THE HOUSE SERIES
Welcome to Café Wanderlust! Let the denizens of this fine establishment take you on a wild and wonderful journey with musical theatre’s greatest songs that explore travel and venturing into the unknown.
Edmonton's award-winning musical theatre artists Andrea House, Andrew MacDonald-Smith, Paul Morgan Donald and exciting newcomer Chariz Faulmino bring you songs from the hottest musicals out there today and memorable songs of yesterday. It's like a live travel mixtape with music direction and accompaniment by Steven Greenfield and direction by Kate Ryan. So buckle up and take a ride with us on this fun musical trip as we celebrate the world and ourselves.
Illustration by Kristen Hiemstra
The House Series is supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF).
Cast & Creative Team
- PAUL MORGAN DONALDPERFORMER×PAUL MORGAN DONALDPERFORMER
Paul Morgan Donald was born under a wandering star but has spent over 35 years as part of Edmonton's theatre scene as a musician, composer, sound designer, singer, and actor. He's the musical director of Die-Nasty, Edmonton's legendary improvised soap opera, and the co-creator of over 20 musicals, including Edmonton Fringe favourites DeadRats in GarageLand, Reefer Madness, and 1987's Papa Died Under One of those Great Big Heads on Easter Island. Recent performances include Jim Heller in All Shook Up and Hipockets Duncan in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, (Mayfield Theatre), Mike/Joe in Plain Jane Theatre's production of Working, and Cladwell in Grindstone Theatre's production of Urinetown. He's delighted and excited to be going on this trip with these dynomite singers and musicians -- Buckle Up!
- CHARIZ FAULMINOPERFORMER×CHARIZ FAULMINOPERFORMER
Chariz Faulmino is an Edmonton-based actress and a proud alumnus of the MacEwan Theatre Arts program. She recently finished a ten-month tour with Alberta Musical Theatre Company as Pinocchio in Pinocchio! which performed a total of 312 shows! 2019 was her first time being part of the Edmonton Fringe Festival with an original work The Killing Jar Musical and made her Citadel debut in A Christmas Carol in 2019. Chariz gives her heart and thanks to the special humans that give her support and encouragement. She dedicates this show to her dad, who told her to share her gift with the world.
- ANDREA HOUSEPERFORMER×ANDREA HOUSEPERFORMER
Andrea House is a performing songwriter and theatre artist from Edmonton. Recent theatre credits include: The Bad Seed (Teatro La Quindicina), Coat of Many Colours (Stardust Players) and Sister Act (Mayfield Dinner Theatre). Andrea is one of the writers/performers behind: Coat of Many Colours, Sweethearts of the 49th, Chasing Willie Nelson, Song of the Martingale, Valentine's Train, and Forget Me Not. Other credits include: A Soldier’s Tale (Edmonton Fringe, ESO Backstage Performance Series - Sterling Nomination), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Plain Jane Theatre - Sterling Nomination), and Skirts On Fire (Teatro La Quindicina). Selected performance highlights include: C'mon Festival, Ballet Edmonton, Edmonton International Street Performer's Festival, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Winspear Center for Music, Arden Theatre, Teatro La Quindicina, Shadow Theatre, and the Citadel Theatre. For the past two years, Andrea has been touring with The Legend of George Jones, featuring CCMA winner Duane Steele. Andrea can also be seen regularly playing music with Erik Mortimer in and around Edmonton.
- ANDREW MACDONALD-SMITHPERFORMER×ANDREW MACDONALD-SMITHPERFORMER
Andrew MacDonald-Smith’s previous Citadel credits include Crazy for You, Matilda, Shakespeare in Love, Alice Through The Looking-Glass, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors (Sterling Award), Mary Poppins (Sterling Award & Betty Mitchell Award), A Christmas Carol, and The Pillowman. Selected roles include Avenue Q on Broadway (The Golden Theatre); The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance (Edmonton Opera); Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Shear Madness, and The Wizard of Oz (Mayfield); The Comedy Company and The Best Brothers (Shadow Theatre); Avenue Q (Jessie Award, The Arts Club); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary), Skirts on Fire!, Cocktails at Pam’s, Witness to a Conga, and Pith! (Teatro la Quindicina). @drewmacsmith
- KATE RYANDIRECTOR×KATE RYANDIRECTOR
Kate Ryan is an actor, director and teacher here in Edmonton. She is the director of Plain Jane Theatre Company for nine years bringing lesser known musicals and revues to the Edmonton Fringe Festival and main season as part of the Varscona Theatre Ensemble. The company has garnered over 20 Sterling Awards for their work including Plain Jane’s most recent production Fun Home (Outstanding Musical). Kate’s directing credits include Everything’s Coming Up Chickens, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Working!, A New Brain, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman and Bells Are Ringing (Plain Jane Theatre); Canada 151, Forever Plaid, All Shook Up, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Jesus Christ Superstar (Mayfield Theatre). She also has staged The Valentine Gala for The Edmonton Opera and The Edmonton Sterling Awards. Kate’s performing credits include Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, True Love Lies, and Measure for Measure (Citadel Theatre); The Light in the Piazza (Theatre Calgary) Boeing, Boeing, Oklahoma and Sound of Music (Mayfield Theatre) and most recently Fun Home (Plain Jane Theatre). Kate is also an instructor and director at Citadel Theatre’s Young Musical Company (Drowsy Chaperone), University of Alberta (The Magic Flute) and MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts program (The Drowsy Chaperone, Nice Work if You Can Get It, and Sondheim on Sondheim). Kate is so grateful to work with such a wonderful team of artists and hopes you enjoy the trip!
- STEVEN GREENFIELDMUSIC DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST×STEVEN GREENFIELDMUSIC DIRECTOR/ACCOMPANIST
Steven Greenfield is an Edmonton-based Jessie and OVATION! Award-winning music director, and actor with credits that span over 75 productions across Canada. Recent credits include Ring of Fire, A Christmas Carol and Once (Citadel), ‘Max’ in Lend Me a Tenor (Mayfield), The Comedy Company (Shadow), ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’ in Million Dollar Quartet (Arts Club), and ‘Cogsworth’ in Beauty and the Beast (TUTS). A graduate of Grant MacEwan’s Theatre Arts program, he has been an instructor at Studio 58, Capilano University, and his alma mater. Upcoming: The Wrong People Have Money (Shadow).