Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

In Rehearsals for RAGTIME

In Rehearsals for RAGTIME

We are just over a week away from opening night of RAGTIME! This production features a talented cast of 57 performers and will star Korin Thomas-Smith as Coalhouse Walker Jr. and Keena Eloise as Sarah. The role of Mother will be portrayed by Lauren Lazar. Manuele Mizzi will play the Eastern European immigrant Tateh, with Sean Catheroy starring as Father and Klint Uzuni as Younger Brother. Toronto's Louisa Burgess Corbett will take the stage as Emma Goldman.

Enjoy the following behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of RAGTIME! 

Into the Woods at RHCPA

Into the Woods at RHCPA

Into the Woods began it's run at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts last night and it will continue until Sunday. Tickets will be available for the remaining performances at the RHCPA box office before the show. Don't miss this hilarious, yet heartwarming Sondheim production that asks audiences to be careful what you wish for!

Meet Your Sorority Sisters: The Girls of Delta Nu

OMIGOD YOU GUYS! The sassy sorority sisters of Delta Nu have been in intense preparations for our July production of Legally Blonde. The talented ladies that will join Elle in her journey of self-discovery include Kyla Whetham, Bianca Bouchard, Jamie Schouten, Catherine Zanon, Rachel Anderson, Emily Powell, Sam Robinson, and Mary Askwith. As the fearless leaders of the sorority, Lauren Wolanski, Naomi Melvin and Holly Bryant will take on the roles of Margot, Serena, and Pilar! Here's what they had to say about their experience developing these comedic characters in Legally Blonde. 23-year-old Naomi Melvin will be seen as the always fierce and dynamic Serena! Naomi is thrilled that she gets to embrace Serena’s sassy cheerleader persona while, at the same time, hone in on the many honest moments during Elle’s journey. Serena takes charge in times of need (for example, Positive and Bend and Snap) and says exactly what is on her mind. As we [come] closer to the show, I am finding it so exciting to tap more and more into her personality,” says Melvin, who is in her first production with Wavestage.

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18-year-old University of Toronto Mississauga student, Lauren Wolanski, could not be more excited to take to the stage as the larger than life - and let’s be honest, quite ditsy - Margot! “The best part about playing this role is that I have the liberty to go above and beyond in everything that I do. Margot is a high-energy character, so I have enjoyed fueling my performance on big smiles and sassy skipping!” says Wolanski, who is in her first production with Wavestage. Lauren has enjoyed her time preparing with her fellow sorority sisters! “I’ve always wanted to be a part of a sorority because of the community, trust and friendship it fosters. Being a Delta Nu has not only given me the opportunity to be member of a sorority on stage, but experience the benefits of it all off stage.”.

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Lastly, Barrie's Holly Bryant is thrilled to be playing the feisty character of Pilar! At the age of 16, Holly is in her fourth season with Wavestage after years spent in our triple threat training programs, and is no stranger to the stage! “It is really fun to crump and sing ridiculous lyrics that you don't usually get to do in a lot of classic musicals. Pilar is the most aggressive out of the Delta Nu's which I'm not like at all so it's fun to completely transform myself into a new character” says Bryant.

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All of the Delta Nu’s have had some serious bonding time while working hard on some of the most fun and upbeat numbers of the show. “We all bring a mutual understanding of the situations and roadblocks this story puts forward. At the same time, each one of us is unique and is bringing new life to our roles. I can say with confidence that we are injecting so much fun into this show and are having so much fun all along the way,” asserts Melvin. Bryant agrees, stating that “being a Delta Nu in this show is like being in a big family. It’s basically "Girl Power!" all the time! It's very high energy with a whole lot of laughing. Never a dull moment with this group of girls!” 

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Come see these bubbly ladies on the RHCPA stage from July 10-13! Get your tickets online today or by calling the box office at 905-787-8811.

Rave reviews of HAIR!

Our July 25-28 production of HAIR at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts was a hit with our audiences! Four nights of standing ovations, crows cheering, and - of course - groovy dancing. What an incredible run! BroadwayWorld Toronto also took a liking to this production. Read their review here.

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Missed this production? Our 19th Season has three more incredible productions: Hello, Dolly (November 2013), Fiddler on the Roof (February 2014), and A Little Princess (May 2014)!

In the meantime, here are some rave reviews from our audience members of HAIR!

[testimonial authorposition="Elaine Ross" ]Great production of HAIR. A really talented bunch of young people.[/testimonial]

[testimonial authorposition="Erin Cartwright" ]What a fantastic show! Blown away! Wow! Loved every minute of it! Bravo!![/testimonial]

[testimonial authorposition="Brittany Rodrigues, BroadwayWorld.com" ]The young, fresh faced cast put an incredible spin on the iconic characters of HAIR, and director Sarah Kyle clearly understood the essence of the much beloved show. Every move was in unison, lighting was appropriately "far out," and everything was done on cue. There was no dull moment in the Wavestage production of HAIR.[/testimonial]

Did you come to see HAIR? Let us know what you thought of our production in the comments below.