Music Directors

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Danny Carroll

Music Director

Danny has worked at Rainbow Stage as rehearsal pianist and/or playing in the pit orchestra from 1993 – 2005, 2015-16. Music Director Credits: It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play, The Tempest, La Cage aux Folles and A MidSummer Night’s Dream – Community Plays (RMTC), Nine, Company (Dry Cold), James and the Giant Peach (MTYP). Selected Composing Credits: A Christmas Carol, Gone With the Wind, Romeo and Juliet, It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play, The Tempest (RMTC); How the Heavens Go, The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Best Brothers, Having Hope at Home (PTE); Jungle Book, New Canadian Kid, Peter Pan, Night Light (MTYP); Lenin’s Embalmers, Death of a Salesman, Einstein’s Gift (WJT). Thanks to Debbie and this wonderful team! Hugs to linshildot and l’aura.

Beauty And The Beast

Paul DeGurse

Music Director & Conductor

Paul De Gurse is a Winnipeg-based music director and conductor. He has been nominated for a Merritt award for outstanding music direction on Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre) and has won a Winnipeg Theatre award for best sound design, alongside Brian Perchaluk and Scott Henderson on The Whipping Man (WJT). Selected Credits: Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia, Sister Act, West Side Story (Rainbow Stage); Sister Act (Drayton), Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia (Neptune) and Grey Gardens (Acting Up Stage Company). A Charlie Brown Double Bill (MTYP); American Idiot, Heathers, Avenue Q (WST); Bridges of Madison County, Closer Than Ever (Dry Cold) and Stars of David (WJT). Paul also teaches at both the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Art, and the U of W. Paul is thrilled to be “back home” at Rainbow Stage, and is honored to be conducting the final show of Carson’s first season. Thanks Carson, Jeff, Julie and the rest of the family for putting together such a great team.


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