Yo, Vikings!

Book and Lyrics by Marcus Stevens
Music by Sam Willmott
Based on the book Yo, Vikings! by Judith Byron Schachner

Performed December 2013
(December 27 - 30, 2013)
at the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(6 performances: a children's play)

Directed by Andrew Williams
Music Director Kaitlin Williams
assisted by Theresa Williams


CAST

EMMA KATZKaitlin Williams
OLLIE KATZJackie Kormylo
MOM MJOLVERKTheresa Williams
NOKKI TIBBLES/GUNNHILD THE SHE-BEAR Rhiannon Henkleman
ZINZI FERDINAND-MUNOZ/HELGA THE CLANG-FIST        Abbey Flockton
SEBBY FERDINAND-MUNOZ/OLAF THE BOORISH            Daniel Williams
MURPHY BEAN/THORKLE THE TRAVELER         Dakoda Bradley-Lalonde
PASHA/HALLDORA THE SPEECHLESS   Saylor Frost
PHYLLIS/ALOf THE GOSSIP/NEWSWOMAN                         Emma Clarke
SIGURD TORVAlDSSON                                                          Chris Hearne
SiMON/hAreK The MuTe                                                   Noah Robert
MRS. MUKHERJEE                                                Karen Germundson
BOTHvAR THE FORK-SPLITTER/MOVENG MAN                  James Hrkach

PRODUCTION STAFF

Production Chieftains
Andrew Williams
Theresa Williams
Chief Chieftain
Wendy Wagner
Assistant Sub-Chieftains
Judy Robert
Gwendy Tolley
Set Design & Construction Chieftain
Jim Clarke
Construction Vikings Jim Clarke
Dean Flockton
Ron Francis
Ron Gardner
Greg Hogan
Jim McIilquham
Andrew Williams
Stewart Zeyl
Set Painting Vikings
Jim Clarke
Kathryn Clark
David Francis
Ron Francis
Thomas Francis
Chris Hearne
Isabella Hearne
Natalie Hearne
Greg Hogan
Barbara Kobolak
Jacqueline Tilgner
Andrew Williams
Stewart Zeyl
Lighting Design Chieftain Karl Wagner
assisted by Tristan Williams
Jared Wagner
Sound Design Chieftain Michael Schilder
assisted by Tristan Williams
Laurence Wormald
Costume Design Chieftains Sonia Francis
Dana Mercer
assisted by Maxine Ball
Seamstresses Doris Mercer
Zhanna Parashchuk
Eufron Williams
Dressers Kathryn Clark
Andre Frommer
Joan Frommer
Jennifer Kormylo
Alan Quirt
Sandra Quirt
Elaine Sandness
Genna Sylvain
Properties Chieftain Reena Belford
assisted by

KYyOS teens
Ellie Mercer
Julia Mercer

Continuity Chieftain Ann Williams
Make-up & Hair Chieftain Clare Flockton
assisted by Heather McIilquham
Johnna Thompson
Green Rroom Andrew Williams
Ann Williams
Publicity
Paul Behncke
Programme
Wendy Wagner
Box Office
Gordon Marwood
House Manager Betty Francis

DIRECTOR’S NOTE

i hate writing Director’s notes. I don’t know why we are expected to do this. mean really, what makes me more special than any other member of the cast or crew that have worked to bring this story to you?

Kanata Theatre has several hundred volunteers, many of which have pitched in to make today’s production possible. Just look at the size of the crew list! It’s amazing. Whether it was the painters (Ccan you even read the titles on some of those books?), the make-up crew, the actors, the lighting and sound crew, the volunteers in the cloak room, the Box Office staff, they are but a fraction of the number of people involved.

So what makes me so darned special? Not much really. I simply chose a story that thought was fun (with catchy music), but they are the ones that have brought it to life. They created it all.

i can’t thank them enough, but perhaps with your help we can get close. When you have a chance, please let them know that you appreciate their efforts. I hope you enjoy today’s production, and here’s a little spoiler... some of today’s story really did happen!

And remember... by proclamation of Mayor Jim Watson and the City of Ottawa, Sunday December 29, 2013 has been declared
Yo Vikings Day!