As the Owner and Manager of RHSS entertainment, it’s hard to believe that James started his acting career as a clown. Seriously! His love of comedy has earned him lead oles in Norm Foster’s ”Opening Night”, “Sinners”, and “The Foursome”, as well as in a production of Anybody for Murder”. James shone in his role as Oswald Rutherford in the interactive murder mystery ”Murder at Rutherford House”. James has also appeared in numerous productions at the Herongate Barn Theatre in Pickering, Ontario, as well as Class Act Dinner Theatre in Whitby, Ontario. James has enjoyed stretching his creativity into collaborative writing for RHSS entertainment, and has recently been irecting for RHSS.
Malcolm is half English, half Viking, and half Canadian. And one-eighth Scottish. Maybe more; his great-Gran was a bit of a tear-away. He left a rewarding job as a Walmart reeter to join RHSS as Musical Director. In Junior High he “brought down the house” as Hercules Nelson in the school play ‘Hercules’ Night Out’. Since leaving school Malcolm has been, among other things, and to varying degrees of ineptitude: a janitor, a writer, a musician, a recording engineer and a gardener. He is adjusting well to working with RHSS and feels much better now!
Yvonne’s previous acting credits include “Arsenic and Old Lace” and four episodes of a stage production of “Fawlty Towers”, as well as the role of Hyacinth Bucket in “Are You Being Served?” For eight years she used her talents in the community variety show “Uxperience”. Her varied roles in RHSS entertainment productions keep her busy: from an obnoxious waitress to a show stopping stomping hillbilly.
Lisha has performed on many stages all over the world, including a brief stint at La Scala in Milan (okay, that was in the front foyer). As a member of an English-speaking theatre group in Switzerland, she performed lead roles in several pantos, was Ado Annie in “Oklahoma”, and was in Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” She was also assistant director for “The Diary of Anne Frank”, a production seen by Anne’s last living direct relative. Here in Canada, she has performed in “Fawlty Towers”, “The Vagina Monologues”, “Macbeth”, “Twelfth Night”, as well as being a well-dressed baddie in RHSS.
Evylynn has had numerous roles in her ten years of acting. Her favourite productions include ”Crimes of the Heart”, Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor”, “Anybody for Murder”, and “Sinners”. She also played twins in “Murder at Rutherford House”. Evylynn has enjoyed the added challenge of the musical numbers that RHSS entertainment productions
provide. Evylynn has directed children’s theatre, and is currently directing for RHSS.
Ann’s acting credits include “Camp Thingamagigagwig” and “The Magic Beanstalk”. Ann has been involved in musical theatre and dance for seven years. Her dance favourites include jazz and tap. Ann is happy to combine her love of music and acting with RHSS.
Grant’s roles have included Max in “Anybody for Murder” and Wescott in “The Man Who Came to Dinner”. Grant’s introduction to Interactive murder mystery was in “Murder at Rutherford House” in which he played Chadwick Sterling. Grant also worked on the film “A Map of the World”. Grant enjoys the variety of roles that RHSS entertainment
offers; from a romantic lead to a redneck hillbilly. RHSS shows are a wonderful showcase for Grant’s vocal talents. Grant is also a favourite performer at Herongate Barn Theatre since 2004.
John is a newcomer to RHSS, but some would say that he is a born entertainer (thanks Mom!) John has been very active in Durham Region theatre circles. He currently holds the position of Executive Producer at Oshawa Little Theatre. Some of his favourite productions include “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and recently he
played Oscar Madison in “The Odd Couple”. John is having fun and is a welcome asset to RHSS.
RHSS is happy to have James working with us. He brings with him 12 years of Barbershop singing with the MegaCity Chorus. Most recently James played the part of Donny in the Port Perry Players’ production of Norm Foster’s “The Foursome”. He must like Norm Foster, because he also played Richard Penny in the Whitby Courthouse Theatre’s production of “Office Hours”.
Sara has had diverse theatre experience. She began with “Romeo and Juliet”, and then appeared in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. As a stage manager with the Uxbridge Players, she helped with “Camp Thingamajigawig” and “The Magic Beanstalk”. For many summers she was a councillor with various drama camps. Her latest project was with RHSS
entertainment’s “The Wedding Party”.
Since finding the stage in the early nineties, Dwayne has been active in many community theatre groups. He spent three years on skit crew in “Uxperience”, and has worked both behind the scenes and on-stage with the Uxbridge Players. During this time Dwayne has brought many memorable characters into his life. His proudest moment came as
“Peter”, the protagonist, in “Out of Sight, Out of Murder”. Dwayne is a welcome addition to RHSS entertainment.