Music Directors

Strike! The Musical

Jesse Grandmont

Music Director/Conductor

Jesse started playing the violin since the age of 3 and has been fiddling around ever since. Jesse’s performances have taken him across Canada and internationally, playing with artists including Ben Vereen, Jann Arden, Ben Harper, Barrage, and David Rogers. Jesse is currently an active member of the Stacey Kay Band with whom he performed on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. Jesse has performed in top theatres across the country including The Stratford Festival, Drayton Entertainment, The Grand Theatre and is a recurring cast member at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia as a violinist, singer, actor and dancer. Jesse is thrilled to return to Rainbow Stage this summer. Previous Rainbow credits include Ring of Fire, South Pacific, Little Shop of Horrors and Mamma Mia!

Cinderella

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. This and all future productions are for Tom.

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