Main Stage

By Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence and Mary Francis Moore
Directed by Greg Ochitwa
Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Bob Foster
Choreographed by Katie Murphy

Sep 27, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017
1 hour and 30 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission

Production Proudly Sponsored By

Bittergirl – The Musical is proudly sponsored by Potash Corp; Helping Nature Provide.

A hysterically funny and regrettably relatable musical about getting over getting dumped! This hit comedy is set to a soundtrack of ‘60s and ‘70s girl group numbers including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," ”I Will Survive," “Where Did Our Love Go?," “Be My Baby," “And Then He Kissed Me” and more. Splitting up has never been this much fun.

For more information on show content, please contact our Box Office. We welcome conversation.

CAST  
Sarah Carlé B
Ma-Anne Dionisio C
Kaitlyn Semple A
Robbie Towns D
   
CREATIVE  
Greg Ochitwa Director
Bob Foster Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations
Katie Murphy Choreographer
Craig Salkeld Musical Director
Rebecca Donison Set Designer
Wes D. Pearce Costume Designer
Wendy Greenwood Lighting Designer
Jeremy Sauer Sound Designer
Christina Persson Assistant Director
Kenilee Kehler Stage Manager
Liz Free Assistant Stage Manager
   
MUSICIANS  
Tanya Bergen Piano
Kaeli Dane Guitar
Val Halla Drums
Vivienne Wilder Bass

 

CAST  

Sarah Carlé | B

Globe Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Other Theatre: Rock Legends, A Christmas Story, Footloose, Elf The Musical, Les Misérables, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, The Gifts of the Magi (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Steel Magnolias (Gateway Theatre/Chemainus Theatre Festival; Jessie Award Nomination); Les Misérables (Arts Club Theatre Company); Songs for a New World, Sweeney Todd, Falsettos/March of the Falsettos (Gotta Getta Gimmick); Little Shop of Horrors (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Smalltown: A Pick Up Musical (Theatre SKAM); Nevermore, [title of show] (Urban Arts Productions).

Upcoming: Continuing her work as Artistic Associate with Victoria, BC’s not-for-profit musical theatre company, Gotta Getta Gimmick. In the new year, Sarah will be joining the cast of Children of God at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops.

Ma-Anne Dionisio | C

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Miss Saigon (Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, London’s  Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Les Misérables (International and U.S. National Touring Companies); Martin Guerre (London’s Prince Edward Theatre); West Side Story (Stratford Festival); Flower Drum Song (Broadway); Sunday in the Park with George (Equity Showcase); Jesus Christ Superstar (Kansas City Starlight Theatre); Grease (Elgin Theatre); CATS (Panasonic Theatre); Closer Than Ever (Gateway Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Rainbow Stage).

Film and Television: The Waiting Room (Toronto International Film Festival/Igor Drljaca); In Her Mother’s Eyes (HERetic Films); Schitt’s Creek (CBC); Remedy (Global); Flashpoint (CBS/CTV); Mirabelle and Me (Animated).

Kaitlyn Semple | A

Globe Theatre: Actor: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Mary Poppins, Man of La Mancha, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Shout Sister, The Wizard of Oz, Jake and the Kid, Metamorphoses; Choreographer/Movement Coach: Peter and the Starcatcher, Romeo and Juliet, The Drowning Girls; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Root, Hog, or Die, COPE.

Other Theatre: Cinderella, Steel Magnolias (RuBarb Productions); Ring of Fire (Rainbow Stage); The Last Five Years (The Golden Apple Theatre); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre); It’s A Wonderful Life, Little Women, Mary Poppins (Persephone Theatre); As You Like It (Citadel Theatre); Alice In Wonderland, The Hockey Sweater (Sum Theatre).

Upcoming: Choreographer: A Christmas Carol (Globe Theatre); Actor: Us (Globe Theatre).

Other: Since completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Regina, Kaitlyn has trained with CBC’s Triple Sensation, the Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program, and the Globe Theatre Conservatory. Come visit her at her new office job as the Studio Director at Saskatchewan Express! They are creating the quadruple threats of tomorrow, and would love to have you join them at their newly renovated studio! Find her new Speak Easy: At The Syncopation CD at www.kaitlynsemple.com.

Robbie Towns | D

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Our Man In Havana (Vertigo Theatre); Rock Of Ages (Arts Club Theatre Company); Shear Madness, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, It’s A Wonderful Life, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Persephone Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Legally Blonde (Savoy, West End); Scrooge (Palladium, West End); Lift (Soho Theatre, Off-West End); The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Bath); Evita (UK Tour); The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, The Golden Age of Rock, Pop and Doo-Wop (Mayfield Theatre); Desire Under The Elms, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); Wild Honey (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); [title of show], The Confessions of Julian Poe, The Iron Curtain (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Johnny Guitar (Leave It To Jane Productions); Like You Like It, About Face (International Festival of Musical Theatre, Cardiff).

Upcoming: Mamma Mia! (Citadel Theatre); All Shook Up (Mayfield Theatre).

Other: Robbie has a Master’s Degree in Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Grant McEwan University. Robbie was the recipient of the 2015 Saskatchewan and Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Male Performance for his work as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing.

   
CREATIVE  

Greg Ochitwa | Director

Globe Theatre: Writer/Director: Root, Hog, or Die; G-Ram; Fusion Project 2014, 2015, 2016; Writer/Actor: COPE; Actor: A Soldier’s War, The Snow Queen, title role in Robin Hood, Metamorphoses.

Other Theatre: Twelfth Night, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest Roving Show, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, As You Like It, the title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Becky’s New Car (Theatre North West); COPE (North Central Theatre/LiveFive, Persephone Youth Series and Tour), for which his work was recognized with a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Composition and Performance.

Other: Greg is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory, and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre (Acting) from the University of Regina. He works province wide as a freelance teacher, specializing in writing, rap, and drama. He has been a consistent part of the Globe Theatre School for the past seven years, working with any and all ages and is a lead instructor at Paper Crane Community Arts Centre, a community program run by Ranch Ehrlo, where the focus is on using the arts as a catalyst to well-being in our daily lives. Love to all the dream builders.

Katie Murphy | Choreographer

Globe Theatre: Actor: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Choreographer: Million Dollar Quartet.

Other Theatre: Actor: Evita (Vancouver Opera); Queen’s We Will Rock You (Mirvish/U.S. National Tour); My Fair Lady, The Admirable Crichton (Shaw Festival); A Christmas Story, White Christmas (Arts Club Theatre Company); Brooke in Legally Blonde The Musical and Ariel in Footloose (Theatre Under The Stars); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver Playhouse); Tiger Lily in Peter Pan and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (Royal City Musical Theatre); Diana in Anne of Green Gables and Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web (Kaleidoscope Theatre); CATS (Theatre Calgary); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Citadel Theatre); Choreographer: Anne of Green Gables, Adventures in the Rouge Trade, The Boy Who Learned to Fly (Kaleidoscope Theatre); Footloose (Theatre Ancaster); The Wizard of Oz (Deas Island Dance); graduate showcase material for the University of British Columbia and award winning competitive pieces across BC and Ontario.

Upcoming: Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre).

Other: Katie is a published poet and a yoga teacher. She is so proud to be part of the love produced by this team, and grateful to her beautiful family for their fierce support through the journey.

Craig Salkeld | Musical Director

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

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 Teri Garr and Joshua Jackson.

Upcoming: Musical Director for Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Globe Theatre).

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, Prince Edward and Sophie. Craig is super pumped about being a part of some more Globe Theatre magic!

Rebecca Donison | Set Designer

Globe Theatre: Set Designer: Root, Hog, or Die; Set and Costume Designer: G-Ram; Assistant Set and Costume Designer: The Snow Queen; Apprentice Stage Manager: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline; Head of Wardrobe: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash; various backstage roles in the costume shop and as a dresser.

Other Theatre: Set and Costume Designer: Dogbarked, Volstead Blues, Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre); Set Designer: 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).

Film and Television: Wardrobe Department: Another WolfCop, 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.

Wes D. Pearce | 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: Key Change, 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).

Upcoming: Antigone (University of Regina); Us (Globe 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. Special thanks to Brett!

Wendy Greenwood | Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: Romeo and Juliet, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Snow Queen, All Shook Up, Gunmetal Blues, Living in the Spaces, Man of La Mancha, Tuesdays With Morrie.

Other Theatre: HMS Pinafore, The Trials of Ezra Pound, Good Mother, Agamemnon, The Flies (Stratford Festival); 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); eighteen seasons (and counting!) with Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Film and Television: Zombies (Disney Channel, Movie of the Week 2018), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Movie of the Week 2016) - Theatrical Lighting Designer.

Upcoming: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Us (Globe Theatre).

Other: So happy to be back with the Globe Theatre family—coming back is like coming home.

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: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Key Change, 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.

Upcoming: A Christmas Carol, Us (Globe Theatre)

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

Christina Persson | Assistant Director

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

Other Theatre: She & Her (Self-Produced with Alex Hartshorn); Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Sterling Productions); The Volstead Blues (Souris Valley Theatre); Our Four Walls (MuD Collective).

Film and Television: Talent; Bleach (Short); Adam and Amy (Best Actress-24 Hour Film Race); Modern Mimes (Short); Best Room-mate Ever (Web Series).

Upcoming: Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre).

Other: Christina was raised on Motown music and is stupendously excited to be on board as Assistant Director of Bittergirl – The Musical! She is a multidisciplinary artist born, raised, and living in the prairies, and is a member of Combat Improv (every month at the Artesian). Christina studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of the 2012 Globe Theatre Conservatory.

Kenilee Kehler | Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Salt Baby (2017, 2015), Peter and the Starcatcher, Million Dollar Quartet, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2016, 2012), Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Snow Queen, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Much Ado About Nothing, Sleeping Beauty, The Last Resort, Robin Hood, Shakespeare’s Will, Thunderstick.

Other Theatre: Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford Festival); Popcorn Elder, 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).

Upcoming: A Christmas Carol, Us, Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre).

Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina. Love to Jamie, Elizabeth, mom, dad, and Adam.

Liz Campbell | Assistant Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: The Last Wife

Other Theatre: Barefoot in the Park, There’s a Burglar in my Bed, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Touch and Go, Stag and Doe, Lights, Camera…Christmas!, Lend Me a Tenor, A Bedfull of Foreigners, A Christmas Carol, The Cemetery Club, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Hotbed Hotel, Not Now Darling, Wife Begins at Forty, The Sensuous Senator, The Odd Couple, The Long Weekend (Upper Canada Playhouse); Grand Hotel, Sweet Charity, A Man of No Importance, A Doll’s House, Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan); Clybourne Park, Our Class, Parade, The Overwhelming, Stuff Happens (Studio 180/Mirvish Productions); The 39 Steps (Thousand Islands Playhouse); various credits at Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Stage, SilverMist Productions and the Sudbury Theatre Centre.

Upcoming: A Christmas Carol, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, I and You (Globe Theatre).

Other: Liz is excited to be joining Globe Theatre and would like to thank her husband for all his love and support.

   
MUSICIANS  

Tanya Bergen | Piano

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other: Tanya is an active freelance pianist, organist, singer and music teacher based in Regina. Tanya teaches piano, theory and harmony and also accompanies the Halcyon Chamber Choir. Tanya performs as a utility keyboardist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, and as an organist and singer with Per Sonatori Baroque Ensemble and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus. She also holds the position of Director of Music and Organist at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Kaeli Dane | Guitar

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other: Kaeli is a singer-songwriter based out of Regina with many years of performing experience. You can find her playing at various venues and festivals around the province as well as teaching voice and guitar lessons at Music in the House. Kaeli also released her debut album Stay earlier this year. She is so excited to be a part of this Globe Theatre production!

Val Halla | Drums

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other: Val Halla is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Regina. She has previously lived in both Nashville and Vancouver, and has toured all over Canada and the United States, opening for rock legends like Alice Cooper, Burton Cummings, Ted Nugent, Streetheart, and Eric Burdon. In 2012, she became the drummer for the Regina band The Snake Oil Salesmen and together they released the full-length album Take Your Time in 2013. Val Halla released her fifth album as a singer-songwriter, A Walk on Part in the War, this past April and has just returned home from almost four months of touring in Europe and the United States.

Vivienne Wilder | Bass

Globe Theatre: Just So Stories

Other: Vivienne Wilder is a singer-songwriter and freelance musician based out of Toronto, although she is proudly born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan! She graduated with a degree in classical bass from the University of Toronto in 2009 and since then has performed and toured extensively as a bassist and bandleader. Vivienne has released a solo self-titled EP, off of which her tune “Go On” was shortlisted in the CBC Searchlight competition. Watch out for Vivienne Wilder & The Vice Presidents’ debut full-length record titled Waking Up The Dinosaurs, due for release in November 2017.

 

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