formerly Stouffville Theatre Company

Cast Members for 'Sylvia'


Gerri has danced and sung on a few stages and was seen recently as Lina in 'Mambo Italiano'. Critics called her performance "spitfire marinara". She believes that being on the stage is life with the dull bits cut out and embraces any excuse to escape normality. She is thrilled to be working with the talented cast, the bodacious Verve Theatre Company and to bring this unique and touching play to life.


Dan is very excited to be on board for Verve Theatre Company's first production. Dan was a teacher for over 30 years, and in that time performed with the Newmarket Theatre ('Nightwatch'), Kempenfelt Players ('Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'), Aurora ('Midsummer Night's Dream', 'A Thousand Clowns', 'Much Ado About Nothing' [Thea Award]), and frequently in his hometown Cookstown ('Sound of Music', 'Our Town', 'Ned Durango'). He played recently at the Toronto Fringe ('Contagious'), and will be seen in upcoming web series 'Petrol 2', 'The Waddling Dead', and 'Everyday Canadian'. Many thanks to Marianne and Sidnei and the whole Sylvia team.


Robyn is delighted to be a part of 'Sylvia'! This is her first production with Verve Theatre Company. Robyn has previously appeared in shows with Steppin' Out Theatrical Productions, Markham Youth Theatre, and Unionville Theatre Company. She loves to dance and has choreographed for two shows with Markham Youth Theatre. She would like to thank the production team and cast for their dedication and support, and hopes you enjoy the show!


Minutes after their live radio broadcast 'At Home With the Lennicks', Julie was born in a trunk to well known actors Ben and Sylvia. With acting in her blood, she has performed in numerous plays and musicals with Toronto based companies including The Civic Light Opera Company, Scarborough Music Theatre and Belmont Theatre Productions. Among her favourite roles are Adelaide ('Guys and Dolls'), Sally Bowles ('Cabaret'), Anna ('The Rink') and Rose ('Gypsy'). Julie now makes her home in Newmarket and is thrilled to be a part of Verve's production 'Sylvia'. Thank you to Marianne and the cast for taking me on this fun journey!


Janny Hogen Esch was born and raised in the Netherlands, where she performed in the Circus Theatre and was a cast member of Philips Toneel. After completing a Master of Science degree in Business she has worked full-time ever since, building her corporate career in the electrical / energy / lighting / services industry. In Canada she has performed with Motus O Dance Theatre prior to joining Verve Theatre Company in 2018. She particularly likes the 'Sylvia' play because of the fun time the team had to put it together and make it flow. Janny is passionate about working with driven individuals and is convinced that all of us can make the world a better place. When she is off-work and off-stage she enjoys dancing, reading, swimming, being outdoors and spending time with family.

Special Thanks to Frank Cutrara for the Awesome Photos

Frank Cutrara is a true renaissance man who creates magic in his kitchen with culinary delights that he offers to groups of 12 or more in his own ranch style house with a kitchen that any chef would lust after. Frank also does photography and if you're looking for corporate or family shots we can think of nobody better to call. You can reach Frank at 905-642-9074 or visit his Cutrara's Kitchen website (warning: some people have reported dramatic increases in appetite after spending time looking at his food creations).

Find out More About 'Sylvia', the Broadway Comedy

Visit the Verve Theatre Company website to find out more information about 'Sylvia', a Broadway comedy, playing at the Old Town Hall Theatre in Newmarket on February 28, and March 1-3 at 8PM. To book tickets directly you can visit the ticket website.

About Verve Theatre Company

Verve Theatre Company has produced well received shows that have included 'Sylvia', Stronger, Freer', 'Dial M for Murder', 'PS Uncle Angus', 'It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play', and more, in venues that are located in Newmarket, Stouffville, and Uxbridge.

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