A Little Night Music: Company Bios

warrenkimmelWARREN KIMMEL (Fredrik Egerman)

Born in South Africa, Warren Kimmel received a Business Science degree at Cape Town University before being offered a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. UK credits include Laughing Wild (Bristol Old Vic, London Riverside), Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance (New Victoria Theatre), Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific (Apollo Leisure National Tour); John Parker in Animal Crackers (Barbican, Manchester Royal Exchange), and Burrs in The Wild Party, which toured to Edinburgh, London, Scotland, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Grahamstown.

Elsewhere, Warren played Elyot in Noël Coward’s Private Lives in Cape Town and toured to China, Malaysia, Qatar, Norway, Finland, Sweden and South Africa as Gus/Growltiger in CATS. Since arriving in Canada he has appeared in Jacques Brel…, Tuesdays with Morrie, Evita, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Blood Brothers, and Next to Normal (Arts Club); in Oliver (Vancouver Playhouse) and Rodgers & Hammerstein: Out of a Dream (PSP); and as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Mirvish, Toronto). TV appearances include Big Bad World, Stargate, Masters of Horror, The Collector, Murdoch Mysteries and Supernatural.

Warren last appeared in New Westminster as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof for RCMT.  Immediately after A Little Night Music, he will make his debut at Bard on the Beach as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.

kateywrightKATEY WRIGHT (Desirée Armfeldt)

Katey Wright is Co-Artistic Producer of Patrick Street Productions, which she and Peter Jorgensen founded in 2007. For PSP, Katey has appeared in Into the Woods, The Full Monty, Bat Boy, The Light in the Piazza (Ovation Award, Lead Actress; Ovation Award, Best Professional Production; Jessie Award, Best Production), Floyd Collins, and The Best Laid Plans: A Musical. A working actress for over 25 years, Katey’s favourite local stage roles include: at the Stanley, Miss Andrew & Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins; Susan in Company; Barbara Fawcett in The Constant Wife; and Amalia in She Loves Me! (Jessie Award, Best Production); for Touchstone Theatre, the title role in Little Mercy’s First Murder; for Bard on the Beach, Viola in Twelfth Night and Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Jessie Award, Best Production).

Katey served on the board of the Jessie Awards for 10 years, including 3 as President; for 12 years as an elected representative for Canadian Actors’ Equity Association; and on the Theatre Cares Vancouver committee for 10 years. Before starting PSP with Peter, Katey was a co-founder of Solo Collective and Bard on the Beach.

pattiallanPATTI ALLAN (Mme Armfeldt)

Patti is absolutely thrilled to be working with Patrick Street Productions once again (Into the Woods; The Best Laid Plans: a Musical) with this tremendous cast and crew and on this extraordinary work. Patti is the recipient of multiple Jessie Richardson nominations and awards and has worked extensively in theatre and film and TV both locally and across the country. Most recently, she appeared in You Will Remember Me (Ruby Slippers); Hilda’s Yard (Drayton Festival); Good People (Arts Club). Patti is passionate about theatre in education, and teaches for SFU and is an Artist in Residence for the Vancouver School Board.

headshot-LyndseyBrittenLYNDSEY BRITTEN (Ensemble)

Based in Vancouver, Lyndsey has trained with Goh Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Caulfield School of Dance.  Select choreography credits include Play On Word’s Bonnie & Clyde, Odeum Theatre Society’s production of Mary Poppins, Awkward Stage Production’s Fringe Show Carry On: A Musical, and Fighting Chance Productions’ Heathers.  Lyndsey also works with several high schools and community centres, most notably as Gleneagle Secondary School’s choreographer since 2010.  Also a versatile performer, select credits include: Cats (FCP), Hairspray (TUTS), Crazy For You, Wizard of Oz, & The Music Man (Gateway Theatre). Most recently, Lyndsey assisted Julie Tomaino on 42nd Street at Studio 58. She is looking forward to her Patrick Street debut!

nickfontaineNICK FONTAINE (Count Carl Magnus)

Nick is a Vancouver-based actor, singer, and musician. Selected credits include A Charlie Brown Christmas (Carousel Theatre), Beauty & The Beast (Broadway Live), The Best Laid Plans (Touchstone/Patrick Street), Avenue Q (Arts Club), Beggar’s Opera (Seven Tyrants), The Buddy Holly Story (Globe Theatre), The Master Builder (Yorick), and The Eighth Land (Pi Theatre). Nick is a graduate of acting programs at UBC and Capilano University; a recipient of UBC’s Beatrice Wood Scholarship for Acting and three Ovation Awards for outstanding performances; and a board member for Staircase Theatre (www.staircasetheatre.com). Represented by Lauren Levitt & Associates. Thrilled to be working with Patrick Street Productions once more – thank you so much for supporting local theatre! Show Nick your tweets at @n_fontaine.

lindsaywarnockLINDSAY WARNOCK (Charlotte)

This is Lindsay’s debut show with Patrick Street Productions and she could not be more excited! Lindsay proudly holds a Musical Theatre Diploma and a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Capilano University. Recent credits: Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera (TITR), The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (Gateway Theatre), The Student in Godspell (Arts Club), Jenny Hill in Big Fish (CMTP), and Princess Fiona in Shrek: the Musical (TUTS). Lindsay is also an accomplished pianist who recently composed a contemporary ballet called In Colour (Karpus Prod.) and was Assistant Music Director for Peter and the Starcarcher (Arts Club). Look for her as Lydia Bennett in Chemainus Theatre Festival’s upcoming production of Pride and Prejudice in February 2017!

calebdipomponioCALEB DIPOMPONIO (Henrik Egerman)

Caleb has waited long enough to reprise this dream role, professionally, and “Soon” will be celebrating that “Later” is officially “Now”! Caleb is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Program at Capilano University, credits include; Canada in Love (Smile Theatre Toronto), Sonny in In The Heights (Arts Club), Justin in 21 Chump Street (Stages Theatre Co.), Sam in Crazy for You and the Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof (Gateway), Donkey in Shrek: the Musical (Align), Oklahoma! (RCMT), and three season with TUTS. Caleb originated the role of Dexter in the 2012 Pick of Fringe Winner, Riverview High (Entrance). Visit www.calebdipomponio.com for more.

headshot-rosemcneil2ROSE MCNEIL (Petra)

Brought up in the theatre and music worlds from a young age, Rose is beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of A Little Night Music. She is a graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Program, and some of her theatre credits include Hair (Renegade Arts Company), Legally Blonde (TUTS), Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Alchemy Theatre), and Maggie Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa (Exit 22). Rose has been a member of several competitive choral ensembles throughout her life, and has had many years of private vocal training. Offstage, she is frequently found on production teams working as a set decorator for various community theatre groups, and is a founding member of Alchemy Theatre.

headshot-elizabethirvingELIZABETH IRVING (Fredrika Armfeldt)

Elizabeth is absolutely thrilled to join the talented cast of A Little Night Music as young Frederika and to have the opportunity to perform in the new Anvil theatre in her home town of New Westminster. She trains at Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts and continues to aspire to be the best triple threat she can be, living true to her motto #anythingispossible. Theatre credits include Jane Banks in Mary Poppins (Arts Club Theatre), Jemima (understudy) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Align Entertainment), A Christmas Story: the Musical (Arts Club Theatre), Edwina in Dear Edwina, Mulan, Seussical: the Musical, Music Man (Lindbjerg Academy).

Elizabeth sings the anthems at Vancouver Canucks and Whitecaps games and also as a guest performer for Immigration and Citizenship Canada. She enjoys performing with her school Chamber Choir in the community and always loves a challenge! She is happiest when surrounded with music, family and friends!

jacobwoikeJACOB WOIKE (Frid)

Jacob is overjoyed to be part of such a fantastic piece such as A Little Night Music with Patrick Street Productions for his debut with the company. After moving from Vancouver Island and studying musical theatre at Capilano University, Jacob has been actively performing in film and theatre since graduation. He recently studied voice, body, and Shakespeare with David Smukler (Stratford Voice Coach for 9 Seasons), and faculty at the National Voice Intensive in Toronto. Recent theatre credits include Hair (Renegade Arts Company), Les Misérables (The Arts Club), Company (United Players) Broken Sex Doll (Virtual Stage), Marry Me A Little (Square One) and Legally Blonde! (TUTS). He would like to extend a warm thank you to Peter and the whole team, and to Melissa and Shannon at DaCosta. For his brilliant mother, always.

Microsoft Word - Mike's Photo-1MICHEAL QUERIN (Ensemble)

Micheal has been a proud member of Canadian Actors’ Equity for over 30 years. He has performed across this great country form Victoria, BC to St. Johns, NFLD. He has been a member of both The Stratford Festival (six seasons) and The Shaw Festival (nine seasons). In Vancouver he has been seen in Reflections on Crooked Walking, Twelfth Night, Guys and Dolls, Only in Vancouver (workshop) and Mary Poppins.  Other favourite shows:  Children of God (workshop), Les Misérables, The Drowsy Chaperone, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild, A Chorus Line, Marriage Is Murder and Hardhats: The Musical (world premiere). His film & television appearances include Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Cold, Jail Bait, Earth: Final Conflict, Traders, Little Men, The Hoop Life, Mean Streak and Nikita.

headshot-arineaARINEA HERMANS (Anne Egerman)

Arinea is thrilled to be making her Patrick Street Productions debut. Based in Toronto, she is beyond excited to be spending time in beautiful BC. Recent credits: Masha in Chekhov’s Three Sisters (Wolf Manor Collective); Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical (Young People’s Theatre); UnCovered: Queen & Bowie (The Musical Stage Company). Arinea is a recipient of the 2016/2017 Syd & Shirley

Banks Prize awarded through The Musical Stage Company. She is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Program. At Sheridan, she appeared in Sunday in the Park With George as Dot and Chess as Florence, among others. Deepest thanks to the folks at Talent House, and to Peter and the PSP team. For her incredible mom and dad.  

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