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Ghosted: The Musical
Zohra signs up for a dating app. Unbeknownst to her, it’s run by demonic beings from a parallel universe who lure unsuspecting humans into a bigger, more malicious trap. It’s up to Zohra, her friend Summer, and fringe scientist Harvard to thwart them. *A portion of the proceeds will go to Mental Health Canada.*
Director / Producer / Book / Lyricist / Composer
Alexandra Lean is a writer of scripts and songs. Her production company is called A.L.P. stands for Alexandra Lean Productions. She has an undergraduate degree from Brock University in Theatre. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of the F. Janet Dolman Prize for Excellence in Playwriting. In 2013, she wrote and produced her first 90-minute musical, Nobody’s Idol, for the Toronto Fringe. In 2017, Alexandra self-produced staged readings of her musicals Mimi and the Music and Character Assassination: A Writer’s Guide to Killing Your Literary Darlings.
Ana Trask is a singer-songwriter of adult contemporary/pop/musical theatre songs. Her music, while oftentimes melancholy, has an underlying optimism and upbeat temperament. Ana is a classically trained pianist; she studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and received her Grade 10 piano diploma. She has taken several songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music and is always working on improving her vocal technique and songwriting abilities. Ana has a degree in Philosophy and Communication Studies and a postgraduate certificate in publishing. She plans on releasing her first album by the end of this year and is currently in the recording process.
Anita Beaty is a pianist, collaborative artist, teacher, adjudicator, and composer. Anita is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, (BMus) and also of Indiana University, Bloomington (MMus). Since 1996, she has maintained a piano studio in Toronto, Ontario. She is an executive member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) and is an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is also a composer and has scored for award-winning films and theatre projects as well as websites. Anita explores all forms of music, from classical to jazz to theatre, and she performs and coaches students at all levels.
Siona Jackson is a performer, choreographer, and dance instructor in Toronto. Siona received honours through the Royal Academy of Dance and Dance Education Syllabuses. She has taught at Canada’s National Ballet School, Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, as well as numerous universities, colleges, and dance studios across Canada. She is presently coach and choreographer for a competitive team at Creswell Dance Academy. Her impressive list of credits include Assistant Director / Choreographer of ArtHouse Youth Organization Musical Theatre Camps, Galas and Conferences; Assistant Choreographer of the 2015 Pan Am Closing Ceremonies; and Collaborative Director / Choreographer of “Hearing Voices: Youth and Psychosis,” a collaboration with the Sick Kids Mental Health Department.
Brianna Roma as Zohra
Brianna Roma is a Toronto based theatre and film actor. Originally from Niagara Falls, Brianna is a graduate of St. Lawrence College’s musical theatre program, as well as Toronto Film School’s acting program. Past theatre credits include Divine #1/Becky in The Tobacconiste (TFS), Matt Damon in Matt and Ben (Waycik Productions), Whitney in Legally Blonde (SLC), and the Purser in Anything Goes (SLC).
Alanna O’Reilly as Summer
Alanna O’Reilly is an actor, singer, and dancer from Windsor Ontario. She had her first musical theatre experience in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at age 10 and has been in love ever since! In addition to having over 12 years of dance training, Alanna graduated from the University of Windsor with a BA Hons in Drama in Education and Community. While completing her degree, she performed in numerous musical theatre productions such as Cats (Bombalurina), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), and The Addams Family (Ancestor). Since moving to Toronto in 2018, Alanna has been teaching dance for Stagecoach Oakville and has performed in several small projects as a singer, actor, and instrumentalist. Alanna is honoured to have the opportunity to play the role of Summer in Ghosted: The Musical and looks forward to the coming Fringe Season!
Claire Rice as Mother of All Revenge
Claire Rice is very excited to be a part of the Toronto Fringe Festival for the first time, and is so happy to be in an original musical. She trained a hundred years ago at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and has since performed all over random places throughout the world. Like Switzerland, England, New Brunswick and Vancouver. Past credits include Reishi in Slumber Here (Geekenders), Prince Joan in Robin Hood; Prince of Tease (Too Fly Productions), Tamora in Titus! The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus (Awkward Stage Productions), Mae in Reefer Madness (Awkward Stage Productions), and Nancy in Oliver! (Sheep and Goats Productions). She plans to go full method playing The Mother of All Revenge, so look out.
Connor Ferris as Clancy
Connor Ferris is an interdisciplinary performing artist, having worked professionally throughout Toronto and his home of Vancouver, BC. He is a proud graduate of The Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and alumnus of The Second City’s Improv Program. Credits include Willard in Footloose (Randolph Theatre), The Skriker in The Skriker (Annex Theatre), Albert in Newsies (The LOT), Ensemble in Heathers: The Musical (Hart House Theatre), and Swing in The Wizard of Oz (The LOT).
Ted Powers as Ravi, the Demon Fairy
A graduate from the Circle In The Square Professional Workshop in New York, Ted’s last NYC credit was JP Morgan Saves The Nation (En Garde Arts) by the late composer Jonathan Larson of Rent. Recent GTA credits include: The Land Grabber (Toronto Irish Players), Mamma Mia (Scugog Choral Society), Crazy For You(Scarborough Music Theatre), The Joy Of Sax (Toronto Fringe Festival), The Veil (Toronto Irish Players), Becoming Me (Toronto Fringe Festival) and Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Aurora). Forthcoming films: The Night the Kids Found Out (Homeroom Productions), and Empty Nest (Start the Picture).
Dayjan Lesmond as Harvard Graham
Dayjan Lesmond is a Toronto-based actor, voice over artist, and Second City-trained improviser, performing at venues across the city. Theatre credits include Oklahoma! (Scarborough Music Theatre) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Stage Centre Productions). He enjoys classical singing and cartoon t-shirts
Katherine Nye as Ravina