RACHELLE BOUDREAUOriginally from New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Rachelle studied classical voice at Dalhousie University and gained commercial and stage credits in her home province before heading to the Big Smoke. Rachelle honed her improv skills at Halifax’s Grafton Street Dinner Theatre, where she performed in various original musical comedies. Favourite stage roles include “Audrey” in Little Shop of Horrors, “Lulu” in Cabaret, title role in La Voix Humaine, “Sister Mary Amnesia” in Nunsense, “Edith” in Blithe Spirit, and “Rapunzel” in Into the Woods.
Mark is originally from London, Ontario and is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program. Mark made his Toronto debut in this very theatre in 1986 and went on to do two more shows at the Limelight. He is thrilled to be performing in this theatre again as it holds a lot of very dear memories for him. Selected theatre credits include The Vaudevillians, The Play’s the Thing, Hollywood Bound, Fiddler on the Roof, Me and My Girl, Guys and Dolls, Happy Birthday Al Capone, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anne of Green Gables, Cabaret, and 42nd Street. Mark’s television commercial credits include Sears and Diet Dr. Pepper. Thanks to everyone on the home front for all your support.
DEBBIE COLLINSDebbie is thrilled to be back at the Limelight, now Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, as this is where she did her first musical show, A Chorus Line. Other stage credits include: Mixed Doubles, The Producers, The Judy Garland Show, which she wrote and starred in, and her one woman show, Debbie Collins is: Faster, Louder, Funnier. Debbie is currently co-producer of Crazy Pants Theatre Company in Beeton, ON and she would like to thank Randy Vancourt for introducing her to Mysteriously Yours.
JEAN DAIGLEOriginally from New Brunswick, Jean has worked extensively throughout Canada and as a veteran performer with Mysteriously Yours, he’s entertained thousands with his versatility as a performer. His many roles have included “Lieutenant Carumbo”, “Sherlock Holmes”, ”Sam Spade”, and “Hercule Perrier”. Other credits include performing at Toronto Free Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Press Theatre, and the Shaw Festival. Radio and television appearances are also an important part of Mr. Daigle’s endeavours. Jean was a featured performer in Hurricane, George Romero’s Bruiser, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ with 50 Cent, Salem Witch Trials, and is a veteran television commercial performer.
Madeleine’s first appearance with Mysteriously Yours was back in 2010. She’s thrilled to be joining such a talented team of maybe-murderers. Most recently, Madeleine toured Ontario schools in the commedia dell’arte production Fool’s Gold with Metaphysical Theatre. Other recent work includes Twelfth Night with the Driftwood Theatre Group, (in the role of Viola), preceded by The Dining Room at Campbell House Museum in Toronto (Dora nomination: “best ensemble”). Last spring, Madeleine toured the USA with Roseneath Theatre, in The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh. Other recent work includes productions with Theatre Gargantua, Odyssey Theatre (Ottawa), The Stirling Festival Theatre and A.C.T. Productions. Madeleine is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School, and a member of That Choir in Toronto.
STEPHANIE FOLKINSStephanie is a small town New Brunswick girl who made her way to Toronto after attending Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Secret Garden (Theatre New Brunswick), Frost/Nixon, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Saint John Theatre Company) and Ivor Johnston’s Neighbours (Ship’s Company Theatre). She has been working with Mysteriously Yours for 4 years now and is completely enamored with this incredible company. She wishes to extend many thanks to those who have made Murder by the Books! possible and of course, to her inspirational teachers, incredible family, and great friends for looking out for the ‘strange little actor girl!’
LIZ GILROYLiz is a busy Toronto based actress as well as a director and choreographer. Some credits include: Rob Ford the Musical, A Christmas Carol, Sexy Laundry, Joseph and the Amazing…Coat, Bingo Ladies, and Not in my Backyard. Liz has enjoyed 2 seasons at the Stratford Festival, 3 seasons at the Charlottetown Festival, and starred as “Paulette” in Legally Blonde at Neptune Theatre, earning a Merritt Nomination for Best Featured Actress. She also had the pleasure of playing “Doris” in Same Time Next Year with the very talented Scott Maudsley at Magnus Theatre. In 2015, Liz will be directing the world premiere of AND THEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT at Stage West Calgary.
RICK KUNSTRick has portrayed several characters during his past eight years at Mysteriously Yours including “Sherlock Holmes” in Tangled Web!, “Professor Humphrey Dumphrey” in The Mystery of the Maltese Blue Jay!, “Kato” in Murder at Sea, “Norman” in Murder on the Limelight Express, and “Marv Grippon” in Who Wants to be a Dead Millionaire?!. Rick now creates site specific animated characters and performs interactive shows for museums, attractions, and festivals.
ELIZABETH LESLIEElizabeth returns to Mysteriously Yours after a hiatus of 12 years of travelling and performing in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and England. She has over 40 principal and guest starring roles in Canadian, American, and Asian films and TV series, notably continuing roles in Emily of New Moon and My Secret Identity which won an international Emmy. She is a qualified dialogue and diction coach, director and writer of children’s theatre, and has taught English through Drama around the world. She currently divides her time between Canada, England and Hong Kong. Read more about Elizabeth at elizleslie.com!
Ken is a writer/director/actor from Cape Breton Island. He has performed with Mysteriously Yours for 18 years and written five shows for them. Ken directed an all-puppet version of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, titled As You Puppet, which had hit runs at the Toronto Fringe, Best Of Fringe, Young People’s Theatre, and Springworks (Stratford). He also co-wrote a musical, Killer Business, which premiered at the Next Stage Festival. Ken has been the writer/director of the Stirling Festival Theatre’s Annual Christmas Show for six years (and counting). His production of Billy Bishop Goes to War has been produced at the Stirling Festival Theatre, The Gayety Theatre (Collingwood), The Pearl Company (Hamilton), and The Highland Summer Festival (Haliburton). Ken has appeared in numerous TV shows including the long running hits, Murdoch Mysteries and Mayday. Ken has also been featured on the popular CBC show, Definitely Not The Opera.