The Golden Apple Theatre’s production of Making Love In A Canoe has now wrapped up, after playing to enthusiastic crowds for five performances plus a preview.
Created and performed by Regina-born Kyle Golemba, Making Love in a Canoe is a celebration of the finest in Canadian musical theatre.
Kyle has spent the last six years performing in a wide range of productions in theatres coast-to-coast, including four seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. After Canoe, he will be returning for his fifth season to play Andy Lee in 42nd Street. Past Stratford credits include Kiss Me, Kate (Gremio), West Side Story (A-rab), Evita, Fuente Ovejuna, The Music Man, The Grapes of Wrath, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cyrano de Bergerac, as well as several understudy performances of Che in Evita, Bill in Kiss Me, Kate, Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Connie Rivers in The Grapes of Wrath. Kyle also appeared in the Toronto transfer of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. His other credits include Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables for Stage West, Rolf in The Sound of Music for Neptune Theatre, Roy in Anne and Gilbert for the Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre, and Prince Christopher in Cinderella for the Grand Theatre. Making Love in a Canoe has been performed across the country, most recently at the prestigious Stratford Summer Music in August 2011.
Here’s a promotional video Kyle and Adam put together:
Kyle Golemba is thrilled to be making his hometown debut with The Golden Apple! Since graduating from college, he’s appeared in such shows as: Anne of Green Gables (Gilbert, Stage West); The Sound of Music (Rolf, Neptune Theatre); Anne and Gilbert (Roy, Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre); and Cinderella (Prince Christopher, Grand Theatre). His film/TV credits include: Queer As Folk (Showtime) and Hairspray (New Line Cinema). After Canoe, he will be returning to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for his fifth season, appearing in The Pirates of Penzance and as Andy Lee in 42nd Street. In previous seasons, he has played Gremio in Kiss Me, Kate, A-rab in West Side Story, and appeared as an understudy as Bill (Kate), Connie (The Grapes of Wrath), Peter (Jesus Christ Superstar), and Che (Evita). He would like to extend his thanks to Andorlie and Rob for inviting him home, as well as to his family for taking such good care of him. Enjoy the show! http://www.kylegolemba.com
Adam White is happy to visit Regina with Making Love in a Canoe, and Golden Apple Theatre. In addition to an on-going cabaret series with Kyle Golemba, Adam has been musical director for Smile Theatre’s three-actor adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, ‘Tis the Season (Smile Theatre), Hair (TYT), A New Brain (Theatre Sheridan), and workshops of several new Canadian musicals. As an actor, Adam has played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (Empire Theatre), Cosme McMoon in Glorious! (Stage West Calgary and Globus Theatre), and performed in productions of The Full Monty (Empire Theatre) and One Step Forward (TIFT). Thank you for supporting Canadian musical theatre, and to family, friends and Robert for their continuing support. www.adamwhitemusic.com
Golden Apple Theatre board member (and Making Love in a Canoe creator/performer) was among those featured in the Toronto Star‘s story “Stratford cabaret: Saturday night’s all right for singing – Talking to five cabaret stars of Stratford Summer Music, celebrating 10 years,” which ran July 22 under the byline of theatre critic Richard Ouzounian.
Golemba has a double function this year. The beaming, boyish blond is both the Master of Ceremonies for all five evenings, but he’ll also be one of the four featured new artists in the July 31 program, “The New Generation of Talent,” joined by Jordan Bell, Lindsay Croxall and Jennifer Rider-Shaw.
“There are definitely many paths as to what cabaret is,” says the enthusiastic Golemba. “For me, it will always mean Sharron Matthews, because seeing her in Sharron’s Party at its height gave me the inspiration and courage to go and do it myself.
“The four of us are all doing different things that we’ve wanted to do. I can only speak for myself, but I’m doing some stuff from my solo show, Making Love in a Canoe, as well as some songs by Nancy White, who has also been a huge influence on my career.”
(Photo: From left, Sean Cullen, Michael Therriault, Jonathan Monro, Kyle Golemba and Bruce Dow will perform in the Stratford Summer Music Cabaret Series at The Church Restaurant in Stratford, Ontario this summer. - GEOFF ROBINS, Toronto Star.)
Golden Apple Theatre board member Kyle Golemba, who performed his revue Making Love in a Canoe as a fundraiser for the theatre in January, is part of the cast of Tony Award-winning director John Doyle’s new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, which opened Tuesday at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
The photo, by David Hou, shows (left to right) Jaz Sealy, Kyle Golemba, Chilina Kennedy and Mike Jackson.
Kiss Me, Kate is a musical comedy about backstage romance during a musical production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The libretto is by Sam and Bella Spewack. The Porter score includes “So In Love,” “Too Darn Hot” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.”
The Golden Apple Theatre offered its first performance on February 12, 2010: a fundraising revue called Making Love in a Canoe, a celebration of the finest in Canadian musical theatre, created and performed by Regina-born Kyle Golemba, accompanied by Robert Ursan. The event was held in the atrium of the T.C. Douglas Building.