Reunited  

Concerts & Play Readings


It's time for us to REUNITE! We are excited to pesent this small series of concerts and play readings 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.


The Company

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David Light

David Light

Laura Caswell

Becca Guilderson

Lyris Daye

Geordie Brown

Karen Myatt

Linda Carvery

Breton Lalama

Ian Gilmore

Henna Matharu

Stephane Gaudet

Ria Kapur

Michelle Langille

Sarah Richardson

Marietta Laan

Anisa Sobhani

Holly Arsenault

Morgan Melnyk

Harmony Adesola

Reeny & Mahalia Smith

Rebecca Hergett

Cyndi Cain

Maddie Maitzen

Abigail Sinclair

Julia Topple

Jeremy Webb

Lisa MacDougall

Avery Jean Brennan

Gwen Dawson

 

 

 

Bios

Harmony Adesola

Harmony Adesola, aka HARMZ, is a 20-year-old upcoming Canadian Hip Hop/RNB artist who bases his music on his life experiences, and surroundings  Growing up HARMZ loves to express himself musically. 4 years ago, HARMZ teamed up with a Canadian Hip Hop producer A-Thurst, creating his first mixtape Harmony: Remastered. His first breakthrough came when he performed his song "So Hype", produced by A-Thurst, at the 2018 ECMA Festival after placing 1st in the TD Music Moves Me Contest. Today HARMZ is part of a rap group out of Nova Scotia, Canada, called DSO with members including SPONGE, Romaine Lettuce, and producer Acalus. 

HARMZ has been working in music and film for longer than one would expect, given that he is only 20 years old. He has created numerous music videos and short docs with his work showcased on numerous social media venues, including his own YouTube Channel. He was the opening performer at the Halifax Black Summer Festival in August 2019. He is a filmmaker, actor, and musician with the aspiration to build his craft in order to be a successful artist working in the Nova Scotia Film & Music Industry.

 

Lisa MacDougall

Pianist, Vocalist, Music Director and Piano/Vocal Instructor

Lisa has played piano since the age of 3 and has been so fortunate and blessed to be a touring and recording artist, musician, musical theatre director and teacher in the music business for over 25 years. Lisa spent 12 years as pianist, background vocalist and music director/band leader with Rita MacNeil. She also toured with many other artists over the years, including Roger Whittaker, jazz vocalist Molly Johnson, and Singer/Songwriter Laura Smith. In 1999, Lisa released a solo album entitled TURNAROUND which earned her two East Coast Music Award nominations. She is presently working on a new solo recording, due out in 2017. Lisa was music director for the award-winning ANNE & GILBERT on Prince Edward Island for 5 seasons, as well as musically directing ten productions, including CATS, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and CHICAGO at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lisa also musically directed, sang and played in the travelling theatre production, DRUM, featuring four cultures of Atlantic Canada. Lisa’s music has taken her around the globe, but she continues to make her home in Halifax, NS.

 

Morgan Melnyk

Originally from Edmonton, Morgan is a graduate of the acting program at Dalhousie’s Fountain School of the Performing Arts. Selected theatre credits include: Franny in The Jewish Wife (Neptune Theatre Chrysalis Project); Midwife in The Hours Turn to Nothing (Xara Choral Theatre); New Wave Girl in Heathers: The Musical (WhaleSong Theatre); Marta in Spring Awakening (Side by Side Productions); Izzy in Seminar (Kick at the Dark); and April in Company (Dartmouth Players). 

 

Lyris Daye

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.

 

Michelle Langille (she/her)

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.  

 

Holly Arsenault

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.

 

Henna Matharu

Henna Matharu is a musical theatre student who has been performing for over ten years. She's been involved in community theatre productions and she recently graduated from the 2021 Neptune Prep program. Henna is very passionate about singing and acting and she can't wait to get back into the theatre!

 

Rebecca Hergett

Born and raised in Halifax, Rebecca completed Neptune Theatre’s Pre-Professional Training Program and moved to Toronto where she graduated from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. After almost a decade away, Rebecca is delighted to be home and performing again on this stage. She would like to thank Jeremy Webb for this opportunity. 

 

Marietta Laan

Marietta Laan, though she can be seen more often on screen as of late (Books of Blood, Chapelwaite - upcoming), is ecstatic to be returning to her roots. Singing on the Neptune Main Stage is a bucket list check - many thanks to Jeremy for making it happen!

 

Becca Guilderson

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

 

Ian Gilmore

Neptune: West Side Story, Cats, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, The Producers, White Christmas, Evita, Cabaret, Chicago, Gypsy, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Annie Other Theatre: Tompkinsville (EFT/Go Fly a Kyte); The Bluenose (EFT); Glorious!, Dead Guilty, Geometry in Venice (FAST); Fire (Live Bait);  Annie Get Your Gun, Grease (STF); The Rocky Horror Show (Bally Hoo); Peter and the Star Catcher, Heathers (Whale Song) Directing/Choreography: Assassins, Heathers,  Peter and the Star Catcher (Whale Song); Willie Wonka (FAST); Grease, Dancin’ in the Streets (STF); Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, Seussical – The Musical, Hair, Joseph…, Godspell (Saints Alive!); Chorusline, Anything Goes, Fame (HWHS)

 

Stephane Gaudet (He/Him)

Stephane Gaudet (He/Him) is a musical theatre artist who has performed in theatres across Canada. Additionally, he has toured internationally in a variety of live productions. A few select credits include: Neptune Theatre, The Charlottetown Festival, Stephenville Theatre Festival, Nickelodeon and Aida Cruise Line. He is a graduate with honours of the Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Most recently, Stephane has become a dance educator for the Prep and YPCo programs at Neptune Theatre School. He feels very privileged to be a part of Neptune's reopening in these challenging times. 

 

Sarah Richardson

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. 

 

Anisa Sobhani

Anisa Sobhani is in her second year of studying Opera Performance at the University of British Columbia with Nancy Hermiston. Throughout high school, she attended Neptune's Prep Program and took part in four Youth Performance Company shows, including Les Misérables in 2019.

 

Geordie Brown

From Dartmouth, Geordie is known to Neptune audiences for his productions of Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart, and The Songs of The Rat Pack. Other credits include Jukebox Hero: The Musical (Ed Mirvish Theatre) and Could I Have This Dance? – a new musical featuring the hits of Anne Murray.

 

Ria Kapur

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.

 

Linda Carvery 

Former President of the award-winning Nova Scotia Mass Choir, Linda embarked on a solo career in 2000, recording her first CD Yesterday/Today. In 2002, she won the ECMA for Best Jazz Artist and has since been recognized by the African Nova Scotian Music Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda expanded her musical horizons with performances in several Neptune Theatre productions, and has done numerous fundraising concert collaborations with Halifax For Haiti and the East Coast Blues Summit. With her optimistic outlook, Linda gave a Ted Talk, Aging Well, at MSVU. Then, in collaboration with MSVU, the Black Cultural Centre and the Africville Genealogical Society, she presented a one-woman show entitled The Soulful Sunday Sounds of Africville. Linda’s musical diversity and powerful presence combine to deliver an entertainment experience that has attracted a large and loyal following.Beyond her varied performances, she has served as the Citizenship Judge for the Atlantic region.

David Light

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

 

Julia Topple

Neptune: Peter Pan; Pleasureville; It’s A Wonderful Life Other Theatre: Assassins, Heathers: The Musical (Whale Song Theatre); The Pirate Show (DaPoPo Theatre); Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Grafton Street Dinner Theatre); Yes People, No People (Halifax Fringe Festival); Spring Awakening (Neptune Theatre School, MTFP). Training: Neptune Theatre School’s Musical Theatre Foundation Program; BFA Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus. Other: I’m so grateful to be back in the theatre, and proud to share this stage with some incredible performers. Enjoy the show!

 

Karen Myatt

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 !

 

Breton Lalama

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 

 

Cyndi Cain

Cyndi Cain knows the power she wields— and she’s going to use it to make you dance. Singing her entire life, the Halifax-based soulstress started as a young child singing gospel music in the church and when Cyndi ultimately took musical theatre at Sheridan College it led to years of work abroad in the Caribbean performing show-tunes and Motown songs as a professional musician. After returning to Canada she released her debut album Essentially Cyndi (2009) and an acclaimed retro follow-up Soul Food (2013). Both received East Coast Music Award nominations and led to her winning the Galaxie Rising Star Award (2011) and the African Nova Scotia Music Award for Artist of the Year (2014). Her vibrant performance style and aesthetic can drift seamlessly between authentic 60’s Daptone soul and modern hip hop and has earned her the right to share the stage with Lauryn Hill, Charles Bradley, and Michael Buble. Cyndi has not only opened for the Queen of Soul herself - Aretha Franklin but has also performed for the literal Queen (of England) during Her Majesty’s visit to Halifax. Her music has been featured in the hit CBC show Diggstown, and she has recently collaborated with Maestro Fresh Wes and Rads Kass on the Mr Evans track about restructuring the BLACK FAMILY. As a multi-talented artist, Cyndi recently acted and sang in Neptune Theatre’s play Controlled Damage (2020) — the story of activist Viola Desmond. Unafraid to wear her culture on her sleeve, Cyndi is also the founder of We Been Here Music Education and Apparel.

 

Abigail Sinclair

Abigail Sinclair started at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music in 2018, where she studies with Elizabeth McDonald, and is a member of the Undergraduate Opera Studio. In early March, she appeared as a featured performer alongside Barabara Hannigan and Russell Braun as part of an online concert commemorating the career of Canadian composer John Beckwith. This past fall, Abigail participated in a masterclass hosted by Portland Concert Opera with Grammy Award winning soprano, Audrey Luna.

She was named the recipient of the 2020 Nova Scotia Talent Trust Portia White Award in December. In the Summer, Abigail completed a residency at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, where she worked with Canadian soprano, Jane Archibald. She will return there in April for another Residency, and join the Patti and Allan Herbert Summer Program in Salzburg this July.

She is the Executive Director of Green Room Sound Collective, a contemporary music collective which received a 2019 Toronto Arts Council Grant. From 2009-2018, Abigail studied with Paula Phillips in Halifax.

 

Rachel O’Brien

Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Rachel O’Brien (she/her) is a Halifax-based music director, pianist, and teacher. Selected credits include: Music Intern for the Shaw Festival's 2020 season (cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic), Anne & Gilbert (The Guild), Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre), and Les Misérables: School Edition (Neptune Theatre School). Rachel has taught musical theatre to children of all ages over the HRM through Neptune Theatre School, Stagecoach (Bedford), Theatre Nova Scotia’s Perform program, and the Maritime Conservatory for the Performing Arts. She graduated proudly from Mount Allison University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Music, specializing in Piano Performance and Women’s and Gender Studies. Rachel will be returning to the Shaw Festival this season, thanks to the Metcalf Foundation, Paul Sportelli, and vaccines.  

 

Gwen Dawson

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!!

 

Avery Jean Brennan – they/them 

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


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

 

Concert Series (Fountain Hall)
March 20, 8pm: Curtain Up!
March 27, 8pm : World Theatre Day
April 3, 8pm: Memories
April 10, 8pm: All! That! Jazz!
April 17, 8pm: Corey Adams and The All-Star Band
May 29*, 8pm: Anthems! (NEW TENTATIVE DATE)
June 5*, 8pm: After Hours (NEW TENTATIVE DATE)

 

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Page to Stage Play Reading Series (Fountain Hall)
April 9, 7:30pm: In Lieu Of Flowers
April 16, 7:30pm: King of Berlin
May 21*, 7:30pm: Chasing Champions (NEW TENTATIVE DATE)

 

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Hotel Package

We've teamed up with the Residence Inn Marriott to offer you an exclusive Reunited hotel package! Learn more here. 


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