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.
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.BWW Preview: BLINDSIDE at Theatre Ste-Catherine 3/17-19 March 14, 2016
Following sold out performances across the country, Montreal-based storyteller and choreographer, Stephanie Morin-Robert, is bringing her one-woman show, BLINDSIDE, to Montreal's Theatre Ste-Catherine for three days only. This award-winning physical comedy is Stephanie's personal account of growing up with cancer and a glass eye, and the struggle of turning a disadvantage into a superpower. Boasting successful runs at the Refinery (Saskatoon SK), UnoFest (Victoria BC), and the Phenomenal Festival (Montreal QC), BLINDSIDE returns to Montreal from March 17th-19th in anticipation of a tour of the national Fringe Festival circuit in summer 2016.BWW Preview: WISTA to present YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN 10/16-10/24 October 1, 2015
Chris Barillaro is one of the busiest men in Montreal. An accomplished Music Director, he is also a busy Actor, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger and Accompanist. He is currently working on several projects, including Lyric Theatre Singers' upcoming BACK TO BROADWAY, which opens Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Concordia's DB Clarke Theatre.WISTA to Present BEELINE TO BROADWAY 5/29-5/30 May 20, 2015
WISTA (West Island Student Theatre Association) will present their sixth major musical production, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, on February 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM, as well as February 21 and 22 at 1:30 PM, 2015 at the Steve Murphy Theatre, which is located in Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, 13800 boulevard Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds, QC.BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Beautiful City Theatre's Natalie Gershtein January 28, 2015
Natalie Gershtein, Beautiful City Theatre's (BCT) Artistic Producer, is taking on another role, directing BCT's upcoming CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Annie Baker. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION marks the first time BCT will open a show in New York City and transfer to Montreal. I had the chance to catch up with Gershtein about the evolution of BCT, directing CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION and what's next for BCT.