Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Robert Jess Roth
Disney Theatrical Productions
Original Music Supervision and New Arrangements by Michael Kosarin
Dance Music Arrangements by Glen Kelly
Orchestrations by Danny Troy
DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Scott & Rosyln Wilson
Lauren & Patrick Beille
ORGANIZER OF CHAOS
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS
COSTUME VOLUNTEER HELP (in order of appearance)
FRONT OF HOUSE
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE
Autumn von Eccher
Bianca von Eccher
Teresa & Vince
Kopper King Neighbours Pub
Maggie "Magoo" Vanier
Lauren Manekin Beille
Heart of Riverdale Staff
Elijah Smith Elementary School
The Board of Whitehorse Independent Theatre
Heidi is 16 years old, she was born in France and moved to Whitehorse when she was one year old. She is currently in 10th grade at CSSC Mercier, but she spent a semester in the MAD program. This encouraged her to be apart of YTYP’s “Les Misérables” ensemble last year, this was her first musical theatre experience and she’s been in love with it since. As a child, Heidi would always take every opportunity to sing on stage. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with friends, travelling and playing with her cat. Heidi is ecstatic and honoured to be a part of this amazing show with amazing people.
Andrew Woolridge is going into grade 11 next year. He is thrilled to be returning for his second show with YTYP (Yukon Theatre for Young People)! Last year Andrew made his theatrical debut as Marius in YTYP’s production of Les Miserable. Since then, he has found a passion for musical theatre and performing! He played the role of Wayne in the M.A.D. (Music, Art, and Drama) 11/12 production of Puffs. He also sang at YTYP’s Broadway Café and most recently, played several roles in the M.A.D. 11/12 Variety show! Andrew is proud to be a YTYPer. He is happy to work with the wonderful cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast and looks forward to future shows.
Michael (17) is a Yukon-born actor and performer. He has been involved with YTYP since 2018 and is currently the President of the YTYP Youth Steering Committee. In addition to YTYP, Michael is extremely grateful to have worked with The Guild Hall, Northern Lights School of Dance and The Music Arts and Drama Program, which he attended for 3 years. Some of Michael’s favourite credits include Newsies! (YTYP, 2019), Inspector Javert - Les Misérables (YTYP, 2022), Concord Floral (YTYP, 2022), Victor Von Frankenstein - Young Frankenstein (Guild, 2022), Alice in Wonderland (NLSD, 2023). When not performing theatre, you might find Michael at The Heart of Riverdale… teaching theatre! Michael gives enormous thanks to the brilliant cast, crew and supporters of YTYP’s Beauty and the Beast!
Luca has been performing and dancing his whole life. He recently played the Tin Man in his last dance show with The Heart of Riverdale, Down the Yellow Brick Road. For the past few years he has been very immersed in the Yukon theatre scene, spending 3 semesters at the MAD program and performing (and sometimes choreographing) in many YTYP shows! He is very excited to be playing LeFou. Luca will not be performing headspins in this production of "Beauty and the Beast," although he is able.
Cohen Ashick-Drainville (17) is an actor, singer, and comedian who was seen playing Thenardier in YTYP’s 2022 presentation of ‘Les Miserables.’ Cohen has also performed in YTYP’s ‘Forbidden,’ ‘All Together Now,’ ‘Things I Learned on My Summer Vacation,’ and Disney’s ‘Newsies.’ Most recently, he was part of the cast of ‘Concord Floral’ by Jordan Tannahill. Cohen is happy to have this opportunity to play Lumière in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and to work with this amazing cast and artistic team.
Lucas Taggart-Cox was born and raised in the Yukon and he has been musical all his life. He started taking violin and piano lessons since ages 4 and 5 respectively. Lucas has performed at countless Rotary Music Festivals and most notably played with the Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra. Along with his music endeavors, Lucas has also participated in theatre since he was 9 years old. His theatrical ventures include participating in the Music Arts and Drama Program’s production of Mary Poppins at age 9, attending the MAD Program for 2 years, and playing the role of Enjolras in YTYP's 2022 production of Les Miserables. This year, Lucas will graduate from F.H Collins and in the fall he will be going off to study mechanical engineering at McGill University. Although until then, his mind is set on playing Cogsworth in YTYP’s production of Beauty and the Beast which he is thrilled to be part of.
Ezra Baker joined the Whitehorse theatre scene fairly recently, but they have tried to be a part of any and every theatre production that they could. Some of these productions include Yukon Theatre for Young People’s (YTYP) ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Concord Floral’; where they played John Cabot (3). They are super excited to be playing the lovely teapot Mrs. Potts in their seventh YTYP production, ‘Beauty and the Beast’. In high school, Ezra completed three semesters of the Music, Arts, and Drama program, as well as joining YTYP during their senior year. Ezra currently serves on the YTYP Youth Steering Committee. When Ezra isn’t doing theatre, you can find them singing, reading, writing, gaming, hanging with friends, and watching nerdy TV shows. Ezra hopes to continue theatre in the future and will be attending their second year of the YNTEP Program at Yukon University in the fall.
Kluane Beille is 10 years old and goes to École Émilie-Tremblay. She has always loved being on stage and has done several acting camps. Outside of theatre, Kluane is a fiddler with Fiddleheads, takes voice lessons and enjoys sport. She absolutely loves being in YTYP with awesome people and sharing the same passion.
Performing the role of Chip, this is Lilja’s first time acting in a YTYP production. Lilja is 11 years old, and attends Holy Family Elementary School in grade 5. Lilja loves to sing and perform on stage. When she’s not performing, you can find her hanging out with friends, hiking or camping. She also loves to read and write stories.
Ella Laliberty has always loved theatre and performing. During high school, she attended 3 semesters in the Music, Arts and Drama program, been a part of YTYP since 2019, and many other organizations of that genre. Some of her past YTYP roles include Henry in Newsies! (2019) and Fantine in Les Misérables (2022). When Ella isn’t performing, you can find her… probably at work! She is so excited to be a part of this amazing cast, and can’t wait to see you all at the show!
Menna began her Yukon Theatre for Young People (YTYP) journey in 2019 in their production of Newsies and has been performing in theatre ever since, including YTYP’s Les Miserables and The Guild Hall’s Without Rule of Law (as Vic), The Wolves (as #25) and Young Frankenstein as well as a number of variety shows. Now in her final year of high school and her last big YTYP show, she is thrilled to be playing the role of ‘Madame de la Grande Bouche’. But this isn’t the end, Menna plans on keeping theatre in her life indefinitely.
Bria Lemoine is beyond ecstatic to take this incredible production to the Yukon Arts Centre stage. Having been there since the beginning of ytyp Bria has seen it all, from newsies all the way to concord floral. Currently active as vice-president of the youth steering committee, Bria can’t wait to introduce you to her character Maraise before bidding farewell as a graduate of ytyp. She hopes to fuel your creativity and inner inventor with this playful performance. When not on-stage Bria can be found hiking to her hearts content all over beautiful Yukon.
Finnean Sward is a 17 year old Yukon born theatre kid. Finnean was a part of last years YTYP production and is looking forward to performing in this years musical performance. Finnean has been in a other theatrical programs such as MAD. Finnean is looking forward to giving there all to make this performance the best it can be.
Halia Pealow, a fourteen-year-old theatre enthusiast has always had a connection to the theatre world feeding her love for performing onstage. She has attended one semester at the MAD program where she performed in “Terror at the Big Top” and “Oddly Animals” and is returning again next year. Halia has also performed as a special op in The Guild’s “The Wolves” where she memorized about three roles. Halia has worked with YTYP before in their ill-fated “Oliver” and their summer variety show “Forbidden” where she felt at home and made many new friends convincing her to audition for Beauty and the Beast
As a young girl, Ava Shewen dreamed of being a famous actor or singer like Taylor Swift. This year she discovered YTYP and instantly fell in love with musical theatre. In her free time, Ava likes spending time with her horses and reading fantasy novels. She is very excited to be a part of this wonderful production and can't wait for the next one.
Hailey Woodford has found her love for theatre this past year and hasn’t stopped since. Last semester she attended her first semester of MAD and played Galoo in oddly animals (2022). Soon after she left MAD she joined YTYP. Hailey is no stranger to the stage, she’s been dancing at NLSD for the past nine years of her life. Taking whatever classes she could no matter how busy her schedule got. She is so grateful for everyone she’s met and is excited. For her first YTYP show!
Aurora(Rory) April has been acting for over 5 years now, starting in school productions. You may recognize her from her role as #11 in The Wolves(2023) at The Guild Hall. In her free time, she loves reading and volunteering. She is looking forward to finishing her last year in Whitehorse, before leaving for university, with such a great show.
Stella is an accomplished dancer and has been since the age of two. She is a company dancer at Northern Lights School of Dance and takes every opportunity available, which is the reason that joining the Yukon Theatre for Young People's performance of Beauty and the Beast is so important to her. Stella's favourite experiences this year include; winning the American Specialty Toy Retail Association's Lip Sync Battle, competing at the Prince George Dance Festival and placing first in the styles theatrical and ballet, and dancing in NLSD's Alice and Wonderland ballet as Tweedledee. Stella is looking forward to improving as a dancer and an artist.
Thirteen-year-old Lillian loves the stage. At five, she gave a solo performance of Castle On A Cloud at London, Ontario's Aeolian Hall and subsequently appeared in school shows and a neighbourhood theatre rehearsal project. Since arriving in Whitehorse in 2019, Lillian has played in The Guild Hall's production of Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's MacBeth and danced in several Northern Lights School of Dance ballet performances. You might have also caught Lillian in last year’s YTYP show; Les Misérables. Lillian is extremely excited about this year’s production of Beauty and the Beast, and she is very proud of all the hard work that the cast and crew have put into this spectacular production.
Nolan Floyd is thrilled to be performing in this year’s Beauty and the Beast Production! Nolan is 15 years old and has been in many small productions with his drama classes over the past 2 years at PCSS. In Nolan’s spare time, he loves to fish, hunt, and freestyle ski! Nolan will be attending the MAD program in the fall for grade 10 and working with a Vancouver Company running a drama workshop this summer. Nolan is excited to gain valuable experience and continue to foster his love for theatre.
Zia Jahr has lived in Whitehorse for almost 4 years and has always taken any opportunity to perform on the stage. She has acted in Les Miserables (2022), 'Round Back (2022) and the Wolves (2023). Next year she will be attending first semester MAD. I’m here free time she enjoys playing basketball, reading, and hanging out with her friends. Zia is 13 and attends FH
collins secondary school.
Asher was born and raised in Whitehorse. He is currently in grade 8 at Porter Creek Secondary School. He is an understudy for LeFou in this production, as well as being in the enchanted ensemble and a wolf. He has been cast as Prospero in The Tempest in his school’s annual Shakespeare play. Other roles include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo in Romeo And Juliet, Les in Newsies, Gavroche in Les Misérables and Sebastian in Twelfth Night. He has been involved in anything he could with YTYP. He is very excited for Beauty And The Beast. He has had so much fun working on this production with his fellow castmates.
Ember Johnson is a 13 year old dancer and singer who would do anything to be on stage! In her first year of YTYP she happened to get a solo, and she’d never sung before so it was a big step, but because it was during pandemic times, she ended up singing to an empty theatre with a video camera, which was weird. This year, for Beauty and the Beast, she is excited to be a napkin and really doesn’t mind being in the background because she honestly thinks this is a great way to move up to a bigger role.
Avery Malcolm was always so inspired by the actors and actresses she would see on stage. She would always find herself acting by herself in her bedroom. She played volleyball in and out of school, and basketball both in and out of school. When she’s not performing in her room, or playing sports or doing school, you can find her hanging with her friends or having some alone time. She is thrilled to be apart of this production!
This is Aila! She is 13 years old and loves art in all forms. She's a dancer at NLSD, known for her roles this year as the Nutcracker in 'The Nutcracker’ and Lead Card in 'Alice in Wonderland'. This is her first year in YTYP. When she gets older, she would like to continue performing and improve her acting abilities!
Evey Moore is fifteen years old and born and raised Yukoner. She has been in love with performing since she was a little kid when her introduction to theatre was in MAD’s production of Annie. Since then, she has been in YTYP’s All Together Now, Les Misérables, Forbidden, and is currently part of Beauty and the Beast. If she could be in any shows in the world, they would be Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, and Into the Woods. She is so happy to be part of this year’s production!
Autumn von Eccher is a grade 9 student at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary School here in Whitehorse Yukon. Autumn was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived there for 10 years until she moved to Whitehorse for grade 5. She has been playing piano since she was 7 years old and enjoys acting, figure skating, singing, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. This is Autumn’s first musical theatre production and she couldn’t be more excited!
Declan Wise is an actor always looking for more opportunities in theatre. Some of his work includes YTYP’s Les Miserables and Forbidden last year, as well as the lead role in the upcoming short film Blueberry Boogie. He is looking forward to a semester of the MAD program next year, as well as the YTYP summer incubator this summer. When he’s not on the stage, he’s probably listening endlessly to Critical Role (really, it’s kinda becoming a problem) or playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends.
Fifteen years old Eva Zanger has been involved in the Whitehorse arts community most of her life. She started off with violin and dance when she was five and joined the fiddleheads when she was eight. Last year she joined Yukon Theatre for Young People (YTYP) in their production of Les Miserables. This year she will be performing with YTYP again in their production of Beauty and the Beast.
Beauty and The Beast will be Sofia Avril’s (17) very first performance with YTYP. She has always participated in school plays, but this will be her first production featured at the Yukon Art Centre. Singing and performing for an audience has always been one of her passions. She is thrilled to be working with the amazing cast and crew to make this production come to life.
Dawson Baker is a sound tech, multi instrumentalist, and of course, a theater kid at heart. Dawson has been involved in stage productions since the 3rd grade at his elementary school. Since moving from Teslin, he has involved himself in as many theater productions as he can: including several MAD shows, and Yukon Theatre for Young People’s productions of ‘Les Miserables’ and variety show ‘Broadway Café’. Beauty and the Beast is his third production with YTYP, and he is thrilled to have this opportunity and to be a part of this cast! Dawson has done 3+ years of volunteer work with Riverdale Baptist Church doing sound tech, stage-hand in Cypherfest 2022 at the YAC, and now working at the KDCC as an auxiliary A/V technician. If you don’t see Dawson on stage playing a character or playing an instrument, you’ll most likely find him backstage or behind the Mixing Console.
Noah is a 14 year old student who goes to FH Collins secondary school. He first got into theatre with the MAD program at wood street where he had a lot of fun performing in a haunted house and a winter show. When he’s not performing in theatrical shows Noah can often be found either playing his saxophone or doing an outdoor sport such as paddling.
Inara Bronson has always enjoyed theatre. Her first experiences were in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, where she played Hero. She later went on to play Ariel in The Tempest. Inara was encouraged by a friend to join the production of Beauty and the Beast, she is thrilled to be a part of the Village Ensemble.
Hannah Colvin has always enjoyed singing and consistently pursues any opportunities to use her talent. She was previously involved in school choir, as well as play productions, and singing for different events. Outside of performing Hannah is usually caring for animals, enjoying nature, and spending time with friends. Beauty and The Beast is her first show with YTYP, and she is beyond excited to be a part of this amazing production and cast!
John-Patrick is excited to be part of his first musical! He is 13 years old and has completed his time at Christ the King Elementary School. JP loves singing and dancing just as much as skiing (and that’s saying something)!
Eleanor Gilson has always been drawn to the arts. They’ve enjoyed studying and performing with The Heart, in band, choir, and Vaudeville as well as writing and drawing. While this isn’t their first time on stage, it is their debut with YTYP. Eleanor has loved this experience and looks forward to future roles with YTYP. They are also excited to be working with The Chop Theatre this summer.
Anick Girouard has been in love with theatre ever since she has been in a production of "Notre dame de Paris" at her school. She was in the program MAD (Music arts and drama) in the first semester of her grade 9. She has been accepted at MAD second semester for her grade 10. She is super excited to be in more theatre productions with YTYP and MAD.
Cameron Greer has been involved in theatre almost his whole life. From play club at FH Collins, to performing in multiple productions at the Music Arts and Drama program; including “C’est La Vie” and "Greece ". Cameron has also performed in shows with YTYP, where he’s also a youth steering committee member. in YTYP he has performed in shows like “Newsies”, and “Les Misérables” If Cameron isn’t at a theatre you can catch him at school, working at Yukon cinema, or the Heart of Riverdale. He is delighted to be a part of this production with this wonderful cast and crew.
Vivyana Hoffmann is a 12 year old girl, born in 2010. She is currently attending her last year of elementary at Holy Family. Vivyana loves to draw and write her own stories to a point were she immerses herself into her stories. In the future Vivyana hopes to be an author of her very own book. Outside of theatre Vivyana is often writing stories. When she’s not she is either speed skating or playing sports. As Vivyana learns more about acting, she hopes to try for a lead role in future theatre productions.
Allison Keats, 17, is an energetic, very enthusiastic young lady who has a passion for music. She is a very social person who takes any chance she can get to get to know new people and to make everyone feel welcome. When seeing someone new on the cast, she introduces herself and tries her best to make them feel included and that they have support if needed. When not on stage, she attends her last year of high school starting in August. She enjoys being a part of YTYP and hopes to continue to do so.
Maggie King is 13 years old and is in 8th grade at PCSS. She is a recent member of YTYP. She is really enjoying being part of theatre and wants to continue with it next year. She has always been interested in theatre and is loving everything about the group so far.
Iliana is 14 years old and in grade 8 at FH Collins. This is her first musical theatre show. She grew up watching her dad in the Frantic Follies. When not at rehearsal, you can find Iliana listening to music, tap dancing, or reading. She is very excited to be a part of Beauty and the Beast.
Clementine Madsen has never thought of herself as the type to sing and act in front of a crowd but she will always jump at the chance to dance. She has been in the Nutcracker twice with Northern Lights School of Dance, In Plain Night with Leaping feats and more. Clem also has a hip-hop rap duo with fellow performer Thea Roy-Gelinas, called the Mozza Gurlz. They have performed at Simapalooza and multiple other locations. She is so excited and happy to be performing with YTYP for the first time!
Peighten Mah, 13, has always loved theatre and performing. Her first show with YTYP was in All Together Now,(2021) and also performed in Les Meserables( 2022). Peighten spends her free time painting, moulding clay and sketching. Peighten has also been dancing with Northern Lights School of Dance since she was three. When not dancing or working on her art, you can find Peighten enjoying camping, berry picking and coffee dates with friends.
This is Nevaeh Malcolm's first time doing any kind of acting show, they didn't want the pressure of auditioning for a main role so they just auditioned for the ensemble. Nevaeh loves to play volleyball and basketball, and really loves to write. Nevaeh always loved the idea of acting as a young kid, and now that they are finally able to act on stage with an amazing cast, they feel like their dreams have finally come true!
Jade Pealow has always had a creative spirit. Although her acting skills continue to develop, she has participated in many shows over the six years she participated in ballet at NLSD. Some of these shows include, but are not limited to the Nutcracker (2014 – 2017), Giselle (2017), Coppelia (2018) and Cinderella (2019). She has also participated in Forbidden (2022) and attempted to be in OLIVER! before its cancellation due to COVID-19, both of which were with YTYP. Some of her other creative outlets include sketching, writing and singing along to music by herself or with her sister.
Christopher did not expect that he would ever be a part of something like this. He is a quiet person by nature, usually reading or writing fiction in his free time. Participating in something as petrifying as a theatre performance was completely out of the question, but here we are. Christopher has currently just finished high school at FH Collins secondary and is about to take on the world, but let’s just start with taking on the opening show.
Winter Sicotte is 13 years old and is in Grade 7. She will be going to Porter Creek Secondary in the Fall. This is Winter’s first year performing and being a part of YTYP. Winter also moved to Whitehorse this year and found comfort in Theatre. Her hobbies include reading, snowboarding, and singing!
Sydney Sinclair (she/they) is a youth of European settler decent living and working on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. She is passionately involved in the realm that is performing arts as two-time MAD alumni and has been in multiple productions at the Guild Hall. You may have seen them in Without Rule of Law (2023), or as an assistant director/ *actor for two nights, in The Wolves (2023). Aside from theatre, Sydney has developed a liking for rugby - (speaking of which you should join!) You may also find them serving and hosting at Boston Pizza if you look closely! She has thoroughly enjoyed her experience working with YTYP on this fabulous production of Beauty and The Beast. So without further ado… enjoy the show!
Bianca von Eccher is 13 years old and starting high school in the fall at St. Francis. She moved from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Whitehorse in 2018 and fell in love with the North! She loves hunting, fishing, art, sports, guitar and acting. She loves to write and dreams of having her own book published one day. She has done small plays at school but this is her first big production with YTYP! Bianca was inspired by watching Les Misérables last year and asked her mom to try out for a spot in Beauty and the Beast. She is happy to have such a fun, amazing crew that has put together an awesome production and she hopes you will enjoy the show!
Annabelle is a young 10 year old girl who decided to step out of her comfort zone and join the amazing journey of the beauty and the beast. She can be described as being shy and calm, but there is also another side to Annabelle; she is adventurer, and loves being active. Annabelle will always be thankful for this great experience that théâtre for young people has provided for her.
Erykah Cletheroe-Blackjack is a proud citizen of Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, Crow Clan. She has been performing on stage for half of her life, beginning at age five—including with the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and her folk-singer dad, Gordie Tentrees. She wrote her first song, Kiwi Dreams, at age eight and performed the song in a virtual concert with Danny Michel. Erykah is active and energetic, keeping busy with cross-country skiing, biking, hockey, soccer, downhill skiing, running, and swimming. She loves to travel and read. When she grows up, she aspires to be a famous song-writer and performer.
Ellie loves all the creative arts and she is always working on a project of some kind. But her true love is theatre! After performing in her school production of The Tempest last year she discovered a love for the fun, excitement and creativity of working with a group to bring a show together. She is thrilled to join the cast of Beauty and the Beast!
Gavin is 10 years old and attends Christ the King Elementary School. He has always loved imagination games and making his own stories, and now he is excited to be part of Beauty and the Beast to help this story come alive.
Seth Kelly has grown up in Whitehorse loving books. He discovered a passion for theatre through Shakespeare performances at his Montessori school. This will be his first major performance. When he is not performing he can be found outside backpacking, mountain biking and skiing.
Louella King has recently joined YTYP and has loved the experience so far. She is definitely looking forward to future roles and continuing in the program. Louella is in grade 6 and goes to HVES. She has been in a few school plays and loves the opportunity to be in YTYP this year.
Thea Roy-Gelinas has always jumped at the opportunity to perform. From circus shows in Atlin, to improv in Dawson - Thea loves the stage! Recently Thea and her friend Clementine Madsen have started a 2 person hiphop rap duo called Mozza Gurlz. She also enjoys synchronized swimming and rock climbing. Thea is so excited to be a part of this year’s YTYP Beauty and the Beast and is grateful for such an incredible opportunity for young people to perform.
Reet loves acting, she's signed up for 3 plays including the Beauty and the Beast production.when she's not acting she likes to go to hang out with her friends and is lucky to be a part of an amazing production.
Elizabeth is a talented and vibrant 10-year-old girl who finds joy in dancing, creativity, and learning to play musical instruments. With a passion for performing, she eagerly takes every opportunity to showcase her skills on stage. Whether it's twirling in ballet class or tapping to the rhythm in a jazz routine, Elizabeth's love for dance shines through. Alongside her dancing pursuits, she explores her artistic side through various creative projects. As one of the youngest members of the show, this is Elizabeth's first big performance, making it an extra special and thrilling experience for her.
Since this born and raised Yukoner left the Yukon in 2010, Calvin graduated from the Music Theatre Department at the Sheridan Institute in Ontario, Canada. After graduating, Calvin based himself in Toronto and performed in shows all across Canada. Since moving back to the Yukon, Calvin has been in a staged reading of Syphili
Since this born and raised Yukoner left the Yukon in 2010, Calvin graduated from the Music Theatre Department at the Sheridan Institute in Ontario, Canada. After graduating, Calvin based himself in Toronto and performed in shows all across Canada. Since moving back to the Yukon, Calvin has been in a staged reading of Syphilis: A Love Story (The Guild Hall), The Resurrectionists (Larrikin Theatre), Dogtown: The Musical (Yukon Circus Society) and Young Frankenstein (The Guild Hall). His directing Credits include Les Misérables (YTYP). When Calvin is not swinging a hammer he is performing in local shows, teaching voice and working with YTYP. He is very excited to be directing his second YTYP mainstage show with this wonderful and talented group of youth and creative team! This dedicated group will be sure to hit you in the heartstrings with this timeless classic. Please enjoy Beauty and The Beast!
Caleigh Farrow trained as a dancer for 16+ years. Growing up in the Yukon her love of the arts developed through her time at Northern Lights School of Dance, the Music Arts and Drama program, and summers spent working at the Frantic Follies. Caleigh has had the privilege of working with YTYP over the past couple years and previously choreographed YTYP’s variety shows: ‘Round Back’ and ‘All Together Now’, along with last year’s production of Les Miserables. This production of Beauty and the Beast, has allowed Caleigh to create a lot of fun dance pieces and pushed her skills due to the larger cast size! When not dancing Caleigh spends her time ‘fighting the good fight’ as a social worker, or walking with her dogs and daughter. She could not have done this show without the incredible team she works alongside, who continue to amaze her with their passion and knowledge. (Not to mention their support as she became a new mother through the rehearsal period!). It’s going to be a great show!
Jillian Durham has been a part of musical theatre since her move to Whitehorse at 8 years old. From community musicals to the Frantic Follies, Jillian has loved her time onstage and learning more about what happens behind the scenes. While at Mount Allison University, Jillian received her B.Mus and participated in many university musicals including Oklahoma, Cabaret, and Wizard of Oz. Since her return to Whitehorse, Jillian has been teaching music and was Musical Director for YTYP’s Les Misérables. She is proud to be working with YTYP again and has loved working with the Creative Team and this fabulous cast of young actors!
Brenda is thrilled to be back for her third season with YTYP, having been part of the Newsies and Les Misérables teams. As a seasoned Stage Manager and Pyrotechnician, she has been calling “GO” in various forms with selected highlights including her time at Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius, Carousel Theatre for Young People, and the Stratford Festival.A huge thanks to the “Denim Inquisition” (Calvin, Jill, Caleigh, and Breagha) for their love and kindness week after week. A continued thank to Angela for putting up with her and bringing her back. The biggest thanks of all to Reid and MacGowan for blindly supporting every production. You are the inspiration behind everything. Now sit back, relax, and Be Our Guest!!!!!!
Born and raised in the Yukon, Breagha left in 2014 for post-secondary education. While at university in Nova Scotia, she trained in contemporary, jazz, commercial heels, musical theatre and highland dance. The beauty and community of the North brought her back to Whitehorse. Breagha has worked with youth often over the course of her career and is always happy to be dancing, teaching and creating. She is currently a dance instructor at Velvet Antler Productions.
Breagha has contributed to many local productions as a performer, choreographer, production manager, stage manager, prop designer and costume designer. Some stage credits include Drowsy Chaperone (The Guild Hall), Best Little Vegas of the North (Velvet Antler Productions), WROL (The Guild Hall), A Klondike Cabaret (Varietease), Young Frankenstein (The Guild Hall), and A Rendezvous Affair (Velvet Antler Productions). She is excited to be supporting this production as props designer and dance captain.
Chantal LaFrenière is a multi-disciplinary creative entrepreneur specializing in costume design and creation. After graduating from the costume design program at Collège Lasalle in Montréal, she proceeded to work for Cirque du Soleil as a costumer and hatter. She then ventured on her own working on various theatre, dance and film produc
Chantal LaFrenière is a multi-disciplinary creative entrepreneur specializing in costume design and creation. After graduating from the costume design program at Collège Lasalle in Montréal, she proceeded to work for Cirque du Soleil as a costumer and hatter. She then ventured on her own working on various theatre, dance and film productions. She has a penchant for recycling and repurposing, she sells her designer-made clothing online and in boutiques. She is currently based out of Haines Junction, Yukon, where she started Golden Fox sewing services offering visible mending, alterations, clothing and costume conception & execution.
She would like to thank the volunteers, 'I could not have done this without you!', the production team for their guidance and support.
Thank you also to Teresa & Vince for housing me all month, and YTYP for giving me this opportunity.
While Alex is no stranger to spending time at the Yukon Arts Centre and deciding where shadows should or should not be – this is his first journey with the wonderful folks at Yukon Theatre For Young People and he is very excited to work on Beauty and the Beast with them. Alex wants to thank his Whitehorse family and friends as well as his
While Alex is no stranger to spending time at the Yukon Arts Centre and deciding where shadows should or should not be – this is his first journey with the wonderful folks at Yukon Theatre For Young People and he is very excited to work on Beauty and the Beast with them. Alex wants to thank his Whitehorse family and friends as well as his family back home in Vancouver for their endless support and a special thank you to my wife, Melissa – for her love and appreciation and everything she puts up with.
Delenn A. Larsen is a true Yukoner, born in Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada in 2000. She grew up in both Canada and America due to having parents working on both sides of the border. Over the years, she has volunteered and worked as a living history performer for Friends of the Klondike Corridor and a local New Mexico museum. Following her grad
Delenn A. Larsen is a true Yukoner, born in Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada in 2000. She grew up in both Canada and America due to having parents working on both sides of the border. Over the years, she has volunteered and worked as a living history performer for Friends of the Klondike Corridor and a local New Mexico museum. Following her graduation from Full Sail University (in Orlando Florida), with a Bachelor Degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment, she was employed at the Disney College Program with a job in the Costuming Department at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for 8 months. Moving back to the Yukon last year she is enjoying working with the wonderful staff of Beauty and Beast and exploring more options in the film and TV industry. She is often described as a friendly and nice girl and is always willing to help out. Hope you enjoy the show!
Keona is a two-time M.A.D. alumni and is interested in many different aspects of theatre. For "Beauty And The Beast", she is an assistant stage manager. She was an assistant director for “Without Rule of Law” at the Guild Hall as well as acted in "The Wolves". Outside of theatre, Keona enjoys baking, origami, math, taking care of children
Keona is a two-time M.A.D. alumni and is interested in many different aspects of theatre. For "Beauty And The Beast", she is an assistant stage manager. She was an assistant director for “Without Rule of Law” at the Guild Hall as well as acted in "The Wolves". Outside of theatre, Keona enjoys baking, origami, math, taking care of children and spending time with her cats. Keona lives in Haines Junction but goes to school in Whitehorse. She is a member of Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and part of the Wolf Clan.
Anika Kramer (18) has always found theatre very interesting but has little interest in acting despite participating in school performances. Looking for a new way to participate they landed on becoming an assistant stage manager and enjoys it more than acting. Anika is enjoying watching this production grow into something to be proud of. W
Anika Kramer (18) has always found theatre very interesting but has little interest in acting despite participating in school performances. Looking for a new way to participate they landed on becoming an assistant stage manager and enjoys it more than acting. Anika is enjoying watching this production grow into something to be proud of. When not scheduling actors for fittings, Anika can be found at home criticizing movies.
Paisley has always been interested in theater and performing on stage. This year, she did a semester in the music arts and drama program and she loved it, and is going back again next year. She has been in the 2 MAD productions, “Terror at the Bigtop” and “Oddly Animals”. Shortly after finishing her MAD semester, she auditioned and got a
Paisley has always been interested in theater and performing on stage. This year, she did a semester in the music arts and drama program and she loved it, and is going back again next year. She has been in the 2 MAD productions, “Terror at the Bigtop” and “Oddly Animals”. Shortly after finishing her MAD semester, she auditioned and got a part in “The Wolves” as character #7. She decided to try something different and do some backstage work. Now she is happy to assistant stage manage and to work with this wonderful cast and crew on this amazing production!
Danielle expressed an interest in visual and dramatic arts ever since she was a wee tot. She studied New Media at Toronto Metropolitan University and graduated with a bachelor of Fine Arts. Despite getting a degree, she was unsure what to do with it. This led her to travel for several years, with the mindset: "There must be more than this
Danielle expressed an interest in visual and dramatic arts ever since she was a wee tot. She studied New Media at Toronto Metropolitan University and graduated with a bachelor of Fine Arts. Despite getting a degree, she was unsure what to do with it. This led her to travel for several years, with the mindset: "There must be more than this provincial life!". In 2020, she moved to Dawson with her partner, and like most of the world, was trapped inside with little to do. It was at this point Danielle decided to take a crack at digital illustration. Her passion for art was reignited and this quickly turned into her preferred medium. Danielle is delighted for this opportunity to work alongside such a fiercely talented crew and showcase her work to a Yukon audience. Growing up as an avid Disney fan, this is a dream come true!.
Angela has served as Producer of all YTYP productions since its inception in 2018. She is proud to be working on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with the incredible Artistic and Technical Teams. Some of Angela’s past Producer credits include: Les Miserables, Disney’s Newsies, Concord Floral, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, Peter Pan, Bye Bye
Angela has served as Producer of all YTYP productions since its inception in 2018. She is proud to be working on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with the incredible Artistic and Technical Teams. Some of Angela’s past Producer credits include: Les Miserables, Disney’s Newsies, Concord Floral, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, Peter Pan, Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Annie, Chicago, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Angela is also the Producer of the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, and was the producer of the Atlin Arts & Music Festival from 2017-2019. She gives a huge THANK YOU to her family, especially her crazy-supportive partner Colin, and to her employer Northwestel for their consistent encouragement of meaningful volunteerism.
Cadence Milford has been involved with YTYP from the very beginning. Her notable roles include playing Crutchie in Newsies(2019) and Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables(2022). This past year, Cadence completed her first year of psychology at UVic. She is so grateful for the opportunity to continue her involvement with this wonderful company.