1990-91 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre


by Susan Cooper  and Hume Cronyn
Produced by Deb Smith Schregardus and Laila Drain
Directed by Henry Schregardus

Cast: Joan Roantree, Ed Daigle, Evert McIlwain, Kerrilyn Wood, Boyd Tattrie, Vance Dick

Production Team: Deb Smith Schregardus, Laila Drain, Henry Schregardus, Myra Whyte, Bev McIlwain, Vivian Tattrie, David Stone, Kevin Arbour, Gerry van Hezewyk, Sandy Cairns, Julie Edwardson, Ralph Rutkowski, Don Davis, Vance Dick, Laurie Jones, Boyd Tattrie, Edward F. Niles, Judy Stogios, Dani Burrows, Erin Burrows, Lisa Harrison, Delores Holliday, Susan Farr, Bob Nelson, Garvin Farr, Sandra Hawkshaw

Synopsis: Annie Nations is doing her chores on her cabin porch in the Blue Ridge Mountain of Georgia and anticipating a visit from her son, Dillard.


"Run For Your Wife"

by Ray Cooney
Produced by Garvin Farr
Directed by Joan Hill

Cast: Jim Neilly, Jim Renshaw, Bill Steele, Bert Heaver, Rick Kerr, Deb Smith Schregardus, Joyce McCready, Harry McKew, Garry Hatton.

Production Team: Deb Smith Schregardus, Garvin Farr, Joan Hill, Jean Renshaw, Mary Volmer, Carol Hatton, Michael Roantree, Harry McKey, Leanne Burton, Barbara Hubert, Sandra Hawkshaw, David Levy, Gavan Crilly, John Green, Wayne Marquis, Brian Stevenson, Paul Spencer, John Griffin Albert Gsstik, Cynthia Griffin, Susan Farr, Judy Levy, Ava Watson, Sarah Nelson, Joan Roantree, Janet West, Delores Holliday, Tony Bingham, Stephen McDonald, Myra Whyte, Bob Nelson, Eve Heaver.

Synopsis: A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.



by Patrick Hamilton
Produced by Sandy Cairns and Laila Drain
Directed by Boyd Tattrie

Cast: Monique Essegern, Rick Kerr, Henry Schregardus, Kerrilyn Wood, Barb Farrow.

Production Team: Boyd Tattrie, Sandy Cairns, Laila Drain, Henry Schregardus, Claude Lavoie, Vivian Tattrie, Leanne Burton, Paula O'Reilly, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Ralph Rutkowski, Laurei Jones, Retta reilly, David Stone, Maureen Howard, Don Davis, John Griffin, Martin Koss, Barb Farrow, Cynthia Griffin, Susan Farr, Bob Nelson, Garvin Farr.

Synopsis: Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret which he will do anything to protect, even if the at mearns driving his wife insane.


"The Mysterious Mr. Toocook"

by Ken Bond
Produced by Colleen Hill
Directed by Ken Bond, Musical Director Frances Helyar

Cast: Jeff Denby, Katherine Ringrose, Josh Galpin, Keith Fleming, Stephanie Martin, Megan Kitchen, Kevin Harper, Shannon Hill, Jonathan Dunn, Venessa Barisic, Katie Hill, Donavan Bond, Stephanie Hutton, Marci Brown, Dan McCartney, Erin Dunleavy, Eryn McWhirter, Erin Grainger, Emily Prosser, Karen VIckers, Philo Mr. Toocook's Dog.

Production Team: Colleen Hill, Ken H. Bond, Frances Helyar, Bernie Beales, Kelly Dance, Lori Dance, Carolyn Dewar, Elizabeth Kitchen, Bernice Brown, Irene Bond, Matt Champion, Shannon Hill, Tom Barnett, Gord Lee, Aaron Lishman, Bill Lishman, Sam Fleming, Katie Hill, Rhonda Hutton, Kevin Arbour, Geoff Jones, Francois Bergeron, Elaine Vickers.

Synopsis: Mr. Toocook's home is a mysterious forest. It is early fall approaching dusk as the play opens.


1991-92 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"Guys & Dolls"

by Joe Swerling and Ave Burrows
Produced by Lamie Rosen
Directed by Michael Roantree, Musical Director Tom Millar, Choreographer Nikki Allard

Cast: David Rabjohn, Brian Stevenson, Grant Coward, Lynn Taylor, Ross McCartney, Barb Farrows, Gary Hatton, Chris Wilhelm, Howard McGahey, Laurie Spencer, Kevin Dashney, Sandi Allard, Cathy Bate, Karen Clarke, Mary Lou Graham, Frances Helyar, Marion Johnston, Lisa Twardowski, Laurel Whalen, Joan Roantree, Ron Windling, Sam Smith, Bernard Beales, Bob Roughley, Leanne Burton, Tracy Leaver, Stephen Martin, Jennifer Mitchell, Maureen Smith, Michael Whorms, Joan Windling.

The Band: Tom Millar, Ruth Reed, Dan Knapp, Ed Morton

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Lamie Rosen, Michael Roantree, Tom Millar, Miki Allard, Heather Sessions, Julie Edwardson, Boyd Tattrie, John Wyatt, Garavin Farr, Archie Hubert, Steve Queen, Peter Thrasher, Jim Bate, Steve Brown, Cynthia Griffin, Paul Spencer, Chris Russell, Tony Bingham, Joyce McCready, Franco Minatel, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barbara Hubert, Ava Watson, Lucy Ireland, Retta Reilly, Jane Nelson, Joan Flood, Crystal MacMillan, Joan Osmok, Geri Beauchanp, Susan Farr, Rhonda Hutton, Kathleen James, Vera Jordache, Karen Minatel, Hazel Westwood, Ruth Reed, David Stone, Lori Raabjohn, Edward F. Niles, Leanne Burton, Vivian Tattrie, Bob Nelson, Laila Drain, Deb Schregardus.

Synopsis: In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.



by Tom Topor
Produced by Michael Roantree
Directed by Susan Farr, Original Music by Myra White

Cast: Franco Minatel, Ken Bond, Gary Hatton, Carol Hatton, Joan Roantree, Dan Wyse, Michael Roantree, Ron Windling, Roz Michael.

Production Team: Michael Roantree, Susan Farr, Heather Sessions, D'Arcy Smyth, Myra Whyte, Dan Wyse, Nina Foxall, Jim Bate, Garvin Farr, Archie Hubert, Peter Thrasher, Irene Bond, Delores Holliday, Lamie rosen, Tony Bingham, Mykel Gardner, Barbara Hubert, Sandra Hawkshaw, Jane Nelson, Karen Minatel, Debbie Warrilow, Bob Nelson, Sue Conlan, Carol Hatton, Lori Rabjohn, Vivian Tattrie, Monique Essegern.

Synopsis: The play is set in a courtroom in the psychiatric wing of Bellevue Hospital in New York City. After killing a client in self-defense, strong-willed, high-class call girl Claudia Draper is indicted for manslaughter in the first degree. Her mother Rose and stepfather Arthur are anxious to avoid the family scandal that would result from the public revelation of their daughter's chosen career, so they attemps to have her declared mentally incompetent by Dr, Herbert Rosenthal. Realizing she will be remanded to a psychiatric facility for an indefinite period fo time if her parents succeed, Claudia is determined to prove she is sane enough to stand trial.


"Room Service"

by John Murray & Allen Boretz
Produced by Lamie Rosen
Directed by Joan Roantree

Cast: Rockford Varcoe, David Stone, Bernard Beales, Mykel Gardner, David Rabjohn, Heather Sessions, Scott Griffin, Lynne Atkinson, Henry Schragardus, Gary Hatton, Chris Wilhelm, Dick Elliott, Jim Cottam, Donald Brown.

Production Team: Lamie Rosen, Joan Roantree, Carol Hatton, Michael Roantree, Sandy Cairns, Deb Smith Schregardus, Jean Boyd, Marion Dennis, Laila Drain, Delores Holliday, Boyd Tattrie, Vivian Tattrie, Archie Hubert, Jim Bate, Henry Schregardus, Peter Thrasher, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barbara Hubert, Crystla MacMillan, Barb Farrow, Reta Reilly, Susan Farr, Jan Vickers, Ava Watson, Debbie Warrilow, Joe Szekeres, Lori Rabjohn, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: Gordon Miller is seated in a room in the White Way Hotel reading a script. Sasha, a waiter, is doing his best to convince Miller to give him a part in his new play. Mr. Gribble, the hotel Manager and Miller's brother-in-law, enters and it becomes apparent that Miller has not only avoided paying his own bill but he is also responsible for the food and lodging for a sizeable number of theatrical people.


"Razzle Dazzle"

by Laurie Spencer
Produced and Directed by Lynn Taylor & Laurie Spencer, Choreographer Lynn Taylor

Cast: Grant Coward, Kevin Dashney, Julie Renwick, Laurie Spencer, Lynn Taylor, Kevin Workentin.

Production Team: Lynn Taylor, Laurie Spencer, Lee Batchelor, Dianne Cruxton, John Wyatt, Mike Whorme, Chris Wilhelm, Rob Andrews, Henry Schregardus, Heather Sessions, Boyd Tattrie, Marney Wyatt, Doris Hollingsworth, Debbie Felske, Bob Nelson, Vivian Tattrie.

Synopsis: A fundraising Musical Revue


"The Ultimate Message"

by Playwrite
Produced by X
Directed by X

Cast: X

Synopsis: X

1992-93 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"The Wizard of Oz"

Adapted by John Kane, Songs by Harold Arlen & E.Y Harburg 
Produced by Laila Drain
Directed by Rob Corbett, Musical Direction by Carol McGrath, Choreography by Lou Burgess

Cast: Laura LeBreton, Myker Gardner, Ken Bond, Bryan Stanish, Heather Sessions, Carol Laing, Philip Pizak, Mark Cappon, Jason Woolley, Geoffrey Alderson, Stephanie Hutton, Michellr Berry, Angela McCready, Amanda Schroer, Jennifer Sparacino, Emily McPherson, Miranda Turner, Dana Wood, Cathy Bate, Jenna Mitchell, Angela Porter, Sasha Halikowski, Mark Briard

The Band: Carol McGrath, Eric Bridges

Production Team:

Synopsis: Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

"Murder at the Howard Johnson's"

by Ron Clarke & Sam Bobrick
Produced by Sandy Cairns
Directed by David Stone

Cast: Lorraine Chiusolo, Clayton Rockford, Philip Pizak

Production Team: Sandy Cairns, David Stone, Vivian Tattrie, Maureen Howard, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Claude Lavoie, Peter Emmink, Don Davis, John Martin, Jim Mitchell, Peter Thrasher, Chris Wilhelm, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Cynthia Griffin, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Sheila Jones, Lori Jones, Morgan Gones, Rhiannon Jones, Alex Laitus, Sarah Mitchell, Edward F. Niles, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: A woman and her lover engineer a bizzarre plot to do away with her husband in a Howard Johnson's hotel room. Fortunately for him, however, his would-be killers are completely imcompetent! And that's just the beginning of this hilarious fast-paced modern Broadway comedy.


"Catch Me If You Can"

Adapted by Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert 
Produced by Lamie Rosen
Directed by Heather Sessions

Cast: Mario D'Alimonte, Rick Kerr, Kevin White, Joanne Stienstra, Philip Pizak, Julie M. Nevill, Jim Ferr.

Production Team: Peter Thrasher, Lamie Rosen, Heather Sessions, Bernard Beales, Lyn Atkinson, Sandy Cairns, D'Arcy Smyth, Archie Hubert, Don Davis, Barb Hubert, Sandra Hawkshaw, Sheila Jones, Jim Mitchell, Joan Roantree, Carol Hatton, Reta Reilly, Barb Farrow, Kevin White, Stephanie Parker, Garry Hatton, Brenda Thrasher, Victoria Beales, Amanda Beales, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: Daniel Corban nervously paces about his honeymoon cabin awaiting word of his wife Elizabeth who has been missing for three days. Corban finds Inspector Levine to be maddeningly inept and distracted, as well as disinterested in helping him find his wife.


"Razzle Dazzle II"

A Musical Revue
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Henry Schregardus

Cast: Diane Cruxton, Kevin Dashney, Robin Ann Reid, Kathy Dube, Julie Renwick, Victor Fuke, Tina Robinson, Tracey Lever, Stuart Simpson, Bev McIlwain, Jacqueline Smith, Bev McIlwain, Laurie Spencer, Heidi Nota-Reid, Kevin Workentin. David Robjohn, Dan Wyse.

The Band: Ed Morton, Carol McGrath, Doug Matthews,

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Henry Schregardus, Vivian Tattrie, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Kelly Dance, Evert McIlwain, Kathy Dube. Dianne Cruxton, Karen McMillan, Bette Morrison, Barbara Farrow, Carolyn Keetch, Terrie taylor, Delores Hilliday, Bev McIlwain, Retta Reilly, Wendy Evelyn, Tina Robinson, Marcella Neufeld, Dorothy Jeffery, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Boyd Tattrie, Heather Sessions, Lori Dance, Lorraine Chiusolo, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: A Musical Revue with the great morments of some of the best productions.


"WCT's 25th Anniversary Reunion"

A fundraising event
Coordinator: Eve Heaver
Musical Directors: Janice Kerr & Robynne Smith

The Band: Janice Kerr, Robynne Smith, Ed Morton, Eric Brydges

Cast: Paul Hundert, Mary Lou Graham, David Laing, Ross McCartney, Marion Dennis, Cathy Polson, Evert McIlwain, Bev McIlwain, Frances Hellyer, Joan Rundle, Bert Heaver, Sidney Anne Lang, Mary Roney, Carol McNeil, Jenny Moyle, Howard McGahey, David Rabjohn, Laurie Spencer, Rick Kerr,

Production Team: Eve Heaver, Janice Kerr, Robynne Smith, Ed Morton, Eric Bridges, Peter Thrasher, Claude Lavoie.

Synopsis: A Musical Revue Reunion to celebrate the last 25 years of WCT Productions. 


"Junior Youth Drama Festival"

A Festival of Plays by the Junior Youth Group of WCT
Produced by Kimberly Mann, Colleen Hill

"Elfis: Rock 'N Roll At the North Pole" Directed by Deb Bodine Champion

"Theatre Our Way" Directed by Bernie Beales

"A Christman Carol" Directed by Paul Emond

"After the Ark" Directed by Matt Champion

Cast: The Junior Youth Group of the Whitby Courthouse Theatre.


1993-94 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"Into The Woods"

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine 
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Henry Schregardus, Musical Direction by Tim Southwell

Cast: Phil Pizak, Cheryl Marek, Paul Michael Cotton, Louise Lukianchuk, Evert McIlwain, Joyce Schneider, Wendy White, Laurel Campbell, Liola Limeback, Ross McCartney, Tanja Arena, Laurie Spencer, Mary Lou Graham, Michael Gardner, Herb Vine, Barb Farrow, Kathleen Baker, Dave Statham, Mike Schneider, Bernard Beales, Vivian Tattrie, Amanda Palmer

The Band: Tim Southwell, Christa Aru, Glen Cain, Linda Minty, Angela Knight, Mary Petrie, Suzanne Morrison.

Production Team: Henry Schregardus, Claude Lavoie, Sandy Cairns, Peter Thrasher, Tim Southwell, Peter Emmink, Gerry van Hezewyk, Jim Jer, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Deb Smith, Boyd Tattrie, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Don Davis, Archie Hubert, D'Arcy Smyth, Kevin Arbour, Steven Verwoert, Laurie Jones, Ralph Rutkowski, Sheila Jones, Lisa Rundle, Jane Prosser, Herb Vine, Jim Mitchell, Mark Briard, Christine Mack, Jenny Ottaway, Retta Reilly, Bill Schregardus, Jane Stevenson, Eve Heaver, Dani Burrows, Nelson Furtado,Lisa Morris, Christa Aru, Bob Nelson, Edward F. Niles, Amanda Palmer, Cheryl Hannah, Colin Hughes Lori Dryer Spendiff.

Synopsis: Our characters set out on their adventures with an almost child-like look at life, perhaps believing that good intentions will always win over bad, even when bad is manifested in a malevolent giant. They learn quickly that the world is not black and white, night and day, but full of murky, grey areas.



by Ripert Holmes
Produced by Sandy Cairns
Directed by Bernard Beales

Cast: Ray Porrill, Georgina spencer, Henry Schregardus, Andrea Witzke.

Production Team: Sandu Cairns, Benard Beales, Michael Gardner, Laurie Jones, Amanda Palmer, Chris Francom, Kevin White, Jim Ferr, Vivian Tattrie, Patricia Neale, Jim Bate, D'Arcy Smyth, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Archie Hubert, Jim Mitchell, Cathy Bate, Morgan Jones, Alex Leitis, Edward F. Niles, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: The plot gets under way when socialite Joyce Bonniwell hires Lash to located her missing husband Jim. The fact that Joyce is Lash's former sweetheart heightens the detective's interest in the case-so much so that he doesn't realize that he's being set up by a pair of extremely clever con artists. Four murders later, however, Lash ties up all the loose ends and turns the crooks over to the authorities.


"Les Belles Soeurs"

by Michel Tremblay
Produced by Carol Laing
Directed by Judith Edmondson

Cast: Brenda Holden, Susan Manley, Monique Essegern, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, JoAnne Prout, Maureen Howard, Sandy Wright, Dianne James, Georgina Spencer, June Lewis, Sherry Lee Prouty, Carole MacNeil, Kim Kornnic, Tammy Godfrey, Jan Harvey, Claude Lavoie, Lexanne Kemp

Production Team:

Synopsis: Friends and relatives have gathered to help Germaine lick the one million trading stamps she’s won into the books that can be exchanged for anything in the prize catalog. And Germaine has big plans for it all, even as she doesn’t see the resentment and bitterness that’s swirling around her. Most of that revelation is shared with the audience, interrupting the neighborhood gossip (judgmental and rude -- the best kind!) with recitals of the banal incidents of their “stupid rotten life.” And so it is -- these are women whose only hope of escaping their humdrum, demeaning lives is to score big in a contest. And they play them all -- word games, lucky numbers, puzzles, bingo, anything to give them hope that there’s a silver lining to their drudgery. But each time one of them announces how well she did in a competition, her response to the inevitable question “But did you win anything?” is the equally inevitable “Do I look like someone who won anything?”


"Stepping Out"

by Richard Harris
Produced by D'Arcy Smyth
Directed by Bert Heaver, Choreography by Cathy Bate

Cast: Cathy Bate, Carol Thomas, Dana-Lynn Wood, Jenn Boston, Tina Robinson, Marion Coltman, Jim Renshaw, Liola Limeback, Ev Mckenzie, Cathy Bevis

Production Team: Bert Heaver, D'Arcy Smyth, Eve Heaver, Ross McCartney, Sheila Jones, Kevin White, Chris Killen, Jeremy Killen, Steven Lavoie, Boyd Tattrie, Don Davis, Del Holliday, Carole MacNeil, Doreen McCartney, Retta Reilly, Melanie Glazier, Kathleen James, Carol Hatton, Alex Leitis, Morgan Jones, Claude Lavoie, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: Mavis Turner, a woman who "coulda been a contenda" had she pursued her dreams of appearing on Broadway; give her an evening job at a converted church teaching tap; mix in a motley crew of left-footed cardboard-cutouts too rhythmically challenged for her to train; add a charity performance organized by a snooty old ruler-of-the-world-type who thinks they're too klutzy to participate; watch the motley crew turn into a well-oiled dance machine in time to steal the show, prove the snob wrong and overcome their personal problems along the way (not to mention Mavis').



by Joshua Galpin
Produced by Kevin Harper
Directed by Joshua Galpin

Cast: Colin Anderson, Roxanne Christian, Carissa Ball, Lindsey Bull

"The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe"

by Playwrite C. S. Lewis
Produced by Lorraine Lloyd and Rick Kerr
Directed by Rod Carley

Cast: Tom Fitzsimmons, Amanda Pike, Elizabeth Prosser, Rae Gibson, Gary Lee, David franks, Julian Ball, Stephanie Martin, Adam Hyatt, Lori Dance, Paul Finlay, Travis, McGregor Bickle, Joanne Houston, Ryan Creighton, Amanda Beales, Katie Hill, Laura Rorest, Jonathan Christie, Megan Marsh, Joshua CacKinnon, Laura Carre, Vicki Beales, Britni Lloyd, Nadia Nanyluk, Mine Jukitsch, Erryn Lee McWhirter, Julia Musgrove, Lindsay Fitzsimmons, Justin Rousseau, Aleasha Redmond, Robert Colacicco, Kevin Forest, Jordanna Dockrill, Christa Hunt, Paula Doyl, Lindsay Gilland.

Production Team: Rod Carley, Lorraine Lloyd, Rick Kerrk, Kevin Harper, Rob White, Joshua Galopin, Jackie Keys, Christy Morton, Craig Hedderson, Brett Huether, Brent Giles, Lewis parker, Tania Rode, Carissa Ball, Nicole Rands, Colin Hughes, Jim Ferr, Boyd Tattrie, Corrie Sheppard, Bernard Beales, Kathy Musgrage, Elizabeth Christie, Susan Forest, Jane Prosser, Mrs. Ball, Steven Lavoie, Paul Vanier, Jarod Preston, Erica Steenburg, Susan Forest, Claude Lavoie, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie are four siblings sent to live in the country with the eccentric Professor Kirke during World War II. The children explore the house on a rainy day and Lucy, the youngest, finds an enormous wardrobe. Lucy steps inside and finds herself in a strange, snowy wood. Lucy encounters the Faun Tumnus, who is surprised to meet a human girl. Tumnus tells Lucy that she has entered Narnia, a different world.


1994-95 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"Razzle Dazzle III"

by Laurie Spencer
Produced by Laurie Spencer
Directed by Laurie Spencer

Cast: Lynn Brown, Michael Gardner, Laurie Spencer, Vikki Spencer.

Production Team: Laurie Spencer, Lee Barchelor, David Rabjohn, Vikki Spencer, Steven Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Heather Sessions, Michael Lavoie, Bert Heaver, Claude Lavoie, Ruth Batchelor, Jin spencer, Marie Spencer, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Eve Heaver,

Synopsis: A Fundraising Musical Revue


"The Lark"

by Jean Anouilh adapted by Lillian Hellman
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by D'Arcy Smyth

Cast: Daniel Wyse, Bryan Stanish, Laura Le Breton, Jack Diamond, Margery Bird, Mike Woolner, Gary Hatton, Leonard Henderson, Robin Bouwhuis, Philip Pizak, Cheryl Marek, Jenn Boston, Chris Stradeski, Kelly, Denomme, Jim Ferr, Michael Roantree, Jim Allison, Bert Heaver, Ted Webb, Glenn Hicks, Peter Thrasher, Mark Briard, Shela Jones, Ava Stevenson.

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Lamie Rosen, D'Arcy Smyth, Andrea Kent, Lydia Piecyk, deb Smith, Teri Chase, Steven Lavoie, Paul Vanier, Jim Ferr, Monique Essegern, Myra Whyte, Sandra Hawkshaw, Barb Hubert, Pat Neal, Ava Stevensen, Retta Reilly, Joy Brown, Don Davis, Archie Hubert, Eve Heaver.

Synopsis: The play covers the trial, condemnation, and execution of Joan, but has a highly unusual ending. Joan remembers important events in her life as she is being questioned, and is subsequently condemned to death.


"Breezeblock Park"

by Willie Russel
Produced by Boyd Tattrie
Directed by Jim Renshaw

Cast: Jean Renshaw, Michelle Alderson, David Cooke, Eric Newton, Lynne Kowalski, Carol Alderson, Jim Neilly, Bryan Whitehead, Paul Love.

Production Team: Jim Renshaw, Boyd Tattrie, Andrea Kent, Georgina Spencer, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, D'Arcy Smyth, Jim Mitchell, Kathleen James, Del Holliday, Lexanne Kemp, Garry Kent, Karen Clarke, Steven Lavoie, Claude Lavoie, Adam Prosser, Jim Ferr, Justin Diamond, Ava Stevenson, Lydia Piecyk, Noreen Hayden, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: Christmas Eve and a close-knit Liverpool family gather for the festivities. But lurking beneath the glitzy gift wrap, tired tinsel and fairy lights lie concealed jealousies, petty squabbles and a secret. As the drinks flow, feather’s fly and a daughter’s news threatens to tear the family apart. Betty and Reeny are sisters, Tommy is their brother.


"The Green Room Reopening"

Whitby Coutrhouse Theatre acknowledge the following members who contributed their time and talents in the restoratio of the old appartment of the Centennial Building before the renovations, into what became known as "The Green Room", on April 1, 1995.

Interior Design:                      Eve Heaver
Top of Stairs:                         Delores Holliday
Lighting:                                Bert Heaver
Painters and Carpenters:      Peter Thrasher, Donald Davis, D'Arcy Smyth
Special Painting effects:       Eve Heaver, Delores Holliday

The Mural in the new Green Room depicting WCT stage is by Artist Renata Hill.

Special thanks to Custodians Carl Leszkowicz, Greg Nugent.

The Whitby Recreation Department

Director of Parks and Recreation:          Larry Morrow
Manager of Recreation:                         Bruce Taylor
Manager of Parks and Facilities:           Brian Cordick
Director of Senior Activity Centre:         Fay McCorkell
Supervisor of Facilities:                         Greg Scott


"Dames At Sea"

Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, Music by Jim Wise
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Diane Wilkinson, Musical Directors Tim Southwell, Christa Aru, Choreography by Niki Allard

Cast: JoAnne Prout, Lauren Campbell, Bernard Beales, Anne Carriere, Brian McColl, Boyd Tattrie, Howard McGahey.

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Diana Wilkinson, Tim Southwell, Christa Aru, Niki Allard, Andrea Kent, marc Siversky, Eve Heaver, Delores Holliday, Kathleen James, Kim Kornic, Peter Thrasher, Bill Avent, Joan O. Yates, Sheila Jones, Noreen Hayden, Steve Lavoie, Vivian Tattrie, Ava Watson, Jim Ferr, Paul Vanier, Dennis Brown, Ross McCartney, Morgan Jones, John Griffin, Cynthia Griffin, Cameron Prohl, Alex Leitis, Margan Jones, Melony Glazier, Doreen McCartney, Monique Essegern, Barb Farrow, Karen McMillan, Jennie Ottaway, Pamela Kirkland, Samantha Ward, Leanne Dalrymple, Bert Heaver.

Synopsis: In the early 1930s, a Broadway musical is in rehearsal. Mona Kent is its temperamental diva star, Joan a wise-cracking chorus girl, and Hennesy the producer/manager/director. The naive Ruby arrives from Utah, with "nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart", determined to be a Broadway star. She promptly faints into the arms of Dick, a sailor and aspiring song writer ("It's You"). Ruby gets a job in the chorus, but Hennesy informs the cast that the theater must be torn down, and they must find another place for the show. Joan and Lucky, another sailor and her former boyfriend, renew their romance ("Choo-Choo Honeymoon") while Ruby admits her feelings for Dick ("The Sailor of My Dreams"). Dick and Lucky persuade their Captain to volunteer the use of their ship ("Dames at Sea"). Mona recognizes the Captain as a former boyfriend ("The Beguine"). When Mona kisses Dick, to persuade him to give her one of his songs, Ruby sees and is despondent ("Raining In My Heart"). Dick explains the misunderstanding and the couple make up ("There's Something About You"). While rehearsing on the actual ship, Mona becomes sea sick ("The Echo Waltz"); Ruby steps in to save the show and becomes a star ("Star Tar"). The three couples decide to marry ("Let's Have A Simple Wedding").


1995-96 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"It Runs In The Family"

by Ray Cooney
Produced by Sheila Jones
Directed by Frank Knight

Cast: Jim Renshaw, Paul Love, Jean Renshaw, Jim Neilly, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Robert Wilkinson, Joyce McCready, Sheila Jones, Adam W. Smith, Eric Newton, Harry McKew, Barb Farrow.

Production Team: Linda MacAdam, Rick Kerr, Steven Lavoie, Jim Ferr, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Bill Avent, Jim Mitchell, Vivian Tattrie, Crystall McMillan, Gwen evans, Noreen Hayden, Andrea Kent, Frank Knight, Lori Spendiff, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Sandy Philpot, Ava Watson, Monique Essegern, Pat Neal, Sandy Wright, Doreen McCartney, Retta Reilly.

Synopsis: Dr David Mortimer is preparing to address a conference of neuro-surgeons with a speech certain to guarantee him a knighthood. In rushes a visitor. A nurse he had a fling with 18 years ago. Mortimer learns that as a result of their tryst she bore him a son. A son who is at this moment rampaging round the hospital searching for his wayward father! Attempting to cover up such a catastrophe on this important day sets the fibs fizzing. “If you’re going to tell a lie, tell a whopper,” yells Dr Mortimer as events begin to spin deliriously out of control. He enlists the help of hospital staff. In the ensuing chaos his best friend is passed off as the boy’s father! Fierce matron falls off the window ledge with a hypodermic needle in her rump! And several doctors end up in nurses’ uniform! There are more twists and turns in this outrageously funny farce than the Monaco Grand Prix.


"Showcase of Talent"

by Garvin Farr
Produced by Rockford Varcoe
Directed by Garvin Farr

Cast: Rick Kerr, Jim Renshaw, Laurie Spencer, Myra Whyte, Eric Newton, Andrea Goforth, Elektra Simms, Christa Hunt, Eryn McWhirter, Emily Myhr, Rhea Rousseau, Marcel Rousseau, Melissa McMinn, Davielle Erwin, Jim Neilly, Harry McKew, Angela Gurley, Jocelyn O'Reilly, Jennifer McMinn.

The Musicians: Janice Kerr, Rick Kerr, Marcel Rousseau, Jim Renshaw.

Production Team: Jim Ferr, Alexandre Savage-Ferr, Peter Thrasher, Bernadette Simms, Fred Brown, Boyd Tattrie, Bob Nelson, Ross McCartney, Vivian Tattrie.

Synopsis: A Fundraising Event


"Lend Me A Tenor"

by Ken Ludwig
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Diane Wilkinson

Cast: Leonard Henderson, Donna Graham, Christopher White, Tony Castaldo, Cheryl Marek, Paul Love, Laurel Campbell, Wendy Hedderwick White.

Production Team:

Synopsis: It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company as it prepares to open its tenth anniversary season with a gala perfoemance of Verdi's "Otello", starring guest artist Tito Merelli, known to his fans as "Il Stupendo". Saunders, the company's General Manager, fervently hopes this night will put Cleveland firmly on the operatic map, in addition to raising many thousands of dollars.

Merilli is late arriving, and when he finally does sweep in, it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a wonderfully silly series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which, combined with the copious amount of wine he has consumed, causes him to pass out. His pulse reat is so low Saunders and Max, his assistant and general factotum believe to their horror that Merelli is dead..

What to do? Max, an aspiring singer, is not too gently persuaded to put on make up, get in the Otello costume, and fool the audience into believing that it's Il Stupendo on stage. Max succeeds admirable, but the complications tryly develop when Merelli revives, and dons his Otello costume.

Now there are two fully costumed Otellos on the loose. Combine this with a bevy of women, young and old, each seeking her moment with Merelli, a hot-blooded, hot-tempered, jealous wife and an outrageous bellhop, and you have a sure fire receipe of laughter.


"An Act of the Imagination"

by Bernard Slade
Produced by Garvin Farr
Directed by Susan Farr

Cast: Jim Renshaw, Georgina Spencer, Al Rosen, Garvin Farr, Ditt D'Angela, Julie Leswick, Catherine MacLean, Heather Sessions.

Production Team: Susan Farr, Stacey Craig, Garvin Farr, Sandy Philpot, Linda MacAdam, Vivian Tattrie, Anthony Bingham, Jim Ferr, Myra Whyte, Nathalie Hofmann, Anne Syme, Paul Spencer, Devid Levy Gary Hatton, Daavid Rabjohn, Fred Brown, Peter Thrasher, Ava Watson.

Synopsis: Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting.


"Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs"

by Elsa Rael and Michael Velenti
Produced by Sheila Jones
Directed by Nicole Landry

Cast: Erryn McWhirter, Christa Hunt, Lindsay Fitzsimmons, Julian Ball, Melissa McMill, Elektra Simms, Hennifer McMinn, Ashley Longauer, Rebecca Harknett, Elisa Pichut, Britni Lloyd, Chloe McPherson, Sarah Power, Fletcher Johnston, Stephanie Turner.

Production Team: Sheila Jones, Nicole Landry, Erin Chellew, Tania Arena, Lori Dance, Marcel Rousseau, Genevieve Hebert, Kevin Paladano, troy Gonsalves, Hilary McPherson, Janet McPherson, Jim Ferr, Maeghan Fenell, Claude Lavoie, Adam Hyattk Andrew Harris, Boyd Tattrie, David Rabjohn.

Synopsis: At the beginning of the story, a queen sits sewing at an open window during a winter snowfall when she pricks her finger with her needle, causing three drops of blood fall onto the snow on the ebony window frame. Admiring the beauty of the resulting color combination, she says to herself: "Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that is as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as that wood of the window frame". Soon after, the queen indeed gives birth to a baby girl as white as snow, as red as blood, and with hair as black as ebony. They name her Snow White, and not long after, the queen dies.


"Victorian Tean Party - Canada Day 1996"

by Eve Heaver
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Eve Heaver

Cast: Northern Harmony (Kate Ogden, Jan Mowat, Gayle Turner, Jan Stokes), Conor Nelson (Flautist), Wendy White (Mezzo Soprano), Janice Kerr (Pianist), Members of the Oshawa Youth Orchestra (Violins).

Synopsis: A Canada Day Victorian Parth on the front lawns of the Centennial Building on Centre Street South Whitby.

Menu: Fresh baked Scones, Jam, Cream and Tea or Coffee all for $2.00 a serving.


1996-97 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"The Pirates of Penzance"

by Gilbert & Sullivan
Produced by Linda MacAdan & Vivian Tattrie
Directed by Frank Knight Musical Director Jamie Forsyth

Cast: Daniel Wyse, David Laing, Karin Dean, Robert Reid, Del Strangward, Carolyn Holdsworth, Carol Rutledge, Lori Martin, Melissa Redmond, John Francom, Liesje Blackmore, Kitt D'Angela, Erin Bird, Bernard Beales, Asron Hanley, John LaBella, John McKeever, Armen Arkelien, Bill Clarke, Jim Yakemishyn, Vanessa Redmond.

Production Team:  Linda MacAdam, Nicole Landry, Frank Knight, Jim Renshaw, Steven Lavoie, Jonathan Van De Stouwe, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Paul Spencer, Jim Mitchell, Linda Chapman, Trish Sherwood, Janet Cavallari, Junie Innes, Eve Heaver, Joan Millburn, Sarah Power, Marcel Rousseau, Ryan Harlock, Vivian Tattrie, Scott Werry, Carol Peterson, Jim Ferr, Ross McCartney, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.


"Opening Night"

by Norm Foster
Produced by Jim Renshaw
Directed by Eric Newton

Cast: Jim Renshaw, Kristen Holdenried, Jim Ferr, Monique Essegern, Rockford Varcoe, Chris Francom, Barbara Clifford, Nicole Landry.

Production Team: Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Sandy Philpot, Andrea Kent, Noreen Hayden, Harry McKew, Jim Renshaw, Steven Lavoie, Chris Reid, Miranda Leipsig, Mike Lavoie, Jim Neilly, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Deb Smith, Vivian Tattrie, Janice Kerr, Mike Trites, Pete Charters, Kathleen James, Crystal Davis, Jean Renshaw, Harry McKew, Eric Newton, Eve Heaver, Joan Milburn, Maureen Green, Helen Kowalski, Ava Watson, Jim Ferr, Jonathan Van De Stouwe, Sean O'Hara, Bob Nelson, Claude Lavoie, Chris Francom.

Synopsis: Ruth Tisdale has lucked into a pair of tickets to the opening night performance of a new Canadian play, and she drags her husband Jack to the theatre as a way to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Jack, however would rather be at home watching the seventh game of the World Series on television. In the following scene, Jack and Ruth are mingling with invited guests before the show in the VIP lounge, when Jack spots someone he recognizes from television.


"Arsenic and Old Lace"

by Joseph Kesselting
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Monique Essegern

Cast: Joan Hill, Craig Kamcke, Gerard O'Neill, Mark Matheson, Robert Reid, Eve Heaver, Alison Gilmore, David Rabjohn, Al McAlear, Philip Pizak, Doug Bothwell, Boyd Tattrie, Chirs Tyrovolas, Bert Heaver.

Production Team: Claude Lavoie, Monique Essegern, Yolanda VanGrootel, Noreen Hayden, Andrea Kent, Deb Smith, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Darlene Batstra, Shawndra O'Neill, Mike Steffler, Mark Scuse, Jessica Silver, Ted Niles, Steve Lavoie, Rob Piri, Rob Chung, Chris Reid, Pat Neal, Doreen McCartney, Joanne Prout, Joan Milburn, Delores Holliday, Kim Crisp, Maureen Howard, Jim Ferr, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff


"the Creature Creeps"

by Jack Sharkey
Produced by Linda MacAdam
Directed by Adam Hyatt

Cast: Gary Lee, Erryn McWhirter, Marcel Rousseau, Amanda Pike, Julian Ball, Genevieve Hebert, Seiji Toyama, Amanda Happe, Sarah Power, Elektra Simms, Rebecca Harknett, Christa Hunt.

Production Team: Linda MacAdam, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Sharon Canovas, Rhea Rousseau, Deb Smith, Claude Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Bernadette Simms, Erryn McWhirter, Adam Hyatt, Christa Hunt, Sarah Power, Julian Ball, Marcel Rousseau, Seiji Toyama, Rhea Rousseau, Jane Reynolds, Amanda Happe, Elektra Simms, Amanda Pike, Steve Lavoie, Boyd Tattrie, Rob Perie, Rob Chung, Jim Ferr, Jarod Preston, Justin Rousseau, Retta Reilly, Marie Sidor, Cathy Rousseau, Jane Reynords, Emmanuelle Massaro, Joerg Gorgas, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: It is a dark stormy night, every night: Baroness von Blitzen and her four engaged sisters abide by the Carpathian custom of marrying and speaking in sequential age order. Daughter Daisy von Blitzen dumbfounds her fiancé Frank Sterling and her college roommate Babsy Ballou with her dim-witted beliefs. While the quadruplet Shtunken brothers are never seen in the same room at the same time. Mix in a powerful thunderstorm that generates life-restoring electricity, and voila, a formula is born that puts the audience in stitches.


"The Treasure"

by Scott Griffin
Produced by Lorraine Lloyd
Directed by Scott Griffin

Cast: Grace Cardona, Chloe McPherson, Melissa McMinn, Diana Carr, Chantal Collins, Caroline Corriveau, Lindsay Devoe, Jessica Fennessey, Michael Longauer, Ashlee Paton, Lauren Shipp, Britni Lloyd, Elisa Pichup, Bailey Corneal, Sara Burnham, Emma Kirk, Caley Kirk, Stephanie Ewart, Kaiti Pucknell, Colleen Bain, Erin Weaver, Justin Rousseau, Tyler Savery, Stephanie Turner, Carolette Fletcher.

Production Team: Scott Griffin, Lorraine Lloyd, Jessica Silver, Megan Fielder, Melissa McMinn, Michael Steffler, Jason Jarvie, Peter Thrasher, Rob Pirie, Jason Roza, Cherie Weaver, Hillary McPherson, Janet McPherson, Donna Kirk, Kimberley Crisp, Shiela Turner, Mary Pucknell, Susan Devoe, Pat Pucknell, Megan Fielder, Jonh Oxenbure, Janel Harrington, Viki Collins, Anthony Skanes, Cathy Pichut, Cindy Weaver, Candace Pitman, Wally Devoe.

Synopsis: This is a Youth Group Production written by Scott Griffin.


1997-98 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre


by William Nicholson
Produced by Rick Kerr
Directed by Ed Daigle

Cast: Jim Neilly, Len Hirst, John LaBella, Richard Russell, Craig Kamcke, Rick Kerr, Georgina Spencer, Johathan Kerr, Judith Edmondson, John Frauts, Letitia Collins, Tom Edwards.

Production Team: Ed Daigle, Rick Kerr, Linda MacAdam, Michelle Anderson, John Frauts, Rick Kerr, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Deb Smith, Amanda Bailey, Chris Bocking, Vivian Tattrie, Steve Lavoie, Colin Greenway, Fim Ferr, crystal Davis, Karen McMillan, Rosemary Simms, Joan Milburn, Claude Lavoie, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: In 1952 American poet Joy Gresham travels to England with her young son Douglas to meet with Oxford University professor C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia books. They hit it off quite well and become good friends even though they are a contrast of opposites: Jack quiet and studious and Joy being talkative and never hesitating to speak her mind. After Joy gets a divorce from her husband and returns to England Lewis, known to his friends as Jack, even agrees to marry her to allow her to stay in England. Jack is a religious man and doesn't consider their civil ceremony to a true marriage. After Joy falls seriously ill however, he begins to realize just how much he does love her and in 1956, they are married before God. Joy's illness is serious however and while they get to spend a few years together, that time is all too short.


"The Stolen Prince"

by Dan Totheroh
Produced by Adam J. Hyatt
Directed by The cast and audience

Cast: Kelsey Benning, Fletcher Johnston, Erryn McWhirter, Tyler Savery, Chloe McPherson, Seiji Toyama, Laura Paolozza, Marcel Rousseau, Christa Hunt, Katie Paolozza, Gary Leek Ashley Longauer, Lauren Shipp, Grace Cardona, Ashley Diebokd, Brittany Diebold, Stefanie Diebold, Michael Finlay, Britni Lloyd, Jordan Rousseau, Justin Rousseau, Colleen Bain, Sara Brunham, Lindsay Cockburn, Siara Marsh,  Erin Weaver.


"The Frog Prince"


"30 Something"

by Bert Heaver
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Bert Heaver

Cast: Ted Curl, Steve Lavoie, Ian Milton, Ryan White, Sarah Milton, Kevin Dashney, Inta Leja Dance Studio, Tom Edwards, Sweet Charity, Robynne Smith, Rock Topham, Holly Dykstra, Cathy Polson-Toner, Philip Douglas Kerr, Joan Hill.

Production Team: Bert Heaver, Noreen Hayden, Claude Lavoie, Andrea Kent, Peter Thrasher, Colin Greenway, Heather Sessions, Chris Reid, Jim Ferr, Eve Heaver.

Synopsis: A Musical Revue Fundraising event.


"Habeas Corpus"

by Alan Bennett
Produced by Rockford Varcoe
Directed by Jim Renshaw

Cast: Jim Neilly, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Monique Essegern, Graham Gauthier, Joan Hill, Harry McKew, Lynne Kowalski, Del Strangward, Chris Tyrovolas, Peter Bou-Ghannam.

Production Team: Jim Renshaw, Rockford Varcoe, Letitia Collins, Georgie Spencer, John Frauts, Bernadette Simms, Kevin White, Gary Lee, Jim Ferr, David Rabjohn, Steve Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Rosemary Simms, Maureen Howard, Eve Heaver, Ava Warson, Linda MacAdam, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: A play which highlights the sexual excesses of the Middle Classes in the 1960s. It centres around Dr Arthur Wicksteed, his family and some of the people they meet. There are three main plots, all of which meet at some point in the proceedings. Arthur Wicksteed MD, trusted medical practitioner, is tempted by the feminine charms of a young lady who wanders into his surgery one afternoon feeling faint. By chance she meets the Doctor's hypochondriac son, Dennis, during her visit and learns that he is terminally ill with Brett's Palsy. This is the answer to her dreams as the honorable Felicity Rumpers is with child out of wedlock, a heinous crime, even in those promiscuous times. Three months of wedded bliss with the terminally ill Dennis will give her the respectability she needs when the baby eventually arrives, hopefully nine months from the announcement of their engagement.


"The Lion In Winter"

by James Goldman
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Michael Roantree

Cast: Amanda Happe, Vance Dick, Dave Albright, Brian Stevenson, Adam Hyatt, Catherine MacLean, Julian Ball.

Production Team: Michael Roantree, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Vivian Tattrie, Linda MacAdam, Steve lavoie, Vicki Shaw-Rogerson, Lisa Taylor, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Kevin Arbour, Rob Perie, Jim Ferr, Rob Chung, Janet Miller, Crystal Davis, Del Holliday, Pat Neal, Jane Reynolds, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Boyd Tattrie, Noreen Hayden Eve Heaver, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: It is Christmas time and King Henry II of England and his family is gathering to decide which son gets to inherit the throne.


"The Revenge of the Space Pandas"

by David Mamet
Produced by Linda MacAdam
Directed by Adam J. Hyatt

Cast: Fletcher Johnston, Julian Ball, Amanda Happe, Laura Paolozza, Christa Hunt, Michael Finlay, Erryn McWhirter, Elecktra Simms, Hayley McPherson, Stephanie Ewart, Tyler Savery, Brooke Lloyd, Elisa Pichut, Britni Lloyd, Siara Marsh, Katie Paolozzao, Colleen Bain, Jennifer Johnston, Chloe McPherson, Marie-Claude Hebert, Erin Weaver, Ashley Longauer, Emma Kirk, Jeffrey Burnham, Lindsay Cockburn, Caley Kirk, Caroline Corriveau, Aman Bassi, Lauren Miles, Sarah Burnham, Lindsay Devoe, Kristin Merrit, Daiti Pucknell.

Production Team: Adam Hyatt, Jennifer Rutherford, Linda MacAdam, Genevieve Hebert, Natalie Simms, Eric Cockburn, Paul Weaver, Cherie Weaver, Ryan Harlock, John Frauts, Paul Spencer, Justin Rousseau, Erin Weaver, Cindy Weaver, Mrs. Finlay, Fletcher Johnston, Jennifer Johnston Natalie Simms Michael Finlay, Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Bernadette Simms, Hilary McPherson, Janet McPherson,Valerie Miles, Sherry Cockburn, Jane Reynolds, Johanna Ciszewski, Justin Rousseau, Marcel Rousseau, Christa Hunt, Kevin Arbour, Jordan Rousseau, Amanda Happe, Heidi Lanson, Chris Obritsch, Les Wlasenko.


1998-99 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"The Fantastics"

by Tom Jones (words) and Harvey Schmidt (Music)
Produced by Eve Heaver
Directed by Susan Bowman

Cast: Carol Doughty, Daniel Wyse, Bryan Stanish, Lindsay Easton-Flynn, Jason Stuart, David Laing, Adam Hyatt, Gary Lee.

Production Team: Susan Bowman, Eve Heaver, Jason Locke, Lindsay Easton-Flynn, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Andrea Kent, Jim Ferr, Crystal Stewart, David Hyatt, Danielle Paquet, Marlene Wilson, Nicole Crosbie, Kate English, Dan Davis, Peter Thrasher, Ava Thomlinson, Irene Poole, Joan Rundle, Jim Allison.

Synopsis: It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" ("Les Romanesques") by Edmond Rostand concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.



by Mark Dunn
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Amanda E. Cacciotti

Cast: JoAnne Prout, Lorraine Lloyd, Kerrilyn Parker, Catherine MacLean, Linda Chapman, Meghan Ervine.

Production Team: Amanda Cacciotti, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Kristal Kent, Darlene Dempsey, Doug McBoyle, Katie Flynn, David VanVeldheuisen, Catherine Prevedel, Marlene Wilson, Robyn Strutt, Stacia Cacciotti, Don Davis, Peter Thrasher, Eve Heaver, Danielle Vendetti.

Synopsis: The comedy-drama is based on the lives of the Walker sisters who live in various regions in the United States and whose lives are linked electronically through a series fo 37 phone calls.


"Other People's Money"

by Jerry Sterner
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Craig Kamcke

Cast: Vance Dick, Bryan Stanish, Sharon Walmsley, Chris Tyravolas, Anne C. Baun

Production Team: Craig Kamcke, Claude Lavoie, John Frauts, Cynthia Monahan, Mark Slattery, Deb Sminth, Jennifer Haines, Emma Jenkins, Kevin Arbour, Colin Hughes, Karen Scgaffber, Catherine Prevedel, Katie Flynn, Marlene Wilson, Erin Keating, Mike Stuart, Andrew Scuse, Tara Stolar, Lauren Vinent, Michelle Duxbury, Mike Trites, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Ava Tomlison, Maureen Howard, Irene Poole.

Synopsis: Lawrence "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield  is a successful corporate raider who has become rich buying up companies and selling off their assets. With the help of a computerized stock analyzing program, Garfield has identified New England Wire & Cable as his next target. The struggling company is run by the benevolent and folksy Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson and is the primary employer in its small Rhode Island town.


"Vocal Tactics and Theatre Gymnastics"

by The Cast
Produced by Adam Hyatt
Directed by Linda MacAdam and Jennifer Rutherford

Juniors - Claire Baker, Aman Bassi, Sarah Burnham, Sasha Campbell, David Carr, Llindsay Cockburn, Michael Cooper, Caroline Corriveau, Lindsay Devoe, Stephanie Ewart, Natalie Ferr, Oliver Fitzgerald, Alana Gattinger, Bonnie Gettinger, Kyle Hicks, Duane Jeffrey, Jennifer Johsnton, Emma Kirk, Brooke Lloyd, Travis MacDonald, Michelle Mahoney, Nicole Mahoney, Siara Marsh, Chloe McPherson, Haley McPherson, Kristen Merrett, Lauren Miles, Karen Millage, Kaiti Pucknell, Patricia Real, Jordan Rousseau, Tyler Savery, Jim Seale, Kayla Thompson Erin Weaver

Seniors - Scotty Ainsworth, Colleen Bain, Christie Bartram, Peter Bocking, Julie Budkowski, Diana Carr, Baily Corneal, Nikita Cox, Erin Craib, Simon Davis, Shannon Ebrele, Alexandria Grindlay, Genevieve Hebert, Marie-Ckaude Hebert, Kelly Jeffs, Fletcher Johnson, Britni Lloyd, Erryn McWhirter, Katie Paolozza, Laure Paolozza, Kylile Payne, Elisa Pichut, Hayley Preziosi, Quinn Reil, Theresa Robertson, Justin Rousseau, Elektra Simms, Natalie Simms, Autumn Tilley, Stephanie Vancamp, Bronwyn Walker.

Production Team: Adam Hyatt, Linda MacAdam, Jennifer Rutherford, Eric Cockburn, Amanda Clanacey, Ravi Bassi, Mary Pucknell, Robin Cameron, Bernadette Simms.

Synopsis: Every member of the group has the opportunity to perform. The first half of the evening belongs to the Juniors, followed by the Seniors. In small groups, they have developed sholr schnes in the general theme of "the holidays". Each group was responsible not only for coming up with the storyline, but also determining their own costumes, props and staging. We've beenm emphasizing the 'process' theatre over this first half of the season. and this a showcase for all the effort that goes into acting.


"Annie Jr."

by Thomas Meehan (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics)
Produced by Adam Hyatt
Directed by Jennifer Rutherford

Cast: Elektra Simms, Peter Bocking, Erryn McWhirter, Chirsta Hunt, Fletcher Johnston, Kylie Payne, Claire Baker, Katie Paolozza, Erin Weaver, Chloe McPherson, Lindsay Cockburn, Jennifer Johnston, Aman Bassi, Oliver Fitzgerald, Sierra Marsh, Justin Rousseau, Alexandria Grindley, Marie-Claude Hebert, Hayley McPherson, Sarah Burnham, Karen Millage, Stephanie Ewart, Theresa Robertson.

Production Team: Jennifer Rutherford, Laura Rutherford, Adam Hyatt, Youth Group Committee, Sherry Cockburn, Sarah Mitchell, Linda MacAdam, Laura Paolozza, Natalie Simms, Eric Cockburn, Browyn Walker, Hayley Preziosi, Paul Bassi, Kristin Merritt, Amanda Clancy, Rhea Rousseau, Kevin Arbour, Jordan Rousseau, Kelly Juffs, Coleen Bain, Ryan Harlock, Quinn Reil, Peter Thrasher, Deb Smith, Justin Rousseau, Laura Ferr, Caroline Corriveau, Kaiti Pucknell, Caroline Juffs, Elektra Simms, Lindsay Devoe, Stephanie Hamilton, Browyn Walker, Lisa Auger, Cherie Weaver, Hilary McPherson, Susan Johnston, Mrs Paolozza, Christa Hunt, Erryn McWhirter, Justin Rousseau, Bernadette Simms, Adam Hyatt.

Synopsis: With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.


1999-2000 Season

Whitby Courthouse Theatre

"This Year, Next Year"

by Norah Harding
Produced by Peter Thrasher
Directed by Alexandra Savage-Ferr

Cast: Alexandria Grindlay, Jill Hightower, Jane Hickey, Margaret Hughes, Alan Kerr, Linda C. Race.

Production Team: Alexandra Savage-Ferr, Peter Thrasher, Linda MacAdam, Sandy Philpot, Vivian Tattrie, Jim Renshaw, Paul Spencer, Letitia Collins, Jim Ferr, Boyd Tattrie, Crystal Davis, Cherie Weaver, Jean Renshaw, Eve Heaver, Carol Doughty, Richard Kerr, Joseph's Hair Styling.

Synopsis: A play about a mother and her daughters struggle towards the end of the 2nd World War in Bournemouth.


"You Can't Take It With You"

by Moss Hart and George Kaufman
Produced by Claude Lavoie
Directed by Irene Poole

Cast: Monique Essegern, Christa Hunt, Laura Lawton, Brian Stevenson, Glenn Rabjohn, Gary Lee, Fletcher Johnson, Bryan Stanish, Eryn McWhirter, Bill Hyde, Rosario Russo, Phil Pizak, Linda Chapman, Craig Kamcke, Jennifer Rutherford, Joe Drumm, John Frauts, Mark Slattery, Linda Green.

Production Team: Irene Poole, Claude Lavoie, Bernadette Simms, John Frauts, Mark Slattery, Marlene Wilson, Deb Smith, Kevin Arbour, Catherine Prevedel, Cherie Weaver, Jeanette Cherry, Karen McGinty, Retta Reilly, Vivian Tattrie, Heather Cherry, Dave Fernihough, Sarah Power, Dan Davis, Paul Spencer, Mike Trites, Tara Stolar, Lauren Vincent, Glenn Rabjohn, Maureen Howard, Eve Heaver, Kylie Payne, Diane Lafontaine, Bob Nelson.

Synopsis: At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. Tony, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore house on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores find it hard to understand Alice's view. Tony knows the Sycamores live the right way with love and care for each other, while his own family is the one that's crazy. In the end, Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores after he happens in during a visit by the ex-Grand Duchess of Russia, Olga Katrina, who is currently earning her living as a waitress.


"Guest Room"

by Alexandra Savage-Ferr
Produced by John Frauts
Directed by Ray Porrill

Cast: Matt Walsh, Catherine MacLean, Gary Lee, Francis Hugh Hamilton, Angela Day, Jill Hightower, Carole MacNeil, Gary King, Chris Tyravolas.

Production Team: Ray Porrill, John Frauts, Marlene Wilson, Paul Spencer, Catherine Prevedel, Darlene Dempsey, Claude Lavoie, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Paul Spencer, Eve Heaver, Kevin Arbour, Sandy Martin, Mark Slattery, Carol Doughty, Crystal Davis, Ava Tomlinson, Andrea Kent.

Synopsis: This a first Comedy by Alexandra Savage-Ferr performed on WCT's stage.


"Blood Brothers"

by Willy Russell
Produced by Eve Heaver & Craig Kamcke
Directed by Susan Farr
Musical Director: Monica Cotton

Cast: Garvin Farr, Lorie Easton, Peter Bocking, Steve Miles Berry, Douglas Cathcart, Sarah Mitchell, Mike LoMagno, Kerrilyn Parker.

Chorus: Charles Daavidson, Andrea Davidson, Emily Breau, Dave Edwards, Carol Hatton, Dave McGinness.

Musicians: Andrea Kenny, Mike Flynn (guitar), Gerry Bruford (violin), Rob Therrian (percussion)

Synopsis: Deserted by her husband, Mrs Johnstone already has five children and is expecting twins. She cleans house for childless Mrs Lyons who offers unofficially to adopt one of the babies. Mrs Johnstone reluctantly agrees; she knows that the child will be well brought up in a prosperous household. But, there is a prophesy that twins parted at birth will die when they discover the truth, and both mothers do their best to keep the twins, Mickey Johnstone and Edward Lyons, well separated.


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