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Christy Adamson
Christy Adamson
Cleo, the Stage Manager and Swing

Christy is delighted to be a part of a new Canadian musical! Theatre credits include: Joey/Topthorn War Horse (Mirvish); Boys In the Photograph (Mirvish); Jolene/Associate Choreographer Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (US National Tour); Velma Von Tussle Hairspray (Port Hope); Lady Jaqueline Me And My Girl; Tess Crazy For You; Evita; Sweet Charity; (Drayton Entertainment); Bianca Kiss Me Kate; Jesus Christ Superstar (Sunshine Festival); U/S Narrator Joseph and the amazing…; U/S Diana/Val/Judy A Chorus Line (Stage West); Dance Captain All Shook Up (Stage West Calgary); Robin Hood (Ross Petty Productions); Hollywood Sings; Broadway Baritones (Starbright Festival); Christy has also been a part of 5 productions of Cats most recently at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto. Thanks to the whole creative team for welcoming me to “The Business”, and to Cory and my family. Enjoy!

Tess Benger
Tess Benger
Stella, the Ingenue

Past credits: Anne Shirley in Anne Of Green Gables The Musical for two seasons, originating the new re-imagined version-Charlottetown, Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors-The Rose, Liesl in The Sound Of Music, Wendy in Peter Pan, Olive in …Spelling Bee, Camelot National Tour- Drayton Entertainment, Hairspray– Charlottetown, Top Ten Contestant on CBC’s Triple Sensation Season 2. Thank you to Rob, Stephanie and Geoff for the opportunity to be part of a new Canadian Musical! Thank you to Bruce and The Talent House, and the wonderful Bengers. Thank YOU for supporting live theatre. Enjoy the show!

Matthew G. Brown
Matthew G Brown
Jason, the Stagehand

Selected theatre: The Specialist in Tommy, Nachum in Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford Festival)Prince in Cinderella: A RATical retelling, Wickersham Brother in Seussical! A Musical, (YPT) Newton in I Think I Can (YPT, NAC), Hud in Hair (The Grand), Barry Belson in Jersey Boys (Dancap), Frank in Dreamgirls (Theatre Aquarius, MTC), Snout in A Midsummer nights Dream, Hud in Hair (Canstage), Nomax in 5 Guys Named Moe (Theatre Cambridge). Film & T.V: MR D (CBC) Covert Affairs (CTV/USA Network) Rattan, Down, To The Teeth (CFC), The Kennedys (History Television), Nikita, Instant Star (CTV), Mayday (Discovery Channel), Rookie Blue, (Global), Good Fences (Showtime), Colour of Friendship (Family Channel). Matthew is a graduate of the Randolph Academy and alumni of the Canadian Film Center Actors Conservatory. He is excited to be part of Killer Business. Matthew would like to thank Cast, Crew & Creative, Susan, Julia and the Minstrel Foundation and his Mom. Follow him! Twitter: @Mr_M_G_B

Jason Clarke
Jason Adam Clarke
Steve, the Leading Man

Jason is thrilled to be part of Killer Business, and is particularly excited to be a part of a brand new Canadian musical! He is honoured to be working with such a talented and dedicated cast, crew and directorial team. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre program, Jason also holds a Diploma in Jazz Studies (Vocals) from St. Francis Xavier University. Some of Jason’s favourite past credits include Sebastian in Who’s Underwear with Drayton, All Shook Up at Stage West Calgary and Mississauga, and as a featured Mainstage performer with Disney Cruise Lines. Jason would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support. Special thanks to Stephen and Peter.

Caitlin Goguen
Caitlin Goguen
Ooh, a Showgirl

Caitlin couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this new Canadian musical! Recent theatre credits include: Legally Blonde (Margot/ u.s. Elle Woods) Neptune Theatre, The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble/ u.s. Good Witch) Ross Petty Prods., How to Succeed… (Smitty!) Drayton Entertainment, West Side Story (Graziella) Neptune Theatre, High School Musical (Ripper/ u.s. Sharpay) Neptune AND Drayton, A Funny Thing Happened…Forum (Panacea) Drayton Ent. Film/TV: Warehouse 13, Nikita, Hellcats (Cyclone Cheerleader) and Sucker Punch. Love to my boys Teej and Bobbo and to my girl Peggers. xoxo

Christina Gordon
Christina Gordon
Flo, Aging Starlet and Understudy

Christina has performed in 7 of the 10 provinces, 1 state and 6 cities in Japan. She started as a dancer at the age of 4, grabbed a voice degree in her 20’s and has now graduated to ‘character actress’. In 2013 she was Sr. Berthe (Sound of Music – Drayton Entertainment), Yente (Fiddler on the Roof – StageWest Mississauga) and a guest teacher for the Stratford Festival’s Education Department. Thank you Rob, Ken, Saul, Steph & Geoff for gifting me Flo. “If you ain’t havin’ fun, get the heck off the stage.”

 

David_Keeley
David Keeley
Richard Gunn, The Detective

David is a veteran actor who easily moves back and forth between stage and screen. While starring in the original Broadway production of Mamma Mia, Jonathan Demme plucked him out of the show to play the evil Evan Anderson in The Manchurian Candidate opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington. Other film credits include The Armoire, King of Siam and The Barrens, (a psychological thriller from Darren Bousman starring Stephen Moyer). Last summer, David went back to the stage to play the Captain in The Sound of Music (Drayton Ent.) He also performed in his first farce, Too Many Cooks, (Drayton Ent.)

No stranger to TV, David was a series regular on the BBC America series Copper. He has had guest starring roles on Republic of Doyle, Haven, Saving Hope, Cracked, The Listener, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl, Turn the beat Around, XIII(the series), At Risk, Hotel, Code Name Eternity, and Mudpit. Back on stage, David has done everything from the North American preiere of Brad Fraser’s True Love Lies, at Factory Theatre to the rocked out hippie, Dennis Dupree in Rock of Ages, and Billy’s Dad in Billy Elliot. David is also a veteran actor with The Stratford Festival where he was seen in Hamlet, Richard III, Oklahoma, Fuente Ovejuna, Coriolanus, The Trojan Women, and Palmer Park, among others. David won a Dora Award for his performances as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, at Canstage. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by Broadway World for his performance of Dr. Knox in Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare. David is also a Founding Artist of Theatre 20.

Duff MacDonald
Duff MacDonald
Guy, the Costume Designer

The Wakowski Brothers (Toronto Fringe 2012/Pick of the Fringe), The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe Theatre), Rum Runners (Lighthouse Festival), Guys and Dolls (Drayton), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (US B’Way National Tour), Legends (The Grand Theatre/Drayton), Twist and Shout (The Grand Theatre/Drayton), Batboy (Bathurst Street Theatre), Hank Williams, The Show He Never Gave (Theatre on the Grand), Les Miserables (Original 1989 Cast/ 1st National Tour), Godspell (Bathurst Street Theatre), Forever Plaid, The Buddy Holly Story, Little Shop of Horrors, The Garage Sale, The Foursome (World Premier), The Affections of May, Lonestar, Sweet Charity, The Baker’s Wife and The Cradle Will Rock. TV/FILM: “Scott” in the new feature film TRU LOVE. Cinderella Man, Foolproof, The Music Man, Once A Thief, G-Spot, Jane Doe. In 2011 released his first solo album ROOTS – now on iTunes. Visit www.duffmacdonald.com

Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore
Aah, a Showgirl

Natalie is thrilled to be part of ‘Killer Business: The Musical’. Natalie is a native of Ottawa where she studied Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Credits include: Mitzy in Crazy For You, Dance Legends (The Grand Theatre); Chicago, The Musical (The Amber Theatre); The Nutcracker (The National Arts Centre); Sweet Charity (Orpheus Musical Theatre); Blue Planet (Royal Caribbean Productions). Natalie can also be seen in commercials, industrials, web videos and was also a member of the NBA Raptors Dance Pak. Natalie would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support.

Ryan Rogerson
Ryan Rogerson
Tony Sipario, the Producer

Ryan Rogerson is a professional actor living in Toronto. He has worked at Neptune Theatre, Mulgrave Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre, Festival Antigonish, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, The Belfry and Theatre Northwest. Ryan had lead roles on the CBC Radio Dramas “The Old Guy” and “Clean Sweep”. He has appeared in the films Love and Death on Long Island and Blue Moon.