Everybody’s Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women In Music

Musical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre celebrates Canada’s 150th with the world premiere of Everybody’s Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music. A tribute to the nation’s strong history of women in music, this must-see concert runs Thursday June 15 to Saturday June 17 at 8 p.m. nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Everybody’s Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music features the music of Canada’s most influential and powerful female voices, including Anne Murray, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, Joni Mitchell, Shania Twain, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jann Arden and Sarah McLachlan.

Conceived by Katie Edwards with musical direction and arrangements by Jeannie Wyse, the show features three of Canada’s top musical theatre artists – Kelly Holiff, Elena Juatco, Sabryn Rock – along with exceptional new talents Michelle Bouey and Sarite Harris. A three-piece ensemble of keyboards, bass and drums accompanies them.

This incredible show features powerful performers including:

A popular theatre and cabaret performer, Kelly Holiff’s recent theatre credits include Taking The A Train (Soulpepper), Uncovered (Acting Upstage), Anne Of Green Gables (Charlottetown), and The Sound of Music (Theatre Aquarius). Kelly has performed in two holiday tours with Colm Wilkinson, as his special guest, and recently was featured in Any Dream Will Do with Angelwalk Theatre.

A Jessie Award-winning and Dora-nominated actor and singer, Elena Juatco is currently starring as Olga in Onegin (The Musical Stage Company) of which the Toronto Star said: “Juatco’s exceptionally creamy voice is another of the show’s musical highlights.” She recently appeared as Nicola in Kinky Boots (Mirvish Productions) and understudied the role of Éponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables (Mirvish Productions). She also starred as Marcy in Angelwalk Theatre’s I Love You Because. Music from Elena’s debut album of original songs Beyond This Line will be performed in Everybody’s Got A Story.

Sabryn Rock’s varied theatrical credits include Passing Strange, Once On This Island and Caroline, or Change (Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre), Tease (Crow’s East End Performance Crawl at Jilly’s strip club), Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, The Merchant of Venice (Stratford Festival), Ruined (Obsidian Theatre/Nightwood Theatre) and Obeah Opera (Nightwood/Culchaworks for Pan Am).

Michelle Bouey starred as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre), Jasmine in Aladdin (Drayton), and Mimi Marquez in RENT (Panasonic Theatre, Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Program). She is a graduate of the Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College and has appeared on The Moblees (CBC), Odd Squad (PBS/TVO), and Top Ten on Over The Rainbow (CBC).

Sarite Harris’ credits include Bitter Girl (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (Best of Fringe, a NOW Magazine Best Ensemble pick), The Wild Party (The Musical Stage Company/Obsidian – Dora nomination for Outstanding Ensemble), and Parade (The Musical Stage Company/Studio 180 Theatre).

Katie Edwards works as a director, choreographer, and arts educator. Her performing credits include Anne Shirley in Anne (Theatre Orangeville), Luisa in The Fantasticks (Red Barn Theatre) and understudying as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions). A graduate of Sheridan College (Music Theatre – Performance) and York University (Honours BA in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies), she has conceived many musical concerts.

Jeannie Wyse’s musical credits include Jersey Boys (Dancap), The Sound of Music (Mirvish), Seussical (Young People’s Theatre), Into The Woods, Riverdance (National Tour), Anything Goes, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Mary Poppins (Drayton Entertainment), Hair (The Grand Theatre) and CBC TV’s Over The Rainbow. Jeannie is the Vocal Division Head at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and is Associate Music Director at Metropolitan Community Church Toronto. She has toured and recorded with the Elmer Iseler Singers.

Angelwalk Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre company dedicated to producing musical theatre and providing opportunities for both emerging and established Canadian theatre professionals. Founded and serving as a resident company at the Toronto Centre for the Arts since 2009, Angelwalk Theatre has produced 16 musicals and has been nominated for 11 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Select credits include the world premiere of Off-Broadway On Stage, the Canadian premieres of Stars of David, Ordinary Days, I Love You Because, and the Toronto premieres of Altar Boyz.

Angelwalk Theatre presents the world premiere of
Everybody’s Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music
Conceived by Katie Edwards
Musical Direction & Arrangements by Jeannie Wyse
Featuring Kelly Holiff, Elena Juatco, Sabryn Rock with Michelle Bouey and Sarite Harris

Thursday June 15 – Saturday June 17, 2017 at 8pm nightly
Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto ON, M2N 6R8

Single Tickets range from $25-$49 (Groups, Artsworker, and Under 30 prices available)
Discounted Early Bird prices in effect until June 1.
For tickets, please visit www.angelwalk.ca or call TicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787