As You Like It
Feb 15 - Mar 15, 2020
As You Like It
Shakespeare’s wonderful romantic comedy, set in Vancouver in the 1960s, complete with professional wrestling and 25 songs by The Beatles!
★ Remaining performances for this show have been cancelled in response to COVID-19.
Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Adapted and Directed by DARYL CLORAN
Conceived by DARYL CLORAN and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
In association with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
WARNING: This production contains theatrical haze/fog. Ages 6+
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission
Like it? I loved it. This one's a hit.
You'd have to be a real nowhere man not to be on your feet and singing along.
Like it? I loved it. This one's a hit.
You'd have to be a real nowhere man not to be on your feet and singing along.
Cast & Creative Team
- Lindsey AngellRosalind×Lindsey AngellRosalind
Other Theatre:Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice (Bard on the Beach); Liberation Days (TC,WCT); Butcher (Prime Cuts Collective); Iceland (Dirt Road Productions); Calamity Town (Vertigo); Venus in Fur (Arts Club); Mortified, How to Survive an Apocalypse, The Romeo Initiative (Touchstone).
Film & TV:A Novel Romance (Hallmark); SGU Stargate Universe (MGM).
Other: Jessie Richardson Award for Iceland and four nominations, Betty Mitchell Nomination. Recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award. Graduate of Studio 58.
- Benjamin CamenzuliForest Lord/2nd Brother×Benjamin CamenzuliForest Lord/2nd Brother
Other Theatre:Once (Mirvish/Neptune Theatre); Grease (Irregular Entertainment); Jukebox Hero: The Musical (Annerin Theatricals); Ring of Fire (Thousand Islands Playhouse); South Pacific (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre).
Other: Thank you to Daryl Cloran for this opportunity. Thank you to The Talent House for their representation and support. Thank you to my family and my fiancé, Kaley, for their love. Enjoy this VERY cool show!
- Sarah ConstibleJaques/Le Beau×Sarah ConstibleJaques/Le Beau
- Sharon CrandallCorin/Duke's Attendant/Dance Captain×Sharon CrandallCorin/Duke's Attendant/Dance Captain
Citadel: Matilda (Arts Club/RMTC).
Other Theatre:As You Like It, Lysistrata (Bard on the Beach); In the Heights (Arts Club); Shit, Enemy (Firehall); Satellite(s) (Solo); Shrek, Legally Blonde, Music Man (Theatre Under the Stars); Fiddler (Gateway).
Film & TV: The Package, Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix); Christmas on Holly Lane; Til Ex Do Us Part; When We Rise; The Game of Love; Marine 5: Battleground (WWE).
Other: Thank you to Melissa and Shannon. Love to Lucas, Sam and AW. @sharoncrandall
- Emily DallasPhoebe×Emily DallasPhoebe
Other Theatre:As You Like It (Royal MTC); A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (Stage West); As You Like It (Theatre Calgary/ Shakespeare by the Bow).
Film & TV: What Am I Without You (Colour and Light).
Other: Emily is also a playwright and composer. BFA: Pace MT. She would like to dedicate her performance to her father: Thank you for giving me music, Bear!
- Oscar DerkxForest Lord/William/Hymen×Oscar DerkxForest Lord/William/Hymen
Citadel: Peter and the Starcatcher, Once, A Christmas Carol.
Other Theatre:Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Shakespeare’s R&J (Kill Your Television); Much Ado About Nothing (Thou Art Here); The Hothouse Prince (Teatro la Quindicina); Featuring Loretta, and Criminal Genius (Punctuate Theatre).
Film & TV: #Roxy, LoST
Other: Voiceover work on Anthem, Star Wars: Battlefront III, Future Card Buddyfight Ace.
- Austin EckertCharles the Wrestler/Amiens×Austin EckertCharles the Wrestler/Amiens
Other Theatre:Mamma Mia! (WCT); Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, As You Like It (Bard on the Beach); Spring Awakening (Belfry/ CCPA); HAIR (Mayfield Theatre); Miss Understood (Frank Theatre).
Film & TV:Supernatural, The Magicians, The Flash, Colony, Narcoleap, Snowpiercer, Project Bluebook, Batwoman.
- Paul EssiembreDuke Senior/Duke Frederick/Fight Captain×Paul EssiembreDuke Senior/Duke Frederick/Fight Captain
Citadel: Richard Burbage in Shakespeare in Love, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, and Col. Jessep in A Few Good Men.
Other Theatre: More than 60 professional productions across Canada, including at Stratford, Royal MTC, Mirvish Productions, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Canadian Stage, Studio 180, and Centaur.
Film & TV: More than 70 film and TV appearances in Canadian and American productions. He has also done extensive work in documentary narration, animation, and commercial voice-overs.
- Jeff IrvingOrlando×Jeff IrvingOrlando
Citadel:The December Man (L’homme de décembre), Sweeney Todd.
Other Theatre: 12 seasons with the Shaw Festival; Around the World in 80 Days, The Hound of the Baskervilles (Globe); Alice the Magnet, Grimly Handsome (Theatre Animal); Tom at the Farm (Buddies); Romeo and Juliet (Canadian Stage); Fury, Seeds (Blyth); Mary’s Wedding, Jacques Brel... (Golden Apple Theatre); For Pops (DRI Collective); Viv’s Socks (Ode2Grams Theatre).
Other: I love Kristi a lot.
- Kayvon KhoshkamTouchstone/Assistant Director×Kayvon KhoshkamTouchstone/Assistant Director
Citadel:Shakespeare In Love.
Other Theatre:Chelsea Hotel (Firehall Arts Centre); December Man, Twelfth Night, Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave (National Arts Centre); Othello, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Macbeth (Bard on the Beach); The Graduate (Arts Club).
Film & TV:iZombie, Supernatural (CW); The Wedding Belle, Four Summer Weddings (Hallmark); Emily Owens M.D. (CBS).
Other: Kayvon was trained at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.
- Jenny McKillopAudrey×Jenny McKillopAudrey
Other Theatre:Pith, Marvelous Pilgrims, A Lesson in Brio (Teatro la Quindicina); Mary Poppins (Globe Theatre); A New Brain (Plain Jane Theatre); The Real Inspector Hound (Bright Young Things); Outside Mullingar (Shadow Theatre); Airswimming (Praise Doris Productions); The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet (River City Shakespeare); Legoland (Blarney Productions).
Film & TV:The Little Deputy (Trevor Anderson Films); Tiny Plastic Men (Mosaic Productions); Anthem (BioWare).
Other: Jenny has received three Elizabeth Sterling Haynes nominations for her work in Pith, Marvelous Pilgrims, and Airswimming.
- Jameela McNeilCelia×Jameela McNeilCelia
Citadel: The Color Purple (with RMTC).
Other Theatre:Sister Act, All Shook Up, Soul Sistas (Mayfield); A Christmas Carol (Carter-Ryan); The Sleeping Beauty Panto (Capitol);
John Ware Reimagined (Workshop West).
Other: Jameela is a proud graduate of MacEwan’s Theatre Arts Program. She is a former Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award nominee and a proud Edmontonian. Jameela is grateful for the opportunity to live and perform on Treaty 6 territory. Much love to Mom, Dad, and the Fam.
- Robb PatersonAdam/Sir Oliver Martext×Robb PatersonAdam/Sir Oliver Martext
Citadel:How I Got That Story, Curious Incident. Director of Guys and Dolls.
Other Theatre: Scrooge, Clarence and Uncle Billy in It’s a Wonderful Life, The Birds and the Bees, Prairie Nurse. Director (selected): Our Town, My Fair Lady, Liberty Valance, Woman in Black, The Fighting Days, Armstrong’s War, The Shunning, Trying, Oliver, Next to Normal, Crazy for You, Seussicle, Footloose, 42nd Street.
Other: Robb was the associate AD at RMTC from 2003 to 2015. Robb has been acting and directing in Canada for 38 years.
- Justin StadnykOliver/Forest Lord/Music Captain×Justin StadnykOliver/Forest Lord/Music Captain
Other Theatre:Kinky Boots, Boys in the Photograph (Mirvish); Grumpy Old Men, White Christmas, Fiddler... (RMTC); Pal Joey, Into the Woods (TIFT); Saturday Night Fever (National Tour); Hairspray, Camelot, Mikado (Drayton); Rock Legends, Footloose (Chemainus); Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde (TA); Anne of Green Gables, Ring of Fire, Full Monty (Charlottetown); Joseph..., Rent (Rainbow); Robin Hood, Cinderella (Ross Petty).
Film & TV:King of the Camp (YTV).
Other: Thank you for continuing to support the arts! Say hi to Justin @j_stadnyk.
- Farren TimoteoSilvius×Farren TimoteoSilvius
Citadel: Shakespeare in Love, Peter and the Starcatcher, Spamalot, and Made in Italy, the latter two productions garnering him Sterling Awards for his performances.
Other Theatre: Forever Plaid (Mayfield); Marvellous Pilgrims (Teatro la Quindicina), and The Light in the Piazza (Theatre Calgary).
Other: Farren is the Artistic Director of Alberta Musical Theatre Company (formerly Alberta Opera). In 2015, he was included in Avenue Magazine’s list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40, celebrating the city’s most promising young leaders.
- Daryl CloranDirector×Daryl CloranDirector
Citadel: Director of A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love, UBUNTU, The Silver Arrow, Made in Italy, Matilda, The Candidate, and The Party.
Other Theatre: Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary/WCT); Mary Poppins (Persephone/WCT); Tribes (Canadian Stage); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Bard on the Beach); All For Love (National Arts Centre); and Afterplay (Shaw Festival).
Other: Daryl is the Artistic Director of the Citadel, the former Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops, B.C.), and the founding Artistic Director of Theatrefront (Toronto).
- Ben ElliottMusic Director×Ben ElliottMusic Director
Citadel:Chelsea Hotel: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (with Firehall Arts Centre/Prairie Theatre Exchange), and Matilda (with RMTC/Arts Club).
Other Theatre:As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Bard On the Beach), Good People, Other Desert Cities (Arts Club).
Other: Ben is an Evie Award recipient, and a Jessie Richardson Award-winner and eight-time nominee. Ben is a graduate of Studio 58, and Bishops University.
- Jonathan Hawley PurvisChoreographer/Fight Director×Jonathan Hawley PurvisChoreographer/Fight Director
Citadel: Silver Arrow, Shakespeare in Love, Crazy for You, West Side Story, One Man, Two Guvnors, Romeo and Juliet, Spamalot, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Three Musketeers.
Other Theatre:As You Like It, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love (BARD); Antony and Cleopatra, Three Musketeers, Caesar, Much Ado (St. Lawrence); Inferno (Firefly); I Am For You (Concrete); Singin’ in the Rain (Chemainus); Little Shop of Horrors (TIP); Beauty and the Beast (STC).
Film & TV:Blue Book, Fortunate Son, Northlander, Painkillers.
Other: Love to Alana, Fela, and Caddell.
- Pam JohnsonSet Designer×Pam JohnsonSet Designer
Citadel: Redpatch, Empire of the Son, Tartuffe, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Heidi Chronicles.
Other Theatre: Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Playhouse, Shaw Festival, Arts Club, Pacific Opera, Belfry Theatre, The Globe, Vancouver Opera, and so many more.
Other: Graduated from Studio 58 as an actor, 40 years ago. I soon fell into design, and taught design at Studio 58, for 29 years. Without the love and support of family, I would be lost. All we need is love! Peace.
- Carmen AlatorreCostume Designer×Carmen AlatorreCostume Designer
- Gerald KingLighting Designer×Gerald KingLighting Designer
Citadel:Matilda, Ubuntu, Crazy For You, and The Drowsy Chaperone.
Other: Gerald’s designs have been seen with Ballet British Columbia, Bard on The Beach, The Vancouver Opera, The Arts Club Theatre, Kokoro Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Theatre Calgary, Western Canada Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Edmonton Opera, Manitoba Opera, Opera Omaha, and numerous others.
- Peter McBoyleSound Designer×Peter McBoyleSound Designer
Citadel: Peter’s long history at the Citadel includes recent productions of The Color Purple, Mamma Mia!, Crazy for You, Evangeline, and Mary Poppins.
Other Theatre: Peter has worked at most of the major theatres in Canada, and in U.S. cities such as New York, Las Vegas, L.A., Boston, and Dallas. He lives in Stratford where he has spent 24 seasons at the Stratford Festival. His Broadway credits include Come Fly Away and Barrymore, and he has designed national tours including Sister Act and Catch Me If You Can.
- Wayne PaquetteStage Manager×Wayne PaquetteStage Manager
Citadel: Selected Stage Management credits include: Shining City, Death of a Salesman, Doubt, The Glass Menagerie, and Frozen.
Other Theatre:Fortune Falls, Nevermore (Catalyst Theatre); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Odd Couple, The Weir (Shadow Theatre); Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet (Free Will Players).
Other: Wayne is a Graduate of the University of Alberta. He is the Artistic Director of the Sterling Award-winning Blarney Productions (Edmonton) and the Artistic Coordinator at The Citadel Theatre.
- Leslie WatsonAssistant Stage Manager×Leslie WatsonAssistant Stage Manager
Citadel: Debut. (Unless Winnipeg SM for The Color Purple counts!)
Other Theatre: Over 60 productions in professional theatres in Winnipeg and across Canada.
Other: Leslie owns and operates UPDOG BOUTIQUE, Manitoba's First Mobile Dog Boutique - with the love and support of Sean and Murtaugh.
- Isabel BergquistApprentice Stage Manager×Isabel BergquistApprentice Stage Manager
Citadel: Apprentice Stage Manager on A Christmas Carol and The Party. Local apprentice on Matilda.
Other Theatre: Stage Manager on Pinocchio, 2019 and Sleeping Beauty, 2018 (AMTC); Jezebel, at the Still Point (Bumble Bear Productions). Apprentice Stage Manager on Merry Wives of Windsor and The Merchant of Venice (Freewill Players).
Other: Izzy is a graduate from the University of Alberta and holds a BFA in technical theatre, majoring in stage management. She is excited to be back at the Citadel again this season!
- Ksenia Broda-MilianAssistant Set Designer×Ksenia Broda-MilianAssistant Set Designer
Citadel: Assistant Designer on Matilda.
Other Theatre: Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Chemainus Theatre Festival); It’s A Wonderful Life (Magnus); Lucas is Lonely (Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers); After Jerusalem (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); and Tragedy: A Tragedy (Blarney Productions).
Upcoming: Assistant Designer of Spamalot (Stratford Festival); season #6 at Rainbow Stage.
Other: Trained at University of Alberta (MFA), UWinnipeg (BAH), Ghost River Theatre Devised Intensive, Banff Centre, Creative Manitoba. Teaching: Artstrek, MTYP, study guide creation for RMTC. Long-distance love to my Edmonton friends! www.broda-milian.com
- Evan WohlgemutAssistant Lighting Designer×Evan WohlgemutAssistant Lighting Designer
Other Theatre:A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Arcadia, Middletown, Fragile Things (U of W).
Training: Enrolled in the University of Winnipeg Production program.
Other: Special thanks to Allison Loat, Adam Parboosingh, and Chris Coyne.
- Rick BoyntonCreative Consultant×Rick BoyntonCreative Consultant
Citadel:Six (CST, ART, Citadel, Ordway, Broadway).
Other Theatre: The Book of Joseph, Ride the Cyclone (CST, MCC, 5th Avenue/ACT, Alliance Theatre); Sense and Sensibility (CST, Old Globe); Cadre (co-director: CST, Johannesburg, Edinburgh, Vancouver); Othello: The Remix (CST, London, Off-Broadway); A Flea in Her Ear, Murder for Two (CST, Off-Broadway).
Other: Rick is the Creative Producer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater where he focuses on current and future artistic planning and production, as well as the development of all new plays, musicals, and adaptations.