Alumni Cast

RACHELLE BOUDREAU

RACHELLE BOUDREAU

Originally 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 CANDLER

MARK CANDLER

 

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 COLLINS

DEBBIE COLLINS

Debbie 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 DAIGLE

JEAN DAIGLE

Originally 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 DONOHUE

MADELEINE DONOHUE

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 FOLKINS

STEPHANIE FOLKINS

Stephanie 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 GILROY

LIZ GILROY

Liz 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 KUNST

RICK KUNST

Rick 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 LESLIE

ELIZABETH LESLIE

Elizabeth 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 MacDOUGALL

KEN MacDOUGALL

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.

 SCOTT MCCULLOCH *

SCOTT MCCULLOCH *

Since 1994, Scott has originated numerous roles with Mysteriously Yours, including “Joel Pyro” in The Mystery of the Maltese Bluejay!; “Max Legroom” in Murder on Sunset Boulevard!; “Blofeld” in Goodbye Mr. Bond!; and “Addie Toman” in Murder on the Limelight Express!. Since his 2004 return from the MFA acting program at Northern Illinois University, he has added such roles as “Tom” in Godfather Knows Best!; “Regis” in Murder in Paradise!; “Sigmund Freud” in Dr. Jekyll, There’s Nowhere to Hyde, and “Austin” in Spy School. Among Scott’s most recent theatre credits are Time Stands Still at Unit 102, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at The Box, In His Name at Array Space, and Sad Object/Bad Object at the Toronto Festival of Clowns. Watch for Scott in three upcoming independent films: A Brand New You, The Proposal, and Blood Empires.
GERRY MENDICINO

GERRY MENDICINO

Gerry’s long list of accomplishments include his role as “Sam Ramone” (Busy’s dad) in the award winning dramedy series Ready or Not; “Uncle Taki” in My Big Fat Greek Wedding produced by Tom Hanks, and in DC-9/11 – Times of Crisis, where he portrays “George Tenet”, head of the CIA. His most recent guest appearances on television include Blue Murder, Tracker, Relic Hunter, Missing, and Kevin Hill. Gerry has also performed on stage in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Speed the Plow, 42nd Street, Three Men and a Horse, and in his one man musical play Out of the Blues, a personal look at what it means to be an artist.
TOM MIFFLIN

TOM MIFFLIN

Tom is a Toronto-based actor and musician. Since graduating from York University’s Acting Conservatory, he’s appeared in a number of film and television projects.  You can spot him performing regularly as the MC at Medieval Times, as well as across Canada and the U.S. with his award-winning a cappella group Shoptimus Prime, featured quartet of Mastercard’s #OldestRivalry campaign for the Toronto Maple Leafs 2013 season opener.  It’s always a blast performing at Mysteriously Yours; thanks, and enjoy the show!
BARBARA MULLER

BARBARA MULLER

Barbara has portrayed numerous characters for Mysteriously Yours… during the past seventeen years, including Miss Marple in Tangled Web!, Lady Pellatt  in A Clue in the Castle.  Also a veteran of Second City and 500 Miles off Broadway, she’s written and performed for improvisational comedy troupes in both Toronto and London.  Along with television movies and commercials, Barbara’s credits include Broadway Bound with Tribal Productions and Canadian Premier Productions at Solar Stage and Theatre Passe Muraille.
BLAINE PARKER

BLAINE PARKER

Blaine’s extensive credits include eight years with the Stratford Festival as a performer and director of workshops, two years with The Bristol Old Vic, both acting with the company and teaching with the school, and three seasons at Theatre London as a director and performer. As a principal performer in The Phantom of the Opera, he played “M. Andre” and was First Cover for The Phantom. He also played “Gus Growltiger” and “Bustopher Jones” in Cats (Massey Hall), and “Lord Falliwell” in Tom Jones (Tarragon Theatre). He appeared in the feature film Shades of Black and co-starred with Jean Stapleton in the mystery spoof Something’s Afoot for Showtime and ABC Television and was nominated for a Dora Award (Best Actor in a Musical) for his performance in Forbidden Broadway.
KATE PROCTOR

KATE PROCTOR

A native of Nova Scotia, Kate has called Toronto home for the last year and a half. She spent 10 years performing in Halifax, NS, beginning in 1994, with Grafton Street Dinner Theatre, where she performed various roles both on stage and in the wings. Kate’s other credits include “Jan” in Grease (1999), Ensemble in War Brides (2000), and Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (2001), all with Neptune Theatre. She also appeared as “Julia” in The Duchess of Malfi, presented by Exodus Theatre Company. For those of you who are returning to Mysteriously Yours, you may have seen Kate as “Mrs. Hudson” in CSI Baker Street, “Mrs. Thom” in The Love Boat Mystery! and “Sue” in Murder in Paradise. Kate is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. In 2005, she received funding from FACTOR (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent On Records) to record a professional demo CD of three original songs.
ANNE MARIE SCHEFFLER

ANNE MARIE SCHEFFLER

Anne Marie is an accomplished film, TV, and theatre actress who has written and performed her 5 one woman shows across North America, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her fifth show, Not Getting It, was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and became a one hour comedy special on CTV and The Comedy Network. She understudied the main stage of The Second City, toured with their National Touring Company, and can be seen in many TV commercials. Television credits include episodes of Doc, Queer as Folk, Due South, Leap Years, The City, Forever Knight, and Exhibit A. Anne Marie was a regular on CBC’s Street Legal and The Man Channel’s Real Men. Thrilled to be working with Mysteriously Yours again, Anne Marie also enjoys her real life roles as wife to chef David Libbey, mom to Nathan, and stepmom to Mackenna.
IAN RONNINGEN

IAN RONNINGEN

Ian is an actor, singer and writer; he also occasionally draws a picture… he’s an artist. Ian has performed with Mysteriously Yours for a few years, appearing as “Jethro” in Murder at Twilight; “Sherlock” in The Fine Art of Murder; “Prince Charmin” in Once Upon A Murder; and many more. He has trained and performed with Vancouver Theatre Sports in Vancouver; starred in musicals and theatre from BC to PEI; studied voice and acting with many talented coaches; and does voices for commercials, video games and cartoons; as well as writes, directs and stars in his own sketch videos online. He was mentioned in the bestselling political satire America, But Better; the Canada Party Manifesto. That’s enough bragging; follow him on twitter @ianronningen for more!
SCOTT WATSON

SCOTT WATSON

Scott is a veteran of The Second City National Touring Company and has served as an alternate clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere. When he’s not with the gang at Mysteriously Yours… you will find him in front of the typewriter in his day job as a comedy writer.
SUSAN Q WILSON

SUSAN Q WILSON

Susan returned to the stage four years ago, not having trod the boards since her university days at Hart House Theatre. Her recent theatre credits include ‘First Witch’ in Macbeth (Hart House Theatre), ‘Jean Rhys’ in After Mrs. Rochester (Alumnae Theatre), and ‘Dora Bunner’ in A Murder is Announced (director Joe Pagnan). Her favourite film credits include the indie feature Route of Acceptance (writer/director Heather Tobin); and the short Senior Drivers (writer/director Gary Hayes). On TV, she will appear as ‘Eleanor Gavazzi” in Lost Boy (Paranormal Witness 3); and on the web, as Maddie Miller in season three of Out With Dad (writer/director Jason Leaver — outwithdad.com). Susan is delighted to be making her debut with Mysteriously Yours.

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