1981 - 1982

Opening Night, The First 75 Years

OPENING NIGHT - THE FIRST 75 YEARS  features music from various memorable shows presented over Orpheus's first 75 years. The show was developed by long-time Orpheans  Nancy Turner, Paul Gaffney and Frank Burke and highlights  the different phases that Orpheus went through ranging from  Glee Club Recitals (1906-16), through Operettas (1917-54) and then to Broadway musicals from 1955 to 1981. Close to 50 numbers from 42 Orpheus productions feature as much of this memorable music as can fit in the time available.  Continuity and context are provided by two hosts as well as  film clips and still projections.


Director: Paul Gaffney and Nancy Turner

Musical Director: Frank Burke

Choreographer: Marnie Edwards

Cast

Bob Lackey

Host

Holly Larocque

Host

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Adrianne Gaffney

ensemble

Alan Mainguy

ensemble

Amy Cameron

ensemble

André McArdle

ensemble

André Montsion

ensemble

Barbara Seabright

ensemble

Bill Luxton

ensemble

Bill Stevens

ensemble

Bob Riddell

ensemble

Brenda Kimmel

ensemble

Carolyn Russell

ensemble

Chris Amott

ensemble

Christina Thompson

ensemble

Christine Snow

ensemble

Corey Fraser

ensemble

Craig Kennedy

ensemble

Danielle Hubbard

ensemble

Dario Echeverri

ensemble

Derek Graham

ensemble

Eddie Nunn

ensemble

Gail MacKay

ensemble

Garth Hampson

ensemble

George Wilson

ensemble

Heather Wilson

ensemble

Heller

ensemble

Jack Wallace

ensemble

Jean Hudson

ensemble

Jeffry Morgan

ensemble

Jocelyn Spaull

ensemble

Joey Walker

ensemble

John Sulley

ensemble

Josie Machacek

ensemble

Joyce King

ensemble

Judith Froome

ensemble

Karen Smale

ensemble

Liane Marshall

ensemble

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Marcel Carrière

ensemble

Marnie Edwards

ensemble

Maureen Quinn McGovern

ensemble

Michael Gareau

ensemble

Monica Jeffery

ensemble

Myles Foster

ensemble

Nick Michelis

ensemble

Nigel Hart

ensemble

Pat Current

ensemble

Pat Fraser

ensemble

Paul Baker

ensemble

Ron Proulx

ensemble

Sharron McGuirl

ensemble

Sheila Shields

ensemble

Shirley Smith

ensemble

Sylvia McArdle

ensemble

Tassie Cameron

ensemble

Tony Keenleyside

ensemble

Valerie van Veen

ensemble

Vern Fraser

ensemble

Virginia Gaffney

ensemble

Vivian McGuire

ensemble

Wanda Bosada

ensemble

Production

Ann Marie Snell

Program Director

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus), Social Director

Bill Butterworth

Sound Technician

Chris Terry

Photographer

Elizabeth Ciesluk

Make-Up Artist

Faye Lavell

Assistant Stage Manager, Properties Mistress

J. Barry Ryan

Set Designer

Libby Gaffney

Wardrobe Mistress

Lorna Rice

Accompanist, Assistant Conductor

Marcel Carrière

Production Co-ordinator

Marylin Day

Stage Manager

Merle Adams

Assistant to Choreographer

Michael Jotoff

Lighting Designer

Richard Elichuk

Publicity Director

Ryan Gomes

Hair Stylist

Sheila Shields

Ticket Manager

Susan Loignon

Costume Designer

Ted Walker

House Manager (Commerce)

Terry Moran

Workshop Chairman, Master Carpenter

© 2019, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society 

A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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