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2018 EVENT CO-CHAIRS

Elissa Lifson & Carrie Mazoff 
 
 

Elissa is not only excited to be returning for the 9th year to this incredible fundraiser but is even more excited to be this year’s co-chair along with Carrie Mazoff. Without a doubt, this event holds a very special place in her heart as it fulfills her passion for theatre and performing. More so, it affords so many with the opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zone and get up on stage and perform. In real life, Elissa is proud to be the mom of three beautiful children and a regional sales manager for Eastern Canada in the cosmetics industry. She is grateful for all the support she has received over the years from her very generous sponsors.

 
  

Eight years ago, Carrie re-discovered her passion for the stage and never looked back. After 7 wonderful years at the Segal pretending to be a superstar, she has returned to keep up the charade for yet another adventure. This year, she is thrilled to be co-chairing the event with her talented partner-in-crime, Elissa Lifson. In real life, Carrie proudly plays the role of Mom, Wife and Project Manager of the “See Things My Way” Centre for Innovation in Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. She is also involved in a number of other community organizations, including Mazon Canada, the HBOC, and the Akiva School. Carrie would like to thank her loyal fans for their unending support!

 
DIRECTOR
Trevor Barrette

 

Trevor is a Montreal-based actor, director, and playwright / composer. Upon graduating from John Abbott CEGEP’s Professional Theatre program in 2011, he founded the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal and has directed their ten productions including four of his own musical creations. As an actor, he has performed with the National Arts Centre, Centaur Theatre, Repercussion Theatre, MainLine Theatre, Geordie Productions, Talking Dog Productions, Persephone Productions among others. Trevor currently teaches at the Montreal Children’s Theatre and Geordie Theatre School and serves on the Quebec Drama Federation’s Board of Directors and the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee.

 
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Nick Burgess
 
 
Nick is a graduate of McGill University and holds a postgraduate certificate from The Royal College of Music in England. As music director, his Segal Centre credits include: It Shoulda Been You, The Producers, Soul Doctor, Tales from Odessa (Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre), and Guys and Dolls; Prom Queen, Funny Girl, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Associate Music Director). Nick has been music director for both Bialik High School Theatre for the past 15 years and at Akiva School for the past 8 years. Nick is thrilled to return for his 9th year as Music Director of the annual Segal musical fundraiser.  


CHOREOGRAPHER 
Jonathan Patterson
 

Based in Montreal, Jonathan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans from theatre to opera to musicals. Recent credits include: Million Dollar Quartet (Sudbury Theatre Centre & Thousand Islands Playhouse, Sam Philips/music dir.); Last Night at the Gayety (Centaur Theatre, chor.); The Producers (Segal Centre, Roger DeBris/chor.); Bluenose (Black Theatre Workshop, chor.); Le portrait de Manon, L’heure espagnole (Opera McGill, dir.); Into the Woods Jr., The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Segal Centre Academy, dir.). Jonathan also provides choreography for the Segal Centre’s annual fundraiser and the award-winning Lyric Theatre Singers.

A performing-arts educator, Jonathan has been on the faculty of Opera McGill at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University since 2010, acting as Acting Director of Opera Studies during the 2014-15 and 2017-18 seasons. Jonathan also teaches musical theatre classes at St. George’s High School, the Segal Centre Academy, and has a very busy private voice studio. In January 2017, Jonathan was featured by the Montreal Gazette as the theatre artist to watch, for his work as both an actor and a choreographer.

 
STAGE MANAGER  
T.B.A.
 
 
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Sabrina Miller

Sabrina is a set, costume and puppet designer based in Montréal. Recent Montréal credits include set design for Much Ado About Nothing (Repercussion Theatre), costumes for Pride and Prejudice (Dawson), set and puppet design for Little Shop of Horrors (Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society) and production design for the hilarious Around the World in 80 Days (Lac Brome/ Hudson and Geordie) which will be playing at the D B Clarke in April.

Sabrina has designed shows ranging from Shakespeare to large-scale musicals to intimate new works. Despite this, she is always humbled by the enthusiasm and dedication that all volunteers bring to the theatre community. See more of her work at sabrinamiller.ca.

 

VIDEO DESIGNER
T.B.A.
 

 

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