My big Italian family comedy!
MOOSE ON THE LOOSE
LOOSELY BASED ON TRUE EVENTS BY DINA MORRONE
16 FEB TO 5 MAR 2017
The Tappino family left the warmth of the southern Mediterranean coast in the early 60s to arrive in bush country, north of the icy cold shores of Lake Superior. When a loose moose wanders into town, the immigrant family soon realizes the moose is not the only one that is displaced and confused.
Paul is excited to reprise his role as Giuseppe after the Canadian premiere of Moose with Magnus Theatre. He was recently in Sudbury playhing Charile in the Food Market TV series. Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries, No Deposit, The Big Fat Stone, Real Gangsters, Cracked. Theatre: Giuseppe in Moose on the Loose; Blindman in The Creation of Frankenstein; Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby; Professor Van Helsing in Dracula; Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard (Guild Festival Theatre). His play Snow White and Not the Usual Dwarfs is being produced for the Bell Summer Theatre Festival.
For STC: In Piazza San Domenico
Sandra Battaglini is a multiple Canadian Comedy Award winner and nominee for her work as a stand-up comic, actor and writer. NOW Magazine recently voted her ‘Best Female Standup.’ She tours with Yuk Yuks and co-hosts Family Slides and The Sal & Sandy Show with Phil Luzi. Stage: Classy Lady (2013), Hard Headed Woman (2007), Small Battalion of Soldiers (2005). TV & Film: Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg; TIFF 2014), Humantown (CBC), The Amazing Gayle Pile (NBC Seeso), Saving Hope (CTV), and Odd Squad (PBS). She has performed in hit shows across Canada, and in Chicago, LA, and NYC.
For STC: In Piazza San Domenico
Tracey was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, studied acting in NYC and resides in Toronto. This small town Italian girl will never forget her roots and seems to always be pulled back to the North. Favourite past theatre credits include Mafalda in In Piazza San Domenico (Sudbury Theatre Centre) and Barbra in Night of The Living Dead Live (Magnus Theatre, Thunder Bay). Love to Marcus (my love and cat wrangler) and my ever supportive family.
For STC: Doubt, The Full Monty
Recent Credits Include: Western (Next Stage); Moment, The Tin Drum (ARC); The Power of Harriet T (Carousel Players); Boblo (Theatre Centre); The Clockmaker (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Chekhov for Two (Slavije Festival, Serbia); Miracle of St. Anthony (Young Centre). Film and television credits include: Murdock Mysteries, Cracked (CBC); Enemy (Rhombus); Combat Hospital (Global/ABC); and Conspiracy (Mithras Films). As a musician, Gordon plays in Local 164, an alt-country band who play around southern Ontario.
Lisa is a First Nations actress based out of Sudbury and is from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. She is an alumni of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Canada’s National Voice Intensive and the Aboriginal Writer’s Program at the Banff Centre. In addition to acting, Lisa is currently a Vocal Coach Intern at the Stratford Theatre Festival. Theatre Credits: Maria Gets A New Life (Cardinal/Kantor Productions); An Honour Story (Debajemuhjig Theatre Company). Film Credits: Indian Horse (Indian Horse Productions); Wave a Red Flag (NFB).
Jack was born in Dublin, Ireland. He began Speech and Drama in Sutton when he was six years old. After moving at the age of eight years, he joined the Sudbury Theatre Centre and is currently in the Development Drama class. While untrained, Jack enjoys singing. He is also an excellent student and two years ago enjoyed being part of the school play Girl with the Golden Locks. In his spare time, Jack is an avid reader, kayaker, and cyclist. He thanks STC for his first professional stage experience.
For STC: Mambo Italiano, In Piazza San Domenico
Phil is also a stand-up comic, writer and Canadian Comedy Award-winning director. He has two new web series, Sex & The Single Parent, on Funny or Die, and Terrific Women premiering this March on CBC Comedy. Phil’s latest feature film, Hellmington, will be nationwide this summer. Recent theatre: Hosanna, Othello, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding (The Second City), Bleed (Rhubarb Festival). TV & Film: The Path to 9/11 (ABC), Blood Empires, The Devil’s Tail, Nimby (Winner of Atom Egoyan’s Toronto Urban Film Festival). www.philluzi.com
For STC: Jack and the Beanstock
After runs in Toronto, Seattle and Edmonton, Scott brought his own one man show, Brothers, to the Sudbury Fringe in the 90s, a journey that detailed the comedy and tragedy of two boys growing up in the Nickel Capital. Returning to Sudbury in 2004, Scott played multiple roles in Jack and the Beanstalk, including the giant performed on three-foot stilts. Scott’s credits include Drawer Boy at the Port Stanley Theatre Festival, Mysteriously Yours in Toronto, and many productions at Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay including the Canadian Premier of Moose on the Loose.
Gerry was born and raised in North Bay. He graduated from the University of Windsor Drama School in 1973. He began his acting career on King of Kensington and host of Polka Dot Door. He has gone on the be tortured in Saw 6, dance with John Travolta in Hairspray, and appear with Sofia Loren in Between Strangers. TV & Film: Sam Ramone (Busy’s dad) in Ready or Not; Uncle Taki in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 and 2. Theatre: The Kite Runner, Lend Me a Tenor, and his one-man show Baby Boom Blues.
For STC: In Piazza San Domenico
Steven has worked in TV, Film and Theatre since before some of his recent co-stars were born - eek! Productions include, In Piazza San Domenico (STC); Glengarry Glen Ross, Misery (The Questor’s Theatre, England); along with various roles in TV and film productions, such as A Fighting Man, The Firm, Hannibal and The Transporter. Steven is excited to be back again in his home town working on another production at the Sudbury Theatre Centre and thanks everyone for their support.
AMANDA BARKER TIMPANO
For STC: Miracle on 34th Street
Amanda is excited to back on Moose after playing Gina at Magnus Theatre’s Canadian premiere! She was last in Sudbury with SPANK! (3 BroadwayWorld Awards). Currently, she co-hosts The Humble and Fred Morning Show (SiriusXM). Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street (STC, TNB); Release the Stars (Stratford’s Springfest); The Second City (Toronto/Norwegian Cruise Lines); Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. TV: Saving Hope, Good Witch, Odd Squad, The Case for Christmas, Dino Dana. Her musical Little Black Dress is slated to tour 2017/2018. @Amandaisariot www.amandajbarker.com . Loving Marco. For Sam.
Theatre Highlights: Belles Soeurs-The Musical (Segal Centre); In Piazza San Domenico, The St-Leonard Chronicles (Centaur Theatre); Les Fridolinades (Théâtre Francais de Toronto-nomination Best performance Rideau Awards); Villa Eden (Blyth Festival-nomination Best performance BSJ awards); The Cemetery Club (Drayton Festival); and Ms Fortune (one woman show by Gavin Crawford). Television favourites: InSecurity, 18toLife, Toi et Moi, Mensonges, Urban Angel (two seasons). Film Highlights: Funkytown (Winner Best performance Canadian Comedy awards), Mangiacake, Deadfall, Zucco-a semi true story, The Second Time ’Round (out this March). Buon Spectaculo!
Director/STC Artistic Executive Director
For STC: This is the 12th production Caleb has directed
Caleb oversees all the artistic and administrative facets of STC. He previously spent five seasons as Artistic Producer for Theatre New Brunswick. Caleb participated in an International Artist Fellowship and served as a resident tour director for Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He holds a BFA Honors Acting from York, an MFA in Directing from Middlesex (UK) and trained with The Stratford Festival’s Conservatory, Moscow’s GITIS Academy and the Banff Centre. He has premiered roles as an actor for the National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, The Blyth Festival, The Stratford Festival and The Old Vic. He has taught workshops in London, Poland and Germany. Caleb serves as the Caucus Director on the Board for The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and has received the Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award, a New Brunswick Arts Board Excellence Award and the Stratford Festival Eliot Haze Playwright Development Award.
For STC: Real Estate, Mourning Dove, In Piazza San Domenico, Armstrong’s War
Recent credits: One Night Only (Factory Theatre, Dora Mavor Moore Audience Choice Award 2016); Reframed (Acting UpStage, Dora nominated Best New Musical); Mockingbird (NSTF 2016, Dora nominated Outstanding Ensemble); Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre, Dora nominated Outstanding Production); We The Family (world premiere, by George F. Walker); The Immigrant (Harold Green Jewish Theatre). Upcoming: Brandon will be designing for The Globe Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, the new Lyric Theatre at the TCA in Toronto. www.brandonkleimandesign.com
For STC: This is Michael’s eighth production at STC
Michael is an east coast and Toronto-based composer, sound designer and musical director. Recent credits include: Miracle on 34th Street (Theatre Orangeville); Rearview (TNO/STC Co-production); Marion Bridge, Vigil, You Play Beautifully (Theatre New Brunswick); Angel’s River (Notable Acts Theatre Festival); The 39 Steps (Harbourfront Theatre). Michael is a multiple theatre Nova Scotia award nominee and winner for The Mystery of Maddy Heisler. In 2008 he was awarded the musicians achievement award from the East Coast Music Association. In 2014 he was presented with the Playhouse Honours by the Fredericton Playhouse.
For STC: In Piazza San Domenico, The Romeo Initiative, For Life
A Toronto-based lighting designer, Simon returns to STC after lighting For Life last season. He has created more than 150 original designs, including works with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Factory Theatre, Hart House Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, théâtre français de Toronto, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Theatre New Brunswick. Simon works regularly with students at both Humber College and Ryerson University. His designs have received two Dora Awards and five nominations, and he is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
Erin is thrilled to be working at Sudbury Theatre Centre for the first time. Some of Erin’s past project’s include: ‘da Kink in my Hair, I Am For You, Stuff Happens, ENRON, Pride & Prejudice, and Oliver!; National Arts Centre English Theatre: Pomme & ‘Restes: Shipwrecked!, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Henry V; A Company of Fools: Offensive Fouls, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; Manitoba Theatre for Young People, and Sunday in the Park with George, Shaw Festival.
Apprentice Stage Manager
For STC: Armstrong’s War
Rebecca Beith was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. She moved to Sudbury to attend Cambrian College where she graduated in the Technical Theatre Production program, she then continued her education by attending Thorneloe University to obtain a BFA in Theatre Production. She is happy to be back at STC after working at the Port Hope Festival Theatre on their production of Snow White the Panto!