Main Stage

The Snow Queen

Written by Ruth Smillie
 
Directed by Rachel Peake
Nov 12, 2015 – Dec 27, 2015

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Globe Theatre’s Artistic Director Ruth Smillie (Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood) has re-imagined this classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.  When the Snow Queen captures the Queen of Elves, the entire world is plunged into darkness and cold.  Two elfin children, Kai and Gerda, set out on a perilous journey to rescue their queen with the help of a host of magical creatures.  This spectacular production will enchant and delight audiences of all ages.

CAST  
Alden Adair Loki, Fenrir
Leslie Dos Remedios Skadi, Snow Demon
Mike Gill Baldur
Jeremy Hilsendager Kai, Dragon
Rebecca Lascue Magda, Norn
Joey Lespérance Ivaldi, Farmer
Tony Munch Wotan
Greg Ochitwa Dagda, Norn
Christina Persson Understudy: Skadi, Freya, Hyrokkin, Dagda, Magda, The Norns
Jamie Lee Shebelski Gerda, Norn
Quelemia Sparrow Freya, Hyrokkin, Snow Demon
   
CREATIVE  
Rachel Peake Director, Dramaturge
Scott Penner Set and Costume Designer
Wendy Greenwood Lighting Designer
Jeremy Sauer Composer and Sound Designer
Ryland Alexander Fight Director
Chancz Perry Choreographer
Rebecca Donison Assistant Set and Costume Designer
Christine Oakey Stage Manager
Kenilee Kehler Assistant Stage Manager
Jacey Fahlman Apprentice Stage Manager

 

CAST  

Alden Adair | Loki, Fenrir

Globe Theatre: The Alice Nocturne

Other Theatre: A God In Need of Help (Tarragon Theatre); The Valley (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Cymbeline, Elektra (Stratford Festival); The Hobbit, Pride and Prejudice (The Grand Theatre); Warriors (LiveFive); Henry IV Part 1 (Shakespeare on the Sask).

Film & Television: Defiance, Killjoys, Maps to the Stars, Beauty and the Beast, Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, The Rick Mercer Report, Nikita, Flashpoint.

Other: Alden is a graduate of the University of Regina Acting program, and of Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory. He is very excited and honoured to be back in Regina performing for his hometown. Love and thanks to his wife Trenna for her patience while he journeys afar in search of glory.

Leslie Dos Remedios | Skadi, Snow Demon

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Shakespearean Rhapsody, Wondrous Tales of Old Japan (Carousel Theatre); Big Bad (Boca Del Lupo); The King and I (Gateway Theatre); The Misanthrope (Guild Festival Theatre); Julius Caesar (Studio 58).

Other: From Vancouver, Leslie is a graduate of York University (2008) and Studio 58 (2012). Big thanks to the cast, crew and everyone at Globe and much love to my family and friends. Enjoy the show!

Mike Gill | Baldur

Globe Theatre: A Date with the Night, Fusion 2009: A Few Shiny Pieces, Fusion 2008: Hot Little Hands.

Other Theatre: Deer Harper (SHIFT/Pull Festival); Since You Left Us (Presentation House Theatre); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Grease (Studio 58); Eurydice, The Unseen (University of Regina).

Film & Television: The Sabbatical directed by Brian Stockton.

Other: Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Mike is a graduate of Studio 58 and a recipient of the Gertrude Langridge Scholarship for excellence in performance. He is also the Associate Artistic Director of SpeakEasy Theatre, which recently produced 3..2..1 by Chris Craddock in Winnipeg and Vancouver. He thanks Kayla Dunbar for her love and support.

Jeremy Hilsendager | Kai

Globe Theatre: Jake and the Kid, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marion Bridge (Voice), Fusion 2008: Hot Little Hands

Other Theatre: The Comedy of Errors (Theatre Calgary); The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Company); The Seagull, 12 Angry Jurors, Dracula, Do You Bite Your Thumb at Me Sir? (Mount Royal Theatre).

Upcoming: A Soldier’s War (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series).

Other: Jeremy is a graduate of the 2008 Globe Theatre Conservatory as well as the 2014 Mount Royal University Theatre Performance program. Jeremy wants to thank everyone for their time and attention while taking in the show and hopes this message finds you moving into the new year with ambition and a whole lot of happiness.

Rebecca Lascue | Magda, Norn

Globe Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After

Other Theatre: Dry Streak, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Marvelous Wonderettes, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Souris Valley Theatre).

Other: Rebecca is a singer/songwriter, with a new holiday single called “Ode to Winter” coming out this November—request it from your local radio station today! Check out her music at www.rebeccalascue.com. Rebecca is beyond thrilled to be back at Globe Theatre, and sends much love and gratitude to her amazing family, friends, and Michael for their love and support.

Joey Lespérance | Ivaldi, Farmer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: À toi pour Toujours ta Marie Lou, Des Fraises en Janvier, Porc épic, L’enfant Problème, Comment devenir parfait en 3 Jours (Théâtre la Seizième); Flying Blind (Arts Club Theatre Company; Australian tour).

Other: Joey is a bilingual actor based in Vancouver. He is a four time Jessie Richardson Award nominee and was the recipient of the 2015 Jessie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role. Joey is a graduate of Studio 58. Enjoy the show.

Tony Munch | Wotan

Globe Theatre: Robin Hood, Becky’s New Car.

Other Theatre: Maggie Now (Workshop West); Falling: A Wake, Beyond the Farm Show, Rope’s End (Blyth Festival); Down Dangerous Passes Road (Factory Theatre); The Optimists, Inexpressible Island (Great Canadian Theatre Company); Problem Child (New Stages); Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Festival of Classics). Other theatres Tony has worked at include: Canadian Stage, Candu Theatre (England), Shaw Festival, Theatre Calgary, and the National Arts Centre.

Film and Television: The Mountie, Dolan’s Cadillac, Shoot ‘Em Up, Murdoch Mysteries, This is Wonderland as well as regular roles on Blake Holsey High and Jett Jackson.

Upcoming: 11/22/’63 (Portal Films).

Other: Tony is thrilled to be in The Snow Queen. Love, warmth, and good health to all.

Greg Ochitwa | Dagda, Norn

Globe Theatre: Mainstage: Robin Hood, Metamorphoses (Actor); Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: COPE, a hip-hop musical (Writer/Actor), Fusion Project 2014: Touch, Fusion Project 2015: The Stay (Writer/Director).

Other Theatre: The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, As You Like It, and the title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Becky’s New Car (Theatre North West); Farragut North (Broadway Mime Theatre); COPE, a hip-hop musical (North Central Theatre/LiveFive, Persephone Youth Series and Tour).

Upcoming: Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: A Soldier’s War (Actor), Fusion Project 2016 (Writer/Director), G-Ram (Writer/Director).

Other: Greg is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory, and he has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Regina. He is also a passionate teacher and has worked across the province as a drama and arts instructor. Big thanks to Globe for so many great times. Love to Kaitlyn and the Fam.

Christina Persson | Understudy: Skadi, Dagda, Freya, Hyrokkin, Magda, The Norns

Globe Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After, By Candlelight: A Fusion Project, Fusion 2011.

Other Theatre: Our Four Walls (MuD Collective)

Film & Television: Adam and Amy (Short), Modern Mimes (Short), Others (Indigo Joseph Music Video)

Other: Christina is an actor, improvisor, 35mm photographer, visual artist, writer, knitter, and coffeeaddict, born, raised, and living in the prairies. She is a member of Combat Improv, a monthly improv show at the Artesian, and will be selling her art at Atlantis Coffee Co. in December/January—go check them out! Christina just returned from studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the 2012 Globe Theatre Conservatory.

Jamie Lee Shebelski | Gerda, Norn

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Persephone Theatre); Gordon Winter (Prairie Scene – National Arts Centre); Othello (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); The Alchemist (Dancing Sky Theatre); The Secret Garden (Western Canada Theatre); Silence (Northern Light Theatre); Perfect Pie (Nakai Theatre); Lig & Bittle (Concrete Theatre/Young People’s Theatre).

Upcoming: UnderCover (Director: Persephone Theatre’s 2016 Youth Tour); The Ladies Foursome (Globe Theatre).

Other: An award-winning, professional actor since the age of 15, Jamie Lee has appeared in over fifty professional productions on stages across Canada. She is a proud graduate of Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto and Canada’s National Voice Intensive. Check out her website at www.jamieleeshebelski.com.

Quelemia Sparrow | Freya, Hyrokkin, Snow Demon

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: The Jessie Richardson Award-winning production of Our Town (Osimous Theatre); The Edward Curtis Project (Great Canadian Theatre Company/National Arts Centre); The Penelopiad, August: Osage County (Arts Club Theatre); Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout (Firehall Arts Centre); Where the Blood Mixes (Vancouver Playhouse/Western Canada Theatre).

Film & Television: Clouds of Autumn, The Letter, Fringe, Blackstone, Unnatural and Accidental, Davinci’s City Hall, Davinci’s Inquest.

Upcoming: Tinkers (The Only Animal).

Other: This is Quelemia’s first time to Regina and she is so excited to be here. She would like to give a really big thank you to Globe Theatre. Quelemia enjoys playwriting and directing and has a number of writing projects on the go right now. Up next she will be directing The Classroom at her Alma mater Studio 58.

   
CREATIVE  

Rachel Peake | Director, Dramaturge

Globe Theatre: Assistant Director: The Drowning Girls

Other Theatre: Director: Miss Caledonia (Western Canada Theatre); Selfie (Théâtre la Seizième); Glengarry Glen Ross (Classic Chic); The Contest of the Winds (Caravan Farm Theatre); Stickboy (Vancouver Opera); Rosalind (Shaw Festival Director’s Project); Cool Beans (Solo Collective Theatre).

Upcoming: Director: Trout Stanley (Persephone Theatre); Sustainability in an Imaginary World (University of British Columbia).

Other: Rachel is a graduate of the University of Alberta and Studio 58. She has been nominated for the Jessie Richardson Award for directing three times and won twice. www.rachelpeake.com

Scott Penner | Set and Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Set Designer: Billy Bishop Goes to War, Sleeping Beauty; Set and Costume Designer: The Last Resort, Living in the Spaces, The Drowning Girls.

Other Theatre: Cymbeline (Stratford Festival); Hair, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Grand Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Lawrence & Holloman, How It Works, Avenue Q, The Rocky Horror Show (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Richard III, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (Hart House Theatre); I Love You Because (Angelwalk Theatre, Stage West Calgary); A Few Brittle Leaves (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre).

Upcoming: Set Design for Romeo & Juliet (Globe Theatre), Set & Costumes for the World Premiere of Norm Foster’s new musical, For Life (Sudbury Theatre Centre).

Other: Website: www.scottpennerdesign.com

Wendy Greenwood | Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: All Shook Up, Gunmetal Blues, Living in the Spaces, Man of La Mancha, Tuesdays With Morrie.

Other Theatre: The Trials of Ezra Pound, Good Mother, Agamemnon, The Flies (Stratford Festival); The School for Scandal (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The League of Nathans (Factory Theatre); Dream A Little Dream, Annie—The Musical, Miracle on 34th Street (The Grand Theatre); Falstaff, Peter Grimes, The Handmaid’s Tale, Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Associate Lighting Designer, Canadian Opera Company); fifteen seasons with Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Upcoming: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Romeo & Juliet (Globe Theatre); Peter Pan (Ross Petty Productions).

Other: For Marcus, that crazy guy who agreed to become my husband. I love you!

Jeremy Sauer | Composer and Sound Designer

Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Composer and Sound Designer: Salt-Water Moon, Sleeping Beauty; Sound Designer: Becky’s New Car, The Wizard of Oz, Jake and the Kid, A Doll’s House, The Alice Nocturne, Doubt, a Parable, Girl in The Goldfish Bowl, Death and the Maiden; Musician: Mesa; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Musician, Composer: Fusion III; Composer, Sound Designer: A Thirst Undone, Hot Little Hands; Musician, Arranger: Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Marg Szkaluba - Pissy’s Wife; Co-creator, Performer: The Unforeseen Journey of Nathaniel Dunbar.

Other: Jeremy is a pianist and composer, who spends much of his time playing and writing music with his good friend Belle Plaine.

Ryland Alexander | Fight Director

Globe Theatre: Sleeping Beauty

Other Theatre: Fight Direction: August: Osage County (Citadel Theatre); Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park); Selected Directing Credits: Kafka’s Monkey (The Golden Apple Theatre); Jack and Jill: Deconstruct (The System Theatre); Monster (The Greenwich Playhouse); RENT: Highschool Edition (Teens at the Turn Festival); Baby Britain (Working Titles Festival); Selected Acting Credits: As You Like It, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Billy Bishop Goes to War (The Golden Apple Theatre); Keeping Peace (Surreal SoReal Theatre).

Film & Television: The Adventure Club, Chokeslam, Big Muddy, Wolfcop, Step Dogs, Stranded, 13 Eerie, Hemorrhage, Blood in the Water, The Englishman’s Boy, Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story.

Rebecca Donison | Assistant Set and Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (Head of Wardrobe), as well as various backstage roles in the costume shop and as a dresser.

Other Theatre: Set and Costume Design: Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre); Set Design: The Velveteen Rabbit, Leading Ladies (Regina Little Theatre); Swept Off Our Feet: Boris Karloff and the Regina Cyclone (Regina Summer Stage); Eurydice (University of Regina); Lights! Curtain! Broadway!, The Legends (Saskatchewan Express); Costume Design: The Servant of Two Masters (Persephone Junior Company).

Film/Television: Corner Gas: The Movie, WolfCop, Space Milkshake, Edge of War.

Other: Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design from the University of Regina.

Christine Oakey | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Touring Stage Manager: Eight tours with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia including tours to China, Singapore, South Korea, across Canada and the USA, three tours with 2b theatre company including tours throughout the Maritimes and Western Australia. Stage Manager: Macbeth (Willpower Off the Leash); Great Expectations (Neptune Theatre); As You Like It, The Illiad by Fire, Lysistrata, Our Town (Two Planks and a Passion); Joyful Noise (Theatre North West). Assistant Stage Manager: Six seasons at the Shaw Festival; Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre North West); Metamorphoses (Citadel Theatre).

Upcoming: A North American tour of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Other: Christine is a graduate of the University of King’s College in Halifax and the National Theatre School of Canada.

Kenilee Kehler | Assistant Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Salt Baby, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Much Ado About Nothing, Sleeping Beauty, The Last Resort, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Robin Hood, Shakespeare’s Will, Conrad-Roy: Daffily Ever After.

Other Theatre: Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford Festival); The Lucky Ones, Operation Big Rock, The 99% and the Dragon, In the Air, Reflections, Encore (Dancing Sky Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Odd Couple, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Souris Valley Theatre); Venus In Fur (The Golden Apple Theatre); Navigating (Curtain Razors); Technical Director for MAGDANCE series and In Fur Till Spring (New Dance Horizons).

Upcoming: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (Globe Theatre Provincial Tour), Popcorn Elder (Dancing Sky Theatre/Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company).

Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management/Technical Theatre and Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina. Love to Jamie, Elizabeth, mom, dad, and Adam.

Jacey Fahlman | Apprentice Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: The Drowning Girls

Other Theatre: The Birds, Backstory, The Philistines (University of Regina); Taking Steps, Charlotte’s Web (Regina Little Theatre); Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (Prairie Skies Musical Theatre); Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre).

Upcoming: Romeo & Juliet (Globe Theatre).

Other: Jacey is taking a year off from studies to further build her work experience in the theatre. She will return next fall to the University of Regina to finish her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre, majoring in Stage Management. She has always enjoyed the fine arts and is excited to be part of Globe Theatre’s 50th season.

 

The December 22 performance at 7:30pm will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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