Main Stage

By Nicky Lawrence

Directed by Stephanie Graham

Apr 12, 2017 – Apr 30, 2017
1 hour and 10 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission

The multi-talented Nicky Lawrence (Sylvia - All Shook Up) takes us on a powerful musical journey through the songs of seven legendary women of jazz from Billie Holiday to Etta James. Key Change delves into the fascinating lives of each woman and the ups-and-downs on their paths to fame. With show-stopping vocals and heart-wrenching stories, Key Change will leave you breathless.

CAST  
Eric Da Costa Backup Vocalist
Aisha Jarvis Backup Vocalist
Nicky Lawrence Jazz Vocalist
   
CREATIVE  
Stephanie Graham Director
Craig Salkeld Musical Director, Arranger, Piano
Wes D. Pearce Set and Costume Designer
Oz Weaver Lighting Designer
Jeremy Sauer Sound Designer
Erin Fitzgerald Stage Manager
Liz King Assistant Stage Manager
   
MUSICIANS  
Ken Burton Guitar
Danny Jones Bass
Michael Thompson Drums

 

CAST  

Eric Da Costa │ Backup Vocalist, Understudy

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Hollywood Hits (Stage West Calgary); Snow White: The Panto, Peter Pan: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment). 

Other: Eric is so excited to be making his Globe Theatre debut. He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) where he studied in New York City and Los Angeles. A huge thank you to Nicky, Stephanie, and everyone at Globe Theatre for this amazing opportunity, and a special thank you to family and friends for their constant support. Enjoy the show!   Instagram/Twitter: @ejdacosta 

Aisha Jarvis | Backup Vocalist, Understudy Jazz Vocalist

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Bree in Fancy Nancy (Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society); Dom in The Law of Gravity (Youtheatre); Prissy in Anne of Green Gables, Lisa in Mamma Mia (Charlottetown Festival); Sally in Hogtown (Hogtown Collective); Wilhemina in The Postman (Appledore Productions/Panamania); Snow White in Snow White (Solar Stage); Annette in Brantwood, Vanessa in In The Heights, Hello Dolly!, Sonia/Aisha in Godspell (Theatre Sheridan). 

Film and Television: ET Canada (CTV); Private Eyes (Global TV).

Other: Aisha is so excited to part of this wonderful show! She thanks her family and friends for their love and support!

Nicky Lawrence │ Jazz Vocalist

Globe Theatre: Sylvia in All Shook Up

Other Theatre: Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime, Ensemble in Trouble In Tahiti, Agatha in Guys and Dolls, Lady Stutfield in Lady Windermere’s Fan (Shaw Festival); Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (Drayton Entertainment); Sour Kangaroo in Seussical (Young People’s Theatre); Asaka in Once On This Island (Acting Up Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company); Madame Tucaret in The Financier (Odyssey Theatre); Dragon, Mama Bear, Mama Ogre in Shrek The Musical (Neptune Theatre).

Film and Television: Mary in EVO; Nurse in Damien (A&E); Nurse in Beauty and the Beast (CW Network); Waitress in Conviction (ABC Studios); Sweet Janet in Killjoys (NBC/Space Network).

Other: Sheridan College Performing Arts Preparation Graduate, Music Theatre Program, General Arts and Science Graduate.  Where there is love: The Family, The MOMS and Dawn, Claire, Sharon, Alanna and Riv, my heartbeat is your collective greatness. Follow @nickyvonvicky on all social media platforms for updates and shows.

   
CREATIVE  

Stephanie Graham │ Director

Globe Theatre: Director/Choreographer: All Shook Up; Assistant Director: The Ladies Foursome, Man of La Mancha; Choreographer: Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone.

Other Theatre: Director/Choreographer: Johnny Belinda (Smile Theatre); Back in '59 (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Godspell (Theatre Sheridan); Choreographer: Crazy For You (Capitol Theatre); Grey Gardens, The Wild Party (Acting Up Stage Company-Dora Award for Outstanding Choreography); It's A Wonderful Life (Theatre Aquarius); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Stephenville Theatre Festival); The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre-Merritt Award Nomination); Dogfight, Colours in the Storm, She Loves Me (Theatre Sheridan); Next to Normal (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); The Last Resort (Charlottetown Festival); Impulse-An Evening of Original Choreography (Stratford Festival); and Director/Choreographer of the Confederation Centre of the Arts Young Company.

Upcoming: Director/Choreographer: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre).

Other: Stephanie is a graduate of Sheridan College's Music Theatre Performance Program.  Thank you for supporting live theatre. www.stephaniegraham.ca

Craig Salkeld │ Musical Director, Arranger, Piano

Globe Theatre: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, The Last Resort, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, All Shook Up.

Other Theatre: A Christmas Story, Godspell (Arts Club Theatre Company); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Chickens (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Footloose (Theatre Under The Stars); The Wizard Of Oz (Sheldon Williams Theatre); Forever Plaid, My Way (Casino Regina).

Film and Television: Composer of soundtracks for numerous documentary films for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel; Co-Composer of the song “Something Happened To My Heart” for the Showtime movie, Ronnie and Julie starring Terri Garr and Joshua Jackson.

Other: Craig was involved with Saskatchewan Express for many years and has played numerous times with Rory Allen. He has performed with Howie Mandel, Petula Clark, and Wayne Newton. He has also performed for the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Fergie. Craig is super pumped about being a part of some more Globe Theatre magic! 

Wes D. Pearce │ Set and Costume Designer

Globe Theatre: Costume Designer (selected): Twelfth Night, A Man for All Seasons, The Coronation Voyage, Honk! (2002), Elizabeth Rex, Amadeus, Two Weeks With The Queen, Cosi; Costume and Set Designer: Million Dollar Quartet, The Secret Mask, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Strawberries in January, The Secret Garden.

Other Theatre: (selected): It’s A Wonderful Life, Leading Ladies, The 39 Steps, A Christmas Story, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, MacGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and Gas, (Persephone Theatre); River (Alberta Theatre Projects); Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls (Stage West Calgary); Love You Forever and More (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Sylvia, Romeo and Juliet (Western Canada Theatre).

Other: Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (University of Regina); Two Betty Mitchell & four Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award Nominations for Outstanding Costume Design.

Oz Weaver │ Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Select Lighting Credits: Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well (Canadian Stage); The Importance of Being Earnest, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Blithe Spirit (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Freedom Singer (Project Humanity); Idiom, Passage, Sous un projector, Kitly Bender (Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects); Glenn Gould Gala (The Sony Centre); Select Production Management Credits: IMPACT Festival (MT Space); Freedom Singer (Project Humanity); I am an animal, LOF, This is a Costume Drama, PARIS1994/Gallery (The Dietrich Group).

Upcoming: Lighting Designer: LULU V2 and It’s All Tru (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); Maggie and Pierre (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Freedom Singer (Various Theatres); Production Manager: IMPACT Festival (MT Space) and Freedom Singer (Various Theatres).

Other: Website: www.ozweaver.ca

Jeremy Sauer │ Sound Designer

Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Composer and Sound Designer: The Last Wife, Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, 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 Soldier's War, 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.

 

Erin Fitzgerald │ Stage Manager

Globe Theatre:  Assistant Stage Manager on Over the River and Through the Woods.

Other Theatre:  Kinky Boots, The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, The Harder They Come, Dirty Dancing (Mirvish Productions); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Royal Manitoba Theatre Company, Mirvish Productions): ARRABAL (Mirvish/BASE Entertainment/Marquis Entertainment).  Other credits include shows for Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius and Acting Up Stage Company.  

Liz King │ Assistant Stage Manager             

Globe Theatre: The Last Wife, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing.

Other Theatre: Selected credits include A Christmas Story, Footloose (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Trout Stanley (Persephone Theatre); Pericles, The Physicists (Stratford Festival); Richard II (YXE Shakespeare Lab); Othello (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Oliver! (Drayton Entertainment); King Lear (Theatre Naught).

Upcoming: Hand to God (Arts Club Theatre Company).

Other: Outside of the theatre Liz is an avid cross-stitcher and London Fog connoisseur. For Nathan and for Riley for always.

   
MUSICIANS  

Ken Burton │ Guitar

Globe Theatre: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, All Shook Up.

Other: Ken is a professional guitarist based out of Regina with twenty-five years of performing and teaching experience. He has performed all over Canada and the U.S. with various artists and his playing has been featured on various recordings, jingles, radio and television programs. He is currently working steadily as a freelance guitar player and teaches fifty students privately per week.  www.kenburtonguitar.com.

Danny Jones │ Bass

Globe Theatre: All Shook Up

Other: Danny is a freelance musician based in Regina. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass and studied at the Collective School of Music in New York. Danny is active as a bassist around Saskatchewan and Canada and has played numerous dates throughout the country and internationally. 

Michael Thompson │ Drums

Globe Theatre: FireA Closer Walk with Patsy ClineAll Shook UpMillion Dollar Quartet.

Film and Television: Something More (man in bar); The Velvet Devil (drummer in bar).

Other: As a full time national and international touring musician with artists like Jason Plumb, Brad Johner and Serena Ryder, Mike is a veteran of the Canadian music scene and is proud to call Regina his home. 

 

Coming soon to Globe Theatre - March 2016!

Jeff Dedekker of the Leader-Post was able to chat with creator and lead vocalist of the show, Nicky Lawrence, and the production's director, Stephanie Graham.
Lawrence and Graham delve into Key Change's journey from script to stage, giving us the details of what can be expected from this breathtaking performance. 
 

Click here for a clip from the show, and the full interviews with Stephanie Graham and Nicky Lawrence. 

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