Alumni shine at Stratford, Shaw Festivals
Sheridan alumni will once again play principle roles at this year’s Stratford and Shaw Festivals.
Fifteen grads will take part in the Stratford Festival’s 2019 season, which runs from April to October. Alumni will be featured on stage and behind the scenes in Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, The Neverending Story, Othello, Henry VIII, Private Lives, Birds of a Feather and The Crucible.
Qasim Khan (Theatre and Drama Studies ’08) will be playing the leading role of Atreyu in The Neverending Story, with additional roles in Henry VIII and The Crucible. It is Khan’s third season with Stratford.
Alice Ferreyra (Tech Production ’11) is an assistant stage manager for both The Neverending Story and Birds of a Kind.
Starr Domingue (Music Theatre ’01), Camille Eanga-Selenge (Music Theatre ’12) and Vanessa Sears (Music Theatre ’15) will play the trio of narrators in Little Shop of Horrors, on top of taking on additional roles in Billy Elliot.
Meanwhile, over a dozen grads are contributing to eight shows during the Shaw Festival’s 2019 season. Seven alumni are featured in The Horse and His Boy, which opens the season on the Festival Theatre Stage. Many grads will appear in more than one play throughout the season, with additional players being featured in Brigadoon, Cyrano De Bergerac, Getting Married, Rope, The Glass Menagerie, Sex and Victory.
The Shaw Festival, which runs from April 6 to Dec. 22, is inspired by the spirit of playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Sheridan alumni featured in the 2019 Stratford Festival season include: Kimberly Brown (Tech Production ’06), Colton Curtis (Music Theatre ’15), Starr Domingue (Music Theatre ’01), Camille Eanga-Selenge (Music Theatre ’12), Alice Ferreyra (Tech Production ’11), Qasim Khan (Theatre and Drama Studies ’08), Holly Korhonen (Tech Production ’99), Julia Nish-Lapidus (Theatre and Drama Studies ’07), Trevor Patt (Music Theatre ’13), Jennifer Shaw (Music Theatre ’09), Melissa Rood (Tech Production ’96), Antonette Rudder (Performing Arts Preparation ’09), Vanessa Sears (Music Theatre ’15), Jennifer Stewart (Music Theatre ’00) and Melissa Veal (Tech Production ’84).
Sheridan grads who are part of the 2019 Shaw Festival season include: David Ball (Music Theatre ’12), Kyle Golemba (Music Theatre ’05), Cameron Grant (Theatre and Drama Studies ’16), Ashley Ireland (Tech Production ’05), Madelyn Kriese (Music Theatre ’17), John Lott (Tech Production ’89), Emily Lukasik (Music Theatre ’15), Stewart McKensy (Music Theatre ’03), Matt Nethersole (Music Theatre ’13), Drew Plummer (Music Theatre ’17), Travis Seetoo (Music Theatre ’10), Genny Sermonia (Music Theatre ’08), Jonathan Tan (Music Theatre ’09), Michael Therriault (Music Theatre ’95) and Kelly Wong (Music Theatre ’07).
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