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Great Voices ()

Produced by

Festival at the Fort

Writers: Rick Salutin and Dale Hamilton and Sid Bruyn

Historical passages by Dolly Madison, Tecumseh, and John O’Sullivan


Fort York National Historic Site


September 1st, 2009 – September 6th, 2009


GREAT VOICES tells the stories of the Fort through a collection of historical figures including Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe, Tecumseh, and Dolly Madison combined with campfires, songs, fireworks, and food, animating Toronto where the city began: Fort York.
During this tour of the Fort, hear Tecumseh address his fellow Native brethren on the need to unite against the American aggressor. Hear Sir Isaac Brock explain our defensive strategy against the Yankee invaders of our Homeland. Enjoy original music composed by songwriter James Gordon and sung by the composer and by members of the cast, as they urge you to enlist in the Toronto Militia. (


Billy Merasty Tecumseh
Simon Richards Lieutenant Governor Simcoe / General Brock
Tanya Williams Dolly Madison / Laura Secord
Cherish Violet Blood Medicine Woman
James Gordon Choir Master
Helder Ramos Speaking Soldier
Hendrik Bruyn Speaking Soldier
Nyomi Puil Soldier
Robert Gordon Soldier
Babylon Hatfaludy Soldier
Seth Hunter Soldier
Baknel Macz Soldier
Yvonne Muir Soldier
Maeve O’Sullivan Soldier
Christopher Piggott Soldier
Matthew Wrigglesworth Soldier
Alex Willis Soldier
Crystal John Puppet Master

Creative Team

Rick Salutin Writer
Dale Hamilton Writer
Sid Bruyn Writer
Sid Bruyn Director
James Gordon Original Music


Ghazaleh Etezal Graphic Designer
Tom Isaacs Native Meal Preparation
Sid Bruyn Producer
Helder Ramos Producer