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Annie (2020) – Storybook Theatre

Assistant Lighting Designer & Programmer

December 12, 2020 – January 2, 2021

​ UPDATE November 15, 2021: JP Thibodeau & Ian McClellan were nominees of Best Lighting Design of a Play or Musical BroadwayWorld Calgary Regional Awards 2021. Read more here: https://www.broadwayworld.com/calgary/article/Voting-Open-For-The-2021-BroadwayWorld-Calgary-Awards-Including-In-Person-Streaming-Categories-20010101

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Production Team:

  • Director: Jayme Armstrong
  • Music Director: Joel Schaefer
  • Choreographer: Angela Kuklicz
  • Producer: JP Thibodeau
  • Stage Manager: Joy Hodgson
  • Lighting Design: JP Thibodeau
  • Set Design: Rich Davis & JP Thibodeau
  • Sound Design: Kris Mish
  • Costume Design: Catherine Handford & Ralamy Kneeshaw
  • Hair Design: Cat Bentley
  • Makeup Design: Melody Kiekek

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Photos by Kris Mish

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Spring Awakening (2020) – Storybook Theatre

Assistant Lighting Designer & Programmer

September 4 – 30, 2020

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Production Team:

  • Director: JP Thibodeau
  • Assistant Director: Constantine Anastasakis
  • Music Director: Joe Slabe
  • Choreographer: Jocelyn Hooover-Leiver
  • Producer: JP Thibodeau
  • Stage Manager: Joy Hodgson & Cale Tompson
  • Production Manager: Kris Mish
  • Lighting Design: JP Thibodeau (assist. Ian McClellan)
  • Set Design: JP Thibodeau
  • Sound Design: Kris Mish
  • Costume Design: Darcie Howe

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Photos by Bryan Smith & Kris Mish

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Central’s Got Talent (2020) – Central Memorial High School

Lighting Designer & Programmer

March 12, 2020

Central’s Got Talent is an annual competition open to students of Central Memorial High School. Performers of all facets are invited to come out and compete within a supportive school community, and will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents!

Production Team:

  • Production Manager: Ian McClellan
  • Promoter: Kerry Warner
  • Producer: Kerry Warner
  • Stage Manager: Miranda Ried
  • Lighting Designer: Ian McClellan
  • Scenic Designer: Ian McClellan
  • Audio Engineer: Sophia Halsey-Dam
  • Lighting Crew Chief: Ian McClellan
  • Rigging Crew Chief: Ian McClellan
  • Lighting Programmer: Ian McClellan

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Photos by Brenna Toblan & Curtis Petrie

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2020) – The Honest Collective

Assistant Lighting Designer & Assistant Technical Director

February 21 – March 7, 2020

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vies for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Production Team:

  • Director: Kris Mish
  • Music Director: Gianna Read-Skelton
  • Choreographer: Liberty Schultz
  • Producer: Maddy Quinn
  • Stage Manager: Lisa Floyd
  • Lighting Design: Kris Mish & Lisa Floyd
  • Set Design: Kris Mish
  • Sound Design: Kris Mish
  • Costume Design: Catherine Handford

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Photos by Andre Goulet

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Seussical! The Musical (2019) – Central Memorial High School

Stage Manager & Lighting Designer

December 10 – 15, 2019

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphantly.

Production Team:

  • Director: Andrew MacDonald-Smith
  • Music Director: Ian Robertson
  • Choreographer: Andrew MacDonald-Smith & Corrine Vessey
  • Producer: Len Simon
  • Stage Manager: Ian McClellan
  • Lighting Design: Ian McClellan & Gundars Jautaiķis
  • Set Design: Len Simon
  • Sound Design: Gundars Jautaiķis
  • Costume Design: Victoria Krawchuk
  • Hair Design: Victoria Krawchuk
  • Makeup Design: Victoria Krawchuk

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Sweet Charity (2019) – Browncow Collective & The Honest Collective

Lighting & Sound Designer

November 1 – 9, 2019

Charity Hope Valentine always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, Charity falls for suave actor Vittorio Vidal, but their romance is all too brief. However, when Charity finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist, it turns out that she may have finally met her match.

Production Team:

  • Director: Amber Bissonnette
  • Music Director: Jill O’Connell
  • Choreographer: Ryan Maschke
  • Producer: Ryan Maschke, Alex Bergen
  • Stage Manager: Molly Noonan, Chandler Ontkean
  • Lighting Design: Ian McClellan
  • Sound Design: Ian McClellan
  • Costume Design: Costume Collective

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The Addams Family (2019) – Front Row Centre Players

Lighting Designer

September 20 – October 5, 2019

UPDATE July 26th, 2020: Ian McClellan was a nominee of Outstanding Lighting Design in the Calgary Community Theatre Awards (CAT Awards). Read more here: https://www.calgary-acts.com/docs/2020nominees_rev1.pdf

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on a fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Production Team:

  • Director: Jeremy Walker
  • Assistant Director: Charlene Brydges
  • Music Director: Stefanie Barnfather
  • Choreographer: Stephen Welch
  • Producer: Darren Producer
  • Stage Manager: Dee Kern
  • Lighting Design: Ian McClellan
  • Set Design: Mitch Tukkimaki
  • Sound Design: Ross Wilson
  • Projection Design: Mitch Tukkimaki
  • Costume Design: Karen Walker
  • Hair Design: Jesse Beilman
  • Makeup Design: Inderjit Dhanjal
  • Orchestra Director: Neil West

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Photos by Andre Goulet

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Bring It On (2019) – Storybook Theatre

Assistant Lighting Designer

August 17 – September 7, 2019

Set in the high-stakes world of competitive high school cheerleading, Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of Campbell, cheer captain and most popular girl at the uber-affluent Truman High School. Before she can lead her award-winning squad to another win at Nationals, tragedy strikes: School redistricting forces Campbell to transfer to the multi-ethnic Jackson High School. Knocked off her throne as teen queen, Campbell tries to make sense of her new “outsider” status. Soon she discovers that Eva, a plotting sophomore with delusions of grandeur, is responsible for knocking her from the top of the cheer pyramid. With a national title on the line, Campbell must convince Danielle, Jackson’s “it-girl” and leader of hip-hop dance troupe The Crew, to start a cheerleading squad and help bring on some sweet revenge.

Production Team:

  • Director: Justine Westby
  • Associate Director: Justine Westby
  • Music Director: Tara Laberge
  • Choreographer: Jocelyn Hooover-Leiver
  • Producer: JP Thibodeau
  • Stage Manager: Alissa Grams
  • Production Manager: Jody Low
  • Lighting Design: JP Thibodeau
  • Set Design: JP Thibodeau
  • Sound Design: Kris Mish
  • Costume Design: Darcie Howe
  • Hair Design: Cat Bentley
  • Makeup Design: Cat Bentley

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Photos by Benjamin Laird

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The Wedding Singer (2019) – Front Row Centre Players

Lighting Designer

June 14 – 29, 2019

UPDATE August 25th, 2019: Ian McClellan was the recipient of Outstanding Lighting Design in the Calgary Community Theatre Awards (CAT Awards). Read more here: https://www.calgary-acts.com/docs/2019recipients.pdf

It’s 1985, and rock-star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Production Team:

  • Director: Danielle Desmarais & Jeffrey Diodati
  • Music Director: Chelsea Wellman
  • Choreographer: Danielle Desmarais & Jeffrey Diodati
  • Vocal Coach: David LeReaney
  • Intimacy Director: Kristine Astop
  • Producer: Jamie Eastgaard-Ross
  • Stage Manager: Henry Falls
  • Lighting Design: Ian McClellan
  • Set Design: Alex May
  • Sound Design: Danelle White
  • Projection Design: Darren Stewart
  • Costume Design: Tawni Marie
  • Hair Design: Stephen Welch
  • Makeup Design: Stephen Welch
  • Orchestra Director: Nick Turnbull

Production Photos:

Photos by Andre Goulet & Sharon Olsen