We at a missing link theatre
company (amltc) are very excited to announce our upcoming show.
the popular success of our holiday show, A Really RETRO Christmas
Special, we are adding
additional performances this year. A Really RETRO Christmas Special
2014 - December 11 (7:30), 12 (7:30) & 13 (2:00 & 7:30)at the McManus Studio Theatre at the Grand.
Imagine those live TV Christmas
Specials from 50’s & 60’s (Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Frank
Sinatra) where the setting was warm and cozy, the guests arrive and the show
begins…NEW guests, NEW songs & NEW stories.... Expect surprises
and lots of FUN.!! Christmas music combined with Popular & Musical Theatre
standards from the 40’s 50’s & 60’s with heartwarming stories and comedy,
Rick and the gang take you on a journey back to simpler times... Some
songs include… I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me
Warm, Fly Me To The Moon, Witchcraft, Baby, It’s Cold Outside. The Christmas
Song, White Christmas, Silver Bells, plus many more… Who knows, the Big Guy in RED may
even show up...!!!!
featuring... *Rick Kish, Natalie Howard-Grant,
& Margarita Sanchez, introducing… Connor Boa & Emma Heidenheim … plus MORE. Stage Managed by Cosette Pin, Set Design by Eric Bunnell - BIOS Below. The Dean
Harrison Trio includes Dean Harrison on Piano, John Kenny on Bass & Sandy
McKay on Drums.
To order tickets click on the BUY TICKETS NOW image (to the left) on this page or call 519-672-8800. Tickets $30 Regular Thurs, Fri, Sat / All
Shows $25 Senior / All Shows $20 Student / Dec 13th Matinee $25 & $20.
Special Performance Thursday, December 11 - 100% of
ticket sales to the Daily
Bread (London) Food Bank Renovation. Tickets available ($30) at reachoutbuildwithin.com.
This special performance made possible by Dr. Manu Panwar & Jane Simm.
We look forward to greeting you at the
a missing link theatre company
A Really RETRO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2014 Company Biographies
- Rick Kish (director/producer/performer)
thrilled to be working with this wonderful ensemble and to sing such great
music and tell such fun and heartwarming stories. He is the founding artistic
director of amltc and has directed JUDY: Stonewalled!, Billy Bishop Goes To
War, the Brickenden Award Winning - Vigil, the World Premiere - The
Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby by Norm Foster & A
Closer Walk With Patsy Cline. Rick served as Artistic Director at The Port
Stanley Festival Theatre (PSFT), 1999 - 2001 and Bluewater Summer Playhouse
(BSP) in Kincardine, ON, 2001-2006. Selected directing credits include: Hedwig
& The Angry Inch (2012 London Fringe), Wang Dang Doodle (Grand
Theatre), Mary’s Wedding, The Wild Guys, Suds: The Rocking ‘60’s Musical
Soap Opera, Forever Plaid & the World Premiere Production of Norm
Foster's Storm Warning (BSP), Maggie's Getting Married, Pith, You'll
Get Used To It! The War Show & Bordertown Cafe (PSFT). Rick has released a CD
recording of Jazz standards entitled Little
Boy Blue (which will be available in the lobby). Rick says
a huge “THANK YOU” to everybody who has believed in and supported amltc thus
far! There's more to come! Have an AMAZING Holiday Season..!!
Natalie hails originally
from London, England. She now resides in London Ontario! Her theatre career has
taken her to four continents where she has performed in such shows as Starlight
Express (Japan, Australia& Germany), Chess (UK tour), Cabaretand Return to the Forbidden Planet (Berlin). Natalie has performed in The
Summer of Love which has toured extensively throughout Ontario and to
Germany & back! She has performed with Rick for many years, most recently representing
Judy Garland in amltc's JUDY Stonewalled! & A
Really RETRO Christmas Special 2013. Natalie has released a self-titled CD recording of Jazz standards (which
will be available in the lobby) and has been doing all of this while raising
her two fabulous daughters Alex & Ella, who can also been seen on stages
all over London.
- Margarita Sanchez (performer)
performed in her native Venezuela, where she participated in various plays,
having won awards for her performance in both The Canaries and Deep.
Canada she has sung at the Aeolian Hall and the McManus Theatre, and this is
her second year participating in the A Really RETRO Christmas Special 2014.
also serves as host of "El Show Latino" every Sunday 5:00 – 6:30 on 94.9
FM CHRW Radio. She has been honoured with the "Latino Leadership"
award in 2013
Heidenheim (performer - amltc debut)
delighted to be a part of A Really Retro Christmas Special 2014!
Recently Emma had the pleasure of playing Morticia in The Addams Family: A
New Musical Comedy (The Grand Theatre High school Project), Myrtle Wilson
in The Great Gatsby (Beal Drama) and Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The
Music Man (Beal Musical Theatre). She is currently a Grade 12 Student at
H.B Beal Secondary School, and hopes to study Music and/or Theatre this coming
school-year at the post-secondary level. Emma would like to wish you a Merry
Christmas, and hopes you enjoy the show!
- amltc debut)
excited about his first appearance with Rick Kish in A Really Retro
Christmas Special 2014, Connor was last seen in the Grand Theatre’s High
School Project, The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. At 16
he is blessed with a clear baritone voice reminiscent of years gone
by. He has been working hard with his mentor, Rick Kish at honing his vocal
began acting at 6 years old at many Renaissance and Pirate Festivals throughout
Southern Ontario in various roles. This past summer saw him in two major roles
and as musical director for the Pub Sings. He also performed at the Saturday
night special event at this years Pirate Festival.
- Cosette Pin (Stage Manager)
Cosette is currently a
Highschool student in London and has been involved with several theatre
productions in the city. She’s had various roles, on and off stage in fifth
High School Projects at the Grand Theatre, Anything Goes, Footloose, My Fair
Lady, Legally Blonde & The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. Cosette enjoys being
behind the scenes as much as she enjoys being onstage. This is Cosette’s fourth
time working with amltc and is happy to be part of A Really RETRO Christmas
Bunnell (Set Design)
Bunnell is delighted to return to amltc to design the set for A Really
RETRO Christmas Special, after designing last season's Billy Bishop
Goes To War & Vigil. He also designed the set for the world premiere
production of Norm Foster's The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley
Fishing Derby. Rick and Eric have a long history of collaboration including
The Port Stanley Festival Theatre, The Grand Theatre & The Bluewater Summer
Playhouse in Kincardine.
recent credits also include Blyth Festival, Port Stanley Festival Theatre,
Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover and for UWOpera at Western
University. Eric is a St. Thomas resident.
The Dean Harrison Trio: Dean Harrison - Piano, John Kenny - Bass, Sandy McKay - Drums