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									                                                                the
                                                       Hope Falls
                Newest trouble-makers in
                       Rick’s Posse:
                Profles on pages 8 and 12.
                                             Gazette                                          Did the Bat Boy belong in a
                                                                                                   cage? You decide!

                  LAURIER MUSICAL THEATRE TELLS THE STORY OF HOPE FALLS IN...




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                                 BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
                                       Just who is this “LMT”     January 25, 26, and 27 in
                                                                   the Theatre Auditorium
                                       anyway?
                                       Find out
                Meet Sheriff Reynolds! on page 2!                                                  22 Dead Cows!
                 Her story on page 12.                                 Don’t miss it!         Read the story on page 5!
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                                                                                                                                  Meagan Tuck                                                  Brendan Whiting
                                                                                                                                                                                              Brendan is a 4th year music student. He
                                     Their Top-Secret Mission                                                                    Meagan is a fourth year Spanish and
                                                                                                                                 English major. This is her fourth pro-                       has a collection of miniature dictionar-
Our purpose is to provide Laurier students with the opportunity to participate in the production of                              duction with Laurier Musical Theatre                         ies, and a fear of people touching his nip-
musical theatre events, while developing performance and production skills, and to produce a quality,                            and she is proud to be one of its original                   ples, which he is gradually getting over.
entertaining musical production each year. We aim to foster and share an appreciation for musical                                members, watching it grow from an in-                        He also doesn’t like celery, except for in
theatre and other performing arts. Laurier Musical Theatre is open to all members of the Laurier and                             dependent production to a fantastically                      soups. Favorite past shows include La
                                                                                                                                 well-organized and successful club and                       Cage aux Folles, Urinetown , and Thor-
surrounding communities.
                                                                                                             show. Her involvement in LMT has shaped her not only as          oughly Modern Millie. He’s from Kamloops, BC.
                          Just Who Are These LMT People Anyway?                                              a performer but also as a person. She has been involved
                                                                                                             both on stage and off, also working on the promotion of
The 2006-2007 Executive Board:                                                                               the past three shows and being last year’s Cast Rep. She is
                                                                                                             eternally grateful to everyone that has been a part of her
President: Hilary Jones                                Executive Producer: Jon Krohn                         LMT and Laurier experience. Past roles include Dionne
Treasurer: Ashley Goldberg                             Sponsorship Director: Sara Mitchell                   in Hair, a drama student in Fame, and Hope Cladwell in
Promotions Director: Meagan Tuck                       Director: Seanna Kennedy                              Urinetown. Meagan can’t wait until the cast party – she
Executive Choreographer: Laura Killeen                 Musical Director: Brendan Whiting                     can’t even imagine how last year’s can be topped… but she
Vocal Director: Danielle LaCasse                       Technical Director: Shawn Trask                       knows it will be!
Executive Stage Manager: Sarah Erdman                  Past President: Miriam Fine
                                                                                                                               Tammy Whetham
                                   Where Did They Come From?
                                                                                                                                 Tammy is thrilled to be involved in
Laurier Musical Theatre is a Campus Club at Wilfrid Laurier University that grew out of the 2003-2004                            LMT for a second year after being a
independent on-campus production of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Since then, we have                             part of last year’s unforgettable musical
produced the musicals Fame (2005), Urinetown (2006), and now Bat Boy, as well as multiple Cabarets. LMT                          Urinetown, playing the role of Penelope
has grown immensely from its humble beginnings and continues to grow more and more each day. LMT still                           Pennywise. Tammy is a second year vo-
enjoys the company of some of its original members, both in the cast and as a part of the Executive Board.                       cal major at WLU studying with Daniel
LMT also welcomes and looks forward to the new members that it receives each year.                                               Lichti. With a love for the stage since
                                                                                                             she was a child, Tammy has always dreamed of having a
                 Partner Charity: The Literacy Group Of Waterloo Region                                      career in the theatre. Some past theatrical appearances in-
                                                                                                             clude Fantine in Les Miserables with GYMT, Little Red in
Laurier Musical Theatre began a partnership with The Literacy Group last year. A percentage of proceeds      Little Red Riding Hood with RCMPI, Marty in Grease with
from our main productions and other club events are donated to the group at the end of each year. The        SMTS, Mrs. Baskin in Big: The Musical, and Kim in Bye
Literacy Group is a Community-Based organization that was formed in April 1999, committed to improv-         Bye Birdie with her high school. Despite dancing around
ing basic reading, writing, and math skills of adults (18 and over) in the community. We look forward to a   in a furry costume all day in 30-degree weather, Tammy’s
continued partnership with the Literacy Group.                                                               favourite mark on stage thus far is no doubt working in
                                                                                                             Dora’s Sing Along Adventure at Paramount Canada’s Won-
                                                                                                             derland, playing the roles of Boots, Dora, and Puppeteer.
                                             Get Involved!                                                   A word of advice: Never allow animals to pressure you in the
Auditions for the Winter Cabaret are in February 2007. Executive Board positions open for                    forest; you might regret it.
application in March 2007. For more information, please contact info@wlumt.com or visit our
website: http://www.wlumt.com
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                    Caitlin Robson                                                     Hamid Siddiqui
                    Caitlin Robson is ecstatic to be part of                       Hamid, a first year business student, is                    History                        Laurier Musical Theatre Presents                                                 Contents
                    an LMT production two years in a row.                          thrilled to be a part of LMT. This was
                                                                                                                                        Bat Boy: The Musi-                                                                                           About Laurier Musical
                    Whisked away from her home in the                              a great way for him to continue per-
                                                                                                                                        cal was developed in                                                                                         Theatre ......................... 2
                    GTA at the tender age of nearly-four-                          forming while being in a professional
                    teen, Caitlin began her theatrical career                      program. He spent the last four years                New York City at The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Title Page ..................... 3
                    from her new, VERY small-town loca-                            performing at O’Neill’s Performing                   Directors    Company,
                    tion, outside the outskirts of the village                     Arts School in Oshawa. Bat Boy is the                Michael Parva, Artis-                                                                                        It Takes a Village to Raise
of Phelpston (approx. 20 min. north of Barrie via hwy 27)        funniest and most bizarre musical has has been in to date.             tic/Producing Director.                                                                                      a Bat Boy: Production
for want of anything else to do. Past performances include       Other musical experiences have been Joseph and the Amaz-                                                                                                                            Team, Cast, and Crew.. 4
                                                                                                                                        Bat Boy: The Musical
“Little Becky Two-Shoes” in LMT’s production of Urinet-          ing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the                                                                                                                          The Story: Synopsis and
                                                                                                                                        had its initial produc-
own her first year; “Feuilly” in Les Misérables, and “Big        Roof, Copacabana, and Guys and Dolls. He also wants to                                                                                                                              Musical Numbers......... 5
                                                                                                                                        tion at The Actors’ Gang
Deal” in West Side Story, (Barrie Central Collegiate). Cait-     send a shout out to his guys at 2 North King Street.
                                                                                                                                        in Los Angeles, CA.
lin would like to take this opportunity to request that her                                                                                                                                                                                          Sponsors, and Other
fans STOP sending her marriage proposals. She is NOT                                      Jen Sironi                                    The authors wish to ac-                                                                                      Helpful People .......... 6-7
single, and she IS monogamous (sorry, Jud from Utah).                                 Jennifer is a fourth year Biology and Psy-        knowledge the gener-
                                                                                                                                        ous support provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hope Falls Classifieds:
Caitlin would also like to thank her friends and family for                           chology major at Wilfrid Laurier Univer-
                                                                                                                                        through the Richard Rod-                                                                                     Cast & Crew Bios .... 8-15
their unceasing support in all her endeavours and mention                             sity and this is her third time working in
that she has declared Spanish as her major.                                                                                             gers Development Award
                                                                                      Laurier Musical Theatre. Jennifer has been        and the Richard Rodg-
                                                                                      active in the drama program since high                                                                                                                                   Warning
                                                                                                                                                                      BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
                                                                                                                                        ers Production Award.
                                                                                      school and has appeared in such produc-           The Richard Rodgers
                       Mark Ross                                                      tions as The Odd Couple (Vinnie), Barefoot        Awards are administered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This production of Bat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Boy is rated PG-13 for
                   “Oh, like the son of Batman?” ... “Oh,        in the Park (Corie), and LMT’s production of Hair (Steve) and          by the American Acad-
                                                                                                                                                                                               Story and Book by:                                    moderate sexual content
                   then like, on a baseball team?”               Fame! (Mr. Mrs. Meyers). Jennifer also likes silly accents and         emy of Arts and Letters.
                   Unfortunately, Mark had to answer             is excited to finally have a girl’s part. It’s Jen’s birthday today,                                       Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming                                         and gore, bizarre bestial-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ity, and violence against
                   “No,” to both of these questions when         so be nice to her.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Music and lyrics by:                                   bunnies.*
                   asked what the show was about. None-
                   theless, he’s excited to be a part of                                Shawn Trask                                                                                        laurence o’keefe
                   Laurier Musical Theatre’s Bat Boy: The                            Shawn is a 19-year-old strikingly handsome                                                        licensed under agreement with:
Musical! Mark Ross, or Ross Mark as he’s known by abso-                              young man from the outskirts of Roth-
lutely no one, anywhere, not even as a joke, is more than                            say, Ontario. He has been involved with a                                                           Weekly world news
happy to return to the stage for his third time at Laurier,                          number of well-received play productions
appearing first as Tyrone Jackson in FAME: The Musical,                              -including Sears Festival - throughout his           The Parker Family:                        January 25 & 26 at 8:00pm
                                                                                     high school career such as either the lead          Exposé pages 11-15
and as Officer Barrel in last year’s production of Urinet-
                                                                                     role or technical director or both for The
                                                                                                                                                                                    and January 27 at 2:00pm                                         *No actual bunnies will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     harmed in this production.
own: The Musical. Mark would like to thank everyone in-                                                                                    There will be one
volved with Laurier Musical Theatre for their contribution
                                                                 Farm Show, Whose Story Is It Anyway?, The War Show: You’ll
                                                                                                                                        20-minute intermission.
                                                                                                                                                                          Wilfrid Laurier University Theatre Auditorium
                                                                 Get Used To It, Snow White and Friends, Knights of the Square                                                          Waterloo, Ontario
to such a great club, and gives his thanks and love to his       Table, Alice In Wonderland, and Good Night Desdemona,
friends and family for their incredible, unending support.       Good Morning Juliet. Through it all, he has learned that doing         The use of any record-
Enjoy the show! Cheers!                                          something you love, even though it is an extreme amount of             ing device, either audio       Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
                                                                 work, is worth the sacrifices you must make in order to achieve        or video, and the taking
                                                                                                                                                                   Original New York production produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Riot Entertainment,
                                                                 that ultimate goal. Being just a first-year student, he plans on       of photographs, either
                                                                 bringing his all to the Laurier Musical Theatre team in this           with or without flash,         Robyn Goodman, Michael Alden, Jean Doumanian, and The Producing Office.
                                                                 year’s production of Bat Boy.                                          is strictly prohibited.                     Original cast recording available on RCA/Victor.                   www.wlumt.com
    4                   It Takes a Village to Raise a Bat Boy                                                                                                            Hope Falls Classifieds                                                                                                13

                                                                 Production Team                                                                                                            Laura McDonald                                                   Brad Mitchell
Co-Producers ................. Laura McDonald and Jon Krohn Assistant Choreographers........ Amanda Hall, Miriam Fine                                                                       This is Laura’s fourth year with LMT,                        This is Brad’s first appearance in a
Director ...................................................... Seanna Kennedy Costumes Manager ......................................... Brenna Cook                                       and definitely her favourite so far,                         musical and he is amped. He has
Musical Director ....................................... Brendan Whiting Properties Master ............................................. Devon Davis                                        thanks to the truly amazing team, show,                      been involved in drama and theatre
Vocal Director ........................................... Danielle LaCasse Hair & Make-Up Manager ............................. Laura Geldart                                              and cast. In previous years, Laura stage-                    throughout high school and decided
Choreographer ................................................. Laura Killeen Set Design ................................................... Seanna Kennedy                                 managed Hair, produced Fame and                              to continue this trend through uni-
Co-Stage Managers ........ Michelle Lutz and Sarah Erdman Cast Representative .............................................. Janice Lee                                                     Urinetown, and was founding president                        versity. Brad is in his first year of the
Technical Directors .......... Shawn Trask and Chris Knarr Running Crew ............. Seanna Kennedy, Laura McDonald,                                                                       in the 2004-2005 year. She has been                          Honours Business program. He is ex-
Lighting Design ................................................ Chris Knarr                                          Jon Krohn, Devon Davis, Cast                       involved in musical theatre since high school, and has         tremely excited to be playing the role of Ron in LMT’s
Lighting & Sound Technician ............ Jasmina Markeljevic                                                                                                             worked on productions such as Into The Woods Jr. (Pro-         production of Bat Boy, and is grateful to have worked
                    Costumes for “Children, Children” designed and provided by Queen of Hearts Costumes                                                                  ducer, Cast), Wonderland (Lighting), R. Murray Schafer’s       with such a great cast.
                                                                                                                                                                         The Enchanted Forest (Forest Guide Captain), and Bye Bye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sara Mitchell
                                                                             Cast                                                                                        Birdie (Running Crew), as well as co-writing, co-directing,
                                                                                                                                                                         and performing in various musical revues and cabarets.                            Sara is thrilled to have had the opportu-
Bat Boy/Edgar ............................................... Ken Aldridge Roy .............. ..................................................... Kory Preston         Laura is a recent graduate of Laurier’s Honours Commu-                            nity to sit on Laurier Musical Theatre’s
Meredith Parker............................................... Jodi Jahnke Mayor Maggie .............................................. Jennifer Sironi                   nication Studies program, and, as promised in this very                           executive board as sponsorship director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and to be performing in Bat Boy! This is
Dr. Thomas Parker ............................................ Mark Ross Lorraine ................................................... Heather Hamilton                   space last year, she’s hanging around in Waterloo for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           her second production with Laurier Mu-
Shelley Parker ........................................ Tammy Whetham Daisy ................................................................. Jessica Bray               while to keep working with LMT. She is incredibly hon-                            sical Theatre. Sara is a third year Politi-
Sheriff Reynolds .................................................. Janice Lee Mr. Dillon ............................................................ David Lahn        oured that anyone still wants her around. Some day she’ll                         cal Science major and has always loved
Rick Taylor .................................................. Michael Henry Clem ................................................................. Kaitlin Knyf         get sick of LMT, and will move on to bigger things (but not    the stage. She has had many years of classical vocal train-
Ron Taylor...................................................... Brad Mitchell Doctor #1 ................................................... Hamid Siddiqui              better things, because what could be better?), hopefully       ing both privately as well as in choirs. She has competed in
Ruthie Taylor ........................................... Kara Mendlowitz Reverend Hightower ........................................... Clara Hilts                     also involving musical theatre.                                numerous music festivals and has also had the opportunity
Mrs. Taylor ................................................... Caitlin Robson Pan ....................................................................... Jon Krohn                                                                    to record vocals and narratives in some of Toronto’s top
Bud ................................................................ Meagan Tuck Doctor #2 ............................................................. Jon Krohn                         Kara Mendlowitz                              recording studios. Past musical theatre performances in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        clude Urinetown: The Musical (LMT), Fiddler on the Roof
Ned ................................................................. Sara Mitchell Institute Man ............................................ Seanna Kennedy
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kara is in her third year of the combined   (W.E.S.T.), and Notre Dame de Paris. Sara is delighted to
Rick’s Posse: Kale Boehmer, Jessica Bray, Kim Manning
                                                                                                                                                                                            Biology and Psychology program and is       be returning to the stage once again and to have worked
Townspeople: Christine Aonso, Dana Desimone, Shannon Dickens, Clara Hilts, Kara Mendlowitz                                                                                                                                              with such a wonderful cast and crew! xoxox
Voices in Dr. Parker’s Head: Kale Boehmer, Jessica Bray, Shannon Dickens, Heather Hamilton, Kaitlin Knyf,                                                                                   extremely excited to play Ruthie Taylor,
                                                     David Lahn, Sara Mitchell, Kory Preston, Hamid Siddiqui, Meagan Tuck                                                                   a SCREAMER, in LMT’s production
“Hold Me, Bat Boy” Soloists: Christine Aonso, Dana Desimone, Shannon Dickens, Jon Krohn                                                                                                     of Bat Boy this year. Kara has always
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kory Preston
                                                            Also featuring Gertie the Cow as herself                                                                                        had a passion for acting, and has been                        Hailing from the small town of Wallace-
                                                                                                                                                                         performing in plays since she was eight years old such                           town Ontario, Kory is a natural for the
                                                                             Band                                                                                        as Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie, The Wizard of
                                                                                                                                                                         Oz, and 1867. Whether it was at sleep-over camp, a school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          role of Roy. As a first year Global Stud-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ies student at Wilfrid Laurier Univer-
Conductor ................................................ Brendan Whiting          Guitar ............................................................... Dan Beacock                                                                                    sity. Kory is eager to join the Laurier
                                                                                                                                                                         production, the Fringe Festival here at Laurier, or through
Rehearsal Conductor, Act II ................... Danielle LaCasse                    Bass Guitar .......................................................... Beth Curley                                                                                    Musical Theatre Company in this years
                                                                                                                                                                         the acting company Characters, Kara has always enjoyed
Keyboard 1 ................................................ Brendan Whiting         Drums .................................................... Daniel MacPherson                                                                                          production. Kory has been in many pro-
Keyboard 2 .................................................. Laura McGuire         Keyboard Programmer Extraordinaire ..... Laura McGuire                               being on stage. This is the first time that Kara has been a    ductions with the West Elgin Dramatic Society as well as
                                                                                                                                                                         part of LMT, and is thankful that she had the opportunity      Wildcat Theatre at West Elgin Secondary School. Some
Videographer ................................................. Evan Mitchell        Bat Boy Logo Design ................................... Caitlin Robson               to work with such a great cast! Enjoy the Show!                of his previous roles include The Cockroach (Chateau La
Poster Design .................................................... Jason Shim       LMT Logo Design ............... Seanna Kennedy, Mark Ross,                                                                                          Roach), Ben (Let’s Murder Marsha), and Seymour (Little
Programmes ................. Laura McDonald, with help                                                                           and Laura McDonald                                                                                     Shop of Horrors). Kory also directs the West Elgin Dra-
      from Lenna Titizian, Jason Shim, and Gisela Peters                                                                                                                                                                                matic Society’s summer program for children.
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                                                                        Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at his elementary school.
                         Kaitlin Knyf                                   David has also been in productions of Les Misérables and                                                                              Synopsis
                    Kaitlin is excited to be a part of the              Fiddler on the Roof. He has also been involved in several
                    cast of Bat Boy. Kaitlin is a fourth year           choirs in past years. David is thrilled to be a member of        In a cave many miles to the south... Just outside the coal-mining-turned-ranching town of Hope
                    English and Film major at Wilfrid                   the Bat Boy cast.                                                Falls, West Virginia, a half-boy/half-bat creature is discovered by a trio of spelunking siblings. Upon
                    Laurier. Kaitlin loves to sing, act, and                                                                             capturing the feral beast, they hand him over to the Sheriff, who, noting the boy’s animalistic quali-
                    tries to dance. Last year, she played                                      Janice Lee                                ties, decides that the best course of action is to place him in the care of the local veterinarian, Dr.
                    Wilhemina the Stockfish in Urinetown:
                    The Musical. Before that, she dabbled                                   Janice is a second year Political Science    Parker, and his wife and daughter. With a little TLC and some extensive education, Meredith and
in theatre, taking two summers of performing arts camp,                                     and English student from Toronto. She        Shelley Parker turn the Bat Boy (now named Edgar) into an upstanding and well-spoken young
performing in a grade 12 school play, and being Rosie in                                    played Soupy Sue in LMT’s production
                                                                                                                                         gentleman.
a grade 5 production of Clowns. Kaitlin is thrilled to be                                   of Urinetown last year, and was also in
                                                                                            the musicals Bye Bye Birdie and Mary             Meanwhile, the town of Hope Falls is suffering a major crisis. The coal mines recently dried up,
involved with LMT again.
                                                                                            Poppins during elementary school.            and the townspeople have turned to raising cattle, with even worse luck. Spurred by rumours of the
                          Jon Krohn                                                         Janice is overjoyed to be fulfilling her     strange Bat Boy and in need of a scapegoat, the townspeople come to believe that Edgar is the cause
                                                                        dream of portraying the archetypal Asian woman sheriff           of a plague on their herd.
                      Jon has been involved with LMT since
                                                                        this year in Bat Boy and thinks it is quite awesome that
                      its inception, and has had a lead role in                                                                              Naively, Edgar tries to fit in with the prejudiced townsfolk and, partly driven by Dr. Parker’s
                                                                        she gets to wear a cool hat two years in a row for Laurier
                      its productions of Hair and Urinetown.                                                                             vengeful plotting, they turn on him and drive him deep into the woods. Shelley, who is in love with
                                                                        Musical Theatre. Offstage, she thinks politics is important
                      He is amazed by the rapid development                                                                              Edgar, runs after him to Meredith’s horror and despair, for Meredith has a deep, dark secret she has
                                                                        and enjoys the fascinating wonderment of LOST. LMTers,
                      of the club and is excited to be involved
                      with such a talented cast this year.
                                                                        I hold you all close to my heart - somewhere between Fred        kept hidden for far too long...
                                                                        Astaire, electoral reform, and Passion Flakies.

                     Danielle LaCasse                                                       Michelle Lutz
                       Danielle is a 4th year vocal major at Laurier                      Michelle is a fourth year music educa-                                                                       Musical Numbers
                       who is ecstatic about being involved in LMT’s                      tion student and has always loved being
                       production of Bat Boy as Vocal Director. Her
                       formative studies were under Anna Lynn
                                                                                          a part of theatre. She has stage man-                                           Act I                                                                           Act II
                       Murphy and Pat Pascoe, and she currently                           aged three shows in Laurier’s Fr!nge           Hold Me, Bat Boy ............................................... Company       A Joyful Noise .......................... Rev. Hightower, Company
                       studies with Lynda Mieske. Danielle has been                       Festival and has been part of the stage
                                                                                                                                         Christian Charity ...................... Sheriff, Meredith, Shelley            Let Me Walk Among You ................................... Bat Boy
                       involved in amateur and professional theatre                       crew for The Sound of Music, Joseph and
                       & opera for 7 years; previous favourite roles                      the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,            Ugly Boy ................................................. Shelley, Meredith   A Joyful Noise (Reprise) ................................... Bat Boy,
                       include Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors) Bielke                                                                    Watcha Wanna Do? ................. Rick, Shelley, Rick’s Posse                                                           Rev. Hightower, Company
                       (Fiddler on the Roof), and Gilmer (Godspell).    and Peter Pan. She has worked as a member of the sound
Other musical theatre productions include Crazy for You, Leader of      crew for Chapter Two and performed in the pit band for           A Home for You .................................... Meredith, Bat Boy          All Hell Breaks Loose ................................................ Rick
the Pack, Chess, Anne of Green Gables, and more. Operatic engage-       Oklahoma. This is her first time stage managing a musical        Another Dead Cow ................... Bud, Ned, Roy, Lorraine,                  Find The Bat Boy ............................................... Company
ments have included Le Diable à le Quatre (Marton), The Crucible        and she is very excited to be a part of Bat Boy. It’s going                                                     Maggie, Daisy, Company          Three Bedroom House ........... ............... Meredith, Shelley
(chorus), The Enchanted Forest (spirit). Upcoming roles include La
Chatte (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges) and Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica).   to be a great show!                                              Dance With Me Darling ..................... Dr. Parker, Voices                 Children, Children .................................... Pan, Company
Danielle would like to thank Adam for his continual love and support                                                                     Mrs Taylor’s Lullaby .................. Mrs. Taylor, Rick, Ron,                More Blood/Kill The Bat Boy .............. Dr Parker, Company
of her crazy life, Brendan & band for being her conducting guinea-                           Kim Manning                                                                                             Doctor #1, Nurse   Inside Your Heart ................................... Shelley, Bat Boy
pigs, and the cast & crew for being so dedicated and talented.
                                                                                          Kim Manning is a fourth year Honours           Show You A Thing Or Two .................. Meredith, Shelley,                  Apology to a Cow ............................... Bat Boy, Company
                          David Lahn                                                      Psychology student, with a minor in Mu-                                                              Dr. Parker, Company      Revelations ......... Meredith, Dr Parker, Doctor #2, Company
                                                                                          sic, who is very excited to be a member of     Christian Charity (Reprise) ................. Sheriff, Dr. Parker,             I Imagine You’re Upset (Finale) .............. Full Company
                      David is currently in his first year of
                                                                                          the Bat Boy cast. This is the first time she                                                                       Company    Hold Me, Bat Boy (Reprise) .................... Full Company
                      Computer Science. David has been in-
                                                                                          has worked with Laurier Musical Theatre;       A Home for You (Reprise) ....................................... Bat Boy
                      volved in drama since a young age, but
                                                                                          however she has been singing all her life      Comfort and Joy ...................... Dr. Parker, Voices, Bat Boy,
                      has only been doing musical theatre
                                                                                          and has been in musicals before, includ-                                  Meredith, Shelley, Sheriff, Company
                      since the age of 13. His first musical the-
                                                                        ing a production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour
                      atre role was as Joseph, in Joseph and the
                                                                        Dreamcoat in Kingston, Ontario.
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The Arts Students’ Advancement Program                                   Queen of Hearts Costumes                                               Jodi Jahnke                                                Seanna Kennedy
                                                                                                                                              Music has always been a huge part                             Seanna is a fourth year vocal major
            Platinum Sponsor                                                 Platinum Sponsor                                                 of Jodi’s life and to this day she still                      at WLU. It is also her fourth year be-
                                                                                                                                              dreams about going back to Markham                            ing involved with LMT having played
                                                                                                                                              (yes, that’s where she’s from) and be-                        Sheila in Hair, Serena in Fame, and
                                                                                                                                              ing a part of her high school’s music                         directed last year’s Urinetown. She
                                                                                                                                              program all over again. Now with the                          has been involved in amateur and pro-
                                                                                                                                              help of Laurier Musical Theatre she                           fessional theatre for 13 years and has
                                                                                                                           has once again gotten back into the musical groove. To         held every position from lead role, to running crew, to
                                                                costume rentals and accessories                            say that Jodi is ecstatic about playing Meredith Parker in     General Manager, to vocal director, to choreographer,
                                                                email: sales@queen of hearts costumes.ca                   this year’s production would be a serious understatement.      to girl who makes the coffee and buys the snacks. Some
                                                                                                                           She first heard about Bat Boy in grade 10 when she went        favorite theatre experiences include playing Peaseblos-
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                                                                                                                           in Musical Theatre for a week. During her time there she       adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, playing Sarah Brown
The Arts Students’ Advancement Program is a                    f: 519.886.2989 www.queenofheartscostumes.ca                was asked to perform in a scene from Bat Boy as Mrs.           in Guys and Dolls and being the General Manager and
fund designed by students to help enhance the                                                                              Parker and fell in love with the role. As soon as she got      Co-Artistic Director for Bronze Youth Theatre this past
                                                              Queen of Hearts Costumes provided many im-                   home she ordered in the CD from the States, and it has         summer and assistant writing, directing and co-star-
educational experience and opportunities for
                                                              portant and amazing costumes and props for Bat               been in her CD player (well, now MP3 player) ever since!       ring as Robyn in Love and War: A Musical Revue for
undergraduates within the Faculty of Arts. Lau-                                                                            She’s a second year BBA student and is too busy for her        BYT. With over 40 productions under her belt, Seanna
                                                              Boy: The Musical, and the show most definitely
rier Musical Theatre would like to thank ASAP                                                                              own good...but it doesn’t matter. Bat Boy always gets first    is confident that musical theatre is the career for her.
                                                              would not have been the same without them.
for their generosity and support over the past                                                                             priority!                                                      However if that falls through she can always resort to
two years. Their contributions have enabled                                                                                                                                               being a professional water-tubing spotter.
the LMT to grow and to acheive new goals.                               Exclusive Costumes Sponsor                                              Hilary Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Laura Killeen
    Partners in Excellence                Superior Sprinkler Co. Ltd.                 WLUSU Campus Clubs                                       Hilary is thrilled to be taking on the
                                                                                                                                               task of President of LMT this year.                          Laura is a fourth year Psychology stu-
        Gold Sponsor                            Gold Sponsor                             Gold Sponsor                                          Her previous experience within LMT                           dent from Burlington, Ontario. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                            trained with the Burlington Dance
                                                                                                                                               includes being a cast member for the
                                         Superior Sprinkler Company Lim-                                                                                                                                    Academy for fifteen years in ballet,
                                                                                                                                               previous 2 years as well as Promotions
                                         ited, formed in 1986 is a complete                                                                                                                                 jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, pointe, and
                                                                                                                                               Director last year. Hilary also attended
                                         one source sprinkler and fire protec-                                                                                                                              musical theatre. During high school,
                                                                                                                                               a Regional Arts High-school in which
                                         tion solution. Our specialty is large-                                                                                                                             she performed in and choreographed
                                                                                                                           she majored in voice. Hilary has spent the last 5 summers
                                         scale, fast-track projects; delivered                                                                                                            Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West
The Partners In Excellence program                                                                                         teaching voice at a musical theatre camp. Her previous
                                         on time & on budget. We are a vot-       The Campus Clubs Department ser-                                                                        Side Story, and Godspell. She has had the privilege of
is dedicated to helping students make                                                                                      theatrical experience includes Les Misérables (Chorus),
                                         ing member of NFPA and the Cana-         vices clubs and students by ensuring                                                                    choreographing the last three of Laurier Musical The-
their mark at Laurier and is funded                                                                                        The Sound of Music (Chorus), Fame (Ms. Bell), Urinetown
                                         dian Automatic Sprinkler Association.    that they have the resources at hand                                                                    atre’s productions, Hair, Fame, and Urinetown. She
by Laurier Alumni. Applications are                                                                                        (Cladwell’s Secretary), Clowns (Rosie), Clue: The Musical
available through their website at                                                to be successful, and by supporting      (Ms. Scarlet), and Anne of Green Gables (Chorus). Hilary       would like to sincerely thank the cast and crew of Bat
                                          5100 Maingate Drive, Unit #7 & 8        clubs in making it possible for stu-                                                                    Boy for all of their creativity and dedication. “Life may
the beginning of each term. Laurier                                                                                        would like to thank her executive team for their amazing
                                              Mississauga ON L4W1X6               dents to explore their interests in a                                                                   not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we
Musical Theatre is greatful for the                                                                                        work behind the scenes throughout this production as well
                                                Phone: 905-602-5798               fun, interactive atmosphere. Laurier                                                                    should dance.”
support and funding that the Laurier                                                                                       as the cast for being the amazing performers that they are.
                                                 Fax: 905-602-6322                Musical Theatre would like to thank
Alumni have provided us with in the                                                                                        Hilary would also like to thank Alex, her family, and her
                                            E-mail: superiorspk@aol.com           Campus Clubs for their contributions
past two years and for their continued                                                                                     friends for all of their support over the last few months.
investment in Laurier’s community.                                                and support over the past three years.   Keep smiling and reach for the stars!
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                      Laura Geldart                                                 Heather Hamilton
                   Laura is a first-year Archaeology stu-                              Heather is ecstatic to be a part of Bat
                   dent. She enjoys working backstage                                  Boy this year. After beginning her
                   in theatre. Previously she has done a                               journey with LMT last year as a part
                   four-month co-op term with Kitchener’s                              of Urinetown, her love for the theatre
                   Theatre & Company, and worked as                                    has grown. Catching the acting bug at
                   Assistant Stage Manager for the Grand                               an early age, Heather has always been
                   River Collegiate production of Fame.                                involved with the arts in school and in
Laura also likes doing face painting, which she volunteers         the community, being in musicals such as West Side Story,
for at Sheppard Public School’s annual Fun Fair.                   Pippin, Pirates of Penzance and Chicago. Last year she was
                                                                   also a part of the Laurier Fr!nge Festival playing the role of
                   Ashley Goldberg                                 Alex in Hip My Angel. At Laurier, Heather is a second year
                   Ashley is in second year, majoring in           English major and Arts Co-op student.                                  Long & McQuade - Silver Sponsor                                    Print Integrity - Silver Sponsor
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She is very grateful for the opportunity to work on the            20. Which is it Michael, come on? Michael, however, does
production of Bat Boy. It’s going to be an excellent show;         have stunning eyes, so much so that many a song has been                               Fritos provided by Frito-Lay Canada - Silver Sponsor
great work everyone!                                               inspired by them, like skinimerinky-dink and any song

                       Amanda Hall
                                                                   with the word blue mentioned. Michael can cook 2 min-                       Overalls and wheelchair provided by KW Access-Ability - Bronze Sponsor
                                                                   ute rice in 38 seconds. Michael just found out what acting
                   Amanda is a third year Kinesiology and          was 16 minutes ago while hanging out down stairs, and he
                                                                   is excited but still a little confused. Michael once ate two
                                                                                                                                                                            Special Thanks To:
                   Physical Education student. She danced
                   for fifteen years at the Denise Lester          live goldfish. He also contracted a flesh eating larva that      • Chris Knarr, John Hergel, and Gil Lesperance at the       • James Nadeau, for the Fritos.
                   Dance Academy in Pickering, Ontario.            inhabited the back of his neck. Michael has one hundred            WLU Theatre Auditorium.                                   • WLU Dean of Students David McMurray, and Cathie
                   She is trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical,   girlfriends.                                                     • Janet Dupuis and the Faculty of Music, for their            Hughes Meyer, for their continued support.
                   acro, modern, pointe as well as musical                                                                            support and cooperation in providing rehearsal space.     • Meghann Wiles, Residential Services Facilities
                   theatre and has also obtained her teach-                               Clara Hilts                               • Our make-up crew: Dana Desimone, Kate Applin, Melanie       Coordinator, for the provision of storage space.
                   ing certificates in all of these areas. This                                                                       Silva, Larissa Koniuk, Stacey Bulmer, and Kayla Bulmer.   • Mossab Basir, Allan Cayenne, and Tina MacKinnon at
is Amanda’s second year choreographing for Laurier Mu-                              Clara is a 2nd year music student study-
                                                                                    ing composition. Likes: Singing, Michael        • Nathanael Pannecoucke, Liz Parker, Mark Giardino,           WLUSU, and the Campus Clubs department.
sical Theatre, where she has worked alongside the lovely
                                                                                    Henry’s belly, nipples (sorry Brendan),           Caitlin Symak, Lindsey Russell, Sara Lowry, and           • Brian Pichna, for the rock-climbing equipment.
Laura Killeen in last year’s production of Urinetown. Over
the years, she has performed in and was the choreogra-                              Dislikes: Olives, Papers, Compost, (all of        various club members for help building and/or             • Kim LaCasse, for the pregnancy pillows
pher for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,                             which make her dry heave). She’s from             transporting sets and props.                              • Adam Powell and Ashleen Robinson for the use of their
Grease, Anne of Green Gables and Leader of the Pack. She is                         Peterborough - the real P-dot. This is          • Adam Sirek, for help building sets and tracking down        amp and keyboard, respectively.
very excited to be working with such a talented cast and is                         her favorite poem: Kisses spread germs            fangs, ears, and a giant syringe in Toronto.              • Amanda Nosko
extremely proud of all of their hard work and dedication.          and germs are hated, so kiss me honey I’m vaccinated.            • Different Strokes, for lending us a “tobacco product”.    • Return policies
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                                                                   he’s loving it. While Kale spends his summer sing-                                                                          has also performed in Stage Door in the role of Little Mary.
                      Ken Aldridge                                 ing and dancing up at camp, he’s excited to actually                             Devon Davis                                To Dad, Mom, Lindsey, Erik, Alison, and all the others who
                  Ken is a second year Biology major               be dancing the right steps and singing on-key. He’d                          Devon is very excited to be on the crew        have supported and continue to support me, I thank you.
                  and this is his first show with LMT.             like to thank his friends on Foot Patrol for their sup-                      of Bat Boy! This is her second time
                  Ken has been interested in musical               port and for not laughing at him when he practices                           working with LMT and she enjoys the                                Sarah Erdman
                  theatre for a number of years, ap-               in the 24 Lounge. He’d also like to thank his family                         challenge that collecting and creating
                                                                   for being willing to leave lunch early to drive him to                                                                                         Sarah is a fourth year student of music
                  pearing in several shows in Kings-                                                                                            props gives her. Devon is a third year
                                                                   rehearsal.                                                                                                                                     education and has been a part of Laurier
                  ton, most recently as Sky Master-                                                                                             Communication Studies major. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Musical Theatre since its first season in
                  son in KCVI’s production of Guys                                                                                              would like to thank Queen of Hearts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  03-04. Sarah has been involved in musi-
and Dolls. Bat Boy has been by far the most fun Ken                                  Jessica Bray                            Costumes for taking a rather large prop off of her hands!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cal theatre since elementary school and
has had in musical theatre and owes it all to the en-                                                                        She would also like to thank her parents and roommates
                                                                                   Jessica is a third-year student study-                                                                                         thinks life would be pretty dull without
tire cast and crew who helped make this show pos-                                                                            for their support!
                                                                                   ing Fine Arts. She is very excited to                                                                                          it...she’d probably even manage to get
sible. Special thanks to all family, 6 amazing friends,
                                                                                   be in this year’s production of Bat                                                                         her homework done! Sarah’s favourite experience onstage
and wonderful girlfriend who have all been so support-
ive through this entire process. Enjoy! P.S. I look much                           Boy, because she has had a huge                               Dana Desimone                                 was as Little Sally in last year’s production of Urinetown
                                                                                                                                                                                               and her close seconds include her performances in Jekyll
better with hair.                                                                  passion for drama and theatre ever                            Dana has participated in many musical
                                                                                   since her first drama class in grade                                                                        & Hyde and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Sarah trad-
                                                                                                                                                 theatre productions throughout her            ed in her acting hat this year for a stage manager one and
                    Christine Aonso                                                9. The number one reason she loves                            life, but this is her debut in a university   she thinks it’s almost as cool. Thanks to everyone who has
                                                                   drama is because she can act crazy and no one will                            production. She has performed in mu-
                     Christine is a Communication Studies          look at her funny. Jessica is graduating this year and                                                                      been involved with LMT over our four seasons for making
                     major. This is her first performance with                                                                                   sicals such as Joseph and The Amazing         university THAT much better!
                                                                   she is very sad to leave because she just found out                           Technicolour Dreamcoat, My Fair Lady,
                     LMT and she is trés excited for the oppor-    about LMT. She would have loved to have known ev-                             and Godspell. Dana first became fond
                     tunity. Her past credits include Singing in   eryone in LMT longer and be in more productions           of the stage at the age of 5 as a competitive pianist and vo-                           Miriam Fine
                     the Shower, Karaoke at the Gat, Living        with them because they are amazing people who
                     Room Sing-Along, and Campfire Tribical                                                                  calist. Dana has participated in many choirs and festivals                           Miriam is delighted to be returning to
                                                                   have made her last year unforgettable.                    and has won many awards and competitions. Dana is an
                     Tribal Tunes. Christine would like to give                                                                                                                                                   LMT for her fourth year, and couldn’t be
great thanks to her boyfriends for their continual love. She                                                                 aspiring Honours Music and Political Science major here                              happier to be back on the dance floor! As
would also like to thank her roommates who have to listen
                                                                                     Brenna Cook                             at Laurier and is extremely excited to be in the wonderful                           always, it has been a pleasure working &
to her unchained melodies far too much, and for joining her                                                                  production.                                                                          dancing with this exceptional club. Music
                                                                                    Brenna is a first year archaeology
practice vocally and verbally, even when it was not necessary.                      student at laurier. An Ottawa native,                                                                                         theatre has been a part of Miriam’s life
Special thanks also goes out to her cast members who always                         she has been sewing since she was a                         Shannon Dickens                                                   since her stage debut as ‘Lucy’ in Narnia:
directed her to her spots on stage. As Christine is adopted she                     child. Her interest in costuming has                                                                       The Musical in Grade 3, and she hasn’t stopped singing or
has no family to thank, and she endured to this point through                                                                                   After watching a performance of The            dancing since. After studying music theatre at a Toronto
                                                                                    developed from home-made Hallow-                            Phantom of the Opera at the tender age
her own personal strength, with the companionship of her                            een costumes into historical recre-                                                                        high school for the arts, Miriam is so thankful to be able to
dogs Benson and Jack. It is also noted that one day her name                                                                                    of six, Shannon has always wanted a            continue her involvement with the arts at Laurier. Miriam
                                                                                    ation of medieval clothing. Brenna                          place on the stage. She started by turn-
will be in lights. Muchos Love C2.                                 enjoys the technical challenges that theatrical and                                                                         performed in LMT’s Hair, choreographed for Fame, and
                                                                                                                                                ing her family’s kitchen into her per-         served as club President last year. She is in her fourth year
                                                                   historical costuming offer. In her final year of high
                     Kale Boehmer                                  school, Brenna designed and created the costume
                                                                                                                                                sonal theatre where she and her sister         in the Honours Psychology program, and couldn’t be more
                                                                                                                                                Lindsey would belt out their favorite          proud of how this club has grown during her time at WLU!!
                    Kale is a second-year student tak-             for one of the lead characters of St. Paul’s produc-      songs from various musicals. Shannon’s parents later en-
                                                                   tion of Unity (1918). Brenna is very excited to be a                                                                        Thank you - To my family, friends, the wonderful cast, crew
                    ing Canadian Studies and what-                                                                           rolled her into the Langley Fine Arts School, where she
                                                                   part of this years production and hopes to work with                                                                        and executives, and especially everyone who has supported
                    ever else he can fit into his packed                                                                     studied for six years before moving to Oakville, Ontario.
                                                                   Laurier Musical Theater in following years.                                                                                 LMT over the past 4 years. “We should consider every day lost
                    schedule. This is his first on-stage                                                                     Laurier Musical Theatre has allowed this third year Eng-          in which we have not danced at least once.” - F. Nietzsche
                    performance since he played one of                                                                       lish and Film student to help stretch her musical skills, and
                    Santa’s elves in kindergarten, and                                                                       she couldn’t be more excited! Besides Bat Boy, Shannon

								
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