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May 13th, the Deer Lake Gallery Garden will be full of music with Spring into Showtunes! Alongside the Burnaby Blooms Festival, this all-ages outdoor musical cabaret will feature Broadway classics celebrating spring and motherhood, just in time for mothers day! This backyard event will feature a bar stocked with local brewed beer, cider and wine and a concession featuring delicious snacks.

Enjoy a walk around Deer Lake and take in the environmental art exhibitions before coming by the Gallery to be entertained by our talented vocalists. These amazing performers will share comedic and heartwarming anecdotes between showstopping musical numbers.

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Sara Mayfield (She/Her) - Performer/Director/Producer

Sara is delighted to be share some spring songs and hopes her allergies won't get the best of her! She is honored to be directing/producing another Cabaret and looks forward to share some spring joy! Recent performance projects include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Theatre in The Country), director/writer/producer of The Girl Next Door, A new queer Canadian pop/rock musical  (Painted Fern Productions), and her work as a cast member and producer on Tabletop Tiddies, a queer and feminist TTRPG podcast and stream. Linkt.ree/MayfieldSara

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Emily Matchette (Any) - Producer

Emily is a queer theatre artist residing on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). A graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University, and the Bachelor of Performing Arts Program at Douglas College, Emily teaches dance and musical theatre at the Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts to students ages two to fifty plus. Select performing credits include: Gertrude in Seussical! (Align Entertainment), Ensemble in Mamma Mia (Arts Club Theatre Company), Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Exit 22), and Lou Ann in Hairspray (Theatre Under The Stars).

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Shina (She/Her) - Performer

Shina is a singer/songwriter and actress, inspired by Viola Davis and legendary singer Selena. Being out of the musical theatre scene for 6 years, she's excited to make a temporary return performing in Painted Fern Productions' Spring Cabaret.  When Shina isn't practicing her Best Actress Oscar speech, you can find her at a local sushi restaurant eating...well...sushi. You can follow her journey to superstardom on social media platforms @thequeenshina.

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Amelia Trottier (She/Her) - Performer

Amelia has been performing since she could walk and singing since she could speak. With a passion for Disney as well, she started her own company-- Royal Court Princess Parties-- in 2018 at only 16 years old and it has since grown now to over 90 characters! 

Amelia has done many productions in Vancouver including: Ella (Elsa)- Frosted a Frozen Pantomime, Olive Ostrovsky- 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Janet Van De Graff- The Drowsy Chaperone, and many more. Amelia is also a musical theater instructor for multiple companies in the Vancouver area. She is so happy to share her passions with you all.

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Maia Beresford (She/Her) - Performer

Maia is blooming with joy to make her debut with Painted Fern Productions in their Spring Cabaret. She holds a Diploma in Musical Theatre from Capilano University and a BPA Degree from Douglas College. Maia has had the pleasure of performing with several theatre companies in the lower Mainland such as TUTs, RCMT, URP, and Geekenders, to name a few. She currently works with @enchantedeventsvancouver as a real-life princess, and is a member of the @dimes.entertainment. Maia would like to dedicate this performance to her late grandfather, Gerry, and thank all of her loved ones for their continued support. @maiaberesford 

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Konrad Lasocki (He/him) - Tech/SM

Konrad-with-a-K finds himself behind the scenes this time to help the performers Spring into Showtunes! He grew up in so-called Vancouver, which is located on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam nations. He graduated from the Musical Theatre program at Cap U, but is now shifting his focus to producing, songwriting and whatever else might catch his eye. He hopes you enjoy the show and would like the thank the wonderful team at Painted Fern for this exciting opportunity! xoxo

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This could be you!

Painted Fern Productions is currently seeking submissions from vocalists for our upcoming Cabarets! If you are interested find out more information at our auditions page.

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Special Thanks to:

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This cabaret is presented in association with the Burnaby Arts Council and with support from Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts
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