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 TEAMS

 

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 a Customer Experience consultant, proud father of my little angels, Keaton, Joshua and Brayden, and very lucky husband to my beautiful wife and partner in everything, Jaime Saibil.  Love you guys.

 

 

KRISTA MACISAAC

DIRECTOR 

Krista MacIsaac is a Director, Stage Manager and Playwright. She has had the honour of working with Musical Stage Company, Mirvish Productions, Dancap, Bluemouth Inc, Ross Petty Productions, Roseneath Theatre, Luminato Festival, and Theatre Gargantua, among others. Krista also produces live events for the Toronto International Film Festival, and writes plays in her spare time. Career highlights include touring North America, Directing The Beaverton Live, and giving places to John Malkovitch.

JAMES QUIGLY

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

James was a Secondary School teacher for eleven years before deciding to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and musician. After 18 years, he is still doing it. 

 

James is a professional actor and has performed in many theatre productions and commercials. He has also been a director for almost 40 years. He has musical directed ever style of musical from Gilbert and Sullivan to Addams Family and has worked with all ages. He also arranges orchestrations and conducts. 

 

As a musician, James can be seen playing and singing in bars around Toronto. He is also the Music Director at Knob Hill United Church and vocal/piano teacher. 

To see more of James, please visit him at jamesthemusician.com. Yes, he does private parties.

 

 
 

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!

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”.

 

 

ANDREA WICKEN

STAGE MANAGER

Bio coming soon

 

TERENCE VINCE

ARRANGEMENTS AND REHEARSAL MD

Director, and composer. He was a co-founder and resident musical director of Chicken Coop Theatre, where he has had the pleasure of Music Directing productions of American Idiot, Hairspray, RENT, and The Fiddler on the Roof. Other Musical Directing Credits include the Canadian Premiere of Fugitive Songs (First Act Productions), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Lower Ossington Theatre), and The Wizard of Oz (Scarborough Music Theatre). Currently, he is the resident musical director for Richmond Hill based Theatre Company, The Children's Theatre Project, where he works exclusively with the school's prestigious master class program. In 2013, he composed the 90s Romantic Comedy musical, Lovelash, which has garnered numerous local award nominations, including a Bravo award nomination for best new musical in its Vancouver, B.C. premiere. Since 2018, Terence has been the owner/operator of Entr'acte Studios, a new company that specializes in private music lessons and live music services. 

 

AMANDA SILCOFF

VOCAL COACH

Amanda Silcoff is a highly skilled vocal coach, music director, and performer in Toronto. Her recent launch of “Spotlight Academy”, a recreational Theatre Training Program for Kids, has garnered tremendous excitement in the Toronto community. Amanda holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance degree, from the prestigious Sheridan College. She is thrilled to have worked with Broadway composers, as well as up and coming Canadian writers developing new Musicals. She also worked in Shanghai, China to collaborate with students and teach the fundamentals of Musical Theatre there. 

 

As a voice teacher and business owner, Amanda is so thrilled to have teamed up with Michelle Newman, and offers top notch private vocal lessons. She also works as the Resident Vocal Performance Coach for the Mini Pop Kids , 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. In addition to her elite classes, Amanda 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.

 
 

MATT CRAIG

KEYBOARDIST AND REHEARSAL MD

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, The Unsung Heroes Project 2015, and the recently exceptionally-reviewed-by-the-principal school production of Grease! Matt regularly accompanies professional classical, jazz and theater performers, and he also performs classical recitals for seniors who would rather hear Gershwin. 

 

 

CARYN LADOVSKY

PROPS

Bio coming soon

 
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