Music Directors

Mamma Mia!

Anthony Bastianon

Anthony Bastianon

Music Director & Conductor

2nd SEASON

Anthony is excited to return to Rainbow Stage this summer after conducting Shrek last summer! Anthony has over 150 productions to his credit including: Joseph (Drayton Entertainment); Mary Poppins (Globe Theatre, Regina); Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wedding Singer (Hart House); Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre, London. ON), Godspell (Sheridan College), 13 seasons with Stage West Theatre includes 40 productions such as Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Cabaret, Fiddler On The Roof, Tick Tick Boom, Songs For A New World, Title of Show (Angelwalk Theatre); Myths And Hymns (Talk Is Free Theatre); Seussical (Theatre Aquarius). As a composer, Anthony has written music for Rob Ford The Musical (Toronto), Not In My Backyard (Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Nursery School Musical (performances in Toronto and Houston); The Decameron (Toronto Workshop); award-winning Fringe show I’m Right Here (best musical by Broadwayworld.com). His versatility as a musician has brought him opportunities to work with pop celebrities such as Chantel Kreviazuk, Dan Hill and Josh Groban as well as theatre icons Andrea Martin and Michael Burgess. He is currently on faculty at the Sheridan College Music Theatre Performance Program and is the artistic director of Voices Rock Canada.

Paul de Gurse

Paul de Gurse

Assistant Music Director

4TH SEASON

Paul is a Winnipeg based music director, pianist and composer. Selected Rainbow Stage: Little Shop Of Horrors, Sister Act (Music Director), West Side Story (Associate MD) Other companies: Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre, – Merritt award nominee for Outstanding Music Direction), Sister Act (Drayton Entertainment), American Idiot, Heathers, Avenue Q (Winnipeg Studio Theatre), Closer Than Ever, The Bridges Of Madison County (Dry Cold) Stars of David (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), Grey Gardens (Associate MD, Acting Up Stage). This show and all future ones are dedicated to Tom.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Paul de Gurse

Paul de Gurse

Music Director & Conductor

4TH SEASON

Paul is a Winnipeg based music director, pianist and composer. Selected Rainbow Stage: Sister Act (Music Director), West Side Story (Associate MD) Other companies: Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre, – Merritt award nominee for Outstanding Music Direction), Sister Act (Drayton Entertainment), American Idiot, Heathers, Avenue Q (Winnipeg Studio Theatre), Closer Than Ever, The Bridges Of Madison County (Dry Cold) Stars of David (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), Grey Gardens (Associate MD, Acting Up Stage). This show and all future ones are dedicated to Tom.

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