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Donna Garner has performed throughout Canada and the U.S as a singer, actor, pianist and music director. Selected Theatre: Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music (Broadway First National Tour); Baruška in Once (Broadway First National Tour); Thea in Two Pianos, Four Hands (Charlottetown Festival, Ontario tour, Portsmouth NH Opera House); Vicki in The Full Monty and Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret (Rose Theatre Brampton); Vi Petty in Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre Aquarius, Charlottetown Festival, Stage West Calgary, sudbury theatre centre); Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (Charlottetown); Lee in Cowgirls (Stage West Calgary, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Woman 1 and 2 in Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (New Yorker Theatre); Janet in 2 Across (Showboat Festival Theatre) and as a friend of The Fairy Godmother (Disney Cruise Line). Donna is on the faculty of Sheridan College, Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, and the college of examiners for The Royal Conservatory of Music. She lives in Toronto with her multi-talented husband Rick Hughes and their stoic mini-schnauzer Cody.

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Donna Garner STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
2015 National Tour, 2015
Ensemble

Frau Schmidt [Replacement]

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2013
Baruska


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Toronto Fringe Announces The 16th Annual Next Stage Theatre Festival, October 18-29

Toronto Fringe has announced the programming for the 16th Annual Next Stage Theatre Festival taking place October 18-29, 2023, with six unique pieces presenting dance, sketch comedy, a musical, and dramatic theatre, plus a dynamic selection of community programming. 

Cast Announced For NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 At Crow's Theatre

Crow's Theatre and The Musical Stage Company have announced the cast and creative team for the long-awaited Canadian premiere of the Broadway phenomenon NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 by Dave Malloy. This 12-time Tony-nominated musical delivers a radically contemporary and moving take on Tolstoy's War and Peace through its audacious storytelling and groundbreaking score that mixes indie rock, pop, folk, electronic dance, and classic Broadway music. 

Cast Announced for Toronto Premiere of BRIGHT STAR

Garner Theatre Productions released its cast list for the Actor-Musician workshop of Bright Star, the Tony nominated bluegrass musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. This will be the first Toronto production of the Broadway musical. Bright Star's public presentations of the workshop will take place August 25 & 26.

Tricks and Treats Coming to Crow's Theatre This Halloween!

Crow's Theatre has a magical Halloween planned for lovers of the macabre and of the theatre!  

BIG GIRL & Friends Will Stream Live Daily on YouTube to Support the Actors' Fund Of Canada

Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) Artistic Producer, Christopher Wilson and Associate Director, Ryan Kelly offer a daily YouTube Live stream, BIG GIRL & Friends supporting The AFC (Actors' Fund of Canada) beginning Monday, March 23.

BWW Review: DR. SILVER Masterfully Conducts a New Type of Theatrical Experience

DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE is setting a new standard for Canadian musical theatre. From the moment you arrive at the venue, you're faced with a mass of Dr. Silver's followers - they're friendly, but it's unsettling to watch the room slowly fill with mini cups of blue water.

BWW Exclusive: Photos from First Rehearsal of New Musical DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

After the thunderous success of LIFE AFTER, musical theatre power duo Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson are back with the world premiere of their new musical, DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE. BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the first day of rehearsal!

Cast Announced for THE PREPOSTEROUS PREDICAMENT OF POLLY PEEL (ACT 1) At Toronto Fringe

The 2018 winners of the Paul O'Sullivan Prize for Musical Theatre are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for the in-development Fringe presentation of The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (Act 1), an extraordinary new Canadian musical by Julie Tepperman & Kevin Wong, as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival July 5 - 15, 2018.

Toronto Musical Concerts Hosts Staged Reading of COMPANY

On Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm, Toronto Musical Concerts (TMC) presents a staged musical reading of Stephen Sondheim'sCOMPANY In Concert at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Avenue) to benefit The Canadian Safe School Network (https://canadiansafeschools.com).

SOUND OF MUSIC Cast Sings Again at DC's Bistro Bistro

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present an encore performance of concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Bistro Bistro on Tuesday, July 11th at 10:30pm.

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Nuns to Sing SWEENEY TODD in D.C.

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social today, June 29th at 11:30pm.

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Members To Sing At Penn Social

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social today, June 29th at 11:30pm.

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Nuns to Sing SWEENEY TODD in D.C.

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social on Thursday, June 29th at 11:30pm.

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Members To Sing At Penn Social

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social on Thursday, June 29th at 11:30pm.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Makes DC Premiere Next Month

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center Opera House June 13-July 16, 2017 as part of a North American tour. Tickets are currently on sale.

BWW Review: ONCE at Neptune Theatre

ONCE is a beautifully simplistic piece of work that is a perfect fit to be performed in the Maritimes'

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. 

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below!

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the Orpheum

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will come to Memphis April 18-23, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre as part of a North American tour.

Charlotte Maltby Stars in THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour, Stopping at the Palace This March

The halls of the magnificent Palace Theater in Waterbury will be alive with The Sound of Music when the CT Premiere engagement of the beloved musical plays there March 7 - 12 for eight performances. 

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