Meet The Performers
At St. Lawrence College, we are so very proud of our amazing students and how quickly their talent grows from the first program year to the third. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about The Drowsy Chaperone performers.
Jayden is extremely excited to get to play Man in Chair in St. Lawrence College’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Jayden is currently 19 years old and has been singing since he was 11. His past roles include Jafar in Aladdin Jr, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls Jr, and John Darling in Peter Pan Jr. Jayden is thrilled to get to work with his fellow students and with the creative team for this production. Jayden is looking forward to getting to perform in this production and in this new way of performing. He hopes that you enjoy watching this show just as much as he enjoys being a part of it.
Man in Chair
Sarah Duff is a dancer, actor, and singer originally from Guelph, Ontario. She began dancing at age 4 and has loved to perform from a young age.
Sarah is currently in her third and final year of the Music Theatre Performance Program at St Lawrence College. Over the course of her time at SLC, Sarah has had the opportunity to perform in The Little Mermaid (Alana), The R&J Project (Tybalt), and New Faces: Let’s Go to the Movies. She also had the opportunity to work as dance captain of Sweet Charity, which was sadly cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Other credits include Ariel in The Tempest (MADE: Urban Arts Project); Spamalot, The Wizard of Oz (RCMPI); The Gondoliers (Guelph Little Theatre).
Aside from performing, Sarah is also passionate about movement direction and choreography and continues to develop these skills.
You can follow Sarah on Instagram @sarah.dufff
Janet Van De Graaff
Sean is in his third year at St Lawrence Colleges Musical Theatre Performance Program. He is an Actor Singer from Ottawa ON, some of his theatre credits include King Triton in the Little Mermaid, Charlie in Sweet Charity, and a Featured Soloist in New Faces: Let's Go To The Movies (SLC Stage), He has also played Mr. Mayor from Seussical: The Musical, and Curtis from Sister Act (St Peter Catholic high school)
Sean is excited to present a skill he has been working on since first year! He finally gets to tap in a show!
Sean hopes you love this gay wedding with a twist!
Anna Doyle is incredibly excited to be joining the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone in the role of Mrs Tottendale! Anna, now in her third year at SLC, spent many years studying music and as a student of The Kingston School of Dance before combining the two passions and finding the world of musical theatre. Select Credits include The Little Mermaid (Water) , Legally Blonde (Enid), and Elf: The Musical (Deb) She would like to thank the entire Drowsy team for making this such an incredible experience and hopes you enjoy the show
Nic is thrilled to be performing in Drowsy Chaperone again. He was recently done Honk (Drake), Spring Awakening (Adult Male) and Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho). Nic has recently graduated St. Lawrence College’s Music Theatre Program after coming from Sheridan College’s Performing Arts Preparation. Nic would like to thank his family for always believing and supporting in him.
Ajah (pronounced ey-shuh) is a Canadian/Australian actor and musician currently in her second year at St. Lawrence College for Musical Theatre Performance. Next year, she will be moving on to Queen’s University to continue working towards her Bachelors of Musical Theatre. Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ajah grew up in Toronto and began acting in theatrical productions while majoring in Musical Theatre at Etobicoke School of the Arts. Some of her recent theatrical credits include Barnacles in HONK!, Anna in Spring Awakening (SLC Stage) and Ensemble in In Common: The Musical (Royal Theatre). She is absolutely delighted to play the title role in SLC’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone and so proud to be performing again with St. Lawrence College.
The Drowsy Chaperone
Will is currently in his third year of the Music Theatre Performance program at St Lawrence College. Some of his performance credits include Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity, Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, and Featured Soloist in New Faces: Let’s Go To The Movies (SLC Stage), Jeremy’s Dad/Mr Reyes in Be More Chill, Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, (Bravo Academy), and Will in XXXposed (Malcontent Theatre Company). Will loved getting the chance to explore this new medium of theatre, and of course, learning how to roller skate. He finally got to live out his dreams of being Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu...even if it was quickly followed by a faceplant. He hopes you enjoy this zanny show filled with mix-ups, mayhem and a gay wedding!
Ricardo is an international student, from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He began his preparation in musical theater in "Calle 42" a musical theater school when he was 13 years old and studied in that school for 9 years, in those years he had the opportunity to be part of several school productions, among them he had the leading role in an original musical called "Vivir sin ti", a jukebox musical featuring Maná's hits. He is currently in his second year in the musical theater program at SLC.
Prior to graduating from high school, he envisioned a career in the performing arts. Currently studying at St-Lawrence College, he is working towards improving his abilities and skills in the art of Musical Theater. His most recent role was in the ensemble of a 2018 production of Lambert, Morrison, Martin, and McKellar’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” with the Seaway Valley Theater Company, located in the city of Cornwall, ON. When he’s not on campus studying, he enjoys the outdoors in his home region situated in the united counties of Prescott and Russell. He is grateful for working with an exceptional group of talented students on this familiar show with a twist and he is looking forward to performing for a great audience.
Emily is extremely excited for you to see the show
she hopes you have a great time!
Sophia Duarte is very excited to get back to performing as Trix (the aviatrix) and explore this new medium of theatre. Previously, she has played Rizzo in Grease and Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde. She has also performed with Brampton Music Theatre in their productions of Hunchback of Notre Dame and Beauty and the Beast where she played Silly Girl #3. She would like to thank her roommates for all their patience and flexibility during the recording process. Sophia has had such a fun time working with this cast and directorial team and cannot wait to share all of the hard work everyone has put in this semester.
Hope Durham is a second year student from Sydenham, Ontario. When she’s not tapping in her basement or playing one of her many instruments, Hope loves to spend her free time with her two dogs Lulu and Skye, her crabs Juniper and Venus, and her fish Nico. Her favourite credits include Tommy Boy (Newsies), Ms. Meyers (Freaky Friday), as well as Serena (Legally Blonde) and Janis (Mean Girls) in what was supposed to be her first year’s show, “24, #WhoAreThey”. After the last season of shows getting canceled, Hope cannot wait to show off what incredible talent the St. Lawrence College Musical Theatre program really holds.
2020: The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble/ Asst. Director) St. Lawrence College: New Faces (Ensemble),The Little Mermaid (Blowfish/Sailor),Sweet Charity (Rhonda/ Ensemble) Elsewhere: Carmen in Bad Auditions...On Camera (Rural Root Theatre Company), Belle in Beauty and The Beast (Brightside Players Milton) Film/TV: Lizzie Caruthers in Zandavi Lives (Panicbutton Films), Nicki in Who Wants to be Reely Famous? (Slashervictim666)
Sarah is currently in her second year of the Music Theatre Performance program at St.Lawrence College. This is her first show at SLC to be staged, and she is extremely excited for you to see it! Some of her past performance credits include; Paulette in Legally Blonde (Blue Canoe Productions), The Witch in Into The Woods, and A Featured Soloist/Vocal Captain in 24; Who Are They. Sarah is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work alongside this amazing cast & creative team, and hopes you enjoy the show from the comfort of your home!
Meghan has been training since she was 3 years old in musical theatre, and recently has graduated from St. Lawrence College with a diploma. Meghan has done a lot of community theatre with many companies including: Hairspray: Penny Pingleton, Willy Wonka: Violet Beauregarde, and Fiddler on the Roof: Stage Manager. She has done professional theatre with St. Lawrence College for three years now including: Little Mermaid as ensemble, Sweet Charity as a Fandango dancer, and Drowsy Chaperone as Gangster number one. She has also performed the national anthems at many opening ceremonies. She wants to thank her family for supporting her dreams, and always making sure she can do what she loves. They have always put her career before their own needs, she loves them very much.
Coral is currently in her third year at St. Lawrence College, where she had the pleasure to be part of The Little Mermaid (Ensemble) and portraying the role of Carmen in Sweet Charity. Her previous works include Jellia Jamb in OZ the review; Dance Core in Wonderland the Musical; (Calle42 Escuela de Teatro Musical) and Madam Lulu in An Unfortunate Musical (Universidad de Especialidades). Before attending post-secondary school, she trained at KWC International Musical Theatre Camp in Forth Worth, Texas. She would like to thank the creative team for this rewarding experience. Enjoy the show and don´t forget to check your Wi-Fi connection.
Coral Cruz Ham
Christina is so excited to be apart of “The Drowsy Chaperone” as Associate Music Director. She has grown up surrounded by the arts, training in acting, dance and classical voice with The Royal Conservatory of Music. Some of her favourite past credits include Grease (Sandy), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (Narrator), The Pajama Game (Sarah) and Fame (Dir./Choreography). Love to Mom, Dad, Amelia and Joseph.
Becca Novak is 20 years old, from Pickering, ON. As a competitive dancer, Becca has lived her life in a studio or on a stage for the past ten years, training in the ADAPT, BATD, and Cecchetti syllabi. It was in high school that she realized her passion for, and devotion to music theatre. Becca’s credits include dance captain in her high school’s productions of Bye Bye Birdie, and Young Frankenstein, as well as ‘Jane’, in Mary Poppins. Becca is absolutely thrilled, and honoured to be a part of this exciting method of online productions at St. Lawrence College. This season, Becca is a devoted member of the Drowsy ensemble, as well as dance captain. Becca would like to thank her parents and two older brothers for their overwhelming support as she enters this new musical space. As well, she’d like to thank Jaslyn Eteli, Cortnie Freeman, and all of her professors at St. Lawrence College, for providing her with the skill set needed to succeed in the field of the performing arts.
Anastacia Harris is excited to be performing in The Drowsy Chaperone. She has lived all over Canada in pursuit of her dance training and, is extremely thankful for all of the opportunities that have bee afforded her. She is super excited to be doing music theater and is ready to take on all the new challenges that come with it. She has trained at The school of Alberta Ballet, Goh Ballet Academy, Edmonton School of Ballet, and St. Lawrence College. Her previous credits include The Little Mermaid, and Sweet Charity. She would like to thank her family for all the support they has given her.
Sarah is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be one of the co-dance captains in SLC’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. She started dancing when she was five years old and she is excited to apply this technique, along with everything else she’s learned, to her first official college show. She has had an amazing time working with this directorial team and is thankful for all of her wonderful cast mates. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Mikayla is currently in her third year of the Music Theatre Performance program at St. Lawrence College. Recent performance credits include Grace in Honk!, Princess #5/Ensemble in The Little Mermaid (SLC Stage), Lucinda in Into the Woods and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Cardinal Music Productions). Mikayla plans to pursue her Bachelor of Music Theatre at Queens University after completing her final year at SLC. She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love, support, and patience when she is singing in the basement at all hours of the night. Mikayla is thrilled to be to bringing the joy of theatre that many have been missing to you at home with this show. She hopes you will enjoy the show, and “ding along” with her and this talented cast!
Sarah Myers is a third year student in the Musical Theatre program at St. Lawrence College. She has been in SLC’s production of “New Faces”, “The Little Mermaid” and “HONK”. Working with vocal coach Beth Kipping and dancing in multiple companies (competitive and recreational) since she was 14, she has worked hard to progress her skill(s). She can play intermediate piano, the harmonica, and advanced level trumpet. Sarah has found her time at SLC very well worth it, and is incredibly grateful for the opportunities her professors have given her. She would like to thank all of her peers and professors for following her through such an incredible experience. Lastly she would like to thank her highschool drama/instrumental/vocal teacher for seeing her musical talents when she couldn’t, because without her she would’ve missed the best career path.
Jess Nicholas born and raised in Surrey, British Colombia. She always had theatre in her blood due to the fact that she was always going to see shows with her family. After she moved to Montreal with her parents when she was 10, her love for theatre grew even more. She attended John Abbott College in their 3 year Professional Theatre Program. This offered her the experience of straight theatre, where she acquired most of her acting skills. Now being in her third year at St Lawrence College she has been able to widen her skills into Music Theatre. Some credits include: Betty Parris (The Crucible), Hermia (Midsummer Nights Dream), Thomasina (Arcadia), Chef Louis (The Little Mermaid), Ensemble (Sweet Charity)
She hopes you enjoy the show! Welcome to Drowsy Chaperone!
Maddy Thaller is thrilled to be joining her friends and peers in this production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Born and raised in Toronto, she attended Etobicoke school of the Arts where she studied instrumental music as well as musical theatre before studying at St Lawrence College. Some of her favourite credits include Sweet Charity (Herman), Cabaret (Frl. Schneider), and Seusical Jr. (Horton the Elephant). She is also a singer/songwriter, and you can find her on Instagram @maddythaller