Cast - Cinderella

We have a tremendously talented cast and crew for this years pantomime, Cinderella.  We can't wait to share with you what we've created together.  In the meantime, here's a little background on each of our players to whet your appetite.

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Amanda Lynn Juhl - Cinderella

Amanda Lynn Juhl - CinderellaAmanda Lynn is making her Canadian stage debut with the talented cast of Cinderella! Having met her own Prince Charming while performing for Disney Cruise Lines, she happily moved here to be with him. Amanda holds a BA in Theatre-Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, and has enjoyed performing throughout the U.S. and Bahamas for companies like Disney Cruise Lines and Stephen Foster Productions. Select credits include: A Chorus Line (Maggie), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Dog Sees God (Trisha), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cobweb/Dance Captain), The Three Sisters (Anfisa), Cats! (Jennyanydots), Big River (Tart/Ensemble)... This being the third time Amanda has been asked to represent the iconic character of Cinderella, it seems an appropriate way to begin her Canadian career. Amanda is excited to continue pursuing her passion amongst the friendliest people she's ever met. Thanks to her loving family: Mom, Dad, Kait, her new in-laws: Arpi, Jeff, and her incredibly supportive husband, Darren.

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Chris Lafleur - Buttons

Chris LaFleurHello Boys and Girls! Chris is very excited to be a part of Zeus Entertainment's first pantomime production, Cinderella. Chris trained at Sheridan College for Musical Theatre Performance, as well as spending time at Dalhousie University and Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Selected credits: The Wizard of Oz (The Scarecrow/ Festival Antigonish), Into the Woods (The Baker/ Kings Theatre Society), Belinda the Bicycle Witch (Scallywag Sam/Willpower Theatre). Shoutouts to Hobbsy, the staff at 3S's, and of course Maeve. Cthulhu Fhtagn!

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Mike McLay - Ugly Sister (Ilnyeva)

Mike McLay - Ugly Stepsister (Ilnyeva)With many pantomime's to his credit, Mike is no stranger to playing the dame and so is thrilled to take on the role of the beautiful ugly stepsister Illy in Zeus Entertainment’s inaugural production “Cinderella”. It is particularly exciting to be performing the show in “The Meeting House” – a truly unique and wonderful venue! Mike has performed at Renaissance and Pirate Festivals from St. Louis to Boston, Baltimore to Toronto, with his much loved character Cyrus Loudly. Selected previous credits include Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace, George in Sylvia, King Cecil the Oneth in The Oneth And Only King, Tom Black in Award!, Pseudelous in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Harry in Flesh and Blood. Mike, however does love "PANTO” and has been lucky enough to do several roles such as Abanazer in Aladdin, Dame Ammonia Goodbody in The Sleeping Beauty, Merlin in King Arthur, Roxie Rumple in Little Red Riding Hood and Dame Dimwit in Little Jack Horner to name a few.

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Reza Sholeh - Ugly Sister (Ivana)

Reza Sholeh - Ugly Stepsister (Ivana)Reza has wanted to become an actor since childhood. All throughout high school he performed in his school's plays. After graduating, however, he went on to university to study architecture in order to appease his family, but left after the first semester to follow his own dreams. He enrolled in a drama school in Iran where he studied theatre and performed in Persian reproductions of Shakespearian plays, he moved to Canada in 2006 and continued studying acting with some of the biggest acting instructors in Toronto, and has been working in Films, TV, and most importantly Theater as a professional actor ever since. Film credits include: Lost Journey (now available on Netflix) and Nightmare while stage credits include Hamlet and Grandma's Teeth.

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Pamela Farrauto - Wicked Stepmother

Pamela Farrauto - Wicked StepmotherPamela's love of acting began at an early age when she was introduced to the drama club at her high school. Always playing the lead in school plays helped her develop a strong stage presence. The next many years involved a professional career as an Operating Room Nurse and an ongoing semi-professional career as a stage actress playing such roles as Sister Sarah in Guys and Dolls and Josepha in the operetta, White Horse Inn. Her stage credits also include many musical revues and dinner theatre productions with the Marquee Players of Burlington where she produced as well as starred in the shows. Most recently, Pam has focused on Film and Television and her credits include many principal roles in both feature films and shorts as well as commercials. Pam has also had principal roles in several TV productions such as In Dreams, Forensic Factor, Urban Legends and has appeared on such shows as The Ron James Show, Murdoch Mysteries and Nikita. Returning to the stage in Zeus Entertainment's Cinderella as the Wicked Stepmother is truly a highlight and a thrill!

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Carlos Finch - Prince Charming

Carlos Finch - Prince CharmingCarlos was born in Toronto and raised in Toronto and NYC. A graduate of York University, he has also studied with Ginger Howard Friedman and the very talented staff at Big Voice Studios. Theatre credits include Voice # 3 (The Hidden Word In My Vocabulary), Bill Calhoun (Kiss Me Kate), the King of Siam (The King And I) for which he was nominated for Best Actor in a musical by the ACT-CO Awards, Edward/John (The 3rd Degree) and Michael (Prisoners). Carlos is thrilled to be a part of this fantastic production. A big thank you to his family and friends for nurturing and encouraging his dreams. Paciencia y Fe!!!

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Kathleen Black - Fairy Godmother

Kathleen Black - Fairy GodmotherKathleen is thrilled to play the Fairy Godmother in her first pantomime, where she has learned to pronounce the word 'Poppycock' and downloads magic spell apps on her magical iphone. Recent credits include: Iris in Lysistrata (Canopy Theatre), Teller and Eagle Joe in Tails in the Bear Theatre (SickKids Hospital), Juliet/Julia in Shakespeare’s Briefs (Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Co.), Clara Jean in Snow Angel (Lower Ossington Theatre, Post Horizons Festival), Pierrette in Les Belles Soeurs, Luisa in Moons of Jupiter, and Ms. Morris in School for Scandal (Phoenix Theatre, Victoria) Kathleen holds a BFA in acting from the University of Victoria as well as a BA in creative writing. Upcoming productions include: Alice in Closer (Mnemonic Productions) and The Sock Dragon with SickKids Hospital.

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Michael Sitaram - Dandini

Michael Sitaram - DandiniWith almost 10 years in stage productions and with the quick wit required to manage a team in The Canadian Improv Games, Michael was designed for pantomime. He has worked and taught drama at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (LKTYP) and has been involved in a production of The Miracle Worker. He is currently enrolled at Humber College in the Comedy: Writing and Performance program, is part of various comedic sketch troupes and performs stand-up comedy throughout Toronto.

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