Rainbow Stage is committed to promote equal engagement opportunities by inclusive casting of artists who self-identify as diverse in roles where ethnicity, gender, age, the presence or absence of a disability, or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by law, is not prescribed.
Canadian Stage director Rob Herriot is thrilled to be coming back to the Rainbow Stage family to direct this production of Cinderella, following last summer’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Rob did his very first show with Rainbow Stage back in 1985. Since that first magical time he returned to the company in various ways – as an ensemble member, apprentice stage manager and principal character playing the roles of Joe Cable in South Pacific (1997) and Jacey Squires in The Music Man (1998). He credits Rainbow Stage with being one of the major influences in his career. Rob’s primary work is in opera where he has directed productions across North America.
Paul De Gurse
Music Director / Conductor
Paul De Gurse is thrilled to be back at Rainbow Stage. Over the course of his career he has played and conducted for various companies across Canada, including Toronto’s Acting Up Stage Company and Angelwalk Theatre, Southern Ontario’s Drayton Entertainment, Halifax’s Neptune Theatre and Edmonton’s Mayfield Theatre. He loves making theatre in Winnipeg most of all, where he’s had wonderful experiences at the Manitoba Theatre For Young People, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Winnipeg Studio Theatre, Dry Cold Productions, and 5 seasons with Rainbow Stage. Coming up he is continuing to develop the Village Conservatory for Music Theatre, an initiative he has co-founded which is dedicated to the creation of a full time professional musical theatre training program in Winnipeg.
Alexandra, born and raised in Winnipeg, is a passionate choreographer, director, performer and educator. Most recently, Alexandra choreographed and assisted director Carson Nattrass on the WSO and Rainbow Stage’s A Chorus Line. She has also choreographed for the Stratford Festival’s PAL Benefit, Sheridan’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rainbow’s Mary Poppins (with Marc Kimelman) and for many award-winning professional dancers across Canada and the United States. As a performer, Alexandra has spent five seasons at the Stratford Festival and has appeared at many regional theatres across the country. She has been seen on TV and in movies, including Suits, Bomb Girls, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, L.A. Complex and Make It Happen. Huge thanks to Carson and the incredible team at Rainbow for having me. Gratitude to my professional mentors: Donna, Robin and Stephanie. Enjoy the show!