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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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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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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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Moby Dick (2019) – Scorpio Theatre

Co-Lighting Designer & Programmer

May 31 – June 8, 2019

Three small words will transport you into a literary classic, filled with both the perils of nature and the dangers of obsession. Three small words will ignite the story of one man’s relentless and unbending quest for revenge. Three small words will show you all that most maddens and torments and breaks the mind of this one man, and destroys the lives of those who would follow him into the deep.

Production Team:

  • Director: Ted Lach
  • Producer: Daisy Pond
  • Stage Manager: Daisy Pond
  • Lighting Design: Ian McClellan & Thomas Hall
  • Set Design: Ted Lach
  • Sound Design: Thomas Hall
  • Costume Design: Rhonda Mottle
  • Hair Design: Rhonda Mottle
  • Makeup Design: Rhonda Mottle

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Photos by Ian Pond

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Oliver! (2019) – Central Memorial High School

Lighting Designer & Programmer

May 21 – 26, 2019

An English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for Fagin.

Production Team:

  • Director: Michelle Crimmins
  • Music Director: Sheldon Zandboar
  • Choreographer: Christine Mooney, Peyton Lake, Christie Preston, & Corinne Vessey
  • Fight Director: Zakk MacDonald
  • Producer: Len Simon
  • Stage Manager: Brinn Web-Sully
  • Lighting Design: Ian McClellan
  • Set Design: Dan Moore & Len Simon
  • Sound Design: Ty McKenzie
  • Projection Design: Len Simon, Ian McClellan, & Brinn Web-Sully
  • Costume Design: Victoria Krawchuk
  • Hair Design: Victoria Krawchuk
  • Makeup Design: Victoria Krawchuk
  • Orchestra Director: Sheldon Zandboar

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Avenue Q (2019) – Front Row Centre Players

Lighting Programmer

March 29 – April 13, 2019

This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Production Team:

  • Director: Joey Sayer
  • Assistant Director: Aya Staley
  • Music Director: Mike Jarzecki
  • Choreographer: Gad Ittay Gijon
  • Producer: Darren Stewart
  • Stage Manager: Daisy Pond
  • Lighting Design: Ryan Siverson
  • Set Design: Bryan Smith & Danielle Renton
  • Sound Design: Andrea Katz
  • Projection Design: David Valentin Zapien Mercado & Darren Stewart
  • Costume Design: Shannon Beshara
  • Hair Design: Britta Siemens
  • Makeup Design: Britta Siemens
  • Orchestra Director: Mike Jarzecki

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Photos by Andre Goulet & Sharon Olsen