Ann’s career in theatre began at Rainbow, and she was thrilled to return to direct Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid. Directing credits include Manitoba Theatre Centre, Manitoba Opera, Prairie Theatre Exchange, The Musical Theatre Company, Theatre Projects, Dry Cold, Drayton, Great Canadian Theatre Co, Blyth, Persephone, Shaw, and many opera companies. Ann is a graduate of the National Theatre School. Many thanks to Ray for inviting me to work on this ABBA-solutely fabulous musical, and to Brian, Scott, Lisa, Anthony, SMs, cast & crew for making it such fun!
Little Shop Of Horrors
Director & Choreographer
After 15 years as a high profile concert dancer, actor, singer and music theatre performer, Ray decided to focus his creative energy as a director and choreographer. He has since staged pieces for two European & World tours for CORPUS Dance Projects, at Sheridan College (Chicago, Damn Yankees), Toronto’s Bluma Appel Theatre (The Death of Enkidu), Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage (Cats, The Buddy Holly Story, The Producers, Sister Act, Shrek), Drayton Entertainment’s Huron Country Playhouse & Drayton Festival Theatre (Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity), The Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre (A Grand Night For Stratford), and at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre & Festival Theatre (Come Back Little Sheba, Ragtime).
17th Season at Rainbow Stage
Donna is a member of the Rainbow Stage Wall OF Fame and proud of her 29 year relationship with the theatre. Last seen in Sister Act, Buddy Holly and Mary Poppins, she has performed coast to coast at the National Arts Centre, Drayton Festival, Belfry Theatre, Charlottetown Festival, Persephone Theatre, Stage West Calgary, Theatre Calgary, MTC, PTE, Manitoba Opera, Sarasvati Theatre, Dry Cold and MTYP. As a director Donna’s favourite credits include The Addams Family, A Man of No Importance, Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza and Nine (Dry Cold Productions), Brundibar (MCO) and Annie (Rainbow Stage). Donna is an instructor at the U of M Desautels Faculty of Music and the U of W Theatre Department and her favourite role of all time is being mum to Amalia Grace. For James and my own wonderful mum and dad.