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Villains are Thrilling in The Little Mermaid Jr.

Three young ladies from Georgetown are having a ton of fun spooking the sold-out crowds at The Little Mermaid Jr. Shaelyn Girvan, a Grade 9 Christ the King student, delivers a powerful performance as the devious sea witch Ursula.  

“I really like playing villians. You can put so much into them,” says Shaelyn who has been acting in musicals since the age of three and is enjoying tapping into her “evil side” for this role.

“Little Mermaid is my favourite Disney movie. I love the characters and how elaborate they are. And I’ve always really liked how sassy, slinky, and slimy Ursula is,” she says.

Rachel Currie Set to Soar as ‘Scuttle’

Rachel Currie has traded in her ruby red slippers for a pair of wings this season with Globe Productions Youth Company.

The star of last year’s Wizard of Oz is now taking the stage as Scuttle, an eccentric seagull, in The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Grade 6 student from Alloa Public School says that playing Dorothy prepared her well for the role of Scuttle. For instance, she knows there’s a lot of hard work involved in putting on a major production, but the rewards will be fun.

“Scuttle is so much fun to play. He’s a bit of a flatliner and never really knows what’s going on even when he thinks that he does. It is just so fun to act all clueless,” says Rachel.

The Brampton native fell in love with musical theatre when she was just seven. She’s appeared in several plays including Aladdin Jr. (Globe 2013) and Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Brampton Theatre School 2012).

Schoolmates Share the Stage Under the Sea

What do a bossy crab and a frightened fish have in common? They are roles played by two friendly and fearless students from Robert Little Public School in Acton.

Brynn Swenarchuk and Olivia Doyle are set to impress audiences this May as Sebastian and Flounder in The Little Mermaid Jr. by Globe Productions Youth Company. The ten year olds are stepping into the spotlight for the first time having played in the Junior Ensemble for past Globe performances.

2015 ACT-CO Awards Globe's Elizabeth Bell wins THEA

ACT-CO, The Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario hosted their annual gala and awards evening on April 11th, 2015. Globe's production of Cabaret (the musical) was nominated in four categories. Elizabeth Bell won THEA for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Frau Schneider.Congratulations to all the nominees! We are so proud of Cabaret's cast and crew!

Father and son appear on stage together for the first time

David Brown and his son Brody are not new to Globe Productions. As a member of Globe Youth Productions, Brody (now 11) started at the age of 8 with Annie, and starred in Aladdin (2013) and The Wizard of Oz (2014). He also starred in Globe's adult shows - The Music Man and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Dave didn’t get his start in musical theatre quite that early. His first show was All Shook Up in 2013 (which won THEA for the Best Musical Production) and was actively involved in the Wizard of Oz as an Assistant Stage Manager (ASM).

Cabaret is the first time Dave and Brody will appear on the stage together. Dave plays Victor, one of the Kit Kat boys and Brody plays a young German boy singing “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”. We wanted to know how excited they are about it. 

Cabaret, The musical. Interview with Danny Harvey and Cheyenne Stodolny

Sitting in the director’s chair (actually, standing most of the time) is Danny Harvey. On the stage, playing the sexy Sally Bowles is his sister Cheyenne Harvey Stodolny. Neither of them is new to musical theatre or Globe. Danny is a director at Brampton’s Rose theatre and the last show he did with Globe was Jesus Christ Superstar in 2010. Cheyenne played Natalie in last year’s All Shook Up (won us THEA for the best musical production). We ask them about Cabaret and working together.