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Cast



Starring

Alan Thicke

As JACK BAILEY

Alan is a seven-time Emmy nominee... often referred to as "America's Dad" for his seven-year stint as patriarch Jason Seaver on "Growing Pains". Musical Theatre credits include; lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago (Broadway), and in Promises, Promises and Mame (Hollywood Bowl). Alan currently has a recurring roles on The L.A. Complex and How I Met Your your Mother and guest appearances on the Talk and Bill Maher shows. He is the 'Boomer-Humor' columnist at the Huffington Post.

Blythe Wilson

Claribel Anderson

Blythe is proud to a part of the North American Premiere of Queen for a Day the Musical. Credits: Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, Broadway Debut, New Amsterdam Theatre, Baroness Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Mirvish Productions. Four seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival; credits Laurey in Oklahoma, Nancy in Oliver, and Lucy Brown in Three Penny Opera. Three Seasons with The Shaw Festival; Other theatre credits include: Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia, The Last Five Years, The Three Musketeers, Evita, US National Tours as Narrator in Joseph...Dreamcoat.

Marisa McIntyre

Lana Beutler

Is excited to be working with such a talented group of people! Selected theatre; Cathy in The Last Five Years, Natalie in All Shook Up, the twins in The Last Resort, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables and Anne & Gilbert, Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Mirvish) and one season at the Stratford Festival. Selected Film & t.v; The Salem Witch Trials (Alliance Atlantis), Rebecca in DOC, Judy Rogers in Tru Calling (FOX), Top Four finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webbers How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC).

Lisa Horner

Birdie McBride

Past credits include; My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish Productions), Shaw Festival (Wonderful Town, After the Dance, Gypsy, Something on the Side, Diana of Dobson's), Stratford Festival (Fiddler on the Roof, Patience, Good Mother). Various productions with Theatre Aquarius, Neptune Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Manitoba Theatre Centre. TV and Film: Road to Avonlea, Wind at My Back, Majority Rules, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Ikea Winter Sale - 'Start the Car'.

Denise Fergusson

Old Claribel Anderson

This award-winning actor/director has been involved in over 275 productions (including film and TV) in 5 countries . Highlights of a long career: National Tour of Hamlet (Gertrude), Japan Tour of Anne of Green Gables (Marilla) and 7 seasons in leading roles at The Stratford Festival. Most recent film: CRISIS POINT.

Camille Eanga-Selenge

Felicia

Camille is thrilled to be a part of April 30th Entertainment's premier of Queen For a Day the Musical. Selected Sheridan Theatre Credits include: Raindogs, RENT (Panasonic Theatre), Central Park Tango (Queenie). Other Theatre credits include: Port Hope Festival's Hairspray (Lil' Inez), Theatre Aquarius' High School Musical (Taylor McKessie). Camille would like to thank the creative and technical team, Sheridan Institute, her family and friends, especially her mom.

Angela Teek

Esther Johnson

Angela Teek was last seen here in Canada as Justice in the Toronto Co. of Rock Of Ages her Broadway credits include a starring role as Kay in the Gershwin musical Oh Kay and she played Sara in the musical Ragtime plus other leading roles in numerous shows, she has appeared on film and Television, most notably on Star Search where she won the grand prize of $100,000 as vocalist champ.

Sheldon Bergstrom

Norville Scully

Sheldon is beyond thrilled to be making his debut with April 30th Productions. Selected theatre credits include; The Producers, All Shook Up (Stage West), Kiss Me Kate, Kiss Of The Spider Woman (Talk Is Free), Oliver (Port Hope), My Fair Lady, The Sound Of Music (Drayton), Seussical (A.T.P.), A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre). Film/T.V.: Corner Gas, InSecurity, Without Malice, I Downloaded A Ghost, Held Up.

Jay Davis

Ned Anderson

Jay Davis is so proud to be a part this original Canadian Musical. Past credits include The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, I Love You Because (Dora nomination), Living With Henry, Tick Tick Boom, Just East of Broadway (Best of Fringe 2009), Assassins (Dora award), The War Show, Dracula, Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour), Film/TV The Firm, The Hulk, and Flashpoint.

Cory O'Brien

Dwight

Cory has performed on many stages throughout North America having recently come off of the 1st National Tour of Disney's Mary Poppins. Most recently Cory was seen starring as Jerry Lukowski in the Theatre Aquarius production of The Full Monty. Other stage credits include 4 seasons with the Stratford Festival & The Lord of The Rings (World Premiere - Mirvish Productions).

Nigel Hamer

Gene Baker

With thirty years in the business theatre credits include work at; the Stratford Festival, Broadway in NYC, Can Stage, Theatre Aquarius, Drayton theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Grand Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick and Mirvish Productions. TV/Film credits include many TV series, recurring roles on Degrassi and Radio Free Roscoe and films like Cadet Kelly, St.Roz, Celine, Loretta Clairborne, All Hat, Parkland, and Interstate 60.

Robert Yeretch

Melvin/Ricardito

Favourite roles include Danny Zuko in Grease, Bernardo in West Side Story, Skimble Shanks in Cats, and Fredric in Pirates of Penzance! Robert has performed in 32 professional stage shows, 4 operas, 2 pantomimes, 3 cruise ships, 8 seasons at the Stratford Festival. Film and TV credits: The Pacifier, Getting Along Famously and Politics are Cruel.

Sheldon Davis

Sid Sidney

Originally from Nova Scotia, Sheldon studied theatre at Dalhousie University. Recent stage credits include: The 39 Steps (Sudbury Theatre Centre), The Gifts of the Magi (Theatre New Brunswick), and The Whimsy State (Lunchbox Theatre). Upcoming: The Merry Wives of Windsor and Man of La Mancha in Barrie (Theatre By The Bay) and The Wizard of Oz in Regina (Globe Theatre).

Sean Hauk

Shane Adams

A graduate of the Sheridan Musical Theatre program Sean has performed from one end of Canada to the other, from playing Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival) to playing Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Citadel/ Theatre Calgary). He also wrote, directed and choreographed his award winning cabaret Home at Last which he will be touring later this year seanhauk.com for more info. Sean sends love to his family and friends, "Enjoy the show!"

Denise Oucharek

ANNE/ENSEMBLE

Selected credits: Frau Zeller/Sr. Margaretta u.s, The Sound of Music (Mirvish); Rita/Singer, Flying On Her Own, (Neptune Theatre); Georgie, The Full Monty (Stage West); The Narrator, Joseph; The Witch, Into The Woods; (Grand Theatre); & Ensemble/Rosie u.s in Mamma Mia! (Mirvish). Denise received her B.Mus. and B.Ed. from Queen's University.

David Ball

Ensemble

Favourite credits include Ren in Footloose the Musical (Rainbow Stage), RENT at the Panasonic Theatre, Oklahoma, Love's Labours Lost, and Drowsy Chaperone (Theatre Sheridan), Anne of Green Gables, The Full Monty (Charlottetown Festival), Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Inspector General (Talk Is Free Theatre). David is a three-time winner of the Brian Linehan Triple Threat Award.

Michael DeRose

Ensemble

Michael is thrilled to be joining the cast and creative team of Queen for a Day, recent credits include: Godspell (VPP), I Love You Because (Dora Nomination Outstanding Production) for Angelwalk Theatre, She Loves Me, A Christmas Carol: The Musical and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (The Rose Theatre), Reefer Madness (L.O.T), The Story Begins/ Driven to Score (Theatre 20). Michael is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School.

Jade Elliot

Ensemble

Some of Jade's favorite theater credits; Jersey Boy's (Norm Waxman) original Canadian cast; 39 Steps (Richard Hanay), Forever Plaid, (Frankie), Crazy for you (Sam), The Broadway club (Brad), Westside story (Action), GiGi (Sandomir), Footloose (Chuck Cranston), Sound of Music (Rolf), Elvis from Vegas to Memphis (Elvis), Crazy for you (Clem), all my Love to Brenley and the boys.

Kira Guloien

Ensemble

Kira most recently toured Greece with the Women and War project, in which she played the title role in the world premiere of Judith Thompson's Elektra. Ryerson: Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Amy in Company, Cleopatra in All for Love. Other: Hometown (Blyth Festival), CBC''s Triple Sensation Top 12.

Laura Mae Nason

Ensemble

Selected theatre credits:  Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (Rainbow Stage, Drayton Entertainment, and Charlottetown Festival), Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Holly in The Wedding SingerChicago (Mayfield Theatre and Neptune Theatre), Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story (Charlottetown Festival), Beauty & the Beast (Arts Club), Guys & Dolls, Happy Days, and Cabaret (Stage West).

Andrea Wingelaar

Ensemble

So happy to be a part of this company in this beautiful space! Thank you Tim. Recent credits include: Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, The Wedding Singer, Stage West- Julia understudy, and Mirvish's The Sound of Music (Original Canadian Company, Baroness Schrader understudy/swing). Andrea is also a certified yoga instructor. Most recent production: getting married.

Alyson Workman

Ensemble

Select Past Credits: The Sound of Music (Drayton Entertainment), She Loves Me, A Christmas Carol (The Rose Theatre), Amadeus (Constanze), Assassins (Sara Jane Moore), The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix) Training: Sheridan Institute Music Theater Performance Program, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

For more information contact Natalie Bartello at 416‐312‐1034 or natalie@april30thentertainment.com  //  Press