Elaine OverholtElaine played the title role in MTP’s inaugural show, Evita, 26 years ago. She is now an internationally sought-after vocal coach having worked with John Travolta, Zac Efron, and Michelle Pfeiffer, in Hairspray: The Movie; and Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Queen Latifah in the Oscar-winning movie Chicago.  Elaine also coached Ellen Degeneres in two episodes of her wildly popular TV show.   As a soloist/pianist, she has toured internationally and has been a back-up singer for the likes of Ray Charles, Martin Short, Paul Shaffer, Eric McCormack, Tina Turner.  Elaine has trained the leads of Broadway or Toronto productions of Les MiserablesHairsprayWe Will Rock YouRent and The Sound Of Music and was a judge with Andrew Lloyd Webber on CBC’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?  Her own TV series Big Voice is currently airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in the U.S. and Canada, and her Big Voice teaching DVD is selling around the world. Elaine owns Big Voice Studios in downtown Toronto and is a proud Western grad!

Alison SmythAlison Smyth won the Toronto Award “Best Featured Female” for her performance in Jersey Boys (Dancap). She has also appeared in the Toronto productions of Hairspray! (Mirvish), Evil Dead: The Musical (Starvox) as well as Anne of Green Gables – The Musical with the Charlottetown Festival and Test Drive with Festival Players.  On screen, Alison appeared in Hairspray: The Movie (New Line Cinema). Alison is also an accomplished director and choreographer working on such projects as Little Women for No Strings Theatre, Anne of Green Gables – The MusicalHigh School MusicalGuys & DollsAladdin and Oliver!.

An MTP Cabaret

Come celebrate with the music of Broadway . . .


Thursday November 27, 2014
Doors open: 7:00pm
Concert begins: 8:00pm
Dress Code: Cocktail Attire


Aeolian Hall
795 Dundas Street East

$32 – by phone or at box office
$34 – online 

Cash Bar and Silent Auction

Call 519-672-7950 for tickets or purchase online


You are cordially invited to DARE TO DREAM, a one-night-only benefit concert for Musical Theatre Productions, MTP’s past, preset and future, paying homage to some of the best moments from our productions over the past 25 years, and reaching toward the future. 

Dress up in your finest cocktail attire as we launch MTP’s 2014-2015 season. Join us for drinks before the concert and bid on one of the exciting prizes in our silent auction. All proceeds will be put toward the coming season and the continuation of our mission to nourish local talent and inspire a passion for musical theatre. Come out and support MTP so we can continue to support the London community for another 25 years.


DARE TO DREAM takes you on a musical journey through wishes and dreams. Each character is yearning for something more, something that will change their life, hopefully for the better. While some dreams are never realized, others are brought to fruition in unexpected and inspiring ways. Join us for powerful and thrilling performances from some of the finest singers in London, and featuring music from some of our most popular past productions including Evita, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, Seussical and Little Shop of Horrors, and from our hopeful future productions including Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Annie, and The Sound of Music.

CAST (Click on individual names for photo/bio)

Sarah E Abbott Carter
Aaryn Biro
Patrick Bowman
Joshua Clemenger
Preston Cooper-Winder
Larissa Duguay
Art Fidler
Henry Firmston
Jordan Henry
Lia Karidas
McKenna Langdon
Nikki Pasqualini
Emma Ratcliffe
Meaghan Sider
Rick Smith
Terrington Thibert
Kathleen Watkins
Isabella Wolder


Producer: Joe Recchia
Director / Musical Director: Andrew Rethazi
Choreographer: Lia Karidas
Additional Choreography: Henry Firmston and Emma Ratcliffe