The cast of the November 22 presentation at the Arts Club Theatre are listed below.

  • Carabosse: Ashley Lambert-Maberly

    Ashley always writes one good part for himself, and Beyond the Meadow is no exception. He has most recently been seen as Sammy in the Western Canadian premiere of Blood Brothers, as Jack at the Freddy Wood Into the Woods, and currently sings with the On Broadway Chorus.

  • Princess: Gillian Hunter

    Gillian brings our indomitable princess to life. She has spent summers training at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, and sings with the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Anna Magdalena Choir. She has most recently been seen in Lord Byng's production of Hair.

  • Queen: Julia Bonnett

    Julia's trained operatic voice has been heard at performances across the world (lucky world!), assaying such roles as Juliet in the Tacoma Opera's Romeo and Juliet and Antonia in Vancouver Academy of Music's Tales of Hoffman. She holds a Master of Music from the Western Washington University.

  • King & Prince: John Amenta

    John's thrilled that he was able to play Joseph in UBC's production of the Webber favourite, and has recently been seen in the long running Tony n' Tina's Wedding as Joey Vitale. He is the winner of the 1996 PNE Youth Talent Search (look for his soon-to-be-released CD!).

  • Good Fairy: Donna Soares

    Donna, a mezzo-soprano, has apeared in local productions of Hello Dolly, Cinderella, and South Pacific (playing Bloody Mary). She has sung with the Provincial Honour Concert Choir, and placed first in this year's Richmond Youth Talent Night.

  • The Ensemble: Deborah Black, Sharon McIntee Birrell, Irene Chiu, Rick Compton, Tasha Goran, Heather Guthrie-Sheane, Grant Hunter, Cindy Jorgenson, Adrienne Levy, Carol-Ann Marshall, Mandana Namazi, Martin Novotny, Shawna Parry, Pamela Sheridan, and Karen Young.

    Beyond the Meadow is not a "star" musical--it relies upon the strength of its ensemble for effect. The chorus are not passive, they're active characters, influencing the plot every bit as much as the principals. The talent, experience, and enthusiasm of this particular ensemble overwhelms, and we're grateful to have such amazing people be part of our first presentation.

Beyond the Meadow

© Ashley Lambert-Maberly