The girls are back and ready to rock Granville Island this summer! The hilarious show that wowed audiences, all over the lower mainland, earlier this spring, opens on the Granville Island stage this week and plays all summer long. If you like great music, kick-ass vocals and laughing till you cry, then Bittergirl is a must see! Visit www.artsclub.com for info and tickets!
It was a hit in Kamloops at Western Canada Theatre, and now it's bound to be a hit in Hamilton! Cailin is back with the talented cast of Mamma Mia to bring this fun-filled show to the audiences of Theatre Aquarius. It opens officially on April 21st and the word on the street is that it's selling out fast. You don't want to miss it! Visit www.theatreaquarius.org for more info and tickets!
After a whirlwind couple of shows of The (Post) Mistress for the Arts Club on tour, Cailin is back in rehearsals for her next show. Bittergirl: The Musical is the hit comedy taking Canada by storm! The story follows three women on their quest for happiness after each get dumped by the man in their lives. The hilarious script is coupled with the fabulous music of the 60s girl groups and will leave audiences in stitches and singing along.
The run starts with a lower mainland tour and then will be back on the Granville Island stage in the summer. For more info and tickets visit www.artsclub.com.
Cailin is thrilled to announce that she will be playing the role of Donna in the ultimate feel-good musical Mamma Mia! This co-production between Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, BC and Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, ON is sure to bring audiences to their feet with the fun and timeless hits of ABBA. Running in Kamloops from November 24th to December 6th and in Hamilton from April 19th to May 14th, this smash hit will sell out fast! For more information and tickets visit either www.wctlive.ca or www.theatreaquarius.org.
After yet another successful run of Mary Poppins in Saskatoon, Cailin has already moved on to her next show! The summer will be spent back in her "happy place" of Chemainus, BC playing Vi Moore in Footloose The Musical. Based on the hit movie from 1984, this show is full of fantastic music, exhilarating dancing and a compelling story that is sure to move audiences! Visit www. chemainustheatrefestival.com for tickets and info.
After a much-needed, little break, Cailin is heading back onstage and back to her beloved Mary Poppins, this time for Persephone Theatre. The co-production first had a history-setting run at Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops in December, and now the cast will bring it to Saskatoon audiences. Running from April 20th to May 15th at Rawlco Radio Hall, this production is sure to enchant all audience members, no matter the age. Tickets are selling VERY quickly, so be sure to visit www.persephonetheatre.org for more information.
Cailin is ecstatic to begin rehearsals for her next show, The (Post) Mistress, with the Arts Club Theatre. Written by Tomson Highway, this one-woman show centres around Marie-Louis Painchaud, a small-town postmistress. She knows everything about everyone in this little town, and shares it with the audience, in this charming and surprising musical. Cailin will be the alternate for Marie-Louise, doing select performances throughout the run. Visit www.artsclub.com for tickets and info.
Cailin is absolutely THRILLED to be playing one of her dream roles this coming season. Starring in the title role of Mary Poppins, she'll begin rehearsals at Western Canada Theatre next month. This classic is being produced in association with Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, and so she and the cast will head to the prairies in April 2016 as well. Based on the Disney classic, Mary Poppins is sure to delight kids of all ages with its timeless songs and spectacular magic. Playing at the Sagebrush Theatre from November 26th to December 8th. Visit www.wctlive.ca for info and tickets!
The challenge was accepted and what a night it was! On Sunday, September 27th, Cailin was part of this thrilling and unique night of musical theatre. Performers names were put into a hat, the song titles were put into a hat and the draws were made. No matter what song came up for each performer, if they knew it or not, they sang...without rehearsal...in front of a live audience! The even was full of fun and full of talent. If you have never been to a Confidential Musical Theatre Project event, you definitely want to check it out! Visit http://www.confidentialmusicaltheatreproject.com/confidentialmusicaltheatreproject/ for events in your area.
Cailin is getting very excited to head back to Vancouver Island for the summer! She will be spending the entire summer in Chemainus rockin' out in Twist and Shout: The British Invasion at Chemainus Theatre Festival. This fabulous 1960's revue is sure to be a hit with audiences young and old. For more info and tickets visit www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca.
There is quite a buzz happening in Regina about the Globe Theatre's production of Gunmetal Blues starring Cailin Stadnyk, Kevin Aichele, and Steven Greenfield. Click on the links below to read the previews.
Hot on the heels of the hit show One Man, Two Guvnors, Cailin is excited to be heading east to Regina's Globe Theatre to star in Gunmetal Blues. This chilling murder mystery has all the classic elements of film noir, as well as a great bluesy piano score. Cailin will be playing four, that's right, four different women, that either aid or inhibit the detective's ability to solve the mystery! Directed, once again, by Max Reimer, she is so happy to return "home" for this exciting production! For more information and tickets visit www.globetheatrelive.com.
Cailin is having the time of her life with the rehearsals for One Man, Two Guvnors for the Arts Club Theatre. This hilarious British farce, based on Carlo Goldoni's Servant of Two Masters, will take the audience on a wild ride of satire, slapstick and fabulous music. Previews begin on January 22nd with the official opening night being January 28th playing at The Stanley Theatre. Visit www.arstclub.com for info and tickets!
Universal Gospel Choir is Vancouver's favorite and longest-lived gospel choir. This year come celebrate the holidays getting into the spirit of things with UGC! Cailin is proud to be a featured soloist in this fun concert. Bring your friends and family - you won't want to miss it! Visit www.universalgospelchoir.ca for tickets.
On November 22, 2014 UBCP and ACTRA will be celebrating and honouring members for the wonderful work done during the past year. The gala event will be taking place at The Playhouse and will be hosted by The Flash's Tom Cavanagh. Cailin is thrilled to be a featured performer on the night of awards, getting to sing a couple of very funny songs that will remain top secret until the night! For more information visit http://www.ubcp.com/awards-submission/.
Hot off the success of the Jubilation Gala at Christ Church Cathedral, Cailin has jumped right into her next project. She is proud to be a part of the React series for the Arts Club Theatre. This program to help the development of new works by some of Vancouver's best playwrights and composers will give the audience a glimpse at the behind-the-scenes magic of this process. Cailin is proud to be part of the workshop cast of Franklin Falls, written by Courtenay Ennis and Roger Haskett. The public reading and talkback will take place on Friday, November 7th at 8pm. Visit http://artsclub.com/new-works/react for more information.
Cailin is pleased to be a part of a Gala Benefit Concert celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Christ Church Cathedral. She will be joined by other guest artists, Kazumi Evans, Warren Kimmel and Jonathan Winsby, as well as a mass chorus including the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Vancouver Children's Choir. The proceeds from this stellar concert will benefit the Performing Arts Lodge Vancouver and 127 Society for Housing.
June has been an exciting month for Cailin. Upon closing Waiting for the Parade at the Chemainus Theatre Festival, she returned home to Vancouver to prepare for a busy summer ahead. She had the privilege of singing a hilarious parody of "Let it Go", from the movie Frozen, at the Vancouver Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, and had a wonderful time celebrating professional theatre in the city.
She also had the exciting, yet daunting, task of stepping into another production of Les Miserables, this time back in Chemainus, as the "emergency Fantine". She was able to help out the company (and play her dream role again) for about a week's worth of performances in another beautiful version of the show. She is happy to report that the other actress is now doing fine and she can return to her husband and dog!
Cailin has a few interesting prospects on the horizon so keep checking back for further updates!
Well, there is only one more week left to see the wonderful production of Waiting for the Parade at Chemainus Theatre Festival. We've had fabulous audiences that have absolutely loved the show, as well as some lovely reviews. All of us ladies hope that the show will have the possibility of happening again, but in case it doesn't, you best come see it now!
For those you who are interested in the press we've received please click on the links below.
Seven years ago, a very special project took place. Cailin was cast in fabulous roles in two shows for the rep company, The Showcase Festival. One of the shows was Cabaret, and the other was Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell. The production was absolutely beautiful from beginning to end and the entire team, from the cast and crew, to the director and designers were women. For seven years, the cast and director have been pitching theatre companies across Western Canada to pick up the show again....and here we are.
On Friday, May 9th, Waiting for the Parade will open again, this time at The Chemainus Theatre Festival on Vancouver Island. Set during WWII, this moving piece tells the story of 5 different women and how they are each affected by the war. It is a truly inspiring and timeless play that you won't want to miss.