Meet the Cast of Guys & Dolls: Nathan Detroit

Wavestage veteran Joe Adams will be hitting the stage as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls this weekend at the Newmarket Theatre! We had a chance to talk to Joe about his thoughts on the exciting upcoming production! Read on to learn more:


 

What was the most difficult part of preparing for this role? Joe: "I've been working on posturing and trying to perfect the look of Nathan Detroit and that has allowed the rest of the character to develop. Trying to match the dialogue and songs and make it all seem natural has been the goal.  Learning the dialogue and songs can sometimes seem like an uphill battle when you get to see how many of them there are, but once I really get to understand the script and discover the natural flow of the scene, everything just falls into place, and you understand why things are written the way they are.  Sometimes the hardest part is making what you have practiced on your own time work when all the other actors are present. All the different energies can create a very exciting vibe, which can take a bit of extra effort to concentrate.  However, once everything does fall into place, it seems magical.”

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What is your favourite musical number? Joe: “I would have to say my favourite number is "Luck Be A Lady."  I love how the lyrics are very indicative of the time Guys and Dolls is set in and parallels drawn in the song. Also, musically, the song is incredible with a big build-up to a powerful finish, and in my own biased opinion, I am a big fan of the men I get to sing the song with and our own power that we bring to the song.”

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Do you relate to Nathan at all? If so, how? Joe: “I feel in some ways I do relate to Nathan Detroit, like trying to keep my illegal gambling activities two steps ahead of the police and looking so darned good in a double-breasted suit...  But in all seriousness, I do feel that Nathan is a very thoughtful person who will not make a rash decision without first weighing the pros and cons, which is something that I am known to be like as well.”

What previous theatre experiences led you to this production? I first got involved in theatre at 16 and was happy to be in the ensemble of shows like Kismet and Man of La Mancha.  I got my first starring role in Li'l Abner where I played Abner, which was an almost intoxicating experience and made me crave even more roles.  Since then I have tackled shows like The Fantasticks (El Galla), Into the Woods (the Baker), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), You'll Get Used to It - The War Show (Dusty), Parade (Leo Frank) and Annie (Daddy Warbucks).

Tickets for the show are still available at www.newtix.ca or at the box office (905-953-5122).

Fiddler on the Roof at Newmarket Theatre

Fiddler on the Roof is making its way to Newmarket Theatre this weekend! This production has captured the hearts of people all over the word with its humour, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion. Tickets are still available at www.newtix.ca or at the box office before the show ($25 for adults and $18 for students and seniors). There is free parking at the performance venue.

An unforgettable experience is sure to be had by any audience member experiencing this Wavestage production. L'chaim!

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Opening night of HAIR!

Tonight is the night that our audiences have been waiting for! Hair will begin it's limited-run journey tonight at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. Then, the cast will perform Friday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 5:30pm. Get your tickets today at www.rhcentre.ca, by calling the box office at 905-787-8811, or in-person at the box office before the show. [testimonial authorposition="Sarah Kyle, Artistic Director" ]Freedom, or lack thereof, was an issue in the 1960s, and it remains an issue today. The messages of Hair are universal to people who are struggling to understand the world and their place in it.[/testimonial]

Our tribe is out of this world! Here is a sneak peak of HAIR.

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Anne of Green Gables Opening

Tonight, our production of Anne of Green Gables will finally make it's debut! Tickets are already almost sold out for some performances, so grab your seats today at www.newtix.ca or at the box office before the show. This production features an extremely talented cast of all ages, performing a truly heartwarming Canadian tale. Performance Dates: May 3 at 7pm May 4 at 2pm and 7pm May 5th at 1pm Don't forget to let us know what you thought of the show by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram @Wavestage, or by commenting on Facebook! We give thanks to those who come out to support this incredible production. What a wonderful way to end our 18th Season. We are looking forward to sharing our 19th Season with you all.

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Take a Peek Inside Our Annie Rehearsals!

Our 18th Season production of Annie is just around the corner. Take a sneak peek into this past weekend's rehearsals!

Director Sarah Kyle giving notes to the actors.

"It's a Hard Knock Life"

Can you spot one of our Annie's?

Don't miss out on this spectacular musical production. Tickets at www.newtix.ca or by calling the box office at 905-953-5122!