Noelle Hannibal was born and raised in Los Angeles. After making her professional theatre debut playing Chrissy in the 20th anniversary production of Hair, Noelle moved to Dublin, Ireland where she starred in Lock Up Your Daughters (Hilaret) and toured with The Bull Alley Theatre Company. After her return to Los Angeles, Noelle appeared in Chicago (Velma Kelly), Gypsy (Mazeppa) and Miss Saigon (Gigi) to name a few. Film and television credits include Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Cracker: Mind Over Murder. She has trained with The Beverly Hills Playhouse, The San Francisco Mime Troupe and renowned vocal coach Ron Anderson. Noelle currently resides in Montreal, QC where she is very active in the theatre community. Noelle is not only a performer, she is also a producer, coach and director. Passionate about arts education, Noelle is also executive director of T3 Triple Threat, a non-profit arts and education organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in need through the arts.
Tracy Braunstein's love of theatre began when she was just a child. She recalls early memories of performing ANNIE in the basement and singing 'Big Spender' into a hairbrush around the age of 6. She soongraduated to school plays and immersed herself in community theatre. When she was 17, she got on a bus, with her mom. to take a trip to New York City to see Lea Salonga in her last week of MISS SAIGON.BWW Previews: Gilbert and Sullivan's IOLANTHE at Moyse Hall Theatre February 12, 2018
Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA!, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) will hold an exclusive masterclass in Montrealfor local performers. Andrew will teach lucky participants a song and dance combo from HAMILTON as well as sharing tricks of the trade for auditioning for musical theatre productions. Enrollment in the masterclass is extremely limited. The class is also open to auditors who can observe and learn from the audience. The masterclass will conclude with a lively Q & A with Andrew where he will share his experiences in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring new American musical phenomenon! The smash hit musical, HAMILTON, which won the Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and 8 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, is currently running on Broadway and around the world.BWW Interview: Brandon Howard Roy of THE HOCKEY SWEATER: A MUSICAL at Segal Centre, opening 10/26 October 24, 2017
Montreal's 2017-2018 theatre season is starting up, and there's a new kid on the playground. Playground Productions is Montreal's newest theatre company, and the team of young artists behind it could not be more excited to open their first production in late September. August 11, 2017
Acts To Grind Theatre presents a Tim Evanicki & Davyn Ryall co-production, in association with Fierte Montreal Pride 2017, NAKED BOYS SINGING, written by Robert Schrock, Bruce Vilanch, Mark Winkle and created by Robert Schrock, opening 8/16A Conversation with Cathy Burns of the Lyric Theatre Singers June 9, 2017
Cathy Burns was born and raised in Dorval, a suburb just outside Montreal, the fifth of seven children. She attended John XXIII High School in Dorval, which was known for it's excellent Drama Department. All of her siblings went through the John VIII Drama Department and excelled, most receiving special recognition, 'a Burns tradition.'SHREK THE MUSICAL Wraps Up WISTA'S 10th Anniversary Season 6/9-17, 2017 June 7, 2017
Three-time META Award nominee WISTA will be presenting their ninth full book musical production, Shrek the Musical. Sponsored by FedNav, this production will run for 6 performances on June 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM, as well as June 10 and 17 at 1:30 PM, 2017 at the Louise Chalmers Theatre,John Rennie High School, 501 boulevard St. Jean, Pointe-Claire, QC.BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Says 'Hello' to Montreal (Again!) April 20, 2017
A cast of 27 local Montreal performers, ages 8-70, will present BRINGING BACK BROADWAY, A Musical Review from March 2-7, 2017 at Congregation Beth Tikvah,136 Westpark Blvd, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC. Thetwo hour long Broadway musical revue will highlight songs from ANNIE, WICKED, ALADDIN, THE LITTLE MERMAID, MISS SAIGON, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CHESS, WAITRESS, HAMILTON, THE SOUND OF MUSICA and LES MISERABLES.The McGill Savoy Society to Present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Opening Tonight Through 2/18 February 10, 2017
On February 4th, 2017 at 5:30PM, The West Island Theatre Association (WISTA) will gather notable members, alumni, artists, dignitaries, fans, and supporters of musical theatre at the grand Olympia Reception Hall to celebrate a historical milestone of shared achievements and successes with its highly anticipated ten-year gala.BWW Interview: Sam Zeller of KINKY BOOTS at Salle Wilfred Pelletier December 14, 2016
Sam Zeller was born and raised in Anaheim, CA, the youngest of three sons. Zeller went to Walt Disney Elementary school and grew up, in his words, 'a very fantasy like type life, because I always thought everyone was surrounded by Disney characters all the time like I was. But of course, nobody was.'BWW Interviews: Sarah Primmer of CINDERELLA ON TOUR at Place Des Arts October 18, 2016
Sarah Primmer was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to Connecticut at 7 years old. A classically trained singer, Primmer attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she studied music and theatre. Primmer currently resides in New York City, where she has been for the past 6 years.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Primmer to discuss her past projects along with her current role of Madame in CINDERELLA on Tour.BWW Preview: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL at CETM August 23, 2016
For the first time, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Canada's oldest Yiddish-language theatre, is teaming up with the vibrant, META Award-winning Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society to produce the Yiddish World premiere of THE PRODUCERS: A New Mel Brooks Musical. The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present this hilarious, record-breaking musical in Yiddish with English and French supertitles on the Segal stage through July 10, 2016.BWW Interview: A Conversation with Alex Scolari: On Tour with DIRTY DANCING May 31, 2016
Alex Scolari always knew she wanted to perform. From the age of 5 she was performing in musical theatre productions in her community just outside Los Angeles. At the age of 9, she was competitively competing in dance with The Millennium Dance Complex's Junior Dance Company.