1991 - 1992

The Merry Widow

Paris, early years of the 20th century…


The Merry Widow centres around the life of Sonia, a pretty, young Marsovian widow residing in Paris, and heiress to twenty million francs. Baron Popoff, the Marsovian Ambassador, has received instructions that Sonia must marry one of her own countrymen, so that the huge inheritance will remain in Marsovia. Popoff, aided by Nish, the Embassy messenger, has selected Prince Danilo, the Embassy attaché, to become Sonia's husband. The Prince however, prefers spending most of his time at Maxim's with ZoZo, LoLo, DoDo and their friends.

How the Baron Popoff in desperation endeavours to win Sonia for himself, how the Prince eliminates his rivals, and how everything is finally resolved in true Operetta manner, provides much merriment and gives the opportunity to introduce the delightful melodies for which Franz Lehar has become famous.


Director: Sheila Shields

Musical Director: Brian Boggs

Choreographer: Aileen Szkwarek

Cast

Brenda Firobin

Joujou

Brian Burke

Ambassador Popoff

Carla Sved

Sonia

Carole Billingham

Cloclo

Carolyn Dunlop

Lolo

Chris Cullen

Counsellor Khadja

Deborah Hartnell

Sylvaine Khadja

Diane Coulterman

Natalie Popoff

Helen Farrell

Dodo

Jim Morrison

General Novikovich

Judy Kovacs-Tatar

Zozo

Kathryn Romanow

Froufrou

Lucille Warren

Margot

Michael Gareau

M. de St. Brioche

Suzanne Castanza

Olga Novikovich

Ted Durnin

Vicomte Camille de Jolidon

Ted Mann

Marquis de Cascada

Wayne Nolan

Nish

York Davis

Prince Danilo

appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

Al Baldwin

waiter

Andrew Hill

gardener

Anne Montgomery

ensemble

Barbara Armstrong

ensemble

David Coles

ensemble

David Hayes

ensemble

Diana Zahab

ensemble

Duncan Morgan

ensemble

Erik Bunkis

ensemble, waiter

Gary King

waiter

Jeanie Calleja

ensemble

Jim Robertson

ensemble

John Powell

ensemble

Ken Panton

ensemble

Marilyn Kelly

ensemble

Mavis McInnis

ensemble

Michelle Tardif

ensemble

Moe Romanow

ensemble

Nick Michelis

ensemble

Normand Lalonde

ensemble

Patrick Goodard

ensemble

Phil Gregory

gardener

Roger Webber-Taylor

ensemble, waiter

Sheila Craig

ensemble

Shirley Tripp

ensemble

Terry Dacey

gardener

Tom Mordasewicz

gardener

Walt Conrad

ensemble

Production

Al Baldwin

Assistant Director

Andrew Hill

Master Carpenter

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus)

Bill Butterworth

Sound Technician

Carol Chamberlain

Assistant Stage Manager

Cathy McKechnie

Properties Mistress

Don Lambton

Stage Manager

Drummond Hudson

Production Coordinator

Gary King

House Manager (Commerce)

Heather Monkman

Costume Mistress

Jill Thompson

Costume Designer

John Solman

Lighting Designer, Workshop Chairman

Kathryn Romanow

Assistant Choreographer

Leslie Hutchins

Set Designer, Scenic Artist

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Melva Scott

Make-up Designer

Pat McKinna

Accompanist

Patti Mordasewicz

Production Assistant

Tom Shields

Assistant Set Designer/Scenic Artist

Tricia Ballotta

Ticket Manager

Walter Young

Hair Design

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