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Kyle Golemba

Kyle Golemba

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Year of Graduation: 2005
Program: Music Theatre - Performance

Stage of Joy


Although he has almost a decade of performing under his belt, Kyle Golemba was a bit apprehensive about premiering in his latest role as Bobby in Cabaret at the Shaw Festival in 2014.


“Ours is a bold production, so I was a little nervous to share it. As those first notes of ‘Willkommen’ played, I was overwhelmed with the feeling that we had a huge mountain to climb and we were only at base camp,” recalls Kyle, a 2005 alumnus of the Music Theatre-Performance program. “Luckily, I had another Sheridan grad, Kelly Wong, to lean on. That first journey with a crowd was a thrill.”


Kyle need not have worried.  Shaw’s Cabaret production has garnered excellent reviews, a testament to him, Kelly (2007) and the six other past Sheridan students who are part of the cast.


Kyle, who also appears in Shaw’s Juno and the Paycock in 2014, welcomed the opportunity to return for his second season with the Festival. “This is an extraordinary place to grow as an actor. There is a true feeling of community that surrounds the work, making it a wonderful environment in which to play,” says Kyle who came to Shaw fresh off five seasons treading the boards at the Stratford Festival, appearing mostly notably in 42nd Street and West Side Story.


In a twist on traditional theatre work, Kyle and best friend, actor/musician Adam White devoted their spare time to creating a revue of Canadian musical theatre called Making Love in a Canoe. The show’s official recording was launched at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2013.


Growing up in Saskatchewan, Kyle chose a career in theatre “because it has always been the thing that's brought me the most joy.” Of course, pursuing your passion often means making sacrifices, and Kyle’s road to success has contained what he calls typical elements of a life in the theatre. “Travelling to work at regional theatres across the country; working at coffee shops, restaurants, and clothing stores to cover the bills in between gigs; taking classes and workshops to keep inspired.” But it is all worth the effort, he adds. “I've had some wonderful experiences along the way and met many wonderful people as well.”


Learn more about Sheridan’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance.