CAST AND CREW

Meet our fantastic musical director: Kevin Woo!!

Which Align shows have you been involved with in the past?
Kevin: Shrek 1.0, Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joseph 1.0, Little Mermaid, Joseph 2.0 (all in the orchestra) Annie (MD). I subbed in the orchestra for a few performances of ACS (A Christmas Story), but not sure if that really counts. Lol.

What has been your favourite show you worked on?
Kevin: I’m gonna cop out and give two:
Annie because of the new role I was in. The cast, creative team, orchestra and crew were entirely accepting and supportive that I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I learned so much that year and had so much fun doing it.
The other ‘stand-out’ show for me has been Hairspray. This was a favourite for me because of how integrated (<– see what I did there?) the band was into the show. Music aside, which is just so much fun and has so much energy, performing with those particular musicians and cast members felt like creating magic every single night.

Do you have a favourite SHREK character?
Kevin: Donkey. Walking through life so oblivious and care-free, yet knowing where true friendship lies and how to fight for it.

If you were a fairytale creature, which would you be and why?
Kevin: Peter Pan – I never want to grow up! 
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Introducing our amazing choreographer: Nicol Spinola!

Which Align shows have you been involved with in the past? 
Nicol: Legally blonde, Annie and now Shrek! 

What has been your favourite show you worked on?
Nicol: Sweeney Todd – it was a passion project of mine that was realized in every way imaginable.
For Align, Legally Blonde was a ton of fun. To bring these larger than life characters to the stage in huge production numbers was a great challenge. 

Do you have a favourite SHREK character?
Nicol: Gingy is probably my favourite. He has such a quick nature to his story and makes me laugh every time. “Not the gumdrop buttons!” 

If you were a fairytale creature, which would you be and why?
Nicol: Probably tinkerbell, which is no surprise to anyone. She is tiny but mighty. 

 
We asked the team some questions so you can get to know them! Meet director: Chad Matchette!
Which Align shows have you been involved with in the past?
Chad: All of them!

What has been your favourite show you worked on?
Chad: The first time we produced Shrek because it was the first Align show. It was the first opportunity to put together a show of that size and scale from scratch and to do things I always dreamed of.

Do you have a favourite SHREK character?
Chad: Shrek

If you were a fairytale creature, which would you be and why?
Chad: I would be… Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk because he’s a dreamer

SHREK will run February 2020 at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby. We hope to see you there!!#shrekalign2020
    

Let’s meet the cast! We’ve asked them some questions so you can get to know them 🙌 Today we introduce you to the smelly ogre himself: Charlie Deagnon!

🎭What Align shows have you been in, if any?
Charlie: This is my first align show!

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Charlie: I gotta say the Russian sugar plum fairy is my favorite. They have very few lines but the delivery is just impeccable and it is very hard to keep a straight face during those scenes.

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Charlie: ooooo that’s a good question! Maybe the giant in the sky from jack in the bean stock? A big castle in the clouds where everyone can leave me alone. Sounds ideal to me.


Introducing Maddie Livland as Princess Fiona 💚

🎭What Align shows have you been in, if any?
Maddie: This is my first align show!

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Maddie: Pinocchio! I’m wood, I’m good, GET USED TO IT!!!

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Maddie: probably the white rabbit— always in a rush somewhere, and definitely freaking out about it.


Meet Daniel!!

🎭What Align shows have you been in, if any?
Daniel: This is my second align show. (Annie, 2019)

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Daniel: This is such a tough question. Farquaad, Donkey and Shrek all rock at various points

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Daniel: I’m a little Peter Pan because I don’t want to grow up. 😛

 


Meet our fiery Dragon: Jenn!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Jenn: One past Align show, Legally Blonde. My fav show was The Addams Family 😊

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Jenn: Fav character are the three piggies. Because they’re exactly how I imagine the three fairytale piggies to act and talk and sound.

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Jenn: Fairytale creature would be Gingy. Because I’d like to be made of sugar and have someone else carry me around 🤣🤣


Today we introduce Stuart as the short tempered Farquaad! 

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Stuart: 3 shows with Align, 4th being Shrek. Two were Joseph and then Legally Blonde.

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Stuart: Farquaad for sure… he’s got the funnest songs (personally) and just a fun role to play. Thelonious would be my #2 😁

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Stuart: I would be the wicked witch.. a realist, sarcastic and wears dark clothing. She probably listens to metal as well.


Introducing Laura, an Align veteran, and Simon, an Align newbie!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Laura: I have done 6 align shows. Shrek, Addams Family, Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Annie and now Shrek again.
Simon: This is my first align show, and I’m incredibly excited to be apart of this lovely group of people. My favourite align show that I’ve had the opportunity of seeing has been A Christmas Story. Such warm vibes were sent out by that performance. Great stuff.

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Laura: The Three Blind Mice
Simon: My favourite character in Shrek would have to be Lord Farquaad; sassy, dashing, lovingly evil, and a hint of spunk. Big fan.

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Laura: Tinkerbell, she is fierce and has wings!
Simon: If I were a fairytale creature, I’d like to be a werewolf, which I guess would make me the Big Bad Wolf. The big and bad part doesn’t intrigue me as much, but the wolf part is pretty rad.


Meet Ava and Jodie!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Ava: I’ve been in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Joseph remount, A Christmas Story, and Annie
Jodie: Shrek will be my third show with Align as I have also been a part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the remount.

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Ava: For sure would be the three pigs. Their humour is hard to beat!!
Jodie: Donkey!!! He’s just such a fun outgoing, character and it’s true, everybody likes parfaits!

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Ava: I think I’m most like the Mad Hatter! I’m always very cheerful and I think I’m pretty fun to be around 😉
Jodie: Goldilocks! I’m curious and always keen to trying new things, and it’s even better when it’s just right!


Introducing Amanda, Holly and Danica as The Three Blind Mice 🐭

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Amanda: Been in – A Christmas Story! Fave to watch – Addams Family!
Holly: I’ve seen and loved every show Align has put on and have been in both productions of Joseph.
Danica: This is my 5th show with Align! I was in Shrek 1, Legally Blonde, A Christmas Story, and Annie. My favourite would have to be a tie between Legally Blonde and A Christmas Story.

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Amanda: Shrek – he’s abrasive, funny, and totally relatable.
Holly: My favourite character is definitely Pinocchio. Besides that being my favourite Disney movie, I’ve just always adored the character especially in the musical.
Danica: My favourite character in the show is Gingy, he’s so funny! Also, I love gingerbread cookies.

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Amanda: Little Red Riding Hood – I enjoy my carbs just as much as she does!
Holly: I’m gonna say Little Red Riding Hood…I tend to be quite the snacker
Danica: I think I’d be a blind mouse, because I can’t see much without my glasses 🤓


Introducing Daniel and Jim!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Daniel: No Align shows!
Jim: I have been lucky enough to appear in four Align productions. They are Shrek, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Legally Blond and Annie. I loved all the Align shows I have done

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Daniel: Farquaad
Jim: My favourite character is Lord Farquaad. You just love to hate him.

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Daniel: who I’d want to be – Peter pan (because flying). Who I’d actually be – probably a bridge troll of some sort
Jim: My favourite fairytale creature is Pinocchio.


Introducing the Wonderland gang!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Hannah: I was in both productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat, and I have seen every single other show that Align has done, my favourites being The Addams Family in 2015, and Legally Blonde in 2018!
Scotia: Annie as “July”, and now Shrek!
Emily: Shrek 1, assistant choreographed The Little Mermaid, Joseph 2, and Legally Blonde!

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Hannah: My favourite character in Shrek would have to be Gingy.
Scotia: Gingy! Because Gingy is so spunky and energetic!
Emily: 3000% Donkey

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Hannah: if I was a fairytale creature, I would be Tinkerbell, because she, like me, needs attention to live…
Scotia: Probably the mad hatter, because all the best people are mad.
Emily: I asked a couple people and they said the Mad Hatter so 🤪

Introducing Ze Three Little Pigs!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Colin: I’ve only been in one Align show and that was A Christmas Story.
Dane: no shows with align
Jeremiah: performed in 2 thus far: Joseph Remount and A Christmas Story but seeing the amazement in my childrens’ eyes as we watched The Little Mermaid makes that one my favourite

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Colin: My favourite character in the show is Farquad.
Dane: Shrek is love, Shrek is life
Jeremiah: Definitely Donkey…for his unbridled (pun intended) enthusiasm

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Colin: If I could be any fairytale creature it would have to be Peter Pan because I refuse to grow old.
Dane: Definitely Hans my Hedgehog brothers grimm are some of my favorite stories
Jeremiah: an Irish Pooka, because I’m often helpful and a hinderance at the same time. And I’ll stop working if you give me gift.


Introducing Goldilocks and the Three Bears! 👧🏼🐻🐻🐻

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Alina: I have done 1 Align show in the past, A Christmas Story. Shrek will be my 2nd. My favorite Align show to watch so far was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Angus: All. A Christmas Story was my favourite, followed by Annie.
Erin: All of the Align shows!
Robin: How many Align shows you have done if any, and which ones? If you have a favourite align show you’ve been in or seen you can also note that 🙂
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, followed closely by Shrek1

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Alina: My favorite character in the show is probably Lord Farquaad. He’s such a unique villain and he always makes me laugh!
Angus: The knights in the dungeon because they never give up (and they can sing back-up)
Erin: Fiona because she’s more than your average princess
Robin: Farquaad

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Alina: If I was a fairytale creature other than Goldilocks, I would be The White Rabbit. He’s full of energy and is always on the go!
Angus: Big Bad Wolf because I am mean…
Erin: I’d be a Mama Bear 🐻
Robin: Donkey!


Introducing Tyler and Wilson!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Tyler: I have never been in any Align shows before.
Wilson: This is the first Align show that I’ve been in. Favourite one I’ve seen? Probably Joseph? They’ve all been good, though

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Tyler: My favourite character is probably Donkey due to his Outlandish Crazy Personality.
Wilson: Probably Shrek himself.

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?

Tyler: If I was a fairytale creature I think I would be Scuttle from the little mermaid. There’s just somethin’ about his zany personality, not to mention our commonality of not understanding Humans.
Wilson: I would probably be Papa Bear.


Introducing Amanda and Megan!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Amanda: This is my align debut! My favourite show has got to be Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
Megan: This is my first show with Align! However, I am a fan: I’ve seen Legally Blonde, Joseph, and Annie. Thoroughly enjoyed all of them but if I had to pick I’d say Legally Blonde was my favourite.

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Amanda: Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy! I love the contrast between the two characters!
Megan: Favourite character in the show would have to be Dragon, she’s got an awesome song!

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Amanda: A mermaid! I love the ocean!! 🌊
Megan: If I were a fairy tale creature I would be… I have no idea. But I wouldn’t be Fiona that’s for sure cause I am definitely NOT a morning person.

Introducing Angela, Bronte and Morgan!

🎭What Align shows have you been in? Have a favourite?
Angela: I was an audience member for Legally Blonde. That was my first Align show and I loved it!
Bronte: This is my fourth Align show! (Joseph, Joseph Remount, Christmas Story)
Morgan: 2 shows. A Christmas Story & Annie. A Christmas Story was my favourite, simply because it was my first show in a decade and a half.

🎭Favourite Shrek character?
Angela: My favourite character is Fiona because she is fierce and a positive role model for girls. I also saw Annie. Another great production.
Bronte: My favourite Shrek characters would definitely be Fiona, Gingy, and Farrquad.
Morgan: Shrek

🎭If you were a fairytale creature which one would you be and why?
Angela: I’m definitely a Mama Bear because I am a Mama! I’m also an elementary school teacher so I think I come by the role nurturer quiet honestly.💕🐻
Bronte: My favourite Shrek characters would definitely be Fiona, Gingy, and Farquaad.
Morgen: Again, Shrek. There’s just something about the character that I identify with