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Produced by

Mirvish Productions

Book: Enda Walsh
Music: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Lyrics: Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard
Director: John Tiffany

Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney


CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre


February 10th, 2015 – June 28th, 2015

Awards & Nominations

2015 Dora Award Winner (Musical Theatre Division) – Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance – Female (Trish Lindstrom), Outstanding Performance – Ensemble

2015 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner – Best Actress in a Musical (Trish Lindstrom)

2015 Broadway World Award Winner- Best Understudy Performance (Gabi Epstein)

2015 Dora Award Nominee (Musical Theatre Division) – Outstanding Performance – Male (Ian Lake), Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Choreography (Steven Hoggett), Outstanding Musical Direction (Martin Lowe)


Set in modern day Dublin, ONCE is the story of a Guy who gave up on his music—and his love—and the Girl who inspired him to dream again. This irresistibly breathtaking production is performed by an extraordinary all-Canadian cast of actor-musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out live on stage. Directed and choreographed by the brilliant team of Tony Award winner John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett, ONCE will dazzle you with its originality, wit and unforgettable music. (


Ian Lake Guy
Trish Lindström Girl
Scarlett Rose Bildfell Ivanka
Stephanie Cadman Ex-Girlfriend / Understudy for Réza
Benjamin Camenzuli Swing / Understudy for Eamon, Andrej, and Emcee
Nathan Carroll Andrej
Gabi Epstein Swing / Understudy for Girl
Donna Garner Baruška
Eva Greig Ivanka
Stephen Guy-McGrath Billy
Jeff Hamacher Swing / Understudy for Bank Manager
Emily Lukasik Réza
Jon-Alex MacFarlane Bank Manager
Brandon McGibbon Švec
Laurie Murdoch Da
Justin Raisbeck Swing / Understudy for Guy, Billy, Švec, and Emcee
Alicia Toner Swing / Understudy for Réza and Ex-Girlfriend
Brendan Wall Eamon / Understudy for Da and Billy
Jeremy Walmsley Emcee / Understudy for Guy, Eamon, Andrej, and Švec
Seana-Lee Wood Swing / Understudy for Baruška

Creative Team

Enda Walsh Book
Glen Hansard Music
Markéta Irglová Music
Markéta Irglová Lyrics
Glen Hansard Lyrics
John Tiffany Director
Evan Adamson Associate Scenic Designer
Jeffrey Wallach Associate Costume Designer
Sean Beach Associate Lighting Designer
Clive Goodwin Sound Designer
Shaun Peknic Associate Director
Yasmine Lee Associate Movement Director
Fred Lassen Associate Music Supervisor
Jim Henson Associate Music Supervisor
Bob Crowley Scenic Designer
Bob Crowley Costume Designer
Natasha Katz Lighting Designer
Martin Lowe Music Supervisor
Martin Lowe Orchestrations
Steven Hoggett Movement
Alex Hawthorn Sound Design Assistant
Tracey Flye Resident Director


Stephanie Cadman Violin / Percussion
Nathan Carroll Electric Bass / Ukulele / Percussion / Guitar
Donna Garner Accordion / Concertina
Stephen Guy-McGrath Guitar / Percussion / Ukulele
Ian Lake Guitar
Trish Lindström Piano
Emily Lukasik Violin
Jon-Alex MacFarlane Cello / Guitar
Brandon McGibbon Guitar / Mandolin / Banjo / Drum Set
Laurie Murdoch Mandolin
Brendan Wall Piano / Guitar / Percussion / Melodica / Harmonica
Jeremy Walmsley Guitar / Percussion


Chris Porter Production Stage Manager
Kevin Bowers Stage Manager
Jessica Severin Assistant Stage Manager
Diane Pitblado Dialect Coach
Sherry Dayton Casting
Michael Walters Casting
Barbara Broccoli Producer
John N. Hart Jr. Producer
Patrick Milling Smith Producer
Frederick Zollo Producer
David Mirvish Producer
Hannah Mirvish Associate Company Manager
Eric Goldstein Company Manager
Michal Schonberg Czech Advisor
Elaine Overholt Vocal Coach
Susan Conway Mitchell Child Chaperone
Jon Goldman Lighting Plot Drafting
Sean Beach Moving Light Programmer
Rebecca O’Neill Production Carpenter
Michael Pitzer Production Electrician
Shannon January Production Electrician
Phillip Lojo Production Sound
Jason Choquette Production Sound
Dougal Rodger Instrument Technician


Nigel Romeril Head Electrician
Mike Switzer Head Carpenter
Sean Poole Head Flyman
Paul Axford Head of Properties
Steve Devine Head of Sound
Jenny Fraser Head of Wardrobe