Introducing the Cast of HIT L!ST
Introducing the Cast of HIT L!ST
Glenn Bladon | Guitarist, Vocalist
This Edmonton, Alberta native has been a professional musician since the mid-70's. Several Canadian/U.N. Forces stage shows have taken him overseas to Germany, Cyprus and Israel as well as the Canadian Arctic. Glenn's musical background includes rock, jazz, blues and musical theatre as well as radio and television productions. Glenn has been a featured performer and writer of Deerhurst Resort’s stage shows since the Shania Twain days (1990).
Serge Charlebois* | Performer
This is Serge’s ninth year performing on the Deerhurst stage. He grew up in Ottawa where he was a competitive ballroom dancer before moving to Toronto to pursue his studies at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. Before gracing the Deerhurst stage, Serge travelled across Canada and has been as far as Brazil performing in a variety of musical theatre shows, touring theatre shows and TV commercials. Serge thanks his wife Kasey, inspiring son Xavier, his sibling, parents and friends for their support and love.
Leaynne Connolly* | Performer
As a musical veteran with a deep passion for music and an unmatched chameleon ability, Leaynne has delighted audiences at Deerhurst for many years. Trained in opera early in life, she was also involved in many musical theatre productions which led to her attending Sheridan College. As a performer, she loves to dance, but prefers to "rock it out" and has become a consummate "band leader." Her dream would be to perform a one woman show one day, which just may become a reality. When this "little girl with the big voice" sings you won't want to miss it!
Monica Nowak* | Performer
Monica is so excited to be performing for the third year in a row with this super talented cast. Originally from Pickering, Ontario she is a graduate of Randolph Academy of Performing Arts College and spent the several years living in London, England and New York City singing and acting. Film/TV credits include: "King of the Camp"(YTV), "The Listener" (CTV webseries), "Blood Junkies" (NYC feature film), short film "Ibrain", "Curious and Unusual Deaths"(Discovery). Theatre credits include: "Jasper Station"/ "Race Day"/"Sweet Soul Music" (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), "Perfect Wedding" (Victoria Petrolia Playhouse), "Blood Brothers" (Theatre Aquarius) "Go West" (Broadway workshop). For more information you can visit monicanowak.net
Aislinn Wishart| Performer
Born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, Aislinn is a recent graduate of The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. She is thrilled to join the cast of HIT L!ST this year and is currently adjusting to life in Huntsville. Past credits in Toronto include: Hairspray and Jesus Christ Superstar (The LOT), Into the Woods and Lord of the Flies (Randolph Theatre). She has also appeared in numerous shows on the East Coast and dance productions across Canada as a member of the DancEast Young Company. When not on the Deerhurst stage, she enjoys exploring everything Muskoka has to offer and teaching herself to play guitar.
Kasey Stephan | Performer
Kasey grew up dancing in Alberta before performing internationally with Carnival Cruise Lines and Suncruises. She then attended the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts College in Ontario. Memorable performances include “Grease”, “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Anne of Green Gables” and several contemporary dance company productions in Toronto. Kasey has performed with the Deerhurst cast for seven years and is also the Company Manager, co-writer and co-choreographer for this year’s show, HIT L!ST. When not on stage, Kasey teaches dance and movement and attempts to keep up with her 2 year old son, Xavier the Active. She would like to thank Heather, Mike, Monique and Bernard for being Grandparents of the Year and making it possible for her to return to the stage for her victory lap.
Daniel Neill | Drummer
Based in Toronto, Daniel has performed and recorded extensively in Canada and Europe with some of Canada’s finest musicians and songwriters including Dan Griffin (formerly of Arkells), Paul Reddick, Jadea Kelly, Devin Cuddy, Flash Lightnin’, Whitney Rose and many more. Daniel’s life-long passion for music was greatly influenced by growing up in Huntsville where he took drum lessons from Rejean Gamache, Pierre LeGendre and Ryan Corrigan (a/k/a Hawksley Workman). At Humber College’s Jazz Studies program he developed his stylistic interests in jazz, funk, and latin music and was fortunate to study with Paul DeLong, Barry Elmes, Rick Lazar, Gord Sheard, and Don Thompson. Since completing his studies at Humber College Daniel has been active in Toronto’s music scene and recently completed an MA in musicology at York University. Daniel keeps busy teaching and playing drums and is currently focused on learning how to play the pedal steel guitar.
Will Main | Bassist, Vocalist
Will follows in the footsteps of two generations of musicians in his family who have performed in Muskoka. Will got his start in the "Black Hole Cabaret" while in high school where he won the prestigious "Performer of the Year" award. Will has attended the Humber College Music Program and toured with a number of bands thoughout Ontario. He is thrilled to return to his hometown of Huntsville and perform in this high calibre production of Decades.
John Nobile | Technical Director
John’s musical background includes attending Humber College where his major was arranging. He started performing at age 16 and had his own band “Wave” for ten years, which travelled across Canada. John has been working at Deerhurst Resort for more than 20 years where he played keyboards in the show for three years before moving behind the scenes as Technical Director and sound designer.
*Appears with permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.
Behind the Scenes
Company Manager: Kasey Stephan
Musical Director: Glenn Bladon
Choreographers: Jennifer Johns, Natasha Lowe, Kasey Stephan
Dance Captain: Natasha Lowe
Costume Design/Wardrobe: Natasha Lowe
Music Sequencing and Arrangements: Glenn Bladon, George Guerrette
Written and Conceived by: Glenn Bladon, Kasey and Monica Nowak, Natasha Lowe
Sound technician: John Nobile
Lighting Designer: Philip Cassin
Understudies: Bridget Mantha, Casey Wells, Sierra Neudrof
Additional vocals: Casey Wells, Bridget Mantha
Wardrobe assistants: Madison Joliffe