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Five Newmarket Actors in 'Stronger, Freer' Playing Nov 11 and 12

The Stronger Freer Project is pleased to announce that five actors from Newmarket will be acting in the upcoming performance of Stronger, Freer playing at the Old Town Theatre on November 11 (8PM) and Nov 12 (2PM). See our tickets page for more information.

Jack Dukart (Phillip, Mark, David)

Jack Dukart

Jack is honored to be cast in Stronger, Freer. Over the past three years Jack has been cast in several theatrical productions across the GTA including 13 The Musical with Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions and a number of productions of the Confidential Musical Theatre Project. He enjoys both acting and singing on stage and off. Jack has also been cast in primetime TV commercials and hopes to continue his acting career to help put himself through medical school.

Robyn MacDonald (Bridget, Emily, Kimi)

Robyn MacDonald

Robyn is very excited to be a part of this incredible production of Stronger, Freer. Robyn has been involved with musical theatre from a young age, with some previous roles including: Kendra (13 The Musical), Jane Banks (Mary Poppins), and Baby June (Gypsy). She trains vocally with Irene Illic, and with Laura Halley for her acting. Robyn is excited to be a part of a production from the very beginning, and to have the opportunity to be the first to perform a play. She would like to thank Marianne and Patrick for this amazing experience, and the production team for making this happen. Enjoy the show!

Barb Jones (Katie, Laura)

Barb Jones

Barb is very excited to join the cast of Stronger, Freer. Barb has performed on stage at Theatre on Main, Theatre Aurora and the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. She has also produced, directed and been costume designer with various groups. Barb would like to thank Marianne and Patrick for their vision and the rest of the cast and crew for their outstanding work.

Past performances include: Theatre Aurora: (Acting) Mrs. Crump, That Summer; Jessica Logan, Jitters; Actor 7, The Laramie Project; Actor 7, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. (Producer) Death of a Salesman; Old Love; Speaking in Tongues; A Nice Family Gathering; Down Dangerous Passes Road; Kimberly Akimbo. (Director) The Heart As It Lived; Don’t Dress For Dinner. Other Theatre: Mrs. Paroo, The Music Man; General Cartwright, Guys and Dolls; Mrs. Brill, Mary Poppins; Madam Lycus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Steppin’ Out Productions); Ensemble, Bye Bye Birdie, Shaindel; Fiddler on the Roof (Steppin’ Out Productions); Reba, You Can’t Take it With You (Newmarket Stage Co.); Miss Mullet, Tons of Money; Miss Skillen, Pool’s Paradise and See How They Run; Val, War Brides; Emmeline White, Jasper Station; Peggy, Weekend Comedy (Theatre on Main) Acknowledgements: Barb would like to thank her family and friends who always support her in her theatrical forays.

John Sellens (Colin, Brian)

John Sellens

John Sellens – John has been involved in community theatre, onstage and off, for over 25 years, and has been a member of MLT since 2004. His recent appearances with MLT include Storm Warning, 7-10 Split, 84 Charing Cross Road, Old Love, and Trying. Other recent credits include The Affections of May, and rehearsed readings in Stouffville. John received an ACT-CO award for Bedtime Stories, a Theatre Ontario “Thea” award in 2007 for his performance in MLT’s Outlaw, and won Best Lighting Design – Comedy for Old Love in 2014.

Laura Halley-Morris (Evelyn, Grace)

Laura Halley-Morris

Laura Halley-Morris began her career working at the Charlotte Repertory Theatre in North Carolina. She has studied in both the United States and Canada and has appeared in both films and on television, as well as in many stage productions. Some of her previous credits include, “Shelby” in Steel Magnolias, “May” in The Affections of May, “Elizabeth” in Laundry & Bourbon and “Bobbi” in Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Laura is the Artistic Director and co-owner of Broadway North Youth Theatre, a local educational musical theatre company for youth and is excited to be working on their 5th season of successful programming. Laura would like to thank Marianne and her team for the opportunity to be a part of Stronger, Freer and would like to thank her husband Kris for all that he is and all that he does. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Stronger Freer is a passion project by Patrick and Marianne Lannigan.

Marianne Lannigan, our Artistic Director, can be reached at or 647-457-4828

Patrick Lannigan can be reached at or 647-202-2353

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