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A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

An imaginary horse, a couple so sweet your teeth hurt, and tunes that bring you back to the days of malteds, peace signs, and disco balls. This is Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. We, the creative team, have taken a script crafted with warped Cape Breton humor (Lindsay's dad rou-tinely convinces the neighbourhood children that the family dog is just Lindsay dressed up for Halloween). We added tunes from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s that our parents brought us up on (Brad had a gleeful time finding iconic tunes that, when placed in a ridiculous context, lead to some hilarious results). Then we dropped in the weird and wonderful brains of this talented and funny cast, who came up with bits that had us doubled over in laughter. Steve McMullin of the Grafton Connor Group was a constant support and Emlyn Murray came in with the perfect costumes and a fabulous set. And we've always got Melinda in the kitchen serving up excellent meals with a dash of her own wry humor. We hope this show delights all who see it, as we sure had a whale of a time putting it together. Big thanks to all involved and let's all laugh our way from The Hop to Shakin' Our Booties!

Cheers, Lindsay Kyte (playwright/director) & Brad Reid (musical director)



lindsay-kyteLindsay Kyte is originally from Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, and has written for stage, television, print, radio, web, and more. Her play, Tompkinsville, about the co-operative movement, won two Merritt theatre awards and was named one of the top plays in Nova Scotia in 2016. Her play, Toronto Adventures, has also been produced across the East Coast. As well, Kyte has acted and sung on stages across Canada and abroad and has a Masters of Acting from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in Liverpool, England, founded by Sir Paul McCartney (who gave Kyte her degree). Kyte has also hosted documentaries, worked as a broadcast journalist, and serves as a keynote speaker (TEDx). She started her career as a dinner theatre performer years ago, where she made lifelong friends and learned you can improvise your way out of any situation in life by just embracing the ridiculous. Lindsay Kyte is the Artistic Director of Go Fly a Kyte Productions, the associate editor of Lion's Roar magazine, and co-host/co-producer of the Open Stage cabaret series in Halifax. www.lindsaykyte.com


brad-reidBorn in Halifax, Brad studied jazz saxophone at St. Francis Xavier University, before working as a musician and musical director in the cruise ship industry for seven years. Upon returning to Atlantic Canada, Brad has had the opportunity to work on many shows at Neptune Theatre in the pit orchestra and has been the musical director for Live Bait Theatre in Sackville, NB. When not working in theatre, Brad can be found on stage with Canadian rock icon Myles Goodwyn, or with his traditional fiddle groups, The Baroque N' Fiddle String Quartet and Jigs Start Here. This is Brad's first time working with Grafton Street Dinner Theatre.


amanda_mullallyAmanda is very excited to be in her fourth show at GSDT (Fresh off the stage as Anni in Take A Chance On Me and understudying in Off The Wall and Home For The Holidays). Born and raised in PEI, Aman-da graduated from the Musical Theatre Performance program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario in 2015. Her favorite past credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky/Rolling Bold Productions), The Little Mermaid (Ursula/QAAW), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Mrs Tottendale/The King's Players). Past directing credits include An Evening Of Ives (Featured Director), as well as Assistant Director for Stag and Doe (Neptune Theatre) and Working: The Musical (St. Clair College).


julia-macvicarJulia is excited to be back for her second show at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre. Julia is currently entering her third year at Dalhousie's Fountain School of Performing Arts as a combined honours student in music and theatre. Since her GSDT debut as Anna Donegal in Someone Wake Paddy O'Brien! Julia has performed in FSPA's pro-duction of Mozart's The Magic Flute as the Queen of the Night. She has also appeared in other musical productions such as Anne and Gilbert (The Guild, Charlottetown PE), The Drowsy Chaperone (King's Playhouse, Georgetown PE), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ('Marcy' Dalhousie Theatre Society). Julia thanks you for supporting live theatre, and hopes you enjoy the show!


chris-boltonChris is excited to make his Halifax performing debut here at The Grafton Street Dinner Theatre. Raised in The Annapolis Valley, Chris has always been active in the arts community singing in the choir, performing in community theatre, and being involved in the Music program in school. His passion for music and performance then accompanied him to the Vocal performance program at Acadia University. There, Chris studied Classical/Operatic voice, Musical theatre, as well as theatre acting. Chris' most recent roles include Fred Voss - CBC's Pure, Rapunzel's Prince - Into the Woods, and Chebutykin - Three Sisters.


sam-vigneaultSam Vigneault is a Dartmouth-born actor. He has recently graduated from the acting program at The Fountain School of Performing Arts. You might have seen him in FSPA's The Oresteia, Rimers of Eldritch, A Midsummer Night's Dream, or most recently in Coram Boy. He has also appeared playing the title role in Opera Nova Scotia's 2016 production of King Arthur, directed by Zuppa Theatre. Sam has been to many shows at Grafton over the years and is thrilled to now be a part of the ensemble. For this production of Will, You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, Sam would like to thank his wonderful professors, directors, and classmates from his time at the Fountain School—you have all helped to mold him into the person and actor he is today.


julia-toppleJulia is excited to make her Grafton Street Dinner Theatre debut. Born and raised in Dartmouth, Julia has her family to thank for her love of music. From Cape Breton campfires to down home kitchen parties, music has always been a huge part of her life. Julia got her BFA in acting from the Memorial University of Newfoundland: Grenfell Campus. From there she went into the Musical Theatre Foundation Program at Neptune Theatre, and was honored to play Wendla in their production of Spring Awakening. From there she made the big move to England — just to have an adventure! She is now back in the city and is thrilled to have had a chance to perform onstage again. Starting with Whale Song Theatre's production of Heathers: The Musical, Julia jumped back into the rehearsal process with both feet, and is so excited to now be working with the amazing cast and crew of GSDT's Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Special thanks to the incredibly talented Lindsay Kyte and Brad Reid, and my hugely supportive family. Enjoy the show!


walter-oakleyBack for his fourth show at GSDT, Walter is ready to horse around in this new show spanning three decades. Walter most recently performed in Take A Chance On Me, the ABBA-inspired murder mystery. Previously, he spent two summers performing in the beautiful town of Dawson, YT, sharing the stage nightly alongside many talented musicians and dancers in a can-can style show. It has long been a passion of his to work in the entertainment industry, like his late relative Stan Rogers. While completing a Bachelor of Science, he performed with a number of local bands on Cape Breton Island in his hometown Sydney. Walter plans to continue his education in healthcare, however he will never stop doing what he loves, and believes that music is one of the most crucial components to living a happy life.


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