This marks Matthew’s sixth season with OCE. Past OCE productions have included roles in Rocky Horror, Tis The Season, Crazy 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.
Melissa Penner has been with Oh Canada Eh Productions since our opening year in 1994 and is proud of it. Melissa has performed in most of our productions throughout the years and has had her hand in writing seven of our winter season productions, with included over 25 original songs. Melissa has loved her time these last 25 seasons meeting all the amazing costumers that have come through our doors and all of the talented cast mates she has had the honour of sharing the stage with. Happy 25th season, Oh Canada Eh!
Sam is SO excited to return for her second summer season with OCE! Sam hails from Welland, Ontario and studied French at Brock University and Musical Theatre at St. Lawrence College. She first appeared on the OCE stage in Country Superstars, a show that is very near and dear to her heart. She has performed as Anne/Swing in last year’s season of OCE, Judy Haynes in White Christmas, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense, Joanne and Gilmer in Godspell and has been featured in Spamalot, HAIR and RENT. So much love and light to ALL, and to my best friend: you make me smile.
Most recently Rob directed The 39 Steps at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. He has been a freelance actor and director for the past 20+ years. Recent credits: Derek,Tommy-Bedtime Stories-Orillia Opera House, Ghost of Christmas Present-Rose Theatre, Stirling-Maritius-Village Playhouse. Love to EB.
This year will be Sue’s eighth season with Oh Canada Eh? She started out as Anne of Green Gables for the summer show and went on to perform in many OCE productions including Crazy Little Thing Called Love, At the Movies, Into the Groove, Country Superstars, and many Christmas shows. She also portrayed the role of Janet for the past seven seasons of The Rocky Horror Show and is looking forward to performing in many more shows to come. After graduating with a Performing Arts degree in Windsor, Ontario, she went on to further studies in the science and health fields in Richmond Hill, Ontario for a few years only to make her way back to the stage in Niagara Falls when she joined the OCE team. Sue also works for The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce during the day as a customer service representative and is working towards her mutual funds license. “A special thank you to my parents and family for ALL of the support you’ve given me over the years. I couldn’t do it without you.”
Brandon has been a part of this wonderful family for five seasons, and joined the team directly following his graduation from St. Clair College's Musical Theatre Performance program. He has been involved with many productions at Oh Canada Eh over the years such as Swingin Little Sleigh Ride, At the Movies, It's a Wrap, Country Superstars, the four past productions of Rocky Horror and many more. Brandon has also appeared in many shows and roles outside of the log cabin such as "The Man in Chair" in The Drowsy Chaperone, "D'artagnan" in The Three Musketeers and "Prince John" in The Lion In Winter to name a few. A special thanks to Brandon's family and friends who love him and laugh at all his bad jokes.
Louisa O'Keane is a graduate of the Randolph Academy and has performed in venues all across Canada. This will be her 12th Season with this wonderful company. Four of those seasons were at the Canmore location where she met her handsome hubby. She is also a film and television actor, a writer, choreographer and a Little Rebels educator. Favourite credits include: The Rocky Horror Show, At the Movies, Swinging Little Sleigh Ride (OCE), Seussical (Western Canada Theatre), My Fair Lady (Gateway Theatre), Grease (TUTS), Calender Girls (Moonpath Productions), Cabaret Sauvignon (Next) and Trial by Jury (Choralis Camerata). She is also a cabaret and jazz singer and loves performing throughout the region!
Adrian Juras is a Niagara based musician fluent on both Double Bass and Bass Guitar. He is now in his 5th season at Oh Canada Eh (OCE), and has been part of past OCE Productions: Crazy Little Thing Called Love, At The Movies, Into The Groove, Country Superstars, The Show Must Go On, Swinging Little Sleigh Ride, Its A Wrap, Tis The Season, Crazy For Christmas, Rocky Horror, and of course Oh Canada Eh! Adrian has also performed in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls, Cabaret and Jesus Christ Superstar. He studied at Mohawk College (applied arts program). He has worked for Carnival Cruise Lines, and has performed all over North America and the Caribbean with various different touring acts.