Children's Letters to God

date. September, 2011

venue. Centrepointe Theatres

credits. Stuart Hample, David Evans, Douglas J. Cohen, Eric Marshall

Inspired by actual letters from kids writing to God, the story follows the lives of five young friends as they voice beliefs, desires, questions and doubts common to all people but most disarmingly expressed by children. Tuneful songs and assorted scenes explore timeless issues such as sibling rivalry, divorce, holidays, loss of a beloved pet, the trials of being unathletic and first love. This entertaining show carries a universal message which crosses the boundaries of age, geography, and religion.

A special benefit performance of Children’s Letters to God raised funds for Ottawa Innercity Ministries ‘Innercity Arts’ program, which provides opportunities for street engaged youth to develop their creative gifts and express themselves through art.

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THE ARTISTIC TEAM

RUTH ANDERSON (Scenic Artist) | LAURA BARKLEY (Director) | JF CHURCH (Sound Design) | HÉLÉNE-MARIE HALLORAN (Choreographer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Set Design) | BONNIE MACDIARMID (Rehearsal Pianist | SKYE MACDIARMID (Musical Director) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphic Design) | LOGAN MILLER (Properties Design) | MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU (Assistant Director) | ROB PUCHYR (Lighting Design) | MISHELLE STOTT (Assistant Choreographer) | | ANDRÉE-ANNE WILLIAMS (Costume Design)

THE ENSEMBLE CAST

EMMA BORNHEIMER JACKSON (Joanna) | MATHIEU CORRIGAN (Dennis) | ALEXANDRE DIAB (Jean) | REBECCA DOCKSTEADER (Candice) | CARISSA DONALDSON (Vanessa) | DARREN EMERY (Theo) | GRACE GOEDHARD (Becky) | KELI JAY (Catherine) | LIAM JOHN (Kicker) | MPHILO MAUNCHO (Bethany) | VICTORIA ROBINSON (Jennifer) | JORDAN SCRIBNOCK (Colin) | SARAH STAPLETON (Iris) | CHARLES WICKHAM  (Brett)

THE MUSICIANS

MELISSA JEROME (Saxophone, Percussion) | ERIC KAVCIC (Orchestrations, Flute) | BONNIE MACDIARMID (Keyboard) | SKYE MACDIARMID (Conductor)

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

DALE COBURN (Stage Crew, Assistant Set Builder) | KATE GOVER (Front of House Co-Manager) | CLAUDE HACHÉ (Photography) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | CHERYL JARVIS-WOODS (Audition Pianist) | EVELYN JOST (Hospitality Coordinator) | PETER LEYENAAR (Principal Set Builder)  | KEITH MORSE (Set Builder) | NADYA POHRAN (Stage Crew, Hair & Make-up) | DAVE SMITH (Front of House Co-Manager) | MISHELLE STOTT (Stage Crew, Hair & Make-up) | MARK TURCOTTE (Second Assistant Stage Manager) | PATTI VOPNI (Assistant Stage Manager) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Stage Manager)