NOT NOW, DARLING : CAST & CREW
Lakeshore Players Dorval is lucky and eternally grateful for all the enormously talented people who donate their time and effort to bring you all our productions.
This is their story.
STEVE GILLAM / Director
Steve is well-known to our Lakeshore Players Dorval audience as an actor, appearing most recently as Mr. Larrabee in Sabrina Fair. Not Now, Darling becomes the eighth play he has directed for us, joining The Hollow, Moon Over Buffalo, The Uninvited, Artichoke, Fools, Enchanted April, and Steel Magnolias. In November he directed a youth production of Fools in Dorval, and is currently working on his annual murder mystery dinner comedy show, Camp K’monawah Naslaia.
This is the fourteenth set that Steve has designed for Lakeshore Players Dorval. Some of his favourites include The Butler Did It, Twelve Angry Jurors, Kindly Keep It Covered, and Nightwatch.
SABINE DAUPHIN-PIERRE / Co-producer & Miss Whittington
For the past four years, Sabine has taken over different tasks backstage, from running the light and sound board, to assisting with costume design, costume changes, make-up and production (The Real Inspector Hound, season 2011-2012). She is now pleased to produce once again. Enjoy the show!
JOE DINEEN / Arnold Crouch
Originally from New Jersey, Joe has only been with Lakeshore Players Dorval for 5 years, though he has quickly become a popular member both on and off stage. He was last seen in this season’s You Can’t Take It With You, playing the role of Mr. De Pinna, and our patrons will also recall seeing Joe in past main stage productions of And Then There Were None (2013), Fools (2009), and Don’t Dress for Dinner (2014) as well as in the Lakeshore Players Dorval Café in The Accidental Death of a Salesman. Joe has also appeared in two of the very popular holiday pantomimes out at Village Theatre in Hudson, playing Granny in Little Red Riding Hood and Madame Twanky in Aladdin.
TOMMY FURINO / Harry McMichael
Tommy is thrilled to be making his comeback to the stage. The absence only reinforced his love for the theatre. He is also excited to be making his debut with the Lakeshore Players Dorval in their 50th anniversary season. Tommy would like to thank the cast and crew for sharing with him through this journey and his family and friends for their continued love and support. Some of his favorite past credits include I Am Yours and Featuring Loretta (Tableau D’Hôte theatre), Chapter Two (Pier 21 productions) and the all-star tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet (Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company). Thank you all for supporting theatre!
CHARYL HYNDMAN / Miss Tipdale
After a long break from working back stage at Lakeshore Players Dorval, Charyl is delighted to be making her debut on stage in this our celebratory 50th year. While amateur theatre is not new to Charyl, she has been seen in several productions of Dorval-Strathmore Players Murder Mysteries, the decision to take the plunge and try her hand at the “big time” was an exciting one. She is pleased and honoured to be directed by Steve and get to share the experience with her husband and daughter. When not rehearsing for plays she is busy working as a Dental Hygienist and volunteering with Girl Guides. She would like to thank her wonderful daughter, Emilie, for being so patient while the rest of the family is otherwise occupied.
MÉLANIE DESJARDINS / Janie McMichael
Melanie is thrilled to be back with the Lakeshore Players Dorval, celebrating their 50th year, after her debut with them last season as Alice Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You. Most recently, she played Stratyllis in Lysistrata with the Hudson Players Club. Melanie is very grateful to be working with such a marvelous and talented group of people.
JOANNE MILLER / Mrs. Frencham
Joanne is delighted to be making her acting debut in Not Now, Darling. She’s hoping the audience will be kind. When she’s not flitting on and off the stage, Joanne lives the corporate life and also enjoys spending time with her teenage boys when they’ll let her. A huge thank you to Lakeshore Players Dorval for this incredible opportunity! “The only safe thing is to take a chance.” [Mike Nichols]
WAYNE SARAY / Mr. Frencham
This is Wayne’s second appearance with Lakeshore Players Dorval, having had great fun blowing up fireworks in the role of Paul Sycamore in last season’s You Can’t Take It With You. A newcomer to the stage, he and his wife, Sharon, have long enjoyed the theatre. He also stage managed the Hudson Players Club 2010 production of The Mousetrap, which will be closing out Lakeshore Players Dorval 50th anniversary season. He’d like to thank Steve Gillam for his confidence and guidance, as well as the outstanding support and camaraderie of the cast, crew and volunteers of this outstanding community theatre company. You’ll have to excuse him now – he’s double-parked…
ERIC SAUVÉ / Gilbert Bodley & Sound Design
Oh boy! is Eric ever excited to be returning to the LPD stage in this, their 50th season! And to work with Steve, and an All-Star cast & crew & family, what a treat! – You may have already forgotten Eric in Bedtime Stories, The Cat’s Meow, a few Café Theatres but also in several Dorval-Strathmore Players Murder Mysteries. He has also committed sound design on more shows than he can remember, including this one. Now you can’t say you don’t know. – We just wish Eric would stop struttin’ around wearing a fur coat and shouting, “LOOK AT ME, I’M BROADWAY JOE“.
DAPHNE SAUVÉ / Sue Lawson
Daphne is a 1st year student at Dawson College in the Community Recreation Leadership Training program. Yeah, she doesn’t know what it means either. This is only her second time acting on a real stage and she’d really rather not talk about the first time… She’s also been in four Dorval-Strathmore Players Murder Mysteries and was most recently seen in a production of Fools directed by Steve Gillam. She would like everyone to know that she’s truly not as ditsy as every part she’s ever played. This is her first time being in a Lakeshore Players Dorval production and she’s really excited and wishes everyone the best of luck! Or to break a leg… or whatever it is you thespians say these days.
CONRAD MCDOUGALL / Charlie Lawson
Currently in the process of completing his Marketing Degree at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, Conrad finds himself yet again drawn to acting. Having starred in indie films such as Found by Mitchell Stafiej and Centre D’Achat by Laurent Ouellette, joining Lakeshore Players Dorval was the next logical step in expanding his repertoire. Conrad is excited to play the role of Charlie in Not Now, Darling and looks forward to developing his acting chops.
CHRISTINE McCAFFREY / Maude Bodley
This is Christine’s first production with Lakeshore Players Dorval. It’s been an absolute treat to have had the chance to learn and play with such a talented and giving cast and crew! So much fun! She has been involved in many aspects of theatre, both on and off stage for nearly 30 years. Past theatre experience includes productions with Calgary’s Storybook Theatre, Hudson Village Theatre, Hudson Players Club, Persephone, Centaur Children’s Series, Geordie and Stone Soup. Most recently she was ASM for Persephone Productions’, Oroonoko. So much gratitude to loved ones, most especially, to Rachel and Grace for always cheering her on! Happy 50th year Lakeshore!
HOLLI DRUM / Assistant Stage Manager
Holli has been a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval for 22 years, working either Front Of House, props, costumes, as Assistant Stage Manager, as well as being Stage Manager on several Café theatre productions. That’s involvement in well over 50 plays! Holli’s favorite production was Count Dracula in 1988. But what she loves most about Lakeshore Players Dorval are the friendships backstage with cast and crew.
BILL FLETCHER / Production manager
Bill is a Lakeshore Players Dorval veteran, coming to the group in 1995 for a role in My Three Angels. Bill has been doing set work with the group since the 2000 season and has been the Production Manager (Mechanical set design, construction, set-up and tear-down) on 27 Lakeshore Players Dorval productions. He was last seen on the Lakeshore Players Dorval’s stage as Moon in The Real Inspector Hound.
LISE M. FORTIN / Stage manager
Lise has been involved in community theatres both onstage and backstage for over 30 years. Among her favourite onstage roles are Linda in Les Belles Soeurs & Diane in Sister Mary Ignatius explains it all for you (UW drama dept), Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Great River Players) and Queen Isabella in Edward II and the title role in Macbeth (Upstage Productions). With Lakeshore Players Dorval she has worked mostly backstage, usually stage managing or operating lighting and sound boards.
GILLIAN GILBERT / Props
Originally from the U.K., Gillian enjoyed a misspent youth playing in rock bands (notably with Steve Hackett of Genesis). In Canada, she appeared at Le Festin du Gouveneur and the Mount Royal Operatic Society playing various contralto roles. As a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval, she has appeared in Jane Eyre and has enjoyed her numerous roles including props, script assistant, costumes, assistant stage manager, and all the magical mysteries of life backstage. In this 50th anniversary season, Gillian wishes to thank the entire organization for making theatre such a welcoming part of her life. Cheers to all backstage buddies, cast & crew.
ALEX SMITH / Lighting designer
Alex is a Montreal-based lighting designer, stage manager and playwright. Select recent credits include Robin Hood (Geordie Productions), Richard III (Metachroma Theatre), Spring Awakening (Persephone Productions), Bhopal (Teesri Duniya Theatre). A devoted associated artist of Title 66 Productions (Ludwig & Mae, The History of the Devil), Alex is also the resident lighting designer of St. George’s School of Montreal.
JEREMY GLENN / Co-producer
Jeremy joined the Lakeshore Players Dorval family in 2009, and has since worked backstage on a number of productions including Twelve Angry Jurors, Steel Magnolias and You Can’t Take it With You, as well as being on stage in The Importance of Being Earnest, Having Hope at Home, Bedtime Stories, Jane Eyre, as Charlie Chaplin in The Cat’s Meow and most recently as Linus Larrabee Jr. in Sabrina Fair. Outside of the world of performing arts, Jeremy is a project manager for Groupe BC2, a landscape architecture and urban planning firm. Enjoy the show!
SHEILA BROWNLEE / Sound & Light Board
Sheila can usually be found backstage running the light & sound, stage managing or doing props. Sheila co-produced Lakeshore Players Dorval production of Silver Dagger. She has appeared on stage as Mishkin in Fools, and as The Ghost in The Uninvited. Sheila is delighted to be a part of Lakeshore Players Dorval 50th anniversary season.
DAN ANTON / Hair
Dan is thrilled to be back at Lakeshore Players Dorval. For Steel Magnolias in 2010 he and his team of stylists from his boutique concept salon, Anton Designs, brought their experience to help the cast and crew recreate the reality of a 1980’s hair salon. He was also seen onstage as Alfred in the 1995 Lakeshore Players Dorval production of My Three Angels.
LOTTHIDA INTHANAVONG / Costumes
STÉPHANE DAUPHIN-PIERRE / Costumes