The Nightmare Before Christmas

Alex Gutjahr and Franco Proietti

Coming to Mainline this year is the 4th edition of Alex Gutjahr and Franco Proietti's annual Hallowe'en show. What started as a "small" 10-person project has grown in an annual tradition with a 20-piece orchestra, plus cast. This year, along with music from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas this year the group will be presenting two pieces of Edgar Allen Poe that will be accompanied by original compositions by Tristan Capacchione and Melissa Pipe.

The Cast

Jack: Jonathon Eaton
Sally: Heather Eaton
Chorus: Kristen Witczak, Heather Eaton, Christina Phelps
Oogie Boogie: Franco Proietti
Narrator: Franco Proietti

The Band

Musical Director: Alex Gutjahr
Violin: Meiling Fong, Mira Dahn, Stephanie Vermette, TBD
Viola: Amber Jackson, TBD
Cello: Nadine Kolment, Meixian Fong
Double Bass: Matthieu McConnell-Enright
Flute: Nadia Sparrow
Clarinet: Melanie Bourassa
Saxophone: Averil Parker, Franco Proietti
Bassoon: Melissa Pipe
Trumpet: Martine Labbé
Trombone: Jason deCarufel
Keyboard: Chantale Morin
Guitar: Gary Schwartz
Percussion: Bill Collier
Sound: Theo Stojanov

HORAIRE / SCHEDULE

  • Friday 25 October 2013 / 19:00
  • Saturday 26 October 2013 / 14:00

90 minutes
Pas de retardataires / No latecomers

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