Reunited  

Summer Concert Series


It's time for us to REUNITE! We are excited to pesent this small series of concerts designed to welcome you back to the theatre for some uplifting LIVE entertainment.
Neptune Reunited performances are a fundraiser to help reopen the theatre and raise funds to mount a 2021-2022 season.
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David Light

Todd Hunter: Anthems!

David Light

David Light: Anthems!

Becca Guilderson: Anthems!

Lyris Daye: Anthems!

Ria Kapur: Anthems!

Karen Myatt: Anthems!

Laura Caswell: Anthems!

Gwen Dawson: Anthems!

Holly Arsenault: Anthems!

Michelle Langille: After Hours

Breton Lalama: After Hours

Kyle Gillis: After Hours
 

Deva Station: After Hours

Avery Jean Brennan: After Hours

Sarah Richardson: After Hours

Craven Blood: After Hours

Victoria Scully: Can't Stop the Beat

Stephane Gaudet: Can't Stop the Beat

Lyn Estuye: Can't Stop the Beat

Anthony MacPherson: Can't Stop the Beat

Linda Carvery: Can't Stop the Beat

Anisa Sobhani: Can't Stop the Beat

Ian Gilmore: Can't Stop the Beat
Bios

 

Todd Hunter: Anthems!

Todd Hunter – A native New Yorker, has recently relocated to Halifax.. Broadway credits include “The Who’s Tommy,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Victor/Victoria,” “Sideshow,” and “The Lion King (Los Angeles Co.).” National Tours include: “ Pippin” (The Leading Playing), “Hair,” and “Bloomer girl.” He has had the opportunities to perform with great industry legends such as Michael Jackson, Chita Rivera, Julie Andrews, Liza Minelli, Rachel Welch, Aretha Franklin, Diahann Carroll, Ann-Margret, Jennifer Holiday, Stephanie Mills, Billy Wilson, Joe Layton, Rob Marshall, Maurice Hines, Rob Ashford and Jerry Mitchell.  Appeared on ABC’s “General Hospital” & CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful,”   in recurring roles. Performed as a soloist with the L.A. Philharmonic in Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” (Hollywood Bowl). Internationally, Dirty Dancing (Milan), was nominated in 2005 for a Canadian Dora Award (original composition) as well as continues to perform concerts in Italy. Recently starred in the play Whale Song, an Indigenous Folk tale (Perseverance Theatre, Juneau, Alaska), and Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” (The University of Montana) as “Belize.” Todd teaches Musical Theatre master classes, and coaches aspiring performing artist. He holds a M.A. in Urban Sustainability and Drama Therapy. Will be working privately as a BIPOC / LGBTQ2I therapist.

 

David Light: Anthems!

David is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator originally from Prince Albert, SK. After spending 10 years in Toronto, ON he relocated to Kjipuktuk/Halifax, NS.

Theatre Credits Include: Peter Pan, Cinderella, KAMP*, Mamma Mia!, It’s A Wonderful Life, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Neptune Theatre, *co-produced with EFT), The Rocky Horror Show, The Last Five Years (LOT Productions), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph..., Chicago (Drayton Entertainment), The Rocky Horror Show (PPL R PPL Productions), West Side Story, Evangeline, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Citadel Theatre), Evangeline, Canada ROCKS!, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), and Billy Elliot - The Musical (Mirvish, NETworks).

When David isn’t on stage he spends his time teaching, trying to keep up on TikTok, and walking his dog. Upcoming: Billy Elliot - The Musical and The Rocky Horror Show (Neptune Theatre). Love to Mom and Jer.

@Daviddelight

 

Becca Guilderson: Anthems!

Becca Guilderson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Halifax/Kjipuktuk. She's been working in the arts for the past 11 years, dividing her time between professional music and musical theatre contracts and teaching and directing musical theatre for youth in the area. Most recently you may have caught her onstage at Neptune Theatre as "Tink" in Peter Pan or "Deetah" in Cinderella. Follow her on Instagram to check out her latest adventure into the world of Hair Design! @hair.by.becca.g

 

Lyris Daye: Anthems!

Lyris Daye is a second year student at Dalhousie University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Lyris has a passion for all aspects of Performing Arts; including Broadway Musicals, singing/perfoming,writing composition and acting. Lyris is also known for her Neptune Theatre Debut as the youngest African Nova Scotian to cast in the Canadian Regional Premiere Production of the Color Purple. She has recently acted in the T.V series ‘Diggstown’ and ‘Books of Blood.’ Lyris is a former member of Broadway in the Hood Canada where she had the opportunity to perform in Las Vegas Nevada (Smith Centre), Rebecca Cohn and Alderney Landing. Lyris is currently more actively involved in music composition and is in the process of developing her first single. Currently, her latest collaboration with Artist Kirk Ovie has reached over 100k views within the first month.  Aside from Performing Arts, Lyris is a model with agency Soli Productions under the directon and leadership of Solitha Shortte. Lyris is the 2nd oldest of 5 and when not performing, she loves spending time with family and friends and giving thanks to God.

 

Ria Kapur: Anthems!

Ria Kapur is an Indo-Canadian actor, dancer, singer and creator born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Program, (2021), and as an emerging artist is excited to bring stories to the stage that bring positivity, joy and change.

 

Karen Myatt: Anthems!

KAREN MYATT has appeared in over ten productions at Neptune Theatre and was named one of the Broadway’s Rising Stars at Town Hall, NYC. Recently she made her Symphony NS debut as the featured vocalist in Thorgy & the Thorchestra and has played the Halifax Jazz Fest’s MainStage. Her sophomore album; Femoir will be released soon, for info visit www.femoir.ca !

 

Laura Caswell: Anthems!

Laura Caswell (she/her) has been a professional musical theatre and cabaret performer for over twenty years. Caswell trained in New York and London and has performed in leading roles all across the country. Neptune credits include playing "The Witch".....(5 times) in shows such as  Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, and  Shrek. Caswell has directed shows for Neptune  (Frozen Jr, Kitchen Party) and choreographed ( Wizard of Oz, A Year with Frog and Toad Once ). She is a passionate educator and producer and is the Director of Education for Neptune. @thelauracaswell. 

 

Gwen Dawson: Anthems!

Neptune: Les Misérables, West Side Story, The Jungle Book, Wizard of Oz, Christmas Carol, Into The Woods, Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, Shrek The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Frozen Jr. Other Theatre: (Selected) Evita, Chorus Line, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, Starting Here, Starting Now, Nunsense, Nicholas Nickleby. Other: International Piano Bar Entertainer Best Role Ever: Sam’s Mom!!

 

Holly Arsenault: Anthems!

Over her 40 year career to date, pianist / composer Holly Arsenault has travelled the world as a leader and sideman in jazz rooms and theatres. As an arranger and music director her work has been recognized with ‘Dora’ and ‘Merritt’ Award nominations, and her eponymous trio was The Coast’s ‘Best Of Halifax’ gold winner in the ‘Best Jazz Band’ category in 2019.

 

Michelle Langille (she/her): After Hours

An actor/director born and raised on the East Coast, Michelle made her Neptune debut in The Sound of Music and appeared in Oliver, Beauty and the Beast Evita, Wizard of Oz and was set to return in Rocky Horror as Magenta.  Michelle also performs burlesque as Honey De Mele.  

 

Sarah Richardson: After Hours

Sarah Richardson has been a performer, multi-instrumentalist, and musical director for over 20 years, in both Ontario and Nova Scotia. She won a Merritt Award for Musical Direction for Chester Playhouse’s production of “Ruthless: The Stage Mother of All Musicals”, and a nomination for HEIST’s production of “New Waterford Boy”.  She is also a founding member of Whale Song Theatre. Sarah was a member of the inaugural year of Neptune Theatre’s “Chrysalis Project”, and has since been part of musical direction teams on several projects. Most recently, Sarah was a performer in the World Premiere of “Controlled Damage: the Viola Desmond Story”. She is also an educator within Neptune, musically directing both “Les Misérables: School Edition” and the Canadian premiere of “My Side of the Country”.  Sarah is also a part of the powerhouse vocal trio, DivaStation, and the lead singer of the Blackrats. Past credits include Neptune Theatre, Whale Song Theatre, Chester Playhouse, HEIST, Liverpool International Theatre Festival, DramaFest, Dartmouth Players, and HFDT. 

 

Breton Lalama: After Hours

Breton Lalama (they/he) is super jazzed to get to be sharing in a live performance with you after all this time! Most recently: Pleasureville (Neptune); Playbuilding (Ships); Slasher (Shudder); Pretty Hard Cases (NBC/CBC); Dawn, Her Dad, and the Tractor (Crave). One dreamy post-COVID day: Rocky Horror (Neptune). @bretonlikethecrackers 

 

Kyle Gillis: After Hours

Kyle Gillis (he/they) is a performer, producer, and educator based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. A graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts, Kyle has worked across the country on stage, in tv and film, and voiceover work. Past theatre credits include: the title role in Shrek (The Guild, PEI), No Man Is An Island (ARC), Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Sweeney Todd (Neptune Theatre), The 39 Steps, Ruthless!, Forever Plaid (Chester Playhouse), Rockbound, The Miracle Man, Dustbowl Joan (Two Planks), and Anne & Gilbert (Harbourfront, PEI).  Kyle has produced a number of shows with his company, Theatre Speak , including [title of show], Allen Cole’s Mimi (or A Poisoner’s Comedy), and Joni Mitchell’s Blue album at The Carleton. Kyle is currently working towards his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree at Capilano University. 

 

Deva Station: After Hours

An evening with Deva Station (Thats Dev Ah,  not Diva!) is an evening that celebrates glamour and her own personal brand of Girl Power.  Her no-nonsense humour gives both men and women permission to celebrate beauty, confidence and above all Love.  Deva is an Elder of the Halifax Drag Community and loves to recognize and help new and upcoming talent as the Ultimate Drag Auntie. Seven feet tall in hair and heels, and an attitude through the roof, Deva is a polished, experienced and seasoned performer who has seen it all over the years, appearing regularly on television and in movies.   With on her own production company StationDRG Media Productions she is currently producing two shows Queens Ranting and now Apocalyptic Kitchen (available on Bell FibeTV One. Professional to the core, she and her pit crew work seamlessly with producers and event planners to ensure every detail is as flawless as her hair and makeup.

 

Avery Jean Brennan – they/them: After Hours

Neptune: Peter Pan, Cinderella, Oliver! Other Theatre: Gender Reveal Party (SummerWorks), Dreamers & Dissenters (Sociable), The Pansy Craze (Toronto Fringe), King of Berlin (The Doppler Effect Productions), The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot (Prairie Skies), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Chester Summer Theatre Festival), etc. Film/TV: Dora Awards Virtual Red Carpet Correspondent (Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts), Robert Merritt Awards Virtual Red Carpet Correspondent (Theatre Nova Scotia), Drinkalong Table Read (Bad Dog Comedy TV), In the Dark (CW), Shout it Out (Syrup Factory)  Other: Wear a mask, wash your hands, protect Trans youth. xoxo

 

Craven Blood: After Hours

Craven Blood [he/him] is a strange and beautiful experience. The undead king of rock and roll. In 2017 he has won multiple titles including Mr. gay halifax and king of pride, and recently Mx. best performer 2020. Performing all over the city sprinkling in a little of the best of times in the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky side of glam. He won't hesitate to break the rules and look good doing it.

 

Victoria Scully: Can't Stop the Beat

Victoria Scully is thrilledto be jumping on the Neptune stage for the first time in You Can't Stop The Beat!  Credits include  Stage West: Celine Dion/Sporty Spice ( Pure 90's), Backup Singer/Dance (Legends of Country)  WAHP: Penelope Pennywise ( Urinetown),  Stephenville Theatre Festival: Penelope Pennywise ( Urinetown) Betty-Jean ( The Marvelous Wonderettes),  LOT: Anita ( West Side Story) Cathy Hiatt ( Last Five Years) Evita Peron ( Evita) Ilse ( Spring Awakening) Princess Cruiselines: Lead Vocalist ( Regal Princess ) Love and thanks to the theatre community here supporting the Neptune Theatre, and of course to Neil and Eleanor!

 

Stephane Gaudet: Can't Stop the Beat

Stephane Gaudet is a Canadian musical theatre performer who has appeared in a variety of venues across the country. He's also performed in a number of live shows around the world. A few select credits include Neptune Theatre, Charlottetown Festival, Stephenville Theatre Festival, Theatre Aquarius, Creativiva, Nickelodeon and Aida Cruise Line. Stephane holds a bachelor's degree in musical theatre performance from Sheridan College.  Most recently, Stephane has become a dance educator for the Prep and youth performance programs at Neptune Theatre School. You can also see him perform in Neptune Theatre's Reunited series. 

 

Lyn Estuye: Can't Stop the Beat

LYN ESTUYE is thrilled to be a part of "Can't Stop the Beat," amongst great performers. She has recently graduated from the Dalhousie acting program and has been involved in FSPA productions. She is originally from Vancouver, B.C. but spent her last Highschool years in Yellowknife, N.W.T where she found her love for musical theatre. Lyn would like to thank her family, friends, and professors for their never-ending support. She is very blessed to be a part of the Reunited Concert Series and is excited for theatre to come back on stage.  

 

Anthony  MacPherson: Can't Stop the Beat

Hometown: Fall River, NS. Theatre (selected):  Matilda: National Tour  (Dodgers/Mirvish); Wizard of Oz: National Tour (Mirvish); Choreographer - Good Grief (Ships); Five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival - Kronborg, Anne, Alice Through the Looking GlassMamma Mia! (Grand); Elf! Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol (Aquarius); The Jungle Book, West Side Story, Beauty & the Beast, Oliver!, The Sound of Music (Neptune). Film & Television: The Sinner (US Network), Waking Wonderland (Dark Slope/Secret Location), Choreographer - FlipTFO Boyband Parodie (TFO). Other: Anthony holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Musical Theatre Performance with High Honours and has completed the Stratford Festical of Canada's Teaching Artist Training Program. Anthony is curentl facilitating all of the teen summer programming for the Neptune Theatre School and teaches multiple group fitness classes wit RStudios here in Halifax.

 

Linda Carvery: Can't Stop the Beat

 

Anisa Sobhani: Can't Stop the Beat

 

Ian Gilmore: Can't Stop the Beat


Important Information regarding this special production
  • Neptune Reunited is not part of our subscription season.
  • Vouchers and credits will not be applicable.
  • Each concert performance will be limited to 100 people.
  • Each play reading will be limited to 50 people.
  • Every precaution will be taken to ensure audiences are safe and comfortable.
  • All audience members must wear a mask for the entire duration of their visit to this event.
  • All audience members will be seated (physically distanced in immediate family groups, pairs and single seats, each 2 metres apart).

 

More information regarding our COVID-19 protocols can be found here: COVID-19 Protocols

Exchanges 
Tickets can be exchanged up to 48 hours before the performance date for another date of the same production.   A $3.00 exchange fee per ticket will apply . The Neptune Theatre Box Office must be contacted directly at (902) 429-7070 to exchange tickets for another date (this service is not available online).
Refunds
As this is a fundraiser, we will not be issuing refunds on tickets purchased. Please check your tickets carefully at the time of purchase to ensure they are for the correct performance date and time. Should you be unable to attend your performance, you may turn in your tickets prior to the performance for a tax-deductible donation of their value to the Neptune Theatre Foundation. 
Latecomers
Latecomers will not be permitted to enter the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance at which time seating will be at the discretion of Management. Management reserves the right to: refuse admission; exchange tickets for an alternate date, based on availablilty; alter or change a performance.

 

Schedule

Summer Concert Series:

Anthems!: July 23 - 24
After Hours: July 30 - 31
Can't Stop the Beat!: August 6,7,13,14

 

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