It's been one year since Sheldon Cooper visited The Canadian International Science Awards Centre... and he's coming back. Why? Fantastic question. He's perfected time travel. That's right. Join Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, Penny, Howard and Bernadette as they travel through space and time to prove once and for all that nerds really do have more fun. But messing with the space/time continuum has consequences, and every decision they make could potentially affect the characters we've all grown to love. No amount of 'Soft Kitty' lullabies are going to save them now. They'll have to rely on all their wits (which is a lot) in order to get out of this trime travelling quandary. Will Sheldon propose to Amy? Will Leonard finally find luck in love? Will Howard's mother battle a prehistoric dinosaur? Anything could happen, when you get your geek on... again. Set to the best music of the past FIVE decades this sequel is anything but ordinary. I feel like I'm forgetting something...oh...right... Bazinga!
From the team of Writer- Matt Falk and Director R. Apostle, who brought you last year's sold out hit "The Big Boom Theory" Jubilations is proud to present, The Big Boom Theory II - Time Travelling Geeks!
Director's & Writer's Notes
Written by: Matt Falk
If you're reading this right now it means you're waiting, waiting for the show to start, or the food to arrive. Well, those things will happen. And when they do, you'll be filled with such joy and wonder that you won't want to read this anymore. So I'll take this small window of opportunity to talk.
It's so exciting to write a sequel. To be honest this sequel is no 'Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore' or 'Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd' but really, who could live up to all of that? So, let's keep our expectations at a reasonable level, perhaps a 1997's 'Batman & Robin' level. Then we'll all avoid disappointment.
I need to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this possible. Without the untiring effort of the cast and crew this would simply be a stack of papers on my desk. Thank you for turning it into something magnificent. A special thank you goes out to my wife. Sabrina, your hard work, encouragement and continuous support are the reason I've accomplished any of my dreams. This one included. And finally, I would like to thank Randy Apostle.
Now, as the French would say...enjoy the show!
Directed By: Randy Apostle
Good evening everyone and thank you for joining us this evening here at Jubilations Dinner Theatre! As we move into our second show of 2014, I’d like to take advantage of these notes to reflect on our past season. Last year at this time we were playing The Big Boom Theory by Matt Falk, the show was very well received, setting attendance records here in Calgary and in both Winnipeg and Edmonton! We followed up next with “My Big Fat Calgary Wedding” where we spoofed many of the comedy films set in and around weddings. Audiences all had a great time attending this crazy celebration. Time for a trip into the past and a return to the wonderful music of the 50’s and 60’s with Joe Davies script – “Johnny Be Goode!” Where we all attended a hilarious High School Reunion, featuring memories of Band Camp, Rock N Roll, and first love! Up next was M. Falk’s and my own little tribute to one of the more watched sitcoms of all time with our “Best of Friends Reunion” show. We all had a wonderful time visiting with these memorable and funny characters and imagining how things may have changes 10 years down the road. Then it was all aboard for a flight down to Caesar’s Palace for Bob Cunningham’s – “Elvis and the Las Vegas Hangover.” Combining the legendary music of the King with a light hearted spoof of the popular films meant for an enjoyable romp for all our audiences! Now once again we return for a visit with everyone’s favourite nerds with The Big Boom Theory 2 – Time Travelling Geeks! I hope you all have a great time tonight and as always, if you have any questions or comments about any of our shows please do email me, cheers!
Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Dave Findlay - Sheldon, Johnny
David is thrilled to be returning to Jubilation’s for Big Boom 2. This is his third show with WOW Entertainment. Other stage credits include Oliver at the Citadel Theatre, YEG:DnD Imrov Edition, and Alberta Opera’s Little Red Riding Hood. When not busy with Big Boom, David loves travelling, Muay Thai Kick-boxing, and attending art festivals such as Burning Man.
Andrea Bailey - Amy Farrah Fowler, Judy
Andrea is thrilled to be back as the legendary Amy Farrah Fowler, seducing audiences with her peerless charm and ‘come-hither’ pelvis. Select credits include; Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (Theatre Under The Stars), Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Boom Theory, Evelyn Harper in Two and Two Thirds Men (Jubilations Theatre), Klondike Kitty in Oh Canada Eh? (Cornerstone Theatre), Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show, Olivia in Twelfth Night (Project X Theatre), Mae in The Wild Party (Pint Size Tall). Thanks to family, friends and Chuck Lorre.
Mat Andre - Leonard, Al, Einstein
Hi! Great to see you here tonight! It’s also great to be back on stage here at Jubilations! Over the past ten years, I’ve been many-a-character here, both on and off the stage. Most recently, I’ve been re-focusing on one of my (possibly too many) passions…Art…With opportunities to work on everything from internationally distributed product logos to video games to murals! In fact, as you look around the room tonight, I’m proud to say I’ve been granted the chance to design the wall art this time around! I hope you like it… More so, I hope you like tonight’s show! You are going to have the time of your life! Hi and thanks to all my friends, family, and Daphne! : ) Feel free to check out my website at - www.mat-andre.blogspot.ca
Aimée Beaudoin - Penny, Rosetta, Natasha
Dubbed a "benevolent Goddess of mischief" Aimée Beaudoin is an actress, writer, director and comedienne. This is her third tour with Jubilations; she had a blast doing Pirates of The North Saskatchewan ll (Elsie the Goatwoman) and Comedy Night in Canada (Goldie Hawn). Aimée stars in the Edmonton-born sketch comedy TV series CAUTION: May Contain Nuts (APTN) where she played 42 different characters and was the sole female writer on the team. Aimée was nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Female TV Performance as well as a third nod for Best Ensemble for CAUTION. She was honoured to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Screenwriter for the third season. Aimée is the leading lady in the hilarious horror/comedy feature Truckstop Bloodsuckers which airs on BiteTV and also earned Aimée a Best Actress nomination at the AMPIA's. Aimée spent three years in Vancouver where she founded Sin Peaks Live Weekly Improvised Soap Opera which continues its success on Robson Street. Aimée is also an accomplished stand-up comedian having opened for Hollywood Harv Live at The Vogue Theatre last year and coming in 5th place in The People's Champ of Comedy Competition in Vancouver. Originally from Tomahawk, AB, Aimée likes the colour pink, hot pants, and hot wings. Big love to her heroes Laurie, Adam and Paula. To check out her work on CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, go to www.nutsonline.tv and if you fancy scoffing at her musings, follow her on the Twitter @JustAimeezing !! Cheers!!
Jeff Rivet - Howard, Boris
Hey everyone! Jeff here! You might be a little confused. You might be thinking "Hey... Isn't that the guy who played Leonard in the first one?". And you would be correct! I am very excited to be back and sharing the stage with these wonderful people. So, I was in the first Big Boom Theory, but you may have also seen me on the Jubilation's stage in Jump For Glee, Mamma Mio, and Law and Order: the Canadian Files. I've also been in Edmonton Fringe productions such as Reefer Madness, Bare: a Pop Opera, Myths and Hymns, and Alice. Also, as a 2008 Grant MacEwan graduate, I was in productions of Little Women, Good News, Hot Mikado, and Children of Eden. I've also dabbled in modeling, anime voiceover work, and film. When I'm not performing, you can find me eating, reading, wandering, pushing buttons, or getting my fill of endorphins. Hope you folks have a great time. Get down, get nerdy, and enjoy the show! Cheers!
Mandi Maxwell - Bernadette, Gail
Mandi is thrilled to be back on the Jubilations stage for the fourth time, playing one of her favourite characters from a TV series. You may remember her as Jimmy/Jenny in Tom Jones and the Temple of Doom, Sandra in Corner Gassed 2, or as Betty Lange in the Edmonton and Calgary run of NCIS: Canadian Affair. Mandi has known since the age of four that performing was her calling and has spent her life vigorously pursuing it. Last summer, Mandi studied voice acting at ToonVox in Calgary, advanced Pochinko clown with Jan Henderson in Edmonton, voice acting with Kirby Morrow in Vancouver, and improv at The Second City in Los Angeles. Mandi would like to thank Mom, Dad, Mémère, Daddy, Uncle Billy, Kevin, Tianna, Tuxedo Mask, and the rest of her family and friends for all the love and support. To keep up to date with Mandi, visit her website at www.mandimaxwell.com.
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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.