Meet the Cast of Home for the Holidays

Come celebrate the season with a holiday concert for the whole family featuring a homegrown, all-star line-up of Hamilton’s most beloved actor-musicians. Home For The Holidays is a rousing kitchen party that captures the joy of reuniting with old friends. This magical experience packed with stories and sounds of the festive season will uplift your hearts and bring light to our shorter days.    

Meet our home-grown, Hamilton Cast!

Emily Lukasik

 

Emily is so excited to be back on the stage where she discovered her love of theatre. Born and raised in Hamilton, Emily has performed in theatres across Canada.

Favourite credits include: Once (Mirvish); Hook Up (Theatre Place Muraille, Tapestry Opera); The Team (ECT, Theatre Aquarius); Little Women (Theatre New Brunswick, Theatre Orangeville); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dauntless City Theatre); Fiddler On the Roof (Persephone Theatre); Kitchen Radio, Saint Anne’s Reel (Blyth Festival); five seasons at the Shaw Festival, including Saint Joan, Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol, Wilde Tales, Cyrano de Bergerac, Victory; Something Bubbled, Something Blue (Talk is Free Theatre). Film/TV credits include: Echoes (Chaos and Light/Montreal World Film Festival). Training: Sheridan College, Lee Strasberg Institute.

“With love and gratitude to my rocks.”

Watch Emily’s Introduction video here. 

Adam Stevenson

 

Last seen as Jafar in the Broadway tour of Disney’s Aladdin, Adam is pleased to return home to Hamilton and to where it all began at Theatre Aquarius.

Recent credits include: Forever Plaid, Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Jekyll & Hyde (Theatre Aquarius); Les Miserables (Drayton Festival); Ross Petty’s Robin Hood (The Elgin); HAIR (The Grand); Plaid Tidings (Neptune Theatre, Magnus Theatre); Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, California Dreaming (Stage West); The Wedding Singer (Mayfield Theatre).

“To all who got me here and to all here tonight, thank you.”

Watch Adam’s Introduction video here. 

Olivia Sinclair-Brisbane

 

Olivia recently moved to Hamilton and has fallen in love with the energy and resilience of the city. She looks forward to discovering all it has to offer. 

Having performed across Canada, this is Olivia’s debut performance with Theatre Aquarius. Recent credits include: Two seasons with the Shaw Festival including: Charlie’s Aunt, Assassins, Elegies in Concert, Duke and the Two Irenes, Shawgrounds, Fairgrounds, Songbook Series, Fall Concert Series. Finding Black Joy, Cabaret, Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (The Grand Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Stage West), Million Dollar Quartet (Capitol Theatre); Beauty and the Beast in Concert (Angelwalk Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Rainbow Stage). Training: Sheridan College.

Olivia is endlessly inspired by the love and support of her friends, her partner and her family – she’s grateful for them every day.

Watch Olivia’s Introduction video here. 

Stephen Ingram

Born and raised in Hamilton, Stephen last set foot on Theatre Aquarius’ stage exactly 10 years ago, for the summer youth program that kick-started his passion for theatre. A graduate from Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, he makes his living as an actor, singer/songwriter, musician, composer, musical director, and music teacher.

He has performed professionally in theatres across Ontario. Recent credits include: Juno’s Reward (Grand Theatre), Babble (Expect Theatre), Summer of ’69 (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia), The Haunting of Hungerford House, Aleck Bell (Tweed and Co. Theatre), Glory Days (Upper Canada Playhouse). Other credits include music directing Plaid Tidings (Sudbury Theatre Centre) and The Haunting of Hungerford House (Tweed and Co. Theatre).

Stephen wrote music and lyrics for the movie/musical “Not Cancelled: The Musical,” a musical written about the silver linings of the pandemic. He would like to thank his loving partner Leah, his family, and above all his Nanna for cooking for him for the last month and letting him win at cards all the time.

Watch Stephen’s Introduction video here. 

Hailey Gillis

 

Hailey Gillis, born in Hamilton, has performed across Canada, as well as off-Broadway. She has been nominated for numerous Dora Mavor Moore awards and acknowledged with a New York Times ‘Critics Pick’ award for her work as a musical theatre artist.

Credits include: Grease, Evita, The Little Match Girl (Theatre Aquarius); Ghost Quartet (Crow’s Theatre); The Invisible (Catalyst, Vertigo Theatre); Onegin (National Arts Centre, The Arts Club, The Musical Stage Company); Hedda Gabbler (Necessary Angel, Canadian Stage); Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Bard on the Beach); The Seagull, Rose, Steinbeck Through Song, Spoon River, The Dybbuk, Marat/Sade, Blood Wedding (Soulpepper Theatre); Uncovered: Dylan & Springsteen, Uncovered: Joni Mitchell & Carole King (The Musical Stage Company).

Other: Triple Sensation Season 2 Top 6 Competitor (CBC). Training: Soulpepper Academy Graduate; BA Honours, University of Toronto; Diploma in Acting, Sheridan Institute of Technology.

Watch Hailey’s Introduction video here. 

Patrick Bowman

(Performer & Music Director)

Patrick was born and raised in Hamilton and is proud to call it home. He is very excited to return to the building where he found his love for theatre and music.

Credits include: Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius, Keys 2/Programmer); A Christmas Carol, O’Flaherty VC, Far Away, Assistant on Grand Hotel, Assistant on Oh What a Lovely War (Shaw Festival); American Idiot, Bitter Girl, Honky Tonk Laundry, Keep an Eye On Summer (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Fun Home (Calithumpians); Cabaret (Sheridan). Training: Western University, Voice Performance.

In addition to music directing, Patrick enjoys teaching voice and music for Sheridan College and the Shaw Festival.

 

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