November 21 - December 31, 2017

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Based on the film by Frank Capra. Adapted for the stage by George Pothitos.

 

MEET THE CAST

STEVE BAKER

Role: Mr. Franklin/Mr. Potter/Neighbour’s voice Neptune: Miracle on 34th Street Other Theatre: Black Dragon Mountain (Five Cent Sideshow); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatre Arts Guild); An Evening of Ives (Lions Den Theatre); Tab and Landon (DaPoPo); Marat/Sade, MacByrd (Bay Village Theatre). Steve returned to the stage three years ago after a hiatus.  He was trained at Carnegie-Mellon University School of Acting.

 

 

MARTY BURT

Role: Mr. Gower/Mr. Carter/Man #2/Mr. Welch/Mr. Reinman Neptune: Speed Dating for Sperm Donors, Great Expectations, The Addams Family, Into The Woods, Mary PoppinsThe Comedy of ErrorsRomeo and Juliet, Blood Brothers, Grease, Peter Pan, West Side Story, Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out, Bingo!, ELF: The Musical. Other Theatre: Chasing Champions (Ship's Company Theatre); The Tempest, Miracle Man, Rockbound (Two Planks and a Passion); Next To Normal (Clearwater Theatre). Film/TV: Writer-performer, Mad Dog Racing (Bravo Singular Series).

BILLIE COLAN

Role: Zuzu Neptune: Debut Other: Billie can’t wait to perform on a real stage! She can always be found starring in “plays” of her own making at home in Pubnico. Mom and dad thank Neptune for this once in a lifetime opportunity to see three of their little ones together on stage.

 

 

 

 

DONOVAN COLAN

Role: Peter Neptune: Miracle on 34th Street/Tommy Mara, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams/Broom boy. Other Theatre: Junie B. Jones JR, Seussical KIDS (Summit Playhouse). Film/TV: feature film Zoe (Drake Doremus); short films Getaway, The Indivisibility of Blood, Frigid, Lollitrap; television Terror in the Woods (Destination America). Other: Donovan is happy to be back in Halifax for another Christmas season!

 

 

 

JUSTINE COLAN

Role: Janie Neptune: Debut Other: Justine is thrilled to be joining her siblings in what they call the “family hobby” of acting. She loves singing and wants to be in musical theatre one day. Thanks so much to family and friends for their support and encouragement.

 

 

 

 

 

SHELDON DAVIS

Role: Uncle Billy/Bar customer Neptune: Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Story. Other Theatre:  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, All Shook Up, Anything Goes, Sexy Laundry, The Odd Couple, and Weekend Comedy (Drayton Entertainment); And Then The Lights Went Out, and The Producers (Stage West); Rob Ford: the Musical (Factory Theatre); She Loves Me (Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Last Resort (Globe Theatre); Anne of Green Gables (Theatre Calgary). Other: Studied at Dalhousie University’s Department of Theatre (1982-85).

SARAH ENGLISH

Role: Mary Hatch Neptune: Romeo & Juliet Other Theatre: How Do I Love Thee? (Angels and Heroes Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth (Will Power Theatre); The Railway Children (Mirvish); The Turn of the Screw, The Tempest (Two Planks and a Passion); Offline (Talk is Free Theatre); Stag & Doe (Port Stanley Theatre Festival); Haunted (Tango Co); Bone Cage (Forerunners). Film/TV: Faith, Fraud &Minimum Wage (Crescent Road Films); Minority Report (Fox Television); The Firm (Sony); Relative Chaos (ABCFamily); Salvation (CBS). Etc: So delighted to be home for the holidays! To fam and friends- Ooowup and oooah.

DANIEL GERVAIS

Role: Joseph/Pa Bailey/Mr. Martini/Charlie Neptune: Miracle on 34th Street, Stag and Doe. Other Theatre: Outside Mullingar (Black Sheep); How Do I Love Thee (A&H); MacBeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SBTS); Run for Your Wife (FAST); Arden, The Duchess of Malfi, The Maid’s Tragedy, Doctor Faustus, The Roaring Girl, The Revenger’s Tragedy (VT); Reefer Madness (LDT). Film/TV: Lizzy Borden Chronicles (Lifetime); Haven (SyFy); Mr. D (CBC).

 

 

 

RANDY HUGHSON

Role: Clarence Neptune: Possible Worlds Other Theatre: Randy is entering his eleventh season at the Stratford Festival. He has played leading roles in regional theatres across this country. He has been nominated for 8 Dora Mavor Moore awards, 3 Edmonton Sterling awards, 3 Vancouver Jessie awards, 1 Calgary Betty Mitchell award, and a Gemini award for TV and film, and has won one of each.

 

 

 

 

DAVID LIGHT

Role: Harry Bailey/Randall/Goon/Tom/Bouncer Neptune: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Other Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show (Ppl r ppl Productions); Joseph and the.., Chicago (Drayton Entertainment); Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions); West Side Story, Evangeline, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Citadel Theatre); Evangeline, Anne of Green Gables, Canada ROCKS! (Charlottetown Festival); Billy Elliot - The Musical (Mirvish, NETworks North American Tour); The Last Five Years, Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show (LOT Productions). Film/TV: In the Light (Bravo); Triple Sensation Season II (CBC). Etc: Love to Mom and Jeremy xo @Daviddelight

KATHRYN MCCORMACK

Role: Violet Bick/Mrs. Thompson/Bar customer/Mrs. Hatch’s voice Neptune: Miracle on 34th Street, Speed Dating for Sperm Donors, Poor Boy Other Theatre: Archive of Missing Things, Pop-Up Love Party (Zuppa Theatre Co.); After Eepersip Disappeared (Ship's Company); six international tours with Mermaid Theatre of NS; Cinderelly, Snow White, Much Ado About Nothing, Alice in Wonderland, Merry Wives of Windsor, Robin Hood (Shakespeare by the Sea); Happy Birthday Wanda June (Lion's Den); Perfection of Man (Misery Loves); Ms. Right Now (Forerunner); Blackbird (Angels & Heroes). Training: Dalhousie University. Other: For the Kemp girls.

 

JENNY MUNDAY

Role: Ma Bailey/Mrs Davis Neptune: Small Things (with Mulgrave Road); Communion (with Kazan/NAC); All Fall Down, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Memories of You. Selected Other Theatre: The Cave Painter (EFT, Blue Munday, NB Acts, CCTC); If We Are Women (TNB/The Grand/NAC); Marion Bridge, Safe Haven, Eastbound on the Haunted 604 (Mulgrave Road); Vigil (VST). Other: Playwright, Dramaturge, AD PARC (1997-2017), TNS Legacy Award, Lt. Governor's Excellence Award (NB), inaugural Mallory Gilbert Award.

 

 

 

ROLAND PIERS

Role: Young George/Bank Teller/Bar customer Neptune: Debut Other Theatre: Hamlet: The Student Matinee Workshop (Stratford Festival), Everyone We Know Will Be There (Tiny Bear Jaws), Nightwings (The Superior Theatre Festival),  Exit the King (The National Theatre School of Canada), Richard III (Freewill Players), A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Citadel Theatre). Film/TV: The Fall of Grace, Dragon Age Origins (voiceover). Training: Graduate of the Acting Class of 2017 at The National Theatre School of Canada.

 

BRIELLE PREVOST

Role: Zuzu Neptune: Debut Other: Brielle has had a passion for performing from a very young age. She has participated in cultural dances, choreographed various numbers for her school’s talent shows and has helped start up a singing group at her school. Brielle is very creative and imaginative. She had her first taste of theatre with Upstage Studios’ production of The Wizard of Oz during a March break camp. That experience left her longing for more and led her to Neptune’s Theatre School. You can also catch a glimpse of Brielle as a background actor on this season of CBC’s Mr. D.  She is very grateful for all of these experiences and is looking forward to many more!

ADAM FRANCIS PROULX

Role: Bert the Policeman/Man #1/Nick the Bartender Neptune: Debut Other Theatre: Songs of Sinatra (VPP, Drayton); Roland in Constellations (IYE Prod.); Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Theatre Obscura); Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (LOT). Associate Artistic Director of the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia. Solo show BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets continues to tour North America. Film/TV: Oh Yuck! (Australia); BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets (Canada).

 

 

JEFF SCHWAGER

Role: Ernie the Taxi Driver/Dr. Campbell/Bar customer Neptune: ART, The Comedy of Errors, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, Intimate Apparel (Merritt Award); Peter Pan, Great Expectations, The Game of Love and Chance. Other Theatre: Nothing Less!, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Liberation Days, The Tempest, Lysistrata, As You Like It, The Illiad, Beowulf, The Crucible (Two Planks); Constellations (Keep Good Company); MacBeth (WillPower); Tompkinsville, Messenger (Eastern Front); Shakespeare on Trial (Off the Leash); Tom Smith’s Stupid Xmas (SBTS); Ghosts (LunaSea); Venus in Fur, The Motor Trade (Festival Antigonish).

JULIA TOPPLE

Role: Tilly/Secretary’s voice/Bar customer Neptune: Debut Other Theatre: Heathers: The Musical (Whale Song Theatre); The Pirate Show (DaPoPo Theatre); Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (GSDT); Spring Awakening (MTFP). Film/TV: Everyone’s Famous (Everyone’s Famous Productions); Trailer Park Boys (Sunnyvale Productions); Haven (Haven 5 Productions). Other: Thanks to my family, my loves, and my teachers. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

CHRIS ZONNEVILLE

Role: George Bailey Neptune: La Cage aux Folles, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol. Other Theatre: Barefoot in the Park (CTF); Mary Poppins (Port Hope); Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West); Les Misérables (Mirvish); The Songs of Sinatra (Drayton, VPP); Buddy Holly Story (STC); The Fantasticks (Riverbank); Anne & Gilbert (TIP); The Mikado (Drayton).

 

 

 

 

 


 

GEORGE POTHITOS

Role: Director Neptune: ONCE, Miracle on 34th Street, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek The Musical, Great Expectations, The Addams Family, Billy Bishop, Into The Woods, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, The Comedy of Errors, Legally Blonde, The Importance of Being Earnest, ELF, Sweeney Todd, La Cage aux Folles, West Side Story, Blithe Spirit, Romeo & Juliet, Peter Pan. This is George’s eighth season as Neptune Theatre’s Artistic Director. Other theatres include The National Arts Centre; the Tarragon Theatre, Passe Muraille, the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Mirvish Productions.

 

GEOFREY DINWIDDIE

Role: Set Designer Neptune: Snake in the Grass, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Shrek: The Musical, A Year With Frog and Toad, The Addams Family, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins (Merritt Award Winner), Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, La Cage aux Folles, Jungle Book, Frankenstein, Romeo & Juliet, Wizard of OZ, Blithe Spirit, West Side Story, Game of Love and Chance, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Peter Pan. Sudbury Theatre Centre: Little Shop of Horrors, Mucking in the Drift, Clock Maker, Moonlight and Magnolias, Transit of Venus, The Miser.

 

 

HELENA MARRIOTT

Role: Costume Designer Neptune: Snake in the Grass, Once, Miracle on 34th Street, Stones in His Pockets, Stag & Doe, Great Expectations, Billy Bishop, Mending Fences, A Christmas Carol, Red, Eighteen, Sweeney Todd, Fly Fishers’ Companion, Fathers and Sons, Mourning Dove, The Syringa Tree, Flying on Her Own, Fire. Other: Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Over fifteen seasons designing for Neptune Theatre School including: Dracula, The Ash Girl, Little Women, Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, 13, Animal Farm, The Dining Room. Other Theatre: Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion, Refuge (EFT) Film/TV: Blackfly (Seasons 1 & 2). Training: Graduate of Dalhousie University Costumes Studies.

LEIGH ANN VARDY

Role: Lighting Designer Neptune: Recently I, Claudia, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (Artistic Fraud). Other Theatre: Recent favorite projects include Salt Baby (Globe Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Mayfield); As You Like It, The Diary of Anne Frank (Stratford); Metamorphoses (National Arts Centre); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); The God That Comes (2b theatre). When not designing, Leigh Ann teaches at the National Theatre School of Canada.

 

 

 

NICK BOTTOMLEY

Role: Projection Designer Bio: Nick is a projection designer based in Halifax. Neptune credits include: Mary Poppins, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Eighteen, Masked. Other recent credits include projection designs for Sir John A: A Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion (NAC English Theatre); HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, Possible Worlds and The School for Scandal (Stratford); Dream ON (BBC Live); Let’s Not Beat Each Other to Death (Accidental Mechanics); When it Rains (2b theatre company); NATION (Heist Theatre); Pop-Up Love Party (Zuppa Theatre);Stella: Queen of the Snow (Mermaid Theatre). Nick is a recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art.  Love to the fam.

JOE MICALLEF

Role: Sound Designer Sound Design: A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street (Neptune), Chasing Champions, The Romeo Initiative, The Mystery Play, Diligent River Daughter, Our Eliza (Ship's Company Theatre); Eighteen (Neptune/Eastern Front); Dracula, Fashion 47 (Neptune YAC); Litmus Road (Us vs Them). Keyboard Programming: Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Mary Poppins, Elf, Addams Family, A Christmas Carol (Neptune) Other: Chappyshat (2013/2014).

 

 

 

HEATHER LEWIS

Role: Stage Manager Neptune: SM highlights include: Stan Rogers, Once, Miracle on 34th St, Shrek, Addams Family, Billy Bishop, Into the Woods, West Side Story. ASM: Over 20 shows, including Kim's Convenience, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde... Most Recently: Seeds (Porte Parole). Elsewhere: SM/ASM for Charlottetown Festival, Soulpepper, Angels & Heroes, 2b, OneLight, Two Planks, Eastern Front, Shaw Festival, LunaSea, Mulgrave, Centaur. Etc: Love and thanks to my family for our wonderful life.

 

 

HANNAH BURROWS

Role: Assistant Stage Manager Neptune: 8th Season, favourites include: OnceShrek, Rexy!, Mary Poppins, Comedy of Errors, Sweeney Todd, La Cage; as SM: Marion Bridge Other:  SM: I Do! I Do!, Goodnight DesdemonaI'll Be Back Before MidnightMass Appeal, Marion Bridge (VST); Tompkinsville (GFAK/EF); Tightrope Time, Settling Africville (San Family); Leaving Wonderland (LunaSea); Contribution, Tribe of One (Doppler). Hannah has also worked with HTYP, Forerunner, Live Bait and Ship’s Company. Hannah is a graduate of Mount Allison University.

 

JUNE ZINCK

Role: Assistant Stage Manager Neptune: Miracle on 34th Street, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, Stag and Doe, Shout! (Neptune YPCo). Other Theatre: I'll Be Back Before Midnight (Valley Summer Theatre); Broadway on Argyle Street (Off the Leash Theatre); Leaving Wonderland (LunaSea Theatre); Spoon River (SoulPepper/Charlottetown Festival 2016); The West Woods (Mulgrave Road Theatre); Glenda's Kitchen, Kronborg 1582 (Charlottetown Festival 2017). Training: Neptune Pre-Professional Program. Other: Memorial University of Newfoundland, NSCC (Nova Scotia Community College).

 

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