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WHO IS UNSUNG HEROES

Unsung Heroes Productions is very proud of the creative teams we have assembled.  We strive for a balance of seasoned industry professionals, industry newcomers and amateurs from our community.  Combined they make for a highly dedicated, collaborative and nurturing team, providing opportunities to foster talent in the creative production process. 

CREATIVE TEAM

NEAL

NEAL DLIN

FOUNDER & ARTISTIC PRODUCER 

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Most of what there is to know about me can be found by getting involved with our shows.  Be in the cast, crew, sponsor or just come and sit in the audience.  You will see firsthand the power of these shows, the community it fosters, the entertainment, laughter, music and love it nurtures.  It is the embodiment of what my mom passed on to my siblings and I.  

 

Outside of working on these productions, I am the Founder and President of Chorus Tree Inc., a consulting firm focusing on customer experience, employee experience and contact centre excellence.  I am a proud father of four amazing kids, Josh, Brayden, Keaton and Lennon, as well as a very lucky husband to my beautiful wife and partner in everything, Jaime Saibil.  

 

STEPHANIE CORREIA
DIRECTOR

Stephanie is a multi-talented performing arts professional, excelling as a choreographer, director and actor. With 13 years of experience as the owner and Artistic Director of Vision Dance Academy, Stephanie has demonstrated her expertise in the performing arts and continues to be sought after for opportunities across various disciplines.

 

Stephanie is also an accomplished actor. Her recent performance credits include appearances in the short film “I Wanna Be Famous” the Television Series “See No Evil” and a national commercial for Ocean Spray.

 

Stephanie’s versatile talents and unwavering dedication to her craft have made her a formidable presence in the performing arts. She continues to pursue her passions with commitment to excellence in storytelling, eager to make a lasting impact in every endeavour she undertakes.

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ANDREW BALL
MUSICAL DIRECTOR, SUPERVISOR & CONDUCTOR

Andrew Ball is a Toronto based performer/musician and a graduate of York University. He has performed in many musical stage productions taking roles such as Roger in 'Rent' (Lower Ossington Theatre), Joseph in 'Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat' (Al Green Theatre) and Stage West Calgary's hit music review '80's Solid Gold'. Andrew has performed internationally, including China, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates with Creativiva Inc., and most recently was on tour with Nickelodeon's 'Paw Patrol Live' show in Canada, France, and South Africa.

 

Andrew is thrilled to be musically directing his third show with Unsung Heroes, and to be a part of yet another fantastic production.

 

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MARNY FLORENCE

CHOREOGRAPHER

Marny Florence is a professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Host in Toronto!  She has had incredible opportunities in the entertainment industry throughout her career thus far; from starring in Alessia Cara's "Scars to your Beautiful" music video, to opening for Prince Harry's Invictus Games, to performing in the MMVA's, to choreographing for The Toronto Rock Cheerleaders at The Scotiabank Arena, to Audience Coordinating at CTV. Whether Marny is hosting the Disney Channel main stage at Girl Expo Canada, choreographing for the Marilyn Denis Show, or teaching Zumba in the Dominican Republic, her favourite part about any experience is getting to meet new people. Marny’s passion for entertainment, community and dance shines, as she continues to spark the energy, inspire, and create memorable experiences that will last a lifetime!

This is Marny’s third consecutive time choreographing for Unsung Heroes Productions.

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JULIAN MURILLO PION

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Julian is a former Ryerson theatre production grad and has been a Technical Director with UHP since 2018.

 

Julian is actively working as a Lighting & Video Designer & Production Manager for different private events and clubs in Toronto.  He’s glad to return to the theatre once again, and apply his flair of magic and love for design into this great cause.

 

Growing up in the east coast, and continuing to grow in the big city, Julian is proud to bring JMP Productions vast expertise and experience to this project and is extremely thankful to Neal for this great opportunity.

 

Previous select credits include: Summer Hill Players’ production of “La Niege”. Playwork’s York Mills reunion production of “Grease”. Hazygrape production of “Little Shop of Horrors”. Moncton high school’s production of “Into the woods”.

 

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ANDREA WICKEN
STAGE MANAGER

 Andrea is excited to return to Unsung Heroes Productions as stage manager. Andrea can be found all around the GTA stage managing, set building, painting, and once in a while on stage. Andrea would like to thank all of her friends and family, especially her husband David, for their love and support.

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TERENCE VINCE
REHEARSAL MD, ARRANGEMENTS

Terence made his debut with Unsung Heroes in 2018. An alumnus of the Queen's University Music program, Terence is a professional vocal coach, music director, performer, and playwright. He was the co-founder and resident musical director of Chicken Coop Theatre, where he has had the pleasure of musical directing American Idiot, Hairspray, RENT, The Producers, and The Fiddler on the Roof.

 

Other Musical Directing credits include The Canadian Premiere of Fugitive Songs and Cabaret (First Act Productions), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Lower Ossington Theatre), and The Wizard of Oz (Scarborough Music Theatre).

 

Performing credits include The Little Mermaid (King Triton, MTP London), Hair (Berger, Jaybird Productions), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest, Chicken Coop Theatre), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas, Etobicoke Musical Productions).

 

As a playwright, Terence wrote the 90s pop musical, Lovelash, which has garnered numerous local theatre award nominations.

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MATT CRAIG
REHEARSAL MD, ARRANGEMENTS

A suburbanilly-renowned high-school physics teacher and out-of-work ballroom dancing instructor, Matt began training in classical piano performance when he was 6 years old. Inspired by a piano-teacher who could sight-read the Theme to Superman, Matt worked tirelessly at home and up through the ranks at the National Music Camp of Canada to become the faculty music theater accompanist. From there, he has music directed, accompanied or conducted countless shows around Toronto with many companies including Bravo Academy, Children's Arts Theater School Mainstage Productions, No Strings Theater, First Act Productions, several Unsung Heroes shows and more. Matt regularly accompanies professional classical, jazz and theater performers, and he also performs classical recitals for seniors who would rather hear Gershwin.

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AMANDA SILCOFF
ARRANGEMENTS

Amanda Silcoff is a highly skilled vocal coach, music director, and performer in Toronto. She accomplished an Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance degree, from the prestigious Sheridan College. Amanda is thrilled to have worked with Broadway composers, as well as up and coming Canadian writers developing new Musicals.

 

She recently traveled to Shanghai, China to collaborate with students and teach the fundamentals of Musical Theatre there.

She also works as the Resident Vocal Performance Coach for the Mini Pop Kids 16, and leads studio sessions and masterclasses with them! She has performed on stages all over the country, and has also trained at CAP21 in New York City with Broadway Professionals.

 

Amanda also produces regular Cabaret Evenings all over the city, celebrating her love for performing with top industry professionals.

Performance highlights for Amanda include: Grease on tour, Kate in If/Then, Lighters In The Air at the Toronto Fringe Festival, singing with Stephen Schwartz, as well as Canadian legends Michael Burgess and David Warrack.

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