top of page

June 8-10 & 15-17, 2023 •

the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave

Doors Open @ 7:30pm • Shows Start @ 8:30pm • This is a 19+ event • All sales final
 

Screenshot 2023-05-30 at 3.00.04 AM.png
Cast
Band

Omar Baboolal

Julia Fulton

Nate Ives

Chelsea Jayne Bray

Tom Lute

Jacob Macleod

Victoria Maria

Kat Zhang​​

Justin Bell

Dan MacKay

Lauren McGinty

Tom Piekarski

Ray Thang

Brent Vipond

Steven Suepaul

The Prince Regent: George the IV

Amelia Earheart

Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw

Penelope Featherington

Anthony Bridgerton

Peter “Maverick” Mitchell

Eloise Bridgerton

Natasha “Phoenix” Trace

Drums/Percussion/Aux

Bass

Keys

Drums/Percussion/Aux

Guitar

Bass/Guitar

Keys

Production
Choreo

Richard Albin

Dane Bland

Matty Burns

John Campbell

Kate Ethier

Phil Fernandez

Alessandra Ferreri

Peter Higgins

Lisa Kileeg

Megan MacKeigan

Laura McDonagh

Mike Payne

Sarah Robinson

Brian Russell

Steven Suepaul

I-Yana Tucker

Brent Vipond

Woz Wozny

Merritt Crews

Dayna Miller

Laura Ball

Owen Boucher

Josh Camson

Vanessa Ferreri

Joey Graff

Andrew Kelly

Jess Levy

Megan Miles

Dave Miller

Dan MacKay

Megan MacKeigan

Co-Writer

Co-Producer

Lights

Tech Manager; Sound Operation

Co-Writer 

Assistant Director / ASM

Director 

Website, Tickets, Lights & Video

Co-Producer

Head Writer

Props & Costumes

Co-Writer 

Social Media Coordinator

Sound Operator

Co-Musical & Vocal Director

Stage Manager

Co-Musical & Vocal Director

Props & Costumes

Head Choreo

Assistant Head Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Choreo

Board of Directors

Executive:

Peter Higgins

Steph Adams

Steven Suepaul

Members at Large:

Jeff Adams

Leona Placide-Wollach

Lisa Kileeg

Meg MacKeigan

Tom McGee

Wellesley Robertson III

Artistic Leadership Team

Matty Burns

Alessandra Ferreri

Artistic Director

Artistic Producer

Land Acknowledgement

Players would like to acknowledge that the land we gather on is the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, Metis, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

 

We are very grateful to tell our stories and celebrate being together on these lands for our shows.

 

We encourage you to learn more and engage with organizations that support Indigineous peoples such as the Downie Wenjack Foundation, one of the charities we are proud to support this year

Presenting Sponsor
SW-FreeQueensPlayers-Ad_vF.jpg
Screenshot 2023-05-30 at 3.00.04 AM.png
2023 Charities

PODIUM encourages you to give generously to any or all of the four wonderful charities being supported by Players this year:

downie-wenjack-logo.jpg

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples.

In collaboration with the Wenjack family, the goal of the fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education and action.

alsac-twitter-user.jpg.webp

ALS Action Canada is Canada’s only patient-led non-profit organization building a movement to ensure urgent, equitable access to promising therapies for Canadians living with ALS; more and better clinical trials for ALS therapies throughout Canada; and increased federal and provincial investment in ALS research.

The goal is to #EndALS forever through advanced research, treatments, and trials that can detect ALS early and stop, reverse, or cure ALS.

Logo.jpg

The DBFB Programs and Services team works hard to provide the best support to meet the needs of their diverse membership and the communities they serve. Together, they provide dignified, low-barrier food access to adults, seniors and children experiencing food insecurity.

Daily Bread Food Bank’s network consists of 128 member agencies and 193 food programs.

The goal is to end hunger in our city.

ThePMCF_TwoLine_TwoColour_CMYK copy.jpg

Working together with health care and research professionals, patients, and the community, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation raises funds to support breakthrough research, patient care and education programs at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The Princess Margaret is a recognized international leader in the fight against cancer and none of this would be possible without the generous support, commitment and dedication of their donors and community.

The Players Charitable Mandate

Players is dedicated to raising funds for, and awareness of, the efforts of a variety of fantastic charities.  Our season of shows is the means through which we make repeated important financial contributions to our charities, and our audience is our tool for spreading the awareness of the needs each of these organizations is addressing.

To date we have donated over $222,000 to wide variety of charities!

Artboard+1.png

Meet The Cast

OMAR BABOOLAL CURRENT HEADSHOT 2023 - Omar Zachary Baboolal.jpg

Omar Baboolal

The Prince Regent:

George the IV

2D191795-090D-4604-B212-18EC4AD1010A - Tom Lute.jpeg

Tom Lute

Anthony Bridgerton

AICutout_vzbr_Fotor (1) - Julia Fulton.png

Julia Fulton

Amelia Earheart

 

8A604E15-37C9-4E24-8FA4-7ABC36DE52F2 - Jacob MacLeod.png

Jacob Macleod

Peter “Maverick” Mitchell

63E9EB26-6C57-4A95-AAAF-0152F1150A0D.jpeg

Nate Ives

Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw

VICTORIA MARIA_2114 copy - Victoria Maria.jpeg

Victoria Maria

Eloise Bridgerton

Chelsea Jayne Bray, Headshot - Chelsea Randall.jpg

Chelsea Jayne Bray

Penelope Featherington

 

C09BB0CE-8CA1-4DA6-A334-DC895DF65D6D - Kat Zhang.jpeg

Kat Zhang

Natasha “Phoenix” Trace

Presenting Sponsor
Tranzac_ad.jpg
Screenshot 2023-05-30 at 3.00.04 AM.png
Director's Notes

What an absolute joy ride BRIDGERTOP GUN has been! It was only 7 weeks ago our new recruits came waltzing in and we took off at the speed of sound (sing!) to create what I hope will go down in history as the horniest show to ever grace a Players stage.

 

This incredible cast managed to take my breath away (sing!) every single day. From the second they auditioned to the first lines on opening night, I’ve watched them work tirelessly to transform into the unstoppable, hilarious, brilliant ICONS you get to witness on the stage tonight. It has been the most rewarding experience in my 8 years of being with Players. I am a literal heart-eyed emoji about each and every one of them.

 

It took the whole Ton to make this dream come to life: from our diamonds in the writers room, our costumes and props team who built us totally accurate planes and swaddled us in the finest frills, our fresh-faced stage management team keeping us on track and on time, our producing duo being logistical superstars, our MDs and their merry band of rockstars, the choreo queens who never missed a beat, and our tech captains who added those final flourishes that helped the show soar to new heights. I am eternally grateful for everyone’s contributions and could not be prouder of the silly little world that we’ve created for you! 

 

Thank you so much for supporting Players. I hope you dance, #drink, and #sing your hearts out tonight. Blast-off! 

 

Alessandra

Director & Artistic Producer

THANKS YOUs

The Cast, Band, and Crew of Bridgertop Gun would like to thank:

Our fantastic sponsors for making this year’s show possible: Peter @ Steam Whistle Brewing; Jason, Matthew, Alysha, Sarah, Patrick & Andrew @ The Tranzac; Sean @ Fireball; Oskar and Bernard @ Podium; Elissa @ Farrell & Boyle LLP; Megan @ Anderson Mackeigan LLP; Steve @ ARC; Steve @ Harmons, Brock @ Ace Beverage Group; Parallel Brothers, Harley @ Long & McQuade; and Zach at JR Associates Salon.

Our Players supporters: Debra Burns, Holly Summers, Ryerson Smylie, Diego Nicolini, Leigh Schultz, Chi Sheng Ong, Bridget Higgins and Fred D Fulton.

As well as: Peter, Steph, Steven, Jeff, Meg, Wellesley, Leona, Lisa and Tom: The Players Board of Directors; Matty our Artistic Director and Alessandra our Artistic Producer; Meg & Dan, Alessandra, and Comedy Bar Danforth for rehearsal space; Leona for acting as a sensitivity reader; Andrew Kelly, Alison Blair, Candice Gilliam, Tanya Filipopoulos, Leona Placide-Wollach, Steven Suepaul, Matt Burns and Jamie Lamb for help with our script workshop, our social media fans who embraced our foray into reels/TikToks, and anyone else we may have missed.

We’d also like to thank all those who auditioned for the show, provided feedback on the script and those who have helped guide us in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness goals. And of course, all the special people in our lives who have helped us find the time to bring Players back to the stage. It has been a much needed and invigorating experience.

And finally: YOU, our dear audience, for masking up and coming out to support us!

Meet The Band

IMG_8549 - Justin Bell.jpg

Justin Bell

Drums/Percussion/Aux

Ray_Thang_Players_Headshot - Raymond Thang.png

Ray Thang

Guitar

DMacKay - Headshot - Daniel MacKay.jpg

Dan MacKay

Bass

PXL_20230513_223014336.PORTRAIT~2.jpg

Brent Vipond

Bass & Guitar (Co-MD)

Ren Nash Headshot 1 - Lauren McGinty.jpg

Lauren McGinty

Keys

Headshot - Steven Suepaul - Steven Suepaul.jpg

Steven Suepaul

Keys (Co-MD)

42231110_706727913018368_3090323003485978624_o (3) - Tomasz Piekarski.jpg

Tom Piekarski

Drums/Percussion/Aux

Gold Sponsor
CM-May23_Fireball_v2.jpg

Meet The Production Team

richardalbin - Richard A.png

Richard Albin

Co-Writer 

 

DSC05466-Edit - Merritt Crews.jpg

Merritt Crews

Head Choreo

IMG_2452 - Peter Higgins_edited.jpg

Peter Higgins

Website, Tickets, Program, Lights & Video

26697DA6-DD1E-479C-9DA2-96888B634311 - Dayna Miller.png

Dayna Miller

Assistant Head Choreo

Headshot - Steven Suepaul - Steven Suepaul.jpg

Steven Suepaul 

Co-Musical & Vocal Director

Dane Bland.JPG

Dane Bland

Co-Producer

IMG_6222 - Kate Ethier.jpeg

Kate Ethier 

Co-Writer 

Lisa Kileeg - Lisa Kileeg.jpg

Lisa Kileeg

Co-Producer

M.Payne - Mike Payne.jpg

Mike Payne

Co-Writer 

IYanaTucker_HEADSHOT.jpg

I-Yana Tucker 

Stage Manager

Headshot - Artistic Director.jpg

Matty Burns

Lights

headzies - Phil Fernandez.jpg

Phil Fernandez

Assistant Director / ASM

IMG_1425 - Megan MacKeigan.jpeg

Megan MacKeigan

Head Writer

Sarah Robinson headshot - Sarah Robinson.png

Sarah Robinson

Social Media Coordinator

PXL_20230513_223014336.PORTRAIT~2.jpg

Brent Vipond

Co-Musical & Vocal Director

John Campbell - John Stuart Campbell.jpg

John Campbell

Tech Manager; Sound Operation

6410DAEC-0AE8-4E17-8CB8-F385E4E7C32E - Alessandra Ferreri.jpeg

Alessandra Ferreri

Director

LauraMcDonagh - Laura McDonagh.jpeg

Laura McDonagh

Props & Costumes

Brian Russell Headshot - Brian Russell.jpg

Brian Russell

Sound Operator

20230517_165459 - Lauren Wozny.jpeg

Woz Wozny

Props & Costumes

F&B 2019a.jpg
Bronze Sponsors

Meet The Choreography Team

081C4992-AE07-4344-979E-E5874852777B - Laura Ball.jpeg

Laura Ball

Choreo

Joey Headshot - Joey Graff.jpg

Joey Graff

Choreo

Headshot-redweb.JPG

Dave Miller

Choreo

Owen Boucher - Owen Boucher.jpeg

Owen Boucher

Choreo

IMG_9417 - Andrew Kelly.jpeg

Andrew Kelly

Choreo

DMacKay - Headshot - Daniel MacKay.jpg

Dan MacKay

Choreo

JOsh Camson.jpeg

Josh Camson

Choreo

FA9849D4-AB6F-4523-8CDF-2CE10AB8281F - Jessica Levy.jpeg

Jess Levy

Choreo

IMG_1425 - Megan MacKeigan.jpeg

Meg MacKeigan

Choreo

SamsonPhotography2022-1419-2702.JPEG

Vanessa Ferreri

Choreo

IMG_8417 - Megan Miles.jpeg

Megan Miles

Choreo

Non-Alcoholic and Gluten Free Drinking Buddy Sponsors
arc-logo.png.webp
Cottage Springs.png
JR&Associates.png
Parallel-Logotype-CMYK_6c038fb3-4724-4738-9ab6-92d1136c3b6a_1920x.jpg.webp
Official-LM-Logo(on-white-background).png
Harmon's Players Ad 6_2023.jpg

Board of Directors & Artistic Leadership Team

PXL_20221229_025854888.jpg

Jeff Adams

Member at Large

IMG_2452 - Peter Higgins.PNG

Peter Higgins

Executive

Leona P Actors Headshot (1) - Leona Placide-Wollach.jpg

Leona Placide-Wollach

Member at Large

183880.jpg

Steph Adams

Executive

Lisa Kileeg - Lisa Kileeg.jpg

Lisa Kileeg

Member at Large

PXL_20220913_204838993_edited.jpg

Wellesley Robertson III

Member at Large

Headshot - Artistic Director.jpg

Matty Burns

Artistic Director

IMG_1425 - Megan MacKeigan.jpeg

Meg MacKeigan

Member at Large

Headshot - Steven Suepaul - Steven Suepaul.jpg

Steven Suepaul

Executive

6410DAEC-0AE8-4E17-8CB8-F385E4E7C32E - Alessandra Ferreri.jpeg

Alessandra Ferreri

Artistic Producer

IMG_9572 - Tom McGee.jpeg

Tom McGee

Member at Large

bottom of page