A spoof on the hugely popular movie released in 1990. Our telling of this romantic tale will have some new twists and turns and, of course, laughter. Set to music from the late 80`s and early 90`s sure to bring back a memory or two. Hey, Pretty Woman! is a romantic comedy about how the most unlikely of matches can wind up falling in love... but no one ever said it would easy! Please join us, as we watch Edward and Vivian beat the odds and circumstances to find each other and all the laughs along the way. Hey, Pretty Woman!
Director's & Writer's Notes
Randy Apostle* – Artistic Director/Director/Co-Writer
Originally hailing from Moose Jaw, SK, for the past 25 years or
so, Randy has been the Artistic Director for WOW Productions the
company that provides all of the shows for the Celebrations and
Jubilations dinner theatre’s in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary.
Randy has headed up over 100 original productions for these venues,
serving as writer on many and director of the vast majority.
In addition to Artistic Director, Randy also acts as producer for the
shows. Auditioning and selecting the casts, script supervision, music
selection and working with all other members of the production team
on all aspects of each of the presentations.
Over his years in Canadian arts, Randy has worked in many theatres
across Western Canada both on-stage as a performer and behind the
scenes as a director. Randy also works in the film and television world
as an actor with his last film role being in the movie Heaven is for
Randy is proud of his many works over the years but most proud of
his two sons Devin and Jack!
Aimée Beaudoin – Co-Writer
FirstIy, have a look around you. This is not a restaurant. This is an entire
world that has been created just for you. People hand-painted the walls,
built the sets, hung the lights, designed the costumes, created the choreography
and finally, forged a fantasy. The servers (or Additional Cast as we
call them) have invented a character that augments our story, concocted
their own costume and “schtick” and are all working together to give life
to your escape. This entire evening is about happiness, goofiness, love and
laughter. We do the best we can to bring you along on our journey, but the
final step is up to you. So let your guard down and play with us. Your role is simple. You are a profoundly
wealthy aristocrat on a visit to a lavish 5 star hotel. You can be a Rockefeller, a Rothschild,
or even a Trump, if you like that sort of thing. This tale is about love, so sit back, relax, and let your
heart open up. We will serve you rich, hot food, a saccharine dessert, and a candy-coated story. All
we ask is that you have a good time tonight and be sweet to each other. Lots of smooches, lots of
amour, and lots and lots of sugar. XO
Alvaro Gonzalo* – Edward Lucas
After being on a very long hiatus, Alvaro is glad to be back in the saddle
with Jubilations! The last show he was in was back in 2006...wow!
While on hiatus, Alvaro was touring South East Asia and the Middle
East in the band Generation. After living back in Regina for the past
two years, the gypsy blood kicked in again! So, he would like to thank
Randy for allowing him this wonderful opportunity to work with such
a wonderful cast and crew!! Alvaro would like to dedicate this show
to his beautiful family especially his mother and father, Adriana and Santiago!! Much love to
Chago, Kim, Ashtyn, and Tristan!! So, please sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
Kelly Benzing – Vivian
Kelly is so excited to be returning to the Jubilations stage for her 7th show.
Kelly started taking classical and opera singing lessons at a very young age
and has always known that performing was what she wanted to do. Past
shows include: Pirates III, British Invasion, My Big Fat Calgary Wedding,
Jump for Glee, Mugs and Molls, and Thank you, Mr. Presley.
A big thank you to Randy, Peter, the ad-cast and everyone behind the
scenes. A special shout out to Kelly’s friends and family (Mom, I love
you). Tonight’s performance is dedicated to her hero and her father, Stewart Benzing.
Aimée Beaudoin* – Kit DeLuca/Jeneen Morris
Aimée is a country-bumpkin turned actress-comedian from
Tomahawk, Alberta. This is her fifth show with Jubilations, she had
the pleasure of being in Comedy Night in Canada, Pirates II, The Big
Boom Theory 2, and Oh Boy Buddy Holly! She also co-wrote her first
show for Celebrations last year, a li’l diddy called That’s Dirty Dancing.
Aimée’s performances don’t always include dinner, she is known for
starring in the Albertan home-grown sketch comedy TV series CAUTION: May Contain
Nuts (APTN) where she played 42 different characters and was a co-writer for 26 episodes.
Aimée was nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards and a Canadian Screen Award
for CAUTION. Watch for Season Four of CAUTION: May Contain Nuts airing on APTN
in 2017! Aimée has most recently appeared on television in Hell on Wheels (AMC), Tiny
Plastic Men (Superchannel) and Wynonna Earp (Syfy). Aimée is tickled pink to have the
chance to work with such an A-Team Cast, and is especially grateful to be on this journey
with her sweet love Michael. Follow Aimee @justaimeezing, and check out sketches from
CAUTION: May contain Nuts on YouTube, or at www.nutsonline.tv to support a TV show
made in AB! XO
Danny Gullekson – Phil Buckley/Store Clerk
Danny hails from here in Calgary, and couldn’t be more thrilled to
be back with this amazing cast and crew! He was last seen on stage
in Cabaret (Mayfield Theatre, Edmonton) and before that, as the
mullet rocking Alf, in our musical spoof of Footsloose. You may also
remember Danny from a handful of other Jubilations shows including:
The Big Boom Theory, Jump For Glee, Tom Jones and the Temple of
Doom and CSI: Little Murder on the Prairie. When he isn’t performing on stage, Danny can
be found jumping on trampolines, flipping on tumble tracks or just monkeying around on
various circus apparatus’. Danny would like to thank his friends and family for their endless
amounts of love, support and encouragement. Enjoy the show!
Andrea Bailey – Laurie Thompson/Sally
Andrea is returning to the stage for her fourth show with Jubilations
after a failed attempt at retirement. If she stops moving on the stage just
hand her an oil can. Select credits include; Amy Farrah Fowler in The
Big Boom Theory parts 1 & 2, Evelyn Barber in Two and Two Thirds
Men (Jubilations) Annie/Shelley in Evil Dead: The Musical (Down
Stage Right Productions), Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde the
Musical (Theatre Under The Stars), Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show, Olivia in Twelfth
Night (Project X Productions), Mae in The Wild Party (Pint Size Tall Productions). Special
thanks to Andrea’s Mom and Dad, Ian, and the PS4 that will take her place while she’s away
Michael O’Keefe – Tootsie Roll/Norbert Morris
Michael O’Keefe is absolutely over the moon to be performing his
first show with this wonderful company. His first acting role was
sweet baby Jesus at the tender age of 1 and he’s loved acting ever
since. You may remember him as your server when he was here for
a month last December. This will be his first foray onto the musical
theatre stage and he couldn’t have done it without this amazing cast
of Jubilations superstars he gets to perform with... Literally. It took a long time for them to
explain to him he doesn’t have to bus tables anymore. So now that you’ve stepped through
those doors, get ready. You are no longer in Jubilations Dinner Theatre, you are in a very
upscale hotel called Chateau Calgary! Let the legend of Hey Pretty Woman begin!
*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy
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*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy.
Dinner Theatre Concept Production Team
The dinner theatre concept uses a consistent team for all productions. If a particular member of the production team is unavailable for a specific show, other alternatives are explored, such as guest writers and directors. The productions begin in Winnipeg where they run for approximately 10 weeks. At the end of the run in Winnipeg, the set, including lighting and sound designs, props, music and actors all move on to Edmonton where the show runs for another 10 weeks. The production team will then move on to Calgary. Unlike the restaurant business where management can be developed and moved from one location to another, the theatres require the services of a very specialized group of individuals. This group has been associated with the company since Janet Cunningham and Doug Stephen took over the Winnipeg dinner theatre in 1993. The biographies of the key individuals involved with the dinner theatre productions are presented below.
For the past 20 years or so, Randy has been the Artistic Director for WOW Productions the company that provides all of the shows for the Celebrations and Jubilations dinner theatre's in Winnipeg Edmonton and Calgary. Randy has headed up over 75 original productions for our venues, serving as writer on many and director of the vast majority.
In addition to artistic director, Randy also acts as producer for the shows. Auditioning and selecting the casts, script supervision, music selection and working with all other members of the production team on all aspects of each of our presentations.
Over his years in the Canadian arts, Randy has worked in many theatres across Western Canada as a Technician, Stage Manager, Writer, Actor, Singer, Musician and Director. Some of Randy's favourite roles have been in shows such as: Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Fantastics, Toronto Mississippi, The Foreigner and Last Call. A few Film and T.V. credits include: the motion picture - The Hessen Affair, made for TV projects - C7: The end of the world, Naughty or Nice, Killer Instinct, Hell on Heels and for those of you with long memories... 2 years on the children's show Putnam's Prairie Emporium!
Randy makes his home in Winnipeg where he lives with his wife Terri and their two year old son Jack! Besides his very busy schedule with the 3 theatres, Randy finds time to collaborate on a improvised soap opera on Monday evenings - "Soap Scum" at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg.
Randy would like to thank all of our patrons for their many years of laughter and support!
Randy is the individual responsible for the lights and sound in each dinner theatre production, including all aspects of the design process. Randy has performed those duties for over 20 years as a technician and designer. As the opening of each production approaches, Randy researches the music and history of the period in which the show is set in order to ensure that the production is as authentic as possible. Randy heads the technical staff in each location and as such is responsible for the transition from one show to another. That transition involves the set-up of the lights and speakers to suit the show, taking into consideration the uniqueness of each theatre. When Randy is not involved in a transition, he can often be found working the lights or sound in the Jubilations dinner theatre in the West Edmonton Mall.
Rom has been designing and building sets for the Celebrations and Jubilations concept dinner theatres since 1993. As a result of his technical expertise and professional background in graphic art, Rom was the logical choice to take charge of the entire set production and design.
While the design and building of each set is a major focus five times a year, Rom is also responsible for creating the environment for each production. That usually involves the design and decoration of the room in which the production is taking place. This adds to the authenticity of the production.
Over the past seven years, the beauty and complexity of the sets has grown dramatically. Rom's vision has the ability of bringing the stage to life while the themed walls complete the picture.
Van assists Randy Apostle in selecting the music for each production. Once the music is selected, Van maps out the music, records the bass and drum tracks, hires the stage musicians and goes into a studio to create the final product. When Van is not working for the Celebration and Jubilation dinner theatres, he is very much in demand on the Edmonton music scene as both a musician and musical director.