Under the Direction of Nicole Milne and Shaun Toohey, and the Musical Direction of Wendy Berkelaar, our second Cabaret entitled Bring on the Men celebrated all the many ways we are inspired and influenced by the men in our lives. Meet the cast & creative team.
Capital Cabarets: Bring on the Men
November 26, 2016
Arts Court Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Maxim has had an exploratory first year in the real world following his graduation from the Musical Theatre Performance program at Collège Lionel-Groulx, rekindling his love for the Ottawa theatre scene with productions such as Next to Normal (indie women productions), Confidential Musical Theatre Project (Ottawa and Montreal editions), and most recently Naked Boys Singing! (TotoToo Theatre). He spent the summer gigging with his band MAX&MARINE and getting familiar with his next amazing project: directing indie women’s A Man of No Importance (The Gladstone, March 21-25 2017). Thanks to Nicole and Wendy for letting me in on their awesome shenanigans!
Most recently seen playing Moritz in Orpheus Musical Theatre's production of Spring Awakening, Cameron is thrilled to be to be working with Capital Cabarets and Zucchini Productions. Cameron holds a degree in theatre performance from Liberty University in Virginia and has worked professionally in both the United States and in Canada. Cameron is currently working on UOMTS's production of American Idiot The Musical in the role of "St. Jimmy", as well as on the independent feature film This Valley of Dying Stars. Follow Cameron on Instagram/Twitter: @camtheyam or on Youtube.
Scott is chuffed to be sharing the stage with this group of guys and hugely grateful to Nicole and Wendy for their passion for musical theatre and their commitment to Ottawa's cultural scene. An occasional YouTube cover artist, singer-songwriter, and pianist, Scott is currently working on songs for a new album. He has appeared in My Favorite Year (Confidential Musical Theatre Project - Ottawa), Legally Blonde (Orpheus Musical Theatre Society), The Fantasticks (Ottawa Little Theatre), and in Ottawa's inaugural Confidential Cabaret. His debut EP, Adolescence, is available at bandcamp.com. Scott works for the House of Commons.
Performer & Capital Cabarets Creative Director
As an original member of Zucchini, Shaun is thrilled to be associated with this new incarnation of the theatre company, many thanks to Nicole and Wendy for bringing him onboard for this cabaret series. Selected directing credits include "Boeing Boeing" at Ottawa Little Theatre, the acclaimed "Naked Boys Singing" at Live On Elgin this spring, “Footloose” , “Grease”, “Sweet Charity” and the award winning “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. Acting credits include; “Love ! Valour! Compassion!”, “The Lights of Shangri la”, Max in “The Producers” (CCC award), The Baker in “Into The Woods” and Alan Turing in “Breaking The Code” for which he received his second CCC award for best actor. A teacher by day Shaun has worked with the Western Quebec School Board, The Acting Company, Ottawa Children's Theatre and The Ottawa Catholic School Board.
Wendy Berkelaar Musical Director
Originally from Nova Scotia, Wendy moved to Ottawa in 1995 to earn a masters degree in classical piano. From there she side-stepped into the world of musical theatre and hasn't looked looked back with theatrical adventures taking her from Ottawa to Australia to Quebec to British Columbia to Switzerland to Germany and back again. Currently the Musical Director for the Ottawa franchise of the Confidential Musical Theatre Project and also for Zucchini Productions, Wendy is having more fun than ever bringing musical theatre to the nation's capital. Favourite credits include "Legally Blonde" (Orpheus), "Little Shop of Horrors" (Okanagan Stage), "Grease-Das Musical" (European Tour), "Book of Mormon" (Broadway Across Canada - Ottawa sub).
Nicole Milne Artistic Producer
Nicole is a Winnipeg-born, Ottawa-based performer who has played leading roles in more than 40 musicals and plays throughout a 35-year career on stage. Selected musical theatre credits include Legally Blonde (Paulette), Into the Woods (The Witch), The Full Monty (Georgie), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Grease (Rizzo), Sweet Charity (Charity), Company (Amy). She is the Artistic Producer of Zucchini Productions and the Director and Producer of Ottawa’s Confidential Musical Theatre Project (Company, My Favorite Year, The Spitfire Grill). By day she is the Director of Marketing & Development at Great Canadian Theatre Company, a proud partner of The Acting Company and gives back to the arts community as a member of the Executive Board of the Ottawa Arts Council and a committee member for CSArt Ottawa.