate Hertz Kleineman in Rock of Ages at Stage West in Calgary, plus It Runs in the Family - playing a crazy old coot - and Pirates of Penzance as Major General Stanley, both for Drayton Entertainment. Other favourite roles include Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, The Man in 7 Stories and Harry MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdy. David spent a couple of years performing and writing for The Second City. He also wrote and performed his one man show The Ukulele Man for Smile Theatre Company. On TV - Saving Hope, Murdoch Mysteries and Baroness Von Sketch. Film - The Time Travellers Wife and The Man Who Saved Christmas.
'Phil- owner of Phil’s Eternally Fit Gym & Tanning Salon'
Gordon has been a professional performer for over fifty years and has become a mainstay of the Vancouver musical theatre world. As much as he enjoys being on stage he is often under it as musical director, pianist or percussionist. Some recent favourite roles include Mr. Braithwaite in Billy Elliot (Arts Club), Eric Cameron in the new musical The Best Laid Plans (Patrick Street and Touchstone), and as Anthony in the Judy Garland musical drama End of the Rainbow (ACEproductions). ACEproductions was founded eight years ago by Gordon and Damon Calderwood to tour small scale musicals such as their smash hit Holmes and Watson Save The Empire! (www.aceproductions.ca). Gordon coaches musical theatre voice from his home in North Vancouver where he lives with his beautiful wife Marni and two crazy cats.
'Bob – a mechanic at Ralph’s Gas-N-Git Automotive'
Matt is thrilled to be making his Prince George and BC debut with the fabulous team at Miracle Theatre. Matt is a Montreal born artist now living and working out of Toronto. A graduate of both the DOME in Montreal and Randolph College of the Performing Arts in Toronto. A performer of all trades, Matt has had the chance to perform all over Canada and internationally. Past credits include - Man in Edges: A Song Cycle (Processed Theatre), Ram in Les Moutons (Corpus Dance Projects), Gomez in The Addams Family (Randolph), Bill Austin in Mamma Mia (Regent Theatre) and Senator Frank in Captain Aurora II: A New Dawn (Kaleidoscope MTL). Matt is also the founder of We Are Here Productions, a theatre company that aims to turn art into tangible aid for victims of natural disasters worldwide. His inaugural production of Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights raised $10,000 for The Hispanic Federation and Puerto Rican relief.
'Howard- an accountant at the Purina Dog Chow processing plant outside of town'
Stephen is delighted to return to Prince George, having had the pleasure of playing Ivor in Ivor Johnson’s Neighbours, directed by Ted Price at Theatre North West in 2010. He graduated from Studio 58 and has worked in theatre, film, radio, TV and opera in Vancouver and other Canadian centres for thirty-odd years. Recent credits include Zeus in Ann Mortifee’s opera The Mysteries, Peachum in The Threepenny Opera for Theatre in the Raw, Dan in Snapshots at Presentation House, Fagin in Oliver! at Theatre Under the Stars, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof for Chemainus and Western Canada Theatre, People Like Vince for Green Thumb, Uncle Vanya for Blackbird Theatre and TV appearances on The Man in the High Castle, The L Word, and Supernatural. He’s enjoyed hearing and making barbershop harmonies since high school, and is tickled to be a part of this exciting venture with such a talented group of old friends and new colleagues.
'Stage Manager / Technician'
Zoe is a Vancouver based theatre artist, who’s first theatrical appearance was on stage at Bard on the Beach with her dad. Nineteen years later, she is absolutely thrilled to be making her professional debut with Miracle Theatre! Past credits include Stage Manager 2BR02B, 42 nd Street, Assistant Stage Manager Troilus and Cressida (Studio 58), Apprentice Stage Manager James and the Giant Peach (Carousel Theatre), Production Assistant EastVan Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Theatre Replacement), Floyd Collins, Out of a Dream (Patrick Street Productions). She would like to thank Anne and Ted for this wonderful opportunity, her family for all their support and Christopher for being her rock. Zoe is a graduate of Studio 58.