Throwback Thursdays – Wayne Gwillim on John & Jen

As we bid adieu to Elegies: A Song Cycle, we share with you a final #tbt from the cast and creative team of this amazing show. Wayne Gwillim was an integral part of most of our earlier shows, including John & Jen, the second production we ever produced. Here are his memories of his time as music director on that show. 

john & jen (2006): Kyle Blair and Stephanie Roth

 

waynegwillim headshotI’m thinking this photo was taken during act two, judging by the tears on Stephanie’s face… such a heartbreaker! I fell in love with this show after seeing a production in Saskatchewan when I was a teenager. The show is a two-hander (which means there are only two actors involved), and is a vocal marathon – it’s almost entirely sung, with very little dialogue. I was always a little nervous about Steph’s final – and most difficult – song in the show (The Road Ends Here), but she always managed to knock it out of the park! I remember how she and Kyle filled the Walmer Centre Theatre with their incredible voices, and how my little fingers got a good workout at the keyboard – a challenging but immensely rewarding experience.

 

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