Julie Tomaino* – Director
Julie is thrilled to be returning to Intimate Theatre Productions this year in her directorial debut! She recently served as the associate director for MGR Playhouse/Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival‘s groundbreaking production of CABARET (nominated for Best Musical by Broadway World’s Central New York Awards). Select choreographic credits include: an episode of CityTV‘s PACKAGE DEAL (starring Harland Williams); an episode of YTV‘s MR. YOUNG; DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Exit 22); the 2011 SCOTIA BANK GREY CUP GALA (assoc); I LOVE YOU BECAUSE (assoc – ITP), XANADU (assist – Arts Club; 42nd STREET (assist – MGR Playhouse) and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center production of CELEBRATE BROADWAY, starring John Lithgow and Linda Eder (assoc).
Julie spent thriteen years living and working in New York City, most notably as a Rockette at the Radio City Music Hall from 2005-2010. Other performance credits include Louise on the US National Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU; Margie in the ABC Movie remake of BYE BYE BIRDIE; and regional productions of THE PRODUCERS (Arts Club), CHICAGO (Theatre by the Sea), CABARET, EVITA, MY FAIR LADY, 42nd STREET (MGR Playhouse), A FUNNY THING…FORUM (La Comedia), GUYS & DOLLS, and FIORELLO.
Julie was part of the dance faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City for six years. Guest teaching highlights include the Mediterranean Festival of the Arts in Italy, DanzaActiva in Panama, Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Dance Masters of America, The University of Maryland, and the National Dance Week Conventions across the US. Julie is currently on faculty at Capilano Universiry and Harbour Dance Centre.
Julie is pumped to start working with the supremely talented cast and to get this show on it’s feet!!
*Appears courtesy of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
Wendy Bross Stuart – Music Director
Born and raised in New York, Wendy is an ethnomusicologist, music director, composer/arranger, piano accompanist and vocal coach. She holds degrees from McGill and UBC (M.Mus. in ethnomusicology) and an advanced teaching license in Japanese shamisen and koto following many years study of traditional music in Japan. Wendy authored two books: Gambling Music of the Coast Salish Indians (National Museum of Man) and Northern Haida Songs (University of Nebraska Press), has over twenty of her choral arrangements published in the U.S. and Canada and recorded four CD’s of Jewish music. Selected theatre credits (music director, conductor, composer, arranger) include: ten seasons at Theatre Under The Stars, COMPANY (Skycorner), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Roaring Lion), RUTHLESS! – THE MUSICAL (Ophidian), THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY (Electric Company), LITTLE MERCY’S FIRST MURDER (Touchstone Theatre), PETER GYNT (Blackbird – Jessie Award, Outstanding Production), and THE THING ABOUT MEN for Presentation House and the Arts Club On Tour, THE STORY OF MY LIFE at the Revue Stage, Granville Island. DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU at the Chutzpah! Festival and at Presentation House Theatre. She is delighted to be working with Aaron Lau and Intimate Theatre Productions!
Wendy and her husband, anthropologist and producer, Ron Stuart, have two grown daughters.
Christina Sinosich (c/o Sebastian & Co. Costumes) – Costume Designer
Bio To Come
Adam Volk – Lighting Designer
Bio To Come
Aaron Lau – Managing Artistic Director
Intimate Theatre Productions and THE GIRL IN THE FRAME marks Aaron’s sophomore venture into a production role for a theatre show. He hopes that ITP‘s second show will catch the interest of Vancouver Musical Theatre enthusiasts, and that ITP can continue to flourish, grow and continue to produce fantastic small casted shows with high production values.
Christopher Robert Adams – Associate Producer/Sound Designer
This is Chris’ first time stepping into the world of Producing. After receiving his BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria, Chris moved back to Vancouver to perform, sound design and now produce all things ‘Theatre’. He is an Ovation Award Winner with appearances on some of Vancouver’s hottest stages; Aside from shining in the spotlights in the National Tour of Vancouver’s classic THE NUMBER 14 he was most recently seen as Marcellus Washburn in TUTS’ summer production of THE MUSIC MAN, in RCMT’s HELLO, DOLLY! in the spring and the previous fall as the Cowardly Lion in Footlight Theatre’s WIZARD OF OZ. Please tell everyone you know to stop on by the Studio 1398 to fall in love with THE GIRL IN THE FRAME. Enjoy!