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Montreal Interviews

Jeff Parry, Producer of WE WILL ROCK YOU at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts Interview Jeff Parry, Producer of WE WILL ROCK YOU at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - February 03, 2020, Montreal

Jeff Parry was raised in Ottawa, ON. His love of music began when he was 9 years old when he fell in love with The Beatles. He has always had a passion for. music, so after University, he moved out west to try to raise money to open a record store in Ottawa. He wound up staying in Alberta and rather...
Jason O'Neill of RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY which runs 1/10-12, 2020 at Salle Wilfri Interview Jason O'Neill of RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY which runs 1/10-12, 2020 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - January 08, 2020, Montreal

Jason O'Neill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He became passionate about Irish dancing, Irish culture and music as a young boy and seeing RIVERDANCE changed his life. It became his goal to become a professional Irish dancer and perform in RIVERDANCE, which he has now done for 10 years. I had ...
Helena Levitt of LATE COMPANY at Segal Centre Studio Interview Helena Levitt of LATE COMPANY at Segal Centre Studio
by Noelle Hannibal - December 04, 2019, Montreal

Helena Levitt was born and raised in Montreal. She graduated from Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program, where she says she fell in love with her craft. Upon graduation, she moved to Toronto to seek out more opportunities. After two years in Toronto, and missing her family, she returned to M...
Andrew Samonsky of COME FROM AWAY which runs 11/26-12/1 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, P Interview Andrew Samonsky of COME FROM AWAY which runs 11/26-12/1 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - November 22, 2019, Montreal

Andrew Samonsky was born and raised about an hour north of Los Angeles in the coastal town of Ventura, CA. He majored in Music at California State University, Northridge, which just so happens my Alma Mater. Part of the Opera Program, Samonsky started taking drama classes from two professors, Peter ...
Director/Choreographer Amy Blackmore of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at MainLine Theatre Interview Director/Choreographer Amy Blackmore of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at MainLine Theatre
by Noelle Hannibal - October 28, 2019, Montreal

Amy Blackmore was born and raised in Greenfield Park, QC. Growing up, most of her family was involved or worked at Greenfield Park United Church. When she was very young, she began going with her mom to work. There were dance classes being taught by the Cameron School of Dance in the basement of the...
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND'S Rachel Bloom Brings Her Solo Show To This Years' Just For Laugh Interview CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND'S Rachel Bloom Brings Her Solo Show To This Years' Just For Laughs Festival
by Noelle Hannibal - July 16, 2019, Montreal

Exhilarating. Feral. Thoughtful. These are just a few choice words from The Guardian's five-star review of Rachel Bloom's recent London show. Bloom will be bringing that energy on stage for a five-night run of What Am I Going To Do With My Life Now? at this years' Just For Laughs Festival....
Alison Whitehurst of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier - Interview Alison Whitehurst of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier - Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - February 08, 2019, Montreal

Alison Whitehurst was born in Sugar Land, Texas. The daughter of a professional pianist, she was exposed to music at a very early age, tagging along and watching her father play gigs from backstage. She would often sit and experiment with him at the piano and played herself for nine years. After her...
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard of SOUND OF THE BEAST at Black Theatre Workshop/MAI Interview Donna-Michelle St. Bernard of SOUND OF THE BEAST at Black Theatre Workshop/MAI
by Noelle Hannibal - October 04, 2018, Montreal

Canada's oldest professional black theatre company, Black Theatre Workshop are all set to launch their 48th season this October. The first production of the season is SOUND OF THE BEAST (SOTB), a one-woman show that uses spoken word, story-telling and hip-hop to spit rhymes from the underground and ...
BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Interview BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfred-Pelltier, through 6/24
by Noelle Hannibal - June 19, 2018, Montreal

Matt Manuel was born and raised in Detroit, MI, 'the heart of Motown.' He got his start as a competitive gymnast. When he was 13, he had to quit gymnastics, which he says broke his heart. His mother convinced him to try a piano lesson while his brother took a voice lesson. The teacher accidentally s...
Laurie-Anne Jean-Baptiste of LYRIC THEATRE SINGERS - JOURNEY TO BROADWAY at D.B. Clar Interview Laurie-Anne Jean-Baptiste of LYRIC THEATRE SINGERS - JOURNEY TO BROADWAY at D.B. Clarke Theatre
by Noelle Hannibal - June 12, 2018, Montreal

Laurie-Anne Jean-Baptiste was born and raised in the West Island area of Montreal. She studied Cinema and Communications at Vanier College and Creative Writing at Concordia. She first delved into theatre in the 6th grade. Discovering how much she enjoyed it, she continued to be involved in theatre t...
Emerging Talent, Montreal: Sam Boucher of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOA Interview Emerging Talent, Montreal: Sam Boucher of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Running through 6/17
by Noelle Hannibal - June 01, 2018, Montreal

Sam Boucher was born and raised in Montreal. He developed his passion for musical theatre at a young age, really beginning to focus on it in high school. He studied classical voice for two years at Vanier College, has just finished his first year at Concordia University and next year, he heads off t...
A Conversation with Tracy Braunstein of LIGHT THE LIGHTS - AN EVENING AT THE TONYS at Interview A Conversation with Tracy Braunstein of LIGHT THE LIGHTS - AN EVENING AT THE TONYS at Centaur Theatre
by Noelle Hannibal - April 20, 2018, Montreal

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 soon graduated to school plays and immersed herself in community theatre. When she was 17, she got on...
Brandon Howard Roy of THE HOCKEY SWEATER: A MUSICAL at Segal Centre, opening 10/26 Interview Brandon Howard Roy of THE HOCKEY SWEATER: A MUSICAL at Segal Centre, opening 10/26
by Noelle Hannibal - October 24, 2017, Montreal

Brandon Howard Roy was born and raised in Beaconsfield, QC, in the West Island of Montreal. A recent graduate of Sheridan College, just outside Toronto, Roy is making his professional theatre debut in THE HOCKEY SWEATER: A MUSICAL this week at The Segal Centre....
Trista Moldovan of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TOUR at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place De Interview Trista Moldovan of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TOUR at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - October 05, 2017, Montreal

Trista Moldovan has been part of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for nearly 10 years, having played Christine in the 10,000th performance on Broadway as well as on tour. She is currently on tour with the show, this time playing Carlotta. The tour makes a stop in Montreal from October 4 - October 15, 2017 a...
A Conversation with Cathy Burns of the Lyric Theatre Singers
by Noelle Hannibal - June 09, 2017, Montreal

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 spe...
Olivia Lepore, EMERGING TALENT MONTREAL, STUDENT EDITION at John Abbott Casgrain Studio Theater
by Maggie Owen - May 05, 2017, Montreal

BWW Montreal Emerging Talent, Student Edition interviews the talented up-and-coming actress Olivia Lepore on her artistic journey, graduating from Theater School and next steps in her career....
Sam Zeller of KINKY BOOTS at Salle Wilfred Pelletier
by Noelle Hannibal - December 14, 2016, Montreal

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....