A Down Home Christmas

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Matthew Yipchuck

This marks Matthew’s seventh season with OCE. Past OCE productions have included roles in Rocky HorrorTis The SeasonCrazy Little Thing Called Love as well as directing holiday productions It’s a Wrap and Crazy For Christmas. Favorite past productions outside of OCE include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Serge in Art, The Inquisitor in Saint Joan, Uday in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Horton in Seussical and The Baker in Into the Woods. Education: BFA in Acting, University of Alberta; Theatre 20 Conservatory.

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Emily Draper

Emily Draper is thrilled to be making her debut in the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show and An Out of This World Christmas.  She is very excited to be joining this group of amazing performers. Favourite past credits are Elle in Legally Blonde (Garden City Productions), Skylar in Bring It On (Welland Centennial Secondary School) and Rizzo in Grease (Linus Hand Productions). Emily would like to thank Lee Siegel for this opportunity as well as her family and friends for their constant love and support.

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Chelsea Di Franco

Chelsea is thrilled to be returning for a 4th season with Oh Canada, Eh? She began as a performer for two seasons of our summer Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show, then ducked behind the “rock” to play keyboards with the phenomenal OCE band for the past 2 years in shows such as Country Superstars, The Show Must Go On, Broadway Showstoppers, and of course, the original Oh Canada Eh. She is proud to return again this season not only as a pianist, but also onstage as a performer in both our OCE Murder Mysteries and as Rose in our classic summer show. Chelsea loves being a part of Oh Canada Eh? for its clever mix of lighthearted humour  (also found in the delicious drink menu!) and incredible music performed by the Golden Horseshoe’s finest. You can’t help but leave this show feeling good. Other credits include performing in orchestras, onstage, and as music director for local Niagara community theatre companies Firehall Theatre and Garden City Productions, and “daylighting” as a local elementary school teacher.

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Rylan Allen

Rylan was born in Waterdown, Ontario but many people don’t know what that is, so he just tells them he’s from Hamilton.  He’s a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Program, and has been blessed to be part of the Log Cabin’s family since April, taking part in the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show (Fisherman) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Eddie/Dr. Scott).  Being part of An Out of This World Christmas has been an out of this world experience; having worked alongside such lovely people, bringing the character Nee-at to life, and engaging in a story that offers so many lessons for our world today.  Rylan is excited to take on the task as choreographer for All Night Long, which runs February-April 2020! Enjoy the show, eh!?

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Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson is a triple threat performer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Welland, Ontario. She is a proud graduate of St. Clair College’s Musical Theatre Performance program. Some of her major accomplishments include winning Niagara Music Awards for “People’s Choice” & “Female Vocalist”, and the 2018 St. Catharines Emerging Artist Award. She is also known for singing with Juno-Award winning artist Serena Ryder, and was selected by Ryan Seacrest as the international winner of his "March Music Madness" cover contest. Previous professional theatre credits include HASTINGS! The Musical (Tweed & Co.), Heathers: The Musical, Rocky Horror Show, Oklahoma! (St. Clair College), Beauty & the Beast (Linus Hand Productions), and multiple solo performances with both the Niagara Symphony and the Windsor Symphony. Jessica is excited to be putting on her tap shoes for a second year, performing as Columbia in the Rocky Horror Show as well as joining our holiday cast of An Out of This World Christmas. Special thanks to her agent Penny & the entire NCA family.

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James Martin

James is delighted to be making his OCE debut with ‘An Out of This World Christmas’, originating the role of Slodd. He is a proud graduate of the St. Clair College Musical Theatre Performance program. Since graduating he has been performing around the GTA. Here are just some of his past credits: The Boy Friend, Heathers: The Musical, Rocky Horror Show (SCC), Bright Lights of Broadway, Wild Wild West (Windsor Symphony Orchestra), The Mousetrap (Theatre Ancaster). He wants to thank all of his friends and family for all of their constant love and support. Enjoy the show!

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus is so excited to be returning to the Oh Canada Eh? stage for another holiday production. Santa has many, MANY year's of theatrical experience! When he is not on stage, Santa also works as the manager and sole distributer at the world largest toy factory. Special thank you to the elves and Mrs. Claus for keeping the factory running during Santa's time away from the workshop. Also, a very special thank you to Blitzen Transportation and to Elf Rob for getting Santa to and from Niagara Falls each evening!