This is Beth’s third season with Oh Canada Eh and she is very happy to be here this year during the theatre’s 25th anniversary. Congrats, well done!! Beth was born and raised in Woodstock Ont and educated at Western University Music Performance program in London. She performed as actor/musician with The Mermaid Theatre, Halifax N.S. She wrote and performed in the musical Ballad for a Rum Runner’s Daughter (Blyth Theatre, Ontario) and toured with Carousel Players St. Catharines. She has been performing and recording with the musical duo Vox Violins since 1980. They have toured Canada, Ireland and parts of Europe.
This is Donna’s 6th season with the Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Show. Not only has she shared her talents as Musical Director and vocal coach in our productions of Swinging Little Sleigh Ride and It’s A Wrap!, but also performed in our most recent production of Country Superstars! Donna started her career at the Red Mill Dinner Theatre in 1977 and has since been a performing Musical Director/Arranger in over 147 different musical productions with theatre companies all over Ontario. Born into a musical family, Donna’s father had her and her many siblings performing in the Hamilton area since they were out of diapers. So you can say Donna’s musical training came from the school of “hard knocks”. However, wanting to learn more, Donna enrolled in the Applied Music Program at Mohawk College with her youngest son, and at the age of 50, graduated with Honors in Jazz piano. “A big thank-you goes out to my father, for passing on the gift of music”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Louisa O'Keane is a graduate of the Randolph Academy and has performed in venues all across Canada. This will be her 13th 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!
This year will be Sue’s ninth 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 eight 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.”
Alexandra Reed is thrilled to be a new member of the OCE family. She began her first OCE season with The Show Must Go On (2018 & 2019 Revival) and returned to the log cabin theatre performing in the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show. Past Toronto theatre credits include: Pirates of Penzance, Avenue Q, Sweeney Todd, Seussical, Into the Woods and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Alexandra is a graduate of Acadia University's School of Music. Special thanks to her friends, family, and Diarmuid for their continued love and support.
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, which 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!
Ann-Marie B. Zammit is proud to be reprising the role of The Ring Master in The Show Must Go On. Born and raised in Niagara, AMZ (as she is affectionately known), has happily returned to her theatrical roots. Favourite stage credits include Miss Hannigan in Annie, Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof (Garden City Productions); Wife in Job and the Snake (CubeCity Entertainment); and Rose in The Oh Canada Eh Dinner Show (Oh Canada Eh? Productions). Forever grateful to Bob and Catherine-Jane for their unconditional love and support.
This is Andrew’s first Production with OCE. Andrew is a graduate of the Randolph College of the Performing Arts where he played the roles of Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone and Kinglsey in Stage Door. Past credits include Robbie in A Man of No Importance, Dionysus in The Frogs, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors and the title role in of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Thanks to Mom, Dad and Lauren for their support. And “Hi" to Connor who did nothing.
This is Caitlyn's first season and production with Oh Canada Eh and she could not be more excited to begin! Caitlyn is a recent graduate from Centennial High School. In the fall, she will be pursuing an education in Musical Theatre Performance.
"Special thanks to my mother Terri MacInnis for her love and support, and to Lee Siegel for the opportunity! Being apart of the 25th season of O.C.E is an absolute honour.
See you soon and enjoy the show, eh?!"