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Thank you to The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss ~ 1 Gondola Point Road, Suite One, Rothesay THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented through special arrangement with R & H Tel: (506) 848-1234 Theatricals, 1065 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2400, NY 10018. www.benjaminsbooks.nb.ca www.rnhtheatricals.com About Interaction Theatre Company Interaction Children’s Theatre was founded in 2001 to provide quality theatre pro- Director’s Notes gramming for and by children in the Saint John and surrounding areas. We are a theatre company that provides training to young people ages 3-18 in all aspects of The Sound of Music is one of the world’s most cherished musicals. theatre performance, with a strong focus in creative self-expression and group Everyone has a favorite scene, song, or moment from the show. dynamics. The philosophy behind IACT is if you provide a young person with a safe “Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” Leisl and Rolf’s first kiss, the Grand and creative environment, they will gain the skills and outlet needed to be strong, self- Waltz—each time I’ve mentioned I’m directing the play people feel an confident, intuitive, and proud. Our workshop and rehearsal environments encourage instant connection and tell me their favorite memories of watching the creative play and thinking on your feet, and lead to entertaining and professional movie with their family. quality productions. From the cashier at the photocopy store to the fellow at Tim Horton’s Saint John like a kid in who stopped me when he saw my hoodie, we all have a favorite Sound The Bes t place to act vey 2006 of Music moment. Here are some of mine: the Von Trapps mastering Readers Sur four-part harmony and collapsing in tears of joy and exasperation; find- [here] Best of Saint John ing Gretl in a corner playing cards with the nuns; the moment Elaine told me, from a cell phone in an airport in NYC, that she’d step in and become our accompanist,; watching the cast learn to waltz; watching Spend March Break Acting Up at IACT Day Camps Robin, Tristan, Anna, and Andrew in rehearsal and remembering those early days in the Arts Centre; boys learning to march as German Sol- Ages 6-11 years diers; hundreds of Daryl’s costumes arriving in my office; boot camp; Imagination Playground! late night talks with the nuns; John’s arches; Hilary’s first published Spend a week of creativity and fun as we delve into our imaginations! Each Day is a article; and knowing that we have had the support of the IACT family New Adventure! Sign up for one day or a whole week of Fun! and the community to stage this show. Ages 12-15 In Sound of Music boot camp back in early September, we talked about Young Actors Collective what the show is really about. First Love. Children. War. Singing. Got Something To Say? Want a new and creative way to say it? We have the forum for Nuns. The show is a fantasy based on a true story, but most impor- you. We will create a performance piece based on YOUR ideas and perform it on the tantly, we discovered, it’s about standing up for what you believe in, final day. We’ll use games, storytelling, costume, mask, improv, and acting techniques coming together in the face of diversity, and being a family. to bring to life a play by YOU! I’d like to thank our Board of Directors, The staff of Imperial Theatre, Space is limited. Details available at www.interactiontheatre.com. Dan and Anne Elman, John Johnson and Michael Wilcott for keeping things running smoothly on the home front while their wives and chil- Contact us: 674-9192 or www.interactiontheatre.com dren were in Austria, Elijah, the Crew, the Cast, Adrienne Kasdan, Kate Wilcott, Executive Director/Artistic Director Jesse Redmond, Taylor Johnson, and Robin Hebb, Marty McCarthy, and Elaine Boulanger! Interaction Theatre Company Board of Directors 2007/08 Daryl Johnson, President Michael Wilcott , Past President Paula Small, Vice President Originally presented by Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday and Rodgers and Jill Michaels, Treasurer Hammerstein, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, starting Mary Martin, opened at the Lynda Stamers-Gaunce, Secretary Lunt-Fountaine Theatre in New York on November 15, 1959, and ran for 1,443 perform- Directors-at-Large ances. It won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical 1959-60. The film version, re- Omer Fournier, Michael O’Neill, Wendy Papadapolous leased in 1965 and starring Julie Andrews, received five Academy Awards including Best Picture. The most popular movie musical ever made, it has broken records at the box of- fice and with sales of its soundtrack and home video. Page 19 Page 2 In Consideration of the Players & the Audience — No photos or video Special Thanks to Those Who Worked Behind the Scenes Video recording or photography during the show is not permitted—it could be unsafe for Wardrobe & Costume Design the performers. Also in consideration for the performers and those around you, please Daryl Elizabeth Johnson, Giselle Higgins, Nancy Riven. turn off , or turn to vibrate, your cell phone or other devices that go beep! Costumes Tzigane Caddell, Christine Fournier, John Higgins, Bryce The Cast of The Sound of Music Johnson, Karen Stephen, Susan Lee Williams, Alison Calder and Helen Louise Mitchell. Samantha Hermack Mother Abbess Kylie Fox Sister Margaretta Props Lauren Stead Sister Sophia Christine, Omer and Paulina Fournier, Anne and Dan Elman. Becca Griffin Sister Berthe Marley Caddell New Postulant Set Design & Painting Cherise Letson Nun John Kerrigan and Nancy Forbes-Kerrigan Katherine Simon Nun Veronica Kerrigan Nun Sets Jacqueline Higgins Nun The Caddell Family, Anne and Dan Elman, The Fourniers and Nancy Riven Hanna Dingwell-Daltrop Nun Rachelle Smith Nun Make-up Anna Margaret Duncan Maria Lynda Stamers-Gaunce Matthew Christie Franz, the Butler Zoë Caddell Frau Schmidt, the Housekeeper Choreography Assistance Tristan Johnson Captain Von Trapp Amanda Cook Allie Fournier Leisl Garrett Dixon Freidrich Website, Posters & Programs Rachel Caddell Louisa Paula Small Will Sinclair Kurt Hannah Martin Brigitta Sign Painting Danielle French Marta The Fabulous Fournier Family Lauren McGrath Gretl (Saturday matinee) Sophie Wilcott Gretl (Friday evening) Transportation Daniel Britt Rolf Ray Small Robin Hebb Elsa Von Schraeder Andrew Gaunce Max Detweiller Junior Crew Chloe Tibbet Baroness Elberfeld Elijah Wilcott, Bryce Johnson, John Higgins, and Veronica Kerrigan Ben Floyd Baron Elberfeld Ryan Floyd Herr Zeller Thanks also the parents who organized the cast party. Daniel Flood Admiral Von Schreiber (Saturday matinee) Ben O’Neill Admiral Von Schreiber (Friday night) We’re always looking for a helping hand, Lieutenant Hauptmann (Saturday matinee) call 674-9192 to be put on a volunteer list where you feel you can contribute! Drew White Lieutenant Steinhardt Lindsay French* Party Guest/Concert Patron Ashley Vautour* Party Guest/Concert Patron Advanced Performance Company photographer—Marty McCarthy Bryce Johnson* Party Guest/Soldier Gavin Adams* Party Guest/Concert Patron Thank you also to the Telegraph Journal & Kathleen Flynn* Party Guest/Concert Patron Steve Webb and CBC Radio One Information Morning * Apprentice Members of the Advanced Performance Company Page 18 Accompanist: Elaine Boulanger Page 3 “You get a great chance to perform and make new friends and learn lots of new things.” - Cherise Letson ACT I “The positive aspects of belonging to the IACT community are that you make life- (1 hour 10 minutes) long friendships and it’s like being part of another family.” - Daniel Britt Preludium The Sound of Music What skills will you carry on to adulthood? Maria My Favorite Things “Hard work can be fun.. Everyone has an important role to play in the team. Keeping Do-Re-Mi ‘play’ fun, otherwise it’s really no fun at all. Focus doesn’t have to be serious ALL of the time.” - Matthew Christie Sixteen Going on Seventeen The Lonely Goatherd “I’ve learned not to judge, not to care what others say about me...unless it’s a totally How Can Love Survive? awesome compliment about my stage presence...and of course I’ll be taking the very Reprise: The Sound of Music wonderful skill OF ACTING along with me :) - Becca Griffin So Long, Farewell “Too many to list!” - Cherise Letson “I will carry many skills on to adulthood that will help me in many situations such as making presentations to large crowds or speeches. In fact, when I was running for 15 Minute Intermission grade 10 VP at SJHS I had to make a speech in front of the entire student body and my skills that I learned from IACT gave me the confidence to do it. It also gave me the confidence to make me go for the high school musical. There are also many situa- tions in life that require quick thinking and improvisation and I know my experience with IACT will help me.” - Daniel Britt ACT II (45 minutes) Nuns Processional (Morning Hymn) Climb Ev’ry Mountain No Way to Stop It Reprise: Maria Reprise: Sixteen Going on Seventeen The Concert Reprise: Do-Re-Mi Edelweiss Reprise: So Long, Farewell Reprise Climb Ev’ry Mountain Page 17 Page 4 Earlier this year we asked the Advanced Performance Company to tell us what Gavin Adams (Party Guest/Concert Patron) they most like about their time with InterAction and what they may have learned, Gavin Adams has been a member of the InterAction Children’s Thea- here is what a few of them had to say: tre Company since 2002 and has performed in several productions. Gavin, age 11, attends Saint John the Baptist King Edward School. He How has your participation in IACT benefited you? plays the violin and piano. He is a member of the District 8 Junior String Orchestra and has performed in the NB Competitive Festival of “I’ve met lots of new people with the same interests. I now understand everybody Music. Gavin enjoys fencing, swimming, video games, and horror needs to work together, everyone CAN depend on everyone.” - Matthew Christie movies. “I feel that InterAction has made me who I am today. If I was not involved with IACT Daniel Britt (Rolf) I most certainly wouldn’t be Becca, I feel like I belong there and that where ever I go Daniel, age 15, is a grade 10 student at SJHS. He has been a member I know I always have a family at InterAction. Every day I have a rehearsal or a class of IACT since the age of 11, performing recently as Black Dog in the with InterAction, I look forward to it. I get through tough times at school just know- Advanced Performance Company’s production of Treasure Island, and ing that I’ll be seeing my second family in just a few hours, the people who make me as Hans in Saint John History Mystery. Past IACT stage credits in- feel better when I’m low.” - Becca Griffin clude East of the Sun West of the Moon, Alice in Wonderland, and Jacob Two Two and the Hooded Fang. In March, Daniel also played “Well it has definitely helped me be more outgoing and step outside the box, and the role of George in SJHS’s production of the musical Cats. His film helped me do what I love to do most...act! :) - Cherise Letson credits include the role of young Thomas Phelan in the film Vendetta (2001-formerly Irish Eyes). A talented pianist and cellist, Daniel has “My participation in IACT has benefited me by immensely increasing my self- been entertaining audiences since the age of 6 and has won many awards in cello and confidence.” - Daniel Britt piano performance at the annual New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music. Daniel is a member of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and the District 8 Senior Strings What are the positive aspects of belonging to the IACT community? Orchestra. He is also actively involved in the SJHS Choir, Club One-Five-O Ensemble, and SJHS String Ensemble. Daniel enjoys reading, music, rowing, swimming, tennis, “I love to act. I have learned so much about technique.” - Matthew Christie skiing, playing video games, and spending time with friends. “There are certainly too many positive aspects to name, but I think that the most im- Marley Caddell (New Postulant) portant is that you always fit in, whoever you are, whatever age you are, whatever Marley Caddell is an 11 year-old girl. She is in her first year race, everyone’s equal, like it should be.” - Becca Griffin at Rothesay Park School, grade 6. Marley's hobbies are acting, reading, and playing the piano. This is her 3rd year with InterAction Children's Theatre, and her second year in the Advanced Performance Company. The thing she likes about the theatre school is that it isn't always about one person. Marley has performed in: How to Eat Like a Child, East of the Sun West of the Moon, Treasure Island, and The Saint John History Mystery. She has also played parts in school plays. Her hope is to carry on in life as an actor. Rachel Caddell (Louisa) Rachel Caddell is 13 years old and attends Grade 8 at Rothesay Park School. She has been in InterAction Children’s Theatre for four years, and has been acting for five years. Rachel enjoys acting, sing- ing, playing the piano, sports and hanging out with Hannah Mar- tin. She has been in the plays, East of the Sun West of the Moon, Treasure Island, Saint John History Mystery and How to Eat Like a Child. Kids at InterAction are like a family to her. Rachel hopes continue her dream on Broadway. Page 5 Page 16 Photo credit: Marty McCarthy Zoë Caddell (Frau Schmidt, the Housekeeper ) Zoë has been with Interaction two years now; The Sound of Music is her 4th production with the company. She attends SJHS and is in Will Sinclair’s character work for the role of Kurt Von Trapp grade 10. She was in the choral for East of the Sun West of the Moon, was Dirk in Treasure Island and performed in the Fort Latour scene in Saint John History Mystery. Zoë loves to play piano, sing, act, draw and be around her friends. Over the last few years she has be- come very close with her fellow actors and is sad to think about all of the fantastic members graduating this year. She would like to thank everyone who knows they should be thanked. The rehearsals have flown by, it’s time to put on a great show. GO TEAM! Matthew Christie (Franz, the Butler) Matthew has always enjoyed live theatre in any form: plays, con- certs, buskers, magic shows, even a good book reading. Often caught singing and quick with a joke, it was evident early on that perform- ing was something he wanted to do. He asked to join InterAction Children’s Theatre Company after seeing the company’s production of Alice in Wonderland. Matthew is very proud to have become a member of the Advanced Performance Company’s production of The Sound of Music. Hanna Dingwell-Daltrop (Nun) Hanna Dingwell-Daltrop– 13 has been with Interaction Theatre Com- pany for 3 years and has participated in; East of the Sun West of the Moon, Saint John History Mystery and now, the Sound of Music. Hanna has been writing her own stories and plays since she was 2. Hanna also studies violin, dance, Hebrew, and has been known to be dramatic for most of her young life. Hanna attends grade eight at Mil- lidgeville North and hopes to make a career of acting. Garrett Dixon (Freidrich) Garrett Dixon is a member of the InterAction Children's Theatre. He is 13 years old and attends Rothesay Park Middle School. In grade six he appeared in the school play called the Old Folks Home(2006). With InterAction Children's Theatre, Garrett has performed in the Saint John History Mystery (2007), his first solo performance was in the summer production of Broadway Bound (2007) and is Friedrich in Sound of Music. Garrett loves to sing and act and has written his own songs which he has sung at his church. He also enjoys skiing, hiking swimming and running. Page 6 Page 15 Drew White (Lieutenant Steinhardt) Anna Margaret Duncan (Maria) Drew is an eleven year old boy who has been involved in many extra- Anna Duncan is 15 years old and has been performing with Inter- curricular activities but none have inspired such enthusiasm or passion Action for 5 years. She has been in numerous productions including as his theatre experience. His interests in acting/theater began 4 years Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Charlottes' Web and many ago when he was chosen to take part in his schools district’s enrich- more. A native of Saint John, she attends SJHS and has embraced ment camp for high achievers. Drew’s roles have varied in size from the artistic and theatrical culture of this city with her involvement in lead roles to small parts but he is guided by the advice of Kate Wilcott: InterAction. She is very excited to be playing Maria in the Ad- “it’s not how many lines you have but what you can do with your vanced Performance Company’s production of The Sound of Music. lines”. Drew was cast as one of the lead roles in his school’s production of Charlotte’s Web, playing Templeton. As well, Drew performed in the IACT production The Saint John History Mystery as a man in the 1800s battling a fire. Drew conveyed the panic of a man in an emotionally charged scene where his character Daniel Flood (Lieutenant Hauptmann—Friday Night/Admiral was overwhelmed by the intensity of the fierce flames. Most recently Drew was involved Von Schreiber—Saturday matinee) with IACT in a dinner theater performance, A Murder in St. Andrews. Presently, he is per- Daniel is 12 years old and has been involved with InterAction Chil- forming in the production of the Sound of Music. dren’s Theatre Company for three years with both acting classes and workshops. He has performed in a variety of roles in plays and skits including Alice in Wonderland. He also performed roles in school Sophie Wilcott (Gretl—Friday evening) productions at both Kennebecasis Park Elementary School and Sophie is 6 years old and lives in Saint John with her parents, her big Rothesay Park Middle School. Daniel also appeared as Robbie in brother, and her dog, Samuel Beckett. Sophie has been involved in Saint John Theatre Company’s production of A Christmas Carol in IACT since the age of 8 months, when her mother brought her to re- 2005. hearsals for Nicholas Knock. Since then, Sophie has appeared in Hansel and Gretel (the Wicked Witch), Charlotte’s Web (Baby Wilbur), East of the Sun West of the Moon (Monkey), and the Saint Ben Floyd (Baron Elberfeld) John History Mystery (Child and Pigeon). Sophie has appeared in two Ben is a grade nine student at Hampton High School and has been films, and won an acting award at the Silver Wave Film Festival in involved with InterAction for a number of years. He first appeared 2006. When not hanging out at IACT, Sophie likes to play with her in the 2003 production of Peter Pan. He has also appeared in friends, visit her grandparents, draw, climb trees, do puzzles, and play Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (2004), Alice in Wonder- in her room. She is delighted to be sharing the role of Gretl with her best friend, Lauren. land (2005), Charlotte’s Web (2005), East of the Sun West of the Moon (2006), Treasure Island (2006), and the Saint John History Mystery (2007). Ben also was involved with Dramafest 2007, an Kate Wilcott (Director) Atlantic Theatre Competition, in The Ever After. Kate founded InterAction in the fall of 2001. A former instructor of Acting in Dalhousie University’s Professional Actors Training Pro- gram, Kate has directed, written, and taught for Professional Theatres across the region, including Neptune Theatre, Chester Playhouse, Mul- grave Road Theatre, and Zuppa Circus. Kate has directed all of Inter- Ryan Floyd (Herr Zeller) Action’s Main Stage Productions, as well as writing and adapting Peter My name is Ryan Floyd. I have been with Interaction for almost 5 Pan and Alice in Wonderland. In 2006, Kate was awarded The New years now. I have been acting since I was six years old. I am now Brunswick Day Merit Award for Contributing to the Arts in Saint John. thirteen. I go to Quispamsis Middle School. I like reading and writ- When not spending her time with the amazing people that make up ing books. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I play Herr Zeller in The IACT, Kate enjoys hanging out with her friends and spending time Sound of Music. with her own crew, Michael, Sophie, Elijah, and Beckett. Page 14 Page 7 Kathleen Flynn (Party Guest/Concert Patron) Will Sinclair (Kurt) Kathleen is an avid reader, who enjoys listening to her ipod, watching Will Sinclair has been in: How to Eat Like a Child, East of the Sun, movies, spending time with Olivia and hanging out with friends. She West of the Moon, Treasure Island, and Saint John History Mystery. In is a grade seven student at Millidgeville North School and a passion- July he appeared as Harry Potter at Benjamin Books for the release of ate admirer of Shakespeare and his works. Participating in Shake- the 7th book. Will is a grade 5 student at Princess Elizabeth School and speare Idol with the Shakespeare Society last March gave Kathleen a enjoys drumming, listening to music and reading, as well as golfing and renewed appreciation for all aspects of theatre, both from on stage snowboarding. and off. She has a special appreciation for musical theatre. Having a musician as a father has exposed Kathleen to all different genres of music from an early age. Kathleen has been with Interaction Theatre since 2002 and loving every minute of it. Lauren Stead (Sister Sophia) Allie Fournier (Leisl) Is a grade nine student at St. Malachy’s Memorial High School and been Allie is fifteen years old and attends Samuel-de-Champlain school. with InterAction for one year. She has also completed two summer pro- She has been a part of InterAction since 2003 and has proudly partici- grams at of ACT IT at the Imperial Theatre. With InterAction Lauren pated in many wonderful productions. She adores writing, reading, has appeared in Saint John History Mystery (2007). Her other acting drawing, painting, music and travelling and her favourite place in the credits include: Gretyl in Sound of Music (1999), a Munchkin in Wizard world is New York City. She has visited this beautiful city three times of Oz, Beth (Anne) in Anne Arky (2006), and six different parts in School and loves attending Broadway shows. She would also like to thank Daze (2007). Lauren has taken voice lessons since 2003 and has been a her parents for driving her here, there and everywhere for her rehears- member of the Fundy Tide Swim team since 2002. als and her sister for constantly running lines with her! She hopes you enjoy the show! Kylie Fox (Sister Margaretta) Chloe Tibbet (Baroness Elberfeld) Kylie is 12 years old and this is her sixth year with InterAction Chloe is a fun-loving 12 year old who loves life, dogs, and IACT. She Children’s Theatre Company. The various productions she has been joined IACT in 2004 and has been in all of their major productions involved with include: Peter Pan (Tootles), Jacob Two Two and the since. The love, support and energy of the IACT family has really Hooded Fang (prisoner), How to Eat Like a Child, Charlotte’s Web helped Chloe grow as an actor and as a person. (Wilber) East of the Sun West of the Moon, the Saint John History Mystery (Edie) and with her school in the Wizard of Oz as the Lion. Kylie loves the smell of Subway and thinks the sky is fascinating. She could live on ice cream and turkey soup and could wear a flowy peasant skirt every day. Kylie is a Pathfinder, she believes in fairies and plays the piano. She enjoys kayaking in calm water and adores the thrill of Ashley Vautour (Party Guest/Concert Patron) being on stage. She hopes to be in InterAction for as long as she is allowed and to con- Ashley Vautour is 13 years old and attends Samuel-de-Champlain tinue acting for a long while after that. school. She has been in InterAction Children’s Theatre for 3 years. Previous productions include East of the Sun West of the Moon and the Saint John History Mystery. Ashley loves to act, swim, and sing. One Danielle French (Marta) day Ashley wishes to be a famous actress. Danielle is a ten-year-old grade five student at Island View School. She has attended InterAction for five years and has performed in Jacob Two Two, Sleeping Rosie, East of the Sun West of the Moon, and Charlotte’s Web. Her most recent role was that of Birdie, in the production of Saint John History Mystery. Page 8 Page 13 Ben O’Neill (Admiral Von Schreiber—Friday Night/Lieutenant Hauptmann—Saturday Matinee) Lindsay French (Party Guest/Concert Patron) Ben has been with IACT since the fall of 2003 and he has loved every Lindsay is eight years old and attends Island View School. She has been minute of it. Learning how to speak and perform publicly has been a a member of the IACT for 5 years and her performances have included. huge benefit to Ben in all areas of his life. In Ben’s first year with Jacob Two Two, Charlotte's Web, East of the Sun West of the Moon and IACT, at the age of eight, he played the lead role of Jacob in Jacob the Saint John History Mystery. When not performing she enjoys playing Two Two followed, in other years, by parts in How to Eat Like a Child, basketball, swimming and playing with her friends. Her dream is to be a Charlotte’s Web, East of the Sun West of the Moon, and again, a lead teacher when she grows up. role in The Saint John History Mystery in 2007. Ben is a grade seven French Immersion student at Harry Miller Middle School where he is in the Drama Club and has played the co-lead as a talk so host in “The Mystery Guest” and the part of a hippie in “The Competition Piece” that went to Dramafest Andrew Gaunce (Max Detweiller) in Fredericton in the spring of 2007. Ben loves to act and all of the parts, no matter how big Sound of Music will be Andrew's 8th show with Interaction, with his or small, were an excellent adventure! various parts over the years ranging in magnitude from a cameo as a street-sweeper in Saint John History Mystery through more prominent roles such as Dr. Livesay in Treasure Island and Master Fish in Jacob Katherine Simon (Nun) Two-Two. Currently a grade 12 student at Saint Malachy's Memorial Katherine is a twelve-year-old grade 7 French Immersion student who High School, Andrew also participates in any-and-all theatre related loves acting, sports, and hanging out with her friends. Her acting credits activities he can find outside of IACT, including playing Peter Cratchit include Mary in Our Town, the Turkish Princess in East of the Sun West in Saint John Theatre Company's production of A Christmas Carol. In of the Moon and an Irish immigrant in The Saint John History Mystery. school, along with an outing as George Gibbs in Our Town and chorus She has played volleyball, badminton, and softball for school teams. parts in two musicals at Saint Mac's, he had villainous role as the Constable in their pro- She especially likes music and is really looking forward to this produc- duction of Fiddler on the Roof last year. He'll once again be portraying a nasty character tion of the Sound of Music. this year in their production of Oliver, where he plays Bill Sykes. Andrew would like to thank (clichéd as this sounds) his friends and family for all of their support. He'd also like to thank his co-stars for making this one of the most fun and rewarding shows that he's Hilary Smith (Stage Manager) ever be lucky enough to work on! Hilary Smith has been involved with Interaction for the past 6 years. She has performed in plays such as Charlotte's Web and Treasure Island. Becca Griffin (Sister Berthe) Following her years of acting, she took on a new role; stage manager. Becca Griffin is a grade nine student at St. Malachy's memorial high Hilary is currently in grade 12 at Saint John High School and plans on school. She is fourteen years old and has been with Interaction since Sep- attending university next year to study English or Journalism. Hilary's tember 2004. She loves interaction and feels that is it her home away from eventual goal is to become a journalist and hopefully, a novelist. She home. Becca recently played Madame LaTour in Interaction's Saint John loves reading, writing, travelling, her friends and of course, Interaction. History Mystery and will be in St. Malachy's February production of Oliver Twist, directed by Mr. Carl Killen. Becca really enjoys the arts and dreams of one day becoming a star on Broadway. Other than musical theatre, Becca is devoted to hanging around with friends and family. Becca would like to thank her friends (too many to thank in one paragraph), her mother's Rachelle Smith (Nun) friends , and especially her mother , father , nanny and kind-hearted sister Emma for mak- Rachelle Smith attends Princess Elizabeth School and is in Grade 7 in ing her musical theatre and high school life less stressful. I really couldn't have done it the late immersion program. She enjoys acting, singing, song and story without you all. writing, reading, downhill ski racing, swimming, badminton, and vol- leyball. With InterAction she has appeared in East of the Sun West of Robin Hebb (Elsa Von Schraeder) the Moon, Saint John History Mystery, Broadway Bound, and now the Robin is a grade 12 student at SJHS and is her 5th and final year at Sound of Music. Rachelle has also appeared in many school concerts InterAction. Robin was recently accepted into Dalhousie University’s and plays and the NB Competitive Music Festival for singing. She acting program. Robin’s past roles include Chi-Chi the Free Sample takes both piano and voice lessons and is a member of the Junior Choir Lady in Alice in Wonderland, the goose in Charlotte’s Web, and Israel at Portland United Church. Hands in last year’s production of Treasure Island. Robin also has been working at IACT for the past two summers and was a member of Page 12 Green Wagon Street Theatre in 2006. Robin loves all of her IACT brothers and sisters and will miss them horribly next year! Samantha Hermack (Mother Abbess) Veronica Kerrigan (Nun) Samantha Hermack is 15 years old, in grade 10 and has been home Veronica Kerrigan started with IACT the spring of 2002 playing Mira- schooled most of her life. She loves musicals, her favourites being Phan- belle Wolf in the Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig, from then tom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, and Wicked. Her favourite things on there was no stopping her she loved the theatre on stage or behind to do are read, write, listen to music, and obviously, act! She has only the scenes it didn’t matter. Presently she enjoys being involved in been part of IACT for a little over a year and already she loves it, and school activities such as K-Kids, Choir, hanging out with her friends, plans on staying until someone forces her to leave because she’s too old. taking guitar and youth group at The Church of the Good Shepherd. She was in dinner theatre last summer, and the Saint John History Mys- tery, as well as Shakespeare Camp over the March Break. She has no problem being different or unique and can often be seen wearing some sort of crazy hat. Cherise Letson (Nun) Jacqueline Higgins (Nun) Cherise is 15 years old and attends SJHS. She has been in theatre since Jacqueline is 13 years old and is in grade 8 at Samuel-de-Champlain. She she was 12 years old and has been at InterAction since 2004. She has has been with InterAction Children’s Theatre Co. for 6 years. Previous acted in the productions Alice in Wonderland, East of the Sun West of productions include Peter Pan, Jacob Two-Two, How to Eat Like a the Moon, Treasure Island, Saint John History Mystery, and now The Child, Charlotte’s Web, East of the Sun West of the Moon, and the Saint Sound of Music. She plans on being in the company as long as she can John History Mystery. Jacqueline loves to swim, read, and play piano. and would love to pursue acting as a career after high school. Hannah Martin (Brigitta) Bryce Johnson (Party Guest/Soldier) Hannah’s acting debut was in church when she was two-years old. Bryce Johnson has been an IACT member for 3 years, and is a grade 6 She played the part of an angel but would have preferred to be king! student at Lorne Middle School. This is his first opportunity with the In grade five Hannah performed the role of Wendy in Seawood APCo as an apprentice member. He has enjoyed his stage experiences in School’s production of Peter Pan. She thoroughly enjoyed this and IACT’s How to Eat Like a Child (2005), East o the West of the Moon decided she would like to become more involved in drama. She (2006) and Saint John History Mystery (2007). Bryce also loves to play joined InterAction Children’s Theatre Company in 2006. Here Han- the piano and plays soccer. nah took part in Saint John History Mystery where she played both the part of a wife and the tide. She has made many friends and learned new acting techniques. Hannah also played various support- ing roles in Barnhill’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Along with drama, Hannah takes voice lessons and has performed on the “Empty Stocking Fund” and has partici- Tristan Johnson (Captain Von Trapp) pated in the Music Festival. Hannah’s favourite plays are Phantom of the Opera, At 15 years of age, Tristan has been involved in theatre for 5 years, Grease, Cats, Hairspray and the Sound of Music. She is really looking forward to play- having appeared in 8 productions with IACT, including Peter Pan ing the part of Brigitta in The Sound of Music. (2003), Jacob Two-Two (2004), Alice in Wonderland (2005), Char- lotte’s Web (2005), East of the Sun West of the Moon (2006), as “Billy Lauren McGrath (Gretl—Saturday matinee) Bones” in Treasure Island (2006), “Loyalist Man” in Saint John His- Lauren is a grade one student and has been a member of IACT for a tory Mystery (2007), and “Hamlet” in Hamlet in a Hurry (2007). Out- little over one year. Her debut appearance was in Saint John History side of IACT, Tristan has been in The Saint John Shakespeare Festi- Mystery (2006). When Lauren is not in school she likes to draw, val’s Macbeth (2006), Harbour View High’s Fame (2007), and has paint, sing, ride bikes and scooters, run around, play on swings, play appeared in a TV. commercial produced for the NB Dept. of Wellness soccer, and go for walks. She loves anything she gets to do with her and Health (2005). He enjoys being a member of The Harbour View friends. Lauren really loves to read and her favourite books are the Choral Ensemble, and Honor Roll Student, and a Soccer Player. Harry Potter and Nancy Drew series. Lauren would like to be a teacher when she grows up, as well as an artist and a horseback rider. Her favourite TV shows are Balamory and the Doodle Bops. Page 10 Page 11
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