A successful evening with the “Boys”Posted on March 3, 2012
The Golden Apple Theatre’s evening of music and laughter with three well-known Regina performers: Lyndon Bray, Edward Willett and Robert Ursan (co-artistic director of The Golden Apple Theatre) was a huge success, drawing close to a full house to the single performance at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on Friday, May 11.
Titled An Evening with the “Boys,” the show featured songs and comic sketches performed by Bray, Willett and Ursan.
Lyndon got his start singing at Peacock High School in Moose Jaw when in Grade 9. Four days before the opening of the high school musical South Pacific, he was thrust into a leading role when another actor broke his ankle. The rest has been on-the-job training, really. Lyndon has sung with wedding dance bands, rock ‘n’ roll bands, performed in numerous musical theatre productions and sings and entertains for hundreds of other fundraising functions and events.
Ed grew up in Weyburn but has lived in Regina for many years. He has acted and sung in dozens of plays, musicals and operas across Saskatchewan, both professionally (with Globe Theatre, Persephone Theatre and others), and just for fun (with Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, Regina Summer Stage, and more). He’s a past president of Weyburn’s Crocus 80 Theatre and Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, and currently serves on the boards of The Golden Apple Theatre and the Canadian Chamber Choir, a national auditioned choir with which he also sings. In addition to performing, Ed is a prolific writer with more than forty books of both fiction and non-fiction to his credit: www.edwardwillett.com.
Rob was born and raised in Regina. Four degrees and many performances across Canada and Britain later, he returned to Saskatchewan to work and write. Since returning he has directed 64 shows and music directed a further 57. As a teacher, he has taught students who have performed in major theatres in Canada, the UK and the US. As a writer, he has written operas, musicals and plays. His works have been heard on the CBC and from the Brooklyn Academy in New York to the Canadian Embassy in Moscow.