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Choir Boy ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage and Vancouver Arts Club Theatre Company

Playwright: Tarell Alvin McCraney
Director: Mike Payette


Bluma Appel Theatre


November 8th, 2022 – November 19th, 2022


Pharus is a senior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, and the proud leader of its legendary gospel choir. The prestigious school is committed to building ‘strong, ethical Black men,’ but conforming to their traditions becomes harder as he learns to accept his identity as a young gay man. Weighing reconciliation and rebellion, Choir Boy is a love letter to the healing power of music, featuring gorgeously sung a cappella hymns. (


Scott Bellis Mr. Pendleton
Andrew Broderick Pharus Jonathan Young
Daren A. Herbert Headmaster Marrow
Clarence ‘CJ’ Jura Junior 'Jr' Davis
Kwaku Okyere Robert 'Bobby' Morrow
David Andrew Reid David Heard
Savion Roach Antony Justin 'AJ' James
Anton May Standby for Junior, Bobby, David & AJ

Creative Team

Tarell Alvin McCraney Playwright
Mike Payette Director
Floydd Ricketts Composer
Floydd Ricketts Music Arrangements
Floydd Ricketts Co-Musical Director
Dawn Pemberton Co-Musical Director
HAUI Associate Director
K.P. Dennis Assistant Director
Natasha Powell Movement Director
Rachel Forbes Set Designer
Rachel Forbes Costume Designer
Kate DeLorme Sound Designer
Sophie Tang Lighting Designer
Jawon Kang Assistant Set Designer
Jawon Kang Assistant Costume Designer


Kai-Yueh Chen Stage Manager
Peter Jotkus Assistant Stage Manager
Sophi Murias Apprentice Stage Manager
Kirsten Catriona Hawson Vocal Coach
Tristan Goethel Technical Director
Marshall Kidd Assistant Technical Director
Joyce Padua Head of Wardrobe
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Chynah Philadelphia Props Assistant


Jay Blencowe Head Carpenter
Wes Allen Props Head
Benn Hough Head Electrician
Maya Hall Assistant Head Electrician
Keijo Makeir Head of Sound
Justin Tucci Head Flies
Susan Batchelor Wardrobe Head
Elissa Horscroft Director of Production
Lynanne Sparrow Producer
Meg Woods Assistant Production Manager